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The Ability Of The Divine Source 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="heading passage-class-0" style="background-color: clear; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-top: 10px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3NOQsE0Ox6o/URaDn8qu1lI/AAAAAAAAJmg/iIUt0hfjYJE/s1600/Snapshot+8+%25282-8-2013+5-01+PM%2529.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3NOQsE0Ox6o/URaDn8qu1lI/AAAAAAAAJmg/iIUt0hfjYJE/s400/Snapshot+8+%25282-8-2013+5-01+PM%2529.png" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><i><a href="http://noeljones.org/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">Bishop Noel Jones &amp; The City Of Refuge</span></a></i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Ephesians 3</span></h3><div class="txt-sm" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">New King James Version (NKJV)</span></b></div></div><div class="passage version-NKJV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="background-color: clear; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-3-1" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-3-1" id="en-NKJV-29253" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Mystery Revealed</span></h3><div class="chapter-1" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Eph-3-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></span></span></b></div><div class="chapter-1" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1</span></span><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; font-size: 1.25em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;">&nbsp;</span>For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles—&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-2" id="en-NKJV-29254" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">2&nbsp;</sup>if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-3" id="en-NKJV-29255" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">3&nbsp;</sup>how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-4" id="en-NKJV-29256" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">4&nbsp;</sup>by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-5" id="en-NKJV-29257" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">5&nbsp;</sup>which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-6" id="en-NKJV-29258" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">6&nbsp;</sup>that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-7" id="en-NKJV-29259" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">7&nbsp;</sup>of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Eph-3-8" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-3-8" id="en-NKJV-29260" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Purpose of the Mystery</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Eph-3-8" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-8"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">8&nbsp;</sup>To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-9" id="en-NKJV-29261"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">9&nbsp;</sup>and to make all see what&nbsp;<i>is&nbsp;</i>the fellowship<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-29261a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-29261a" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup>&nbsp;of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-29261b&quot; title=&quot;See footnote b&quot;&gt;b&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-29261b" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote b">b</a>]</sup>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-10" id="en-NKJV-29262"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">10&nbsp;</sup>to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly&nbsp;<i>places,</i>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-11" id="en-NKJV-29263"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">11&nbsp;</sup>according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-12" id="en-NKJV-29264"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">12&nbsp;</sup>in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.</span><span class="text Eph-3-13" id="en-NKJV-29265"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">13&nbsp;</sup>Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Eph-3-14" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-3-14" id="en-NKJV-29266" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Appreciation of the Mystery</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Eph-3-14" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-14"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">14&nbsp;</sup>For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-29266c&quot; title=&quot;See footnote c&quot;&gt;c&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-29266c" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote c">c</a>]</sup>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-15" id="en-NKJV-29267"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">15&nbsp;</sup>from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-16" id="en-NKJV-29268"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">16&nbsp;</sup>that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,</span><span class="text Eph-3-17" id="en-NKJV-29269"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">17&nbsp;</sup>that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-18" id="en-NKJV-29270"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">18&nbsp;</sup>may be able to comprehend with all the saints what&nbsp;<i>is</i>&nbsp;the width and length and depth and height—&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-19" id="en-NKJV-29271"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">19&nbsp;</sup>to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Eph-3-20" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-20" id="en-NKJV-29272"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">20&nbsp;</sup>Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-21" id="en-NKJV-29273"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">21&nbsp;</sup>to Him&nbsp;<i>be</i>&nbsp;glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.</span></span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-21"><br /></span></span></b></div><div class="footnotes" style="font-size: 16px;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/1Jg5DYX5dTQ/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/1Jg5DYX5dTQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/1Jg5DYX5dTQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px; text-align: center;"></h4><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Footnotes:</span></h4><ol type="a"><li id="fen-NKJV-29261a"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-29261" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Ephesians 3:9">Ephesians 3:9</a>&nbsp;NU-Text and M-Text read&nbsp;<i>stewardship</i>&nbsp;(dispensation).</span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-29261b"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-29261" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Ephesians 3:9">Ephesians 3:9</a>&nbsp;NU-Text omits&nbsp;<i>through Jesus Christ.</i></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-29266c"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-29266" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Ephesians 3:14">Ephesians 3:14</a>&nbsp;NU-Text omits&nbsp;<i>of our Lord Jesus Christ.</i></span></b></li></ol><div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i>~~~~~</i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i>Tao Te Ching (The Way)</i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i>by Lao-tzu</i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i>translated by: &nbsp;J. Legge</i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><h2><b><span style="font-size: small;">15</span></b></h2><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: normal;">The skilful masters (of the Tao) in old times, with a subtle</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">and exquisite penetration, comprehended its mysteries, and were deep</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">(also) so as to elude men's knowledge. As they were thus beyond men's</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">knowledge, I will make an effort to describe of what sort they</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">appeared to be.