By Vangjel Canga
Copyright 2017 Vangjel Canga
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But whether this is fiction or not, only the Spirit of God knows.
[*אלוהים הוא אהבה *]
God is love
(1 John 4:8,16)
The words of Elahavah, which he spoke in the land of Javan, at the time of the Unprotector, the ruler over the land, when it was subject to the kings of Babylon.
For nineteen years Elahavah lived in the land of the Mountain Birds, where he studied the Word of the Lord, and in the end he said: “I want to know Love, and Love in action!”
Then, for a further nineteen years Elahavah lived in the deserts of Javan. He lived there until the Word of the Lord burned in his heart, more than the heat of the sun in the thirsty desert.
It was then that he went out of there and proclaimed with a loud voice: “Come out of Babylon, o ye who fear the Lord, o ye who are his people, that you have no participation in her sins, and that you don’t receive of her plagues!”
And he also added: “Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!”
And he wrote the words, as a poet writing poems, as a writer writing stories. Thus he wrote parables and songs. Thus, this book was written.
But one would ask: “Isn’t it just fiction?”. But whether this is fiction or not, only the Spirit of God knows.
“The voice of one who calls out: ‘Prepare the way of Yahweh in the wilderness! Make a level highway in the desert for our God!’”
How did it turn this way? How did the word get corrupted? How did justice become injustice, righteousness unrighteousness, wisdom foolishness?
The same way it was always done. Through people abandoning God to follow people, through them respecting men instead of His Spirit, through listening to their interpretations instead of His Word.
Humans delighted in their humanism. They were proud in their wisdom. Miserable they were all the way, but blind to their misery. Foolish they were all the way, but too wise in their eyes to admit it.
And yes, some went away, far away. They denied God, and they denied even humanism. And they were punished by both God and men. But the men who did the punishment, proud of their doing, justified themselves. Yet, they were as guilty as the rest.
In the name of God they spread their evil. “To protect from evil”, they said, and they caused evil to everyone. They ruled as benefactors, and forgot humility. They listened to each other – which only served to confirm their actions.
And the priests studied the Word of God. So much they studied it, that if He came again, they would probably not recognize Him. And the priests, and the men did good works. So many good works they did that if He came again, they would crucify Him for the ‘good of humanity’.
I weep. I weep for Poetry, the Beautiful, the one they have rejected. They have sent her poor and hungry, not knowing she was rich, not knowing she was the food of the soul, the essence of life.
I weep. I weep for Poetry, the Beautiful, who was there when the world was created, and who flew over the waters.
I weep. I weep for Poetry, the Beautiful, who was there in the Garden, when she filled the air with Love.
I weep. I weep for Poetry, the Beautiful, who was so saddened after man betrayed her. And yet, she never betrayed man.
I weep. I weep for Poetry, the Beautiful, who was there when God sent His Word, and He came to deliver the world from its darkness, who descended on Him like a dove.
I weep. I weep for Poetry, the Spirit of Love, for they mostly called love only their egoistic passion. And they even called it ‘poetry’!
I weep. I weep for Poetry, the Beautiful. For I met her, and saw in her eyes the sadness. For I met her, and saw in her eyes Love. And one would leave all this world for her. So beautiful, and kind, and lovely she is.
But they sold her to gain this world. They sold her to gain money. Oh, they sold eternity for a piece of earthly bread. They sold their life. Though they would lose this world, and this life eventually.
But their market was very precious, their egoism and pride too powerful, their system, rules, laws and traditions too important, their connections too deep.
And they left her alone. And she wandered in the streets, as the wind through the alleys and roads. They did not see her, as if she did not exist. They did not hear her, so busy they were in their conversations. So blind and deaf they were.
She wandered – in populated and unpopulated areas. She called on men, but most did not listen. But the few who listened and became her friends followed her. For she was Wisdom, for she was Truth, for she was Love. And that was more precious than this world.
And the Spirit of Love says “Come!”, and the one who hears, let him say “Come!”. And the one who is thirsty, let him come. The one who wishes to drink, let him drink for free.
For the Spirit of God is Poetry, Poetry the Beautiful, the Spirit of Love.
Humanity loves their children. So did they who killed the Word.
Humanity respects their elders. So did they who killed the Word.
Humanity in general tries to keep the order, to respect the laws, rules and traditions. So did they who killed the Word.
Men celebrate their birthday. So did the emperor at that time, under whom there were officials, under whom there were other officials, under one that sent the Word to die, and washed his hands of his action.
For the world is usually or mostly hierarchical. So was it then for them who killed the Word.
