Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

    MARK 9:23

The Touch of the Master's Hand

Posted: 10 April 2015


The Touch of the Master's Hand.

I am so moved beyond anything else I had experienced ever in writing an article each month particularly with the inspired thought coming in burning desire to present it such that the reader can also feel the intensity and awe of Touching Jesus and Jesus touching us.

It is truly an unveiling of something hidden thus far, through the centuries beyond the eyes of us ordinary folks until an ordained prophet turned up. So he did. He was presented to the world in the twentieth century. A twentieth century prophet, a gentile at that. The one and only gentile ever so ordained, a vessel so surrendered that the Master Himself could use for His eternal purpose. Even the dark force recognized his gift, the "star of David" following his early life. In his ministry of 33 years, the Holy Spirit spoke through him in the discerning the secret thoughts of the human heart....which after the old testament prophets and our Lord Jesus Christ, none had this gift. It was the sign of the Messiah. That He, God was working in His prophet once again.

This prophet, Brother Branham spoke of the story of an old violin. Nothing much to look at, looks like it is just an old unwanted “left on the shelves” and untouched for a long time. The auctioneer was trying to get a good price for it......The bid started in the low range, perhaps maybe an odd dollar or two.... here listened to it yourself as the prophet continued his story:-


212 Closing, I might say this. There was a... Read a story, many years ago, about an old violinist. He had an old violin they was going to sell. You've heard the story, many times. And they wanted to sell it for a certain thing. And the auctioneer said, "Who will give me so-and-so?" I believe he was offered a few coins, maybe fifty cents, or something. "Going once, going twice,..."

213 Directly, a man raised up in the back. He said, "Just a minute." And he walked up and got it. Let's think that he played this:

There is a Fountain filled with Blood,

Drawn from Immanuel's veins;

When sinners plunged beneath the flood,

Lose all their guilty stains.

214 Then when he laid it down, there wasn't a dry eye in the place. Then he said, "Who will offer?"

215 One said, "Five thousand. Ten thousand." It was priceless. Why? The--the old master of the violin had revealed its true quality.

216 Oh, brother, sister, now let the Master of this Word, Who wrote It, the great Holy Spirit, rosin up His bow with love, and pull it across your heart.

There is a Fountain filled with Blood,

Drawn from Immanuel's vein.

217 You'll see the full value, and see the unveiled God come right in view. That, He's just the same as He was when He fell on the Day of Pentecost, upon the people, when He kenos'ed Hisself, "emptied" right into It. That's right.

218 You say, "Brother Branham, I've tried. I've tried. I've done this, that, the other."

219 One day I was having a meeting at Carlsbad, New Mexico. And we went down in this big old bat den down there. And it was kind of spooky-looking, and we got down there. And the--the man, when he got down there in this place, he--he snapped the lights off. And, oh, my, you can imagine how dark it was. It's just... It's so dark you could feel it.

220 And that's just about the way the times are getting, when we see the church that fails to recognize God's Word; when you see our daughters of Zion doing the way they're doing; when you see our brothers that smokes and drinks, and--and tells dirty jokes and things, and still trying to hold their confession in Christ. Oh, my, it's dark. It's pitch dark.

221 We see the sign of His Coming. There'll be... It's always darkest just before day. Then the Morning Star comes out to hail the day, and to herald it, and show that it's coming. Notice.

222 In there, when they turn that off, there's a little girl just screamed to the top her voice. There was a little boy standing by the guide, and he seen that guide when he switched the lights off like that. And that little sister was just about to have a fit. She was screaming, jumping up-and-down. "Oh! What's going to happen next? What's the matter? What's the matter?"

223 You know what he screamed? He said, "Don't fear, little sister. There's a man here who can turn on the lights."

224 Listen, little sister, you might think we're small and in minority. But, don't fear. There's a Man here Who can turn on the Lights. That's the Holy Spirit. You believe it? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.]

225 Let us bow our heads just a moment. I'm sorry to have kept you.

226 O great God of Heaven, unveiling Yourself, unfolding Yourself, making Yourself known, the great King of Glory, take these little illustrations, tonight, and let them fall down at the hearts of the people. And may we see that unveiled One, that One Who came down and rent the veil of the temple; and then went right out of that veil, come right down into human veils again, on the Day of Pentecost; has ever been the same, changing from Glory to Glory.

227 And now we're right back like all nature, acting, right back to the original Seed, right from one church age to another. And in this last age here, here we are, right back to the original Thing that fell on the Day of Pentecost, to fulfill every Scripture, "The Light in the evening time," and, "The works that I do shall you also," and so many things that You promised in Your Word.

