NEW CREATION BOOK FOR MUSLIMS

 

 

by Phil Goble

 

(c) Copyright 2017 by Phil Goble

 

 

            Contents

 

          1.  Soiltesting

 

 

          2.  The Straight Path of the New Creation

 

 

 

          3.  The Prayer Life of a New Creation Muslim

 

 

 

          4.  The New Creation Confession

 

 

 

          5.  The New Creation Pilgrimage

 

 

 

          6.  How to Start a House Masjid and a Messianic

 

 

 

              Madrasa for New Creation Muslims

 

 

 

              Glossary

 

 

 

              Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           SOILTESTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW WELCOME IS THE TRUTH IN YOUR HOUSE?

 

 

 

Are you like our father Ibrahim (Abraham)?

 

 

 

When three men came to his dwelling,

 

 

 

Ibrahim could see who they really were

 

 

 

--angels in disguise.

 

 

 

So even though his wife laughed like a kafir (dis-believer), our

 

 

 

father Ibrahim

 

 

 

opened his heart

 

 

 

to their message (1) [SEE END NOTE 1].

 

 

 

Ibrahim not only recognized the truth

 

 

 

but he also fearlessly welcomed it.

 

 

 

THE FARMER AND THE FOUR KINDS OF SOIL

 

 

 

Different people react in different ways to the truth,

 

 

 

just as, when a farmer plants his seed,

 

 

 

various kinds of soil react variously.

 

 

 

THE PARABLE (MATHAL) GIVEN

 

 

 

Imagine a farmer going out to plant seed.

 

 

 

As the farmer planted the seed,

 

 

 

some fell on the edge of the path,

 

 

 

and the birds came and ate those seeds up.

 

 

 

Others fell on rocky soil

 

 

 

where they sprang up quickly;

 

 

 

but as soon as the sun came up,

 

 

 

those that were rootless and shallow plantings

 

 

 

soon withered away.

 

 

 

Other seeds fell among thorns

 

 

 

which grew up and choked them.

 

 

 

Finally, there were seeds that fell on rich soil

 

 

 

and these seeds multiplied themselves

 

 

 

in the fruit they produced--

 

 

 

some a hundred times over,

 

 

 

some sixty times over,

 

 

 

some thirty.

 

 

 

THE PARABLE (MATHAL) EXPLAINED

 

 

 

The truth comes like seed from a farmer's hand.

 

 

 

The ears that hear the truth

 

 

 

are like different kinds of soil

 

 

 

receiving the farmer's seed.

 

 

 

Ears without understanding hear the truth

 

 

 

but Shaitan (Satan) comes

 

 

 

like the birds along the path

 

 

 

and carries the truth away

 

 

 

as soon as it is planted in the hearer's heart.

 

 

 

Ears with fickle attention hear the truth

 

 

 

and welcome it at first with joy;

 

 

 

but such a hearer has no unwavering root in himself

 

 

 

and he does not last;

 

 

 

when a crisis or a persecution comes

 

 

 

on account of the truth,

 

 

 

such a hearer falls away at once.

 

 

 

Ears with divided desires hear the word,

 

 

 

but the worries of this world,

 

 

 

and the lure of riches,

 

 

 

and the pleasures of life,

 

 

 

are like thorns that choke the truth

 

 

 

which produces in such a hearer absolutely nothing.

 

 

 

However, ears with understanding hear the word

 

 

 

like rich soil receiving seed.

 

 

 

Such a hearer yields a great harvest,

 

 

 

since a hundred or sixty or thirty times

 

 

 

as many hearers may receive the truth through him.

 

 

 

He who has ears to hear the truth

 

 

 

of the following mathal (parable), let him hear!

 

 

 

THE IBN DALL (SON OF ERROR)

 

 

 

There was once a hanif (one who desires true religion)

 

 

 

who had two sons.

 

 

 

The younger said to his father,

 

 

 

"Father, according to the wasiya (will),

 

 

 

let me have the fara'id (fixed share)

 

 

 

of the mirath (inheritance)

 

 

 

that is coming to me."

 

 

 

And the father divided his means and his property

 

 

 

between the younger and the elder son.

 

 

 

Now the elder son was a devout believer who prayed

 

 

 

regularly five times a day

 

 

 

and had made the Hajj (Pilgrimage) as many times.

 

 

 

No one was respected more among the townspeople

 

 

 

for his religious devotion than this elder son.

 

 

 

He was a man who performed his prayers

 

 

 

in the mosque with absolute perfection

 

 

 

and could read the Qur'an so well

 

 

 

that he would hold the audience spellbound.

 

 

 

THE YOUNGER SON GOES ASTRAY

 

 

 

It wasn't long, however, until the younger son

 

 

 

got everything he owned together,

 

 

 

and left for a far country.

 

 

 

There he squandered his money

 

 

 

in a dissolute life of fisq (sinfulness)

 

 

 

and moral depravity.

 

 

 

And when he had spent his entire inheritance,

 

 

 

and had not one thing left to remind him of his wonderful father,

 

 

 

there arose a terrible famine in that land;

 

 

 

and the younger son began to feel his loss.

 

 

 

So he hired himself out to a harbi (2)

 

 

 

who put him on his farm to feed the pigs.

 

 

 

The younger son would willingly have filled his belly

 

 

 

with the husks the pigs were eating

 

 

 

but he was treated worse than the swine,

 

 

 

for no one offered him even pigs' food to eat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE YOUNGER SON FORSAKES ALL PRIDE AND

 

 

 

SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS

 

 

 

He finally came to himself

 

 

 

and started thinking like an 'aqli (rational) being,

 

 

 

like a true son having the disposition of his father.

 

 

 

He said, "How many hired servants of my father's household abound

 

 

 

in food and I perish with hunger!

 

 

 

I will arise and stop straying from fasaqa (the right course) and

 

 

 

go to my father,

 

 

 

and I will say to him,

 

 

 

"Father, I have sinned against heaven

 

 

 

and in the presence of you.

 

 

 

And I no longer think I am worthy to be called your son:

 

 

 

make me not like my elder brother who thinks himself worthy but

 

 

 

make me like one of your hired servants."

 

 

 

Then he arose and came to his father.

 

 

 

THE FATHER WHOSE LOVE MAKES THE UNRIGHTEOUS TO

 

 

 

BE RIGHTEOUS

 

 

 

Now it was the tenth day

 

 

 

of the month of Hajj (Pilgrimage),

 

 

 

but the elder son, having a self-satisfied heart,

 

 

 

had some time before decided to forego the trip.

 

 

 

But when the younger son was yet along way off,

 

 

 

his father saw him.

 

 

 

And greatly moved with love and compassion,

 

 

 

his father ran to the younger son

 

 

 

and clasped him in his arms

 

 

 

and kissed him with tenderness.

 

 

 

And the younger son said to him,

 

 

 

"Father, I have sinned against heaven

 

 

 

and in your sight,

 

 

 

and I am no longer worthy to be called your son."

 

 

 

But the father said to his hired servants,

 

 

 

"Bring forth the best robe

 

 

 

and put it on him;

 

 

 

and put a ring on his hand

 

 

 

and shoes on his feet;

 

 

 

and bring the calf we have been fattening and kill it;

 

 

 

we are going to have

 

 

 

a Qurban (Sacrifice) as on 'Id al-Adha (3)

 

 

 

such as has not been since the time Ibrahim

 

 

 

celebrated the redemption of his son.

 

 

 

Because this son of mine was dead

 

 

 

and has come back to life;

 

 

 

he was lost

 

 

 

and now he has been found."

 

 

 

And the great feast began.

 

 

 

THE ELDER SON REFUSES TO FORSAKE A

 

 

 

SELF-RIGHTEOUS AND PROUD RELIGIOUS SPIRT

 

 

 

Now the elder brother

 

 

 

had just returned from the mosque,

 

 

 

and, on his way back, as he drew near the house,

 

 

 

he could hear the sounds of the wisal (communion)

 

 

 

of the father and his younger son.

 

 

 

Calling one of the hired servants,

 

 

 

the elder brother asked what all this was about.

 

 

 

And the hired servant said to the elder son,

 

 

 

"Your brother has returned safe and salim (sound)

 

 

 

and your father has personally sent word

 

 

 

for the Qurban (sacrifice) and the festivities to begin."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the elder brother was furious

 

 

 

and refused to go in.

 

 

 

He would have nothing

 

 

 

to do with this sort of din (religious practice).

 

 

 

Would God act like his father? (4)

 

 

 

Would تيتراغراماتون
 bestow a matwaba (reward) on a son

 

 

 

with an innate qariha (disposition)

 

 

 

that was asin (rebellious)?

 

 

 

And not only that, one who had no tawab (merit)

 

 

 

because he had done absolutely no good deeds

 

 

 

or ihsan (right conduct)

 

 

 

--would تيتراغراماتون
 act like this sort of father?

 

 

 

The elder brother resolved to never be like such a one

 

 

 

and he sat down and brooded in the outer darkness.

 

 

 

FAILING TO RECOGNIZE THE WORD OF THE FATHER

 

 

 

Presently the elder brother

 

 

 

thought he saw another servant approaching.

 

 

 

But it was really his father

 

 

 

coming to give him a personal word (5)

 

 

 

in order that the elder son could start thinking

 

 

 

like an 'aqli(rational) being

 

 

 

and enter into the spirit ofthe whole jam'a'a (house).

 

 

 

So his father pleaded with him.

 

 

 

Finally the elder son answered the man:

 

 

 

"Look, all these years I have submitted (islam) (6)

 

 

 

to you as an abd (slave)

 

 

 

and I can boast without shame that

 

 

 

I have religiously obeyed all of the shari'a (laws)

 

 

 

of this whole jam'a'a (house).

 

 

 

Yet I return from the mosque

 

 

 

and I hear the sounds of the wisal (conununion)

 

 

 

between you and this mufarrit (prodigal)!

 

 

 

Am I now to humble myself

 

 

 

and enter a house with this sort of zamala (fellowship)?"

 

 

 

A COSTLY DEATH AND THE INHERITANCE OF

 

 

 

THE FATHER'S PERSONAL WORD TO HIS HEIRS

 

 

 

Then the father looked at him with anguished love

 

 

 

and said,

 

 

 

"You know the costly death a murith (testator)

 

 

 

must somehow undergo in order that his heirs

 

 

 

may receive all that he has.

 

 

 

And yet you seem to love me

 

 

 

more like a self-justifying slave

 

 

 

than a trusting and humble son."

 

 

 

The father put his arm around the man and said,

 

 

 

"Are you so far away from knowing me

 

 

 

that you cannot rejoice that the one

 

 

 

who strayed from the fasaqa (right course)

 

 

 

has found tajaddud (renewal)

 

 

 

and has been rashid (rightly guided)

 

 

 

to the marashid (salvation) of God?

 

 

 

For like you

 

 

 

your brother had a sajiya (natural disposition)

 

 

 

that was dead but now he has been jadda (restored)

 

 

 

to the abundant life of wisal (communion)

 

 

 

as an heir of his father's house." (7)

 

 

 

ARE YOU WILLING TO RECEIVE THE NEW CREATION HEART,

 

 

 

THE HEART OF A LITTLE CHILD,

 

 

 

THE HEART THAT RECOGNIZES THE TRUTH?

 

 

 

Have you not read what it says of Isa al-Masih

 

 

 

that he would "heal those born blind

 

 

 

and the lepers...and raise the dead?" (8)

 

 

 

Why did he do this for people?

 

 

 

Because it says in the Zabur (Psalms)

 

 

 

that God "would send his Word and heal them

 

 

 

and deliver them from the Pit of jahannam" (9)(hell fire). Have

 

 

 

you not read,

 

 

 

"The Messiah, Isa, Jesus son of Mary,

 

 

 

was the Rasul (Messenger) of God, and his Word" (10)?

 

 

 

God has always loved his Word

 

 

 

as a father loves his only son.

 

 

 

And his Word has always been

 

 

 

the sirr (secret) of the mind of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

as a son is the likeness of his father.

 

 

 

What blasphemer would breathe the name of Mary here?

 

 

 

She was nothing but a loaner of flesh,

 

 

 

for تيتراغراماتون
 has no wife and no mother and no partner

 

 

 

nor did He need any human being at all

 

 

 

to be what He has always been,

 

 

 

the one and only God.

 

 

 

ONLY A CHILD-LIKE HEART RECOGNIZES THE TRUTH

 

 

 

Now the story goes that Isa who is تيتراغراماتون
's Word

 

 

 

had been healing many people in Muqaddasa (the Holy Land). And

 

 

 

when he sat down,

 

 

 

each talib (seeker) also brought unto Isa

 

 

 

his walad (little child)

 

 

 

in order for him to pronounce the baraka (blessing).

 

 

 

And so, with tender love, Isa,

 

 

 

who reverberates the love of the heart of God,

 

 

 

picked each one up

 

 

 

and placed the walad (little child)

 

 

 

one at a time on his lap.

 

 

 

Just then his hawari (disciples)

 

 

 

impatiently interrupted him and told the parents

 

 

 

that they would have to leave.

 

 

 

But Isa loved little children who, as everyone knows,

 

 

 

humbly and whole-heartedly receive what is given to them.

 

 

 

Little children accept everything as a gift

 

 

 

with awestruck gratitude as if from the hand of God,

 

 

 

and not with any tendency

 

 

 

to think they deserve God's favor on the basis of merit,

 

 

 

since in their own small eyes

 

 

 

they wisely know themselves too little

 

 

 

to have done any good deeds.

 

 

 

Isa said,

 

 

 

"Allow the little children to come unto me

 

 

 

and forbid them not.

 

 

 

For it is to people with hearts like these

 

 

 

that the Malakut (Kingdom) of God belongs.

