Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 43 verses 1 thru 7

1. But Now (at the present time or moment) “thus saith the Lord”*,  the One who created (brought into existence) you….. Jacob,  and the One who formed (made suitable for a new purpose; modified)  you,  ….Israel. Fear not (don’t be afraid) because I have redeemed (regained possession of; reclaimed; retreived; recovered) you and I am summoning (calling) you by your […]
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I am summoning (calling) you by your name (because of your character)   to come (return) home to me.  

1. But Now (at the present time or moment) “thus saith the Lord”*,  the One who created (brought into existence) you….. Jacob,  and the One who formed (made suitable for a new purpose; modified)  you,  ….Israel. Fear not (don’t be afraid) because I have redeemed (regained possession of; reclaimed; retreived; recovered) you and I am summoning (calling) you by your name (because of your character)   to come (return) home to me.

 

 

* Thus saith the LordTHE EXPRESSION, “THUS saith the Lord,” is used over  four hundred times in the Bible. Additionally, there are many similar expressions used, such as: “It is written,” or “The Word of the Lord came unto me,” or “I, the Lord, have spoken it,” calling attention to specific statements, messages, and lessons from God. The prophet, or other spokesman, is telling us: “Now hear this!  is God speaking; these are his words.” This is a wonderful expression, and full of meaning. for Bible students. We have a reverence for God’s Word; and a “Thus saith the Lord” is the end of all controversy with us.  Even a casual reader of the Bible will soon discover he is reading a very unusual book. Even though he may not accept its claims, a careful and reflective reading will demonstrate, for most at least, that this book is not only unique, but makes some very unique claims. The following are a number of evidences that support this uniqueness. In hundreds of passages, the Bible declares or takes the position explicitly or implicitly that it is nothing less than the very Word of God. Some thirty-eight hundred times the Bible declares, “God said,” or “Thus says the Lord” Paul also recognized that the things he was writing were the Lord’s commandments  and they were acknowledged as such by the believers . Peter proclaimed the certainty of the Scriptures and the necessity of heeding the unalterable and certain Word of God . John too recognized that his teaching was from God; to reject his teaching was to reject God. For other passages which either declare or assume the Bible as God’s Word. But isn’t this a circular kind of argument, and is that a valid argument? In a court of law, the accused has the right to testify on his own behalf. That testimony should be considered in the light of the evidence. In this case, the evidence, both external and internal, strongly supports the claims of the Bible.  In response to those who would reject the above-mentioned argument, it should be noted that the writers who made those claims for the Scripture were trustworthy men who “defended the integrity of the Scripture at great personal sacrifice”. Jeremiah received his message directly from the Lord , yet because of his defense of the Scripture some attempted to kill him ; even his family rejected him . Counterfeit prophets were readily recognized by the fact that they sacrifice absolutely nothing personally or financially to deliver their cheerful messages. On the contrary, they enjoy unparalleled social and financial prosperity, comfort and security by achieving popularity among the people as they spek flattering words and pleasant stories to their followers, as so-called Prophets. Additionally, the personal fortunes amassed by today’s evangelical preachers who parade about  proclaiming a “prosperity-gospel” that promises to enrich followers who send money to them and their ministry. Their “ways” testify as to the identity of  God (idol; ruler of the Universe; image; object worshiped as divine “supreme-rule”) to whom they pay tribute and in whose service they are employed.  The testimony of reliable witnesses—particularly of Jesus, but also  others such as Moses, Joshua, David, Daniel, and Nehemiah in the Old Testament, and John in the New Testament—affirmed the authority and verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures.  The ever present assumption of the writers of the Bible is that the Bible is the God-breathed Word of God. A good illustration is seen in  which not only declares the Bible to be the Word of God, but identifies six perfections with corresponding transformations of human character that the Bible will produce in those who study and apply it in faith.

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When a conflux of Melchizedek Priesthood leaders from Salt Lake City tries to teach you  that you’ll  become God’s twinkling- stars (brilliant- celebrities; dazzling-luminaries) by getting-hold-of (receiving; obtaining) their Melchizedek Priesthood Authority,  they won’t be able to inundate (bombard; besiege; overwhelm; overrun) you.

