Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Twenty-Nine verses 1- 12**

1.  Woe to Ariel * (“Salt Lake’s self-appointed “Gatherers-of-El”).  Mormon Priesthood Leaders (Brigham Young and others) settled the Salt Lake Valley as a means to add revolution (revolt; rebellion) to their habitual-sin of disobedience (failure or refusal to obey rules and Jehovah’s authority).   Immediately after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley,  Mormon leaders began to unlawfully gather (corral; collect) Israelite (rankImage result for lions and file Mormon) victims (prey) together.

* Ariel-The name Ariel consists of two parts. The first part comes from the Hebrew noun ארי (‘ari), meaning; lions or “gathererers” from the verb ארה (‘ara), ( to collect, to gather). Lions were known as “gatherers” because,  as the greatest of predators, they gathered (drove; collected)  herds together and favored the natural selection of herd behavior. Ancient Israelites who traveled with the herds may have realized that the “Center of the Herd” was the safest-place to be , which may have led to the formation of a central compound within a larger fenced in flock.  The verb ארה (‘ara) appears to be related in form to the verb ארר (‘arar), which originally meant to “bind” but came to mean: (to curse or to bind someone with a spell). The final-segment אל (‘el), refers to אלהים (‘Elohim), or God.

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2. I (Jehovah)  will lay-siege (make continuous attacks)  against Ariel (Salt Lake’s self-appointedRelated image “Gatherers-of God”),  so there will be unprecedented (epoch-making) mourning and lamentation in the Rocky Mountains, because I will turn (transform) Salt Lake City into a colossal (one-giant)  “altar-hearth” (scene of a holocaust; incinerator)I (Jehovah) will tighten my grip   (like a tourniquet) around the neck of Salt Lake City.

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3. And I will encamp (pitch my tents) in the “strategic-circle-formation”  against all of Salt lake’s Generalsiegeworks Authorities and My (Jehovah’s) authority   (dominion; jurisdiction) will compass (shut-up; distress; bind; coral; vex) Salt Lake’s towers (pulpits; religious teachings as expressed in sermons; preachers-collectively.) Then,  I will set-up (build) siegeworks *against “Ariel” (“Salt Lake’s self-appointed “Gatherers-of-God”). 

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SiegeworksPlatforms (policies; principles) and towers (pulpits; religious teachings as expressed in sermons; preachers collectively) established by God’s army of Israelites around and above the walls (prejudices; class/social-distinctions) of a city under siege. This allowed the besieging army to shoot arrows  (penetrating assaults and accusations) and launch missiles (explosive criminal charges)  of war down into the city. Israel’s law did not allow fruit (Israelite-seed-bearing) trees (lineages; dynasties; bloodlines) to be cut down to build such platforms (Deuteronomy 20:19-20). Ramps built up to the city walls allowed soldiers to attack the walls (prejudices; class/social-distinctions) and to shoot firey-arrows (piercing-projectiles) and other weapons into the city. Scaling (ascending; climbing) ladders lifted armies over the walls into the city. Battering rams destroyed the city’s exclusive (limited; unshared) gates (rights to citizenship). Fires at the base of the walls weakened the sandstone (sedimentary; made from remains) bricks. Tunnels (underground passageways) dug under the walls further weakened them. Thus Salt Lake population’s emotions are drained; its supplies are exhausted, and its defenses destroyed.
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4. Then, you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) will be easily able to depress (sink; abase; bring-Image result for uncanny gifdown; debase; bring-low) Salt Lake’s authority because of the shaky legal-ground (rational motive, basis for a belief or conviction) upon which Mormonism is founded. You (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) will speak (bear-witness; testify) from “the-Dust” (what Salt Lake calls “worthless-stuff”; Israelites) and the command of your authority will be thought-over (meditated-over; pondered-over), very carefully,  with profound intensity, intimacy,  and deep-feelings. And the sound of your voice will seem ghost-like (uncanny; strange;  mysterious; “otherworldly”) because the voice is coming (originating) from “the-Dust” (what Salt Lake characterizes as “worthless-stuff”; Israel’s people).

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5. Nevertheless, the voice (sound) of your (Israel’s) commanding authority will inundate (overwhelm; overrun) SaltImage result for ruthless meaning Lake City until the presiding authorities at Salt Lake headquarters feel as though they (your enemies) are being “Pounded-to-Pieces” and that they are considered nothing but chaff (dross; trash; garbage; rubbish)…..then quite suddenly,  Salt Lake’s General Authorities will be think-of (view; regard; recognize; estimate; see; admit) to themselves,  that they are a hypocritical and “out-of-control” (unreasonable; rebellious) throng (pack; gang; crowd) of  “ruthless” men, who are accustomed to “winking- at” (pretending not to notice) men all around them who are immoral or committing illegal acts.

