Old Testament
Lesson 37
“Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us come unto Christ through recognizing some of the wonderful things he has done.

Scripture references for study:  Isaiah 22; Isaiah 24–26; Isaiah 28–30
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The Savior Opens The Door To Heavenly Father's Presence

  1. "And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open." (Isaiah 22:22)

The Savior Shows Mercy For Those In Spirit Prison

  1. "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited." (Isaiah 24:21-22)

The Savior Is A Strength & A Refuge

  1. READ ISAIAH 25:1-4. The Lord to be a strength, refuge, and shadow.
  2. READ ISAIAH 32:1-2.  The Savior to be a protection.
  3. WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING IMAGES FROM THESE VERSES TEACH ABOUT HOW THE SAVIOR HELPS US WHEN WE FACE CHALLENGES?

The Savior Will Prepare A Feast & Destroy The "Vail"

  1. "And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations." (Isaiah 25:6-7)

The Savior Wipes Away Our Tears

  1. "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it." (Isaiah 25:8)

The Savior Will Bring The Resurrection

  1. "Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead." (Isaiah 26:19)

The Savior Is Our Sure Foundation

  1. "Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste." (Isaiah 28:16)

The Savior Will Restore The Gospel To The Earth

  1. Isaiah foresaw the latter-day restoration of the gospel.

Isaiah's Prophecy

Fulfillment

"And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust." (Isaiah 29:4) "And I exhort you to remember these things; for the time speedily cometh that ye shall know that I lie not, for ye shall see me at the bar of God; and the Lord God will say unto you: Did I not declare my words unto you, which were written by this man, like as one crying from the dead, yea, even as one speaking out of the dust?" (Moroni 10:27)
"Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
"For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered....
"Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men."
(Isaiah 29:9-10, 13
"My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)--and which I should join.
"I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: "they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof."
(Joseph Smith History 1:18-19)
"And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
"And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned."
(Isaiah 29:11-12)
Martin Harris takes a copy of the characters and their translation to Professor Charles Anthon in New York City. (see Joseph Smith History 1:63-65)
"Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid." (Isaiah 29:14) "Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men." (D&C 4:1)


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

  1. Isaiah wrote and prophesied of the many wonderful things that the Savior has done for us. How blessed we are to live in a day when his gospel has been restored and pure knowledge is being dispensed. What can we do in return? Our gratitude is shown as we are obedient to his commandments and seek to share his gospel. Are we doing it? What can we do better?
  2. Record your thoughts on the prophecies of Isaiah. How has the Savior blessed your life?


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