The Apostolic Prophetic Bible Ministry - TV series - No.41
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved Brothers and Sisters, dear friends in Christ,
This is Brother Frank speaking to you from the Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. It’s always a privilege to share God’s Word with you. We call this ministry “Apostolic Prophetic Bible Teaching Ministry”. We do not accept any interpretation of God’s Word; we believe in the original Word of God as spoken by the Lord Himself and recorded in the Old and New Testament. Also being reminded on what the Apostle Peter had to say, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. God Himself watches over His Word and when the time of fulfilment comes, of course all the predictions and promises are coming to pass. As it was with the first coming of our Lord and Saviour, so is it now before the Return of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Beloved, today we shall speak about “the sign of the Son of man”. I like to read for this purpose from Luke, chapter 17, verse 22, “And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.” And hen our Lord continues with the same subject about how things would be, when the Son of man would reveal Himself in His day, verses 23 and 24. Then in Luke, chapter 18, verse 8, we read, “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” Beloved, our Lord had to be “Son of God”, “Son of man”, “Son of David”, He had to be the mediator, He had to be the advocate, He had to be the “lamb of God”, He had to be everything that is in connection with our salvation. So we understand, the Word of God had to be fulfilled.
If you go to the Old Testament and especially to the Prophet Ezekiel, 93 times He was spoken to as “Son of man”. As “Son of man” He is prophet. I mean our Lord. As “Son of God” He is Saviour. As “Son of David” He is King. So all these terms have a connection with our Lord and whatever He was to be. In the four gospels precisely 70 times we are told that our Lord was called the “Son of man” or referred to Himself as “Son of man”. Seventy times in the four gospels! And coming back to our scripture in Luke 17 and Luke, chapter 18: Will our Lord find faith as “Son of man” when He comes? Then in chapter 17, from verse 26 our Lord refers to the days of Noah, “…and so shall it be in the days of the Son of man”, also continuing with the Old Testament and telling in verse 29, “But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.” verse 30, “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” If you go back to Genesis, chapter 17, from verse 15–22, our Lord gave the promise to Abraham that he would have a son by Sarah. If you continue with Genesis, chapter 18, verse 9–15, Sarah heard the promise the Lord gave to Abraham, and she was in the tent just listening to what our Lord said, and she was laughing within her heart. And the Lord looked at Abraham, saying, “Why did Sarah laugh?” So before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah God had a prophet to whom He gave a promise. And then of course the promise was fulfilled and then the destruction of those who did not have part in what God was doing and didn’t believe it; they were destroyed.
Beloved, as it was in the days of Noah, as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, so was it supposed to be just before the Lord would return. But before His Return He would manifest Himself again as “Son of man”.
If you read Acts, chapter 3, verse 18–21, we are told about the times of refreshing that would come from the presence of the Lord. This is in connection with the promise of Malachi, chapter 4, verse 5+6, that the Lord God would send the Prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful “Day of the Lord” comes, as also confirmed by our Lord in Matthew 17, verse 11, “Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things.” We are now in the time of restoration of all things. We are now in the time when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will take place, as it did at the beginning of the New Testament. And, of course, as John the Baptist had his ministry as a promised prophet, so in our day and time God had a man, a prophet. Many heard about it, some do not wish to hear about it, but I am a witness. I can say as John, the apostle, “What my eyes have seen and my ears have heard from the Word of life that we testify unto you.” I must tell you about the things which God has done according to His Word in our time. I am not interested in what great evangelists are doing, what churches are doing, what denominations are doing. I am interested in what God promised, and I am interested to be part of what God is doing right now. And I want you to share in it. So on May 7th, 1946 the Lord visited a man called William Branham. His name is loved by those who believe God and, of course, rejected by those who walk on in their own ways. But he was told, “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, you are sent with a message that will forerun the second coming of Christ.”
Beloved, the ministry God gave to this humble man was like the one our Lord had when He walked on the face of the earth. If you go to John, chapter 1, our Lord spoke to Simon, “Your name shall be Peter.” HE met him for the first time; He knew his name and his father’s name. Also in the same chapter, John 1, we are told that Philip called Nathanael, and when he came into the presence of the Lord, he was told, “Thou art a true Israelite in whom there is no guile!” And then, of course, he was astonished and He received the answer, that Christ is the Son of God. Beloved, if you go to John, chapter 4, our Lord spoke to the woman at the well, and she said, “We know when the Messiah comes, He will tell us all these things. But who are you?” And the Lord said, “I am he that speaketh with you.” Our Lord had to be a Son of man in His prophetic ministry as the prophets, saw visions, He received the divine inspiration. Nobody needed to tell them anything. Because the things they received came directly from God. If you go to Luke, chapter 19, verse 28–40, the disciples were told to go and bring the ass and the young one, because Zechariah, chapter 9, verse 9 was to be fulfilled, as recorded in Matthew 21. If you go to Luke, chapter 22, verse 9–13, our Lord told some of the disciples, “Go into the village. You will meet a man carrying some water. Tell him, In your house the Master would like to have the Passover.” All the time our Lord had His prophetic ministry as Son of man, and in this connection He said in John, chapter 5, verse 19+20, “The Son can do nothing, but what he seeth the Father do the Son does likewise.”
