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A Hero

I hope that all you young people... I say this, not because she is here. You know that, and all that know her. I hope that every young man in this building, when he marries his wife, that she is as sweet to him, and you're as happily together, as my wife and I have been these years. If there's any credit to be given to the Branham family, let it go to her. She's the queen. She certainly is. One thing, she's a real mother. And then look what she has to put up with, see, and then, well, you'd--you'd be surprised what that is. Why, people at the door, day and night. And she stands between me and the public, see, that's where, at home. So that's really a hard job.


When we talk about heroes, we think of gallant men who risked their lives for a noble cause. Our thoughts go to Samson standing in the field with the jawbone of a mule in his hand, Joshua marching into battle against overwhelming odds, or even Abraham Lincoln lifting up his voice against slavery. Of course, we all think of Brother Branham and the battles he fought to preach the end-time Message. But standing quietly behind Brother Branham with her Sword drawn and doing her share to battle for the Kingdom of the Lord, was a hero that should be recognized. That hero is Sister Meda Branham, and today is her birthday.

Brother Branham told us that when God calls a man to service, He calls his wife with him. All that you need to do is look at the dates and locations of Brother Branham's sermons to see his schedule. The time was late so he traveled the world, preaching the Gospel. Then, when he came home, it was not long before he left again to go to the mountains for rest and communion with the Lord. There had to be someone very special back home to take care of things while he was gone. Like Brother Branham, the Lord placed a great responsibility before Sister Branham, and she set an example to all of us. She was truly one of God's heroes.



And I say this, not because she is sitting there, because I say it when she is not there. And you know that. I don't believe there could be a better wife in the world than my wife, and I hope she always remains that way. And I want to be a loyal husband, and I hope that every young man in this building, when he gets married, gets a wife like my wife. I don't know how long we'll live that way, but I hope the rest of our days on earth. We've been very happy together. God was the one who told me to marry her.

At the same time, her not knowing, I was trying not to marry her; not because I didn't love her, but because I didn't think I was able to make a living for her. And she was a fine woman, and I just didn't deserve that.

And she went out to pray, and opened up the Bible. And guess... She said, "Lord, I've never did this before, but give me a Scripture that'll help me. If I got to forget him, I've got to forget it." Opened the Bible...

And she went out in a little shed and prayed. And when she opened the Bible up, "Malachi 4. Behold, I send unto you Elijah the prophet before the..." That was--that was twenty something years ago, knowing nothing about the ministry of this day. And I was... couldn't be...

I was lying down on the river there. And He woke--woke me up, one night, and I heard Him standing there by the door. He said, "Go get her, and your wedding shall be this coming October, the twenty-third." And that's just exactly what I did. And we've lived happy. By the grace of God, we've never had one word. She's been a sweetheart.