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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Thirty verses 1 – 16**

Woe To The Stubborn Descendants Of Salt Lake’s Pioneer Priesthood Leaders

1. Jehovah declares, “Woe to the stubborn (doggedly-determined)Image result for Mormon pioneer high priests  descendants (scions; offspring; successors)  of Salt Lake’s  Pioneer Priesthood Leaders regarding a legally-binding covenant treaty; commitment; strategy; procedure; scheme) initiated by Salt Lake headquarters.  Today’s “Latter-day-Salt Lake Priesthood-Authorities” are doggedly-determined to enforce (compel observance to) a legally binding (competitive; challenging; counterfeit; rival) covenant (Father/Son) relationship that did not originate with Me (Jehovah).  Salt Lake’s so-called (inappropriately-named; supposed; alleged; presumed) “New and Everlasting Covenant” was inaugurated  (introduced; begun) by predecessors (ancestors; forerunners; antecedents) of current Salt Lake General Authorities as a means to form a pre-eminent  (surpassing all others; transcendent; superior) alliance (bond; agreement; connection; affinity; relationship), with “each-other”, above and beyond (far beyond what is required) while excluding (removing from consideration; ruling-out) My (Jehovah’s) spirit (character; creative force; vital-essence; character; prevailing-tendency) .  The Descendants (offspring; seed; progeny; successors; heirs) of Salt Lake’s Pioneer Priesthood Leaders, constitute today’s Salt Lake General Authorities, and they are vigorously (frantically; frenziedly; desperately) administering (performing the rites of) a covenant to Israel’s people  (rank and file Mormons) which does NOT originate with Me (Jehovah). Salt-Lake is doing this as a means to disqualify Israel’s people (rank-and-file Mormons),  in the eyes (sight; estimation) of Jehovah,  by heaping (stacking; piling; multiplying; adding) Sin (failing to reach eternal purposes; “Missing-the-Mark”) after Sin (failing to reach eternal purposes; “Missing-the-Mark”) upon them,  thru (by means of) idolatrous (heathen; pagan; idol-worshipping) religious practices.

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2. Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood leaders’ point (direct everyone’s attention; galvanize every-one; excite everyone to focus their efforts) to sustaining  (strengthening and supporting)   theImage result for Pharaoh “Mormon-Way-of-Life”, as a means to marginalize (treat as insignificant or peripheral) Israel’s people thru a culture of Slavery (thrall; bondage; servitude). Salt Lake refuses to consult (seek information and advice from) My (Jehovah’s) mouth (appointment; command; wish; word)  because rather than turning to (trusting-in; relying-upon; depending-upon) Me (Jehovah), they prefer to seek refuge (a  defense; a fortified place) in a privileged dynasty (line-of-hereditary-rulers)  ensconced (settled; installed; established; seated) within Salt Lake’s headquarters (House; “Powerful-Ruling-Family”;  (“Pharaoh”; “Great-House”; dynasty of hereditary rulers; lineage; bloodline) and place their confidence (trust; belief; faith; credence) in the shade (defense) provided by Egypt (Salt Lake’s Mormon Culture of slavery and servitude).   

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3. The Protection (security; sanctuary; sense of belonging) provided by Pharaoh (Salt Lake’s Powerful-Ruling-Image result for disgraceFamily; “the Great dynasty; Salt Lake’s great line of hereditary-rulers) has brought a sense of  shame (contempt; stigma; scandal) upon you while your refuge (helter; sanctuary; asylum; protection) in the shadow  (popularity; reputation; renown; good-name; standing; “coolness”)   of Egypt (Mormonism’s culture of slavery and servitude) has proved to be “the” (one and only) cause of  your personal (individual; own; well-known; unique) disgrace (loss of reputation or respect; dishonor; shame; discredit; degradation).

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4. Indeed (if truth be told),  the princes (commanders; General Authorities; “brethren”; officials) of thisImage result for desperate sales pitch gif generation of presiding-Salt Lake-Leadership are all members of a “Chanes” (Hebrew for “favored”; “chosen”) house (dynasty; line of hereditary rulers) well-known (notorious; famed) for thorns (men who wound, annoy, and cause discomfort), but the messengers representing this  “Chanes” (“favored”; “chosen”) house (dynasty line of hereditary rulers) are breathing-out (gasping) their last breaths before death (annihilation).

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5. Everyone beholds (sees and observes; recognizes; is aware of; is watching; is witnessing; gazes-at)Related image  Salt Lake’s house (dynasty; lineage; bloodline) of champions (wizards; virtuoso’s; masters),  but Mormons (Israelite-people; rank and file members) have no need for (think very little of) them. Salt Lake’s men are not regarded as helpers (friends; partners; associates; colleagues) by Israel’s People  (rank and file Mormons), nor has Salt Lake ever demonstrated any interest, whatsoever,  in Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons), except to prompt (motivate; generate; provoke) feelings of shame, and further (“fresh”) disgrace, among them.

