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NOT IN WORD ONLY

E-10 ANGEL.OF.THE.LORD TOLEDO.OH 51-0718

Now, someone said not long ago, "Brother Branham, preach the Gospel..." A very noted radio evangelist, a friend. We belong to the same church. And he said, "Brother Branham, while you're on the West Coast here, preach the Gospel."

I said, "I do, Doctor."

And he said, "Not that Divine healing." He said, "Preach the Word."

I said, "The Word is what I preach, sir."

He said, "Look, Brother Branham," he said, "the Gospel is the Word of God."

I said, "Not altogether, brother. The Bible said the Gospel come to us not in Word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost (See?) to preach the Word, The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth Life." See?

It has got to be... Jesus said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Then interpret, it in Bible forms means go into all the world and demonstrate the power of the Word by the Holy Ghost. "And these signs shall follow them that believe."

E-32 LED.BY.THE.SPIRIT ZION.IL 52-0727

Now, if He's the same yesterday, today He can do the same thing.

This fellow said, "Well now, looky here." He said, "The greater things... Jesus couldn't preach the Gospel all the way around the world." And said, "We've done the greater things by preaching the Gospel around the world."

I said, "What is the Gospel?"

He said, "Oh, the ah--the ah--the Word."

I said, "Not all together, my brother." I said, "That's not Scripture."

"Oh," he says, "Well, Reverend Branham..."

I said, "Oh, no."

Paul said, "The Gospel come to us not in Word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost." Yes, sir.

When He said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature," He also said, "Demonstrate the power of the Holy Ghost in all the world." Yes, sir.

It never come to us through Word only. The Word's got to be quickened and made alive in the demonstration of the power of the Holy Ghost. I said, "Then if you call that the greater things, surely you can do the lesser things then. Go heal the sick. Pray for the sick. Cast out devils. Do those kinds of work."

Jesus said, "The things that I do, shall you also."

And if you'll do them, He will do them. "The things that I do, shall you do, and greater then this; for I go to My Father." To be greater would be more of you... more of it. Oh, my. Isn't He wonderful? Now, believe Him tonight while we pray.

E-9 I.AM.THE.RESURRECTION.AND.LIFE CHICAGO.IL 52-0810A

You can get so much on the Word, you think, "Oh, the Word, the Word." That's right. But the Gospel came not in Word only; but through power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit, until the Word is made Life. See?

Wheat is all right in your hand, but you'll never get a crop out of it. You got to bury it, and let it take on new life. Is that right?

E-47 GOD.COMMISSIONING.MOSES.THE.PROPHET JONESBORO.AR 53-0508

The power of what? The Gospel. They preach the Gospel but deny the power. Paul said, "The Gospel come to us, not in Word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost." There you are.

"Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

E-5 SPEAK.TO.THIS.ROCK JONESBORO.AR 53-0512

Now, the Gospel is not altogether the Word. This is the Word of God, and all things must be based upon this Word. If it isn't, it isn't true. This is... But Jesus said, "Go ye in all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Now, He did not say "Teach the Word," He said, "Preach the Gospel."

So the Gospel consists more than teaching the Word, for Paul, confirming that, said, "The Gospel came to us, not in Word only, but through power." Demonstrations of the Holy Spirit would come and demonstrate the Gospel, bring the Word to a living reality.

If you just receive the Word by knowing the Word, that doesn't do you any good. "The letter killeth; the Spirit giveth life." Then you must be borned again, and then the Holy Spirit quickens the Word to you.

E-114 SHOW.US.THE.FATHER.IT'LL.SATISFY CONNERSVILLE.IN 53-0610

Let's say, "Thanks be to God." [Congregation says, "Thanks be to God."--Ed.] Go, tell the unbeliever the deaf hear, the blind see, the cripples are raised up. Blessed is he who is not offended in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. "The Gospel came not in Word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit," Paul, quoting.

E-12 EARNESTLY.CONTENDING.FOR.THE.FAITH CONNERSVILLE.IN 53-0614A

Now, we've had plenty of passing out tracts and theology around the world. But the Gospel is not the Bible altogether. The--the Bible... Paul said, "The Gospel came to us not in Word only, but through power and demonstrations of the Holy Ghost."

Then when Jesus said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature," then He meant go into all the world and demonstrate the power of God to every creature.