228 Father, if there be one here who has never broke through that veil yet, or if there be one here who just impersonated someone who has went through the veil, give grace tonight, Father. May they see that mighty Conqueror standing here, full of grace and power, to forgive. Grant it, Father.

229 And while our heads are bowed, would there be some in here? How many, might I say, that would say, "Brother Branham, I'm lifting my hand. Pray for me"? Just keep your head bowed, and raise your hand, "I want to break through every veil, till I can really see the Conqueror." God bless you. My, at the hands! Up in the balconies, to the right? God bless you. Balconies to the back? Raise... God bless you. Be real honest. To the left? Raise your hand, say, "Brother Branham, I might have been a Christian for years, but, really, I've never come through that veil. I've really never done it. I haven't got That what they had then." Today, we got... "I'm a hotbedded plant."

230 Take a flower that's raised in a hotbed, you have to baby it, pet it, spray it, water it. But that original plant that grows out there on the desert, same kind of a flower, looks like it; it don't get a bit of water, but no bugs get on it. It's rugged. It's a real.

231 Could you compare Christianity with Christianity today, with what it was then? Could you imagine this group, what we call Christians today, across the world, being like those was after Pentecost; babied and patted, and from one church to another, and, say something you don't like, get up and walk out? And, oh, could you imagine that? No. What is the matter? It's a reproduction.

232 Michelangelo, that created the monument of Moses, you can get a reproduction of that, very cheap. But, the original?

233 The one who painted the Lord's Supper, I guess that original painting would run into millions of dollars, if you could even buy it. I don't even know where it's at. But you can buy a cheap reproduction of it for about a dollar ninety-eight cents. You can.

234 And that's the way it is today. A cheap Christian, a reproduction, just a church-joiner, you can buy them out for a cigarette or a--or a common drink. Or, for a women with cut hair or painted lips, you can buy her for anything in the fashions of the world. But you can't touch that genuine.

235 I see Him in full view, the same yesterday, today, and forever.

236 Oh, Christian, don't you want to be a real Christian? If there's any didn't raise your hands, will you do it? Well, I'm just going to pray. God bless you. God bless you. Oh, that's just fine. Just look at that.

237 Our Heavenly Father, "Thy Word shall not return to Thee void." You was the One made the promise. I'm only responsible for saying that You said It. I'm just repeating Your Words. You said, "He that heareth My Word and believeth on Him that sent Me has Eternal Life." You promised it.

238 And, Lord, we know we have them reproductions today, many that say they believe, when, they don't. It shows up. But, Lord, there is some genuine, too.

239 I pray that You'll just grant, in here, tonight, that every man and woman, boy or girl, no matter what nation they are, what color they are, what church they belong to, O God, fill them. May they see the real manifestation of that same Jesus today, right among us, as He was at the Day of Pentecost, when He revealed Hisself for this age, being the Holy Ghost. Grant it, seeing the Words fulfill, the prophecies come to pass!

But you may say, Brother Peter, you are just posting most part of Brother Branham's sermon, the Unveiling of God. Yes, I started out wanting to write my own words but even so, the prophet took a story about "The Old Violin" and bring it up in such a manner that it is true for us, poor decrepit soul into a living being fully aware that we are now heavenly bound. No more tied to the earth in mortal fear and cowardice to our death, where such as some whose thoughts were once full became silent the minute they stopped breathing. Where are the thoughts then?

Psa 146:4  His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

Yes, the way it was presented by this prophet was and still is  as perfect and sincere as it could be and I will be hesitant to even try to change one small part of it. Amen. May God richly reward you for taking the time to read this article in April when the "passion" is celebrated instead of Easter. No without the Risen Christ, there is no recognising of how much our soul is worth. Behold the Risen Saviour. He is Alive for evermore. On the Third Day after He was crucified and laid in the tomb, He appeared to two of His disciples who were despondent (sad)  and was falling back to their home town away from Jerusalem, away from the true God. But God in HIs mercy appeared to them on their way to Emmaus and their eyes were opened! It was a six hour journey and He preached a six hour sermon to them. They said, "Did not our hearts burn within us, as He spoke to us along the way"!  Now the "old violin, the bible" most frequently found left untouched on shelves as a display, its true value now becomes priceless by the touch of the Master's hand. The Mighty God unveiled as were the days when He beginning with Moses and all the prophets:--

Luk 24:27  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.




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