Isaiah 11 – Davidic Servant – 2 Nephi 21:1-16

1 And there shall come forth a rod [leader of God] out of the stem of Jesse [line of David], and a branch shall grow out of his roots. [a righteous heir to the House of Israel]

2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord [This person shall have a full abundance of the gifts of the Spirit.];

3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord [in the spirit of discernment]; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears. [He will see that which the Lord reveals, not what man can teach.]

4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor [He will know the poor in spirit and those who are repentant], and reprove with equity [deal justly with those who are not] for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod [power] of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips [the words spoken] shall he slay the wicked.

5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins [God’s command shall be the power of his purpose.], and faithfulness [acting upon revelation] the girdle of his reins. [covering of his authority]

6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’s [type of poisonous viper] den.

These examples portray the animal kingdom, but more importantly, Isaiah describes the peace and felicity that will exist between enemies. There will not be differing religious views or political ideologies, for the knowledge of God shall cover the earth.

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain [Kingdom], for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. [The Millennial Reign after the earth is fully cleansed and has become terrestrial.]

10 And in that day [our day] there shall be a root [descendant] of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign [holy standard] of the people [House of Israel]; to it shall the Gentiles seek; and his rest shall be glorious. [The Gentiles shall seek the Everlasting Covenant offered by Jesus Christ through Abraham.]

11 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time [that is soon to be accomplished] to recover the remnant of his people which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. [The Elect shall be gathered from the four corners of the earth in the last days.]

12 And he shall set up an ensign [a holy call to gather] for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

13 The envy of Ephraim [fighting between tribes] also shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah [Jews] shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. [Priesthood shall be united under God as this occurs. The Gatherers]

14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines towards the west; they shall spoil them of the east together; they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them. [They shall gather amongst those who are enemies and none shall stop them.]

15 And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind he shall shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry shod. [Roads and means of travel not impended as before by these bodies of water.]

16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people which shall be left, from Assyria, like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

This chapter gives us some clues regarding the Davidic Servant that will arise to help gather the Elect before Christ comes. Who is he and what will he do? He will sit in councils and lead with great wisdom. He will have the power to gather the Elect of the House of Israel and none can stop him. He has the full sealing power of God before the final cleansing of the earth.

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38 Responses to Isaiah 11 – Davidic Servant – 2 Nephi 21:1-16

  1. Machelle Littlefield says:

    do you believe this servant will come from within the leadership of the LDS church?

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  2. No, he will not. He may not even be familiar with the church now.

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  3. Donald says:

    Do you believe he is here now? If so, has he started his mission?

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  4. Karla says:

    But he will be familiar with the church eventually? is he in Israel?

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  5. S Silver says:

    When the gathering of the elect is spoken of, does this mean both a spiritual gathering first – as in their hearts are turned towards God – and then they are physically gathered second? Or are the elect gathered in whatever state of spirituality they currently are in (including “asleep”) because of the covenant they made before birth and they learn during the process of gathering and living together?

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  6. It is a literal gathering; however, the Elect will hear his voice. This means their hearts were prepared before they came to this earth.

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  7. He is in Israel, and I would suspect he will become familiar with the church.

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  8. He is alive and well, but I don’t know if he is fully aware. That I do not know.

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  9. Mike Ross says:

    PR, do you have any insights on Ephraim? Is Ephraim comprised of mostly Americans who feel the pull to help gather Israel?
    [The Lord said Ephraim were amongst the ten tribes taken captive by the Assyrians. Eventually, their tribe crossed the Caucasus Mountains and went north, settling in the southern part of Russia. They then migrated west through Germany and to the British Isles. The blood of Ephraim is mixed mostly amongst the Brits, Irish, and Scotts. The early Americans and first to receive the New Covenant in the Americas and were heavily of the tribe of Ephraim. This is considered the Church of the Gentiles; however, it is by Ephraim that the book written by the hand of a Jew (the Bible), and the gathering of Israel to their homeland will occur in the last days. The Lord showed me that Ephraim has spread across the entire world by the English establishing colonies. It is Ephraim’s privilege and calling to bless the House of Israel in the last days. PR]

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  10. Nate says:

