CHAPTER XXII.

THE FATHER’S KINGDOM ON EARTH.

1. God said: I have heard your*** prayer, O man: Thy kingdom come on earth, as it is in heaven.

2. Hast you considered your*** words? And are you prepared for it? Hast you fulfilled the commandments? And lovest you your*** neighbor as thyself? And hast you done unto the least, as you desirest your*** Creator to do unto you*?

3. Now, behold, Jehovih hath sent me, your*** God, to answer your*** prayer.

4. I demand of you*, that you hast no favorite doctrine above thy neighbor;

5. And that you are servant to no God, nor Lord, nor Savior, nor church, unacceptable to any man in all the world.

6. But, that you servest Jehovih with all your*** wisdom and strength, by doing good unto thy fellow-men with all your*** might.

7. That, because you are strong, or wise, or rich, you understandest, that you should use these excellencies for raising up such as have them not, believing, that Jehovih so provided you* to that end.

8. Consider, O man! You hast a kingdom [government] already. Wouldst you have two kingdoms?

9. Behold, the kingdom of man hath its power in armies and ships of war.

10. The kingdoms of your*** Father have not these, but love, wisdom, righteousness and peace.

11. I demand of you*, that you should give up your*** army and navy. Art you prepared to say: To whom smit''' me on one cheek, I turn the other to be smitten also?

12. Is your*** faith still more in weapons of death, than in the Voice of Everlasting Life? Esteemest you your*** army and navy more to be depended on, than Jehovih?

13. Art you willing to sacrifice your*** time and money and self-interest for sake of Jehovih's kingdom?

14. Use your*** judgment, O man. Since the time of the ancients till now, the only progress towards the Father's kingdom hath been through sacrifice.

15. What less can you expect?

16. If you sellest what you hast, and givest to the poor, behold your*** neighbors will imprison you* for a madman.

17. If you abnegate thyself and labor for others, they will persecute you*, and revile you*.

18. If you shouldst profess to love your*** neighbor as thyself, they would mock at you*.

19. Therefore, I declare unto you*, O man, in the land of Uz1 the Father's kingdom can not be.

20. But you should go hence; and, behold, I will go with you*, and with your*** neighbor, and show you* how to build, even as a kingdom in heaven.

1 Uz, "World's people."

CHAPTER XXIII.

GOD judge UZ, COMMONLY CALLED THE WORLD’S PEOPLE.

1. God said: I am not come in this era to judge the drunkard, the harlot and thieves and murderers; these are known unto you*, O man.

2. I am not come to repeat former judgments against whom all men understand to be sinful; for, behold, I gave governments into the hands of men, to deal unto such themselves.

3. But I am come to the leaders of men; to kings, queens, emperors and presidents; and to philosophers and men of learning, priests, rab'bahs, cardinals and popes; and to merchants, bankers, manufacturers, farmers, shippers, and hucksters.

4. Such as pass unscathed before the laws and government of man, and are reckoned passably wise and good before the world.

5. And not even to such of these as are bad men in disguise, who escape condemnation before the courts, by cunning and stratagem.

6. But I am come to the best of all of them, be they true Brahmans, true Ka'yuans, true Budhists, true Kriste'yans, or true Mohammedans.

7. Therefore, O man, hear the judgment of your*** God against them: They are not united and affiliated as brothers.

8. But the best of all of them are as so many individual entities pulling in different ways, every one for himself.

9. The Brahmins are not communal; the Ka'yuans are not communal; neither are the Budhists, nor the Kriste'yans, nor the Mohammedans; neither the philosophers, priests, merchants, nor any one people in all the world.

10. There is no fullness of heaven amongst any of them. They are divided into thousands of ideas and projects.

11. Now, hear me, O man, and consider the wisdom of your*** God: Satan is wiser than any of these I have named.

12. For satan hath made armies of soldiers communal. He hath discovered the power of affiliation and discipline.

13. Behold, a thousand soldiers are more efficient than ten thousand men, unorganized.

14. Judgment is rendered against the best of men in all the world, because they are inorganic for righteousness, and for establishing the Father's kingdom.

