Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament

An Invitation To Hear Him

Aug. 30, 2020

Wayne Lytle

During these unsettling times, our prophet President Russell M. Nelson has warned us that “In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.” https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2018/04/revelation-for-the-church-revelation-for-our-lives?lang=eng

In addition, President Nelson pronounced the following blessing.  “Now as one of the Lord’s special witnesses, I bless you in your efforts to get on and stay on His covenant path, and strive with all your heart, might, mind and soul to Hear Him!” https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/president-nelsons-second-invitation-of-2020-how-do-you-hear-him-hearhim?lang=eng

Over the past several months, our family has been blessed as we have made a more valiant effort to seek the Spirit and to “Hear Him” by following the Saviors commandment to study the words of Isaiah. (3 Nephi 23:1-3). Christ tells us that Isaiah’s words speak to us the Gentiles and all that Isaiah prophesied has been and shall be in the last days.

Speaking of the literal gathering of Israel, President Nelson also gave us the following invitation. “Would you like to be a big part of the greatest challenge, the greatest cause, and the greatest work on the earth today?” https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/president-nelson-challenges-youth-greatest-cause-on-earth

As we have studied the words of Isaiah, we have felt the Spirit of the Lord and it has given us insights into the great and marvelous work that the Lord is about to do in these last days. It has also given us the faith to move forward and a glimpse into what our personal responsibilities and opportunities are with regards to the gathering of Israel.

Listed below are some of the video and book resources that we have been using during our study which has helped us to better understand and apply the words of Isaiah to our own lives as Nephi counseled. (2 Nephi 11:2, 8 and 2 Nephi 25:1-7) The video series on the IsaiahInstitute website is a great place to start. There are also many free and complementing resources on the IsaiahExplained website.

The Lord is preparing to do a Marvelous Work and a Wonder (Isaiah 29:14). We invite you to learn more regarding this great work and what your part is as He hastens His work to gather the House of Israel and establish Zion in these last days.

“Go now, write on tablets concerning them,
record it in a book for the end-time,
as a testimony forever” – Isaiah 30:8

  1. https://IsaiahInstitute.com/
    Videos series: Dreams, Visions and NDEs Compared to the End-Time Prophecy of Isaiah Volume 1, 2, 3
    Lecture and Colloquium 1, 2, 3, 4
    Other resources: Books, e-Books, CD, Featured, Flash Cards, Lectures, Miscellaneous, MP3, Videos
  2. www.IsaiahExplained.com
    Free resources - Isaiah Institute Translation, Comparative Translation (King James Version side by side with Isaiah
    Institute Translation & Masoretic Text), Apocalyptic Commentary, Interactive Concordance, Isaiah Resources, Isaiah Video Vignettes
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avraham_Gileadi