E-4 HAS.LORD.SPOKEN.ONLY.TO.MOSES W.PALM.BEACH.FL 53-1130

But now in the day we can't expect the Gospel of Christ to be popular. Now, the--the Gospel--this is not the Gospel. This is a part of the Gospel. The--Paul said the word--the Gospel come not in word only, but through power and manifestation of the Holy Ghost. Is that right? The Gospel is not the Word only. The Word's just a dead letter. It's got to take the--the letter quickened and made alive and brought to pass what the letter says it'll do. That's the Gospel.

E-45 INNER.MAN CHICAGO.IL 53-1212

Now, we are His hands on earth. We are His eyes on earth. We are His Gospel on earth. And the Gospel is not together by the Word. The Word made manifest is the Gospel. The Gospel come not in Word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit. "Go ye into all the world and demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit to all the nations." Now, instead of that, we begin to teach theology.

E-28 LIFE.STORY COLUMBUS.OH 54-0314

He never ordained us to build any church. He never ordained us to make a hospital, to make a school, or have a seminary. He never one time commissioned us to do that. All them things are good, but yet He did commission us to preach the Gospel to all the world. And we've built schools, and seminaries, and taught theology, and one third of the world is all that's heard about Jesus yet.

But after all, passing tracts is not preaching the Gospel. "The Gospel came not in word only," said Paul, "but through power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost." See, you're... Not just teach the Word, but preach, make manifest the Word. The Word has to be made alive. It's a dead letter until it's made manifest. And then it's quickened, and it's brought to pass, what God said about it. That's the Gospel in action, the New Testament Christianity.

E-13 FAITH.COMETH.BY.HEARING CHICAGO.IL 54-0320

When a certain, well known, internationally known man, lovely brother from the west coast, spoke to me one day at the beginning of my services on the west coast. I was to be in the same auditorium where he was. He said, "Brother Branham, they won't go for that fanaticism out here: Divine healing."

I said, "Oh?"

He said, "Why don't you to preach the Gospel while you're on the west coast?"

I said, "That's what I'm doing." I said, "If I didn't preach Divine healing, I wouldn't be preaching the Gospel. `The Gospel come not in Word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost.'" See? And I said, "I'm not to argue with you, brother." I said, "You know more about it than I do, but I... what I do know, I know real well." See? I said, "I know that part real well."

223 SEAL.OF.GOD JEFF.IN V-26 N-4 54-0514

"This Gospel will be preached..." What Gospel? What is the Gospel? Not the Word only. Paul said, "The Gospel come to us, not in word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost come the Gospel." Paul said, "I never come with some seminary education, come making big swell words, for your salvation to be based upon swelled words, and enchanting lips, and some doxology or apostles' creed, or something like that. I never come to you like that. But I come to you knowing only one thing, the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the demonstration of the Holy Ghost." Hallelujah! God give us some more Pauls, with great, powerful punches that'll lay It out there with that Gos--without some seminary gloves on. Amen. Seal of God! Amen.

E-38 DEEP.CALLETH.TO.DEEP WASHINGTON.DC 54-0624

So I believe if we'll take God's Word as a rule, and go into all the world and preach the Gospel... The Gospel came not in Word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit. So the--the Gospel is demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit.

106 DIVINE.HEALING JEFF.IN V-26 N-10 54-1219M

The Gospel's the demonstration of the power of God. See? The one Gos... Paul said, "The Gospel come not in word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost."

"Now, go ye into all the world and preach the gospel. Lo, I am with you always, even..." to the end of the apostles? No. I mean, "To the end--end of the world. A little while and the world won't see Me no more." They'll criticize It and make fun of It, just like they do now, He said. "But ye, the believer, shall see Me; for I'll be with you, even in you, all the way to the end of the world." I'd like to see somebody rub that away? "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever." "The very things that I do, you'll do also."

E-9 MINISTRY.EXPLAINED CHICAGO.IL 56-1001

Just only one third of it knows about Jesus now after nine--nineteen hundred years. "Into all the world and preach the Gospel." Now, the Gospel's not the Word only, but making the Word manifest. Paul said so. "Gospel came not in Word only, but through the power and manifestation of the Holy Spirit is the Gospel must be preached to every nation, and these signs shall follow them that believe."

