Internet Video Summary July 2009 - text transcription
/ Ewald Frank
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 most wonderful weekend, when people gathered here from almost every country in Europe and also from countries across the ocean.
The Word of God has become so precious to us, at the same time, we have to reject every interpretation, whether it is in reference to the Scriptures or to the statements of brother Branham.
Our main subject has been the return of Christ. According to John chapter 14, our Lord gave the promise that He would go and prepare the place and then would return and with His return we have the promise that He would take us to be where He is. Shall I read the text, John 14:1, 2, 3 or do we all know what our Lord said? I read verse 3: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” This must be respected and I say it with love, but also with divine assurance. If you do not respect every Word of God and leave it and believe it in the way it is written, you are condemned to believe your interpretations. There is no way that you can have two things at the same time. You have to believe according to the promised Word of God or you are condemned to believe your interpretations.
If our Lord says, “I go to prepare the place”, then I have to say Amen. And if He says, “I will come again”, I say Amen. And if He says, “I will receive you unto Myself”, I say Amen. And If He says, “that where I am, there ye may be also.”
Anyone claiming that the Lord has already come has lost his mind and is a scoffer of God and His Holy Word. And even those who claim to know what the word “parousia” means, who went through it, and we have from the Internet, you can decide yourself whether you wish to also make a study of it, twenty-four times in the New Testament, the word “parousia”, coming, arrival, is being used of persons, like Paul coming to a certain city, twenty-four times “parousia” is mentioned like here in Acts 13:5, Acts 15:4, Acts 23, 33. “Parousia” – when Paul arrived in a city, that was “parousia”, because he personally was there. So sixteen times in the New Testament we have the same word, “parousia” in reference to the return of our Lord, Jesus Christ. And friends, you can start with Mathew 24:3 and go right to 2. Peter 3:4. Through all the Bible references, sixteen times we have the word “parousia” in direct connection with the promised return of our Lord to come and to take us to glory where He prepared the mansions for us. And friends, I say this again, anybody preaching that Christ has come and interpreting the word “parousia” as being a spiritual presence, that person rejects God’s Holy Word, because our Lord did not rise spiritually, He rose in His body, our Lord did not go to Heaven spiritually, our Lord went to Heaven bodily and the Holy Scripture says in Acts 1:9-11: “the same Jesus that was taken from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you have seen him going up.”
Let me tell you, beloved brothers and sisters, not only to you as ministers, but to you sitting in the congregations, if you support a brother who teaches wrong things, you are guilty before God Almighty. The time has come not to listen to anyone except to the Word of God and not only go to one place, but from place to place.
Let me read to you from the same Scofield Bible brother Branham used in his day and time. If anyone claims the Lord has come spiritually, let me read to you from 2. John, verse 7: “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ cometh (future tense) in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” It is very nice if we say the antichrist is in Rome, it sounds very good, but that is not what the Scripture says in this place. Here, all brothers who do not confess that Jesus Christ returns bodily, they are possessed not only of an evil spirit, but they are directly under the influence of the antichrist spirit. And now the message is full of such brethren and that is what really gets me.
If I look back to the many years in the ministry and I am asking today: Who is internationally known to travel to different nations, claiming to preach the message? Where have you been, dear brother, in 1955? Where have you been in 1958? Where have you been in 1963? Where have you been in 1965? Where have you been in 1966? When brother Frank in all these years was together with brother Branham, following his ministry throughout all these years, even attending his funeral on April 11, 1966.
The other question is: Did you receive a direct call from the Lord? Did you receive a commission from the Almighty? When did you start your ministry? In the sixties? No? In the first part of the seventies? No? When did you start your ministries? Beloved brothers, we have to face reality. I cannot keep silent any longer. Truth remains truth. And the Holy Scripture says: “No error comes from the truth.” Error is forever what it is. And truth is eternally the truth. So all who believe and preach that Christ has spiritually come, they are deceivers, they are under the influence of the antichrist spirit. And the message of the hour is full of those brethren.
I do not want to go into details, but because of my direct responsibility before God Almighty, I shall have to say a few things, showing forth God’s Word remains forever.
Beloved, God bless you and be with you in Jesus’ holy name. I would like to hear from you. Amen.