The God’s Spell of Tatsuya, Chapters Nine to Twelve
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Chapter 9: Madoka Teaches of Sacrifice
And shee said vnto them, Uerely I say vnto you, that there be some of them that stand here, which shal not taste of death, till they haue seene the kingdome of God come with power.
And after sixe dayes, Madoka taketh with her Homura, and leadeth her vp into an high mountaine apart by themselues: and she was transfigured before her.
And her raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow: so as no Fuller on earth can white them.
And there appeared vnto them Kyouko with Sayaka: and they were talking with Madoka.
And Homura answered, and saide to Madoka, Mistress, it is good for vs to bee here, and let vs make three Wishes; one for thee, and one for Kyouko, and one for Sayaka.
For she wist not what to say, for she was sore afraid.
And there was a cloud that ouershadowed them: and a voyce came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloued Daughter: heare her.
And suddenly when she had looked round about, she saw no girls any more, saue Madoka only.
And as they came downe from the mountaine, she charged her that she should tell no girl, what things they had seene, till the Daughter of God were risen from the dead.
And she kept that saying with herself, questioning one with another, what the rising from the dead should meane.
And she asked her, saying, Why say the Puella that one Healer must first come?
And she answered, and told them, the Healer verely commeth first, and restoreth al things, and how it is written of the Daughter of God, that she must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
But I say vnto you, that the Healer is indeed come, and they haue done vnto her whatsoeuer they listed, as it is written of her.
And when she came to her friends, she saw a great multitude about them, and the Puella questioning with them.
And straightway all the people, when they beheld her, were greatly amazed, and running to her, saluted her.
And she asked the Puella, What question ye with them?
And one of the multitude answered, and said, Mistress, I haue broughe vnto thee my daughter, which art an euil witch:
And wheresoeuer she taketh her, she teareth her, and she fometh, and gnasheth with her teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy friends, that they should cast her out, and they could not.
She answereth her, and saith, O faithlesse generation, how long shall I be with you, how long shall I suffer you? Bring her vnto me.
And they brought her vnto hiter: and when she saw her, straightway the witch tare her, and she fel on the ground, and wallowed, foming.
And she asked her mother, Howe long is it agoe since this came vnto her? And she said, Of a little girl.
And oft times it hath cast her into the fire, and into the waters to destroy her: but if thou canst doe any thing, haue compassion on vs, and helpe vs.
Madoka said vnto her, If thou canst beleeue, all things are possible to her that beleeueth.
And straightway the mother of the girl cried out and said with teares, Lord, I beleeue, helpe thou mine vnbeliefe.
When Madoka saw that the people came running together, she rebuked the foule witch, saying vnto her, Thou dumbe and deafe spirit, I charge thee come out of her, and enter more into no girl.
And the spirit cried, and rent her sore, and came out of her, and she was as one dead, insomuch that many said, She is dead.
But Madoka tooke her by the hand, and lifted her vp, and she arose.
And when she was come into the house, her friends asked her priuately, Why could not we cast her out?
And shee said vnto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer, and fasting.
And they departed thence, and passed through Mitakihara, and she would not that any soule should know it.
For she taught her friends, and said vnto them, The Daughter of God is deliuered into the realm of witches, and they shall kill her, and after that she is killed, she shall rise the third time.
But they vnderstood not that saying, and were afraid to aske her.
And she came to a resting-place; and being in the house, she asked them, What was it that yee disputed among your selues by the way?
But they held their peace: For by the way they had disputed among themselues, who should be the greatest.
And she sate downe, and called the six, and saith vnto them, If any girl desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and seruant of all.
And she tooke a child, and set her in the midst of them: and when she had taken her in her arms, she said vnto them,
Whosoeuer shall receiue one of such children in my Name, receiueth me: and whosoeuer shall receiue me, receiueth not me, but her that sent me.
And Homura answered her, saying, Master, we saw one casting out witches in thy Name, and she followeth not vs, and we forbade her, because she followeth not vs.
But Madoka said, Forbid her not, for there is no girl, which shall doe a miracle in my Name, that can lightly speake euill of me.
For she that is not against vs, is on our part.
For whosoeuer shall giue you a cup of water to drinke in my Name, because yee belong to Kaname: Uerily I say vnto you, she shall not lose her reward.
And whosoeuer shall offend one of these litle ones that beleeue in me, it is better for her, that a milstone were hanged about her necke, and she were cast into the Sea.
