Internet Video Summary transcription - February 2012
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
I greet you all from the Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. We look back to a most blessed weekend. God’s people came together from all over Europe, from the Scandinavian countries, right to Italy, to Rumania, and we are grateful to the Lord for the possibility that we do have to be together with about eight hundred people to hear the precious Word of God.
Our main subject was the fulfillment of the promises of God and we go back to Mathew chapter 1, where we read again and over again that it might be fulfilled what God had said. It is just wonderful to believe the promises of God, for only those who believe what God said will see the fulfillment thereof.
And also I must say I was blessed and surprised, both of them, when I heard that on Saturday nine hundred and ninety-nine joined us to hear the Word of God, it is just absolutely great and this time it was in sixty-nine countries that people heard what was said, had part in the meetings that we had in the presence of God. It is just wonderful to know that this precious Word of God that was restored back to us by the prophetic ministry can be shared with the inhabitants of the Earth and again we are reminded on what our Lord said: “…this gospel of the kingdom will be preached as a witness to all nations and then the end shall be.”
We do believe that we are very close to the return of Christ and we do believe that God has sent His servant and prophet, we do believe that Malachi 4 was fulfilled in our time that God would send someone like Elijah to restore the hearts of God’s children back to the apostolic fathers, to the original teachings of the beginning of the New Testament two thousand years ago. And friends, this is not only talk, this is reality, we believe in reality. Everything connected with God and His promises will be reality, as it was in the past so is it now and so shall it be. Everything with God is connected to reality. The first coming of the Savior was a reality, His ministry, His sufferings, His death, His burial, His going to hell, His resurrection on the third day was a reality, His appearing to His disciples for forty days, teaching them the things of the Kingdom of God, was a reality. And then He took His disciples right to Bethany and raised His hands and blessed them and before their eyes He was taken up into glory.
Friends, and then the Scripture says, in Acts chapter 1: “…the same Jesus will come in the same way as you have seen Him going up.” There is also a misunderstanding in what brother Branham said that the Lord has come down to claim those He redeemed, to possess what He redeemed. And then the teaching goes forth that Christ has come at the opening of the seven seals to claim what He redeemed.
Beloved brothers and sisters, Christ, in the ministry of brother Branham, has descended in the pillar of fire in every meeting when he prayed for the sick, the pillar of fire was there and he saw a vision of the person he prayed for. The presence of the Lord was in every meeting, but when it comes to the return of Christ, then we shall have to wait until He comes with a shout, with a trumpet and the dead in Christ will rise first and we who are alive shall be changed. But the Lord, through the ministry of brother Branham, has shown His presence and the elect are being called out. The elect are being claimed by the Lord, those He shed His blood for, will believe the message, will understand by divine revelation what brother Branham said when they take things back to the Word of God.
And therefore, I would like to leave with you the very, very important statement our Lord made: “He that is of God heareth the Words of God.” Beloved, as you know, I am not a stranger in the Kingdom of God, actually I am serving the Lord since 1948, I had the great privilege to be part of God is doing in our time. I came to know all the renowned evangelists, but in 1955 I was in brother Branham’s meetings for the first time and from the first service I was convinced this is a man sent from God with the Word of God. I was connected to brother Branham, to his ministry, for 10 years I received all the tapes, all the messages he preached in the USA. I am acquainted with every statement he made because I translated his sermons into the German language. And therefore I feel so hurt because of the misunderstandings of what brother Branham said. But if you take it back into the Holy Scriptures, there is no misunderstanding, there is divine revelation and we see the fulfillment of every promise God made in His Word.
Please, share with me the gratefulness, the thankfulness to God for, after brother Branham was taken to be with the Lord, God used me to take the message into one hundred and fifty-five countries, showing to the people that now the return of Christ is near and God is giving forth His last call. And when I came to know that nine hundred and ninety-nine joined us this weekend online by the internet to hear what we had to say in the name of the Lord, I just rejoiced. This has never been on Earth and we are glad to be part of what God is doing right now. No fanaticism, but serving the Lord, preaching the Word, giving the last call and give all the glory to God Almighty in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Be blessed with the blessings of Almighty God in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.