For the authorities do not keep the sword in vain, but to punish the evildoers. So did they who killed the Word.
Nations want to be independent. So did that who killed the Word.
Men are in general social. So were they who killed the Word.
People cooperate to solve problems. So did they who killed the Word.
Many men are religious. So were they who killed the Word.
Humanity has humanism. They help the poor, the disadvantaged. They are benefactors. It’s good to help your fellow man. And so did they who killed the Word.
Some do not believe in the One True God. So they did, under whose authority the killing of the Word was done.
Humanity ate and drank, married and gave in marriage. So it did, when they killed the Word. So it will be when the Word will come again.
Humanity respects their ‘heroes’, though they kill them. They remember them, they build monuments for them. They are sorry that their fathers killed them. They simply did not know. So they did to the Word, too.
It was not by thinking they served evil, that they killed the Word. It was by thinking that they were serving God.
The same as then, the same as now.
The tears, the sad, sad tears.
They consider them precious and they gather them in golden cups. And they offer them to the prophets of the past. Thus, they think, they honor God.
But they do not even give a glass of water to the prophets of the present.
The tears, the sad, sad tears. The precious tears in golden cups.
They hire an artisan, and pay him for the cup. It is very important that it comply with the standards.
The standards determine the amount of tears, but if the cup overflows, it shows you are devoted.
Oh, the tears, the sad, sad tears. The precious tears of precious ones, the important tears of important ones.
There are set dates for tears, but if you cry on other dates, you are really devoted. And if you wear black all the time your devotion really shows.
And the important people must be importantly compensated. And they must importantly be respected, by having them at the head of the table, by greeting them in the streets. They are the administrators of the tears, and they teach men how to cry.
“Woe to them who don’t respect the respectable!” So they say. And they mean it!
Oh, the tears, the sad, sad tears. They fill a river of tears, they fill a sea of tears.
And the one who wants to get on the other side can not, such is the strength of that river, such the measure of that sea.
And if one wants to build a bridge, the evaporation of their tears falls like acid rain and eats the wood, the concrete and iron.
Oh, the tears, the sad, sad tears. They are the mark of acceptance, the door to the holy place.
And those that keep the doors check carefully your eyes. And if you do not cry enough, according to tradition, they don’t let you enter.
And if you can not, they help you, they bless you with their blessed tears, they sprinkle you with them, so that you become clean.
Oh, the tears, the holy tears of the holy ones. The tears of the hypocrites!
Elahavah once went to a ritual of the Right Faith Generic Church of the East, which consisted of throwing a cross in the water, and people competing of who would catch it first.
The weather was cold, the water freezing, for it was winter. The head of the church with the government officials stood at the edge of water. So did they on the other side who would swim to catch the cross.
Elahavah sat and observed from afar. And he said: “Imagine the church leaders and the officials undressing themselves and jumping in the freezing water! Imagine the blessing! Imagine the holiness!”
“For, every year they bless the waters. How come the nation is cursed? For, every year they bless themselves. How come injustice is committed by the blessed ones?”
Then Elahavah added: “Imagine, then, what would happen if the tradition was for them to be sprinkled by the waters of the Jordan river or the Sea of Galilee. Imagine the blessing, and the wars fought for that blessing!”
Spring then came, and it was Passover season. And Elahavah noticed how the Nation of the Great Islands, of the Church of the Great Islands, and the nations derived from it (of the Church of Objectors and its many branches) were using another name for the feast.
And Elahavah said: “Imagine, then, if they called Christ ‘Devil’! So they do with the feast, and that is normal, because that is culture!”
“But that is not the only thing distorted in their language. Sinners stole the promise of God to Noah and humanity, and used it for their pride of sin, and they stole the word for joy, and used it for the same purpose!”
But that was not the only thing Elahavah noticed. In the Church of the East he experienced the ritual of the Holy Light, where the fire from Jerusalem is transfered to the homes of the believers.
And that, mind you, is done with the greatest honor of the state.
And Elahavah said: “For, every year they bless themselves with fire. How come the nation is cursed? How come injustice is committed by the blessed ones?”
But Elahavah did not forget the Generic Church of the West. He saw their rituals, too. He also listened to the blessing of their leader.
And he said: “For, every year they bless themselves and the world with words. How come the world is cursed? How come injustice is committed by the blessed ones?”
And he saw the same hypocrisy and superficiality during the Christmas season, a season celebrated even by non-Christians, and in such a commercial and non-Christian way, that it was disgusting.
