RIM Chapter 49 – verses 1-8

The Servant of the Lord

listen-up!
Pay very close attention!

The verb “listen” is expressed in Hebrew by sama – pronounced – shaw-mah. Sama is an appeal to hear or to enjoin observance. The exhortation “hear” (listen; pay-close-attention)  is rooted in covenant theology against the legal-background of contracts and treaties.  Sama ( semu (m) often appears in international treaties. In the majority of ancient middle eastern treaties, severe penalties ,i.e. “threats” (warnings; caveats; saber-rattling)  regarding non-observance (non-compliance; violation)  of the conditions of the  covenant (treaty) are standard (typical; usual; customary).  Penalties prescribed in these treaty-texts are explicit, often spelled-out in gruesome detail,  as to what will happen to the party who breaks (violates) the covenantal agrrement.  Threats of decapitation (throat-cutting)  and dis-embowelment (abdomenal-evisceration; cutting open the bowels) are two very common threats.  Thus, the gravity (seriousness; ponderousness; enormity; soberness; full-meaning) associated with ancient covenant-making is re-inforced.  Covenantal Penalties (curses) functioned as  frightening deterents to those who would otherwise be disposed to take-lightly (disregard; dismiss; forget)  the covenantal  obligation to which they have committed themselves.

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1.  Listen (pay attention), unto me, those of Mormon leadership,  “walk through life” (breeze thru life) in temporal comfort and religious security (confidence; assurance) among the self-satisfied ranks of  Mormonism’s Melchizedek priesthood leaderhip.  Now…Listen! (pay close attention)… all you Mormon congregations (stakes; wards and branches) and you who are removed  (disconnected; detached;  excommunicated; disfellowshipped;  cast- out) from their midst.  Prick-up (sharpen; put an edge on; make-keen) your ears” (capacity to measure the value ; capacity to measure the worth; capacity to measure the merit and usefulness) of men’s words (news; tidings; messages; talks; speeches; discourses), whether they are spoken from the pulpit or published in a monthly magazine.  Jehovah called (bid; summoned) me from the womb (before my birth).  From (since the time I occupied) the inward parts of my mother’s belly,  he mentioned my name (he has been mindful of me).

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mouth=sword
Jehovah hast made my mouth (“the words of my mouth”) like a razor-sharp (cutting; penetrating; piercing; keen) sword!

3. He made my mouth (“words of my mouth”) sharp (razor-sharp; penetrating; keen; piercing; cutting) like a sword ** (weapon) in the shadow (shade; obfuscation; cover) of His hand (power; control; command; dominion). He has hidden (veiled; concealed; camouflaged) me and made me a polished (shining; consummate; finished)  arrow (feathered-shaft; “missile”; weapon) in His quiver (container for holding arrows, “bolts of lightning” or darts). He has kept me close  (dear; familiar; intimate) and has said (” brought to light”; declared; whispered; proclaimed) unto me , “You art my servant, Israel”…… in (through; by means of; through the agency of; as a consequence of) you, I (your Eternal Father)  will display (reveal; show; demonstrate; manifest) my glory (splendor).

** FYI – By transposing the first letter “s” in the word “sword”, to the end of the word, you have changed “sword” into “words”

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4. Sometimes,…. I say (suppose; wonder;imagine; think) to myself…..”Have I labored for no purpose (for nothing; for no profit) at all?  Have I spent my strength (capacity; ability; power)  for ….nothing?  I am tuckered-out (drained; depleted; exhausted)  because what I have written constitutes (consists of ; embodies; incorporates)  an indictment (a judgment; a death-sentence; a law-suit; a guilty-verdict) against the House of Jacob (Salt Lake’s dynasty of defrauders, deceivers and supplanters), in keeping with the God of Israel, my “Maker” (creator)  and of course, my covenant with Jehovah.

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in the womb
I was commissioned from my mother’s womb!

5. But now (in these last days), Jehovah says (brings to light) that he designed (planned; developed; defined; pictured; saw; imagined; visualized) me  from the womb (before I was born),  for the very purpose to be His servant (messenger) initiating  (triggering; kicking-off; inaugurating) the “Return” (re-orientation) of the house (family; dynasty; lineage) of Jacob (defrauders; deceivers; supplanters) back to the God of Israel.  Israel will be united and her leaders will be honored in the eyes (estimation; sight; opinion) of God,  so Israel’s covenantal loyalty  (fidelity; allegiance; commitment) to the God of Israel provides all the strength (security; fortification; power) Israel’s People  (rank and file Mormons) will ever need.

