Gird Up The Loins Of Thine Endeavor That
Gird up the loins of thine endeavor, that haply thou mayest guide thy
neighbor to the law of God, the Most Merciful. Such an act, verily,
excelleth all other acts in the sight of God, the All-Possessing, the Most
High. Such must be thy steadfastness in the Cause of God, that no earthly
thing whatsoever will have the power to deter thee from thy duty. Though
the powers of earth be leagued against thee, though all men dispute with
thee, thou must remain unshaken.
Be unrestrained as the wind, while carrying the Message of Him Who hath
caused the Dawn of Divine Guidance to break. Consider, how the wind,
faithful to that which God hath ordained, bloweth upon all the regions of
the earth, be they inhabited or desolate. Neither the sight of desolation,
nor the evidences of prosperity, can either pain or please it. It bloweth
in every direction, as bidden by its Creator. So should be every one that
claimeth to be a lover of the one true God. It behoveth him to fix his
gaze upon the fundamentals of His Faith, and to labor diligently for its
propagation. Wholly for the sake of God he should proclaim His Message,
and with that same spirit accept whatever response his words may evoke in
his hearer. He who shall accept and believe, shall receive his reward; and
he who shall turn away, shall receive none other than his own punishment.
On the eve of Our departure from 'Iraq, We have warned the faithful to
anticipate the appearance of the Birds of Darkness. There can be no doubt
whatever that the croaking of the Raven shall be raised in certain lands,
as it hath been heard in recent years. Whatever may betide, seek refuge in
the one true God, that He may shield you from the wiles of the impostor.
Verily I say, in this most mighty Revelation, all the Dispensations of the
past have attained their highest, their final consummation. Thus
counselleth you your Lord, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. Praise be to
God, the Lord of all worlds.
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