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Knowledge Increased (16:41)

A fascinating aspect of the unsealing of the books given to us in the book of Daniel, wherein it states: (16:42)

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (dan 12:4) (16:43) see

These words of Daniel have been fulfilled. Through the coming of Bahá'u'lláh, like a spiritual sun rising, the world has experienced a tremendous increase in knowledge. More people travel to and fro in this day than at any other time in history (16:44)

Jesus uses the analogy of the physical growth of a tree to explain how we will be helped to recognize the time of His Return: (16:45)

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: (16:46)

So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. (mat 24:32) (16:47) see

When do we see that this change referred to by Daniel and Jesus began? (16:48)

An astonishing fact of history is that the famous first message sent by Samuel B. Morse on his newly-constructed telegraph system, which ran between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, was sent on May 24, 1844-one day after the Bahá'í Faith commenced in Persia. The words chosen for that telegraphic message were quoted from the Book of Numbers, 23:23: What hath God wrought! Morse was a born-again Christian. He felt "the assurance that his Creator had chosen him to be a great benefactor to mankind." (YL p. 113) His invention anchored the age of electronic communications. It was given to mankind by God to provide the means whereby humanity could live as one fold (joh 10:16), and to enable the birth of a world civilization wherein humanity could freely communicate. (16:49) see

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