|03-04-2017, 12:53 PM||#1|
Joined: May 2013
From: forest falls california
40 days (years) as prophecy
In the interpretation of the Tablet of the Holy Mariner, drawing the parallel to Noah in His time, and the Ark of the Covenant, renewed with each successive Manifestation of God, it is interesting to note how the Song of God (as in Bhagavad-Gita) is sung from age to age, and how its melodies recur as they are recorded again from age to age, like the themes of country songs.
So Noah was told by God that it would rain for 40 days and nights. That is, there will be a continuous flood of Revelation from God which will fill the earth from one end to another with the waters of Divine Knowledge from the Glorious Being. This number 40 occurs again and again.
There is something interesting about the number "40" in religious prophecy that is not often noticed:
God told Noah that it will "rain" for 40 days and 40 nights, non-stop
Noah waited 40 days after the flood before exiting the ark.
Moses was on the mountain for 40 days, not once, but twice!
Moses wandered in the wilderness for 40 years
Goliath appeared for 40 days before being killed by David.
Elijah strengthened by one angelic meal went 40 days to Mount Horeb where the Lord passed by and he heard the voice of God
Jonah warned the City of Nineveh they had 40 days until God would overthrow the city.
The people repented in those 40 days and God spared the city.
"and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days; I have appointed thee each day for a year." Ezekial had "Numerous" visions of the Glory of God (Baha'u'llah)
Jesus fasted for 40 days
Muhammad began receiving revelation at the age of 40
Before Mullah Husayn began his search for the Promised One, he prayed and fasted for 40 days.
The time between Mullah Husayn finding the Bab until the second Letter of the Living did was 40 days
The Bab wrote His first major work, the Qayyumu'l-Asma, in 40 days.
Baha'u'llah received revelation for 40 years, from 1852 until His ascension in 1892
Thus, as God told Noah, it "rained" from the Heaven of God's Revelation for 40 years non-stop, from the Pen of Baha'u'llah, from 1852 through 1892, fulfilling prophecy linked to all of these Biblical accounts. As the earth is the recipient of heavenly rain and is renewed, such is the meaning of the prophecy told in Revelation: "I saw a new heaven and a new earth." For indeed, the earth of men's hearts who receive this heavenly outpouring is being renewed, knowledge is increasing, the One Shepherd is gradually gathering humanity together as One Fold...
So we see that from the time of Noah that this prophecy is really about the appearance of Baha'u'llah and His Revelation, which was revealed over a period of precisely 40 years.
|03-04-2017, 04:11 PM||#2|
Joined: Sep 2010
Somehow, in Joel, there is a an allusion to the years of apostolic age of Bahai Faith.
I think it is in this verse:
25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm
A great Bahai Scholar said in Joel, the years are mentioned secretly. I believe its Joel 2:25. It might be numerical values of "the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm"
It should somehow point to the culmination of 49 years.