O Kings Of The Earth! He Who Is The Sovereign
O kings of the earth! He Who is the sovereign Lord of all is come. The
Kingdom is God's, the omnipotent Protector, the Self-Subsisting. Worship
none but God, and, with radiant hearts, lift up your faces unto your Lord,
the Lord of all names. This is a Revelation to which whatever ye possess
can never be compared, could ye but know it.
We see you rejoicing in that which ye have amassed for others and shutting
out yourselves from the worlds which naught except My guarded Tablet can
reckon. The treasures ye have laid up have drawn you far away from your
ultimate objective. This ill beseemeth you, could ye but understand it.
Wash your hearts from all earthly defilements, and hasten to enter the
Kingdom of your Lord, the Creator of earth and heaven, Who caused the
world to tremble and all its peoples to wail, except them that have
renounced all things and clung to that which the Hidden Tablet hath
This is the Day in which He Who held converse with God hath attained the
light of the Ancient of Days, and quaffed the pure waters of reunion from
this Cup that hath caused the seas to swell. Say: By the one true God!
Sinai is circling round the Day Spring of Revelation, while from the
heights of the Kingdom the Voice of the Spirit of God is heard
proclaiming: "Bestir yourselves, ye proud ones of the earth, and hasten ye
unto Him." Carmel hath, in this Day, hastened in longing adoration to
attain His court, whilst from the heart of Zion there cometh the cry: "The
promise is fulfilled. That which had been announced in the holy Writ of
God, the most Exalted, the Almighty, the Best-Beloved, is made manifest."
O kings of the earth! The Most Great Law hath been revealed in this Spot,
this scene of transcendent splendor. Every hidden thing hath been brought
to light, by virtue of the Will of the Supreme Ordainer, He Who hath
ushered in the Last Hour, through Whom the Moon hath been cleft, and every
irrevocable decree expounded.
Ye are but vassals, O kings of the earth! He Who is the King of Kings hath
appeared, arrayed in His most wondrous glory, and is summoning you unto
Himself, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. Take heed lest pride
deter you from recognizing the Source of Revelation, lest the things of
this world shut you out as by a veil from Him Who is the Creator of
heaven. Arise, and serve Him Who is the Desire of all nations, Who hath
created you through a word from Him, and ordained you to be, for all time,
the emblems of His sovereignty.
By the righteousness of God! It is not Our wish to lay hands on your
kingdoms. Our mission is to seize and possess the hearts of men. Upon them
the eyes of Baha are fastened. To this testifieth the Kingdom of Names,
could ye but comprehend it. Whoso followeth his Lord, will renounce the
world and all that is therein; how much greater, then, must be the
detachment of Him Who holdeth so august a station! Forsake your palaces,
and haste ye to gain admittance into His Kingdom. This, indeed, will
profit you both in this world and in the next. To this testifieth the Lord
of the realm on high, did ye but know it.
How great the blessedness that awaiteth the king who will arise to aid My
Cause in My Kingdom, who will detach himself from all else but Me! Such a
king is numbered with the companions of the Crimson Ark--the Ark which God
hath prepared for the people of Baha. All must glorify his name, must
reverence his station, and aid him to unlock the cities with the keys of
My Name, the omnipotent Protector of all that inhabit the visible and
invisible kingdoms. Such a king is the very eye of mankind, the luminous
ornament on the brow of creation, the fountain-head of blessings unto the
whole world. Offer up, O people of Baha, your substance, nay your very
lives, for his assistance.
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