Isaiah Chapters 1-5 — Introduction of Major Themes

Isaiah Chapter 1-2

Key phrases will reappear many times:. God’s Charge Against His People, and Jerusalem and The Last Days. Includes Isaiah's vision, and verses on the Mountain of the Lord.

Chapter 2 begins with that vision of the great future Jerusalem, exalted among the nations,.

Isaiah Chapter 3-4

Although Isaiah prophesied to both the Northern and Southern Kingdoms of Israel, the first verses are expressly to the Jews, and prophesy of their future conquest. All covenant promises, ancient and modern, were conditional.

Chapter 3 swings to mercy, light and hope.

Isaiah Chapter 5

Chapter 5 concludes the introductory parts and brings you back to the harsh reality of Judah’s present condition—sin and rebellion.

Starting with a parable that sounds pleasant at first, it moves to six conditions that are contrary to God’s will.

Isaiah Chapter 6 — Isaiah's Call, Priesthood, Vision, etc.

Isaiah's Call

Isaiah received his call as a prophet in the Temple – but not in any earthly Temple. Instead, he saw the Lord in His heavenly Temple, “sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up” (Isa. 6:1). Two principles are inherent: Isaiah held the Melchizedek Priesthood, and received it through special dispensation.

Isaiah's Priesthood

President Joseph Fielding Smith taught that the withdrawal of the higher priesthood was from the people as a body...

Therefore Samuel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Elijah, and others of the prophets held the Melchizedek Priesthood.

Isaiah's Vision

In Isaiah’s vision, the Lord’s throne is “high and lifted up.” He is the King of Kings, the Father of our Spirits, and the Creator of the Universe.

All creatures and creations within the throne room give obeisance and honor to Him.