Ewald Frank

6. 2. 2022, 10:00 a.m., Krefeld, Germany

Brother Borg

We extend warm greetings to all brothers and sisters worldwide who have tuned in for this online broadcast, for this “Biblical Word observation with Brother Frank”. We are grateful for this opportunity to hear God's revealed Word. Before Brother Frank speaks to us, I read a Word from the Scripture, from the epistle of Jude verse 3: 

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”

Praise and thanks.

I read verse 20 and 21:

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life!”

We read also verse 24 and 25:

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen!”

Please brother Frank.

Brother Frank

I too would like to greet everyone, very warmly in the precious and holy name of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. Also this time we have to convey many greetings, from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, from all over Africa, all over Asia and also from all our brothers in Switzerland, Austria, our beloved brother at the Baltic Sea, from Canada, and from the USA. We have received greetings from everywhere, which we convey with all our hearts.

We have all understood that we have arrived in a very special time, which earthly speaking, we do not like. But yet, we are grateful, grateful from the bottom of our hearts, that the true believers can still gather here and there, in the houses and also that small fellowships can come together to hear God's Word. And we wait for it that soon the doors will be open and everything will be better and different. Also here in Krefeld, we have church meetings on a very small scale, we listen to the broadcasts as all the others hear it worldwide and we are grateful to our Lord with all our heart and soul. All who come for baptism are baptized. All who would like to be married are consecrated. All who want to have their children dedicated, they can come because the child dedications take place. Besides the Lord's Supper, we could continue with everything else as we were used to it, with God's help.

Let us come today to the difficult lesson which we are all experiencing, what it means, if one looks at the end times. And before we go into the details, let us come briefly back to the Word of introduction. How the apostles, through the leading of the Holy Spirit, could write it down so that we might have divine orientation in this time. Let us read again the last verse that brother Borg read and then verse 5. Please.

Brother Borg

I read from Jude's letter verse 25 and Jude verse 5:

“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”

Brother Frank

Before we read the next verse, let me say the following already now: the faith is a gift from God [Eph 2:8] and faith is emphasized since the days of Abraham. Abraham believed God [Rm 4:3], and whoever does not believe God makes Him a liar. And then we think of Hebrews 11, verse 1, we think on the many scriptures which show us the faith, not a faith, but as it was read in the Word of introduction, that we should contend for the faith that was once for all delivered unto the saints. And I thank the Lord God that He has sent His servant and prophet William Branham in our time to bring us back to the faith, to the original, true, living faith in the true living God, in the true living Word!

Please remember the scripture in which our Lord said: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned.” [Mk 16:16] Finish! There is no second offer. “He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned.” Full stop. Finish. That's all it says and that's all that needs to be said. Now let us hear verse 5 from Jude:

Brother Borg

“I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.”

Brother Frank

This is a particularly serious Word. Having been led out, the blood was applied to the door posts. And the Lord God had said, “And when I see the blood, I will pass over you.” [2M 12:13] All have been led out, being under the blood. “Let my people go, let my firstborn son go, that my people serve me!” [2M 4:23] And we all know the story of Israel. And then it is written in the New Testament that all who did not believe, they came out, they ate manna, saw the pillar of cloud and fire, but who then could not believe were destroyed. We can read it, 1. Corinthians 10 – 23,000 died at one go [1Kor 10:8]. Let me say this very clearly, with all emphasis: God can do absolutely nothing with unbelief! Unbelief, that’s how brother Branham said it over 60 times, it was the first sin in the Garden of Eden when it was questioned, namely by Satan the old serpent who came to Eve and got Eve under his influence and then, “Yea, hath God said?” [1M 3:1] With this Satan introduced calamity, sin, perdition, death. I say it once again, this very point brother Branham emphasised so much – that unbelief was the first sin that caused everything else after it, every other sin, transgression, death, everything else it caused.

And therefore, the Word that was read became so important to me: Believe, as the scripture saith, that’s how our Lord confirmed it, “He that believeth on me, as the Scripture saith, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” [Jn 7:38]  Faith. Blessed and praised be our Lord that we have truly come back to the original faith in the only God who revealed Himself to us in Jesus Christ, and that we can believe with all our heart, believing every Word of God.

