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Evangelist Buford Dowell part 2

Evangelist Buford Dowell part 2


Genesis 26:18
tells us “Isaac dug again the
wells of Abraham.” In every generation, there have been revivals, massive moves of the Spirit that changed the course
of history. In every revival, there were
believers like you who chose to answer the call to become the one in
their generation. Discover your call to
be the one in your generation. We are about to
take you face to face with
history. ♪ [Music] Welcome to revival
radio TV, I’m your host
Gene Bailey. So glad you are here. I’m excited because
I have my new friend, Buford Joseph Dowell, back with me again. – Thank you. What a
privilege. – Yea, and your dad was
Buford Oscar Dowell
– Yes – That’s right. Okay, so. Buford has been telling
us all kinds of stories of being parts of revivals
from long ago in history. This is great stuff. If you missed last
week’s program, go to the website
REVIVALRADIOTV.com and go back and
watch it. Okay? Check our Facebook page
but you need to watch it and get some stuff that
he’s shared that are really some good
nuggets there, Joseph, that I appreciate
you are sharing. Well, last week, I told
the people, you are going to tell us a
story about your encounter with Kathryn Kuhlman
so take up the story. – I first saw her when I
was 14 in Pittsburg in the Presbyterian church
but I didn’t meet her. I just enjoyed her
ministry, watched her on TV hundreds
of times like other people but I was invited by
Demos Shakarian to pray for the
convention of the Full Gospel
Businessmen in Phoenix. – Right. – And the speakers were
a tremendous line up. Oral Roberts was
there, Rex Humbard, I got to meet him. He was wonderful, one of
my favorite people and the first preacher
that ever preached on television in America. – That’s right. – And Paul Cain was there. William Branham
was there. Several others but
the very last Sunday, since Kathryn Kuhlman had a
miracle service and they notified me that her
organist had missed his flight and asked me if
I would set in with the pianist and play the organ
which is a great honor. And they had their organ
setting right next to the piano and he and I
could communicate and I followed him
and then when the
service was over, after all those
wonderful healings and
people being saved, I was in a rush to get
across town to another auditorium
for a TV rally for another minister
from South Texas and I had my motorhome in the
back with the trailer on it where I hold the organ
and I put the organ on a dolly and I’m pushing it
down the hallway behind the platform and I happened to
go by sister Kuhlman’s dressing room
and the door was open and I glanced in there
and she was sitting there looking at me and I would
just froze and I said, “Oh sister Kuhlman, what a
wonderful service you had,
thank you.” And she looked at me and
she was so beautiful and dramatic and she said,
“Young man, don’t you ever
forget. It’s the anointing of
the Holy Spirit upon your music that
makes a difference.” And I was just blown
away and I said, “Well thank you sister Kuhlman,
I will never forget it and I haven’t. I haven’t always had it
but thank God for His goodness and I play
much better with it. [Laughs]
– Yes, amen. – But then something–I believe
God just put it in my mouth because I didn’t really
think about it. I said, “Sister Kuhlman, may
I ask you a question?” She said, “Well,
of course.” I said, “What is faith?” And then in my mind,
I’m thinking I could of thought of something
a little deeper than that. And she thought for a
minute and she said, “Young man, faith is when you
quit believing what you see and start seeing what
you believe.” Honestly most of it
went right over my head. – Right. – But over a 2 year period,
God would bring it back and I would get
little bits and pieces and I’m going down the highway
somewhere on the East coast headed to New
York for a convention, driving along and comes
back to me and God spoke to me and said, “Son, what do you
really believe?” And I said, “Oh I believe
Jesus is Your Son. I believe in my spirit,
I said, “Jesus is Your Son, I believe He died
for me, He rose again. He is seated at the
right hand of the Father and when I go to Heaven…I’m
going to die and I’m going to go
to Heaven and I want to reach
people for God. And the Lord said, “But
I have a revelation of my Son that you’ve never
received and I’d like you to
know my Son by the revelation of
the Holy Ghost.” And I began a journey
of faith with God’s Word and to other ministries
to hear with a spiritual ear. – Yes. – The Bible says that He’s
deafened some people ears”. Talking spiritual now. And to see with
a spiritual mind. The Bible also says that
Jesus blinded some eyes
for some people. He’s not talking
about natural. Here is the key. We must know God by the Spirit
for God is the Spirit. Most people don’t know
Him by the Spirit. They know Him by the
book, they know Him by what the preacher says. They know Him by that
picture on the wall, probably doesn’t look
anything like Him. But when you know Him
by the Spirit and you open your heart, His
Spirit comes in and makes your body,
the temple… Let me stop there. In church, the dwelling
