God Hath Through His Tongue That Uttereth

God hath, through His tongue that uttereth the truth, testified in all His

Tablets to these words: "I am He that liveth in the Abha Realm of Glory."

By the righteousness of God! He, from the heights of this sublime, this

holy, this mighty, and transcendent station, seeth all things, heareth all

things, and is, at this hour, proclaiming: Blessed art thou, O Javad,

inasmuch as thou hast attained unto that which no man before thee hath

attained. I swear by Him Who is the Eternal Truth! Through thee the eyes

of the inmates of the Exalted Paradise have been gladdened. The people,

however, are utterly heedless. Were We to reveal thy station, the hearts

of men would be sorely agitated, their footsteps would slip, the

embodiments of vain-glory would be dumbfounded, would fall down upon the

ground, and would thrust the fingers of heedlessness into their ears, for

fear of hearing.

Grieve thou not over those that have busied themselves with the things of

this world, and have forgotten the remembrance of God, the Most Great. By

Him Who is the Eternal Truth! The day is approaching when the wrathful

anger of the Almighty will have taken hold of them. He, verily, is the

Omnipotent, the All-Subduing, the Most Powerful. He shall cleanse the

earth from the defilement of their corruption, and shall give it for an

heritage unto such of His servants as are nigh unto Him.

Say: O people! Dust fill your mouths, and ashes blind your eyes, for

having bartered away the Divine Joseph for the most paltry of prices. Oh,

the misery that resteth upon you, ye that are far astray! Have ye imagined

in your hearts that ye possess the power to outstrip Him and His Cause?

Far from it! To this He, Himself, the All-Powerful, the Most Exalted, the

Most Great, doth testify.

Soon shall the blasts of His chastisement beat upon you, and the dust of

hell enshroud you. Those men who, having amassed the vanities and

ornaments of the earth, have turned away disdainfully from God--these have

lost both this world and the world to come. Ere long, will God, with the

Hand of Power, strip them of their possessions, and divest them of the

robe of His bounty. To this they themselves shall soon witness. Thou, too,

shalt testify.

Say: O people! Let not this life and its deceits deceive you, for the

world and all that is therein is held firmly in the grasp of His Will. He

bestoweth His favor on whom He willeth, and from whom He willeth He taketh

it away. He doth whatsoever He chooseth. Had the world been of any worth

in His sight, He surely would never have allowed His enemies to possess

it, even to the extent of a grain of mustard seed. He hath, however,

caused you to be entangled with its affairs, in return for what your hands

have wrought in His Cause. This, indeed, is a chastisement which ye, of

your own will, have inflicted upon yourselves, could ye but perceive it.

Are ye rejoicing in the things which, according to the estimate of God,

are contemptible and worthless, things wherewith He proveth the hearts of

the doubtful?

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