This Three-Volume Set details the remarkable and inspiring life of William Marrion Branham. Born in 1909 in humble surroundings, the call of God was on his life from birth to bring a gift of healing to the nations and to deliver a message that was to forerun the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the most inspiring stories ever told, this one man in the hands of God challenged the paradigm of orthodox Christianity as God vindicated his authority with many infallible proofs! Hundreds of thousands received supernatural healing and a saving faith in Jesus Christ under this remarkable ministry.
BOOK ONE: THE BOY AND HIS DEPRIVATION (1909-1932)
William Branham is one of the greatest healing evangelists in Church history. From the minute he was born, William Branham was set apart from the ordinary. Plagued by poverty and rejection, he became a nervous child. Unusual things kept happening to him, mystifying and spiritual things...but he did not start thinking about God until he was 14, when he nearly lost both legs in a shotgun accident. As he lay dying in a pool of blood, he saw a terrifying vision of hell - saw himself falling constantly deeper into that region of lost and drifting souls. He cried out to God for mercy and miraculously was given a second chance - a chance which later he almost failed to grasp.
BOOK TWO: THE YOUNG MAN AND HIS DESPERATION (1933-1946)
As a young pastor, William Branham struggled to understand his peculiar life. Why was he the only minister in town who saw visions? When God first called him into nation-wide evangelism in 1936, he refused, only to pay dearly for his mistake by losing his wife and daughter to tuberculosis. The visions continued. Ministers told him that these visions came from Satan. Desperation finally drove him to seek a supernatural being. The angel gave him a commission from God to take a gift of Divine healing to the peoples of the world. When William Branham questioned whether the people would believe an angel had really met him, the angel said he would be given two supernatural signs to prove his calling. Then they would have to believe. And believer they did!
BOOK THREE: THE MAN AND HIS COMMISSION (1946-1950)
Soon after the angel visited William Branham and told him he was ordained to take a gift of healing to the peoples of the world, the first sign appeared - a physical reaction in his hand that happened only when he touched the hand of someone suffering from a germ-caused disease. Within two months of his commission, William Branham's extraordinary gift had gained national attention. People by the thousands flocked to his meetings, where he preached salvation and Diving healing in the Name of Jesus Christ. Miracles abounded. The world had not seen anything like it since the days when Jesus walked through Galilee, casting out demons and healing all who were sick and afflicted. Even so, some people still questioned whether an angel had really met this humble man. Then the second sign appeared...and they had to believe!
BOOK FOUR: THE EVANGELIST AND HIS ACCLAMATION (1951-1954)
William Branham is a paradox in modern history. Beginning in 1946 his ministry leaped from obscurity to gain national attention in less than six months, and in the process it sparked a worldwide faith-healing revival. He accomplished this feat with he help of a unique gift - a supernatural sign that startled people into taking notice. Soon Christians around the world were noticing. Between 1951 and 1954, William Branham conducted the largest Christian meetings in history up to that time - around 300,000 people at one meeting in Bombay, India. The demand for his services in American and abroad seemed insatiable. But William Branham wasn't satisfied. Something seemed wrong. For a long time he didn't know what it was, but by the end of 1954 he knew. His ministry would have to change.
BOOK FIVE: THE TEACHER AND HIS REJECTION (1955-1960)
William Branham's international ministry had three main stages. First, he discerned diseases through a supernatural sign in his hand. Later, visions allowed him to discern sickness and more. Between 1946 and 1954, over 500,000 people accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior because of his preaching - and there was no way to estimate how many millions received healing because of his prayers. Discerning that the people were not accepting the spiritual depths and heights that God's Word and Spirit was offering unto them, William Branham felt the Spirit of God was calling him to do more. He knew that people came to his meetings for many reasons. Some people came because they believed the Spirit of Jesus Christ was present. Others came for the novelty and excitement of it, just as when people flocked to see Jesus healing the sick and multiplying wine, bread, and fish. But, it was the teachings of Jesus that changed the history of the world. William Branham felt that God was calling him to teach more during his faith-healing campaigns. He believed his ministry could make a lasting, beneficial contribution to the Christian church. Starting in 1955, he not only taught Divine healing, he also taught other aspects of God's Word. God gave him a vision of a new stage to his ministry - a "third pull" (to use the angel's words) - which would surpass everything God had done through him in the past. Inevitably, he offended some people.
BOOK SIX: THE PROPHET AND HIS REVELATION (1960-1965)
When the first two stages of William Branham's ministry had been well established, the question persisted: what was the third stage to be? Following the leading of God, William Branham set about in the final five years of his life to deliver a series of sermons that would carry the church into a deeper understanding of the mysteries of the scripture that have been hidden since time began. What do the mysterious symbols in the book of Revelation mean? What is the "mystery of God" spoken of in the New Testament? These are things that have been probed at, speculated on, and debated in the institutions of Christianity for two thousand years. But what happens when God Himself undertakes to reveal the answers? It has happened, and the wonderful story is here for you to read.