place of the Holy Ghost… My God, what an
honor and a privilege that the God that spoke
this universe into existence is dwelling in
you and I and thousands of believers
that are watching right now and many who
don’t believe but if you open your
heart, He’ll come in just like our brother said
and He will live with you. And He will make
your body the Temple of the Holy Ghost. But you’ve got to know
Him by the Spirit. You’ve got to hear it–this
book in the Spirit. It’s closed, you can’t
read this book like a LIFE
magazine– – Right. – You can’t read it like
Alice in Wonderland, you can’t read it like your
textbook in college. This is a
spiritual book. That’s why we have so
many denominations, so many different
doctrines. They are reading it after the
natural letter and not the Spirit of
God but if you would do that and say, “God open my
eyes, open up my spirit man” because God created you and
I to be a spirit being. He made us flesh but we ought not to be
a flesh being. He gave us 5 senses but we ought not to be a
sensual being. We ought to be a
spiritual being just like God. I’m sorry, I didn’t
mean to preach… – No, it’s good stuff. – There is an anointing
in this place. – That’s right,
there is, there is… – It’s on this ground,
I felt it when we came here. – Praise God.
– Thank you, my brother. – Buford, when you
talk about, it has to be by the Spirit. – Yes. – In your history of
traveling and planing for all these men and
women of God, what was is that stood
out to you the most about flowing in the
Spirit? Being open to
the Spirit? Maybe there is an example
of that you want to share or maybe it’s
just a revelation? You were privy to sit there under these great men
and women of God. What was it that you saw
that led you to believe and
understand that? – Well the first thing
that helped me, I was 9 years old in
my father’s tent revival, sponsoring church,
pastor’s wife came, I was sitting with that
pastor’s sons. They came back and took
them to the altar to pray when the altar
call was given. I thought, well I
go along with them. Next thing I knew I was
laying out in the Spirit and I’m hearing
this voice way off and it was my voice. And I opened my eyes and
I’m speaking in a language I’ve never
spoke before. – That is when you
are 9 years old? – Yes. – 1949? – Right. Mom and dad are leaning
over me and another brother, brother
Bob from Texas. He was an contractor. They were
leaning over me, tears rolling down
their face. Something happened when
the Holy Spirit engulfed me and over the years, as I sat
and even with Billy Graham, and I watched him and
later talked to him. I watched him preach
to 800 preachers a Pentecostal message
and he’s a Baptist. And I loved it and
some of those precious brothers were squirming in their seats. He only gave the altar
call, he didn’t have an altar. He told them to turn around
and turn their chair into an altar and repent
because the days were gone when men of God could
walk down the streets of your city and
people would stop and take their hat off
and bow and respect him. Now they go to the other
side of the street to keep from meeting him and he rebuked those
pastors in love. Most of them did what
he said and turned their chair
into an altar. I counted and I think
it was 8 of them that snuck out the back door. After I got to pray
and everybody left, I was just standing around,
I went out by the front door and here came Billy Graham
and George Beverly Shea and Ted Smith and some
other men of God. And brother Graham stuck
his hand out to me and I said, “Oh
brother Graham, what a privilege
to meet you. I’d see you at the Full
Gospel Businessmen Convention but to meet you in
person, I thank you for your dedication
to God” and I said, “Can I ask you a question?” And he said, “Yes.” I said, “I have an aunt
that is a minister. Her name is Ruth and she
stayed with your daughter and her husband in
Switzerland.” He said, “Ruth Dowell?” I said, “Yes!” I said, “She told me
that she had met you, she also told me that
you’d received the baptism of the
Holy Spirit.” And he said, “That’s
true but don’t tell my Baptist friends.” Oh he can tell them
now because they are receiving the
baptism and… – Right. – But God used
those men and the healing evangelist
R.W. Schambach. Oh! What a
preacher machine! I will never forget. I was telling the
driver coming here, I heard him going down
the road one time to Texas on my way East
and I heard brother Schambach preaching on
the radio and he said, “Everybody is talking
about how big and terrible the devil is and the devil
don’t have no power. Besides if he gets through
Schambach, he’s gonna come through the
blood of Jesus… – Hmm, that’s good. – And if he comes
through the blood, he’s got to get saved
before he get… [Laughs]
I almost wrecked my car, I got
so happy. I pulled off the next
town to a payphone. I didn’t have
cell phone then. I called brother
Schamback. I had his old number back when
he lived in Pennsylvania. He said, “How are you?” I said, “I’m doing
good,” I said, “Keep preaching the
same message. I’ve been listening to
you all these years. Don’t change it.” And he said, “I will.” And we hanged up and… – Tell me about R.W.
