Isaiah Chapters - Latter-day Applicability

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Latter-day Applicability of Selected Isaiah Chapters in the Book of Mormon Source: Book of Mormon Reference Companion ; Largey; 2003; pages 345 392 1 Nephi 20 (Isaiah 48) A latter-day covenant people, like Israel of old, likewise needs to recognize the omniscience and omnipotence of the Lord and the love he has for his people. The Lord has the power to accurately foretell the future. Just as ancient Israel could, so Latter-day Saints can recognize the fulfillment of many of the prophecies of Isaiah in the past and in the present and be assured that his prophecies for the future will also be fulfilled. In particular, just as the Lord delivered ancient Israel from Babylon and commanded them, "Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans" (1 Ne. 20:20), so the Lord has commanded the Saints in the latter days, "Go ye out from Babylon. Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord," and "Go ye out from among the nations, even from Babylon, from the midst of wickedness, which is spiritual Babylon" (D&C 133:5, 14). The chapter also bears witness that God calls servants to do his work and explains why he punishes or refines his covenant people. It further speaks of the blessings that can be attained by hearkening to God's commandments. 1 Nephi 21 (Isaiah 49) The prophecies in 1 Nephi 21 are being fulfilled. The standard Isaiah wrote of has been erected, and the gathering of Israel is in progress. Nephi’s commentary in 1 Nephi 22 explains how this prophecy would be fulfilled in the United States, the mighty Gentile nation in the latter days (22:7-9). Nephi understood that Isaiah’s prophecy spoke of the mission of the Latter -day Saints in the role of the land of the Americans in connection with the redemption of the house of Israel. 2 Nephi 7 (Isaiah 50) This chapter reminds latter-day people that God is constant, faithful and dependable. He will always abide by the covenants he has made, and such covenants are broken only by the sin and rebellion of the people. Moreover, it reminds them that God does indeed have the power to redeem his children. It further indicates how redemption would be accomplished, ever through the mortal ministry of Jesus Christ, who humbly and obediently accomplished God’s work in spite of the rejection and pers ecution he faced. It finally invites all to hearken to the Lord, rather than trusting in themselves, which can only lead to sorrow. A latter-day revelation in the Doctrine and Covenants quotes and paraphrases parts of 2 Nephi 7:2-3 regarding those who do not accept the Lord at his second coming (D&C 133:67-70) and records a solemn
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warning to those who reject the Lord and his servants. The Lord describes those who will be sent to outer darkness: “When I called to you out of the heavens ye believed not my servants, and when they were sent unto you ye received them not” (D&C 133:71; 2 Nephi 8 (Isaiah 51:1
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