But the people were proud of their festivities. And the words of Isaiah, the prophet came to Elahavah’s mind, when he said:
“What are the multitude of your sacrifices to me?”, says Yahweh. “I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed animals. I don’t delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of male goats.
When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to trample my courts?
Bring no more vain offerings. Incense is an abomination to me; new moons, Sabbaths, and convocations: I can’t bear with evil assemblies.
My soul hates your New Moons and your appointed feasts. They are a burden to me. I am weary of bearing them.
When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you. Yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.
Wash yourselves, make yourself clean. Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil.
Learn to do well. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Judge the fatherless. Plead for the widow.”
But the people loved the rituals.
For in controlling the rituals, they thought, they could control God.
For ritual meant including God in their lives without God.
And that is why they were proud of it. Though they did not know it.
“Go and eat sand”, they said.
What religion is that where fathers read Scripture and do not feed their children? What religion is that where mothers listen to their husbands and feed their children with poison?
It is the religion of the hypocrites.
“But we feed our children!”, they reply. “We feed them and they are healthy!”, they say.
Yet the children are poisoned, and they poison one another. For the mind of them is poisoned by the world.
“We only eat fruit and seeds and live in rustic homes”, they said. And they set the rules:
“No flowers, for they are beautiful. No sweets, for they are not natural. No meat, for that is expensive. No other vegetables or spices, for you would get accustomed to them. No prepared dishes, for that is again unnatural.”
And their children got hungry, and knocked on the door of the world. And the world fed them poisoned food, and the world handled them poisoned flowers.
And the one who went outside to gather unpoisoned flowers, to prepare unpoisoned food was essentially rejected by both the church of the hypocrites and the world.
On the deserted borders one tried to live, but even there they sent soldiers.
And he wandered as homeless. As stateless. For he looked forward to the Kingdom of God, not that built by the hands of men.
The desert was hot during the day, cold during the night. But in the desert there were oases of water and plants and gardens, untouched by the destructive hand of man.
And neither the world could touch them, nor the church of the hypocrites. For they looked to them as gardens of utopia, as mirages in the desert. And they did not pursue them, for they had their own structures in place.
Does the churchman stamp a cross on every product he makes? Is that his religious duty? Does he refute others’ products because they do not belong to his religion?
It would be stupid, wouldn’t it?
Does the churchman accept foreign food, and does he offer it to his children without checking it?
Does the churchman raise his children with words from Scripture, and does not give them physical bread?
But, churchman, if all of these seem logical to you, how come you don’t feed the mind of your children, or you let the mind of them be fed by the world? How come, you do not check their poison, and provide alternate food? How come you do not cooperate with producers of wholesome food, and do not promote it?
For the spirit, for the mind, for the body. All needs good food, and all needs healing.
But if you, churchman, learn from the world, and imitate, and promote them, aren’t you also guilty of their poison? And the world laughs, for they know. And you sometimes laugh, for you are happy with that business.
The prophet cries. For the Spirit of Love cries within him.
For instead of Love being the only rule, the rules multiply. And where the rules multiply, humans take control, and rule – with no need for Love.
And they rule with fear. And they rule with power over death. For that is the base of all the worldly rule.
For if one disobeys the law, they send the police. And if one resists the police, they may use restraining force. And if one resists restraining force, they may use deadly force.
But you, churchman, give powers to the rules, when Love would have ruled. You give powers to the state, where the Community of Love would have been enough.
And you give the rule to foreigners, for they promise you wealth. And they give you a bit more wealth initially, only to steal it from you from the other side.
For you give them to get five out of a thousand, and for their service they gain thousands of thousands. But that to you is all right.
And from respecting the state as the entity of an egoistic world, you went to make your own. From ‘out of the world’, to ‘of the world’!
And you send your children for five days a week to fight and compete! You who should have taught them to help and cooperate!
Where the world does the same, what do you do differently?
And so the melancholic days pass, and things fade and die, as if they did not exist.
The sun rises, people go to work, and weary they return from work, as the sun sets, and the cycle repeats.
Day after day, day after day, they go – to sacrifice to the gods of the efficiency and material gain, to the gods of material progress that kills their souls slowly.
And the people fight how to make the days of their families better, but do they think of how they make other families worse, including their own?
Hurting one another, the hurt multiplies. Planted on a cruel environment, they produce cruelty, which only pollutes the environment even more, and makes it even more more cruel.
Oh, curse of the world, I curse you! I curse you curse of death in the Name of Him who is Life!
For people go forgotten as if life forgot them.
Yet in the hearts they hold the nostalgia of the Spirit of Love. Though they drown it with their busyness.
For they fear it.
The world fears the Word of Truth.
They fear it, not only because of the shame if others learned the truth of their evil doings, but also because of the punishment.
For those that do the punishment, also fear it. And they punish, because they have not known the Word of Truth.
The world fears the Word of Truth.
For the Word of Truth flies like a sharp sword, it goes within millimeters of the throats of people. So, if they go against it, they will die. So Holy it is, as in the Mountain where God descended to give His Law through Moses.
For the Word of Truth is the cornerstone – and he who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and on whomever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust.
Yet the Word of Truth is Life.
Through that Word the world was created, but they did not know Him, neither did they honor Him. Yet, the Word of Truth was the Light of the world.
And the Word of Truth came to the world to announce Good News. And through the Word of Truth Grace came to the guilty.
But, though people believed, they soon learned to control the grace to benefit themselves. They soon learned to control the doors, and who to let in, and who to let out.
But the Door that is the Word of Truth, could never be closed.
And people added law to law, and tradition to tradition. They respected learned men. They just respected men.
And if the Word came, they would probably not hire Him even as a simple elementary teacher. So focused where they on learning, measured by their diplomas and academic standards.
And so they ruled among themselves. They mentioned the Word on their holy days, but on the rest they ruled by their rules and laws.
But isn’t all of this, and much more, recorded in the book of the “Parables and Proverbs”?
The world did not seem to understand the Word of the Lord, when He said: “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice”.
Without mercy they ruled, therefore. Without mercy they judged. For their rule and respect of their rule was paramount.
And so Babylon was built from the ruins. So, they gathered, and built its tower again. So, they did, and once more they challenged God.
They said among themselves: “Now we rule as kings! God is dead! We are the merchants and leaders of the world, which is under our feet, and the masses work for us! Where else would they go, anyway, since we feed them?”
Woe! Woe to Babylon, the Great City!
Woe! Woe to Babylon, for the blood of martyrs and prophets was found in her cup!
Woe! Woe to Babylon, the fallen, the dwelling of the evil spirits!
Woe! Woe to Babylon, the Harlot City! For she traded people and their souls to make herself rich! But she will fall and be no more, for the Lord has spoken!
“I am against thee, Babylon”, says the Lord. “Tremble in your palace, amidst your filthy riches! For the time of your visitation is coming, when the Lord pours His wrath on you!”
“On the cup you have mixed, Babylon, you will receive double! Of what you did, you will receive back double! And eternally you will be burned!”
“And, you, o ye people who fear the Lord, go out, go out of her! For her kingdom is not the Kingdom of God, and her rules not His commands! Her word was lies, but His Word is Truth.”
Follow God, then, follow His Word, not men, not their word, not their system, not their rules.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’”
God sent His Word, and He became man, and He rose in the midst of the assembly and proclaimed good news to the poor, healing to the broken hearted, release of the captives, recovering of the sight to the blind, deliverance to the crushed, and the acceptable year of the Lord.
And as He said, so He did. He healed the man wholly – body and soul and spirit – Him being Healing, Him being Life.
But as time went by the Church of the World said: “He just did it for the show”.
As if He is not the same yesterday, today, and forever! As if He did not rise from the dead!
And God sent His Spirit, and it fell on men with power on the day of the Pentecost. And they healed the sick, and did many powerful works. And they lived together as a big family.
But as time went by the Church of the World said: “That was not good! God did not mean that for them, so he sent them a famine!” Or, “That was again only for the show.”
As if the Spirit of God is not powerful, as if the Spirit of God is not alive!
But the Church of the World said: “The egoistic action of men is ‘The Invisible Hand of God’!”
And so Babylon was again built from the ruins.
With the blessing of the Church of the World!
“We and you are free, but if you don’t accept our restriction of your freedom to protect our freedom, which is also yours, we have the freedom that you gave us to restrict your freedom, because, if we don’t, other people will not freely choose to protect their freedom, or simply because they have chosen this way to punish them that don’t protect their freedom, that is, by restricting their freedom.”
“So, allow us to restrict your freedom, for your freedom is only within the restrictions of your freedom, and true freedom does not exist anyway. And we do it not because we hate you, but this freedom has put us here, and we are restricted in our freedom so we can’t let you chose freely to not protect our freedom, which is also yours.”
So the Church of the World said.
But a man can not choose to serve two masters, money or God, the world or His Kingdom. Wanderers the believers walk on earth, always seeking a home which is not theirs here.
But the Church of the World wanted to have them both! And respect which only meant “I do not care for your world”, turned to “Rule the world and obey the rule of the world”.
And where the blessing was about approving of the believers as the sons of Love, it became the approval of the World of Hate!
So the Church of the World acted.
But my King is not of this world.
I acknowledge your kingdoms, I do not fight against them. And although I exist and work in them, I am not of your kingdoms.
Foreigner I walk on this earth of yours. Foreigner in all your lands.
And despite what you do, I follow my Master first.
For my Master lived in your kingdoms, too. He did not fight against them, neither did He praise them or participate in ruling them. When He was given the opportunity to rule, He rejected it, although He is the lawful King of the Universe!
For where ‘they wanted to make Him king’, it was THEY that wanted to make him king for THEM. THEY, that loved the miracle, but were ready to kill Him for the Truth.
Therefore, I reject yours.
Because I have chosen His.
His Kingdom is built in the hearts of men where He writes His Law through His Spirit.
But the world does not understand it, neither can it touch the heart, neither can it tax it, or make it obey the rules of the world.
For, although they can kill the body, what can they do against the soul?
And killing they do, for they were killers since the beginning. And they lie, for they are of the father of lies, and never knew The Truth.
For the same lie as was told to the first man and woman is told even now: “God does not love you. He is preventing you from reaching your full potential, that of being similar to God. That of being ‘little gods’ if you wish.”
For if they did not lie, wouldn’t it be obvious? Who would follow evil if not for the promise of a false benefit?
But what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
What agreement has Christ with Belial? Or what portion has a believer with an unbeliever?
What agreement has a temple of God with idols? For the believers are a temple of the living God. Even as God said, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
Therefore “‘Come out from among them, and be separate,’ says the Lord. ‘Touch no unclean thing. I will receive you. I will be to you a Father. You will be to me sons and daughters,’ says the Lord Almighty.”
Then Elahavah started a lament.
“Oh, poor me”, Elahavah said. “For I am no better than the people among whom I live. Even if they don’t know it, even though they may think that I think of myself as better because of the words I say.”
“For I have been born in sin, and weak I am, too. Though I trust in the Lord for my salvation.”
And then Elahavah repeated the words of Paul, the apostle:
“For in that which one judges another, he condemns himself. For one who judges practices the same things. And the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things.”
“For I know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin.”
“For I don’t know what I am doing. For I don’t practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.”
“But if what I don’t desire, that I do, I consent to the law that it is good.”
“So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me.”
“For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don’t find it doing that which is good.”
“For the good which I desire, I don’t do; but the evil which I don’t desire, that I practice.”
“But if what I don’t desire, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me.”
“I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.”
“For I delight in God’s law after the inward man”
“But I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members.”
“What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death?”
“I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord! So then with the mind, I myself serve God’s law, but with the flesh, the sin’s law.”
Then Elahavah continued:
“But I don’t know. I don’t know, even if this prayer is in itself hypocritical, if these tears are even true.”
“But this message I must carry, this is my mission. Not because I am just, but because God is. Not for them to follow me, but to follow His Word.”
“This is what I’ve heard, and what I heard I say.”
“Although I may be a thief, too, although I may be a criminal and murderer.”
The leaders of the Church of the World heard Elahavah, but they first wanted to test him:
“Who are you?”, they said to him. “Are you the Prophet?”
Elahavah replied to them:
“No, I am not.”
“Are you then Elijah?”, they continued.
Elahavah again said to them:
“No, I am not.”
“Then, who are you?”, they said to him.
And then Elahavah said:
“I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was a simple man who lived in the desert.”
“But this word burned in my heart, and I couldn’t keep it for myself.”
“And what I heard, I spoke, and said: ‘Come out of Babylon, o ye who fear the Lord, o ye who are his people, that you have no participation in her sins, and that you don’t receive of her plagues!’”
“And then I added: ‘Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!’”
“He it is who comes after me, who was before me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to unloose.”
But the leaders of the Church of the World mocked Elahavah and said to him:
“You can’t be a prophet. By his works a prophet is known, and you admit it yourself that you are a sinner and have no good works. You are not a visionary, neither are you a ‘holy man’ or a ‘saint’. You have not been educated in the schools of the Church, neither has somebody blessed you or sent you. Hence you only speak your own mind and confuse the people!”
Elahavah, then, turned his eyes towards them. He looked attentively at them without speaking a word. A look of sadness that was, but also of determination.
Then he replied:
“What vision did David, the king, see, when he wrote his psalms? Didn’t he write about his own troubles? Was he less of a prophet because of that?”
“He killed a man, and stole his wife. Did the eternal promise of the Lord to him ever grow dim? Was the prophecy invalidated because of what he did?”
