The Old-Testament prophet Isaiah foresaw the last days. He prophesied of the great apostasy, when the prophets and seers would be “covered.” After the apostasy, he also foresaw the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, a book that would be delivered to the unlearned boy-prophet Joseph because the intellectuals of the day would be too influenced by the “precept of man.” Isaiah prophesied that through Joseph a marvellous work and a wonder would be brought forth, the restoration of Christ’s ancient Church. Through that restoration and its associated missionary work, many have been brought to the light of the gospel. The meek and the poor rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 29:10-14, 18-19: