Internet Video Summary transcription - February 2016
/ Ewald Frank
Internet Summary February 2016
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany.
We’re just so grateful to Almighty God for the past weekend. As you might know every month we do have special meetings. People came from all over Europe, even from Australia, from different countries, Africa and, friends, what should I say? The grace of God has been with us in a very special way. And if over 1,000 people gather to hear the Word of God you can imagine the responsibility one has before God Almighty not to say any of your own thoughts, but to say what God said in His Word, not to add, not to take away, but to stay with the eternal written Word of God and nothing can be added to the Word. No revelation from God is outside the Word of God. Whatever God has to say, He will say it through His Word and reveal whatever he purposed.
We do live in a very, very special time. The most important time in the history of mankind and also in the history of the New Testament church. And we understand well the promise for this day and according to the holy Word of God when they Lord spoke to Abraham, he believed. He believed and it was accounted to him for righteousness. As soon as the Lord God speaks to the seed of Abraham, we believe and we see the promise fulfilled like Abraham saw the promise fulfilled. And as we all know, at the first coming of Christ over 100 promises from the Old Testament were fulfilled. And those who found grace before God had part in what the Lord had done at that time. But now what about us? God gave a promise that He would send Elijah the prophet. Not to bring a new doctrine, not to add to the Word of God, not to start a new religion, but to restore, to restore, to bring us back! To bring us back to where the Church of the living God was 2,000 years ago, when the Holy Spirit fell and the New Testament Church, the body of Christ, came into existence and God had placed apostles and prophets and teachers and evangelists and pastors into His Church and also the nine spiritual gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The New Testament Church at the very, very beginning was the body of Christ! The Lord Jesus Christ was moving on, using the Church, the ministries, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, so people could come to the Lord and experience the same blessings of God Almighty.
Our beloved brother Branham had a restored ministry. A man sent from God with the Word of God to the people of God to restore us back to the original foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, to the Word that was believed, preached and practiced at the very beginning. One Lord, one faith, one baptism!
And we understand that this Scripture was fulfilled. And I have to say this before God almighty: It’s “Thus says the Lord“ – what brother Branham was told on June 11th, 1933. I wrote it into my Bible. It's not William Branham speaking from the supernatural light! The Lord Himself said these words:
“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.”
And then he even added:
“Not that I would be the forerunner, but the message would be the forerunner.”
Beloved, for me this is Thus says the Lord! And I believe with all my heart that William Branham was the promised prophet for this day. And the Lord has taken the messenger after he brought the message, but the message we’ve taken in the past 50 years to the ends of the earth. Could your name a country where the message has not yet been heard? By the grace of Almighty God, all nations are included. Even our services on the first weekends every month are heard all over the earth in all the different languages that are spoken. And those who know Chinese translate into the next language, those who understand Russian translate, those who understand the language that you hear which is being translated on every first Sunday, they share the Word of God with all the neighboring countries so now we can truthfully say: God has used the messenger to reveal every mystery from Genesis to Revelation, to bring us back to God, to bring us back to the Word of God! But of course we give all the glory to God, our Lord and Savior knowing that God is using human lips to share with us the precious Word of God.
But, brethren, be honest: What the Lord God gave to Paul, he gave to all who preach the same doctrine. What God gave to John, to James, to Paul, to Peter... We preach what those men of God, servants of God, apostles, received from the Lord! We share the same Word of God revealed to them. Have you ever added anything to what Paul said? Have you ever added anything to what Peter said? Have you ever added anything to what James said? Have you ever added anything to what John said? Beloved, here is the point I have to stress: No one has the right to add to what the Scripture says, to what the apostles taught, to what brother Branham taught! Nobody has the right to give his own interpretation. If he does, he is under a curse, because Paul said: “If you preach any other gospel, the curse is upon you!” (Galatians 1:8)
And then, if you go to Romans 3, it says here in verse 4: “God forbid! Yay let God be true and every man a liar!” If I, if you, if we don't say what God said in His Word, we are lying! We are lying! What God had to say is all here! Please, can you tell me what God has forgotten? Has God a memory? Can He forget? No! And as the Holy Scripture says in Amos 3, verse 7, God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants, the prophets. God did not forget a single thing! It's all in the sermons of William Branham. But to understand you have to read the whole sermon.