E-25 GOD.MAKING.HIS.PROMISE BROOKLYN.NY 56-1209A

And no matter how great our denomination is, we have, they may say, "A million more in fifty-four," or whatever a slogan you may have. If they're just church joiners, we are rejecting the very principle of Christ. That's right.

We have went to all the world and done what God told us not to do. We have built churches, seminaries, hospitals. All those things are marvelous. We appreciate them. And they're good in their place, but Christ never ordained that. He said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel." That's the reason we're not... Not quote Scripture, not do this, or do that, but preach the gospel.

Then you say, "What is the Gospel?"

Paul said, "The Gospel come not in word only, but through power and manifestation of the Holy Spirit." Not go into all the world and pass out leaflets. I found that in Africa, India, and everywhere else, and Mohammeds, and everything increasing hundreds of times more than Christianity.

E-48 STAND.STILL SASKATOON.SK 57-0518

Christ never said, "Go ye into all the world and teach the Word." The Bible doesn't say that. He said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel," not teach the Word, preach the Gospel. The letter killeth; the Spirit giveth Life.

But we've went and taught the Word and made It to suit our own program. But what is the Gospel? Paul said, "The Gospel come not in Word only but through the power and demonstrations of the Holy Spirit."

And then immediately He said after that, Mark the 16th chapter following, He said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." See? We just read part of it; don't leave the rest of it out.

E-49 GREAT.COMMISSION EDMONTON.AB 57-0804A

And the gospel come not in word only, but through power and manifestation of the Holy Spirit. The Bible said they went forth preaching every word, the Lord working with them, with signs following. In their age, they done exactly what Jesus said.

E-56 THEN.JESUS.CAME NEWARK.NJ 57-1213

You know, friends, Jesus never said, "Go into all the world and build churches." They're all right. He never said, "Go build schools." They're all right. But where we failed, He said, "Preach the Gospel." The Gospel isn't building churches or schools, though they're fine, but the Gospel come not in word only but through power and demonstrations of the Holy Spirit, is the Gospel. It's a living Gospel, not enchanting words, but a living faith in the--the Lord God, Who is alive forevermore among us.

E-13 CALLED.OUT CHICAGO.IL 58-0109

Now, He never said when you've passed tracts over the world, or when you sent Bibles over the world, or when you have sent missionaries over the world, but when this Gospel has been preached. What is the Gospel then? Paul said, "The Gospel came to us not in Word only, but through the power and the demonstration of the Holy Spirit," the Holy Spirit making the Word manifest. For if you follow the very next verse, when He said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature," He said, "These signs shall follow them that believe. Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world," to manifest Himself the same yesterday, today, and forever.

E-21 WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS DALLAS.TEXAS 58-0612

What's the matter? Is because we failed to do what Jesus commanded us to do. We've went and made organizations, built churches, built schools. He said, "Preach the Gospel." The Gospel isn't organizing churches, building schools. They're all right. But preaching the Gospel... The Bible said the Gospel come to us (Paul said) not in word only, but through power, demonstration, manifestations of the Holy Ghost. "Go manifest the Holy Ghost to all the world."

E-56 GOD'S.PROVIDED.WAY LA.CA 59-0415A

That's the reason I'm not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for it's the power of God unto salvation. And tho--Gospel came not in Word only, but through power and demonstrations of the Holy Ghost. That's the way the Gospel is. It's the Word made manifest in our hearts.

119 GO.TELL JEFF.IN EASTER.MESSAGE.BOOK 60-0417M

I believe the resurrection of Jesus Christ, raised from the dead. And He was the only Man could say that, "All powers in heavens and earth is given unto My hands. All powers of heavens and earth is given unto My hand. Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." The Gospel came not in word only, but through power and demonstrations of the Holy Ghost. God help you to believe that; God help me to believe that, and we'll see Jesus someday.

100 FIVE.IDENTIFICATIONS JEFF.IN V-9 N-5 60-0911E

How many knows what the Gospel is? Not the "Word." Paul said, "The Gospel come to us not in word only, but through the power and manifestation of the Holy Ghost." The Gospel is the power of God to make the Word act what It says It'll do. Preach the Gospel all the world. Preach the Gospel to just the white people or just the brown, yellow, black? "To every creature." Amen.

Every creature: you believe that means that? I seen God baffle a bull one day. I seen Him cause hornets not to sting. I seen Him raise up a opossum that'd been laying dead all night. Every creature... The Gospel will take effect upon anything that you ask. You say, "That's wrong, Brother Branham." It isn't wrong.

