Protect this message, just like the prophet did. At the end of her song, Brother Branham, sitting on the platform next to Brother Carl Williams, nudged Brother Carl and said, Do you hear that? Brother Carl asked him what he meant, and Brother Branham replied, Shes walking up the Golden Stairs, cant you hear her?. This is done to slow down the process of decay. As the stone struck the earth, a small whirlwind came down with it, and he simply spoke the words, Thus saith the Lord. He turned to Brother Woods and said, You watch, there will be something happen. The singer's death was announced on his website . This is the God of the Bible; not the God of mens imaginations. Write your message of sympathy today. I just find it interesting that there are dreams/visions of great earthquakes and tsunamis to hit America). Likewise he had to stand on the earth and say, Thus saith the Lord, California will sink, in order that it would sink. He was approached by the various brothersw who lived in California, asking him what they should do. blessed assuarance jesus is mine ooh what a forfait of glory divine heir of salvation purchase of god born of his spirit lost in his love and where he leads i will follow no turning back no turning back the word is true i believe it with all my heart ooh god help all my unbelieve heaven and earth will pass away but his word will remain intact. Do you believe God can heal you of it now? BOTTOM LINE: Houston will attempt to break its six-game road losing streak when the Rockets play San Antonio. Billy Paul's mother and his younger sister Sharon died in 1937, and his attachment and unique relationship with his father formed in the lonely years that followed. The marriage license indicates that William Branham, Billy Pauls father, consented to the wedding. Branham's followers believe he was a prophet. Irmos vamos seguir em frente e permanecermos firmes e um dia estaremos todos reunidos juntamente com o Senhor Jesus. Nations are breaking, Israels awakening; The signs that our prophets fortold. The earthquake to the Gentiles in the last day!. svenska, WHAT DID BROTHER BRANHAM SAY ABOUT PEOPLE BAPTISING IN HIS NAME & MAKING HIM OUT TO BE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST? After Brother Branhams passing, Brother Billy Paul became the president of the newly-formed William Branham Evangelistic Association. The answer is no. Home; The Covington news. That's the decent thing to do for a Christian. So I looked around and there was a sign on the building, said, "The May Company." I said, "We are standing in front of The May Company, and Reo Grand." He said, "You remember this. A voluntary professional association, the TBA offers its members a variety of programs and services designed to assist in professional development and works to build a positive image for the profession in the community. The Spurs have gone 2-8 against division opponents . Thank you Lord for William M Branham,the Prophet of this age,our messenger. There is also a Church in Tampa,FL with the Pastor Carl Hurms.Word Of Life Tabernacle 2603 North Ridgewood Ave. Tampa,FL 33602 About. Family and friends can send flowers and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. The first mention of earthquake judgment by Brother Branham was in the 1950s in a sermon entitled Supernatural Gospel. We know now that, at that very moment, megatons of rock must have lain poised for movement deep in the bowels of the earth. He does not know the God whom he claims to serve. send me more let me wake up,no other voice speaks to the Elects heart better than the voice of the SHOUT which went forth by WMBranham.It doesnt do me well hearing a thought,teaching or sermon without a Quoat from the WMBranham; It appears like the common bread or the contirminated bread therefore to make it shou-bread, it has to be THE Revealed word,that is what the Holy Ghost follows..sure bro. Praise God for a Prophet. Billy Paul, when Pastor Armon Nevile was on his death bed, he told me how that Banks Woods told him that Bro. Translate page into: Therefore, at that time, I did not perceive what he meant by two Babylons one being destroyed by fire and one being cast into the ocean. If Billy Paul was the one who lied on the marriage license, why did both the court officer and the minister who married them believe the lie? http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/joebrandt.htm This link is about a young man who had a series of dreams/or visions of the coming Mega Quake in California. to take virgins remains a priest even if he married a widow who was previously the wife of another priest who had died. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Billy Branham in Clarksville, Tennessee, who passed away on May 4, 2021, at the age of 79, leaving to mourn family and friends. William Branham speaks to people in need:Praise the Lord. Billy Paul was born on September 13, 1935 to William and Hope Branham. Almighty God, this poor woman, knowing this condition exists in her body, I now, ask Lord, that my faith join with hers. In front of the May Company, downtown Los Angeles, replied Billy. Mr. Branham always claimed to his followers to be dirt poor and to not have a dollar to his name. Billy Paul (Paul Williams). The convention was not held in Los Angeles, but rather in the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel. The prophet asked the Angel if he could wake the boys, so they could witness the angelic Presence that stood before him. And today, I believe that same Angel of the Lord is encamped about those that fear His Name.. My little grandson. You must do something to cause things to happen. When he was two years old, both his mother and baby sister, Sharon Rose, died of tuberculosis, just five days apart. And may not one go through without faith. Billy Graham Ministries Family, Biography, John Calvin (1509-1564) French Theologian, Pastor, and Reformer. He has continued in that capacity, and through his dedication to the furtherance of the Gospel and his commitment to proclaim the Message of the Hour, the missionary and evangelistic efforts of Brother Branhams Ministry are now reaching into almost every country around the world. Funeral arrangement under the care ofBoyd Funeral Home. He was sent to finish and prepare the coming of our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. On December 27, 1964, in his message Who Do You Say This Is? At about this same time a man rose up and brought one of those powerful, spine tingling messages in tongues that are often given in Pentecostal congregations. On September 11, 1965, Brother Branham was in Phoenix, preaching a message entitled Gods Power To Transform. Strange looking sight there, isnt it? He traveled freely among Pentecostal and "full gospel" audiences, yet he taught several questionable doctrines and denied both the Trinity and the eternity of hell. i will stand for jesus and let the world go by i will claim his promise he will supply will walk together my lord and i for i will stand for jesus and let the world go by. According to Lindsey Williams, the Elite/Illuminati/Satan-Lucifer worshipers, have a moral code of ethics. where they cannot cause a disaster or destruction, wars, chaos, etcwithout first displaying it through some form of media, like movies, televisions, etc. I saw him as he walked off the edge of the platform with Billy, pull away from Billy, step back on the platform, and while they sang the song, he waved good-bye. Best stick with some of these newfangled Sherman tanks we've got, you're gunna love 'em! Was Billy Paul conceived out of wedlock? . portugus do Brasil, This was the great moment for those of us who believed that Brother Branham was the prophet of God with the spirit of Elijah, when the realization swept over us that the tapes we had heard, the books we had read, and what we had heard this great man of God say, all pointed to a tremendous prophecy of doom for the west coast. Also known as: Mr William P Branham, Mr William Branham Jr, Mr William P Branham Jr. View Full Report . Zip code 33801 (Lakeland) average rent price for two bedrooms is $1,000 per month. I was there when the call went through and the answer was given us that she had died at 2:45 a.m. Now, were the tongues and interpretation from God, or were they a result of someones own zealousness? This man has been called a false prophet by various people but we by the grace of God know that they are blind. There is another internationally-known evangelist who writes in his paper concerning these predictions of earthquakes that he didnt find such things in the Scripture and that he believed that these were just occurances which would continue, but which have absolutely no significance to the people of God. With him were his son, Billy Paul, and his youngest brother, Donny. Shes going further away and is going to sink! Billy Paul Branham was married on August 11, 1953 to Ollie May Christopher. After about 45 minutes, Branham was pulled from his car and transported to the hospital at Friona, and then later transported to the hospital at Amarillo, Texas. i thank God for bringing this wonderful message to zimbabwe. Your daughters in the hospital, setting there next to her. (At this he goes to the Scripture, proving that he is a Word prophet, and quotes Zechariah who is prophesying of the coming of Christ in the last days.) Said they were looking for another one in about five minutes and I thought, Oh Lord. When the Angel of the Lord met me, He designated cancer would be healed. [ Author's note: Branham died in an automobile accident on Christmas Eve 1965 in Texas, but was not decapitated.] After William Branhams death on December 24, 1965, Pearry Green confirmed that his body was embalmed and kept in a freezer prior to the funeral. God is ever merciful,we return all the glory to Him. Receive obituaries from the city or cities of your choice. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and a half of it toward the south. The Angel said, You can wake up your son, Billy., When I grew older, I asked my dad, How come the Angel of the Lord let me see Him that night?. No one was a closer witness to this end-time Ministry than Brother Billy Paul Branham, Brother Branhams oldest son. Age: 96 years old. Will you? He's my boy setting here listening at me now. Please contact Voice of God through http://www.Branham.org and they will be able to assist you. Thanks and God bless you all. Youve been healed for about ten minutes now, setting there. At 15, he was attending Bible school in Texas when his father called and asked if he would like to travel with him to Africa. Father, realizing that I be afraid to step into this realm now, without You would hold my hand Now, my mind is going back to around two years ago, when in the room that night, that Angel of God came walking in there and said, You arebeen borned in this world to take a gift of Divine healing to the people. I totally believe that this was not William Branham speaking but God in Flesh speaking. On December 18, 1965, William Branham and his family (all except his daughter, Rebekah) were returning to Jeffersonville, Indiana from Tucson, Arizona for the Christmas holidays. For their sakes, I would not like to see them schedule one in Los Angeles if the prophet of God did make this statement. Like the Prophet of God said STAY with the tapes and STAY with the Books. norsk, He and his wife, Sister Loyce, have two sons, William Paul Jr. and David, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Run off with some little kid still in common school and got married. I want you to repeat this and watch my hand. He told Demos that she would not die then, but that she would die before the coming of the Lord, that it would happen between 2 and 3 oclock some morning, and that he had seen her lying in state.) It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Billy Branham in Clarksville, Tennessee, who passed away on May 4, 2021, at the age of 79, leaving to mourn family and friends. June i. Tucson Tabernacle 2555 North Stone Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85705 USA The message had come with such force and such anointing; yet he knew that the Angel of the Lord had never failed Brother Branham. One of these days them waves will shoot plumb out to the state of Kentucky and when it does, it will shake the world so hard that everything on top of it will shake down.. http://www.ubm1.org/?page=dreamsvisions#Natural_Disasters (I do not endorse or believe in every dream/vision and its interpretation that is posted here. Its time The Bride Get Her Revival, What more can the seed of Christ say but to be thankfull to God Almighty who alone made it impossible for the elect to be deceive. His head was cut off in Texas. P.E. I heard him preach when I was very young. In his message Leadership, he said that he didnt know that he would ever be back to California again. See? He traveled the world preaching and praying for the sick. The message had come with such force and such anointing; yet he knew that the Angel of the Lord had never failed Brother Branham. William P Branham from Sellersburg, IN. You have confirmed the Word with signs following. Afrikaans, William P Branham is a resident of FL. [At Thy Word, Lord Phoenix, AZ 48-0305]. You know when the Angel of the Lord met me, that was the first thing He said, Till not even cancer will stand before the prayer. Do you believe it? All the earthquakes weve been having are from volcanic action hitting this great hollow dipper, however. William Branham Biography, William Branham, A Brief Biography of the Life of William Branham, William Marrion Branham BiographyFrom the minute he was born, William Branham was set apart from the ordinary. http:///index.php?title=Billy_Paul_Branham&oldid=24799. PRAISE GOD FOR HIS PROMISES. The whirlwind had descended three times on that day in February 1964. Was this storm fulfilled last year 2014? As I witnessed this, I nudged Brother Carl Williams and said, Brother Carl, is he telling California good-bye?. Billy Graham, who I prophesied his death- Billy Branham rather- I said he'd lose his head. William Branhams ministry continued to flourish. Finally, he was buried on April 11, 1966 (and has not been heard or seen since, except for messages recorded before his death). He was present as thousands of people were healed. The other two passengers in the back seat of the car were severely injured. It is simply because I wish to clarify what he actually said in the face of much that is attributed to him that he did not say. Come now. Obediently, he did as he was told. He was 11 years old when his father began the healing campaigns that took him back and forth across the country and around the world. Go on your road rejoicing. John the Revelator sayd, I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became as black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. You have but to read Brother Branhams Revelation Of The Seven Seals to see that