The Four Veils of Daniel and Then the Day of Judgment

The 4 Veils of Daniel
and then the Day of Judgment

(by The land)

There are four veils that shut people out from recognizing four promised ones. These are the four dates given by Daniel for the coming of Jesus. The first veil was given by Daniel in 9:24-27, and was explained by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in Some Answered Questions, pages 48-50. Daniel prophesied there would be 70 weeks or 490 days/years from the order to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until a Messiah would be cut off. This period starts from the edict given by Artaxerxes to Ezra on March 21, 457 B.C. There are 456 years from 457 B.C. to the birth of Jesus. Subtract these 456 B.C. years from 490 years and you arrive at 34 A.D. when Jesus, at the age of 33, died on the cross. These 70 weeks are divided into three periods: 7 weeks, or 49 years; 62 weeks, or 434 years; and one week of the Covenant, or 7 years. This last week is divided in two parts of 3 1/2 years each. The first period of 49 years was for the time it took to restore and rebuild Jerusalem. The second period of 434 years was the interim between the rebuilding of Jerusalem to the last week, or the week of the Covenant [1], starting on March 21, 27 A.D. This is when John the Baptist began his ministry. Three and one-half years later in the middle of the week, on Sept 22, 30 A.D., Jesus began his ministry: And Jesus himself began to be about 30 years of age, being the son of Joseph…which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David (Luke 3:23, 31). Jesus began his ministry right after being baptized by John when the Spirit of God descended upon him as a dove. Jesus was crucified 3 1/2 years later, thus ending the week, exactly 490 years after Artaxerxes had given his order to Ezra on March 21, 457 B.C.

The truth of who Jesus was, was veiled from the Jews, from his disciples, from His apostles and from the world, from the beginning of his ministry until his crucifixion. When Jesus was arrested everybody in the world disbelieved in him, including his apostles who left him, even Peter who denied him three times before the cock crowed [2]. This veiling came from a corrupted usurping clergy class. In the time of Jesus on his first coming, Herod sold the high priesthood to the highest bidder. The high priest then sold the office of the ordinary levitical priests to the highest bidders. Then the levitical priests sold subordinate roles also to the highest bidders. This priesthood was the court, the Sanhedrin. This corrupt court (the Sanhedrin) had usurped the authority that convicted Jesus, and had also veiled the people from recognizing and turning to the one who fulfilled the date given by Daniel for the advent of Jesus on his first coming, and so it is with the 3 returns of Jesus.

When he was crucified on the date given by Daniel the veil in the temple was rent asunder from the top to the bottom. There was a terrible earthquake, and the rocks were split. The tombs were opened, and many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. They became believers again. Jesus called the clergy of his day whitewashed tombs (Matt. 23:27). Coming out of the tombs of the clergy, they went into the city and appeared to many. When the centurions saw the earthquake and what took place they were filled with awe and said, Truly this was the son of God (Matt. 27:51-54). Truly the veils for the advent of Jesus on his first coming were lifted and the Son of Reality shone forth, when they saw that Jesus was cut off on the day of March 21, 34 A.D., as prophesied by Daniel.

These four veils are patterned after the most perfect form, the human body. The human fetus is veiled from the outside world. The first veil is the derma, or skin. The second veil is the abdominal muscles. The third veil is the uterus and the fourth veil is the amniotic sack.

In the Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, on pp. 678-681, ‘Abdu’l-Baha interprets a dream of an inquirer saying: Verily, the three birds are the three holy souls. The one on the right is His holiness the great Bab, the one on the left is his honor the Khudoos (literally, Holy [3]) were both under the wings of the Greatest Name (Baha’u’llah). This pertains to the fulfillment of the prophecies for the return of Jesus in three different personages. As Jesus said that he was the door (John 10:7), he returns as “the door”–the Bab. As Jesus was the Christ he returns as “the second Christ”–Baha’u’llah (Mark 8:38). As Jesus was “made the high priest after the order of Melchizedek”–The land (Leland, Zech. 3:1-9).