E-18 QUEEN.OF.SHEBA BEAUMONT.TX 61-0119E

I know that's THUS SAITH THE LORD, that the--the Gospel... The same Gospel that blinded the Jews is now blinding the Gentiles, because it is the same Gospel, for there's no other Gospel but the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We have many creeds, but there's one Gospel. What is the Gospel? The Gospel came not in word only, but through power and demonstration, manifestations of the Holy Spirit, God making His Word come to pass. It had to be that, for in Mark 16 He said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel. These signs shall follow..." Or otherwise, "Go into all the world, and demonstrate the power of the resurrection." He's not dead, but He's alive. And He's depending on you and I to let Him work through us to will His will.

E-32 EXPECTATION LONG.BEACH.CA 61-0207

What we need today in seminaries and all, is a back to God, back to God, not our educational programs, but our salvation program. Go ye into all the world and make seminaries. No, sir. Go ye in all the world, build churches. No, sir. They're all right. Go and build hospitals. No, sir, that's wasn't what the church was commissioned to do. Church is building hospitals. Church is building schools. Church is building buildings. But here was the commission, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel." What is the Gospel? Not just the Word only, Paul said, but the manifestation of the Word. "The Gospel came to us not in word only, but through power and demonstrations of the Holy Ghost." In other words, "Go ye into all the world and demonstrate the power of the resurrection. These signs shall follow them that believe." Just teaching the Word won't do it; you've got to have the power of the Holy Ghost behind that Word to make it come to life again. It'll come to life.

E-22 MARK.OF.THE.BEAST LONG.BEACH.CA 61-0217

Jesus said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel." He never said go into all the world and build churches or do so and so. Them things are all right. But didn't say go into all the world and teach the Gospel; He said, "Preach the Gospel." In other words, to preach the Gospel would be to demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit. Paul said, "The Gospel come not in word only, but through power," manifestations of the Holy Spirit. It has to be the very next Word said, "And these signs shall follow them that believe." That's right. It has to make the Word manifest. And if the Spirit is in the Word, the true Spirit of God in the Word, "If ye abide in Me and My word in you, ask what you will, and it'll be done to you." Right. See? Just comes right straight back to Scripture. You can't get out of the Scriptures; it brings itself right back and balances itself up each time.

E-8 CHURCH.CHOOSING.LAW.FOR.GRACE MIDDLETOWN.OH 61-0316

I especially enjoyed the--what the Lord gave us on the sounds, "The Uncertain Sounds." And we tried to describe a lot of uncertain sounds of this day. And then, after we got through with all the uncertain sounds, then we brought over a sound that was certain. Thank you, Brother Gene, maybe that'll help us just a little. All right. On the certain sounds of the day. And we found out that there was one sound that was certain. That was the Gospel sound. And how the Gospel came not in Word only, but through the power and the manifestation of the Holy Ghost. That sound that came on the day of Pentecost like a rushing mighty wind, that was certainty that life had come, for it was spiritual Life.

56 TRUE.EASTER.SEAL JEFF.IN V-14 N-3 61-0402

People tries to say that the Gospel has lost its attraction, and when people come from across the nation to stand in a place where their limbs are hurting for a service of the Lord, it still shows that God's got people, and there's still a longing in their heart to see God. Yet, the Gospel in its simplicity, just as simple as the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is, yet it's the greatest power that's ever struck the earth, is the Gospel of Christ. And the Gospel is not in Word only, but through power and demonstrations of the Holy Spirit.

E-6 GREATER.THAN.SOLOMON.IS.HERE BLOOMINGTON.IL 61-0412

I never forget; Sidney Smith, the mayor of Durban, came and got me, and he said, "Oh, Brother Branham," said, "this is African history." He said, "You..." said, "they've been pouring in here for about five days." And said, "They're four or five days away yet," bringing their loved ones by homemade cart, way they could pack one another. And when the lion comes, they push him up a tree till the lion leaves, then go down, "Bring them on," trying to get them to the meeting. For they'd heard of what the Lord had did over in another place, Johannesburg, and--and then had be Johanna... many of the places. And so...

