Internet Video Summary transcription - January 2014
/ Ewald Frank
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Centre in Krefeld, Germany. We just look back to a most blessed weekend of special meetings in the presence of the Lord. We especially looked again on Mathew 24 where our Lord spoke about those things which must take place before the return of Christ. And especially verse 14: ”And this gospel shall be preached to all nations as a witness and then the end shall be.”
Especially you, beloved brothers, who share God’s Word in different countries, we are just so grateful to almighty God for the true unchanged Word of God. And may I just mention – we were gathered here from about 30 different nations. Almost 1,200 people were here in the mission centre to hear the true Word of God. Not a single interpretation. Not a single explanation, but the original Gospel, the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord, sharing also all the revealed Word of God through the ministry of His servant and prophet William Branham. And I also looked back to the past 60 years, the past 50 years, the past 40 years, just having a look back to how God led in such a wonderful way. As you understand, I cannot go into details, but it was in 1953, in May 1953, when a very great convention took place and I was asked to preach at that convention. Then I look back to the 50 years in the ministry of sharing the message of the hour. And when we looked at the world map, we saw stickers, the cities I visited in the many countries. There were 262 main cities, not counting the smaller cities, which are not seen on the world map. So I look back to many, many years in the Kingdom of God, sharing the precious Word of God with millions around the Earth.
And friends, when we read again, on this last weekend: ”This gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all nations, and then the end shall be.” Never in the history of the two thousand years was it possible that this Scripture would be fulfilled. And all the reformers and great men of God visited a few countries and that was it. But the Scripture was fulfilled in our day that all the Earth, all nations would be included to hear, for the last time, the everlasting Gospel including everything pertaining to the Kingdom of God. You can imagine how grateful I am to have a part, a direct part, in the fulfillment of this Scripture.
And then, as you all know, I was acquainted with brother Branham 10 years. I knew him as a person, as a prophet, as a man of God. I can say: I am an eye-witness, I am an ear-witness of what God has done in our time and may I humbly say: I am one who understands every statement brother Branham made. There is not a single problem, and I tell you why: because I take everything back into the Word of God. I do not have two things – the message here and the Bible there. The message comes from the Bible and takes us back to the Bible and nothing can be added to the Word of God. It is all in here. And therefore, brother Branham used Revelation 10 and applied it to his ministry and if you watch correctly, he always used the plural, that through his ministry all the mysteries of God – please pay attention, plural: mysteries – that was his ministry, as the seventh church age messenger. But Revelation 10, which is a prophetic scripture, speaks of only one mystery. And not only about one mystery, but the mystery of Christ. The mystery of God. Jesus Christ is the mystery of God revealed. And the Jews did not recognize the Lord and Messiah at that time. But when their time comes, they will look upon Him whom they have pierced, weep and wail and understand what they have done. Beloved, for me it is absolutely necessary to have, by divine revelation and inspiration, the Holy Scriptures and the message without contradiction – everything in harmony. And through the ministry of brother Branham every mystery, everything from the Garden of Eden to the last moment, everything was revealed. So we understand where to place brother Branham’s ministry according to the Word of God.
Now, the very special verse: ”And this gospel (of the Kingdom) shall be preached to all nations as a witness and then the end shall be.” Why was brother Branham told on June the 11th 1933: ”The message given to you will forerun the second coming of Christ.”? Why was he told: ”As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, the message given to you will be the forerunner of the second coming of Christ.”? So the Lord has taken the messenger, but the message, the true Gospel, the true Word and if I say “gospel”, I mean the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And if I preach the message, I preach the Word, the written Word revealed by the Holy Spirit. Not the letter, the letter killeth, but the Spirit brings life. So the privilege God gave to me is to share the original Word of God. And as brother Branham many times said: The message is ”Back to the Word of God! Back to the beginning! Back to the apostle's doctrine!” The end must be as the beginning was – Jesus Christ is Alpha and Omega. And we are living in the time of calling out, time of preparation, time of restoration. And the Lord will complete His work of redemption as He finished His work of creation. And beloved, for me and all who were present and over one thousand joined us in all the countries around the world to hear and to see what the Lord has done with us and in our midst on this last weekend – we started the year 2014 with a greatest blessings of almighty God. Beloved I wish you the same. May this be a year of jubilee, where everyone returns to the possession, to his own possession as it was in the Old Testament, in Leviticus 25.
May God bless you, and be with you, is my prayer in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.