Lectionary Readings for Monday, May 11th, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Monday, May 11th, 2020

Book of Wars Against Jehovih Chapter 13, Chapter 14

Chapter 13

1. Swift messengers coursing the heavens, from far-off etherean worlds, bound for
destinations remote, passed over the regions of Hored; and the high-raised travelers felt
the discordant plots of satan’s Lord God and his hosts, thus bent to overthrow the Great
Spirit’s happy world. And so they sent word of it to Cpenta-armij, through whose fields
the great serpent moved along. And her Most High Council, one with the Creator, cast
about to know the cause and treatment of the dastardly outrage.

2. Then spake Jehovih to His Daughter, Chieftainess, saying: The Lord God was duly
honored in My name, and swore before Me to serve faithfully, forever, by his highest
light. Hold thou him to his purpose, and bind him in the world he hath assumed to rule for
his own glory. And to his fellow-God, conspirators against Me, Who brought them into
being, give thou them full sway to destroy My worshippers. Let them raise the name of
their God, and bait mortal kings and queens to glut themselves in the havoc of My
chosen, the Faithists.

3. The earth neareth her greatest corporeal growth, and these self-assuming Gods shall
build monuments through their mortal emissaries, in the greatest divisions of the
earth: Temples, and pyramids, and oracle-palaces, which shall stand thousands of
years as testimonies of the audacity of Gods and Saviors. To honor whom, the Lord
God hath sworn to make angels and men suppliant slaves in heaven and earth.

4. For I will use the corporeal temples and pyramids they shall build on the earth at the
expense of My chosen, as testimony, in coming ages, of the oppression in the hadan heavenly kingdoms of these self-Gods. Till which time I cannot teach mortals of the vanity of the lower heavens, save in the deserted ruins of their moldering monuments.

5. For in kosmon, mortals shall know that even as the earth hath been a place of foolish
sacrifice to persons born of woman, so were My heavens debauched in that day by similar
oppression and cruelty.

6. Let him who is falsely crowned Osiris, build in the Osirian field, and him who is
proclaimed De’yus, build in the hadan field, for the time shall come when these
testimonies shall be required in the sum of earth and heaven.

7. For I will show them that without an All Highest Person there is no resurrection
for angels or men. Of which they that are slaughtered, ten thousand millions, and
bound by the Lord God, shall swear, in kosmon, the fall of all things save Me.

8. Down to the lower heavens, to God in Craoshivi, sent Cpenta-armij swift messengers,
with the words of Jehovih, comforting to God and his hosts, as to the wide plans
on which the Father lieth the destinies of worlds. And God received them, and
now comprehended why, alas, his Diva came not, nor answered his call but by resigning.

9. But God, the true ruler of heaven and earth, now saw how the prosperity of the
indulged heaven had made bad men out of most holy Gods, even as prosperity on the
earth closeth up man’s eyes against his Creator, making him an egotist in self, and
vociferous as to Jehovih’s shortcomings, according to man’s views. And God remembered
how he had prayed for the continuation of the light in heaven, which Jehovih granted
him; and he repented now, saying:

10. O Jehovih, why said I not: Thy will be done; let darkness come! Had I not seen on the
earth how night must follow day, and winter after summer; that I must need pray for
endless light in a heaven where Thy sons and daughters are as yet but babes in the
time and course of worlds? Mine own judgment should have shown me that spells of
darkness should follow seasons of light in Thy lower heavens. For, then, had these
half-tried Lords and Gods stopped to consider ere they rushed into so mad a scheme.

11. God called together the Holy Council in Craoshivi, and told them of the words of the
Creator, through His High-Raised Daughter. Then the Council spake, all who chose, and
the thirty millions listened. And, meanwhile, messengers fresh from Hored, the seat of
rebellion, came in, bringing full news to Craoshivi of the proceedings of the Lord God,
alias, De’yus, and his self-Gods and Goddesses.

12. When the full particulars had been related, and the Council had spoken upon it, then
the light of Jehovih came upon God, and God said:

13. In the name of our Father, I will speak to these Gods and Lords and acquaint
them with Jehovih’s words. Yea, I will entreat them to return even as they were.

14. Then God, overwhelmed by the terrible adversity of the heavens entrusted to his
keeping, as in a small degree the captain of a merchant’s ship, far out at sea, meeting with
a mishap of broken masts, stripped to the bulk, and rudder gone, powerless to save,

feeleth the burning shame of incompetence before mariners, so God, before the High-Raised Chiefs of the etherean worlds, must helplessly view his shattered kingdoms.

15. With great sorrow God sent word to De’yus and his Gods, of Jehovih’s warning; and
he plead for them to return, as a father pleadeth to a wayward son. Off went the
messengers swiftly; and God, even though long schooled to adverse trials and
suspensions, burned with impatience for his messengers to return, hoping that his sweet
pleadings might yet reverse the scenes.

