How Wondrous Is The Unity Of The Living

How wondrous is the unity of the Living, the Ever-Abiding God--a unity

which is exalted above all limitations, that transcendeth the

comprehension of all created things! He hath, from everlasting, dwelt in

His inaccessible habitation of holiness and glory, and will unto

everlasting continue to be enthroned upon the heights of His independent

sovereignty and grandeur. How lofty hath been His incorruptible Essence,

how completely independent of the knowledge of all created things, and how

immensely exalted will it remain above the praise of all the inhabitants

of the heavens and the earth!

From the exalted source, and out of the essence of His favor and bounty He

hath entrusted every created thing with a sign of His knowledge, so that

none of His creatures may be deprived of its share in expressing, each

according to its capacity and rank, this knowledge. This sign is the

mirror of His beauty in the world of creation. The greater the effort

exerted for the refinement of this sublime and noble mirror, the more

faithfully will it be made to reflect the glory of the names and

attributes of God, and reveal the wonders of His signs and knowledge.

Every created thing will be enabled (so great is this reflecting power) to

reveal the potentialities of its pre-ordained station, will recognize its

capacity and limitations, and will testify to the truth that "He, verily,

is God; there is none other God besides Him."...

There can be no doubt whatever that, in consequence of the efforts which

every man may consciously exert and as a result of the exertion of his own

spiritual faculties, this mirror can be so cleansed from the dross of

earthly defilements and purged from satanic fancies as to be able to draw

nigh unto the meads of eternal holiness and attain the courts of

everlasting fellowship. In pursuance, however, of the principle that for

every thing a time hath been fixed, and for every fruit a season hath been

ordained, the latent energies of such a bounty can best be released, and

the vernal glory of such a gift can only be manifested, in the Days of

God. Invested though each day may be with its pre-ordained share of God's

wondrous grace, the Days immediately associated with the Manifestation of

God possess a unique distinction and occupy a station which no mind can

ever comprehend. Such is the virtue infused into them that if the hearts

of all that dwell in the heavens and the earth were, in those days of

everlasting delight, to be brought face to face with that Day Star of

unfading glory and attuned to His Will, each would find itself exalted

above all earthly things, radiant with His light, and sanctified through

His grace. All hail to this grace which no blessing, however great, can

excel, and all honor to such a loving-kindness the like of which the eye

of creation hath not seen! Exalted is He above that which they attribute

unto Him or recount about Him!

It is for this reason that, in those days, no man shall ever stand in need

of his neighbor. It hath already been abundantly demonstrated that in that

divinely-appointed Day the majority of them that have sought and attained

His holy court have revealed such knowledge and wisdom, a drop of which

none else besides these holy and sanctified souls, however long he may

have taught or studied, hath grasped or will ever comprehend. It is by

virtue of this power that the beloved of God have, in the days of the

Manifestation of the Day Star of Truth, been exalted above, and made

independent of, all human learning. Nay, from their hearts and the springs

of their innate powers hath gushed out unceasingly the inmost essence of

human learning and wisdom.

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