Internet Summary Video – January 2017
/ Ewald Frank
Internet Summary January 2017
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany.
We just look back to a most blessed year and also to the meetings we had on the last day of 2016 and on the first day in 2017.
It’s the the grace of God. If I look back, I never made as many trips in a year through all the time as I did in this past year. As you might know internationally, every first weekend I'm here in the Mission Center for the special meetings. Even this time, over 20 nations were gathered, about 1,200 brothers and sisters were here and we just appreciate so much the possibility that we still can travel and have the meetings undisturbed.
At the same time since 44 years ago every last weekend of every month I am in Zürich, Switzerland. But between the first and the last weekend I travel all over the earth. This time we included six different trips to African countries, trips to the Far East, trips to European countries.
So, by the grace of God, I could share the promised Word for this day with many, many people around the world. And also, in our meetings and actually wherever I share the Word of God, many nations join us and hear the Word of God all over the world. This has never happened before. Whether I preached in Germany or in Africa or in Asia, all countries can join and listen to the message of the hour.
We're just grateful even for all our brothers who translate in 14 different languages here in the mission center in Krefeld, Germany. When I share God's Word in the German language, all these interpreters are listening and translating at the same time into Russian and into Spanish and then into French and into English and into all the main languages. And then, on top of that, the brothers in the many countries share the same Word in the different languages that are spoken locally.
All together we can say: “Matthew 24:14 is fulfilled: «This gospel, this full gospel shall be preached to all nations and then the end shall be.»” This Scripture is fulfilled before our very eyes.
The main subject in our time is the second coming of Christ, the promised Return of the Savior, as our Lord said in John Chapter 14: “I go to prepare the place, then I will return and take you to be where I am.“ This is a promise and we are the children of promise believing every promise in God's holy Word. And also: We're not interpreting any Scripture, we believe every Word of God the way it is written.
And to share with you just the most important promise for this day, that God will send someone like Elijah (Malachi Chapter 4) to bring us back to the original Word of God, to restore the New Testament church now, at the end of the time of grace, before the second coming of Christ. We all understand – the first and the last sermon must be the same, the first and the last baptism must be the same – we must return to the original foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, we must return to the holy Word of God.
And beloved, I look back to 61 years since I came in contact with the message of the hour or, even more correct to say – with the messenger of the hour. When I met brother Branham in 1955, I knew – this is a man sent from God. And brothers and sisters, by the grace of God I knew him personally for 10 years, ate with him at the same table, drove with him in the same car, was in his home in Jeffersonville and in conventions here and there…
But now to the very direct commission the Lord gave to him, to His prophet, in 1933. I wrote it into my Bible:
“Everyone on the bank was wondering what I was hesitating for. All, many people up and down the banks of the river – newspapers, reporters, photographers were there and then it said again: «Look up!» And when I looked up… and as I looked up there came the light coming down. People began fainting, falling and a voice said these words: «As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, the message that is given to you will be forerunning before the second coming of Christ.» Not that I would be a forerunner, but the message was to be the forerunner.”
Beloved, I don't say this for myself or to defend myself, but I say this: As you cannot change any Word of God, you cannot change what the prophet said and what the prophet was told! If you do so, if you do so, the door will be closed, you will not enter into the glory of God! Don’t touch God's Word! Don't touch what divinely was commissioned to brother Branham! And here it says:
“The message given to you will be the forerunner of the second coming of Christ…“
Who are you to change it and say: “William Branham was the forerunner”?! William Branham was the prophet promised in Malachi Chapter 4. He brought the message, but he is already over 50 years in glory, but the message – how wonderful, how wonderful – the message is reaching the ends of the earth. We see the truth of this, what he was told on June 11th is being fulfilled before our very eyes. How can anyone change or deny it?
