Internet Video Summary transcription - November 2015
/ Ewald Frank
Internet Summary November 2015
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany.
We look back to a great weekend – God's people came from all over Europe and some from overseas – and we just shared the Word of God and about 1,200 were here just to receive the Word of God and prepare for the second coming of Christ. We do believe that we're living very, very close to the return of our Lord. He promised in John 14: “I go to prepare the place then I will return and take you to be where I am.” He came to us, into a body of flesh, to redeem us, to shed His blood and to give us eternal life and when He returns our bodies shall be changed and the dead in Christ will rise first and we who live at that moment and are ready will meet the Lord in the air and go with Him to the marriage supper of the Lamb.
So the meetings are preparations for that great, great event of the second coming of Christ and we understand and believe with all our hearts that God has sent brother Branham with the message that would forerun the second coming of Christ.
We know the seventeen statements brother Branham made and repeated and we also know what he said on February 10th, 1960, first saying: “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, you are sent with the message that will forerun the second coming of Christ.” and then even confirming it with his statement: “Not that I would forerun, but the message would be the forerunner of the second coming of Christ.”
Beloved, if you cannot believe every word the way it was said, please close your Bible and go home. The time has come to speak very clearly. I've done this through the past 50 years sharing the precious and holy Word of God with all the nations.
At the same time, I have to realize the many, many directions which refer to brother Branham. And this is what tears my heart to pieces. Why can't you believe every Word of God? Why can't you leave every Word of God the way it is written? Why don't you respect that everything God promised in His Word needs no interpretation? Because every promise God made is connected to reality.
And when it's written in Acts chapter 1, 9 to 11: “The same Jesus that was taken from you into heaven will come in the same way as you have seen Him going up to heaven.” And then in 1st John chapter 2, verse 28: “And now, little children, abide in Him that when he shall appear we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.“
Very clear! Oh, praise be to God for the Holy Word!
How many times do we find in the Scripture the precise description of what will take place when the Lord returns! How can some say: “The Lord has already come…”? How can they preach ”parusia“, which means personal presence? The Lord made the promise: “I will be with you even in you to the ends of the earth.” So by the Holy Spirit the Lord God is with us, but at the return of Christ He will come bodily and our bodies shall be changed and the marriage supper will be a reality.
Some believe the Lord has already come to be married to us and then He will take us for the marriage supper. In our country the two things always go together – on the same day, on the same day when the people get married we have the supper – on the same day! Maybe at 4 PM we might have the wedding and at 7 PM we might have the supper.
My God in heaven! How long will you give your own interpretations?! How long will you mislead God's people?! The time has come to share the true Word of Almighty God and to speak very plainly the truth of the Word, so, as we read, that we should not be ashamed at the return of Christ.
Beloved, let's make it very clear: At the beginning when the last message comes forth ten virgins believe, ten virgins make ready, ten virgins clean their lamps, ten virgins, at the beginning, hear the message, believe the message and, at the end, only half of them go to the marriage and the second half stays outside and knocks at the door and the Lord even has to say: “I don't know you!" Imagine! When the message comes forth – I’ll put it very straight: When brother Branham was sent to bring us the message everybody woke up, everyone got ready, everybody was expecting the return of Christ. But what has happened in the past 50 years? How many of the ten virgins will be left at the end, at the moment of the return of Christ?
Beloved, I have to say this: This is the most important time in the history of the New Testament Church. And this is the time to put every Word of God in the right connection with the event promised in the Holy Scriptures. And as no Bible prophecy is of any private interpretation, so not one statement brother Branham made is of any private interpretation. And everything that was given to God's prophet to share with us was between him and the Lord God who called him. William Branham had a divine commission. Not only June 11th, 1933, not only May 7th, 1946, but the Lord confirmed the message, the Word that was preached through all the years. And I am an eyewitness because I knew brother Branham for 10 years. And beloved we just have to say this: Everything that was part of the ministry of William Branham is finished. Whether it is the tent vision, the third pull, whatever, whatever was part of the ministry of brother Branham is finished. And we have the message – every secret, all the mysteries of the Word and plan of salvation were revealed through the ministry of God's servant and prophet.
So if brother Frank goes from city to city as I was commissioned on April 2nd, 1962 I don't preach about the tent vision, I don't preach about the first and the second and the third pull, I don't preach about the things which were directly and only in connection with the ministry of brother Branham. I preach the Word of God and we have to respect this.
Now, for instance, if you would say: ”Brother Frank, what can you say about the tent ministry from the Bible? Which Scripture could you use to share with us to throw light on the tent vision?” I would have to say: ”Beloved, I'm sorry, it's not here. It was part of the ministry of the prophet.” If you would ask me: “What can you say about the third pull from the Word of God?” I would have to say: “I’m very sorry, it's not here, it was part of the ministry of William Branham.” If you would ask all the other questions I would have to say: “I’m sorry, I cannot answer this from the Bible.” And therefore I have to say again today, believe me, I say this in the name of the Lord: “All who speak about seven thunders, write books, books like this about 7 thunders, they are deceived by a wrong spirit, they don't know God, they don't know the Bible, they don't respect William Branham's ministry.”
When I was together with brother Branham in December 1962 he shared with me the vision the Lord had shown him about the appearing of the supernatural cloud and even asked me to speak for him in Los Angeles in the meeting of Demos Shakarian for the full Gospel businessmen making the statement: ”I cannot go to Los Angeles, I must pack, I must prepare because at the beginning of January we must move to Tucson according to the vision the Lord had shown me.”
So beloved, when brother Branham was in Arizona it happened on February 28th, 1963 that the seven mighty thunderclaps happened and the whole earth shook and rocks were moving down the mountains. And brother Branham said 70 times speaking about the seven thunders which meant so much to him because right there he saw the seven angels in the form of a pyramid and he was told to return to Jeffersonville to preach the seven seals. And then he said: “There is rapturing faith in the seven thunders.” But what was he referring to?
Oh, may God's grace be upon you, may you return to the Word of God, respect the ministry, the infallibility ministry God gave to brother Branham for the purpose to share the Word of God with us.
And therefore I have to say and repeat what brother Branham said himself – not only the 17 statements, but emphasizing on February 10th, 1960: ”Not that I would be the forerunner, but the message would be the forerunning.” Respect! If you cannot respect, forget it! Just go home, close your Bible, because you don't believe every word the prophet said.
So we understand, by the grace of God, that we need to share the whole plan of salvation, sharing the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation, and to leave everything to God – He started and He will fulfill. As He finished His creation work He will finish His redemption work. There will be a short space when the power of God will be manifested in the Bride before the rapture. And this will not only be in one country, in one place, it will be at the same time all over the Earth and then three Scriptures will be fulfilled: Zachariah 4: “Not by might and not by power but by my Spirit, says the Lord.” and then you go to Romans chapter 9, verse 28 and you go to all the other Scriptures that the Lord Himself will complete His work.
He sent His servant and prophet and everything that we have to know he told us and now we have the full revelation of God's Holy Word and the plan of salvation by the grace of God.
Please believe that the return of our Lord is just at hand. Behold, the bridegroom cometh! Make your decision whether you're going to stop with 1965 when the Lord took His prophet to glory or whether you will have part in what God is doing worldwide at this time, even through the past 15 years.
God bless you and be with you is my prayer in Jesus' holy name. Amen.