Reading Isaiah’s Mind – Chapter Twenty eight – verses 1-14

1. Woe unto Ephraim’s crowned- heads (royalty; General Authorities) who are lifted-up (exalted)  as Israel’s kings. They are

Not sober
Mormon priesthood leaders intoxicated by strong spirits

drunkards (sots; boozers; juice-hounds; elbow-benders) whose flower (twinkle ; sparkle; blossom) shows it self to be fading  (decaying; melting away; degenerating) in prominence ( splendor) along with the crown ( glory; majesty) upon their heads ( General authorities; leaders) in the Valley (Salt Lake Valley) of anointed ones, They are all enthralled (smitten) by wine (intoxicating spirits).

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thrown to the dogs
thrown like food for the dogs refers to being treated like  crumbs from the master’s tables

2. Behold (look…something never imagined and never seen before) ! They are gaining power (unstoppable; conquering; prevailing) and obstinate (hardened) toward the Lord (Jehovah), like a tsunami (enormous wave; onslaught)-of  polished (well- bred;genteel; well-spoken; suave; flawless; extraordinary masterful; consummate) “gatekeepers” of destruction ( extermination; ruin). Watching them in action is like  being carried away by a flood (tempest; storm ) of chaos and confusion: like  a storm of mighty rain, those flooding the church from Salt Lake are throwing Israel’s people (Mormon people) to the ground ( to the dogs).  As if by magic , they seem (are supposed; appear) to be providers of  spiritual food for Mormon people ( Israel’s people). But, in truth, they are  overwhelming ( inundating; overpowering; choking; swamping; miring) them.

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trample under-foot
Salt Lake’s prideful drunkards will be trampled under Israel’s feet

3. The pride (arrogance; wreath; crown ) of Ephraim’s drunkards ( intoxicated General Authorities and prominent local priesthood leaders) will eventually be trampled under-foot by Israel’s people (the rank and file Mormon membership).

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impersonators
impersonators are pretenders ; mimics and frauds

4. The prophets in Salt Lake have  failed (fallen; gone-wrong). Their flower (tassels; fringe; counterfeit power and authority; Melchizedek priesthood) has faded (languished; wasted; become degenerate). The prominence (splendor) of the royal family of anointed men,   who lead the membership of the Mormon Church from the Salt Lake Valley are mocking (pretending to be; mimicking ; aping; impersonating; imitating; making-like; making-believe ) Jehovah’s firstborn sons ( legitimate heirs; ;lawful successors) at a time (in a day; during the era ) just before (immediately preceding) the vintage  (harvest) of grapes, They and Mormon people (Israel’s people)  believe they are God’s anointed messengers.  While under their influence, Israel’s people are completely swallowed (absorbed; engulfed; assimilated; consumed; ingested;  dispatched).

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reversal of fortune
There will be an unexpected “turn of events” for every one

5. Then ( In that day; during that era) , the Lord of Hosts, himself,  will become Israel’s crown of prominence and splendor and He will direct (handle)  the “turn of affairs” (reversal of fortune; mishap) regarding the  coveted crown (coronation) of Jehovah’s successors (heirs; inheritors; scions; offspring; posterity)

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6. And for the sake of justice and for the sake of the returnees (ones who come back) because of Israel’s judgment (verdict; final

battle at the gates
It comes to “who has the right of citizenship in God’s kingdom and who doesn’t

decision; determination; decree; edict; ruling) and by virtue of Israel’s military success (power of God; deeds of God) and those who are resisting (fighting; contending)  the battle (controversy; dispute) “at the gate” of Jehovah’s kingdom The “gate” is where official “gatekeepers” (Mormon Bishops, Stake Presidents and Temple Presidents) are proudly stationed to allow admittance to lawful residents,  but turn-away (bar; block; exclude; prohibit; forbid; stop; restrain; prevent; keep out; close-off; obstruct) aliens, strangers and foreigners, i.e. “non-citizens”, from entering the city. The gate is also where legal trials were conducted and judicial  sentences were pronounced. It was the place to make public proclamations and announcements as well as claims of citizenship to pass-through the gate.  . It is the equivalent of our old fashioned “public square”or today’s “public forum”; talk radio,  and the like.

