Lectionary Readings for Monday, September 14th, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Monday, September 14th, 2020

Book of Es Chapter 4

CHAPTER 4
THE ALARM IN HARACTU, HEAVENLY PLACE OF KABALACTES, THE FALSE, BUT REIGNING BUDHA.

1. Kabalactes said: My most high Holy Council, Lords of heaven and earth, give ear. This
day, my scouts on the borders of Vridat, my suburban kingdom in Tua, saw a light
descending, like a world on fire. Consternation came upon my dutiful subjects, fearing

some foreign God menaced their liberties. To appease them, Hathav, my Lord in
command, dispatched hither messengers, to know my will.

2. But when they arrived, others came also, but from the heavenly plateau, Itussak, my
northern kingdom, with the same ominous tale. Then others, from other kingdoms in my
heavenly regions. Some have seen the light but faintly, some have seen it brilliant as a
pillar of fire. Whilst here, within our well secured heavenly seat, it hath been only as a
falling meteor.

3. Speak, my Lords, know ye more of this?

4. Maithivi, Lordess, said: All Highest of Gods, be considerate of womanly fears, and
detract accordingly from my magnified expressions. To me, this descended star is some
far-off ally with God, Jehovih’s worshiper in Paradise. For by the course of the falling
light, it landed thither. Is not this some stratagem to re-establish Jehovih, whom we have
chased from earth and heaven?

5. Fiebowh, Lord, said: It is not a year since some other foreign God descended to
Paradise. Behold, this last one cometh from the same angle beyond Chinvat.
Peradventure, the former was but a scout sent from some realm, which hath now
answered this mighty airavagna?

6. Sin Loo, Lord, said: It was said of old: When the heavens clear, look out for Jehovih’s
worshipers, the infidels against the reigning Gods. Now, behold, in the very season when
a’ji flieth away, and our souls are on the eve of rejoicing, here cometh an ominous
meddler with our slaves, to do us mischief.

7. Thus spake many Lords, alarmed; for a secret sin, as slavery, justified by the master’s
conscience, being held down, is easily tormented with suspected griefs, not yet come to
pass.

8. And more than this; in Kabalactes’Holy Council of one million members, were many
who had been long promised preferment and higher dominion than to legislate for
another’s kingdom; and they had received nothing worthy of the name, for more than a
thousand years.

9. And these had a small spark of hope left, that some external disaster to Kabalactes’
extensive kingdoms would open the way for rich adventures in their own behalf, with
millions of slaves to do them reverence.

10. So, even whilst their tongues upheld their monstrous idol, Budha (the false), their
own souls were equally perfidious.

11. When many of the Holy Council had spoken, then again Kabalactes went on: My
marshal in chief shall select a host a million strong, and provide them an arrow-boat; to
which command I appoint, Teanvettas, general, to go to Paradise in my name, greeting, to
learn the will and pleasure of this adventurous God that cometh to the vanquished
kingdom of Jehovih’s Son; to offer him the freedom of my kingdom for a monthly visit.
Perchance, he hath never seen a city built of gems and precious stones; and the palace and
throne of the all highest God. The which to look on may abash him from undertaking
some foolish scheme.

12. Now, accordingly, from the false Budha’s magnificent heavenly kingdom, there went
out an arrow-boat, the most precious gem ever built in these heavens. And in it a million
hosts, arrayed as very Gods and Goddesses in splendor. Whilst Teanvettas, with his
shining crown and blazing jewels, bespake his general-ship as from a rich kingdom.


13. Two hundred thousand slaves worked the boat, and many of these had been in earthlife Budhist priests, and were now serving their apprentice-ship of two hundred years, in
order to have the privilege in future time of crawling on their bellies to see the throne of
Budha (the false), and see their all highest ideal God.

14. Thus, then, went the arrow-boat, in all its glory, to Paradise, seat of Jehovih’s Son.

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