In the first section of this book we reviewed the account of Ezra’s eagle. In that section we learned that in the latter-days an antichrist with great power would arise and wage war against the saints. Isaiah also prophesied of an antichrist, but he used words and symbolism with which the people of his day could relate. In his day, Assyria was the archenemy of the Kingdom of Israel. It was Assyria that conquered Israel, and carried them off into captivity – where they disappeared from the written record.
It should come as no surprise then, that Isaiah uses the term, “the Assyrian” to indicate the archenemy of the Lord’s people in the latter-days. For Isaiah, the usage of the term “the Assyrian” is the equivalent of Daniel’s usage of the little or stout horn, and John’s usage of the term “Mouth”. All three of these terms denote the antichrist.
Isaiah foresaw the conditions of society immediately preceding the rise of the antichrist. He understood that the world would rise up against the humble followers of Jesus Christ, whatever their label. He foresaw that their circumstances would become extremely dire. It was only after society had degraded to the point that they had become fully ripened in iniquity that this horrific leader would come to power. Consider Daniel’s words regarding the same.
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, [an antichirst] of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.[i]
I beheld, and the same [antichrist] made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; and he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws…[ii]
As a result of this man’s marvelous power, and Satan’s evil enabling influence, this anitchrist will dominate the kingdoms of the earth in the latter-days. As we learned in Ezra’s eagle – this will include the United States of America. In that section, we saw that during the Presidential term beginning in 2016, three leaders would rise to power in America. We saw that these three leaders were subsequently taken out by the rise to power of a stout horn. This horn would wage all out war against the saints, and they suffer greatly as a result. Isaiah saw that such would be the case. But he also saw that the Lord would not allow this persecution to continue unchecked forever.
Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart I have written my law, fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool. But my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation from generation to generation.[iii]
Until that time, however, the righteous saints will be subjected to the crushing push of the great and spacious building. Then, addressing the wicked of the world, he leveled a rebuke which I imagine will cause them to crumble before the judgment bar of God at the last and final day.
What mean ye? Ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor, saith the Lord God of Hosts.[iv] Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him![v]
Isaiah foresaw that in the latter-days the poor, meek, and humble would be oppressed. As in many things, the Book of Mormon provides the foreshadowing of these events – when Alma and his people were overcome by and subjected to the dictates and punishments of evil and conspiring men. So we learn that this will happen to the Lord’s people again in the latter-days.
As noted above, Daniel said that these things would happen “in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full”. Again referring to the Book of Mormon as the template – the iniquity of the Nephites seemed to come to the full when conspiring men overthrew the government of the land, just before the tremendous physical destruction that occurred took place. Consider the Book of Mormon account.
And the regulations of the government were destroyed, because of the secret combination of the friends and kindreds of those who murdered the prophets. And they did cause a great contention in the land, insomuch that the more righteous part of the people had nearly all become wicked; yea, there were but few righteous men among them.
Now this secret combination, which had brought so great iniquity upon the people, did gather themselves together, and did place at their head a man whom they did call Jacob; and they did call him their king; therefore he became a king over this wicked band; and he was one of the chiefest who had given his voice against the prophets who testified of Jesus.[vi]
According to the Book of Mormon account, an antichrist named Jacob, was instrumental in destroying the Nephite government. Furthermore, he destroyed the faith of the people – the more righteous part of the people all turning to wickedness. In the Book of Mormon, this occurrence preceded the American ministration of Jesus Christ by five years. The similarities between this account, and the latter-day prophecy from Ezra’s eagle are pronounced. It appears that history is about to repeat itself.
Our society too has ripened in iniquity. In the day of Jacob the antichrist, those who stood up for virtue and chastity were considered weak-minded archaic fools- worthy of the horrific persecution they received. So shall it be in our day. Isaiah saw the latter-day world turned upside down, and warned those of our day.
Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter![vii] That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of naught.[viii]
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? Or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?[ix]
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.[x]
Too many of our secular leaders have become corrupted. They speak one thing, but their hearts are fixed upon the things of this world. They lust after the things of the flesh – power, wealth, glory, and the praise of men. This is not limited to the few elite, but has become the attitude of the masses thanks to a wide network of organizations and people that have long pushed to redefine the perceptions and core values of society. These are fighting against the Lamb of God.[xi]
Behold all ye that kindle fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks, walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks which ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand—ye shall lie down in sorrow.[xii]
Christ is the light of the world, a light so penetrating and bright that it fills the immensity of space. However, Isaiah sees that men will discount the gospel for a thing of naught, and walk after the light of their own sparks – or the precepts of men and antichrists. Sadly, Isaiah warns that they who follow such a course will be pierced with sorrow when they finally realize the deficiency of what they have become when compared to what might have been, had they yielded to the promptings of the light of Christ, which at one time was present within their souls.
And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay down the haughtiness of the terrible.[xiii]
After transcribing these verses from Isaiah, Nephi further expounded upon them with these insightful words:
Because of pride, and because of false teachers, and false doctrine, their churches have become corrupted, and their churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up. They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries; they rob the poor because of their fine clothing; and they persecute the meek and the poor in heart, because in their pride they are puffed up.
They wear stiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of pride, and wickedness, and abominations, and whoredoms, they have all gone astray save it be a few, who are the humble followers of Christ; nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they do err because they are taught by the precepts of men.
And there shall also be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry; nevertheless, fear God—he will justify in committing a little sin; yea, lie a little, take the advantage of one because of his words, dig a pit for thy neighbor; there is no harm in this; and do all these things, for tomorrow we die; and if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, and at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God.
O the wise, and the learned, and the rich, that are puffed up in the pride of their hearts, and all those who preach false doctrines, and all those who commit whoredoms, and pervert the right way of the Lord, wo, wo, wo be unto them, saith the Lord God Almighty, for they shall be thrust down to hell!
Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say that it is of no worth! For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are fully ripe in iniquity they shall perish.[xiv]
If I have correctly interpreted the vision of Ezra’s eagle, the day that the world has become fully ripened in iniquity is now. Therefore, the Lord will punish the world for its evil. As a result of the wickedness of the world, nature itself has born witness against the evil of men. Waves have heaved beyond their bounds, earthquakes in diverse places, more powerful storm systems with greater frequency, unprecedented drought, the list goes on and on. However, things are about to increase to a new level.
The latter-day antichrist – “the Assyrian” will soon take center stage. This man, also called the “mouth” and the “little horn” will be the enemy of the people of the covenant. This man will rise to power in America after he has subdued three other corrupt leaders. Once he does, he will make war against the saints and will overcome them for a season. These events were laid out in greater detail in the section on Ezra’s eagle. In that section we reviewed Ezra’s, Daniel’s, and John’s accounts of those latter-day events. Now we will review Isaiah’s.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.[xv]
In this verse, Isaiah seems to be trying to reassure the saints in America, that although they will suffer, their suffering will not be prolonged. The Assyrian will overcome them, but shortly the “indignation” shall cease. This is an interesting term. Indignation is typically associated with the term “righteous”. It implies anger that has been evoked for a just or righteous cause – such as when Christ drove the wicked from the temple in Jerusalem. Christ did not stay angry for long after the money changers ran from His Father’s house. So it seems it shall be when the wicked are driven from Zion. This reference to indignation is also used by Daniel to describe the latter-day antichrist.
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.[xvi]
From Daniel, we learn that “the Assyrian” will speak marvelous things against the “God of gods”. He exalts himself, and apparently he has the power and ability to do just that. However, he is only able to prosper until the “indignation be accomplished”. In other words, he only prospers against the saints until the temple has been cleansed. That is to say, although he magnifies himself above the God of gods, he himself is the hired axe in the hand of the Lord. Isaiah continues:
The Lord of Hosts hath sworn, saying: Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand—That I will bring the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot; then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.[xvii]
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.[xviii]
Here Isaiah foresees that the Lord himself brought “the Assyrian” to his land – Zion, but that once here he would be trodden under foot upon the mountains. We should explore this concept a little further. Lehi prophesied long ago that no man could come to this land, save they were brought here by the hand of the Lord.
Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord.
What Lehi said, and what Isaiah said, “That I will bring the Assyrian in my land”, are in perfect agreement. If the Lord brought the Assyrian to His land, it was for a reason. Lehi explains that reason.
And if it so be that they [the inhabitants of America] shall keep his commandments they shall be blessed upon the face of this land, and there shall be none to molest them, nor to take away the land of their inheritance; and they shall dwell safely forever.
But behold, when the time cometh that they shall dwindle in unbelief, after they have received so great blessings from the hand of the Lord—having a knowledge of the creation of the earth, and all men, knowing the great and marvelous works of the Lord from the creation of the world; having power given them to do all things by faith; having all the commandments from the beginning, and having been brought by his infinite goodness into this precious land of promise—behold, I say, if the day shall come that they will reject the Holy One of Israel, the true Messiah, their Redeemer and their God, behold, the judgments of him that is just shall rest upon them.[xix]
Who can doubt that the judgments of the Lord now rest upon this country? Large portions of our society have recoiled away from the Lord, as from a leper. The majority of people openly mock the law of chastity, with only 3% of American refraining from sexual activity until marriage. Horrific violence serves as entertainment, just as it did in the days of the Roman coliseums. Society has embraced secularism, and hedonism is on the rise. The building block of society, the family, as been redefined by our judges – who fear men more than they fear God. Consider the following warning from The Family – A Proclamation to the World
WE WARN that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
Our government funds the abortions of hundreds of thousands of innocent children, whose organs are then harvested and sold like commodities. Many of the rising generation are addicted, detached, and coarsened. We have flaunted the great God of Israel, and so he will bring one to this land who, although wicked himself, will unwittingly serve the purposes of the Lord. Once he has accomplished what the Lord intended him to do, “Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate”.[xx] It is because our society has trampled the God of Israel under their feet, that He will bring this evil to our door. A covenant and promise rests upon this land.
For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off.[xxi]
After the Lord’s purposes have been accomplished, the Assyrian will be driven out of the land. Isaiah saw as much.
Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but [the Assyrian] shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
And [the Assyrian] shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the Lord, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.[xxii]
From the verses above, the sword comes to the Assyrian and his cohorts. To save himself the Assyrian flees for the refuge of his stronghold. We can assume that this is not in the Americas. The question now becomes, from whom does this Assyrian flee? In Ezra’s eagle, we saw that the hero of the vision was a roaring lion that came running out of the wilderness to confront the oppressor.
And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth; and behold, they shall come with speed swiftly; none shall be weary nor stumble among them. None shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken; Whose arrows shall be sharp, and all their bows bent, and their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind, their roaring like a lion. They shall roar like young lions; yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry away safe, and none shall deliver.[xxiii]
The passage above, and the passage before it, both mention a mighty ensign that is raised. Many members of the church assume that the ensign that was raised in the last days is the restored church. This is true, but this is not the ensign that is alluded to in these two passages. The Assyrian was not afraid of the Latter-day Saints – the war he waged against them clearly shows that. However, when the second restorative event happens, a new ensign will be raised, and this one will terrify him – the restoration of the House of Israel.
Furthermore, note the similarity between the roaring lion in this passage, and the roaring lion that confronted Ezra’s eagle.[xxiv] This lion lays hold of the captives, that is to say the saints of God, and carries them away safely, where none can harm them again. The Assyrian then flees to the safety of his stronghold, because he knows that he is not prepared to contend against such a mighty host.
With regards to Isaiah’s description of this host, the references to ancient weaponry are purely symbolic. In his day, a horse-mounted soldier was a far more formidable foe than a foot solider. The Remnant of Jacob will be formidable. Additionally there is a reference to wheels and whirlwinds, but chariots are not mentioned. There is a very interesting passage of scripture from Ezekiel that uses both these terms in conjunction with the return of the Remnant of Jacob.
