Brother Branham (1909-1965) as a Prophet to this final age, was used mightily by the LORD Jesus. His ministry was not just a Healing Revival, which was a big part of what God had called him to do. However, the ultimate purpose of his ministry was to bring a MESSAGE, that would prepare a Bride for the coming of Christ, by the restoration of the Word again (Revelation 10:7).
THE BEGINNING OF A MINISTRY
As a young Baptist preacher in 1933, a voice spoke to him supernaturally during a baptismal service on the Ohio river; "When I was a little old boy preacher about twenty-two years old, singing that there, and I looked up above me and heard a Voice, said, 'Look up.' Here comes that big Light hanging right yonder, come moving down over me and said, 'As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, you'll have a Message that'll forerun the second coming of Christ.' Oh, how could I believe it? But it happened just the same. And tonight revival fires are burning around and around the world. The great ransomed Church of God lifted Herself out of that place. And great campaigns of healing, and signs, and wonders, and miracles, showing forth the coming."
HEALING CAMPAIGNS VERSES THE WORD
Brother Branham's healing campaigns were excepted by the mass of the Pentecostal leaders, but when he brought his MESSAGE, it was rejected. It was a rejection of Christ the Word once again in the end time, a Word, a MESSAGE that would prepare a people for Christ return, as John prepared the people for Christ at His first coming.
THE WORD AND ALTAR CALLS
The following is a 20 minute introduction and a clip of what William Branham said in regards to "Altar Calls," a very misunderstood subject, as it is today even among those that believe this MESSAGE.
Pastor Bill Ivy - Living Word Tabernacle, Campbell Missouri USA