Internet Video Summary transcription - February 2013
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. I wish you God's richest blessings for this year.
To me, I just look back and think about 1933, about 1963, 80 years have passed, 50 years have come and gone and now we must be according to the Word of God right at the end of the time of grace. We do have a number of things which need to be emphasised from the prophetic Scripture of those things which are now coming to pass. If we look into the world today, it is not World War I or World War II, everywhere unrest, we look to African countries, we look to the Middle East especially, things are going on as never, never before. We look to Israel, we look to Egypt, we look to Syria, we look to all these countries. Even the latest news were about what happened near Damascus and if you read Isaiah 17, it says: "Damascus will be taken away as a city and it will be just a heap of ruins."
But what I try to say is this, beloved. I believe that William Branham had a divine call and commission. I believe what he was told in June 1933, that the message given to him would forerun the second coming of Christ. And as you know, the Lord took our beloved brother, His prophet, in December 1965 and from that time brother Frank has taken the message, the true Word of God, including all the promises of restoration, of calling out, of preparation, to the ends of the earth. God has taken His messenger, but the message remains with us.
Then we have to say: in 1933 brother Branham had seven main visions and one of them was that a car would be in existence without anyone sitting at the steering wheel, automatically driving on the roads, we have it in Germany, we have it in the USA, in California, this is fulfilled before our very eyes.
And, beloved, we do not need to go into detail, but I am telling you we are very, very close to the return of our Lord. As all know, in John 14 our precious Saviour gave the promise: "I go to prepare the place, then I will return and take you to be where I am." And quickly coming back to the fact of the opening of the seven seals in March 1963, so it is 50 years ago that the supernatural has taken place, the supernatural cloud came down, seven angels in that constellation and brother Branham was told to return to his home church in Jeffersonville to speak on the seven seals.
Beloved, I count this a great, great privilege that I knew brother Branham personally for ten years, just a few weeks before the opening of the seals I was again together with him. I do not want to go into detail, but beloved, I assure you before God, I was connected to the Lord, to the divine commission, to the promise of Malachi 4 during the lifetime of William Branham. Beloved, ten years is a long period in which I knew and was frequently together with brother Branham. But since the opening of the seals we were introduced into the deepest things of the Plan of Salvation.
There is no discussion needed if we take all things back into the Word of God, every question is answered, nothing needs to be revised or to be corrected. And this is the grace the God of heaven has granted unto me. I do not take a certain statement out of context, I leave every sermon in the precise order it was preached.
I also have the grace of God to know what brother Branham said before the opening of the seals, what he said during the opening of the seals and even what he said in August 1964 in reference to the opening of the seals. This is a special grace that God has granted to me because of the divine commission to place this Word and all brother Branham taught according to the Word of God. So, beloved, there are two points I wish to quickly stress: one is in the letter written by the apostle Peter, 1st Peter chapter 1, actually here in chapter 1 it says about those that were bought by the precious blood of the Lamb, redeemed, having received the forgiveness of all our sins, our names are written in the Lamb's book of life before the foundation of the earth, but here, in the second chapter it speaks about the chief cornerstone, speaks about those who take offence and it speaks about those who recognise the Rock of Salvation, some stumble, but others stand up in the presence of God. And here we do have one special statement in verse 8, "And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them who stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed." Some are ordained to eternal life, they do not stumble at the Word fulfilled and here is the real and honest truth, people stumble always over the Word which God fulfils, they take offence, even now they do not believe Malachi 4, they stumble, they stumble, they say it was already fulfilled two thousand years ago.
But we who have found grace in the sight of God, we do not stumble, we thank God for the promise for our day and we thank God for He fulfilled the promise in our time and we have part in that ministry that God promised for this day. And, beloved, I could speak for a long time on this subject, some believe, others stumble and are disobedient, they stumble at the Word which God fulfils. Please, do not stumble, have the Word of God revealed to you and if you are ordained to eternal life, you will believe the promise for this day, you will not only believe the promise about the return of Christ, you will believe that there is a message going forth to call out the bride before the Bridegroom returns.
May the blessings of Almighty God rest upon you, please recognise the day, the time, the fulfilment of all of God's promises for this day. Please believe the promise of the return of our Lord. Please believe the promise which is now being fulfilled before He returns. The message is the last call to the bride of Christ. Be prepared and be blessed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.