Internet Video Summary transcription - August 2013
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
I greet in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour. I am just overwhelmed about the things the Lord has done, especially during the month of July. And now also our meetings here at the Mission Centre, it was just great to see so many from western and eastern European countries, from Africa, from South America, from everywhere brothers came to hear and to share God's Word with us.
I give the honour to God, especially for what happened in the past 36 years on the African continent. Actually since 1970, I started the ministry with Sydney Jackson, an old friend of brother Branham and an old friend of brother Frank. Together we started the ministry in the end-time message on the African continent. Now I look back especially to the countries, French-speaking countries, which have received brother Frank as a man ordained, called and sent by the Lord. And this time we saw the fruit of the ministry that has come up in the course of these years. We had 11 meetings in seven different cities, the smallest was over 3,000 and the largest over 18,000. Our dear brethren have taken football stadiums to call God's people together. And, beloved, we shall never forget those days, it was not only that between 60 and 70 thousand of our brothers and sisters, who believe the end-time message, who believe that brother Branham was the promised prophet for our day, who were all baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, attended these meetings personally. And then, our services were broadcasted by television, millions have had the opportunity to hear God's Word for this day.
Much could be said, but now coming to the time we are living in, as we all know, it has been 80 years ago on June 11, when our beloved brother Branham was told that the message given to him will forerun the second coming of Christ. And now we look back at what actually happened since brother Branham was taken to be with the Lord. That actually was the time when the message was taken to all the countries on earth. And not only that I had the opportunity to share God's Word personally in 157 countries, but now we are reaching through the internet the ends of the earth, all countries can join us in hearing the true Word of God.
Then, we also had a look on 1 Thessalonians, chapter 5, where it says: "For when they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them." Now we have all the internet, we can check the news and we did check the international news, and these two words are everywhere. Now, we are reaching "peace and safety". These two words appear in the many declarations concerning Jerusalem, concerning the covenant that will be made, the treaty that will be made, and now they are talking about months, not years. The statement was that now it might only take nine months to complete all the points in negotiations so that the treaty can be signed. And for the first time in the history of the State of Israel, on August 1, the two flags were hoisted in the Knesset. The Knesset is the parliament in Jerusalem and you see the picture, you see the Jewish flag, you see the flag of the Palestinians, you see the three men sitting at the negotiation table. The time has come and the return of our Lord is imminent. If our Lord would be here today, He would repeat over and again: Now we see, now the Scripture is fulfilled, Bible prophecies are coming to pass, the Word of God, the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, is being preached as our Lord said in Matthew 24 and then also, of course, showing us Matthew 25 – They that were ready went into the marriage.
Beloved brothers and sisters, let you time not be taken up with all the strange teachings about thunders and this and that. Prepare, prepare, be ready for the return of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. And be sure, I say this in the name of the Lord, the sealing by the Holy Spirit can only take place if we have received the true Word of God – Ephesians 1, 13. And as brother Branham stated, many are baptised in the Holy Spirit in the second realm, but they are not even born again in their soul. And we all know about the Pentecostal movements, which exist for more than a hundred year. And what happened? All were baptised in the Holy Spirit, all were prophesying, speaking tongues, interpreting, but what is the outcome of it today? Everyone walking in their own directions, in the trinity teaching, in the trinity baptism, not caring about the promise God made for this day, not having part in what God is doing right now. But having their music, having their services, praising God, and the Lord said: "In vain do they worship me, because they teach for doctrines the commandments of men." But now, since the opening of the seven seals, we understand the importance of the Word of God and therefore we must never make a compromise, we must never try to mix truth and interpretation. Let God be true and every man a liar. Let the Word of God be true and every interpretation a lie.
Beloved, do not fool yourselves, be ready to receive God's original Word. And take all things brother Branham said back into the Word and then you have the answer and walk humbly with the Lord and stay in the Word of God, in the will of God, with a heart that is connected with the Lord, not knowledge in our heads, but revelation, the revelation of Jesus Christ in our hearts.
Beloved, may the direct blessings of God, promised for this day, be upon you. Have part in what God is doing since He took his prophet home to glory. Have part in the ministry, in the last call, in the sharing of the whole counsel of God.
May the dear Lord bless you all wherever you might be and, God willing, we shall meet very soon our Lord, when He returns. Be blessed, be ready in Jesus' holy name. Amen.