24. Martin Luther King. [Integration & Segregation]
LORD JUST ONCE MORE. HOT SPRINGS, AR 63-0628A
17 Long time ago... I was just looking around over the audience to see if I could see one of the people, and that's some of our colored friends, the Negro. You know, a long time ago, down here in the south, they used to make slaves out of them. Now, I'm a southerner. And there's one thing I'd like to say about them; I wish I could talk to Martin Luther King. That man, being a Christian, don't know he's leading his people right into a death trap, where there's going to be millions of them killed. See? He's wrong.
I love my brethren, my colored brethren. I wouldn't be in Africa and around preaching to them, if I didn't love them. They're God's people, the same as we are. But I don't believe that that man under this, is only going to cause many, many, many more of them to be killed. Then it'll start a revolutionary again, that'll never wade out of the people down here. So they're not slaves. They have as much freedom as anybody else. They... If they were slaves, I'd be on that side. But they're not slaves.
It's just because they want to go to school. They got schools. Let them go to school. That's right.
Was there... Remember that old colored brother standing up, that morning, in that riot. He asked the militia if he could speak. He said, "I never was ashamed of being a black man. My Maker made me a black man. But this morning, I'm ashamed the way my race is acting. And what's them people doing to us? Only been good to us."
"The white woman," raised up and said, "I don't want my children schooled by a white woman," said, "because they... she won't pay the--the interest, take interest in my children like a colored woman was in my own race." Said, "They're... Just to look at our schools. They got swimming pools. They got better schools and everything. Why do we want to go to their schools?" That's right.
I believe God is a God of--of, well, I'd say He's a God of variety. He makes big mountains and little mountains. He makes deserts. He makes forests. He makes white men, black men, red men. We should never cross that up. It becomes a hybrid. And anything hybrid cannot rebreed itself. You're ruining the race of people. There's some things about a colored man that a white man don't even possess them traits. A white man's always stewing and worrying; a colored man's satisfied in the state he's in, so they don't need those things.
But back in the slave time, they were selling slaves, human beings, like an auction block, like they would a used car lot. There's a buyer come forth through the country, and he'd buy them up, and go sell them, and make money on them, just like you would on a used car or something.
Never was God's program, God made man; man made slaves. One's not to rule over the other one. We're to live together in unity and peace.
And this man come to an old plantation. He--he wants. "How many slaves you got?"
Said, "A hundred or more."
He looked them over, and he happened to notice, there was one slave among those people...
The slaves were sad. The Boers of Africa had caught the slaves, brought them over here, and made, and sold them. And they knowed they'd never go back to the homeland. They knowed they were here for the rest their life. They'd never see their children again. They'd never see papa and mama. They were here for all the time, and they were sad. And they'd even carry whips, and whip them, to make them work. And so they had to make them work, because they didn't want to work. They were just all broke down.
This slave buyer looked over there, and he found among these slaves, there was one young fellow. They didn't have to whip him: chest up, chin up, right on the job. And the broker said to the owner of the slaves, said, "I want to buy that slave."
Said, "He's not for sale."
He said, "He seems to be different from the other slaves."
Said, "He is."
Said, "What makes the difference? Is he a boss over the rest of them?"
He said, "No, no. He's just a slave."
Said, "Maybe you feed him different than you do the rest of them."
He said, "No, he eats in the galley with the rest of the slaves."
Said, "What makes him so much different?"
He said, "I always wondered that myself, till I found out. Over in the homeland in Africa where he come from, his father is the king of the tribe. And regardless of where he's at, he still knows he's the son of a king, and he acts like one."
Hallelujah. If you're a daughter of a King, then don't act like the world. If you're a son of the King, don't act like the world. We are... We know that we are sons and daughters of God. Though we're here in a dark world of death and sorrow, yet we know where our heritage is. We are sons and daughters of a King; not a king, but the King. Let's act like it.
34 A few moments ago, reason I was late, a little Ethiopian girl making up the room, and I noticed she was doing something. I was trying to write out some Scripture text for something I wanted to speak on. Don't come to speak just to be heard; I come to say something that'll help the church to do some help. And then I studying, and this little lady kept kind of holding around. Directly she said, "Would you pardon me, sir?"
