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STORY OF DANIEL CURRY




116  Here sometime ago, in, oh, about a hundred years ago, there was a great Christian lived in the southwest United States. His name was Daniel Curry, a wonderful man, a godly man, a sainted man, a real Christian, a man that everybody thought so much of, such a wonderful person. And the story goes that he died or went into a trance, and he said as he went up to heaven, of course, when he died. And when he got to the pearly gate, the caretaker come to the door, said, "Who are you?"

He said, "I'm the evangelist, Daniel Curry. I've won thousands of souls to Christ. And I'm… I want to come in this morning. My life's journey is ended on earth; I have no place to go now."

118  That's the way it's coming to you some morning, sinner. That's the way it's coming to you, backslider. That's the way it's coming to you that's grieved the Holy Spirit away from them, not be gentle and tender any more. You haven't cried for years. You haven't blushed for I don't know when, and all modesty's gone from you. Sure. But it's going to come to your door one of these morning. And as the gentle Holy Spirit comes and knocks, why don't you just let Him in?

119  So when Daniel Curry come there to—to—to the gate, they went in, said, "We'll see if you got your name here." They looked all around; they couldn't find any name. Said, "No, there's no Daniel Curry here."

"Oh," he said, "surely." Said, "I'm an evangelist." He said, "I've won souls to Christ." Said, "I've tried to do the thing that's right."

The caretaker said, "Sir, I'm sorry to tell you, but there's no Daniel Curry here." Said, "I'll tell you what you might do." Said, "We have no rights here to take your case." He said, "But do you want to appeal your case? You can appeal it to the white throne judgment, if you want to." But said, "We have no mercy here for you at all, because we don't have you here. There's no mercy for you." Said, "Do you want to appeal your case?"

He said, "Sir, what more can I do but appeal my case?"

He said, "Well then, you can go at the white throne judgment and appeal your case there."

123  Daniel Curry said that he felt hisself going through the space for about a hour. Said he come into a place, it got lighter, lighter, lighter, lighter. Said, farther he went, the lighter it got. It was a hundred times, thousands of times brighter than the sun ever shines. And said he was trembling, trembling. And said, when he got in the middle of that Light, he heard a Voice say, "Was you perfect on earth?" just come out of a—a Light.

He said, "No, I wasn't perfect," got trembling.

Said, "Did you always play honest with everybody?"

Said, "No." (Said, "A few things come to my mind that I wasn't just exactly honest about.") Said, "No, I—I—I guess I wasn't honest."

Said, "Did you tell the truth in every case in your life?"

Said, "No. I remembered some things I've told that wasn't shady—that was shady. I—I—I—I never was truthful just exactly."

Said, "Then did you ever take anything that did not belong to you, anything, money, anything else that didn't belong to you?"

Said he thought on earth that he was pretty good, but he was condemned. Said, "No. No, I've took things that didn't belong to me."

He said, "Then you wasn't perfect."

He said, "No, I wasn't perfect."

Said he was looking any minute for the blast to come from that great Light from where the Dove rested, "Condemned." Said, just then he heard a Voice behind him, that was sweeter than any mother's voice he'd ever heard. Said he turned to look. And the sweetest face he'd ever saw, sweeter than any mother's face, was standing before him. And said He said, "Father, Daniel Curry stood for Me down on earth. It's true; he wasn't perfect, but he stood for Me. He stood for Me on earth; now I'm going to stand for him in Heaven. Take all of his sin and put them over on My account."

Who's going to stand for you that day, brother, if you grieve Him away from you today? I just can't preach any more.

    56-0805 - The Church And Its Condition
    Rev. William Marrion Branham