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BLESSED ASSURANCE




13 As I used to tell a little story. Hope this is not sacrilegious. But I went to… A man told me one time, I believe it was Brother Earl Prickett, a meeting up in New York; and I met a man, he said, "Say, what are you doing with these businessmen, being a preacher?"

I said, "I am a businessman."

And he said, "What kind of business you in?"

14 I said, "Assurance." Now, he thought I said, "insurance," you see. So I said, "Assurance."

He said, "Oh, what kind of insurance you sell?"

15  I said, "Eternal Life." Eternal! Said, "I don't sell It. I'm just a policyholder, myself, and I try to prescribe It to others."

16 Remember a boy I went to school with, one time, and he was an insurance salesman. Now, insurance is alright, but I don't have any. Then, so he come to my house, and he said, "Billy, I'd like to sell you some insurance." Said, "I know your brother." My brother sells for Metropolitan. He said, "Well," said, "I would, I'd like to sell you some insurance."

I said, "Oh, Wilmer, thank you."

17 And you'll… he may be here tonight, his brother, he writes the articles in The Upper Room, the book, The Upper Room. So he…

I said, "I have assurance."

He said, "What?"

18 And my wife looked at me as if I was a hypocrite. She… and I said… So she said, "Billy?"

And I said, "Yes, uh-huh, I have assurance."

19 And he said, "Oh, I'm—I'm sorry," said, "I didn't… I heard that you didn't have any insurance."

And I said, "No, I have assurance."

20 And—and he caught me, what I said then. He said, "What did you say?"

"I said, 'Assurance.'"

And he said, "Well, what do you mean?"

21 I said, "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine; oh, what a foretaste of glory Divine! I'm an heir of salvation, purchased of God; born of His Spirit, washed in His Blood."

22 He said, "Billy, you know I appreciate that." Said, "That's a very good thing. But," said, "son, that will not put you out here in the graveyard."

23  I said, "But It'll get me out." I'm not afraid… [Brother Branham and the congregation laugh—Ed.] I'm not bothered about getting in; it's getting out, see. So I think that's the way we feel about it


    65-0125 - This Day This Scripture Is Fulfilled
    Rev. William Marrion Branham