Lectionary Readings for Monday, January 20th, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Monday, January 20th, 2020

Book of Ah’shong, Son of Jehovih, Chapter III, Chapter IV

Chapter 3

1. Up to this time the ancient names of the division of the lands of the earth had been
maintained, and God and his Lords being driven from the place of Hored, which had gone
into dissolution, dwelt part of the time in Waga and part in Jud and Vohu.

2. And God and the Lords had established three kingdoms, one in Waga, one in Jud, and
one in Vohu; and within these kingdoms of heaven there were two hundred millions of
redeemed angels capable of the second resurrection, and one hundred millions of es’yans
and unlearned apprentices. Chief of the three heavens was Waga, and thither had God and
his Lords congregated with their chief officers, as soon as the sign of the descending sea
of Jehovih’s kingdom appeared in the firmament above.

3. To God, Jehovih spake, saying: Make ready thy places, O My son, and thy Lords with
thee. Behold, I come in a world of fire, and My faithful workers shall find rest and
happiness.

4. Ah’shong will redeem thy sons and daughters; yea, he will girdle the earth about with
new, etherean light and great power.

5. Call together thy people, O God, and bid them rejoice and make merry, for the time of
deliverance is at hand.

6. Then God communicated to the Lords, and they again to others, the words of Jehovih;
and at sight of the sign in heaven, the faithful began to rejoice and to gather together in
their respective places. But of the unbelieving angels dwelling on earth, and with mortals,
and in other abodes, of whom there were hundreds of millions, this is what happened:

7. They were overcome by the sight of the ship of fire in heaven above, and in fear fled in
all directions. And by their great numbers, in the presence of mortals, caused mortals also
to fear and flee in search of some secure place. And many of these spirits of darkness
came beseechingly to be admitted into the kingdoms of the Lords, whither they had been
invited for hundreds of years, but would not come.

8. But God and the Lords encompassed their places about with walls of light and would
not receive the unbelieving. God said: Till such time as Ah’shong shall arrive, let order be
maintained within my kingdoms. So it came to pass that for six days and nights the fear
that prevailed on earth and in heaven was such as had never been before since the earth
was.

9. And God and the Lords brought their es’enaurs out, and they sang and danced before
Jehovih. And on the approach of Ah’shong’s hosts, with his musicians and heralds, and
the great multitude, arrayed in shining raiment, even God and the Lords were overcome
by the splendor and magnificence.

10. They sat down on the improvised throne, and the etherean marshals approached and
divided, first into single columns, then double, then quadruple, and so on till the fifty
thousand marshals had enclosed all sides, save the east, where was an open space through
which Ah’shong came, attended by his chief counselors, of which there were five
thousand. After these came the council of one million, inter-broken here and there with
groups of thousands of es’enaurs, who were chanting hymns of praise to Jehovih and his
kingdoms.

11. The lower heaven above the continent of Waga and parts of Jud and Vohu was
illuminated by the hosts of Ah’shong, the like of which had never been in atmospherea

before. Nor was there any more work being done on earth or in heaven, because of the
fear and great stirring up.

12. But now Ah’shong approached before the throne of God and the Lords, saluting with
the sign of the second degree of Jehovih, saying: In Jehovih’s name and by His Power,
Wisdom and Love, am I come to give you joy.

13. God said: In Jehovih’s name, all hail! Ah’shong, chief of Anakaron, all hail! And God
went forward to the foot of the throne and received Ah’shong, whereupon the Lords came
forward saluting also. The es’enaurs ceased singing, and Ah’song proceeded to the throne
and sat thereon, and God took off his own crown and gave it to Ah’shong, and also gave
him the triangle, which was called the heirloom of the heavenly kingdoms of earth,
bestowed by command of Jehovih.

14. The All Light was abundant around about Ah’shong, and the voice of Jehovih spake
out of the midst thereof, saying: Inasmuch as these things are done in My name
prayerfully, and in faith, so do I dwell with you all. My Son shall wear thy crown, O God.

15. Behold, I am come in might and swiftness, for it is the spring time of the earth. My
Son, Seffas, is afoot on the earth; he hath stirred up the earth-born. But I will establish
anew My light in these heavens.

16. Have I not said: I brought the seed of everlasting life to the earth? I gave God and his
Lords to teach mortals and spirits of My glories in the upper heavens. And I commanded
that they that come up out of the earth should be My God and My Lords in these realms.

17. Ye were installed by My hand, and have done a good work. Think not that I curse
because Hored and Moeb are fallen! Knew I not beforehand that these things would be?
Behold, I have provided all My works so that man should be forever making new things.
Had Hored stood, there had been no heaven to rebuild on earth in this day. How, then,
could My newborn Gods learn? Think not that I come to teach with Mine own labor; I
provide My people that they shall teach one another.

18. What is so conceited as man? And yet I bring him into life the dumbest of animals.
Man prideth himself in his power and wisdom. I send the drought, the rains and winds,
the weakest of My members, and they show man he is nothing. So also do My Gods
and Lords of the lower heaven become conceited of their power and wisdom; but a turn
of a word, and their heavens fall. Thousands of millions of souls turn from order and
high estate into confusion and anarchy. Thus do I confound men and angels, and in
their seeming misery lay the foundation for an everlasting good. The voice ceased.

