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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 41 verses 22 thru 29

gauntlet
“Throw down the gauntlet” means to Declare or issue a challenge. This expression alludes to the medieval practice of a knight throwing down his  gauntlet, or metal glove, as a challenge to   combat. 

22.  Salt Lake’s leaders proudly “throw-down-the-gauntlet” *(issue a challenge).    “Let them come-forward (appear; present themselves) and tell us (Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood Authorities) keeping in mind (considering)  what has come to our generation, while we point (direct-attention) toward our Pioneer-ancestor’s secure (established prearranged; ordained) authority. Salt Lake demands,  “What do Israel’s people have to say…so as to make “our” (Salt Lake’s)  will (wish; desire; preference; intention; inclination) prevails (dominates; controls) and that we (Salt Lake’s priesthood leaders) many know ahead-of-time (early; in advance; beforehand) the final-outcome (consequences; repercussions) of the authority wielded by our generation of Melchizedek priesthood leaders, all of whom  desire (long; lust) for the return of an established (predetermined; prearranged; preset; locked; closed; shut; secure) Authority in order to point (direct; give an official order or authoritative instruction) to Israel’s people toward consenting (submitting; assenting; giving-in) to a continuation (preservation; maintenance; perpetuation) of our  Priesthood leadership”.

*Throw down the gauntlet” –  Today the phrase “throw down the gauntlet” means to challenge or confront someone, but in its earliest use it wasn’t meant as a metaphor, but was a physical action intended to issue a formal challenge to a duel. The word itself comes from the French word “gantelet,” and referred to the heavy, armored gloves worn by medieval knights. In an age when chivalry and personal honor were paramount, throwing a gauntlet at the feet of an enemy or opponent was considered a grave insult that could only be answered with personal combat, and the offended party was expected to “take up the gauntlet” to acknowledge and accept the challenge. Over time, as heavy steel armor became less common, gauntlets referred to any heavy glove with an extended cuff to protect the wrists, and the practice of using gloves to initiate duels continued until dueling was outlawed in Europe and the United States in the late 18th century.

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oak tree
Oak Tree – Allon, always rendered “Oak.” Probably the evergreen oak is intended. The oak woods of Bashan are frequently alluded to (Isaiah 2:13; Ezekiel 27:6) . Three species of oaks are found in Palestine, of which the “prickly evergreen oak” is the most abundant. “It covers the rocky hills of Palestine with a dense brushwood of trees from 8 to 12 feet high, branching from the base, thickly covered with small evergreen rigid leaves, and bearing acorns copiously.” The so-called Abraham’s oak at Hebron is of this species. Tristram says that this oak near Hebron “has for several centuries taken the place of the once renowned terebinth which marked the site of Mamre on the other side of the city. The terebinth existed at Mamre in the time of Vespasian, and under it the captive Jews were sold as slaves. It disappeared about A.D. 330, and no tree now marks the grove of Mamre. The present oak is the noblest tree in Southern Palestine, being 23 feet in girth, and the diameter of the foliage, which is unsymmetrical, being about 90 feet.” 

23. They are compressing (pressuring; extorting; milking; bleeding) Israel’s people  in order to point (direct their attention) toward having-in-mind (thinking-about ; meditating-about ;  imagining-about ; hoping-about ) holding authority during the hereafter but this generation knows that all of you (everyone)  belonging to Israel’s  lineage or bloodline are “Oak-Trees”, indeed (if truth be told), you (Israel’s people) are Salt Lake’s “good-things” (Goodness; prosperity; wealth; welfare)  and Salt Lake’s General Authorities know that!  So…… this generation of Salt Lake priesthood leadership is completely nonplussed (surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react; dismayed; filled with anxiety and distress) and they are altogether (totally; completely; absolutely ; utterly) frightened by your (Israel’s people’s) very presence.

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*oak tree – This King of Trees was sacred to various European Gods including Zeus, Jupiter, Thor and Jumala. Pliny wrote about the Druids reverence toward this tree, explaining that they gathered for rituals in oak groves, gathering the sacred mistletoe with a golden sickle. Similarly Galatian tribes held assemblies in oak sanctuaries. And it wasn’t simply the tree that has symbolic importance, acorns were used as a divinatory system. Combining all this, the Oak can represent community, religious virtue and foresight.

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abominations
Behold (see; observe something especially remarkable and impressive).High-priests who are “nothing” (non-entities; have no prospect of progress; of no value whatsoever), but systematically and habitually make Israel’s people work…….worthless men….detestable-things (abominations) who are accepted   (tolerated; embraced; given-credence) by  all-of-you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons)

24. All of you (Israel’s people: rank and file Mormons)…… Behold (see; observe something especially remarkable and impressive)….High-priests who are “nothing” (non-entities; have no prospect of progress; of no value whatsoever), but systematically and habitually make you work……worthless men….detestable-ones (abominations) who are acceptable (suitable; tolerable; admissible) among all-of-you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons).

