I laid myself down and slept. I awakened; for Il’Ya sustains me.” — Psalms of Israel 3:5
In the previous verses of this same chapter, we can certainly sense the anguish in the Psalmists plea to the Father of Greatness. He says “Il’Ya, how my adversaries have increased! Many are those who rise up against me. Many there are who say of my soul, ‘There is no help for him in Ilaha.’” (PsI 1:1,2)
While the wicked may attempt to discourage us in our service to the All-Supreme Father, we know that it is God alone who sustains us in our faithfulness.
It is the Father of Greatness that encourages us in our daily walk and who provides us with a very special type of peace that causes our soul to rest in His word.
Those who are being called by the Mother shall receive the revelations and the teaching.” — Prophecy of the Sun 2:10
As adherents of the Religion of Light, one of our goals is to eventually become perfected in the Light. To accomplish this we must make sure that we are taking in accurate knowledge of the Father of Greatness, the Twelve Virtues as provided to our Prophet and Lord Mar Mani, as well as practicing loving kindness toward all living beings.
The Holy Book instructs us in other requirements, whether one is of the assembly of Hearers, or of the general assembly of the Elect.
To understand the requirements for eternal life as outlined in the Holy Book, we are given guidance through the Divine Mother. The Father of Greatness provides the Divine Mother to us so as to teach us and guide in the gradual process of perfection, both while on earth and in the initial stages of one’s existence in the after-life.
Let us raise our voices in praise and thanksgiving for the divine guidance and loving provisions of the Father of Greatness.
His delight is in the Instruction of Il’Ya. On His Instruction he meditates day and night.” — Psalms of Israel 1:2
The Holy Book contains within it the very presence of the Living Spirit. As such, we treat it with utmost respect. Within the Holy Book we also have instructions to help us every day while we live in this world. That instruction assists us in coming to a proper knowledge of the Will of the Father of Greatness.
The Father provides instruction through the Living Spirit, whom we also refer to as Mir Roshka, and he in turn provides it to us — disciples of the true Light.
As we reflect on these instructions, “day and night,” we receive divine guidance through our Mother.
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand on the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers.” — Psalms of Israel 1:1
How fortunate we are to have the Holy Book of Light to serve as a guiding light upon our daily path. The Holy Book helps us each day to see the path of the wicked for what it is — the evil one’s destructive plan for humanity — and to see the beautiful path that the Living Spirit has put before us for our future.
Yisho is the King of perfect Wisdom, the wonderful and precious Flower of the Light, the Twin who comes to the Messenger and appears to him, being an intimate of his, accompanying him everywhere and helping him always out of all the troubles and the dangers.” — Gospel of Mar Mani 28:13
In this passage we are told that Yisho is not only the “King of perfect Wisdom” but also that “He is the First of the Messengers, Guide of those who are in the flesh.”