Jesus’ apostles asked him when he was going to come again (Matt. 24:3). He told them to turn to Daniel for the dates (verse 15). Daniel gives three dates for the return of Jesus: 1844, 1863 and 1963. The Christians are waiting for him to return out of the sky, as they believe that his physical body resurrected and went into the sky. Now, as there are three dates for his return, does he jump out of the sky tied to a bungee cord in 1844 and then was he jerked back up again in 1850? Then in 1863 does he jump out of the sky again and get jerked back up in 1892? Then in 1963 does he, for the last time, jump out of the sky, but after he lands his bungee cord rips apart therefore he isn’t taken up but rules all the peoples of the world? Such ridiculous imaginings as this and others are three veils; for Ali Muhammad, the Bab, in 1844; for Hussein Ali, Baha’u’llah on April 21, 1863; and for The land (Leland), Jesus the high priest, on April 21, 1963.

Jesus said: And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven [4]. Ah! So Jesus did not descend from the sky, but from heaven, although he came from the womb of Mary. So what is heaven? Baha’u’llah explained that one of the meanings of heaven is the heaven of prophecy.

Jesus on his first coming came from the heaven of prophecy. He was prophesied by name: Jesus/Immanuel [5]. He was prophesied by address: Bethlehem, Micah 5:2. He was prophesied by date: 30 A.D., Dan. 9:27. And his mission was to atone for iniquity, Dan. 9:24.

Then Jesus said unto them again, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep’ (John 10:7). Jesus didn’t speak English, therefore he didn’t say the “door.” He spoke a dialectic aspect of the Aramaic language. The word for door in that language is “Bab.” The date given for the return of Jesus as “the Door” (the Bab) was given in the 8th chapter of Daniel and it was explained by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in Some Answered Questions (SAQ) on page 50, as being 2300 years from the order to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, as given by Artaxerxes to Ezra on March 21, 457 B.C. to March 21, 1844, the start of the Babi and Baha’i calendar. On May 23, 1844 the return of Jesus, as “the Door” (the Bab) gave His proclamation to Mulla Husain that He was that person. This was veiled from the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims. The Christians and the Muslims were looking for Jesus to return out of the sky. On that day the Millerites were on a high mountain in Pennsylvania looking for Jesus to descend out of the clouds in the sky. Wolf in Asia also was having the Christians looking at the sky for that advent, and the Kleberites moved from Germany to Mt. Carmel, they also were looking at the sky for the return of Jesus. Thus they were all veiled except those very Holy souls who were pure of heart and were not looking at the sky, who turned to the Bab. Besides coming in the name and at the date, He was prophesied to come in Shiraz. After studying the scriptures Siyyid Kasim had his disciples go to Shiraz where they found Him. His mission was to prepare the way for the coming of Baha’u’llah. Thus, His advent was prophesied by name, date, address and mission, whereas only one person could possibly fulfill his prediction. There may have been a number of people claiming to be the Bab. Some of them may have been in Shiraz, but only one person, Ali Muhammad (who was prophesied to come by that name), fulfilled all four of these criteria.

When the Bab was martyred on July 9, 1850 in the town square, all around the square, about 10,000 onlookers were gathered in and on the buildings to witness this spectacular event, somewhat like the Romans gathered in the Coliseum for the thrill of seeing the early Christians torn apart and eaten by lions or cut up in pieces by gladiators. However, something they didn’t expect was when 750 soldiers shot at the Bab and the bullets only severed the ropes by which He was suspended. This was a miracle, for the Bab had predicted that no power on earth could take His life until He was ready to give it. A whole new regiment of 750 soldiers were called up, for the first regiment had refused to try again. This was after the Bab had finished giving His instructions to some of His followers. This time His body was riddled with bullets. Then 250 of the soldiers sat down by the wall that the Bab had been suspended from when He was martyred. Then the same thing happened that had happened at the time of Jesus on his first coming. The veil was rent asunder or lifted from their eyes. There was a great earthquake and it followed a faultline causing the Euphrates River 50 miles up from the Persian Gulf to shift its course along the fault and empty into the Tigris River. So terrible was the earthquake that several villages were destroyed. The wall collapsed, killing the 250 soldiers that had shot the Bab. The rest of the soldiers deserted and were gunned down for desertion. The onlookers were so shaken by the events that the veils were lifted from their eyes. Thousands of joyseekers watching the events became so overwhelmed by what was happening that they themselves became believers and were ready to give their own lives in martyrdom.