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 41 verses 11 thru 21

11. Surely (without doubt; certainly), all those who snort (hold you in contempt; accusations of being “out of order” and disrespectful; express indignation, derision, or incredulity) at you,  will be put to shame and they be as (seem-like) nothing and will seem like lost and wandering  “men-of-opposition” to you. You may inquire-into (seek to know the purposes and intentions of) them but you must never come-to (arrive at; attain-to) a knowledge* (practical understanding; concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas.) of the men-of “Salt-Lake’s Acquisition (conquest; avenging) Of Your Authority”. They are  “empty” (vacuous; unintelligent; mindless) men and as such they will fail (be unsuccessful in ) being “MEN OF SALT LAKE’S MASSIVE SIEGE AGAINST YOU”

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*.Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through degrees of experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning. Knowledge can refer to a theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
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no thanks
You must never come-to (arrive at; attain-to) a practical  (actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas) knowledge* (awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation) of the “WOEFUL-MEN-SEEKING TO ACQUIRE ISRAEL’S AUTHORITY”.

12. You may inquire-into (seek to know the purposes and intentions of) them but you must never come-to (arrive at; attain-to) knowledge* (practical understanding; concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas.) of the “WOEFUL-MEN-SEEKING-TO-STEAL-ISRAEL’S-AUTHORITY”. They are “empty” (vacuous; unintelligent; mindless) men and as such,  they will fail (be unsuccessful in ) in their effort to be  “MEN-WHO-CARRY-OUT-A-MASSIVE-SIEGE-AGAINST-ISRAEL-IN-ORDER-TO-GET-HOLD-OF-ISRAEL’S-AUTHORITY”.

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13. Indeed (if truth be told), I , Jehovah, your God,  am the one who is taking (grasping tightly;  grabbing hold of)  your right hand* …the one saying unto you, “Don’t be afraid. I’m your helper.

* right-hand –  The right side of things is recognized in many ways as better than the left. The south and north sides of the earth are distinguished as “yamin” (right) and “sem’ol’ (left; Job 23: 9), the right being the sunnier, brighter side, and the left the bleak and dark side, ill-omened and unlucky, where evil generates. “Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land”. The right side, or right limb, of a person receives special prominence; the place of honor is at his right. “Upon thy right hand did stand the queen”. Solomon placed a seat of honor for his mother, the queen, on his right side. The right eye was the most important and most vital member of the body. Nahash the Ammonite, as a reproach upon all Israel, purposed putting out the right eye of all men in Jabesh-gilead. The prophet predicted, “Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! . . . his right eye shall be utterly darkened”. The priest in purifying the leper,  put some of the blood of the sacrifice on the tip of his right ear, the thumb of his right hand, and the great toe of his right foot; he also used his right finger to sprinkle the oil before the altar (Lev. xiv. 14, 16), and received as his share of the peace-offering the right shoulder.

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a few friends
A few friends of Israel’s people 

14. “You few (friends; small number; handful; smattering) of Israel’s people…..Don’t be afraid of that crimson-colored-worm (“the color of its throat”) a.k.a. Jacob (a bloodline of defrauders; deceivers; swindlers; confidence-men; cheaters; supplanters). I will help you.”…declareth your  Lord and your redeemer,  Jehovah…the Holy One (saint; angel) of Israel’s people.

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Threshing floor 70
The process of threshing was performed generally by spreading the sheaves on the threshing floor and causing oxen and cattle to tread repeatedly over them, loosening the edible part of cereal grain (or other crop) from the scaly, inedible chaff that surrounds it Then winnowing forks were used to throw the mixture into the air so the wind could blow away the chaff, leaving only the good grain on the floor.

15.  Behold (a new turn of events, often with the suggestion that although surprising, it could in fact have been predicted). You’ll become a sharp (salient; piercing; pointed; razor edged; keen-edged; thorny; penetrating) and new (contemporary; leading-edge; modern; state-of-the-artthreshing-sledge (implement used to separate cereals edible grain from useless chaff) equipped-with (fastened-with; secured-with) double-edged (sarcastic; sardonic; mocking; taunting; disrespectful) swords (words) underlying (intrinsic; fundamental to the nature of) Israel’s Authority with a terrible sting  (burning-sensation; painful-awareness). You (Israel’s people) will thresh (trample; tread; break-to-pieces) the proud (eminent in power; exalted; exalting themselves; lifting-themselves-up) and crush Mormon General Prophets and apostles and priesthood  leaders holding Salt Lake’s authority will be designated (officially assigned a specified status) as chaff (trash; garbage; rubbish).

Threshing– Threshing floors are constructed in the fields, preferably in an exposed position in order to get the full benefit of the winds. If there is a danger of marauders they are clustered together close to the village.  will The floor is a level, circular area 25 to 40 ft. (7½ to 12 m.) in diameter, prepared by first picking out the stones, and then tamping or coating it with clay. A border of stones keep in the grain. The normal method of threshing seems to have been by the trampling effect of oxen or donkey hoofs as these animals were driven around the floor. (Dt. 25:4), or by the use of a drag, the bottom of which was studded (2 S. 24:22). The supply of unthreshed grain was kept in the center of the floor and fed into the path of the animals. Constant turning of the partly threshed grain hastened the process of breaking all the stalks into short pieces and tearing off the husks. This mixture of chaff and grain was then winnowed by tossing it into the air so that “the wind may blow away the chaff”. When the chaff was gone, the grain was tossed in a wooden tray to separate from it the stones and lumps of soil which clung to the roots when the grain was reaped. The difference in weight between the stones and grain makes separation by this process possible. The grain was then stored in the common store jar, usually for home use.