the Sixth Seal happens to the Jews when Christ reveals Himself to His brethren, but the Gentile Bride is taken away at that time. The prophet leaves but the message remains. Millard Porter, William Paul Branham. We thank God for sending us a prophet in our age. Shalom. For 14 years, as the traveling companion and personal secretary for his father, he saw first-hand the operation of a prophetic gift and the sign that was sent to vindicate the man, the office, and the ministry. Thank you My lord JESUS CHRIST for sending this message of unimaginable value William Branham praysNow, shall we bow our heads now for prayer. Additionally, if the date of Billy Paul's birth is correct on the marriage license, then this is evidence that William Branham and Hope Brumbach were married while she was pregnant. He heard Brother Branham tell hundreds of visions and then saw them come to pass. He said, The same Angel of the Lord that told me that Los Angeles would sink and slide into the Pacific Ocean as the result of an earthquake., To return now to the state of unrest that Brother Billy Paul found himself in concerning the conflicting prophecy over Sister Shakarian on that day when the message in tongues had gone forth and Brother Branham had preached Choosing Of A Bride. Why did William Branham find it necessary to lie with respect to his son's first marriage that the marriage was not conducted by "magistrate" but by an ordained minister? On Christmas Eve 1965, William Branham died as a result of injuries in a car accident. Oh my God, I cant say anything but thank you Jehovah, Im not worthy of all this top cream riches. I would like to add, I wrote to Brother Billy Paul personally, and asked if he wouldn't mind briefly re-telling what Brother Branham told him in front of the May Company in Los Angeles. Ikinyarwanda, Lord Jesus, now I want you to watch, see that moving on my hand? And today, I believe that same Angel of the Lord is encamped about those that fear His Name.. 04gthe evening Tribune. At that time Brother Branham had been given a word from the Lord concerning Sister Florence. The license was also signed by Julius Poff, an officer of the court. Preaching on July 25, 1965, Anointed Ones At The End Time, he said, But we have been told by the Lord Jesus that when these things that we see now begin to come to pass then we are to lift up our heads for our redemption is drawing nigh. Thank you Jesus for love ,Grace and mercy up on our lives in this dark days .Im so glad that i can say iam one of THEM!!! The locale was the same general area as where the angels had descended and the cloud had appeared. Dear brother, (79 years old). Rev. VIEW EMAIL ADDRESSES . When he was two years old, both his mother and baby sister, Sharon Rose, died of tuberculosis, just five days apart.. The singer had recently been diagnosed. His action is childish, the reflection of an immature judgment and understanding. Again he was there when the Prophet bade farewell to this world. The members of the party were engaged in various activities, such as preparing their game, and Brother Branham, true to the outdoorsmans code, was carefully ensuring that the fire was out. On June 22, 1965, Brother Branham speaking on a coast-to-coast, border-to-border telephone hookup, in his sermon Thinking Mans Filter clearly pronounced judgment upon America: The Holy Spirit in my heart tonight cries, Blind Laodicea, how oft God would have give you a revival, but now your time has come, too late now. I Love this testimony, you know i was reading here in the internet yesterday a Man critising Brother Branham so badly saying the exact words you mentioned and i felt angry but i remembered that they also critisised the lord Jesus, so i just said help them Lord. You want to get over the high blood pressure, lady, setting there? When he was two years old, both his mother and baby sister, Sharon Rose, died of tuberculosis, just five days apart. It is standard practice, as otherwise, the body would decay. Brother Branham was the voice that God spoke through, you can tell as he preached, and God showed He was the one who was speaking. , the prophecies of william branham neva failed bcoz they were vindicated of God. Get back to the original. One night in June of 1947 at Vandalia, Illinois, the Angel of the Lord appeared visibly in the motel room where Brother Branham was staying. You think that don't kill me to say that? Anybody that would predict the destruction of Los Angeles, with four hundred and twenty thousand Holy Ghost filled believers in the city God would certainly condemn a man for making such a judgment. This man is obviously ignorant of the Scriptures and is also ignorant of the moving of God among His people this day. The Angel said, You can wake up your son, Billy., When I grew older, I asked my dad, How come the Angel of the Lord let me see Him that night?. These sermons are available from several sources in both audio and text formats. In the matter of the prophesied destruction of the west coast, their unbelief finds fertile ground, causing them to scoff against the very warning that God has given this generation. