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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 58 verses 8 – 14

 

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God’s glory will “bring up Israel’s rear” (inspire-dawdlers; rally-stragglers; encourage-“slow-movers”).

8. From then on  (at which point; therefore; there-upon; hence)your (Israel’s; rank and file Mormon’s) light  (illumination; brilliance goodness; intelligence;  enlightenment) will break-forth (burst-out-suddenly; emerge) and the soundness (strength and vigor) of your (Israel’s) make-up  (character; nature; personality; psyche) will quickly (shortly; promptly; swiftly) bud (be brought into operation for the first time) and go-before (open the door for;  proceed; introduce; herald; pave the way for; usheryou (Israel’s people) and the righteousness (moral-rectitude)  of God’s glory (high renown or honor won by notable achievements) will “bring up your rear” (inspire-dawdlers; rally-stragglers; encourage-“slow-pokes”).

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staff
You must turn-away (thrust-out; expel; dismiss; remove; banish) from your midst (homes families; mainstream; heart; bosom),  the staff* (symbol of authority; dominion and jurisdiction) of Mormonism’s yoke (harness; collar)  of subjugation (slavery; bondage; servitude) imposed (forced; foisted; inflicted; urged) upon Israel’s people by Salt Lake’s presiding (controlling; supervising; governing) Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities.staff

9. Then (from then on), you will call and Jehovah will answer (respond). You will cry for help and Jehovah will declare (reveal) “Here I am” ………….only if (Oh-that; would-that) you (Israel’s people) will turn-away (thrust-out; expel; dismiss; remove; banish) from your midst (homes families; mainstream; heart; bosom) the staff* (symbol of authority; dominion and jurisdiction) of Mormonism’s yoke (harness; collar) of subjugation (slavery; bondage; servitude) imposed (forced; foisted; inflicted; urged) upon you (Israel’s people) by Salt Lake’s presiding (controlling; supervising; governing) Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities.

 

* staff -(scepter; authority; stick; rod; bar) After the fear and shock of the God of the universe introducing Himself to Moses, God tells Moses about the mission He has for him to free the people of Egypt. Moses is not at all interested in His proposition. He says Pharaoh will not take him seriously and argues with God about the whole idea. I am sure Moses remembers He is a wanted man in Egypt. Then God does something remarkable. He asks Moses an important question: Then the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?”(Exodus 4:2). A few verses later, he explains the importance of what is in his hand.But take this staff (which represents authority; dominion; jurisdiction), that you are holding in your very own hand,  so you can perform miraculous signs with it.”(Exodus 4:17) A few verses later, we discover Moses’ staff is no longer Moses’s staff, but it is the “God’s staff.” So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand (Exodus 4:20).

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 You (Mormon priesthood leaders) have spend (squandered; wasted; dissipated;  exhausted; traded) your souls (lives, minds, hearts, selves, wills, persons, active-pursuits) for (for the sake of ; in view-of; in order to achieve; in exchange for) an empty-stomach** (desolate-life) and an appetite (natural desire to satisfy a bodily need) for oppressing (abusing; persecuting; afflicting) Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons).

10. You (Mormon priesthood leaders) have spent (squandered; wasted; dissipated;  exhausted; traded) your souls (lives, minds, hearts, selves, wills, persons, active-pursuits) and the souls of an entire generation of oppressed Israelite people (rank and file Mormons) for (in exchange for) an empty (hollow; insincere; meaningless; pointless) -stomach** (life; lifestyle; existence) and an appetite (passion; enthusiasm) for oppressing (abusing; persecuting; afflicting) Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons).   You (Mormon priesthood leaders) are sworn (bound by an oath) to persist-in (continue-indefinitely) oppressing (afflicting; keeping-in subservience; causing depression for) Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) and you rise (emerge; appear; surface; come to people’s attention; become apparent) in  “darkness”* (secrecy; absence-of light) as (acting as; functioning like; serving as) their “Zohar”(“brightest part of the day”; “noon-day sun”; source of brilliance).

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fountainhead
You (Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood leadership) will sigh (emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness) on account of your wasted (failed; aborted collapsed; back-fired; unsuccessful) efforts to overthrow (overturn; dislodge; nullify; bring-down) Israel’s authority (dominion; jurisdiction) by pretending (appearing) to be a well-watered garden of Eden (paradise)   and a spring (fountainhead; origin; source) of water (“life-giving-substance”) that never fails to water (refresh; flood; soak; inundate; drench) this generation of Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization.

11. But Jehovah will always (continue-to; perpetually) straiten (confine; limit) you (Salt Lake Melchizedek priesthood leaders) and He is sworn (bound by an oath) to bring-forth repeated (double) trouble (agitation; anxiety; unpleasantness; worry) to any one of you who seeks to unlawfully secure (fix; get control-of) Jehovah’s authority (name; dominion; jurisdiction). He (Jehovah) will deliver (hand-over; surrender; yield)  your soul (active-pursuit) and your abundance (fortune; authoritative-claim to Jehovah’s dominion) to rightful (lawful) recipients. And you will sigh (emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness) on account of Salt Lake’s  wasted-efforts to overthrow (overturn; invalidate; nullify; countermand) Israel’s authority (dominion; jurisdiction) by pretending (appearing) to be a well-watered (spiritually-overflowing)  “Garden-of Eden” (paradise; “Heaven on Earth”) and a spring (fountainhead; origin; source) of water (“life-giving-substance”) that never fails to water (refresh; re-energize; enliven) this latter-day generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) . 

 

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throne
Salt Lake’s plan is to secure (get control of; acquire; get hold of) Jehovah’s authority, and occupy (reign; take possession-of) the “Seat” (throne; status; eminence; mastery; command; dominion; ascendancy; superiority) of God. 