And I said, "Yes, ma'am."
And she said, "They tell me that you is the man who did got favor before God, that when you pray for the sick, that God answers your prayer."
I said, "He don't only answer mine, but He answers anybody that'll believe Him."
She said, "I'm sick, sir. Would it be out of the way that if I ask you to have a little prayer for me?"
Said, "Not at all."
I stepped up to her. I prayed something like this. "Lord Jesus, many years ago, when You were dragging an old rugged cross up a sandy hill, and dragging out the footprints of the Blood that was trailing down off Your back, Your little, frail body got so weak that a--You fell beneath the load. There was one standing by, by the name of Simon, a Negro; he picked up the cross and help You bear it. Here's one of his children this morning, sick." About that time, it happened. He's God of the whole human race.
THIRD EXODUS. JEFF. IN 63-0630M
20-3 And I think if any man was spiritual, could see what's taking place now. We're getting a pharaoh who knows not freedom of religion. When our president took his office, he would not swear to that, that he believed in freedom of religion.
What about the other day when we had this question of segregation down in the south, when this governor of--of Alabama... I wished I could talk to that minister--that Martin Luther King, how can the man be a leader and leading his people into a death trap?
If those people were slaves, I'd be down there, my coat off, beating a way for them people. They're not slaves, they're citizens; they're citizens of the nation.
The question of going to school, them people--if they got a hard heart and don't know those things, you can't drive into a people spiritual things, what's beat in there with political powers. They've got to accept it, be born again, and then they'll see these things.
But this man, if I could only speak to him--leading those precious people, under the name of religion into a death trap, where he's going to kill thousands times thousands of them. They don't... They just get the--the natural side.
This man, the colored brother, when that great uprise come in Louisiana, I was there at the time. When the... There's a colored minister, precious old brother, stood up out there and said, asked the militia, "Could I speak to them; they're my people."
And this old minister stood up out there and said, "I want to say this morning; I never was ashamed of my color. My Maker made me what I am."
That's the way He wants him to remain. That's the way He wants every man to remain. He makes white flowers and blue flowers and all colors of flowers. Don't interbreed them. Don't cross them up. You get against nature.
He said, "I've never been ashamed of my color, until this morning." He said, "When I see my people rise up and do the things they're doing now," he said, "it makes me ashamed of them."
I thought, "God bless that voice."
He said, "You're only going to cause trouble." Said, "Look at the schools here. If we had no schools," he said, "it would be different. But who's got the best schools here in Louisiana?"
He said, "Let's take for instance, our city, Shreveport." He said, "There's a white school over there that's the old school. They built up another one. They haven't got one instrument, one play thing for the children; we got a yard full. And besides that, they've built us a great big marble swimming pool for our children; and we got the best of teachers that can be got." Said "Why do you want to go over there, when we got a better here? What's the matter with you?" he said.
And them people just a--a--a--ah and deadened the voice. There you are. See? Wrong inspiration. Them people were slaves. They're my brothers and sisters. If they were slaves, I'd say, "Let's just join with them and go down through the street and protest that thing."
21-6 They're not slaves. They're citizens with the same rights that anybody else has got. It's just a bunch of inspiration coming from hell to cause a million of them to be killed. They'll start a revolutionary; certainly it is. It's not right.
Men and women have their own rights. Our colored brothers and our Japanese and the yellow, white, black, and whatever they was, there's no difference in the color of our God. We all come from one man: Adam. But if God separated us and turned us different colors, let's remain that way. If I was a yellow man, I'd want to remain a Japanese or Chinese. If I was a colored man, I'd want to remain that way; God made me that way.
Frankly, there's a lot about the colored race that the white race ought to have. They don't have the worry; they're more spiritual. There's a thousand things about them that the white man can't even touch. God made them thus. Who could ever out-sing a colored choir? Where could you find voices?
I've seen them come from the lands back there, didn't know which was right and left hand, thirty or forty different tribes of them, and they sing to a place till the masters stand there and say, "I just can't touch it."