 

 

 

In very truth I say to you,

 

 

 

whosoever shall not welcome

 

 

 

the Malakut (Kingdom) of God

 

 

 

like a walad (little child)

 

 

 

will never enter it." (11)

 

 

 

THE TRUTH HAS NOT BEEN LOST IN TRANSCRIPTION SINCE

 

 

 

EVEN LITTLE CHILDREN CAN RECOGNIZE

 

 

 

THE FATHER'S PERSONAL WORD OF TRUTH

 

 

 

Isa had difficulty with his people,

 

 

 

because many suppressed the correct interpretation

 

 

 

of the Scriptures that spoke of his coming.

 

 

 

However, those who did attempt to "conceal

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
's revelations in the Book" (12) did not succeed

 

 

 

as a Muslim child proved in 1947

 

 

 

when he discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls.

 

 

 

Extremely ancient parts of every book (but one)

 

 

 

of the Hebrew Bible were found there in manuscript form,

 

 

 

greatly discrediting the skeptical scholars

 

 

 

who had attacked its infallible

 

 

 

accuracy and reliability. (13)

 

 

 

ARE YOU WILLING TO READ THE ANCIENT PROPHETS WITH

 

 

 

THE HUMBLE HEART OF A LITTLE CHILD? (14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE STRAIGHT PATH OF THE NEW CREATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 KNOWS WHERE YOU LIVE

 

 

 

and so do Shaitan and the evil jinn (demons).

 

 

 

This was proven to a man of God

 

 

 

in modern times.

 

 

 

This is a true story.

 

 

 

A PRAYER IS MIRACULOUSLY ANSWERED

 

 

 

The man of God was calling out to تيتراغراماتون
 one morning

 

 

 

to bring more people to the jami' (congregation).

 

 

 

He was on his face before تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and he was supplicating du'a (free-prayer) very loudly

 

 

 

alone in a tiny apartment.

 

 

 

This was the only masjid (place of prayer)

 

 

 

the people had for their meetings

 

 

 

because the godless leaders,

 

 

 

more sensitive to politics than to تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

had thrown the congregation

 

 

 

out of a public meeting hall.

 

 

 

But praise be to God who hears and answers

 

 

 

when we call on Him!

 

 

 

There is none like the Lord our God,

 

 

 

praise be unto Him.

 

 

 

He says somewhere,

 

 

 

"Before they call I will answer,

 

 

 

and while they are yet speaking I will hear."

 

 

 

In fact, the request of the man of God

 

 

 

had been answered weeks before he made his petition.

 

 

 

HOW GOD HAD BEEN PREPARING TO ANSWER PRAYER

 

 

 

Here is the true story:

 

 

 

A young man and his wife

 

 

 

had been travelling for several days

 

 

 

looking for the man of God.

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 had led them on a spiritual pilgrimage,

 

 

 

for تيتراغراماتون
 foreknew both the prayer and its answer,

 

 

 

which He was now effecting.

 

 

 

We will call these two muridun (aspirants)

 

 

 

Isha and Ahmad.

 

 

 

They had long heard of the spiritual 'ilm (knowledge)

 

 

 

of the man of God,

 

 

 

though they had never met him personally.

 

 

 

And so they went out like Ibrahim (Abraham),

 

 

 

"who by faith obeyed

 

 

 

when he was called to go out to a place

 

 

 

which he was to receive as an inheritance;

 

 

 

and he went out,

 

 

 

not knowing where he was to go."

 

 

 

Like Ibrahim, the man and wife wanted to seek

 

 

 

the straight path,

 

 

 

the path of the just,

 

 

 

and they sought to do this under the huda (guidance)

 

 

 

of the man of God.

 

 

 

The man and woman wanted to submit their lives to تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and find the path of life in His Word,

 

 

 

as it says,

 

 

 

"Make me to go in the path of thy commandments,

 

 

 

for therein do I delight."

 

 

 

However, Isha and Ahmad did not know in which village

 

 

 

the man of God lived,

 

 

 

nor the street location of his dwelling.

 

 

 

But praise be to God

 

 

 

for it says,

 

 

 

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet

 

 

 

and a light unto my path."

 

 

 

THE MIRACLE OCCURS

 

 

 

On the very night before the miracle happened,

 

 

 

Ahmad and Isha happened to take a room in a hotel

 

 

 

a very short distance from the place

 

 

 

where the man of God dwelt.

 

 

 

On the very morning

 

 

 

when the man of God

 

 

 

was petitioning تيتراغراماتون
 so earnestly to send more people,

 

 

 

Isha had taken her baby for a walk

 

 

 

and she was going down the street.

 

 

 

She was walking along,

 

 

 

and when she came to the building

 

 

 

where the man of God was on his face

 

 

 

crying out to God

 

 

 

(even though there was no sign on the building

 

 

 

nor any way in the world to know

 

 

 

the man of God was inside)

 

 

 

Isha stopped and asked a lady passer-by

 

 

 

if she knew of any jami' (gathering)

 

 

 

for du'a (free-prayer) in the area.

 

 

 

The lady passer-by happened to be a murid (novice believer) who

 

 

 

belonged to the persecuted flock of God

 

 

 

that met in the dwelling of the man of God.

 

 

 

Not only that,

 

 

 

the women happened,

 

 

 

in the providence of God,

 

 

 

to pass each other

 

 

 

right in front of this very house masjid (place of prayer)!

 

 

 

"The Lord orders the steps of a righteous person"

 

 

 

is the saying.

 

 

 

Many err with their doctrine

 

 

 

knowing neither the Scriptures nor the power of God,

 

 

 

nor the love of God, which passes all understanding.

 

 

 

What تيتراغراماتون
 foreknows He forewills

 

 

 

"to work together for good for those

 

 

 

who love تيتراغراماتون
, who are called according to his purpose,"

 

 

 

who are blessed, because they "are not offended at His Word."

 

 

 

At this exact moment, then,

 

 

 

just as the man of God finished his petition

 

 

 

with the words, "Send us more people, Lord"

 

 

 

--there was a knock on the door!

 

 

 

The man of God had no idea who Isha was.

 

 

 

"Do you know where my husband and I

 

 

 

could find a congegation?" Isha asked.

 

 

 

"Yes," the man of God said, flabbergasted.

 

 

 

"Praise to Him," Isha said,

 

 

 

"because we've been seeking

 

 

 

to find a certain man of God,"

 

 

 

and then she gave his name.

 

 

 

"Do you know where I could find him?"

 

 

 

"I'm he," the man of God said.

 

 

 

"Oh..." Isha was shocked.

 

 

 

So the man of God saw his prayer

 

 

 

answered so suddenly and miraculously.

 

 

 

God had led the woman to the man of God.

 

 

 

Al-Hadi (The Guide) knew where he lived!

 

 

 

For Al-Hadi is Al-'Alim (The All-Knowing).

 

 

 

Right after that the congregation started to grow again,

 

 

 

despite the opposition of the godless.

 

 

 

And both Isha and her husband Ahmad

 

 

 

submitted to the death ghusl

 

 

 

of New Creation Islam in the ocean,

 

 

 

calling on تيتراغراماتون
 to cleanse their inner being

 

 

 

with "the wudu (washing) of tajaddud (regeneration)

 

 

 

and the renewing of the Eternal Spirit of تيتراغراماتون
."

 

 

 

That was nearly ten years ago.

 

 

 

Then the man of God moved to another place.

 

 

 

YEARS LATER ANOTHER MIRACLE HAPPENS

 

 

 

Would it take a miracle

 

 

 

to show you the difference

 

 

 

between a true Islamic teacher

 

 

 

and a pseudo-Islamic teacher?

 

 

 

Very recently Ahmad called the man of God

 

 

 

long distance on the telephone to tell him

 

 

 

that Isha wanted a divorce.

 

 

 

They had been having marriage problems

 

 

 

and she had turned to a man for help,

 

 

 

a fraud who claimed to be a good murshid (spiritual guide) but

 

 

 

who was in reality

 

 

 

a pseudo-Islamic shaman

 

 

 

trafficking in the realm of spells

 

 

 

and charms and sorcery,

 

 

 

witchcraft, talismans and familiar spirits,

 

 

 

divining, saint worship, and demons,

 

 

 

fortune-telling, incantations and the evil eye.

 

 

 

It says somewhere,

 

 

 

"Acquaint now thyself with Him (God)

 

 

 

and be at peace;

 

 

 

thereby good shall come unto Thee."

 

 

 

But some people want to get more acquainted

 

 

 

with jinn or demons rather than the Word of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

as it says,

 

 

 

"My people perish for lack of knowledge of Thy word,

 

 

 

for they have rejected the knowledge of thy Word."

 

 

 

The haram (forbidden) demon procurer

 

 

 

whom Isha consulted

 

 

 

promised her peace

 

 

 

and even dramatic out-of-the-body psychic experiences;

 

 

 

he claimed to offer her direct access

 

 

 

to "Spiritual Masters" who make their appearance

 

 

 

as "light-being entities."

 

 

 

Such counterfeit guides, as this man, are like

 

 

 

the devils with whom they commune.

 

 

 

They are unclean religious peddlers

 

 

 

disguised as servants of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

There is nothing unexpected about such frauds

 

 

 

if, as it says,

 

 

 

"Shaitan himself goes disguised as an angel of light

 

 

 

seeking whom he may devour."

 

 

 

THE MAN OF GOD DECIDES TO TEACH ISHA AND AHMAD

 

 

 

ABOUT MARRIAGE IN TERMS OF THE KINGDOM

 

 

 

"Blessed be He in whose hands is the Kingdom......" (15)

 

 

 

And blessed indeed are the hands of Him

 

 

 

into whom all the power of the Kingdom

 

 

 

is given: the Word of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

Yet the Kingdom of God

 

 

 

is not in word,

 

 

 

but in power

 

 

 

--not the words of dying men,

 

 

 

nor the might of fleeting worldly power.

 

 

 

Did not the living Word of تيتراغراماتون
 himself declare,

 

 

 

"My Kingdom is not of this world;

 

 

 

if my Kingdom were of this world,

 

 

 

then would my servants fight jihad." (16)

 

 

 

The Kingdom of God is in the power of His Word.

 

 

 

And what does His Word say?

 

 

 

The whole story swept through the mind of the man of God...

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 HAS ACTED MIGHTILY TO BRING US TO HIS KINGDOM

 

 

 

From the good beginning

 

 

 

mankind has swerved

 

 

 

from the straight path

 

 

 

of تيتراغراماتون
 and his Word.

 

 

 

From the first commandment

 

 

 

given beneath the tree

 

 

 

of the knowledge of good and evil

 

 

 

mankind has acted shadily

 

 

 

toward تيتراغراماتون
 and his Glory.

 

 

 

And what is تيتراغراماتون
's Glory

 

 

 

if not the Word of his Power?

 

 

 

And what is his glorious Power

 

 

 

if not the Word of his Presence?

 

 

 

One of your prophets has said rightly:

 

 

 

"The Messiah, Isa, Jesus son of Mary,

 

 

 

was the Messenger of تيتراغراماتون
, and his Word

 

 

 

that he bestowed on Mary." (17)

 

 

 

But His Word that He bestowed on Mary

 

 

 

went forth from His mouth

 

 

 

at the creation of the world.

 

 

 

For in the beginning

 

 

 

was the Word

 

 

 

and the Word was with God

 

 

 

and the Word was God. (18)

 

 

 

The Power and the Presence was

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
's Only Eternal Word;

 

 

 

and everything was made

 

 

 

by the Word,

 

 

 

and without the Word

 

 

 

was nothing made.

 

 

 

Then the Word

 

 

 

came on the scene

 

 

 

as a human being

 

 

 

who is true Man

 

 

 

on the straight path

 

 

 

to the tree of life.

 

 

 

And his disciples beheld his glory,

 

 

 

glory as of the only

 

 

 

personal and eternal Word of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

full of grace and truth. (19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What blasphemer would breathe the name of Mary here

 

 

 

as one of the "gods in derogation of God"? (20)

 

 

 

Are you so slow in understanding

 

 

 

that you think we believe تيتراغراماتون
 got married?

 

 

 

What blasphemy!

 

 

 

Who could believe that تيتراغراماتون
 would take a wife?

 

 

 

Do you think we mean that the Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

is His Son in that literal sense?

 

 

 

Not at all!

 

 

 

Mary was nothing but a loaner of flesh! (21)

 

 

 

For تيتراغراماتون
 has neither wife nor mother nor partner

 

 

 

nor did He ever need a human being at all

 

 

 

to be what He has always been--one!

 

 

 

God always existed with His Everlasting Word

 

 

 

and His Everlasting Spirit as tawhid (one).

 

 

 

What blasphemer would assert otherwise?

 

 

 

Would you be so foolish as to say

 

 

 

that تيتراغراماتون
 once existed without His Eternal and Living Word and

 

 

 

without His Everlasting Spirit?

 

 

 

Would you have تيتراغراماتون
 at one time mute

 

 

 

and unable to utter a living Word?

 

 

 

Would you have Him at one time Spiritless,

 

 

 

without His Eternal Spirit?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Such blasphemers would do to the imaginary God they worship what

 

 

 

they would not dream of doing to themselves

 

 

 

--namely, cut out all living utterance and life

 

 

 

to be left with a mere speechless, lifeless being.

 

 

 

If only these dreamers would wake up from such nonsense

 

 

 

and shut their mouths to save their souls!

 

 

 

Instead they pride themselves

 

 

 

that their speechless, Spiritless deity has no 'partners'!

 

 

 

When تيتراغراماتون
 speaks His mind He speaks His Word,

 

 

 

for His Word is the revealed mind of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

And we can have His mind in all things

 

 

 

if we die to our own way of thinking

 

 

 

and come alive to His living Word.

 

 

 

The man of God reflected on Isha and Ahmad

 

 

 

and how they must learn

 

 

 

to think the thoughts of the mind

 

 

 

revealed to us in the sacred pages of the Word.

 

 

 

For it was in His image that we were created

 

 

 

and it is from His glory that we have fallen,

 

 

 

having become futile in our thinking

 

 

 

and darkened in our senseless minds.

