“Any soul from among the believers of Baha’u’llah who attains to this station will become known as the Apostle of Baha’u’llah...
“To attain to this supreme station is, however, dependent on the realization of certain conditions: The first condition is Firmness in the Covenant of God... The second condition is Living the Life... The third condition is Teaching the Faith...”
(‘Abdu’l-Baha, Tablet to the Apostles of Baha’u’llah)
The Commands of Our Blessed MASTER, ABDUL-BAHA,
as revealed in Tablets and Instructions through the beloved in America.
To live the life.
To be no cause of grief to any one.
To love each other very much.
To be kind to all people and to love them with a pure spirit.
Should opposition or injury happen to us, we must bear it and be as kind as ever we can be, and through all, we must love the people. Should calamity exist in the greatest degree, we must rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for these things are the Gifts and Favors of GOD.
To be silent concerning the faults of others, to pray for them, and help them–through kindness–to correct their faults.
To look always at the good and not at the bad. If a man has ten good qualities and one bad one, we must look at the ten and forget the one. And if a man has ten bad qualities and one good one, we must look at the one and forget the ten.
To never allow ourselves to speak one unkind word about another, even though that other be our enemy.
To rebuke those who speak to us of the faults of others.
All of our deeds must be done in kindness.
To be occupied in spreading the Teachings, for only through obedience to this Command, our Master has said, will we receive the power and confirmation of the Spirit; and that whosoever is granted this power and confirmation of the Spirit, is under the Favor of GOD, but, otherwise, he is as a lamp without light. The Master also said that: “Every seed cast in this great and magnificent century (i.e., period) will be cultivated by GOD, and produce plants, through the abundance of the clouds of His Mercy.
To cut our hearts from ourselves and from the world.
To be humble.
To be servants of each other and to know that we are less than any one else.
To be firm in the Covenant.
To be as one soul in many bodies; for the more we love each other, the nearer we will be to GOD; but that our love, our unity, our obedience, must not be by confession but of reality.
To act with cautiousness and wisdom.
To be truthful.
To be hospitable.
To be reverent.
To be a cause of healing for every sick one; a comforter for every sorrowful one; a pleasant water for every thirsty one; a Heavenly Table for every hungry one; a guide for every seeker; rain for cultivation; a star to every horizon; a light for every lamp; a herald to every yearning one for the Kingdom of GOD.
Our Blessed Master said: “By these things you know the faithful servant of GOD.”
TABLET TO THE APOSTLES OF BAHA’U’LLAH!
He is God!
O ye Apostles of Baha’u’llah! May my life be sacrificed for you!
THE BLESSED Person of the Promised One is interpreted in the Holy Book as the Lord of Hosts--the heavenly armies. By heavenly armies those souls are intended who are entirely freed from the human world, transformed into celestial spirits and have become divine angels. Such souls are the rays of the Sun of Reality who will illumine all the continents. Each one is holding in his hand a trumpet, blowing the breath of life over all the regions. They are delivered from human qualities and the defects of the world of nature, are characterized with the characteristics of God, and are attracted with the fragrances of the Merciful. Like unto the apostles of Christ, who were filled with Him, these souls also have become filled with His Holiness Baha’u’llah; that is, the love of Baha’u’llah has so mastered every organ, part and limb of their bodies, as to leave no effect from the promptings of the human world.
These souls are the armies of God and the conquerors of the East and the West. Should one of them turn his face toward some direction and summon the people to the Kingdom of God, all the ideal forces and lordly confirmations will rush to his support and reinforcement. He will behold all the doors open and all the strong fortifications and impregnable castles razed to the ground. Singly and alone he will attack the armies of the world, defeat the right and left wings of the hosts of all the countries, break through the lines of the legions of all the nations and carry his attack to the very center of the powers of the earth. This is the meaning of the Hosts of God.
