The Purpose of Bahá’u’lláh’s Covenant: To Stimulate the Expansion of the Faith (Readings)

11. “Through the power which that Divine Instrument had conferred upon Him [‘Abdu’l-Bahá] the light of God’s infant Faith had penetrated the West, had diffused itself as far as the Islands of the Pacific, and illumined the fringes of the Australian continent.” —Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By 314

12. “Rest ye assured that if a soul ariseth in the utmost perseverance and raiseth the Call of the Kingdom and resolutely promulgateth the Covenant, be he an insignificant ant he shall be enabled to drive away the formidable elephant from the arena, and if he be a feeble moth he shall cut to pieces the plumage of the rapacious vulture.” —Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá 209

13. “. . . The world of nature hath fully stretched its pavilion over Paris and hath done away with religious sentiments. But this power of the Covenant shall heat every freezing soul, shall bestow light  upon everything that is dark and shall secure for the captive in the hand of nature the true freedom of the Kingdom. “Arise thou at present in Paris with the power of the Kingdom, with a divine confirmation, with a genuine zeal and ardor and with a flame of the love of God. . . . Rest thou assured. If thou dost act  accordingly and hoist the standard of the Covenant, Paris shall burst  into flame.” —Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá 102-03

14. “From the beginning of this dispensation the most urgent summons of the Word of God, voiced successively by the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, has been to teach the Cause. . . . Shoghi Effendi . . . raised the Administrative Order . . . and forged it into a teaching instrument to accomplish through a succession of plans, national, international and global, the entire Divine Plan of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, and he clearly foresaw . . . a series of plans to be launched by the Universal House of Justice. . . .” —The Universal House of Justice, Wellspring of Guidance 22-23

*Part of the Series: The Covenant Deepening – Its Meaning and Origin

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