Reading Isaiah’s Mind – Chapter 5 – verses 1-15

Kerem – a proto-Semitic noun, meaning: “vineyard”. In Arabic, it signifies: “vine” or “grapevine”, which is the produce (substance) of a vineyard. It can alsoImage result for God's bride denote a garden, an orchard or a piece of land covered with plants, i.e. a garden-plot.  The phrase “ Vineyard of the Lord” is a metaphor (figure-of-speech) symbolizing “The-People-of-Israel” (specifically……people who are upright in the eyes of God), thus,  the “Vineyard of the Lord” and “Israel’s-people” are “one and the same”. Anciently, Israel’s people adopted viticulture (science, production, and study of grapes) only gradually.   (Genesis 9:20) indicates that Noah planted a vineyard and in (1 Samuel 22:7), King Saul had the prerogative (entitlement; privilege) of giving “fields and vineyards” to his followers.  Isaiah uses the expression “ba’ar ha-kerem” (“devour-the-vineyard”)  to describe the intent of Jerusalem’s ruling-aristocracy. Among the kings of Judah, Uzziah is said to have been devoted to viticulture and in his service, were vine-dressers, i.e. Koremin  (care-takers; custodians ).  Owning a vineyard was then and still is a luxury reserved for The Wealthy (ruling-class; landowners).  Both “Wine” and “vineyards” are associated with God’s blessing. The demanding labor required to maintain a vineyard is referenced in this (the-fifth) chapter of Isaiah, (verses 1-6). Pruning was required, in order to rid the vineyard of superfluous (redundant; excess; nonessential) growth . There was a prohibition against mixing-things (comingling holy things with profane things, i.e. things that were not well-suited to be together). This  includes sowing seed (offspring; progeny; children) in the vineyard originating from of two different (divergent; disparate) species (classes; varieties; kinds; types; ancestries) . If that prohibition was ignored the whole yield (crop; harvest) needs to regarded as “holy” and was withdrawn from secular use entirely, because of the danger that “holiness” poses to that which is profane. In the ultimate metaphorical sense, “vineyard” (kerem) represents the “female-body” and it symbolizes Jehovah’s “Bride” in (Cant. 4:12 -5: 1). Against this backdrop, we can fully appreciate the description of Israel as Jehovah “vineyard”.  The “vineyard” represents Jehovah’s female- partner (his-bride) . The “vineyard” is, in a very literal-sense, God’s “Field-of-Dreams” (delight). 

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1. Now (during these very last days),  “The strength and power of God”  is singing (ministering;Image result for vineyard acting as a minister of religion) on behalf of  (out of regard for; for the benefit, advantage of) “My-Beloved” (David’s-dynasty; David’s lineage of hereditary rulers).  It is a song (melodious composition; story;  religious poem of praise to God) about “My-Beloved” (David’s-dynasty; David’s family of hereditary rulers) regarding His (David’s) vineyard (plantation of precious-grape-vines)…….a “vineyard” which is,  according to My-beloved (David’s-dynasty; David’s family of hereditary rulers) likened to (compared to; identified as) the “Horn” (“Power-and-potency”) of David’s Dynastic (royal) fertility (productiveness; fecundity; fruitfulness).  

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2. For….. you see (after all) …….(1) the vineyard’s grounds (legal-grounds; cause for legal-action;  justification for a lawsuit) are freshly  (recently; newly) dug (turned-up; arrived; brought-to-light) and (2) the vineyard’s grounds have been cleared (freed) of “stones” (“stolperstein” (German-pronunciation): literally “stumbling-stones”, metaphorically “stumbling-blocks” or stones to “stumble upon”; objects which cause one to stumble,  become discouraged or fall) and the vineyard’s grounds are planted (sown; propagated) with “Whistle-Blowers” (Israelites who can and will testify against the illicit activities of Mormonism’s Melchizedek Priesthood Organization)…….. and they  have a very strong (forceful)  case (criminal-action; controversy; lawsuit)……. against the “bowels” (“inner-circles”; “belly”; inner-workings of the Melchizedek-Priesthood Organization, which controls) Mormonism’s Headquarters  (nerve-center; “COB”; Church Office Building), even so far as to hollow-it-out (ravage-it; empty-it; desolate-it; ruin-it; devastate-it; make it depressingly barren) as a means to divide (disband; disunite; set-at-variance; set-at-odds; split-up) the brotherhood (solidarity; unity; “oneness”) of Israel’s people . The top leaders ofImage result for senior executive daydreaming the Melchizedek Brotherhood (Salt Lake’s prophets and apostles) share the same “Day-dream” (cherished-aspiration; ambition; fantasy; hope) of successfully carrying-out (accomplishing; “pulling-off”) a  “Coup-d’etat” (overthrow; “putsch”; take-over; seizure of power),  then, Salt Lake can  bind (yoke; seal; bundle) Israel’s child-like people together to create a kingdom consisting of clusters (bundles; congregations; flocks; assemblies; packages) of bad (rotten;  look-good “on the vine” but are rotten to the taste)  grapes (Israelites). 

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3. So, now……..those of you dwelling in Jerusalem (“the teachings of Peace and Salvation”) and yeRelated image champions (promoters; advocates; defenders; supporters; backers) of Judah (praise and thanksgiving)…..Judge, now…… explain the difference between My perceptions (concepts; ideas) and the perceptions (ideas ; concepts; viewpoints) of the vinedressers” (custodians; stewards; caretakers) I have appointed to take care of my vineyard, who reside in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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4. What more (else) could I have done for the sake of my vineyard (Israelite people) that I have not already done?Image result for Linus sucking his thumb  How is it that,  I anticipate (expect; look-forward to) ripe (fully-grown; fully-developed; succulent) “clusters” (congregations; assemblies) of “grapes” (Israelites) ” to be harvested,  but, instead,  I get unripe (“childish”; “babyish”; “infantile”; “silly”; spiritually and emotionally-immature) grapes (Israelites).              

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5. Now….I (Jehovah) will tell You (Israel’s people; Rank and file Mormons; Salt Lake custodians) what I Image result for class-distinctionam doing about my vineyard (Israelite people) (1) I am removing (taking-away) Salt Lake’s hedge (boundary formed by dense thorn-bushes and lineages, families of briers and prickly-people, i.e. “resentful; angry;  offensive-lineages “). They will be fuel for the burn pile (bonfire; large open-air fire used for burning-trash) (2)  I am breaking-down (destroying; demolishing; making “hash” of; torpedoing) their wall (class-distinction; social-stratification). The debris from the broken “wall” will become a place where Israelites trample (tread on and crush; walk-on).      

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6. The strength and power of God will turn Salt Lake’s kingdom into a wasteland (badland; no man’s land;thorns overgrown thicket; tangled-weeds of “lesser”-vegetation; overgrown-jungle) which will never be pruned (trained; cut-back by removing superfluous or unwanted parts), will remain uncultivated (untouched by the hand of God) and will grow nothing but  briers (inconsequential-prickly-families) and thorns (leaders-who-cause distress and irritation) so I has will command the clouds to “not” rain upon them.

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7. Indeed (if truth be told) The “Vineyard of the Lord of Hosts” has already (previously) been planted, “to-His-delightImage result for child crying (to his delight and satisfaction”), with The House (lineage; bloodline family) of Israel (individuals who are “upright” in the sight of God”) and Jehovah, has championed (defended; supported) the vineyard thru Judah (“Praise and Thanksgiving”), so he naturally looks-forward-to (anticipates; expects; awaits) Israelite priests who employ (apply; exercise; practice) reason (mental-analysis; discernment), but behold (witness something “stunning”),  priests who conspire (make-secret-plans to commit a crime) against their own Israelite people then behold (witness in dismay) the “crying-of-the righteous”.       

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Woes and Judgments

 

8. Woe (alas; sorrow; misery) to Melchizedek priesthood authorities who are exhausting (“sucking-the-life-Image result for seated in the back of the bus out-of”; using-up; draining; consuming) one Israelite House (dynasty; lineage; family)  after another, then taking  unto themselves one Israelite wife (marriage-partner)  after another,  until,  there is no  Israelite “nobility” (stateliness;  nobility; standing;  perpetuity; stature; reputation; dignity; footing) anymore.   Then, they casually seat you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) by-yourselves (alone; segregated; without help) “in the back of the bus” (contemptuously; scornfully; disdainfully) right in the middle of  (in plain view of) the entire Mormon-community. 

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9. Even I can see (perceive; discern; recognize) that the Lord of Hosts doesn’t inspire (isn’t behind; doesn’t create) the bond (fellowship; brotherhood) seen in thehouse”  (lineage; dynasty; bloodline; extended-family) of Salt lake’s Captains (Chief-Executive Officers; prophets and apostles; General-Authorities), for only the Loftiest” (most-self-important; most-imperious; most-pretentious; most-vain; most-condescending) of high-priests ever become “Great-Ones” (General Authorities) in Salt Lake City, so “Good-Men-Need-Not-Apply” for a seat upon any of Salt Lake thrones.Image result for mawwiage gif

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10. Indeed (if truth be told), the entire vineyard is yoked (put-to-work; controlled; exploited; harnessed)Image result for sun-dried bricks used for building by wicked men in high places who have accrued (built-up; accumulated; amassed) Melchizedek Priesthood Authority because they work (serve)  to bring-forth (cause to be seen and known) Salt Lake’s standard  (example; model) of uniform  (“cookie-cutter”) “Mud-Bricks”  (Mormon-Priesthood holders) and clinging (obedient; adhering) offspring (followers; members; subjects) to cement (glue; mortar; paste; hold) everything and everyone in place so Salt Lake  can fabricate (pretend; makeup; counterfeit; mimic; fake) the strength and power of God as a means to overthrow  (supplant; supersede; override; replace) Israel’s Old Testament prophets . 

