Great are the worth of the words of Isaiah.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Importance of Understanding Isaiah

Why is it so important for me to study and understand Isaiah today?

According to the prophet Isaiah, the message of his book is intended specifically “for the end-time” (Isaiah 30:8). In-depth, modern-day research has revealed the enormous relevance of Isaiah’s message to current worldwide events, coinciding with the very time his writings have been deciphered. Rather than wait to find out if the words of Isaiah are important, make the attempt with the new literary tools now available and you will soon discover the answer.

Comments When the Savior confirmed this work to me on a Tuesday while in the Korea Temple, I was given a clear witness that the witness of Isaiah was a significant part of this work. Isaiah testifies of an end time servant, just as Joseph Smith spoke of a David to come. 

If Isaiah is so important why don’t we hear it in church conferences?

Whether or not directives are handed down from the pulpit about a particular scripture church members should study, they know we have often been counseled to study the scriptures. That Jesus himself quotes and explains Isaiah, calls Isaiah’s words great, and makes it a commandment to search them, doubles their significance. Persons who have paid the price of learning Isaiah’s message recognize it as a purposeful challenge and testify of its importance.

Comments: The minutes of the Political Kingdom of God where kept secure in the First Presidencies office until November of 2010, and released just months after I sent my experience to the First Presidency. I was given a blessing by the local bishop and told President Monson will help me. He did with the release of these papers to the world. We learn from videos released, that the Church wants all the world to now know of this Political Kingdom of God. These minutes confirm what few knew, that the Political Kingdom of God would be separate from the Church, but come out of the Church, and prepare mankind for the second coming. Joseph Smith was revealed the endowment and patterns of this work are in the presentation of the endowment. This may suggest why we do not speak much of this in the Church. The Church’s stewardship is NOT political (Kings and Queens) but ecclesiastical (Priests and Priestesses) As the Church rejected the fullness given at that time of Joseph, less was given to the Saints or they were not able to receive all the Lord had for them. Legally, the Church is not a political organization and religious non profits are limited in their use of funds for political reasons. I was counseled by the Bishop and Stake President that this is not for discussion in Church settings. That is sound advice. Individuals need to receive God’s witness of this work, and learn to follow the spirit —not a Church” group think”. The tests needed for exaltation are rooted in ones personal relationship with the Lord, and that is key to this work. 

What did Jesus and Israel’s prophets say about the writings of Isaiah?

As the most quoted prophet in all of scripture, Isaiah is accorded the highest honors among God’s prophetic messengers. So when Jesus says, “Search the scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life, for they are those that testify of me” (John 5:39), or when the Book of Acts says, “They received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11), they likely had Isaiah principally in mind.

Comments: The intention of John 5:39 is that they are not just to study and search but DO the will of God. This is a misquoted scripture. Here is the verse in context.

  38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye abelieve not.

  39 ¶ aSearch the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which btestify of me.40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have alife.

  41 I receive not ahonour from men.

  42 But I know you, that ye have not the alove of God in you.

This is saying you think you have eternal life for searching the scriptures, but lack the love of God in you. This love is key to our exaltation and sealing or bonds of love with others and God. With relations to the Davidic role I have, I would confirm, we need to come to Christ and receive his love in us for doing God’s work. All other forms of love are of a lower state or corruption, or simply lust of the world. 

Have any modern prophets taught the importance of searching Isaiah?

Isaiah voices a complaint against God’s endtime people, whom he saw in vision, lamenting that they neglect his words instead of searching and teaching them: “You have heard the whole vision; how is it you don’t proclaim it?” (Isaiah 48:6). Isaiah’s “vision” of “the end from the beginning” and his “good tidings” of Messiah’s salvation (Isaiah 1:1; 46:10; 52:7), instead of empowering them for the coming Day of Jehovah, leave them uninformed and deprived.

Comments: I have had the same emotions…. lamenting those that feel the spirit when introduced to this work, and then tell me they are busy with financial pressures, or simply busy with many good things. I have come to see that “good” is often the best distraction to greater peace and glory in our world. Settling for a busy, stressful life of good works…can it be what prevents us from receiving a greater peace, a second comforters, a sureness to our calling and election, a continued presence of divine guidance? 

Do other prophets besides Isaiah prophesy of God’s endtime servant?

Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, and others prophesy of God’s endtime servant who gathers Israel’s twelve tribes from dispersion and restores them to lands of inheritance on a parallel with the prophecies of Isaiah. As a descendant of David named David, God’s servant reunites Israel and Judah, builds the temple in Jerusalem, and establishes the political kingdom of God on the earth in preparation for Jehovah’s coming to reign among his elect people as King of Zion.

Comments: This work was revealed to me beginning in the year 2000 as a parallel work to the Church. I had NO idea of the political kingdom of God at that time or did not connect it to the symbolism in the temple as yet. 

 Ten years later, I was given two names, new names for the Kingdom of God within came first, then the name Habitat for Health for the Political Kingdom of God. In short, I was taken to the other side and show the simplicity of the temple endowment, and the symbolism and math made simple. This came in 2010. Five years later, it was make clear to me the Kingdom of God within….is the seven simple living centers of our emotional- spiritual anatomy, or as some say in the east, our chakras. Each has tests of consciousness, and when opened and passed we can in time receive the eighth, or a sure calling and election in this life,…or our work or sacred contract from the pre mortal realm.  

I was told in 1999, by the spirit, to develop a systems of teaching with the hand, that will help parents prepare their youth for the temple. When first received, I said that is not my stewardship, that is the Church’s. Over time with the release of the minutes of the Political KIngdom of God to the world, from the First Presidencies office in 2010, I saw all the same patterns given to me that were given to Joseph Smith, and it became abundantly clear, the Lord has given this work to Joseph and the Saints were not able to receive it all, just a portion . The Saints, our Church, have done so much good with that, but great things are in store, of a level that exceeds the glory of the moon, and reaches toward the glory of the sun. In short, Zion communities - Enoch communities. 

How does Isaiah more fully persuade people to believe in Jesus Christ?

People who search the words of Isaiah using different interpretive tools, come to a far greater understanding than those who fail to search them or who see no need to do so. In the very act of their searching Isaiah’s messianic prophecies—connecting key words, word links, and imagery—the Spirit of God endows the searcher with a testimony of the truth that Jesus Christ is indeed that same Jehovah whose first and second comings to the earth Isaiah predicts.

Comments: We begin to also understand the endowment when we learn of the political Kingdom of God, the signs in temple will make sense of this Parallel work to the Church, and the words of Isaiah will come to light as a division grows within the Church and the world regarding the second coming. The work of God can come forth now, according to our faithfulness, and asking for eyes to see and ears to hear. What the heavens orchestra - behind the scenes so to speak - is beyond man’s understanding. 

Can you explain the key messages of the Book of Isaiah to humanity?

The Book of Isaiah is both a prophecy and a theology. Isaiah’s prophecy deals with (1) a worldwide endtime scenario featuring God’s servant who prepares the way among God’s people for Jehovah’s coming to reign on the earth; and (2) world conquest by an archtyrant who commits global genocide. Isaiah’s theology teaches ascent on a ladder to heaven consisting of seven spiritual levels. Ascent results in spiritual rebirth and descent in spiritual degradation.

Comments: In the year 1973, when first reading the Book of Revelation for the first time, I was taken to the other side and show the simplicity of this Book, and how those that follow and trust God and the simple ways of life, will divide from those that follow the ways of the economic powers of the world. 

As for the seven levels, the seven simple living centers each have tests or lessons to learn. As we learn our lessons, blessing come, as we do not, our lessons become more difficult, or are passed to the next generation in more difficult ways. 

What does Isaiah say about the last days and how to prepare for them?

Because literary patterns in the Book of Isaiah show that the entire book is a prophecy of the last days, we can read it as such. Using the history of his own day as an allegory of the endtime, Isaiah predicts a scenario of worldwide destruction of the wicked and deliverance of the righteous, depending on whether people keep the terms of God’s covenant. Jehovah’s coming to reign on the earth in Isaiah’s scenario corresponds with the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Comments: This can lead us to think we may need to wait for destruction before we can begin another way of life. We can begin now and be personally guided by the heavens in our journey. 

Does Isaiah describe today’s world and how God’s people should live?

People who search the words of Isaiah using different interpretive tools, come to a far greater understanding than those who fail to search them or who see no need to do so. In the very act of their searching Isaiah’s messianic prophecies—connecting key words, word links, and imagery—the Spirit of God endows the searcher with a testimony of the truth that Jesus Christ is indeed that same Jehovah whose first and second comings to the earth Isaiah predicts.

