Isaiah 65-66

Isaiah 65-66

Chapter 65: The Millennium

“I am sought of them that asked not for me…” (Isaiah 65:1) These people are contrasted with God’s rebellious people; “… a rebellious people which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;” (Isaiah 65:2) Blessings are promised for the true servants of the Lord, and a chastisement for false or shallow servants. God will create a new heaven, and a new earth, and there shall be no more weeping. People will live so long that if someone dies being one hundred years old, people will consider that one accursed. They shall provide for themselves. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together.

Doctrine and Covenants (an LDS book of scripture) goes on to explain more about the Millennium; “…in that day the enmity of man, and the enmity of beasts… shall cease from before my face… in that day whatsoever any man shall ask, it shall be given unto him… in that day Satan shall not have power to tempt any man… there shall be no sorrow because there is no death… in that day an infant shall not die until he is old… his life shall be as the age of a tree [roughly 100 years]… And when he dies he shall not sleep, that is to say in the earth, but shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and shall be caught up, and his rest shall be glorious… in that day when the Lord shall come, he shall reveal all things.” (Doctrine and Covenants 101:25-32)

Chapter 66: All wicked shall be destroyed

Heaven is the Lord’s throne, and the earth His footstool. The Lord will look on one who is poor and of a contrite spirit. Empty religious rituals are rejected. The Lord repays his enemies. After labor pains, Zion experiences the joy of birth. The Lord will come in judgment, to judge all flesh. Gentiles will come to know of the Lord, and some of them will even become priests and Levites. All flesh shall worship before the Lord. For those who transgress, their corpses will be looked upon – their worm shall not die, nor their fire quenched.

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