15. This, then, is what befall''' the nations and peoples of the earth: Alike and like the angels of heaven minister unto mortals (save wherein your*** God and his Lords provide especially otherwise), the inorganic heavenly regions to the inorganic inhabitants of the earth.

16. Now, behold, I said unto you*, in the olden times, try the spirits, and see, if they be of God.

17. For the angels who wander about on the earth know not my kingdoms, and they deny me, and deny all order and system and discipline in heaven and earth.

18. And each and all such angels, coming to mortals, do so on their own account, assuming any form and name they may find acceptable unto men.

19. Such angels have not yet passed the first resurrection; nor belong they to any disciplined kingdom in heaven.

20. And all mortals, such as I have named to you* as the best and highest of mortals, enter the es world (after death), only into the inorganic regions of heaven.

21. Neither can they enter the second resurrection until they abnegate self and learn affiliation.

22. Therefore, after death, they remain, for the most part, in their former places: The merchant in his counting-house, the banker in his bank, the shipper in his place, the pope in his place, the king in his, the farmer in his.

23. Neither have they power or wisdom to go to any other place; and they stroll about, like one that hath lost his master. Neither will they affiliate with other angels; but, in stubbornness and moroseness, persist in working out an individual identity, until they are broken down in sorrow and darkness, which may be in a few years, or it may be hundreds of years.

24. And, then, my holy ones come to them, and carry them away to my es'yan schools.

CHAPTER XXIV.

GOD SHOWETH HOW TO KNOW THE KIND OF ANGELS THAT MINISTER UNTO MORTALS.

1. God said: One rule have I given unto all men, whereby it may be known what kind of angels minister unto them; that rule is a mortal's own manifestations and behavior.

2. Whoso manifest''' serving himself chiefly, hath little light from my organic kingdoms; but whoso serve Jehovih by laboring for others, with all his wisdom and strength, is attended by the light of my organic kingdoms.

3. Judge thyself, O man, as to thyself, who and what angels attend you*.

4. Behold, one man will say to you*: I have a band of wise and most ancient angels who attend me! Another will say: I have very Gods who attend me!

5. Judge them not by their words, nor by the names professed; but judge them by the work they accomplish. Nevertheless, hold your*** peace in regard to them.

6. This rule do I also give unto you*, in regard to the angels who attend mortals.

7. As, for example, you knowest that a soldier is not permitted to go away from his regiment, and pursue other employment.

8. The soldier belong''' to his regiment; he is one with the regiment; he move therewith; the affairs and business of the regiment are his affairs and business also.

9. Even so is it with my organic heavens, wherein es'yans become volunteers to accomplish resurrection.

10. And, thereafter, they apply themselves not to isolated development, but to affiliation, for attaining to the higher kingdoms.

11. The least of my organic kingdoms contain''' half a thousand million angels; and many of them contain five thousand millions.

12. These are composed of thousands of branches, suited to the various talents created with all; so, that all who enter find a delightful adaptation.

13. When you wert taught of old, to say: May your*** kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven, it was instruction given you* to lead you* in the method of my dominions.

14. As to wandering spirits, they have not yet passed the first resurrection; but, such as have enlisted in my organic kingdoms, are called es'yans, whilst learning the rites and discipline, and are said to be in the first resurrection. And such as have become organic workers are in the second resurrection, and this is a kingdom of heavens.

15. This rule is also uniform in all my heavenly kingdoms: That, after entrance to the second resurrection, none of the angels return as individuals, to commune with mortals, save as hereinafter mentioned, or save when especially commissioned by me or my Lords.

16. Think not, that my discipline is less systematic than that of a mortal general's army, or that the heavens of your*** God are permitted to run at loose ends, and without order or concert of action.

17. Be reasonable, O man, weigh these things according to your** own observation and judgment, for there is not, in all the heavens, any wide departure from what you hast in some form a counterpart-resemblance on earth.

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