RIM Chapter 58 verses 1-7

True Fasting

fasting
The age old Israelite ritual of “Fasting” (self-deprecation; humility) breaks the chains (bonds; binding force; hold) of  man’s  compulsions (obsessions; obligations; constraints; pressures and duress).

According to the Theological Dictionary Of The Old Testament, “Fasting” (n.)  or “to fast” (v.) is defined as  partially or completely abstaining from food and water for a period of a single day (24 hours) . Such fasting can be in response to grief, e.g. “mitigation” of sorrow and distress following the death of a loved one or friend. It is a demonstration of “emphasis” to prayers of confession and penitence. Fasting can also function as a preparation for activity or rituals such as receiving revelation from God. Fasting is a sign of personal despair and self-deprecation, functioning as part of a self-deprecating (humbling) ritual. Special “Days of Fasting” were proclaimed in Israel, usually by their kings. “Fast-Days” were consecrated (sanctified) and they were announced, accompanied by the sounding (blowing) a trumpet (Shophar; ram’s horn) by a temple priest. During the period of Isaiah, Zechariah and Joel, the ritual of “fasting” was very widespread in Israel and thus we find criticism of the practice by some for men’s  embezzlement (fraudulent use; misappropriation; abuse) of it. The basic criticism is that one’s demeanor toward God (self-deprecation and humility, i.e. fasting) should be commensurate (comparable) with a person’s demeanor toward his fellow beings, thus righteous social action constitutes an expression of true “fasting”.

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1. Shout aloud, with a full throated appeal (call; summons) like the blast of a trumpet (ram’s horn) and don’t withhold (suppress; repress) any light (illumination; insight; enlightenment; understanding; edification). Raise (lift-up) your voice unto my people and point out (direct their attention to) the revolt (rebellion; transgression; trespass) by that deceitful troop (band; company; alliance) of Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities in Salt Lake City and show (reveal; convey; communicate) to the House (family; dynasty; lineage) of Jacob (defrauders; liars; deceivers; cheats) the sins (short-comings; failures) of their own presiding Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities.

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pleading
For nothing, Israel’s People petition of their Melchizedek Priesthood leaders for “justice” and “what is right!”

2. Along with signs (evidence; proof; manifestations) provided by Me (Jehovah),  which  this generation of Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) has been seeking (looking for ; waiting for; anticipating) for a long time and a knowledge of (awareness of;  familiarity with) my ways (customs; habits; rituals) that will surely delight this generation of Israel’s People who will look like  “Mormon-Trouble-Makers” who are actually fulfilling (executing; doing; carrying out) righteousness (what is right) and keeping (observing; honoring) the covenant they made with Jehovah.  This new generation of Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) has not forsaken its covenant with Jehovah. They only ask (petition; plead) for “justice” and “what is right” in order to approach (approximate; exemplify) the  governance (way of governing; manner of governing) of their God, Jehovah, the God of Israel. They are delighted to function as spokespersons (prophets; ambassadors; messengers) of Jehovah , the God of Israel.

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3.  Why (for what purpose) do Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities misrepresent themselves (pass themselves off) as my Prophets and Apostles,  so you won’t recognize (see; detect; suspect; comprehend) their evil-works (evil-deeds). They do this in order to degrade (demean; reduce the dignity and importance of degrade; abase; humiliate) the souls of this generation of Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons), but you don’t notice  (aren’t paying attention). Look (pay close attention; You see…..),  on “Fast-Sundays”, Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities bring-forth (present; “talk-up”; display;  put on a show of; make a big production of) their delight (pleasure; favor) with you, but in the interim (between Fast-Sundays) Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities mercilessly exploit (cash-in-on; make the most of; drive; capitalize on; benefit from) their laborers (servants; workers).

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empty-talk
Fast Sundays are not to be used to force members to listen to empty-talks from men and women focusing  Israel’s (rank and file Mormon’s) attention on obedience to the voices of Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities in high-places!

