Lectionary Readings for Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
Book of Wars Against Jehovih Chapters XX and XXI
1. And over all the lands, east and west and north and south, of Arabin’ya and Parsi’e and
Heleste, stood the discomfited Osirian angels, in groups, tens of thousands, unseen by
mortals, and considering how best to proceed to overthrow Jehovih and His worshippers.
2. Meantime, messengers and map-makers bore the disastrous news to Osiris, who in turn
sent word on up to De’yus, the self-Lord God, who now, through Osiris, his most favorite
God of power, sent these commands:
3. When night is on and mortals sleep, my hosts shall fall upon the ashars, the guardian
angels, and drive them hence, obsessing every man, and woman and child, in these great
divisions of the earth. What care I for the altars and temples and oracles and arcs? Possess
ye the mortals before the morrow’s morning sun. Hear ye the command of De’yus, The
Lord your God, through his high-raised son, Osiris!
4. And the well-stationed messengers plied all day long to the near and remote parts of
the assaulting armies, giving De’yus’commands. And ere the sun went down, the whole
thousand millions knew their work, and were wheeled in line, to march with the falling
darkness, and pounce furiously upon the ashars of Jehovih.
5. But the true God, in Craoshivi, had been warned by Jehovih’s Voice of the course of
events, and he had sent his messengers with all speed down to the earth to warn them of
the enemy’s designs that night; the which they accomplished none too soon, for, already,
when they had completed their most exhaustive work, the sun had dropped below the
6. So, at the midnight hour, the terrible approach began on all sides; and to each and every
spirit there came enemies, in tens, and hundreds, and thousands, shouting: Begone, thou
Jehovian fool! The Lord our God and his son, Osiris, command! Away from thy sleeping
mortal ward, or by the voice of God we will cast thee, bound, at Annubi’s feet, food for
7. Each Jehovian answered: To Great Jehovih I am sworn! Though ye bind me and cast
me into hell, by the Great Spirit’s hand I will free myself and come here again and teach
His sacred name. And repeat forever my peaceful mission to raise up this heir of Jehovih!
8. Again the threatening adversaries stormed, and wondered whilst they stormed, that one
alone stood so boldly in face of such great odds and flew not away at once. And every
ashar laid his hand on the sleeping mortal in his charge, for by this his power was
multiplied a thousand-fold, and raising up his other hand, thus addressed the All Highest:
By Thy Wisdom and Power, O Jehovih, circumscribe Thou this, Thy sleeping heir, that
whosoever toucheth the mortal part shall cut himself from off Thy everlasting kingdoms!
9. And, with the words, a circle of light fell about the place, bewildering to the assaulters,
who, having once halted, opened the way to their own cowardice to recoil within them, a
most valiant warrior against unrighteous deeds. Whereupon, a war of words and
arguments ensued, till again the morning sun rose upon the almost harmless assault, and
left the Osirians discomfited and ashamed.
10. Though not in all places, for in some extremes they waited not for words but rushed
in and laid hands on the mortals, gaining power sufficient to hurl clubs, and stones, and
boards, and stools and tables about the house, and so roused, wide awake the mortal
occupants. Who, seeing things tumble about by some unseen power, were quickly up and
frightened past composure. Some hurried off to the rab’bahs, some to the oracles and
temples, to inquire about the trouble betwixt the ruling Gods.
11. And in these few places, when once De’yus’spirit-soldiers gained possession,
they fastened on in thousands, even quarreling as to who had most honor in the
hellish work. And yet not one of the ashars in all the lands was seized or borne away.
12. And now, in the time of the rising sun, the messengers of the Lord God flew hastily
to Osiris’kingdom, where he sat on his throne, expecting news of an overwhelming
victory. And when they told him of the most pitiful failure, save in so small a degree,
Osiris raved and swore: By my soul, I swear an everlasting curse, but I will fill all
the hells in hada with these fool-hardy ashars! Yea, even though I go down to the earth
in person, and with Baal and Ashtaroth go from house to house throughout the world!
13. Osiris again sent word to De’yus, who was of vast experience, and not so hasty; a
wiser God, and better acquainted with the tides in mortal energy to serve Jehovih. So
De’yus sent back word to this effect: To rest the soldiers three days, that the surveyors
might measure the stature of mortal faith, and so make the third attack more successful.
And with these words concluded, to wit:
14. Because of the long spiritual peace amongst mortals, there must be many grown to
intellectual disbelief in an All Highest. For groveling down in the earth to measure
the rocks, and to study the habits of worms and bugs, for generations, their seed
hath brought forth many skeptics, believing nothing of spiritual kind, but rating high
their own judgment. With these, for lack of faith in Jehovih, the ashars are powerless
to ward off my soldiers. Mark them out in every city and in all the country places,
and again at mid-hour of the night, fall upon them, crowding away Jehovih’s ashars.
15. Besides these, find ye the ignorant and superstitious amongst mortals, who are
lazy and of lustful desires, for by their habits the ashars have little power in
their presence. Mark these also, and, at midnight, fall upon them and possess them.
16. And go ye amongst the rich, whose sons and daughters are raised in idleness and
pleasure; whose thoughts seldom rise to the heaven; for with them the ashars are also
weak to protect them, who are most excellent subjects to spirits fond of sporting
pleasures. Mark ye them, also, and at midnight fall upon them, driving hence the ashars.
17. Abandon ye the altars and arcs and temples and oracles, and all the strongest, most
zealous Faithists, for the present. Save such few as still flatten the head and are dull in
judgment, whom ye shall also possess.
18. Thus prepared Osiris and Baal and Ashtaroth for the third assault on Jehovih’s angels.
And their millions of groups were kept in constant drill, ready for the work. The first fire
and flush of boasting was already gone from them, save of a few, and the serious aspect
of a long war stared them in the face.
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 CITY 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
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 SHEPHERD 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.
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