Internet Video Summary transcription - June 2016
/ Ewald Frank
Ewald Frank, Internet Summary – June 2016
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany. We’re just very very grateful to God for the meetings we had this last weekend.
Brothers and sisters, true believers, came from all over Europe and also from overseas and then those from all countries joined us online to hear and to see what the Lord has provided for us – His precious and holy Word. And we shared the message of the hour, the precious and promised Word of God for this day.
And I read from Romans Chapter 1 these very, very important verses. Romans chapter 1 where the apostle goes back to the Old Testament, showing what God promised in the Old Testament He fulfils in the New Testament. Romans Chapter 1 verse one:
“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God…” And then: ”…which He had promised before by the prophets in the Old or Holy Scriptures – in the Old Testament.”
Brothers and sisters, this is so important! In the Old Testament God used the prophets to foretell all that He would do in the course of the New testament. And if you read Matthew Chapter 1, there we find that God confirmed from the very, very beginning the promise given in Malachi. The Lord Himself said: “I will send my messenger before my face to prepare my way before me.” It's absolutely great to know the harmony of the Old and the New Testament. First God made promises using the prophets to foretell what would come, what would be in the plan of salvation. And then from Matthew Chapter 1 we're told one promise fulfilled after the other. Even going right to Acts Chapter 1, Acts Chapter 2 and the other chapters – everything is the fulfillment of what God had promised in the Old Testament.
Our main concern is the second coming of Christ and all true believers share in their heart this promise and are looking forward to see the promise fulfilled. And then we go back just for a moment to the beginning at the first coming of Christ – John the Baptist, the promised prophet from the Old Testament and we find the result of his ministry in Luke chapter 1 verse 17 and 18: A people well prepared for the Lord – that is what the message of the hour shall do. A people well prepared for the Lord, because in Matthew 25 we read: “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh…” and then: ”they who are ready, who are prepared, will go to the marriage and the door will be closed.” We are expecting the return of Christ, the second coming of Christ, for the Bridegroom to come and take His bride home.
And here, we have the promise in many places: 1st Corinthians 15 from verse 50, about the return and the coming of Jesus Christ, 1st Thessalonians chapter 4 and many other Scriptures speaking about that great event. And when it comes to the direct coming of the Lord, we have to read both scriptures: 1st John chapter 4 verse 2: “By this know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.” This refers to the first coming of Christ, when the Word was made flesh and Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, came into this body of flesh to take the sins that we have done in the body of flesh upon Himself to the cross. And He shed His blood, gave His life to redeem us and to give us the redemption and forgiveness of sins.
But when the second coming of Christ is spoken of (and I am reading from the same Bible brother Branham was also reading) and in the 2nd letter of John in verse 7 we read: “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ cometh in the flesh. This is the deceiver and an antichrist.” Here we have a very important statement because many who claim to believe the prophet and the message say: ”Christ has already come in a spiritual way, left the mercy seat, came to claim His redeemed.” That’s a lie. That is a lie. Jesus Christ has revealed Himself in an outstanding and supernatural way, appearing to brother Branham. How many times in all the prayer lines the pillar of fire came down. I was in his meetings, I know what happened, I'm an eyewitness.
And then on February 28th, 1963 the supernatural cloud and the Lord surrounded by seven angels and the seventh angel in that constellation spoke to brother Branham to return to Jeffersonville for the opening of the seven seals. But that was not the return, that was not the second coming of Christ! No and no again! That was just God in His mercy showing His prophet that the time of the opening of the seven seals has come.
And beloved brothers and sisters, I have a responsibility before God and I must tell you and I must ask you to read the Word of God. Not to just say something. For instance: Acts chapter 1: “The same Jesus that was taken from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you have seen Him going up into heaven.” This is what the Word of God says! And our Lord took His disciples right up to Bethany and then He raised His hands, He blessed His disciples and while He was blessing them, He was taken to glory. And they looked, they beheld Him, going up bodily! Not a message, not a revelation! Bodily! And brother Branham emphasized: ”The Lord will return bodily in the same way as He was taken up to glory.” And we shall be changed! These bodies! Not a revelation, no! Reality! And every revelation that comes from God is always connected to reality, not to fantasy.
I remember the brother in Virginia, who stood before me and said: ”Brother Frank, you know, we're already raptured.” Brothers and sisters, you cannot imagine! I just had to weep. I said: “Beloved brother, you are here and I'm here, how can you say that you are raptured?” And he said: ”It's a revelation. If you have the revelation, you are already raptured and you are already in the Millennium.” I said: ”Beloved brother, please, take me back to the airport.” I will never believe anything except it's the Word of Almighty God!
And I say this again: the many different teachings, about thunders, about this, about that… Please! Please, understand: Everything that was part of the ministry, the special ministry of God's prophet William Branham leave with God and leave it where it was ordained to be. I preached over 8000 sermons in 156 countries, but I never preached about thunders. Why not? Because if I open this Word of God, where can a preach about thunders? Tell me, where? Please, where? From which Bible? From which verse? From which chapter? And even in Revelation 10, when the 7 thunders will utter their voices, when the Lord will come as the Angel of the covenant – not for the rapture. For the rapture He comes as Bridegroom to take the bride home. But when He comes as the original owner, as the Angel of the covenant, putting one foot on the land and one on the sea, swearing by Him that lives forever - that is when the seven thunders will utter their voices. And they were not even written! John was forbidden to write them! I am forbidden to preach about them! When will you respect the Word of God? This is the time when you have to respect the Word of God!
And coming back to 2nd John verse 7 - if you don't confess that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, will return in the same body that He was resurrected and was with His disciples for 40 days and then, according to Luke 24 verse 50 and 51 - before their eyes was taken bodily to glory and He will return according to the Word of God in the same way. And we, by the grace of God believe 1st Thessalonians 4 in the precise order: When the Lord returns, the dead in Christ will rise bodily! They will rise bodily! And we who are alive shall be changed – bodily! And together we shall be taken up and meet the Lord in the air and be with Him at the marriage supper of the Lamb, sit down and eat and drink with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, with all the elect from the Old and the New Testament, it will be a reality. Everything connected to the plan of salvation, with the Savior and with the saved will be a reality.
May God bless you and I trust you understand my responsibility before God. William Branham, God's prophet on June the 11th, 1958, in Dallas, Texas, just before the service… I had a very good conversation with the prophet, sharing with me his divine commission and the message of the hour for the first time. At the end of that conversation he said, looking at me, he said: “Brother Frank, you will return to Germany with this message.” And by the grace of God I was connected to his ministry for 10 years and by the grace of God I publish all his sermons, I go from city to city to preach the Word of God.
May you receive divine revelation, divine understanding may you respect the Word of God, is my prayer in Jesus' holy name. God bless you wherever you are on Earth. This is God's time for God's people to return to the Word of God and be ready for the return of Christ. God bless you in Jesus' holy name. Amen.