5) The first The Spoken Word book containing one of William Branham’s sermons was printed in 1966 on Pearry Green's kitchen table in his own home using his mimeograph machine and folding machine, borrowed by Roy Borders. |
5a) This first sermon that was transcribed from tape was Communion, preached December 12, 1965, in Tucson Tabernacle (the last sermon William Branham preached before his decease). At the time of this printing, Pearry Green owned the only copy of this taped sermon.
The first copy of the sermon
Preached in Tucson Tabernacle
December 12, 1965
The last sermon William Branham preached before his decease.
At the time of this printing,
Pearry Green owned the only copy of this taped sermon.
5b) In 1991, Voice of God Recordings recognized the first book being published as the mimeographed Communion sermon in the 25th anniversary issue (page 6) and that it was the one that was mimeographed on Pearry Green’s equipment.
On page 8 of the 25th anniversary issue, they recognized that William Branham’s desire was not to have big buildings or big monuments in his name. In William Branham’s sermons he makes many statements to this effect, plus…
The first copy of the sermon, Communion (mimeographed)
…a copy of the 25th anniversary issue from Voice of God Recordings…and a copy of the first reprinted "standard book size"
of the sermon Communion
Page 6 of the 25th anniversary issue…
"The first book published was the last Message that
Brother Branham brought, Communion, which was preached at Tucson Tabernacle on December 12, 1965.
"Five hundred copies of this first printed Message were run off
on a mimeograph machine borrowed from Brother Pearry Green…"
[Note: This was done on by using
Pearry Green’s mimeograph machine
on his own kitchen table at his home.]
"…and were sent to those known to be followers of
[Note: The address list used to send these first sermons to
was the address list they had obtained when
they gave away the Twentieth Century Prophet books.]
On page 8 of the 25th anniversary issue, they recognized that William Branham’s desire was not to have big buildings or big monuments in his name. In William Branham’s sermons he makes many statements to this effect, plus… The following are a few of the statements William Branham makes concerning this subject:
6-20-62 – "And we are building millions of dollar buildings, great big outlets, and schools, and preaching, ‘The time is at hand, the coming of the Lord.’ Something's wrong somewhere."
1-19-63 – "We Americans has wrapped ourself in so much of fantastic things, so much big buildings, and big numbers in our organizations, and all this fine popularity…"
2-16-64 – "…putting billions and millions of dollars in great big buildings to make like and preaching Jesus is coming soon, and missionaries I know on the field with no shoes on their feet."
3-14-64 – "He [Jesus Christ] only comes to those who are looking for Him. Sometimes today we say we're looking for Him, and put millions, and billions of dollars, and things in building institutions and things. I wonder. And missionaries starving on the field. I know them out there tonight, preaching without a pair of shoes on. We put millions and millions of dollars in nonsense. Then– Why, our own acts condemn our testimony."
3-15-64 – "Don't be influenced by some great big building, some great big organization, some great, high-polished scholar. Let the Word of God influence you. That's exactly what caused those apostles– When they seen that Word made manifest, that influenced them."
4-29-65 – "…it is His [Jesus’] character, the character of the church that Jesus looks for; not whether it's big buildings; whether it's great denominations; whether it's big membership. He promised to meet with wherever two or three are gathered together. Truly. That's where the true believer rests his hopes, is upon that Word of God being vindicated in truth…"