Internet Video Summary transcription - July 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 are just so grateful to the Lord for having blessed us at this past weekend. People came from all over Europe and from countries overseas. We just thank the Lord for such an opportunity that we may share the true Word of God, the true message of the hour.
Then in the past weeks and past two months we had great meetings all over Europe: in Brussels, in Paris, in Prague, in Bratislava and finally in Turkey in three different cities and the Lord was blessing and He is calling out the Bride from every nation.
Then we met especially with the brothers from Iran, who are with us for the past 17 years – translating brother Branham’s sermons into their language and also our Circular Letters. We just appreciate everything the Lord is doing and also every brother who is with the Lord and stays in the Word and will of God.
Now, beloved, the return of our Lord is nearing, is nearing… and we look towards Israel, we see the fulfillment of Bible prophecies is everywhere and again we have to say what our Lord told us to do: “When you see all these things come to pass then look up for your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)
Then came the question about the message of the hour and let me say this, beloved brothers and sisters in Christ: I knew the Lord before I knew brother Branham. But for 10 years I knew him and his ministry. I am an eye-witness, I am an ear-witness of what God has done through that infallible ministry our beloved brother could do in the will according to the Word of God.
And beloved, it hurts me to say that within the message there is no interpretation. And I hope that everybody understands this the right way. Like if you look into the Christian world there are presently 349 different protestant denominations joined in the World Council of Churches. But not one is the church of the living God. Not one is the Bride of Christ, but everyone takes the Bible, hides behind the Scripture and still believes, teaches and practices what they wish. In the same way we have the same situation in the so-called message of the hour.
All take brother Branham’s statements, all say: “The prophet said!”, “The prophet said!” and all go into different directions, different interpretations, different doctrines and that is the reality in our time. So let me make this statement in the name of the Lord: As not one of the many churches and denominations is the Church of the living God so not one of those who say they believe the message but have their own interpretations, not one of them is the Bride of Christ. The Bride of Christ remains forever from A to Z, from beginning to end in the Word of God. No interpretation, no explanation, everything is Scripture, Scripture, Scripture…
And even brother Branham made the statement that any revelation that would add to the written Word of God falls under Revelation 22, verse 19. You just need to read in the sermon ”Unveiling of God” (July 1964) where brother Branham repeats this statement.
Now, I have to say a few things: First, may I refer to Isaiah chapter 8, verse 20: “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Amen! And Amen! If they do not speak according to this Word of God, there is no light. There is interpretation, but not the true Word of God.
Then 2nd John, verse 7: “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ cometh in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.” What about all the many who say: “The Lord left the mercy seat.”, “The Lord is already descending.” How many years does He need to descend?
Beloved brother and sisters, we checked in our office the sermons of brother Branham – how many times he made the statement about the Urim and Thummim in the Old Testament. Over 300 times he compared from the days of Moses – first the Arch of the Covenant and the Word of God was placed into the Arch of the Covenant and the blood was put on this lid. But the next thing – the ephod. Just the breastplate of Aaron. No man in the Old Testament could go before the Lord without this breastplate having upon his heart. And this is… you can read it in many Scriptures: Exodus chapter 25, Exodus, chapter 28, Leviticus chapter 8, Numbers 27, right up to Nehemiah 7:65 where it says, that they must wait “…till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim” who stands in the presence of the Lord. And according to the German translation Urim and Thummim – Light and Right – when that which was said was right, the light came forth from this in a supernatural way to confirm that the prophesy or the dream or whatever was said was right. God beaming forth the light from the breastplate that was upon the high priest to say: “This is true.”! If no light came: Forget it! Forget it!
So it is with the Word of God. The revealed Word of God is a light and we understand and we follow the God of Heaven in the name of Jesus Christ.
Beloved, please understand, because of the direct divine call I received to minister the Word of God, to share the spiritual food, to take the message to the ends of the Earth as brother Branham was told and said in his testimony in San Juan: “Not that I would be the forerunner, but the message would forerun the second coming of Christ.” Remember, the Lord God took His prophet, He took the messenger, but the message remains with us. And the message is the revealed Word of God. Back to the Bible! Back to the beginning! No adding! No taking away! The original foundation of God’s Holy Word. And I say again: All the interpretations are outside the message. The message is not an interpretation! The message is a divine revelation of the Word and will of God now before the second coming of Christ. And all who are part of the Bride of Christ, they are the pure manifested Word of God at this time! All the interpretations mislead, but the Word brings us back to the beginning.
So let me say this in the name of the Lord: There are many interpretations, but they are all outside of the message of the hour. The message of the hour is the promised Word of God for this day, sharing with us the whole council of God. We are in the time of restoration, in the time of preparation to be ready for the return of Christ. And all who say: “The Christ left the mercy seat” – Who are they? Where are they? No, He remains there and the blood remains until the last one is called and then He shall return and take those washed in the blood of the Lamb and sanctified in the Word of God and sealed by the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth! And the Word of Truth is right here, in this Bible. So please understand I have to speak in this way.
For me… I have a responsibility towards God and God’s people to share with you the true Word of God, the true message of the hour.
God bless you and be with you in Jesus' Holy name. Amen.