Internet Video Summary transcription - November 2010
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
especially to you, my ministering friends and brothers, who serve the Lord, we just finished meetings at this last weekend, which were a tremendous blessing to many, almost a thousand people gathered from all over Europe and also from countries in Africa. It is amazing what the Lord does in our day and time, so we understand, even by the things which are now happening, calling them the signs of the end-time, that the return of our Lord is drawing near and therefore the Bride must be prepared.
I also referred to the sermon brother Branham preached on November 25, 1965, “Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ”. There you read Romans, chapter 7, stating that a woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives and then showing the parallel that we can only be in Christ and the true church or be in a denomination. We cannot serve two things at the same time. We cannot be in Christ and, at the same time, in the world. We cannot be in the true church and in the wrong church, it is impossible. One has to die so that we can live a new life in Christ. This sermon brother Branham preached went deep into my soul and I was thinking even about the word “virgin”.
A virgin is untouched and if we speak spiritually about the ten virgins, let me say this in love, then even the foolish virgins are not caught into all the wrong teachings that are going on within the message of the hour. A virgin that is united with Christ will not take any strange seed and our Lord is the sower of the good seed and the good seed is the Word of God and when the good seed comes up, there are the children of the Kingdom of God – Mathew 13:37-38.
So let me say this in love, but very plain: all the teachings that are going on right now about parousia, about Christ has already come, the rapture is to be understood spiritually, all the many, many things even to the teaching that Christ had to be on earth while brother Branham had his ministry, because when John the Baptist had his ministry, Christ was on earth. There are such doctrines which, what should I say, hardly to be understood or placed with our understanding. They are all unscriptural and, therefore, let me say this in the name of the Lord: the true Bride of Christ, the true virgins, they are not connected to any teaching that is not confirmed in the Word of God.
As Christ the Saviour was the manifested Word of God, the manifested promised seed from the Garden of Eden, we are the sons and daughters of God, the seed of God at this time. If we are born again, we have eternal life and we will live for Christ and not commit spiritual fornication and add to the Word of God and give our own interpretations. No! And once again, no!
For me, who heard brother Branham on August 13, 1955, for the first time, having been together with him in Germany and the USA, knowing his ministry, being an eye-witness and ear-witness, it hurts me, it hurts me travelling worldwide and constantly meeting special men with special revelations, which are not found in the Word of God. And friends, let me say this, whether you read Luke 17:30, you need to read what our Lord said before verse 30, you need to read what is said after verse 30, to know exactly how to place it, not only repeat, repeat something. No! Read, confirm it in the Holy Scripture. The same applies to Revelation 10, when our Lord as the Angel of the Covenant, not the Son of God, not the Son of man, not the Son of David, not the Son of Abraham, but as the Angel of the Covenant with the rainbow over His head comes down, stepping with one foot on land and with the other on the sea, swearing by Him that lives for ever and ever.
Friends, this is not fiction, this is reality, and those who explain things in their own ways, they should shut up. The time has come to preach the Word of God in the fear of God. Just for example, if you read Malachi 3, then you understand Revelation 10 even better. And we must go back to the Scripture, because here, in Malachi 3, the first part of verse 1 was fulfilled through the ministry of John the Baptist, that is confirmed in Mathew 11, in Mark 1 and throughout the New Testament. But what about the second part in Malachi 3? Verse 1 “and he shall prepare the way before me”, that is still the first part, referring to John the Baptist. But then we read on: “...and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his holy temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.” Read verse 2: “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth?” You read on and you see the connection to the Day of the Lord.
My beloved brothers and sisters, dear friends, I am just overwhelmed by the grace of God bestowed upon us, how the Holy Spirit leads us into the Word of God, how we can place brother Branham’s ministry. He was the promised prophet, a man sent from God with the Word of God, with the message of the hour. But please remember the many times he said, “this message will forerun the second coming of Christ.” So the Lord took His servant but the message remains with us and, by the grace of God, I can take this message, according to the divine mandate, to the ends of the earth, placing brother Branham the way the Scripture does, but giving all the glory to God and giving Jesus Christ the place He should have as the first and the last and we shall preach Christ the same yesterday, today and for ever. Dear friends, the return of Christ will be a reality, His going to heaven was a bodily going-up, His return will be bodily and we shall be changed and be like He is.
Friends, we are living in a tremendous time and, by the grace of God, we have the pure message of the hour, sharing the revealed Word of God with the ends of the earth. May God bless you and be with you, I would like to meet you on that beautiful morning when our Lord will return. God bless you and be with you in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.