Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. This is brother Frank speaking to you from the International Mission Center in Krefeld, Germany.
We look back to a very blessed weekend. God's people gathered to hear God's Word. I think we were here from 22 different nations and, beloved, the Lord has blessed in a mighty way and we just shared the precious Word, the message of the hour, knowing that the return of Christ, the second coming of Christ is very, very near.
We see Bible prophecies fulfilled with Israel, with the nations, with the Church, with the Bride of Christ. Our duty is to share the original teachings of the apostles because the promise is that God would send somebody like Elijah to restore all things, to bring us back to the original foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, a full and complete restoration in the body of Christ. Our Lord is the first and the last and the New Testament church at the end must be as it was at the very beginning. And we do have the promises, whether it is in Zechariah chapter 10, verse 1, that we should pray for the latter rain when the time comes and also in James chapter 5, verse 7. And we do believe that God has sent His servant and prophet to bring us the message and when He took His servant to glory, by the grace of God I could take the message, the true Word, the original Word of God to all the nations around the earth. Thereby the Scripture was fulfilled that first the gospel of Jesus Christ must be preached to all nations and then the end shall be. Some will receive it as a witness, the others will come out, be restored and prepared for the return of Christ.
What hurts me so very much is to know the various interpretations of the statements brother Branham made and, beloved, I said this many times. I knew brother Branham personally for 10 years and to only mention this one experience. In December 1962 when he said: "Brother Frank, can you speak for me in Los Angeles with Demos Shakarian at the Full Gospel Business Men's meeting? I cannot go, the Lord showed me a vision about six months ago, I must pack and move to Arizona because of the vision the Lord showed." And so he asked me to go to Los Angeles and to enter preach for him at the Clifton's Cafeteria.
Beloved, I know these things which God has done, but then when for instance a key is sent from Jeffersonville to the brothers to open up the Scriptures, to open up Revelation 10:7, or Luke 17:30 or Zechariah or all the other scriptures. Beloved, I have to say this in the name of the Lord: you need a divine call to accomplish a ministry in the will of God. Otherwise we do God a service without it being His will. And, by the way, I say this with respect towards God and also in appreciation of the ministry of brother Branham. I have to emphasize it is not enough to emphasize Luke 17:30, you must read the verses up to 29 and then you must read the verses from 31 to know precisely where that verse is placed according to the plan of salvation. In the same way if you read Zechariah 14:7 – "It shall be light at the evening time" – you must read Zechariah 14:1 which says "The day of the Lord cometh" , you must read verse 4 where it says "in that day His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives." Before you read verse 7, you must read verse 1, you must read verse 4 . And you must read verse 8 and the other verses to know precisely where to place that which is promised and shall happen.
William Branham was God's prophet and as we know in the New Testament we have 845 times using Old Testament Scriptures to say what God had to say in the New Testament. At the same time you leave all things where and how they are. The same applies to Revelation chapter 10 verse 7. Before you read verse 7 you must read verse 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. And you must read 8, 9, 10. You cannot take one verse out of context. William Branham was God's prophet. He used the seventh verse for his ministry because through his divine ministry all the mysteries of God, of the plan of salvation were made known, but at the same time Revelation 10 remains precisely the way it is and only when the Lord as the Angel of the Covenant will come down, put one foot on land and one foot on sea, then Revelation 10 will be fulfilled and the announcement in verse 7 that in the days when the seventh trumpet Angel will sound, the mystery of God will be finished.
Beloved brothers the time has come to stop all wrong teachings and may the lightning strike all the teachings of the seven thunders because they are unscriptural. And everybody should know what brother Branham said on March 24 when preaching on the seven seals. Knocking seven times on the pulpit and saying the thunders were so mighty, referring to that tremendous experience when the seven angels appeared in the supernatural cloud.
Beloved brothers, when will the time be that you will respect the Word of God and place everything the prophet said within the plan of salvation according to the Word of God and stop all your interpretations misleading the people. Only if you are in the election you will respect the Word of God. Otherwise you will move on in your own interpretations and directions, referring to the prophet, hiding behind what he said and misleading the people.
Let me finish in saying this. Because of the divine commission I received from the Lord and William Branham confirmed it word for word, because of this I have a responsibility that no one on earth has to share the pure, the true, the original Word of God and place everything brother Branham said into the holy Word of God. We do not have two things, we have one thing. The message is the Word and the Word is the message. May God bless you and be with you and may this be the time when we shall see by divine revelation and place everything and personally be placed into the kingdom of God, into the plan of salvation and expect the return of Christ and be prepared for that glorious day.
God bless you and be with you in Jesus' holy name. Amen.