Lectionary Readings for Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Lectionary Readings for Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Book of Lika Chapters 11 and 12

Chapter 11

1. Jehovih spake to Lika, saying: Appoint thou other servants unto Me for the other great
divisions of the earth, and for the islands in the oceans of the earth; and give unto them
each ten millions of My servants which thou broughtest from Nirvania. And they shall go
down amongst mortals, and by inspiration and otherwise collect together in groups the
scattered Faithists who worship Me. And thy servants shall also provide successors to
come after them, to abide with mortals, making the seasons of watch short unto them that
they shall not be weary thereof.

2. Then Lika appointed T’chow, N’yak, Gitchee, Guelf, Ali and Siwah, and allotted them
to different divisions of the earth, and he gave them each ten millions of the hosts brought
from the Orian worlds. And these were selected after the same manner as the previous
ones; and they also saluted and departed for the earth.

3. Again Jehovih spake in the light of the throne, saying: Because many are risen
in wisdom and truth, I will have Theovrahkistan for My holy place unto them; and it
shall be the region for My Brides and Bridegrooms at the resurrection of dawn. But at
the end thereof it shall be divided and sub-divided that none may find the place of
My standing. For it hath come to pass, that man on the earth learning the name of one
of My heavens glorifieth it, and aspireth to rise to it, but to rise to no other heaven.

4. Because My true Gods taught man of Hored in the early days, man desired Hored.
Whereupon Mine enemies, the false Gods, each one cried out: Behold, my heavenly
place is Hored! I am the All Heavenly ruler! Come hither to me! For, by this means,
the name I gave in truth, was usurped and made as a snare to enslave my earth-born.

5. And I will not more give to mortals a name of any of My heavenly places; nor
shall they be taught of any heavens save the higher and the lower heavens, which
shall designate My etherean and My atmospherean heavens. And by these terms

shall man on the earth be fortified against the stratagems of false heavenly rulers.

6. And man shall perceive that when angels or men or Gods or Saviors say: Come ye
unto me, and I will give you of my heavenly kingdom! that they are false, and but tyrants
to enslave My people. But if they say: Go ye, serve the Great Spirit, and not me, for
I am only a man as thou art! then shall it be known that they are of My Nirvanian hosts.

7. And if they say: Come ye to this heaven or that heaven, for with me only is delight, it
shall be testimony against them. But if they say: Verily, Jehovih is with thee; cultivate
thyself within Him, and thou shalt find delight in all worlds, then shall it be testimony
they are from My emancipated heavens.

8. Lika said: Seventy new kingdoms shall ye found in the lowest heaven, where ye shall
begin again with schools and colleges and factories, teaching the spirits of the dead the
requirements for resurrection.

9. Two hundred millions of my Orian angels shall be allotted to these seventy heavenly
places, and during dawn it shall be their work to carry out these commandments. And
they shall provide for successors after them, who shall continue for another season; and
they shall provide yet other successors, and so on, even till the coming of the kosmon era.

10. Lika then selected the two hundred million angels, and divided them into seventy
groups and companies around about the earth, in the lowest heaven, and after they were
duly officered and organized, they saluted before the throne of Jehovih and departed to
their several places.

11. Then came the voice of Jehovih to Lika, saying: Behold, of thy five hundred
millions, are still left one hundred and seventy and five millions. This, then, is the work
thou shalt put upon them: They shall begin at one end of hada and go to the other,
delivering all the hells of the false Gods as they go; untying the knots thereof and
providing passage for the drujas into one great plateau. For as the false Gods began in
confederacy I will bring them back into confederacy, even all of them that are cast into
hell. And thou shalt officer them safely; and when they are thus established, behold, thou
and thy Rapon hosts shall go and raise them up and deliver them into the a’ji’an Forest of
Turpeset, where they shall be habitated and begin a new life of righteousness and love.

12. And Anuhasaj, once-crowned Lord God, shall be over them; and Osiris and Sudga
and Te-in and all the other confederated Gods shall be under him; for even as these Gods
labored to cast Me out, behold, I give unto them their harvest.

13. Then Lika commissioned the one hundred and seventy-five million ethereans, and
officered them, and sent them into the hadan regions of the earth to deliver the hells
thereof.

14. Jehovih said to Lika: The rest of thy eight hundred millions shall remain
in Theovrahkistan, for the labor here is sufficient for them. And so they remained.

Chapter 12

1. The Rapon hosts desired to see Ahura, and so Lika sent an arrow-ship, with one
hundred thousand angels, properly officered, to Vara-pishanaha, to Ahura, praying
him to come on a visit for ten days, bringing his ten thousand attendants with him.