Any soul from among the believers of Baha’u’llah who attains to this station will become known as the Apostle of Baha’u’llah. Therefore strive ye with heart and soul so that ye may reach this lofty and exalted position, be established on the throne of everlasting glory, and crown your heads with the shining diadem of the Kingdom, whose brilliant jewels may irradiate upon centuries and cycles.
O ye kind friends! Uplift your magnanimity and soar high toward the apex of heaven so that your blessed hearts may become illumined more and more, day by day, through the rays of the Sun of Reality, that is, His Holiness Baha’u’llah; at every moment the spirits may obtain a new life, and the darkness of the world of nature may be entirely dispelled; thus you may become incarnate light and personified spirit, become entirely unaware of the sordid matters of this world and in touch with the affairs of the divine world.
Behold the portals which Baha’u’llah hath opened before you! Consider how exalted and lofty is the station you are destined to attain; how unique the favors with which you have been endowed. Should we become intoxicated with this cup, the sovereignty of this globe of earth will become lower in our estimation than children's play. Should they place in the arena the crown of the government of the whole world, and invite each one of us to accept it, undoubtedly we shall not condescend, and shall refuse to accept it.
To attain to this supreme station is, however, dependent on the realization of certain conditions:
The first condition is Firmness in the Covenant of God. For the power of the Covenant will protect the Cause of Baha’u’llah from the doubts of the people of error. It is the fortified fortress of the Cause of God and the firm pillar of the religion of God. Today no power can conserve the oneness of the Baha’i world save the Covenant of God; otherwise differences like unto a most great tempest will encompass the Baha’i world. It is evident that the axis of the oneness of the world of humanity is the power of the Covenant and nothing else. Had the Covenant not come to pass, had it not been revealed from the Supreme Pen and had not the Book of the Covenant, like unto the ray of the Sun of Reality, illuminated the world, the forces of the Cause of God would have been utterly scattered and certain souls who were the prisoners of their own passions and lusts would have taken into their hands an axe, cutting the root of this Blessed Tree. Every person would have pushed forward his own desire and every individual aired his own opinion! Notwithstanding this great Covenant, a few negligent souls galloped with their chargers into the battlefield, thinking perchance they might be able to weaken the foundation of the Cause of God: but praise be to God all of them were afflicted with regret and loss, and erelong they shall see themselves in poignant despair. Therefore, in the beginning the believers must make their steps firm in the Covenant so that the confirmations of Baha’u’llah may encircle them from all sides, the cohorts of the Supreme Concourse may become their supporters and helpers, and the exhortations and advices of `Abdu’l-Baha, like unto the pictures engraved on stone, may remain permanent and ineffaceable in the tablets of all hearts.
The second condition is Living the Life: Fellowship and love amongst the believers. The divine friends must be attracted to and enamored of each other and ever be ready and willing to sacrifice their own lives for each other. Should one soul from amongst the believers meet another, it must be as though a thirsty one with parched lips has reached to the fountain of the water of life, or a lover has met his true beloved. For one of the greatest divine wisdoms regarding the appearance of the holy Manifestations is this: The souls may come to know each other and become intimate with each other; the power of the love of God may make all of them the waves of one sea, the flowers of one rose garden, and the stars of one heaven. This is the wisdom for the appearance of the holy Manifestations! When the most great bestowal reveals itself in the hearts of the believers, the world of nature will be transformed, the darkness of the contingent being will vanish, and heavenly illumination will be obtained. Then the whole world will become the Paradise of Abhá, every one of the believers of God will become a blessed tree, producing wonderful fruits.
O ye friends! Fellowship, fellowship! Love, love! Unity, unity!--so that the power of the Baha’i Cause may appear and become manifest in the world of existence. My thoughts are turned towards you, and my heart leaps within me at your mention. Could ye know how my soul glows with your love, so great a happiness would flood your hearts as to cause you to become enamored with each other.