4. Lo and behold (something unexpected; a new situation;  a new scene; a new turn of events).     Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities are using Fast Sundays to prod (push; goad; make;  impel; compel) Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) to looking to (relying on) “Kuth” (leadership of Assyria),  because…. you see……if truth be told, Melchizedek Priesthood Leadership and   Assyrian leadership are the same thing and every single Melchizedek Priesthood Authority is  carried away (embroiled; held prisoner; tied-up; caught-up; wrapped-up) by wickedness (evil-doing; sinfulness; wrongdoing; corruption). Thou shalt not observe your “Day of Fasting” as a day (time) devoted to speeches (talks; empty words) delivered by men and women promoting obedience to the voices of Melchizedek priesthood leaders in Salt Lake’s high-places (lofty-leadership positions; glorified-priesthood offices).

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5. Who Goad (prod; urge) Israel’s people (rank and file Mormons) as if they are sheep.  So Mormon  “Fast-Sunday” (24-hour abstinence from water and food) ”  has become  a day (time) for  Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities to try (test; tire; strain drain) Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) and to direct their “eyes” (attention; focus) toward the “Hook” (Melchizedek Priesthood Organization) . Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities fortify (fortify; strengthen) themselves by pointing to the Rocky Mountain headquarters of Salt Lake City as if it is some kind of “watering-hole” (tavern; gin-mill; pub; bar-room; grog-shop; saloon) established for intoxicating Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) and meshing (entangling; ensnaring; netting; hooking; catching) them,  while they strew (cast-off; toss; throw away; scatter) ashes (Ephraim’s People).  They are spreading (becoming like cancer; metastasizing; branching out) in order to direct the whole world’s attention to Salt Lake’s Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities.

Thou shalt proclaim YOUR “Fast-Day”  (abstinence from food and drink for 24 hours) as a day of deliverance (emancipation; rescue; release; liberation) for Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) inaugurated by  you, on behalf of (acting for; representing)  Jehovah.

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trap
The entire Melchizedek Priesthood Organization is one big tantelizing  trap (snare; hook; noose; pit)

6. Under no circumstances is this “Fast-day” to be for leaders to try (vex; strain;  drain) Mormon members whose attention is keenly focused upon them.  You must Unmask  (expose; unveil; disclose; reveal; uncover) the threshing (grinding; unendingly-oppressive) men within  the “hook” (Melchizedek Priesthood Organization)  who are mandating  (appointing; designating; authorizing) a “yoke” (harness; mechanism for control; exploitation) for Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons) in order to send (dismiss; disband; demobilize; disperse; banish) them while parading (vaunting; peacocking; embellishing; “hot-dogging”) themselves to the world by lying (deliberately being deceitful) about themselves and every yoke (harness; mechanism of control)  that you break-off (remove) from the necks of Israel’s People.

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7. Think not (don’t get the idea of)  sharing with those who are covetous (wanting to possess)  your endowment (“manna”; spiritual nourishment; spiritual bread; daily bread; spiritual affinity) given to you every day by God or men who perjure themselves (lie under oath) regarding me just because they’ve been given a little  authority (dominion; jurisdiction) ) over Israel’s People (rank and file Mormons). Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities are having intercourse with (entering the house of)  Israel’s people in order to  cast them out (trample them; have dominion over them). Indeed (as a matter of fact), Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities see (recognize; appreciate; use; utilize) cunning behavior  and cover (cloak;  shelter; protect; shield) their Priesthood Authorities in “secrecy” (confidentiality; limited access by the people and restricted information about leaders)  then  Melchizedek Priesthood messengers (runners) have the audacity (impudence; nerve;  impertinence; insolence; presumption; gall) to convey to you the cheerful “Good-News” (Gospel message) from the battle-front that “There  is no secret-plan (conspiracy; plot; scheme; subterfuge)  being employed against you by Melchizedek Priesthood Authorities”

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