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6. This is an oracle (prophecy; prediction; vision) against the behemoth (enormous-Melchizedek PriesthoodImage result for venomous serpents. . Organization), which is causing a parching-drought (shortage of water; thirst) throughout the “district south of Judah”  (Egypt; Mormonism’s culture of slavery) by means of a religious-kingdom  (religion; church) that promotes trouble (tightness; anguish; affliction; tribulation). Lions (Salt Lake’s self-appointed gathers) accompanied by their tornado (typhoon; tempest; drafts; blasts) are originating from this current (latter-day; contemporary) generation of Salt Lake’s venomous serpents and “Thick-Darkness” (the practice of Sorcery; casting evil-spells; enchantments), which constitutes (embodies; expresses) their “Treasures in Heaven”,  being carried (conveyed) “on the backs of” (using the work of others to achieve something that they won’t gain any advantage from)  “Donkeys” (Israelite pack animals). Indeed (if truth be told) their personal “treasure” (treasure in heaven; prized-possession) is “riding-on” (depending on) the hump (“sticky-mass”; adhering-majority) of camels *(“Men who trust in “riches”).    But, Salt Lake’s treasure (prized possession; concentration of riches) doesn’t profit (obtain a financial advantage or benefit for) Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) in any way, shape,  or form.

* Camels-In Aramaic, the word “Gamla” (self-sufficiency)  or “Gamala” means “camel”, the “beast of burden, which can go for many days without food and water” in ancient Biblical times.  In Hebrew, camel is “Gamal”.  The mountain and city of “Gamla” were described in the first-century Jewish writings of Flavius Josephus, as he was the captain of the Galilee regiment at Gamla in the 67CE Roman siege that destroyed the city once and for all.  Josephus clearly indicated that the name was “Gamla”, the Aramaic name and not the Hebrew name of Gamal.  The inhabitants of Gamla in the first century BCE and CE spoke Aramaic, as Gamla is in the Syriac region of “Aram”, a territory “beyond” or “East of” the Jordan River.  The Jordan River bisects the Sea of Galilee on its North Shore less than 10 miles west of Gamla, with Bethsaida and Capernaum on either side of the mouth of the Jordan River.  This is important for a number of reasons.  I’ve already surmised that Gamla is one of the six biblical “Cities of Refuge”, from the days of Moses and Joshua.
But there is more to this “mysterious” name of “Gamla”,  In Book 4 Chapter 1:1 of Wars, Josephus writes this:
“…insomuch that it is like a camel in a figurative sense,  from whence it is so named, although the people of the country do not pronounce it accurately…”
What’s that all about?  What was the mispronunciation, and which “people of the country” mispronounced it, and why?  Clearly, there is more to this mystery.  Also, Josephus records the following about the Roman invasion in Wars Book 4 Chapter 1:5:
“But there was a centurion whose name was Gallus, who, during this disorder, being encompassed about, he and ten other soldiers privately crept into the house of a certain person, where he heard them talking at supper, what the people intended to do against the Romans, or about themselves (for both the man himself and those with him were Syrians). So he got up in the night time, and cut all their throats, and escaped, together with his soldiers, to the Romans.”
So, the Roman soldiers who snuck into a private residence at Gamla (self-sufficiency) were “Syrian”, as were the “inhabitants” of the residence.  In other words, they both spoke the same language, “Aramaic”!  Syrian is another name for the region of Aram (citadel; fortress; bastion)  .  Because Josephus mentions that the rightful name of the place is “Gamla” (self-sufficiency; independence) , based on the description of its promontory (prominence)  that resembles the camel’s hump, I assume that the “people of the country” did not call it “Gamla” (self-sufficiency; independence), but mispronounced it, which means they thought the name had a different meaning (not the simple “camel hump mountain” explanation). The word “Gamla” is from the Semitic/Hebrew root gamal (גָּמַל), Strongs H1580, which in the Niphal conjugation, would be pronounced something like geemla or even “neegmla”.  We don’t have any indication that this was the mispronunciation, but let me add some context.  The root “gamal” in the Niphal means “weaned” and is used in the Hebrew Bible 10 times, usually to define when a child is “self-sufficient”, and not needing his mother’s nursing, in other words, able to provide self-sufficiency rather than dependence upon God. Gamla was a fortress of self-sufficient men”.  According to Josephus, it was unpenetrable except for a ridge on the East, which theyImage result for camels had fortified, and they had a bountiful supply of olive oil and other crops. The inhabitants of Gamla demonstrated their “self-sufficiency” (lack of need for God) in life, customs, and in a revolution.
Take a look at Jesus statement about the “camel” and the “rich man”.  The quote is both in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark.
Let’s take a look at Mark 10:25: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” Okay, so here we have Jesus making an allegory of a “camel” and a “rich man”.  But let’s look at the context.  Mark 10:23 and 10:24 says this: “And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!  And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It seems clear that what he is saying, is that one who trust in his “riches”, or his “self-sufficiency”, or his “Gamla”, if you will, cannot enter the kingdom of God!   What makes this even more interesting, is that a case can be made that this “teaching” was done right in the shadow of Gamla, on the “other side of the Jordan”, as indicated in the first verse of Mark 10: “And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as was His wont (custom; way; habit), He taught them.

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7. So, help from Egyptians (Salt Lake’s taskmasters) is useless (worthless; futile) because it Related imagepromotes (furthers the progress of; supports and actively encourages) “vanity” (excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements) among the people, so  I (Jehovah) am offering  (proclaiming; announcing; publishing; mentioning) My authority (dominion; jurisdiction) regarding this matter, in order to “severely-urge” (embolden; give courage or confidence to) them (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) to rest (“stay-put” ; don’t leave; don’t move; remain-in-the position you’ve been placed).

