Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 44 verses 14 – 21

14. Men of Salt Lake’s leadership cut-down (chop-down; destoy; get rid-of; kill; massacre; mow-down; fell; slaughter; lop; ) Cedar-trees (the most valuable Israelite Family-trees (bloodlines; lineages)  made of extremely durable and decay-resistant wood) while exploiting them to suit their own sinister (disturbing; ominus; greedy and self-serving) purposes.   But, they take (marry-into; fit together-with; combine-with) Cypress-trees (family-trees; pedigrees; lineages and bloodlines which are “evergreen”, i.e. their leaves (greenery; […]
live oak
The Live-Oak (Quercus virginiana) is one of the most iconic figures of the Deep South. Mentioning the words “Live-Oak” invokes all sorts of romantic nostalgia of yesteryear and the reputation is not unearned. In fact, many Live Oaks still stand that were growing on American soil when the first English settlers set foot on Plymouth Rock. They are long-lived, picturesque trees that also happen to be nearly bulletproof in the landscape. Given these factors, it is not surprising that Live Oak is far and away the most common tree included in both residential and commercial landscapes in the Coastal South. 

14. Men of Salt Lake’s leadership cut-down (chop-down; destoy; get rid-of; kill; massacre; mow-down; fell; slaughter; lop; ) Cedar-trees (the most valuable Israelite Family-trees (bloodlines; lineages)  made of extremely durable and decay-resistant wood) while exploiting them to suit their own sinister (disturbing; ominus; greedy and self-serving) purposes.   But, they take (marry-into; fit together-with; combine-withCypress-trees (family-trees; pedigrees; lineages and bloodlines which are “evergreen”, i.e. their leaves (greenery; foliage) never “falls-away”) and Oak-trees (families bloodlines,lineages.dynasties known  for their great strength, superior resistance to intermittent (sporadic; random; occasional)  attacks because of their  high-“astringent” (harsh; abrasive; corrosive; coarse and caustic) natureso, marrying into these bloodlines they will develop into intimidating (menacing ;terrifying; imposing) and unquestioned (understood; manifest pre-eminent; conspicuous; obvious) exemplars (paragons; ideals; text-book examples; epitomies; embodiments) of Salt Lake’s  shining (dazzling; radiant; twinkling; glowing) Melchizedek-priesthood-leadership to mingle (interact; mix) with Israelite trees (pedigrees; family-trees; lineages; bloodlines) of ordinary (rank and file; typical; everyday ; non-leadership) breeding (upbringing; rearing) 

sidewalk
Mormon priesthood leadership (aristocracy) taking a casual stroll on a sidewalk composed (arranged; tessellated) with asphalt (pavement-mix; Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons).  

which  constitute most of the Lord’s vineyard (plantation). In the end (ultimately) , this generation of Salt Lake’s prieshood leadership,   “breeds” (mates and then produces) nothing but  Pine-trees (soft, easily molded, easily-cut; easily-pressured and easily-folded; easily manipulated; easily-handled and easily-controlled families, bloodlines; lineages) Pine is a species of evergreen which yields not only low-grade (soft; low-quality and strength) timber (building-material), but also turpentine (a substance and character that breaks-down; (demoralizes; dispirits; dishearten; discourages; depresses; corrupts) people and things to produce a solution, tar (a substance that creates of a smooth surface; a substance that helps things run smoothly. a substance that “greases-the-skids”) to hasten (accelerate precipitate; catalyze; speed-up) Salt Lake’s applied-force (pressure; difficulty; pressure-cooker; urgencyduress; compulsion) and “Control-System”  (A system (process; method) that manages, commands, directs or regulates the behaviour of  Israel’s-people; automated (robotic) conveyor-belt-for; means-of-delivery; means-of dismantling) Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) and “pitch” (asphalt; mosaic-work; decorative-arrangement of Israelite-stones; pavement-mixture; material for making sidewalks) upon which Mormon priesthood leadership (aristocracy) casually stroll (promenade; walk-leisurely) especially to be seen by others.

