Reading Isaiah’s Mind – Chapter 4 – verses 1-6** ūüĎć

1.¬†In our¬†day¬†(time; era; generation)¬†plenty¬†(lots; a “Gob-stopping” number)¬†of¬†females (Mormon-women)¬†are being¬†sealed (given; bound; fastened; hitched; married)¬† to Salt Lake’s General Priesthood Authorities¬†(Ba’als; Lords and Masters;¬†Melchizedek-high-priests)¬†in Salt Lake City, as plural-wives, so Salt Lake headquarters can lead us to believe¬†the¬†virtual (tacit;¬† unspoken)¬†“Bacchanalia”¬† ¬†(orgy; binge) of matrimonial-pleasure,¬† that men¬† Israelite men might¬†routinely¬†enjoy (reap the benefits of; participate in; take pleasure in; have a good time with; revel in; boast of),¬† as Melchizedek High-Priests, what’s more, the¬†“handy”¬†(“special”)¬†garmentImage result for Here's the thing gif (smokescreen; “cover-up”; pretext) of Authority” that we¬†and our wives are motivated to¬†“wear” (be clothed in) all the time (24/7).¬†¬†

Only (“Here’s the thing”; there’s a little problem)…¬†let your (Israel’s)¬†¬†name (authority; dominion; jurisdiction)¬†be attributed to¬†us (Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities) and¬†everything we say or do,¬†¬†in order to take-away¬†(remove; “get rid of”; eliminate) the shameful¬†reproach (disgrace; discredit) long attributed (imputed)¬†to¬†our (Salt Lake’s)¬†family (bloodline; lineage; dynasty; line of hereditary rulers).¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬†

 

 

The Tzemach (branch) of the Lord

2.¬†During¬†this¬†(our)¬†generation, “The-branch *¬†(“The New Growth”; “The-Tzemach”; “The Bud”; “The Sprout”)¬†of Jehovah will show (manifest; reveal) itself to be, not only,¬†¬†my (Jehovah’s)¬†familyImage result for crown,¬†¬†but also my administrators¬†(agents¬†legally appointed to be managers and distributors) of¬†¬†“Glory” (fame; exaltation).¬† They are the culmination (fruit) of my labors¬†(efforts; endeavors) to: (1)¬†point-out (call attention to) the arrogance (pomp; pride) characterized by¬†the-Earth” (“a temporary sphere of existence, providing sufficient time and opportunity to transform one’s own inclinations into unbreakable habits based on instinct) and (2)¬†transfer (pass the possession of)¬† the “Tiphereth”¬†(“crown”; headdress worn by¬† a monarch; glory; honor; majesty) to the survivors (remnant) of Israel.¬†

The  Branch * Of The Lord

¬†*¬†“Branch” Tzemach in Hebrew, means: “Daughter”;¬†“Scion”, “Twig” or “Sprout”; “shoot”.¬†¬†In a concrete horticultural sense, it refers to a sucker (shoot that originates from buds on the root systems, that can grow into new full size trees genetically identical to the parent). “Branch” (Tzemach) means¬†¬†“New¬†(fresh)¬†Life”¬†¬†that sprouts, grows,¬† and develops as a continuation (successor) of the original tree-stock.Related image¬† Isaiah uses¬†Tzemach¬†as a metaphor, referring to¬†new¬†(fresh)¬†growth¬†(development) originating from Israel’s¬†family-tree¬†(pedigree; lineage; bloodline; dynasty; line of hereditary rulers). Genetically identical to the parent tree,¬† it has¬†sprung-forth, out of the¬†base¬†(trunk; main-stem; body; core; stock)¬†of the¬†“felled”¬†(cut-down; fallen; stricken; prostrated)¬†and root system of¬† the family-tree¬†(pedigree;¬† bloodline;¬† lineage, dynasty; line of hereditary-rulers)¬†of Israel’s leading clan,¬†Judah¬†(“Praise and giving-thanks”).¬†It has sprouted, is maturing and will soon produce¬†branches¬†(daughters)¬†of its own.¬†“As one person dies, another person is born upon the earth”¬†(Job 8:19).¬†This metaphor asserts that generations of men can be compared to leaves sprouting forth on trees:¬†‚Äúone dies and another leaf sprouts‚ÄĚ. The substance (essence) of¬†Tzemach¬†is¬†“something that sprouts and grows”, i.e.¬†‚Äúnew-growth‚ÄĚ. According to Jeremiah and Zechariah,¬†Tzemach¬†is a¬†‚ÄúMessianic-Title”.¬†¬†(Jeremiah 23:5) states that Jehovah will raise-up¬† a¬†Tzemach-Saddiq¬†(righteous-branch) as¬†successors of the throne of David, i.e. a¬†Tzemach-Saddiq¬†(righteous-branch) is comingforth to reign as the legitimate monarch’s of Israel’s people in order to execute justice and righteousness.
Tzemach-Saddiq¬†appears in¬†a 3rd-century Phoenician inscription, and it denotes a¬†‚Äúmature-sprouts‚Ä̬†or¬†‚Äúlegitimate heirs‚ÄĚ.¬†The reference is to legitimate rulers belonging to the¬†Dynasty¬†(family; line of hereditary rulers)¬†of King David.
In (Zechariah 3:8)¬†¬†Tzemach¬†is a technical term. Here, Jehovah promises to¬†bring forth¬†(give birth to; present)¬†‚ÄúThe branch.‚Ä̬†(Tzemah)¬†as “His-collective-Servant” ‚Äst‚ÄúThe-branch.‚Ä̬†designates a¬†new generation of an ancient¬†Royal-Family¬†(Royal-Lineage; Royal-Bloodline; royal-Dynasty; Royal-Line of hereditary rulers)¬†