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8. Now go forth and besiege (surround with armed forces in order to capture Salt Lake HeadquartersImage result for witness on the stand testifying and force its surrender; lay siege to Salt Lake Headquarters).  Write, having them (having-Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) in mind, upon a tablet (a flat slab of stone, clay, or wood, used especially for an inscription) but make sure to delineate (describe and portray, precisely) The-Scroll” (Isaiah’s vision; Isaiah’s prophecy)  ), so Israel’s people  (rank and file Mormons) may behold (regard; perceive; discern; contemplate; consider) my authority during the latter-days, even to be transformed int (become) “Everlasting-Witnesses”.

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9. Indeed (if truth be told) this crowd (ring; clique; band) of Salt Lake leaders has rebelled against Me (Jehovah). They are the Image result for Torahsuccessors  (heirs-apparent; progeny; inheritors; apprentices) of hypocrites (pretenders; imposters; con-artists; deceivers; bigots). They are children (offspring; descendants ) of Mormon-Pioneer-Men who were not willing to listen-to (learn from) the Torah (instruction; Decalogue; Ten Commandments; Pentateuch; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) of Jehovah…….

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10. …..which commands (tells; brings light to them to be speak with regard to Israelites who see things (have visions), “You can not (aren’t authorized) to see things (have visions) or  

         

             

Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Twenty-Nine verses 13 – 24**

13. The Lord declares, “Because Salt Lake’s people draw-near (approach;unite with) me by using (utilizing; working) Image result for Hook movie Dustin hoffman gifthe mouths (prophets; words; sermons; braggadocio; religious-talk) of men and Salt Lake’s people honor (regard with great respect) Me (Jehovah) only thru their lips (‘hooks”; gimmicks designed to catch people’s attention), but their hearts (modes of thinking and acting; affections; loves; seats of will and purpose) are altogether remote (removed; turned-away; far-off; receding) from my instruction  (authorship; cause; principle-aim; movement) and their worship (feelings or expressions of reverence and adoration) of Me (Jehovah) is taught (disciplined; trained; drilled; coached) thru (by employing; by means of) the precepts (canons; doctrines) of Salt Lake’s men.

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14. Therefore, watch me while I (Jehovah) continue to astound (shock; amaze; astonish; stagger; surprise;Image result for shocked man gif dumbfound; stupefy) Salt Lake’s people,  in order to bring about the destruction (ruination; demolition) of Salt Lake’s  seemingly (not-so) wondrous accomplishments  and superficial (sketchy; cursory; off-hand; perfunctory; casual; hasty) miracles (marvels; sensations; super-natural phenomenon) and Salt Lake’s intentional destruction (ruination; demolishing) of the wisdom (intelligence; common-sense; circumspection) of “Wise-Men (Israelite high-priests) who are primarily responsible for the execution of Salt Lake’s ideas (initiatives) , so that the discernment  (acumen; insight; judgment) of an entire generation of Israelite men and women who are trying to be pious toward God,  has completely vanished (dematerialized; disappeared; been lost to sight; receded from view).

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15. Woe (anguish sorrow; despair) to those Salt Lake’s General Authority who are unsearchable (inscrutable;Related image  not-able to be found-out; hidden thru sorcery and Magical forces; undiscoverable by searching) in order to hide their own “Works of Darkness” (Sorcerous-practices)  then,  boast (brag; crow; swagger; gloat; show-off; exaggerate; overstate; bloviate) among themselves, “Who sees us and who knows what we’re doing?”

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16. All of you (Israelite people; rank and file Mormons) must point (direct everyone’s attention) to Salt Lake’s role as clay (stiff, sticky fine-grainedImage result for talking teapot gif earth that is molded when wet, dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics). It has been been turned -upside-down so that Salt Lake’s Priesthood leaders regard themselves as potters. Indeed, the Clay from which God makes things, says  (boasts; announces; brags) to its “Maker” (God),  “You didn’t make me!” or the china-tea-pot says to its fashioner, “You can’t tell the difference!” 

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17. Within a very short period of time,  Lebanon (Salt Lake’s cherished andImage result for thicket of briars prestigious family-trees, dynasties, bloodlines, and lineages) began to look like a garden (very fertile promontory; “headland”; plentiful-field; place for cultivating choice-grape-vines; cultivated-place) , but that cultivated (refined; well-educated; polished; well-bred; managed; well-dressed) place quickly began to seem (resemble; give the impression) more like rugged (unpromising; unwavering; unflinching; firm; tenacious; resolute determined) forest (woodland; large area covered chiefly with undergrowth; a thicket) of briers (thorn-bushes).

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18. In our day (generation) Israelite (rank and file Mormon) people who,  up ’til now,  have beenImage result for thick darkness gif deaf (unwilling or unable to hear or pay attention to what is going on) will hear (be told;  be informed of) the words (message; prophecy; forecast) contained in Isaiah’s Scroll (book; vision), so that the eyes of the blind (people who are unable to see) will discern (deduce mentally from exposure to information; understand) the “Thick-Darkness” (practices of Sorcery; Black Magic) and malevolent (evil-intentioned)  “Magic-Spells” employed by Salt Lake’s seed (Melchizedek priesthood subordinates) against Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons). 

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19. Then the pious (dutiful; conscientious) among the deaf and the blind,  will proceed (begin a new course ofImage result for leap-for-joy gif action; set-something altogether new in motion) to jubilantly (triumphantly) accompany Jehovah, and the needy (poor; oppressed; wretched; sufferers of warranted pain) among mankind will “leap-for-joy” (rejoice; delight) in support of them.

