Reading Isaiah’s Mind – chapter 41 – verses 11 – 20

angry bull
Angry bulls refer to disdainful and threatening men in high places

11. Of course, Salt Lake’s people will be put to shame (embarrassed; humiliated; mortified) and all their bulls (pompous presiding-priesthood-leaders; powerful men in high-places; General Authorities) will be irritated  (annoyed; insulted; worried; provoked; driven-nuts;  irritated; threatened; rubbed-the-wrong-way; aggravated;  “pissed off”) and snort (grunt; chortle; snicker) at you, (Israel’s people) while they (powerful LDS priesthood leaders)  who’ve been hindering (blocking;  impeding; contradicting; impugning; siding against) you,  become “nothings” (diddly-squats; zero-zip-nada’s; nobodies;  small-potatoes; “bobkes”; “losers”) in the eyes (viewpoint; opinion; estimation) of the world.

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12. Members of the church will search for (appeal-to; look-for; plead-with; seek the counsel of; petition; apply-to; press) Mormon General Authorities, but Salt Lake’s presiding High-priests, who have been warring against you all along,  are nowhere to be found. It will be as if (as though) they have all disappeared (vanished; passed into oblivion; became extinct; vaporized).

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right hand
I am leading (grasping; conducting; guiding)  you with my  “right hand” (lawful legitimate power, authority and influence)

13. Israel’s enemies (Mormon General Authorities)  are terrified (horror-struck; spooked; frighteneed out of their wits; petrified) at the thought of  you (Israel’s people) , Because I (Jehovah) , your God, I am accompanying (conducting; walking with)  you.  I am taking (grasping; holding; conducting; leading) you with (by; using)  my right (privileged; authoritative; lawful; legitimate) hand (power; influence; potency; strength) and I , Jehovah, am the One who is saying (whispering) to you, “Don’t be afraid….I will help (facilitate; make the way easy for ) you”.

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14. Don’t be afraid (intimidated; daunted; bothered), my little (innocent; dear) ones of Israel by the worms (maggots; grubs; contemptible parasites; loathsome blood-suckers; worthless-leeches; toady-grubs; detestable-vermin ) of Jacob (fraud; deceit; mockery) for I am helping (befriending; joining-forces with; teaming-up with; supporting; inspiring) you, even now, declareth Jehovah, your redeemer and Israel’s best example of a  “Holy One” (saint; angel).

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15. Behold (see; look; watch; something hitherto unseen and entirely un-imagined,  I am designating (appointing; selecting; chosing; calling; ordaining)  you  (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormon people) to be a new (latter-day; modern)  sharp-toothed (honed; double-edged; cutting; piercing; threshing; separating; crucial; severing; critical) instrument to beat (pound; thresh; trample; break to pieces; crush; tread upon) the self-exalted (self-appointed; self-righteous; Pharisaic; hypocritical; phony; pretentious) presiding Mormon priesthood leadership (General Authorities; First Presidency and quorum of Twelve Apostles) reigning as Israelite kings from LDS Church headquarters in Salt Lake City. You (Israel’s people ; rank and file Mormon people) are called (summoned; assigned; appointed; entitled) to crush (pulverize; grind; stamp-them-out; demolish; ruin; devastate; exterminate) Salt Lake’s priesthood leaders and their elevated (high-falutin’; showy) society, as if they are chaff (worthless stuff; trash; the “dregs of mankind”;  rubbish; garbage).

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winnow
Winnow means: to sift; ; thresh; strain; separate the wheat from the chaff

16. You will winnow (sift; separate; differentiate; thresh) them then the wind (spirit)  will lift them up in the air (appearance; look; impression; way of being) and a gale (windstorm; blast of wind; cyclone; tempest) will blow them away, while you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormon people) rejoice (dance; leap for joy; kick-up-your-heels).  All of you will celebrate with (in) Jehovah.

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17. Those who are poor (impoverished; destitute; forlorn)  and those who are needy (disenfranchised; disadvantaged; deprived) because they have been dried-out (exhausted; worn-out ) trying to satisfy Salt Lake’s withering demands, will receive life-giving water (refreshment; “living-water”; renewal ; nourishment; spiritual-food) and there will be no more tongues parched by thirst. I (Jehovah) will answer (respond to) them and unlike LDS Church leaders in Salt Lake City, I will never forsake (abandon; desert; repudiate; deny; disavow) Israel’s people (rank and file Mormon people).

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open the mouth
Open the mouth means to speak or utter words, in this case words of severe condemnation

18. I am “opening my mouth” (uttering-words of condemnation; speaking-up) against (in contempt of; hostile to; in disagreement with) the sparkling (twinkling) image (appearance; guise; aspect; semblance; public relations) of Salt Lake’s barren-heights (empty-loftiness; no-go-pinnacle ) of prosperity (“fat of the land”; “milk and honey”; Mormon success) and projected (spouted; cast; launched; concocted) by  fountains (well-springs; sources; spokesmen) in the Salt Lake Valley region. I will show (manifest; prove; make plain) that Salt Lake’s desolate priesthood organizations are just pools of stagnant ( foul; dirty ; contaminated; polluted) water (misrepresentation; confusion; mix-up) and expose (bring to light; disclose; blurt out) the grounds (foundations; roots; basis) of Mormonism’s  culture and society to be parched (dying; dry; moistureless; desiccated; dehydrated; water-less; withered; wilted; lacking-vitality).

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19. I am stationing (placing; positioning; establishing; planting) Cedars (water-tight lineages; confusion resistant family-trees; pedigrees) and Acacia (a very hardwood family-tree) and myrtle (very fast growing family-trees)  and olive-trees (Israelite pedigrees anointed by Me) and in the wilderness of Salt Lake’s priesthood leadership, I am planting pine-trees (foundational; originating; quickening lineages), fir-trees ( firm and enduring people ; undeviating; unwavering; indomitable people)  and cypress-trees ( upright; straight; honest; upstanding; principled; fair-dealing people) all together.

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engineer
The hand (power) of God engineered these things and the Jehovah’s saints (angels; holy ones) made them happen and brought them to life.

20. In order that Israel’s people may see (envision; comprehend; discern; recognize)  and that they may know ( become acquainted with; become aware of; experience for themselves) then they might consider (contemplate; think-over; ponder; meditate-about) Me (Jehovah) and that Salt Lake’s priesthood leadership is altogether failing (disappointing; nullifying; thwarting; miscarrying) them (Israel’s people).  As a matter of fact, the hand (power)  of Jehovah has engineered (planned; layed-out; conceptualized; begotten; orchestrated) this entire thing (affair; matter; sequence of events) and the Jehovah’s Holy Ones (saints ; angels) have made this plan happen (realized Jehovah’s plans; brought Jehovah’s plans to life; carried-out Jehovah’s plan; brought Jehovah’s plan into the world; polished Jehovah;s plan; finished Jehovah’s plan; executed Jehovah;’s plan; brought Jehovah’s plan to fruition).

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