16 Oh, if we didn’t have so many other things on our mind. You know, sometimes we’ll come to church, thinking about, “Tomorrow I gotta do this; the next day, I’ve got to do this.” When we come to church, we ought to lay aside every thought and every thing of the world, and enter into fellowship with Christ and worship: meditating, worshipping in our hearts, and giving songs and praises to Him, thinking of His goodness, and what He means to us, worshipping in the Spirit, singing spiritual songs, making melodies in our heart. Even the Bible said, “If there’s any afflicted, let them sing songs.” Be happy; be in meditation, always expecting God at any moment to appear to you. Are you doing it just now before this healing service? 17 You people that’s got prayer cards, waiting for the line, are you thinking, “In just a few more minutes, and all my suffering will be over.” Or are you thinking, “Oh, I don’t know, he might not call my card. I…It might be…” Oh, don’t do that. Just remember, just keep it on your mind, “It’s just be a few minutes now,” and you’ll meet the requirements that God said do. “These signs shall follow them that believe: If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover.” Keep Him on your mind. 18 And she was thinking of the Scriptures, that Scripture was being confirmed to her: “A Child is born, a Son is given.” And about that time, she seen something flash before the little virgin, and a Light—no doubt in my mind, like the Pillar of Fire—and standing there was a Angel, the mighty Gabriel. He’s a messengers to the Jews. Remember, Gabriel announced the first coming of Christ; the Angel Gabriel will announce the second coming of Christ. The Bible said so. Now, there…It frightened the little lady. And she looked at Him and He said, “Hail, Mary. Blessed art thou among the women. Thou art highly favored of God, for God is with thee.” And He told what was going to happen: that she was going to bear a Child, and they should call His Name Jesus, for He’d save the people from the sins. Now she had a right to know that that was the right kind of a Messenger. First thing, He was an Angel standing there; the next thing, He told her who she was: Mary. She knowed that was a sign of God down through the age. She looked at Him, and she said, “How can these things be, seeing that I don’t know a man?” And He said, “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee.” 19 Before miracles can take place, the Holy Ghost has to come. That’s what’s the matter in the world today. They’re denying the power of the Holy Ghost. That’s why people can’t believe in Divine healing; they’re denying the very Holy Spirit that brings Divine healing. “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the Most High shall overshadow thee. And that holy Thing which will be borned of thee shall be called the Son of God.” That’s how He’s coming. You don’t need to know no man; God’s going to do this. For with God, nothing is impossible. Oh, what that little lady had to believe. She had to believe something that was impossible; she had to believe something that never happened.
60-0311 - Mary's Belief
Rev. William Marrion Branham