Lectionary Readings for Monday, January 13th, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Monday, January 13th, 2020

Book of Sethantes Chapter XVII, Chapter XVIII

Chapter 17

1. The Loo’is came before God, and having organized themselves into one community, so
as to make it lawful to speak in Moeb, they appointed Ga’wasa to speak on behalf of the
community. Ga’wasa said:

2. Hear me, O God, in the name of Jehovih! Thou hast ordained me according to the
custom of heaven, to be a master of generations with mortals, and yet one generation is
incomplete, wherefore I have come before thee. This day I have been summoned by
Jehovih, through thy messengers, saying: To as many as desire to enter the next
resurrection, come, for the time of harvest is at hand. Thus saith God, Son of Jehovih.
Behold, now, another generation do I desire to dwell on earth.

3. God said: The places of heaven are open to all. If thou wouldst ascend now, do even
so. If thou wilt tarry one generation, then thou shalt tarry two hundred years, for of such
period will be the next harvest.

4. Ga’wasa said: In Jehovih’s name, let my brethren pass before thee in judgment.

5. God said: Jehovih’s will be done.

6. Ga’wasa withdrew and went and told his brethren what was said; and presently they
came in and passed in judgment before God.

7. God said: Thou hast said, let me pass in judgment before thee! Hear me, then, for this
is my judgment: If thou ascend with thy work incomplete, thou wilt be the unhappiest of
men. Remain, therefore, for a greater glory is within thy reach.

8. The Loo’is passed to the left, signifying their determination to tarry yet two hundred
years more with mortals.

9. After the Loo’is, came others desiring to be adjudged by God, and to all who had
incomplete work, God said: Remain! And they remained.

10. Besides these were seventy thousand ethereans eligible to ascend, who volunteered to
remain with mortals another two hundred years. Amongst these were the five Lords and
Ha’jah, and four hundred messengers belonging to Hored, and seven hundred women in
fetal, in the western division of Hored under Waga.

Chapter 18

1. Jehovih spake in the arc of O’wasti, in the Orian field of Hon’she, in the etherean
heaven. Jehovih said: The time of the earth is at hand; the deliverance of her first-born
will fall at your doors. Come forth, O My sons and daughters, receive ye them from My
hand.

2. Onesyi, high aspiring Goddess of Hon’she, and the thousand counselors, gathered in a
host of five millions of souls, emancipated, and to them the dignified Onesyi spake,
saying:

3. Unlike all harvests heretofore delivered to us from other corporeal worlds, Jehovih
sendeth us the first-born of the earth. Let us rejoice and glorify Him, O my beloved. Send
forth to the boundaries of Hon’she and proclaim the hosts of earth upraised. Provide them
with mansions and quarters, ye that remain at home. And ye that volunteer to go to the
earth to receive them, come quickly.

4. Onesyi said: Swift messengers have just come to me from the arc of Wan; Etisyai will
be there. She it was who bestowed Jehovih’s crown on the first God of the corporeal
earth. Her hosts, a million strong, go by the way of Tivyus, and pray we meet them in
O’wea. And thou, Wistaw, shall sit on my throne. I will to the earth, to receive the thirty
million newborn, the glorious gift of Jehovih.

5. Onesyi said: The young virgin earth hath given birth. O the joy of the firstborn! I will
take with me a host of singers, a million strong. Their voices shall have power and
sweetness to win the love and adoration of all the thirty millions. The glory of Jehovih’s
works shall shine so brilliantly upon them that all past trials shall be forgotten. Hasten, O
ye Gods and Goddesses! Let down the curtains of fire! Here begins the play of Jehovih in
the management of a new world!

6. Now gathered together men and women, long raised up in the emancipated heavens,
whose wills were potent over a’ji and nebulae, and swift in appropriating what Jehovih
had fashioned in the firmament. And they built a ship, the size of which was equal to the
width of Hored, and filled it within with angels of the rank of Gods and Goddesses, many
of whom had been brought forth into life before the earth was created, and whose native
corporeal worlds had gone out of existence. And they let down curtains from the ship, and
the curtains were like flames of fire, and they reached downward, equal to the breadth of
the earth.

7. These Gods and Goddesses were as a unit in will, and potent and swift workmen, and
the ship was laden, and on her course through the vault of heaven. Past the a’jian fields of
Che’wang she rode swiftly. Soon the hosts of the much-loved Etisyai were seen in a
smaller craft, highly polished and swift, making way for O’wea.

8. Up goeth a shout of joy from millions of throats, then a song of delight; heaven is
joyful in Jehovih’s boundless dominions. And now the twain approach O’wea; and they
slacken speed and near each other, nearer and nearer, till the ships touch and are joined by
skilled workmen.

9. Forth leap the two Goddesses, Etisyai and Onesyi, and in no stateliness or ceremony,
but like children in whom love is transcendent, they fly to each other’s arms, amidst the
outburst of joy from the countless throng. Yet onward moves the etherean ship, majestic
and meteor-like, steadily taking course to the new earth.

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