Internet Video Summary transcription - November 2009
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
This is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. It is always a privilege to have a few words with you, my beloved brothers and sisters. Once a month we do have special meetings here at the Mission Centre and people actually do come from all European countries and also from abroad to be with us. And then, as you might know, everyone on earth who has the equipment can join us, can hear us in ten different languages all over the earth.
And of course, our subject is always the same: the return of Christ, the fulfilment of Bible prophecies, and then we also have to deal with all the interpretations which are circulating within the ranks of the message of the hour. There has never been a confusion like this on the face of the earth and because I do have a special responsibility in the Kingdom of God, I have to deal with these things and just take you back to the Word of God.
For instance, when brother Branham speaks about Luke 17:30, you have to read the verses before and after to know precisely what he was referring to, what he was talking about. And then, you come right up to verse 34: “I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” Has this happened? Are you still in a sound mind? Can anybody on earth say that this is already in the past? Can anyone say that the coming of the Lord has taken place, the resurrection and the changing of the bodies and the rapture has taken place? Such people have lost their understanding in their heads and in their hearts. And they reject the Word of God, there are nothing but misunderstandings left within the message of the hour, because unauthorised persons have come in, they were not placed by God Almighty. It still remains true the Lord places the ministries into the Body of Christ.
The second is with 1. Thessalonians chapter 4. One time only brother Branham said: “the shout is the message.” And from this one statement the doctrine came up that 1. Thessalonians 4 is already in the past, the Lord has come and the shout has been. Friends, I say again and I say it with a heavy heart, with the responsibility I have before God, there are two things, one is the message to the living at this time and then, when the Lord returns, He gives the shout. And the shout is addressed to the dead in Christ at the return of the Lord. But now the message of the hour is addressed to the living. And let me show you from the Holy Word of God that our Lord went up with a shout and with the trump of God. Psalms 47:5, “God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.” And then you go from Psalms 47:5 to Acts 1, “the same Lord Who was taken from you into heaven will come in the same way as you have seen Him going up.” And then you come back to 1 Thessalonians and here it is written in verse 16: “For the Lord Himself shall descend… (not a message, not a prophet) …the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” Is this not clear enough? Does it need your interpretation? I do not think so.
The Word of God is so clear, but Satan has misled the people, misinterpreted the Scripture, misinterpreted the statements of brother Branham. And therefore, because of a divine call I do have a responsibly, I must tell you that every teaching that is not 100% with the Word of God, and every teaching that is not connected to reality is wrong. Everything with the Saviour and with the saved is a reality. The first coming of the Lord was a reality, His ministry was a reality, His death was a reality, His resurrection was a reality, His going to heaven was a reality, His coming back will be a reality and we shall see Him as He is and we shall be transformed into His image. Forget all the interpretations, they are a curse, and God wants to put His blessings upon those who believe His Holy Word, who respect the Bible.
And friends, you know I was acquainted with brother Branham and his ministry for ten years. If there is anyone on the face of the earth who knew brother Branham, it is brother Frank. And this was ordained of Almighty God that I should know this man personally for ten years, from 1955 to 1965, even be there at the funeral. My beloved friends, but it is not enough to know the prophet, you have to know the Lord Jesus Christ, you have to know salvation, you have to have your new birth, you have to be baptised in the Holy Spirit, you need your personal relationship with the Lord, not just going around and saying “message, message” and then finally it is a “mess age” but not a message anymore. I have to be strict, I have to be straight: come back to the Word of God, come back to your senses. Let God’s Word be true and let God be true and every man who says something contrary is a liar. So there is much lying going on within the ranks for the message of the hour. Some even believe that William Branham was a very manifestation of the Son of Man personally. Just tick your head. William Branham was a man born into this world like you and I. He had an earthly father, earthly mother of Irish descent. What are you talking about? Let the Lord be the Lord and let William Branham be William Branham. Some even talk about the new name. Please tick your head, brothers, the time has come, and I will not keep silent, I will speak in the name of the Lord and I will call all these deceivers what they are and I believe the time has come that God separates light from darkness, right from wrong, believers and unbelievers. The time is here and the return of our Lord is imminent.
So friends, wherever you are on earth, make sure that you line up with God and His Word. And put the message within the Scriptures and the Scriptures within the message. And finally you have one thing, God’s whole plan revealed to us at this time. May God bless you and be with you is my prayer and if we can be of any service to you, just let us know. God bless you and be with you in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.