Internet Video Summary April 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. My heart is just overwhelmed to know and to experience a presence of God in such a wonderful way as we had the privilege at this last weekend.
Beloved, we spoke about God and His Covenant, with Noah, with Abraham, with Israel, His Covenant with the New Testament church where Our Lord said, “this is the blood of the New Covenant.” We spoke about the promises; we spoke about the many things pertaining to the Covenant God made with us. We read the Scriptures which speak about the Lord, showing Him with the Covenant. And the prophets of the Old Testament, like Ezekiel chapter 1, then in the New Testament, in Revelation chapter 4 and 5 and then in Revelation chapter 10, showing our Lord in His Covenant, with a rainbow over Him.
My friends, God’s promises are true, we had over 800 people gathered here, from various nations, from all over Europe, right from the tip of Finland, down to Palermo, from one end of this continent to the other, and then also friends from different parts of the Earth joined us for these weekend meetings. What should I say, April is always a very special month and April 2nd a very, very special day in my life. And I look back to 47 years ago, when the Lord called me with a tremendous audible voice, which came from up, but from the right, speaking to me, as you know, in my mother tongue, calling me, giving me the commission to go from city to city to preach His Word and also to give out the spiritual food that was put in store. I look back to these many, many years and I am not bragging because I have nothing to brag about. When brothers today said, “Brother Frank, we thank you for serving the Lord, for doing His work”, and I just answered, “Brothers, I have done nothing, I have not saved a single soul, I have not healed a single body, I have not delivered a single spirit, I just preached the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ became the power unto salvation to those who believed.”
So I do look back to these many years, having done nothing, but at the same time acknowledging that the Lord has saved many souls in many, in 141 countries and beyond, came to the knowledge of the truth and the Lord has blessed my feet to take the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. And I also, as you know, had the great privilege to be together with brother Branham. How do I cherish these times of fellowship, how do I thank God for having ordained it in such a way and, friends, you will never know what it means to me. Experiences are very, very special, but when you go even to the calling of the apostle Paul, what happened? Even the divine call, the light, the voice that appeared to him, friends, there was a confirmation, the Lord spoke to Ananias, He sent Ananias to Saul, he prayed for him, his eyes were opened and he was baptised and he could move on his way. Why did the Lord confirm the calling He gave me by brother Branham on December 3, 1962? It is absolutely necessary that God confirms His calling, His commission, and friends, I am just grateful to God, I do not have to come up with a story, I do not need to tell a story, I can just say the truth, the God of Heaven saw it fit that I should know Him as my Lord and then also to know brother Branham for 10 years since 1955 to 1965, be not only acquainted with his ministry, but also with him personally.
And friends, if there is a person living on earth knowing, not only believing, knowing by divine revelation that William Branham was that promised prophet who should come before the day of the Lord would come, we have seen the fulfilment of Malachi 4, we have seen the fulfilment as it was confirmed by our Lord in Mathew 17:11 and Mark 9:12, “Truly Elijah shall first come and restore all things”. And after God restored, through the Biblical end-time message William Branham preached, and let me say this with emphasis: William Branham did not preach any unscriptural doctrines, he preached the whole council of God and, friends, who do take his statements out of context, coming up with new teachings, they will have to answer a very, very severe question on that day of judgement, no-one on earth should hide himself behind brother Branham and putting his statement to fit his own conviction and ideas.
Friends, I do not want to go into these things, but I am just making the statement: God has sent us a true messenger with the true message of restoration and now the time has come not only to speak about the message and the restoration but also to experience the restoration that all things would be brought back to where they had been right at the very beginning. Not the discussion about the many unscriptural teachings, but concentrating on the Word of God, on the promises for our day, and having part in what God is doing right now. I do not wait for the return of brother Branham, I wait for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no promise in God’s Word for the return of a prophet, but there is the promise in God’s Word, John 14:3, “I go to prepare the place, then I shall return.” And the return of our Lord will not be in a number of stages, it will not be a process, we are now in the process of preparation, but the return of Christ will be in one minute, in one hour, in one day as the Scripture says: “Even as a lightning shines from the east to the west, so the coming of the Son of man will be.”
I just have to say this and I hope to be rightly understood. I cannot stand a single interpretation and I am not apologising, I am committed to God’s Word for ever and ever. And I will never receive any interpretation, I will just receive the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation. In Hebrews 12, we have many wonderful things, and the conclusion in the 13th chapter, I just read verse 20: “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work and in his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
Please have a part in what God is doing right now. May you be blessed and we greet all of you all over the Earth from the Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany, in the precious name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.