16. Then came back the messengers, empty handed! Not one of the truant Gods had
deigned to answer him. And God wept, scarce believing his messengers, that so great an
insult could be heaped upon him, who had done nothing whereof any one could complain.
Then Jehovih came and spake to God, saying: Weep not, My Son! He who followeth his
highest light from day to day, great is his glory; and in whatsoever he loseth he shall
regain a thousand-fold. Behold, I will bring love to thee that thou knowest not of:
Remember thou, as this season is upon the earth and her heavens, even so do I send a
season like unto it upon all My worlds.

Chapter 14

1. In course of time, word came to Ahura, in Vara-pishanaha, of the proceedings of
the Lord God, now styled De’yus, and of the revolt of all the lowest heavens in one
fell swoop. And Ahura remembered his own shortcomings, thousands of years ago,
and the terrible bondage that came upon him in the end. And he knew De’yus,
who had been a sub-God under him hundreds of years, under the name Anuhasaj,
who had tried to break the lines in the arc of Spe-ta, in the resurrection of Ailkin.

2. So Ahura prayed to Jehovih, before the Holy Council in Vara-pishanaha, to know what
he should say or do in the matter, or if nothing at all. Jehovih answered him, saying:

3. My Son, thou art no longer a child. Address thou the Lord God, or not address him, as
seemeth fit in thine own eyes. Behold, I suffered thee to try the same road, that thou
mightst understand Me and My kingdoms.

4. Thereupon Ahura determined to send word to De’yus, in his own name, and in his own
way. Then, then, is what he sent, to wit:

5. To Anuhasaj, my one-time sub-God, greeting to thee in justice and wisdom. Wert thou
inexperienced I would treat thee with respect. But thou knowest thou art false. And
because thou art false, thou shalt reap in falsehood.

6. Behold, the day shall come when thy Gods will desert thee; for such is the tree thou
hast planted in thy kingdoms. This rule holdeth on earth and in all the heavens. Can that
which is unborn, restrain its own birth? Or that which is not quickened into life, restrain
the Creator’s hand?

7. So also is it of him that soweth for self; he shall reap a harvest of selfs. And thy Gods
will be for themselves, and thy marshals, and all thy hosts; every one pulling in an
opposite way.

8. Not suddenly will these things come upon thee; for thou shalt have a mighty kingdom
and great honor and glory, such as no other God before thee hath had in these heavens.
And thy people shall be jealous to serve thee, striving with all their might to outdo one
another in worshipful obedience to thee. And thy name, even the names De’yus and Lord

God, shall stand for a season the highest on the earth of all names that have ever been.

9. And yet the time shall come that thy names shall be cast out of earth and heaven.
Even the deeds that thou shalt do shall be the means of making thy names execrable.

10. Think not, O my Lord God, that thou wilt deal righteously, and keep thyself holy.
Behold, I, too, was a revolted God that sat up a kingdom for mine own glory. And, in the
time of the beginning thereof, I was most resolute to practice righteousness in all things.

11. But the surroundings overcame me; for as I was allied to self, so selfish officers under
me beset me on all occasions, and I was forced to find new places and new glories for
them, or, by their grumbling, they would sow my fields with mutiny. I was powerless in
the great kingdom I built up. Thou knowest the result.

12. Thinkest thou the larger thy kingdom, the greater will be thy power to avert thy fall?
My experience was the opposite of this.

13. I admonish thee in wisdom and justice; I know thou art doing these things not for the
raising up of the fruit of the earth, but for thine own aggrandizement and glory. And I say
unto thee, the time will surely come when thy Gods will do the same things against thee.
And in that time the wise and learned and truthful will fly from thee, but the drujas
and slaves will not leave thee; but thou shalt be environed with them, and cast into hell.

14. Thou shalt heap misery upon millions of thy subjects, but thou shalt not escape the
hand of justice: Thou shalt reimburse them every one. Thou hast cast thy net in shoal
water; thine own feet shall be tangled in the meshes thereof.

15. Behold, I, too, once craved a great heavenly kingdom; now I weep day and night
because I have it. And thou, too, shalt experience the time of scalding tears, to be rid of
that which thou cravest even now.

16. Yet, how else shall the dumb be raised in heaven? Who else shall minister to the
wandering spirits that overspread the earth? And the evil drujas? And the lusters, and
foul-smelling? Shall I say to thee: Go on, thou self-presuming Lord God, the Great Spirit
hath a rod in pickle for thee!

17. Yea, He answereth the ambition of men and Gods sooner or later; in a way they think
not of, He bringeth them up with a round turn.

18. Thou art like a man desirous of great bulk, that shutteth up the pores of the skin of his
flesh; thou seekest to shut up the course of the heavens that riseth out of the earth, upward
forever. And as the one choketh up with a foul smell, and dieth, so shall it be with thy
kingdom. Behold, the way of everlasting light is outward; onward, away from the
corporeal world; but the way of darkness is toward the earth.