Schamback. What was it? Did you play
for him as well? – I first met him when
he traveled with A.A. Allen. He was the song
leader and the day speaker. Brother Allen, I’ll tell
you a little secret, few people know. We were sitting in a
restaurant one time and brother Allen said,
“Brother Schambach said you have such a powerful
word of faith and a great anointing,”
and he said, “Everybody is getting healed in
your afternoon service.” He said, “Could you
leave me a few people to pray for tonight?” [Laughs] And he said, “Okay brother
Allen, I’ll try to.” But he could preach
faith so strong to cripples that would jumped
out of their wheelchair. –to blind eyes come open,
till sinners who drive in off the street
and get under conviction come screaming down
the aisle. “Oh God, save my soul!” – Right, praise God. – I loved that man. I wished to have dinner
with him 3 days after he passed away. But he had
a better date. – Yea, he had a
better reservation. – Yes. He wouldn’t
trade places. Oh, there is so
many of them. – Let me ask you the
question here in our last 10 minutes or
so that we have. You and I were talking
before we went on the air with this program
about revival in these day
and age. We’ve talked about on
this program as well as in church service about
the prophecy of Smith
Wigglesworth gave to Lester Sumrall… about this last great
revival and the Great Awakening. How does that fit with where you’ve been and
what you see? Do you see the
same thing? I see it beginning to
break loose all over America and Canada
and the other nations. This is God’s
end time revival. It’s happening. You may be sit in
some dead dry
church or pardon me, Doctor Frost
is the pastor. [Laughs]
You may be–
haven’t seen a miracle or felt the
power of God. If they don’t believe
in miracles, if they don’t believe in the
baptism of the Holy Ghost, grab your kids and run. Find you a place
that believes like this preacher believes
and brother Copeland and others that can draw you
into His presence because the Word says, “In His presence, there
is fullness of joy.” – That’s right. – It’s happening now. I’m getting calls
almost weekly of preachers who are buying
big tents again. I know of 6 tent companies that
are building giant tents… – Really?
– For evangelism. One of them is the brother
we talked about earlier. Brother Nick. – Uh-huh. – Now you think you’re
a preacher and you have an excuse
for not preaching. Go to
lifewithoutlimbs.com and see my friend
brother Nick. You’re not seeing any
arms or hands because he doesn’t have any. You are not seeing
any legs or feet. He has no legs. He has one foot on his
left side of his hip and amazingly, he can lay
his Bible on the table. His wife will sit him
on the table and he’ll take his toes and open that Bible and go
through the scriptures and
find what he wants. He can put a
smartphone down. I was sitting having
lunch with him the other day and I didn’t know
it but– he turned this recorder on
his smartphone. He was recording. He
starts playing back… – How about that. So people are
buying tents again? – He’s building a tent right
now to sit 10 000 people. There is another brother
building one to sit 8 000. I can go on and on… But besides the tents,
revival is coming. It’s getting out of the
walls of the church. I’ve got a video of a lady
in a Walmart store… 80 years old. She turns down an aisle. There is a man seated
in a wheelchair. She said, “Young man,
would you like for Jesus to heal you
today?” He batted his eyes and he said,
“Well I guess so.” She opened her purse and got
out a bottle of an holy oil, and anointed
him, started praying. People started to
gathering around. The cameras in the Walmart
store started videotaping. She prayed the
prayer of faith. That’s the difference
not just the old prayer. The prayer of faith: “Shall
save sick and the Lord…” and he gets up out of
his wheelchair and walks all around the store. It’s happening
in Walmart. It’s happening
on the streets. It’s happening in
highways and hedges. It’s happening when people
are driving down the road and God is turning them into a
church or to a revival. They are running into
someone and say, “Would you pray for me,
I need Jesus.” Can I tell you who I
prayed for on the phone? Let me get my cell phone. I feel like
illustrate my sermon. It was my older
cell phone. 2 years ago, at my daughter’s
house, the phone ring. A preacher
friend called me. He used to be the associate
with John Osteen in Houston,
Lakewood. I was also an associate
with John Osteen. But he called and he
said, “Buford, the man that used to work for
me, before I got saved, he’s going to call you.” He said, “Don’t be