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under the influence
The leadership and the people are all drunk

7. In addition, (Additionally; As well; Besides; Moreover; Over and above) These same LDS prophets,seers and revelators enrapture (transport; enchant; fascinate; charm; delight;  thrill) Israel’s people ( Mormon people) by  (through; by means of; as a result of)  serving (giving)  them  wine  (intoxicants; intoxicating spirits; stimulants; potation; the cup of cheer) thus, LDS Prophets,seers and revelators along with the High-priests and the rank and file members  are all  “under the influence” (drunk; feeling no pain; tipsy; satiated by a stimulating influence; loaded; bleary-eyed; inebriated; pie-eyed; lit to the gills; pickled; “high”excited; animated; transported; fired-up).  They deceive (hoodwink; mislead; delude; misguide; misinform; dupe) everyone, including  themselves, then, the covenantal loyalty of the people  toward Jehovah, begins to  stagger (vacillate; alternate; sway; move back and forth)  because the people are intoxicated (drunken; awash; besotted; stewed; polluted; excited; beside themselves; captivated; inflamed;  rapt) just like their leaders, because of how much wine  (spiritual influence; intoxicants ) the people are swallowing ( accepting; tolerating; stomaching; sucking up; digesting;  guzzling; wolfing-down)  from Salt Lake’s leadership.  Some prophets are drunken by a “spirit of seduction” (Spirit of deception; beguiling spirit). Other prophets encourage Israel’e people  to believe ( trust; accept; never

of two minds
wish-washy and inclined to beat around the bush

question)  God as the source of Mormon priesthood power. Some of Salt Lake’s prophets are unable to make up their minds  (equivocators; of two minds;  undecided; fence-sitters;  wafflers; fibbers; liars; shufflers; hedgers; men who beat around the bush). And the rest of Salt Lake’s prophets, seers and revelators are busy spreading  rumors (giving talks; saying things the way they see them; offering hearsay; issuing unreliable reports; sharing the “low-down”; giving lots of talks; stating opinions;  inside info ; stories; narratives; fables; fairy-tales;  incidents; jokes; speculative fiction;  anecdotes) that are never  corroborated ( verified; confirmed; supported backed-up) in order to scatter  (draw-away; get; obtain; confuse;  dissipate; separate; rout) Israel’s people  regarding the subject of prophets.

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barf
the tables are full of vomit = partially digested food spit up for others to eat!

8. As a matter of fact, all of the tables (unfoldings; extensions ; dragging-out of;  expansions aggrandizements; tablets; designs; plans; notebook; books;  blueprints) of the law are full of (crammed with; brimming with stuffed; wall to wall; packed with) vomit (throw-up; spit-up; spue; pollution; puke; partially digested food ) and excrement (undigestable food; human waste-matter; worthless-waste-products; shit; dung; discharge; effusions) – which are the failures  (sins; defects; fault; errors; mistakes) of LDS Prophets who remain (persevere; remain-alive).

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9. They are men who only sprinkle (dribble; spit; dust; drip; dapple; trickle; spew; mist) knowledge (education;  explanation;

vip society
very important persons

understanding; intelligence; insight; revelation). Mormon people (Israel’s people)   –should be able to analyze ( understand; discern ; perceive) this annunciation (announcement; indictment; accusation; message; doctrine) and should,  by this time, be weaned (unaccustomed to;  discouraged from ; have stopped feeding ) from  priesthood leaders who are part of the fat ( choicest; richest; finest ; most elite and prosperous ) segment of  Mormon Society,individual leaders and entire families  who are venerated (though highly of ; idolized; hallowed;  time-honored;  revered; respected; highly esteemed) as special  (important;significant; celebrated; extraordinary; holy) because of their theatre of operation (specialization; background; discipline; field of expertise).