12. But, this  latter-day Mormon “Garden-of-Eden” (paradise; “Heaven-on-Earth”; heavenly kingdom; utopia; blissful-Eden) was deliberately founded (brought into being; organized; structured) to be dependent (reliant; relying) upon your (Israel’s) offspring (children; descendants; heirs). From the very beginning, Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) was organized (arranged in a systematic way, especially on a large scale) to produce (create; generate; spawn; bring-about; provoke; inspire)  “Desolation” (state of complete emptiness or destruction) merged (blended gradually into something else so as to become indistinguishable from it) with Jehovah’s Eternal (everlasting) Authority (dominion; jurisdiction). This disgraceful combination (merger;  marriage; fusion; unholy-alliance; union) of “Desolation (emptiness; unhappiness; misery; destruction) and “Divine-Authority”  was designed (drafted) to become  standardized (systematized; regulated; brought into conformity with Salt-Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization) from generation to generation and promoted as “restored”religion.  Mormonism’s standardized (systematized) religion raises (breeds)  loyalists (chauvinists; followers; patriots) for Salt Lake headquarters) while preaching (delivering-sermons; urging-acceptance of; exhorting) to you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) that it is in your best interest to be corralled (confined; fenced-in) throughout the world (far and wide)  and to characterize (categorize; describe; depict)  Israel, as a broken (fragmented; dissolved; bankrupt; dissipated;  crushed; dysfunctional; out-of-commission) people and a obsolete means (vehicle; channel; instrument; medium) to secure (get control of; acquire; get hold of) Jehovah’s authority, and occupy (reign; take possession-of) the “Seat” (throne; status; eminence; mastery; command; dominion; ascendancy; superiority) of God.

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13. The Mother (arm; glue; Melchizedek Priesthood Authority) that encircles the Mormon church and,  holds everyone who is a member of the Mormon church together,  is reversing (countermanding overruling; negating; cancelling) your (Israel’s) steps (measures; efforts) to make secure (impregnable; safe; unassailable) Jehovah’s authority.  Out of necessity, your desire secure (regain-control of; retake; take-back; recapture) Jehovah’s authority (dominion; jurisdiction)  during an era (period of time) set-apart for this specific-purpose by Me (Jehovah) and to interpret (explain the meaning of; elucidate; clarify; illuminate; shed-light-on) the“Mark” (sign; signature; name) of Jehovah’s authority toward (along a course leading to)  Israel’s return to their rightful seat (throne; base; center; headquartersof authority, in order to delight (experience-happiness; rejoice) regarding (with respect to; concerning) Jehovah’s Holy-Ones (saints; angels) who glorify (praise and worship) God and honor (execute; fulfill) their authority.      

Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 58 verses 1 – 7

True purpose of a “Fast” (voluntary abstinence from food)

full-throated cry
Cry-out with a full-throated shout….don’t hold-back (bridle; suppress; withhold; restrain) yourselves.  

1. Cry-out  with a full-throated shout….don’t hold-back (bridle; suppress; withhold; restrain) yourselves.  Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people (Israel’s people) the details about Salt Lake’s rebellion (open resistance to an Jehovah’s established government;  mutiny; revolt; insurrection) and the sins (immoral-acts; transgressions; wrong-doings; crimes) committed  by Jacob’s house (lineage; bloodline; dynasty; family). 

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led by the hand
Today’s Israelites (rank and file Mormons),  as a kingdom (realm; large aggregate of people united by common culture),  are a generation eager (very much wanting) to be led-by-the-hand (shown-the-way by leaders who go-out-in-front of or beside them) in doing “What Is Right”.

2. You will function (act; serve) as my signs (whistles; evidences; warnings; beacons; “hand-writings-on-the-wall”; heralds; manifestations; warnings)    , day after day  (continually; day-in…day-out; daily. Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) seek to know my “ways” (course of life; mode of worshipping God; religion). As a Kingdom (realm; large aggregate of people united by common culture), they are a generation eager to be led by the hand (shown-the-way by leaders going-out in front of or beside them)  in doing what is right and they haven’t forsaken the commandments of their God. They seem eager (want very much) for just (upright; fair) judgment (decisions of courts regarding the rights and liabilities of Mormons) to approach (compare-to; approximate; border-on; verge-on; resemble) the judgement of their God.

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favoritism
You seek (are asking-for; hoping-for) favoritism  (indulgence; partiality; preferential-treatment; injustice; bias; inequity;  approbation) from God while you exploit (benefit unfairly from someone’s work, typically by overworking or underpaying; cash-in-on; take advantage-of) all your servants (workers; rank and file Mormon members). 

3. Salt Lake’s people may ask, “Why have we bothered to fast (abstained from food) if you (Jehovah)  don’t see (acknowledge; recognize the quality of) it ? How is it that we (Salt Lake’s leading families) have  humbled ourselves,  but you (Jehovah) won’t acknowledge (accept; recognize the quality of)  it?

 [Jehovah’s-response is] 

Behold (see or observe especially something remarkable),  on the days that you fast,  you (Salt Lake’s priesthood leaders) seek (are asking for; hoping-for) favoritism  (indulgence; partiality; preferential-treatment; injustice; bias; inequity;  approbation) from God while you exploit (benefit unfairly, typically by overworking or underpaying; cash-in-on; take-advantage-of) all your servants (workers; rank and file Mormon members). 

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strike
You fast (abstain from food) for the sake of (in the interest of; out of consideration of)  a controversy (quarrel; dispute; disagreement) and a contest (competition for supremacy) over Israel’s people and for the opportunity to strike (poison; bite forcibly and deliberately) them with your  priesthood authority from Hell (utter-darkness).              

4. Behold (see or observe something remarkable and that makes a lasting impression), you (Salt Lake’s preisthood leadership) fast (abstain from food) for the sake of (in the interest of; out of consideration of)  a “Controversy” (quarrel; dispute; disagreement), to suck-out (drain; extract; remove or take out, especially by effort or force) from Israel’s people all that you can while contesting (calling into question; challenging; opposing) Israel’s supremacy. You fast so that you are able to  strike (assault; assail; set-upon; afflict) Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons)  with your Melchizedek Priesthood Authority from Hell (spiritual realm of evil and suffering).      