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minced meat
storm of controversy  (war of words) will rip to pieces (tear; shred; make minced meat of) their argument. minced meat

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16. You will scatter-them  (cause them to break up and stop functioning) then the wind (breeze; “air-in-motion”) will pick-them-up and a storm (tumultuous reaction; uproar and  controversy) will rip to pieces (grind-up; tear; shred; make minced meat of) their argument while all of you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) will rejoice (be-delighted) in Jehovah…and all of you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) will celebrate as  (in the role of; being) the Holy Ones of Israel.

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sacrament tray
This generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) is drinking iniquity (wickedness; morality; evil; sin; villainy) then being tricked (deceived or outwitted) by cunning and  skill into thinking that they are swallowing water (“living-water”;  the “Spirit of God”)

17.  Those who are poor (oppressed; depressed; afflicted) and those of this generation who are needy (longing; wishing; in-want) as a result of seeking (attempting to find;  asking-for; striving-after; trying to find)  “living-waters” (“the-Spirit-of-God”), when there is none and  because of Salt Lake’s thirst (eager-desire; lust) for perverse-tongues (enchantments magic-spells; sorcery) this generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) is drinking iniquity (wickedness; morality; evil; sin; villainy) then being tricked (deceived or outwitted) by cunning and or skill into thinking that they are drinking water (“living-water”;  the “Spirit of God”). I (Jehovah) am strong (powerful) enough to refute (contradict; disprove; discredit) the legitimacy of Salt Lake’s Priesthood authority,  but I (Jehovah) will never forsake Israel’s people.

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enlightenment
A flood of enlightenment (insight; understanding;awarenchantment; eness; open-mindedness) concerning God, will wash over the minds within (in the midst of)  you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons).   

18. My strength and power (Israel’s people ) will open their mouths (speak the truth) concerning  the nakedness (deforestation;clearance and removal; baldness) of the family-trees (pedigrees; lineages) constituting Salt Lake’s foothills (elevated priesthood leaders at the base of  those being exalted as “idols” by Salt Lake headquarters) while a flood of enlightenment (insight; understanding;awareness; open-mindedness) concerning God, will wash-over the minds of the people within (among; in the midst of)  you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) in order to divide (separate; recognize or treat as different) Salt Lake’s secured (established; guaranteed; accepted; orthodox; traditional; official; assured)  authority from Israel’s fountains (natural springs of water) having and holding my authority.  My strength and power (the-authority-of Israel’s people) will press (make strong efforts to persuade; force) men departing from the word of the Lord to their stronghold (place where a practice is strongly defended or upheld) of sorcerers (persons who are believed to have magic powers; wizards. enchanters; magicians) and the  “sunny” (cheerful; happy; lighthearted; bubbly; jovial) world (church; society; kingdom; realm; sphere) produced by Sorcery (enchantments; casting-spells dark-art; Black-magic).       

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Olive tree
2000 year old Olive tree in Greece

19.  I’ve  placed (put; planted) in the desert (badlands; forsaken-place; desolation; middle of nowhere; wilderness) a Cedar-tree (a family tree that firmly rooted), and acacia   (extraordinarily hard wood) that, despite its appearance of strength and its long-established (time-honored; accepted; orthodox; pioneering;  official) root-system,  it is, if truth be told,   my footstool*and I have set  (positioned; deposited; planted; stood) an olive-tree* (anointed-family-tree) in the desert with (connected-with; associated-with ) the  destitute (Israel’s people; those who lack; those who are needy; those who are poor) who endure (persevere; survive) and remain rigidly upright or straight, as a means to unite (unify) them.   

*Footstool – .the throne and throne’s footstool are really meant to convey, namely, powerful regal control – God’s sovereign control of the heavens is such that it is as if they were His very throne, and His sovereign control over the earth is such that it is as if it were merely the place where He rests His feet. Just as God’s control over the earth is so complete that it is just as if it were a footstool to Him, so His domination and control over all His enemies will be made so complete that it will be as if all who oppose Him were merely furniture beneath His feet. to be a footstool, is to be reduced to entire subjection. 
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*olive tree – Anointing oilOlive oil is the product of the olive fruit and is used to anoint (consecrate individuals to God’s service. It represents the presence of God’s spirit and power. But when you press the fruit  you won’t find oil, only a white sap. Also, the fruit tastes very bitter. To get the oil, the fruit and its seed have to be crushed by a tremendous weight in an olive press. The crushing also removes the bitterness of the olive .

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skeleton
Fleshing out: to add final-details to; to make more complete.

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20. So that they may see and they may know and they may consider and they may understand altogether (totally;  completely; absolutely; perfectly) that the hand (power) of Jehovah (the Lord) has done this and the Holy One (angel;  saint) of Israel has polished-the work (finished-the work; improved-the work; refined-the work; added-finishing-touches-to-the work;  added the final details that make the work complete)  

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“HEAR YE… HEAR YE… THIS COURT IS NOW IN SESSION”

 

court
A well known phrase that a bailiff of the court may call out when a court begins session and announces the entrance of the judge.

21. All of you (Israel’s people;  Rank and file Mormons)…… present (introduce; submit; declare) your case (law-suit; matter coming before a court of law; litigation; prosecution; dispute; contention; law-suit) against Salt Lake Headquarters, saith Jehovah (the Lord). “Hey”……saith the royalty (General priesthood Authorities) of Jacob (a bloodline of deceivers; thieves; cheaters; swindlers).  Go ahead……. set-forth (describe in clear and detailed way; illustrate; define; explain, especially in writing) all of your arguments (arguments; opposing-views; disagreements; quarrels; evidence; reasons; justifications; explanations). 

