WILLIAM M. BRANHAM - HIGHLIGHTS
"Our Gracious Heavenly Father...it is fallen my lot for the first time in many years to try to go back into life's past, and I pray that You'll give me strength and what I need, Lord, to be in this hour. And may all my mistakes in life only be a stepping-stone to others, that would bring them closer to Thee.....May sinners see the footprints on the sands of time, and may they be led to Thee. These things we ask in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
William M. Branham - 04-19-59.
"For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come." Hebrews 13:14.
Part One of Three
His Birth: W
illiam Branham was born in the early morning hours of
April 06, 1909 in Burksville, Kentucky. The log cabin which was to be his home as a child seemed, to modern eyes, an unlikely place for God to manifest His Presence in a supernatural - vindicating this child, even from birth.
First Commission: eptember 1916. Ihis was the first time that William Branham 'heard' the Angel speak. He
told young William of the Commission he was ordained to fulfill when he got older. Little did this boy realize the impact his life would have on the world. But for the present, the voice of the angel speaking to him, seemed a frightening experience.
William Branham's First Westward Trip: September 1927.
Young William always had a deep desire to go west - to live in and experience the canyons and mountains of Arizona. That desire would remain with him throughout his ministry - a deep calling to the deep. It would have a special signifiance for him and his ministry in December 1962 and February 1963.
September 1928. Finally, after having already experienced the unusual, mysterious and supernatural in his young life, he came to know the Saving Grace of His Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. From this point forward, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever, would be his motto and the theme of his future ministry.
Cornerstone For BranhamTabernacle: 1933. By vision the Lord told the Prophet: "This is not your Tabernacle". The Lord gave him a Scripture indicating a 'future ministry'. He scribbled the Scripture reference on the flyleaf of his Bible, tore it out and placed it inside the
Pillar Of Fire Publicly Commissions A Prophet:
June 16, 1933. During a Baptismal Service, God Himself, in the form of The Pillar of Fire, publically vindicates His servant, telling him the overall significance of his ministry and it's relation to the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Seven Major Visions:
June 1933. Most of
these visions covered
major happenings which would affect the course of world
history from 1933
to the present time. These visions ended with a "voice"
William Branham Marries Hope Brumbach:
June 22, 1934.
would be happy but short. William Branham's spirit would
be broken ,crushed and then touched by the Master's hand to be
molded by obedience to his Master's Will.
Billy Paul Branham Is Born:
September 13, 1935.
This child was
ordained to witness "first-hand" the extra-ordinary
supernatural ministry which God would manifest in this Century.
Sharon Rose Branham
October 27 1936. A
joy to the
prophet when this little girl was born; Unspeakable grief
when she died.
BUT joy unspeakable and full of glory when he saw her in
heaven. Her time on
earth was short indeed.
Prophesy: The 1937 Ohio River Flood:
The fulfillment of
this prophecy had a 'threefold' affect on William
Branham. Truly, he
would learn obedience by the things which he was
Father of William,
Passes Away: November 30,
1936. The man whom 'young' William thought would
live to be a
hundred years old, was now dead at the age of fifty-two.
Bro. Branham would remember the rest of his days.
His Wife - Hope, Passes Away:
July 22, 1937. I
n the aftermath
of the Ohio Flood and after exactly thirty-seven months
of marriage, Sister Hope is called home - A wonderful testimony of faith in
the face of death. William Branham is compelled to release her into the arms
His Daughter - Sharon
Rose Follows Her
Mother Into Glory: July
26, 1937. "Oh no!"
cried William Branham, "Not Sharon Rose, too!" Follow
this 'link' to know
what it's like when God seems so silent and far away.
William Branham Marries Meda Broy:
October 23, 1941.
Sister Meda would remain his faithful companion throughout the
of his life. God had given her a very peculiar Scripture instructing her
to accept Bro. Branham's proposal of marriage.
Daughter Rebekah Is Born: March 21. 1946. No
doubt having lost
his only daughter by Sister Hope nine years previous, the
birth of Rebekah
was a comfort to William Branham.
Commisioned By An Angel From God:
May 7, 1946. T
he Angel whose
voice William Branham had heard a number of times during
the previous 30
years, now appeared visibly before him with a Message
from the Lord.
First Campaign Meetings: May 1946. This was
the beginning of a
Healing Revival mnistry which would sweep the world and
give birth to
many other healing ministries which were, in comparison,
just little 'licks of fire'
from the Pillar of Fire which was vindicating the
ministry of William
Pillar of Fire Photographed:
January 24, 1950.
Preachers who did not believe in the ministry of healing,
is once again vindicated by the Lord. This time God
mechanical eye of the camera to catch that vindication.
Meetings in Finland - Boy raised from the
dead: April 1950. There was such a manifestation of the
Power of God in these
meetings that the Brethren would remember it for the rest
of their days.
Florence Nightingale's Deliverance:
May 1950. She was so
emotionally and physically that she asked Brother Branham
that she would die, but William Branham prayed for
King George VI Was
Healed: His Majesty sent
word to William Branham requesting prayer for deliverance
of a certain affliction.
Daughter Sarah Is Born: March
19, 1951. In the birth of Sarah it
was as if the Lord
were bestowing a double blessing upon His Servant to
replace Sharon Rose
who was taken from him during his time of 'testing' in
Congressman Upshaw Is Healed:
May 2, 1951.
Before the prayer
line had begun, a vision broke before William Branham. He
said, "I see a young man falling from a haystack and breaking his
Begins South African Campaign:
October 06, 1951.
In a few
weeks the Branham Party had visited twelve cities
in South Africa. The country was priviledged to have
"The" Greatest manifestation of the Power of God ever
seen in South
Africa. A Prophet had passed through the land.
The India Campaign Begins: September
19, 1954. Again, the Son of Man was
in and through His Servant, William Branham. The power of
God was present
to discern the 'thoughts and intents' of the heart and to
heal the sick.
What a Mighty God we serve!
Pillar of Fire Photographed In Switzerland:
Another vindication of God's Servant and Prophet. How much
more must God do
before the people believe that "there has been a
Prophet among us"?
Son Joseph Is Born: May 19, 1955. This
link reveals a
Prophet's love for his God. But it also shows the Love of
Amazing Grace, How sweet The Sound