Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 57 verse 11 – 20

11. So, keeping in mind, that Salt Lake’s men are the One’s who you dread (anticipate with great apprehension and fear) and you revere (feel deep respect or admiration for; honor; esteem), indeed You (Israel’s people) have been unfaithful to me and you’ve not remembered (cared about) nor pondered (weighed; considered) my signs in your heart . I will not watch silently […]
false prophets
Salt Lake’s General Authorities  are false-prophets and apostles and definitely NOT Jehovah’s “signs” (tokens) indicating His presence and approval. 

11. So, keeping in mind, that Salt Lake’s men are the One’s who you dread (anticipate with great apprehension and fear) and you revere (feel deep respect or admiration for; honor; esteem), indeed You (Israel’s people) have been unfaithful to me and you’ve not remembered (cared about) nor pondered (weighed; considered) my signs in your heart . I will not watch silently while men conceal their behavior and you Israel’s people do not revere (feel deep respect or admiration for) “My” (Jehovah’s) signs.

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proud man
Keeping in mind the good works you have done,  which haven’t been done to satisfy a  sense of pride.

12. I (Jehovah) have the might (power; strength) to show (make-manifest make-known; proclaim; reveal; manifest) your (Israel’s) righteousness (quality of being morally right and justifiable),  while keeping in mind the good works you have done,  which have not been done to satisfy your pride.

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13. When you cry-out for help, Salt Lake’s counsel  tingles (resounds; thunders; booms reverberates) in your ears, gathering (directing; drawing; smooth-talking) you, to them. Indeed (if truth be told), all of Salt Lake’s priesthood Authorities will see to it that you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) are  sucked-in-by (drawn in by; raised to spiritual or emotional heights by) Salt Lake’s powerful wind (intoxicating-spirit). It will take your breath (spirit; vital-energy) away, but those who take refuge in Me (Jehovah) will inherit the land and they will possess the Mountain (highest-levels) of Holiness (saintliness; angelic-character).

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14. Build-it-up! Build it up! Prepare the road (way; path). Remove everything that obstructs (blocks; gets in the way of) my-people (Israel).

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15. For, “Thus saith the Lord” *……the One who is high, the One who is lofty, the One who lives forever and His name (authority) is free of defilement from unclean and profane things and I dwell with Holy-Ones (angels; Saints). I dwell in high and holy places among those who are powerful (extolled with praises; eminent in power and Glory) and with (keeping-in-mind) those who are contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive (restore to life or conscious)  spirit of the lowly-ones and resuscitate the heart (soul; “seat-of-life”) of those who are contrite (penitent; remorseful; regretful).

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16. Indeed (in-fact; if truth be told), I will not accuse (criticize; condemn; hold accountable;  hold-responsible; blame) forever, nor will I always be angry, for then the spirit (vital energy) and the breath (Spirit of God) blown (emitted; exhaled; respired; emanated; expelled; issued) into the nostrils of man, to fulfill my purposes, that I (Jehovah) created.      

 

 

* “Thus saith the Lord”   This is nutritional food for thought……..In the Old Testament,  ALONE,  there are at least 600 times that the phrase “thus saith the Lord” is uttered. We find this Phrase written  in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, I and II Samuel, I and II Kings, I and II Chronicles, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. The phrase obviously meant something important to them or else they would not have gone to the trouble utter it. We should look-at and ponder the importance of these words, because this preface, “Thus saith the Lord” conveys that they  (the-old Testament-prophets) had legitimate-authority to speak God’s Word. This authority was not based on their ability to speak but it was based on the fact that God had spoken to them and had given them the charge to relay to the people His message.  Although the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the prophet (president) of the Church speaks directly for God himself, there have been numerous instances throughout the history of the Church where a Mormon prophet made false-prophecies, or where he taught things as eternal (unchanging; everlasting ) principles which were later modified or voided completely. For example, many teachings given by the prophet Brigham Young, often in General Conference, are now specifically denied by the Mormon Church headquarters in Salt Lake City. If prophesies can be false, and doctrines given by one prophet can be invalidated by another, what good is a prophet? If the prophet is only speaking as a prophet sometimes, and as a man at other-times (from the pulpit in General Conference), how is a member of the church to tell the difference?