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 41 – verses 1 thru 10

Ivory Tower
If you describe someone as living in an Ivory Tower, you mean that they have no knowledge or experience of the practical problems of everyday life.Ivory Tower or remoteness of attitude regarding real problems in everyday life, etc. 

1. You Salt Lake’s leaders, who are living in comfort and ease in your Ivory towers (state of privileged seclusion or separation from the facts and practicalities of the real world), be-silent (shut-up!; stop-talking) and let (do not forbid; permit;  allow) the strength (might; power) of Israel’s people to be revived (rejuvenated; invigorated; brought back to consciousness; awakened; resuscitated) and felt (sensed; sought; explore; experienced). After that, let them speak (communicate) with one another concerning the coming (approaching) era of  judgment (reckoning; discernment; common-sense; ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions) to be ushered in by this generation of Israel’s people.

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dust 70
Salt Lake’s kings (royalty) bring-Israel’s people-down (cause them to fall; pull-them-down) as a means to treat them like dust (“a heap of rubbish”) so as to destroy (put an end to the existence of) their driving-force (impetus; energy behind their force; spirit by which Israel’s people move)… and be put to flight, like chaff (garbage; rubbish; trash; junk) blown away by the wind.

2. God  Points (directs everyone’s attention) to the swiftly-running (breaking the reins) of a horse from (in consequence of; as a result of; because of) the East (rising of the sun) in order to champion-a-just-cause (to speak the truth). He calls (authoritatively or urgently calls on to be present, especially as a witness in a court of law) the horse (“the horse symbolizes things that pertain to the intellect”)  to tread (calumniate; accuse; libel; defame). He gives (teaches; turns the heart) for the purposes (reasons for the creation and existence) of this generation of Israel’s people…..and cause for them to be passed-over (cut-off) by  Salt Lake’s kings (royalty) in order to bring-them-down (cause them to fall; pull-them-down) and treat Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons)  like dust (“a heap of rubbish”) so as to destroy (put an end to the existence of) their driving-force (impetus; energy behind force; energy by which Israel moves)…and be put to flight, like chaff (garbage; rubbish; trash; junk) blown-away by the wind.

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fellowship
For Salt Lake’s General Authorities, fellowship (friendly-association) with Israel’s people toward (on the road to; on the way to) appointment as their footmen (officials; marshals; stewards) over the seed of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) is never called-for (necessitated; wanted; requested; needed; occasioned). 

3. Salt Lake’s men persecute (subject to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of religious beliefs) Israel’s people by passing-over (ignoring; disregarding; taking no notice of; overlooking; dismissing).   For Salt Lake’s General Authorities, fellowship (friendly-association) with Israel’s people toward (in the direction of; on the way to) appointment as footmen (officials; marshals; stewards) over this generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) is never called-for (necessitated; wanted; requested; needed; occasioned)

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little baby
This generation of Israel’s people holds authority from (as a result of; derived from; because of; originating from) their birth (ancestry; ethnic-descent).

4. Who undertakes (commit Himself to and begins ; takes on; manages; is responsible for) and accomplishes (fulfills; completes; achieves; discharges) to  summons (order to appear before a magistrate; call) pointing (directing everyone’s attention) to a generation holding authority from (as a result of; derived from; because of; originating from) their birth (ancestry; ethnic-descent) I (Jehovah) am their forefather (progenitor; ancestor; procreator;  antecedent) and I,  myself, have-in-mind (am thinking of: am directing my mind toward) the last (final; terminal; ultimate; endmost) generation of them.

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dread 70
Salt Lake’s general Authorities keep-in-mind (dread; anticipate with great apprehension or fear) the authority of this last (final) generation of Israel’s people.

5. Salt Lake’s General Authorities living in comfort and ease see (recognize; regard) the most obscure (undiscovered or known;  mysterious) Israelite people of this world and they are terrified of their approach and they keep-in-mind (dread; anticipate with great apprehension or fear) the authority of this last (final) generation of Israel’s people.

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bear it
Although they give preferential treatment to their own family friends and associates, the only help (assistance; helping-hand; succor; shot in the arm) Salt lake offers Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) is the occasional advise to ,”Buck-up” (grin and bear-it”; suffer pain or misfortune in a stoical manner;  “Get over it!”) 

6. Each one of Salt Lake’s General Authorities has-in-mind (shows-favor; shows preferential treatment) toward his own family, friends and associates. They help (defend; surround; support; aid; gird)  them  but to everyone  else,  the only help (assistance; helping-hand; succor; shot in the arm) they offer is the occasional advise to ,“Buck-up” (grin and bear-it”; suffer pain or misfortune in a stoical manner;  “Get over it!”).

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nailing
Salt Lake’s Melchizedek priesthood leaders are  those hammering  (pinning; securing fastening; driving; pounding; fixing) their own authority in place with nails,  so it can’t EVER be shaken loose.

