Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, this is brother Frank greeting you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld Germany.
We look back to a most blessed weekend. Many came from 22 nations to join us to hear the Word of God and then also multiplied thousands were connected in 172 countries to hear the true Word of God.
And, beloved, I'd like to share with you again starting with the Scriptures of 1 Timothy chapter 3 verse 15 and 16. This text is addressed to the ministers and I believe we as ministers must find our place first, the God-ordained ministry to serve God's people so that everybody can find his and her place in the kingdom of God. Here we read:
"But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou ought to behave in the church of God... the pillar and ground of the truth."
The foundation of the truth... the ground, the pillar which is carrying the true Word of God. You can read on what is being said in the next verse.
Beloved, the time has come, it is so serious, we look back to 85 years. In 1933 the divine commission was given to brother Branham on June 11 that before the coming of Christ the message that's given to William Branham would forerun the second coming of Christ. Now we look back to so many years and anybody who is right in his mind will understand that the coming of Christ is just about to take place.
Then we also go back to December 24, 1965, it's my birthday, when the Lord took His servant, who brought the message, to glory and, beloved brothers and sisters, if I would only know what God has done from 1933 to 1965, if I would not know what God has done since then, I would close my Bible and go home and keep my mouth shut. But we understand by the grace of God that our Lord has a plan of salvation. And this plan was made known to the prophets, to the apostles and in our day and time this plan of God was made known to William Branham, God's servant and prophet, whom I knew for 10 years.
But just coming quickly to the beginning of the New Testament, in Matthew chapter 3 our Lord confirmed the ministry of John the Baptist to be the fulfillment of Isaiah 40:3: “this is the man, the voice crying in the wilderness”. In Matthew chapter 11, our Lord confirmed the ministry of John the Baptist according to Malachi chapter 3 verse 1, the first part, only the first part: “This is he of whom it written: I will send my messenger before my face.” Beloved, it is so important to go to the Word of God and to understand and to respect that no Bible prophecy is of any private interpretation. This is Thus says the Lord in His Word.
So we understand that we are now very, very near.
And to say something about December 24, 1965: many brothers have sent me greetings for my birthday and reminding me on Joshua chapter 1 to take courage, to continue to bring the message to the ends of the Earth. And some even went up to chapter 14 and they thought that Joshua looked back when he was 85, but that was not Joshua, that was Caleb. Caleb who was together with Joshua could look back about the commission Moses gave to him to go and to see the country first. And then the brothers said: brother Frank, now you are 85 and we shall see what God is doing. Beloved, don't look at me, now the time has come to look upon the Lord. Not upon William Branham, not upon brother Frank, but expect the Lord to confirm the message William Branham brought and brother Frank could take to the ends of the earth.
And I trust, beloved, that you're all acquainted with the precise text of the commission and I give you the dates and you can check it. I wrote down four statements from the lips of William Branham. The first one of February 10, 1960, the second one of December 29, 1963, the third one June 14, 1963, and the fourth one February 19, 1965. And in all these statements William Branham says that not he, but the message given to him would forerun the second coming of Christ. Please, respect, please, respect what the voice from the supernatural cloud said and forget the falsification that was made where it only says: "As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, you are sent to forerun the second coming of Christ." That's a lie. That is a falsification to mislead the people. Therefore, here are the statements, you can read them, you can hear them, where brother Branham makes known to us the direct commission given from the supernatural cloud. And here, let me read one of the statements: "As I sent John the Baptist to forerun the first coming of Christ, your message shall forerun the second coming of Christ to the ends of the world." Now when we read in Matthew 24: "This gospel of the kingdom will be preached to all nations and then the end shall be." So the man of God received the message that would go to all nations before the second coming of Christ. William Branham brought the message and then he was taken to glory. He never made a trip after 1963 to any country on earth with the message and when he went to South Africa, in this passport was the stamp "Cannot participate in religious meetings, can only go hunting". So who has taken the message God has given in our time to his prophet William Branham, who has taken the message to all the countries on earth, who? And this has happened because of the direct commission the Lord gave me. Who am I and I can say like it is written in James chapter 5: Elijah was a man like I, like we and William Branham was a man like you and I, but he was a prophet ordained of God for the special purpose to bring us back, to restore us back, to come back to the same foundation laid by the apostles and prophets. And we live in the time of restoration and we do not only talk about the message, we shall see the message in reality in the restoration by the grace of God.