    Why is Ephraim considered the Church of the Gentiles?… they’re the gentiles discussed in Third Nephi?… I’m confused, I thought that gentiles were telestial spirits outside the Covenant. [Gentiles are 2nd estate spirits that have not yet partaken of the Everlasting Covenant. In the last days the Church of the Gentiles, which is comprised of Gentiles who seek Christ, will have the opportunity to be grafted into the House of Jacob (partake of the covenant), and thereby join the true vine. (Jacob 5:13-18, here we see how Ephraim did bring forth fruit in the Lord’s vineyard.) The Tribe of Ephraim has an important role in the Times of the Gentiles, in that they will be the means to bring the Gospel to the earth, and to help gather the tribes of Israel and Jacob home to God. (D&C 86:9-11, 88:84) As I mentioned before, the blood of Ephraim moved up and over to the British Isles where it acted as a leaven to spread God’s word throughout the world. Ephraim exists within the Church of the Gentiles and plays a key role in its success. (D&C 113:9-10, D&C 27:5, D&C 64:35-36, D&C 133:30-34) In the end the Church of the Gentiles will consist of both wheat and tares, but will bring forth fruit to God.]

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  11. Nate says:

    Will the Lamanite Prophet join the Davidic Servant in Israel when their killed together?

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  12. Nate says:

    Thank you for the clarification. That makes sense it’s called the Church of the Gentiles now that the gospel is extended to them. When did the Times of the Gentiles begin (and church of the Gentiles)?

    There was a big missionary effort made by Peter and Paul towards the gentiles. Was that the beginning of the current dispensation? [The dispensation began with John the Baptist, but the Times of the Gentiles did not begin until Jesus gave the word to His Apostles after His resurrection. PR]

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  13. Anthony says:

    It seems to me that the Church of the Gentiles will falter greatly with the mistakes listed in 2 Nephi 28, Mormon 8, and other places in scripture. Will a righteous remnant then be tye first to establish the Church of the Lamb of God / Church of the Firstborn? If so, does this remnant consist of a mix of Christians? Who will lead this group, or will they be called individually like Lehi and his family were called?

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  14. Yes, to both. The Lord will lead out righteous Christians, including LDS, before the gathering. It will be like when he came to the Nephites in Bountiful snd said to have no more contentions on my doctrine. They will be united. And then the Gatherers will go forth teaching the doctrine of Christ with power. That’s an oversimplification, but it will be from a diverse group.

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  15. Mike Ross says:

    Uniting the various groups of believers with “there shall be no more disputations on my doctrine”. Very insightful! That makes so much sense. It’s amazing I did not see that until just now… yet another reason why this discussion has been so invaluable (for me).

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  16. 1lhn says:

    This may be a silly question, but how does one partake of the Everlasting Covenant? Does it simply mean to accept Jesus Christ and be baptized? Or is there a lot more to it?

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  17. It is either made before this life, or made by a Gentile in this life. Both yield the same result, and both require baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Everlasting Covenant is the participation in the Father’s plan for our exaltation, which takes a great deal of work even beyond this life. So worth it.

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  18. Rebecca Brent says:

    When you said “The Lord will lead out righteous Christians, including LDS, before the gathering.”
    Can you describe what being led out means? Will they be physically led somewhere, or is this a spiritual awakening?

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  19. It implies both. There will be different circumstances for each depending upon where they live.

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  20. Nate says:

    So Ephraim traveled to the British Isles. Which tribes if Israel populated mid and northern Europe? Like Germany, France, and those of Nordic heritage (Norway, Sweden and Denmark).

    Are any parts of Europe or Russia pre-dominantly Gentile in spirit and heritage? [I only am aware of Ephraim, although there may be others. PR]

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  21. Nate says:

    So are all of those countries populated/founded by Ephraim? I remember hearing that there’s slivers of truth handed down in Nordic mythology from Israelites, like the horns of Loki was once Satan/Lucifer. [No, they are not. PR]

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  22. Mike Ross says:

    PR wrote: As I mentioned before, the blood of Ephraim moved up and over to the British Isles where it acted as a leaven to spread God’s word throughout the world. Ephraim exists within the Church of the Gentiles and plays a key role in its success. (D&C 113:9-10, D&C 27:5, D&C 64:35-36, D&C 133:30-34) In the end the Church of the Gentiles will consist of both wheat and tares, but will bring forth fruit to God.]

