Circular Letter - 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 had a most blessed weekend, people came from all over Europe and different parts of the earth to be with us during these meetings, we had over 800 gathered to hear the Word of God, and looking into the Scriptures, we read Revelation 19, starting with verse 7: “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.”
We all understand that the message of the hour is connected to the greatest purpose in all the history of the church. That finally the bride of Christ will be ready to meet the Bridegroom and then go to be with Him at the marriage supper. And there is Mathew 25: “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him”, and then verse 10: “…they that were ready went in to the marriage: and the door was closed.”
Thinking about the direct commission brother Branham received, “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, the message given to you will forerun the second coming of Christ.” I think all of you know that I was acquainted with bro. Branham for ten years, I was in his meetings in Germany and the USA, I knew his ministry, I am an eye-witness and ear-witness of what God has done in our time. I even made the trip to Washington and with these eyes I saw the picture in the Hall of Art, because brother Branham said, “this picture hangs in Washington.” I searched the place, I held the picture in these hands, I saw it in the Hall of Art. I believe in the ministry of William Branham, I believe he was the prophet promised in Malachi chapter 4, who had to come before the great day, the terrible day of the Lord would be, before the Sun turns into darkness and the Moon into blood.
What worries me is that so many explanations, interpretations, misleadings are within the message of the hour. The respect towards the Word of God seems to have left the people. And believe me or believe God is the better expression, but if we go to the 1st John, chapter 4, a true man of God does have the true Word of God, if not, he is not a man of God. Here in the 1st John 4:6, we read “We are of God.” That is not presumption, there was a divine call, a divine commission, a divine responsibility. “We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us…” I say Amen to that. “…he that is not of God heareth us not.” What a statement! Some are of God and some are not. Some will hear and believe, other will hear and not believe. And then follows the statement: “By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error”. The Spirit of truth leads into the Word of truth and glorifies Jesus Christ. The spirit of deception, the spirit of error glorifies a man, leaves the Word of God and moves on into various interpretations.
And friends, this is not my decision, this is what God decided from before the foundation of the earth that every true man of God, with a true divine commission, will never, never speak a lie, will never interpret the Word of God, will never have his own ideas or teachings, a true man of God will have to have the true Word of God, otherwise we all would be in a terrible mix-up. There is no way to put light and darkness together, no way to put life and death together. No way to put the Word and interpretation together.
You go to Genesis chapter 1, there was a chaos, “Tohu va bohu”, that is how the original words sound, “Tohu va bohu”, and then God Himself spoke and the Spirit of God was moving over the deep. And friends, that is what we have to recognise in our time. It is not only a biblical message that we have received from God through the ministry of William Branham, but the Holy Spirit must move, must be upon us that we do have the right understanding of the Word and the message that was brought unto us.
As I am acquainted with what is going on worldwide, my heart is burdened and I am asking, “Oh, Lord, how long will this continue?” We are longing to see the bride of Christ come into the unity of the faith. We are longing to see the restoration, we are longing to see the Word-bride come forth. And friends, coming back to the 1st John 4:6, we are of God. Are you of God, brother? If you are of God, the infallible Word of God is in your heart, in your mouth, the Word that remains forever. If you are not called, not sent, then of course you will have your own ideas, your own interpretations.
But then, we have the separating line, one is the Spirit of truth and the other one is the spirit of error. And friends, these two spirits are, from the beginning, side by side. Even in the days of the apostles, brethren were coming up with different teachings, some even believed the resurrection had taken place. Today some believe the Lord has come, some even believe the rapture has taken place. Some even believe we are in the millennium. You just have to shake your head when you hear all these things.
Let me just make one more statement, beloved brothers and sisters, I am aware that the time is moving on and the return of Christ is imminent. Look at Israel, look what is going on in the Middle East. Just one more thought from 2nd Corinthians, chapter 6. And here we are told about those who are being called out. What has light to do with darkness, believer with unbeliever, Christ with Belial? Nothing at all, they that are born of God will hear and receive the true Word of God. And here we read, in verse 17, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and I will receive you and then I will be your God and ye shall be my people.” Friends, there is much that should be said. Let us summarise, the return of Christ is imminent, God has sent a messenger with the last message. The calling-out is taking place and the restoration is taking place and I am yearning to see the actual purpose fulfilled of the ministry God has sent in our time. I will do my part as long as God permits and is with me.
May God bless you and be with you. Stay in the Word, stay with the Word, and God will be with you in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.