In the Mormon Church’s own published First Presidency Message,  June 1981,  Prophet and LDS Church President, 

Ezra Taft Benson declared:  “A Mormon prophet does not have to say….

“Thus saith the Lord”…….
[……”Sometimes there are those who argue about words. They might say the prophet gave us counsel but that we are not obliged to follow it unless he says it is a commandment…… But the Lord says of the Prophet [Joseph Smith] , “Thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you.” -Doctrine and Covenants 21:4…. ]
The bracketed remarks of Ezra Taft Benson (above) appear, on the surface, to make sense, but they actually “muddy-the-waters” considerably. Words do matter. Words ARE critically important, in fact, John 1:1 clearly states: “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God. If any Mormon prophet would have us believe that he is as legitimate (conforming to the law or to rules),  as were Old Testament prophets, why change the significance of the law and the rules, (and the WORD) now? It amounts to nonsense!

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16. Indeed (in-fact; if truth be told), I will not accuse (criticize; condemn; hold accountable;  hold-responsible; blame) forever, nor will I always be angry, for if I were to do that  the spirit (vital-energy) and the breath (Spirit of God) blown (exhaled; respired; emanated; expelled; issued) into the nostrils of man, in order to fulfill the purposes, that I (Jehovah) created, would grow faint (barely-perceptible).

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having an eye for
Salt Lake has-an-eye-for (is focused on getting; is good at noticing, especially something  valuable) Israel’s birthright

17. By reason of (because of)  Salt Lake’s eye-for (love-of; concern-for; veneration-of; “tender-loving-care” toward; interest-in) greed (covetousness; avarice; intense and selfish desire for wealth and power), I (Jehovah) been many-times provoked to wrath,  so I  rebuked (expressed sharp disapproval of) them because of their actions and conduct. I’ve become enraged (very angry; furious), but they’ve kept-on (soldiered-on; persevered-in; carried-on; persisted-in; continued)  being broken (impaired; inoperative; out-of-commission; screwed-up; out-of-order; dysfunctional; deviating from the norms of social behavior in a way regarded as bad) in the customary (usual; normal; conventional; routine) ways (customs; practices; observances; ceremonies; traditions) of worshipping God, in their heart (mode of thinking and acting; seat of affections and senses; seat of will and purpose) .

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mourning
I (Jehovah) will heal Israel’s people and I will guide them and I will restore  comforts (sympathies;feelings; caring of others) for them and for those among Israel’s people who mourn (feel regret or sadness about the loss of something).

18.      I am-aware-of (see; know; recognize) the ways (habits) of this generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons),  but I will heal them and I will guide them and I will restore their comfort (consolation; solace) to them and to those among them who mourn (feel regret or sadness about the loss of something).

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Thank you
Jehovah will create (engender; give rise to) praise (thanksgiving; expressions of appreciation) on the lips of Israel’s mourners.

19. Creating (generating; giving rise-to; engendering) praise (thanksgiving) on the lips of  Israel’s mourners. “Peace (freedom from disturbance) and  tranquility to those far and near”, saith the Lord, for I will heal (cause to become sound or healthy again)  this generation of Israel’s people.

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Salt Lake’s  practice of sorcery (black magic;”dark-arts”; enchantments)  will be cast-out (outlawed; expelled; banished) like so much mud (slime; ooze; sludge) and dirt (filth; grime).

20. But “The-wicked” (Salt Lake’s presiding Priesthood Authorities), like the Sea,  will be tossed (convulsed; disturbed; agitated; troubled and nervous; upset; disquieted). Indeed (as a matter of fact), they (Salt Lake’s Melchizedek presiding Priesthood Authorities) will be unable to rest (be-at-peace; compose-themselves; be-comfortable), i.e. there will be  “no peace for the wicked” but rather their practice of sorcery (black magic;”dark-arts”; enchantments)  will be cast-out (outlawed; expelled; banished) like so much mud (slime; ooze; sludge) and dirt (filth; grime).  

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