Beloved, I am about to introduce the ministry William Branham had. We all understand, in the Fifties, when this recording was done in Washington DC, of course, the quality is not the one of today. But I personally met William Branham in 1955, when he came to Germany and Switzerland. I saw the gift in operation that you will witness in a few moments and I shall never forget Monday, 15th August, 1955, when I went early in the morning to the hotel where Brother Branham was, staying. I just wished to shake his hand to say hello to him, and as I was waiting at the reception, a gentlemen group came in and Brother Branham just came straight to the reception where I was standing and he pointed with his hand and said, “You are a minister of the Gospel.” And he turned to his left and said, “There at the entrance is standing your wife.” Beloved, my tears dropped down. I never had met him before, had spoken a word to him. He didn’t know the German language. But, Beloved, he was a prophet and through his ministry the Lord as Son of man gave us a sign that all would know, this is not the man doing whatever happened – it’s the Lord of Glory, giving us the last chance to believe according to the Scripture and to come to know the time we are living in and the promises God gave for this age before the time of grace terminates, God is moving again by His Holy Spirit.
Beloved, friends, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, now it is my opportunity to present to you just a small portion of the healing line from Washington DC. God bless you and be with you.
Now, just have faith in the Lord Jesus. Make Him your center of your thought right now, the Lord Jesus. "As you think on these things..." While they were thinking on these things, they were in one accord. Remember, Jesus the same yesterday, today, and forever. HE is the same today. Now, have faith. Watch this way, audience, and believe with all your heart, and give me your undivided attention. Be in prayer. Keep faith in God.
Now, I believe this is the lady. Is this the patient? All right, come near, Sister. Of course that won't hurt you now. That's just His Presence, that you're conscious of. And, audience, I'm your brother. This is not psychology. I felt that coming from the audience. It isn't; it's Almighty God. See? It's not psychology. No, it isn't. Now, don't do that. Just think of being the Lord Jesus, in one accord.
Now, Sister, I just want to speak with you just a moment. We're strangers, I suppose. But Jesus Christ knows the both of us. And this is our first time meeting on earth. But He knows you, and He's fed you all your life. And He knows me. And if I, your brother, and by His grace, by a Divine gift, that I had nothing to do with it coming … When I was born a little baby, the first thing I can remember was a vision.
Now, I want you to look this way just a moment. Of course you're sick. And you're suffering with a condition that's in — it's a dark spirit around you; it's death. And it's in the form of cancer. And the cancer is located on the breast. And seeing you're examined by someone strong, and it's a … you got a rupture condition. And the rupture is in the bowels. And you have a stomach trouble also, a severe heart trouble that cause you fainting. Here a few days ago you was setting sideways on the side of a bed and nearly passed out, looking towards your window. Are those things the truth? “All true.” Well, whatever it was, 'course it's gone from you.
But what do you think that was that knows your life? Was it Jesus Christ? You accept it to be that? “Yes.” Thank you. You are willing. You know that something Supernatural is here. And if you believe It to be the Lord Jesus, as I have preached it out of the Word, and you believe It to be the Lord Jesus? “Yes, I do.” I know there's a dark spirit. I see it hanging at you yet. It's something very serious. Say, I see you: Your name is Eva. “Yes.” And your last name is York. “Yes.” And you live in this city. “Yes.” And your house number is 613 Sixth Street. Is that right? “Yes.” You're going home to be well. In the Name of Jesus Christ may she go home and be made well. God bless you. Go rejoicing and happy.
Just have faith; don't doubt. The Scripture has said, "Go ye and sin no more unless a worse thing come upon you." Sin is unbelief. Sin is not drinking, smoking, gambling; that's attributes of sin. You do that because you believe not. Jesus said, "Go and sin (or disbelieve) no more, or worse things will come upon you." Have faith in God. Believe Him with all your heart.
I see the Light following that woman yet. Yes. If just if that's her that just left. It's hanging by a colored person there. Yes, the lady there with the gall bladder and rupture. You believe the Lord Jesus make you well, lady, setting there with that white thing around your neck? If you believe it with all your heart, you may raise up and claim your healing, and be made well in the Name of the Lord Jesus. God bless you.
Have faith in God. Does thou believe?
You have a rupture, don't you, Sir, setting out there? Isn't that right? You was setting there praying, "Lord, have that man speak to me." Is that right? If that's right raise up your hand. Stand up on your feet. Your faith has healed you, brother. Go home; Jesus Christ makes you well.
The same Lord Jesus … You don't need to be up here; you need to have faith. Just believe God with all your heart, and you shall have what you ask for. Jesus Christ will grant it to you, if you will only believe. But you must have faith. You must believe Him with all your heart, and God will bring it to pass.
The patient … Excuse me, Sir. Do you believe with all your heart? You do. Now, you're just a bit excited, because of the Presence of His Being standing here. And I believe you're from out of town. You come from a capital too, Richmond, Virginia. “Yes.” You have a cancer. It's in your — inside of your mouth on your jaw. Is that right? “Yes.” You want to go home and be well? Accept Jesus as your Healer. And in the Name of Jesus Christ, may it leave the man. God bless you, Sir. Go believing, having faith.
Beloved friends, I believe you have seen something you have never seen before in your life. You have seen the humility, the simplicity, and God always works in supernatural ways beyond our understanding, but it’s impressive, because no one could do such things except God be with him. Already in 1950 Gordon Lindsay, known all over the world, from Dallas, Texas, USA, published the book “A man sent from God”, showing the calling and how this man was sent before the Lord Jesus Christ would return.
Beloved, we have reached the end of the end time. You cannot play religion, you must now believe as the Scripture says. Be prepared, for the trumpet shall sound and the Lord shall return and the dead in Christ will rise and we shall be changed and be taken up to meet him in the air.
May God give you divine understanding and divine revelation to know His Word and to know what He does now and to have part in the final move of the Holy Spirit, which will come at any moment. God knows the time. Be prepared to receive the full restoration. Be prepared to receive all the teachings of God’s Word. But you must be also be prepared to leave all that is unscriptural to follow the Lord in obedience and faith according to His Word.
God bless you and be with you. I would be happy to hear from you. In Jesus’ holy Name. Amen.