Internet Video Summary transcription - December 2009
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
I greet you all from the Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. We look back to the last weekend having had as usual the special meetings with people attending from all over Europe and different parts of the earth, even from African countries.
There is something very special upon my heart today, looking into the time, knowing that the return of our Lord is imminent, the signs of the time speak a very, very loud language and we see Bible prophecies fulfilled with Israel, with the coming-up of the old Roman empire. We noticed the things which are going on on earth today in the political world, in the commerce world, in every way everything is in a crisis.
And friends, the church of the living God, even the bride of Christ is in a terrible crisis. There are so many directions, so many interpretations all over the earth, in the same city there can be three, four, even up to eight different groups, all refer to brother Branham but no one refers to the Scriptures.
And therefore, beloved, I have to emphasize today the Holy Scriptures. And there are three verses I would like to read, the first one of 2. Peter 1:19: “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; unto which you do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place.” Friends, this verse was written after the great experience on the Mount of Transfiguration. One of the greatest experiences recorded is found in Matthew 17, when the supernatural cloud in the presence of God came down and when Moses and Elijah appeared and the voice spoke: “this is my beloved Son, hear ye Him.” And in verse 18, the apostle Peter refers to that mighty experience on the Mount of Transfiguration and says: “And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.” Supernatural vindication of Almighty God and then the emphasis: “We have also a more sure word of prophecy…”
Not only the supernatural things, which are marvelous, but you have to go back to the Word of God, to the Word of prophecy. And today we shall open Revelation chapter 10, which has become something, that should have never happened because it is so clear, but, and I repeat, because it was not taken back to the Word of prophecy and everybody giving his own interpretation, things went wrong. If you do not go back to the Word of prophecy with every supernatural event, you miss it. You have to go back to the Word of prophecy. Only there is divine orientation.
Revelation chapter 10, I read the two verses, 6 and 7: “And swore by him that liveth for ever and ever…,” you all are acquainted with this and it ends with the words: “that there should be delay no more.” The word “time” is wrong because time will be right after the millennium, the time will continue for thousand years. So this translation of Scofield is right, “and delay shall be no longer. But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” Singular, please do not put a plural into the Scripture, leave the singular as singular. I write about it in my new circular letter now in December 2009.
Coming back to the beginning of verse 6, “And swore by him that liveth for ever and ever…” (the last part) “…that there should be delay no longer.” Please remember the words “And swore by him that liveth for ever and ever…”. And now we go to the prophetic Scripture which the apostle Peter said, “We do have the more sure word of prophecy…” Now we go to the Word of prophecy, to know from the Word of prophecy what will take place when this One will swear. Daniel 12:7, “And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by him that liveth for ever…” The same words in Revelation 10, the same words in Daniel 12 – “… and swore by him that liveth for ever and ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half.”
This is God’s Holy Word. From the moment the Angel of the Covenant comes down putting His feet on land and sea there will be three and a half years to the start of the millennial reign. I can show you all the Scriptures; I will show you the verses. But friends, as I said, I am writing a circular letter trying to help. Trying to help especially those brothers who think they have a ministry. Have you a call? Did you receive a commission? Did you know the prophet? Are you an eyewitness of what God has done in our time?
I do not brag, but I have to say since 1955 when I met brother Branham, I knew he is a man sent from God. And in 1958 I came to know that he is the man of God with a message to God’s people. And friends, from that time I listened to every sermon this man sent from God was preaching. And then of course you know about the call of God, and friends, I look back to 47 years in the ministry in about 150 countries. Even this year I took 88 flights into 21 countries, six of them I visited for the first time.
By the grace of God, I am going to continue to share the true Word of God. At the same time I wish for all of you to have divine orientation from the Word of prophecy, from the prophetic Scripture, everything is foretold in prophecy, in Bible prophecy and we have to place all things according to the Word of God. Dear friends, may God bless you, may God be with you. I have a responsibility, I have a burden, I am not criticizing, I am just saying the return of our Lord is imminent. The Bridegroom calls His bride and only those who are part of the bride of Christ will listen to the voice of the Bridegroom.
Friends, may God bless you, may He be with you, especially also through the coming year, whatever time God has allotted to us. May the God of Heaven bless Israel, may He bless the church, may He bless the bride and finish His work of redemption and come soon and take us home to glory. Now is our time of preparation. Those who are ready will go into the marriage supper and the door will be closed. Be ready to meet the Lord. God bless you. Amen.