7. And they encourage (hold fast to;  adhere to) magical-arts (sorcery; witchcraft; black-magic) having in mind (aiming; planning; determined; intending) to despoil (steal or violently remove valuable or attractive possessions from Israel’s people those who are capable (able to achieve efficiently whatever one has to do; competent) enough to   devastate (raze to the ground; shatter; destroy; ruin; demolish; wreck) their Ivory Tower (state of privileged seclusion or separation from the facts and practicalities of the real world) having in mind (ordaining; scheming; planning; resolving; contemplating; intending) twisting them (perverting-them hurling upon them; rushing them violently) so as to urge (drive, force, or urge; impel earnestly or persistently to persuade) them to adhere (follow; be loyal; be faithful; comply) in order to prosper (make them in place with a mark for; strike it rich; benefit; “hit-the-jackpot”; become wealthy; grow-rich; hit it ); hit-pay-dirt) themselves and be tied-fast (totally committed; wholeheartedly dedicated) to Salt Lake’s God  along-with (in company with; just like) those hammering  (pinning; securing fastening; driving; pounding; fixing) their own authority in place with nails,  so it can’t EVER be shaken loose.

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scatter seed
Jacob (defrauders) is chosen (selected) to have Authority over you, Israel’s people as a means to disseminate (scatter spread; circulate; disperse) the seed of Abraham……my friend.

8. But all of you Israel’s people  are my servants. Jacob (defrauders) is chosen (selected) to have Authority over you, as a means to disseminate (scatter spread; circulate; disperse) the seed of Abraham……my friend.

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I chose you Israel
To be “chosen” implies a careful choice . It is a royal title and bestowed upon someone only after they have been tried, tested and proven faithful and trustworthy for a particular assignment

9.  Who points-to (exhorts; advises; goes on the record for; recommends) holding-fast to your (Israel’s-own) authority before the the end (conclusion; finish; termination; discontinuation-of; winding-up-of) then earth and from the extremities (condition of extreme adversity or difficulty) I have sought (called;  summoned) you and said (proclaimed; declared) to you (Israel’s people) that I (Jehovah) have chosen (tested; tried and proven)  you (Israel’s people) and I by no means have I rejected you.

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right
 I will give you courage, indeed(as a matter of fact),  I will help you, indeed, I will hold you up by the “right-hand” * (trusted-servant; “the direction of”) my righteousness.

10. Don’t be afraid because I am with (accompanying; escorting; beside)  you. Don’t be seduced because I am your God and I will give you courage , indeed, (as a matter of fact) help you, indeed, hold you up by the “right-hand” * (trusted-servant; “the direction”) of my righteousness.

* right hand  – In ancient times, a person with high or highest rank stood to the king’s right side. Even today, a person may be called someone’s “right hand man” or “wing-man” when he or she serves as the closest person to another leader. An example of this can be found in (Genesis 48:13-14)  where Jacob blessed the child who would receive a greater blessing with his right hand. The right hand of God likewise relates to this concept of someone being right next to God, acknowledging both authority and closeness to Him.

 

Reading Isaiah’ Mind Chapter 40 – verses 21 thru 31

earth
Haven’t all of youyou understood these things, in-light-of (drawing knowledge or information from) the foundations (underlying principles) governing the very (exact; precise; actual) creation of this earth, in the first place?

21. Don’t all of you already know this stuff?…..Haven’t all of you   already heard this stuff?…… Hasn’t this stuff been taught to all of you from the very-beginning (“get-go”; start; Genesis) Haven’t all of you understood these things, in-light-of (drawing knowledge or information from) the foundations (underlying principles) governing the very (exact; precise; actual) creation of this earth, in the first place ?

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tent
tent

22. Men (General Authorities) are sitting enthroned inside Salt Lake’s bubble (fortunate situation that is isolated from reality or unlikely to last),  above (at a higher level than) the “sphere of this world” (realm of this world; vicissitudes of this world) to which a majority of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) have long been accustomed and familiar, while men  who conform (behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards; follow the crowd; toe the line) according to the leadership (guidance; direction; control; management)  of Salt Lake’s priesthood sphere (organization; world) can be compared to a worldwide swarm (plague) of  locust (grasshoppers) spreading  (setting-up; expanding; proliferating; disseminating)  their “breath”*  (character;  mental and moral qualities; name;  reputation) and their peculiar (characteristic; bizarre)  Salt Lake authority, like a 3-ring circus tent (bazaar; hippodrome; spectacle; “Big-Show”; marquee; “Big-Top”) in which Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) are to celebrate (observe; keep) the Sabbath.

* According to Ancient Hebrew thought, “Shem” -a man’s breath reveals a man’s character, i.e. the breath is an identifier and describer of a man’s character.  One of the major differences between the Modern Western mind and the Ancient Hebrew’s is that their mind related all words and their meanings to a concrete concept. For instance, the Hebrew word “chai” is normally translated as “life”, a western abstract meaning, but the original Hebrew concrete meaning of this word is the “stomach”. In the Ancient Hebrew mind, a full stomach is” a sign of a full “life”. 

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vanity
Salt Lake  produces (generates; provokes; engenders) vanity (conceit; narcissism; self-absorption;  egotism) among Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons).

23. Then they ascribe glory and strength to a generation of men who are wasted (fruitless; vain; worthless) and who’ve become deviates,  all for the sake of (thanks to; in the interest of; on behalf of) “Good-for-Nothing” (worthless) judges (General Authorities; magistrates; governors; rulers) over its Mormon kingdom (empire; corporation),  as they produce (generate; provoke; engender) vanity (destruction; conceit; narcissism; self-absorption;  egotism) among Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons).