 

 

 

 

3.¬†The¬†Remnant¬†*of Israel dwells (resides;¬†lives; thrives; survives)¬†in the midst of¬†“Zion”¬†**¬†(those who’ve spent 40+ years wandering aimlessly in disfavor, searching for “Living Water”, i.e. “the Spirit of God”).¬†¬†And the “Israel’s-Remnant” is¬†pointing¬†(directing everyone’s attention)¬†to¬†this¬†(our)¬†extraordinary¬†¬†(remarkable; very-unusual)¬†generation¬†to¬†safeguard¬†(protect)¬†Legitimate-Authority.¬† That protection¬†begins¬†(starts; commences)¬†with¬†saints¬†(Holy-Ones; Angels)¬†who are¬†characterized¬†(identified; defined; shaped; distinguished)¬†by¬†Jerusalem¬†(“teachings of Peace and Salvation”) ……¬†

*¬†Remnant¬†– “leftovers”; “what’s left” – This concrete meaning is used in connection with disasters, for example, floods, famines, and war, which force a¬†family¬†(house; bloodline; lineage; dynasty; line of hereditary rulers)¬†or larger group of people to the edge of their existence. A clear theological meaning attaches to this notion of “that which remains or is left behind” when it refers to a group of in a biblical context since such contexts also involve questions of the continuity of tradition or, even more importantly, of legitimate authority and identity in reference to membership in a community.¬†¬†The rescue of a¬†“remnant”¬†(a¬†believing minority)¬† can also be viewed as a principle of divine action toward human communities, something clearly emerging in the¬†Flood-Narrative¬†(Gen. 6-9)¬†with its ancient Near-East background.¬† Here, the survival of Noah’s family during a global catastrophe demonstrates the principle of rescue from divine judgment. Once the political and sociological weight of the claim to the status of remnant acquired central significance in the religious life of the Jews, earlier narrative traditions were then interpreted in light of this development.

 

.**¬†Zion¬†–¬†(Hebrew: ◊¶÷ī◊ô÷ľ◊ē÷Ļ◊ü‚Äé ŠĻĘ√ģyŇćn, modern Tsiyyon; also transliterated Sion, Sayon, Syon, Tzion, Tsion) is a synonym for “New Jerusalem” as well as for the biblical Land of Israel as a whole. To be Precise,¬† Zion is also an¬†appellation¬†(nickname)¬†for Israelites who’ve spent 40+ years wandering in an aimless way, suffering personal-disfavor, while searching for “Living Water”, i.e. “the Spirit of God”)

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Moses
A 40 year-year long¬†“wandering”¬†(walking in an aimless way) thru¬†a personal wilderness

3.¬†The¬†Remnant¬†*of Israel dwells (resides; lives; thrives; survives) in the midst of “Zion” **¬†(those who’ve spent 40+ years wandering aimlessly in disfavor, searching for “Living Water”, i.e. “the Spirit of God”).

