Reading Isaiah’s Mind – Chapter 44 – verses 21 – 28

21. Remember this… Jacob (those who project the appearance of righteousness while defrauding Israel’s people) and you too, Israel (those who are righteous in the eyes of God’s)  for  I  (Jehovah)  (planned; had in mind ) that  both of you would serve me as – “vassals” (persons or nation of people  entering into a mutual obligation with a sworn […]
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Keep this fact in mind!

21. Remember this… Jacob (those who project the appearance of righteousness while defrauding Israel’s people) and you too, Israel (those who are righteous in the eyes of God’s)  for  (Jehovah)  (planned; had in mind ) that  both of you would serve me as – “vassals” (persons or nation of people  entering into a mutual obligation with a sworn oath and covenant, treaty , pact of loyalty) unto me .   Neither one of You  will [forever] be forgotten (neglected; deprived) by me.

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Nimbus clouds are rainclouds or thunderheads that bring precipitation

22.  Like a thick cloud-cover, I will sweep-away (dismiss; push away; blot-out; erase) all of your offenses (transgressions). Like nimbus clouds (rain-clouds),   your failures (lack of success; miscarriages; blunders) will be rolled-back  (reversed) by me, for I have redeemed (re-purchased; bought freedom for)  both Jacob and Israel.

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23.  Sing for joy,  O, heavens (those, in whom God’s spirit dwells) for  Jehovah appoints (deputizes; commissions; calls; selects; names) them.  Shout-aloud (cry-out at the top of you lungs; “for cryin’ out loud”) those of you whose home is the earth (sphere; realm;  world) below (lacking God’s spirit;  dispirited; destitute of God’s spirit; in need of God’s spirit) namely, the plantations (homesteads; forests)  of Rocky Mountains and the family- trees (extended-families; lineages; bloodlines) in them. They will one day make a joyful sound, for Jehovah has redeemed (retrieved; recovered; reclaimed)  Jacob (those who are defrauding Israel’s people), as well,  but thru Israel’s people  (rank and file Mormons),  He  now manifests (shows; exhibits; expresses; presents) His glory (excellence; grandeur). 

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As for me.... 24.  Thus saith the Lord….. your redeemer (“next-of-kin”; re-purchaser; declaimer; retriever; emancipator) and your  designer (architect; inventor; founder; pattern maker). I am Jehovah, The sole maker of everything that expands (amplifies; magnifies; enlarges; increases; spreads) the heavens (those in whom God’s spirit dwells).  I (Jehovah), and no one else, has the right (authority; prerogative; just-claim)  to overlay (adorn; finish; embellish; ornament) the Earth (sphere of those lack God’s spirit), that is beneath (subject to)  the heavens (those in whom God’s spirit dwells).  So… who will serve me (who will take-up my cause; who will follow me; who will fight with me)?  

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25.  Those who bring to nought (contravene; reject; lay-aside; write-off) my signs (portents; omens; indications; harbingers; prophesies; predictions; “handwriting on the wall”) separate (excommunicate; expel; exile; exclude) themselves. Those who mock (imitate ; pretend to be) my  [Israelite] sages (Israelite prophets; Israelite Rabbi’s; Israelite Oracles; Israelite luminaries) will “in the end” (ultimately) be taken (lured; forced) into captivity (bondage; enslavement; subjection; custody) and all their learning (erudition; scholarship; instruction; enlightenment)  will wind-up (bring to an end ; conclude; finish-up ),  being regarded as “non-sense”.

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Salt Lake has spent almost two hundred years building a royal dynasty of illegitimate prophets

26. Those who “carry-out” (execute; fulfill; take to heart; take seriously) the “Words” of God, are the real servants of God (Jehovah) accompanied by those who affirm  (corroborate; testify of; bear witness of)  Israel’s own messengers (prophets) emerging from this generation of Israel’s people. They are “peacemakers” pointing everyone to (directing everyone’s attention to) this (Isaiah’s) indictment” (formal list of “Criminal Charges”) regarding the inhabitants of Jerusalem (“Salt Lake City” –  the self-declared latter-day headquarters of the Jehovah cult and religion)  and enemies (foes; rivals; adversaries) of Judah’s entire lineage (people; dynasty; house; bloodline; family-tree). Since the early 1800’s , Salt Lake’s General Authorities have been systematically  building (setting-up; assembling) a multi-generational corporate-dynasty of “fraudulent-prophets” , but I will repair (redress; repair; remedy; restore) the damage (wasted lives; wasted-time) caused by all of them.

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27. Israel’s prophets will command the “Abyss” (bottomless-pit; void; “The sinister Melchizedek priesthood Organization”) “Dry-up!” (Depart; Get-out!; of “Off with you!”) without further argument. I will cause their scintillating (twinkling; sparkling) power (strangle-hold; suffocating-embrace; head-lock) of Israel’s people to utterly disappear (evaporate; “vanish into thin air”). 

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28. Israel’s prophets will proclaim my minister (“my-shepherd”)Cyrus (…you remember him from History class ?) Cyrus functioned as a “shepherd” to the “then” exiled Jews, the only known tribe of Israel’s royal  House (dynasty), which remained after the deportation of the “so-called” Ten-lost- tribes.  Jehovah employed Cyrus to do a marvelous “act of service” for his beloved ancient people.

King Cyrus
The name Cyrus means “throne”

FYI – The Hebrew Bible states that Cyrus issued the celebrated Cyrus Decree (below) -which meant the liberation of the “only-known” clan remaining of the House of Israel , i.e. “The Jews” (lineage of Judah) , for the rebuilding the temple (God’s House, God’s dynasty, God’s lineage) in Jerusalem, initiating the commencement of a great epoch in the history of God’s people.

