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Explicit Acts of returned Christ (72:0)

There are many explicit actions predicted in John chapters 14-16. A brief sampling of the fulfillment by Bahá'u'lláh is given below for each criterion: (72:1)

Unseal the Books: (72:2)

"O Daniel, shut up the Words and Seal the Book, even to the Time of the End.." (Dan 12:4) (72:3) see

".. then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?" "And he (the Lord) said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and Sealed till the Time of the End".. (Daniel 12:8-9) (72:4) see

"And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a Book that is Sealed.. which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed." (Isaiah 29:11) (72:5) see

".. judge nothing before the time until the lord come, who.. will bring to light 'the hidden things of darkness'.".. (I Cor 4:5) (72:6) see

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. (John 16:13) (72:7) see

[These seals would be opened only by the Spirit of Truth at His Second Coming] (72:8)

Feed His Flock with Teachings: (72:9)

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young. (Isaiah 40:11) (72:10) see

[His Flock has received approximately 100 Volumes of Teachings on almost every conceivable Subject] (72:11)

Testify of Christ and glorify His station: (72:12)

"Say, this is the One Who glorified the Son and exalted His Cause." (tbh 12) (72:13) see

"Say, verily, He hath testified of me, and I do testify of Him." (tbh 11) (72:14) see

Teach and declare the message of Christ: (72:15)

"Say this is the One Who glorified the Son and hath exalted His Cause." (tbh 12) (72:16) see

"Our belief in regard to Christ is exactly what is recorded in the New Testament." (On Divine Philosophy p117) (72:17)

"The essence of religion is to testify unto that which the Lord hath revealed and follow that which He hath ordained in His mighty Book." (tbh 155) (72:18) see

Guide the Christians into all truth: (72:19)

".. the Comforter whose advent all scriptures have promised is now come that He may reveal unto you all knowledge and wisdom." (wob 104). (72:20) see

Tell the Christians of things to come: (72:21)

See "Bahá'í Faith's Own Prophecies" under "World Redeemer" (72:22)

Speak only by the authority of God (joh 16:13) (72:23) see

"Verily, He Who is the Spirit of Truth is come to guide you unto all truth. He speaketh not as prompted by His own self, but as bidden by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise" (tbh 12) (72:24) see

Be sent from the Father (joh 14:26; 15:26) (72:25) see

"Not of My Own volition have I revealed Myself, but God of His Own Choosing, hath manifested Me." (esw 11). (72:26) see

Convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (joh 16:8-11) (72:27) see

"So great is the folly and perversity of the people, that hey have turned their faces toward their own thoughts and desires, and have turned their back upon the knowledge and will of God." (kiq 171). (72:28) see

"Though immersed in the ocean of misbelief, yet with your lips ye profess the one true faith of God. Him whom I abhor ye have loved, and of My foe ye have made a friend. Not withstanding, ye walk on My earth complacent and self-satisfied, heedless that My earth is weary of you and everything within it shunneth you." (hwd Persian no. 20) (72:29) see

"Such has been the perversity of men and their transgressions, so grievous hath been the trials that have afflicted the Prophets of God, and their Chosen ones, that all mankind deserveth to be tormented and to perish." (gwb 76). (72:30) see

Some of the Prophecies referring to the 2nd Coming literally fulfilled by Bahá'u'lláh: (72:31)

A. Place of His Coming: Carmel and the Plain of Sharon shall see Him. (isa 35:1-2) (72:32) see

B. Where He Comes From: From Assyria and the fortified cities.. (mic 7:12) (72:33) see

C. How He Would Come: As a thief in the night (2pe 3:10) and unexpectedly (mat 24:36) (72:34) see

D. Come With a New Name: (isa 62:2; rev 2:17) and His New Name is "Glory of the Lord (Bahá'u'lláh in Arabic)" (isa 35:1-2) (72:35) see

E. Time of His Coming: '1844' as derived from Daniel (saq 41-44). (72:36) see

F. Accompanying Events (less specific): Gospel preached throughout the world (mat 24:14) Wars and rumor of wars.. (mrk 13:7-10) terrible troubles (dan 12:1) (72:37) see

G. The "Fruits" of Bahá'u'lláh can be seen in the results of His Teachings, both in the world and in His followers. (mat 7:15-20, gal 5:22) (72:38) see

H."Bahá'u'lláh.. bore innumerable trials and persecutions in order to show forth to the world of mankind the virtues of the world of divinity, making it possible for you to realize the supremacy of the spirit.." (pt 160). (72:39) see

I."The proof of the validity of a Manifestation of God is the penetration and potency of His Word, the cultivation of heavenly attributes in the hearts and lives of His followers and the bestowal of divine education upon the world of humanity. This is absolute proof." (pup 341). (72:40) see

"The Word of God brings Faith" (rom 10:17) "Rebirth" (1pe 1:23) and "Everlasting Life" (joh 5:24) (72:41) see

"One thing and only one thing will unfailingly and alone secure the undoubted triumph of this sacred cause, namely the extent to which our own inner life and private character mirror forth in their manifold aspects the splendor of the eternal principles proclaimed by Bahá'u'lláh." (bad 66) (72:42) see

There are over six million Bahá'ís from every religious background who have come to know Christ or to know Him more completely by recognizing His Return. (72:43)

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