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10. Indeed (as a matter of fact; if truth be told), They command Israel’s people (Mormon people ) for the sake of

bundling
Mormon people find themselves all tied up with each other and the church

(advancement of; celebrity of; aggrandizement of; glory of ; honor of; dignity of) compelling (obligating; having and keeping control over; being in a position of authority over ) them. They bind (yoke) Mormon people  (Israel’s people)  together for the sake (purpose; rational ; objective)  of tying-them-all-up into tightly (rigidly; closed; sealed; imperviously; immovably )-intertwined bundles (congregations; communities;  work-parties; details; brotherhoods and sisterhoods) with the objective of snuffing-out (putting-out; expunging; abolishing)  the “light in their lives” (The Spirit of God enlightening their minds) here and extinguishing “the light in their lives” (The Spirit of God softening their hearts) there .

 

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lip service
Lip service is being a hypocrite. Not obeying God’s commands but talking  whole lot about obeying God’s commands

11. Indeed, (as a matter of fact; if truth be told) The Mormon Church effectually (virtually ; for all intents and purposes)  swallows-up  (consumes; devours; assimilates; homogenizes; standardizes; stereotypes)  its own people (Israel’s people) then,  thru the use of “evil-speaking” ( casting spells ; charming; canting; empty-talk; lip-service; speaking Salt Lake Officialese; double-speak; talking a lot of mumbo-jumbo) they cunningly obstruct (short-circuit; frustrate;  stalemate; thwart; baffle; inhibit) them,  at the same time.          

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12. Salt Lake’s General Authorities preach  to Mormon people (Israel’s people) “The words that we  we  speak to you

easy street
drinking the spirit of Salt Lake City’s Mormon priesthood make everything seem easy

are consolation!  (something you can rest in ;  something you can find solace in; something you can repose in; something you can count on) Behold ( look… something never imagined or seen before; pay attention; rest-assured) It’s easy! The words we speak to you are syrupy sweet and easy for you to swallow ( comply with) . Our words will give all of you,  who are wearied and faint, rest from eternal  calamity and from all your eternal worries. What we tell you is refreshment  and it is given without any  Jehovah’s un-welcomed ( uninvited; unwanted; unsolicited; pesky ) rules and regulations.

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13.  Suddenly (as if by magic; voila!;  immediately),  as far as Mormon (Israel’s) people are concerned, Salt Lake’s precepts ( canons; rubics; guidelines; ethical codes; prescriptions) become “THE WORD OF THE LORD.”   Actually, injunctions (imperatives; exaction; requirements) are issued by salt Lake’s leadership for the sake of compelling (obligating; having and keeping control over; being in a position of authority over) the people.  And  the yoking (teaming; coupling; tying ; harnessing; binding;  bundling; sealing) of the people like commodities,  is stressed so much to  promote (merchandise; advertise; sell) The Mormon Church and its deceptive message, with the objective of snuffing-out (putting-out; expunging; abolishing)  the “light in Israel’s lives” (The Spirit of God enlightening Israel’s minds) here and extinguishing “the light in Israel’s lives” (The Spirit of God comforting

wabbling unsteady
Mormons (Israel’s people have become a wabbling and unsteady people

Israel’s hearts) there, to the end (with the goal; with the purpose; with the intention) that Salt Lake’s general Authorities and all other obedient priesthood leaders move themselves forward (advance their own priesthood position,  status and rank). As a result, Mormon people (Israel’s people)  totter  (are weak in the legs). They fall behind (fall backward;  fall topsy-turvy ; fail;  are overthrown; become  regressive and rigid in their thinking – brittle)  thus,  this generation of Mormon people (Israel’s people) is broken-open (burst; split-open; broken-down),  and  when circumstances have reached this point Mormon (Israel’s) people they are  easily snared (trapped; entangled; enmeshed; embroiled; hoodwinked; duped; seduced; captivated).

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ruling like kings
Salt Lake’s General Authorities rule as if they are Israel’s kings

14. Consequently, listen up! ( Now hear this!; Pay close attention!) to The “Word of Jehovah”,  especially those of you who are part of that  malignant race of mockers (pretenders; mimics; impostors; impersonators; frauds; fakes) who are leading  (presiding; governing; reigning over ruling like kings) in Jerusalem (the ancient world-wide headquarters of the Jehovah cult and religion a.k.a. in the latter-days, “Salt Lake City”).  

 

Merry Christmas  every one !         (cartoons and illustrations will be posted by night-fall on Christmas Day!) Enjoy! 

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