Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 49 verses 14 – 26

14.  But Zion (Zion is described both as the “City-of-David” and the “City-of-God”;  Zion is Jerusalem; The name David is defined as “love”. ) thinks (imagines; supposes) to itself, “God has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me!”  * Zion -“represents “the Love-of-God (“God’s love”; “a-God-like-love”) and “a-God-like-love” is the seat of power in Israel’s kingdom.The word Zion is also used in a theological or spiritual sense in […]
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Zion (“City-of-David” and the “City-of-God”;  Zion is Jerusalem; The name David is defined as “love”. ) thinks (imagines; supposes) to itself, “God has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me!” 

14.  But Zion (Zion is described both as the “City-of-David” and the “City-of-God”;  Zion is Jerusalem; The name David is defined as “love”. ) thinks (imagines; supposes) to itself, “God has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me!” 

* Zion -“represents “the Love-of-God (“God’s love”; “a-God-like-love”) and “a-God-like-love” is the seat of power in Israel’s kingdom.The word Zion is also used in a theological or spiritual sense in Scripture. In the Old Testament Zion refers figuratively to Israel as the people of God (Isaiah 60:14). In the New Testament, Zion refers to God’s spiritual kingdom. We have not come to Mount Sinai, says the apostle, but “to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Hebrews 12:22). Peter, quoting (Isaiah 28:16), refers to Christ as the cornerstone of Zion: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame” (1 Peter 2:6).

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 I (Jehovah) will never forget (care-not; over-look; abandon; take-no-notice-of; neglect) you (Israel’s people).

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15. Ask yourselves…..does a mother forget the infant that nurses at her breast or does she refuse compassion for the child she carries in her womb?   Though (despite the fact that; although) in rare and extraordinarily unusual circumstances, a mortal women may forget (care-not-for; over-look; abandon; take-no-notice-of; neglect) their infant, (Jehovah) will never forget (care-not; over-look; abandon; take-no-notice-of; neglect) you (Israel’s people).

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Your (Israel’s) “walls” (truths I’ve secretly revealed to you because of your faith; “truths” revealed secretly from God act as walls and barriers that distinguish, separate and protect Israel’s people from their enemies)  are perpetually (“all-the-time”; always; constantly) seen (recognized; acknowledged in existence, validity, or legality).

16. See (take-a-look; see-here; look-closely)…..I’ve engraved (written or carved, especially as a permanent record) you (Israel) upon (at the time of; beginning-with; consequent-to)  the palm (protective-cover; cup; enfolding-capacity) of my hand”*. Your (Israel’s) “walls” (truths that I’ve secretly revealed to you because of your faith; truths that are secretly revealed by God act as walls and barriers which distinguish, separate and protect Israel’s people from the world)  are perpetually (forever; “all-the-time”; always; constantly) seen (recognized; acknowledged in existence, validity, or legality).

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 * (1) “engraved on the palm of my hand” –  Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands “Behold, on the palms of my hands have I delineated thee” – This is certainly an allusion to a practice, common among the Jews at that time, of making marks on their hands or arms by punctures on the skin, with some sort of sign or representation (tatoo) of the city (doctrinal-things), to show their affection and zeal for it. They had a method of making such punctures indelible by fire, or by staining.  It is well known, that the pilgrims at the holy sepulcher get themselves marked in this manner with what are called the ensigns of Jerusalem. This this art is practiced by travelling Jews all over the world at this day.
 (2) “engraved on the palm of my hand”  So what was God really saying to His Israelite children when they cried out to Him in despair? In their distress, they have accused Him of forsaking them and His response is impassioned. He refers to the bond between mother and child, inexplicable and sacred. It is a very rare mother that forgets her child, He says, but it could happen—that incredible bond might be broken. “But not so my bond with you,” He says. “I will never forget you. How could I forget you?” He asks. “You have been portrayed on the very palm of my hand. Each time I look at my hands, hundreds of times a day, I am refocused on you. You are there before me always.” He mentions the walls (truths revealed secretly to Israel’s people) to further drive home His point. To the ancient Israelites, city walls represented permanence. It is important to note that the Hebrew, unlike some modern translations, does not say, “I have inscribed your name.” It says, “I have inscribed you.” (see below # If we can take this image a bit further, God is not saying He has a list of names written on His hand. It’s not even a collection of faces. God’s cup-like palm is filled with His intimate knowledge of His people, with their very essence, their fragrance, their sum and substance. In that palm, He will hold them, He will carry them, He will lift them up lest they dash their feet against a stone. His eye is on them every moment of every day and every thought He has ever had toward them, every promise He has ever made, every prophecy that awaits fulfillment cries out to Him from the palm of that hand. Never will He forget those to whom He has pledged Himself. He has said it, it is fixed, it is inscribed, and it will be done. For those of us who love Him, there could be no greater words of consolation.
 (3) “engraved on the palm of my hand” Vitringa supposes that it alludes to the custom of architects, in which they delineate the size, form, and proportions of an edifice on parchment, before they commence building it – such as we mean by the draft or model of the building; and that the sense here is, that God, in like manner, had delineated or drawn Jerusalem on his hands long before it was founded, and had it constantly before his eyes. According to this, the idea is, that God had laid out the plan of Jerusalem long before it was built, and that it was so dear to him that he had even engraven it on his hands.

