John 11 Lazarus is Revealed

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1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (Lazarus is a multifaceted type in the Isaiah Story. On one hand he represents everyone around us who is dead, meaning those totally asleep who must be awakened. After he is called forth from the grave he represents those who have shaken off the chains of oppression. When the grave clothes are loosed from him (the white shirt and tie uniform) he can see and hear things as they really are. He is also a type for those freed from the bondage of darkness and prison.) 2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with … Read More

John 10 My Sheep Know My Voice

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In this chapter, John beautifully writes how the Servant of God loves the sheep and the true sheep know His voice. They will recognize Him and His message when He stands up. If you’ve been reading the posts in order, then by now, you understand the Great and Marvelous Work well enough that you can read these things in types and shadows as John intended them to be read. We will look at the first nineteen verses of this chapter. 1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. (From the outset of … Read More

John 9 We Are All Blind Until We Awaken

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John portrays the journey we all must pursue to awaken from our condition of blindness caused by the precepts of men (see 2Nephi chapter 28), and he shows us how the Servant will awaken the blind who are willing to see. Let’s look in on John’s tremendous prophecy. 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. (This blind man represents every member of the church who is asleep and blind. The Servant begins his public ministry awakening as many blind people as he can; teaching them the truth.) 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was … Read More

John 8 The Forsaken Woman and Her True Husband

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In this paper we will focus on John 8:1-12 and look at the events John describes through the lens of the Great and Marvelous Work (GMW). In order to see John’s clear message and intent, one must read this as both metaphor and prophecy because John knew and understood the Isaiah Story and his entire gospel is written as a blueprint for the GMW. The holy prophets knew the events of the end time so well that they composed their prophetic writing like a checklist of events. Once you know the story, you can easily visualize how John wove his gospel together with a tapestry of metaphor and prophecy. For Mormons it is not natural … Read More

The Isaiah Story Unveiled in the Gospel of John

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The time has come to briefly recount how we discovered the Isaiah Story throughout the canon of scripture. At first, we were severely limited in our understanding because of the commentaries we had studied. The precepts of Mormonism were being imposed on us by the traditions Mormon writers bring to the publishing business. Everything that Mormon scholars write must be filtered through the sieve of their good standing in the church. This was problematic and had to be surmounted line upon line and round after round as we surveyed the scriptures carefully over and over, stripping away the precepts we had learned from the community of Mormon scholars. Learning to believe what the scriptures themselves … Read More