Internet Video Summary - February 2009
/ Ewald Frank
nyelv : angol
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
This is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany.
We look back to a very special weekend and we are grateful to God Almighty for the Holy Scriptures, we are grateful for the messages brother Branham preached, and for the grace that we may place all things into the right connection with the events the Scripture speaks about.
I think this is one of the main purposes for the end-time message to be given unto us, to have the right understanding about the Godhead, about water baptism, about the Lord’s supper, about the second coming of Christ and the different comings and different connections right to the moment when the Lord will come and stand with His feet on the Mount of Olives. It is just so wonderful to have the harmony between the Old and the New Testament and also the harmony with the messages brother Branham preached and the Word of God.
I also look back to the meetings I had in January, especially in Sri Lanka, in the area of Colombo, how the God of Heaven brought people from all different walks of life, from different church backgrounds and how the Word of God just reached down and fell into the hearts of the people to make a decision right then and there. And then, of course, the very, very special meetings in Nepal where we not only had services in Kathmandu but we flew also to the Buddha city and had great meetings. The Lord is very, very faithful and the last ones are being called out.
My eyes look upon Mathew 13 where our Lord said: “Blessed are your eyes for they see and your ears for they hear.” This is great if we can hear what the Spirit says unto the churches, if we can believe the promised Word for this day. We also spoke about the different covenants, how God made a covenants with Noah, with Abraham, with Israel, how God made a covenant in Jesus Christ our Lord. We are God’s chosen people, God’s covenant’s people.
And dear friends, we have a right to know God, we have a right to know the Scriptures, we have a right to know the promises for our day and partake therein. As you know, beloved, I had a great privilege in my lifetime and especially to know the Lord for a number of years before I met brother Branham in 1955. You all know my testimony when I attended those meetings in August 1955, I just knew no one can do these things which I saw except God be with him. The blind received their sight, the Book of Acts repeated, and the ministry our Lord had, a son of man. I am an eyewitness of that, the same ministry repeated in our time. But what was the purpose? Our attention should be drawn to the promised Word for this day to have part in the final work of God before the rapture takes place. Therefore God sent the message and I have to say it over and again, brother Branham was told: “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, you are given a message that will forerun the second coming of Christ.” God took His prophet on December 24, 1965, but since that time the message has reached the ends of the earth.
Beloved, I am grateful to Almighty God for the direct part He allotted to me to share this precious and holy Word with a few millions all over the earth. And the concern is also that we should receive this seed into a new heart and receive a new spirit. It says here in Mathew 13:23 “But he that received seed in the good ground of his heart…” Beloved, what about the ground, the good ground, the good soil in our heart, and then it says here in verse 25 “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” This is the very sad part and you can never imagine how many times my heart was broken while travelling the nations of the earth since 1964 when I made my first trip to Israel, to Lebanon, to Jordan, to Israel and then of course right to India.
Friends, I spend all my life in the service of the Lord and especially since 1966, when I was privileged to know that God’s time had now come that this last message should be taken to the inhabitants of the earth. And friends, then, when you see in the many countries and cities how the enemy came in sowing discord and different seeds, different interpretations, friends, it hurts, it hurts. And when you go to Mathew 25, here we also read: “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.” And that was and is the time when the enemy will sow his seed. Friends, there are two different seeds right from the very beginning. And I believe that the true seed of God are the true children of God, born again, having the life of God in their soul, having all the virtues of which the apostle Peter speaks in 2nd Peter 1, having the true love of God to one another, to the Word, esteeming one another higher than themselves.
Brothers who preach, the time has come to search your heart, are you preaching your own message, your own revelation, or are you in harmony with the whole Word of God? Beloved, I am not judging, but because the return of Christ is so near, we see that because of the things which are now happening in Israel, in Gaza, everywhere, we just see the end is very near and of course the rapture could take place at any time. And therefore it is my prayer that the God of Heaven would be merciful to all of us, to search the Word of God, to be humble enough to walk, to walk in the ways of God, in obedience to His Word.
Beloved, we could report many, many things from different countries. God is doing great things. But as I tried to say, I am also burdened because of the many interpretations, of the many directions within the end-time message. May the hour arrive that we shall be one heart and one soul and everyone be taught of God and unite in love in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
May God bless you wherever you are and may we all be found in the will of God in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.