And beloved, as we look into the holy Scriptures, what is the main purpose of the message? To prepare the Bride of Christ for the coming of the Bridegroom! And therefore, as it says in John 14, our Lord speaking: “I go to prepare the place then I will return and I will take you to be where I am.” And now our preparation must take place! He prepared the place in glory, but now we must prepare to be ready when He returns! And therefore Matthew 25 from verse 1 to 12 will be very soon fulfilled. And there the message is: “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet Him!” Therefore we believe that William Branham was sent with the message and we believe that the message is forerunning the second coming of Christ. We must return to God, to His Word. And just as the Bridegroom was the Word, the Word, just the Word, not interpretation, just the pure Word of God – in the beginning was the Word – so the Bride, the Bride is not a mixture, the Bride is the pure Word of God.
Every promise God made in His Word for the Bride is now being fulfilled. And just as Eve was taken out of Adam – “Flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone…”, so the Bride was taken from the Bridegroom when His side was opened at the cross of Calvary and the blood of the new covenant was shed and the Bride was redeemed! Flesh of His flesh, spirit of His spirit, life of His life! And therefore the true Bride of Christ will never, never accept any interpretation! Not about 7 thunders or about this or about that… Never! Just never! Every true child of God will remain in the true Word of God, which is written in the Bible!
And William Branham, God’s prophet, was sent to take us back to the Bible, to the Word of God. And therefore, beloved brothers and sisters, it is my privilege to share this holy precious Word of God that remains forever with all the nations on earth before the return of Christ.
As you know, the main subject for the apostles was also the second coming of Christ. You can go to the apostle Peter in 2nd Peter chapter 3: “The Lord is not slack with His promise but has long patience.” You can go to James chapter 5 verse 7 speaking about the former and the latter rain and about the coming of the Lord. You can go to 1st John chapter 2 verse 28. And now is the time when we share God's Word revealed to all the prophets, revealed to all the apostles and then shared with us by the prophet who was sent in our time to bring us back to the Word of God.
And even finally in Revelation chapter 19 verse 7: “And His wife, His bride, has made herself ready.”
Beloved brothers and sisters, I have to say this before God Almighty: There are at the moment so many different teachings, so many different interpretations of the statements brother Branham made… I take every statement back to the Word of God and I must say: There is not a single problem. No, no. But you must take one statement and the second and go back to the Word of God and then you have the final answer, the final authority, which is the Word of God, that will remain forever.
Let me say this: The bride of Christ is now preparing to meet the Bridegroom. And in every country, every city they will be one heart and one soul, not going after this brother’s teachings or following this brother, but they will follow Jesus Christ, they will follow the apostles' doctrine, they will be restored before God Almighty!
And I say again: Not a single interpretation but every Word of God will be a reality.
So let me summarize what we try to say here today: By the grace of God I look back to over 50 years in the ministry. Right after the prophet was taken to glory I had to start this international ministry and now I look back to all of these years and thanks be to Almighty God, He opened the doors in every country on earth – be it Russia or China, be it Damascus or Cairo, be it Aleppo or wherever – I preached in all the main cities, I preached in over 560 cities and I preached in exactly 160 countries. But in many countries I preached in a number of cities. In India I preached in 23 cities from one end to the other. So by the grace of God the message of the hour that was to forerun the second coming of Christ I've carried into all the nations of the earth. And now even the meetings that we have here in Krefeld – over 170 countries joined us, the believers all over the world join us to hear the true Word of God and to prepare for the return of Christ.
Please, never forget: In heaven there will be no mixture, in heaven there will be no interpretation, in heaven there will be no discussion! As long as you discuss, you don't have revelation. If you have revelation you don't discuss anymore! You preach the Word of God, which is revealed to us by the grace of the Almighty. So, may the blessings of Almighty God rest upon you! We can say Maranatha – our Lord is coming! Remember, please remember, Matthew 25 verse 10: “They that were ready went in to the marriage and the door was closed.” Please, come before, prepare and be ready, don't come when the door is closed and the rapture has taken place, come now and be restored, be prepared to meet the Lord when He returns. And the true Bride will be the five wise virgins who will go into glory at the return of Christ.
May the blessings of Almighty God rest upon you in Jesus' holy name. Amen.