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 from The Mount of Blessing page 217, beginning with the first paragraph– -1TG47 12.1

But to-day mercy pleads with the sinner. As I live saith the Lord God I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye turn ye from your evil ways for why will ye die? The voice that speaks to the impenitent to-day is the voice of Him who in heart-anguish exclaimed as He beheld the city of His love: O Jerusalem Jerusalem which killeth the prophets and stoneth them that are sent unto her Behold your house is left unto you desolate Even when Jesus tears were shed upon the mount Jerusalem might yet have repented and escaped her doom. For a little space the Gift of heaven still waited her acceptance. So O heart to you Christ is still speaking in accents of love: Behold I stand at the door and knock if any man hear My voice and open the door I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with Me. Now is the accepted time behold now is the day of salvation. -1TG47 12.2

We should pray that we gladly respond to Gods merciful plea that we realize that His aim is to save us from eternal ruin that we should respond now in the day of salvation that we know He is pleading for us today as He pled for Jerusalem at the time of His first advent that the door of our hearts be never closed to Him. -1TG47 12.3


Jacob’s Time of Troublem Judah and Israel Going Home

SABBATH, JUNE 28, 1947

We are now to continue the same subject which we have been studying from the book of Isaiah but today we shall study it from the book of Jeremiah. -1TG47 13.1

To begin with we shall notice that the first chapters of the book deal with ancient Judah and Israel with their sins and stubbornness of heart and with their resultant dispersion throughout the Gentile nations. The thirtieth chapter however deals not with the scattering of ancient Judah and Israel but with the gathering of Judah and Israel in our day. -1TG47 13.2

We shall now begin our study with the first three verses– -1TG47 13.3

Jer 30:1-3 — The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel saying Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book. For lo the days come saith the Lord that I will bring again the captivity of My people Israel and Judah saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers and they shall possess it. -1TG47 13.4

Note that both Judah and Israel together have the promise of returning to their homeland. As this has never yet been realized the prophecy is yet to be fulfilled. -1TG47 13.5


Jer 30:4-6 — And these are the words that the Lord spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the Lord We have heard a voice of trembling of fear and not of peace. Ask ye now and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins as a woman in travail and all faces are turned into paleness? -1TG47 14.1

The cause of the fear here forecast is fundamentally needless and unnecessary declares the Lord. -1TG47 14.2

Jer 30:7 — Alas it is even the time of Jacobs trouble but he shall be saved out of it. -1TG47 14.3

The people that have come to this antitypical time of trouble are returning to the homeland are comforted. Apparently it is bad enough to frighten all but Gods encouraging counsel is Fear not. -1TG47 14.4

Plainly the burden of this chapter is concerning the antitypical returning to the homeland. Though terrible the trouble may seem yet the outcome of it is to be the same as in the type. Right now we may not appreciate this study as we ought to but the time is soon coming in which we will dig as fast and as hard for it as we would to get out from under an avalanche. Those who have but little faith in the Word of God though the study will not do them much good. Now is the time to start cultivating the faith we need to have then. -1TG47 14.5


Jacob our type well knew that God had directed his return from Padanaram to the homeland yet he trembled when he heard that Esau with four hundred men were on the way to meet him. Besides he was led to wrestle with the angel all night long. He prevailed only because he would not let the Angel go until He blest him. The final result was that on the morrow Esau rather than destroying the whole company very kindly greeted Jacob with a kiss and cordially invited him to return home and they are written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1 Cor. 10:11. That which happened to Jacob is sure to happen to us and how comforting to know all this ahead of time. Now if never before we should see that where there is a type there is also an antitype and that where there is no type there is no Truth. -1TG47 15.1

Jer 30:8 — For it shall come to pass in that day saith the Lord of hosts that I will break his yoke from off thy neck and will burst thy bonds and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him. -1TG47 15.2

This verse plainly says that God is to free His people from the Gentile yoke and that strangers [unconverted] shall no more trouble them. -1TG47 15.3

Jer 30:9 — But they shall serve the Lord their God and David their king whom I will raise up unto them. -1TG47 15.4

No longer shall the followers of Truth serve others but they shall serve the Lord and a king whom God Himself shall provide. -1TG47 15.5


Jer 30:10 — Therefore fear thou not O My servant Jacob saith the Lord neither be dismayed O Israel: for lo I will save thee from afar and thy seed from the land of their captivity and Jacob shall return and shall be in rest and be quiet and none shall make him afraid. -1TG47 16.1

There is therefore no need of fear but there is a need for faith in the promises of God. -1TG47 16.2

Jer 30:11 — For I am with thee saith the Lord to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure and will not leave thee altogether unpunished. -1TG47 16.3

The punishment dealt to Israel is their being scattered among the Gentiles as amplified in the verses which follow. The time of freedom has nevertheless come and for this we should be glad and give God the glory. -1TG47 16.4

Jer 30:12-19 — For thus saith the Lord Thy bruise is incurable and thy wound is grievous. There is none to plead thy cause that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines. All thy lovers have forgotten thee they seek thee not for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy with the chastisement of a cruel one for the multitude of thine iniquity because thy sins were increased. Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased I have done these things unto thee. Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured and all thine adversaries every one of them shall go into captivity and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. For I will restore health unto thee and I will heal thee of thy wounds saith the Lord because they called thee an Outcast saying This is Zion whom no man seeketh after. Thus saith the Lord Behold I will bring again the captivity of Jacobs tents and have mercy on his dwellingplaces and the city shall be builded upon her own heap and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof. And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them and they shall not be few I will also glorify them and they shall not be small. -1TG47 16.5


After having gone through their captivity the people shall fully realize Gods mercy and His wisdom to save them. They shall be happy forevermore for He will multiply them in the land of their fathers and there He will make them great. -1TG47 17.1

Jer 30:20 — Their children also shall be as aforetime and their congregation shall be established before Me and I will punish all that oppress them. -1TG47 17.1

The Kingdom (the church purified and apart from the world) is to be as natural and as real as was the kingdom of ancient Israel but there will be no sinners in It. -1TG47 17.1

Jer 30:21-23 — And their nobles shall be of themselves and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them and I will cause him to draw near and he shall approach unto Me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto Me? saith the Lord. And ye shall be My people and I will be your God. Behold the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. -1TG47 17.1


Their nobles shall be of themselves that is this Kingdom shall be self-governing under theocracy. The word behold calls attention to something that can be seen and therefore implies that the Lords whirlwind is already doing its work. No wonder then that we are now having disturbance of all kinds and heavy loss of life and property throughout the earth. -1TG47 18.1

Jer 30:24 — The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return until He have done it and until He have performed the intents of His heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it. -1TG47 18.2

The very fact that these truths are now revealed and also the fact that the things foretold by the Scriptures are now taking place plainly show that we are now living in the latter days — the days in which we must consider the cause of the evils which envelop the whole world and make our calling and election sure. -1TG47 18.3

How thankful we ought to be that the Lord is feeding us with meat in due season 25) Believe was Jesus motto and it should be ours too. No doubters will ever enter His Kingdom. -1TG47 18.4

These things are written that ye might believe…. John 20:31. -1TG47 18.5

There is but one sensible conclusion that you can come to and that is to whole-heartedly accept and to comply with all the prophets have written. Let no one divert your attention from this Truth. -1TG47 18.6