Circular Letter December 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 are just so grateful to our Lord for having blessed us in an outstanding way. People from all over Europe and different countries in Africa were gathered on the last weekend to be with us and to experience the presence of God, the blessings of God, being led by the Holy Spirit to believe God’s promised Word for this day.
And we understand by the grace of God that there were promises for the first coming of Christ and they were all fulfilled at that time. Then we understand there are promises in reference to the second coming of Christ and all these promises are being fulfilled right to the moment when the Lord shall return personally as He promised in John, chapter 14, and then as the apostles were writing about the second coming of Christ in 1st Corinthians 15, in 1st Thessalonians 4 in 1st Peter 5:4 and many other places in the New Testament. The wonderful thing is this: that every promise of God is connected to reality. There is no interpretation needed and in fact God performs whatever He promised. And that is the verification that it is God’s promised Word fulfilled, becoming a reality.
When John the Baptist had his ministry, he prepared the way of the Lord, he prepared the people to receive Christ, the Saviour, and he introduced our Lord as the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. But John the Baptist did not live to see the redemption performed, he was taken before that great moment.
Our beloved brother William Branham, whom I knew personally for ten years, received the direct divine commission: “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, you are sent with a message that will forerun the second coming of Christ.” So we understand, after reading all these messages brother Branham brought, and I think and I am not pretending but it is truth, there was no other man living on the face of the earth who followed brother Branham’s ministry since 1955, who translated brother Branham’s sermons into the German language from 1958, who had the privilege to be with brother Branham in his meeting in Europe and also in the USA, driving with him in the same car, eating with him at the same table and, besides that, which is even more important, when the Lord called me to go from city to city to preach His Word, when the Lord told me to store in the food for a great famine would come and then brother Branham, by God’s grace, by divine revelation, told me what the food is and that I should wait with the giving-out until the time comes. I shall never forget December 3, 1962.
My friends, beloved brothers and sisters, we have arrived at a very, very critical point. There are so many divisions, so many interpretations, so many teachings and everybody thinks to be right. Everybody is right in his own eyes, as the Scripture says, in his own eyes. But my question is: who is right according to the Word of God? Who is right when he speaks about the second coming of Christ, even about brother Branham’s place within the Kingdom of God, within the plan of Salvation. And brothers and sisters, since the time of our Lord Jesus Christ, there has not been such a ministry as my eyes have seen and my ears have heard – a direct repetition of the ministry our Lord Jesus Christ had in His days. And friends, this was also misunderstood – instead of knowing that William Branham is just a man, but a man chosen by God, a man sent from God, but still remains a man. You do not magnify a man, you do not deify a man, let a man remain a man, so that all the glory goes to God.
And friends, then I have to get straight to the point. Because of the direct audible voice of the Lord I heard and because of the direct commission I received, I must say this: you have to give every brother the Word test. Remember the longest sermon brother Branham preached – The Word of God – the Original Seed. I think the morning service was three hours and some minutes and the evening service was also three hours and some minutes, all together almost six and a half hour, the prophet of God spoke from his heart, led by the Holy Spirit, emphasising the importance of the original Word of God, which nothing can be added to or taken away from as written in Revelation chapter 22. How come that some brothers teach a parousia doctrine, some even preach the rapture has taken place. Some preach the time of grace is over, no more mercy seat, only judgement seat. Friends, and some preach that William Branham will return. My Bible only speaks about the return of Christ. If you can show me from the Holy Scriptures that the prophet will return, please, I would like to hear from you. And if you cannot show me a promise in the Word of God, that the prophet will return, please hear the Words of the Lord.
There are too many deceptions and what causes all these things is pride – everybody wants to know something, wants to be somebody. Friends, please read Galatians 2:20, where Paul says: “Now I live no more, but Christ lives in me.”
Just before we close, let me say this: by the grace of God, over 500 have joined us in over 50 countries on this last weekend to participate in the Word of God, always staying within the Holy Scriptures. And friends, let me say this: at the return of Christ, every Word of God pertaining to that event will come true. There is no interpretation needed, never, it will happen the way the Scripture says – Christ will return. And as we read in 1st Corinthians 15, the natural body will be changed and we shall have a body like he has since the resurrection. You just read the Word of God. And let me tell you this: if you cannot agree with the Word of God, friends, what spirit is dominating you if you cannot agree with the Word of God. If you read 1st Corinthians 15, you can start from verse 45, if you read 1st Thessalonians 4, starting with verse 13, then you can also read 1st Peter 5:4. And let me say this again: if you cannot, from your heart, agree and say Amen to every Word of God, a wrong spirit is dominating you and you are deceived and you are deceiving others. All opinions, all interpretations will pass away, but the Word of God remains forever.
Please, please, return to the Word of God in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. I am jealous for the bride of Christ to present, as Paul said, the bride of Christ as a chaste virgin to our Bridegroom, the Lord when He shall return. God bless you and be with you in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.