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20. Indeed (If truth be told), High-priests who are “ruthless” (having no pity or compassion for others) willImage result for ruthless man gif come to an end  (fail; cease) and disappear (be consumed; be spent; be wasted; be finished). Mockers (fakes; deceivers; beguilers; misleaders) and the whole generation of Salt Lake high-priests, which has “an-eye” (a taste; a fondness) for evil will be cut-off (disinherited; dispossessed; disowned; repudiated). 

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21. Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization causes mankind (the human race) to sin (break Jehovah’s Law and Covenant; “Miss the Mark”; fail toImage result for Perry Mason in court achieve their eternal goal) by employing carefully crafted,  but manipulative (slippery; guileful) words (double-talk; non-sense; drivel; baloney; deliberately evasive language; “Mormon-speak” *) as a means to set-traps (create-snares) to “trip-up”; (hinder; obstruct; overthrow; mislead; trap)  Israelites (rank and file Mormons) who should be defended in court (disputations), then, they deprive (deny justice to) the innocent by abasing (humiliating; demeaning; discrediting; shaming; degrading) them. 

* “Mormon-Speak”-Mormon leaders use the word “opportunity” far too often. Priesthood guys used to come around saying, “Did you have the opportunity to do your home teaching this month?” And I’d respond truthfully:Image result for verbal diarrhea gif “Yes, I had the opportunity.” Heck, I had lots of opportunities. That doesn’t mean I did it. But that’s not what they asked, and I like the idea of using someone else’s poor syntax to dodge the issue. (I am counting on that question at the Pearly Gates are similarly vague).
The other way we use “opportunity” is when we want to express having done something, but we want to use a lot of words to say it, possibly because we think we are being paid by the syllable. When giving a talk in church, never say in two minutes what can be said just as easily in five.  It might be a humility thing, too. Saying, “I went to the moon” sounds boastful. But “I had the opportunity to go to the moon” has the subtext of, “This was through no fault of my own, I assure you, and I’m really lucky to have gone.”  This subtext is particularly clear if you say it in a spiritual tone of voice.
And by “spiritual,” of course,  I mean “quiet.” If you whisper when you talk, you are somehow conveying spirituality. Conversely, it is impossible to be spiritual if you speak in a normal tone of voice. Using a loud voice is downright wrong, and if you yell, it’s the same as having Satan deliver your sermon for you. Saying, “I had the opportunity to go” instead of “I went” is a waste of words, certainly. But sometimes Mormons conserve energy, too, and use a kind of verbal shorthand.  A few of these are already well-established. For instance, everyone knows that if a woman has a “sweet spirit,” that’s code for “she’s as ugly as Janet Reno,” and if a man is a “nice guy,” that’s code for “he’s as ugly as Janet Reno.” And Orson Scott Card, the famed author of science-fiction and other children’s stories, once pointed out to me that among Mormons, “humble” means “proud.” (“I am really humbled at being named People’s Sexiest Man Alive.”).  I am grateful for the opportunity to show you some more examples I’ve compiled:
• “share” = “make you listen to” (“I’d like to share a story.”)
• “special” = any adjective with a positive connotation; indicates the speaker has warm feelings but lacks the vocabulary to express them (“It was a special experience.”) (See also: “choice”)
• “brethren” (pronounced “broth-ern”) = “everyone here, including women”
• “struggling,” as in “Brother So-and-So is ‘struggling’ with some things right now” = “You wouldn’t believe how much porn Brother So-and-So has downloaded.”
• “Young Men’s program” = “Boy Scouts of America”
• “less active” = “not the least bit active”
• “Democrat” = “less active”
• “Word of Wisdom” = “don’t drink or smoke”
• “inappropriate” = “I personally don’t approve of that, and I’m sure no one else does, either.”
• “not very Christlike” = “I personally don’t approve of that, and I’m sure Jesus doesn’t, either.”
• “diverse” = “some non-Mormons are there, too”
• “be tolerant” = “pretend you don’t hate gay people”
• “I am being tried and tested” =, “I think God has it in for me”
I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into Mormon terminology. Now if you’ll excuse me, I “have the opportunity” to get some work done. – By Eric D. Snider, October 31, 2001.

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22. Therefore,  “Thus saith the Lord” unto the House of Jacob (Jacob’s dynasty of frauds and swindlers), “I Related imagehave redeemed you thru your eponymous ancestor, Abraham.”  So,  you should (must; need) no-longer feel ashamed (disappointed; delayed; confounded). As well…..you need (should; must) no-longer interrupt  (impede; obstruct; stand in the way of; handicap; block) the purposes and intentions of this generation (the seed) of Israel’s people.

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23. Indeed (if truth be told), when, Israelite children (disciples; followers) of this generation see (perceiveImage result for awed man gif with their eyes; discern-visually;realize; distinguish) the work (activity involving mental effort accomplished in order to achieve a purpose) of My (Jehovah’s) hand (power; influence) among them (in their midst), they will keep my name (dominion; jurisdiction) holy and they’ll be quick to point-out (direct everyone’s attention to; acknowledge; accept or admit the existence of) many Saints among Jacob’s people, having in mind, “the moral-cleanliness and purity” (freedom from defilement of crimes, idolatry, other unclean and profane things; consecration) of Jacob,  having in mind,  the God of Israel and they will be awed (filled with awe or wonder) because of them.