 

 

 

But if we are now more like brute beasts

 

 

 

(because of the ignorance that is in us

 

 

 

and the blindness of our hearts),

 

 

 

it is not because He made us so.

 

 

 

For God gave us not an animal mind

 

 

 

but a mind like His,

 

 

 

a rational and a creative mind

 

 

 

capable of communion with Him in Holiness.

 

 

 

OUR RELIGION CLOAKS OUR DARK GUILT

 

 

 

However, our sinful nature has separated us

 

 

 

from our Holy God

 

 

 

and, obeying the voice of the Evil One,

 

 

 

we ourselves have become evil,

 

 

 

though we love to hide our guilt

 

 

 

under the cloak of religion.

 

 

 

But تيتراغراماتون
 is not mocked.

 

 

 

All things are naked and opened

 

 

 

unto the eyes of Him

 

 

 

with whom we have to do.

 

 

 

He who made the eye,

 

 

 

can He not see?

 

 

 

And even the scoffers know

 

 

 

that we are of our father the devil

 

 

 

if the lusts of our father we do.

 

 

 

Only the Word of God

 

 

 

can speak into our hearts

 

 

 

a new creation nature!

 

 

 

As long as we place our trust

 

 

 

in anything apart from the living Word,

 

 

 

that "anything" becomes our real god

 

 

 

and we become its slaves.

 

 

 

No matter how religiously

 

 

 

we observe religious rules and laws,

 

 

 

that idol "anything" has usurped

 

 

 

the living Word's place in our hearts

 

 

 

and will lead us to corruption.

 

 

 

Now religious do's and don'ts

 

 

 

were the rudimentary guardians

 

 

 

of our spiritual childhood, it is true.

 

 

 

But the time has come

 

 

 

for us to outgrow the tutelage

 

 

 

of mere religious formalism

 

 

 

and to receive the spiritual adoption

 

 

 

of mature heirs.

 

 

 

When the living Word

 

 

 

takes up residence within us,

 

 

 

we receive a filial spirit of obedience;

 

 

 

we become the spiritual people of Ibrahim,

 

 

 

and God becomes our Father.

 

 

 

For God sent his living Word

 

 

 

into our hearts to restore us

 

 

 

in his likeness and for his fellowship,

 

 

 

that we might walk naturally with Him as our Father,

 

 

 

and not hobble like aliens under the cold prod of laws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MAN OF GOD THINKS ABOUT HOW TO SAVE ISHA'S

 

 

 

MARRIAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The man of God thought about Isha

 

 

 

and how she must learn to understand God's forgiveness.

 

 

 

It is not that we love God and serve him with such grace

 

 

 

that we can be assured of forgiveness

 

 

 

based on what we have done for God.

 

 

 

No, it is that God loves us and has served us  with such grace

 

 

 

that the Judge of sin has taken the whole weight

 

 

 

of our guilt and condemnation upon Himself.

 

 

 

The Word of تيتراغراماتون
's eternal Judgment became also

 

 

 

the Word of His eternal Mercy!

 

 

 

But how?

 

 

 

In the person of His Word, Isa al-Masih.

 

 

 

Thus it is that we can be assured of forgiveness,

 

 

 

based on what God has done for us

 

 

 

in giving us a new mind with His Word,

 

 

 

and a tender conscience with His Eternal Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 has always reflected upon Himself with His wisdom,

 

 

 

and His wisdom is His Word. (22)

 

 

 

Isa al-Masih Himself is that Word!

 

 

 

He is the everlasting Word

 

 

 

whose words will stand forever. (23)

 

 

 

The Kitab (Book) of Isa is Genesis to Revelation,

 

 

 

infallibly accurate in its teaching about him,

 

 

 

and Isa is the hidden source and subject of each sura (chapter)

 

 

 

for those who can read with the eyes of the Eternal Spirit.

 

 

 

As a word reveals the hidden mind of a father,

 

 

 

so تيتراغراماتون
 intended this mind to be in us

 

 

 

that was also in his Word. (24)

 

 

 

But the mirror of our reflection of His holiness

 

 

 

has been shattered,

 

 

 

and the whole human race has distorted itself

 

 

 

in mocking pride and rebellion

 

 

 

against the humble and obedient Word.

 

 

 

As a sin-fallen race

 

 

 

we still possess a vestige of the mirror of conscience.

 

 

 

Like a looking-glass before the mind,

 

 

 

the conscience tells the human race

 

 

 

how good we might have been

 

 

 

had Man not warped himself

 

 

 

in the refractive beams of Man's proud self-love.

 

 

 

Therefore, we are without excuse when we reject

 

 

 

any measure of truth we receive.

 

 

 

Our sin-prone race is like someone

 

 

 

who once was commanded to peer

 

 

 

at his Ideal in a full-length mirror

 

 

 

and then disobediently walked away

 

 

 

and forgot what he looked like.

 

 

 

Isa the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 is that Ideal.

 

 

 

And the fatherly heart of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

out of whom the Word spoke in the beginning

 

 

 

has been stirred to speak again

 

 

 

to the lost family of Adam:

 

 

 

"I reared sons, I brought them up,

 

 

 

but they have rebelled against me."

 

 

 

For the Word became

 

 

 

the One who was to come,

 

 

 

the heavenly Son of Man,

 

 

 

the Bar Nasha (Aramaic for Son of Man). (25)

 

 

 

The prophet Daniel saw him

 

 

 

in the clouds of glory and wrote:

 

 

 

"After this I saw in the night visions

 

 

 

and, behold, one like the Son of Man

 

 

 

came with the clouds of heaven...

 

 

 

and he was given ... a kingdom...

 

 

 

that all people, nations, and languages

 

 

 

should serve him." (26)

 

 

 

The Word that was in the beginning with God,

 

 

 

the Word that was God,

 

 

 

this same Word was made flesh

 

 

 

and dwelt among us,

 

 

 

telling his disciples,

 

 

 

"Verily, verily, I say unto you,

 

 

 

Hereafter you shall see heaven open

 

 

 

and the angels of God

 

 

 

ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.,,(27)

 

 

 

For the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 had come

 

 

 

to speak into a new existence our dying humanity.

 

 

 

And just as Man had gone down to death

 

 

 

in the Garden of Eden

 

 

 

as one conquered by Satan and sin,

 

 

 

so now Man may ascend again to life from the empty Garden tomb

 

 

 

through One who overcame for us,

 

 

 

through One who conquered as our imam (leader),

 

 

 

our representative,

 

 

 

our exemplar,

 

 

 

-a human being who is that

 

 

 

and yet more than human,

 

 

 

sharing in the wholly other quality of God,

 

 

 

the eternal personal Word of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

God the Word from God the Lord,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light from Light,

 

 

 

Very God from Very God.

 

 

 

Since this is true

 

 

 

-that the Word who is

 

 

 

 and was

 

 

 

 and is to come,

 

 

 

the Word who is

 

 

 

 the express thought of God,

 

 

 

 the perfect image of God,

 

 

 

 the creative voice of God

 

 

 

-since this very Word

 

 

 

descended so that He might dwell

 

 

 

in our hearts by faith

 

 

 

and make us like Him,

 

 

 

restoring us in the image of His Father

 

 

 

that we might call on His Father as sons,

 

 

 

that we might ascend with Him,

 

 

 

passing beyond the angels

 

 

 

(Do you not know that we shall judge angels?)

 

 

 

-since this is true,

 

 

 

should it not teach us that,

 

 

 

denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,

 

 

 

we should live sober,

 

 

 

righteous, and godly lives

 

 

 

in this present world?

 

 

 

Since the Word Himself revealed to us

 

 

 

perfect surrender to تيتراغراماتون
 and

 

 

 

total submission to His will,

 

 

 

only through Him and His iman (faith),

 

 

 

once for all delivered to the holy ones,

 

 

 

do we know what is possible to man

 

 

 

in the path of obedience to the one true God.

 

 

 

Thus the man of God reflected on the straight path

 

 

 

and on Isha and Ahmad and

 

 

 

on their battle against Shaitan.

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 BOUND UP THE EVIL ONE

 

 

 

The man of God knew that the Kingdom of God

 

 

 

is an ummah, (community) (28)

 

 

 

a house to be entered

 

 

 

by the narrow gate and the narrow door,

 

 

 

But a "strong man" has usurped power in God's House.

 

 

 

Iblis (an evil prince) has held men captive

 

 

 

in the house of God,

 

 

 

and Iblis must have his goods plundered

 

 

 

before men can be set free from his sway.

 

 

 

The power of Iblis is death,

 

 

 

for all men who are tempted and sin

 

 

 

die as punishment.

 

 

 

Sin pays its fearful wage--death.

 

 

 

Death is the fearful wage of all those

 

 

 

whom Shaitan has led to work for him in sin.

 

 

 

Therefore, only by plundering the goods of the strong man:

 

 

 

that is, by taking away his power

 

 

 

to enslave men in the fear of death

 

 

 

and his power to tempt men to destruction,

 

 

 

according to the law of sin and death

 

 

 

-only by plundering these goods

 

 

 

could the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 defeat Iblis.

 

 

 

Thus it says of the Word of تيتراغراماتون
, Isa,

 

 

 

that "by his death he could take away all the power of the devil,

 

 

 

who had power over death."

 

 

 

"The Good News that the man of God proclaimed

 

 

 

is this very power,

 

 

 

the power of spiritual life over spiritual death,

 

 

 

the power that delivers us from every evil

 

 

 

and will soon rescue us from the presence of wickedness

 

 

 

when all things shall be subdued unto the Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and the Word Himself also shall be subject unto Him

 

 

 

that put all things under His Word,

 

 

 

that تيتراغراماتون
 may be All in All exalted. (29)

 

 

 

But when the Word of تيتراغراماتون
, Isa, returns,

 

 

 

shall He find faith on the earth?

 

 

 

For many of the Jewish people did not believe his report;  and

 

 

 

since the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 did not reign in their hearts  he was

 

 

 

despised and rejected as their king,

 

 

 

and they esteemed not his kingdom.

 

 

 

"But when they said (in boast)

 

 

 

'We killed Isa al-Masih,

 

 

 

the son of Mary,

 

 

 

the Messenger of God,'

 

 

 

they killed him not,

 

 

 

nor crucified him,

 

 

 

but so it was made

 

 

 

to appear to them..."(30)

 

 

 

It only appeared

 

 

 

that men and not God determined His death.

 

 

 

For "it pleased the Lord to crush Him!"

 

 

 

God it was "who caused him to suffer,"

 

 

 

as the prophet foretold. (31)

 

 

 

Isa al-Masih Himself confessed and denied not,

 

 

 

"No man taketh my life from me,

 

 

 

but I lay it down of my own free will,

 

 

 

and as it is in my power to lay my life down,

 

 

 

so it is in my power to take it up again."(John 10:18)

 

 

 

Did you not know that the Word of God willingly died?

 

 

 

For this end was He born

 

 

 

and for this cause did He die

 

 

 

and for this alone did God send Him into the world.

 

 

 

God so loved the world

 

 

 

that He gave His only living Word

 

 

 

as a sin-covering sacrifice,

 

 

 

"a momentous sacrifice,"

 

 

 

as it reads in the saying,

 

 

 

"Behold!  God said:

 

 

 

'O Jesus!  I will take thee

 

 

 

and I (raise) thee to Myself...'" (32).

 

 

 

Have you not read that the Jewish people

 

 

 

promised تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

"not to believe in a Messenger

 

 

 

unless He showed us a sacrifice" (33)?

 

 

 

And have you not read that تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

who is rich in mercy,

 

 

 

for His great love wherewith He loved us

 

 

 

even when we were dead in sins

 

 

 

(like sheep led to the slaughter,

 

 

 

like Ibrahim's son led to the slaughter),

 

 

 

that تيتراغراماتون
 so loved the world

 

 

 

that he ransomed Ibrahim's doomed progeny

 

 

 

--"and We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice"? (34)

 

 

 

Are you ignorant of the prophecy of Isaiah

 

 

 

(sealed incorruptibly in the Dead Sea Scrolls

 

 

 

and fulfilled 700 years later

 

 

 

in the death of Isa al-Masih):

 

 

 

"Yet it was the Lord's will to crush him

 

 

 

and cause him to suffer,

 

 

 

and though the Lord makes his life

 

 

 

a sacrifice offering for sin,

 

 

 

he (the Masih) will see his (spiritual) progeny,

 

 

 

he shall prolong his days,

 

 

 

and the will of the Lord

 

 

 

will prosper in his hand.

 

 

 

After the suffering of his soul,

 

 

 

he (the Masih) will see the light of (resurrection) life

 

 

 

and be satisfied;

 

 

 

by his knowledge my righteous servant (35)

 

 

 

will make many just,

 

 

 

taking their faults on himself (36).

 

 

 

Are we, then, not that doomed progeny of Ibrahim?

 

 

 

"No indeed.

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 raised him (Jesus) up unto Himself...(37)

 

 

 

And تيتراغراماتون
 has brought us

 

 

 

spiritually alive together with Isa

 

 

 

(by grace we are saved)

 

 

 

and has raised us up together

 

 

 

as the spiritual progeny of Ibrahim

 

 

 

and made us sit together

 

 

 

in the triumph of his eternal ummah (community).

 

 

 

Therefore, when the iniquity

 

 

 

of this present world is complete,

 

 

 

this same living Word

 

 

 

who was taken up to heaven

 

 

 

shall also come again

 

 

 

in like manner as He went.

 

 

 

And then it shall be as it says,

 

 

 

"The Day the heaven is split asunder with the clouds,

 

 

 

and the angels are sent down in ranks,

 

 

 

that day, the kingdom, the true kingdom, shall belong

 

 

 

to the All-merciful, and it shall be a day

 

 

 

harsh for the unbelievers"...(38)

 

 

 

"And (Isa) shall be

 

 

 

a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Therefore have no doubt about the (Hour)"...(39)

 

 

 

"And thy Lord shall come with angels,

 

 

 

rank on rank." (Daybreak 89:22)

 

 

 

On that day the Word of God will fight.

