Who are Isaiah’s Kings and Queens of the Gentiles?


There comes a time in life when you have to take stock and ask yourself whether you are, in fact, doing what you came to do in this world. We read scriptures that speak of heroes and heroines who valiantly served God and accomplished miracles that saved much of humanity. Maybe they didn’t do so at first, but when they awoke to a sense of who they were, they set about serving God to their utmost without the need to look back. We too seldom come to an awakening of who we are all at once because we often don’t see ourselves as anyone special, and because heaven withholds its gifts from us until we finally conform our lives to God’s will. But because we have implanted in us his divine gene, we are no less capable of being recreated into something like a god—magnificent and powerful—able to transform the world as did those illustrious forebears. Thus it is with the endtime kings and queens of the Gentiles whom Isaiah predicts are to restore the house of Israel:

“I will lift up my hand to the Gentiles, raise my ensign to the peoples, and they will bring your sons in their bosoms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Kings will be your foster fathers and queens your nursing mothers” (Isaiah 49:22–23). It is as if this passage from Isaiah acts as a lifeline Book of Mormon prophets hold on to, knowing that God made provision from the beginning for those endtime Gentile kings and queens to save their descendants from their lost and fallen and scattered state. For that reason, Book of Mormon prophets refer back to this passage again and again, as if to inspire those same kings and queens of the Gentiles who read the Book of Mormon to wake up and perform their saving role to the house of Israel. That role, however, has little to do with non-Israelites but everything to do with Israel’s birthright tribe of Ephraim whose ancestors assimilated into the Gentiles and became “identified with the Gentiles” (Doctrine & Covenants 109:60).

—From Becoming Kings and Queens of the GentilesChapter 2, by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. 


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