Comments: Understanding the three kingdoms will raise our capacity to receive revelation as encouraged by President Nelson. There is complexity in much of Isaiah, yet with the glasses of two new lends ..one on the right and one of the left, and with the rod that connects them, we have a new pair of glasses to see freshly the scriptures and our life. 

What does Isaiah say about my role as part of God’s covenant people?

Because each step on Isaiah’s spiritual ladder is determined by God’s law on that level, the entire human family fits somewhere on this ladder. From Perdition through Babylon, Jacob/Israel, Zion/Jerusalem, Sons/Servants, Seraphim, and Jehovah, ascent or descent on the ladder depends on our choices as well as God’s grace. Once we determine what spiritual level we are on, we may ascend from there by keeping the law of God’s covenant pertaining to the next level.

Comments: This feels complex, yet I testify the work of God is simple. Trust in His guidance and learn to surrender all, to let go of expectations on how prayers are answered, and to grow in obeying promptings as they come.

Formula approaches to getting to heaven stand in contrast to individualized learning that we all need from our creators and those that assist in the process. Understanding the issues between servant and king, and Zion and Babylon can help us discern the simple ways of God from the complex ways of the world. 

Who is God’s endtime servant and what does Isaiah prophesy of him?

Careful analysis of Isaiah’s writings shows that all messianic prophecies aren’t equal. Many deal with Israel’s physical restoration by God’s servant just prior to Jehovah’s coming to reign on the earth. Others address Israel’s spiritual salvation by Jehovah himself. Isaiah’s Zion ideology reveals that God’s endtime servant prepares the way for Jehovah’s coming by overthrowing the forces of evil and establishing a righteous category of people to whom Jehovah comes.

Comments; As a servant of the Lord, I testify, that He has given a path and principles and we can learn to govern ourselves, increase our capacity to receive revelation, and have tools for learning how to inspire and set up governance in local communities. 

When might we expect that the prophecies of Isaiah will be fulfilled?

Isaiah’s prophecies cover the brief period of time that immediately precedes the coming of Jehovah to reign on the earth, also known as the “Day of Jehovah.” It begins with God’s raising up his endtime servant in response to a general apostasy of his people and the concurrent rise to world power of a militaristic antichrist ruler from the North. Each, respectively, rallies the righteous and wicked inhabitants of the earth to their side, some to life, others to death.

The Process of Understanding Isaiah

What are the main keys to understanding Isaiah’s intended meanings?

A key principle is to accept Isaiah’s definitions of things not the ones others have imposed on his words in books and manuals. Study things out for yourself, don’t wait for someone to tell you. As that is God’s commandment, there are blessings attached. Under the guidance of his Holy Spirit apply the research tools now available and see if they work for you. One of these shows how Isaiah encodes his prophecy by using ancient events to predict endtime events.

Do the Jews have unique expertise in interpreting the Book of Isaiah?

In contrast to non-Jews, who often use the words of Isaiah as a prooftext or “evidence” for their doctrinal beliefs, Jews show the deepest respect for God’s inspired Word. Their approach is to draw out the meaning from what the scripture actually says, not what they want it to say. Anyone else, however, is able to learn the “manner of the Jews” or Jewish approach for analyzing Isaiah and to enjoy the same benefits. The means for doing so are now made available.

Does one need the “spirit of prophecy” in order to understand Isaiah?

Because possessing the spirit of prophecy implies having a testimony of Jesus (Revelation 19:10)—that he is Israel’s Messiah and the Savior of the world—searching Isaiah’s words under the influence of that same Holy Spirit gives one so much more the advantage. The “spirit of prophecy,” however, is but one of two dimensions involved in gaining an understanding of Isaiah’s words. The other is the “letter of prophecy,” the requirement to search and analyze them.

Is it true that it takes years and years to begin to understand Isaiah?

Because the Book of Isaiah consists of a totality of things, all its passages are layered and interrelated. Like pealing an onion, its outer layers may easily be understood while others take longer. Diligent searching and a godly life uncover layer after layer, enlarging our understanding. The beautiful thing about the words of Isaiah is that they reveal themselves from the moment we begin our search as we take advantage of the tools for analyzing them now available.

If Isaiah is a sealed book, who are we to unseal it? Isn’t it God’s job?

The existence of scriptural keys to understanding the Book of Isaiah suggests that his book need not be sealed to those who apply them. If it remains sealed, therefore, it is due to people’s not searching Isaiah’s words. That Isaiah is the most quoted prophet in all of scripture, and that God makes it a commandment to search his words, means they contain much that is waiting for us to learn and assimilate. God won’t do for us, however, what we can do for ourselves.

