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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://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EZUGLKM8Qjg/UTwSKKGqiII/AAAAAAAALa8/zb6Pn5sFwpY/s1600/tbn.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="333" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EZUGLKM8Qjg/UTwSKKGqiII/AAAAAAAALa8/zb6Pn5sFwpY/s400/tbn.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: NORMAL;"><i><a href="http://www.tbn.org/" target="_blank">TBN</a></i></span></b></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Hebrews 4</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 Heb-4-1" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Heb-4-1" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Heb-4-1" id="en-NKJV-30016" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Promise of Rest</span></h3><div class="chapter-1" style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 1.25em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><br /></span></span></b></div><div class="chapter-1" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></span></span></span></b><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1&nbsp;</span></span>Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-2" id="en-NKJV-30017" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">2&nbsp;</sup>For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them,<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30017a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30017a" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup>&nbsp;not being mixed with faith in those who heard&nbsp;<i>it.</i>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-3" id="en-NKJV-30018" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">3&nbsp;</sup>For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:</span></span></b></div><div class="poetry top-1" style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em; margin-top: 1em; padding-left: 2.6em; position: relative;"><div class="line"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-3" style="position: relative;"><span class="oblique" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">“So I swore in My wrath,</span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><b><span class="text Heb-4-3" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; position: relative;"><span class="oblique">‘They shall not enter My rest,’”</span><sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30018b&quot; title=&quot;See footnote b&quot;&gt;b&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30018b" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote b">b</a>]</sup></span></b></b></div><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span></b></div><div class="first-line-none top-1" style="font-size: 16px; margin-top: 1em; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-3">although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-4" id="en-NKJV-30019"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">4&nbsp;</sup>For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh&nbsp;<i>day</i>&nbsp;in this way:&nbsp;<span class="oblique">“And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”</span>;&nbsp;<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30019c&quot; title=&quot;See footnote c&quot;&gt;c&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30019c" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote c">c</a>]</sup>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-5" id="en-NKJV-30020"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">5&nbsp;</sup>and again in this&nbsp;<i>place:</i>&nbsp;<span class="oblique">“They shall not enter My rest.”</span><sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30020d&quot; title=&quot;See footnote d&quot;&gt;d&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30020d" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote d">d</a>]</sup></span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-6" 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 Heb-4-6" id="en-NKJV-30021"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">6&nbsp;</sup>Since therefore it remains that some&nbsp;<i>must</i>&nbsp;enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-7" id="en-NKJV-30022"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">7&nbsp;</sup>again He designates a certain day, saying in David,&nbsp;<span class="oblique">“Today,”</span>&nbsp;after such a long time, as it has been said:</span></span></b></div><div class="poetry top-1" style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em; margin-top: 1em; padding-left: 2.6em; position: relative;"><div class="line"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-7" style="position: relative;"><span class="oblique" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">“Today, if you will hear His voice,</span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><b><span class="text Heb-4-7" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; position: relative;"><span class="oblique">Do not harden your hearts.”</span><sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30022e&quot; title=&quot;See footnote e&quot;&gt;e&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30022e" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote e">e</a>]</sup></span></b></b></div><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span></b></div><div class="top-1" style="font-size: 16px; margin-top: 1em; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-8" id="en-NKJV-30023"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">8&nbsp;</sup>For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-9" id="en-NKJV-30024"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">9&nbsp;</sup>There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-10" id="en-NKJV-30025"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">10&nbsp;</sup>For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God&nbsp;<i>did</i>&nbsp;from His.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Heb-4-11" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Heb-4-11" id="en-NKJV-30026" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Word Discovers Our Condition</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-11" 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 Heb-4-11"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">11&nbsp;</sup>Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-12" id="en-NKJV-30027"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">12&nbsp;</sup>For the word of God&nbsp;<i>is</i>&nbsp;living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-13" id="en-NKJV-30028"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">13&nbsp;</sup>And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things&nbsp;<i>are&nbsp;</i>naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we&nbsp;<i>must give</i>&nbsp;account.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Heb-4-14" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Heb-4-14" id="en-NKJV-30029" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Our Compassionate High Priest</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-14"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">14&nbsp;</sup>Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast&nbsp;<i>our</i>&nbsp;confession.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-15" id="en-NKJV-30030"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">15&nbsp;</sup>For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all&nbsp;<i>points</i>&nbsp;tempted as&nbsp;<i>we are, yet</i>&nbsp;without sin.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-16" id="en-NKJV-30031"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">16&nbsp;</sup>Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.