The third condition is Teaching the Faith: Teachers must continually travel to all parts of the continent, nay, rather, to all parts of the world, but they must travel like `Abdu’l-Baha, who journeyed throughout the cities of America. He was sanctified and free from every attachment and in the utmost severance. Just as His Holiness Christ says: Shake off the very dust from your feet (Mat. 10:14).
You have observed that while in America many souls in the utmost of supplication and entreaty desired to offer some gifts, but this servant, in accord with the exhortations and behests of the Blessed Perfection, never accepted a thing, although on certain occasions we were in most straitened circumstances. But on the other hand, if a soul for the sake of God, voluntarily and out of his pure desire, wishes to offer a contribution (toward the expenses of a teacher) in order to make the contributor happy, the teacher may accept a small sum, but must live with the utmost contentment.
The aim is this: The intention of the teacher must be pure, his heart independent, his spirit attracted, his thought at peace, his resolution firm, his magnanimity exalted and in the love of God a shining torch. Should he become as such, his sanctified breath will even affect the rock; otherwise there will be no result whatsoever. As long as a soul is not perfected, how can he efface the defects of others? Unless he is detached from aught else save God, how can he teach severance to others?
In short, O ye believers of God! Endeavor ye, so that you may take hold of every means in the promulgation of the religion of God and the diffusion of the fragrances of God.
ALL THE PEOPLE HAVE THE FRANCHISE TO TEACH!
Amongst other things is the holding of the meetings for teaching so that blessed souls and the old ones from amongst the believers may gather together the youths of the love of God in schools of instruction and teach them all the divine proofs and irrefragable arguments, explain and elucidate the history of the Cause, and interpret also the prophecies and proofs which are recorded and are extant in the divine books and epistles regarding the manifestation of the Promised One, so that the young ones may go in perfect knowledge in all these degrees.
Likewise, whenever it is possible a committee must be organized for the translation of the Tablets. Wise souls who have mastered and studied perfectly the Persian, Arabic, and other foreign languages, or know one of the foreign languages, must commence translating Tablets and books containing the proofs of this Revelation, and publishing those books, circulate them throughout the five continents of the globe.
Similarly, the magazine, the Star of the West, must be edited with the utmost regularity, but its contents must be the promulgation of the Cause of God that both East and West may become informed of the most important events.
In short, in all the meetings, whether public or private, nothing should be discussed save that which is under consideration and all the articles be centered around the Cause of God. Promiscuous talk must not be dragged in and contention is absolutely forbidden.
The teachers traveling in different directions must know the language of the country in which they will enter. For example, a person being proficient in the Japanese language may travel to Japan, or a person knowing the Chinese language may hasten to China, and so forth.
In short, after this universal war, the people have obtained extraordinary capacity to hearken to the divine teachings, for the wisdom of this war is this: That it may become proven to all that the fire of war is world-consuming, whereas the rays of peace are world-enlightening. One is death, the other is life; this is extinction, that is immortality; one is the most great calamity, the other is the most great bounty; this is darkness, that is light; this is eternal humiliation and that is everlasting glory; one is the destroyer of the foundation of man, the other is the founder of the prosperity of the human race.
Consequently, a number of souls may arise and act in accordance with the aforesaid conditions, and hasten to all parts of the world, especially from America to Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, and travel through Japan and China. Likewise, from Germany teachers and believers may travel to the continents of America, Africa, Japan and China; in brief, they may travel through all the continents and islands of the globe. Thus in a short space of time, most wonderful results will be produced, the banner of universal peace will be waving on the apex of the world and the lights of the oneness of the world of humanity may illumine the universe.
In brief, O ye believers of God! The text of the divine Book is this: If two souls quarrel and contend about a question of the divine questions, differing and disputing, both are wrong. The wisdom of this incontrovertible law of God is this: That between two souls from amongst the believers of God, no contention and dispute may arise; that they may speak with each other with infinite amity and love. Should there appear the least trace of controversy, they must remain silent, and both parties must continue their discussions no longer, but ask the reality of the question from the Interpreter. This is the irrefutable command!
