Lectionary Readings for Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Lectionary Readings for Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Seventh-Day Sabbath

Book of Wars Against Jehovih Chapters XIV and XV

Chapter XIV

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
do.

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
proceedings.

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
twain.

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
places

Chapter XV

1. De’yus replied not to Ahura, God of Vara-pishanaha, but sent the messengers away
without a word. And satan came again to De’yus, saying: Send word to thy Gods to be
firm, for this day hath Ahura and the God of Craoshivi beset them to return to Jehovih’s
worship.

2. De’yus feared nevertheless, so he inquired of satan what was the best great thing he
could do. Satan said: O Lord, my God, this is the best thing thou canst do: For all the
Divan laws destroyed, make thou De’yus laws instead. Why shalt thou follow in the
footsteps of the ancients?

3. The Lord God said: Yea, yea! I will not be bound by the laws of the ancients,
but I will have laws of mine own, and they shall be called the L
AWS OF THE LORD GOD.

4. Satan (self) said: These, then shall be thy words, O Lord God, which shall be the laws
of De’yus, to wit:

5. I, the Lord God, have made self-preservation the first law.

6. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy soul, thy heart and mind.

7. Him only shalt thou worship now, henceforth and forever.

8. Thou shalt not worship Jehovih; He is void; He is nothing.

9. Nor shalt thou worship any idol of anything, on the earth or in the heavens of the earth.

10. Whoever worshippeth anything save me, the Lord God, shall be put to death.

11. Behold, I am a God of justice and truth; I am a God of anger; vengeance is mine.

12. I have a gate at the hill of Hored; my guardians are cherubims and seraphims, with
flaming swords.

13. Whoever raiseth his arm against me shall be destroyed; to do my will is the sixth law.

14. Whosoever putteth the mark of the circumcision on a male child shall be put to death.

15. Neither shall any man do evil for evil’s sake; nor by violence oppress any man,
woman or child.

16. Whoever exalteth me on earth, him will I exalt in heaven.

17. Whoever overthroweth other Gods, save the Lord God, who is the De’yus of heaven
and earth, him will I exalt in heaven.


18. Now it came to pass that these decrees of the false God were established on the
earth. And the names Dyaus became paramount to all other Gods in Vind’yu and
eastern Parsi’e; and the name Te-in, in Jaffeth (China), and the name Lord God,
in Arabin’ya (Egypt). And these peoples had now a new sacred book given to them.
And yet all of these names represented only angel only, Anuhasaj, a one-time mortal.

19. Prior to this the Faithists on earth were taught non-resistance; to ignore leadership; to
return good for evil, and to dwell together as brethren.

20. But now, because of the decrees of Anuhasaj, alias De’yus, Faithists were led astray,
becoming warriors, and aspiring to become kings and rulers.

21. Nevertheless, many of them still called themselves by names signifying Faithists, but
changing their belief from the Great Spirit to a God in shape and figure of a man, with
attributes like a mortal.

22. And mortals in these countries made images of cherubims and seraphims, having
flaming swords; and images of Anubis holding a pair of scales; the same as is made to
this day, and called J
USTICE.

23. In addition to these earthly decrees, Anuhasaj, alias the Lord God, made heavenly
decrees betwixt his own kingdom and the kingdoms of his Gods. The chief decrees were:
That, for the first one hundred years, all angels borne up out of the earth shall fall into
their respective divisions, and shall belong as subjects to my Gods, to be appropriated by
them in their own way.

24. That after the hundredth year, my Gods shall deliver to me one-tenth of their subjects
of the highest grades.

25. De’yus made two hundred laws in reference to the kingdoms of his Gods, as to their
boundaries and ornamentation, providing great pageantry and countless numbers of
heralds, staff-bearers, musicians, and players of oratory (theatricals), besides innumerable
servants and decorators, so that the pageantry might be in great splendor.

26. When he had completed these forms and system of government, he sent an invitation
to his Gods to again feast with him, that they might ratify his laws and receive them.

27. And it thus came to pass that the laws of De’yus were ratified and accepted by the
Gods; and they went away rejoicing, returning to their respective kingdoms, where they
fell to work at once to provide themselves in their glory.

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