Internet Video Summary transcription - December 2012
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. We look back to a most blessed weekend, people were here from all over Europe and also from across the ocean. For us, it is just a gift of God, something very very special, that we might come together to share the precious and holy Word of God, to realise that we are in the last moments before the return of Christ. And it is written in Hebrews chapter 10, verse 37: "For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry." He that promised in John 14: "I go to prepare a place for you, then I will come back and I will take you to be where I am". And here we are told: "for He will not tarry, he will come." And we do believe that the Message of the Hour is the forerunner of the second coming of Christ and we do believe that brother Branham was the promised prophet in Malachi chapter 4, confirmed by our Lord in Matthew 17, 11 and in Mark 9, 12.
And I, brother Frank, had the great privilege to know the man sent from God, exactly for a period of ten years. I am an eye-witness, I am an ear-witness of the fulfilment of that prophecy and I have part in the ministry the Lord has given to us according to His promised Word.
The second coming of Christ was one of the main subjects of the apostle Paul, the apostle Peter, the apostle James and the apostle John and so it has become the main subject in the sermons of brother Branham and it will be the main subject in our preaching. But in connection with the second coming of Christ, it is so important to know only those who are prepared, who are ready, will go to the marriage supper of the Lamb and the rest will knock at the door and they will come too late.
Beloved brothers and sisters, the main thing today is to ask ourselves under which influence do we stand. There are only two sources, right and wrong, and therefore we have to make sure that we believe God's Word in its original form. Not interpretation, every interpretation is a lie, only the Word of God is the truth. And for those who are a bit in doubt, may I say this: read 2 Thessalonians 2 and you will find the statement: Those who did not have the love for the truth to them God sent strong delusions. Here it is in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2. You must make your decision to believe exclusively and only the Word of God, then the Spirit of God, the Spirit of truth is resting upon you. If you have the smallest tendency to have your own interpretation, to be somebody presenting some special doctrines, like those who claim the revelation of the seven thunders is seven special men who will go all over the Earth. Just put your hand a little here, just put it up there, where does God's Word tell you that there are seven men going to be the seven thunders presenting something special.
Brothers and sisters, I say this in the name of the Lord: if you do not have the love for the truth, if you do not respect the Word of God, God Himself will give you strong delusions. And you will be proud you know something others do not know, you have a revelation others do not have. Forget every revelation that is not found in the Word of God.
And, therefore, the apostle Paul was writing in 2 Corinthians that we are written epistles, that the Word of God was written into our hearts by the Spirit of God. And therefore we understand, by the grace of God, that every true child of God is born by the Holy Spirit and the seed for the new birth is the original Word of God. And therefore I have to emphasise that all interpretations in the message are lies. Only the original message found in the Word of God is the Word of God and is the truth. I have to emphasise this because there are so many interpretations, so many divisions, right now, so close to the second coming of Christ.
William Branham, God's promised prophet, was sent to take us back to the original Word of God. He asked himself: What is the Message of the Hour? And he also gave the answer: Back to the Word, back to the beginning. Beloved, may God bless you, may God be with you. We are so grateful to remain in the Word of God. Only if you are in the Word of God, you can be in the will of God. All other things are religious imaginations. And brothers and sisters, and especially those who minister the Word, please make sure you do minister the Word and not your own thoughts and interpretations.
Let me say and give just one example, and that is Revelation chapter 10. Why don't we respect that Word of God the way it is written, even up to verse 10, right to verse 7, right to verse 4, and from 1 to the end of the chapter. And if there we find the words that the mystery of God will be finished, what is the mystery of God? Jesus Christ is the mystery of God revealed. And if you go to Matthew 13, our Lord speaks: "to you it is given to understand the mysteries (plural, plural!)…" Leave it in plural where it is, leave it in singular where it is. Don't touch the Word of God. Receive the Word of God the way it is written, respect it because if you do not respect the Word of God, you will never have the divine revelation and it will not be written into your heart by the Holy Spirit.
Brothers and sisters, the decision you make now you will take with you to eternity. I have one thing to say in closing, may, by the grace of God, the respect towards the Word of God be granted to you and may divine revelation be yours. And please understand, everything God had to say is in His Holy Word. Anything that is not in the Bible is not biblical. Only the things which are black and white in the Bible they are biblical. So make sure that you do believe the Scripture, do believe God and the Word of God and stay in the Word of God to remain in the will of God.
The return of our Lord is very near, be prepared to meet Him when He comes. God bless you and be with you in Jesus' holy name. Amen.