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they never give-up
whirlwind (violent action;  rapid movement)  of Mormon proselytizing  and solicitation (pursuit) will sweep (pull; drag; carry; tow) them away (off). Mormon missionaries are trained to never give up.

24. In-addition (furthermore; moreover; likewise), the hearts and minds of this entire (whole) generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) are led-astray by them. Indeed (if truth be told; in-fact) “Nothing” (“a waste of time”; failure; “lack of success”; non-fulfillment; defeat; collapse) for Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons)  is the only thing being sown by Salt Lake’s leadership. Indeed, “Ba’al” (the worship of husbands as “lords and masters” ; chief God of Babylon)  takes root in the Mormon kingdom as a means to cut down Israel’s people, then blow (create a current of hot-air)  upon them so they  dry-up (lose their moisture; wither; lose their vital strength),  then a whirlwind (violent action;  rapid movement)  of Mormon proselytizing (solicitationpursuit)  and indoctrination (conditioning; re-education; programming; brainwashing) can sweep (pull; drag; carry; tow) them away (off).

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mask
Mormon priesthood leaders making “what they are” (their nature; themselves) appear to be something that they are not.

25. So unto (with) whom are you comparing (contrasting; juxtaposing; collating; differentiating) my seed and leaders making “what they are” (their nature; themselves) appear to be something that they are not?  ……..saith the Holy One. 

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26.  Haughty Salt Lake General Authorities are lifting (magnifying;  aggrandizing) themselves right before your eyes (right in front of you; in view; while you are watching). So, consider (contemplate; meditate-on; think about; ponder) this.  Who chose (selected; picked) these men to point (direct attention) to themselves as “bearers-of-light”* (Veins of wisdom; “Gate-ways-to-truth”; Fountains of revelation) with men (Old Testament prophets) who are numbered (called; counted; determined; fated; designated;  enumerated; indicated; named) to go forth as soldiers (to lead God’s Army) leading all of    Israel’s people with authority that they trumpet ( proclaim loudly and widely; celebrate; announce; shout from the roof-tops) because of their  great falsehood (lie; falsification; Cock and Bull Story) and constant pressure (harassment; enforcement; arm-twisting; intimidation; coercion) upon Mormon membership.  This generation of Salt Lake General Priesthood Authorities wants for nothing (gets everything it covets).

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.* light-bearer – the name is the rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל in (Isaiah 14:12) given in the King James Version. This Bible version took the word from the Latin Vulgate,  which translated הֵילֵל by the Latin word “lucifer”, meaning “morning star, the planet Venus”, or, as an adjective, “light-bringing”. The translation of הֵילֵל as “Lucifer”, as in the King James Version, has been abandoned in modern English translations of Isaiah 14:12. Present-day translations have “morning-star” , “day Star”, “shining one”  or “shining star”.

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blind

27. Jacob (defrauders) let me ask you…… toward what profit (advantage; financial-gain; favorable or superior position; benefit ) do you think among yourselves and plot against this generation of Israel’s people…… secretly (in a secret way; without others knowing)  treading-down (paying no attention to; turning a blind eye to; glossing-over; brushing-aside) work (activity involving mental or physical effort) inspired (stimulateed; motivated; encouraged; influenced) by Jehovah then pass-over (disregard; ignore; pay no attention to; pretend to not exist) any Mormon who worships (reveres; honors; pays homage to) the work (operation; end-product; application; function) of my judgement?

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baggage

28. Don’t you know?  Haven’t you heard that Jehovah, the everlasting (eternal) God, the creator of the ends of the earth,  doesn’t get fatigued  (worn-out) and He doesn’t grow  weary (tired; exhausted). His understanding  (ability to understand things; comprehension) cannot be fathomed (measured for its depth)

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aversion
He strengthens the backbone (character; determination; “pluck” firmness; resolution; resolve) of those who are averse (ill-disposed; hostile; resistant; opposed) to falsehood (lies; pretense; “putting-on-an-act”; play-acting; faking). 

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29. He’s the One who gives (provides; furnishes; supplies) stamina (ability to sustain prolonged mental effort; endurance; tenacity) to the weary and strengthens (underpins; ; redoubles; reinforces; cranks-up; beefs-up) the backbone (character; determination; “pluck” firmness; resolution; resolve) of those who are averse (ill-disposed; hostile; resistant; antipathetic; opposed) to falsehood (lies; pretense; putting-on-an-act; play-acting; faking).

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stumble
Salt Lake’s chosen men stagger (walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall; lurch;  wobble;  sway; totter)  and stumble (lose-balance; drop-the-ball; mess-up; screw-up; foul-up).  

30. Salt Lake’s  women are completely worn-out (damaged or shabby to the point of being no longer usable) and their chosen men stagger (walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall; lurch;  wobble;  sway; totter)  and stumble (lose-balance; drop-the-ball; mess-up; screw-up; foul-up). 

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fainting
Faint: usually refers to “faint-of heart” which means loss of courage; loss of spirit;  cowardliness.

