WILLIAM BRANHAM - A FALSE PROPHET LEAD BY DIVINATION OF AN OAK TREE AND AN ANGEL SPIRIT GUIDE
"He (William Branham), does not begin to pray for the healing of the afflicted in body in the healing line each night, until God anoints him for the operation of the gift, and until he is conscious of the presence of the Angel with him on the platform. Without this consciousness, he seems to be perfectly helpless," (page 169, book referenced, William Branham - A Man Sent By God)
By Synthia Esther
The reader may find the nature of my documentation of source redunant within this article of research. By way of repetition, I hope to note facts by quoting both source and links. In order to futher emphasize the need for educated knowledge concerning "false prophetic" New Age - Metaphysical seer minsitries, outreaches (both secular and Christian alike), and the lack of Biblical knowledge within the minds of the people they often attract. One must be leary of those who post information and resource on the Internet, without documentation of both evidence, fact, and source. I invite my readers to check out my sources, to learn for themselves the truth inherent within the words I write.
As is written, Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God. I will also forget their children."
Strong verbiage? Yes, it is. Therefore, I urge you to study God's word in order to learn of His will, and show thouself approved. For I truly believe Satan is literally planting leaders and teachers among the Christian flock. We are wise to remember God's words in Matthew 7:15, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." There are many ministries and New Age outreaches appearing on the spiritual scene within what many call "these last days," that have leaders and teachers who practice both occult and physic methods of magick, divination, and seership. Which is a practice God strictly forbids (Deut. 18).
I pray those who read my "free" educational research resources will gain knowledge and insight, as their spiritual eyes are opened to the wisdom and truth of God's word. Having been forwarned by the power and providence of the Holy Spirit, in relation to devious and deceptive means of manipulation by which these ministries and prophetic voices dirive. I pray you pass your knowledge forward in love, to those whom God sends within your circle of influence.
God bless you,
Much like Mormon Joseph Smith, William Branham believed in self promotion by way of other worldly messengers and methods: William Branham (Billy) was a humble country boy, who was raised in a suffering, troubled, poverty stricken home. Charles, William's father was gone alot of the time, as a logger and an * addicted alcoholic. While his superstitous, uneducated teen age mother (Ella was 15 when she gave birth to William), was left high and dry to care for her son, whom she fondly called Billy. When born, an open window allowed the sun light to creep in their tiny wood cabin, which in part, rested on baby William's head. His mother related this as a "super natural" event.
On page 28, chapter 2 titled "Peculiar Birth And Childhood", "William Branham - A Man Sent From God," by Gordan Lindsay,in collarboration with William Branham, we read, "As the neighors gathered in to see the new born babe, there seemed to be, as it is told, a strange feeling of awe in the room. Who can say that it was not the presence of the angel who under the direction of God, has guided William Branham in the many events of his life, and who later was to speak to him in person?" Branham as an adult claimed that angels are messengers to the churches appearing to prophets throughout history in order to issue and usher in prophetic revelations that would lead and direct the church in accordance to God's hidden knowledge - which was given to His chosen prophets.
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As such, it seems Ella's "superstitous spiritual longings and naive, uneducated Biblical insights" served as a means of *psychosomatic projection by which young William was condition in his mind to both confirm and believe in his mother's self appointed prophecies. Many of Ella's dreams and visions are documented on pages 205-206. Branham confirms (page 205), "I went home. My mother met me and remarked, 'Son I have had a dream about you.' Once before she had had a dream about me. It was a few days after my conversion, when she saw me standing on a white cloud preaching to all the world. (This has practically been fulfilled now. I hope soon to be able to tour the European coutnries as well as Africa and Australia.)
* Psychosomatic medicine is an interdisciplinary medical field studying the relationships of social, psychological, and behavioral factors on bodily processes and well-being in humans and animals. The influence that the mind has over physical processes including the manifestations of physical disabilities that are based on intellectual infirmities, rather than actual injuries or physical limitations, are manifest in phrases such as the power of suggestion, the use of "positive thinking" and concepts like "mind over matter," - Wikipedia.
