Reading Isaiah’s Mind – Chapter Twenty-one – verses 12 – 17

An Oracle Against Arabia

 

 

12. Salt Lake’s watchmen are asking each other …..What “Watch-Of-The-Night” is it now?  (What will happen to those of us, who twist-away intelligence and light?; How much night-time do we have remaining?) How long until daylight? (How long before the Son of God returns, bringing light and justice?) 

time watch
Watches of the night: (1)  “evening” (sunset to 9 pm),” (2) “midnight” (9 pm to midmight) (3) “cock-crowing” (midnight to 3 am)and (4) “morning” (3 am to morning-sunrise; Mark 13:35)These terminated respectively at 9 P.M., midnight, 3 A.M. and 6 A.M.

FYI – Watches-Of-The-Night : The Jews, like the Greeks and Romans, divided the night into military watches instead of hours, each watch representing the period for which sentinels or pickets remained on duty. The proper Jewish reckoning recognized only three such watches, entitled the first or “beginning of the watches,” (Lamentations 2:19);  the middle watch, (Judges 7:19) and the morning watch. (Exodus 14:24) These would last respectively from sunset to 10 P.M.; from 10 P.M. to 2 A.M.; and from 2 A.M. to sunrise. After the establishment of the Roman supremacy, the number of watches was increased to four, which were described either according to their numerical order, as in the case of the “fourth watch,” (Matthew 14:25) or by the terms (1)  “even,” (2) “midnight,”(3) “cock-crowing” and (4) “morning.” (Mark 13:35).  These terminated respectively at 9 P.M., midnight, 3 A.M. and 6 A.M.

royal pegs
Oh  that  you (every one of Salt Lake’s priesthood Authorities) would earnestly inquire of (concerning; regarding; with regard to) “the” (the-real; the-royal; the-rightful;  the-legitimate; the-one and only)  generation of  “pegs” (designed by God for holding things together, hanging things on).  The “real” (royal; legitimate;  lawful;  rightful; sure) pegs (pieces of wood, tapered at one end, designed by God, for holding things together, hanging things on, or marking a position) are Israel’s people (rank an file Mormons).  

 

12. (continued)

One of Salt Lake’s watchmen replies, “Indeed,  the Morning (the time of making-inquiry; consideration; search; inspection; asking questions) watch has arrived (befallen),indeed, but with-it (accompanying-it; escorting-it; concomitantly; coincidentally; collaterally) comes (arrives; turns-up; pops-up; arises; materializes) night (a season-of-adversity; a-time-of-calamity) for us (Melchizedek-Priesthood-Authorities)! Oh (an expression of surprise, pain, disapproval) that (a wish or sorrowful regret) you (every one of Salt Lake’s priesthood Authorities) had earnestly inquired of (concerning; regarding; with regard to) “the” (the-real; the-royal; the-rightful;  the-legitimate; the-one and only)  generation of “pegs” (used for holding things together, hanging things on). You must ask (desire; strongly wish; want; wish for) this generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) to turn everything around (turn-the-tables; reverse someone’s-position relative to another, especially by turning a position of disadvantage into one of advantage.) having in mind, this generation of Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons).  

 

 

An Oracle Concerning “Arabia” 

Arabia (Erebah) is derived from the Hebew root verb ereb-pronounced-eh-reb. It means: to “create-a-web”  or “organize-a-network” (referring to transverse or crossways threads in woven-cloth) thus a mixture; a mongrel (mixed-breed; mutt) race; a mingled-people; a mixed-multitude.  The final “ia” has been morphed from a final “h” (pronounced-ah) that turns ereb into a noun, Arabia (a-mixed-breed-or-mutt-race-of-people).

 

 

slacker
Though you are unaware, You (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) are providing the perfect (consummate; quintessential; ideal; model)  pretext (cover-story; defense-against criminal charges; fish-story; song and dance; alibi; justification)   for a Caravan (convoy wagon-train; troop; company) of Dedanites   (a generation of Salt-Lake-gold-brickers; deadbeats; slackers; loafers; “good-for-nothings”.