The next date given by Daniel was 1290 years [6]. These were the 1290 lunar years between the Proclamation of Muhammad and the Proclamation of Baha’u’llah on April 21, 1863. He was prophesied to come in the name of Baha’u’llah all throughout the Bible, as “Baha’u’llah” translated into English is the “Glory of God” and “Glory of the Lord” and some other titles also: Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. His mission: the Government shall be upon His shoulders…Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from hence forth even for ever (Isaiah 9:6,7).

With the coming of Jesus as the second Christ, Baha’u’llah, the followers of all the alive revealed apostate religions were awaiting the advent of this Blessed Manifestation, but for the most part they were veiled. The Christians and the Muslims were looking at the sky for His coming. Only the very pure of heart among some of the Muslims recognized Him. Many of the Babis including some of the Bab’s apostles and Baha’u’llah’s brother were veiled. Baha’u’llah spent forty years in exile or in prison because of this. So veiled were the people who had been praying fervently for His advent, that they became His adversaries. It wasn’t until Baha’u’llah passed on that many were unveiled and that is because He was succeeded by His eldest son, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, who was the delineater and interpreter of His words. ‘Abdu’l-Baha brought his Father’s faith to America, where the return of Jesus as the high priest after the order of Melchizedek was to appear.

Shoghi Effendi succeeded ‘Abdu’l-Baha. ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s younger brother, Muhammad Ali, had been appointed by Baha’u’llah to succeed ‘Abdu’l-Baha, but he broke the Covenant and went against ‘Abdu’l-Baha. None of Baha’u’llah’s other sons were sanctioned by Baha’u’llah to succeed Him. This seemed to present a problem, but God never makes a promise that He doesn’t keep. Like the good gardener that removes the weak or sick branch from a tree and graphs to it a strong branch from a healthy tree, so ‘Abdu’l-Baha devised a dichotomy because the one that he chose was not a male descendent of Baha’u’llah. He removed the sick Branch, Muhammad Ali, and appointed his grandson, Shoghi Effendi, to replace Muhammad Ali and to receive the infallibility that Baha’u’llah had conferred upon Muhammad Ali. Shoghi Effendi descended from the twin Holy trees of the Bab and Baha’u’llah. But Shoghi Effendi was only a descendent of Baha’u’llah through his mother who was ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s daughter, therefore he could not sit on the throne of David, as no female ever sat upon the throne of David. As Baha’u’llah was a male sperm descendant of King David and as David’s line seated upon the throne of David was to exist forever (see Psalms 89), therefore, because ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s only genetic son died in infancy, and as ‘Abdu’l-Baha had to preserve the lineage of David, he was compelled to adopt Mason Remey as his lawful son. This adoption was in accordance with the laws of the Ottoman Empire, of Palestine and also of the present State of Israel. Mason Remey inherited the Davidic lineage, which is the executive, by this adoption, but he didn’t inherit the infallibility as this was conferred on Shoghi Effendi.

This infallibility could only be passed down to Shoghi Effendi’s lineal descendent. According to the Blessed Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, which is the Charter for the World Order of Baha’u’llah and it is inviolate (no clause can be inoperable), Shoghi Effendi had to pass this infallibility down to his son. He did not adopt Mason Remey. He did not have a biological, or genetic son, so he could only pass this infallibility on down to his lineal [7] descendent in compliance with the sacred Will and Testament, page 11, and the World Order of Baha’u’llah, pages 148-149.

Baha’u’llah’s Covenant provided for only two infallible persons to succeed Him and then the infallible House of Justice. Shoghi Effendi did not have a genetic son to inherit this infallibility, so he left us his lineal descendent who was his only son in embryo when he suddenly died of the Asiatic flu on November 7, 1957. This lineal descendent of Shoghi Effendi was formulated after the perfect form of the human body, the head consisting of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son and an appointed body called the first International Baha’i Council (IBC). This was to go through four stages and become the Universal House of Justice (UHJ). According to Shoghi Effendi’s “World Crusade” it was to become a World Court on Mt. Carmel in 1963. Then its body was to become elected (but not the president, as this was an inherited position) making it the Supreme Tribunal, that is to bring peace to the world. Then after all the nations became Baha’i it would blossom into the Universal House of Justice.