 

 

 

That will be the day of his jihad, his holy war.

 

 

 

And the Word of God will slay al-Masih al-Daajjal,

 

 

 

the False Messiah, and his lying prophet,

 

 

 

together with all who have lying visions

 

 

 

and all who consult them

 

 

 

or have come bringing a different doctrine

 

 

 

that is not the teaching of Isa al-Masih.

 

 

 

On that day it shall be as was seen

 

 

 

by Yahya, (John) one of Isa's hawari rusul (apostles):

 

 

 

"And I saw heaven opened,

 

 

 

and behold a white horse;

 

 

 

and He that sat upon it was called

 

 

 

Faithful and True,

 

 

 

and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.

 

 

 

His eyes were as a flame of fire

 

 

 

and on His head were many crowns;

 

 

 

and He had a name written,

 

 

 

that no man knew, but He Himself.

 

 

 

And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:

 

 

 

and His name is called

 

 

 

The Word of God." (Revelation 19:11-13)

 

 

 

This same Word is coming again

 

 

 

with the armies of the angels of God.

 

 

 

He is coning to punish the unbelieving wicked

 

 

 

and to save the faithful who endure to the end.

 

 

 

So then the Kingdom will be the Lord's.

 

 

 

Therefore, if death entered humanity

 

 

 

by the sin of the first man,

 

 

 

life from the dead entered humanity

 

 

 

by the righteousness of the new man,

 

 

 

the Word of God,

 

 

 

who came as a man

 

 

 

to bind Shaitan and plunder his goods

 

 

 

by offering a death that would free all men

 

 

 

from the fear of death,

 

 

 

from the power of death,

 

 

 

from the realm of death,

 

 

 

from the law of death.

 

 

 

For whoever believes in Isa the Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

will not see the death

 

 

 

reserved for Shaitan,

 

 

 

the second death,

 

 

 

in the lake of fire.

 

 

 

For since one man died in the place of all

 

 

 

all then died in that one man,

 

 

 

and Shaitan now has no dominion over those

 

 

 

who overcome him by the blood of the Word of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

Isa al-Masih.

 

 

 

Such are they who overcome Shaitan by the good confession

 

 

 

of their testimony to the grace of Isa al-Masih

 

 

 

who saves us from the second death in the lake of fire.

 

 

 

It was then that the man of God saw the mystery

 

 

 

of how to fight Shaitan.

 

 

 

This is the mystery of the narrow door

 

 

 

into the House of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

This is the small gate

 

 

 

into the Kingdom of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

It is the blood of the Word,

 

 

 

it is the death of Isa al-Masih

 

 

 

and few there be who find it.

 

 

 

For Isa himself said,

 

 

 

"Enter through the narrow gate.

 

 

 

For wide is the gate

 

 

 

and broad is the road

 

 

 

that leads to destruction,

 

 

 

and many enter through it.

 

 

 

But small is the gate

 

 

 

and narrow the road

 

 

 

that leads to life,

 

 

 

and only a few find it." (Matthew 7:13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 SHOWS THE MAN OF GOD HOW TO FIGHT SHAITAN

 

 

 

After Ahmad telephoned the man of God

 

 

 

to tell about Isha consulting the false murshid (spiritual guide)

 

 

 

and his "Spiritual Master light beings,"

 

 

 

the man of God went to bed and fell into a deep sleep.

 

 

 

About three o'clock in the morning

 

 

 

a voice spoke to the man of God.

 

 

 

It spoke so loud the man of God woke up instantly

 

 

 

and was wide awake.

 

 

 

It was a deeply resonant, masculine,

 

 

 

and yet feminine-sounding voice

 

 

 

and it said only one short syllable,

 

 

 

an ugly little word

 

 

 

the man of God didn't recognize.

 

 

 

Nevertheless, it blasted in his ears

 

 

 

and woke him up.

 

 

 

The man of God opened his eyes,

 

 

 

and the whole room where he had been sleeping

 

 

 

was pulsating with a scarlet light,

 

 

 

as brilliant as a strobe light.

 

 

 

The room was normally pitch black

 

 

 

at three o'clock in the morning

 

 

 

but now everything in the room was brightly visible.

 

 

 

The man of God stood up

 

 

 

to make sure he was awake.

 

 

 

The awesome light of this

 

 

 

definite supernatural visitation continued.

 

 

 

Then the Lord seemed to speak

 

 

 

to the man of God in a very still small voice,

 

 

 

"This is the demon she prays to.

 

 

 

Cover yourself with the blood of my Word Isa." (40)

 

 

 

The man of God instantly saw the nature

 

 

 

of the spiritual struggle:

 

 

 

the demon was attacking the man of God

 

 

 

because Isha was his property

 

 

 

and this devil was protecting his goods.

 

 

 

The man of God said these simple words with faith,

 

 

 

"I cover myself with the blood of Isa."

 

 

 

Immediately the pulsating light faded."

 

 

 

"Resist the Devil," it says somewhere;

 

 

 

"overcome him by the confession of your faith in Isa

 

 

 

and by the blood of Isa,

 

 

 

and he will flee from you."

 

 

 

The man of God lay down and closed his eyes.

 

 

 

Immediately he saw

 

 

 

with the vision given him by the Eternal Spirit of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

a package in the house of Isha and Ahmad.

 

 

 

The indwelling Spirit of God

 

 

 

impressed on the mind of the man of God

 

 

 

that he should call Ahmad on the telephone right then

 

 

 

and tell him to go back into his house,

 

 

 

taking dominion over it room by room,

 

 

 

covering the realm of his dominion

 

 

 

with the blood of تيتراغراماتون
's halifa (agent in charge),

 

 

 

Isa the Word of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

It was especially impressed on the man of God

 

 

 

that Ahmad was to cover his wife Isha

 

 

 

with the blood of the Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and get that horrible package of occult materials

 

 

 

out of their house.

 

 

 

Whatever was in that package,

 

 

 

whether it was charms made out of pieces of writing

 

 

 

or hair-cuttings or nail-trimmings or the hand of Fatima

 

 

 

or knots or magic or material for sorcery

 

 

 

or any other wicked thing,

 

 

 

whether it was any curse or blessing

 

 

 

thought to ward off the evil eye,

 

 

 

any practice or object that grieves the Eternal Spirit of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

--these must all be curtailed and destroyed;

 

 

 

as it says,

 

 

 

"...Thou canst not stand before thine enemies,

 

 

 

(until) ye take away the accursed thing from among you." (41)

 

 

 

Whoever puts his hand to the plow

 

 

 

but then keeps looking back at this Satanic wickedness

 

 

 

is not fit for the Kingdom of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

It would be better to enter heaven with nothing

 

 

 

than to enter hell with all these filthy possessions.

 

 

 

For without holiness no man will see God.

 

 

 

And if you leave the door open by keeping this filth

 

 

 

in your possession,

 

 

 

any demon that is cast out will go and find seven other demons

 

 

 

and come back to drag you down to hell.

 

 

 

The man of God obeyed the Lord.

 

 

 

Even though it was not yet four o'clock in the morning,

 

 

 

the man of God called Ahmad and woke him up.

 

 

 

The man of God covered him

 

 

 

with the blood of the Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and called out to God, interceding for him on the telephone.

 

 

 

When Ahmad heard what had happened to the man of God

 

 

 

he realized that this demon who had taken over his house,

 

 

 

who was destroying the peace of his family

 

 

 

and unsettling his children,

 

 

 

this demon who was oppressing his wife,

 

 

 

this same demon was trying to frighten the man of God

 

 

 

away from saving their home.

 

 

 

Ahmad also promised the man of God

 

 

 

that he would not sign the divorce papers

 

 

 

that very day as his wife had requested.

 

 

 

The admonition is clear:

 

 

 

"Pray at all times in the Spirit."

 

 

 

To pray in the Spirit means to pray in the power of the Spirit,

 

 

 

with the gifts of the Spirit potentially in evidence.

 

 

 

When the man of God saw the package,

 

 

 

it was by means of a gift of the Eternal Spirit of تيتراغراماتون
;

 

 

 

namely, supernatural "knowledge" (42)

 

 

 

--that is, supernaturally provided knowledge

 

 

 

that he could not acquire by means of his natural mind.

 

 

 

"For we are not battling

 

 

 

against personalities made of flesh and blood,

 

 

 

but against beings without bodies

 

 

 

-the evil overlords of the unseen world,

 

 

 

those mighty demonic beings

 

 

 

and great evil rulers of darkness who dominate this world;  and

 

 

 

against hordes of wicked spirits

 

 

 

in the spirit world."(43)

 

 

 

HOW TO ADMIT THE INFALLIBLE RELIABILITY OF THE WORD

 

 

 

We must receive a new spirit,

 

 

 

a spirit like the Eternal Spirit.

 

 

 

For God will be faithful

 

 

 

only with the faithful (44) and His pure light

 

 

 

will shine forth from the Word only for the pure.

 

 

 

With the wicked who fail to tremble at His Word,

 

 

 

God is angry every day. (45)

 

 

 

Like many long ago who were quick

 

 

 

to accuse Isa al-Masih of error

 

 

 

but were slow to see error in themselves,

 

 

 

so today these vile unbelievers are quick

 

 

 

to do the same with His written Word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The natural man cannot understand the words of the Spirit;

 

 

 

they are beyond him,

 

 

 

they are foolishness to him.

 

 

 

How can anyone understand

 

 

 

what is eternal and spiritually discerned

 

 

 

if he lacks the Eternal Spirit?

 

 

 

Reading is not enough;

 

 

 

the words are straight but the reader is crooked.

 

 

 

The reader must be reborn

 

 

 

and be set on the straight path

 

 

 

not by mere human resolve

 

 

 

but by the will of God. (46)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A WORD ABOUT JUDAS AND  THOSE LIKE HIM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can anyone read what is godly

 

 

 

if he himself is devilish?

 

 

 

Could Judas "read" Jesus?

 

 

 

Even though Judas sat next to the Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

eating his bread at the Last Supper,

 

 

 

all Judas could read were "errors."

 

 

 

Judas had frequently heard Jesus say

 

 

 

that it was necessary for the Messiah to die

 

 

 

as a sacrifice for the sins of the world,

 

 

 

but Judas "read" this solemn declaration as an error.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The Messiah must be strong to rule us,"

 

 

 

Judas thought, "not weak."

 

 

 

"How can he be anybody important

 

 

 

if he's going to die instead of lead an army?

 

 

 

His errors will get us all killed, not just himself!"

 

 

 

Isa had enough love to die for Judas' sins

 

 

 

but, like the rest of unregenerate humanity,

 

 

 

Judas saw error in this and in everything else

 

 

 

except in his own black heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bitter sons of the devil!

 

 

 

Black-hearted traitors against God

 

 

 

who take sides with Judas

 

 

 

against the infallibly accurate Word of تيتراغراماتون
!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But some fools are even more perverse!

 

 

 

Who is more truly a liar

 

 

 

than the one who would make this devil Judas

 

 

 

who committed suicide in shame and utter ignominy

 

 

 

the one who was crucified in Isa's place? (47)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Such a one will surely go the way of Judas

 

 

 

for agreeing with him

 

 

 

that God's account of things cannot be trusted.

 

 

 

Only a good man like Isa could cry out

 

 

 

while hanging on the khashabah (wood) in the agony of death,

 

 

 

"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

 

 

 

A traitor like Judas would know the answer to that question!

 

 

 

Isa said of Judas, "It would have been better

 

 

 

if that man had never been born."

 

 

 

And if like Judas we think ourselves wiser

 

 

 

than the Word of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

it would have been better

 

 

 

if such an error as us had never been born!

 

 

 

Isa was willing to die that same day for Judas

 

 

 

but Judas refused to pick up his cross and die,

 

 

 

if necessary, with Isa.

 

 

 

Judas saw an error in that.

 

 

 

What craftiness this fool had!

 

 

 

He saw he could save his own life

 

 

 

and even make some money

 

 

 

just by betraying Isa

 

 

 

to the wicked priestly rulers who were looking to kill him. But

 

 

 

whoever tries to save his life will lose it (48)

 

 

 

Only those who lose their lives in "Islam" ("Surrender") to Isa

 

 

 

will find their lives and keep them for eternity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judas was the first apostle to lose his life,

 

 

 

and he also lost his soul,

 

 

 

as it says,

 

 

 

"Let his habitation be desolate. (49)

 

 

 

He missed seeing the Messiah's resurrection by only a few hours!

 

 

 

But his fall was predicted

 

 

 

by the prophet Da'ud (David) in the Zabur (Psalms)

 

 

 

as part of the sufferings to be endured by the Messiah:

 

 

 

"Yes, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted,

 

 

 

which did eat of my bread,

 

 

 

hath lifted up his heel against me."(50)

 

 

 

But the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 who delivered this prophecy to Da'ud

 

 

 

a thousand years before it happened

 

 

 

also knew that Judas would fulfill it.

 

 

 

Isa al-Masih the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 said,

 

 

 

"I assure you, one of you will betray me,

 

 

 

one who is eating with me." (51)

 

 

 

Over 500 years before this,

 

 

 

the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 had enabled the prophet Zechariah

 

 

 

to foresee what God would cause to happen:

 

 

 

Isa would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver; (52)

 

 

 

which actually happened

 

 

 

when the priests paid Judas that amount of money

 

 

 

to purchase unwittingly

 

 

 

the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

 

 

 

"I am going to strike the shepherd

 

 

 

and the sheep will be scattered," Zechariah predicted.

