VTH Writings

Tell Mother

 “It is the intention of this book to reveal the truth of the 144,000 mentioned in Revelation 7 but the chief object of this publication is to bring about a reformation among God’s people. The truth herein contained is divided into seven sections, giving proof from seven different angles, to prevent any doubt or confusion. This subject is made clear by the use of the Bible and the writings given by the Spirit of Prophecy.” – The Shepherd’s Rod Vol. 1 pg. 5

I shall read two paragraphs from page 188 of The Mount of Blessing. The first paragraph elucidates on the statement Seek and ye shall find the second on the words Knock and it shall be opened unto thee. -1TG30 16.1

Seek. Desire not merely His blessing but Himself. Acquaint now thyself with Him and be at peace. Seek and you shall find. God is seeking you and the very desire you feel to come to Him is but the drawing of His Spirit. Yield to that drawing. Christ is pleading the cause of the tempted the erring and the faithless. He is seeking to lift them into companionship with Himself. If thou seek Him He will be found of thee. -1TG30 16.2

Knock. We come to God by special invitation and He waits to welcome us to His audience-chamber. The first disciples who followed Jesus were not satisfied with a hurried conversation with Him by the way they said Rabbi where dwellest Thou?… They came and saw where He dwelt and abode with Him that day. So we may be admitted into closest intimacy and communion with God. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Let those who desire the blessing of God knock and wait at the door of mercy with firm assurance saying For Thou O Lord hast said Every one that asketh receiveth and he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. -1TG30 16.3

Not only that we are invited to seek the Lord but we are assured that our seeking shall not be in vain. Our very desire to come to Him is the prompting of His Spirit. To this drawing we must yield. -1TG30 16.4

Let us now pray for unwavering faith in His promise that if we seek we shall find: if we knock it shall be opened to us. -1TG30 16.5


Seven Women Take Hold of One Man


Today we are to continue our study of the book of Isaiah beginning with the first verse of the fourth chapter. -1TG30 17.1

Isa 4:1 — And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man saying We will eat our own bread and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by Thy name to take away our reproach. -1TG30 17.2

The first thing we need to know is the time indicated by the term in that day. The antecedent of the words that day is found in verses 13 and 14 of the preceding chapters of which the fourth chapter is a continuation. These verses point out that that day is the Judgment day the day in which the sanctuary (the church) is cleansed — the harvest day. So pointing to the day in which we are now living to the Judgment day the scripture figuratively reveals that all (for that is what the Biblical number seven indicates) the churches have arrived at the place where by their actions they are in reality saying to the Lord: We want nothing from you but Your name. Just let us be called Christians is all we want from You. We want Your name because it takes away our reproach that is if we be called Christians then what we do can be blamed on You You get the credit for it. -1TG30 17.3


Accordingly the world has reached the day when God in order to save the Church is finally compelled to do something as great and as revolutionary as brought about by the first Advent of Christ. And what could that be? — The remaining verses of the chapter give the answer. -1TG30 18.1

Isa 4:2 — In that day [when seven women take hold of one man] shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. -1TG30 18.2

This verse shows that the time is now ripe for this glorious revolutionizing of the church and of the world. Let us remember that history repeats and that a dark cloudy day is always followed by a bright one. So this great apostasy is to be followed not by chaos but by glorious revival and reformation by glory and prosperity for all the saints who escape the vengeance of a great God. The faithful shall reap a harvest of souls as did the Apostles on and after the Pentecost. -1TG30 18.3

Behold the days come saith the Lord that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch and a King shall reign and prosper and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In His days [in the Christian era] Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name whereby He shall be called THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jer. 23:5, 6. -1TG30 18.4

This very message therefore is the message of Righteousness by Faith to them that believe. In the day the righteous branch is raised Judah and Israel shall be saved and they shall dwell safely. -1TG30 18.5


Yes the day is here when Gods vengeance is to fall upon His adversaries and the once trodden-down kingdoms of Judah and Israel are to rise to prominence and power. Therefore behold the days come saith the Lord that they shall no more say The Lord liveth which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt but The Lord liveth which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country and from all countries whither I had driven them and they shall dwell in their own land. Jer. 23:7, 8. -1TG30 19.1

Plainly this is the final harvest of the earth the gathering of the people from all countries. It is the day in which to sing the song of Moses and the Lamb. This is to be the second and last Exodus Movement. So great will it be that it will entirely eclipse the Movement of Moses day. Do we then realize that we are on the verge of a new day? — a great day for the faithful and a dreadful one for the unfaithful? -1TG30 19.2

Isa 4:3 — And it shall come to pass that he that is left in Zion and he that remaineth in Jerusalem shall be called holy even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem. -1TG30 19.3

This verse clearly shows that while none of the wicked in the church will survive the purification yet none of the righteous will perish. Indeed all that are left will be called holy and will enjoy even greater security than did His ancient people at the time they left Egypt. -1TG30 19.4

Behold …the Lord Whom ye seek shall suddenly come to His temple even the messenger of the covenant whom ye delight in: behold he shall come saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiners fire and like fullers soap: and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them as gold and silver that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Mal. 3:1-3. -1TG30 19.5


Isa 4:4-6 — When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning. And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion and upon her assemblies a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat and for a place of refuge and for a covert from storm and from rain. -1TG30 20.1

For I saith the Lord will be unto her a wall of fire round about and will be the glory in the midst of her. Zech. 2:5. -1TG30 20.2

Anyone who knows the Bible can see that all these events are premillennial. So it is that this present apostasy is to bring forth the Lords fruitful branch that the wicked who are among Gods people are to be taken out of the way and the faithful those that escape are to be the servants of God and reap a harvest of souls of such as should be saved that the day of vengeance is already at the threshold of the house that His faithful ones are to be raised to prominence and power that the greatness and the glory of the movement is to cause the wonders of the Exodus Movement and of the early Christian church to fade into insignificance. -1TG30 20.3


Brother Sister are you prepared to abide the day of His coming? Will it be to you a great and glorious day? or will it be a dreadful day? Will you find yourself at His right or at His left? Will it be said to you Come ye blessed of My Father inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world? or will it be said unto you Depart from Me ye cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels ? Will your garments pass His inspection? or will you find yourself cast into outer darkness there to gnash your teeth? -1TG30 21.1

These are solemn questions that each of us must now answer to himself. If we do not answer them now then we will have to answer by standing speechless before an angry God. May every one of us be able in that day to say Lo this is our God we have waited for Him and He will save us: this is the Lord we have waited for Him we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation. Isa. 25:9. -1TG30 21.2