Prophet Isaiah And America (IsaiahProphecy.com )
Those of you who are interested: "The Book of Mormon's Endtime Scenario of Concurrent Events Based on the Prophecies of Isaiah" by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. Saturday, September 21st 2013, 9–12.00 am., 2–5 pm. Boise Hotel and Conference Center 3300 S. Vista Avenue, Boise, Idaho Price: $50 per person; youth $30; couples $80. Please register at JosephandJudah.com Or contact Charlene Stott, 801-785-0943 Gaining the World but Losing Your Own Soul Jesus’ saying “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul?” (Matthew 16:26) wasn’t just wise counsel against covetousness but also a prediction of what would occur at the end of the world. Indeed, just such a person conquers the world by military force—an end-time king of Assyria/Babylon. As God’s instrument for eliminating the wicked, he causes “utter destruction upon the whole the earth” (Isaiah 10:23; 13:5; 21:1–2; 28:22; 37:18; 51:13). God raises him up for that very purpose: “It is I who create the smith who fans the flaming coals, forging weapons to suit his purpose; it is I who create the ravager to destroy” (Isaiah 54:16). In the end, however, he too dies: “Woe to you, despoiler, who yourself was not despoiled; O treacherous one, with whom none have been treacherous: when you have done with devastating, you shall be devastated; when you are through betraying, they shall betray you!” (Isaiah 33:1); “Prepare for the massacre of their sons, in consequence of their fathers’ deeds, lest they rise up again and take possession of the world, and fill the face of the earth with cities” (Isaiah 14:21); “For Tophet has been prepared of old, [a hearth] indeed, made ready for rulers; broad and deep is its fire pit and ample its pyre; Jehovah’s breath burns within it like a river of lava” (Isaiah 30:33). The End from the Beginning Isaiah Decoded The Literary Message of Isaiah America in the Prophecy of Isaiah, Part 1 Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. IsaiahProphecy.com Few people may suspect that the great superpower America appears in the prophecies of the Bible, especially in end-time prophecy. Yet there it is in plain sight, and just as prominent as America is in the world today. Where? In the prophecy of Isaiah under the codename of the great superpower of Isaiah’s day: Egypt. The two are a perfect match. We know they are the same because Isaiah’s prophecies have a dual fulfillment, one in his day and one in the end-time. Foretelling “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10), Isaiah depicts both nations in a single prophecy. The Jews have traditionally taught such dual fulfillment. Only recently, however, has evidence come to light that supports the Jewish tradition. A seven-part synchronous literary structure of the Book of Isaiah transforms events from Israel’s past into an allegory of the end-time. In other words, Isaiah foretells the end from the beginning by portraying only those events in the beginning that typify an end-time scenario. As with all nations that Isaiah describes, their end-time identity becomes clear from the way he characterizes them. As the world today is a different place than it was anciently, those characterizations are often unrelated to their past names or locations as far as an end-time scenario is concerned. What is key is the role these nations play in relation to God’s covenant people, many of whom today live dispersed among the nations of the world. LEVEL ONE 1. “Seven Things You Didn’t Know about the Prophecy of Isaiah.” These are simple explanations of seven things, namely how Isaiah’s prophecy relates to two time frames simultaneously; how Isaiah’s covenant theology parallels ancient Near Eastern emperor–vassal treaties and why that is important; how Isaiah uses ancient historical precedents as types or models of things to come; how his descriptions of people in his book reveal seven different spiritual levels; how Isaiah presents two different kinds of messianic prophecies; how he uses metaphors or keywords as aliases of important end-time persons; and how Isaiah’s end-time scenario resembles an archetypal fairy tale. 2. “Nine Simple Lessons on the Prophecy of Isaiah.” This introduces you to some basic concepts of the Book of Isaiah. It discusses visions of the end of the world; prophetic messages encoded in structures; the cyclical repetition of history; God’s covenant with his people Israel; opposite Zion and Babylon ideologies; the end-time archtyrant and God’s servant; a ladder to heaven; the Savior-God of Israel; and the “Day of Jehovah.” You also have the options of listening to the lessons’ narration, viewing their power point summaries, and answering the quizzes. 3. “The Book of Isaiah—Analytical Translation.” By now, it is time to become familiar with the Book of Isaiah itself, the Bible’s most often quoted book of prophecy. You will like the easy read of this modern English translation. Professor Roland K. Harrison, Editor-in-Chief of The New King James Version of the Bible calls this a new and excellent translation, an advance on other modern translations. He says it captures in English the vigor of the Hebrew idiom. The translation, too, comes with an audio narration. LEVEL TWO 1. “Key Words & Concepts Relating to the Prophecy of Isaiah.” This is a helpful tool when you want to know the definition of a word or idea that this website uses as it relates to the prophecy of Isaiah. There are two ways to apply this tool: either click on an item to view its definition, or just use the PopUps button for quick access. It’s always there in the left column whenever you want to use it. 2. “Sketches—Windows on the Message of Isaiah.” These brief explanations of different aspects of Isaiah’s prophecy come in ten categories: the interpretation of the Book of Isaiah; its historical background; God’s Day of Judgment; key end-time events; Isaiah’s use of types; Isaiah’s use of allegory; covenant theology; Isaiah’s theology of salvation; the role of saviors; and the millennial age of peace. By now, you are getting into the essence of the message of Isaiah. But wait, it gets more exciting! 3. “The Book of Isaiah—Analytical Commentary.” This thirty-hour verse-by-verse audio interpretation of the Book of Isaiah relies on an entire spectrum of literary tools and historical information to get at the meaning of Isaiah’s prophecy, particularly as it relates to the end-time. Its value is not only that it is highly informative but that it teaches you the tools for analyzing so you can start applying them on your own. This category presents a comparison of Dr. Gileadi’s modern English translation with the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the King James Version. To hear the analytical commentary, click the audio button. LEVEL THREE 1. “Isaiah Decoded: Ascending the Ladder to Heaven .” A major work by Dr. Gileadi, Isaiah Decoded is based on decades of research and analysis published in his scholarly book The Literary Message of Isaiah and others but adapted for the non-scholar. Its 365 pages are packed with a complete run-through of Isaiah’s end-time prophecy and theology of ascent through a series of spiritual levels, as brought to light from analyzing the Book of Isaiah’s synchronous and linear literary structures. 2. “The Literary Message of Isaiah.” Dr. Gileadi’s signal scholarly work, completed after ten years of post-doctoral research, makes an entire paradigm shift from traditional views of the Book of Isaiah. Eminent scholars, liberal and conservative, hail it as a major breakthrough, rendering obsolete almost all the speculations of Isaiah scholars over the last one hundred years. This readable 2012 edition of The Literary Message of Isaiah delineates Isaiah’s systematic development of core prophetic concepts in his seven-part bifid structure, unveiling the ancient Hebrew gospel and a blueprint of the end-time. 3. “The Book of Isaiah—Interactive Concordance.” This is an exceptionally useful and fun tool for conducting your own research in word studies, word links, key words, codenames, and rhetorical definitions. Click on a word in the translation of the Book of Isaiah and it takes you to that verse in the comprehensive concordance. Or, in reverse: click on a reference in the concordance and it takes you to that verse in the translation.