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6. But, Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood leaders think (suppose; imagine) within themselves, “This new (up-coming) generation of Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) is “trifling” (unimportant; trivial; worthless; of no account; not worth mentioning) because they sprung from you (Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) but each one of your offspring is just like you, in relation to  Me (Jehovah) – i.e. a lawfully-commissioned (rightfully-authorized; legally-appointed) servant ( a helper; an assistant) designated “by Law” to identify (recognize; “point-the-finger-at”; button-hole;  discern) enemies rising-up (mounting) against Me (Israel),  who accompany (follow; go-along-with; pal-around- with; hang-around-with) the tribe (clan; people) of Jacob (men who are accustomed to defrauding; deceiving and supplanting to seize the “Right of the Firstborn”) .  This current  generation of Salt Lake’s priesthood leaders are my “opponents” (adversaries; foes; enemies) because they are crowding-out ( impeding; contending against; denying;  blocking; prohibiting; siding against)  my Holy Spirit as well as Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons). If truth be told, Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) are Salt Lake’s real “Elders”  (superiors; masters; chiefs). Many of them are prophets of God but are committed (married; obligated) to Jacob’s as gentile (non-native;  outside; independant) sources of light (divine-revelation) to bring to pass (jump-start; initiate; bring-forth) the power of my salvation (deliverance; rescue) until (for now and up to ) the “end” (termination; conclusion; finale; expiration; destruction; dissolution; judgment; death-blow) of the Earth (jurisdiction and society, where mortal, fallen and spiritually unregenerated men and women call “home”; the Mormon kingdom).

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contempt
Salt Lake”s people are  driven (motivated) by a “holier than thou”  (contemptuous) attitude toward Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons)

7. Thus saith the Lord, the redeemer (re-purchaser; deliverer; go’el) of Israel’s people,  His Holy Ones (saints; angels; pious worshippers of God; consecrated unto God to  free Jacob (people who are accustomed to defrauding, deceiving and supplanting in order to power)  from the defilement caused by the crimes they’ve committed. They are driven (motivated) by a hot-contempt (misjudgment; disregard; devaluation; under-estimation) for the souls of Israel’s people,   for the benefit of (on behalf of; under the authority of; in the name of) Mormon Church authorities,  who hate (abominate ; dislike; loathe; hate; abhor; despise; detest) the very thought (idea prospect; notion) of “outsiders” (strangers; Israel’s people; rank and file Mormons) reigning-over (ruling; controlling) them.    They envision (dread; anticipate; are terrorized by ; contemplate; picture; brood over; speculate;  theorize) this, so they lift-up (exalt; lift-up; glorify;  deify) high-born (titled; aristocratic; pedigreed; patrician) Mormon leaders, even  to lifting up their hands in petitions to them. They are guiding (leading) this new (up-coming)  generation of Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) to worship (idolize; adore) Mormonism’s  Sodomites (deified priesthood leaders; men who are religiously disqualified; high-priests,  who are devotees of idolatry; morally-unclean religious leaders), so Jehovah has chosen you.

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8. Thus saith the Lord, in a time of favor (approval; approval; harmony; approbation; friendly-relations) for this new (up-coming) generation of Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons), I will respond to (answer; begin to speak to ; bear-witness to) you and in the Day of Salvation (rescue; deliverance) I will help (assist; save; facilitate; team-up with; unshackle) you and I will treasure-you (cherish-you; hold-you-dear ; set a high value upon you; care for you; think of you as special) as a covenant people turning the world’s (Mormon kingdom’s) attention to Israel’s prophets arising according to the Law  (lawfully; legitimately; stedfast and sure) directing this new (up-coming; rising) generation of Israel’s army (mighty-power) to instate (divide the inheritance; install; swear-in; administer the oath of office to ; ordain; crown) those of Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) desolated (devastated; ruined; defiled; poisoned; wasted)  by Mormonism’s presiding Mechizedek priesthood leaders.     

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