</span></span></b></div><div class="footnotes" style="font-size: 16px;"><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h4><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://2.gvt0.com/vi/2S-nvXMfNvo/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2S-nvXMfNvo&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2S-nvXMfNvo&fs=1&source=uds" 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-30017a"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30017" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:2">Hebrews 4:2</a>&nbsp;NU-Text and M-Text read&nbsp;<i>profit them</i>,&nbsp;<i>since they were not united by faith with those who heeded it.</i></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-30018b"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30018" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:3">Hebrews 4:3</a>&nbsp;<a class="bibleref" data-bibleref="Ps.95.11" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ps.95.11&amp;version=NKJV" style="text-decoration: none;">Psalm 95:11</a></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-30019c"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30019" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:4">Hebrews 4:4</a>&nbsp;<a class="bibleref" data-bibleref="Gen.2.2" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Gen.2.2&amp;version=NKJV" style="text-decoration: none;">Genesis 2:2</a></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-30020d"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30020" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:5">Hebrews 4:5</a>&nbsp;<a class="bibleref" data-bibleref="Ps.95.11" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ps.95.11&amp;version=NKJV" style="text-decoration: none;">Psalm 95:11</a></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-30022e"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30022" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:7">Hebrews 4:7</a>&nbsp;<a class="bibleref" data-bibleref="Ps.95.7-Ps.95.8" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ps.95.7-Ps.95.8&amp;version=NKJV" style="text-decoration: none;">Psalm 95:7, 8</a></span></b></li></ol><div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b>~~~~~</b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b>Tao Te Ching (The Way)</b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b>by Lao-tzu</b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b>translated by: &nbsp;J. Legge</b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><h2><b>10</b></h2><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: normal;">When the intelligent and animal souls are held together in one</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">embrace, they can be kept from separating. When one gives undivided</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">attention to the (vital) breath, and brings it to the utmost degree of</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">pliancy, he can become as a (tender) babe. When he has cleansed away</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">the most mysterious sights (of his imagination), he can become without</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">a flaw.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">In loving the people and ruling the state, cannot he proceed</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">without any (purpose of) action? In the opening and shutting of his</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">gates of heaven, cannot he do so as a female bird? While his</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">intelligence reaches in every direction, cannot he (appear to) be</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">without knowledge?</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">(The Tao) produces (all things) and nourishes them; it produces</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">them and does not claim them as its own; it does all, and yet does not</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">boast of it; it presides over all, and yet does not control them.</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">This is what is called 'The mysterious Quality' (of the Tao).</span></b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>~~~~~</b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; 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="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s320/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" width="215" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><b><i><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://sufiorder.org/" target="_blank">Pir Zia Inayat-Khan</a></span></i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><h3><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: normal;">Commentaries on the “Silver Rules”</span></h3><h3><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: normal;">&nbsp;of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan</span></h3><h3><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: normal;">by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan</span></h3><h4><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h4><h4><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Silver Rule 10</span></h4><div style="font-size: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="font-size: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>My conscientious self: Let not your spirit be humbled in adversity.</b></span></div><div style="font-size: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="font-size: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>The wheel of fortune continuously revolves and fortunes rise and fall; wealth is gained and lost. Fame is gained and lost. Power is gained and lost. When we invest our spirit in circumstances, as our circumstances change our spirit rises or falls: when we prosper we are thrilled, when our fortune declines we are despondent and in despair. We are subject to circumstance; we are the victims of fate. But when the spirit’s meaning, purpose, and satisfaction indwell, circumstances are secondary. Whether one enjoys riches and power or is impoverished and powerless, the spirit remains connected to the Source, and it flourishes. It is not dependent on any outer thing or condition. Whatever may be thought about you, whatever may be said about you, is ultimately irrelevant, because the spirit basks in the glow of Eternal Light. Then one no longer need fear the world and its vicissitudes because one is in the world but not of the world. That is why the dervishes—who wear dusty, tattered robes and possess nothing—when they meet each other, hail each other saying, “O King of Kings, O Emperor of Emperors.” To the eyes of the world this seems ridiculous, and yet they know the secret of true kingship, true queenliness, the freedom of the spirit.</b></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: left;"><div style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>My conscientious self: Let not your spirit be humbled in adversity.</b></span></div><div style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></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 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>~~~~~</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><i>Father, in You do we &nbsp;place our trust. &nbsp;You are our strength and shield. &nbsp;As sons we the earth is revived in all its glory; the knowledge of You is seen in &nbsp;all the earth. &nbsp;We love and adore You in Jesus name, amen.</i></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://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EZUGLKM8Qjg/UTwSKKGqiII/AAAAAAAALa8/zb6Pn5sFwpY/s1600/tbn.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="333" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EZUGLKM8Qjg/UTwSKKGqiII/AAAAAAAALa8/zb6Pn5sFwpY/s400/tbn.