Lectionary Readings for Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Lectionary Readings for Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Weekday Sabbath,

Book of Wars Against Jehovih Chapters XXII and XXIII

Chapter XXII

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!

Chapter XXIII

1. Not many more days passed, till Osiris called together his legions and gave them four
days’recreation and a great feast, heavenly. And after the feast was over, he thus spake
from his temporary throne on Mount Agho’aden, that is, a place in the sky over the earth
mountains of Aghogan, in Parsi’e; complimenting them, saying:

2. In the light and power of life and death I speak! Greeting, in De’yus’name, highest of
Gods! In his love, to glorify you all for your great victory, this feast was spread, and my
voice upraised in your praise.

3. First, to thee, Baal, wise and powerful amongst Gods, for thy great energy and glorious
success, do I bestow the Sign of the Sacred Bird, Iboi, to be thine forever. And next, to
thee, Ashtaroth, the Goddess that never tireth, or is without a stratagem, for thy glorious
success I bestow thee with the fete, the circle and the true cross, to be thine forever.

4. To thee, Hermes, most unflinching of generals, second in rank to Lord, for thy victories
won, I bestow the Inqua. To thee, Apollo-ya, I bequeath a bow and arrow, for thou shalt
break the bonds of the creed of circumcision, and tempt mortals to wed by no law but by
the impulse of the heart. For as the Faithists have been bound by their sign to marry not
outside their own people, so shalt thou teach the opposite; for by the cross of the breeds
of men, they shall be broken off from Jehovih.

5. To thee, Posee-ya-don, I bestow a model ship, for thou shalt have dominion over seafaring men in all these divisions of the world. To thee, He-fa-yis-tie, I bestow a forge and
tongs, for thy dominions over mortals shall be with the workers of metals and weapons of

6. To thee, Pluton-ya, I bestow a torch and brand of fire, for thou shalt rule over mortals
for the destruction of cities and houses, to whomsoever will not bow down to De’yus as
the highest God. To thee, Ura-na, queen of the es’enaurs, the very stars of my armies, I
bestow a quill and staff, for thou shalt have dominion over the songs of the earth,
inspiring mortals to sing praises unto the Lord our God.

7. After this manner Osiris went through the list, bestowing and assigning medals, and
signs, and symbols, and emblems upon the generals and captains, and exalting many of
the privates for daring deeds done, and for victories. And then Osiris allotted to the
generals and captains tens of thousands of spirits especially adapted to their respective
work; and he placed Baal and Ashtaroth as chiefs over them. Next Osiris organized a new
division of angels, an army of one hundred millions, distributed into one hundred parts,
and called this army See-loo-gan, signifying spirits who travel about amongst mortals in
systematic order, to measure them as to how best they can be used for the glory of the
heavenly kingdoms; and to possess them, or hand them over to be obsessed, as may be
deemed profitable.

8. At Pluton-ya’s request, Osiris made his selection for him, and then further explained,
saying: To thee, all privilege in thy line. If thou find fire not well suited to destroy a city,
even though thousands of mortals be obsessed at the same time to fire it, then shalt thou
suffer thy spirits to carry virus and inoculate mortals unto death; or to fill the city with
epidemic air, well poisoned, throwing mortals into fevers so they shall die. For in all
cases, whether Baal or Ashtaroth, or any of thy superior officers, say to thee: Destroy thou
that city, or this city, or that family, or this family, or that man or this man; thou shalt so
fall upon the man or place as commanded, and accomplish it.

9. And now, with due ceremonies, and with excellent music, the assemblage was
commanded back to the earth to resume work. And Osiris’messengers bore the news
to De’yus, well exaggerated, extolling the fidelity of Osiris to the highest.

10. From this time forth no masterly raids were made by the Osirians, but they improved
the well-adapted times to give to mortals an abundance of wonders in angel
manifestations; the which bait mortals caught at eagerly. And they were, for the most part,
easily persuaded to follow angel advice, and so fell to work and built temples, and
established oracles of their own; obliterating the doctrine of the Great Spirit, and
substituting the words: The Lord God, and De’yus, and Anubi, his holy Son and Savior
and Judge of the world; and Osiris, God’s commanding Lord of the earth. And mortals
traveled about throughout all regions, preaching and explaining spirit communion, and
establishing the Anubian rites and ceremonies, but never using the names Great Spirit or

Jehovih, save but to deride and accurse. The rites taught virtue, and love, and truth, and
the acquisition of knowledge, but taught not peace, but war, which was maintained to be
justifiable if done for the glory of the Lord, or for the Lord God, or for the Son, the
Savior, Anubi, whose sign was a pair of scales, and who was sometimes called Judge, and
Keeper of the Gate that led to the upper heaven, Hored.

11. Wherefore it came to pass that the mortal adherents of Osiris began to war on the
Faithists and take their possessions. And inasmuch as the Faithists, by their pledges to
Jehovih, dared not resist by weapons of death, but only by walls around their cities, and
by stratagems, and by running away, the Osirians had easy victories in most instances.

12. In ten years the Osirians began to build great cities, after the manner of the ancients;
and to gather in their plunder taken from the Faithists.

13. And Osiris, and Baal, and Ashtaroth, through their angel hosts, chose from amongst
mortals the largest and strongest, most war-like, and by means of the oracles, declared
them kings and queens, and instructed them in building palaces and having thrones, after
the manner of Lords and Gods. And directed mortals how to make themselves powerful
by organization and obedience to the kings and queens, who were recognized as adopted
sons and daughters of the Lord God.

14. Now it came to pass, in course of time, that in consequence of the great abundance of
angel manifestations, mortals sought by this means to obtain knowledge of heaven and
earth, and especially in regard to the end of man.

15. And the Osirian hosts, being the only angels engaged in the matter of establishing
De’yus, answered them, saying: The life and the end of man are to glorify God, who is
Lord of heaven and earth.

16. And the mortals pressed the matter further, asking: Who is God? What are
the worlds? Whence came all things? How were the creation and the Creator?

17. For an answer to these questions, Osiris sent messengers to the Lord God in Hored;
whereupon De’yus called a Council of his God and Lords, to meet in Hored, to solve
the matter, that a uniform answer might be given unto all the divisions of the earth.

18. In the meantime, and before the Council assembled, the self (satan) of De’yus spake
to him, saying: If thou admit a Creator save thyself, thou art undone. For is this not
the point whereon hang the power and dominion of Jehovih? The Lord God inquired
of satan, saying: Why spakest thou not of this before? Behold, the Great Spirit
signifieth everywhere. But I am only as a man, small, compared to the size of the worlds!

19. Satan said: It mattereth not; thou shalt say thou wert the Creator of heaven and earth.

20. De’yus said: But this is not truth? When thou persuadest me to assume dominion of
earth, thou saidst: Be thou Truth in all things. How, then, shall I say, I created heaven and
earth? Satan said: When Osiris hath come before thee, say thou to him: Who hast thou
found amongst mortals to be the greatest and wisest, best su’is? And when he telleth thee,
say thou to him: Osiris, my son, him thou sayest is the greatest su’is shalt thou inspire in
person. And thou shalt cause him to write answers to the questions of mortals, that the
learned and the ignorant alike may know me and my kingdoms. Behold, before my time
both heaven and earth were void as to a Godhead, save to the servants of Jehovih. And
because they were void in this respect, thou shalt persuade thy seers to know I created
them from voidance unto mine own glory.

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