Also that what Peter wrote in 2nd Peter in the 1st chapter, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation. [v. 20] God does not permit it! And then one has to say with great pain that all preachers, all evangelists preach about the Word, but not the Word in the original. I am certainly not here to preach about the Word and to express my own thoughts about it. No, I am here, as Paul wrote to Timothy, all know the scripture, 2 Timothy 4: “Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season...” because many will come and present strange doctrines [v. 2-3]. May God give grace that we in this time may really recognise of what it is all about. Not only the calling out, not the leading out and the preparation, it is part of it, but also to believe, to continue to believe every Word, every promise and to live in the expectation, being convinced that the Lord God will also do whatever He promised.

As known to all, we believe that Brother Branham was a man sent from God, as John the Baptist was a man sent from God at the first coming of Christ with the message of God to prepare a people for the Lord – Luke chapter 1.

In the same way, we believe that Brother Branham was sent with a message. And let me tell you, more than 40 times Brother Branham made reference to June 11, 1933, when he stood in the Ohio River and was about to baptize the seventeenth person, a brother, and the supernatural light came down with a sound as of rushing mighty wind and the voice said:

“As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the First Coming of Christ, so you are sent with a message that will forerun the Second Coming of Christ.”

We thank the Lord God, that Brother Branham brought the message and then he was called home, and that this message – the pure, holy, revealed Word, all doctrines about Godhead, baptism, the Lord's Supper, about election, about Church, about Bride, about the end time – everything was revealed to him. And then comes still to it, that he was told exactly ten times he should store in the spiritual food. And this he has done. And in the seventh seal on March 24, 1963, in the first seven minutes, he turns in sermon to brother Neville and said, “Now the food was stored in.”

Brothers and sisters, this is not all. On April 1st, 1962, he was told, “Don't make the trip to Switzerland, but return to Jeffersonville and store in the food!”

On April 2, 1962, the Lord spoke with a loud voice. And now I must laugh a bit. In an email I was asked, “Brother Frank, the Lord has spoken to you. Have you ever seen Him?” I was so glad about it. I didn’t see Him. But every time He stood between three and five metres away from me, and every time I could look exactly there, I could look to Him and I knew that He stands at the right side of the window. Every time the same.

But now back. Here you have all the sermons which Brother Branham preached; they were sent to me, on these tapes you can see, all the sermons, because I was supposed to store the food. Then you can see here that I translated all the sermons 1962, 63, 64, 65 into the German language and by this I could pass on to the people of God the spiritual food. And thirdly, we have here the testimony that the Lord commanded me to go from city to city, preaching the Word and to give out the food.

As sure as Brother Branham said that the message would cover the whole earth, so sure it took place by God's grace.

And mainly it's about that all ministering brethren leave all interpretations aside left and right and only preach that what they can preach as the Word of God.  Not what is said about the Word, for example, what all is said about Revelation 10! Please, please, remain with what is written in Revelation 10! Don't add a word to it, don't take away a word from it! Just say what God has said and then everything will be well.

But now please let us read a little further a couple of Scriptures.

Brother Borg

We read from Acts, chapter 26, verse 16 to 18:

“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

Brother Frank

Blessed and praised be our Lord! Here Paul has summed up in detail his calling, his mission, his commission. “Arise! Go on your way! I send you to the Gentiles, so that you open unto them their eyes by your preaching!” Not Paul as a man, opened people's eyes spiritually. No and again no. By the proclamation comes the light, comes the knowledge, by the preaching of the Word people are convicted of sin! Therefore, we preach the Gospel, the message of salvation, for before a person can be saved, he must know and realise that he is lost! He who does not realise that he is lost cannot ask for salvation!

And therefore, through the proclamation, to all of mankind must be said that by the original sin we were all born in sins and were given over to death. And then we preach that the Lord Himself has come and was made sin for us, so that He might take upon Himself all that had befallen us, all sin, all transgression, all disobedience, all that had befallen us, that He took upon Himself and became obedient. The word “obedient” must be emphasised here. He was obedient, obedient unto the death on the cross [Php 2:8]. Faith and obedience belong together just like unbelief and disobedience belong together.

So a divine sending to the Gentiles to open their eyes. The same is happening in our time, and we may say, Brother Branham testified, that around 10 millions of people through his ministry have been acquainted with that what God decided in His plan of salvation. And if only half of them would enter into glory, then our joy would be very great. But it will be a countless multitude, thanks be to the Lord God! It was worth it that our Lord and Redeemer shed his blood, the blood of the New Covenant, and gave us reconciliation, forgiveness, and eternal life. Let us read on, please.