    D&C 64:36 For, verily I say that the rebellious are not of the blood of Ephraim, wherefore they shall be plucked out.

    The rebellious…? or Ephraim is going to be plucked out? (Rebellious?) Do you know how they will be plucked out? Tribulation destruction? [There are few pure bloodlines in the world today, especially those who have the blood of Ephraim. Those who are the House of Israel are now mixed among the Gentiles and the Elect are those who will hear His word when He comes to them. The rebellious are those who have chosen Satan. They will be cut off from God in the end. PR]

    D&C 133
    30 And they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim, my servants.
    31 And the boundaries of the everlasting hills shall tremble at their presence.
    32 And there shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim.
    33 And they shall be filled with songs of everlasting joy.
    34 Behold, this is the blessing of the everlasting God upon the tribes of Israel, and the richer blessing upon the head of Ephraim and his fellows

    Question: vs 34 refers to Ephraim as a whole or just those within Ephraim who are of the 144,000? [Ephraim has an important part in the Gathering of the last days. This is for the 144k. PR]

    Also, I know that there are the blessed high priests and priestesses in the actual 144,000 but are there “assistants” to the gatherers? If yes, Would those come from Ephraim or a different tribe? [There are no assistants to the Gatherers, only assistants to the Lord. All who come unto Christ will assist in one way or another when Zion is established. PR]

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  23. Thank you for all these shared insights…

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  24. jaywez says:

    A number of people are beginning to proclaim that Joseph Smith’s spirit has been reborn and he will be the Davidic servant. They believe that a reading from sections 101 and 103 confirm he is the servant who will lead the strength of the Lord’s house to redeem the Lord’s vineyard before the Lord’s return. In other words, he will restore the fulness that was lost from Joseph’s first ministry in the 1800’s in our current time. Are you permitted to comment on this? [I do not agree with this teaching. PR]

    Many verses in the Doctrine and Covenants could be interpreted to imply Joseph serves both at the dawn of the restoration as well as near at the very end before Christ comes. For example, many verses seem to suggest the 2nd Coming was on the heals of the restoration while Joseph and company were alive. Yet it’s been nearly 200 years and they are long dead. There’s a certain logic that the prophecies are talking about two separate time periods, and those of the earlier dispensation return and awaken to fulfill the prophecies in the second period. Others say that because the Saints didn’t fulfill their assignments in the early days the promises became null and void. Yet D&C 1 says all the Lord prophesied in the book would come to pass. it also doesn’t seem plausible that the 2nd Coming would have happened earlier had the early saints been able to establish Zion, and the Lord would have known this. [You must seek personal revelation regarding many topics these days as there is much that requires discernment. PR]

    Is there anything you can add to help us understand? Thanks!

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  25. Stephanie Q says:

    PR, did you ever meet with Abraham while in the heavenly realm? [I did not. And there is a reason, but I cannot comment on that. PR]

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  26. Myrsmakeup says:

    Happy NEW Year PR and to all here. I recall Jospeh Smith Jr being called an Ephraimite and having the blood as such.is that the pure bloodline you speak about? Would it be safe to say that his Mother and Father also had that pure bloodline of Ephraim or possibly their ancestors who came here as colonists? Would those who are descendants of many of the the colonists fall into that pure ephramite bloodline among the Church of the Gentiles established here in N America?? I am hoping to hear more from your wife’s blog as well!! Final thought….our most gracious Father in heaven out these words on my heart for the New Year….Twenty Twenty ONE…Nation under GOD…with LIBERTY and justice for ALL🇺🇸😇” M

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  27. FireWalk.7 says:

    Is the Davidic Servant the seventh dispensation head? [No. The purpose of a dispensation head is to restore priesthood. The Davidic Servants role is to lead the Gathering of Israel. PR]

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  28. M H says:

    If, for example, I belong to the tribe of Ephraim (whether it be through being adopted into it or born into it), would that mean it would be my calling to be a Gatherer when it is time? [No. If you have the blood of Ephraim it means that you are susceptible to spiritual gifts, but to be among the Gatherers you would have received that oath and covenant before the foundation of the world. PR]

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  29. FireWalk.7 says:

    The Dividic Servant is a literal descendent of King David? [Yes. PR]

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  30. FireWalk.7 says:

    King David reclaimed Jerusalem from the Canaanites, so was David meant to be a type for the Davidic Servant of the end times?

