Internet Video Summary transcription - August 2016
/ Ewald Frank
Internet Video Summary - August 2016
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany. We greet you in the precious name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
By the grace of God we look back to the past weekend, Saturday and Sunday. God blessed us in the mighty way, many Scriptures were read and the Word of God became again very precious to us. Also, I mentioned the meetings we had in Belgium, Brussels, in Paris, in Romania and, beloved, people are coming from far and near. In Paris we had over 2000, in Romania over 1500. Just from everywhere God is calling for the last time and I believe with all my heart that the message of the hour, the true Word of God with all the promises for this day is the final call to the elect in every country on earth, because our Lord said that all nations would be blessed. You go back to Abraham, Genesis chapter 12 and then you go to chapter 18 – Abraham believed God and you go to chapter 22 – Abraham obeyed God. Beloved, this is God's time for God's people.
Also in the meetings on Saturday and Sunday with over 1000 people gathered in this Mission Center, many, many, about 1600, joined us in all the different countries around the earth listening to the precious Word of God. The main subject was that we are chosen in Christ, who was the firstborn among many brothers. And beloved, I said it many times, when the promise about the Savior was to be fulfilled, the angel Gabriel came down from heaven announcing to Mary the birth of the Son of God promised all through the Old Testament – in Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:5-6, in all the promises and then, when the time was fulfilled, the angel came down from heaven giving that promise to Mary and the moment she heard the promise she believed, she believed and the next moment the Holy Spirit overshadowed her and the Son of God was born. First it was a seed like the Word is a seed and our Savior was the Word – in the beginning was the Word. And now the Word was made flesh. And here is the mystery: At the moment of the begetting it’s a seed, at the moment of the birth it’s a creation. The seed becomes a reality and you could hold the Savior in your hands.
Beloved, so it is with us – first we hear the promised Word of God. And the Holy Scripture says in James Chapter 1 verse 18, 1st Peter Chapter 1 verse 23 we are begotten by the Word of God, because the Word is the seed and first we receive the seed. And when the new birth takes place, we become a new creature in Jesus Christ, our Lord. And then He is the firstborn among many brethren.
And let me read to you this precious verse in Romans Chapter 8: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” This is the main point in the whole plan of salvation. All through the Old Testament the blessing was placed upon the firstborn – the birthright. If you go through the books of Moses, God decided that every firstborn… And if you go to Exodus Chapter 2 our Lord gave the command to Pharaoh: “Let my son go! Let my firstborn go, because he must and will serve me!” So all though the Old Testament the birthright was connected to the blessings of God. And so our Lord and Savior became the firstborn and all the blessings of God He brought with Him and we have them in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
And also if we read in Colossians and other places speaking about the true sons and daughters of God – they are the true seed of God as the Son of God was the true seed. They are not a mixture, they are true sons and daughters of God. Right from the Garden of Eden there were two different seeds and God put enmity between the two seeds – one was Abel, one was Cain. We all know what happened in the garden of Eden.
Beloved brothers and sisters, make sure that you are a true child of God, that you have the Spirit of the firstborn, that you have the birthright, that you will be with the Savior who was and is the Firstborn among many brethren.
And here in Colossians Chapter 1 it says: ”Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” This verse is misinterpreted by many saying that Christ was born at the creation time. No! He was the Creator! And let me read this for you in the next verse, verse 16: „For by Him were all things created…“ By Him all things were created: visible, invisible, thrones, anything and everything was created by Him. But those who believe that God exists in three eternal persons, they claim, that the Son was born at the moment of the creation. No! He, whom we know as Son, is the Lord, the Lord Himself, who spoke all things into existence.
But now coming to the New Testament – He became the firstborn of the new creation, of the creation of God, not of the creation of heaven and earth in the creation of what you see and what you don't see. No, He created all things as we read here. But by the grace of God we understand the plan of salvation: In the Son of God, who was the firstborn among many brethren, we, as true children of God, sons and daughters of God, have received the birthright and we shall see our Lord and Savior at the moment He returns to take His bride, all the sons and daughters of God, into glory and we shall be with Him at the marriage supper of the Lamb.
And when you read 1st Corinthians 15 right to verse 28 and then you come to the last verses – when all is complete and when everything is done in the plan of salvation, then there will be no more mentioning about Son or Mediator or Advocate, then God will be all in all and we shall be with God as sons and daughters for ever.
Oh, blessed be the Lord for the precious and holy Word of God. And by the way, may I make this remark? Today, in a week from today, next Monday it will be 61 years ago when I shook brother Branham’s hand for the first time, in August 1955, 15th of August 1955. So I look back to 61 years, by the grace of God believing the message, having known brother Branham personally. And I regard this as a very very special privilege to have been the eyewitness and the earwitness of what God has done through that unique extraordinary ministry in our day and time.
So God sent His prophet, He gave us the message, and we have taken the message to the ends of the earth in the past 50 years. And now the message has reached the end – every country on earth is reached by the grace of God. Beloved, even our services are transmitted into all the world and everybody whether it is Africa or India or Asia or whatever, wherever, everybody can hear and join us in the meetings that we have.
May the blessings of Almighty God rest upon you and be with you in Jesus' holy name is my prayer. Amen.