I quote, "William Branham - A Man Sent From God," by Gordan Lindsay, in collaboration with William Branham, in which this angel is discussed in detail. Chapter 20, Gifts of Healing by Evangelist F.F.Bosworth, page 169, "On May 7, 1946, an angel who had spoken to Brother Branham in audible voice at intervals from his childhood down to the present time, finally appeared to him and, among other things, told him that Christ's Coming was near at hand, and the Heavenly Messenger said: 'I AM SENT FROM THE PRESENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD TO TELL YOU...THAT GOD HAS SENT YOU TO TAKE A GIFT OF HEALING TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD.' (caps are inclusive, as written in the book). ...He (refering to Branham), does not begin to pray for the healing of the afflicted in body in the healing line each night, until God anoints him for the operation of the gift, and until he is conscious of the presence of the Angel with him on the platform. Without this consciousness, he seems to be perfectly helpless."
According to Branham, he always had his angel around giving him this transference of power. Before Branham claimed the power of deliverance upon a young curly-headed girl, who was said to be skin and bones, clawing at her face like an animal, screaming at the top of her voice. Branham prayed, then came into the home of the dying child (page 85) and stated, "Your child shall live for God has sent his angel to me and told me that your child shall live." God sent Branham a healing angel? No place in the Bible is an angel needed for healing. For the utterance of the name of "Jesus" was and is given unto us all power and authority (Acts 4:1-14). Such activity is contrary to the word of God. As such, this type of spirit is "AntiChrist" in nature.
SEEKING ANGELS OR ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES HAS BECOME A COMMON OCCURENCE AMONG "MANY" METAPHYSICAL, NEW AGE PEOPLES AND SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN PHYSIC MINISTRIES
Rather than rely on Jesus Christ, His word, and by faith alone, yeilding and depending on His Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and direct. Many New Age religious or spiritually searching peoples, and so called "Christian" ministries are seeking animal and angel spirit guides, physic birthing, and occult-divination instead. A prime example is Todd Bently and his demonic angelic spirit guide,"Emma," (known as Emma-O). And Rick Joyner's eagle, "Wisdom", as written within his book, "The Final Quest" (reference book review on this website www.sacredpursuit.org). The calling upon "Guardian Angel Guides" or "Animal Guides," is prominent among occult practitioners. For more information on God's commandments concerning such blasphemous actions please click our hyperlink: "Contacting Angels".
WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW WILLIAM BRANHAM MET HIS ANGEL
"William Branham - A Man Sent From God," by Gordan Lindsay, in collaboration with William Branham, chapter two, pages 30-31, William was about seven years of age, having just entered school in a rural section a few miles north of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Branham tells the story,"I had just gotten home from school and the other boys were going out to a pond to fish. I was crying to go but dad said that I had to pack water. I stopped under the tree to rest when all of a sudden I heard a sound as the wind blowing the leaves. I knew that it wasn't blowing any other place. It seemed to be a very still afternoon. I stepped back from the tree and noticed that in a certain place about the size of a barrel, the wind seemed to be blowing through the tree leaves. Then there came a voice saying: "Never drink, smoke, or defile your body in any way, for I have a work for you to do when you get older."
Branham was frightened and ran home crying. "Falling into the arms of my mother, who thought I had been bitten by a snake. I told her that I was just scared, so she put me to bed, and was going to call a doctor, thinking I was suffering from nervous shock. I never did go by that tree any more. I would detour down the other side of the garden to avoid it. I believe that the angel of God was in that tree, and in later years I was to meet him face to face and talk with him," (page 31). Branham recounts this same wind blowing of leaves sound when he was offered a drink of whiskey by his dad and another man, and put the bottle to his lips.
Then there was the time when he told his "youthful girl friend" he didn't smoke. Once again Branham was arrested by the familiar wind-leaf blowing sound. Branham recalls,(page 31), "There was always that peculiar feeling, like someone standing near me, trying to say something to me, and especially when I was alone."
NATURE AND SPIRIT SEEMED TO PLAY A LARGE PART OF WILLIAM BRANHAM'S VISIONS AND VOICES - AS HE THOUGHT GOD WAS IN A TREE
Nature and the spiritaul went hand in hand, seemingly playing a large part of William Branham's visions and voices. This seed was implanted within his young impressionable mind, as he first equated "God was in that tree" (page 31, within the book, William Branham - A Man Sent By God). These facts speak for themselves. But when coupled with William Branham's many false prophecies, the occult influence within his life cannot be denied. "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Evey tree that bringeth not forth good gruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them," (Mathew 7:16-20).
Branham is quoted as stating (page 182), "One night, not long after my conversion, I returned from a place under an old oak tree, where "before" I had engaged in secret prayers. It was some time between one and three A.M."
New Age Metaphysical/ Nature & Tree Spirit Beliefs of Divination:
Oak Tree Divination Spirit explained (Source: http://www.treedivination.com/oak.htm ) "Oak - Might - A tree that is a gateway to power. Key phrases: Strength, might and wisdom; potential in leadership; authority, strong morals and male ambition."
Page 40, "God Speaks In The Hospital Room - It began to grow darker in the hospital room, as though it were a great woods. I could hear the wind blowing through the leaves, yet it seemed a great way off in the forest. You probably heard a puff of wind blowing the leaves, coming closer and closer to you. I thought, 'Well, this is death coming to take me.' Oh! my soul was to meet God; I tried to pray but could not. Closer the wind came, louder and louder. The leaves rustled and all at once I was gone. It seemed then that I was back again a little barefooted boy, standing in that lane under the same tree. I heard that same voice.... And the leaves I heard were the same that blew in that tree that day. But this time the voice said, 'I called you and you would not go.' The words were repeated the third time.'"
Page 186, Branham's vision included "Looking down again I saw that I was in the midst of a grove of trees and in the center where I was standing, was an aisle. The trees were planted in big green pots. ....Then as I looked again I noticed that the trees looked like pews, in the vision of my tabernacle. Down at the end of the row was a big tree standing and it was full of all manner of fruit. On either side of it were two little trees with no fruit..."
THE SPIRIT SPOKE TO WILLIAM BRANHAM, "EAT NO FOOD NOW, BUT GO TO THE WOODS AND PRAY"
Page 198, "After the baptizing was over, I went to Brother Wright's home for supper. Brother Brace, who had been with me during the fulfillment of the other vision, was also along. But at this moment the Spirit spoke to me, saying 'Eat no food now, but go to the woods to pray.' ....I then went into the woods some distance and started to pray. ....I started praying with all my heart, and soon I was lost in the Spirit. Finally I heard a voice calling from somewhere in the woods. I raised up; the sun had gone down and it was getting dark. The dinner bell had rung but I had never heard it, and searchers had been sent out to find me. As I raised up I saw a yellowish light, shining down into the woods out of heaven. A voice spoke saying , 'Go by the way of Carter's.' That was all. ....We told the others to eat and then come on to church. We couldn't wait for them, as the vision spoke for me to go then." Branham prays for the girl, and reports she is healed. The young girl gets out of bed and walks, and is playing the piano when her father walks in, who almost fainted. After which we read, "The girl went out into the yard, sat down on the grass and began blessing the grass and the leaves," (page 200).
THE VISION OF THE DOG WHO TURNED INTO A MAN
In another vision Branham was going out to a dark road ( page 201), "suddenly jit seemed that a big black dog ran out to me. I thought it was going to bite me, and I kicked at it and shouted, 'Get away, dog.' When I did this, it raised up and I saw it was a big, tall, dark-looking man, dressed in black. He said, 'You called me a dog did you?' I answered, 'I am sorry, I thought it was a dog because you were down on your hands and knees.' He snarled, 'You called me a dog; I'm going to kill you.' And from under his belt he drew a long saber blade. ....As he got closer to me, he seemed to look like a demon. ...I cried out, but just at that moment, I heard a noise coming from heaven, and down out of the skies right by my side came a mighty angel, and he just looked with a stern gaze at that man with the great knife in his hand. The man moved back, dropped his knife, and ran as hard as he could." Page 202, "This angel appeared to be the same one that visited me later on. ...I truly believe that this vision was fulfilled about two years ago, when the devil had me backed up in the corner, with that hideous nervousness that was about to take my life."
WILLIAM BRANHAM'S NERVOUS CONDITION?
Within the book, William Branham - A Man Sent From God, by Gordan Lindsay, in collaboration with William Branham, chapter 21, we read William Branham's words concerning his nervous condition:
"In fact, my nervous energy was so far gone that in my own mind I wondered if I could ever return to the field again," (page 202).
"Curtis Hooper, came down and asked, 'Aren't you any better?' I replied, 'No, I am not. It seems that I cannot get hold of myself,'" (page 202).
