62 Whoso Layeth Claim To A Revelation Direct From God
ere the expiration
of a full thousand years 37
The Dispensation of Baha'u'llah will last until the coming of the next
Manifestation of God, Whose advent will not take place before at least a
full thousand years will have elapsed. Baha'u'llah cautions against
ascribing to this verse anything other than its obvious meaning, and
in one of His Tablets, He specifies that each year of this thousand year
period consists of twelve months according to the Qur'an, and of nineteen
months of nineteen days each, according to the Bayan.
The intimation of His Revelation to Baha'u'llah in the Siyah-Chal of
Tihran, in October 1852, marks the birth of His Prophetic Mission and
hence the commencement of the one thousand years or more that must elapse
before the appearance of the next Manifestation of God.
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