And I tell you; Christianity in Africa is a weakening thing. It certainly is, because we have taught reading, writing, and arithmetic instead of doing what Jesus told us to do. He said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel. These signs shall follow them that believe." Now, He never said, "Go teach the Word." He said, "Preach the Gospel." And the Gospel is demonstration of the risen Christ; that's the Holy Spirit. Paul said, "The Gospel come not in word only, but through the power, manifestation, demonstrations of the Holy Spirit." It would have to be to fulfill Mark 16.

E-21 GREATER.THAN.SOLOMON.IS.HERE GRAND.PRAIRIE.AL 61-0515

So when we went to Africa just recently... To show you... Now, I do thank God for schools, for churches, and for all that He has done. I'm so grateful to God. But yet, did you know that wasn't the commission? The general commission was, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Now, in order to preach the Gospel, the Gospel came not in word only, but through the power and the manifestations of the Holy Ghost. Now, if you follow it on down, I'm quoting Mark 16: "These signs shall follow them that believe." Just teaching the Word will not do that. It must be the Holy Spirit manifesting the Word. See? But what did we do? We went along, and made schools, and organizations, and churches, and--and hospitals, which is very nice. We cannot say one thing against them. But that wasn't the idea.

E-41 ENSIGN.AN PHOENIX.AZ 62-0119

Our intellectual talks (which is fine--only wish I could do it), but that ain't what counts in the sight of God; it's the Holy Spirit. God never did ordain such. He ordained and commissioned His church to go preach the Gospel. The Gospel is not intellectual. The Gospel came not in word only, but through power and demonstration, manifestations of the Holy Spirit. That's what brought the Gospel.

E-28 CONFIRMATION.OF.THE.COMMISSION TEMPE.AZ 62-0122

The Bible said the Gospel came to us not in word only, but through the power, manifestations of the Holy Ghost. In other words, it's the Holy Ghost taking the Word of God and making It manifest. See? And otherwise the only way that the signs of Mark 16 can follow the believer is that the Holy Spirit Himself takes the Word of God and demonstrates it to the people. That's it.

E-19 CONVINCED.AND.THEN.CONCERNED CHICAGO.IL 62-0521

And you know what I believe the reason that this is? Is because that they haven't been convinced yet that it's God with us. I believe that. I believe that people really do that sincerely, and think that God is in programs of organizing churches, and making big denominations, and--and bringing more people in, and building finer buildings, and so forth like that--that that is God's program.

That isn't God's program. It never was. He never did commission us to do that, though as good as they are. He never did say, "Go into all the world and build schools." Yet we like them. They're all right. They're... He never did say, "Go build hospitals." Yet, thank God for every one of them. That's the other people's business; but the minister's is, "Preach the Gospel." And the Gospel come not in word only, but through power and manifestation of the Holy Ghost. That's the commission that to a missionary, and always a missionary is right. Yes.

52 END.TIME.EVANGELISM JEFF.IN V-10 N-5 62-0603

Now, today, we try to take the written Word we have in letter form, creed form and so forth, to all the world. And there's been missionaries gone everywhere. But what do we find when we get there? A native that can't read his name, holding a tract in his hand. He knows no more about it than he does which is right and left hand. But when Jesus said, "Go and preach the Gospel," He never said, "teach the Word." He said, "Preach the Gospel." "And the Gospel came not in Word only, but through the manifestation of the Word," for the only way that it could be done was to make His promise come to pass.

33-6 ABSOLUTE.THE JEFF.IN V-3 N-18 62-1230M

You know, as good as education is, but Jesus never required that. That's right, As good as churches are--buildings, He never required that. As good as hospitals was... We... the churches build hospitals. That's all right, we appreciate that, but He never required it.

He said to the Church, "Preach the Gospel." And the Gospel came not in Word only, but through power and manifestation of the Word. Paul said so. Then go manifest the Gospel.

E-91 PARADOX TAMPA.FL 64-0418M

Let them, if they're hungry, come over to us. We're full gospel. Amen. Let's stay that way. The gospel came not in word only, but through power and manifestation of the word. That's what the writer said. power and manifestation--in other words, the word vindicated is the gospel, see, Mark 16.

19-1 RISING.OF.THE.SUN JEFF.IN V-3 N-12 65-0418M

Paul said, " The Gospel came to us not in word only (through gasoline only), but through spark also to make It move." There you are! It came to us in that manner.

It's the same Spirit that raised Him up that quickened the true believer to Eternal Life.

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