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welcome home
 Your sons (lawful-heirs; descendants; offspring;  scions) hasten (move or travel hurriedly) back home to your side

17. Your sons (lawful-heirs; descendants; offspring;  scions) hasten (move or travel hurriedly) back home to your side. Those who’ve thrown-you-down (caused you to fall; reduced you; hurt-you; overthrown-you; pulled-you-down) and Mormonism’s Melchizedek priesthood leaders who’ve forsaken (laid waste to; desolated) you, will depart (be on their way; withdraw; retreat; leave).

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“You will wear all of them like an ornament. They will adorn-you (make you more beautiful and attractive) like an ancient Israelite bride.”

18. Lift-up your eyes and look all around you.  They (your sons; offspring; scions; descendants) are all gathering to come home to you. As I live (surely;  definitely) Jehovah declares, “You will wear all of them (your sons; offspring; scions; descendants) like ornaments. They will adorn (array; embellish; enhance; wreath) you like ornaments adorn an ancient Israelite bride.”

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devouring
Like  “Jabba the Hutt, ” of Star-Wars fame, Salt Lake vast corporate church is  determined to devour (ruin; ravage; consume; engulf; envelop) Israel’s people along with everything else in it’s sight.

19. Though you (Israel’s people),  as a nation,  are ruined (wrecked; crushed; destroyed; devastated; ravaged) and your land (kingdom; dominion;official power to make legal decisions and judgments)  is desolated (taken-away; discredited), indeed, but now you (Israel’s people) will be the rival (opponent; challenger; competitor; contender; adversary; antagonist) of those who reign over you from Salt Lake City and are dismissive (scornful; disdainful; contemptuous; disparaging)  of you.  Salt Lake’s vast “Mormon-Corporation”* is determined to devour (ruin; ravage; consume; engulf; envelop) Israel’s people along with everything else in it’s sight.