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comfy
Because they are intimately associated with Jehovah, Israel’s people are naturally comfortable, cozy and snug. 

15. As far as Salt Lake priesthood leadership is concerned, Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) were made (were created; exist) for Adam (fallen-men; disgraced-men; mankind) to exploit (capitalize-on; cash-in-on) and abuse for their own selfish purposes.  After and only after they’ve exploited Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons),  are they  warm (friendly).   As if that were not enough, Salt Lake’s leaders strain (put through a sieve; put through the wringer; thresh; sift) and cook (prepare) to consume (battle; devour; overcome) Israel’s people (rank and fileMormons), further, they systematically and habitually create idols (images and representations)  of  unattainable-hopes (“Pipe-dreams”; e.g. fantacies like Mormon Temples being “the” place where marriage is guaranteed for eternity; the delusion that,  instead-of “love” and the “spirit-of god”, Melchizedek priesthood power is what binds a family together) as objects of worship for Israel’s people……then……like clockwork……Israel’s people “fall-to-their-knees”  and worship these “Pipe-dreams” (unattainable-fantacies) as their idols (objects of worship) and celebrate them as ideals (perfect-things) and paragons (models of excellence) for which Israelites (rank and file Mormons) constantly hope to achieve.

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making Kissy-face
“Playing-Kissy-Face” is a idiomatic- phrase used to describe manipulative  behavior which includes flattery; currying favor; pandering; toadying; kissing someone’s ass; by men in positions of power to regain favor of their victim after an episode of demeaning-abuse.   

16. Salt Lake burns (enflames; ignites; sets-afire; kindles; sets-on-fire; excites) most  of this generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) with passion (strong and barely controllable emotion) for Mormonism and “The Church” but  they roast  (criticize and find-fault severely; ridicule; nelaugh about in a scornful or contemptuous manner)  the rest of this generation of Israel’s people  as a way (means) to “roast” (hurt; injure; cause-pain-for; get back at) Me (Jehovah) until their ravenous-appetite for relaliation, (counter-attack; revenge; pay-back), churning in their bellies (souls) is temporarily glutted (gorged; satisfied; sated).   Then, “and only then”,  do they become-warm (“make-nice”; act pleasantly toward Israel’s people, i.e. “rank and file” Mormons, though typically in a hypocritical way; go through the motions of kindness; put on a false show of kindness; pretend that they give a tinker’s damn; outwardly appear to be thoughful and kind) and say to themselves ,  “Ahh!” “What a relief!……our pretense of affection has worked, so…we don’t owe Israel’s people a-thing, now!…… we can relax!”.  Look at us.….we’re warm (good and righteous men; making nicey…nice; playing kissy…kissy) because we’ve  “Seen-the-Light”* .

*  “See the Light” – When people say that they’ve “seen the light”, there’s an implication that they have come to realize or understand something, often something that makes them change their behavior or opinions. For Salt Lake, the “Ahh” moment merely reveals the fact that they now understand how to keep Israel’s people hooked and compliant using an unpredictable alternation (repeated occurrence of two things in turn; repeated rotation) between abuse (criticizm; disapproval; call-down; silence) and acclamation (entusiastic approval; kindness; praise; laudation; commendation) . This constant alternation creates a pathologically (dis-ease causing) addictive and abusive pattern of dependence.
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celebrities
Mormon celebrities are the regional and local priesthood authorities whose photographs grace the center-fold of every semi-annual conference issue of the church’s  “Ensign” magazine. Members are supposed to recognize these men for contributing “Who Knows What” to the redemption and salvation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons).   

17.  While the rest of Israel’s people who submit themselves to Salt Lake’s authority,  are transformed into great-idols (heroes; mighty-men; godlings),  groomed to become graven-images (unforgetable-celebrities; impossible to forget-household-names; very memorable-news-makers and VIP’s).  Then, as one might expect, Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) predictably fall-down (bow-down; prostrate themselves) before to this generation of co-opted (defective; inoperative;  “taken-over”; assimilated; appropriated; homogenized) Israelites (rank and file Mormons) who are now Mormon aristocrates, then Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) eventally think to themselves “You (turn-coat; defective-aristocratic-Israelites) will be the “protection” and “defence” for this generation of Israel’s people because all of you (Mormon-aristicracy) are now…like “gods” to us.