Brother Borg

We read from John 13, verse 20:

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.”

What a wonderful word! A sending, a divine sending. What could Peter do for it? The Lord said to him:

“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 

Brother Frank

A divine sending is connected with divine authority. And we say it in the name of the Lord: also Brother Branham with his sending, God has confirmed, yes, if I can repeat what the prophet said, hundreds of thousands of times. Let's just say 10,000 times would be enough. God has confirmed, after all, that He has sent his servant and prophet. And then, whoever receives a man of God sent by the Lord, receives the Lord, receives that what God has promised in the Word, because he whom God sends preaches God's Word, not his own thoughts, not his own teachings, but as it is written, God's Word. And this is what Brother Branham did, and that's what I also did by grace.

Let us read on.

Brother Borg

We read from Matthew 24, verse 3:

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

Brother Frank

We have spoken often enough about this Scripture. It has become the main subject, the Return of Jesus Christ our Lord. And we are thankful to God that in the German Bible the word “Return” was used 17 times. There are various comings, but only one promised return of our Lord.

I am grateful that this word was used because our Lord said in John 14:

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” [v. 3]

It will happen at the Rapture, at the return of Jesus Christ, that the dead in Christ will rise first and we will be changed and together we will be raptured to be with the Lord. So we are grateful to the Lord God.

But brothers and sisters, please pay close attention now. Matthew 24 says everything that was going to happen at that time. And after we could read in verse 14: 

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” 

With verse 15 the Lord begins with what happened 70 after Christ, that the temple was destroyed, that the believers fled to the mountains. Yes, and then again, a new phase comes. You can read it from verse 23 and then you come to verse 27, where it is written that the return of the Lord as the Son of Man will be as the lightning shines from west to the east.

Yes, and whoever then reads on, you can all do it, whoever then reads on, finds that the Lord from the next verse namely, verse 29 speaks about the time of tribulation that will be after the Rapture: “…the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven...”

Yes, and then when you read some verses you come back to verse 40 and there begins again the old subject of the return of Jesus Christ our Lord, up to the point that two will lie on a bed, two will be in a field, two will grind at a mill, and one will be accepted, the other will be left behind.

And then only comes the climax in chapter 24, in verse 45, that the food shall be given out. All shall have a part in it. But the most important thoughts are directed here on that the preachers, the proclaimers of the Word, take nothing else into their preaching, but only that what is written and what has been revealed through the ministry of brother Branham, from the Word and what was proclaimed worldwide.

And then it continues. You can immediately bridge to Matthew 25:

“Then … ” – when this is taking place, that the food is given to the household and that the Church is brought back into lockstep, that all things will be restored, yes, then it is written:

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.” [Mt 25:1]

Brothers and sisters, today it is not only about that we read from Matthew 24, of wars, and rumors of wars, of earthquakes, famines, and pestilences, that we only speak about that. Today it is first and foremost about the Word which the Lord God addressed to the Church. And just as Paul was told that through the proclamation he would open people's eyes, so I say today: By the proclamation of the holy Word people's eyes were opened and they see that what God has revealed and they receive and accept it.

Yes, but then we come back again to the Word from Jude verse 5, that those, who did not believe, were destroyed. And then we come to Matthew 25 – only half of those called out who had their lamps, who had enlightenment, who heard the message of the hour, that nevertheless only half of them were really ready to enter into the marriage supper. And it is this half, who is now hearing the true Word of God. And I am grateful to the Lord from the bottom of my heart that He has given grace for this, that we can really believe from the heart and that the revealed Word has become unto us a living food, the hidden manna.

How often Brother Branham emphasized that the hidden mysteries were revealed, and this is the hidden manna that is determined for the Bride Church. And we have been given a full part in it by grace.

So, not only what is happening so visibly and audibly in all the world, but what is God doing today?! How far has God's plan of salvation already come to fulfilment?! What is still to pending? And we all know that the Lord will complete his work. Let us read.