</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">Shrinking looked they like those who wade through a stream in</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">winter; irresolute like those who are afraid of all around them; grave</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">like a guest (in awe of his host); evanescent like ice that is melting</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">away; unpretentious like wood that has not been fashioned into</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">anything; vacant like a valley, and dull like muddy water.</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">Who can (make) the muddy water (clear)? Let it be still, and it</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">will gradually become clear. Who can secure the condition of rest?</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">Let movement go on, and the condition of rest will gradually arise.</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">They who preserve this method of the Tao do not wish to be full (of</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">themselves). It is through their not being full of themselves that</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">they can afford to seem worn and not appear new and complete.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">~~~~~</span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; font-size: 16px; margin-right: 1em;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s1600/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s400/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" width="268" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><b><i><a href="http://sufiorder.org/" target="_blank">Pir Zia Inayat-Khan</a></i></b></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Ten Sufi Thoughts</span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>IV</b></span></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: start;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>There is One Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction towards the ideal, which fulfills the life's purpose of every soul.</b></span></div></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>Religion in the Sanskrit language is termed&nbsp;<i>Dharma</i>, which means&nbsp;<i>duty</i>. The duty of every individual is religion. 'Every soul is born for a certain purpose, and the light of that purpose is kindled in his soul', says Sa'adi. This explains why the Sufi in his tolerance allows every one to have his own path, and does not compare the principles of others with his own, but allows freedom of thought to everyone, since he himself is a freethinker.</b></span></div></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>Religion, in the conception of a Sufi, is the path that leads man towards the attainment of his ideal, worldly as well as heavenly. Sin and virtue, right and wrong, good and bad are not the same in the case of every individual; they are according to his grade of evolution and state of life. Therefore the Sufi concerns himself little with the name of the religion or the place of worship. All places are sacred enough for his worship, and all religions convey to him the religion of his soul. “I saw Thee in the sacred Ka’aba and in the temple of the idol also Thee I saw.”</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Printed with permission of the Sufi Order International.</i></b></span></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>~~~~~</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>Glory!</b></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="heading passage-class-0" style="background-color: clear; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-top: 10px;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3NOQsE0Ox6o/URaDn8qu1lI/AAAAAAAAJmg/iIUt0hfjYJE/s1600/Snapshot+8+%25282-8-2013+5-01+PM%2529.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3NOQsE0Ox6o/URaDn8qu1lI/AAAAAAAAJmg/iIUt0hfjYJE/s400/Snapshot+8+%25282-8-2013+5-01+PM%2529.png" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><i><a href="http://noeljones.org/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">Bishop Noel Jones &amp; The City Of Refuge</span></a></i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Ephesians 3</span></h3><div class="txt-sm" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">New King James Version (NKJV)</span></b></div></div><div class="passage version-NKJV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="background-color: clear; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-3-1" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-3-1" id="en-NKJV-29253" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Mystery Revealed</span></h3><div class="chapter-1" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Eph-3-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></span></span></b></div><div class="chapter-1" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1</span></span><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; font-size: 1.25em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;">&nbsp;</span>For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles—&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-2" id="en-NKJV-29254" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">2&nbsp;</sup>if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-3" id="en-NKJV-29255" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">3&nbsp;</sup>how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-4" id="en-NKJV-29256" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">4&nbsp;</sup>by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-5" id="en-NKJV-29257" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">5&nbsp;</sup>which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-6" id="en-NKJV-29258" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">6&nbsp;</sup>that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-7" id="en-NKJV-29259" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">7&nbsp;</sup>of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Eph-3-8" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-3-8" id="en-NKJV-29260" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Purpose of the Mystery</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Eph-3-8" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-8"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">8&nbsp;</sup>To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-9" id="en-NKJV-29261"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">9&nbsp;</sup>and to make all see what&nbsp;<i>is&nbsp;</i>the fellowship<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-29261a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-29261a" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup>&nbsp;of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-29261b&quot; title=&quot;See footnote b&quot;&gt;b&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-29261b" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote b">b</a>]</sup>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-10" id="en-NKJV-29262"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">10&nbsp;</sup>to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly&nbsp;<i>places,</i>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-11" id="en-NKJV-29263"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">11&nbsp;</sup>according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-12" id="en-NKJV-29264"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">12&nbsp;</sup>in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.