They've trained choirs for years and one will be an octave high and low and everything and say, "Listen to that," just perfectly, even in different language. They're gifted.
But you see, all this stuff has to happen; all because of a politician that you people elected with your crooked machines. And the other day when that governor stood there, sworn and elected into that office by the people, and the question of segregation according to the constitution is, that each--each state can take its own thought about that.
He didn't care, but he read the constitution and said, "Now, the school stands for segregation." They got a school over there, and only two colored children wanted to enter that school when they got their own college. But he stood and said... What he did... He read the constitution.
Then when it come back to this fellow we got up here that knows not Joseph, freedom, pulling for those colored votes, and not knowing it was the Republican party that freed them in the first place, selling out their birthrights to such a thing as that to lead them into a death trap to show that every manmade system's got to fall. That's exactly right.
And Mr. Kennedy, nationalized that "guard" and sent those men right back into the face of their own fathers, standing there under the constitution; that broke the constitution again. Said, "We'll not fight, no, sir," and said, "I hope the nation can find out that we're not living anymore under a democracy, but under military dictatorship."
You know the old saying, "Once a southern Democrat, always." I don't know now. Surely a man will have sense enough to wake up to something. Let those precious people alone; don't kill them off down there like that guy shot that brother in the back the other night with that gun, and his little children and wife in the house. I don't care who he is; that's lowdown and little. Yes, sir.
I'd like to be the judge on that case once. Shoot that man coming home to his wife and children, he's a citizen, has a right to stand for what he thinks is right, a good man.
Picture in Life magazine--that little boy crying for his daddy; and some renegade out there, shoot him in the back out of an ambush... That's what you get to when you reject Christ. That's right. That's where the whole nation's got to, all under politics. It's such a shame, but that's what we wanted. We proved it in this election.
23-4 My little son said to me this morning, "Daddy, the pilgrim fathers, when they come over here, were they all belong to this certain denomination church? Were they all..." said, "They had on big coats."
And I said, "No, honey, they come here for freedom of religion. That's what they come here to get out from under such stuff as that."
You see where it's got to now? Shows that all these kingdoms must fall. (I must hurry.)
One thing, I pray that Brother Martin Luther King will certainly soon wake up. He loves his people; there's no doubt. But if he only--see where his inspiration...
What good would it do if you went to school and a million of you laying yonder dead? Would it just be going to school just the same?
Now, if for hunger, if it was for something another, slaves, the man would be a martyr to give his life for such a cause, a worthy cause; and that would be a worthy cause. But just to go to school, I--I don't see it.
I don't think the Holy Spirit's agreeing with him at all on that. It's got the people all worked up in a bunch of ballyhoo. You see? Just--just like Hitler did over in Germany, led them right into a death trap, them precious Germans; and they laid by the billions, or millions, piled up there on top of one another. That's exactly the same thing, and remember I'm on tape; you'll see it after--maybe after I'm gone.
That's exactly what's going to happen. Them precious people will die down there like flies. Starts a revolutionary, both white and colored will fight again and die like flies. And what you got when it's all over? A bunch of dead people.
But there raised up a pharaoh who didn't know Joseph. It's the same thing today. A man has raised up and took oath in the--in the White House that will not swear to his oath--will not take his oath, that he believes in freedom of religion.
What's this new pope saying? One--four things that he has, one of them is to unite the Protestants and the Catholic together. And to any intellectual person, that's the thing to do. But according to the Bible, it's the wrong thing to do, and the Bible said they would do that. (Let's go a little farther.)
At this time Raamses in Egypt was growing. His power's growing. The natural man, Raamses, was growing. The natural man, the antichrist, is growing now through politics. He's already got to the White House. In religion, he's got all the people so scrupled up till actually they'd fall right for it. And the denominational leaders... Practically every church that there is in the nation is already in the confederation of churches. Raamses is growing, and they're all uniting together, and that's what they'll have. And what does it do? It makes a power, a beast just like the first one.
Then there's a persecution coming upon all those who won't unite with it, and a boycott. It'll be too late then; you've already took the mark. Don't say, "I'll do it then." You better do it now. Raamses was growing.