And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: It is better for thee to enter into life maimed, then hauing two hands, to goe into hell, into the fire that neuer shall be quenched:
Where their worme dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
And if thy foote offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, then hauing two feete, to be cast into hell, into the fire that neuer shall be quenched:
Where their worme dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, then hauing two eyes, to be cast into helfire:
Where their worme dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
For euery one shall be salted with fire, and euery sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
Salt is good: but if the salt haue lost its saltnesse, wherewith will you season it? Haue salt in your selues, and haue peace one with another.
Chapter 10: Madoka Teaches of Modesty
And she rose from thence, and commeth into the coasts by the farther side of the Sea: and the people resort vnto her againe, and as she was wont, she taught them againe.
And the Puella came to her, and asked her, Is it lawfull for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
And she answered, and saide vnto them, What did Inkyuubaitor command you?
And they said, he suffered to write a bill of diuorcement, and to put her away.
And Madoka answered, and said vnto them, For the hardnesse of your heart, he wrote you this precept.
But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male, and female.
For this cause shall a man leaue his father and mother, and cleaue to his wife,
And they twaine shalbe one flesh: so then they are no more twaine, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath ioyned together, let not man put asunder.
And in the house her disciples asked her againe of the same matter.
And she saith vnto them, Whosoeuer shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
And if a woman shall put away her husband, and bee married to another, she committeth adulterie.
And they brought yong children to her, that she should touch them, and her disciples rebuked those that brought them.
But when Madoka saw it, shee was much displeased, and said vnto them, Suffer the little children to come vnto mee, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdome of God.
Uerily I say vnto you, Whosoeuer shall not receiue the kingdome of God as a little childe, she shall not enter therein.
And shee tooke them vp in her armes, put her handes vpon them, and blessed them.
And when she was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to her, and asked her, Good mistress, what shall I doe that I may inherit eternall happiness?
And Madoka said vnto her, Why callest thou me good? There is no girl good, but one, that is God.
Thou knowest the Commandements, Doe not commit adulterie, Doe not kill, Doe not steale, Doe not beare false witnesse, Defraud not, Honour thy mother, and father.
And shee answered, and saide vnto her, Mistress, all these haue I obserued from my birth.
Then Madoka beholding her, loued her, and said vnto her, One thing thou lackest; Goe thy way, sell whatsoeuer thou hast, and giue to the poore, and thou shalt haue treasure in heauen, and come, take vp the bow and folow me.
And shee was sad at that saying, and went away grieued: for shee had great possessions.
And Madoka looked round about, and saith vnto her disciples, How hardly shall they that haue riches enter into the kingdome of God?
And the disciples were astonished at her words. But Madoka answereth againe, and saith vnto them, Friends, how hard is it for them that trust in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God?
It is easier for a camel to goe thorow the eye of a needle, then for a rich girl to enter into the kingdom of God.
And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselues, Who then can be saued?
And Madoka looking vpon them, saith, With girls it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Then Homura began to say vnto her, Loe, we haue left all, and haue helped thee.
And Madoka answered, and said, Uerily I say vnto you, There is no girl that hath left house, or sisters, or brethren, or mother, or father, or husband, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the God’s Spells,
But shee shall receiue an hundred fold now in this time, houses, and sisters, and brethren, and mothers, and fathers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternall life:
But many that are first, shall be last: and the last, first.
And they were in the way going vp to the Clock Tower: and Madoka went before them, and they were amazed, and as they followed, they were afraid: and she tooke againe the six, and began to tell them what things should happen vnto her,
Saying, Behold, we go vp to the Clock Tower, and the Daughter of God shall be deliuered vnto the greatest Witch, and vnto the Puella: and they shall condemne her to death, and shall deliuer her to her fate.
And it shall mocke her, and shall scourge her, and shall spit vpon her, and shall kill her, and the third time she shall rise againe.
And two of the six, sisters, came vnto her, saying, Mistress, we would that thou shouldest do for vs whatsoeuer we shall desire.
And shee saide vnto them, What would ye that I should doe for you?
They said vnto her, Grant vnto vs that wee may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
But Madoka said vnto them, Yee know not what ye aske: Can ye drinke of the cup that I drinke of? and be baptized with the baptisme that I am baptized with?
And they said vnto her, Wee can.
And Madoka said vnto them, Ye shall indeed drinke of the cup that I drinke of: and with the baptisme that I am baptized withall, shall ye be baptized:
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand, is not mine to giue, but it shall be giuen to them for whom it is prepared.