</span><span class="text Eph-3-13" id="en-NKJV-29265"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">13&nbsp;</sup>Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Eph-3-14" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-3-14" id="en-NKJV-29266" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Appreciation of the Mystery</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Eph-3-14" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-14"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">14&nbsp;</sup>For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-29266c&quot; title=&quot;See footnote c&quot;&gt;c&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-29266c" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote c">c</a>]</sup>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-15" id="en-NKJV-29267"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">15&nbsp;</sup>from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-16" id="en-NKJV-29268"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">16&nbsp;</sup>that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,</span><span class="text Eph-3-17" id="en-NKJV-29269"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">17&nbsp;</sup>that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-18" id="en-NKJV-29270"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">18&nbsp;</sup>may be able to comprehend with all the saints what&nbsp;<i>is</i>&nbsp;the width and length and depth and height—&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-19" id="en-NKJV-29271"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">19&nbsp;</sup>to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Eph-3-20" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;"><br /></sup></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-20" id="en-NKJV-29272"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">20&nbsp;</sup>Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Eph-3-21" id="en-NKJV-29273"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">21&nbsp;</sup>to Him&nbsp;<i>be</i>&nbsp;glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.</span></span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-3-21"><br /></span></span></b></div><div class="footnotes" style="font-size: 16px;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/1Jg5DYX5dTQ/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/1Jg5DYX5dTQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/1Jg5DYX5dTQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px; text-align: center;"></h4><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Footnotes:</span></h4><ol type="a"><li id="fen-NKJV-29261a"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-29261" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Ephesians 3:9">Ephesians 3:9</a>&nbsp;NU-Text and M-Text read&nbsp;<i>stewardship</i>&nbsp;(dispensation).</span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-29261b"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-29261" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Ephesians 3:9">Ephesians 3:9</a>&nbsp;NU-Text omits&nbsp;<i>through Jesus Christ.</i></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-29266c"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-29266" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Ephesians 3:14">Ephesians 3:14</a>&nbsp;NU-Text omits&nbsp;<i>of our Lord Jesus Christ.</i></span></b></li></ol><div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i>~~~~~</i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i>Tao Te Ching (The Way)</i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i>by Lao-tzu</i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i>translated by: &nbsp;J. Legge</i></b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="color: blue;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><h2><b><span style="font-size: small;">15</span></b></h2><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: normal;">The skilful masters (of the Tao) in old times, with a subtle</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">and exquisite penetration, comprehended its mysteries, and were deep</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">(also) so as to elude men's knowledge. As they were thus beyond men's</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">knowledge, I will make an effort to describe of what sort they</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">appeared to be.</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">Shrinking looked they like those who wade through a stream in</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">winter; irresolute like those who are afraid of all around them; grave</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">like a guest (in awe of his host); evanescent like ice that is melting</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">away; unpretentious like wood that has not been fashioned into</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">anything; vacant like a valley, and dull like muddy water.</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">Who can (make) the muddy water (clear)? Let it be still, and it</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">will gradually become clear. Who can secure the condition of rest?</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">Let movement go on, and the condition of rest will gradually arise.</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">They who preserve this method of the Tao do not wish to be full (of</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">themselves). It is through their not being full of themselves that</span><br style="font-size: medium;" /><span style="font-size: normal;">they can afford to seem worn and not appear new and complete.</span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">~~~~~</span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; font-size: 16px; margin-right: 1em;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s1600/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s400/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" width="268" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><b><i><a href="http://sufiorder.org/" target="_blank">Pir Zia Inayat-Khan</a></i></b></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Ten Sufi Thoughts</span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>IV</b></span></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: start;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>There is One Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction towards the ideal, which fulfills the life's purpose of every soul.</b></span></div></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>Religion in the Sanskrit language is termed&nbsp;<i>Dharma</i>, which means&nbsp;<i>duty</i>. The duty of every individual is religion. 'Every soul is born for a certain purpose, and the light of that purpose is kindled in his soul', says Sa'adi. This explains why the Sufi in his tolerance allows every one to have his own path, and does not compare the principles of others with his own, but allows freedom of thought to everyone, since he himself is a freethinker.</b></span></div></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div></div><div style="background-color: clear; text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>Religion, in the conception of a Sufi, is the path that leads man towards the attainment of his ideal, worldly as well as heavenly. Sin and virtue, right and wrong, good and bad are not the same in the case of every individual; they are according to his grade of evolution and state of life. Therefore the Sufi concerns himself little with the name of the religion or the place of worship. All places are sacred enough for his worship, and all religions convey to him the religion of his soul. “I saw Thee in the sacred Ka’aba and in the temple of the idol also Thee I saw.”</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Printed with permission of the Sufi Order International.</i></b></span></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>~~~~~</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>Glory!</b></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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