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broken reeds
Mormonism’s monthly observance of  “Fast-Sunday” is a day (occasion; particular time; opportunity; 24-hour-period) set-aside,  specifically for Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) to humble (demean; lower; degrade; abase) themselves in dignity (importance), before Salt Lake’s imperious (overbearing; arrogant; high-handed; domineering) leadership ….Israel’s people bow their heads (tribal-chiefs; leaders based on inheritance) bowed (lowered; hung-down)   like broken (dysfunctional; demoralized; discouraged) Reeds * (Israelites) that are incapable of producing any sound (cry; word; speech-sound; peep;utterance).

5. Is this the sort (manner; nature; character; purpose) of fasting (voluntary abstinence from food) that I have chosen for Israel’s people?….a day (time; opportunity; occasion ), once a month,  for them to demean  (do something that is beneath their  dignity; demoralize; lower; abase) themselves….with their heads (tribal-chiefs; hereditary-leaders) bowed (kowtowed; capitulated; submitted; yielded; performing-service; bent-down; hung-down) before Salt Lake’s imperious (overbearing; arrogant; high-handed;  domineering) priesthood leaders, like broken (dysfunctional; demoralized; discouraged) Reeds * (Israelites). 

 

*Broken-Reeds are characterized as  demoralized ; dysfunctional-persons. (like a useless broken-reed in a reed instrument, i.e. incapable of producing a sound) ….broken reeds are dysfunctional, impaired-people (Israelites; rank and file Mormons) – Healthy “Reeds” are seen as Israelites who work hard. They are  strong-headed and tell it like it is. When healthy  Reeds  know what they want,  they go after it. Reeds are very respectful, but they melt (become soft, tender and loving) to the most important women in their lives. They stand up for themselves and for the people they love. All around a great people to have around.

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celebrating
“We are manly Israelite (rank and file Mormon) men, but we’re drunken  (intoxicated; inebriated; captivated; emasculated) by the spirit of Mormonism,  that is served-up to us constantly,  and its detrimental effect upon our courage  (ability to do something that frightens us). As long as we are drunk (captivated; intoxicated) We’re “Scared to Death” (too-frightened) to tell our local priesthood Authorities (Bishops; presiding officers) to stick Salt Lake’s ridiculous-doctrines “where the sun don’t shine”. (“up their asses!”) 

6. Is it not the sort (purpose; character; ) of fasting that  I’ve chosen for Israel’s people…. to loose (untie; open; break; unlock) the chains (shackles; confinement; controls; restraints; captivity) of injustice…and to untie (undo; unfasten) Mormonism’s binding (obligatory; irrevocable; unalterable; inescapable; contractual) yoke (servitude; bondage; slavery; oppression) and to set-free (grant freedom to; liberate; free-from-duty) those who are oppressed (subject to harsh and authoritarian treatment) by it, then,  seek-out (searching- for) Salt Lake’s cowardly (worthless; craven; spineless; weak)  Melchizedek priesthood authorities who are desperately trying to  castrate (alter; geld; emasculate) Israel.

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empty
Salt Lake’s presiding authorities never share a portion (split) their feast (plentiful supply of wealth and success, especially for the mind or senses) on behalf of (in support of; for the benefit of) those who have “empty-stomachs”* (In Hebrew thought, the stomach is seen as the seat of “life”, thus an empty-stomach is another way of saying “those whose lives are empty”, i.e. “very-bad”).

7. Salt Lake’s presiding authorities never share a portion of (separate into parts) their feast  (plentiful supply of something enjoyable, especially for the mind or senses) on behalf of (in support of; for the benefit of) those who have an  “empty-stomach* (In Hebrew thought, the stomach is seen as the seat of “life”, i.e. “those whose lives are empty”, i.e. “bad” ) or those who are afflicted (oppressed; troubled) wandering-about-them** (seeking after them; enquiring after them). Salt Lake’s counterfeit (simulate; fake; fraudulent; pretended; unreal;  hypocritical. insincere; disingenuous) Priesthood Authority has been is brought (led-into; ushered-into; allowed to enter) Israel’s house (family; lineage; bloodline’ dynasty), consequently you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons)  see (experience-first-hand; discern; sense; perceive; recognize) “the crafty-cunning of the Serpent” (trickery; malice-aforethought; conscious intent to cause death or great emotional and/or bodily harm to another;  wily and malicious behavior; wicked-cunning;  treacherous-behavior;  dishonesty; guile) but Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Authority is covering-it (protecting-it;  rendering it invisible) and because of (on account of) your “flesh” (human-nature; weaknesses; handicap; inadequacies; creatureliness) you negate (invalidate; cancel; neutralize; countermand) Jehovah’s Eternal Authority.  Salt Lake’s counterfeit (simulate; fake; fraudulent; pretended; unreal;  hypocritical. insincere; disingenuous) Priesthood Authority has been is brought (led-into; ushered-into; allowed to enter) Israel’s house (family; lineage; bloodline’ dynasty), so  you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons)  see (experience; discern; perceive; recognize) “the crafty cunning of the serpent” (trickery; malice-aforethought; wily and malicious behavior; wicked cunning;  treacherous, dangerous behavior dishonesty; guile) but the Melchizedek Priesthood Authority is covering-them (protecting-them;  rendering them invisible) and because of (on account of) your “flesh” (weaknesses; handicap; inadequacies; creatureliness) you negate (invalidate; nullify;neutralize; deny; frustrate; contradict ; countermand) Jehovah’s Eternal Authority.

 

* empty-stomach-Just as the heart is the seat of emotion, the stomach is, according to Hebrew thought, the seat of life. If we think about this we can easily understand why. We must first remember that the Hebrews were nomads who traveled from pasture to pasture with their flocks in search of food and water. This was their primary goal in “life”. If food and water were in plenty, life was good, if it was not, life was very bad.

