« 43 † How many ever remembers when Elijah Perry was raised from the dead that morning, some of you over here? You seen it in the paper here, many times. I seen Sister Wilson and them raising their hands. I was standing there when that man died. He lives right out here now, comes to church once in a while, testifies of it.
He had been dead several hours. He died with hemorrhages of the lungs, and he was so bloody all over. And I walked away; I was just a young preacher, those days. And Sister Jackson used to be a member of the church here. And--and a Methodist preacher's wife, I forget what that man's name was now; Shafiner, Brother Shafiner and Sister Shafiner, they were some relation to the Wiseheart's. And they... And she was standing there at the bedside. And I started to move away. And he was just as bloody as he could be, where he died. And his eyes was turned back, and his throat had bulged out. And they pulled a sheet over his head. And his wife was out there. They were crying, and trying to get addresses to call the loved ones.
« 45 † And I started to walk away from the bed, and I felt Somebody lay Their hand on me. I thought it was Sister Shafiner. And when I turned, there was nobody around me. And then I started... It left me when I turned around.
And Brother Elij' was laying there dead. We'd been very good buddies, fished on the river, you know how we did so much together. And he got hurt out here, a railroad, riding spider. Well, it mashed his lungs in. He was bleeding; he bled and took TB from it, and died.
I started to move away this way, and then I felt that Hand again. I turned back, It wouldn't get off of me. And before I knowed what I was doing, I was laying on top of that man, with my lips against his lips. I was as bloody as he was, laying there on that man, crying out to God. And I felt something come up around the side of my ear; it was his hand.
And you've heard him stand right here and testify of it. See? How he--that he come back to life. And that's been about twenty-five years ago, or maybe thirty, living today right out here on the curve. And he come here not long ago, was testifying of it in the church.
« 50 † Now, that's where Canada called up and wanted to know, one time. I'd testified of it in Canada when I first started my meetings. They called Mr. Coots, the undertaker, and asked if there'd been a man raised out of the parlor was dead. I've got the clippings, yet. And said, "We have heard of many miracles being done," Mr. Coots said. And said, "Mr. Branham is a personal friend of mine, and all kinds of things has happened. But we have no record of anyone being raised out of the dead, especially in this funeral parlor."
The Canadians had misunderstood it. And the next day the... My, the paper was lined up. He said, "Hundreds of people called from everywhere." And Brother Perry in there, himself, testifying to the resurrection of his body over there and protesting the--the thing that he'd put in the paper. And so then it was understood it wasn't there. It taken place in his home, and so where he was laying, dead. They'd never taken him to the funeral parlor yet.
« 52 † Then I read the other night of where Irenaeus, I believe it was, or Saint Martin, that laid his body across his friend, after being hung. Now, that's history. And laid on him for an hour, and the man come to life. And I see in the Bible where Elijah laid his body across a dead baby's body, and it come to life. I think of the little boy yonder in Finland, when he was laying there dead, laying on the side of the road.
Then too, about two months ago, I believe it was, Gene, in the NewsWeek; that they turned, what they call, "the Divine healers" loose in London. And let them go, praying for the sick. And there was about eighty percent more healing than there was by medicine. That prayer for the sick...
« 56 † "Reader's Digest" picked it up. And in America here, they, we got it wrote out here in--in "Reader's Digest," where they had examined for Divine healing. And they took a brother that prayed for the sick, and had a sick man, and had him praying for the sick. And then put a piece of lead foil (anyone knows, lead foil reflects that ray) upon, between the man and the man that was praying, the brother, his hand; and laid it down like this, and shot the picture of x-ray. And from the man's hand, showed a visible reflection of a ray coming out of his hand, going to the other man. See, that's right.
God know what He meant when He said, "They shall lay hands on the sick, they shall recover."
Laying on of hands, of this man, upon a sick man, and the mechanical x-ray (O God.) showing the Light coming from the man's hand. How can people be so stupid to say there's no such a thing as Divine healing? See? Why, even the mechanical devices, it's the machines that--that science has made, is--is... What would? A rebuke to their own ideas of these churches, saying, "There's no such a thing as Divine healing and the power of God."
« 59 † How about the man in Chicago (just on and on, telling), how he wo--put me before that meter there, and that thing, how that hand would register like a lie detector, of it. See?
And that woman laying, dying, put the test upon it. That even whirled that hand around, with enough power to send a radio message around the world forty times, and broke the machine down. That saint, dying, making her confession. Put it on a wicked man him dying; and when it did, it throwed the hand vice versa, across this other way, enough to break the machine down. That--that infidel said, "If there is a God, and He is goodness of a good heart to His praises, would send that machine enough power to throw it around, there's Something in that woman, making that power. And if on a wicked man, would throw it back the other way," he said, "God, be merciful to me, a sinner," and gave his heart to Christ. That's right. Why, science knows.
And someday you're going to find out, God is in you (See?), God Himself in the human being. God in us. Oh, how I thank God for those things, so wonderful.