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24. And they know (are aware of through observation, inquiry, or information; realize; recognize) theImage result for I agree with you gif spirit (prevailing tendency )of Jacobs men who are wayward (difficult to predict because of perverse behavior) thru God’s gift of discernment (acumen; insight; judgment; understanding; faculty of acute discrimination), then those who’ve  murmured (grumbled; complained in private) a lot,  will accept Israel’s instruction.

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Twenty-Nine verses 1- 12**

1.  Woe to Ariel * (“Salt Lake’s self-appointed “Gatherers-of-El”).  Mormon Priesthood Leaders (Brigham Young and others) settled the Salt Lake Valley as a means to add revolution (revolt; rebellion) to their habitual-sin of disobedience (failure or refusal to obey rules and Jehovah’s authority).   Immediately after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley,  Mormon leaders began to unlawfully gather (corral; collect) Israelite (rankImage result for lions and file Mormon) victims (prey) together.

* Ariel-The name Ariel consists of two parts. The first part comes from the Hebrew noun ארי (‘ari), meaning; lions or “gathererers” from the verb ארה (‘ara), ( to collect, to gather). Lions were known as “gatherers” because,  as the greatest of predators, they gathered (drove; collected)  herds together and favored the natural selection of herd behavior. Ancient Israelites who traveled with the herds may have realized that the “Center of the Herd” was the safest-place to be , which may have led to the formation of a central compound within a larger fenced in flock.  The verb ארה (‘ara) appears to be related in form to the verb ארר (‘arar), which originally meant to “bind” but came to mean: (to curse or to bind someone with a spell). The final-segment אל (‘el), refers to אלהים (‘Elohim), or God.

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2. I (Jehovah)  will lay-siege (make continuous attacks)  against Ariel (Salt Lake’s self-appointedRelated image “Gatherers-of God”),  so there will be unprecedented (epoch-making) mourning and lamentation in the Rocky Mountains, because I will turn (transform) Salt Lake City into a colossal (one-giant)  “altar-hearth” (scene of a holocaust; incinerator)I (Jehovah) will tighten my grip   (like a tourniquet) around the neck of Salt Lake City.

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3. And I will encamp (pitch my tents) in the “strategic-circle-formation”  against all of Salt lake’s Generalsiegeworks Authorities and My (Jehovah’s) authority   (dominion; jurisdiction) will compass (shut-up; distress; bind; coral; vex) Salt Lake’s towers (pulpits; religious teachings as expressed in sermons; preachers-collectively.) Then,  I will set-up (build) siegeworks *against “Ariel” (“Salt Lake’s self-appointed “Gatherers-of-God”). 

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SiegeworksPlatforms (policies; principles) and towers (pulpits; religious teachings as expressed in sermons; preachers collectively) established by God’s army of Israelites around and above the walls (prejudices; class/social-distinctions) of a city under siege. This allowed the besieging army to shoot arrows  (penetrating assaults and accusations) and launch missiles (explosive criminal charges)  of war down into the city. Israel’s law did not allow fruit (Israelite-seed-bearing) trees (lineages; dynasties; bloodlines) to be cut down to build such platforms (Deuteronomy 20:19-20). Ramps built up to the city walls allowed soldiers to attack the walls (prejudices; class/social-distinctions) and to shoot firey-arrows (piercing-projectiles) and other weapons into the city. Scaling (ascending; climbing) ladders lifted armies over the walls into the city. Battering rams destroyed the city’s exclusive (limited; unshared) gates (rights to citizenship). Fires at the base of the walls weakened the sandstone (sedimentary; made from remains) bricks. Tunnels (underground passageways) dug under the walls further weakened them. Thus Salt Lake population’s emotions are drained; its supplies are exhausted, and its defenses destroyed.
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4. Then, you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) will be easily able to depress (sink; abase; bring-Image result for uncanny gifdown; debase; bring-low) Salt Lake’s authority because of the shaky legal-ground (rational motive, basis for a belief or conviction) upon which Mormonism is founded. You (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) will speak (bear-witness; testify) from “the-Dust” (what Salt Lake calls “worthless-stuff”; Israelites) and the command of your authority will be thought-over (meditated-over; pondered-over), very carefully,  with profound intensity, intimacy,  and deep-feelings. And the sound of your voice will seem ghost-like (uncanny; strange;  mysterious; “otherworldly”) because the voice is coming (originating) from “the-Dust” (what Salt Lake characterizes as “worthless-stuff”; Israel’s people).

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5. Nevertheless, the voice (sound) of your (Israel’s) commanding authority will inundate (overwhelm; overrun) SaltImage result for ruthless meaning Lake City until the presiding authorities at Salt Lake headquarters feel as though they (your enemies) are being “Pounded-to-Pieces” and that they are considered nothing but chaff (dross; trash; garbage; rubbish)…..then quite suddenly,  Salt Lake’s General Authorities will be think-of (view; regard; recognize; estimate; see; admit) to themselves,  that they are a hypocritical and “out-of-control” (unreasonable; rebellious) throng (pack; gang; crowd) of  “ruthless” men, who are accustomed to “winking- at” (pretending not to notice) men all around them who are immoral or committing illegal acts.