 

** wandering about them-used of people who have , as it were, broken God’s yoke but go about unbridled and driven by cares (troubles; worries; concerns) and solicitudes (requests; causes of anxiety)

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 57 verse 11 – 20

false prophets
Salt Lake’s General Authorities  are false-prophets and apostles and definitely NOT Jehovah’s “signs” (tokens) indicating His presence and approval. 

11. So, keeping in mind, that Salt Lake’s men are the One’s who you dread (anticipate with great apprehension and fear) and you revere (feel deep respect or admiration for; honor; esteem), indeed You (Israel’s people) have been unfaithful to me and you’ve not remembered (cared about) nor pondered (weighed; considered) my signs in your heart . I will not watch silently while men conceal their behavior and you Israel’s people do not revere (feel deep respect or admiration for) “My” (Jehovah’s) signs.

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proud man
Keeping in mind the good works you have done,  which haven’t been done to satisfy a  sense of pride.

12. I (Jehovah) have the might (power; strength) to show (make-manifest make-known; proclaim; reveal; manifest) your (Israel’s) righteousness (quality of being morally right and justifiable),  while keeping in mind the good works you have done,  which have not been done to satisfy your pride.

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13. When you cry-out for help, Salt Lake’s counsel  tingles (resounds; thunders; booms reverberates) in your ears, gathering (directing; drawing; smooth-talking) you, to them. Indeed (if truth be told), all of Salt Lake’s priesthood Authorities will see to it that you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) are  sucked-in-by (drawn in by; raised to spiritual or emotional heights by) Salt Lake’s powerful wind (intoxicating-spirit). It will take your breath (spirit; vital-energy) away, but those who take refuge in Me (Jehovah) will inherit the land and they will possess the Mountain (highest-levels) of Holiness (saintliness; angelic-character).

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14. Build-it-up! Build it up! Prepare the road (way; path). Remove everything that obstructs (blocks; gets in the way of) my-people (Israel).

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15. For, “Thus saith the Lord” *……the One who is high, the One who is lofty, the One who lives forever and His name (authority) is free of defilement from unclean and profane things and I dwell with Holy-Ones (angels; Saints). I dwell in high and holy places among those who are powerful (extolled with praises; eminent in power and Glory) and with (keeping-in-mind) those who are contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive (restore to life or conscious)  spirit of the lowly-ones and resuscitate the heart (soul; “seat-of-life”) of those who are contrite (penitent; remorseful; regretful).

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16. Indeed (in-fact; if truth be told), I will not accuse (criticize; condemn; hold accountable;  hold-responsible; blame) forever, nor will I always be angry, for then the spirit (vital energy) and the breath (Spirit of God) blown (emitted; exhaled; respired; emanated; expelled; issued) into the nostrils of man, to fulfill my purposes, that I (Jehovah) created.      

 

 

* “Thus saith the Lord”   This is nutritional food for thought……..In the Old Testament,  ALONE,  there are at least 600 times that the phrase “thus saith the Lord” is uttered. We find this Phrase written  in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, I and II Samuel, I and II Kings, I and II Chronicles, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. The phrase obviously meant something important to them or else they would not have gone to the trouble utter it. We should look-at and ponder the importance of these words, because this preface, “Thus saith the Lord” conveys that they  (the-old Testament-prophets) had legitimate-authority to speak God’s Word. This authority was not based on their ability to speak but it was based on the fact that God had spoken to them and had given them the charge to relay to the people His message.  Although the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the prophet (president) of the Church speaks directly for God himself, there have been numerous instances throughout the history of the Church where a Mormon prophet made false-prophecies, or where he taught things as eternal (unchanging; everlasting ) principles which were later modified or voided completely. For example, many teachings given by the prophet Brigham Young, often in General Conference, are now specifically denied by the Mormon Church headquarters in Salt Lake City. If prophesies can be false, and doctrines given by one prophet can be invalidated by another, what good is a prophet? If the prophet is only speaking as a prophet sometimes, and as a man at other-times (from the pulpit in General Conference), how is a member of the church to tell the difference?

In the Mormon Church’s own published First Presidency Message,  June 1981,  Prophet and LDS Church President, 

Ezra Taft Benson declared:  “A Mormon prophet does not have to say….

“Thus saith the Lord”…….
[……”Sometimes there are those who argue about words. They might say the prophet gave us counsel but that we are not obliged to follow it unless he says it is a commandment…… But the Lord says of the Prophet [Joseph Smith] , “Thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you.” -Doctrine and Covenants 21:4…. ]
The bracketed remarks of Ezra Taft Benson (above) appear, on the surface, to make sense, but they actually “muddy-the-waters” considerably. Words do matter. Words ARE critically important, in fact, John 1:1 clearly states: “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God. If any Mormon prophet would have us believe that he is as legitimate (conforming to the law or to rules),  as were Old Testament prophets, why change the significance of the law and the rules, (and the WORD) now? It amounts to nonsense!

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16. Indeed (in-fact; if truth be told), I will not accuse (criticize; condemn; hold accountable;  hold-responsible; blame) forever, nor will I always be angry, for if I were to do that  the spirit (vital-energy) and the breath (Spirit of God) blown (exhaled; respired; emanated; expelled; issued) into the nostrils of man, in order to fulfill the purposes, that I (Jehovah) created, would grow faint (barely-perceptible).

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having an eye for
Salt Lake has-an-eye-for (is focused on getting; is good at noticing, especially something  valuable) Israel’s birthright

17. By reason of (because of)  Salt Lake’s eye-for (love-of; concern-for; veneration-of; “tender-loving-care” toward; interest-in) greed (covetousness; avarice; intense and selfish desire for wealth and power), I (Jehovah) been many-times provoked to wrath,  so I  rebuked (expressed sharp disapproval of) them because of their actions and conduct. I’ve become enraged (very angry; furious), but they’ve kept-on (soldiered-on; persevered-in; carried-on; persisted-in; continued)  being broken (impaired; inoperative; out-of-commission; screwed-up; out-of-order; dysfunctional; deviating from the norms of social behavior in a way regarded as bad) in the customary (usual; normal; conventional; routine) ways (customs; practices; observances; ceremonies; traditions) of worshipping God, in their heart (mode of thinking and acting; seat of affections and senses; seat of will and purpose) .

