Internet Video Summary transcription - December 2015
/ Ewald Frank
nyelv : angol
Internet Summary December 2015
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany. May the grace of God be with you.
We can report about blessed meetings we had this past weekend. God’s people are coming from east and west, from south and north and those who cannot come by plane or by train joined us online to hear, through the Internet, the meetings that we had here. And we're so grateful to Almighty God and we look back to 50 years in the international ministry by the grace of God. I simply don't find words to express my appreciation of all the things God has done through all these years – opening the doors and the hearts in over 150 countries where I could share the precious Word of God in more than 650 cities. And now we even have the opportunity to share the message of the hour with those around the Persian Gulf beaming the Word of God to the ends of the earth. And we just have to say: the Scripture is being fulfilled, the last message is reaching the elect in every country on Earth.
And we appreciate – and I have to say this – I appreciate more than anyone on Earth can the ministry of brother Branham. He was a man sent from God. He had a divine call, a divine commission. He did not only start to preach but he was called, he was commissioned like the prophets in the Old Testament, like Moses and then like the apostle Paul in the New Testament. These men of God whose ministry was connected to the plan of salvation had a call, a commission. And, brothers and sisters, there cannot be a divine commission without a divine call. And therefore we have to emphasize that God does all things according to His Word. Even what brother Branham was told on June 11, 1933. We have to say this all over the earth. The wording you know: "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."
The God of heaven took brother Branham to glory 50 years ago, but only since then the message was taken to the ends of the earth.
And beloved brothers and sisters, for us the message of the hour is the promised Word of God. The message is the Word and the Word is the message – not two things. God has one plan of salvation.
And by the grace of God we have to emphasize that the return of our Lord Jesus Christ is very, very near and we understand by the fulfillment of Bible prophecies and predictions for the end-time that the Bridegroom is coming soon and the message is ever louder heard: "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet Him." And then again we read that five of the ten were foolish. They had a wonderful beginning when the message came forth and God had sent His messenger, they moved, believed the message. And then something happened. Something happened. At the end they were not ready to go into the marriage supper of the Lamb.
And I tell you how I feel. If John the apostle writes in 1st John chapter 2 that we should be children ready for the appearing of our Lord and Savior, this is the actual purpose of the message – to be prepared.
And we have to understand, 2nd Corinthians chapter 6 we must take to heart and also obey. "Ye, my people, come out from among them and don't touch any unclean thing. Then I will receive you and ye shall be my sons and my daughters, says the Lord." Beloved, we have to emphasize this. It's not only written, but it's actually the message of the hour to come out of all traditions, of all wrong teachings, of all interpretations, to come out from everything that is not in the Word and the will of God and come back to God, back to His Word, back to His grace, back to divine revelation, to every Scripture and to every promise.
I'm not trying to ask you to look at the things which are now going on in the directions of those who claim to believe the prophet's message. Beloved, only what the Word of God says remains forever! And if this Word of God is not in you, you cannot be in the will of God! Therefore, we can only be sanctified in the truth and the Word of God is the truth.
But here is the main point – in 2nd Corinthians chapter 6:
"Ye, my people, come out from among them! Be ye separate! says the Lord. Don't touch any unclean thing, then I will receive you and you shall be my sons and my daughters and I will be your God."
And here we have the precious promise, please, listen to this:
"I will dwell in them and walk in them…" In whom? In those who receive and obey the last call, who come out and are separated. What has light to do with darkness?! What has a prophetic Scripture to do with interpretations?! The Holy Scripture and the prophetic message is of no private interpretation! What are you doing?! Please respect the Word of God! Please, let it become true that the Lord can dwell in us, can live in us, can be shown and seen by those who are not believing yet, knowing that the Lord is with us and in us, expressing His love, sharing his Word and His grace with all of us, not the many different interpretations. God is in no private interpretation, God is in the fulfillment of what He promised and every promise of God is connected to reality.
So, to summarize what we try to say by the grace of God: We are now living so close to the return of Christ. And our Lord, if He could speak here today He would say again: "If you see all these things, look up." Yes, when you see all these things coming to pass, then look up for your redemption is drawing near.
So please understand my gratefulness. It is 60 years ago when I met brother Branham for the first time, when I heard him preach, when I saw what God was doing, when I shook his hand when we spoke for the first time. It was 60 years ago.
And, brothers and sisters, it is 50 years ago since by the grace of God I was sent because of a direct call and therefore a commission from the Lord Himself. You might not accept it, but I'm not a storyteller. But I have to say this again that the Lord Himself has called me and addressed me as "My servant,…" Not only on April 2nd, 1962, but in the course of the years again and again. "My servant, cancel your trip to India!“, "My servant, rise and read 2nd Timothy chapter 4!“, "My servant I ordained you according to Matthew 24 verses 45-47 to give out the food."
Beloved brothers and sisters, I’m no lying, I'm telling you the truth. I can show you the date, the hour, the place where it was, when the Lord had spoken to me. And by the grace of God brother Branham confirmed the divine call on December 3rd, 1962.
But now we look to the past 50 years. I don't need you to ask me to believe. No. If you can believe, it's okay, if not, it's okay. You decide yourself. But as I said, we look back to the past 50 years sharing the holy Word of God, preaching the whole counsel of God, placing brother Branham's ministry in the Old and New Testament as our Lord gave the promise in the Old Testament in Malachi 4, confirming it in the New Testament in Matthew 17:11. Beloved, we have to share these things with you. God is still on the throne! Jesus Christ is walking in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks! He is alive! The Word is alive and the church of the living God is a living dwelling place for the Lord! If we hear His call – 2nd Corinthians 6: "…then I shall dwell in them, I shall live in them…" God wants to manifest His power, His supernatural presence in our meetings, in our lives, and we all believe that the Lord Himself will finish His redemption work.
So let me say in putting things together: We look back to what God has done especially in the past 50 years, but also in this year. In this year 2015 whether it was in Abu Dhabi or in Dubai or in Pakistan or in many, many other countries, whether it was in Cuba or in South America, wherever, whether it was in the Far East countries, in Cambodia, in Vietnam, wherever – this is a year blessed by Almighty God in a very, very special way. We just give thanks to our God for opening the hearts and the doors. Right now we have almost 80 TV stations around the earth sharing the promised Word of God once a week in all these stations. And now by the Internet we're reaching 172 countries sharing the holy Word of God.
Oh, blessed be the name of the Lord for fulfilling the promise and sending us the prophet Elijah in our time to restore all things, to restore us back to the grace of God, to the Word of God, to the will of God! This is God's time of restoration, not only a message of restoration, but restoration in reality by the grace of God!
I just love the Word of God, Oh, hallelujah! Praise be to God Almighty! Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever! He has taken all his prophets who lived in the Old Testament, has taken all the apostles, has taken brother Branham, but He remains with us right to the end, right to the manifestation of the sons of God, right to the return of Christ. He shall come and the dead in Christ will rise first and we who are alive shall be changed and together we shall be taken up to meet Him in the air and be with Him in the marriage supper of the Lamb. What a grace, what a privilege to live now and to be part in what God is doing right now!
Please don't be foolish! Don't stop on the way! Please move with the Lord right to the end! Not the beginning but the end shall be crowned and I want you to be there when the crowning takes place at the marriage supper of the Lamb. May the blessings of Almighty God rest upon you in Jesus holy name. Amen.