‘Abdu’l- Baha was the Center of the Covenant. Shoghi Effendi was the Center of the Cause:

For he [Shoghi Effendi] is, after ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the guardian of the Cause of God, The Afnan, the Hands (pillars) of the Cause and the beloved of the Lord must obey him and to turn unto him. He that obeyeth him not, hath not obeyed God; he that turneth away from him, hath turned away from God and he that denieth him, hath denied the True one. Beware lest anyone falsely interpret these words, and like unto them that have broken the Covenant after the Day of the Ascension (of Baha’u’llah) advance a pretext, raise the standard of revolt, wax stubborn and open wide the door of false interpretation. To none is given the right to put forth his own opinion or express his particular convictions [including the "Hands"]. All must seek guidance and turn unto the Center of the Cause and the House of Justice. And he that turneth unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error (Will and Testament (W&T), pages 25, 26).

With the passing of Shoghi Effendi the House of Justice was not in existence and still isn’t. It could only exist when it has all the ingredients as prescribed in ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Sacred Will and Testament. Nothing can be added or taken out by anyone. ‘Abdu’l-Baha delineated the House of Justice in his Will and Testament:

By this House of Justice is meant the Universal House of Justice; that is, in all countries a secondary House of Justice must be instituted [this must include Russia and some other countries] and these secondary Houses of Justice [8] must elect the members of the Universal one. Unto this body all things must be referred. It enacteth all ordinances and regulations that are not to be found in the explicit Holy text. By this body all the difficult problems are to be resolved and the guardian of the Cause of God is its sacred head [president] and the distinguished member for life of that body… (W&T, page 14).

This House of Justice described above is nonexistent, in its adult form, in the world at the present time. So to whom were we to turn at the passing of Shoghi Effendi? Certainly we were not to turn to that freak, that headless monster that was not elected by all countries, nor by secondary Houses of Justice but by National Spiritual Assemblies. It was erected by the “Hands” and it doesn’t have all the ingredients necessary to be Baha’u’llah’s House of Justice, especially that one great ingredient, the guardian of the Cause of God.

Shoghi Effendi was the Center of the Cause of God, and as Baha’u’llah did not provide for more than two persons to succeed Him, consequently, Shoghi Effendi’s son could not be a person. Therefore the son of Shoghi Effendi was the Constitution for the first International Baha’i Council, and it inherits Shoghi Effendi’s position of the “Center of the Cause of God” and consequently it inherits his infallibility, to whom all must turn. “And he that turneth unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error!” (W&T, p. 26). The “Hands” and their phony House of Justice are in grievous error.

Shoghi Effendi said that he didn’t understand the Covenant. If he didn’t understand the Covenant, certainly the mass of the believers didn’t. Because of this “the Hands of the faith,” who were fallible, became united together under the direction of Shoghi Effendi’s widow, Ruhiyyih Khanum, by declaring that Shoghi Effendi had no son so that the guardianship set up by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in his sacred Will and Testament [9], that was the Charter of the World Order of Baha’u’llah [10] had come to an end, although it was to exist forever. They then prevented Mason Remey from assuming his position of guardian, the head and executive of the UHJ, labeling him a Covenant-breaker, because he exercised his right to the guardianship, being the head of the UHJ which is the guardian [11].

When Shoghi Effendi was alive he alone reserved the sole right to determine who was or who was not a Covenant-breaker. He never shared this right with anyone else. He decreed that the National Spiritual Assemblies could remove from someone their voting rights for minor infractions, but no one but himself could unerringly determine who had that very sick disease of Covenant-breaking. The reason being that only an infallible person or body could determine who is a Covenant-breaker.

Had the Baha’is turned to Shoghi Effendi’s son, which was the Constitution of the first IBC in embryo, who had inherited this infallibility from Shoghi Effendi by being his “lineal descendent,” who alone had the sole infallible authentic right to decide who is or who is not a Covenant-breaker, the Cause could have grown immensely for it would have had a message for the world.