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6. Salt Lake will be visited-upon (punished; plagued) by thunder and earthquakes and by the terrifying sound ofImage result for Tornadoes movie "The Day after Tomorrow" gif massive-tornadoes (vortexes; cyclones; whirlwinds) accompanied by devouring tempests of flaming fire sent from the Lord of Hosts.

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7. Then, as if it were a dream, i.e…… a “Vision of the night”.……   a horde assembled from all theImage result for throw the book at 'em gif nations (Gentiles; non-Israelites) of the world,  will point (direct everyone’s attention; focus everyone’s efforts) toward waging-war against “Ariel” (“Salt Lake’s self-appointed “Gatherers-of-God”). Everyone (the whole world) will attack Salt Lake City, that is to say, her Melchizedek priesthood fortress (headquarters) and point (direct everyone’s attention) to the Melchizedek priesthood leaders, against whom, everyone (the whole world) is driven (compelled; anxious) to lay-siege  (make a physical-assault; throw the book; bring as many criminal-charges as possible) against them.

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8I. Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood authorities are like starving (hungry; covetous; greedy) men who dream about satisfying their hunger (greed; covetousness) by getting hold of Israel’s birthright (inheritance). In their dream, they behold themselves (their covetousImage result for israelites wandering in the wilderness appetites) being satisfied (triumphant), but when they wake up, they’re still hungry (covetous) and they are also like  men who dream about satisfying (quenching) their thirst (need; predilection; propensity; appetite) for “Water” (Sorcery;  enchantments; “magic-spells”). When Salt Lake’s “soul-thirsty-men” dream, they see themselves drinking (partaking of; enjoying the advantages of) “Water” (Sorcery;  enchantments; magic-spells), but when they wake-up, they feel faint (woozy, weak, and dizzy) but their souls (appetites) are still thirsty (unquenched; unsatisfied). In consequence of this, the horde of Nations (Gentiles; non-Israelites) will organize itself (mass itself; muster itself; assemble itself) thru the medium of (under the leadership of) Mt. Zion (“the administration of Israelites who’ve wandered  40+ years of their lives,  in a private-wilderness, searching for Jehovah and His word”). 

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9. Make absolutely sure that you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) Point (direct everyone attention) to theImage result for blindsided gif fact that Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood authorities are stunned (so astonished and shocked that they are temporarily unable to react) and amazed (astonished). They’ve been blindsided (caught-unaware; bushwhacked; assaulted by surprise; attacked-unprepared), because they are blind (really not “Seers”; lacking sight). Indeed (if truth be told) Salt Lake’s almighty presiding authorities all drunken (buzzed; sauced; bombed; blitzed; blotto; intoxicated; inebriated; shikker; “farshnoshket”; “Making-Merry”), but not from wine (fermented grape-juice). 

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10. For Jehovah has ordained (anointed) all of you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) with a spirit ofImage result for man hiding under a desk deep-sleep (lethargy). He has sealed (closed; shut), your (Israel’s people’s) eyes to awareness of Jehovah’s prophets,  emergent (in the process of coming into being or becoming prominent) among your (Israel’s) own people. He has covered (hidden; concealed; kept secret;  obscured) the heads (leaders; commanders; chieftains; masters; principals) of all your (Israel’s) Seers.

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11. The whole (complete; uncut; full; entire; unabridged) vision (explanation; clarification) of Israel’sImage result for book of isaiah bible study destiny contained within the words (book; prophecy; sixty-six Chapter volume; message)  of Isaiah’s Scroll (book; volume; prophecy) has become nothing more to Israel’s people than a mysterious (enigmatic; puzzling) Old Testament book whose meaning is sealed-shut (locked-up; closed; secret; shut-up; unknowable; inaccessible). Many times, it has been presented to “learned-men” (scholars; erudite-men; lettered-men; academic-men; well-read-men) who’ve been asked (requested), “Please read (interpret) this!  But,  every one of them responded (stated; answered), I can’t interpret this because the meaning of Isaiah’s book is sealed (locked; bolted; tightly-fastened; inaccessible) to me.

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12. First, Isaiah’s Scroll (book volume; prophecy) was given (handed-over) to someone who doesn’t knowImage result for man scratching his head in puzzlement (isn’t familiar with; isn’t acquainted with) Hebrew writing (expression; letters and alphabet) and this person is asked, “Please read (interpret) this! But he answered (responded; replied), “I can’t interpret this because I know nothing,  about ancient Hebrew writing (expression; letters and alphabet).

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