2. When you (Israel’s people)  passed through the-waters (chaotic and confusing circumstances) I was with (accompanying; escorting; protecting) you,  so (consequently; accordingly) when a conflux (confluence; convergence; gathering; assembly; multitude) of Melchizedek Priesthood leaders from Salt Lake City attempt to indoctrinate (brainwash) you  into believing  that you’ll  become God’s twinkling-stars (sparkling-celebrities; radiant-luminaries; shimmering points of light) by getting-hold-of (receiving; obtaining ) Salt Lake’s Melchizedel Priesthood Authority,  they won’t have the power to successfully inundate (bombard; besiege; ovcharacter; erwhelm; overrun) you. When you walk in cooperation with their part  (role; character; function involvement; responsibility) the fire (spirit; enthusiasm) will not have the power to burn (consume; devour) you and their flame (hot glowing body of ignited gas; fumes; smoke; vapor; airlike fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, that is generated by something fired-up)  will not be set ablaze within you .     

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3. Because I (Jehovah), your God, the Holy One of Israel, the One saving you (your Savior) have sacrificed (offered-up; jeapordized)  my own self (soul) as a means to ransom (obtained your release as a prisoner by suffering an unwelcome experience as a required-condition in order to achieve a your freedom) from  tight ( restrictive; oppressive; overwhelming; overpowering; unbearable; intolerable) places (conditions; circumstances; situations;  environments) deliberately created for you by Cushites (men who have no moral-consciences, whatsoever) in order to fulfill their own needs and wishes instead of yours (Israel’s people’s; rank and file Mormon’s). 

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You ( Israel’s people) are precious-stones (treasures; prized-possessions; “apples-of-God’s-eye”;ones that God cherishes above all others;  gem-stones)  in Jehovah’s sight (estimation; sight).

4. Because of this situation, You ( Israel’s people) are Jehovah’s precious-stones (treasures; prized-possessions; “apples-of-God’s-eye”;ones that God cherishes above all others;  gem-stones)  in my (Jehovah’s) sight (estimation; sight)  and He (Jehovah)  is honored by you and He delights-in  (loves as He does himself; has befriended; longs-after) you (Israel’s people) and gives sacrifices Adam (fallen-men) in-exchange-for ( for-the-sake-of) you and the families of Salt Lake’s leaders of Melchizedek Priesthood Organization in exchange for your souls .

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5. Don’t be afraid, because “with you in mind” (thinking of you; for your benefit) I am bringing something that will function (work) as a winnowing-fan (device that separates or distinguishes) your (Israel’s)  seed (offspring; children; relatives; kindred) from the seed (spawn) of “the-West” ( Mormon-headquarters in Salt Lake City). I will grasp you (Israel’s people)  thru my hand and say to the North (“tempers that-are-dark,  stormy and scary”) “Give-up what belongs to me….” and to the South (warm and gentle tempers  reminiscent of the sweet flowers, babbling brooks, and the voices of birds of summer) “Do not hold-back (restrain; suppress; hinder; stop; thwart; obstruct; impede; discourage) my sons (subjects; descendants; scions)  from-afar (at a distance) who  point (direct-everyone’s attention) to my return (reappearance: comeback) and do not stop my daughters (branches; worshipers; disciples; devotees) who are returning from the most remote regions of the earth.

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This generation of Israel’s people is in-distress (“in the narrows”; perplexed; “in-straits”; completely-baffled; very-puzzled; grieved) because of Salt Lake’s  Priesthood Authorities.

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7. Each one of them points (directs-attention) to this specifically summoned (commissioned; ordered; authoritatively or urgently called-on to be present, especially as a witness in a court-of-law) generation, in Jehovah’s name (in Jehovah’s behalf) and on behalf of (in the interest of) my glory  (renown or honor won by notable achievements; recognition). I wished authority especially for the sake of this generation of Israel’s people but they are in-distress (“in the narrows”; perplexed; completely-baffled; in difficult straits; very-puzzled; grieved) because of Salt Lake’s Priesthood leaders. I planned (arranged-in-advance) authority especially for the sake of this generation of Israel’s people, furthermore, I brought authority into existence,  in the first place,  looking forward to  this generation of Israel’s people

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