surprise, he’s in Mississippi
in a prison.” I said, “But how
can he call me?” His brother is wealthy and
he paid a guard to give
him a cell phone but don’t worry, he got
saved few days ago. – Wow. – And he is calling you about
the baptism of the Holy Ghost and he wants you to help
him write a book about his story. A little bit later about
an hour, the phone ring. I picked up
the phone. “Bobby?” I wrote this down so I
wouldn’t forget it… I forgot his last name,
it will come back to me. But he was the Southern
Godfather of the mafia. – Wow. – He was full of joy. I knew he had Jesus. I could tell and feel
it in the Spirit. All he wanted to do
is talk about Jesus. I said, “What are you going to
do when you get out of prison?” He said, “Well they were
supposed to let me out 2 years ago. I’ve
served over my time. I’m 40 years. But he said, “I don’t care
whether I get out or not. I just keep leading
men to Christ. He’s been leading over
300 men to Christ in the
prison. – Wow. – I said, “I hear you
want the baptism.” And he said, “Yes,
that’s what I want.” And he got excited and I
said, “Call me tomorrow. I’m going to give
you 3 scriptures. Read them, call
me back tomorrow. I’m going to pray for
you and God is going to fill you
with the Holy Ghost.” Next day he called,
I prayed for him. He got the baptism. 2 days later, God took
him home, glory to God. – What is it? If you had to
sum this up. What is it about this last
great revival that is
different? – Very easy. As much as
Branham and A.A. Allen and Jack Coe and all those
great men and women, try to get people
not to glorify them, not to exalt them, not to
look at their flesh. Look to Jesus,
give Him the glory. People have a spirit of
idolatry in churches in
America. They idolize preachers. They idolize gospel
singers and musicians. I remember brother Allen
telling me that one time, he said, “I have to come
home and live to myself. I can’t be around people
because they want to touch me, they want to use me, they
want to put me in a box. They want to put a
label on me” and it was troubling me… Brother Allen and other
preachers. This time around, I
promise you Jesus is going to get
all the glory. – Praise God. Amen.
– No man will receive glory in
His presence. – Thank you, Jesus. – I believe it. – I do too. And you said
something earlier. We are talking
about R.W. Schambach. He said he prayed the
prayer of faith and this ministry here,
that’s obviously what brother Copeland has been
preaching for all these years. – Yes, he has. He’s
been so faithful. – And understanding what
faith is, how to use it. It’s an amazing time. So Oral Roberts. You have an
opportunity with Oral. – I saw him in 3 or 4
occasions when I was older but my most impressing time,
I was 10 years old. I was living for the time
being with my uncle and aunt, my mom and
dad were traveling. They had a christian
school in San Diego. I picked up the newspaper and
it had an add and it said, “Oral Roberts
crusade manager would like to meet with
men who would like to be ushers for the
coming crusade.” I got some change for
my uncle and I got on a bus. He gave me permission. I rode down to the Assembly of
God church at sixth and third and brother Roberts’
business manager was there and he talked
to the man and then he asked him to come up
and sign up for usher. I went up and told him,
I said, “I can be an usher. My daddy, he’s
got a tent. I’ve been in tent
revivals and I love brother Roberts
ministry and Robert Dewey, I believe it was his name… I was not able to think
about that in years. Thank you, God. And he said, “Young
man, you know what? I need an helper. I need somebody to
be my assistant.” He said, “I’ve got enough
ushers but would you be my
assistant?” I said, “What do
I have to do?” He said, just run errands
between brother Roberts and I. I said, “That’s
the job I want.” – Yea. – That’s all I want,
glory to God. Short story. 8 days of miracle
healing crusade in San Diego …auditorium and
I’m running, I get to meet
brother Oral and he pats me on the head
and treats me like his buddy …and very kind. At the end of the
meeting, he promised he would pray for everybody in
the auditorium before he left. They had too many people
for a prayer line. They couldn’t get them in
the sport arena where it was. So they called the
police and the police blocked off 2 blocks
in the street and they had double
lines…Like this
is the line, it was just like this…For 2
blocks and then 2 lines coming down the
other side and Oral Roberts was walking
right through the metal with a hand here and his left
hand there praying for the sick and deaf ears
were coming open and blind were seeing. I jumped right in front