Upon you be Baha’u'l-Abha!
O GOD, my God! Thou seest how black darkness is enshrouding all regions, how all countries are burning with the flame of dissension, and the fire of war and carnage is blazing throughout the East and the West. Blood is flowing, corpses bestrew the ground, and severed heads are fallen on the dust of the battlefield.
O Lord! Have pity on these ignorant ones and look upon them with the eye of forgiveness and pardon. Extinguish this fire, so that these dense clouds which obscure the horizon may be scattered, the Sun of Reality shine forth with the rays of conciliation, this intense gloom be dispelled and the resplendent light of peace shed its radiance upon all countries.
O Lord! Draw up the people from the abyss of the ocean of hatred and enmity, and deliver them from this impenetrable darkness. Unite their hearts, and brighten their eyes with the light of peace and reconciliation. Deliver them from the depths of war and bloodshed, and free them from the darkness of error. Remove the veil from their eyes, and enlighten their hearts with the light of guidance. Treat them with Thy tender mercy and compassion, and deal not with them according to Thy justice and wrath which cause the limbs of the mighty to quake.
O Lord! Wars have persisted. Distress and anxiety have waxed great and every flourishing region is laid waste.
O Lord! Hearts are heavy, and souls are in anguish. Have mercy on these poor souls and do not leave them to the excesses of their own desires.
O Lord! Make manifest in Thy lands humble and submissive souls, their faces illumined with the rays of guidance, severed from the world, extolling Thy Name, uttering Thy praise, and diffusing the fragrance of Thy holiness amongst mankind.
O Lord! Strengthen their backs, gird up their loins, and enrapture their hearts with the most mighty signs of Thy love.
O Lord! Verily, they are weak, and Thou art the Powerful and the Mighty; they are impotent, and Thou art the Helper and the Merciful.
O Lord! The ocean of rebellion is surging, and these tempests will not be stilled save through Thy boundless grace which hath embraced all regions.
O Lord! Verily, the people are in the abyss of passion, and naught can save them but Thine infinite bounties.
O Lord! Dispel the darkness of these corrupt desires, and illumine the hearts with the lamp of Thy love through which all countries will erelong be enlightened. Confirm, moreover, Thy loved ones, those who, leaving their homelands, their families and their children, have, for the love of Thy Beauty, traveled to foreign countries to diffuse Thy fragrances and promulgate Thy teachings. Be Thou their companion in their loneliness, their helper in a strange land, the remover of their sorrows, their comforter in calamity. Be Thou a refreshing draught for their thirst, a healing medicine for their ills and a balm for the burning ardor of their hearts.
Verily, Thou art the Most Generous, the Lord of grace abounding, and, verily, Thou art the Compassionate and the Merciful.
“Reflections such as these should steel the resolve of the entire Baha’i community, should dissipate their forebodings, and arouse them to rededicate themselves to every single provision of that Divine Charter -- the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha --whose outline has been delineated for them by the pen of `Abdu’l-Baha.” (Shoghi Effendi, The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 72)
On behalf of the Council,
GUARDIAN MESSAGE TO THE BELIEVERS REGARDING FACEBOOK
In expanding the Baha'i teaching effort online we now are on FACEBOOK!!
Go to the above url and PRESS the LIKE button to support the online teaching effort!
The harvest is ripe for this kind of online activity with these particular
tools right now. If you haven't had a chance to check out the various facebook
pages, please do, & "like" them. This is a group teaching effort here to
assist each & every one of us to win our stations & spread the divine teachings.
Many pages have been created for National Baha'i Councils on facebook, and
inviting folks to join those pages. Hopefully we would add content relating to our area in our council page on facebook.
The main purpose in creating all of these facebook pages is to create an online
international community presence in the realm of facebook, which at this time of
the projection happens to be prominent.