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: NORMAL;"><i><a href="http://www.tbn.org/" target="_blank">TBN</a></i></span></b></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Hebrews 4</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 Heb-4-1" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Heb-4-1" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Heb-4-1" id="en-NKJV-30016" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Promise of Rest</span></h3><div class="chapter-1" style="font-size: 16px;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 1.25em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><br /></span></span></b></div><div class="chapter-1" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></span></span></span></b><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-1"><span class="chapternum" style="bottom: -0.1em; left: 0px; line-height: 0.8em; position: relative;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1&nbsp;</span></span>Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-2" id="en-NKJV-30017" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">2&nbsp;</sup>For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them,<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30017a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30017a" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup>&nbsp;not being mixed with faith in those who heard&nbsp;<i>it.</i>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-3" id="en-NKJV-30018" style="font-size: 16px;"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">3&nbsp;</sup>For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:</span></span></b></div><div class="poetry top-1" style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em; margin-top: 1em; padding-left: 2.6em; position: relative;"><div class="line"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-3" style="position: relative;"><span class="oblique" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">“So I swore in My wrath,</span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><b><span class="text Heb-4-3" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; position: relative;"><span class="oblique">‘They shall not enter My rest,’”</span><sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30018b&quot; title=&quot;See footnote b&quot;&gt;b&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30018b" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote b">b</a>]</sup></span></b></b></div><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span></b></div><div class="first-line-none top-1" style="font-size: 16px; margin-top: 1em; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-3">although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-4" id="en-NKJV-30019"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">4&nbsp;</sup>For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh&nbsp;<i>day</i>&nbsp;in this way:&nbsp;<span class="oblique">“And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”</span>;&nbsp;<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30019c&quot; title=&quot;See footnote c&quot;&gt;c&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30019c" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote c">c</a>]</sup>&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-5" id="en-NKJV-30020"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">5&nbsp;</sup>and again in this&nbsp;<i>place:</i>&nbsp;<span class="oblique">“They shall not enter My rest.”</span><sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30020d&quot; title=&quot;See footnote d&quot;&gt;d&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30020d" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote d">d</a>]</sup></span></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-6" 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 Heb-4-6" id="en-NKJV-30021"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">6&nbsp;</sup>Since therefore it remains that some&nbsp;<i>must</i>&nbsp;enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience,&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-7" id="en-NKJV-30022"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">7&nbsp;</sup>again He designates a certain day, saying in David,&nbsp;<span class="oblique">“Today,”</span>&nbsp;after such a long time, as it has been said:</span></span></b></div><div class="poetry top-1" style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em; margin-top: 1em; padding-left: 2.6em; position: relative;"><div class="line"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-7" style="position: relative;"><span class="oblique" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">“Today, if you will hear His voice,</span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><b><span class="text Heb-4-7" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; position: relative;"><span class="oblique">Do not harden your hearts.”</span><sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-30022e&quot; title=&quot;See footnote e&quot;&gt;e&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-30022e" style="color: #b37162; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: top;" title="See footnote e">e</a>]</sup></span></b></b></div><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span></b></div><div class="top-1" style="font-size: 16px; margin-top: 1em; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-8" id="en-NKJV-30023"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">8&nbsp;</sup>For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-9" id="en-NKJV-30024"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">9&nbsp;</sup>There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-10" id="en-NKJV-30025"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">10&nbsp;</sup>For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God&nbsp;<i>did</i>&nbsp;from His.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Heb-4-11" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Heb-4-11" id="en-NKJV-30026" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Word Discovers Our Condition</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span class="text Heb-4-11" 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 Heb-4-11"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">11&nbsp;</sup>Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-12" id="en-NKJV-30027"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">12&nbsp;</sup>For the word of God&nbsp;<i>is</i>&nbsp;living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-13" id="en-NKJV-30028"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">13&nbsp;</sup>And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things&nbsp;<i>are&nbsp;</i>naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we&nbsp;<i>must give</i>&nbsp;account.</span></span></b></div><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em;"><span class="text Heb-4-14" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h3><h3 style="font-size: 1.05em; text-align: center;"><span class="text Heb-4-14" id="en-NKJV-30029" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Our Compassionate High Priest</span></h3><div style="font-size: 16px; text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Heb-4-14"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">14&nbsp;</sup>Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast&nbsp;<i>our</i>&nbsp;confession.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-15" id="en-NKJV-30030"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">15&nbsp;</sup>For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all&nbsp;<i>points</i>&nbsp;tempted as&nbsp;<i>we are, yet</i>&nbsp;without sin.&nbsp;</span><span class="text Heb-4-16" id="en-NKJV-30031"><sup class="versenum" style="font-size: 0.75em; vertical-align: top;">16&nbsp;</sup>Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.