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* “Mormon-Corporation” – The most startling discovery is that the church that Joseph Smith established in 1830 no longer even exists. At all.
What we think of as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says Smith, operates today as a mere trademark of the corporation that owns the name to it. The actual church that used to go by that name, and which claims Jesus Christ as its head, does not exist today in any legally recognized form. A corporation is an organization chartered by the state and given many legal rights separate from its owners. Think of a robot that you and your friends control. It has no brain and no soul, but it can walk around and pick things up; it can do stuff for you. That’s a corporation. It can do stuff for you. Except unlike a robot, a corporation has no actual form. No body. No robot hands or robot feet. So if you can visualize a robot that has no mechanical parts, you’re close to mastering the concept. A corporation is an entity. What is an entity? It’s a thing. What is a thing? It’s an entity.
A corporation is an entity that you cannot touch. It is neither inherently good nor inherently evil, but it has a life of its own, and if the batteries are good, that robot can live on after you and your friends are dead and gone. Sometimes that can be a problem. Originally corporations in America were not meant to outlive their creators. Today they do. One of the biggest problems with a corporation is that under the law, a corporation is actually considered a “person.” That’s why it is often defined as a legal fiction. That is, this “person” is legal, but he isn’t real. It’s a fictional person. It isn’t flesh and blood. It has no soul.And that’s the rub. Although it is treated like one, a corporation is not a human being, and usually no real live person within a corporation can be legally held responsible for the harm a corporation might do. The corporation can be fined, but that fine is usually absorbed by the stockholders. The board member’s salaries remain sacrosanct.
Indeed, the directors of a corporation can, in a way, transfer their sins to the corporation, which will absorb them without much consequence. In the words of the British Baron Edward Thurlow, the problem with corporations is “they have no soul to save, nor body to incarcerate.” Most tellingly, a corporation is not something that can stand accountable before God. So if you believe in the doctrine of personal accountability, you can see the crack in the plan right there.
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The Mormon “Church” actually wants to operate as a business. It has traded its sovereignty in exchange for special privileges granted by the government.
The American colonists were particularly leery of corporations because England’s East India Company had in many ways become more powerful than England herself, and was a prime instigator behind England’s imperialist ambitions.When our country was young, there were very few corporations in existence here; when one did appear, it was for the purpose of accomplishing something monumental. Charters were granted for a specific purpose and always for a limited time. The construction of the Erie Canal is one example of the granting of an early American corporation. When the canal was finished being built, the founding corporation expired, as all corporations were meant to. Corporations certainly weren’t the common mode of doing business that they are now. And as far as churches went, incorporation was simply not done, as a corporation derives its existence and all of its power from the state.
Since Jesus Christ is the head of the church, it would be incompatible for a church to petition the government for permission to exist. The church, as Paul taught, is the body of Christ. He governs it with His laws, principles, and directions. It is not subject to man’s laws. No Christian pastor in colonial times would have thought to place his church under political control.
As the Supreme Court explained in the case of Hale v. Hinkle:

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“A corporation is a creature of the state...It receives certain special privileges and franchises and holds them subject to the laws of the state and the limitation of its charter. Its powers are limited by law. It can make no contract not authorized by its charter. Its rights to act as a corporation are only preserved to it so long as it obeys the laws of its creation. There is a reserved right in the legislature to investigate its contracts and ascertain if it has exceeded its powers” (Hale v. Henkel 201 US 43) 
“Corporate existence,” according to Roberson’s Business Law “is a privilege granted by the sovereign upon compliance with specified conditions.”So that’s a problem for any church that gets a hankering to incorporate, because in the church, Jesus Christ is supposed to be the sovereign. When application is made to incorporate a church, the will of Jesus Christ becomes subordinate to the will of the state. “For a church to become a corporation,” goes the maxim, “in effect divorces the church from Christ.”
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 The documents above  are the 1923 archival copies of the  “Articles-of-Incorporation” of what used to be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
All of this incorporating of churches is unnecessary in America anyway, because churches automatically operate in a sphere separate from the state. Governments have no jurisdiction in the church whatsoever. There is no tax advantage for a church to incorporate, as some mistakenly believe. But there is if that “Church” actually wants to operate as a business. Then it can trade its sovereignty in exchange for special privileges granted by the government. Which is what the President of what used to be the LDS church did in 1923.

 

FYI – The name of  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints was changed to The Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints” by the modification of just a few words,  but the impact of that modification makes all the difference in the world.

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To miscarry means: to fail to attain an intended or expected outcome.

20. Salt Lake headquarters whispers (speaks very softly using their breath without their vocal cords, for the sake of privacy) in Israel’s people’s ears, “Oops!…..We’re so sorry……but it looks like your sons (lawful-heirs; offspring; children; scions)  have been-miscarried (failed to attain an intended or expected outcome; mis-fired; aborted; gone-wrong; gone-amiss; been-ruined).     No big deal…….because they’re adversaries as far as God (Salt Lake’s General Priesthood authority) is concerned, anyway . How about giving the royal-office (job; post; appointment; office; situation) inherited by your sons (lawful-heirs; offspring; children; scions)  to “Us” (Salt Lake’s Presiding Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities), so that we (Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities)  may live (prevail; dominate; control; be-victoriously; abound; have an exciting or fulfilling life; supply ourselves with the means of subsistence; remain-alive).

