God is all to the prophets

God is first and all in the eyes of the prophets.


96. God is first in the eyes of the prophets, The Mighty One, The Exalted One, they consider themselves as nothing before Him: The prophets consider themselves as non-existent before the glory of His mighty throne and efface themselves into utter nothingness when God is speaking through them. (Make me as a hollow reed in which the pith of self has been removed when Thou useth me to speak forth to thy servants). They consider themselves as nothing in relation to the Majesty of His existence. Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Exodus: 4:11 “And The LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I The LORD?” 4:12 “Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” Exodus: 15:2 “The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.” “a mighty God and terrible.” Deuteronomy: 10:17 “For The LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: 10:18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.” the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: John: 13:16 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than He that sent him.” John: 6:38 “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me.” 2 Timothy: 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God,” Matthew: 19:16 “And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?Matthew: 19:17 “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.….” And again Jesus repeats this same statement in Mark: Mark: 10:18 “And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God.” Jesus didn’t even consider himself worthy of the title good in comparison to just the thought of the glory of his Father.

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 20. “I have submitted my whole self to Allah (God) and so have those who follow me.” 63. “Do ye wonder that there hath come to you a message from your Lord, through a man of your own people, to warn you, so that ye may fear Allah and haply receive his mercy?

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali TR), Surahs 3 and 7)

Islamic symbol-5pix 110. “I am but a man like yourselves, (but) the inspiration has come to me, that your Allah is one Allah: whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali TR), Surah 18)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 3. “I will speak of that which Mazda Ahura (God), the all-knowing, revealed to me first in this (earthly) life. 5. I will speak of that which (He), the Holiest declared to me as the word that is best for mortals to obey;”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 45)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix “We have heard that Zarathushtra is the first and best, as a follower of Ahura and as a performer of the law.” “Mazda alone is the most adorable. Whatever has been done here to for by men, or will be done hereafter, He Ahura is the judge there of. Let it be unto us as He wills.”

(Zoroaster, the Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1 and Hymns of Atharvan)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “How should they not proclaim Thy Majesties, Divinest, and Mightiest? Thou Brahm, than Brahma (God) greater! Thou Infinite Creator!” “Thou God of gods, Life’s Dwelling-place and Rest. Thou, of all souls the Soul The Comprehending Whole! Of being formed, and formless being the Framer; O Utmost One! O Lord! Older than old, Who stored The worlds with wealth of life! O Treasure-Claimer,” “Who wottest all, and art Wisdom Thyself! O Part In all, and All; for all from Thee have risen Numberless now I see.” “Now will I speak of knowledge best to know- That Truth which giveth man to drink, The Truth of HIM, the Para-Brahm, (Brahma) the All, The Uncreated;” “to Brahm. Such an one is not touched By taint of deeds. ‘Naught of myself I do!”’ (Krishna is telling us of the greatness of Brahma and that he does Brahma’s will not his own)

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapters 11 and 13)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 5. “We speak by our descent from our primeval Sire. Speak thou and make it known to us.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book  1)

“Even when the Tathagata refers to himself he is not holding in his mind such arbitrary thoughts as his being a personal self. Only terrestrial human beings think of selfhood as being a personal possession. (Buddha, Diamond Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM:Manda d-Haiyi (Haiyi/Hiia/God) Sublimest of Beings, Knowledge of Life is Thy name, Truth is Thy name. Pure is Thy name, magnified is Thy name, Honoured is Thy name, blessed is Thy name And abiding is Thy name. Victorious art Thou And victorious is Thy name. Victorious are the words of Truth which proceed from Thy mouth Over all deeds,” “Thou hast spoken with Thy Word and hast commanded us with Thy commandment, ‘Over your words My Word hath precedence: and at the raising of your right hands (towards Me) My right hand will be lifted towards you. Ye will call, and I will answer you quickly. Ye will seek My hand and I will not withhold it (from) your hands.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba – chapters 75 and 76)

Mandaean symbol1 “Thee (O) Life (Haiyi/God), (is it meet) to praise, to honour, To magnify and to bless.” “(Meet is it) to praise, honour, magnify and bless The Lord, the great and High Being increased in His brilliancy And was great in His light. (Meet is it) to praise, honour, magnify and bless Manda-d-Hiia, the life which proceeded from Life, The truth (kusta) that was afore-time, in the Beginning; Who was mightier in His radiance than the worlds of light.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 77)

Mandaean symbol1 “Thou art enduring, First Life (Haiyi, Qadmaiyi/God) before Whom no being had existence, Unearthly One from worlds of light, Supreme Being that art above all works, above the Ancient Radiance and above the First Light; above the life which emanated from Life.” Found everywhere and yet invisible to the naked eye. “Good is the Good for the good, and His nature is set upon those who love His name. We will seek and find, speak and be heard. We have sought and found, have spoken and been heard in Thy presence, my lord, Manda-d-Hiia!” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba – chapters 48 and 72)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Out of utter nothingness, O great and omnipotent Master, Thou hast, through the celestial potency of Thy might, brought me forth and raised me up to proclaim this Revelation. I have made none other but Thee my trust; I have clung to no will but Thy Will. Thou art, in truth, the All-Sufficing.” “We are but the embodiments of poverty, of nothingness, of helplessness and of perdition, while Thy whole Being betokeneth wealth, independence, glory, majesty and boundless grace.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 58 and 179)

The shrine10 pix “How can I extol the effulgent beauty of Thy Lordship, conscious as I am of my nothingness before the habitation of Thy glory?

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 215)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Nothing have I perceived except that I perceived God before it, God after it, or God with it.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 113)

the greatest name 8 pix“Immeasurably exalted is God above all that we may conceive of the Revealers of His Cause, and immensely glorified is He beyond all that they may mention in His regard!

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 32)

the greatest name 8 pix“Nothing whatsoever shall, in this Day, be accepted from you, though ye continue to worship and prostrate yourselves before God throughout the eternity of His dominion. For all things are dependent upon His Will, and the worth of all acts is conditioned upon His acceptance and pleasure. The whole universe is but a handful of clay in His grasp.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 293)