Internet Video Summary transcription - April 2015
/ Ewald Frank
Internet Summary – April 2015
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany.
We've just had wonderful meetings. This is the special season in a year when we remember when Christ, our Lord and Savior, died for us, shed His blood, gave His life, redeemed us and when He rose on the third day having conquered death and hell and could say: "I live and you shall live also."
I trust I'm speaking to the redeemed, to those who belong to Christ, who are purchased by the precious blood of the Lamb of God. It's something very, very special to recognize our redemption. God was in Christ reconciling the world with Himself (2. Cor. 5:18–19) And our Lord gave the promise: "I go to prepare the place, then I will return and take you to be where I am.“ (John 14:3)
As far as we understand the Word of God, the Lord God keeps every promise He made. As Brother Branham said: "I might not be able to keep my promise and maybe you cannot keep yours, but God always keeps His promises." And we have written in our circular letter in April this year about the return of Christ, about those who wait for Him, who love His appearing, those who are ready and those who dedicated their lives to the Lord and believe every Word, every promise and are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of our bodily redemption.
In Matthew 24, we read in verse 44: "Therefore be ye also ready." "Therefore be ye ready." This is pointed directly towards us who are living now before the return of Christ. I believe with all my heart that the promised return of our Lord and Savior is imminent and all the signs of the time speak a very loud language. I believe with all my heart what brother Branham was told when he received His commission and I trust that you all believe that direct commission our beloved brother received from the Lord. It says here: "»As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, the message given to you will be a forerunner of the second coming of Christ.« Not that I would be the forerunner, but the message was the forerunner."
Beloved, we have to realize the things God is doing and have to respect all He does. When He sent Moses, he had his commission and when his task was finished, Joshua had the revealed Word of God in the Ark of the Covenant. There was no more pillar of fire, no more smitten rock, but there was the promised Word and the promised Word took the people of promise into the promised land. So it is now. God has taken Moses – he could look into the land… And I personally took a trip from Amman to Mount Nebo and I looked precisely from the point Moses looked into the promised land. To my right was Jericho. And friends, the Lord showed him the promised land, but he could not enter. And then Joshua had the divine commission, had the Word of God revealed to Moses and the people of God took the Ark of the Covenant, went through the Jordan and took possession of all that God had promised and every tribe had its place.
Beloved, the same is now. We are in the Word of promise and we believe that William Branham was the promised prophet to come before the great and dreadful day of the Lord would be. Before the sun turns into darkness and the moon into blood (Malachi 4:5). But the purpose of that God-given ministry was that the Bride would be called out and go into the promised land and take possession of all that belongs to us. The New Testament church was in full possession at the very beginning of all the things God has put into the body of Christ. Brother Branham had the message of restoration. He had a restored prophetic apostolic teaching ministry, but now our turn has come to know that God does not only make promises – God fulfills what He promised and the message given to brother Branham was the most important in the history of mankind: To bring us back to God, bring us back to the Word of God. He was the only man in the history of the New Testament church since the days of the apostles revealing to us what happened in the Garden of Eden, revealing what the original sin was. And he made the statement a number of times: "Unbelief". Unbelief – the original sin. To question what God said – like it is in Genesis 3. When the enemy came and had a conversation with the Eve, he made a quest mark: "Did God say…?" "Did God mean?" And she listened and that was the original sin. You must not give your ear to Satan who puts doubt behind God's Word. Hear the Word of God and say Amen to every Word the Lord has spoken.
By the grace of God I always have to share the testimony because I knew Brother Branham personally. But before I met brother Branham in 1955 I met my beloved Lord and Savior. I dedicated my life to Him in 1948. In 1949 I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and it was ordained of Almighty God that my ways would cross with brother Branham's ways.
And beloved, when I met brother Branham in 1955, I saw Bible days, I saw the prophetic ministry, I saw Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever. I can say like the apostle Peter and the apostle John: "What my eyes have seen and my ears have heard from the Word of life that we share with you." (1. John 1:1)
And the same Lord Jesus who gave brother Branham the commission to store in the food – and, beloved, with God there is no coincidence – everything is at the right time. When brother Branham made the main statement about storing in the food – that was April 1st 1962 and when the Lord with the tremendous audible commanding voice spoke to brother Frank, it was April 2nd 1962. Just the divine commission: "My servant, your time for this city will soon be over. I will send you to other cities to preach my Word. With one blow I was on the carpet from the impact of that voice. And when I came a little to my strength again I stood to my feet, looked again towards the window and said: "Dear Lord, they will not hear me, they have all things in plenty, they are not ready to listen." And the Lord spoke the second time from up but from my right: "My servant, the time will come when they will hear you. Store in food for a great famine is coming. Then thou shall stand amidst the people to give out the food."
To make it very brief, on December 3rd, 1962 brother Branham repeated word for word in the English language what the Lord has spoken to me in the German language and said: "Brother Frank, the food you're to put in the store is the promised Word for this day and it's in the messages, which are being taped." And finally he said: "Brother Frank, wait with the giving out of the food until you get the rest of the food.
These words are just as true as every word in this book. So after brother Branham was taken to be with the Lord I traveled all over the Earth sharing the message, the true Word of God, with God's people.
And of course I don't believe any interpretation that is going around. No. I believe the original Word of God, because the Scripture says: "Keep those things which are written therein.“ (Revelation 1:3)
So beloved, as we read in Matthew 24, be ready. Be ready for the return of Christ and have part in what the Lord is doing right now.
May the God of heaven bless you and always remember verse 45 in Matthew 24: "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the Lord has made ruler over His household to give them food in due season?“
The message of the hour, the revealed Word of God with all of the promises is the food – the spiritual food. "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God."
May the blessings of Almighty God rest upon you.
Please, read the circular letter, it's available to all of you in all the countries and languages.
God bless you and be with you in Jesus' holy name. Amen.