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The Remnant is what’s-left-of-the (what remains of the) seed (successors; heirs; inheritors; next-in-line) of my authority.  From where did these come?

21. Then you will wonder (ponder; conjecture; puzzle-over; speculate-about; think-about) in your soul (heart), Who (what-persons), then, are born (begotten; produced; given birth; delivered) of me, having in mind these (your lost sons) for I am bereaved ( deprived of a loved-one through a profound absence, especially due to the loved one’s death) and I am now barren (sterile; not able to produce children; infertile) being exiled and rejected…… but these growing-up….See…They are what’s-left-of-the (what remains of the ; the remnant) seed (successors; heirs; inheritors; next-in-line) of my authority.  From where did these come?

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Book of Isaiah
I will lift-up my banner (ensign; standard; sign; flag, usually with a message). The Book of Isaiah, i.e. “Reading Isaiah’s Mind” 

22.  Thus saith the Lord, God, “Behold…My right-hand (gal-friday; important assistant; strong-right-arm)  is beckoning to Gentiles (non Israelites) and unto their people.  I will lift-up my banner (ensign; standard; sign; flag, usually with a message; a square flag bearing heraldic insignia; coat of arms; marks; designs) and they (non-Israelites; Gentiles) will bring Israel’s sons (offspring; descendants; scions; successors) in their arms and they will carry your daughters (devotees; faithful-adherents) upon (subsequent to; beginning-with; at-the-time-of) their shoulders (urgency; insistence; earnestness).      

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nanny
Nanny McPhee – In the 19th and early 20th century, the position was usually known as a “nurse”, and was, as for many childcare jobs, invariably female. (Originally, the hired woman would have been expected to breastfeed the infant), a role known as a wet-nurse. In a great-house (such as an English country house or town house), the nurse was a senior member of the household staff and ran her own domain, a suite of rooms called the nursery, supported by at least one assistant, known as a nursemaid (or nursery-maid). Because of their deep involvement in raising the children of the family, nannies were often remembered with great affection and treated more kindly than the junior servants. Nannies may have remained in the employment of the same aristocratic or gentry family for years, looking after successive generations of children.

23. Gentiles kings who have thus-far been your foster-fathers (babysitters; guardians; overseers; custodians; keepers; supervisors; caretakers) and their commanders (leaders) exercising authority have been your wet-nurses (nursemaids; nannies) will bow their noses to the ground before you and lick the dust of your feet.

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pow
POW means ‘Prisoner-Of-War” taken captive by a conquering army. 

24. Can the plunder (violently and dishonestly  acquired property) stolen by a tyrant,  be rescued (saved from a dangerous or distressing situation)?  or…..better yet….can captives (prisoners; POW’s) with a just cause be rescued from an enemy?

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slave driver
Thus saith the Lord….those captivate (“pow’s”; those held as prisoners) will be rescued (retrieved; recovered; taken-away) from  “slave-drivers” (despots; cruel and oppressive rulers; autocrats; rulers who has absolute power). 

25.  Absolutely……Thus saith the Lord……those captivated (POW’s; held as prisoners) will be rescued (retrieved; recovered; taken-away) from  “slave-drivers” (despots; cruel and oppressive rulers; autocrats; rulers who has absolute power) and those who are booty (stolen-goods) seized by means of  terror (intimidation;  coercion) will be retrieved, then I Jehovah, by myself,  will contend with your contenders (opponents; rivals; competitors) and I will save (rescue; release; liberate) your children (offspring; sons).

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intoxicate
I will make (force) Salt Lake’s prophets seers and revelators to intoxicate (befuddle; knock-unconscious; stupify) their own blood (relatives; family; kinsmen).

26. I will make (force), having in mind the slave-drivers who are oppressing you,  to eat (put into their mouths and chew and swallow; believe; accept; credit; trust) their own glad-tidings (lies; Restored Gospel Message; Joseph-Smith-Fantasy; Cock and Bull Story) and intoxicate (befuddle; knock-unconscious; stupify) their own blood (relatives; family; kinsmen). 

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