    Are there multiple David’s born into this line just as there multiple Joseph’s born into the line of Joseph of Egypt?

    Was Joseph of Egypt meant to be a type for latter Joseph’s? (Like Joseph Smith and Joseph/Native servant) [I cannot answer that. PR]

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  31. truthseeker1820 says:

    Will the Davidic Servant claim to be the Messiah? My default instinct is no.

    If others place that title upon him, he will reject it and point to Jesus as the true Messiah—right?

    Will there be any ambiguity about it? Will he “beat around the bush” concerning the identity of Jesus Christ as the Messiah (because of the Jews’ collective unbelief, in order to keep them from persecuting him)? Or will he be direct and straightforward with them—declaring plainly that Jesus is indeed the Messiah, and that he is only His servant? [The Davidic Servant will be a defender of the people of Israel, a proponent of the rebuilding of the temple, and will not allow others to call him the Messiah, but will point to God. He will be like a Moses to them. His work is to prepare the House of Israel in that part of the world for the coming of Christ. PR]

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  32. FireWalk.7 says:

    What is the fighting and envy Ephraim has had in verse 13?

    13 The envy of Ephraim [fighting between tribes] also shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah [Jews] shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. [Priesthood shall be united under God as this occurs. The Gatherers] [This is in reference to the end of the antisemitic rivalry of Ephraim and Judah that exists today. Much of the blood of Ephraim runs in Northern Europeans. There is little pure Israelite blood in the world today. PR]

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  33. FireWalk.7 says:

    Can you share anything about Issachar? What part do they play in the last days/gathering? [Because of the blessing of Jacob to Issachar, his descendants are known to be hard working, studious types, a kind stereotype. I haven’t asked the Lord about how they play into the last days as a bloodline. PR]

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  34. FireWalk.7 says:

    Do you know what part of world Issachar descends from? I’ve heard the Norse area/Norway. [I have not asked that. PR]

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  35. FireWalk.7 says:

    Question: vs 34 refers to Ephraim as a whole or just those within Ephraim who are of the 144,000? [Ephraim has an important part in the Gathering of the last days. This is for the 144k. PR] [As a whole. PR]

    Does this mean only Ephraim will become the 3k Gatherers? [No. PR]

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  36. Mike Ross says:

    “10 And in that day [our day] there shall be a root [descendant] of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign [holy standard] of the people [House of Israel]; to it shall the Gentiles seek; and his rest shall be glorious. [The Gentiles shall seek the Everlasting Covenant offered by Jesus Christ through Abraham.]”

    There is confusion right now among several I have been talking to about the Everlasting Covenant and whether or not all dispensations have had the Everlasting Covenant taught to them.

    From what I study, I am convinced it started to appear with Adam and continued throughout time. To me, the Everlasting Covenant is eternal, and is the only way to redemption. [Every dispensation is a renewal of priesthood, or in other words the teaching of the Covenant. PR]

    If vs 10 above says it was offered through Abraham only, how is that possible when it appears Adam had it taught to him and much of his family line lived it?

    Do all dispensations receive the Everlasting Covenant taught to them by heavenly messengers?

    Also is it true that every dispensation receives this covenant and the majority of them fall away from it?

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  37. panasheeg says:

    The Davidic Servant’s mission seems range from building the Temple in Jerusalem and fighting against the Beast Kingdom’s forces that seek to annihilate the Jews. The Joseph Servant however seems to do quite a lot more, such as bringing the Lamanites to Christ, leading them in an exodus to the land of Zion, preside in the building of the New Jerusalem, leading out the Gatherers and assisting the Davidic Servant in the Holy Land in his fight against the Beast.

    I’m just thinking about what else the Davidic Servant will do. Will he do any preaching that will bring some of the Jews to Christ? Will he serve as a ling-like figure in Jerusalem as the scriptures seem to indicate? Will he also minister to other Gentiles in the Holy Land so that they too can receive Christ? [His role is singularly to gather Israel and prepare the way for the return of the King. He will be the main person to fight against the Kingdom of the Beast at the initial phase of the Great Judgements. That is all I can really say about it. PR]

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