2. And it thus came to pass that Ahura came to Theovrahkistan, where he was
most honorably received and saluted under the sign M
ORNING OF JEHOVIH’S LIGHT, and he
in turn answered in the sign MY WORDS SHALL SERVE HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS!

3. Accordingly, Lika came down from the throne and greeted Ahura, saying to him: Come
thou, then, and stand in the midst of the throne, that thy voice may delight the Holy
Council.

4. So Ahura ascended the throne, along with Lika, and when the latter sat down, then
Ahura walked to the midst and saluted the Holy Council with the sign F
IRE AND WATER,
and he spake, saying:

5. Because Thou, O Jehovih, hast called me in the sign of the MORNING OF THY LIGHT,
behold, I am risen up before Thee, to speak to Thy Sons and Daughters.

6. But how shall I clear myself, O Father! I am as one who had a hidden skeleton, and the
place of concealment broken down. Because I was by Thee created alive in the world,
why should I not have forever glorified Thee? This have I asked myself all the days of my
life; but Thou troublest not to answer me in my curiosity.

7. When I was young in life, lo, I cried out unto Thee, complaining because Thou madest
me not wise. I said: Behold, Thou createdst all the animals on the face of the earth to
know more than I in the day of birth. Yea, I knew not where to find suck, nor could I raise
up on my feet, but laid as I was laid down by my nurse.

8. Even to the lambs and the calves and the young colts, Thou gavest greater wisdom and
strength than Thou gavest Thy servant. I said: Why, then, shall I glorify Thee or sing
songs in Thy praise? Why shall I pray unto Thee; Thy ways are unalterable and Thy
Voice answereth me not.

9. Thou art void as the wind; Thou art neither Person, nor Wisdom, nor Ignorance. And as
for Thy servants, who say they hear Thy Voice, behold, they are mad! I said: How can a
man hear Thee? It is the reflection of himself he heareth. How can a man see Thee? It is
the reflection of himself he seeth.

10. And Thou sufferedst me to become strong, as to strength, and wise as to self, even as
I had called unto Thee in my vanity. Yea, I prided myself in myself; and as to Thee, I
sought to disprove Thee on all hands. And the worthlessness of prayer unto Thee I
showed up as a great vanity. Yea, I craved wisdom for sake of showing Thou wert neither
wise nor good. And to this end Thou also gavest unto me. And I became conceited
in hiding my conceit, even from mine own understanding, that I might carry all points.

11. I pointed to the fool, saying: Behold, Jehovih’s son! I pointed to the desert
place, saying: Behold, Jehovih’s fruitful earth! To the mountain which is rocks
and barren, saying: Behold, how Jehovih hath finished His work! And of the evil
man, who murdereth his brother, I said: Jehovih, good in one thing, good in all!

12. But I knew not the hand that was upon me; Thou wert answering my prayer every day.
Yea, I ventured to judge Thee with my eyes, and my ears, and my own understanding. In
the place I stood I judged Thee and Thy works, O Jehovih! And the craft of my speech
won applause; by flattery was I puffed up. And I deemed my judgment the right one; and
whoso saw not as I saw, I condemned or pitied; yea, I craved great speech that I might
show them up in their folly.

13. And in this Thou also answeredst me by giving freely; and my words were reckoned
great words and wise. And I was quoted and praised far and near. Yea, and I practiced
good works that I might show unto others that, even in such like, a belief in Thee was
vanity and a waste of judgment.


14. Yea, I craved means and great treasures that I might render good unto others, in order
that mine own philosophy might seem the highest of the high. And even in this Thou
renderedst unto me great treasures and ample means; and by my good works done unto
others I was applauded as a great and good God above all others.

15. I craved a heavenly kingdom that I might prove my great wisdom and power unto
thousands of millions; for I pitied them that I thought foolishly dwelt in darkness in
regard to Thee. And even yet Thou, O Jehovih, didst not cut me off; but gavest me a great
kingdom of seven thousand millions!

16. And I taught them my philosophy, that there was nothing above them; that Thou, O
Jehovih, sawest not, heardst not, answeredst not. Yea, I made my will all-powerful that I
might cut them off from Thee. But alas for me.

17. I had been as the sylph of old who stole into the musical instruments and put them
out of tune. My kingdom was divided into seven thousand million philosophers, every
one mad in his own conceit, and in a different way. There was no harmony amongst
them. Yea, they were a kingdom of growlers and cursers! I had carried away the
tuning fork, for I had cast Thee out, O Jehovih! Mine own philosophy had done it all.