19. Ah’shong said: In the name of Jehovih, I announce my presence over earth and the
lower heaven.

20. The marshals said: ALL HAIL! AH’SHONG, GOD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH! Proclaim him in
Jehovih’s name.

21. Hardly had these words gone forth when the voice of the entire hosts joined in
proclaiming: A
LL HAIL! O GOD! SON OF JEHOVIH!

22. Ah’shong, now God, said: Thy crown shall be my crown, for under this shall Jehovih’s
power triumph; otherwise people would say: Behold there is no virtue in Jehovih’s
crowns. So, he placed it on his head and rose up and saluted the retired God and Lords,
saying to them:

23. I have a place for ye; and it is called Yeshuah. Retire thither with my proper officers,
and partake of rest and the freedom of the place until I come also. But the retired God and

Lords said: We pray thee, put us to labor. Whereupon God (Ah’shong) said:

24. Jehovih’s sons must not be humiliated; how, then, can ye labor under me? Were ye
not Jehovih’s God and Lords.

25. They perceived, and, after due salutations, were provided with an escort of five
hundred thousand men and women; and they departed on their way to Yeshuah.

26. God (Ah’shong) said: Let M’ghi come before me, and Bing-fo and Nest. They shall be
my Lords of dawn in Jehovih’s name.

27. The three came and stood before the throne. God said: I announce the presence of
Jehovih’s Lords of the earth. The marshals said: A
LL HAIL! O M’GHI and BING-FO and NEST,
J
EHOVIH’S LORDS OF EARTH!

28. These were also proclaimed by the voice of the assembled hosts. God said: In
Jehovih’s name, go your ways, O Lords of earth.

29. Whereupon the Lords crowned themselves and at once departed, saluting reverently.

30. God said: Bring the atmospherean marshals before me. They were brought and
stationed in front of the throne. God said: Glory be to Thee, O Jehovih! I have looked
upon Thy sons and daughters who have withstood a great darkness, but retained faith
in Thee. In Thy name, and by virtue of Thy power, do I deliver them. Let him who
is chief, answer me: How many angels are prepared for the second resurrection?

31. Sawni, chief marshal, said: Two hundred millions. God said: Retire thou and thy
companions, and gather together Jehovih’s harvest of souls, and I will send them to
Yeshuah.

32. The atmosphereans were then duly arranged as commanded, and God called a
hundred swift messengers and one thousand etherean marshals, and they provided
abattos; and the hosts, prepared for the second resurrection, departed for Yeshuah, as
commanded.

33. God said: I have now remaining my etherean hosts and the atmosphereans in
darkness. Of the latter, let them remain as they are for three days, for I will travel
around the world, and my etherean hosts with me, observing mortals and spirits in
their places and habits, that I may the better judge them and provide accordingly.

34. So God and his etherean angels provided an abattos, and they embarked and started
on their journey, traveling imperceptibly to mortals.

Chapter 4

1. The Council of Yeshuah, of which there were one million members, was formed in
groups, and these again represented in groups, and these in still other groups.
Consequently, a group of one thousand had one speaker, who became the voice of that
thousand; of these speakers, one hundred had one voice in council; and of these, ten had
one voice before God, and he was the voice of the whole, and Jehovih was his voice.
Thus was the whole council represented in all its parts. And this was the manner of
proceeding, to wit:

2. God commanded the subject; the council deliberated in thousands, and each speaker
became aware of the voice of his group. Then these speakers assembled in hundreds and
deliberated, and they again centered into one voice; and each ten of these had one voice
before God. Thus it came to pass that the decrees of God were both the wisdom of men

and of Jehovih. Hence the saying: When God said this, or God commanded that, it was
the word of Jehovih expressed by men and angels.

3. After God and his hosts visited the earth and the lower heaven, they returned to
Yeshuah and sat in council on the affairs of mortals and atmosphereans.

4. God said: Behold, the heavens and earth have become like gardens grown foul and
rank, producing nothing. I have come with a pruning knife and a consuming fire.

5. God said: I withdraw from the druj and the druk the beneficence of Jehovih’s chosen; I
leave them destitute. Who can approach the beggar with wisdom, or the king with
inspiration to be good? A drowning man will try to swim; but the reveler in lust must
perish before his soul can learn Jehovih.

6. Better is it to labor with a child from infancy, and thence to maturity, to teach it aright,
than to strive with a score of conceited adults, and fail to redeem one. Who is the mocker
of charity more than they that give to such as can help themselves but will not? Wisdom
and uprightness of heart are but bread. Preach not to unwelcome ears; are sermons of
wisdom to be forced into men’s souls?

7. Blessed Jehovih! He made hunger, and so men love bread. Without hunger they would
not eat. A wise God driveth home to man’s understanding his helplessness in spirit when
Jehovih is denied.

8. Pursue the earth, O my beloved; bring hence all light. Pursue the lower heaven of the
earth also; bring hence all light. I will leave the earth and heaven in darkness one whole
year. They shall cry out; their conceit in the dumb wind shall fail.

9. Have not the spirits of heaven despoiled Hored and Moeb? Do not evil spirits and evil
men say: Behold, there is enough! Let us divide. But they produce not. They are
devourers; living on others’substance. The Great Spirit made man to exert; by exertion
groweth he in wisdom and strength.

10. They seek ease and comfort; helpless and more helpless they fall; they are on the road
to everlasting destruction. Happy is the God who can arouse them.

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