So we understand our responsibility to take the true Word of God to the ends of the earth. So by the grace of God since the beginning of 1966, to be precise after brother Branham was buried in April 1966, brother Frank has taken the message to the ends of the earth and we look back to all these many years and now we are coming very close to the final fulfillment of all the promises of God.
We do believe with all our heart that William Branham was sent with the message that is to forerun the second coming of Christ. And by the grace of God this is what has taken place and, beloved, I'm not here to speak about myself. Who am I, who am I, but I did not call God, God called me. I did not talk to the Lord, the Lord spoke with an audible voice to these ears, not to my heart. He spoke many thousands of times to my heart by His Word, but I heard the voice of the Lord God Almighty with these ears. The first time, as you know, on April 2, 1962, just before sunrise: "My servant, your time for this city will soon be over, I will send you to other cities to preach my Word." These were the first words of the divine commission that I received. Beloved, you know what was said after this that I should store in food, you know my testimony. Beloved, don't look upon brother Frank, look upon what God has done in our time. Not only thousands, but millions are now hearing the last message before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. And by the grace of God I have done what the Lord has commissioned me to do and, beloved, how can you do something in the kingdom of God unless you receive a commission? And brother Branham, as you know, made the statement "doing God a service without His will".
One more statement concerning giving out the food: here, almost 200 sermons I translated very quickly into the German language because all the sermons preached by brother Branham through the 1950s and 1960s were sent to me. So by the grace of God there is no need for anyone to translate sermons of other Branham into the German language. Where is another commission? Who was told to do it? Beloved, as we read in our Scripture that we must understand and recognize how to behave in the church of the living God. You cannot do what you wish and have your own will. Find your place with God, receive a commission first before you can do something.
So in summarizing we have to say: by the grace of God, I have done what the Lord commissioned me to do and nine brothers from Romania, Germany, France and Belgium made a trip to Jeffersonville in the time when brother Borders and brother Sothman were still alive and from their eyes and from their mouths and from their lips they heard the testimony when brother Frank visited brother Branham and He told me what the Lord had spoken to me. Just think for one moment, he repeated in the English language the words the Lord had spoken to me in the German language and then he said: "You misunderstood you thought there will come a natural famine and you stored in natural food, but God will send a famine to hear his Words and the food you are to put in store is the promised Word of God for this day." This is Thus says the Lord through the mouth of William Branham on December 3, 1962.
So, beloved, what else can I do? I've done my part and of course since 1979 there was a question-mark: "Is he truly called? Has he got a commission?" because Satan was about to destroy what God had done, but by the grace of God Jesus Christ conquered all the satanic powers and shut their mouth and the message of the hour continues into all of the world. May all brothers understand that Matthew 24:45 is now fulfilled. I share the precious Word of God revealed and given to William Branham, the whole counsel, all the teachings, all the doctrine from Genesis chapter 1 to Revelation chapter 22 and all the brothers in all the different countries now share the same food, the same revealed Word of God and they stay within the Scripture. They don't give any interpretation, not even about Revelation 10. They respect the Word of God that no Bible prophecy is of any private interpretation. Who are you to give your interpretation about the seven thunders, about this, about that? Who are you? You should be ashamed before God Almighty to mislead the people. This is God's time for God's people to return to the Word of God and receive divine revelation and walk with the Lord and prepare for the soon coming of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. And I believe the last message has now reached the last ones right at the ends of the earth and the coming of our Lord is imminent, is at the door and we see all Bible prophecies and predictions fulfilled in our time, with Israel, with the nations, all in all we see what the Lord promised and predicted is taking place.
Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him. God bless you and be with you in Jesus' holy name. Amen.