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mourning
I (Jehovah) will heal Israel’s people and I will guide them and I will restore  comforts (sympathies;feelings; caring of others) for them and for those among Israel’s people who mourn (feel regret or sadness about the loss of something).

18.      I am-aware-of (see; know; recognize) the ways (habits) of this generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons),  but I will heal them and I will guide them and I will restore their comfort (consolation; solace) to them and to those among them who mourn (feel regret or sadness about the loss of something).

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Thank you
Jehovah will create (engender; give rise to) praise (thanksgiving; expressions of appreciation) on the lips of Israel’s mourners.

19. Creating (generating; giving rise-to; engendering) praise (thanksgiving) on the lips of  Israel’s mourners. “Peace (freedom from disturbance) and  tranquility to those far and near”, saith the Lord, for I will heal (cause to become sound or healthy again)  this generation of Israel’s people.

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slime 70
Salt Lake’s  practice of sorcery (black magic;”dark-arts”; enchantments)  will be cast-out (outlawed; expelled; banished) like so much mud (slime; ooze; sludge) and dirt (filth; grime).

20. But “The-wicked” (Salt Lake’s presiding Priesthood Authorities), like the Sea,  will be tossed (convulsed; disturbed; agitated; troubled and nervous; upset; disquieted). Indeed (as a matter of fact), they (Salt Lake’s Melchizedek presiding Priesthood Authorities) will be unable to rest (be-at-peace; compose-themselves; be-comfortable), i.e. there will be  “no peace for the wicked” but rather their practice of sorcery (black magic;”dark-arts”; enchantments)  will be cast-out (outlawed; expelled; banished) like so much mud (slime; ooze; sludge) and dirt (filth; grime).  

Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 57 verse 1 – 10

ponder
There is not (nary) a  soul (active-pursuit) among  Salt Lake’s Melchizedek priesthood authorities who care (attach enough much importance; be interested enough; concern-themselves enough; trouble-themselves enough) to ponder  (puzzle-over; think-deeply-about) Israel’s righteous people perishing on the vine.

1. The Righteous (virtuous; good; decent; upright) are perishing (melting-away; dying-on the vine; losing their lives; withering-away), but there is not (nary) a single soul (active-pursuit) among Salt Lake’s Melchizedek priesthood authorities who cares (attaches-importance; is interested; concerns-himself; troubles himself) enough to ponder (puzzle-over; think deeply-about) this awful situation,  but among Salt Lake’s presiding authorities, there are lots (a plethora; an abundance ) of men who are sick-and tired-of  (malignantly-disposed-toward) “Devotion-to God”. This generation Of Israel’s people is being taken-away (captivated;  taken into custody; taken-as-prisoners) by Salt lake’s presiding authorities because there are few if any  Israelites who are capable of discerning (observing; noticing; recognizing; distinguishing;  discerning) anything strange (foreign alien; un-Israelite) about Salt Lake’s worship-customs (ways of worship; worship-habits).  Salt Lake’s men think (suppose; imagine) that they are ostracizing (excluding)  Israel’s people from their “Holier-than-thou-Society”, but there are “none at all” among Salt Lake’s men who are capable of discerning (observing; noticing; recognizing; distinguishing; noticing) that the righteous (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons)  are actually (if truth be told; as a matter of fact; in point of fact) systematically being “ghettoized (quarantined; segregated; separated) away-from” (clear-of; out of reach of)  the EVIL (malevolence; immorality; wrongdoing; wickedness) that characterizes Salt Lake’s  presence (company; association). 

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expense
Salt Lake’s Priesthood leaders  rest-themselves (recover their strength; refresh-themselves; recharge-batteries) upon (at the expense of; at the cost of; by taking advantage of; at the sacrifice of) those with whom they have intercourse……in order to bear-tales (tell-fanciful-lies; recount-heart-warming-fables; tell-whoppers)  about their uprightness.

2.  Salt Lake’s Melchizedek priesthood Authorities attain (succeed in achieving; obtain; acquire; secure) peace (prosperity; favor in the eyes of men) for themselves, alone, and they rest-themselves (recharge-their batteries) upon (at the expense of; at the cost of; to the limitation of; to the disadvantage of) Israelites with whom they routinely have intercourse (close-dealings; intimate-association)……in order to bear-tales (tell-fanciful-lies; recount-heart-warming-fables; tell-whoppers)  about their uprightness.

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dark-clouds
In this context, “Dark-Clouds” symbolize obstruction of light  or interruption of light. The obstruction or interference is generated by Salt Lake’s secret (covert; undisclosed) practice; implementation and promotion of Sorcery (dark-arts; enchantments; Black-Magic). 

3. They (Salt Lake’s general, regional and local priesthood leaders) continually seek to approach (match; imitate the appearance and character of; simulate) Israel’s people.   But,  Lo and behold (a new turn of events, often with the suggestion that although surprising, it could in fact have been predicted)…… “dark-clouds” (obstruction of light; the use of hidden-arts; the practice of black-magic;  the implementation of sorcery) and General priesthood Authorities perpetuating  (making-sure-that) the  church’s  specious (false; spurious; bogus; fake; fraudulent) justification (excuse; pretext; rationale) for institutionalized (standardized; endorsed)  fornication (sexual intercourse between people not married to each other; adultery; sexual-infidelity) for all of its high-priests, remains unchallenged and continues indefinitely.