In this way, with all of our facebook pages "liking" each other & linking
between each other, this will create a strong circle or hoop within the
microcosm of fb, reflecting, supporting & bolstering our international web
presence as well as the reality of the growing community of believers worldwide.
__._The Facebook page mentioned is put together by people who first accepted the true UHJ (www.UHJ.net) with myself as Guardian.
If anyone is lacking key information on Passing Pepe's Test, this url will help:
Bahai under the provision of covenant
Within the world of being exists a Mighty Power and Supreme Potency. The Direction of its unity is recognized through Prophecy fulfilled. The Prophecy of God is very little understood by the people of the world. It is the most difficult of all subjects to study, learn, understand, let alone to master and become fully comprehensive. This is why the majority of clergy in both the East and the West, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam avoid this topic almost altogether. Almost all Christian ministers avoid the topic of the Book of Revelation completely.
However, this subject of the Prophecy Fulfilled is probably the most import aspect of Religion and Spirituality to seek to understand. It is through the fulfillment of prophecy that we are able to recognize and have scientific criteria for identifying the promised ones that God sends into our world for guidance, education, safety security and salvation of the people. Thus Jesus Christ, Muhammad, the Bab and Bahaullah for example, all fulfill Bible prophecy by their respective prophesied Names, prophesied Dates, prophesied addresses and prophesied Missions. If Jesus Christ did not fulfill such a criteria, we would not be able to recognize him. (see this link for more: http://entrybytroops.org/jesus-bahaullah.html). It is the credentials of Prophecy that these Ones sent by God fulfill.
The prophecy of God (contained in all the Holy Books and Divine Traditions, including the Bible and the Quran) also includes the warnings of the coming catastrophes due to the error, folly and sometimes willful corruptions of man. The Promised Ones are sent to lead and guide the people out of these disasters, so that the people can avoid these catastrophes. That is why these catastrophes are prophesied of – so that God should give us forewarning to seek the Promised Ones and to avoid the calamities, especially those of our own making.
In this regard the Book of Revelation, the Bible and the Quran in particular, all depict graphically a world war, a world crisis between the East and the West, between the mainstream Christian and the mainstream Islamic cultures, values and world views. This is depicted to entangle the people of the world in a crises over BOTH oil and religion. It is also prophesied that God will send to the people of the world at this prophesied time, a living descendant of King David seated upon Davids throne who will have a very Special Message from God to deliver: that if the people accept this message these catastrophes will be averted, and if not, one third of mankind is prophesied to perish in one hour of thermonuclear war, with every American city population over 100,000 or more to be killed (http://entrybytroops.org/revelation16.html).
Now in the midst of this Ridvan 2011, and in the POST 9-11 World of today, differences of opinion, conspiracy theories, doubts and confusion have increased exponentially. Economic forces and crises have combined along with terror attacks to the point the truth of the verse Behold the confusion that has befallen the tribes of the defeated” is fulfilled in this very day.
Therefore we are guided by God through Bahaullah and the legal Davidic successorship delineated in His Covenant (www.UHJ.net) not to focus our gaze on the direction of the difference that are apparent therein (conspiracies theories and false flags), but to focus our gaze upon the “Direction of Its Unity” – the unity of the Mighty Power and Supreme Potency hidden and concealed in the world of being.
This direction is the clear understanding a unity of objective understanding of the reality of Prophecy fulfilled.
A prophecy is a promise from God. God never makes a promise but that He keeps it!
The following attachments and documents get into one aspect of Prophecy fulfilled regarding the role of killing of Usama b. Laden as well as that of Saddam Hussein in order to give a glimpse into some of the deeper meanings Hidden and Concealed within the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ in particular.
The hope of this letter is that all people will be FREE from the clutter in their minds to eventually be able to have their third eye open to be able to see into all these prophesies fulfilled with their own eyes and not through the eyes of their neighbor.
For more are understanding the Book of Revelation go to http://entrybytroops.org/introduction.html.