by Phil Goble


(c) Copyright 2017 by Phil Goble





          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































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.








Different people react in different ways to the truth,




just as, when a farmer plants his seed,




various kinds of soil react variously.








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 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!








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.








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.
















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.












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.












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.








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)?"












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)
















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.








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)
















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




'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)



























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.








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.








Here is the true story:




A young man and his wife




had been travelling for several days




looking for the man of God.




 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."








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.








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."












"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...








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




'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.








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 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.








 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




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.








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.




 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)












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)








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)
















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




"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?)
















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,












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.
















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




 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.




 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 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








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




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.








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




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




 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




the death and rebirth of the whole human race?




Did you not know that the Word of تيتراغراماتون




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








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 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.
















In the beginning God








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








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.












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.
















, 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."




























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.




















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.
















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 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)




























"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.












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)




--all sons of Ishmael who are among those




that will come in the last days




as new creations to glorify God.




God has a plan of salvation for them




and wants them to be saved




from his own holy hostility against unholiness




just as he wants Jew and non-Jew to be saved




from the murderous hostility that is between them.
















That hostility has been put to death (Ephesians 2:16)




by the Word who broke down all hostility




in his body on the tree of hostility




when he rose from the dead




to assure us of our triumph with him over all hostility