31. But Jehovah will change their capacity (substance) of those who are bound-by (wait upon; patiently wait upon; gathered-together-by ) Him,  so as to ascend upward through the air…………to soar (fly) like eagles (birds of prey). They will rush (run through; create a boundary between two kinds of Israelite, i.e. rank and file Mormon,  people; carry the royal mandate; betake themselves to the prophetic function; cause a division among the people: divide the people into two branches)  and they will never grow weary (tired) in so doing and they will walk (move at a consistent and regular pace; go-on-adding; move through; move-forward) in their prophetic function and never faint (lose courage; lose spirit; weaken; be overcome by fear;  succumb to cowardliness; flicker; languish).       

 

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind – Chapter 40 verses 11 thru 20

urkdorf
Salt Lake’s objective is to rake (gather-to-themselves; collect; screen; sift) Israel’s men, looking for ones who are coarse (rough; inferior; unrefined) enough to become hucksters (hawkers; street-vendors; pitch-men; peddlers) to usher-in (talk-big; speak at large gatherings; declare; “blow-hot-air”; “roll out the red carpet”; “beat the drum”; “get on a soapbox”) on behalf of Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization.

 

11. …..while pretending to be (presenting the image of) Israel’s friends (fellows; close-companions; husbands; brothers; neighbors; shepherds) as a means to rake-in (gather-to-themselves; collect; screen; sift-out) Israelite men who are coarse (rough; stony; bristly; dangerous; smooth and superficially impressive but insincere or shallow; likely to cause problems or adverse consequences) enough to become hucksters (hawkers; street-vendors; pitch-men; peddlers) in order to herald (pave the way; “talk-up”; speak-at-large-gatherings; declare; “blow-hot-air”; “roll-out-the-red-carpet”; “beat-the-drum”; “get-on-a-soapbox”) on behalf of Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization among this generation of Israel’s seed (offspring; children; descendants)……

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lady justice
Every man among Salt lake’s  captains (princes; commanders; leaders) is the rubbish (garbage; dregs; trash; waste) of this world and is weighed-out (thoroughly-regarded; thoroughly-evaluated; thoroughly-judged; thoroughly-reckoned; thoroughly-considered) by the “Libra” (counter-balance; the “remnant-of-Israel’s-people”) that knows the motives of men who are exalted (aggrandized; elevated; deified) only because they have authority over millions of naive Israelite-people (rank and file Mormons), who listen (pay-attention) to them. 

12. …….They have to be men who measure-up (correspond; pass; fulfill; compare; conform; suffice; qualify; correlate; agree; square)  with the “hollowness” (emptiness; vanity; void; vacuousness; barrenness) of Salt Lake’s hand (power; leadership; influence; guidance) from “The-West” (Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah) and authorities (Mormon-officialdom; Melchizedek Priesthood Organization having power and control); the powers that be”) as a means to disperse (separate and move off quickly in different directions;   scatter; cause to break up and stop functioning) Israel’s authority (jurisdiction; dominion) to suggest a connection (relationship) by blood or marriage with this generation of Israel’s people and every one  among Salt lake’s  captains (princes; commanders; leaders) amounts to the rubbish (garbage; dregs; trash; waste) of this world and are weighed-out (thoroughly-regarded; thoroughly-evaluated; thoroughly-judged; thoroughly-reckoned; thoroughly-considered) by the“Libra” (scale; counter-balance; “Remnant of Israel’s seed”) that will weigh (access; judge; evaluate; weigh) those who are exalted (aggrandized; elevated; deified) because they have authority over millions of Israelites (rank and file Mormons) who they look upon as “tools” (characterized by low intelligence and self-esteem; cretins; fools).

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remember
To Keep in mind is an English idiom (turn of phrase; expression;  figure of speech) meaning: to regard; to remember; to ponder; take into account; attach importance, value and consideration to)   

14.  Keeping in mind whosoever of this generation is connected to (is related to; is linked to; is affiliated-with; belongs to; is a part of) Israel’s family-tree (bloodline; lineage; dynasty) or is acquainted (familiar) with them or is inured (seasoned; experienced;  conditioned; toughened) by difficulties (hardship; grievous-pain) by a lot (plenty; a great-deal) of judgement (misfortune and calamity viewed as divine punishment), but instead being taught (instructed) by them knowledge and the way (method) to discern (recognize) real “pegs” (One’s upon whom everyone can depend upon in safety) of authority (jurisdiction; dominion) to be instructors of their generation.

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drop
They measure as Drops in a bucket”

15.  Yea…The Spiritually dead corporation of Salt Lake’s Priesthood Organization (dead-body’ corpse; bellies; Other nations besides Israel; confluence of Salt Lake’s men; exaltation of Salt Lake’s men; lifting-up of Salt Lake’s men) are likened to (compare with; approximate; resemble) “drops in a bucket” or like “particles of dust on a scale” (insufficient and inconsequential ) by those weighing (assessing the nature or importance of) them.  Without question, generations (eons; epochs) of Israel’s people reckon (deem; look-at; rate; class) them as  “inglorious-bastards”  (shameful, despicable creatures;  strange-demons; alien-monsters; inhuman-devils) to be cast-out (cast-off; expelled; purged;  removed; gotten rid of; exiled) as dirt (grime; filth; dross; slime).