 

 

 

The Word of تيتراغراماتون
 had even inspired

 

 

 

the prophet Daniel to foresee

 

 

 

not only the death of the Messiah

 

 

 

but also the subsequent destruction of the Temple:

 

 

 

"After this period of 434 years, the Messiah will be killed, but

 

 

 

not for himself, and the people of the prince that shall come

 

 

 

shall destroy the city and the sanctuary." (53)

 

 

 

The manner of the Messiah 's atoning death

 

 

 

which will not be "for himself" (54)

 

 

 

but for the sins of the whole world

 

 

 

is clearly described in the Zabur (Psalms):

 

 

 

"They pierced my hands and feet." (55)

 

 

 

But Judas had no taste for the word of God.

 

 

 

He did not treasure these words in his heart.

 

 

 

Isa warned that man cannot live by bread alone

 

 

 

but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

 

 

 

Yet Judas thought he could mock the grace of the Lord

 

 

 

and lie to the Eternal Spirit of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

Judas fooled only himself.

 

 

 

The Word of God could read the traitor's inmost thoughts.

 

 

 

Isa didn't need anyone to tell him what was in a man.

 

 

 

Isa knew what Judas would do.

 

 

 

He allowed him to do it

 

 

 

so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.

 

 

 

But woe to the man who fulfilled them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judas didn't run far.

 

 

 

When all his treachery was over,

 

 

 

he found himself totally alone

 

 

 

and only Satan wanted his detestable company.

 

 

 

So Judas committed suicide.

 

 

 

Now he is in hell.

 

 

 

How do we know?

 

 

 

Because Isa said it would have been better

 

 

 

if he had never been born.

 

 

 

Never having been born

 

 

 

would be like annihilation in hell;

 

 

 

but there is no annihilation in hell,

 

 

 

only conscious eternal anguish,

 

 

 

as it says, "And these shall go way

 

 

 

into everlasting punishment.." (56)

 

 

 

Isa himself warned about the eternal reality of hell

 

 

 

more solemnly and emphatically than anyone.

 

 

 

Therefore, if you want to think like Judas

 

 

 

and harbor treacherous thoughts that the Word of God is error

 

 

 

and harden your heart's gratitude

 

 

 

against Isa's sacrifice for you to save you from hell,

 

 

 

then there definitely will be room in hell for you with Judas.

 

 

 

But it would be better for you if you had never been born.

 

 

 

The moral judgment of God will require

 

 

 

that every living rebel

 

 

 

will be abandoned forever in the conscious state of his rebellion

 

 

 

as eternal just retribution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who could be a bigger fool

 

 

 

than the one who scoffs

 

 

 

at the sacrificial love of the Word of God

 

 

 

who died and rose

 

 

 

to speak eternal life into our hearts

 

 

 

and to breathe on us the Eternal Spirit?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This state could have been avoided

 

 

 

had he judged himself and repented of this wickedness,

 

 

 

believing that the Word who is the Judge from تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

came to die to take the penalty for our crimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is more worthy of judgment

 

 

 

than the one who rejects the Judge's merciful act

 

 

 

of taking, though himself innocent,

 

 

 

the culprit's penalty of judgment on himself?

 

 

 

Who is more worthy of judgment

 

 

 

than the one who would have the Judge

 

 

 

thus suffer and die in vain?

 

 

 

Who is more worthy of judgment

 

 

 

than the one who would go on, his life unchanged,

 

 

 

wickedly refusing to believe

 

 

 

even after he had heard

 

 

 

of this merciful and loving Judge from تيتراغراماتون
?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who could be a bigger fool than the one who,

 

 

 

being on the side of men and not God,

 

 

 

sells his own soul to eternal torment

 

 

 

for a few fleeting rags in this life?

 

 

 

Judas was an apostle!

 

 

 

He was among those selected for the privilege

 

 

 

of governing the Kingdom of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

at the side of the Messiah Himself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But an upright man can in fact give up

 

 

 

his privileged status before God

 

 

 

and can choose to enjoy for a time the pleasure

 

 

 

of not listening to the true Isa,

 

 

 

of not sharing in the sufferings

 

 

 

that arise because of Isa's words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The true Jesus is that one who bled

 

 

 

and died for sin and rose again!).

 

 

 

Any Judas can choose to avoid the trouble that comes

 

 

 

because of the Word of His blood

 

 

 

and of His Judgment

 

 

 

and of His giving of the Spirit.

 

 

 

Any privileged man can betray his own integrity

 

 

 

and can copy a devil like Judas.

 

 

 

Who does this more truly

 

 

 

than the one who has no respect for God's law

 

 

 

and says the Book is now a corrupt pile of errors

 

 

 

and not to be trusted or taken seriously?

 

 

 

Is God's Book in error?

 

 

 

Is it not rather you who are in error,

 

 

 

you who know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?

 

 

 

Will you judge the Word in error

 

 

 

or will the Word of God judge you in error?

 

 

 

Which will it be?

 

 

 

The folly of your judgment of the Word?

 

 

 

Or the judgment of the Word on your folly?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh the horror of this betrayal of the Word of God!

 

 

 

The horror of hell is that God allows us

 

 

 

to attain what our wicked hearts demand:

 

 

 

the lie of al-Dajjal (Anti-Christ) which we love

 

 

 

rather than the truth of Messiah

 

 

 

which we love

 

 

 

to call error.

 

 

 

Judas wanted it this way

 

 

 

and the horror is that God allowed him his way.

 

 

 

Only God can take this treachery out of our minds;

 

 

 

it was there from the time that the first human being

 

 

 

rebelled against the holy commandment.

 

 

 

That spiritual treachery is still there today

 

 

 

when the Word of God is read by skeptical rebels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only the Lord can remove this treachery from our hearts.

 

 

 

The Lord did this for Peter,

 

 

 

an apostle who also denied the Lord

 

 

 

and also refused to die with him.

 

 

 

The Lord removed Peter's treacherous unspiritual nature

 

 

 

and gave him a new spirit,

 

 

 

so that he would never deny the Lord again

 

 

 

but would take up his cross

 

 

 

and even be willing to die for the Lord.

 

 

 

Only the Lord can remove this treachery

 

 

 

and He does it when we turn to him.

 

 

 

But if we refuse, note well:

 

 

 

fury grips the Lord when He sees

 

 

 

the wicked treacherously abandoning His Word.

 

 

 

Do you want to call His Word error and make him angry?

 

 

 

Are you stronger than the Lord?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some declare they have light

 

 

 

but it is in fact a false knower's light,

 

 

 

like the light in the ancient heresies.

 

 

 

And if the light within you is darkness,

 

 

 

how great is that darkness!

 

 

 

These "knowers" in their wicked pride

 

 

 

go beyond what is written

 

 

 

and boast of "knowledge" higher than

 

 

 

the faith once for all delivered to the holy ones.

 

 

 

With brazen tongues and dead-looking eyes

 

 

 

these self-willed souls

 

 

 

refuse the knowledge that could bring them life.

 

 

 

Their arrogance knows no bounds;

 

 

 

like a raging wind that swirls and casts up dirt

 

 

 

wherever it flies,

 

 

 

so their minds rush

 

 

 

to call error the Word

 

 

 

and the Word error.

 

 

 

(Who are you to interpret the true Word,

 

 

 

you without true faith from تيتراغراماتون
's Eternal Spirit?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE NEED FOR A NEW HUMAN NATURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From such thinking came

 

 

 

the Primal Lapse:

 

 

 

when the first human ears

 

 

 

were tickled with the taunt,

 

 

 

"Hath God said...?"

 

 

 

It was then that Shaitan (Satan)

 

 

 

that ancient Gnostic (57)

 

 

 

boasted of knowledge higher than

 

 

 

the Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and tempted mankind to islam (submit) to his will

 

 

 

rather than to the will of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

Thus mankind gave up

 

 

 

the true and living Eternal Word

 

 

 

for a death-dealing Satanic caricature

 

 

 

a false Word,

 

 

 

a devilish Word,

 

 

 

another Message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was then that a heart,

 

 

 

made good by God,

 

 

 

turned devilishly perverse.

 

 

 

It was then that humanity,

 

 

 

by presuming it could know good and evil

 

 

 

and find life

 

 

 

by some means other than islam (submission)

 

 

 

to the true and living Word of God,

 

 

 

fell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, humanity fell,

 

 

 

and how great was the fall of it!

 

 

 

So great indeed

 

 

 

that those with fallen minds

 

 

 

unrenewed by the Eternal Spirit

 

 

 

and the personal Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

are themselves blind to the Fall,

 

 

 

even though their own warped thinking

 

 

 

is part of the Fall's debris!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What more evidence for the Fall do I need

 

 

 

than my own fallen life?

 

 

 

The heart of man is desperately wicked,

 

 

 

who can know it?

 

 

 

For the honest man who looks

 

 

 

within the depths of his soul

 

 

 

will say this:

 

 

 

I fail to carry out the good I know I should do

 

 

 

and I find myself doing the very things I hate.

 

 

 

When I act against my own intention

 

 

 

that means that I have a self that knows the good,

 

 

 

and so the thing behaving wickedly in me

 

 

 

must surely be my fallen nature.

 

 

 

I know of nothing good living in me.

 

 

 

My lower nature is my unspiritual self,

 

 

 

possessing only a faint and fickle wish

 

 

 

to do what is good

 

 

 

but not the effecting will

 

 

 

(only those who are new creations in Isa the saving Word

 

 

 

have the effecting will

 

 

 

with the tender conscience.[58])

 

 

 

What is the result then?

 

 

 

Instead of doing the right

 

 

 

I want to do,

 

 

 

I carry out the wicked wrong

 

 

 

I do not want.

 

 

 

When I act against my intention, then,

 

 

 

it is not I alone who am the agent,

 

 

 

but the fallen nature

 

 

 

that lodges in me.

 

 

 

Wretched rebel that I am,

 

 

 

who is there to rescue me out of this fallen flesh (59)

 

 

 

this treacherous will,

 

 

 

this rebel nature doomed to death?

 

 

 

How can I become a true muslim (submitter) to تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and receive a new creation nature?

 

 

 

This is the question of all questions.

 

 

 

THE HARDENED HEART WITHOUT THE NEW CREATION IS

 

 

 

SHAMELESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But some don't even ask the question.

 

 

 

Some people have no sense of shame.

 

 

 

The man of God learned this when,

 

 

 

having helped Ahmad save his marriage,

 

 

 

the man of God himself had marital tragedy.

 

 

 

We will call the name of the man of God "Hosea"

 

 

 

though he lived in modern times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a true story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One day the man of God stood up in the house of God

 

 

 

to preach.

 

 

 

But a supernatural word came to him,

 

 

 

not from the words of a paper book (60)

 

 

 

but from the Eternal Spirit of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

What came to him is best described as supernatural knowledge.

 

 

 

The living Word that spoke to his heart

 

 

 

was as urgent as a shout

 

 

 

and as vivid as a vision.

 

 

 

The man of God saw in this miraculous manifestation

 

 

 

materializing before the eye of his mind

 

 

 

his wife in a bedroom many miles away.

 

 

 

The person he saw with her was in the act

 

 

 

of committing adultery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The man of God stood before the congregation

 

 

 

and he could not begin the khutba (sermon),

 

 

 

because in his spirit he was in the bedroom

 

 

 

horrified at the sight of this evil

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 was showing him.

 

 

 

(When تيتراغراماتون
 gives supernatural knowledge

 

 

 

He never contradicts or goes beyond

 

 

 

His infallible written Word.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next morning the man of God

 

 

 

wanted to make sure this vision was true

 

 

 

and not just his own imagination.

 

 

 

He traveled to the house

 

 

 

and, finding no one home,

 

 

 

was able to examine the bedroom privately.

 

 

 

The evidence left by the careless lovers

 

 

 

(who thought the man of God would have to be preaching

 

 

 

at the hour of their rendezvous

 

 

 

and therefore could not possibly catch them)

 

 

 

showed unmistakably that the vision was from God.

 

 

 

The man of God confronted the adulterous woman.

 

 

 

She had no sense of shame.

 

 

 

"Why should she?" she thought.

 

 

 

No one had caught her in the act,

 

 

 

and as far as the man of God was concerned,

 

 

 

she thought his vision was probably just a lucky guess.

 

 

 

But had not God himself caught her?

 

 

 

Had he not used a gift of His Eternal Spirit,

 

 

 

the gift of supernatural knowledge,

 

 

 

to show the man of God

 

 

 

what only three in the world

 

 

 

--that is, the adulterous woman, her lover, and God--knew?

 

 

 

Had not God himself caught her in the very act of adultery, a wicked

 

 

 

act of treachery worthy of death?

 

 

 

But the woman had no sense of guilt before God.

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 was very far off to her, baaeed (very remote and separate)

 

 

 

and often the thought of God left her cold,

 

 

 

like the thought of her husband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD,

 

 

 

EVEN THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE,

 

 

 

ARE LIKE AN ADULTEROUS WIFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The adulterous wife of the man of God

 

 

 

might speak of God in passionate terms

 

 

 

as she might speak of her husband,

 

 

 

but her rebellious heart was always sneaking off

 

 

 

after that which really excited her.

 

 

 

No, it was no part of her religious experience

 

 

 

to ever feel caught in shame before the believers

 

 

 

or to feel guilty of sin before God.

 

 

 

Her reasoning was that she was no worse than any one else.

 

 

 

Besides, she thought, couldn't she always do good

 

 

 

to counterbalance her sins?

 

 

 

She never thought of herself

 

 

 

as having a "fallen nature."

 

 

 

And since God did not seem close at hand

 

 

 

to catch her in this treacherous state,

 

 

 

this adulterous nature,

 

 

 

this unregenerate whorish heart,

 

 

 

she never felt a guilty dissatisfaction

 

 

 

with her own unspiritual self.

 

 

 

Nor did she ever feel a burning need

 

 

 

for a clean, new creation nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a bit more religion would do the trick, she thought.

 

 

 

For when she was with her co-religionists

 

 

 

involved in religion,

 

 

 

she could see she seemed to be at least

 

 

 

as good as those who did

 

 

 

her same supposedly merit-earning religious rituals.