On November 7, 1959, the Covenant-breaking “Hands,” voting in a secret conclave, which was of their own creation and was not part of Baha’u’llah’s administration, voted to do away with the first International Baha’i Council for a plan of their own. Also the first IBC which was composed mainly of “Hands” (5 of the 9 members were “Hands”) all the members of that Council except one, Mason Remey, went along with the violation of the Covenant, so the embryonic IBC was never born into this world. This was similar to the actions of Muhammad Ali. Just as he broke the Covenant and had to be replaced, so this first IBC had to be replaced. At that time the woman [the Constitution of the IBC] brought forth a man child, [the second International Baha'i Council], who was to rule all nations with a rod of Iron: and her child was caught up to God [the promised one of God [12]], and to his throne, [the guardian] [13]. And the woman [14] fled into the wilderness [those Baha'is operating outside of the Laws of God (Covenant-breakers)] where she had a place prepared of God [under Mason Remey's administration] that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days [1260 days]. [15] It was just exactly 1260 days from Nov. 8, 1959, when the notice was received that the “Hands” had left the Baha’i administration for one of their own, to April 21, 1963 when Jesus [16] the high priest was opposed by Satan [17], beginning his ministry. This is the exact date given by Daniel [18] for the return of Jesus, the high priest.

Also it states: And the woman [that was pregnant with the male child] was given two wings of a great eagle [the USA] that she might fly into the wilderness from the face of the serpent [the twisted intellect of the violators], to the place where she is to be nourished for a time and times and a half time [19]. The woman here is the spirit of the Covenant which Shoghi Effendi said (page 324 of God Passes By) was carried to America (two wings of the Eagle). This spirit left the East upon the ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha in 1921, and dwelt “in America” that is, with the American believers, who, ‘Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi (pg. 52, W.O.B.) stated, were the “spiritual descendants” of the Babi and Baha’i martyrs in Persia. A time, times, and half a time is also expressed in some places as three-score and a half–3 times 20 years plus 10 more–or 70 years. This 70 years takes us from 1921 to 1991 with the creation of the second International Baha’i Council. This is the period during which the spirit is nourished and then gives birth to the IBC. Nov. 28th 1921, W&T takes effect.

Jesus the spirit (the woman) gave birth to the child, the second International Baha’i Council, that is to rule the nations with a rod of iron [20]. Shoghi Effendi referred to the first International Baha’i Council that he set up on January 9, 1951 as embryonic. It was exactly forty years later, from January 9, 1951 when Shoghi Effendi set up the first International Baha’i Council, to January 9, 1991 when it was born into this world as a child, when the Lamb set up the second International Baha’i Council, like Moses had the 12 tribes of Israel in an incubator (the desert) for 40 years.

The membership except the head of the first International Baha’i Council was doomed at the very beginning. That is why Shoghi Effendi called it the first International Baha’i Council, which contemplates a second. The reason being that the mind set, and the impure hearts of the believers was so immature that when the great test came upon them they all failed the test except for a very few. The reason it being a test, is so this won’t happen again in the future after the Kingdom is established. Because of this violation in the oncoming horrible catastrophe all those that participated in this violation will suffer. God provided for this test to take place. Another way of looking at it is the first IBC was a plot [21] creating a slot to be filled by the coming of the genuine one that was in the Plan of God in the beginning of the Adamic cycle. That is, the membership of the first IBC set up by Shoghi Effendi was not the same that was to become the second IBC. Like every seven years all the cells in your body, except the brain cells, are replaced with new cells. That is the guardianship is hereditary and is not to be replaced by an election.

Shoghi Effendi appointed only nine members to the first IBC, whereas, according to the plan of God as recorded in the chapter of Revelation that ‘Abdu’l-Baha expounded on [22], the IBC that is in the Plan of God must have twelve apostles of the Lamb: And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. These apostles can only be named by his holiness the spirit (Jesus) on his return as the Lamb (Rev. 21:14). These twelve apostles of the Lamb are the twelve apostles that now form the body of the second IBC. They are the foundations of the future World Court, the International Tribunal and the Universal House of Justice. You see, the plan of God as recorded in the Book of Revelation is the plan of God from the beginning of the Adamic cycle. In the plan nothing can be added or taken away. God never makes a promise [prophecy] that He doesn’t keep. Shoghi Effendi undoubtedly knew this, and that is why he called the one that he set up the first IBC. ‘Abdu’l-Baha wrote:

Accordingly did Saint John the Divine tell of twelve gates in his vision, and twelve foundations. By that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, is meant the holy Law of God, and this is set forth in many Tablets and still to be read in the Scriptures of the prophets of the past: for instance, that Jerusalem was seen going out into the wilderness [this is the same as the woman pregnant with the male child].

