Internet Video Summary transcription - April 2010
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
This is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. I greet you in the precious name of Jesus Christ our Lord. We just finished our Easter meetings and we rejoice in our Lord Who conquered death and hell and rose on the third day and is with us until the end of time and we shall be with Him throughout all eternity. Our Lord and Saviour paid the price, He shed His blood, He gave His life, we are redeemed, we are reconciled with God, we have received eternal life, we are born again by the seed of the Word of God and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Dear friends, my heart is touched in many different ways, we just returned from Haiti where we saw with our own eyes the protection God bestowed upon our brothers and sisters. On Sunday, 14 March, we had meetings in Port-au-Prince and about two thousand believers were gathered and, friends, here is the amazing story. From the way, from the airport to the place where the meeting was to be, there was a home here and there crumbled and demolished by the earthquake, but when we came to the place, to the chapel, to the sanctuary that was built a few years ago and we had a good part in it, friends, have a good look at it, not a single scratch happened to the building of our brothers and sisters who came together on a regular basis. And just a few meters after, nothing but ruins, and friends, I wept and I thanked the Lord for having His hand over the place where His children gather to hear the Word of God. And of course I continued my trip in March ending right in Lima, Peru, and God has blessed again in a special way.
But then coming back to our Easter meetings we just finished, friends, from 14 different European countries the true believers of God’s message gathered to hear the Word of God. Then we had visitors from India, from different parts of Africa and God just blessed in a marvellous way. Almost nine hundred people were gathered to hear the Word of God. Then, in addition to this, dear friends, have a good look. After the meeting on Saturday evening, our brother came and showed me a list of all countries joining us to hear the Word of God. The sermons I preach here are being translated into twelve different languages, into all the main languages spoken on earth. And be not surprised, but among all these almost fifty nations, we have not only New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA, you have Iran, you have Vietnam, you have Morocco, you have Pakistan, you have Israel, you have Turkey, you have all these countries joining us and it shows that in all these countries God gathers His people.
Dear friends, let me say this very straight and also strict: we are now experiencing the last part of God’s Plan of Salvation with the New Testament Church, with the calling-out of those who will have part in the first resurrection, who will be part of the bride of Christ, preparing to meet the Bridegroom when He comes. I personally believe with all my heart before God and men that William Branham was a man sent from God, a promised prophet with the true Word of God to restore all things back into the Church of Jesus Christ.
In Luke chapter 24, we are told what our Lord spoke to His disciples after the resurrection and we all know our Lord spent forty days speaking to them about the Kingdom of God, first teaching them and then He gave the commission: “Go and teach all nations.” First the calling, then the teaching and then the sending-out to fulfil the commission He gave. Now here in Luke 24, in the last few verses, verse 45: “Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures…” Oh, how important is this verse. He opened their understand to know the Scriptures in their fulfilment. Verse 46: “And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day…” The Scripture was fulfilled, Psalm 16, “I will not suffer my Holy One to see corruption,” so He rose on the third day. Everything with Christ our Saviour happened according to the Scripture. And then, in verse 47, “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Here we have part of the great commission.
Then, to come quickly to Mathew 24, where our Lord speaks about the signs of the end-time and as I mentioned Haiti, we almost hear everyday of earthquakes, smaller or with more magnitude, but, friends, we are experiencing these birth pains. And, friends, it speaks all about the near coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. So in Mathew 24, when our Lord spoke about all these things which would come upon the earth, He made the statement, “this gospel of the kingdom must be preached as a witness to all nations and then the end will be.” Let me say this: when William Branham, God’s servant and prophet, was commissioned, he was told: “the message given to you will forerun the second coming of Christ.” So the commission given to William Branham must be part of what our Lord said in Mathew 24:14 – this gospel of the kingdom. Let me say this with emphasis, it was William Branham in our time who brought us back to the original teachings of the gospel, who brought us back to the doctrines of the apostles, he was the one used of God to restore all things and the same message he brought I am taking to the ends of the earth. And I am looking back on the forty-fours years in the ministry and I am grateful to Almighty God.
Beloved, if you would know all the Scriptures, the prophetic Word of God for this day, you would rejoice. You would rejoice and you would say with me: this day this Scripture is fulfilled. The everlasting gospel, the true Word of God that was preached and taught by our Lord and by the apostles was restored in our time. So friends, give ear to what the Spirit has to say, do not play religion, do not talk about the message, line up with God and God’s Word and therefore in the will of God.
May the Lord God bless you and be with you is my prayer. And if we can be of any service to you, let us know. Be blessed in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.