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4. By whose authority  (in whose interest; for whose benefit) do you mock (imitate; counterfeit)  Israel’s people. In whose behalf (in whose interest; for whose benefit)  do your prophets sneer and “stick-out their tongues” (cast forth their enchantments; offer their false-testimony)? You say,  “Far be it from us”, (a disclaimer; a denial of responsibility; ” we deny doing the thing which follows, however this phrase often precedes the execution of the very thing that they deny doing) to “stick-out our tongues”** (disseminate enchantment; proclaim false-testimony). 

 
tongue
Often, the gesture of  “sticking-out the tongue” appears to have a certain defiant “f*** you” quality to it. 
* “Far be it from us” The correct expression is “far be it from me.” The Oxford English Dictionary says the phrase is “a form of deprecation” equal to “God forbid that (I, etc.).” The usage is very old, and in fact appears in the first English translation of the Bible, the Wycliffe Bible of 1382. Here’s the quotation, from Genesis 44:17: “Joseph answered, “Fer be it fro me, that Ye thus do.” This is rendered in the King James version as “And he said, God forbid that I should do so.”

 

** “Sticking out your tongue” –  Such “displays” are thought to be silly, immature, and offensive. Or, in a word, obnoxious. While to others they might seem playful or childlike, too often they’ve appeared to have a certain defiant “f*** you” quality to it. “mocking: . . . like saying ‘pfft’;  I don’t want to hear what you have to say”;  [cf, “blowing a raspberry” or making a “Bronx Cheer”].

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Big Squeeze
Salt Lake’s Melchizedek priesthood organization habitually apply the “Squeeze” (“strong-arm-techniques”; force and  intimidation) upon the children of Israel to coerce them to relinquish (voluntarily-cease-to-claim; voluntarily-abandon; voluntarily-resign-themselves-to-failure-concerning;  voluntarily-give-up) their inheritance (birthright; lawful-rights as Jehovah’s firstborn).

5. Melchizedek high-priests get their consolation (solace; sympathy; commiseration; easement) from Salt Lake’s Oaks (presiding Priesthood Authorities; high priests with greater authority than themselves; powerful-ones)  who are spreading (increasing in numbers; fanning-out) as a means to take-the-place-of (supplant; dispossess; displace; override; supercede)  all of Israel’s trees (dynasties-of hereditary rulers; lineages-of hereditary rulers; bloodlines-of hereditary rulers; families-of hereditary rulers) so they ALONE may flourish (blossom; multiply; proliferate; grow; prosper) in extraordinarily favorable (successful;  powerful; superior; beneficial; advantageous)  circumstances, then apply the “Squeeze” (“strong-arm-technique”; use of force and  intimidation) upon the children of Israel to make-them (coerce-them) to relinquish (voluntarily-quit-claim; voluntarily-abandon; voluntarily-resign-themselves-to-failure-concerning;  voluntarily-give-up) their inheritance (birthright; lawful-rights as Jehovah’s firstborn) and cut-off (bring to an immediate end; block; put-under-siege; disconnect; halt; intercept; obstruct Israel’s people, so as to prevent them from seeking) their stronghold (“communion-with-God”; habitual-sharing or exchange of intimate thoughts and feelings with God, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level).

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stolen goods
Your wealth (abundance) and  your destiny (inheritance; fate; foreordination; lot; reward) now belongs to them (Mormonism’s Priesthood Authorities)  presiding over Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons), everywhere,  from Salt Lake City, Utah. 

6. By taking-away  (stealing; gaining-possession-of; helping-themselves-to; getting-their-hands-on; appropriating; ripping-off)  Israel’s people’s (rank and file Mormon’s) portion (cut; share; part).….in other words...YOUR SHARE of Divine-inheritance (your birthright; your rights as Jehovah’s firstborn heirs), your wealth (abundance) along with your destiny (fortune; fate; foreordination; lot; reward) now belong to them (General Priesthood Authorities presiding over Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah). Moreover (as a further matter; besides), according to (to; as stated by; as expressed by them;  as reported by) them, you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) have voluntarily (freely; eagerly; willingly; of your own free will; by choice; with all your heart) cooperated by  exhausting (offering; spending; depleting; emptying; draining; consuming) yourselves to fulfill Salt lake’s wishes to cut-off  (stop; disinherit; disavow; discredit; interrupt; freeze) the authority (dominion; jurisdiction) of Israel’s clan-leaders (tribal-chiefs) to lead their own people.  In light of this (taking these things into consideration; In view of these things)…… why,  in this world,  should I (Jehovah) show pity toward Salt Lake’s presiding Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities?

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high
high (elevated; (grand;  exalted) and lofty (imposing; prestigious; “big-time”; important; high-ranking; awe-inspiring) hill (office; post; position), within the church’s hierarchy of Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities,  having authority over  everyone around you.

7. You (Salt Lake’s Melchizedek priesthood leadership) have made (created) a  bed-chamber (pretext; “red-herring”; ploy; subterfuge; fig-leaf; disguise; false-front; smoke-screen) in order to engage in sexual-intercourse (fornication)  with Israel’s women (females ; also a pejorative for “cowardly-men”) You’ve realized this travesty upon (subsequent to; beginning with) your call (appointment; installation) to high (elevated; prestigious) and lofty (imposing; awe-inspiring) hills (high-ranking-positions elevated-poss; positions of authority; exalted-roles; leadership-offices) having authority over  everyone around you. As if that wasn’t bad enough (“to top it off”; “the following fact is especially repugnant”)…… you resort-to  (use; exploit; capitalize-on; abuse; ) your hill (position-of-authority; high-ranking-position; elevated-post; exalted-role; high-office) in the Melchizedek-priesthood-hierarchy,  as a means (method; pretext) by which offer-up (sacrifice; destroy the active-pursuits; souls) of millions of Israelite victims (Israelite-victims).