¬† And……The “Remnant of¬†Israel” is pointing¬†(directing attention) to¬†this (our)¬†extraordinary¬†¬†(remarkable; very-unusual)¬†generation¬†to safeguard¬†(protect) Legitimate-Authority.¬† The protection of Legitimate-Authority¬†begins¬†(starts; commences) with¬†saints (Holy-Ones; Angels)¬†who are characterized (identified; defined; shaped; distinguished) by¬†Jerusalem (“teachings of Peace and Salvation”) ……¬†

*¬†Remnant – “leftovers”; “what’s left” – This concrete meaning is used in connection with disasters, for example, floods, famines, and war, which force a family (house; bloodline; lineage; dynasty; line of hereditary rulers) or larger group of people to the edge of their existence. A clear theological meaning attaches to this notion of “that which remains or is left behind” when it refers to a group of in a biblical context since such contexts also involve questions of the continuity of tradition or, even more importantly, of legitimate authority and identity in reference to membership in a community.
“A Believing Minority” – the rescue of a “faithful remnant” can also be viewed as a principle of divine action toward human communities, something clearly emerging in the Flood-Narrative (Gen. 6-9) with its ancient Near-East background.¬† Here, the survival of Noah’s family during a global catastrophe demonstrates the principle of rescue from divine judgment. Once the political and sociological weight of the claim to the status of remnant acquired central significance in the religious life of the Jews, earlier narrative traditions were then interpreted in light of this development.

 

.** Zion –¬†(Hebrew: ◊¶÷ī◊ô÷ľ◊ē÷Ļ◊ü‚Äé ŠĻĘ√ģyŇćn, modern Tsiyyon; also transliterated Sion, Sayon, Syon, Tzion, Tsion) is a synonym for “New Jerusalem” as well as for the biblical Land of Israel as a whole. To be Precise,¬† Zion is the appellation (nickname) for Israelites who’ve spent 40+ years wandering in an aimless way, suffering personal-disfavor, while searching for “Living Water”, i.e. “the Spirit of God”)

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4.¬† Lo and Behold (a new turn of events, often with the suggestion that although surprising, it wasImage result for washing away filth gif¬†prophesied)…the Lord, God of Israel is¬†washing-away¬†(cleansing by means of “the Spirit of God” and agents that unite with contaminants,breaks them down an enables them to disband) the¬†pollution (filth) from¬†the daughters (“branches of the family-tree, lineage, bloodline; dynasty; line of hereditary rulers) remaining (continuing) with¬†Zion (Jerusalem; “teachers of Peace and Salvation”) and He is¬†cleansing¬†(disinfecting; purging; removing) the¬†blood¬†(“bloodguilt; idolatry; violence; deceit;¬† treachery iniquity; shame) that threatens to¬†overthrow¬†(put an end to)¬†Jerusalem (“teachers Peace and Salvation”).

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5.¬† Jehovah will form (create) a¬†cloud-like¬†mist¬†(fine-rain providing obscurity)¬†draping¬†(covering) over¬†theImage result for cloudy mist in the mountains gif whole of¬†Mt. (the administration of)¬† “Zion”¬†(Israelites who’ve spent 40+ years wandering aimlessly in disfavor in search of “Living-Water”, i.e. the Holy Spirit)¬†¬†and everyone¬†appointed (called) to Zion’s holy assembly………

……But smoke and poisonous fumes from burning flames¬†will hang (loom; brew; gather)¬†over everyone who’s been twisting¬†(perverting; turning; luring; enticing) Israel’s people away from¬†light (truth; validity; plain-talk; reality;¬† integrity; divine revelation).¬†¬†

Yea, above (over) every soul, a canopy of one sort or another, will cover (envelop)Related image them. It represents (characterizes) the glory (honor; distinction), to which they are deserving (entitled).

 

 

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6. The misty-canopy will provide a shade and a refuge for Israel‚Äôs people from the “Storm”¬†(maelstrom; controversy) swirling¬†around them,¬†¬†as well as a hiding place from men (General Authorities) of Salt Lake¬† who would like to¬†draw (drag; suck) them into the “War-of-words(debate; contest; firestorm; raging-controversy)¬†that has begun to¬†embroil¬†(throw into disorder and confusion)¬†¬†Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood leadership along with the rank and file membership of the Mormon church. The misty canopy overhead will provide Israel’s people a¬†refuge¬†(safe-haven) from the¬†maniacal¬†(demonic; mad; lunatic)¬†Salt Lake General Authorities who’ve taken-over¬†(commandeered; seized; arrogated)¬†Israel’s throne¬† (dominion; sovereignty; reign; seat of command) and¬†rule like cruel-Pharaohs (taskmasters;¬† oppressors) over Israel’s People from Church headquarters in Salt Lake City.Image result for Pirates of the Caribbean maelstrom gif

 

¬†Thank God that Israel’s people needn’t be sucked into the Salt Lake’s bitter-maelstrom¬†(vortex; gulf; whirlpool)¬†of controversy.¬† ¬†¬†