Lectionary Readings for Friday, May 15th, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Friday, May 15th, 2020

Book of Wars Against Jehovih Chapter 21, Chapter 22

Chapter 21

1. Thus laid the three great countries, Arabin’ya, Parsi’e and Heleste, of which Parsi’e was
mightiest, peopled with very giants; lofty-bearing men and women, of red, copper
colored; and with an abundance of long black hair; high in the nose and cheek bones;
with determined jaws, and eyes to charm and command; mostly full-blooded I’huans,
half-breeds betwixt the I’huans and the burrowers in the ground, the brown people, dull
and stupid. The Parsi’e’ans were a proud race, built up in great comeliness by the God
Apollo, whose high-raised office was to fashion the breeds of mortals into noble forms.
Foremost in all the world was Parsi’e in all great deeds, and in men of learning, and in
ancient wars. It was here great Zarathustra was born and raised for Jehovih’s Voice and
corporeal words. Here the first great C
ITY OF THE SUN was built, Oas, whose kings aspired
to rule all the world; and great riches amongst men were here first tolerated by the Gods.

2. A strip of Parsi’e’an land cut betwixt Jaffeth and Vind’yu, and extended to the sea in the
far east; but the great body laid to the west, covering the Afeutian Mountains, still
plentiful in lions and tigers and great serpents. In these mountains came the I’huan hunters
to catch lions and tigers to fight in the games, where men oft, unarmed, went into the
arena, and fought them with their naked hands, choking them to death before applauding
multitudes. From these mountains the hunters supplied the private dens of kings and
queens with lions, whose duty was to devour thieves and other prisoners, according to
mortal law.

Plate 92.

3. And oft these traveling hunters dwelt with the sacred little people in the wilderness, the
I’hins, whom Jehovih had taught to charm even the great serpents and savage lions and
tigers to be their friends and worshippers. And herefrom sprang a people called Listians,
who, living mostly in the forests, went naked, to whom the I’hins taught the secret of
CHARMING AND SACRED HAND POWER, who worshipped Jehovih, owning no man nor God as
master, for which the Great Spirit named them S
HEPHERD KINGS, for they ruled over flocks
of goats, which supplied them with milk, and butter, and cheese, and wool for cloth for
crotch-clothes, the only covering they wore.

4. These Shepherd Kings, the Listians, lived in peace, wandering about, making trinkets,
which they oft exchanged with the inhabitants of cities and the agricultural regions. Onefourth of the people of Pars’ie were Listians, who were well guarded by Jehovih’s angels. And these were such as De’yus meant to obsess for future use in terrible wars, but the
other three-fourths lived in the fertile regions of Parsi’e, the lands of which were rich in
yielding ample harvests. The cities were filled with mills, and factories, and colleges, and
common schools, free for all people to come and learn; and altars, and temples of
worship, and oracle structures, made without windows, so Jehovih’s angels could come in
sar’gis and teach His Holy Doctrines. Besides which were temples and observatories for

studying the stars, which were mapped out and named even as their names stand to this
day. And next to these were the
HOUSES OF PHILOSOPHY, in all the cities; where great learned
men undertook to examine the things of earth, to learn the character and property thereof.
And whether of fish, or worm, or stone, or ores, or iron, or silver, or gold, or copper, they
had learned to read its worth and nature. And of things dead, no longer living on the
earth, and of strange stones, and of skins and bones of animals, their houses were well
filled, for benefit of students and visitors. It was these that De’yus meant to have his
armies possess, body and soul, for his own glory, knowing that by their researches in such
matters for many generations they had strayed away from Jehovih. For such is the rule
pertaining to all children begotten on the earth. If the father and mother be on the
downward road in unbelief, the child will be more so; but if on the upward way, to glorify
an All Highest, the child will be holier and wiser than its parents.

5. In olden times the Gods had inspired the Parsi’e’ans to migrate toward the west and
inhabit the lands of Heleste, also a country of giants, but less given to rites and
ceremonies; and they carried with them three languages: the Panic, of Jaffeth; the Vedic,
of Vind’yu, and the Parsi’e’an; and because they used the same sounds, mostly, but
different written characters, a confused language sprang out of these, and was called
Fonece, and the people thus speaking were called Foneceans, that is to say: We will use
the same sounds, but take to our judgment to use whatsoever written characters we
choose. Hence, Fonece is the first and oldest of mortal-made languages; and this was
styled in heaven the period of the emancipation of mortals from the dictatorship of angels
in regard to written signs and characters and words. Jehovih had said: In that respect man
on earth hath advanced enough to stand alone; and it was so, for, from that time to this,
neither Jehovih nor his angels have given any new language or written characters to
mortals. And all languages that have come from that time onward, are but combinations
and branches, and amalgamations and malformations of what existed then on the earth.

6. The Helestians were rich in agriculture, and in herds of cattle and goats, both wool
goats and hair goats; for it was in this country that the angels first taught man how to
breed the goats for hair or for wool, accordingly as he desired. And these people were
also mostly worshippers of Jehovih, and had many altars and temples; dwelling in peace,
and loving righteousness.

7. Arabin’ya had four kinds of people within her regions: The I’huans, the Listians, the
I’hins, and the brown burrowers in the ground, with long noses and projecting mouths,
very strong, whose grip of the hand could break a horse’s leg. The brown people, though
harmless, were naked, living mostly on fish and worms and bugs and roots; and they
inhabited the regions of the great river, Tua. Over these people, to subdue them and
destroy them, Osiris allotted his great angel general, Egupt, servant of De’yus. Egupt
called the region of his allotment after himself, Egupt, the same which is corruptly called
Egypt to this day.