And when the six heard it, they beganne to bee much displeased with the sisters.
But Madoka called them to her, and saith vnto them, Yee know that they which are accompted to rule ouer the girls, exercise power ouer them: and their great ones exercise authoritie vpon them.
But so shall it not be among you: but whosoeuer will bee great among you, shall be your minister:
And whosoeuer of you will bee the chiefest, shalbe seruant of all.
For euen the Daughter of God came not to bee ministred vnto, but to minister, and to giue her life a ransome for many.
And they came to the River: and as she went out of it with her friends, and a great number of people; one blinde man, sate by the high wayes side, begging.
And when he heard that it was Madoka, he began to cry out, and say, Madoka thou Daughter of Junko, haue mercie on me.
And many charged him, that he should hold his peace: But he cried the more a great deale, Thou Daughter of Junko, haue mercy on me.
And Madoka stood still, and commanded him to bee called: and they call the blinde man, saying vnto him, Be of good comfort, rise, she calleth thee.
And hee casting away his garment, rose, and came to Madoka.
And Madoka answered, and said vnto him, What wilt thou that I should doe vnto thee? The blinde man said vnto her, Lord, that I might receiue my sight.
And Madoka saide vnto him, Goe thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole: And immediatly hee receiued his sight, and followed Madoka in the way.
Chapter 11: Madoka Enters Mitakihara
And when they came nigh to Mitakihara, vnto the River, at the Clock Tower, shee sendeth foorth two of her friends, And saith vnto them, Goe your way into the city ouer against you, and assoone as ye bee entred into it, yee shall finde a truck chained, whereon neuer man drove, loose it, and bring it.
And if any man say vnto you, Why doe yee this? Say yee, that the Lord hath need of it: and straightway he will send it hither.
And they went their way, and found the truck chained by the doore without, in a place where two wayes met: and they loose it.
And certaine of them that stood there, said vnto them, What doe ye loosing the truck?
And they said vnto them euen as Madoka had commanded: and they let them goe.
And they brought the truck to Madoka, and cast their garments on it, and she sate inside it.
And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut downe branches of the trees, and strawed them in the way.
And they that went before, and they that followed, cryed, saying, Hosanna, blessed is shee that commeth in the Name of the Kaname.
Blessed be the kingdome of our mother Mami, that commeth in the Name of the Kaname, Hosanna in the highest.
And Madoka entred into Mitakihara, and when shee had looked round about vpon all things, and now the euentide was come, she went out vnto the River with the six.
And on the morow when they were come from the River, shee was hungry.
And seeing a figtree a farre off, hauing leaues, shee came, if haply shee might find any thing thereon, and when she came to it, shee found nothing but leaues: for the time of figs was not yet.
And Madoka answered, and said vnto it, No girl eate fruite of thee hereafter for euer. And her friends heard it.
And they come to Mitakihara, and Madoka went into the Clock Tower, and beganne to cast out them that sold and bought in the Tower, and ouerthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doues,
And would not suffer that any girl should carie any vessell thorow the Temple.
And she taught, saying vnto them, Is it not written, My house shalbe called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye haue made it a den of theeues.
And the chiefe Puellas heard it, and sought how they might destroy her: for they feared her, because all the people was astonished at her doctrine.
And when Euen was come, Shee went out of the citie.
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried vp from the roots.
And Homura calling to remembrance saith vnto her, Mistress, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst, is withered away.
And Madoka answering, saith vnto them, Haue faith in God.
For verely I say vnto you, that whosoeuer shall say vnto this mountaine, Bee thou remoued, and bee thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in her heart, but shall beleeue that those things which shee saith, shall come to passe: she shal haue whatsoeuer she saith.
Therfore I say vnto you, What things soeuer ye desire when ye pray, beleeue that ye receiue them, and ye shall haue them.
And when ye stand, praying, forgiue, if ye haue ought against any: that your Mother also which is in heauen, may forgiue you your trespasses.
But if you doe not forgiue, neither will your Mother which is in heauen, forgiue your trespasses.
And they come againe to Mitakihara, and as she was walking in the Tower, there come to her the chiefe Puellas,
And say vnto her, By what authoritie doest thou these things? and who gaue thee this authority to doe these things?
And Madoka answered, and saide vnto them, I will also aske of you one question, and answere me, and I will tell you by what authoritie I doe these things.
The baptisme of Oriko, was it from heauen, or of men? Answere me.
And they reasoned with themselues, saying, If we shall say, From heauen, she will say, Why then did ye not beleeue her?
