by David Koresh
Transcribed by Marc Breault
"I create the fruit of the lips, Peace, peace to him that is far off [from righteousness], and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him." Isa. 57:19.
To the beloved saints of God who in faith obey that form of doctrine given to them which leads to the ways of rest. Happy Sabbath and happy New Moon to you! I, who also am the chief of sinners, am a partaker of the manifold mercies of God, given by His Word as meat in due season, revealed to us in the light of the face of Jesus (Branch) in Whom is all mercy and truth for ever and ever. Let us hold fast our profession at this present time. Let us be planted on a sure foundation, a rock that cannot be moved, founded in the Word of God, revealed at this time for you who are to be quickened by the Spirit that rose Jesus our Lord from the grave (1 Pet. 3:18). The way (path) of the just is uprightness, though most upright dost weigh (measure) the path of the just (God has a narrow path for us to follow; it is not devised by man). "Then Jesus would encourage them (us) by raising His glorious right arm, and from His arm came a light which waved over the Advent band, and they shouted, `Alleluia!'"-Early Writings, p. 14, 15.
"Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. [It is better to learn about God's judgment by Inspiration, than for them to actually happen to us. The seventh seal is the most blessed light we have. Let us not look to the things of this world which are darkness, but to the Father of lights.] Let favour be shewed to the wicked [by giving executive Ezekiel 9 by a message, seventh seal], yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness [the kingdom] will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord [the Word of God]. Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see [the wicked remain as such, because they refuse to see the Lord's hand that is lifted up in Rev. 10:5-7]:but they shall see [eventually], and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them." Isa. 26:8-11. (Read all of Isaiah, Chapters 20-28 often.)
I have witnessed the love of God towards us in rich streams, flowing from the mountains of God. We do see the Lord's hand being lifted up and therefore we are blessed. We know that we are on the right path, the highway of the Lord. Let us not fear that God has not chosen us, for in seeing these truths we know we are accepted. "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler [feeder] in Israel; whose goings forth have been of old, from everlasting....And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds [seven angels], and eight principal men [seven kingdoms on earth and one after the millennium: Adam, Noah, Moses, David, Gentiles, Christ, Wave Sheaf, and all seven in one-eighth: the seven angels plus the Holy Spirit, the Mother of us all]....Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off." Micah 5:2,5,9.
Yes, this morning my faith was severely tried. I was dreaming, and in my dream I saw a young man who was very unruly. He had in his hand a razor, but to me it appeared he was too young to shave. I attempted to take the razor from him, and so he began to cut my arms with it. I then had to overpower him and discipline him. The young man was about 17 or 18, but when I punished him all of a sudden he became as a little child. He cried out and told me that he was going to tell on me. I knew that his worldly father was coming to check on his cry, so I feared on what I would answer him. I knew that worldly people did not raise their children properly, so I feared that the father would be more apt to listen to the child that now appeared to be as a baby, than to listen to me. The father came into the room, and looked at me very angrily. I then showed him what I had done. I had in my arms a plastic bottle of water and grape juice. I patted the bottle to illustrate the discipline I had given the young child. I was trying to figure why this was, when all of a sudden I was being hurled into pitch blackness. Again helpless and terrified, I, in all my weakness, looked to the promises of God, and by faith swung the sword of truth into the darkness that engulfed me, saying, The Lord rebuke thee, Satan. I had sat up in my bed, and as I looked out the window beside me, I hoped to see in the heavens a reason for all this. Holding to the sword, I said to the darkness, I know that I have spoken against the messengers of God, and have dishonored God; I will not say anything against you Satan, but I will look to God, for my Mother and Father will save me. They have promised. No feelings of strength were in my heart now. The sword this time had been thrown against the prince of darkness in utter helplessness. Only God could make it stick. As I looked up, I knew it had to be of God. Then the darkness broke. A sweet, gentle voice spoke and said, Trust in Me. Write down what has happened to you, and send it to your brethren that they may be prepared. Dear brethren, STUDY. I say, STUDY. It is a good land and we can take it
"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." Rev. 21:5-8. "And there shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures [eagles] also be gathered. everyone with her mate. Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want [be without] her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and His spirit it hath gathered them. And he hath cast the lot [appointed place] for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line [seven messages]: they shall possess it forever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein." Isa. 34:15-17. (Read all of Isaiah 35.)
"And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not. I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren, that have the testimony of Jesus; worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. [See Isa. 13:5.] And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron. And he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper [marriage supper] of the great God." Rev. 19:9-17. "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a ravenous bird from the east." Isa. 46:10, 11. "For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day....And they answered and said unto him, Where Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body [carcase] is, thither will the eagles [ravenous birds] be gathered together." Luke 17:24, 37. (Read all of Luke 17:20-37.) "Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he sat a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race." Ps. 19:4, 5.
Australia, February 28, 1986
This Passover will have the same effect on unfaithful Branches as the Passover had on unfaithful Israelites in Hezekiah's day. If you want to learn how to stand, you had better make definite plans to come for second Passover, April 24 through 30. Keep the first Passover at your own home, March 26 through April 1, 1986.
V. W. H. Jezreel
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