Internet Video Summary transcription - January 2013
/ Ewald Frank
Ladies and gentlemen,
this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. We do look back to a most wonderful weekend, the Lord gathered His people from many, many nations, almost a thousand brothers and sisters were gathered to hear the Word of God and we were encouraged and were looking forward to the Lord to bless this year in a very, very special way, to confirm His Word and to let us have part in what God is doing right now.
We were sharing about what God spoke through the prophet Daniel in regards to the last days, we also spoke about what is going on in Israel, especially between Vatican and also with Jerusalem. Friends, we are entering the last moments before the return of Christ and we are saying "Grace be with you" if you understand the time, the message, the promised Word of God for this day.
And beloved, we also shared about the first coming of Christ, also about the second coming, which is drawing very near. As our beloved brother Branham was told in 1933: "As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, you are sent with the message that will forerun the second coming of Christ." We know what happened through the ministry of John the Baptist. Let me read two Scriptures: one in Matthew 3:11, speaking to the multitude: "I indeed baptise you with water unto repentance: but He who cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire." Before addressing those who believed his message with these precious words, in verse 7 he addressed those who did not believe in his ministry, who did not obey to be baptised: „But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?" They did not come to be baptised, they just came to be in the service, to have a good look at what is going forward, so they can criticise. And John, led by the Holy Spirit, told them: "O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath that is to come?" And then, beloved brothers and sisters, addressing those who believed in his ministry, who believed the message, whose hearts were turned to God, he said, "I baptise you with water, but He that is mightier than I, He will baptise you, He will baptise you (those I baptise in water), He will baptise with the Holy Spirit."
Beloved, to me that is great. And then, if you go to Luke chapter 1, the holy Word of God says here in verse 16 and 17: "And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just..." - Please listen to what is said at the end of this statement - "…to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Amen. To make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Please, take these Scriptures together. I baptise you in water. You, who believe, who obey, who submit to the Plan of Salvation, whose hearts are turned back to God, you are the ones He will baptise with the Holy Ghost and fire.
Then, here were are told: "to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." The same is happening now. By the grace of God, the hearts of God's children are now being turned back to the fathers, to the beginning, as brother Branham said many times: the message is "Back to the Word!", "Back to the beginning!" And by the grace of God, the result of the message God has sent before the second coming of Christ, the result will be a prepared bride. A people prepared for the Lord, a bride prepared for the Bridegroom. And as those at the first coming of Christ received the promise by John the Baptist - "I baptise you in water, but He that cometh after me, He will baptise you with the Holy Ghost and fire." - who were the ones that were prepared at the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out. Let me read to you from Acts chapter 2, verse 33: "Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear." The promise "I baptise you in water, He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit."
Here, in the Book of Acts there were not only one hundred and twenty, if you read right to the end of chapter 2, there were three thousand souls added to the church. They were baptised and received the promise as you can read in verse 38. Beloved, let me say in closing: There will be a bride prepared for the Bridegroom. The last message is connected to the final and greatest purpose in the Plan of Salvation. And by the grace of God, I do not only know the Lord, I knew brother Branham, the messenger of the hour, and by the grace of God, I was commissioned to take the Word of God, the message of the hour, from nation to nation, from city to city. This I have done in all the past years. And by the grace of God, we see the results coming up in all the different nations.
God's Word, the message of the hour, will not return void unto God, but will accomplish with all of you who believe and are baptised and will receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit unto the day of the return of Christ. May the blessings of Almighty God rest upon you is my prayer in Jesus' holy name. Amen.