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birth 70
Salt Lake is planning for them (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) to  be-bereaved (be-miscarried;  fail to attain an intended or expected outcome; be-aborted; be failures) and calmly bear what seems inevitable (unavoidable; inescapable; inexorable; certain to happen) as to (regarding)  their glorious emergence (birth; delivery; arrival). SNAP!….you idiots in Salt lake…surprise…surprise!

18. Israel’s people (rank and file Mormon) don’t know what’s happening and they don’t understand what’s going on because Salt Lake  spins  (manipulates the interpretation of ; twists; perverts) everything so as to (as a means to; in order to)  avoid (run-away-from; side-step) recognition (being identified, in-particular; being-detected; being apprehended) by Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) as to the real (true; actual; concrete; real-life) source (origin;  well-spring) of Salt Lake’s power and authority, so they (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) will be aborted (miscarried;  failures in attaining an intended or expected outcome;  forced to calmly bear what seems a sad inevitability) as to (regarding)  their own emergence (birth; delivery; arrival).

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nothing better
Salt Lake’s men think to themselves, “It just don’t get no better than this!”

19. So, the hearts of Salt Lake’s people cannot be converted (turned) and they remain too ignorant and confused to declare (admit acknowledge; bring to light; shed light upon) that half of this generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) are fired-up (ignited; impassioned; enthralled; spellbound; entranced; charmed; bewitched; captivated) by powerful General Authorities in Salt Lake City, Utah with fire (passion;devotion;  excitement; zeal) which is  directed toward Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City (themselves)  instead of Jehovah. And further (in addition to this), Salt Lake’s priesthood leaders want to recognized-legally (accepted; approved; accredited; endorsed; sanctioned; validated) as the ultimate fulfillment (achievement of something desired, promised, and predicted) of God’s authority.              

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20. The hearts (wills; secret-desires; minds; sympathies; intellect; seeds-of-life) of Salt Lake’s men governs (tends; pasture; feeds; sustains) the ashes (worthless-stuff; vanity; narcissism; conceit; self-absorption) of Ephraim’s “delusion” (fantacy; illusion; pipedream; mistake; belief that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder) is misleading  (misguiding; deceiving; hoodwinking) them, so they cannot be protected or defended, having-in-mind (thinking-of; focusing-on; centering-on; aiming attention-at; drawing attention-to) their-own-selves and unable to bring to light (shed-light-on) anything. Far be it from them to deceive (hoodwink; defraud; lie)  as (playing the role of; pretending to be) Jehovah’s right hand.*

 

*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 xxiii. 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” (Jer. i. 14). 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” (Ps. xlv. 9). Solomon placed a seat of honor for his mother, the queen, on his right side (I Kings ii. 19). 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 (I Sam. xi. 2). The prophet predicted, “Wo to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! . . . his right eye shall be utterly darkened” (Zech. xi. 17). 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 (Lev. vii. 32). -by Joseph Jacos, Judah David Eisenstein – Jewish Encyclopedia.com

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sculpting
I molded (shaped; formed; sculpted; developed; raised; reared; influenced) all of you who are of Israel’s people (tribe; lineage; bloodline; family; dynasty) , for the express-purpose of becoming servants (helpers; supporters) to me. 

21. Remember these things Jacob (a lineage, bloodline, family and dynasty of pretenders, frauds and deceivers) and Israel (a lineage family, bloodline, dynasty of people whose thinking and behavior is upright and honest in the sight of God) because (for)  I molded (shaped; formed; sculpted; developed; raised; reared; influenced) all of you who are of Israel’s people (tribe; lineage; bloodline; family; dynasty) , for the express-purpose of becoming servants to me,  so none of you will ever be forgotten by me.   

 

 

 

 

     

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