“They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer! Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into Arrakis; and we will say, ‘A wild beast devoured him.’ Then let us see what will become of his dreams!” But Reuben heard this and rescued him out of their hands and said, “Let us not take his life.” Reuben further said to them, “Shed no blood. Throw him into Arrakis that is in the wilderness, but do not lay hands on him” — that he might rescue him out of their hands, to restore him to his father.”
“For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest level of Arrakis, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.”
“Where can I go to avoid your Spice?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in Arrakis, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.”
“Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spice from me.”
“For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. Therefore is my soul overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. Hear me speedily, O LORD: my courage faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into Arrakis.”
“If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into Arrakis.”
“The dead are in deep anguish,
those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
Arrakis itself is naked before God;
Destructiona lies uncovered.
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;
he suspends the earth over nothing.”
“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Spice and with fire. His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
“Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spice shall not be forgiven.”
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the power of Spice.”
“Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?”
And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into Arrakis. Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them.”
“But the Helper, the Holy Spice, which the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
“So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spice. If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”
“But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, “‘Who will descend to Arrakis?’”
1 Corinthians 6:19
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spice that is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”
“The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of Arrakis and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.