It remains appalling to me that, after four decades since the major breakthroughs I had in analyzing and decoding the Book of Isaiah’s literary features, how little interest has been shown in these discoveries by the general membership of the Church. The many thousands who today understand the depth and magnitude of Isaiah’s message as a result of the literary tools I provide comprise relatively few in comparison to the whole. But isn’t that a reflection of the very endtime condition Isaiah speaks of, when there would occur wholesale falling away because only a solid grounding in God’s truth could make people unshakable?
After all of academia’s attempts to penetrate Isaiah’s message, the books published, articles written, and symposia conducted, what have been their fruits? Where has been the excitement of uncovering Isaiah’s “good news”—the fulness of the gospel of Messiah—far more profound than we imagined, and Isaiah’s all-inclusive scenario of the end of the world that precedes our Savior’s coming in glory? Who are they whose expositions Isaiah compares to mere “sparks” because their authors seek not God’s glory but their own, their academic institutions having set them up to gain worldly honors, college tenure, and notoriety?
Nor does it help that much of the ministerial institution relies on these “wise and learned” for their understanding of Isaiah’s words—as if they were subject to their approval and weren’t God’s-given key to these changing times. The proliferation of “precepts of men” that come from proof-texting instead of analyzing what Isaiah’s words actually say, have so increased people’s confusion that to disabuse our minds of what isn’t scripturally grounded has become a huge challenge in itself. Indeed, commentary on Isaiah’s words is sadly lacking, and where it occurs it often repeats those same “precepts of men” that Isaiah laments.
On the other side of the spectrum are those bloggers and opportunists who expropriate and plagiarize my discoveries of many years and present them as if they are their own. Getting on the Isaiah bandwagon but without the depth of research required to teach his words, they superimpose their deviations from what can in reality be supported scripturally. Both extremes are grounded in proof-texting for personal ends—wresting the scripture to “prove” a doctrine, opinion, or interpretation. As the Holy Spirit can’t testify to the truth of a “precept of men,” this compounds people’s confusion, making them vulnerable to being led astray.
I don’t claim to know everything about the words of Isaiah. But I know that the things I have discovered by using different methods of literary analysis that support one another—structural, typological, and rhetorical—are true and can be verified by anyone who pays the price of applying the literary tools I provide. Many who have utilized these keys testify of this. It simply requires personal effort and commitment to understand the words of Isaiah in that manner before one can pass judgment on whether these keys work. My prayer is that many will undertake this scriptural journey, even if to try to prove the results wrong.