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6. Salt Lake will be visited-upon (punished; plagued) by thunder and earthquakes and by the terrifying sound ofImage result for Tornadoes movie "The Day after Tomorrow" gif massive-tornadoes (vortexes; cyclones; whirlwinds) accompanied by devouring tempests of flaming fire sent from the Lord of Hosts.

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7. Then, as if it were a dream, i.e…… a “Vision of the night”.……   a horde assembled from all theImage result for throw the book at 'em gif nations (Gentiles; non-Israelites) of the world,  will point (direct everyone’s attention; focus everyone’s efforts) toward waging-war against “Ariel” (“Salt Lake’s self-appointed “Gatherers-of-God”). Everyone (the whole world) will attack Salt Lake City, that is to say, her Melchizedek priesthood fortress (headquarters) and point (direct everyone’s attention) to the Melchizedek priesthood leaders, against whom, everyone (the whole world) is driven (compelled; anxious) to lay-siege  (make a physical-assault; throw the book; bring as many criminal-charges as possible) against them.

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8I. Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood authorities are like starving (hungry; covetous; greedy) men who dream about satisfying their hunger (greed; covetousness) by getting hold of Israel’s birthright (inheritance). In their dream, they behold themselves (their covetousImage result for israelites wandering in the wilderness appetites) being satisfied (triumphant), but when they wake up, they’re still hungry (covetous) and they are also like  men who dream about satisfying (quenching) their thirst (need; predilection; propensity; appetite) for “Water” (Sorcery;  enchantments; “magic-spells”). When Salt Lake’s “soul-thirsty-men” dream, they see themselves drinking (partaking of; enjoying the advantages of) “Water” (Sorcery;  enchantments; magic-spells), but when they wake-up, they feel faint (woozy, weak, and dizzy) but their souls (appetites) are still thirsty (unquenched; unsatisfied). In consequence of this, the horde of Nations (Gentiles; non-Israelites) will organize itself (mass itself; muster itself; assemble itself) thru the medium of (under the leadership of) Mt. Zion (“the administration of Israelites who’ve wandered  40+ years of their lives,  in a private-wilderness, searching for Jehovah and His word”). 

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9. Make absolutely sure that you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) Point (direct everyone attention) to theImage result for blindsided gif fact that Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood authorities are stunned (so astonished and shocked that they are temporarily unable to react) and amazed (astonished). They’ve been blindsided (caught-unaware; bushwhacked; assaulted by surprise; attacked-unprepared), because they are blind (really not “Seers”; lacking sight). Indeed (if truth be told) Salt Lake’s almighty presiding authorities all drunken (buzzed; sauced; bombed; blitzed; blotto; intoxicated; inebriated; shikker; “farshnoshket”; “Making-Merry”), but not from wine (fermented grape-juice). 

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10. For Jehovah has ordained (anointed) all of you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) with a spirit ofImage result for man hiding under a desk deep-sleep (lethargy). He has sealed (closed; shut), your (Israel’s people’s) eyes to awareness of Jehovah’s prophets,  emergent (in the process of coming into being or becoming prominent) among your (Israel’s) own people. He has covered (hidden; concealed; kept secret;  obscured) the heads (leaders; commanders; chieftains; masters; principals) of all your (Israel’s) Seers.

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11. The whole (complete; uncut; full; entire; unabridged) vision (explanation; clarification) of Israel’sImage result for book of isaiah bible study destiny contained within the words (book; prophecy; sixty-six Chapter volume; message)  of Isaiah’s Scroll (book; volume; prophecy) has become nothing more to Israel’s people than a mysterious (enigmatic; puzzling) Old Testament book whose meaning is sealed-shut (locked-up; closed; secret; shut-up; unknowable; inaccessible). Many times, it has been presented to “learned-men” (scholars; erudite-men; lettered-men; academic-men; well-read-men) who’ve been asked (requested), “Please read (interpret) this!  But,  every one of them responded (stated; answered), I can’t interpret this because the meaning of Isaiah’s book is sealed (locked; bolted; tightly-fastened; inaccessible) to me.

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12. First, Isaiah’s Scroll (book volume; prophecy) was given (handed-over) to someone who doesn’t knowImage result for man scratching his head in puzzlement (isn’t familiar with; isn’t acquainted with) Hebrew writing (expression; letters and alphabet) and this person is asked, “Please read (interpret) this! But he answered (responded; replied), “I can’t interpret this because I know nothing,  about ancient Hebrew writing (expression; letters and alphabet).

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Six verses 7 – 13**

7.  Then the seraph brought a curse (struck a blow ) against my mouth (voice; opinions feelings; priorities; requests; point of view; ) in keeping with a command he’d been given, so the Seraph said (declared; boasted) Behold (Here’s something kinda funny?)  This new turn of events touches (puts hands on; puts some pressure on;  acts-upon; impacts; effects in a morally-lousy way; damns; strikes a blow against; invokes a curse-upon) your foreordained-place (your-foreordination; your-appointment; your-anointing:   your-consecration; the holy-ordersImage result for stupid person gif conferred upon you) while a  personification-of-evil (an-embodiment-of-depravity; an-epitome of perversity) dwells with you (cohabits with you; lives with you; shares an address with you) and points-out (directs attention-to)  all of your short-comings (sins; faults; flaws; defects; deficiencies). My Melchizedek Priesthood Authority covers (expiates; pardons; forgives; atones-for; obliterates; abolishes) them. Then, I thought,What a clod (stupid-person)!”