Brother Borg

We read from Romans 8, verse 11:

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

Brother Frank

Thanks be to our God. Dear brothers and sisters, it is not enough that we hold the lamps in our hands. It is not enough that we carry oil in the vessel with us. And we are grateful to the Lord God from the bottom of our hearts, truly grateful. But it must come to the personal experiences of salvation. The Spirit of God may not just anoint us. In the whole Pentecostal movement, charismatic movement, all are anointed with Holy Spirit, and all think they have enlightenment. But in whom does the Spirit of God dwell? Who can the Spirit of God lead into all the truth? Who is led by the Spirit of God? For it is written:

“All who are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.” [Rm 8:14].

Up to the sealing – Ephesians, chapter 1, verse 13, that we after we have heard the Word of truth, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit unto the glorious day of the return of Jesus Christ, our Lord. And so that no one forgets it, it says it again in chapter 4, verse 30, that we were sealed by the Holy Spirit. 

So that the Spirit of God can dwell in us, as the quickening power of God, then it does not come from outside, it must be in us to quicken our mortal bodies. We are yearning for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, for a true baptism with spirit and fire [Acts 2:38-41], and we are yearning for it, that the Spirit of God can take dwelling in us and that the power of God can be in us so that when the moment comes and the return of Christ takes place, that we know – not we, but the power of God that dwells in us will in that moment quicken our mortal bodies. Please.

Brother Borg

We read from First Thessalonians, 3rd chapter, verse 13:

“To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints!”

Brother Frank

Thanks be to our God. Everything we were told, and with this we come to a close. When our Redeemer was crucified, the graves were opened and many of the Old Testament saints, namely all who are part of the first resurrection, they came forth out of their graves and appeared to many in the holy city and were taken up into heaven with our Lord.

At the Return of our Lord, our Redeemer brings all who during the time of the New Testament, in the 2000 years, all who went home. He brings them with Him. Then the shout goes forth to those who have fallen asleep in Christ, and they come out first. Today all have a body, but in this body, they cannot eat or cannot drink. They have a heavenly body. But at the Return of the Lord they will receive a resurrection body, and then they will be able to eat and drink like us who will be transformed. For this is how our Lord confirmed it, after His resurrection He asks:

“Have you anything to eat? And they gave him a fish, and he ate.” [Lk 24:41-43]

Brothers and sisters! What more can I say? I am so overwhelmed about that what God has done in my time, and the years have come and gone.

Since 1933, many years have passed, since 1965, many years have passed, since 1979, many years have passed. But now we are really very, very close to the end. 

And let me emphasize one more thing: God is love [1J 4:8]. At the true baptism of the Spirit, not only are nine spiritual gifts placed in the heart of the believer – it is a love baptism. With God, everything must be embedded in love.

We all know many will come on that day and say, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied? Have we not cast out devils? Have we not …” And the Lord says: “Depart from me. I know ye not.” [Mt 7:22-23]

Today the time is here that the true love of God is poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. And as Brother Branham also said, “Only perfect love will enter there.” Let us love one another with divine love, imputing nothing, having no grudges against anyone, not to say a negative word against anyone, but to faithfully serve the Lord and experiencing our preparation for the glorious day of the return of Jesus Christ.

May all deepen themselves into everything that we have considered today, and may all ministering brethren take to heart, as it is written in the German Bible, that to the household, meaning the ministering brethren, the food was passed on, and so they can give out, and Lord's table can be richly prepared, and all true believers be fed and blessed. And remember still the Word of our Lord:

“My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” [Jn 4:34]

My food is that I carry out the commission the Lord gave me on April 2, 1962. And I believe that all have a longing to do what the Lord has commanded us. And he said:

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” [Jn 13:35]

May the blessing of the Almighty God rest upon all, in all peoples, tongues and nations, is my wish and prayer in Jesus' holy name. Amen.

We stand up for the closing prayer. Brother Borg will pray with us.

Brother Borg

Heavenly Father, we thank you with all our hearts for your Word that we have now heard. We did not hear the words of a man but we heard God's revealed Word. Your Word is spirit and life. Your Word accomplishes in them who believe you that what you send it for. Thank you for your Word, for the blood of the new covenant, for the redemption on the cross of Calvary.

Bless all your people who have heard, bless our brothers and sisters here in Krefeld. We thank you for everything. You blessed us. May you join us in the love of God as we hear your Word in these last days, believe it and do it with your help. Thank you for this Word proclamation. And we ask you to bless brother Frank in spirit, soul, and body. We thank you for everything in Jesus' name. Amen. Amen. Amen.