Then I seemed to go into still another higher dimension. The fishing line I had in my hand turned into a shoestring, about one-half an inch in diameter. I was holding a baby’s shoe, with eyelets about an eighth of an inch in diameter. I was trying to put this half-inch shoestring through one of the eighth-inch eyelets, and I had broken many threads in the shoestring. The Angel of The Lord was still standing in front of me, and he asked sternly, yet kindly, “What are you trying to do?” I answered, “I am trying to lace this shoe.” He said, “You are using the wrong end of the string.”
I looked down at the other end of the string and noticed it was reduced and bound with a metal tip that would easily go through the eyelet. I said, “Oh, I’m sorry, Sir, I hadn’t noticed that I was using the wrong end.” He said, “You can’t teach babies supernatural things without causing carnal comparisons!”
Portion of a vision given to William Branham
In understanding this portion of this vision given to William Branham, the most important part is the lesson at the end. You can’t teach babies supernatural things without causing carnal comparisons. Jesus indicated that the same was true as He was departing, saying, “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12).
This lesson was important for the work of William Branham, and it is important for us to understand the principle as we enter into the deeper things of God today. Let us consider the parable presented by the angel of the Lord. As we are faithful with what we have (someone else’s revelations), perhaps God will be so gracious as to give us our own. Only, let us go on to maturity, holding fast to the head, not forsaking the Word.