A NEW ERA
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Let your hands be strong, you who in these days have been hearing the words from the ‘mouth of the Prophets!’ Receive in your hearts the admonitions of the blessed John, and hear Me, by Whom he has been sent! Do you not know that I am yours, and he ‘has understanding?’ Satan ‘the Deceiver’ points his arrows at you too! Satan is ‘your enemy’ therefore ‘treat him’ as an enemy. It is not possible for a man to ride two horses or draw two bows!
Come out from ‘the darkness’ that ‘the Light’ may receive you! To what purpose is it to learn ‘too much’ and not to observe it? Why do you on ‘the Sabbath’ what ought not to be done? If you turn away your foot on the Sabbath, you shall not go ‘further on your way!’ Turn from doing ‘your pleasure’ on My Holy Day! If you honor it, not going on your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, I will feed you with ‘the heritage of Jacob’ — your father, he put on righteousness as a breastplate!
By righteousness shall you be established, and no weapon that is ‘forged against you’ shall succeed! If you but listen to Me, and come to Me! Keep the Law, and do what is right. There are ‘six days’ on which it is right to work, but ‘not’ on the Sabbath! Yes, there is darkness, where there are ‘three gods’ — Satan ‘threatens you’ with poverty, and ‘orders you’ to commit what is indecent. If ‘your faith’ is true, fear not. For the beginning of evils is love of money, and lack of understanding. This is ‘the source’ of impiety and ‘fore-runner’ of disorder!
Why do you ‘spend your money’ for that which is not bread, and ‘labor’ for that which does not satisfy? Awake! Free yourselves from ‘the bonds on your neck’. You were sold ‘for nothing’ and ‘without money’ shall you be redeemed! Depart and purify yourselves, and your children shall take over the ‘heritage of the nations.’ Fear not and great will be the prosperity of your children!
Hear Me, My ‘chosen sheep’ and fear not the wolf! What ‘manner of god’ shall save you? Of gold or stone, or brass, or silver? Remove ‘every obstacle’ from the way of My People, for from Me ‘proceeds’ the Spirit! Hold not back, delight to know ‘My ways’ — to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy fetters, and to let the oppressed go free. Then shall your light break out as the dawn, and your healing shall ‘spread forth speedily.’ You shall be called ‘the repairer of the breach’ and ‘the restorer of streets to dwell in’ if you are determined on this!
You are ‘they’ who bear burdens ‘grievous to be borne.’ While those who have authority over you think that ‘you are not men such as they are’ — be they slaves or free! I gave you darkness, until you should accomplish your sins, and you have sinned! Now arise for ‘your light’ has come! The ‘governor’ has taken his place and there is none to help but you! Let ‘no temptation’ take hold of you, and avoid ‘every evil’ and everything which resembles it!
The blind and seeing are not alike, nor are the darkness and light! If there is anything in you, bring it out. And as you have been ‘a byword and a cursing’ among the nations, so will I save you and you shall be a blessing. The king knows that he shall receive a ‘royal recompense.’ Believe him who shows you the Truth, and who ‘looks for you’ to ask him ‘the fairest learning.’ Learn the words of ‘his Faith’ — those things which make for ‘your salvation.’ He that is ‘faithful’ in what is least, is faithful also in much!
You will enter ‘a new era!’ How ‘good and fair’ it will be! ‘Build up’ if this is your resolve, and fear nothing, but only believe. For there shall be a ‘sowing of Peace!’ Behold, disasters are ‘shot forth!’ It is the beginning of sorrows, famine and pestilence! ‘Distress and anguish’ are sent ‘as scourges’ to correct men. The winds have gone forth out of My mouth, and also the rains and floods have I sent forth, but in spite of all these things, they will not turn from their wickedness!
These are just ‘the birth pangs!’ Prepare for battle, and in the midst of these disasters, be like strangers in the earth! The more they ‘shall adorn’ their ‘cities and their houses’ and their ‘possessions and their persons’ — the angrier I will be with them for their sins! Sow for yourselves ‘righteousness’ and reap ‘the fruit of piety’ — for it is ‘the spirit’ that animates the soul, and as they gather silver, I will gather you!
Peoples shall yet come, but now ‘they are drunk’ and when they have thrown off their wine, they shall repent! You must assemble ‘very frequently’ but by all means on the ‘appointed days of assembly.’ You will not ‘find the Kingdom’ if you do not ‘keep the Sabbath as the Sabbath!’ Everyone who does not profane the Sabbath, but keeps it and holds fast to My Covenant, I will give them ‘the helmet’ of Eternal Salvation!
Do not rejoice like the peoples, for an ‘apostate spirit’ is in them! My People are destroyed for ‘lack of knowledge!’ Comfort the lowly among them, and instruct the wise. Until they realize ‘their guilt’ what can you give? In a ‘little while’ wickedness shall be removed from the earth, and nations shall walk by your light, and the wealth of nations shall come to you! I the Lord, will hasten it, in its ‘proper time!’