13. Though you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) are unaware You (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) are providing the perfect (consummate; quintessential; ideal; model)  pretext (cover; defense-against criminal- charges; fish-story; song and dance; alibi; justification) for a Caravan (wagon-train ; convoy) of Dedanites (a generation of Salt Lake gold-brickers and deserters;  a generation of Priesthood Authorities who think they are especially valuable,  but are, in fact, worthless creeps, loafers, deadbeats and slackers).

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covetous eyes
Salt Lake’s men want what Israel’s people already possess. They want Israel’s inheritance!

14.  Gold-brickers (slackers; deserters; loafers evaders; men who are popularly regarded as valuable , but are, in-fact, worthless)  are the coaches (trainers; instructors; teachers; tutors) of covetous Mormon priesthood leaders, who greedily-eye (aspire-to) the distinctive “mark” (authority; designation; sign; emblem; trademark) of royalty that  legitimately (lawfully; rightfully) belongs  to this generation of Israel’s people. Mormon priesthood leaders are groomed  (ready; conditioned; tailored; primed) to sit-upon-thrones (reign as kings; wield supreme power over) over a God-forsaken (desolated) Mormon-kingdom (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints),  by shackling (chaining; fettering; binding; hobbling; tethering)  Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons),  then positioning  themselves to rule over them,  while they wave their authority to and fro. (wave their authority around, conspicuously).  

 

I coulda had class
Salt Lake’s priesthood Authorities seek to snatch the “Championship-Title” that Israel’s people have righfully inherited.

15.  Indeed, Salt Lake’s General Authorities are averse (loathe to; afraid of )  confrontation (a show-down; a-face-off; a contest) with Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons)  . They’re  terrified (afraid)  of  (1) Israelites who are well-prepared (well-armed; well-suited) and (2)  Israelites who are sincerely devoted to Jehovah) and  (3) the heat (vehemence; passion; zeal) of The battle of (for; over) Armegeddon  (the original wording is “The Battle (contest; struggle conflict; competition) over (for) Har-Megeddo” meaning: The battle (controversy;  war-of-words; disaggreement; contention; quarrel; dispute) regarding men’s very own exalted-preeminence”. Simply put Salt Lake’s men are contenders (group of men competing against Israel’s people for something) hoping to snatch the “Championship-Title” from the hands of Israel’s people).  In the context of Isaiah’s criminal indicment, the aforemers entioned “men” involved are Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood Authorities and all the lesser high-priests subject to their authority.

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pompous man
Braggards are most-often asses to begin with!

16. Indeed, Thus saith the Lord unto me, a revolution (rebellion revolt; insurrection; uprising) is coming because of Salt Lake’s hirelings (sheep-herders; religious leaders who are compensated generously to pretend they are holy-men) and men who manifest ( show by their bragging-behavior and their appearance) all of Salt Lake’s Arabian  (mongrel; bastard; mule-like ; mix-breed) pomp  (grandeur ; pomposity; vainglory).

 

 

 

boot-licker
Mormon men quickly get used to behaving like sycophants (toadies; brown-noses”and ” yes-man”) if they ever hope to be successful and advance in the Mormonism’s glorious Melchizedek Priesthood Organization.

17. Then, what’s left of scores (plenty; a-great-number; a-great-many; scads-and-oodles; the umpteen-millions) of Salt Lake’s bowing  (sycophantic; bootlicking; kowtowing; fawning; apple-polishing; toady) men. – the once (former; old; by-gone; erstwhile)  heroic Sons (vassals; henchmen; followers; subjects; disciples; pupils;  appentices; students; students) of Salt Lake’s greedy (covetous) “Old-Men” will become few-and-far-between (scarce and infrequent) .   Indeed (if truth be told),  The God of Israel has spoken.

 

 

 

 

 

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