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Billy Branham to show support. Come here just a moment. William Marrion Branham died on December 24, 1965, seven days after the accident had occurred. Maranatha. we luv the prophet for restoring us to the origional. This fearful show of power and might was repeated a total of three times. Why go ye about to kill me? Does anyone know of any churches in Fl.. Tagalog, Echovita offers a solidarity program that gives back the funds generated to families. Im grateful to God for our prophet susan i wouldent live in la that plase is gone .get out of their . To you people, I want you to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God has already told you to, You were told when God sent a prophet to this generation who said, Thus saith the Lord, the city of Los Angeles, as the result of an earthquake, will break off and slide off into the Pacific Ocean. If you are spiritual and you hear and believe that this man was the fulfillment of Malachi 4, a forerunner of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and you live on the west coast, youll get out as quickly as possible, for God has indeed spoken. `, God bless my precious brother,i was so blessed from this testimony from the prophets message.may Our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST BLESS YOU RICHLY.amen.hope to meet you some day.shallom. Court docket for divorce proceedings between May and Billy Paul Branham Billy Paul Branham was married on August 11, 1953, to Ollie May Christopher. Prepare a personalized obituary for someone you loved.. September 8, 1941 - Join Facebook to connect with Billy Branham and others you may know. The assets of this corporation at the end of 2012 were in excess of $100 Million USD. He never said when it would happen, except as he predicted that it would happen before the coming of the Lord. But the truth is that May Branham, Billy Paul's first wife, filed for divorce from her husband a mere 43 days after they were married. Click on headings to expand them, or links to go to specific articles. How foolish the attitude of those who say that they will move off of the west coast when God tells them to. Sharks are in aboundance now in the Californian coast. http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2104.cfm One night in June of 1947 at Vandalia, Illinois, the Angel of the Lord appeared visibly in the motel room where Brother Branham was staying. Lets pray for one another that we may not fall into temptations and as eagles we shall fly high up above every bird of the air. Did William Branham also lie about whether he had consented to the marriage (according to the legal documents he had). I love you all and dont get left behind in the Rapture. Yeah. The license was also signed by Julius Poff, an officer of the court. Dont add to or take away from it. praise the name of the Lord! Many of his followers eagerly waited for his resurrection. He told his followers that "my choice is to be a poor man." The marriage license indicates that William Branham, Billy Paul's father, consented to the wedding. 04/24/2016. Required fields are marked *. May 4, 2021 Remember false anointed ones at the end time are HERE. maioria andam errantes no sabendo onde encontrar o verdadeiro caminho. hope that encrouges you .vindicated god brings to pass what they say , br branham talked of the waves weeping on the land deserts , thats huge tsunamis doing thast , again good brings his word he brought through the lips of his humble prophet to pass . (We must remember that God sends prophets to pronounce judgment against those who will not listen, as well as for the edification of those who are eager for the word of God. And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. (Henry Longfellow). Lets keep on striving till the coming of the Lord. Can that hold up? Lyrics, Song Meanings, Videos, Full Albums & Bios: School's Out franais, This page was last edited on 27 September 2020, at 01:08. You think that don't cut me to the core when I packed him in my arms and done everything I could do, and I've been both father and mother to him? Jesus is coming soon. The nails would have been manicured and makeup would have been used on the face and hands. (Covington, Ga.) 1908-current, December 30, 1937, Image 6 What drawing nigh means, I do not know. Revelation 18:20 says, Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles, and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her God is saying, Rejoice, I have avenged you of the Roman system, its gone, its destroyed by fire. Then I read verse 21: And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. At this the prophet said quietly to me, Notice, Brother Green, the two Babylons. This was in August 1964, before his prediction of the destruction of Los Angeles. The book related the details of dozens of healings, including