Who Was William Marrion Branham?
Malachi:4:5-6 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
God promised to send a prophet with the spirit of Elijah before the end of the world. God selected the spirit of Elijah to anoint such a prophet because the days of the Old Testament Elijah would be repeating in the last days. Ahab was the King of Israel in the time of Elijah whilst Ahab’s wife (Jezebel) was the power behind the scenes manipulating Ahab which caused all of Israel to go into apostasy.
Elijah was sent to Israel to restore them back to the true God that they had forsaken. Elijah’s restoration message achieved its purpose in the lives of a select few Israelites, but at the same time, it was a message of judgment to those that rejected it. Israel was smitten with famine, the false prophets of the Baal worship religion were killed, Ahab was wounded in battle (and later died) and Jezebel was thrown from a wall and trampled by the horses pulling Jehu’s chariot.
The man God chose to be the end-time prophet with the spirit of Elijah was William Marrion Branham. Born April 6, 1909, in Kentucky, USA, William Branham was a child destined to be the greatest prophet with the greatest ministry the world ever saw outside of Jesus Christ. This was the man God chose to forerun the second coming of Jesus Christ; his ministry had more supernatural and was more successful than what Jesus had 2000 years before. The success of the ministry and the supernatural that accompanied it was not because of William Branham, it was because the Lord Jesus was living in the prophet and proving to the world that He (Jesus) had come in the form of His Word to restore His chosen people back to the pure Word of Himself, and then Rapture such a people into His presence before the world is destroyed.