</span></span></b></div><div class="footnotes" style="font-size: 16px;"><h4 style="font-size: 1em; margin: 16px 0px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h4><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://2.gvt0.com/vi/2S-nvXMfNvo/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2S-nvXMfNvo&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2S-nvXMfNvo&fs=1&source=uds" 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-30017a"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30017" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:2">Hebrews 4:2</a>&nbsp;NU-Text and M-Text read&nbsp;<i>profit them</i>,&nbsp;<i>since they were not united by faith with those who heeded it.</i></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-30018b"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30018" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:3">Hebrews 4:3</a>&nbsp;<a class="bibleref" data-bibleref="Ps.95.11" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ps.95.11&amp;version=NKJV" style="text-decoration: none;">Psalm 95:11</a></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-30019c"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30019" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:4">Hebrews 4:4</a>&nbsp;<a class="bibleref" data-bibleref="Gen.2.2" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Gen.2.2&amp;version=NKJV" style="text-decoration: none;">Genesis 2:2</a></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-30020d"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30020" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:5">Hebrews 4:5</a>&nbsp;<a class="bibleref" data-bibleref="Ps.95.11" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ps.95.11&amp;version=NKJV" style="text-decoration: none;">Psalm 95:11</a></span></b></li><li id="fen-NKJV-30022e"><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-30022" style="text-decoration: none;" title="Go to Hebrews 4:7">Hebrews 4:7</a>&nbsp;<a class="bibleref" data-bibleref="Ps.95.7-Ps.95.8" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ps.95.7-Ps.95.8&amp;version=NKJV" style="text-decoration: none;">Psalm 95:7, 8</a></span></b></li></ol><div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b>~~~~~</b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b>Tao Te Ching (The Way)</b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b>by Lao-tzu</b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b>translated by: &nbsp;J. Legge</b></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><h2><b>10</b></h2><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: normal;">When the intelligent and animal souls are held together in one</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">embrace, they can be kept from separating. When one gives undivided</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">attention to the (vital) breath, and brings it to the utmost degree of</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">pliancy, he can become as a (tender) babe. When he has cleansed away</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">the most mysterious sights (of his imagination), he can become without</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">a flaw.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">In loving the people and ruling the state, cannot he proceed</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">without any (purpose of) action? In the opening and shutting of his</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">gates of heaven, cannot he do so as a female bird? While his</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">intelligence reaches in every direction, cannot he (appear to) be</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">without knowledge?</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">(The Tao) produces (all things) and nourishes them; it produces</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">them and does not claim them as its own; it does all, and yet does not</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">boast of it; it presides over all, and yet does not control them.</span><br /><span style="font-size: normal;">This is what is called 'The mysterious Quality' (of the Tao).</span></b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>~~~~~</b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; text-align: center;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; 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="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s320/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" width="215" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><b><i><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://sufiorder.org/" target="_blank">Pir Zia Inayat-Khan</a></span></i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><h3><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: normal;">Commentaries on the “Silver Rules”</span></h3><h3><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: normal;">&nbsp;of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan</span></h3><h3><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: normal;">by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan</span></h3><h4><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></h4><h4><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Silver Rule 10</span></h4><div style="font-size: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="font-size: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>My conscientious self: Let not your spirit be humbled in adversity.</b></span></div><div style="font-size: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="font-size: 12pt; margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>The wheel of fortune continuously revolves and fortunes rise and fall; wealth is gained and lost. Fame is gained and lost. Power is gained and lost. When we invest our spirit in circumstances, as our circumstances change our spirit rises or falls: when we prosper we are thrilled, when our fortune declines we are despondent and in despair. We are subject to circumstance; we are the victims of fate. But when the spirit’s meaning, purpose, and satisfaction indwell, circumstances are secondary. Whether one enjoys riches and power or is impoverished and powerless, the spirit remains connected to the Source, and it flourishes. It is not dependent on any outer thing or condition. Whatever may be thought about you, whatever may be said about you, is ultimately irrelevant, because the spirit basks in the glow of Eternal Light. Then one no longer need fear the world and its vicissitudes because one is in the world but not of the world. That is why the dervishes—who wear dusty, tattered robes and possess nothing—when they meet each other, hail each other saying, “O King of Kings, O Emperor of Emperors.” To the eyes of the world this seems ridiculous, and yet they know the secret of true kingship, true queenliness, the freedom of the spirit.</b></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0.08in; text-align: left;"><div style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>My conscientious self: Let not your spirit be humbled in adversity.</b></span></div><div style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></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 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>~~~~~</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b><i>Father, in You do we &nbsp;place our trust. &nbsp;You are our strength and shield. &nbsp;As sons we the earth is revived in all its glory; the knowledge of You is seen in &nbsp;all the earth. &nbsp;We love and adore You in Jesus name, amen.</i></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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