Reading Isaiah’s Mind – Chapter 40 – verses 22 – 31

baldachin
a  “Canopy-of- State” (Baldachin) overshadowing an official and sacred property belonging to the king

22. The Mormon prophets of Salt Lake City are reigning-over (lording-over; dominating) the kingdom of Israel and Israel’s people are being taken by them as prisoners-of-war (hostages; captives; prisoners; slaves; bondsmen).  Like (as if; much the same as ) a swarm of locust (grasshoppers; devourers of crops and vegetation), Salt Lake’s priesthood leaders cover-up (hide; conceal; veil; lay down a smokescreen over; misrepresent) the ground (foundation; reason; rationale; purposes; premises) underlying them (shoring-them-up; propping-them-up; supporting-them).  Behold, their power and influence spreads like a massive-canopy (awning; shade; covering;sunshade;  tarp; a  Baldachin -a “canopy-of-state” overshadowing a king’s dominion),  as they cloak (masquerade; disguise; misrepresent) themselves in the robes (mantles) of “light-bearers” (messengers; teachers; ambassadors) sent from the House of David for the sheer sake of (in the sheer interest of; for the sole purpose of)  interrupting (stopping; interfering-with; impeding; thwarting; arresting; crippling) Israel’s holy work among the family of man.

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23. Behold, this generation of Salt Lake’s priesthood leadership  sits-down (reigns; rules) in order to promote (advance; honor; hallow; sanctify) themselves and their houses (bloodlines, lineages; ancestries) along with the mumbo-jumbo (confusion; nonsense )  they peddle (hawk; market; disseminate; present)  as the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ  (The word of God). The entirety (sum total; alpha and omega; beginning and end; length and breadth; long and the short) of their notion of the “Restored-Gospel” and the “Restored Melchizedek Priesthood” is designed (invented; made-up; contrived; calculated) for the sole purpose of  cutting-down (destroying; felling; making irrelevant)  Israel’s family-tree (lineage; bloodline ancestry) and then,  to Lord (command; boss; rule-dictatorially) over Israel’s people and captivate (enchant; fascinate; lure; seduce; hypnotize) them,  then in the end, shake-them off (toss them away; discard)  like chaff (worthless-stuff; rubbish; refuse) and stubble (wreckage; dross; garbage; leavings; swill; filth; ). Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood authorities have managed to completely desolate (lay-waste; ravage; ruin;  forsake; abandon) Israel’s people.

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whirlwind
The Spirit of God generates a big commotion ; confusion; a hubbub;  a maelstrom

24. Indeed,  Salt Lake has not planted (set in place; established) Israel’s people, nor have they sown them (ignited them; inspired; actuated them; stirred them ; fanned their fire), indeed,  Israel’s stock (race; people; clan; relatives; lineage; bloodline) cannot (will not)  take root in Salt Lake’s  ground (rationale; purpose; objective; pretext), and when Jehovah’s breath (spirit) is blown upon Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood leadership, they dry-up  (withdraw; wither; shrink; curl-up) and the maelstrom (commotion tumult; whirlwind) that Jehovah’s spirit generates (causes; produces) sweeps all of them away.

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25. Now… to whom do you compare me?  and who in Salt Lake City do you believe is my equal? , saith (asks) the Holy One of Israel.

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alliance of men
They are “soldiers” with two missions -(1)  destroy Israel’s people and (2) achieve,  promote, and safeguard the political and financial interests of salt Lake’s ruling class

26. Lift up your eyes to the lofty-heights of Salt Lake’s General Authorities (chosen few)  and take good look at them!  Who do you suppose begot (fattened; beefed-up; built-up; fed; stuffed ) these “pompous-asses” in the first place, coming-forth from Utah by the numbers (as if “painted by numbers”; in strict accordance with Salt Lake’s “cloak and dagger” procedures; in Mormon stereotypical form). They are , all of them,  “Satanic-foot-soldiers” (evil men who do routine but essential work for the adversary) by  securing, promoting and safeguarding the political and financial prosperity and influence of Salt Lake’s “Revered-Ruling-Class” instead of securing, safeguarding and promoting the spiritual welfare of Israel’s people. Each one of them is called by name on account of the greatness (scope; high-degree; potency; quality) of his “personal” idolatry (idol-worship; hero-worship; icon-worship; paganism) and each one’s  resourcefulness (cleverness; craftiness; cunning; shrewdness) in avoiding (sidestepping;circumventing; dodging; by-passing)  any personal suffering or sacrifice.

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27. Why do you fantasize (romanticize; glamorize; idealize; sentimentalize) Jacob (a defrauder; a supplanter; a fake; a phony; a pretender) while (at the same time) you plot (scheme; conspire) against Israel, a new generation of people which is “hidden-up” (deliberately concealed; no immediately obvious) under the direction of Jehovah, himself and because of their loyalty (faithfulness; devotion; allegiance; fidelity; steadfastness) to the Holy covenant (pact; agreement; treaty; bond)  they’ve entered into with me ….a covenant they DO NOT disregard (take lightly).

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trickery
Can you discern idolatry when you see it ?

28. Don’t you not know…..Have you not heard? Do you not understand that the Jehovah, the everlasting God…the orchestrator of the ends (last days; final- days) of this Earth (this world and all its confusion ) doesn’t grow tired and doesn’t become too weary ( confused; confounded; overwhelmed) to fathom (realize;  discern) the idolatry (falsehood; trickery; idol-worship) of Salt Lake’s presiding Authorities.

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29.  In fact, He is the “giver” of strength to Israel’s weary (confused; overwhelmed; confounded) but under no circumstances does he “give strength” for the sake of (in the interests of) increasing (magnifying; exalting; lifting-up) Salt Lake’s idolatrous priesthood leaders.

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30. Rather, Salt Lake’s priestly aristocracy (elites; chosen few; presiding authorities) along with their army of missionaries (ministers;  messengers of Salt Lake’s false-Gospel) are the ones who have grown  tired (stale; monotonous; drowsy; sleepy; brain-dead) . Salt Lake’s priestly ambassadors are falling (descending; failing) right along with the investigators, who they cause to stumble.

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eagle's wings
Those who wait upon the Lord will soar as if by wings of eagles

31. Those who are hoping for (waiting upon) for Jehovah will soar ( mount-up; climb;  ascend; fly) as if with eagle’s wings.  They will run (function operate; call the shots) and never be tired ( distracted) and they will walk (proceed; advance; move forward) and never feel faint (scared; timid; frightened).  

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