Why is it hard to understand Isaiah passages in the Book of Mormon?

Before attempting to understand the Book of Mormon’s Isaiah passages, it is necessary to comprehend Isaiah’s words in the Book of Isaiah itself. While a modern English translation helps a great deal, the book’s literary features and inner workings must first be analyzed and understood under the guidance of the Holy Spirit with the aid of the study tools provided. How Book of Mormon writers nuance and interpret Isaiah’s words will then become abundantly clear.

Avraham Gileadi—Isaiah Scholar

Who is Avraham Gileadi? How did he become an expert on Isaiah?

Avraham Gileadi was born in the Netherlands, grew up in New Zealand, and immigrated to Israel, where he lived five years and attended rabbinical school before moving to the United States. After completing doctoral studies in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern literature, he spent forty years decoding the Book of Isaiah using structural, typological, and rhetorical modalities of literary analysis. Today, he and his wife live in Sequim, Washington State.

Is Avraham Gileadi the only Isaiah expert mentioned in this venue?

Avraham Gileadi’s groundbreaking work in analyzing the Book of Isaiah has made him the leader in his field of studies. The Isaiah Institute has a special interest in sponsoring his research and writing because his work opens up all aspects of Isaiah’s prophecies to readers’ understanding. This not only prepares people to live through the times when these prophecies are fulfilled but greatly helps in comprehending all other scriptures in relation to one another.

How can we know Dr. Gileadi’s interpretations of Isaiah are correct?

Because the Book of Isaiah contains its own checks and balances, it isn’t difficult to verify Avraham Gileadi’s groundbreaking interpretations of Isaiah. All are based on the book’s own internal literary features that are explained in the several works he has published. A reader has only to delve into the different literary approaches Avraham Gileadi uses in order to see how they confirm the meanings he has uncovered that Isaiah has layered into his book

I see that Dr. Gileadi wrote many books on Isaiah. How do they differ?

Each of Avraham Gileadi’s books uses a different approach to help readers understand Isaiah. Isaiah Decoded gives a general overview of Isaiah’s endtime message based on the scholarly analysis in his book The Literary Message of Isaiah. Windows on the Prophecy of Isaiah provides study tools. The Apocalyptic Commentary of the Book of Isaiah is a verse-by-verse analysis. The End from the Beginning with Isaiah translation is a beginners’ guide

Is there a recommended sequence for studying Dr. Gileadi’s books?

Because each of Avraham Gileadi’s books uses a different approach for helping readers to understand Isaiah, no particular sequence works best. Most people begin by reading Isaiah Decoded, then move on to the Apocalyptic Commentary of the Book of Isaiah, Windows on the Prophecy of Isaiah, The End from the Beginning, and The Literary Message of Isaiah—the assurance being that by assimilating these, readers indeed end up understanding Isaiah.

How is Dr. Gileadi’s English translation of Isaiah better or unique?

Because each of Avraham Gileadi’s books uses a different approach for helping readers to understand Isaiah, no particular sequence works best. Most people begin by reading Isaiah Decoded, then move on to the Apocalyptic Commentary of the Book of Isaiah, Windows on the Prophecy of Isaiah, The End from the Beginning, and The Literary Message of Isaiah—the assurance being that by assimilating these, readers indeed end up understanding Isaiah.

Why is Dr. Gileadi’s translation different than the Book of Mormon’s?

The intent of Avraham Gileadi’s modern English translation of the Book of Isaiah is to make it more readable and understandable to people while remaining true to the Hebrew original. Many minor discrepancies in the Ben Asher Codex have been resolved by careful comparisons with the Dead Sea scroll of Isaiah, 1QIsaa, and the Septuagint Version, each annotated and explained in footnotes. A surface reading, however, yields but a small part of Isaiah’s deeper message

I hear Dr. Gileadi is publishing a new book. When is it coming out?

Avraham Gileadi’s newest book, Endtime Prophecy: A Judeo-Mormon Analysis, is due for publication spring 2018. Detailed in its analysis of many misunderstood scriptures, it clarifies the nature of God, the Jewish restoration, conspiracies against a free world, messianic prophecies of a latter-day David, proxy saviors, and Israel’s Messiah, and concludes with how the Book of Mormon uses Isaiah’s prophecies as a basis for making its own endtime predictions.