I give you an example or two just about misunderstandings. You will be surprised what is being done with the supernatural things God has done in our time. Even with the supernatural cloud that appeared on February 28th, 1963. Can you imagine that people write the text from Luke chapter 21 verse 27 and put the picture on a tombstone?! On a tombstone! The picture is on the cemetery claiming that the Lord has already come! What a lie! What a lie! The Lord has not come on February 28th. Brother Branham was in the mountains near Sunset Mountain and I remember that as it were yesterday. I was together with brother Branham in December 1962 and he told me that because of a vision the Lord had shown to him he cannot go to Los Angeles to preach for Demos Shakarian and he must go to Tucson with his family. He asked brother Frank in December 1962 if I could preach for him in Los Angeles in the meeting of brother Demos Shakarian. And I said: “Yes, of course, I will do so.” And I did preach in the Clifton's cafeteria in Los Angeles in December 1962 because the prophet asked me to do it. And he said: “God gave me a vision, I must move to Tucson, because there will be a supernatural happening.” And friends knowing brother Branham personally for 10 years and his ministry I can testify as someone who can say: “I'm an eyewitness, I'm an earwitness.” And if you read about the second coming of Christ, it will not be in stages and stages. The resurrection and something else and something else and something else… It will be on the same day and if you read in the sermon “The Rapture”, brother Branham does not only speak about what will happen before Christ returns and when He returns, he says here on page 587: “It's a message to get the people together! A message comes forth now! It’s the lamp trimming time! Rise! Trim your lamps! For behold, the Bridegroom cometh! Rise, trim your lamps!” And then he goes to Malachi chapter 4. I could read and number of passages. And then he says here on page 590: “The great combine will come by after. The great combine to bring in the wheat harvest.” And friends, let me say this before we close: The return of Christ will be like the lightning shines from the East to the West (Matthew 24:27): “For as the lightning comes out of the East and shines even to the West, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Did you ever see a lightning moving for 50 years, or for 20 years? Put your thinking straight! Forget your imagination! Come out of your wrong inspiration! Respect the Holy Word of God and don’t put the prophet before you! Because what you're saying is not what the prophet said! And I can also share with you that the sign of the Son of Man will appear after the tribulation. Not in our time, not before the rapture. Matthew 24:27: “For as the lightning shines…” This we read to you, please repeat it. But in verse 29: “After…” – immediately after –” After the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened and the moon shall give no more its light. And the stars shall fall from heaven and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man.”
My Lord! Beloved brothers and sisters, why don’t you respect the Word of God? Why don't you take everything the prophet said back into the Holy Scriptures? Don’t make God lying! Don’t misuse brother Branham’s statements! Respect the Word of God and come back yourself and bring the flock back to the Word of God!
“Then the sign of the Son of Man shall appear.” You just need to read what is written in Matthew 24 from verse 24 right as far as you wish to understand what will take place when the Lord returns and when the great tribulation will be and what will happen when the sun will turn into darkness and the moon into blood and the sign of the Son of Man shall appear and all eyes shall see Him, and all the people shall mourn, even those who pierced Him will see Him! My God, come back to the holy Word of God and stop with your own imagination and with your own doctrines! Many, many things could be said.
May God bless you and be with you. Please understand, I cannot smile, I cannot tell a joke, because I don't know a joke. I must share the Word of God with sincerity because of the divine call the Lord God gave me with an audible voice on April 2nd, 1962 and William Branham confirmed it word for word on December 3rd, 1962. I have a responsibility before God to share the Word of God with God's people all over the earth.
God bless you and be with you in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.