Internet Video Summary transcription - January 2016
/ Ewald Frank
Internet Summary January 2016
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany.
We praise God for the meetings we had on Saturday and Sunday. Believers from all over Europe, from Africa came to hear the Word of God. Not only the main sanctuary, but also the dining room was filled because we are gathering to hear the Word of God. And when people drive over 1,000 km or come by plane or by train to hear the Word of God (and about 1,200 were gathered) just because of the precious and holy Word of God.
We also looked back to the 50 years of ministry after brother Branham was taken to be with the Lord. In a summary we can say: By the grace of God, the message of the hour was taken to the ends of the Earth and the true gospel is being preached to all nations as a witness and so the end shall come.
Also, we spoke about the year of Jubilee – that everyone can go free. The trumpet sounds, the message is coming forth: Return to your possession! Be restored! Be restored!
And this is also very important to know: In regard to the last ministry before the day of the Lord would come the word „restore“ is being used in Matthew 17, verse 11 and also in Mark chapter 9, verse 12. Restore to where and to what? Back to the original foundation, back to the teachings of the apostles, back to the statement and reality: One faith, one Lord, one baptism.
Then we also compared Matthew 25, knowing that we're living at that time when the message, the last call, is going forth: Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him!
Then we also emphasized that at the beginning there were 10 virgins and at the end there were only five ready to go into the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Then we also looked into Matthew chapter 1 and also into Luke chapter 1 where this great event is recorded that the promise was given to Mary. She had found grace with God and she received the Word of promise, believed and the Holy Spirit overshadowed her and the Word was made flesh, the son of God was born. And then we also compared Mary with Eve in the garden of Eden. Before Adam had a relation was Eve the serpent came in between and put doubt into her heart about what God had said to Adam, just bringing doubts and causing the original sin which brother Branham calls unbelief. The moment you give ear to what the enemy has to say, to interpret and so forth it's too late. Please, don’t give your attention to the enemy who puts doubts before and after the Word of God.
So beloved, stay with the Word of God! So there we see Eve who received this strange seed and here we see Mary who received the true seed.
And then we went also to 2nd Corinthians 11 where the apostle Paul is comparing his ministry at that time with preparing and introducing to Christ a virgin. And this is so very important to us at this time, beloved brothers and sisters.
Here in 2nd Corinthians chapter 11, in verse 2 we read:
“For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I might present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” This is it! Just as Mary was a virgin – Joseph had not taken her home as yet, she was waiting, but while she was waiting something happened. The angel Gabriel came with the message. She had found grace in the sight of God, received the promised Word and as I said: The son of God was born.
Beloved, the apostle Paul wanted that the true Church of the living God, the bride of Christ, remains untouched, remains the pure Word of God and therefore he said: “I like to present you to Christ as a chaste virgin.
Beloved, this was Paul's desire, this was brother Branham’s desire, this is our desire. The Lord will not take a mixture! There are only two seeds – one is the seed of God and the other is a seed of the enemy. Matthew chapter 13. The Lord is sowing the good seed as Son of Man and the enemy comes behind sowing his own seed of the many interpretations. Seed, the godly seed, is in singular and then the other seed is in the plural. So the Word of God is always one! You cannot put two things! It says one thing and that's it. But the interpretations are many.
So beloved, stay with the Word of God, stay with the promises God made for this day.
And here as the apostle Paul was continuing in verse 3:
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
Oh, this is a tremendous warning! Speaking to the believers in his day: I fear, I fear that as Satan, the serpent, deceived Eve so you can be deceived if you don't stay with the original Word of God! If you listen to any interpretation you're already deceived. Only those who stay with the original Word of God, which is the only and true seed of God – this our Lord said.
So we, as true children of God, don't believe any interpretation whatsoever! We believe this holy Word of God for all of eternity. And beloved, even those who take brother Branham’s statements out of context, not saying what he said before and what he said after, but taking statements out of context and making their own doctrines, hiding behind the prophet and not taking it back to the Word of God. Satan has interrupted, satan has done something similar to what happened in the garden of Eden. Remain with what God said! And also our beloved brother Branham, God's servant and prophet – please, leave it in the connection he said it in and take it back to the Word of God and finally God has already said in His Word what the prophet had to say.
I've mentioned at the beginning – now is the time of restoration, not of adding new teachings and finding out new directions! No! Coming back to the foundation! Coming back to the beginning! To the original teachings of the apostles. One foundation was laid and that is Jesus Christ, our Lord, the chief cornerstone.
Many things could be said in this connection but please remember: According to Matthew chapter 25, when the last message, the last call went forth: Behold, the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet Him, there were 10 virgins and at the end only half of them made it to the marriage supper of the Lamb. What has happened to the other half? If there would be 2 million called at first and only 1 million would enter the marriage supper, what has happened to the other million? Beloved brothers, here it is written: I fear, I fear as the serpent beguiled Eve. So you can be easily beguiled by the serpent if you don't stay with the original Word of God! And I tell you the honest truth and because of the divine charge and the divine commission the Lord gave me – in the over 8,000 sermons I preached in 155 countries in over 650 cities I've never never left the Word of God! I never, never preached any interpretation! I always preached the Word of God which remains forever. And those who are with the five wise virgins will stay with the Word of God and never, never leave the Word of God.
Beloved, it's very serious. Very serious. And I have to repeat what the apostle Paul said here: I fear as something might happen to you as the serpent has done to Eve. What should we say today? So many directions… And all say: We believe the message! What message?! Whose message?! Only if you believe the Word of God you believe the message of the hour! Please, understand, the return of our Lord is absolutely imminent. And beloved, this is God's time for God's people to return to the Word of God. Not be deceived, but believe every Word of God.
In verse 4 we read: “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received…”
Here we have it! Preaching another Jesus, having received another spirit! My beloved brothers and sisters, let me say this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ: Stay with your original Word of God, with the original gospel of Jesus Christ. Don't preach another Jesus, preach the same Jesus, the same yesterday, today and forever!
My heart has been broken many times because of the different things within the realms of those who claim to follow William Branham, who claim to believe his message and walk in different directions, preaching another Jesus, preaching another gospel adding here, adding there and still saying: “The prophets said!” Come back to the Word of God, to the “Thus says the Lord in the Holy Scriptures!” William Branham did not take us away from the Word of God, he brought us back to the Word of God, to the original foundation, to the original Bible teachings. And therefore take these Scripture references seriously: Matthew 25, go back to Genesis chapter 3, come back to 2nd Corinthians chapter 11 and go back to Matthew 1 and Luke chapter 1 – Mary was a virgin and the true Bride of Christ will be a virgin at the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ! Untouched! Untouched! As Mary was untouched, so the Bride of Christ will be untouched and she will be ready to meet the Bridegroom and to be with Him at the marriage supper and forever.
God bless you and be with you in Jesus’ holy name.