Resources for Understanding Isaiah

What resources are available to learn more about Isaiah’s message?

The most comprehensive resources available for learning the message of Isaiah are the books, E-books, mp3s, videos, research aids, and beautiful modern English translation of the Book of Isaiah with comprehensive concordance available on the websites IsaiahInstitute.com and IsaiahExplained.com. Free bi-weekly newsletters on the Isaiah Institute website, as well as podcasts, workshops, and webinars sponsored by the Isaiah Institute are posted there

Are there resources that tie all of Isaiah’s connecting pieces together?

The best resource for connecting all the pieces of Isaiah’s puzzle together is the Book of Isaiah itself. That involves using a concordance and learning Isaiah’s definitions of things, not those that people have always assumed or ones found in books and manuals that are based on people’s opinions not on what the scripture actually says. The research tools now available enable a person to quickly become proficient in learning Isaiah’s many internal connections.

Comments: The endowment, along with a simple understanding of the three kingdoms of God help a great deal. Church history and the minutes of the Political Kingdom of God are also a great resources, as are the conference talks.One powerful resource I found, was this link of Dr. Gileadi life, and the message regarding a Davidic servant. Click here.  

Who may I contact if I have a question about any passage of Isaiah?

As you begin your journey of searching the words of Isaiah, you will at first have more questions than answers. That is a normal part of acquiring an understanding of Isaiah. The challenge is to persist with searching using the literary tools available until a comprehensive picture begins to emerge. That may involve letting go of popular interpretations that are unsupported by actual scriptural evidence. In the end, you will find ways to answer your own questions.

I would like to learn Hebrew. Where can I find a good study course?

The Hebrew language as taught today consists of (1) Modern Hebrew—the language Jewish scholars revived beginning with Jewish pioneering efforts to settle the land of Palestine; and (2) Biblical Hebrew—the language of the Hebrew Bible. Many Hebrew language courses exist in colleges and online and it is best to shop around for one that meets your purpose. Even when wanting to learn Biblical Hebrew, however, it is recommended to start with Modern Hebrew.

Comments: Here is a key website that supports the idea that Hebrew may well have been the original language of Adam. When the Book of Mormon says we can understand Isaiah by learning the language of the Jews, could it be we are to seek for simple definitions of words, as they are found in the endowment and scripture. Is the confusion of tongues and the tower a Babel the patterns found in academia, to make things complex and confusing? Does not the Lord say …he gave the Jews complexity because they would not accept simplicity. 

My mission is to help people return to the simple ways of God. I received that call early in life but did not understand it or want to. I attended a Church talk in about 1978, and was told by the speaker during the talk, that before they gave the talk the spirit came to and said a man who name is like the House of David would create a movement in the last days in preparation for the Saviors coming to bring people back to the simple ways of God. He would start this movement some time in the future when traveling from one state to another they said. I entirely forgot this experience, until it was returned to my memory by the spirit in 2010. I had traveled to California from Utah on a family history vacation and received key pieces of the Kingdom of God within, and the Political Kingdom of God. The arm of the Lord has been revealed. That is clear to me. A parallel work to the Church, separate from it. 

The language of the website is generally intended to bring us back to God’s simple ways of life. To teach us correct principles and let us learn to govern ourselves. This is a model of leadership needed in our day. Not a leadership rooted on group think, and cultish behavior, …. but divinity within and our individual work on this earth. 

Understanding the seven simple living centers and the story with the hand can help us teach our children in new ways, returning to a simple language of emotional health, and spiritual renewal. I testify this is work is the Lord’s and I am is servant in this effort. I invite your simple insights and feedback to this cause of health, town transition, and most importantly our own needed return to simple living. Frequently Asked questions.

Can there be two prophets on the earth at a time. 

Yes, the book of revelation tells of two prophets in the last days in Jerusalem as a key time during the Savior’s coming. It certainly would make sense that one was political and one ecclesiastical 

In addition, Kings and Queens, Priests and Priestesses are spoken of the in the temple with great clarity and simplicity. 

We learn in the recent Joseph Smith papers and Political Kingdom of God papers released in 2010, the the Political Kingdom of God will be separate from the Church. 

In Isaiah, the end time servant is the leader or founder of the Political Kingdom of God bringing to the world from the Lord, a model form of leadership.

Read of an end time servant to prepare the world for the second coming.

click here. 

From Isaiah Decoded, by Avraham Gileadi

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