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8.  Then the strength and power of God enabled me to hear the voice of the Lord, saying, I (Jehovah) have in mind who my strength and power as God shall send and who shall go-down-there (to the Earth; to the threshing floor; to the crushing process) on behalf of (for the sake of) us (our latter-day generation) . So, I replied, “Behold Me” (look and observe…I am here!) to go-down-there (be sent) for my generation.

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9. So He (Jehovah) said (commanded; declared), “Go” (Make your way; Proceed; Betake yourself) and bring some incriminating evidence to light about (bear-forth; throw light upon; shed light upon; reveal; disclose; illuminate) the much-discussed matter of  “Authority” for  this foolish “bunch” (breed; species; family) of Mormons.   The testimonies of Mormon priesthood authorities are nothing but rumors (speculation; hearsay; gossip; talks) but they never explain (declare; admit; acknowledge; clarify) that to the people. Mormon “prophets seers and revelators” (as they refer to each other) claim to see (have visions of; prophecy) things, but Mormon priesthood authorities aren’t acquainted with (haven’t witnessed; aren’t familiar with; don’t see; don’t know; don’t understand; don’t check-out;  don’t study; don’t examine) anything about Jehovah for-themselves (personally; on their own).

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10. Behold the calloused (insensitive; indifferent; couldn’t- care-less; unsympathetic)  hearts (modes of thinking; attitudes) of these Latter-Day Melchizedek Priesthood leaders along with calloused (dulled; diminished) ears (capacity to ponder-things; capacity to meditate-over; capacity to think-deeply-about;  capacity to weigh-out-things; capacity to judge and evaluate-things)?……… Behold (look-at; notice; note; observe ) their troubled-look (burdened-look; oppressed-look). The eyes of this generation are closed, otherwise, they would see (recognize) with their own eyes and really hear (comprehend) with their own ears  (capacity to judge and evaluate-things) for themselves, then their hearts would understand (get-the-picture; understand the “real” meaning of the situation without the need for further explanation), then turn around (change course; return; repent) and be healed (restored to good mental/spiritual health) for the sake of their souls.

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11. But, I asked (inquired; wanted to know), “Until when” (For how long; How much time do I need; How long will it take) Lord?”  Then, he said, “Until such time (until the time when)  the leadership of Salt Lake’s “Glue-factory” (mothering influence;  Melchizedek Priesthood Organization) lies-in-ruins (is completely dismantled), and their citadel (headquarters; command-center) is collapsed  (demolished; crumbled),  so there are no remains (remaining kings) in Salt Lake’s house (dynasty; lineage of hereditary rulers) because there are no more Edomites  (worldly Mormon leaders) for their land (culture; brotherhood; society; breeding) of “Authority” is ravaged (severely damaged; devastated) and Jehovah expels (banishes; exiles; deports; drives-out; throws-out) the human race  (“fallen-man”; mankind) so there’s a palpable (perceptible; unmistakable) sense of being forsaken (abandoned; disowned; forgotten; ignored) by God,  in the midst of the Mormon Church

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13. Though yet, in the Mormon Church,  there remains a tenth (holy-part) working (longing; seeking; striving) toImage result for burned gif behold (receive; see) revelation (visions; great things) and are abiding (surviving; holding-out; enduring) to make sure that Salt Lake’s General Priesthood Authorities are disciplined by  burning (being-insulted; being treated with disrespect and scornful abuse). Like a Terebinth * (Pistachio-tree) or like an Oak tree that is cut-down (felled to the stump). The seed (heirs; descendants; posterity; scions) of holiness (saintliness; angelic-character) is in its stump (main-stem)  of the family-tree left projecting from the ground after most of the family-tree; (lineage; bloodline; dynasty; a line of hereditary rulers) has fallen or has been cut-down.

* Terebinth tree – The elah tree, most often translated as “terebinth”, bears the Latin name Pistacia palaestina, meaning it is related to the Image result for terebinth treepistachio tree. Many famous trees in the Hebrew Bible are terebinths, for example, the tree under which Jacob buried Laban’s idols (Gen. 35:4) and the tree in Orpah under which the angel who visited Gideon sat (Judg. 6:11). The most famous appearance of an elah in the Bible is the Valley of Elah where the battle of David and Goliath took place (1 Sam. 17). Presumably, the valley got its name due to a large number of elah trees that grew here in the past.

 

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Nine verses 11 – 20**

really stern
This is the best “Happy-Camper” that Salt Lake can come up with?

11. At first (In the beginning; In the initial stages;  During the nineteenth century) Aram  (The “Citadel”; headquarters of the Mormon-Church in Salt Lake City) worked alone in persecuting (victimizing) Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons)  but recent times, Philistines  (strangers; heathens; idolaters; people entirely hostile toward Israel’s God; people who are hostile to Israel’s culture; unbelievers) have partnered-up (conspired; colluded) with Aram (Salt Lake headquarters) because they, also, are looking for a place to encamp in order to amass-fortunes (strike it rich; prosper; be successful)  “on-the-backs-of” (supported by; carried by) Israel’s people. Together (In-collaboration),  they’ve  virtually devoured (consumed; incorporated; cannibalized; swallowed) Israel’s people, (rank and file Mormons), whole (“in one gulp”),  by using (utilizing; opening; making use of) their mouths (prophets; spokespersons; deputies; representatives; feel-good-talks; speechifying techniques; “talking-heads”). Despite (notwithstanding) all their “Twinkling” (dazzling; mesmerizing) oratory efforts,  Jehovah hasn’t turned his anger away from Salt Lake headquarters and His hand (power; might; fist) is still upraised (poised; ready) to strike (smack) them.