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11. Woe (misery; sorrow; disaster) to those inclined (predisposed) in-the-morning” (with eagerness; “being all kinds of gung-ho”; with-excitement; with enthusiasmImage result for angry man clipartto become intoxicated (excited; elated; enthralled; thrilled; exhilarated) while persecuting my (Jehovah’s) latter-day-children (disciples; followers).   In-secret (in a private place with no one present and without other people knowing; in their thoughts, without telling anyone),  a dark (threatening; brooding; sullen; ominous; scowling) spirit inflames (provokes; infuriates; enrage; antagonizes) them. 

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 .* Harp – The most famous harp in history is the Harp of David (“love”).  This harp was a symmetrical harp known as the Kinnor Harp.  What we now know in the Mishnah is Image result for nevel harpthat David was not only an expert harpist and psalm composer, who used harp therapy in the royal court of King Saul, but was also a recognized musicologist and builder of classical harp designs. Beside the Kinnor or the “Harp of David”, there was also the Nevel Harp, most popular as a ten-stringed lap harp.  Yet the most complex and mystical of the Nevel Harps was the twenty-two stringed harp which was recognized by some rabbinic sources to produce the most perfect of musical sounds.  According to the traditions of the Jews, the Lord of hosts used a twenty-two stringed heavenly harp called the Nevel in the creation of this earth.  The transcendent energy of the twenty-two frequencies became the Hebrew language with twenty-two letters of its alphabet from alef to tav and formed the energy matrix of this earth.

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12. Salt Lake’s favorite harp (“mantra”; slogan; magic-word; catch-phase) is “Forever-Families” and “Service” Image result for mormon tabernacle choir organ repeated over and over by lyres (“skin-bags”; empty-vessels), long with the use of  tambourines (instruments that rhythmically percuss; tap-sharply;  drum;  jolt; shock)  joined by Salt Lake’s pipe-organ * (a prophet who has the vital function of peeping and chirping) as Mormons attend (tune-into) semi-annually Conferences in Salt Lake City, while sipping on (slowly-drinking; savoring; taking-in; swallowing) Mormonism’s addictive wine (spirit), thus giving moral-support (emotional and psychological encouragement) to every one of Salt Lake’s leaders. Mormons are not expected (encouraged; shown-the-way”) to “keep-in-mind” (be-mindful-of) Jehovah’s miraculous deeds nor are they “encouraged (motivated) to  show-respect-for (thank; praise; honor) Him.

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13. Therefore (for that reason; consequently)  My people (Israel) are exiled (banished; Image result for parched with thirst cartoonsexcluded; ostracized; overlooked; ignored) for (because of; as a result of) a “lack-of-Understanding”,  but the honorable (principled; honest; ethical) ones among Israel’s men (husbands; brothers; fathers; uncles) are suffering from hunger and are dying of thirst.

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14. Thus…… Sheol’s  (Hell’s; The Melchizedek Priesthood Organization’s) appetite  (covetousness; hunger; gluttony; insatiability) for Israel’s birthright is gaping mouthincreased (enhanced; magnified) as they observe (recognize; comprehend;  behold; notice) the spiritual-impoverishment of Israel’s men.  Hell’s “mouth” (chops; jaws; trap) gapes wide-open with no restrictions (inhibitions; controls; constraints; restrictions) whatsoever in order to swallow (consume; devour) Israel’s people, especially Israel’s nobility (wellborn; upper-class), some  of whom  have already (by-now) descended (fallen; plummeted; sunk; gone-down) into Hell  (the abyss; Salt Lake’s-Melchizedek priesthood-Organization) together with brawlers  (“merrymakers”; people-impressed by Mormon “pomp”; millions carried away, by Mormon enthusiasm) and drunken with “euphoria”  (elation; happiness; joy; glee; excitement; rapture; bliss) among the membership of the Mormon Church. 

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15. Thus, Adam  (mankind; humanity; the progeny of Adam) is “skunked”  (overwhelmingly-defeated).Image result for skunked    Indeed (if truth be told),  this latter-day Mormon interpretation of  Manhood (manliness; virility)  is viewed by Jehovah as a particularly “Low-Estate” (poor-inheritance; offensive-characteristic;  worthless-commodity). Because of Israel’s acceptance of this Latter-Day-Saint (Mormon; Melchizedek)   interpretation of  Manhood, the Mormon (Melchizedek) opinions  (tenets; doctrines; viewpoints) of Israel’s men are completely rejected  (ignored; scorned; spurned) by Jehovah.

 

 

 

 

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