2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. (King James Bible, Revelation)
The new name was first mentioned by the Bab who fulfilled the prophecy of the return of John The Baptist. The Bab was also a prophet in his own right and the forerunner to Bahá’u’lláh the promised one of all religions.
The new name is Baha and it was mentioned by the Bab in his book the QAYYUMU’L-ASMA which was written within the span of forty days, Beginning on the night of his declaration on may 22, 1844 and completed around July 1st 1844.
In Chapter 29 of the QAYYUMU’L-ASMA the Bab says: “O PEOPLE of the earth! By the righteousness of the One true God, I am the Maid of Heaven begotten by the Spirit of Baha.” (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 54)
The New Name ,Baha, means Glory. It is the Greatest Name of God and a title by which Bahá’u’lláh is designated. Bahá’u’lláh means the “Glory of God”, a title of Mirza Husayn-‘Ali (1817-1892), the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. The New Name is Also, the name of the first month of the Bahá’í year and of the first day of each Bahá’í month.
In the writings of the Bab the color white is a symbol of the Primal Will which is the intermediary between God and his messengers. Those with spiritual insight can readily see that the white stone is a metaphor for the QAYYUMU’L-ASMA .
Also Abdu’l-Baha, the son of Bahá’u’lláh, designed the symbol of the New Name written in the white stone. The symbol of the new name, known as The Greatest Name is Baha.
Regarding the Stone Of The,New Name, The Most Great Name Abdu’l-Baha has said:
“I hope that thou shalt discover the hidden significances of divine verses, and through the bounty of the Almighty, thou mayest become informed of the concealed mystery
and recondite symbol of the stone of the Most Great Name. These mysteries can neither be written nor uttered. Whenever the eye of insight is opened, the reality of meanings is understood. [1 Ring stone having this design:]
(Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v3, p. 521)
The new Name is Baha. Baha’u’llah often referred to himself with the New Name of ‘Baha.’
In The Tablet to the Christians Baha’u’llah ask the question: Say, O followers of the Son! Have ye shut out yourselves from Me by reason of My Name? (Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 7)
In John 11:40 Christ said: Said I not unto thee, that if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the Glory Of God”. The name Baha’u’llah when translated from the Arabic means the glory of God.
the numerical value of the new name, Baha, in Arabic abjad reckoning equals 9
B = 2, A =1, H = 5, A = 1 total = 9 Baha
Also The Term New Name [καινὸν ὄνομα] Mentioned In The Apocalypse has a literal value of 432. When we add those numbers together 4+3+2 we arrive at 9 which is the numerical value of Baha. Baha is the name of God and Bahaullah is his supreme
The New Name promised In Rvelations 3:12 is Fulfilled
3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. (King James Bible, Revelation)
The Bab clearly states in the Qayyum’l-asma that the New Name Of The followers of Baha will be known as the People Of Baha. In chapter LVII of the QAYYUMU’L-ASMA the Bab has said:
“God hath provided Arks of ruby, tender, crimson-coloured, wherein none shall sail but the people of Baha, by the leave of God, the Most Exalted; and verily He is the
All-Glorious, the All-Wise.”. (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab,
In Memory of Baha
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