But the leaders of the Church said to him:
“You dare compare yourself to David! How arrogant can you be?!”
But Elahavah said to them:
“I am not David. Being the least in the Kingdom of my Lord, whom you say is your Lord, whom you say is your King, the Word of the Living God, is enough for me. I’m only a humble servant, as I said. Nothing more.”
“And what is my thought and word, or what is His Word, neither I am completely sure. But follow Him.”
The leaders of the Church of the World, then, said to Elahavah:
“We follow Him! But you do not, wretched, false prophet! And we are not going to follow you, for we have our holy teachers, the words of the Lord and the Apostles and saints!”
And so they left him and never asked him again for anything anymore.
But Elahavah spoke to himself:
“Lord, who has believed our report? To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
“But the Lord said: ‘He has blinded their eyes and he hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and would turn, and I would heal them.’”
And Elahavah was reminded of the words of Christ, when He said to the Jews:
“You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me. Yet you will not come to me, that you may have life. I don’t receive glory from men. But I know you, that you don’t have God’s love in yourselves. I have come in my Father’s name, and you don’t receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you don’t seek the glory that comes from the only God?”
And Elahavah said to himself:
“With visions and prophets, miracles, saints and traditions they all confirm themselves. How can truth be so divided then? How can they say to one-another ‘You are false, and we are true’? For even if God confirms Himself, their works of evil He can not confirm, for He said so Himself, that it is not miracles in His name, but hearing and following His Word that matters.”
On the surface the mask of love is put, but how come true love is not truly expressed?
How come the ‘good people’ complain, but then support the same system that makes them complain?
How come they complain about the degradation of the society, and support the society that causes the degradation?
How come they complain about politics, economics, and all the rest, while they take part in the same politics, economics and all the rest?
How come they always, ALWAYS, discuss, and add words after words after words, and then, after ‘agreeing on a solution’, try to find a solution to the problems introduced by their solution?
How come they complain about the people they elect, but actually elect them, and let them select for them the laws?
How come they don’t like the control, but let themselves become controlled?
How come in this ‘social world’ people are left alone?
How come in this ‘helping world’ people are in despair?
How come they ‘heal the sickness’ by producing sickness?
Oh, but would the system kill itself? Would the monster starve itself? Would the monster deliver itself, save itself from its bondage?
For the world is too much connected, to be disconnected, to be properly re-connected, and thus live. For disconnection to the world means death, and who wants to die?
And if people leave the monster, where will they go?
But their answer is clear.
The Church of the World welcomes them with open arms, and thus, they join again the monster – thinking themselves wiser because of the journey!
And thus, with self-praise, self-approval, with cheering and song, the world goes unaware towards the eternal darkness!
And they will again raise their banner against the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and say:
“We do not need you! We are the masters of our own fate!”
And thus, in their madness they will perish!
And that is not even ‘fate’. It’s what they chose for themselves!
In these two laws, the Word confirmed the Law fulfilled:
“Love God, and love your neighbor and your brother as yourself.”
Love goes to seek the lost, the abandoned, the lonely, the forsaken, the poor. Love goes to feed them, to help them, to encourage them, to LOVE them.
Love does not remain hidden. Loves goes out, but does not seek the praise of men.
Love does not forget her children to go and feed foreigners to appear kind. Love IS Kindness, and has no need for fake appearances.
Love feeds people with goodness. For Love IS Goodness. Love does not add poison to their food. Love does not trick them. Love does not mock the helpless. Love goes there to help them.
Love does not remember people once or twice in a year. Love does not remember people once in a week. Love does that every single day, every single moment.
Love does not demand a lot from people. Love gives them enough so that they can give enough.
Love speaks the truth, for Love IS Truth. Love does not rely on the opinions of men, neither on their majority if that is false.
Love does not judge by appearances. Love judges with mercy. For Love IS Mercy. Love judges with righteousness. For Love IS Righteousness.
Love does not create rules and traditions of men. It is men who do so, after forgetting Love. And they change the rules as they please. But the rule of Love never changes.
Love nurtures the talents of people. Love GIVES them their talents. Love does not give to one what he does not need, for the sake of the majority. Love does not demand more than what Love has already given.
Love heals people. Love does not refrain healing from them. For Love IS Healing.
Love does not say to people: “Now you’re on your own. Good luck!”. Love helps them.
Love does not tell people: “Don’t do anything. Be lazy and stupid.” For Love IS Wisdom, and Love works – all the time. But Love does not cause people to overwork. It is their greed that does.
