Internet Summary Video – October 2017
/ Ewald Frank
Internet Video Summary, October 2017
Beloveds brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany. May the blessings of Almighty God rest upon you is my prayer. May we all recognize the day and the promised Word for our time.
We finished great meetings; I think we had the greatest crowd – almost 1,200 gathered here in the mission center from all over Europe and from overseas to hear the Word of God and to receive the blessings of the Almighty. I gave a report of the September trip to a number of countries in the Far East, to Burma, Bangkok, to Vietnam, to Cambodia and there to cities inside the countries. And the Lord has blessed in a mighty way. It's just wonderful to see how the Lord is calling from all nations and from all tribes.
Then after my return we had great meetings in Romania and for the second time in the city of Constanza at the Black Sea where also over 1,000 were gathered to hear the Word of God. We're just so grateful to the Lord to open the doors in all nations and to also open the hearts to receive, to believe the promised Word of God for this day.
Then in John chapter 13 in verse 20 our Lord said: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.”
Beloved, we are all acquainted with the direct message, with the call and commission the Lord Himself gave to brother Branham. And here we read “if you receive him whom I send, you receive me”. Before we can believe a message a man of God is preaching, we must know and respect that this is a man called by the Lord Himself to bring the message, to bring the Word of God. John the Baptist had a divine call, a divine commission and his ministry was part of the plan of salvation. If we read Luke chapter 7 it says here that all came, repented and were baptized by John, but in verse 30 we read that the Pharisees and the lawyers received not and they refused to be baptized and rejected the counsel of God.
John the Baptist was a man sent from God according to the eternal counsel of God. And when the apostle Paul says that he shared the whole counsel of God, so beloved, we have to understand, by the grace of God, that before the second coming of Christ the promise had to be fulfilled: “Behold I send you…” I send you! It's Thus says the LORD! I, the Lord, send you! And then it says: ”Whomsoever I send if you receive him, you receive the message and you receive the blessings of God, you receive me and receive him that sent me”.
Beloved, we are all acquainted with the direct call given to brother Branham. And I would like to read it again and again: ”As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ you are sent with the message that will forerun the second coming of Christ.”
Again, we have to say: ”Woe unto him that changes, woe unto him who adds, woe unto him who takes away one word!
And I say this with divine respect towards the direct words the Lord spoke to His servant William Branham. I have it in my Bible before me. And brothers and sisters, this text was changed by the brothers in the USA! And that's the curse which has come upon all who only go back to quotes and not to the Word of God. And the quotes are being misinterpreted and all the brothers make their own interpretations about thunders, return ministry, polygamy and about the different subjects, not coming back to the Word of God, but always saying: “The prophet said”, “The prophet said”. The prophet only said what God has already said in His Word.
But here we come to the initial problem that arises even today among those who claim to believe the message of the hour. Beloved brothers and sisters, if you cannot believe word for word precisely the way it was said from the supernatural cloud, please, pack your suitcase and go home, you have no right, no right, to claim to have the message of the hour.
I read, it says here:
“The message that is given to you will be a forerunner of the second coming of Christ. Not that I would be the forerunner, but the message was to be the forerunner.” (9th February 1959)
The Lord Himself said and gave the commission. And the changed version is: “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ so you are sent to forerun His second coming.” Who gave you the right, whether you live in Jeffersonville, in New York or Tucson or any other city, who gave you the right to change the divine wording of the divine commission!?
Beloved brothers and sisters, it's very serious. I hate lies, I hate interpretations, I cannot stand them. Only the Word of God remains forever.
But because all the people came under this influence from the USA, not under God’s influence, but under the influence of those, who knew brother Branham, who say „I was hunting with him” and “I was…” and “He mentioned me 21 times…” Many can say many things, but one question: Who can say: “The Lord called me to the ministry”? It's not enough to know that God called John the Baptist, not enough that he called the apostle Peter, John and James and even the apostle Paul. It's not enough to know that God called William Branham. You must have a call to the ministry, you must know of a day in your life when you heard the audible, all-penetrating voice of the Lord!
And I say this in the fear of God in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord: I believe the original wording of the commission:
”As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, the message given to you will be the forerunning of the second coming of Christ.”
Not “as John the Baptist foreran so you will forerun his 2nd coming.” Over 55 years have come and gone and over 50 years brother Branham is with the Lord and in his time he never took the message to a single country on Earth, he only had evangelistic meetings. And after the opening of the seven seals when the message was given to God's people and the seals were revealed he had never meetings in another country on Earth. But the messages he preached were taped. And before God almighty I say this: When the Lord called me on April 2nd 1962 just as you hear my voice: “My servant, your time for this city will soon be over. I will send you to other cities to preach my Word!” And you know about the storing in of the food. You know about December 3rd 1962, when brother Branham repeated word for word of the divine commission and said: ”Brother Frank, you misunderstood. You thought there will be a natural tragedy in your country and you put in natural groceries in store but God will send a famine to hear His words and the food you are to put in store is the promised Word of God for this day and is kept on the messages which are being taped.”
And then at the end he said: “Wait with the giving out of the food until your receive the rest of it that belongs with it.”
Beloved brothers, I have to say this again because of so many different directions claiming to be in the message of the hour… No and no! The message of the hour is in the Word of God and if something is not written in the Word it's your interpretation, not the Word of God.
But we must return to the original foundation laid by the apostles and prophets. We cannot add a single teaching, we cannot take away a single teaching, we must be restored to the same foundation, to the same doctrines of the apostles, back to the original beginning – Jesus Christ is Alpha and Omega, He is the First and the Last. And as the church was at the beginning so she's now being restored, because that is the keyword for the promise of the last prophet: “I will send you Elijah” and “he will restore”, not add to or take away, “he will restore” back to God, to the Word, to the original foundation! Beloved brothers and sisters, we're grateful to almighty God, the promised Word, the message of God, has reached the ends of the earth. We are now serving 172 countries directly sharing the promised Word in its original form! We never interpret a statement brother Branham made. We take all things back to the Word of God. And there is no contradiction, everything is in harmony with God, with the Old and with the New Testament.
So praise be to God for sending His servant and prophet. And I'm grateful to Almighty God to also have given me a direct call saying: “I will send you…”
And beloved brothers, I say this not because of me, but if you cannot accept that the Lord Himself has called somebody to take the message to the ends of the Earth after brother Branham was taken to glory, something is missing, something is wrong. It still remains forever: “If I, the Lord, send someone, if you receive him you receive me, but if you reject him, you reject me.”
So, by the grace of God, I'm the least in the Kingdom of God, but I was privileged to take the true message of God's Word to the ends of the Earth.
May God bless you! The Lord is coming soon and the Bride is preparing to meet the Bridegroom.
God bless you and be with you in Jesus' holy name. Amen.