Josephus
“The Works (writings) of Flavius Josepus”

 The Works of Flavius Josephus 

Translated by William Whiston

HOW CYRUS, KING OF THE PERSIANS, DELIVERED THE JEWS OUT OF BABYLON AND SUFFERED THEM TO RETURN TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY AND TO BUILD THEIR TEMPLE, FOR WHICH WORK HE GAVE THEM MONEY.

 In the first year of the reign of Cyrus, which was the seventieth from the day that our people were removed out of their own land into Babylon, God commiserated the captivity and calamity of these poor people, according as he had foretold to them by Jeremiah the prophet, before the destruction of the city, that after they had served Nebuchadnezzar and his posterity, and after they had undergone that servitude seventy years, he would restore them again to the land of their fathers, and they should build their temple, and enjoy their ancient prosperity. And these things God did afford them; for he stirred up the mind of Cyrus, and made him write this throughout all Asia:

“Thus saith Cyrus,  the King:

Since God Almighty hath appointed me to be king of the habitable earth, I believe that he is that [same] God which the nation of the Israelites worship; for indeed he foretold my name by the prophets, and that I should build him a house at Jerusalem, in the country of Judea.”

 This was known to Cyrus by his reading the book which Isaiah left behind him of his prophecies; for this prophet said that God had spoken thus to him in a secret vision: “My will is, that Cyrus, whom I have appointed to be king over many and great nations, send back my people to their own land, and build my temple.” This was foretold by Isaiah one hundred and forty years before the temple was demolished. Accordingly, when Cyrus read this, and admired the Divine power, an earnest desire and ambition seized upon him to fulfill what was so written; so he called for the most eminent Jews that were [dwellers] in Babylon (confusion; mix-up) , and said to them, that he gave them leave to go back to their own country, and to rebuild their city Jerusalem, and the temple (house, family; dynasty; lineage) of God, for that he would be their assistant, and that he would write to the rulers and governors that were in the neighborhood of their country of Judea, that they should contribute to them gold and silver for the [re] building of the temple (God’s family; God’s dynasty; God’s lineage) , and besides that, beasts for their sacrifices.

When Cyrus had said this to the Israelites, the rulers of the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with the Levites and priests, went in haste to Jerusalem; yet did many of them stay at Babylon (confusion; misrepresentation) , as not willing to leave their possessions; and when they were come thither, all the king’s friends assisted them, and brought in, for the building of the temple, some gold, and some silver, and some a great many cattle and horses. So they performed their vows to God, and offered the sacrifices that had been accustomed of old time; I mean this upon the rebuilding of their city, and the revival of the ancient practices relating to their worship. Cyrus also sent back to them the vessels (holy receptacles; holy containers; holy “arks”) of the God’s Holy covenant and Spirit, which king Nebuchadnezzar had pillaged out of the temple (God’s house; God’s dynasty; God’s family) , and had carried-off to Babylon (confusion ; misrepresentation) . So he committed these things to Mithridates, the treasurer, to be sent away, with an order to give them to Sanabassar, that he might keep them till the temple was built; and when it was finished, he might deliver them to the priests and rulers of the multitude, in order to their being restored to the temple. Cyrus also sent an epistle to the governors that were in Syria, the contents whereof here follow:

“KING CYRUS TO SISINNES AND SATHRABUZANES SENDETH GREETING.

“I have given leave to as many of the Jews that dwell in my country as please to return to their own country, and to rebuild their city, and to build the temple of God at Jerusalem on the same place where it was before. I have also sent my treasurer Mithridates, and Zorobabel, the governor of the Jews, that they may lay the foundations of the temple, and may build it sixty cubits high, and of the same latitude, making three edifices of polished stones, and one of the wood of the country, and the same order extends to the altar whereon they offer sacrifices to God. I require also that the expenses for these things may be given out of my revenues. Moreover, I have also sent the vessels which king Nebuchadnezzar pillaged out of the temple, and have given them to Mithridates the treasurer, and to Zorobabel the governor of the Jews, that they may have them carried to Jerusalem, and may restore them to the temple of God. Now their number is as follows: Fifty chargers of gold, and five hundred of silver; forty Thericlean cups of gold, and five hundred of silver; fifty basons of gold, and five hundred of silver; thirty vessels for pouring [the drink-offerings], and three hundred of silver; thirty vials of gold, and two thousand four hundred of silver; with a thousand other large vessels.

  I permit them to have the same honor which they were used to have from their forefathers, as also for their small cattle, and for wine and oil, two hundred and five thousand and five hundred drachme; and for wheat flour, twenty thousand and five hundred artabae; and I give order that these expenses shall be given them out of the tributes due from Samaria. The priests shall also offer these sacrifices according to the laws of Moses in Jerusalem; and when they offer them, they shall pray to God for the preservation of the king and of his family, that the kingdom of Persia may continue. But my will is, that those who disobey these injunctions, and make them void, shall be hung upon a cross, and their substance brought into the king’s treasury.” And such was the import of this epistle. 

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Continued from Isaiah’s text…And all of this gives me (Jehovah) pleasure and delights me. He (Cyrus) will restore (heal; make-whole) everything concerning Jerusalem and even say (proclaim; command), “Let her (Jerusalem)  be rebuilt along with the  Temple  (“House of the Lord” ; lineage of David; Dynasty of  David) in Jerusalem. Let The “House of the Lord” be appointed (ordained; made certain; conclusive; absolute; settled; unimpeachable; unquestioned; indisputable; final).   

 

  

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