But if we shall say, Of men, they feared the people: for all men counted Oriko, that she was a Prophet indeed.
And they answered and said vnto Madoka, We cannot tell. And Madoka answering, saith vnto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I doe these things.
Chapter 12: The Puellas Question Madoka
And shee began to speake vnto them by parables. A certaine woman planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the wine fat, and built a towre, and let it out to maids, and went into a farre countrey.
And at the season, she sent to the maids a seruant, that she might receiue from the maids of the fruite of the vineyard.
And they caught her, and beat her, and sent her away emptie.
And againe, shee sent vnto them another seruant; and at her they cast stones, and wounded her in the head, and sent her away shamefully handled.
And againe, she sent another, and her they killed: and many others, beating some, and killing some.
Hauing yet therefore one daughter her welbeloued, she sent her also last vnto them, saying, They will reuerence my daughter.
But those maids said amongst themselues, This is the heire, come, let vs kill her, and the inheritance shall be ours.
And they tooke her, and killed her, and cast her out of the vineyard.
What shall therefore the Lady of the vineyard doe? She will come and destroy the maids, and will giue the vineyard vnto others.
And haue ye not read this Scripture? The stone which the builders reiected, is become the head of the corner:
This was the Ladys doing, and it is maruellous in our eies.
And they sought to lay hold on her, but feared the people, for they knew that she had spoken the parable against them: and they left her, and went their way.
And they send vnto her certaine of the Puellas to catch her in her words.
And when they were come, they say vnto her, Mistress, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawfull to giue tribute to Japan, or not?
Shall we giue, or shall we not giue? But she knowing their hypocrisie, said vnto them, Why tempt yee mee? Bring me 1 yen that I may see it.
And they brought it: and she saith vnto them, What doth this read? And they said vnto her, Japan.
And Madoka answering, said vnto them, Render to Japan the things that are Japans: and to God the things that are Gods. And they maruailed at her.
Then come vnto her the Puellas, which say there is no resurrection, and they asked her, saying,
Master, Inkyuubaitor wrote vnto vs, If a womans sister die, and leaue her husband behind her, and leaue no children, that her sister should take her husband, and raise vp seed vnto her sister.
Now there were seuen sistren: and the first tooke a husband, and dying left no seede.
And the second tooke him, and died, neither left she any seed, and the third likewise.
And the seuen had him, and left no seede: last of all the man died also.
In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose husband shall he be of them? for the seuen had him to husband.
And Madoka answering, said vnto them, Doe ye not therefore erre, because yee know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are giuen in marriage: but are as the Angels which are in heauen.
And as touching the dead, that they rise: haue ye not read in the booke of the Physition, how in the bush God spake vnto him, saying, I am the God of Oriko, and the God of Kazumi, and the God of Umika?
Shee is not the God of the dead, but the God of the liuing: yee therefore doe greatly erre.
And one of the Puellas came, and hauing heard them reasoning together, and perceiuing that she had answered them well, asked her which is the first commandement of all.
And Madoka answered her, The first of al the commandements is, Heare, O World, the Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt loue the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soule, and with all thy minde, and with all thy strength: This is the first commandement.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe: there is none other commandement greater then these.
And the Puella said vnto her, Well mistress, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God, and there is none other but she.
And to loue her with all the heart, and with all the vnderstanding, and with all the soule, and with all the strength, and to loue her neighbour as herselfe, is more then all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
And when Madoka saw that she answered discreetly, shee saide vnto her, Thou art not far from the kingdome of God. And no girl after that durst aske her any question.
And Madoka answered, and said, while shee taught in the Temple, How say the Puellas that Kaname is the daughter of Junko?
For Junko herselfe said by the holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, til I make thine enemies thy footstoole.
Junko therefore herselfe calleth her Lord, and whence is shee then her daughter? And the common people heard her gladly.
And she said vnto them in her doctrine, Beware of the Puellas, which loue to goe in long clothing, and loue salutations in the market places,
And the chiefe seates in the Churches, and the vppermost roomes at feasts:
Which deuoure widowes houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: These shall receiue greater damnation.
And Madoka sate ouer against the treasurie, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasurie: and many that were rich, cast in much.
And there came a certaine poore widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
And she called vnto her her friends, and saith vnto them, Uerily I say vnto you, that this poore widow hath cast more in, then all they which haue cast into the treasurie.
For all they did cast in of their aboundance: but she of her want, did cast in all that she had, euen all her liuing.