The following is an explanation of the change that came to Bro. Branham’s ministry (1906 – 1965) and the change that is coming to us that are the Elect of God.

The entire service titled; “Oh, If it Could be Like it Use to Be” (9-16-2018) can be viewed at and other services – archive page.

The following quotes were used:


It may be time. It may be the hour now, that this great person that we’re expecting to rise on the scene may rise on the scene. Maybe this ministry that I have tried to take people back to the Word has laid a foundation; and if it has, I’ll be leaving you for good. There won’t be two of us here the same time. See? If it is, he will increase, I’ll decrease. I don’t know. But I have been privileged by God to look and see what it was  (See, see?), unfold to that much. Now, that is the truth.


«  79       †          And about that time the prophet turned and said, “Behold, there comes the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world!” Now what’s the attraction? It’s changed from the prophet to his prophecy.


…Don’t you know what the very first thing He said down there on the river? Don’t you remember what He said? “As John the Baptist was sent forth to forerun the first coming of Christ, your message…” It’s the message that will forerun the second coming of Christ. That’s what the Angel of the Lord said.


«  E-54       †        What happened? One day little old Joshua, he believed every Word God said. That’s right. He said, “It’s all truth. God took care of us and kept His promise; He said He’d supply our needs while we’re out here. But that’s not all of it. There lays a promised land; let’s go to it. You been on this mountain forty years; turn now; turn northward and upward and cross over.” Amen.

The Pentecostal church has set in its organization stand for forty years. You’ve been here long enough, brother; let’s rise and go to the north, cross Jordan, where the promised land’s at, where God promised, that, “The things that I do, shall you also.” The blessings and everything that He promised is for us, every promise in the Book is yours. But what do you have to do? Come to Jordan first and die to your creeds and denominations, cross over.


«  74       †        Now, just look here. You see how perfect everywhere you go. If I could stand here and talk the things that’s revealed in that room, I tell you, it’d swing your heads around; but how you going to do it when you got a whole thing here.

And then you, somehow or other, when you get away from people, there it begins to open up, mysteries; then you see things that you’re daresn’t to say to the people too, ’cause (You see?), if they would they’d start little isms.

And then just look what this little gift of healing has done, how it confused the church. Everybody had a sensation; everybody had this. And right down in my heart, God knows it’s the truth, I knowed it wasn’t right ’cause He told me so. See? But it’s a false impersonation; it’s only, throw the people off. Now, that’s right.


«  147       †          Notice, they did the same miracles. But, notice, they impersonated after the true Word had been anointed, by the true one that God had sent; followed, secondarily.

I wonder if we could think for a minute. Taking the people by the hand, not long ago, about twenty years ago, and a sign showed. Boy, there was more signs all over things, and everybody… One has got it in his right hand; one has got it in his left hand; the other one smells it. See, all kinds of… And I wonder… God won’t let me tell you at this time what was really the truth, but one day you’re going to find out. That was just to make their folly manifested. That wasn’t right, at the beginning. I’ll tell you, one day, if the Lord permits.

«  148       †          Notice, they did the same miracles, but they didn’t… Notice, they didn’t do it till after the original Word went forth, first. That’s the way Satan done in the garden of Eden. That’s the way he done all time. Who prophesied first? Moses. Who come on the scene first, Moses or Balaam? Moses. Who come on the scene first, Jeremiah or Hananiah? You see what I mean? [Congregation says, “Amen.”–Ed.]

149    Notice, they copied. Carnal impersonators, sincere, thinking they were “doing God a service,” as David did, last week, but carnal impersonation. I’m just waiting a minute. I want you to think between these places. If I don’t say it, surely the Holy Spirit will reveal it, especially to the Elected. See?