E-11 And somehow or other, the Holy Spirit just seem to place Africa right in front of me. I looked at it. And I have a vision wrote right here in the book, that the return to Africa will be far greater than the first African meeting. And then, the people not knowing what was going on, that a vision taken place, and I said, Heavenly Father…”
Not that we ask for miracles. The Bible said, “A weak and adulterous generation seeks after miracles.” And we don’t seek after miracles, but God performs miracles. Right at the same time He said that, He was performing miracles. But if we seek after them, have to have miracles, something to show of some evidence that–that we’re saved or something like that… I don’t believe in evidences. I believe the evidence that we’re saved, we took God at His Word. That’s the best thing I know, and then the fruits follow.
This was a quote from a message preached just about ten years after the prohet William Branham’s first visit to Africa. He had great healing campaigns in Africa and India where hundreds of thousands of people were in attendance.
The Message of the hour had now reached the heathen lands.
In Durban, South Africa, there was such an impact made by the healing campaigns that the mayor of that city paraded truckloads of crutches and wheelchairs through the city as a testimony to the mercy of God through that ministry.
That was over 50 years ago. If I were involved in that ministry, I would like to know how things progressed. I would like to take a look at the fruits so to speak.
The prophet’s heart was so set on the faith and spirituality of the people on the “dark continent” that he spoke about a second visit. A second visit as quoted above where there would be even greater miracles. We who are a part of this Message know that William Branham never returned for a second prayer meeting in Africa and he died in 1965.
So what happened?
Some scoffers use this as justification to label him a false prophet. Others may feel comfortable letting the question linger without an answer.
However, a question requires an answer…
Here is our answer: The same Holy Spirit that showed our prophet the vision is the same Holy Spirit that visited Africa a second time. The greater miracles are not the healing of the body but the healing of the soul. Let’s take a look at what Peter said at his great Pentecostal address:
25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29 Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Peter explained it. David was indeed dead and buried. The prophet William Branham is indeed dead and buried and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that the return to Africa will be far greater than the first African meeting, he seeing this before spake of a power going through the jungles of Africa and heathen lands and performing greater miracles; converting the souls of men.
Hundreds of thousands claimed Christianity during the healing campaigns but went right back into their religions as time went on. Remember the prophet’s vision of the first, second and third pulls. Everybody accepts the first pull but when it comes to the preaching of the unadulterated Word, the popularity wanes somewhat.
I suppose that over the past couple of months we’ve been in a war-like state as we were battling issues out on this platform (Iron sharpens iron). If you look at the last few posts, it seems everybody is in a better mood so I would like to take this opportunity to give our subscribers a look at who we are and where the preaching of the word is 50 or so years later, here in South Africa. I’ve attached a clip from one of our meetings to the post and I hope you enjoy it.
God bless you.
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