18. Because I set myself up as the All Highest, thou didst indulge me; and I became the
highest God of my people. Yea, they cast their plaudits on me at first, but afterward all
their ills and their curses. Neither could I satisfy them in anything in heaven or earth;
nor could I turn them off from me, for I had bound them unto me by my great promises.

19. I became as one in a cloud, because of the great trouble upon me and the fear withal.
And yet Thou, O Jehovih, didst not forget me; but sent Thy Gods’words unto me,
imploring me what to do, that I might be delivered in season. But how could I hear thee,
O Jehovih, or hearken unto Thy Gods? Behold, my pride had swallowed me up, I was
encompassed on every side. Because I had denied Thee before I must deny Thee still.

20. Then greater darkness came upon me; Thy light was obstructed by the walls I had
built up against Thee! Then came the crash, as if heaven and earth were rent asunder! I
was cast into the chasm; my kingdom was upon me! The leadership and vanity I had
sown had cast me into hell! I was in death, but could not die!

21. A knot was bound upon me; foul-smelling slaves were clinched upon me, millions of
them, tens of millions; and the shafts of their curses pierced my soul; I was as one
lacerated and bound in salt; choked and suffocated with foul gases. But yet, Thou, O
Jehovih, didst not desert me; but did hold my judgment from flying away into chaos.

22. And Thy Voice came to me in the time of my tortures; came as the argument of the
Most High! It was like myself that spake to myself, saying: He that forever casteth away
all things, can never be bound in hell; he that craveth and holdeth fast, is already laying
the foundation for torments.

23. And I cried out unto Thee, O Jehovih, saying: O that I had possessed nothing! Nor
talents, nor craft, nor philosophy. That I had told these wretches to go to Thee, O Jehovih!
O that I had told them, Thou alone couldst bless them, or supply them! But I sought to
lead them, and lo, they are upon me!

24. O that I could be freed from them. That I could turn about in an opposite way from
my former years; having nothing, craving nothing, but a right to serve Thee, O My
Father!

25. Thou didst send Thy Gods into the depths of hell, and they delivered me. And I made
oath unto Thee, O Jehovih, to serve Thee forever. And Thou gavest me labor, and I
bowed myself down to labor for Thy drujas, with all my wisdom and strength forever!
And Thy hand came upon me and gave me great power; power even over mine own soul
to create happy thoughts.

26. Why should I not praise Thee, O my Father? Thou gavest me liberty in all my
ways, and didst answer me according to my desires. Neither once hast Thou turned
away from me nor afflicted me; but because of mine own vanity I cut myself off from
Thee. Yea, Thou hast shown me that to glorify Thee is the foundation of the highest
happiness; to sing to Thee is the greatest delight; to praise Thee is te highest wisdom.

27. Hereat Ahura halted in his speech a while, and, still standing in the midst of the
throne, burst into tears. Presently he said:

28. Anuhasaj was my good friend. He it was who since took the name De’yus, and,
afterward, proclaimed himself the Creator. I weep in pity for him. He is in hell now!

29. He was my best friend in the time of my darkness. And after I was delivered out
of hell, he came and labored with me, full of repentance and love. Oft we rested in
each other’s arms. Afterward, he traveled far and near in Thy great heavens, O Jehovih.

30. And when he returned to this earth’s heavens he came not to see me. And I was
broken-hearted because of my great love for him. Then he founded his heavenly place and
called it Hored. And I called out to Thee, O Jehovih, as to what message I should send
him, for I foresaw his kingdom would be broken up and himself ultimately cast into hell.

31. And Thou gavest me liberty to send him a message in mine own way. And in the
anguish of my broken heart I sent him a message, saying, in substance: I have no longer
any love for thee! And I chid him and upbraided him because he came not to see me, to
gratify my burning love. And I foretold him the great darkness and the hell that would
come upon him, even as they now are.

32. Now do I repent, O Jehovih, that I sent him such a message! For near two
thousand years my message hath been to me as if I swallowed a living coal of fire!

33. Ahura ceased. Lika spake, saying: Because thou hast plead for De’yus, thou hast
turned the etherean hosts to him. To thee I allot the restoration of De’yus, alias Anuhasaj.
My hosts will in the proper time take thee to the hell where he is bound, and thou shalt be
the first to receive him.

34. Lika then proclaimed a day of recreation, for there were millions of ethereans who
desired to meet Ahura and greet him with love and praise.

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