19. Sayest thou the spirits of the dead shall not rise away from the earth? And, in their
ignorance of the higher heavens, become guides to mortals!

20. Behold, thou hast traveled far; and thou struttest about, saying: It is enough; I, the
Lord God, have traveled in the far-off heavens; stay ye at home, and work for me forever,
that I may be glorified!

21. Wilt thou say: I, the Lord God, I, De’yus, am the only Son of the Void! Behold, by
kingdom lieth in a little corner! Come and worship me, the Lord God, and ye shall see me
on my throne!

22. Or wilt thou say: The impersonal space, senselessness, by accident fructified itself
in corporeal substance, and became me, the Lord God, in size of a full-grown man,
and then I created all the creations! Wherefore let men and angels fall down and

worship the man, De’yus, who dwelleth in Hored, a ripple in the lowest heavens!

23. I profess not love to thee, Anuhasaj, but justice toward them beneath thee. For thou
shalt hoodwink mortals, and even angels of little experience, to believe thou wert the very
Creator; but thy Gods know thee as to who thou art, and the Gods above thee know also.
All thy days at most have been but two thousand and seven hundred years! And the time
shall come upon thee that thou shalt be forced by thine own fault to assert thou wert the
very Creator, whose worlds have run thousands of millions of years! Who can carry so
great a falsehood as this! And not carrying it, it shall fall down on thee and on thy people,
and take root and spread abroad till thy place and thy Gods’places are the foundation of
nothing but lies.

24. For the rule holdeth in all places, high and low, that according to the seed sown so
shall be the harvest, whether good or bad. Nor can any man or God alter this rule, or bend
it to the right or left.

25. If it be Jehovih’s decree that some one shall make the name of God, and Lord God,
and De’yus, execrable on earth and in heaven, it may be well that thou hast put
thyself into the yoke to that end. Yet I would not have thee so, could I prevent it.

26. Thou wert one time my sub-God, and I remember thee well; thou wert young and full
of promise. My judgment spake to me of thee, saying: A sub-God, to be proud of for
thousands of years! But my judgment was not Jehovih’s. My love for thee was early
nipped in the bud. For thou wert forever talking of thyself. Thou madest thy neighbor
Gods sick by forever relating thy experiences and thy prophecies as to what thou wouldst

27. And when Jehovih encompassed me about in mine own evil, thou didst tantalize me
because I had not followed thy advice. Now I repeat unto thee, I could not follow any
one’s advice. And thou, too, shalt be environed about, and be unable to follow any one’s
advice. For such is the bondage of the Godhead, save we cut ourselves loose, making
Jehovih the Head and Front, and ourselves His servants. For the God should not only be
the greatest in his kingdom, but the most menial servant of his people; forever throwing
off responsibility, and forever urging his subjects not to idolize him, but Jehovih! Forever
showing them that their God is nothing more than themselves; that they must stand alone,
and become, not slaves to their God, but independent beings full of manliness, having
faith in the Great Spirit only.

28. By which the God bindeth not himself nor his people; giving full sway to the love of
liberty in every soul, but in tenderness and love that harmonize with Jehovih’s

29. Now when thou camest back to me, after I was delivered out of hell, and my
kingdoms raised to Vara-pishanaha, thou didst profess to understand these things, and of
a truth, to love this philosophy. And thou didst pray fervently to Jehovih, repenting of thy
former ways, taking part in the rites and ceremonies.

30. Then I opened my heart to thee. My much love for thee, as when I first knew thee,
returned upon me a thousand fold. In joy and in tears I fell upon thee, and I praised
Jehovih that He had sent me so sweet a love.

31. In each other’s arms we repented, and we swore our mutual love forever. Then we
both saw the way of Jehovih clear, and He made us strong and wise, full of rejoicing.

32. And we fell to, hand in hand, laboring with drujas, dark and most foul, teaching them
day and night, forever repeating to their stupid minds. And when we were both well nigh
exhausted thousands of times, and we slacked up, and withdrew for a short spell, we
rested in each other’s arms!

33. Then we reasoned and philosophized on the plans and glories of Jehovih’s works;
hopefully watching signs of progress in our wards. O the glory of those days! O the
richness of thy wisdom and love to me in those days of darkness! For a hundred years we
toiled thus, and I was blessed, and my people were blessed by thee, thou star of our love.

34. When we raised them up, my wards, four thousand millions, were lifted a small way
up out of darkness, and our far-off Goddess, Atcheni, needed one who was great, like
unto thee, to travel in other regions. And I parted with thee. My soul was as if divided in

35. For hundreds of years thou traveledst and became rich in knowledge; but not to return
to me, to my bursting heart! What more can I say? Thou art in my place, and I am in
mine; but Jehovih is with Wisdom, Love, Truth and Fidelity, for these are his abiding

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