"I prayed, 'Lord, You have never shown me a vision of my own deliverance over this terrible nervousness.' My strength was so far gone that it didn't seem that I could get a hold of myself to believe God's word,'" (page 203).
William Branham then explains, "Suddenly I was in a vision. The first thing I saw was a little boy about seven years of age. He looked just like I did at that age. I was standing by him teaching him to hunt. Nearby was an old snag of a tree, and I said to the boy that he should not go near the tree because a dangerous beast lived there. I picked up a stick and rapped on the side of the tree. Suddenly, out on a limb ran a little animal about six inch's long. It seemed to be a weasel, and it had tiny black, sharp-looking eyes. ...Next I saw he was going to attack us." ( page 203). Branham then pulls out a small six inch hunting knife, heard the angel of the Lord speak on his right side, saying "Remember, its only six inches long," (page 204). Branham took this message as a word from God that he would have to suffer his nervous condition six times.
WILLIAM MARRION BRANHAM'S BIRTH AND A TUMULTUOUS LIFE WITH AN ALCOHOLIC FATHER
William Marrion Branham was born weighing 5 lbs to fiftteen year old Ella Branham, in rather humble beginnings in a log cabin, in Burksville, Kentucky on April 6, 1909, ( William Branham - A Man Sent From God, by Gordan Lindsay, in collaboration with William Branham, chapter two, page 27). The first of nine children, his father Charles, was a logger and an alcoholic addict, which made Branham's childhood tumultuous. Noted in the book, "The Revelation of the Seven Seals," Branham, as a child seems to have suffered from low self-esteem and a sense of abandonment. As noted in the book, "The Revelation of the Seven Seals, "Spoken Word Publications, Branham confides on page 570, "When I was a little boy, I loved people, and I always wanted somebody to love me and talk to me; nobody would do it because of the name of the family. Nobody would talk to me."
Perhaps that is why young William began hearing voices and modeling visions at the tender young age of seven. On page 23 in Revelation of the Seven Seals, we read:
Branham wasn't against brethern who are in denominations, but admitts to being against the system of denomination; "because it tries to magnify itself and educate its ministers in such-and-such place, until if they don't have proper schooling and education, thery're ousted; and they have to stand the psychiatrist's test and so forth." Branham was obviously not keen on obtaining wisdom either (page 308): "It's the smart, intellectual, wisdom; and wisdom is exactly the very thing that takes you away from God." On the contrary, according to God's word - He provides wisdom, knowledge, and understanding (Proverbs Chapters 2, 3, 4, 8).
Perhaps William Branham was alluding to "education" getting in the way of obtaining by faith what God and His word proclaim. As such, he obviously did not make this point of reference clear. Perhaps Branham was injecting such thought by way of un-conscious self-defense, as he himself was not considered an educated man. One can only analyze his writen words left behind. It is my opinion, that his writing once again shows reference of a deep rooted - lack of self-esteem.
IN THE BOOK, "ABSENT FATHERS, LOST SONS" - BY GUY CORNEAU, SAHMBHALA (BOSTON & LONDON), CHAPTER ONE, PAGE 31-32, WE ARE EDUCATED CONCERNING THE PLIGHT OF CHILDREN RAISED WITHOUT A FATHER'S PRESENCE:
"What lies behind these unconscious models? The need for a father is a basic human archetypal need. When this need is not personalized by a father's presence, it remains a crude need, nourished only by cultural images of the father ranging from the Devil to the Heavenly Father. The more the father is absent, the less chance the child will have of humanizing him, and the more the unconscious need will express itself in primitive images. These images will exert a great amount of pressure on the child's unconscious." Such are the lives of many children raised in a home with an *addicted parent. Chaos, turmiol, injustice, and abuse are ever present. Of course our Heavenly Father can heal all our wounds and emotions. However, a person cannot change what they refuse to admitt.
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Branham writes on page 570, of the book Revelation of the Seven Seals, "I'm not - that I'm not a speakers; but why would people sit and listen like that? Why would they do it? They don't come to hear a person like me, but they're coming because there's something in it drawing the people. There's something in it that's drawing them."
WHAT DREW PEOPLE TO COME AND HEAR WILLIAM BRANHAM?
What drew people to come and hear William Branham? Just like those who went to Lakeland, Florida to hear occult seer, false prophet Todd Bently, many sincerely hoped to be healed. Others attracted to sensationalism, I would assume wanted to know and hear Branham's (and Todd Bently's), "other worldly stories, themes, and dramatic hype, filled with shock and awe." While still others simply believed William Branham was a humble man of God, who wanted to help people.
