In The Life Of
William Marrion Branham

"Our Gracious Heavenly Father...it is fallen my lot for the first time in many years to try to go back into life's past, and I pray that You'll give me strength and what I need, Lord, to be in this hour. And may all my mistakes in life only be a stepping-stone to others, that would bring them closer to Thee.....May sinners see the footprints on the sands of time, and may they be led to Thee. These things we ask in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
William M. Branham - 04-19-59.

"For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come." Hebrews 13:14.

Part One of Three

His Birth:
W illiam Branham was born in the early morning hours of April 06, 1909 in Burksville, Kentucky. The log cabin which was to be his home as a child seemed, to modern eyes, an unlikely place for God to manifest His Presence in a supernatural - vindicating this child, even from birth.

First Commission:
eptember 1916. Ihis was the first time that William Branham 'heard' the Angel speak. He told young William of the Commission he was ordained to fulfill when he got older. Little did this boy realize the impact his life would have on the world. But for the present, the voice of the angel speaking to him, seemed a frightening experience.

William Branham's First Westward Trip:
eptember 1927. Young William always had a deep desire to go west - to live in and experience the canyons and mountains of Arizona. That desire would remain with him throughout his ministry - a deep calling to the deep. It would have a special signifiance for him and his ministry in December 1962 and February 1963.


His Conversion:
September 1928. Finally, after having already experienced the unusual, mysterious and supernatural in his young life, he came to know the Saving Grace of His Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. From this point forward, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever, would be his motto and the theme of his future ministry.

Cornerstone For BranhamTabernacle:
1933. By vision the Lord told the Prophet: "This is not your Tabernacle". The Lord gave him a Scripture indicating a 'future ministry'. He scribbled the Scripture reference on the flyleaf of his Bible, tore it out and placed it inside the Cornerstone.

Pillar Of Fire Publicly Commissions A Prophet:
June 16, 1933. During a Baptismal Service, God Himself, in the form of The Pillar of Fire, publically vindicates His servant, telling him the overall significance of his ministry and it's relation to the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Seven Major Visions:
June 1933. Most of these visions covered major happenings which would affect the course of world history from 1933 to the present time. These visions ended with a "voice" of warning.

William Branham Marries Hope Brumbach:
June 22, 1934. This marriage would be happy but short. William Branham's spirit would be broken ,crushed and then touched by the Master's hand to be molded by obedience to his Master's Will.

Billy Paul Branham Is Born:
September 13, 1935. This child was ordained to witness "first-hand" the extra-ordinary supernatural ministry which God would manifest in this Century.

Sharon Rose Branham Is Born: October 27 1936. A joy to the prophet when this little girl was born; Unspeakable grief when she died. BUT joy unspeakable and full of glory when he saw her in heaven. Her time on earth was short indeed.

Prophesy: The 1937 Ohio River Flood:
November 1936. The fulfillment of this prophecy had a 'threefold' affect on William Branham. Truly, he would learn obedience by the things which he was suffered.

Charles Branham, Father of William, Passes Away: November 30, 1936. The man whom 'young' William thought would live to be a hundred years old, was now dead at the age of fifty-two. This scene, Bro. Branham would remember the rest of his days.

His Wife - Hope, Passes Away:
July 22, 1937. I n the aftermath of the Ohio Flood and after exactly thirty-seven months of marriage, Sister Hope is called home - A wonderful testimony of faith in the face of death. William Branham is compelled to release her into the arms of God.

His Daughter - Sharon Rose Follows Her Mother Into Glory: July 26, 1937. "Oh no!" cried William Branham, "Not Sharon Rose, too!" Follow this 'link' to know what it's like when God seems so silent and far away.

William Branham Marries Meda Broy:
October 23, 1941. Sister Meda would remain his faithful companion throughout the rest of his life. God had given her a very peculiar Scripture instructing her to accept Bro. Branham's proposal of marriage.

Daughter Rebekah Is Born:
March 21. 1946. No doubt having lost his only daughter by Sister Hope nine years previous, the birth of Rebekah was a comfort to William Branham.

Commisioned By An Angel From God:
May 7, 1946. T he Angel whose voice William Branham had heard a number of times during the previous 30 years, now appeared visibly before him with a Message from the Lord.

First Campaign Meetings:
May 1946. This was the beginning of a Healing Revival mnistry which would sweep the world and give birth to many other healing ministries which were, in comparison, just little 'licks of fire' from the Pillar of Fire which was vindicating the ministry of William Branham.

Pillar of Fire Photographed:
January 24, 1950. Challenged by Preachers who did not believe in the ministry of healing, William Branham is once again vindicated by the Lord. This time God allowed the mechanical eye of the camera to catch that vindication.


Meetings in Finland - Boy raised from the dead:
April 1950. There was such a manifestation of the Power of God in these meetings that the Brethren would remember it for the rest of their days.

Florence Nightingale's Deliverance:
May 1950. She was so far gone, emotionally and physically that she asked Brother Branham to pray that she would die, but William Branham prayed for deliverance.

King George VI Was Healed: His Majesty sent word to William Branham requesting prayer for deliverance of a certain affliction.

Daughter Sarah Is Born:
March 19, 1951. In the birth of Sarah it was as if the Lord were bestowing a double blessing upon His Servant to replace Sharon Rose who was taken from him during his time of 'testing' in 1937.

Congressman Upshaw Is Healed:
May 2, 1951. Before the prayer line had begun, a vision broke before William Branham. He said, "I see a young man falling from a haystack and breaking his back....."


Begins South African Campaign:
October 06, 1951. In a few weeks the Branham Party had visited twelve cities in South Africa. The country was priviledged to have witnessed "The" Greatest manifestation of the Power of God ever seen in South Africa. A Prophet had passed through the land.

The India Campaign Begins:
September 19, 1954. Again, the Son of Man was revealed, working in and through His Servant, William Branham. The power of God was present to discern the 'thoughts and intents' of the heart and to heal the sick. What a Mighty God we serve!

Pillar of Fire Photographed In Switzerland:
May 1955. Another vindication of God's Servant and Prophet. How much more must God do before the people believe that "there has been a Prophet among us"?

Son Joseph Is Born:
May 19, 1955. This link reveals a Prophet's love for his God. But it also shows the Love of God for His Prophet.


Amazing Grace, How sweet The Sound