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12. But Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities have no intentions, whatsoever,  to reverse-their-Image result for u turncourse (come-back; repent; turn-around; make-a-“U”-turn) until (unless) Jehovah strikes them………… and you must keep-in-mind (consider the following; remember; not-forget) “Salt Lake’s priesthood authorities have never…ever sought (desired; needed) the Lord of Hosts”.

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13. So,  Jehovah has cut-off (severed; “fired”; terminated) Salt Lake’s Head (first Presidency; “control”;  decision-makers) and He has cut-off (terminated; “fired”; severed) Salt Lake’s “tail” (defiled followProphets who teach “lies”) and their offensive   (vulgar; ungodly)  entourage  ( body of supporters or admirers; “following”) in a single day (generation;  era). Related image

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14. Along with The “Elders” (Salt Lake’s “Dirty-Old-Men”; The “Brethren”)   and presiding Priesthood Authorities who are lifting-up (glorifying;Image result for dirty old men canonizing; immortalizing; enshrining; dignifying) the lecherous (libidinous; carnal; lustful) faces (purposes; intentions) of these “Brethren” (prophets and apostles) constitute the head,  while “Followers-who-spread-Salt Lake’s-lies” constitute Salt Lake’s loathsome tail.

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15.  They are the ones (leaders; priesthood authorities) who are wrongly (mistakenly; erroneously) portrayed (described; characterized; depicted; evoked; represented)Image result for gaping mouth,  by Salt Lake’s followers,  as “Blessed-by-God”  (prosperous; happy). But these very men are leading Mormon followers astray and marshaling (assembling; gathering; calling together) them worldwide, like soldiers,  in order to devour (swallow-whole; overwhelm; consume; incorporate) Israel’s people with their mouths (prophets; spokespersons; “talking-heads”; “empty-feel-good-talks”; pointless-chirping; speechifying).

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16. But,  the Lord takes-no-pleasure-in (is not satisfied with) the  men of this Salt Lake generation and HeRelated image has no pity for Salt Lake’s orphans (men who have no voice in the community)  nor for Salt Lake’s widows (fellows who’ve been excommunicated) for they’re all ungodly (irreligious and immoral; godless; unholy; impious; blasphemous; profane) and wicked (corrupt; base; vile).  Every mouth (prophet seer and revelator) speaks nothing but vileness (obscenities; vulgarities).  Jehovah’s anger (wrath; fury) remains unabated (sustained; unrelenting) and His hand (fist; might and power) is still poised (ready; uplifted) to strike (smack) this generation.

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17. Indeed (if truth be told) gross-wickedness (severe-wrong-doing; extraordinary-sinfulness; black-Related imagevillainy; moral-baseness) has virtually consumed  (devoured; eaten-up)  all of Salt lake’s briers (tangled thickets of vines,i.e. inter-connected families that produce thorns; hedges; boundaries; protective barriers) and the thorns (rigid-thinking-leaders who inflict pain and cause trouble) themselves. Salt Lake’s forest (plantation dominated by pioneer-family-trees and lineages) will soon be set ablaze and the fire will be so intense that a massive “column” (troop-formation) of “smoke” (God’s anger) rises-up.

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18. Preceding generations of Mormonism’s  Kingdom have been  somewhat (to someImage result for pouring gasoline on fire gif extent) scorched (singed; blistered; withered; blackened; discolored) by the wrath of the Lord of Hosts, but the mischief (misbehavior and troublemaking) of this-people (Salt Lake’s current leaders) is absolutely “Off-the-Charts” (especially evil; unbelievably-wicked).  He (Jehovah) regards  (esteems; thinks-of; uses) them as fuel (accelerants) to feed the flames and escalate His (Jehovah’s) fiery (burning) wrath. And you can count on every Israelite wishing (praying; hoping) that the “Brethren(Prophets and apostles) of this Salt Lake generation are NOT be spared by God.

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19. Because, first, Salt Lake’s presiding authorities devour “on-the-right” (ones who they trust the most),  butImage result for never satisfied gif that doesn’t satisfy (fulfill their need) , so they fed-on those who are “on-the-left” (ones who they condemn), but the cursed “Thirst-For-Blood” (bloodthirst; homicidal-impulse; violent-nature; cutthroat-tendency) had by  “Men-of-the-Flesh” (men governed by their carnal-appetites) doesn’t permit them to ever be satisfied (have enough).  

 

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20. Manasseh (the Israelite clan that forgets Jehovah ) has-in-mind (longs; wants) to be-just-tag-teamlike (imitate; take his “cues” from;  copy)  his younger brother Ephraim (Israelites who serve as Salt Lake’s “camouflage”, “pretext” and “window-dressing”), so

Manasseh (Israelites who don’t care about Jehovah or just plain forget Him) team-up (gang-up; work-together) against Judah (“Praise and gratitude toward Jehovah”). Because of all this, Jehovah’s anger remains focused on Salt Lake’ presiding officers and His (Jehovah’s) hand (power; fist; might) is still upraised (poised; ready) to strike (smack) them

 

 

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