 

 

 

Some people have no sense of shame.

 

 

 

They do not ask the question,

 

 

 

"Who can rescue me from this rebel nature?"

 

 

 

They do not ask,

 

 

 

"How can I become a muslim (true submitter) to تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and receive a new creation nature?"

 

 

 

They are like this woman,

 

 

 

without a sense of being caught in shame before a holy God,

 

 

 

a God who finds you guilty in your very nature,

 

 

 

not just in your sins

 

 

 

--a God who wants to give you a new holy nature,

 

 

 

one that has an effecting will not to sin;

 

 

 

with his Eternal Spirit giving you

 

 

 

the tender conscience of His Word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But you say, "I am not like her.

 

 

 

I don't commit adultery.

 

 

 

I don't need a new nature."

 

 

 

Have you ever looked with lust at another person?

 

 

 

Don't you know that such looks

 

 

 

come out of an adulterous heart?

 

 

 

Don't you know that God wants to give you

 

 

 

a new spiritual heart,

 

 

 

one that recoils in revulsion at even the thought of sin,

 

 

 

a heart where the mind of تيتراغراماتون
 Himself is mindful?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop being satisfied with your unspiritual self

 

 

 

disguised under robe upon robe of religion!

 

 

 

Don't you know that you too must become a new creation?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those who do supposedly merit-earning religious rituals

 

 

 

without a new creation nature from تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

and think they are pleasing تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

are going to be eternally surprised.

 

 

 

Somewhere He has called

 

 

 

such religious people "an abomination" (61).

 

 

 

Unless your righteousness exceeds people like this,

 

 

 

you will not enter the Kingdom of تيتراغراماتون
.(62)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For God is a covenant-loyal God,

 

 

 

a faithful and a holy husband,

 

 

 

but the people who are not a new creation

 

 

 

and are merely religious

 

 

 

are to Him those who have an adulterous heart worthy of hell.

 

 

 

They have the nature of a rebellious wife that makes God angry.

 

 

 

For the burning lake of hell fire and brimstone

 

 

 

is reserved for these:

 

 

 

those who claim to believe

 

 

 

but who are offended when persecution comes,

 

 

 

those who are untrustworthy in holding forth the true witness,

 

 

 

those who are morally unclean in any way

 

 

 

or detestably idolatrous,

 

 

 

those with murderous hatred in their hearts,

 

 

 

those who are sensually fixated

 

 

 

or practice sex disallowed by تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

those involved in magic charms,

 

 

 

degraded religion or the occult,

 

 

 

those who are covetously idolatrous or consult false prophets,

 

 

 

those who do not live and tell the truth. (Revelation 21:8)

 

 

 

God takes no pleasure in the torment of the wicked in hell,

 

 

 

and neither does a true prophet

 

 

 

take pleasure in the death of the wicked.

 

 

 

Who can preach these things without tears?

 

 

 

Yet they must be proclaimed,

 

 

 

for how can any be saved from destruction

 

 

 

without a new creation nature spoken into existence

 

 

 

by the living and eternal Word of تيتراغراماتون
?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please understand that the intention

 

 

 

is not to demean anyone,

 

 

 

but to awaken everyone and see everyone delivered

 

 

 

from the coming fury and the anguish that is forever.

 

 

 

We treat all people with reverence and humility,

 

 

 

and we discern in them some vestige of the image of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

not entirely faded, even from the vilest.

 

 

 

For a glimmer of the goodness of the God who made him

 

 

 

still shines from every man,

 

 

 

making all accountable when,

 

 

 

even though they hear,

 

 

 

they refuse to obey the Word.

 

 

 

We treat all people with reverence,

 

 

 

knowing that the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 himself

 

 

 

thought every soul worth dying for

 

 

 

and has ascended to the right hand of God

 

 

 

where He is the universal Leader

 

 

 

of our congregational prayers,

 

 

 

our Imam (Leader),

 

 

 

who makes intercession for the elect.

 

 

 

And how can we be irreverent toward one

 

 

 

about whom our Imam, Isa the Word of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

may Himself be interceding?

 

 

 

Oh the depth of the riches

 

 

 

both of the wisdom and power of God!

 

 

 

Our God is a consuming fire!

 

 

 

As His salvation is endless

 

 

 

so is His just judgment of torment for the wicked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you feel absolutely no shame or guilt before God,

 

 

 

not just because of the sin you have done,

 

 

 

but because of the sinner you are by nature,

 

 

 

then you may rest assured

 

 

 

that you are like the woman in this true story.

 

 

 

Why?

 

 

 

Because she feels exactly like you,

 

 

 

without shame or guilt before God.

 

 

 

For her, merit-earning religious ritual is enough,

 

 

 

because she has a corrupt mind and counterfeit faith,

 

 

 

having seared the tender conscience

 

 

 

the Eternal Spirit would give her.

 

 

 

She presumptuously thinks she can live any way she wants,

 

 

 

without a new nature,

 

 

 

and be continually forgiven as

 

 

 

she salutes a few religious rules

 

 

 

yet remains in her unregenerate, rebellious state.

 

 

 

Are you going to be like her?

 

 

 

--Not guilty or shameful enough

 

 

 

to feel the need for a new creation nature?

 

 

 

She thinks تيتراغراماتون
 will be pleased with her when she dies.

 

 

 

But that day will not mean what she thinks.

 

 

 

It will be a day of darkness and not light.

 

 

 

This deluded woman thinks her life is her own

 

 

 

to do with according to a few religious rules

 

 

 

(which she secretly breaks from time to time)

 

 

 

and she's very happy with herself

 

 

 

and with the rules she agrees to go by

 

 

 

and with the life she has made for herself,

 

 

 

with the life she has found for herself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But whoever finds his life

 

 

 

will lose it;

 

 

 

Whoever loses his life

 

 

 

and receives the gift of a new creation nature

 

 

 

will find his life again

 

 

 

and keep it for eternity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does not the very honor of the husband

 

 

 

require that this adulterous woman

 

 

 

should be punished?

 

 

 

Or should she be allowed

 

 

 

to go on like this,

 

 

 

smugly thinking God does not see her,

 

 

 

even when a man of God

 

 

 

supernaturally tells her that God can see her?

 

 

 

Does not such ignorant stubbornness make you angry?

 

 

 

God has given her years to repent and reform,

 

 

 

but she has abused His patience and tolerance,

 

 

 

refusing to own up to the fact that His goodness

 

 

 

is meant to lead her to repentance.

 

 

 

She thinks God is like her,

 

 

 

and so she defiantly puts God's honor to the test.

 

 

 

With her brainless lovers and her inexhaustible adulteries,

 

 

 

she continually brings dishonor

 

 

 

not only on her husband's house

 

 

 

but also on her father's household,

 

 

 

and even on the household of God.

 

 

 

She and her lovers are a brood that God detests.

 

 

 

They are one-of-a-kind with the accursed children of Adam.

 

 

 

The first man, Adam, and his wife

 

 

 

were attracted and satanically seduced

 

 

 

by their own wrong desires when they believed Satan's lie

 

 

 

that the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 is error.

 

 

 

When they hardened their hearts against تيتراغراماتون
 and His Word,

 

 

 

they gave birth to a breed more wicked than themselves.

 

 

 

When they rebelled against His Word,

 

 

 

deciding they knew more than God,

 

 

 

they fell from the glory of His likeness.

 

 

 

Now the human race,

 

 

 

although it pays lip service to religion,

 

 

 

is steeped in unrighteousness, war, wrangling, murder,

 

 

 

depravity, maliciousness, arrogance, self-seeking,

 

 

 

vile speech, and treachery of every sort

 

 

 

--a community of snakes coiling around snakes!

 

 

 

And the leaders are the worst vipers in the pit!

 

 

 

They have hardened their hearts against the love of God,

 

 

 

and their wicked pride shuts up all remorse for their sin. Sin?

 

 

 

Their minds are always enterprising in it!

 

 

 

Fierce wolves in sheep's clothing,

 

 

 

the religious teachers

 

 

 

publish empty dreams and lying visions

 

 

 

that lead the Lord's lost sheep astray.

 

 

 

Not content with that,

 

 

 

they persecute the true shepherds

 

 

 

and murderously eat the flesh of the little lambs

 

 

 

and tear off their hoofs.

 

 

 

Don't they know that God loves people?

 

 

 

God wants all people to know who He is

 

 

 

and who they can become as submitters to Him!

 

 

 

Do these sleek religious wolves know God

 

 

 

or even care to know Him?

 

 

 

They do not!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like Balaam's ass (that donkey prophet),

 

 

 

they see an angel and give a message.

 

 

 

And if even a man supported by a woman declares himself

 

 

 

to be the Messianic Prophet,

 

 

 

these wolves will become his fast friends

 

 

 

and sing his praises,

 

 

 

and want to kill anyone

 

 

 

who disagrees with their authority to be his butchers!

 

 

 

These false prophets preach a tinsel word,

 

 

 

an ear-tickling word,

 

 

 

a bloodless word

 

 

 

that cannot save.

 

 

 

Who is more wicked than the unregenerate prophet

 

 

 

who will not tell the way to regeneration?

 

 

 

They themselves will not venture out into the breach,

 

 

 

yet these butchers pour out the blood

 

 

 

of their own people without a qualm

 

 

 

and even dare to do this in the name of God!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will the adulterous hypocrites who follow them

 

 

 

not be made as guilty and ashamed

 

 

 

as the treacherous hypocrites who lead them?

 

 

 

Does not the very honor of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

require that this pretentious brood

 

 

 

all be thrown into hell?

 

 

 

Yes, a rebel prophet with a lying vision

 

 

 

and all the rebels at heart

 

 

 

who love to listen to lies

 

 

 

will burn together.

 

 

 

A darkened race!

 

 

 

We cry out to تيتراغراماتون
 when in need,

 

 

 

but we forget Him as soon as He answers,

 

 

 

greeting His speedy abundance

 

 

 

with our not-long-in-coming pride.

 

 

 

He shows us great signs and wonders,

 

 

 

but the spiritually dense

 

 

 

are more impressed with themselves.

 

 

 

Be warned, you impotent leaders of the world,

 

 

 

you set of rebels ruling rebels:

 

 

 

submit to the Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and kiss His death-conquering feet

 

 

 

or, despite the massive mutiny you mount against Him,

 

 

 

the blast of His anger will be a flame

 

 

 

you can never put out.

 

 

 

For the furious anger of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

has been revealed from heaven

 

 

 

against all the ungodliness of men

 

 

 

who hold the truth down

 

 

 

in their unrighteousness.

 

 

 

These enemies of God claim to serve Him,

 

 

 

but in the name of truth and religion

 

 

 

they crucify al-Haqq (the Truth) Himself

 

 

 

and, if possible, hold Him down forever

 

 

 

--but it is not possible, because تيتراغراماتون
 himself

 

 

 

has raised His Truth triumphant

 

 

 

over death, hell and murderous false prophets!

 

 

 

Such liars widen the mouth of hell

 

 

 

to gulp those like them down the more,

 

 

 

and so they cause in the land

 

 

 

a famine

 

 

 

of hearing the true Word of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

تيتراغراماتون
 is angry with the whole race of Adam.

 

 

 

He has vowed such accursed children of Adam

 

 

 

to His Word for destruction

 

 

 

and marked them down to His Truth for public execution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you ignorant that تيتراغراماتون
 decreed

 

 

 

the death and rebirth of the whole human race?

 

 

 

Did you not know that the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 Himself

 

 

 

brought the decree?

 

 

 

The old race تيتراغراماتون
 nailed up naked and dying

 

 

 

and the new race He raised up clothed in glory.

 

 

 

The decree of death to the sinful dying race

 

 

 

and decree of life to the glorious holy race

 

 

 

came through the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 Isa al-Masih!

 

 

 

Did you not know that al-Haqq (the Truth)

 

 

 

came as Truth to bear witness to the Truth?

 

 

 

A Roman governor (Pilate) who put Isa (Jesus) on trial

 

 

 

asked him,

 

 

 

"What is Truth?"

 

 

 

This wicked soul did not know it was he who was on trial

 

 

 

and it was the whole brood of such as he

 

 

 

that Isa the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 would doom

 

 

 

in His own sacrificial flesh.

 

 

 

How, then, has God revealed his anger?

 

 

 

God sent His flaming Word

 

 

 

who will one day finally

 

 

 

remove the anguished wicked from His Presence;

 

 

 

God sent His burning, pure and sinless Word

 

 

 

into our fallen and wicked world

 

 

 

in a body as physical as any sinful body,

 

 

 

in order to publicly condemn

 

 

 

our fallen nature in the flesh.

 

 

 

God thus summarily put to death

 

 

 

the race of Adam,

 

 

 

and has been replacing it

 

 

 

with the new creation ummah (community)

 

 

 

of the Word of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

as each new believer

 

 

 

hears, believes, repents,

 

 

 

and is spiritually born from above to have a holy nature

 

 

 

like that of Isa the Word of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

For God is not willing that any should perish.

 

 

 

God is holding open the opportunity

 

 

 

for many to die

 

 

 

to their faithless life in Adam's race

 

 

 

and to come alive

 

 

 

to their pure and holy new life

 

 

 

in the race of the Word of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is the death and rebirth of the whole race of Man

 

 

 

necessary?

 

 

 

God could not let our sinful will go unpunished.

 

 

 

His honor could not allow it.

 

 

 

His justice demanded punishment

 

 

 

for our wickedness

 

 

 

and his honor demanded death

 

 

 

for our sin against His holiness.

 

 

 

However, God loves the world

 

 

 

and, like a heart-broken husband of an adulteress

 

 

 

wooing back his faithless wife,

 

 

 

God by no means wants to destroy His creation.