Bob Larson, "Larson's New Book of Cults," pages 156-157, writes of Wiliam Branham, "Many of his contemporaries were concerned about the spiritualistic overtones exhibited by Branham's gift of healing. The presence of a disease would set off vibrations, causing his hand to swell. Sometimes he would see a fiery ball dance about the room and then hover over those upon whom he would pronounce healing." Bob Larson was actually present during a 1965 Branham meeting when the ball of fire supposedly appeared. Larson states on page 157 of his book, "No visible phenomenon was evident to the audience, but many of those present accepted Branham's explanation without question. But despite persistent warnings from fellow ministers that his visions might be demonic, Branham was undeterred."
William Branham died on December 24, 1965 at 4:49 PM at the Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, in a tragic car accident. Ironcially, killed by an intoxicated driver who collided head on with Branham's car.
This photo is posted online as a picture of William Branham's car accident. I do not confirm either way of the accuracy of this photograph.
Branham's Pyramid Tombstone Marker.
Inscribed on Branham's Tombstome are the names of the seven churches of Revelation. On the opposite face are the names of seven "significant" men whose lives were declaired to have had an impact on the church throughout its history. According to one online website, *"If the two faces of the pyamid were juxtaposed one over the other, we would see the names of the churches superimposed over the men' names in the following order, from bottom to top."
*This I cannot personally attest to, therefore I do not confirm either way its accuracy. What I do know from indepth researching of William Marrion Branham and his ministry, is that he had deep occult and metaphysical leanings, including divination of clouds in the air and sky, which is termed "Aeromancy." As well as other prominent metaphysical teachings, by which the facts presented herein will enable the reader to decipher and judge for her or himself.
Ephesian - Paul
Smyrnean - Ireneaus
Pergamean - Martin
Thyatirean - Columba
Sardisean - Luther
Philadelphian - Wesley
Laodicean - Branham
KINGDOM THEOLOGY / ALSO CALLED DOMINION THEOLOGY, AND MANIFESTING THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH. A FALSE CONCEPT BY WHICH "CHRISTIANS ARE TO REACH A STATE OF PERFECTION ON EARTH, BEFORE CHRIST CAN RETURN," THIS IS ALSO A MAJOR POINT AND CONCEPT WITHIN THE NEW AGERS BELIEF SYSTEM, AS THEY STRIVE TO USHER IN THE ACCESSION OF A UNIVERSAL "CHRIST'S CONSCIOUSNESS." THEIR "UNIVERSAL CHRIST," BY WAY OF TERMINOLGY, IS NOT LIMITED TO BELIEF IN JESUS CHRIST.
To many Kingdom Theology proponents William Branham was perhaps the greatest "Prophet" for the church's final age. Influenced by Franklin Hall, and his teachings on what he called, "God's Seventh Church Age," which is supposedly the final move of God before the manifestation of His Kingdom on earth. Branham primarily based this teaching on Joel 2:23 and Revelation 1:20; 3:22 (Wikpedia). And claimed that the angels (messengers) to the churches were men who were annointed at various times throughout chruch history to usher in revelations that would lead the church in new directions according to the purpose of God.
The message series of sermons on the "Seven Seals," (Rev. 6:1-17; Rev. 8:1) as noted in the book, "The Revelation Of The Seven Seals," William Marrion Branham, Spoken word Publications - Tucson, Arzona, dated March 17, 1963 A.M., Branham Tabernacle, Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A., was held in high esteem by Branham. In the forward of this book, written by Billy Paul Branham, one can read:
"The word of the Lord has promised that He would send to the earth the spirit of Elijah in the form of that End Time Messenger who was the Angel to the Seventh church Age...We believe firmly that this promise was fulfilled in the vindicated ministry of our precious brother, William Marrion Branham....Of the hundreds of thousands of visions which the Lord gave to brother Branham around the world, not one time has there ever occured a vision which was not confirmed and attested to be the Word of the Lord."
WILLIAM M. BRANHAM'S "EAGLE"
Shamanism in the Church
By TBC Staff - MV
Occult "Eagle Spirituality" Manifests in Popular "Prophetic" Ministries
TBC Extra, March 2007
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