Love does not praise people for their egoism. Love does not rejoice when they use their talents to profit themselves. Love rejoices when they use their talents to help the little, poor ones.
Love does not compete. Love encourages innovation, but not egoistical fighting. For Love is not egoistic. Love IS Altruism. So Love encourages cooperation. Love encourages equality, not excess.
Love teaches people the right way. For Love IS the only Way. Love teaches them, though they still choose their own ways.
Love teaches, but men said about Love: “Love is not a good teacher. Love is proud, Love is arrogant, Love is weak, Love is stupid, Love is foolish.” But it was them that were, not Love.
Love keeps things in order. For Love IS Order. Love is not messy.
Love does not support the systems of men, whether democratic or totalitarian. Love supports only one Kingdom, that of God. For God IS Love.
Love produces good fruit. Love knows what is fake, and says it openly. For this people hate Love.
Love delivers what she promises.
Love does not praise the good, and forget the evil. Love looks at the whole, not only at some parts. And Love wants ALL to be good.
Love doesn’t have various opinions. Truth is only one. But Love is not some dead tradition. Love rejoices in a thousand, in a million styles. Love fills life with beauty. For Love IS Beauty. For Love IS Life.
But people said about love: “That is an utopia. That is hindering our progress.” And they liked their cruelty, instead. And they ‘progressed’ toward the darkness. For they did not love the light. For Love IS Light.
Love is not jealous. Love is not envious. But Love helps the needy. But Love shares. That is the nature of Love.
Love invites people to come, eat and drink for free. Love prepares a banquet for them. But many people do not go. And some prepare their own ‘banquets’, and never invite Love. And Love is so saddened that they choose their banquets of hate instead of that of Love.
Love does not simply patch the imperfections. Love makes perfect. For Love IS Perfect.
Love is patient. Love teaches with gentleness. Love works with gentleness. For Love IS Gentleness.
Love does not go around the problem, and not address it. Love addresses the problem, and though it may hurt a bit, the problem is removed. For Love IS the Solution.
Love shares riches with people. For Love IS Richness. But most people throw away all that she gives for free as worthless. “For”, they say, “what is free is worthless.”
Love teaches. But the world says: “That is only theories, without any practical aspects.” And people who study Love say: “We try to be good, for we love Love. But that will only be fulfilled fully in the world to come.”
How difficult is it to understand the practical aspects of Love?
How difficult is it for God’s people to cooperate, to invent, to help one another?
How difficult is it that beyond the once per week ritual and ‘study of the Word’ they leave themselves be tossed in the same world with a ‘good luck to you’?
How difficult is it to keep contacts beyond the ‘church obligations’?
How difficult is it to understand that there is only one truth, and stop being divided on senseless traditions of men?
How difficult is it to understand that money need not be spent for buildings and ‘churchy’ ‘spiritual’ things only?
How difficult is it to create good products instead of relying on the offers of the world?
How difficult is it to not rely on anything of the world, as if God needs the world for His Kingdom?
How difficult is it to understand that when people group and separate themselves, people are left alone?
How difficult is it to help people and recognize their talents?
How difficult is it to understand the inefficiency of using people in roles they are not suited, and selecting other unsuited people in their place? To understand that people have various different skills?
How difficult is it to understand that all of this is not for the praise of the world?
How difficult is it to understand that if this happened, not only would there be no praise, but persecution?
How difficult is it to understand that all the ‘good’ ‘humanitarian’ things the church does for foreigners are nothing if the children are hungry?
How difficult is it to understand that brothers should judge things among themselves and not go to their enemies, that they should work and help one another, and not seek the help of their enemies?
How difficult is it to understand mercy and righteousness?
How difficult is it that rules should not be multiplied, but REDUCED? That traditions, although interesting in style, are nothing when they are given IMPORTANCE and followed as DUTY?
How difficult is it to understand that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. That He is Good, Love, Healing, Peace. That God is wonderful. That He must be sought, for He gives all the good things for free.
How difficult is it to understand that the modern ‘overwork’ mentality is not good, neither the ‘lazy’ mentality. That people must not only work for others. That those who want to do independent work, should be enabled, helped, to do so.
How difficult is it to understand that excessive praise and wealth to a person causes the rest to be forgotten and be poor? That he who has wealth controls the rest or is corrupted more easily.
How difficult is it to see beyond the superficiality, to look at the whole, not just some part?
How difficult is it to understand that God created everything to be enjoyed, but it was the egoistical action of people to enjoy it for themselves that hurt other people. That stealing is not only done by the poor, but also by the rich.
How difficult is it to understand that teaching and work has to be done in a gentle way? That profit and ‘honor’ are not the most important.