 

 

 

So with an open palm of heavenly reconciliation

 

 

 

held out in the one hand,

 

 

 

and with a fist of hellish reprisal

 

 

 

threatening in the other,

 

 

 

God comes to this adulterous world

 

 

 

to get her decision:

 

 

 

will she or will she not

 

 

 

let Him make her into a new creation

 

 

 

and take her back honorably,

 

 

 

in covenant faithfulness and loyalty to Him,

 

 

 

her death-deserving sin and its blood debt paid.

 

 

 

He sent the Bridegroom of His Honor, His Word,

 

 

 

to enrobe Himself in our humanity

 

 

 

and to serve the death warrant of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

on our sinful race.

 

 

 

This was to save the honor of تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then His Word came to life again

 

 

 

to vouchsafe تيتراغراماتون
's promise to a new forgiven humanity

 

 

 

who would leave their old corrupt minds

 

 

 

and receive the mind of Isa

 

 

 

to be spiritually raised to life with him.

 

 

 

This was to save the honor of believers.

 

 

 

Praise be unto تيتراغراماتون
 for His Eternal Word Isa!

 

 

 

Then, honorably unburdened of their wicked past,

 

 

 

all those who had longed to obey the Word of God

 

 

 

could be given the gift of a blessed future

 

 

 

and, as new creations, could become true submitters to تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

If the honor of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

or the honor of your own life before تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

means anything to you,

 

 

 

you can come today to the kind of godly shame

 

 

 

and righteous sorrow for sin

 

 

 

that leads to salvation.

 

 

 

You can receive the living Word of تيتراغراماتون
 through faith

 

 

 

by calling out to Him now.

 

 

 

You can become part of His new humanity today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But you say,

 

 

 

"I have many questions.

 

 

 

You have discussed evil at length;

 

 

 

why does تيتراغراماتون
 tolerate the wicked at all?

 

 

 

Why are they allowed to prosper?"

 

 

 

Since the present is but a brief preparation

 

 

 

for a more demanding future,

 

 

 

the seeming prosperity of the wicked

 

 

 

is really their curse,

 

 

 

in that he who is muddled by money

 

 

 

is ill-prepared for imminent coming judgment,

 

 

 

and so his "prosperity" seals his doom.

 

 

 

We are just one heart-beat away

 

 

 

from death and eternal judgment.

 

 

 

When we die we will become aware

 

 

 

of standing before the judgment throne

 

 

 

of the eternal Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

--the Word who took the judgment

 

 

 

(by his death in our place)

 

 

 

of those who have faith in him

 

 

 

and forsake all boasting

 

 

 

in dead religious works.

 

 

 

The more wickedness a man does

 

 

 

and the more reward he seems to acquire from it,

 

 

 

the more lulled he is into being caught

 

 

 

in his wicked condition,

 

 

 

which is a state worthy of eternal damnation.

 

 

 

THE MERCY OF THE MESSIAH TOWARD THE UNFAITHFUL

 

 

 

The following true story

 

 

 

illustrates both the justice and the merciful love

 

 

 

of تيتراغراماتون
's eternal Word, Isa al-Masih:

 

 

 

"At daybreak Isa appeared in the Temple again;

 

 

 

and all the people came to him,

 

 

 

and he sat down and taught them.

 

 

 

The legalistic teachers and some members of the legalistic sect

 

 

 

brought a woman along who had been caught

 

 

 

committing adultery

 

 

 

and, making her stand there in the middle, they said to Isa,

 

 

 

'Teacher, this woman was caught

 

 

 

in the very act of committing adultery.

 

 

 

Now in the Taurat (Torah) Musa (Moses) has ordered us

 

 

 

to stone women of this kind.

 

 

 

What do you say about her?'

 

 

 

They asked him this as a test,

 

 

 

in order that they might have some charge

 

 

 

to bring against him.

 

 

 

But Isa bent down

 

 

 

and started writing on the ground with his finger.

 

 

 

And as they persisted with their question,

 

 

 

he straightened up and said,

 

 

 

'Let him who is without sin among you

 

 

 

be the first to throw a stone at her.'

 

 

 

Then he bent down and continued writing on the ground.

 

 

 

When they heard this they went away one by one,

 

 

 

beginning with the eldest,

 

 

 

until the last one had gone and Isa was left alone

 

 

 

with the woman standing before him.

 

 

 

Isa again straightened up and said,

 

 

 

'Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?'

 

 

 

'No one, sir,' she replied.

 

 

 

'Neither do I condemn you' said Isa.

 

 

 

'Go and sin no more.' " (63)

 

 

 

The woman in the story knew that she was as good as dead

 

 

 

because two witnesses (the prescribed number)

 

 

 

had caught her in the very act of committing adultery,

 

 

 

of which the Torah's penalty was death.

 

 

 

Isa could have treated her with loathing,

 

 

 

as men all too often act toward women.

 

 

 

Instead, he gave her new life and enabled her not to sin anymore

 

 

 

but to surrender to تيتراغراماتون
 as a New Creation Muslim.

 

 

 

This is God's will for all people, male and female,

 

 

 

for تيتراغراماتون
 is the merciful giver of new life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS IS THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the beginning God

 

 

 

thought

 

 

 

and by His creative Word spoke.

 

 

 

The divine Word called forth a universe out of nothing.

 

 

 

And by nothing but His Word

 

 

 

are the revolving stars held together.

 

 

 

Of all the created beings,

 

 

 

man alone has a reasonable word,

 

 

 

an utterable word,

 

 

 

a human word

 

 

 

--and a self-seeing spirit.

 

 

 

For humanity is not made in the likeness of an animal,

 

 

 

but in the likeness of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

who is

 

 

 

Eternal-God-with-His-Eternal-Word-and-His-Eternal-Spirit.

 

 

 

He it is who is the true God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this one God alone

 

 

 

makes mankind into a new creation

 

 

 

that reflects His glory

 

 

 

because the mankind He makes new

 

 

 

is Man-with-renewed-mind-and-regenerated-spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We lose the old rebellious selfhood but not the self.

 

 

 

We lose our old independent identity but not our identity.

 

 

 

We are not swallowed up into religious mysticism.

 

 

 

We need no occultist techniques or exercises to approach تيتراغراماتون
.

 

 

 

All we need to do is to repent

 

 

 

and bring every thought captive to obey the Word

 

 

 

by yielding to the power of the Eternal Spirit,

 

 

 

so that the mind that was in Isa al-Masih is in us

 

 

 

as we live and speak and act in inner communion with Him.

 

 

 

THE TARIQA (WAY) FOR NEW CRFATION MUSLIMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaitan (the Devil) is ultimately not able

 

 

 

to overpower a person

 

 

 

who is on the right path.

 

 

 

The beginning of the right path is تيتراغراماتون
's living Word,

 

 

 

not a paper book sent down to be worshiped as a fetish,

 

 

 

but a living personal Word sent down

 

 

 

that we might have life

 

 

 

and have it more abundantly

 

 

 

through a new and living tariqa (way)

 

 

 

found only in Isa's inerrant written words.

 

 

 

Isa said, "I am the tariqa (the right path),

 

 

 

the haqiqah (truth),

 

 

 

and the hayat (life).

 

 

 

No one comes to the Father

 

 

 

but by me"

 

 

 

(there is no other mediator,

 

 

 

no prophet who can supercede him,

 

 

 

no other name under heaven

 

 

 

whereby we must be saved).

 

 

 

The center of the right path is Iman (right Faith)

 

 

 

not in a righteousness of our own

 

 

 

which is of law-keeping and works,

 

 

 

nor of din (religious practice) nor ihsan (rightdoing),

 

 

 

but that which is through iman (faith) in the Word himself,

 

 

 

who comes to us from تيتراغراماتون
 in the power of the Spirit

 

 

 

both to will and to do his good pleasure,

 

 

 

effecting in us a righteousness which is of God

 

 

 

by faith and not by works,

 

 

 

lest anyone should boast.

 

 

 

The beginning of the way through is tawba (repentance).

 

 

 

This means continually confessing and putting to death

 

 

 

what is prone toward evil within us,

 

 

 

that is, the qalb (heart) of a fasiq (sinner).

 

 

 

If we say we have no sin,

 

 

 

we deceive ourselves

 

 

 

and the truth is not in us.

 

 

 

If we confess our sins,

 

 

 

he is faithful and just

 

 

 

to forgive our sins,

 

 

 

and to cleanse us

 

 

 

from all unrighteousness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The inclination of all humanity

 

 

 

not individually necessitated by تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

but nevertheless personally and freely chosen

 

 

 

by all Adam's children--

 

 

 

is to sin and therefore to die.

 

 

 

Thus, we must die to self (al-Junaid-fana).

 

 

 

We need to put to death in ourselves that which

 

 

 

shares the same sin-prone nature as the old mankind

 

 

 

(we need to die to the umma, community, of Adam),

 

 

 

and we must be recreated by the Word of God

 

 

 

(we need to be born anew

 

 

 

into the spiritual ummah of the Word of God).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mystery of the right path

 

 

 

is that the Word of تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

who is the likeness of the invisible God (Col.1:15),

 

 

 

became al-Insan al-Kamil (the Perfect Man) Isa al-Masih

 

 

 

and died a death to cure the guilt

 

 

 

of the qalb (heart) of every fasiq (sinner),

 

 

 

so that we can become assured

 

 

 

of our eternal inheritance as new creations,

 

 

 

being daily renewed and perfected.

 

 

 

This mystery is تيتراغراماتون
's temporary secret

 

 

 

now made publicly known,

 

 

 

that is, that Isa al-Masih

 

 

 

is the past, present and future pattern of mankind,

 

 

 

and whatever utopia or myth men hope for is unreal

 

 

 

except as the real is seen in Him alive from the dead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The center of the way through is inaba (returning)

 

 

 

to al-Insan al-Kamil (the Perfect Man).

 

 

 

To as many as received him (Isa)

 

 

 

to them gave he power to become the heirs of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

and we know that when he shall appear

 

 

 

we shall be like him.

 

 

 

The end of the way through is to submit

 

 

 

in total obedience to تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

in the marifah (knowledge)

 

 

 

of His costly and holy ishq (love)

 

 

 

with which He has loved us,

 

 

 

even with the love of a Father.

 

 

 

This is the love God has for us,

 

 

 

the same fatherly love He had for Ibrahim

 

 

 

(whose former name Abram means 'Exalted Father').

 

 

 

Ibrahim himself returned this type of love to تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

by his willingness to sacrifice to God

 

 

 

his only heir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The end of the right path

 

 

 

is daily to do the al-arkan (right duties)

 

 

 

by the direction and empowering of the Eternal Spirit.

 

 

 

This step is ubudiyah (service)

 

 

 

and cannot be done by might

 

 

 

nor by power,

 

 

 

but by His Eternal Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU CAN PRAY THIS PRAYER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"تيتراغراماتون
, the merciful and forgiving One,

 

 

 

I confess and agree with your Word

 

 

 

that I have had a sinful will

 

 

 

and have sinned

 

 

 

and need a new will.

 

 

 

I believe the Word of God who is Isa,

 

 

 

is the very expression of your will and can make me pure

 

 

 

as, by the power of your Eternal Spirit,

 

 

 

I am enabled to be like him.

 

 

 

May I never forget the great cost of his blood

 

 

 

to effect the atoning sacrifice

 

 

 

that takes away the penalty for my sins.

 

 

 

I call on you now and every day

 

 

 

to deliver me from my sins,

 

 

 

which offend you and have caused

 

 

 

the separation between us.

 

 

 

Come into my heart and life,

 

 

 

Isa, the risen Word of تيتراغراماتون
,

 

 

 

and fill me with your love

 

 

 

that I might submit to

 

 

 

and follow your commandments

 

 

 

sent down through you

 

 

 

in the Taurat and the Injil

 

 

 

by the inspiration of the Eternal Spirit.

 

 

 

Lead me on the straight path to the new creation.

 

 

 

On the basis of what Isa al-Masih has done,

 

 

 

I offer this request to you, praise be unto you,

 

 

 

and believe in my heart that through Isa your Word

 

 

 

it is granted. Amen."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRAYER LIFE OF A NEW CREATION  MUSLIM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We who are new creation Muslims

 

 

 

have already tasted of the world to come,

 

 

 

and therefore this present world hates us. (64)

 

 

 

In our spiritual beings we have already passed

 

 

 

from spiritual death unto spiritual life,

 

 

 

and Shaitan (Satan)

 

 

 

and the evil jinn (demons)

 

 

 

and the people of this present world,

 

 

 

because they have not experienced the new creation

 

 

 

through the Word of تيتراغراماتون
, who is Isa,

 

 

 

sometimes lash out at us with hatred and persecution.

 

 

 

The spirit that is in them

 

 

 

hates the Spirit that is in us.

 

 

 

But "greater is He (Isa al-Masih) who is in us

 

 

 

than he (Shaitan) who is in the world  (65)

 

 

 

And تيتراغراماتون
 works all things together for good for us.

 

 

 

Therefore, we do not grow weary in well-doing,

 

 

 

or in praying for our enemies,

 

 

 

or in cautiously reaching out to them in love,

 

 

 

or in joyfully suffering for the sake of God's message

 

 

 

of a servant's love for a needy world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We need only put on the spiritual armor of

 

 

 

the One who is within us

 

 

 

and we can stand victorious in prayer (66)

 

 

 

as more than conquerors

 

 

 

against our spiritual enemy, Shaitan.

 

 

 

This is spiritual jihad. (67)

 

 

 

We praise تيتراغراماتون
's Word (68)

 

 

 

who loved us when we were yet his enemies,

 

 

 

and who gives us wisdom and power

 

 

 

to show his love in countless ways,

 

 

 

even for our enemies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUT ON ARMOR FOR THE BATTLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the daily Islamic prayer

 

 

 

one finds the ejaculation:

 

 

 

"I seek refuge from God

 

 

 

from the cursed Satan."

 

 

 

Five times a day,

 

 

 

we who are New Creation Muslims

 

 

 

pause to put on our spiritual

 

 

 

armor and pray in the Spirit.

 

 

 

Since we have "no lasting city" (69)

 

 

 

in this old creation  world of sin and death,

 

 

 

the real direction of our prayer

 

 

 

is not toward anything in this visible world

 

 

 

but toward God,

 

 

 

who has triumphed over principalities and powers.

 

 

 

We tear down strongholds of Shaitan

 

 

 

and war in the Eternal Spirit

 

 

 

in the ministry of intercession,

 

 

 

pointing our prayers toward Isa and toward those in Mecca  as we

 

 

 

pray that in Him they may find the True Way.

 

 

 

Isa al-Masih, the Word of تيتراغراماتون
, is the true light

 

 

 

of true submitters to the straight path.

 

 

 

Who has تيتراغراماتون
 appointed but his Word

 

 

 

to be the world-ruler of the new world, the new creation?

 

 

 

And there is no other name under heaven

 

 

 

that has been given among men

 

 

 

by which we must be saved

 

 

 

from the coming wrath (70)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A discipline which does not earn merit with تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

but may be an effective means of identifying with Muslims (71) is

 

 

 

to put on the protection of our spiritual armor

 

 

 

in all five daily prayers:

 

 

 

Subh or the morning prayer,

 

 

 

Zuhr or the noon prayer (72)

 

 

 

'Asr or the afternoon prayer,

 

 

 

Maghrib or the evening prayer,

 

 

 

and 'Ishaa or the night prayer,

 

 

 

We pray without ceasing (73)

 

 

 

and we do not, in any case, make of prayer a good deed

 

 

 

calculated to earn God's favor.

 

 

 

We pray to تيتراغراماتون
 as though He were our gracious Father.

 

 

 

We pray so freely to Him not to win His favor

 

 

 

but because we have His favor,

 

 

 

not by our good works but by faith in His good works

 

 

 

--that He alone has the power to make the wicked righteous

 

 

 

and He alone has turned us from wickedness

 

 

 

to righteousness,

 

 

 

not by our dead religious works but by the works

 

 

 

of Himself and His Eternal Word and His Eternal Spirit

 

 

 

who has made of our old being a New Creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WUDU (CEREMONIAL WASHING)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Muslim manner we wash before we pray (74)

 

 

 

We have water available (75)

 

 

 

so that believers can prepare themselves before going into the

 

 

 

room we have set aside for prayers.

 

 

 

We remove our shoes before going into the room (76)

 

 

 

and we wash our faces and our hands up to the elbows

 

 

 

and our feet up to the ankles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we wash we say:

 

 

 

I wash my hands

 

 

 

from the evil things that I did

 

 

 

so that I can do only those things you want me to do, Lord.

 

 

 

I wash my eyes

 

 

 

so that I can see only those things you want me to see.

 

 

 

I wash my ears

 

 

 

so I can hear your voice,

 

 

 

and not the voice of the world.

 

 

 

I wash my feet so that I can walk in your path (77)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ADHAAN (78)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Muaadhdhin (Caller to prayer)

 

 

 

in our messianic mosque services

 

 

 

stands to make the announcement to pray (79)

 

 

 

and in so doing recites to the congregation

 

 

 

our Al-'Aqeedah (creed):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar     God is greater, God is greater.

 

 

 

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar     God is greater, God is greater.

 

 

 

Ash hadu allaa ilaaha ill تيتراغراماتون
, I bear witness that there is

 

 

 

nothing worthy of worship but God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ash hadu anna Isa Kalimatu'llah  I bear witness that Isa is

 

 

 

the Word of God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hooah yellkee al-ruah al-abadeeah Who sendeth forth the Eternal

 

 

 

Spirit (80)

 

 

 

al-moonthick min amr rabbi Proceeding from the command (Amr) of

 

 

 

my Lord (81)

 

 

 

Isa al-Masih, Kalimatahoo Isa the Messiah, His Word (82)

 

 

 

wahfadah keel awlad Ibrahim the ransom of all Ibrahim's heirs

 

 

 

b'zabahen ahzeemin and our momentous sacrifice (83)

 

 

 

wahrahfahahoo تيتراغراماتون
 eelyihee Raised to God (84)

 

 

 

leeyoonzeerah yeowma althuhlach As a warning of the day of

 

 

 

meeting (85)

 

 

 

innaa annafs laaahnrahoo beesooch bell hooah zellah annefs

 

 

 

alchadeem leenachoonah chahleekah djadeedah That He might put

 

 

 

away our evil-prone flesh and bring a new creation (86)

 

 

 

leeanna hahteh al-sahllech yahtahbarrar beelman Even

 

 

 

righteousness by faith alone. (87)

 

 

 

Hayya 'alaa Salaah        Hasten to prayer     Hayya 'alal Falaah

 

 

 

Hasten to real success     Qad qaamatis Sallaah Prayer is ready

 

 

 

Qad qaamatis Sallaah      Prayer is ready.     Allaahu Akbar,

 

 

 

God is greater.  Allaahu Akbar God is greater.

 

 

 

Laa ilaaha ill تيتراغراماتون
  There is nothing worthy of worship but

 

 

 

God." (88)

 

 

 

A KHUTBAH (SERMON) ENTITLED "GOD'S PLAN FOR THE

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF

 

 

 

ISRAEL AND ISHMAEL" --SUITABLE FOR A MESSIANIC ISLAMIC

 

 

 

JUM'AH OR

 

 

 

FRIDAY SERVICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

 

 

 

Praised be God. Praised be the God who has shown us the way, the

 

 

 

straight path through His Word.

 

 

 

I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship

 

 

 

but God.

 

 

 

I bear witness that Isa is the Word of God.

 

 

 

Fear God, O you people,

 

 

 

fear that day,

 

 

 

the Day of Judgment,

 

 

 

when a father will not be able to answer for his son,

 

 

 

nor the son for his father,

 

 

 

when an Imam will not be able to answer for a Muslim,

 

 

 

nor a Rabbi for a Jew.

 

 

 

O you people who have believed,

 

 

 

turn you to God,

 

 

 

as Ibrahim did turn to God.

 

 

 

Truly God is One and forgives all sin through His Word.

 

 

 

Truly we know His Word.

 

 

 

I bear witness that Isa is His Word of forgiveness.

 

 

 

Through Him تيتراغراماتون
 is merciful,

 

 

 

the forgiver of sins.

 

 

 

Through Him تيتراغراماتون
 is the most munificent,

 

 

 

and bountiful, the King,

 

 

 

the Holy One, the Most Merciful."

 

 

 

(The preacher or khatib or muzakkir then descends from the

 

 

 

pulpit, and sitting on the floor of the place of prayer, offers

 

 

 

up a silent prayer. He then again ascends the minbar or pulpit,

 

 

 

which may be nothing more than a small three step riser in

 

 

 

smaller mosques and proceeds.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

 

 

 

Praise be to God."

 

 

 

He who has the living Word of God for His guide

 

 

 

is never lost.

 

 

 

If we have truly died with His Word

 

 

 

and have truly been brought to live again by His Word,

 

 

 

then we truly passed from death to life.

 

 

 

There is a text in the Quran that refers to this:

 

 

 

'Or (take) the similitude

 

 

 

of one who passed

 

 

 

by a hamlet, all in ruins,

 

 

 

to its roofs. He said:

 

 

 

'Oh! how shall تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

bring it (ever) to life,

 

 

 

after (this) its death?'

 

 

 

Then in that same text (Cow 2:259)

 

 

 

it says:

 

 

 

'Look further at the bones,

 

 

 

how We bring them together,

 

 

 

and clothe them with flesh!'

 

 

 

Many commentators believe this text

 

 

 

is referring to Ezekiel 37:1O,

 

 

 

which says,

 

 

 

"The hand of the Lord was upon me (Ezekiel),

 

 

 

and carried me out in the Spirit of the Lord,

 

 

 

and set me down in the midst of the valley

 

 

 

which was full of bones,

 

 

 

and caused me to pass by them round about:

 

 

 

and, behold, there were very many in the open valley;

 

 

 

and, lo, they were very dry.

 

 

 

And he (God) said to me,

 

 

 

'Son of man, can these bones live?'

 

 

 

And I answered,

 

 

 

'O Lord God, thou knowest.'

 

 

 

Again he said unto me,

 

 

 

Prophesy upon these bones,

 

 

 

and say unto them,

 

 

 

O you dry bones,

 

 

 

hear the word of the Lord.

 

 

 

Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones;

 

 

 

Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you,

 

 

 

and you shall live:

 

 

 

And I will lay sinews upon you,

 

 

 

and will bring up flesh upon you,

 

 

 

and cover you with skin,

 

 

 

and put breath in you,

 

 

 

and you shall live;

 

 

 

and you shall know that I am the Lord.'

 

 

 

So I (Ezekiel) prophesied as I was commanded:

 

 

 

and as I prophesied,

 

 

 

there was a noise,

 

 

 

and behold a shaking,

 

 

 

and the bones came together,

 

 

 

bone to his bone.

 

 

 

And when I beheld, lo,

 

 

 

the sinews and the flesh came up upon them,

 

 

 

and the skin covered them above:

 

 

 

but there was no breath in them.

 

 

 

Then said he unto me,

 

 

 

'Prophesy unto the wind,

 

 

 

prophesy, son of man,

 

 

 

and say to the wind,

 

 

 

Thus saith the Lord God;

 

 

 

Come from the four winds, O breath,

 

 

 

and breathe upon these slain, that

 

 

 

they may live.'

 

 

 

So I prophesied as he (God) commanded me,

 

 

 

and the breath came into them,

 

 

 

and they lived,

 

 

 

and stood up upon their feet,

 

 

 

an exceeding great army."

 

 

 

What is this passage talking about?

 

 

 

Is there somewhere a great army

 

 

 

of those who were once dead

 

 

 

but are now being brought to life again?

 

 

 

Are we who are New Creation Muslims included or excluded

 

 

 

from that prophesied army?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Muslims are always asking questions like this.

 

 

 

We always wonder if God is including us.

 

 

 

The most pressing problem we Muslims have

 

 

 

is our spiritual identity.

 

 

 

The solution to that identity problem

 

 

 

has been given to us in the ancient past

 

 

 

through Ibrahim and Ishmael.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But many anti-Muslim teachers and preachers

 

 

 

use the Bible to teach political interpretations

 

 

 

about the promise of the land to Ibrahim

 

 

 

and negative interpretations about Ishmael.

 

 

 

So many Muslims ask,

 

 

 

"Why is it asserted that تيتراغراماتون
 loves the Jews

 

 

 

as his chosen people more than he loves us Muslims?

 

 

 

Why do so many want to twist the Scriptures

 

 

 

to make us feel rejected?"

 

 

 

But if we begin with the Taurat,

 

 

 

B'raisheet (Genesis) chapter 15,

 

 

 

we return to the cornerstone of our faith

 

 

 

as new creation submitters to تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and that cornerstone is Ibrahim.

 

 

 

It says, "Ibrahim believed God,"

 

 

 

and consequently it says that it was credited to him

 

 

 

that he became a righteous submitter to the true path.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GOD OF ISHMAEL BE PRAISED

 

 

 

In Genesis chapter 16:10

 

 

 

we see that God had a special plan for Ishmael

 

 

 

and his descendants.

 

 

 

In the Scriptures,

 

 

 

the Angel of the Lord appears only

 

 

 

when God has a special plan;

 

 

 

and in 16:10 Ishmael's mother, Hagar,

 

 

 

is told by the angel of the Lord,

 

 

 

"I will so increase your descendants

 

 

 

that they will be too numerous to count."

 

 

 

The last part of 16:12

 

 

 

says that Ishmael will live

 

 

 

"in hostility toward all his brothers."

 

 

 

The reference to Ishmael (the father of the Arab peoples)

 

 

 

and to his hostility "toward all his brothers"

 

 

 

(referring to Isaac, the father of Israel)

 

 

 

is a prophecy very much fulfilled today in the Middle East.

 

 

 

In Genesis 21 God acts to save Ishmael

 

 

 

and his mother,

 

 

 

just as God is saving many Muslims today.

 

 

 

21:19 says "Then God opened her (Hagar's) eyes

 

 

 

and she saw a well of water."

 

 

 

Today God is opening the eyes of many of Ishmael's descendents

 

 

 

and they are coming to the Word of تيتراغراماتون
 who said,

 

 

 

"If any man thirst,

 

 

 

let him come to me and drink."

 

 

 

Unfortunately, the sons

 

 

 

of those feuding brothers Ishamel and Isaac

 

 

 

have forgotten that their fathers wept together

 

 

 

when they buried their father Ibrahim,

 

 

 

as it says,

 

 

 

"in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre" (Genesis 25:9).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Isaiah 42:10-12

 

 

 

we see another prophecy,

 

 

 

that the sons of Ishmael (Kedar--see Genesis 25:13)

 

 

 

will come back to God and will

 

 

 

"proclaim his praise in the islands."

 

 

 

We believe this refers to the messianic Islamic du'at,

 

 

 

those new creation muslim missionaries

 

 

 

who will be sent out to make the call,

 

 

 

the invitation to submit to تيتراغراماتون

 

 

 

and His Word Isa our Deliverer ('Asim).

 

 

 

Again, look at Isaiah 60:7:

 

 

 

"All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered

 

 

 

together unto thee,

 

 

 

the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee:

 

 

 

they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar,

 

 

 

and I will glorify the house of my glory."

 

 

 

How much clearer can God make it

 

 

 

that a revival is coming among the Muslims?

 

 

 

In Acts 2:9-11 we see much of the modern Muslim world

 

 

 

represented when the Injil was first proclaimed

 

 

 

at al-Quds (Jerusalem);

 

 

 

notice the text lists "the Arabs,"

 

 

 

it lists "Mesopotamia" (Syria and Iraq),

 

 

 

"Libya," "Parthians and Medians"

 

 

 

(part of Kuwait and the Kurdish)

 

 

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