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E-40 The little girl setting right there next to you, sweetheart, do you believe Brother Branham telling you the truth, the little girl there with the bad eyes? You going to believe Jesus would make you well? You do? All right, I want you to put your little hand over your eyes, like this. Say, “Dear Jesus, heal me.” God bless you, honey; you shall have your sight.Lady, what are you worrying about, setting next to her there, the handkerchief? Fine. Look this a way, sister. Something’s wrong with you. Yeah. You also have bad eyes too, and you’re a nervous case, aren’t you, have a real…?… demon depression ? Isn’t that right? Oppression just bothers you all the time, nervousness. Isn’t that right? God bless you. If I tell you that you’re healed, will you believe me? All right. Go home; you’re healed. God bless you.
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E-53 Believe, sister. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, receive your healing. Raise up your hand. That’s right. Amen. Go off the platform rejoicing.Be healed, sister. You believe? In the Name of the Lord Jesus I bless thee for thy healing. Amen. You had many things, complications. You also had arthritis, didn’t you? Raise up your hands; you’re healed. Amen. Bring your feet up and down. That’s right. Go off the platform happy. Amen.You believe, sister? You want to get over that heart trouble, don’t you? In the Name of Jesus Christ, may it leave you. Go off the platform thanking God for it.Believe with all your heart for this…?… this little baby. You believe it’ll leave it? In the Name of Jesus Christ I bless this child for its healing. Amen. Go, put a string around it tonight. Measure it, and bring back the part that shrinks off tomorrow night, for me. God bless you, brother.Amen. Let’s say, “Praise the Lord.” Oh, my, anything can happen. People, be God-conscious now. I’m not excited. But I know Who I believe. Believe with all your heart.Receive your hearing, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Go off the platform rejoicing. Amen.You believe with all your heart? In the Name of Jesus Christ, be healed. Go believing now with all heart. Raise up hands…?…Do you believe with all your heart, that God will make you well? O heavenly Father, I pray that You’ll take this demon away from the woman. Come out of the woman in the Name of Jesus Christ. Look, lady? You’ve been bothered a long time, haven’t you? Mental, nervous depression, is that right? Demons; something haunts you and scares you. Is that right? You accept me as God’s prophet? Raise up your hands and say, “Thank the Lord for my healing.” Go off the platform and forget all about it; be well. Amen.
Question: “What does the Bible say about depression? How can a Christian overcome depression?”
Answer: Depression is a widespread condition, affecting millions of people, Christian and non-Christian alike. Those suffering from depression can experience intense feelings of sadness, anger, hopelessness, fatigue, and a variety of other symptoms. They may begin to feel useless and even suicidal, losing interest in things and people that they once enjoyed. Depression is often triggered by life circumstances, such as a loss of job, death of a loved one, or divorce, or psychological problems such as abuse or low self-esteem.
The Bible tells us to be filled with joy and praise (Philippians 4:4; Romans 15:11), so God apparently intends for us all to live joyful lives. This is not easy for someone suffering from situational depression, but it can be remedied through God’s gifts of prayer, Bible study and application, support groups, home groups, fellowship among believers, confession, forgiveness, and counseling. We must make the conscious effort to not be absorbed in ourselves, but rather to turn our efforts outward. Feelings of depression can often be solved when the sufferer takes the focus off himself and puts it on Christ and others.
Clinical depression is a physical condition that must be diagnosed by a physician. It may not be caused by unfortunate life circumstances, nor can the symptoms be alleviated by one’s own will. Contrary to what some in the Christian community believe, clinical depression is not always caused by sin. Depression can sometimes be caused by a physical disorder that needs to be treated with medication and/or counseling. Of course, God is able to cure any disease or disorder. However, in some cases, seeing a doctor for depression is no different than seeing a doctor for an injury.
There are some things that those who suffer from depression can do to alleviate their anxiety. They should make sure that they are staying in the Word, even when they don’t feel like it. Emotions can lead us astray, but God’s Word stands firm and unchanging. We must maintain strong faith in God, and hold even tighter to Him when we undergo trials and temptations. The Bible tells us that God will never allow temptations into our lives that are too much for us to handle (1ª Corinthians 10:13). Although being depressed is not a sin, one is still responsible for how he responds to his affliction, including getting the professional help he needs. “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name” (Hebrews 13:15).