Fulfillment of Prayer for Great Men of the World

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In 1951, William Branham stated that an Angel spoke to him in May 1946 with the following commission:
Do not fear, I am sent from the presence of the Almighty God to tell you that your peculiar birth and misunderstood life has been to indicate that you are to take a gift of Divine healing to the peoples of the world. If you will be sincere when you pray and can get the people to believe you, nothing shall stand before your prayer, not even cancer. You will go into many parts of the earth and will pray for kings, monarchs, potentates, and great men of the world. You will preach to multitudes the world over and thousands will come to you for counsel. You must tell them that their thoughts speak louder in heaven than their words. [1]
I'm not very good at...estimating crowds, because I usually exaggerate on it.
William Branham, March 1, 1959, in the sermon "Strait is the Gate".


The following list are some of the people that William Branham claimed to have met personally in the 19 years after this prophecy:

Kings

Rulers
  • Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India [5]
  • William David Upshaw, Democratic Congressman
  • Richard Nixon, President of the United States[6]

Per-service Crowds
  • Finland: 20,000 [7]
  • Mexico: 25,000 [8]
  • South Africa: 50,000 [9]
  • India: 500,0000 in one church[10]

However, other than Congressman Upshaw, there is no public record of William Branham meeting any of the these people. As for the size of the crowds, William Branham once said he baptized 500 people while 10,000 people watched while the newspaper only reported that 14 people were converted in a tent meeting. Based on his reputation for exaggeration, and the fact that that most of the meeting numbers were self-reported, it is very likely that less people came than were reported.

Portions of the crowds that gathered in East London, Durban City Hall, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town, South Africa. Lots of people did came in the 1950's, but he was banned from preaching here in the 1960's despite a THUS SAITH THE LORD prophecy that 300,000 would attend a single meeting in Africa.

Great Men

  • Baron Frary Von Blomberg (New Hampshire) [11]
  • Mayor of Durban [9] [12]
  • Mayor of Bombay, Mr. D.V. Patel [10]
  • Acharya Tulsi, Head of the Jain Terapanth[13]

  • Dr. Adolph Guggenbuhl (Swiss Lawyer)
  • F.F. Bosworth (Evangelist)
  • Oral Roberts (Evangelist)
  • Archbishop Palai (India) [14]
  • Archbishop J.S. Williams (India) [15]

  • Various Doctors [16]
  • Various State Senators [17]
  • Dean of Lutheran College [18]

I've been to studies. And in my room, the--some of the best of doctors across the nations has come. You don't know the back of a life, friend, to know what's been, and things I don't tell out in public. Men come secretly, and don't you think there ain't a lot of Nicodemuses yet in the world; it sure is, thousands of them. (Sermon: Demonology, June 8, 1953)


Footnotes

Invitation to meet religious leaders in India.
  1. Adapted from Supernatural: The Life of William Branham, Book 2: The young man and his desperation by Owen Jorgensen, 1994, Tucson Tabernacle. Also reference to the following sermons:
    • As I was with Moses, Los Angeles, California, May 3, 1951 (Monarchs)
    • At They Word, Los Angeles, California, May 6, 1951 (Great Men)
    • The Second Miracle, Erie, PA, July 29, 1951 (Statesmen)
    • Jesus Christ the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever, San Fernando, CA, November 13, 1955 (Potentates)
  2. No public record of this.
  3. No public record of this. Quote: I've been in Hollywood, and I prayed for King George in the palace, and Gustav up in Sweden... Sermon: God Hiding Himself in Simplicity, Albq, NM, April 12, 1963
  4. No public record of this. Owen Jorgensen wrote that this happened in Egypt, although Farouk was deposed and exiled at the time.
  5. I was entertained there by, well, the celebrity, that's true, from Mr. Nehru, and the president, and the parliament and all of them. I got their tickets and things, right here in my pocket, their little cards, and so forth. They were nice. Couldn't be any nicer. (Sermon: India Trip Report, Jeffersonville, IN, October 3, 1954)
  6. William Branham attended a prayer breakfast with the President. It is not known whether they ever talked or were introduced. Quote: I had the privilege of eating breakfast not long ago with Vice President Nixon. Sermon: Handwriting on the Wall, Greenville, SC, June 18, 1958
  7. A Man Sent from God, by Gordon Lindsay
  8. Supernatural: The Life of William Branham by Owen Jorgensen
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Prophet Visits South Africa, by Julius Stadsklev
  10. 10.0 10.1 And the mayor himself told me that there was five hundred thousand people in the city, had come for the healing services, for the meetings... (Sermon: The Second Coming, Phoenix, AZ, Feb 20, 1955. However, the India meetings were all held inside in a church with one balcony. While many people did attend those services, and speakers were set in the streets for others to hear, the number of people who came was nowhere near 500,000 due to the size constraints of the facility. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "500,000" defined multiple times with different content
  11. Baron Von Bomberg was so impressed after seeing William Branham's ministry in Europe, that he became his manager for his trip to Germany and India.
  12. An eyewitness account of this is part of Sydney Jackson's testimony
  13. According to Mr. Rashmibhai Zaveri, his father signed the invitation for William Branham to meet the leader of the Jain Terepanth Sect, and other religious leaders on September 21, 1954. (pictured)
    • And I was just in Bombay, India, here not long ago, where I was entertained in the temple of the Jains, the Jain religion. And there were seventeen different religions represented in that temple that afternoon to speak to me. And every one of them was against Christianity. (Sermon: Sir, We would see Jesus. Port Alberni, BC, July 24, 1962.
  14. When the archbishop of India came to my place, recently, and received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, Archbishop Palai, he said, "Brother Branham,..."All India's awaiting." (Sermon: Do you now Believe? - Phoenix, AZ. March 7, 1954)
  15. Rev. Ronald Victor, Priest at St. Paul's Indian National Church and Grandson of the late Archbishop of the Indian National Hindustani Church, Rev. J. S. Williams.
  16. Quote: I've been to Mayo's clinics for interview...And many of the fine doctors come to my home to be prayed for. Sermon, Fellowship, Karlsruhe, Germany, August 13, 1955
  17. Quote: speaking a few days with some of the state senators in my home... Sermon: Why? Bloomington, IL, October 5, 1956
  18. After the dinner was over, this Lutheran dean of the Lutheran College stood up and said, "Brother Branham, I brought you out here for one purpose." He said, "That is, we want to find God in the baptism of the Holy Ghost." (Sermon: Spiritual Adoption, Jeffersonville, IN, September 23, 1956)

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