And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the color of a beryl [amber]: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.[xxv]
These passages from Ezekiel are extremely curious. It starts with Ezekiel seeing a whirlwind come from the north. This is the direction associated with the return of the Remnant of Jacob. The host arriving from the north are then described as living creatures in the form of men, but each having four faces, the face of a man, the face of a lion, the face of an ox, and the face of an eagle. You recall from our previous discussion that these faces match the images on the four standards of the camp of Israel that have been previously discussed. Therefore the host arriving from the north is identified with the four camps of Israel – the Remnant of Jacob.
Ezekiel sees the hosts of Israel arrive in an object that he described as amber in color and that emerged from a self-infolding fire. Each of these four men representing the hosts of Israel are then seen rising and descending between heaven and earth on four amber colored wheels. These wheels are described as going terribly high, moving as fast as lighting and being in form like a wheel within a wheel. The perimeter of these wheels were then described as being full of eyes. To me, it seems like Ezekiel is attempting to describe the technology that the Remnant of Jacob uses to arrive to earth. Isaiah continues:
The remnant shall return, yea, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.[xxvi] Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.[xxvii]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.[xxviii]
They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor the sun smite them; for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them. [The Lord will provide for this remnant as he did for Israel in the days of Moses] And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.[xxix]
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?[xxx]
Here again Isaiah describes the arrival of the Remnant of Jacob. The Lord is glorified in their arrival. They arrive on a highway that is cast up out of the deep. We are told that this will be a new thing that most will have never even considered. In short, the arrival of this host will be breathtakingly awesome. Jeremiah said that the return of this host would rival the Exodus of Egypt in wonder and glory. It will defy reasoning, insomuch that:
kings shall shut their mouths; for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider”.[xxxi]
I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.[xxxii] Thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of naught.
No force on earth will be prepared to contend with this mighty host.[xxxiii] Just as there was no host in the land of Canaan that could resist the God of Jacob, there will be no foe on earth that can long stand before the Remnant of Jacob in the last days. The Remnant of Jacob will be the Lord’s army. With their united faith placed in Jehovah, this host will be both great and terrible. As if to link this mighty host with the exiles from captivity that were planted among the heavens,[xxxiv]
Isaiah then states the following regarding the origin from whence this remnant comes.
They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, yea, the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.[xxxv]
Isaiah answers the question of the origin of this host; they come from the end of heaven. Therefore, the highway that is cast up in the great deep references their return from the “outmost parts of heaven”[xxxvi]. The return of such a host is explicitly stated in the Lord’s covenant with Israel.[xxxvii] The arrival of this host is part of the “great and marvelous work” that was shown to both Isaiah and Nephi. “A work that shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other – either to the convincing them of peace…or the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually…”[xxxviii] Isaiah continues, describing the weapons of the Lord’s indignation – the Remnant of Jacob:
I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones, for mine anger is not upon them that rejoice in my highness. The noise of the multitude in the mountains like as of a great people, a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together, the Lord of Hosts mustereth the hosts of the battle.
Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, every man’s heart shall melt; And they shall be afraid; pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.[xxxix]
Therefore shall [destruction] come upon [the world]; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth [from the end of heaven]: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.[xl]
It should be noted that there is a difference between the great and greadful day of the Lord, and the second coming of Jesus Christ. The former precedes the latter. The return of the Remnant of Jacob represents the ushering in of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Their coming precedes the Lord’s coming, just as the destruction in ancient America preceded the visitation of the Lord.
Isaiah is not only describing the power of the Remnant of Jacob, but the utter shock and amazement of the people upon beholding the miraculous appearance of such a group. The Remnant of Jacob truly does come as a thief in the night. It is in this great and terrible day that “the wisdom of their wise men shall perish”.[xli] This mighty host is the forerunner to the coming of Israel’s King. For this purpose the Lord made the Remnant so strong. Isaiah’s vision continues speaking now directly to the Remnant:
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.[xlii]
Therefore, as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, their root shall be rottenness, and their blossoms shall go up as dust; because they have cast away the law of the Lord of Hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore, is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them; and the hills did tremble, [The hills trembling is an association with the Lost Ten Tribes in America.[xliii]] and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets.[xliv]
This Remnant represents “a new sharp threshing instrument”. They consume any remaining wicked left in the land and liberate the captives. Isaiah notes that “the hill did tremble”. There is another reference to the hills trembling at the presence of this host.
