Testimony of Pastor Franco Togonon
The Message of God brought to us by the prophet-messenger William Marrion Branham was a unique super message, and it sent to a super group of people called the Elect (Matthew 24:24; Romans 9:11; 1 Peter 1:2). God sent a simple uneducated man to fulfill God's wisdom that says:
"Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? for after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe." (1 Corinthians 1:20,21)
Paul continued to say in 1 Corinthians 2:4,5:
"And my speech and my [reaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and of [power; That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."
Exactly, Brother Branham's ministry was a unique one. His grammar was not spoken according to man's wisdom, or theologians. Yet God vindicated his ministry with the signs of the resurrected Jesus Christ!
By the grace of God I was saved after hearing the simple message and yet powerful preaching of the man William Branham. But I noticed after many years of reading the Spoken Word booklets, that many words used by Brother Branham were not fully explained in detail with the Holy Scripture. Like the Seventy Weeks of Daniel, the Mystery of the Resurrection, the Judgment of the Nations by the Bride, the Seven Thunders, the Three Woes, the Seven Trumpets, the Battle of Armageddon and the Gog and Magog battle of Ezekiel 38-39 and Rev.20:8-9, the Millennial Reign of Christ together with His Bride to whom she was promised to rule many nations with a rod of iron, as He would. And also, was it a sexual act for Adam and Eve to fulfill God's commission in Gen.1:28? Or was it to be fulfilled by just speaking the Word?
Some message believers are still teaching the Godhead doctrine of Pentecostal Oneness which Bro. Branham exposed as antichrist teaching. And many more precious revelations of the prophet-messenger which have been misplaced and misinterpreted by the message "quotationers" such as saying that, "the rapture has come already, and that Christ is no longer on the mercy throne but in the heart of the 'two souls' people" (confused group), and "therefore you must join them or else you are not a true born again Christian."
But one day when I began reading the Prophetic Revelation booklets, authored by Rev. Richard Gan, all questions in my heart were settled. Truly the gift of God always finding their right place in the PERFECTION plan of the Bride of Christ, as written in Eph.4:11:16. The true gift of God always helps edify the faith of every true believers of the message. The true gift of God will never argue with the Written Word. True gift from God will always be vindication by God Himself, not by man (I Cor.14:12, 26; II Cor.10:18).
The true gift from God will never ever dislocate, misplace, and misinterpret the Word; even prophecies being now fulfilled, and still to be fulfilled. These are the treasures I have found in the books of the Prophetic Revelation ministry. And I believe deep in my soul that Bro. Richard Gan is a true apostle of God, helping the Bride to be edified, established in the Word, not in heresies as some self-proclaimed preachers are doing.
To me, to know and recognize the five-fold ministry is so very important. They are the five fingers of the Great Potter to perfect His vessel of honor. To recognize them is one way of vindication that you have the baptism of the Holy Ghost. And I'm glad to testily that from the very first time I heard Bro. Richard Gan preaching the anointed Word in person, something inspirations moved within my soul, and said, "truly, this man is of God" (Luke 1:41-44).
My friends it is not enough to recognize Brother William Branham as God's Prophet-messenger in the last church age. It is not enough to say I believe the message but rather be sure that you have recognized also the Five-fold Ministry so as to be perfected, or you will miss the rapture (I Thes.5:11-13).
God bless you richly.
Ptr. Franco A. Togonon
The End-Time Message Ministry
CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN
AFB Housing, L-1, B-142
Zone 2 Bulihan, Silang
4118 Cavite, Philippines
[7 August, 2002]