of him because I’m his buddy and I’m his
assistant and I said, “Everybody keep,
get your hands up. Brother Roberts
is coming. God is
going to heal you. Get ready, get ready. And I’m going down through
there being a cheerleader. We go all the way, it
was a hot day. We go all the way and
come down the other side. We get to the end. Brother Roberts has
his hair hanging in his face. Mine are all messed up. We are both all
sweated out He looked down at me
and he said, “Son, this is hard
work, isn’t it?” I said, “It sure is,
brother Roberts.” I wiped the hair
out of my face. He reached down and took
my hands and he said, “Jesus, put your healing
power in this boy’s hands and take him
to the nations.” – Hmm. – I didn’t know what
he was saying. I’m 9, 10 years old. But I never forgot it. – Wow. So now you’ve gone…You
told me I think, 172 crusades? – 172
missionary crusades, several hundred
plus revivals. – Wow. – Over 7 million miles
and 58 nations. – Wow, praise God. – And I give Him all the glory
because it was all about Him. It was all about Him. – All about Jesus. – God stopped me to get ready
to do what you’re doing. – Right. – He stopped me
from the crusades. I’m going to teach new
methods to reach more people for less money
and less effort. – Right. And God stopped me and I’ve
been on a journey for 3 years and you
pray for me, my brother. I’ve come for your prayers
because by the grace of God, in a few weeks, we
launch Healing Jesus radio. – Amen. Praise God. – And then the television and
we want to be a backup system for what
God is doing through you. We want to be your
prayer partners so I’ve come for your blessing. – Absolutely. I know all of you
watching, you agree with us that God, You
continue to use Buford in this new calling in radio
and even in television. – Yes God. – Thank you Father for
what you are doing for him as he helps to
broadcast this great end
time revival. We receive it and we
attach our faith to it, in Jesus’ name, amen. – My brother, can I just
thank God that Healing Jesus radio will
have broadcast. Above all these men that
we’ve talked about and many more and all the
way back to Billy Sunday and the healing crusades. mixed with the new
including your program. – Wonderful, praise God! We like every
available voice. Every available voice. Well Buford as you know, you’ve
watch our program before. We leave each program
talking about this. But it all comes
down to this. So many people say,
“Well I don’t have the history that you have. Or I don’t have a TV
program like we have or I don’t have a way to
get out there and preach the gospel and
reach and bring revival. The truth is they
can be the one. – They can be
the one. – They can be the
one right where
they are. – Jesus said, “His eye
is searching the
earth.” He is not looking for
big preachers, He’s not looking for
megachurches, He not looking for–He’s
looking for faith. Do you have faith? Has something this
program done cause your faith
to rise? You are the one. – Amen. You are the
one. Better said. You are the one! We’ll
see you next time. When I started this journey of
learning about revivals, it took a lot
of time. I had to look at books,
I had to look at videos. I had to scour
the Internet. Listen. Here the Revival Radio TV
team is taking all of
that effort out. All you’ve got to do
is go to our website. REVIVALRADIOTV.com. Here you can contact
us, you can watch
episodes, you can sign up to be on
our email list and you will get an email
every week about what’s happening and
special videos. But I want to show you
a special feature that’s on the website
and that’s the
timeline. Now on this timeline,
you can see it in 3D where it looks like that
or you can see it in 2D and you can
actually–actually scroll through history
of revivals. Is that
cool? You can go through here and
you can see what God did. So let’s go here
for instance. Right here in…Let me see a
good one I want to stop. Okay, 1926. Voronaev Pentecostal
Christians of Evangelical Faith,
first conference. I can find out more
information about what happened
in Russia. The Pentecostal leaders
gathered in Odessa,
Ukraine for an assembly. You know, it’s amazing
when you start into
this. You see how God wove
one revival to the
next. How He plucked people out
from one part of the
world and put them
somewhere else. This is a feature you
want to take
advantage of. So go to the
website,
would you? REVIVALRADIOTV.com, look
on that, sign up for all the updates
that we get and take advantage of this
timeline. You won’t regret it. Until next
time, remember! Be the one. ♪ [Music]

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