Isaiah 2 – The Last Days Church – 2 Nephi 12:1-22

1 The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah [Israel] and Jerusalem [the gathering place of the Church]:

2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, when the mountain [church] of the Lord’s house [people] shall be established in the top of the mountains [considered amongst the great churches] , and shall be exalted above the hills [esteemed by many], and all nations [many people] shall flow unto it.

3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord [Let us gather and go up to the city of the Lord.] , to the house of the God of Jacob [the people of the Covenant] ; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion [holy city] shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem [His Church].

4 And he [the Church] shall judge [condemn] among the nations [the actions of many people], and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks—nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. [And they shall make peace instead of fighting for truth, and their sharp words into pleasing speech—all people shall get along and their shall be no arguments.]

5 O house of Jacob [people of the covenant], come ye and let us walk in the light [knowledge] of the Lord; yea, come, for ye have all gone astray [they have lost what they had], every one to his wicked ways.

6 Therefore, O Lord, thou hast forsaken [turned away from] thy people, the house of Jacob [the covenant], because they be replenished from the east, and hearken unto soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers. [Because they look for help from the wrong source, and pay close attention to those who speculate the future, and they enjoy the company of those who know not God.]

7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures [wealth]; their land is also full of horses [transportation], neither is there any end of their chariots [vehicles].

8 Their land is also full of idols [great inventions]; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made.

9 And the mean man boweth not down [ungenerous man will not help], and the great man humbleth himself not, therefore, forgive him not.

10 O ye wicked ones, enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust [you will hide], for the fear of the Lord and the glory of his majesty shall smite thee.

11 And it shall come to pass that the lofty [arrogant] looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness [vanity] of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

12 For the day of the Lord of Hosts soon cometh upon all nations [all people], yea, upon every one; yea, upon the proud and lofty, and upon every one who is lifted up, and he shall be brought low.

13 Yea, and the day of the Lord shall come upon all the cedars of Lebanon [rich and prideful], for they are high and lifted up; and upon all the oaks of Bashan; [those who take pride in their own strength]

14 And upon all the high mountains [powerful nations], and upon all the hills [kingdoms], and upon all the nations which are lifted up, and upon every people;

15 And upon every high tower [military defense], and upon every fenced wall;

16 And upon all the ships of the sea, and upon all the ships of Tarshish [ships of trade], and upon all pleasant pictures. [luxury ships]

17 And the loftiness [arrogance] of man shall be bowed [brought] down, and the haughtiness [vanity] of men shall be made low; and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

18 And the idols [work of men] he shall utterly abolish.

19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them and the glory of his majesty shall smite them, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. [This will literally happen as the elite gather to bunkers under the earth which have been built and prepared to withstand catastrophic destruction.]

20 In that day a man shall cast his idols [creations and treasures] of silver, and his idols of gold, which he hath made for himself to worship [seek after], to the moles and to the bats; [hid up to be forgotten]

21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them and the majesty of his glory shall smite them, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. [A literal description of the fire and power that will come from heaven and shake the earth from its foundation.]

22 Cease ye from man [to trust in man], whose breath is in his nostrils; for wherein is he to be accounted of? [for how will you consider him?]

Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord. And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord; First among those among you, saith the Lord, who have professed to know my name and have not known me, and have blasphemed against me in the midst of my house, saith the Lord.” D&C 112:24-26

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8 Responses to Isaiah 2 – The Last Days Church – 2 Nephi 12:1-22

  1. S Silver says:

    “Upon my house it’s shall begin”

    Does this mean the entire House of Israel who made covenants before birth, even if those individuals do not yet have their baptism of fire upon the earth?

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  2. 1 The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah [Israel] and Jerusalem [the gathering place of the Church]:

    Is this entire chapter referring to the Jews in Jerusalem? Or could this also refer to more than just them? I don’t normally think of the Jews as a “church”. Maybe it’s just my interpretation but I think of them more as a “religion”. I think of our church more as a “church”. Could this scripture have dual meaning? Could this apply to the latter-day church as well as the Jews?

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  3. S Silver says:

    in the definition of “House” is people, how does the prophesied event begin upon His house?

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  4. It means those of the covenant. I put some hints in there, but it will require personal revelation to understand.

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  5. The curses listed in this chapter will begin upon His house.

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  6. Myrsmakeup says:

    The White House? I’m so serious with this question:)

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  7. Jake Box says:

    I believe this chapter is referencing to the United States and the fall there of. This land, land of the gathering is a place for the covenated to gather in, which they have, but this nation and its covenated people have forgotten god and have sought for the attention and worship of those that do not know god. They have sought for wealth and constant worship of the creation of their hands. When It says “ and it will begin in my house” I believe it mainly means the times of tribulation that hit the United States and brings this nation to dustruction will be the starting point for the great work to come forth.

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  8. Jake Box says:

    PR, I am trying to make sense of the following scripture. This scripture continues to come to my mind as I reason with the lord on a certain topic.
    4 And he [the Church] shall judge [condemn] among the nations [the actions of many people], and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks—nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. [And they shall make peace instead of fighting for truth, and their sharp words into pleasing speech—all people shall get along and their shall be no arguments.]
    There are parts of this scripture that it feels that it is referencing the millennium or Zion concerning “they shall learn war nor more” and “nation shall not lift up sword against nation”. “all people shall get along and their shall be no arguments”, however your comment that they shall make peace instead of fighting for truth causes me to look at this scripture differently. My sense is that this scripture is stating that the church in the last days seeks for Peace rather than Truth and by so doing they begin to lose the power of inspiration and revelation and why the rest of the verses in this chapter is the lords condemnation on the people for various unrighteousness. Is that accurate? [Yes, that is correct. PR]

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