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8.  But behind all of Salt Lake’s doors (introductions; inducements; proposals; advances; overtures; invitations), and their prominent posts (offices; appointments; positions) they are secretly enabling themselves to appoint each other (promote each other; array each other; install-each other; designate-each other ) as your generation’s marks (tokens; evidence; proofs; emblems; symbols) of authority.  Indeed (as a matter of fact; if truth be told) by stealing (appropriating) and exploiting (taking advantage of; milking; abusing) Israel’s hereditary-authority (birthright; inherent-right to exercise power) Salt Lake has led…..

appetite
You’ve made (created; entered into) a pact (covenant; formal-agreement) for yourselves to transform your lives (souls; active-pursuits) into compliance (conformity agreement) with Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization and its  insatiable appetite (longing; covetousness; craving; hunger; passion) for the birthright of Israel’s people. 

…….Israel’s people  (rank and file Mormons) away from Me (Jehovah) and into exile (being barred from what is theirs, typically for political or punitive reasons) . Without Me (my permission; my-approval; my assistance; my-presence) you (Israel’s people) have allowed (invited; suffered; let) this imperious  (high-handed; peremptory; overweening; presumptuous) Melchizedek Priesthood Organization climb into your bed…..and Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization has become your  coital (sexual; carnal; bed; copulatory) partner. Then you’ve made (entered-into)  a pact (binding-covenant; formal agreement) with Salt Lake, so as to insure your own social-security in exchange for transforming (patterning; re-shaping; dedicating) your lives (souls; active-pursuits) into compliance (conformity; agreement), so as to satisfy (fill; fulfill; gratify; meet) Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization’s insatiable appetite (longing; craving; covetousness; hunger; passion) for Israel’s birthright (lawful right to exercise power and authority; lawful-inheritance).  You (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) have grown to love (fancy; prize; be crazy about; be fond of; delight-in be fascinated-by; be enchanted-by) “being-in-bed” (to be involved in a way that causes other people not to trust you) with Salt lake’s presiding priesthood authorities.     

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Sheol
Now…..you’ve finally lowered-yourselves (disgraced- yourselves; shamed-yourselves)  to the shameful (base; unconscionable)  level of testifying of the “Goodness and Greatness” of  Sheol (the underworld of Salt Lake’s spiritually-dead-religious leaders and the personification of the evil they represent; the Melchizedek Priesthood Organization).   

9. Then,  you (Israel’s people) have made-your-way (set-your-course) straight (undeviatingly; in a straight-line; directly) to Salt Lake’s anointing (application of oil in a religious ceremony) to become kings (royalty; sovereigns; supreme-rulers), then you put-on (pretend; make-belief) your perfume (bogus-pleasant-smell; fake-“sweet-fragrance”; phony-scent-of- goodness) and sent your ambassadors (representatives; missionaries; emissaries) to testify of things remote (unlikely to occur; not like to happen; dubious; improbable), and ….now…..you’ve lowered (degraded; debased; demeaned; shamed; disgraced; accepted the lowest standards for) yourselves  to testify (bear-witness of) of Sheol (hades; Hell; the underworld of Salt Lake’s  spiritually-dead priesthood Organization  and the personification of the evil it represents). 

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10. You (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) have exhausted (tuckered-out; drained the resources of; worn-out) yourselves (your-souls) because (as a result of) of Salt Lake’s  ways (religious-processes; worship-techniques; system of worshipping God;  worship-methods)……never once admitting (confessing; acknowledging; conceding; accepting; disclosing; admitting) that this latter-day  generation (a single stage in the development) of Salt Lake’s Presiding-Melchizedek Priesthood-Authorities (prophets and apostles),  in whom you (Israel’s people;rank and file Mormons)  place all your trust, are “Sons-of-Perdition”* (subjects of hopelessness; men doomed to eternal-punishment by Jehovah; heirs of total and permanent-loss of hope for salvation by Jehovah, the God of Israel)…They are strictly old-school (out-oded; behind-the-times; archaic; has-been) General Authorities.

 

* “Sons-of-Perdition” – a literal translation from the Greek, “ὁ υἱὸς τῆς ἀπωλείας”; “the son of X” is an idiom for “one who personifies the nature of X”, and “ἀπωλείας” (Strong 684) can mean “perdition”, “loss”, “destruction”, “ruin”, and so on. The term is thought to originate from “apoleia” meaning: (n.) ruined; lost (physical. spiritual and eternal); damnable, pernicious (evil) ways; waste; doomed to perish; destructive and apollumi meaning:to destroy fully; to utterly perish; to be totally lost; (literally and figuratively)  to die; to perish: to destroy;  to mar . These folks are not only eternally-lost themselves, but are actively engaged in bring about the eternal-loss of as many others as they are capable. Also…..The literal translation of this phrase would be “son of destruction” or “son of ruin”. The choice of using the word “Perdition” is acceptable in the old form of the word (“utter destruction”), however it has taken on the connotation of “eternal-damnation”. “Son-of” in Hebrew has a wide range of nuanced meanings, e.g. “subject-of”; lawful-heir-of; “pupil-of”; “student-of”; “one-who-renders-obedience-to”; “condition-of”; “one-doomed-to”; “a-breed-of”; “one-worthy-of”; “servant-of”; “an-attendant -of” “one-appointed-to”; “delivered-to-the-dominion-of”; “disciple-of”; “brought-up-by” ;  “a-person-born-or-who-lived-in-the-time-of” and the like.

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false prophets
Indeed (in fact; if truth be told), Salt Lake’s General Authorities are false-prophets and apostles and definitely NOT Jehovah’s  signs (tokens) indicating His presence and His approval. 

11. So, keeping in mind, that they are the one’s who you dread (anticipate with great apprehension and fear) and you revere (feel deep respect or admiration for; honor; esteem), indeed (in fact; if truth be told), Salt Lake’s General Authorities  are false-prophets and apostles and definitely NOT Jehovah’s “signs (tokens) indicating His presence and approval. 

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proud man
Keeping in mind the good works you have done,  but not for the purpose of satisfying your pride.  

12. I (Jehovah) have the might (power; strength) to show (make-manifest make-known; proclaim; reveal; manifest) your (Israel’s) righteousness (quality of being morally right and justifiable) while keeping in mind the good works you have done,  not for the purpose of satisfying your pride.

Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 56 verses 7 – 12

intecessor
Indeed (as a matter of fact), the whole world will call (recognize; repute; designate) My (Jehovah’s) house (family; extended-family; clan; tribe; flesh and blood; kindred; kinfolk kin; next of kin), as family (clan; tribe; lineage; dynasty; bloodline) of intercessors (persons who intercede on behalf of their “Next-of-Kin”, especially thru prayer).    

7. I (Jehovah) will lead (guide) them (Israel’s people) to the mountain (exalted-elevation) of (originating; from) “my” (Jehovah’s; celestial) holiness (sainthood; pure-character) and cheer-them-up (make them gleesome; cause them to rejoice)  because of the  house (family; lineage; dynasty; bloodline) of my intercessor’s (persons who intervene on behalf of others, especially by prayer; supplicators) who present themselves as burnt-offerings and sacrifice themselves voluntarily (of their own free will) upon my altar. Indeed (as a matter of fact), the whole world will call (proclaim; trumpet; announce) My (Jehovah’s) house (family; extended-family; clan; tribe; flesh and blood; kindred; kinfolk kin; next of kin), to be a family (extended-family; clan; tribe; lineage; dynasty; bloodline) of intercessors (persons who intercede on behalf of their “Next-of-Kin”, especially thru prayer).

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8. The declaration of the Lord, God, who is gathering the exiles of Israel’s people again, “I grasp-them-by-the-hand (gather-them; take hold of-them; collect-them; congregate-them) against (inimical-to; in-disagreement-with; to oppose; in opposition to; dead -set-against) this generation of Salt Lake’s Melchizedek priesthood leadership,  which is accustomed (habituated; practiced; used) to gathering this generation of Israel’s people as a means to rally (mobilize; rouse; reorganize; muster; reunite; reassemble) them around themselves, instead of Jehovah.

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bullshit
“Bullshit” is a colloquialism (word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation) for “good-for-nothing-statements” or “worthless and misleading” information.

9. Any one who “lives-for” (thinks something is so important that it is his main reason for living is; takes a liking to; is enamored and infatuated by) Salt Lake’s priesthood-authority will inevitably “lay-waste-to” (forsake; desert; abandon) Me (Jehovah)”.  This conduct (behavior; manifestation; action) is a portent (forewarning, harbinger) of something calamitous which is about to happen concerning this generation of Salt Lake’s priesthood leadership,  even (so much as) to completely overwhelm (drown; inundate; bury; deluge; engulf; submerge; swamp) Mormons who are enamored (fascinated; beguiled; bewitched; enchanted; captivated; smitten; infatuated) by Salt Lake’s glorified priesthood-authority by means of redundancy (vain-repetitions; “verbal-diarrhea”; endless-speechifying; “Bull-shit”-talks and addresses) about the thickets (impenetrable-undergrowth of  briers and the tangled-rats-nest of intermarried-Mormon-pioneer-lineages).

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religion
Blind  (unseeing; visionless) visiting Priesthood authorities visiting from Salt Lake headquarters , are checking for breaches (violations; transgressions) of Salt Lake’s all-encompassing precepts among Mormons who are content to remain lacking-in-perception  (lacking awareness; lacking discernment; dense; obtuse).

10. Salt Lake’s Visiting Priesthood Authorities (watchmen) are Blind (lacking in perception; lacking awareness; lacking discernment; dense; obtuse; unseeing; lacking vision) but are sent out regularly (routinely; systematically; repeatedly; customarily) to look-at (observe; watch; keep an eye on; examine) rank and file  Mormons and local leaders. They are looking for violations (infractions; trespasses; infringements; breaches) of Salt Lake’s all-powerful (omnipotent; all-powerful; all-encompassing) precepts (general rules intended to regulate behavior or thought) and counterfeit (surrogate; replacement; fake; phony; bogus) doctrines. They are all mute (dumb) dogs who are ignorant (lacking knowledge, information, or awareness) They won’t bark  (warn of danger) but rather, they are dreamers (lovers of make-believe; day-dreamers, indulging themselves in idle fantasy) encouraging everyone to lay themselves down to sleep, too.

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covetous

11.  And point (direct everyone’s attention) to the Salt Lake’s professional (salaried; paid) male-prostitutes (Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities; gigolo’s; casanova’s; lovers; seducers; Don-Juan’s) and their active-pursuit of satisfying (persuading; convincing; reassuring) oblivion (senselessness; stupefaction) and they are shepherds (pilots; religious-leaders; spiritual-guides; ministers) bringing others into an acquaintance (conversance; alliance; association; familiarity; fellowship; experience ; knowledge) with nothing (non-existence; oblivion; nihility; extinction; emptiness).  Every one of Salt Lake’s leaders distinguishes (ranks; calls to leadership-positions; organizes; brands) Israel’s men based upon their accordance (agreement; conformity; harmony; consensus) with their Salt Lake’s ways (customs; characteristic-habits) in order to turn (change; alter; adapt; remodel; twist; pervert; convert; transform) the rest of Israel’s people and make covetousness (greed; a longing for another’s wealth, status and power) their end (downfall; ruination; waterloo; demise; extinction). 

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drunken men
“Let us dull (allay; soothe; deaden;subdue;  assuage) you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) with wine (intoxicating-spirits; a spirit of elation; a spirit of euphoria) and we’ll all get “tipsy” together.

12. Determined to overthrow this generation of Israel’s people, Salt Lake’s Melchizedek priesthood leaders say to them, “Let’s dull (allay; soothe; deaden; assuage) you with some wine (intoxication; elation; euphoria)  and we’ll become “tipsy” (slightly-drunk; woozy; light-headed; mellow; merry) then tomorrow (our future) will be just like today (the present; this-very-moment-in-time; right-now)…exceedingly good and , in fact, even (surprisingly; paradoxically; unexpectedly) far better (greater).