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Two Messengers (86:0)

Zechariah, speaking of the 'last days', prophesied of the twin holy souls who would appear, saying: (86:1)

"Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth." (Zech 4:14) (86:2) see

In addition to the two "woes", Revelation speaks of the "two olive trees" and the "two candlesticks". (86:3)

Malachi, speaking of 'the time of the end', prophesied: (86:4)

"Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of 'the great and dreadful day of the Lord." (Mal 4:5) (86:5) see

This was the land, Persia, in which Daniel beheld: (86:6)

".. one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven.." (86:7)

The Bab foretold that this great Redeemer would appear exactly nine years after His own coming. He would, therefore, as prophesied in the Old Testament, "suddenly come to his temple". He would thus come just as Christ had so often emphasized in the book of Revelation: (86:8)

"Behold I come quickly." (86:9)

Malachi, who called it the great and dreadful day of the Lord, foretold the appearance of two at 'the time of the end', saying: (86:10)

"Behold, I will send 'my messenger', and he shall prepare the way before me: and 'the Lord', whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple.." (Mal 3:1) (86:11) see

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