Internet Summary - english - March 2007
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. We just had wonderful meetings, I do not find the right words to express my gratitude to the Lord. Indeed from all over Europe, even from Rumania, over 50 people came by bus and cars, 1700 kilometres, to be with us, from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, from all the surrounding countries and also from the African countries people came to be with us to hear the Word of God.
It is absolutely great to know that we do have the message of the hour. This is not imagination, this is reality. We have God’s revealed original Word. In every way, in teaching, in the prophetic part of the Scripture, we do not interpret, we take every Word, but not one scripture, we take every place in God’s Word dealing with the same subject, and only then you understand that subject complete.
Then beloved brothers and sisters, we shared many, many scriptures. To share is one thing, but to have God’s Word revealed by the Holy Spirit is another. And our Lord, especially in Matthew 13, was asking – “Did you understand what I said? Did you understand?” And this brings us to Revelation chapter 2 and 3 – “Let him that has an ear hear what the Spirit says unto the churches”. Beloved brothers and sisters, you know I do believe that W. Branham was the man sent from God, the promised prophet who shall come before the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Not only Mal. 4, but confirmed by our Lord and, what is very important, in Matthew 17 and also in Luke 9. Beloved friends, I believe the message of the hour. But I do not believe a single interpretation because every teaching that is added to the written Word of God is something that is being added to God’s Holy Word. And bro. Branham said over 70 times that if anyone would add to the Word or take away, his part would be taken out of the Book of Life. And bro. Branham said you must not displace God’s Word, you must not interpret God’s Word, but at the same time, it happens all over the earth. I just heard it today that some preachers are giving the new names to the brothers and sisters, they have one name whereby the unknown and then the preacher gives new names and claims it is done by divine revelation. If I think about the many doctrines within the message, which are pure imagination, well, maybe defiled imagination. Beloved brothers, I repeat, only God’s Word remains for ever. And W. Branham did not mean to say anything except what the Scripture teaches – and this remains true for ever. Even as the concern right now is with Matthew 25, what does it mean? It means precisely what it says and it will come to pass the way it is written. There is no interpretation needed at all. The most important is that we are ready to meet the Lord as our bridegroom when He does return. Many believe He already returned, but beloved, there again, in Luke 17:30 we are told – “…when the Son of man is revealed…”, it does not say there “…when the Son of man comes…”, but “when the Son of man reveals Himself”. Beloved, there is always a keyword to every subject and we must find that keyword. In Matthew 25:10 our Lord said, ”And while the foolish went to buy the oil, the bridegroom came”.
Very strange, those who were ready did not send the foolish to Jesus Christ, who baptises with the Holy Ghost and with fire, but they sent them to those who deal, who think they can give the fullness of Spirit to others. And beloved, there again is a very great lesson for all of us, for all of us. Only Jesus Christ baptises with the Holy Ghost and with fire. No charismatic personality, no preacher and there, if we look into the world of today, everywhere, on every continent, there are charismatic meetings, people are called to come forward, they line up and the “catchers”, they are standing behind those who line up and suddenly they fall back, just one after the other, one after the other, they all fall back and the “catchers” place them very politely on the carpet. Yes, and then the charismatic personality will shout from the top of his voice – “…you are slain under the power of the Holy Spirit!” And that simply is not the truth. They are not slain under the power of the Holy Spirit, it is imagination, it is something man-made. At the time when the bridegroom does return, the wise send the foolish to those men, send them back to where they were before. They do not send them to Jesus Christ, but to those who now say “…we have the fullness of the Holy Spirit”.
And beloved, let me tell you, bro. Branham referred a number of times, not only in the sermon “The Anointed at the End-Time” but here and there, that if it were possible, even the elect would be deceived, so close would be the two movements, the movement of God with the called-out and then the charismatic movement with those who did not fully come out – they wait, they wait for the bridegroom, but they do not prepare, they do not line up with the Word, they do not separate from all that is going on in the traditional way.
So beloved, this is God’s time for God’s people to make sure we are in God’s Word and God’s Word is in us. That we are in the message and the message is in us. That we are in Christ and Christ is in us – the hope of glory. Totally submitted to the Lord, believing His Word, nothing but His Word, whereby we are sanctified according to John 17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth, thy Word is the truth”.
May the God of Heaven bless you and be with you. If we can be of service to you in any way, with literature, whatever it might be, just let us know.
God bless you in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.
(ed. This internet summary is available in Real Video format on our internet site www.misia.sk in section SERMONS)