But remember while Raamses was growing in the power in Egypt, God had Moses in the wilderness. He was growing too. Raamses had a political system. God had a spiritual system under a prophet ready to come down and speak to the people. They're both growing again. It'll be a showdown one of these days. The time ain't far off when there'll come a showdown.
As the natural--as the Scripture says... The natural types the spiritual. You can't get away from it. There it is; it's right before your eyes. It's truth.
Look at the church now, calling out, coming into power, the Holy Spirit coming down, the mysteries of God being revealed and set in order. See? The right here, she's already in the White House, and the church is pulling itself together (Amen.), not a denomination, but out of the bondage of iniquities, away from the Amorites. A people that's free... Oh.
God had Moses, His to-be prophet, though he had already prophesied, and had proved that he was right, but yet, he was in the school of wilderness, hid away from the rest of the world. But he was schooled, being trained out in the wilderness.
The enemy will propose always his system, and unbelief will accept it, because the enemy is the intellectual sign. Now, remember, there's only two... Don't forget this. There's only two powers. One is spiritual power of the Holy Spirit; the other one is the devil working through intellectual power. For that's where he entered in the garden of Eden: through intellectual powers to make Eve believe in intellectual conception against the Word. It's just as plain as it can be; the kids could get that. See? And that's the way it's been all the way down. Here it is in Egypt this morning.
There is an intellectual power working in Raamses, bringing him up to power and raising him up, who knows not the freedom to let--what Joseph had done, what the church had done in the beginning.
And now, we see the same thing, an intellectual power weaving among the churches, and it's raised up to an ecclesiastical head, that don't care about what the Bible says. They've got their own system, not what the Bible says; it's what the church says.
And the Protestants weaved right into that till all the little groups like this... "Well, sure, I know it says this, but I tell you, them days are gone." Form of godliness, but denying the power... Every Scripture in the Bible points straight to it.
Now, you see why I wanted to tape this and send it to the people. The hour has arrived. Truth's got to be known. The exodus is at hand. See, the--the intellectual part looks perfect, and it is perfect. It's exactly... But perfect, the inspiration of Satan.
26-1 And then all the time that this intellectual Raamses was growing and coming to the throne... And remember, he raised up as a brother to Moses (See?), a brother to Moses. One of them had to take the intellectual seat, just like Joseph to his brethren. And what did they do with the little Joseph? Excommunicated him from the Word. The Word's God. And they excommunicated the Word and accepted a creed; and now, the creed has growed to power. Oh God, let people see that.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. JEFF. IN 64-0830E
1179-169 Down there that day in Shreveport when that uprise come, and them--and there was all them young colored inspired out there, communistic...
I've told you here in this pulpit, Martin Luther King is the greatest indebtment the colored people's ever had. Right. That man's going to lead a--thousands of them to a slaughter (That's right.), inspired by communism.
Let me prove my point. I said that about two years ago. Look what's happening right now. They said they were fighting for integration, and when the law give them integration... And to you people that don't believe in integration, be ashamed of you. Our nation permits integration, and we should do what the big boss says do. That's exactly right.
And now, you say... Not to come in places, and so forth like that, or shopping, or set in the back of the bus, and so forth, no, sir. The law says they're just the same as we are, so we're the same as they are; so let's act that way. Let's be that way. And that's exactly what all really true borned again people believe. And now, I believe that's in their heart.
I never had such a feeling for people as I have them poor people in Africa, the way they were treated. And I do not believe in that stuff. I'm a southerner; I was borned across the river yonder, but I'm like Abraham Lincoln; I come here, because I believe that men were born equal. That's right. And I do not believe in separating people and things like that, when them people... baptized with the Holy Ghost and so forth.
But look, it isn't them real genuine borned again Christian colored people that's causing all this trouble. You want to condemn them for that, what about some of our renegade white kids? See? Now, what sauce for the goose is for the gander. Why, our white kids cause twice as much trouble as they have. That's exactly right. Where's it at? In our colleges and things like that. Some of our higher educated people is causing those things. See?