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16.  This generation of Melchizedek leadership to be purged (removed in an abrupt and violent manner) from Salt Lake headquarters is not sufficient (equipped; prepared;  adequate) to burn (be a light; glow; be ablaze) with fire (the spirit of God) and there are not sufficient smoke from

burnt offering
The ultimate fulfillment of the burnt offering is in the lives sacrificed by Jehovah’s heirs,  Jesus Christ , being the foremost example, of how to be a savior and redeemer of one’s own people. The physical lives of Jehovah’s heirs are to be completely consumed (devoured; expended), their souls are to ascend God, and their skin (that is, their fleece;  natural protective covering) is to be shared with those who officiate (preside-over; direct) their sacrifice (Mathew 27:35). But most importantly, the sacrifice of their pure and undefiled life-blood (which, according to Hebrew thought, contains the soul,i.e. will; desire; self; appetite of a person) can actually atone for his/her  own family’s (lineage’s; house’s; bloodline’s; people’s; dynasty’s) sins and restore their relationship with God.

burnt offerings*

Burnt offerings  – Leviticus 1 and (6:8-13) describe the traditional burnt offering.  Israel’s people brought a male bull, sheep, or goat, with no defect (which symbolized innocence and purity), and killed it at the entrance to the tabernacle. The blood of an innocent and pure individual is understood in Hebrew thought, to be powerful enough (to have life sufficient)  to atone for (redeem) relatives who are guilty of sin. The animal’s blood was drained, and the priest sprinkled blood around the altar. The animal was skinned and cut it into pieces, the intestines and legs washed, and the priest burned the pieces over the altar all night. The priest received the skin as a fee for his help. A turtledove or pigeon could also be sacrificed, although they weren’t skinned. A person could give a burnt offering at any time. It was a sacrifice of general atonement—an acknowledgement of the sin nature and a request for renewed relationship with God. God also set times for the priests to give a burnt offering for the benefit of the Israel’s people as a whole, although the animals required for each sacrifice varied.
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pier piper
“Pied” means to be of two or more colors which means; to behave one way  in  public but another way in private. A man of two “colors” (standards of conduct;  level of quality or attainment).  is someone who has two different standards of conduct by which he lives…one standard governs his public-life (image, performance and activities)  and another standard that rules his private life and determines who he REALLY is. 

17. All Gentiles (nations; prideful and arrogant men converging-together to lift themselves up) are bent (shanghai’d; nagged; forced) to the will (pleas; wishes; wants) of leaders (commanders; superiors; chiefs; heads; principals) , who  are “Good-for-Nothing” (worthless; ne’er-do-wells; useless; shiftless; no-good), but who exercise a compelling charm that inspires the devotion to them by others as a means to be “in-front” (“leaders of the pack”; at the head) of those (others; men; individuals) who fail (are unsuccessful in achieving the goal) and are a generation (offspring; contemporary-souls; seed) reckoned (believed; thought; imagined; supposed; considered) to be nothing (worthless; no-accounts; no-names; unimportant)….to leaders.

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image of happiness
The all-important image (appearance; model; pattern) of happiness that all good Mormons strive to exemplify to the world. Can’t ya tell it’s a show? ( it’s phony…it’s not real;…. it’s contrived;… it’s a put-on;… it’s theater;…. its make believe)  

18.  So,  according-to (as stated by;  by the rule or standard of) whom,  does this generation  secure (succeed in obtaining; succeed in acquiring; succeed in gaining; succeed in getting  possession of) the “likeness” (quality of being alike; resemblance; identifying-aspect)  of  God and what “image” (appearance; model; pattern) will be their surety (person who takes responsibility for another’s performance of an undertaking; guarantor; sponsor; security;  and bondsman) in court or for the payment of a debt.

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chains
Chains (fetters; shackles; manacles) made of pure (complete; absolute; unadulterated) silver (greed for money; longing for riches) hold them prisoner.

19. The artificer (craftsman; man who neither hears the Old Testament prophets nor obeys Old Testament law) forms (shapes; sculpts; fashions) the graven  (deeply-impressed;  unforgettable; permanently-etched) image (representation of the appearance of a Mormon-prophet)   then  goldsmiths overlay the the prophets seed with a thin layer of gold (gleam; shininess; sparkle; twinkle) and chains (fasteners; shackles; bindings; leg-irons; manacles) made of pure (complete; absolute; unadulterated) silver (longing for money; desire for riches).

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pedestal
They seek (look) for men like this in order to point (direct everyone’s attention) to  Salt Lake’s idols,  who are “put-on-a-pedestal” (idolized)  in accord with Salt Lake’s standard (model) based on their ethical lapses and their moral-bankruptcy.

20. Those considered poor (yet are very fertile fields producing the best fruits) are considered as sacrificial offerings…family-trees  (ancestries; lineages; parentage’s; ethnic-descent) without decomposition (process of decay or rotting) among their people. Salt Lake’s men choose (first they examine, try and prove…then they select) shrewd (subtle; making use of clever and indirect methods to achieve something; crafty; achieving one’s ends by deceit or evasion)  confederates (allies who will sweep “wrong-doing” under the rug; a co-conspirators; a partners in crime; accomplices; supporters) who will remain-silent (keep-silent; keep a secret; say-nothing; behave as though he’s deaf, dumb and blind). They seek (choose) for men like this in order to point-to (direct everyone’s attention-toward) Salt Lake’s Prophets and Apostles,  who are “put-on-pedestals” (deified; lionized)  as unshakable (unquestioned; undisputed) idols (men regarded with blind; admiration, adoration and devotion; icons; celebrities; superstars; heroes) of the Mormon Church and its its faithful followers.