How difficult is it, all this and more?
Oh, it is only difficult because there are a thousand different opinions. Add this one, and that makes one more. How can it compete against what already ‘works’?
But if what ‘already works’, actually ‘works’, why are there a thousand opinions?
And why are the ways of ‘the people of God’ the same as that of the world?
Where are the gardens of Love, where are the communities of Love, the products of Love? So that even the world would admit that Love is there.
Where is the only law of Love? Instead, ‘the people of God’ support the same injustice of a myriad laws!
Where is the humbleness of Love? Instead, ‘the people of God’ became proud in their ‘knowledge’, proud of their country, proud of their families, of themselves and their children. And they built monuments to their pride. And they built museums.
They said “We are blessed. Thank God!” And they proceeded to ‘bless’ other nations. But all along, were they not seeing that they were giving back what they already had taken?
Where is the Truth of Love? Instead, ‘the people of God’ accepted the culture and traditions of the world so as to not break the connections to the world. And so, they were disconnected from Love, and Love grew cold.
Where is the economy of Love? Instead, ‘the people of God’ follow the same interest-based banking system. Interest which was forbidden in the Law, and was likewise forbidden in the early church. And the pushy and ambitious add riches to riches, and the rest hold them as models of blessing, and respect them, and listen to them. And control leads to control, and thus, unaware, they support the beast that rises out of the earth.
Where is the peace of Love? Instead, ‘the people of God’ took the sword in their hands and caused untold misery. But now they have taken the ‘mantle of peace’. The sword is not any more necessary. But the mantle of peace is backed by powerful new weapons – and that is why the sword is not anymore necessary, for it is not a modern weapon.
Where is the forgiveness of Love? Instead, vengeance grew and grew in the hearts of ‘the people of God’. And they never saw their own guilt.
Where is the teaching of Love? Instead, ‘the people of God’ delighted in their education system. Not that education is bad in itself, but so they measured themselves, forgetting the most important thing, Love.
All this and more ‘the people of God’ did. But, as mentioned before, isn’t all of that written in more detail in the book of the “Parables and Proverbs”?
Some people heard Elahavah and said to him:
“Master and Teacher, be our Guide and Father and we will listen to you! Be our Leader and Shepherd, and we will follow you! Be our King and Lord and we will serve you!”
But Elahavah refused and said to them:
“You have a King and a Lord, a Shepherd and Master, a Teacher and Father, a Leader and Guide! Follow Him, therefore! Listen and serve Him, not me! Follow God, not men!”
And so Elahavah retreated from preaching. His mission coming to completion, the message delivered, he went back to the desert.
Elahavah continued to talk to people when they came to him, as one among the many, as a brother among all those who want to follow the Lord, God.
And slowly the lights came out in the darkness, one here, one there, then becoming many, and growing and growing. Slowly the desert brought forth flowers, and who would have expected that, for that was a miracle of God.
And people awoke and followed the Way, as the world thought of following the light but followed darkness, as the world fed the beast and gave it glory.
And the beast got angry – his time coming to the end – the beast was enraged. And like a dark cloud the world gathered against the church – millions and millions in their madness and folly prepared for war, against the God of Heaven and Earth, against His Son and His bride.
As it is written, rising to perdition the world marched. The sands trembled under their feet, without them knowing that that was to become their trap.
Once more, before the final arising of Gog and Magog against the Holy City and Him who rules there with Righteousness, once more, in the ending of this age, before the final one before the New Heaven and New Earth.
Once more, the world arose against God and His Son, only to be slain by the appearance of Him who is the true King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and who rules with Mercy and Righteousness. The One who is Love.
And Elahavah saw all of that from afar. And he marched and waited with the people, his brothers, to welcome the King as He came for His Bride.
For there is a Wedding Feast coming. And what a feast it is!
The voice of someone crying in the desert:
“Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!”
For the bridegroom is Beautiful, for the bridegroom is Wonderful, He is Kind and Compassionate, Merciful and Righteous.
For the bridegroom is Truth, and He is King, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
For the bridegroom is not just lovely.
For the bridegroom is Love.
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”. He who hears, let him say, “Come!” He who is thirsty, let him come. He who desires, let him take the water of life freely.
Some books don't need descriptions - their best description being their content. Such this book also is. -- (Dis)claimer: The claim of this book, is not that, had there been an Elahavah, he would have said most of the words contained in this book (and in that of the "Parables and Proverbs"). The claim of this book is that Elahavah is, and that he said most of the words contained in this book (and in that of the "Parables and Proverbs")