Now, we know the story of Abraham and what had happened. He had been called to a place of duty. He had been called out of his land, the land of the Chaldeans, and the city of Ur, where he had been there with his father and his people. And that's down in the Shinar valley, probably a rich fertile land. And Abraham, as we understand, wasn't any special person in the sight of the world. On otherwise, he wasn't a king, or a monarch, or a potentate. He was just a man. And he had married his half sister, which was Sarah, and probably married her when she was a young woman. And God had called him at the age of seventy-five, to a life of service, and it also included his helpmate.

And right here we could start. I believe that when God calls a man to service, if he's a married man and has a helpmate, He calls his wife with him, because they two are one.

And so, wherever we find later on that God possibly would have killed Sarah when she doubted the Angel's message, twenty-five years later, when they were setting under the oak that day, but when she laughed when the Angel told her, or told Abraham that she was going to be mother, and Sarah laughed within herself and said, "How could I, old?" Ninety years old, and her husband a hundred years old, her womb been dried up for years, and his body as good as dead. Then how could she ever have pleasure with her husband again? And she laughed to herself.

And the Angel, with His back turned to the tent, said, "Why did Sarah laugh?"

And she denied it. Now, that's telling God to His face that He's wrong. See? And that would've took her life, but God could not take Sarah, because she was a part of Abraham. See? And she was in the covenant with him, so she had to go with him. So He could not take Abraham--or take Sarah, without taking part of Abraham, for these two are one.

-- Brother Branham
May 6, 1962