And the boundaries of the everlasting hills shall tremble at their presence. And there shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the children of Ephraim.[xlv]
The reference to the hills trembling is an association to the everlasting hills, and therefore the children of Ephraim in Zion (i.e. America.) This reference is also linked to the expulsion of the Assyrian from America we previously reviewed, “I will bring the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot”. With America liberated and occupied by such a powerful force, the following scripture will be fulfilled.
And it shall be said among the wicked: Let us not go up to battle against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible; wherefore we cannot stand.[xlvi]
Zion is America. The Remnant of Jacob will come. They will save us from the jaws of complete destruction. The wicked in America will have endured a tremendous ordeal. This was only the case because of their actions and their forgetting the Lord. Up to this point, we have not gone into too much detail about what these trials will look like in America. We will discuss Isaiah’s vision of those in the next chapter.
I conclude my analysis of this portion of Isaiah’s words with the following passage:
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall revile against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.[xlvii]
These prophecies of Isaiah are incredible! The remnant of Jacob will be a great and terrible force to be reckoned with. The wicked will melt away before them as the frost before the sun. No weapon formed against them shall prosper, nothing will be capable of standing in their way. They come from “the end of heaven”, and fulfill the mission that the Lord has entrusted them. As the Lord sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for his peaceful first coming, so has he prepared a great and terrible forerunner for his second coming in great power and glory.
The wicked are burned as stubble, their faces pained with awe, fear, and surprise. The imagery of this host is terrifying, and yet it is a righteous army. They love and serve the Lord, and are performing His will with an eye single to His glory. They conquer not for glory, nor for riches, but for the Mighty One of Jacob.
[i] Daniel 8:23-25
[ii] Daniel 7:21;25
[iii] 2 Nephi 8:7-8
[iv] 2 Nephi 13:15
[v] 2 Nephi 15:23
[vi] 3 Nephi 7:6-7, 9-10
[vii] 2 Nephi 15:20
[viii] Isaiah 29:21 – See 2 Nephi 27
[ix] Isaiah 29:16 – See 2 Nephi 27
[x] 2 Nephi 19:16
[xi] 1 Nephi 14:13
[xii] 2 Nephi 7:11
[xiii] 2 Nephi 23:11
[xiv] 2 Nephi 28:8;12-16
[xv] Isaiah 10:24-25
[xvi] Daniel 11:36
[xvii] 2 Nephi 24:24-25
[xviii] Isaiah 10:27
[xix] 2 Nephi 1:6;9-10
[xx] Psalms 34:21
[xxi] Ether 2:10
[xxii] Isaiah 31:8-9
[xxiii] 2 Nephi 15:26-29
[xxiv] 2 Esdras 11:37-40
[xxv] Ezekiel 1:4-5, 10, 15-16, 14, 18-19
[xxvi] 2 Nephi 20:20
[xxvii] 1 Nephi 21:3
[xxviii] 2 Nephi 21:16
[xxix] 1 Nephi 21:10&11
[xxx] Isaiah 43:18-19
[xxxi] Isaiah 52:15
[xxxii] Isaiah 43:19-21
[xxxiii] D&C 133:28
[xxxiv] 2 Nephi 8:14,16
[xxxv] 2 Nephi 23:5
[xxxvi] Deuteronomy 30:4
[xxxvii] Deuteronomy 30:1-4, Nehemiah 1:5-9
[xxxviii] 1 Nephi 14:7
[xxxix] 2 Nephi 23:3-4; 6-9
[xl] Isaiah 47:11
[xli] Isaiah 29:14
[xlii] Isaiah 41:8-12; 15-16
[xliii] D&C 133:31-32
[xliv] 2 Nephi 15:24&25
[xlv] D&C 133:31-32
[xlvi] D&C 45:70
[xlvii] 3 Nephi 22:16-17