names and cities of the people involved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhvS7K7kT_Y. All right, sister, what do you think about it? May every demon be submissive to the Name of Jesus Christ. Please give your life to the Lord. Prophets are not about secrets. The driver of the other car died at the scene, as did the other front seat passenger. William Branham's father Charles passed away for real on November 30, 1936. Billy Paul, the soul singer best known for his 1972 single "Me and Mrs. Jones," died on Sunday (April 24 . Some dived under the trucks or scrambled beneath the bushes, but Brother Branham stood firm. And I know that Your Words have been true. Thank God for sending us his Prophet in these last days. The prophet asked the Angel if he could wake the boys, so they could witness the angelic Presence that stood before him. EXPLAIN WHAT BROTHER BRANHAM SAID ABOUT IDOLATRY. On December 18, 1965, he was traveling just ahead of his fathers car at the time of the accident that would make Brother Branhams life. There is a brother who has the first name of Ror that lives in Sandpoint, Idaho. He was 11 years old when his father began the healing campaigns that took him back and forth across the country and around the world. He foresaw the destruction of Hoover Dam back then known as Boulder Dam.. (keep hoover dam in mind as it is an important symbol for the Elite/Illuminati and it will be further expanded upon in the links below. No one who experienced the terror of that day, or who has since examined the record of the destruction and loss of life, could ever forget what it is like to experienfce the heavy hand of God in judgment. The first answering judgment struck on Good Friday of that year in the form of an earthquake which nearly tore the coast out of Alaska. No one was a closer witness to this end-time Ministry than Brother Billy Paul Branham, Brother Branhams oldest son. Knowing him to be a Word prophet, we knew that he spoke nothing unless it could be found in the Scriptures. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Copyright 2005- 2015. What a parallel between the words of Gods prophet concerning the United States and Jesus words when He said, Oh Jerusalem! Paul, whose career spanned for more than 60 years, died. On December 18, 1965, he was traveling just ahead of his fathers car at the time of the accident that would take Brother Branhams life. William Branham stated that Billy Paul had "run off with some little kid still in common school and got married". He is survived by : his daughters, Stephine Bishop, Stacy Felix, Susan Winters, Sheryl Branham and Nineteen; and his grandchild Fifteen. Deutsch, He cradled him in his arms as they waited for the ambulance, and heard his father speak his final words on the way to the hospital. I wont name him, but I sincerely hope that he reads this book because he must be made to understand that he stands in dire need of repentance. He would pray for the sick untill the anointing was so great on him he would collapse. Branham's wife died on July 22, 1937, and their daughter died four days later (July 26, 1937), shortly after the Ohio River flood of 1937. [The Second Miracle, Erie, PA 51-0729E]. definately not one.and is there any message church in los angeles? ), Youtube Harrp Earthquake man made technology that can cause earthquakes. Certainly. Billy Paul Branham was born to William and Hope on September 13, 1935; Sharon Rose Branham was born to William and Hope on October 27, 1936. i am a message believer right here in Malawi am so blessed with this testimony i say Glory be to God the scoffers were there and are there,will be there Christ our lord set as an example, the pharisees so religious called him a devil yet He was Emanuel Joh:7:19: Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Here you come and Read Gospel of Lord Christ and here you can find the Message of the Hour By the Prophet William Marrion Branham. Billy Graham, byname of William Franklin Graham, Jr., (born November 7, 1918, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.died February 21, 2018, Montreat, North Carolina), American evangelist whose large-scale preaching missions, known as crusades, and friendship with numerous U.S. presidents brought him to international prominence. .now your time has come. Echovita Inc is a registered trademark. Billy Paul Branham was born in 1935 to William and Hope Branham. Theres something dark hanging at the lady, real dark, circling her. When this shakes it causes these earthquakes weve been having for years on the west coast. That night when he finished his sermon, he did something that none of us who followed him closely had ever seen or heard him do before. My precious one in the Lord. . Did you realize I'm talking to my own son, Billy Paul? He was at every meeting, handing out prayer cards to the sick, and at every service, he would escort his father on and off the platform, often when he was barely able to stand after a long discernment line.