8. In the time of Abraham this country was called South Arabin’ya; but when, in after
years, the great scholars entered the records in the kings’libraries, the later names were
used, being written in the Fonecean language and not Eguptian, which was the language
of the unlearned.

9. But the chief part of all the people in Arabin’ya were I’huans, of color and size and
figure like the Parsi’e’ans, being also the offspring of the I’hins and the brown earth

burrowers, the hoodas, from whom they inherited corporeal greatness, even as from the
I’hins they inherited holiness of spirit. But the flat heads had mostly disappeared from

10. And here were thousands of cities, great and small, even as in Parsi’e and Heleste, and
they had colleges and houses of philosophy, even like Parsi’e, besides thousands of public
libraries, which supplied books freely to the poor, who came here to be taught in the
sciences, and in the arts of painting and engraving and sculpture, and in astronomy, and
mathematics, and chemistry, and minerals, and assaying, and in the rules for inventing
chemical combinations. But the Listians were the only people who dealt in charms and
the secrets of taming serpents and beasts by virtue of the hand, and by curious scents,
prepared secretly. And the Listians maintained the fifth rite in the resurrection, whereby,
on the fifth day after death, the soul appeared in mortal semblance to his living people,
and advised them lovingly, after which he ascended in their burning incense going to

11. Of such like, then, were the people over whom De’yus, named Lord God, had set his
thousand millions, to subdue them for his own glory. And thus it came to pass, Jehovih
spake in Craoshivi, saying: The time shall come when angels and mortals shall know of a
truth that the Lord God is a false God and a vain-glorious usurper. For I will leave one
race of I’huans on the earth, in Guatama, even till the era of kosmon. And men and angels
shall see and understand that man of himself never inventeth a God in figure of a man
born of woman. And that only through the inspiration of My enemies, who build
kingdoms in hada for their own glory, hath any people ever fallen from My estate to
worship a God in image of man.

Chapter 22
1. And now came the third assault of Osiris’legions of angels, inspired to desperate
madness by the harangues of their generals and captains. And every mortal was marked
out, and his degree of faith in the Great Spirit known, so the destroyers knew well where
to strike effectively.

2. At midnight again came the Osirians, rushing on, and by force of numbers laid their
hands on many mortals, millions! Held fast, and hurled missiles furiously about the
sleeping apartments, to rouse from sleep their mortal victims, who, to wake and see no
cause for the whirling stools and tables, and the terrible noises and blows in every corner
of their houses, sprang up affrighted, and lost as to know what to do. In many places the
angels of De’yus spake audibly in the dark, saying: There is but one God, even the Lord
your God, great De’yus, on the throne of Hored. Bow down in reference before him, or
destruction and death shall be your doom!

3. The Osirian angels, gloating in their much success, now filled every house, where
they had fastened on, and made all such places head-quarters for their captains and
generals and thousands and tens of thousands of angel servants, who were proud and
boastful, most hilarious in knocks and hideous noises about the house walls.

4. In many instances the ashars, the guardian angels, were overpowered and crowded off,
for because of the small faith and little spirituality in the mortals captured, their power
was weak and scattered.

5. But not in all cases had the Osirians won, but were in hundreds of thousands of
families overcome or baffled till the rising sun, which drove them off, leaving the
Jehovians still victorious. But sufficient was the glory unto Osiris and his legions,
wherefrom messengers were sent to De’yus speedily, with most exaggerated tales of the
victories won.

6. In Parsi’e there fell this night twelve hundred thousand men, women and children into
the clutches of the hosts of De’yus, the Lord God, the false. In Arabin’ya the fallen victims
numbered two millions; and in Heleste one million and a half! But not yet had the
captured mortals realized what had happened; they only knew frantic noises, and flying
missiles disturbed them all night long. Many rushed forth to the oracles and altars to learn
the cause, and to know if, in truth, the angels of heaven were at war; if God had come, as
had been told in the old legends, to afflict mortals. The learned acknowledged not the
cause to be angels, but sought for cracks in the wood, or concealed persons, or cats, or
dogs. The which excited their disbelieving souls so they proclaimed before all men each
special wonder, a hundred times magnified.

7. The unlearned believed in the angels thus suddenly come upon them; and cultivated
their coming, and hearkened to their words, to put away Jehovih and accept De’yus; or
otherwise, after death, their souls would be weighed by Anubi, and, for lack of faith in the
Lord God, instead of Jehovih, cast into everlasting hell.

8. And such mortals, willing tools to follow spirits’advice instead of Jehovih’s light
within their own souls, were led through the Anubian ceremonies, but malformed by
substituting words to glorify De’yus, and Osiris, his so-called son.

9. But the philosophers searched deeper, to find if, of a truth, the soul were immortal; and
if it be a very truth that the souls of the dead come thus back, setting at defiance
nature’s laws, as they called the common things about them? What, then, were the sum
and substance of the created worlds, and ultimate end, the all highest place for man?

10. The which the Osirian angels answered, explaining that the first heavenly place was
hada, wherein were many hells; and that the all highest heaven was Hored, where the
Lord God sat on his throne in great glory. And around him on every side were thousands
of millions of angels who had attained to everlasting peace, with nothing more to do but
to bow and sing praises unto their God forever!

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