DAVID KORESH: The Vernon Howell Epistles

LETTER TO SISTER SMITH


by David Koresh

Transcribed by Marc Breault
 

March 13, 1986

Dear Sister Smith and to whom it may concern:

As you are aware, I am now back in America making preparations for Passover. I know that you are a busy woman, so I'll get right to the point.

When I arrived in Australia I was overjoyed to meet you and the Branches there. You told me that you hoped I could do something for Elizabeth. The Lord comes to save sinners. That is why it is better to be cold than lukewarm. At least when a person is cold they are more apt to come to fire than if they are lukewarm.

The angel who has the seal comes to the four angels who have also had seals or present truths. The angel with the seal of the Living God tells the four angels not hurt till we have sealed the servants of God in their foreheads. You know this seal is not a postage stamp. It is a settling into the (a) truth both mentally and spiritually. How can one receive a truth or seal if they hear not that truth? The conditions to receive forgiveness in Revelation is to overcome. He that hath an ear to hear let him hear what the Spirit sayeth unto the churches (Rev. 2:7).

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God: to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified." Isa. 61:1-3.

"Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand" Luke 21:29. Read verses 29-36.

When the seventh seal opens, the half hour silence commences. As you will see, the verse reads, "When he had opened the seventh seal." Rev. 8:1. This is in the past tense and shows that the seventh seal opened during the time the four angels were holding the four winds. As the seventh seal opened, we were able to identify the four angels. These are angels who have present truth messages that deal specifically with Israel. Namely, (a), the Sabbath, which all Israel must keep; (b), the Kingdom, which Israel must reign in; (c), the Feasts, which Israel must serve God by; (d), the Image of God, which Israel must perfectly reflect, both male and female.

In other words, the four present truth messages which are holding the winds at the time are the third, fourth, fifth and sixth angels' messages. The angel who is ascending from the east is the seventh angel who seals by the revelation of the seventh seal or we can say the executive phase of the judgment. The Lord Himself comes in the person of that angel. Zephaniah saw this period of time. "Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God; for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests." Zeph. 1:7. (Some were too busy to come.)

"The just Lord is in the midst thereof (Assyria = earth, USA); he will not do iniquity; every morning [daily] doth he bring his judgment to light [the revelation of the seventh seal, the trumpets], he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame. I [the Lord] have cut off the nations [look at the trumpets and see]: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant....I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly [Passover], who are of thee [third, fourth, fifth, sixth angels], to whom the reproach of it was a burden." Zeph.3:5, 6, 18. Read all of Zephaniah. The whole book is for the period of the seventh seal.

Christ comes down to earth to seal for the Passover. That is why there is a half hour silence in heaven. "And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein....And the Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation." Zech. 2:4, 12, 13. "For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth." Mic. 1:3.

There are many other texts that the Lord has revealed to us, but this is sufficient for now. We know that the Lord comes to earth at the time of the Loud Cry. Revelation 14:18 sounds the Loud Cry for the seventh angel to begin. Remember that all the prophets are in agreement that the harvest to the church is comparative to a vineyard.

"But in the days of the VOICE of the seventh angel...the mystery of God should be finished." Rev. 10:7.

Those in Australia who do not forsake all and come to help seal, will never be a part of that wonderful altar spoken of in Zechariah 9:14-16. Also read Isaiah 21, whirlwinds in the south.

"And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly." Isa. 5:26.

SERPENT'S ROOT

BABYLON IS FALLEN, IS FALLEN

Vernon Howell

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