The meaning of the passage is that this heavenly Jerusalem hath twelve gates, through which the blessed enter into the City of God. These gates are souls who are guiding stars, as portals of knowledge and grace; and within these gates there stand twelve angels, is meant the power and confirmation of God–that the candle of God’s confirming power shineth out from the lamp-niche of those souls–meaning that every one of those beings will be granted the most vehement confirming support.

These twelve gates surround the entire world [meaning that they are universal]; that is they are a shelter for all creatures. And further, these twelve gates are the foundation of the City of God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and on each one of these foundations is written the name of one of the Apostles of Christ [This is a poor translation. It was translated from the original word “the Spirit.” It should have been translated Jesus. They think that Christ is the last name of Jesus [23] and they in their ignorance use them interchangeably]. That is to say, each one maketh manifest the perfections, the joyous message, and excellency of that holy Being [Jesus] [24].

That is nobody enters the Kingdom unless he passes through these twelve gates that form the body of the Lamb which are his twelve apostles.

The Bab had 18 Letters of the Living. He did not have 12 apostles. Baha’u’llah did not have 12 apostles. ‘Abdu’l-Baha did not have 12 apostles. Shoghi Effendi did not have 12 apostles. He had 22 “Hands.” Mason Remey did not have 12 apostles, neither does Pepe. Therefore none of the above could possibly be the return of Jesus the high priest and none of them could be Jesus who began his ministry on April 21, 1963. When he, Jesus the spirit, gave birth to the second International Baha’i Council on January 9, 1991, he appointed 12 Apostles to be its members. Now this IBC is no longer an infant but a child doing great things.

Isaiah in chapter 11:6 talks about various nations as animals, such as, The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. This prophecy is being fulfilled now. The bombing of New York City, with 144,000 coming under the Covenant, will be a prelude to Armageddon (a nuclear war) when the multitudes come into the faith [25]. The second International Baha’i Council, which is a little child, will guide the nations into the Baha’i faith under the provisions of the Covenant. Then it will become a world court (a teenager).

‘Abdu’l-Baha in SAQ chapter XIII explained the first 6 verses of chapter 12 of Revelation as pertaining to Islam and left the rest of this chapter untouched. The reason is the rest of this chapter does not pertain to Islam or the Babi faith at all. ‘Abdu’l-Baha was correct in interpreting the first 6 verses of this chapter as pertaining to Islam and the coming of the Bab, as it proves Islam as a viable religion. As the Christians in their ignorance look at Islam as an unauthentic religion and Muhammad as a false prophet, it was necessary for ‘Abdu’l-Baha to give this explanation to educate the Christians to the authenticity of Islam and to prove the Babi faith. To understand the rest of this chapter, however, it is necessary for the whole chapter to have another interpretation, which in no way discredits ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s interpretation. This could only be done by the promised one to come in 1963, or one of his apostles, who fulfills the fourth date of Daniel 12:12, the date of 1335 or 1963, as explained by ‘Abdu’l-Baha [26].

This last date of Daniel of 1963 also was veiled from everyone. The Jews, the Christians, the Muslims and the worldwide Covenant-breaking Baha’is, as well as the fallible succeeding guardians, failed this final test. So this return of Jesus the high priest, as the Lamb with 7 horns and 7 eyes, has raised up a whole new creation of Baha’is that are firm in the provisions of the Covenant as delineated by Baha’u’llah’s interpreter of His Revelation, ‘Abdu’l-Baha. With the passing of Mason Remey in February 1974 there were no longer any believers left in the Baha’i faith. They all had failed their test except two knights of the Lord, Drs. Opal and Leland Jensen, who were knighted by Shoghi Effendi as knights of Baha’u’llah. No one except these two knights accepted Mason’s successor in the guardianship, Joseph Pepe Remey, who was legally adopted in a court of law and appointed by Mason Remey to be the succeeding guardian, fulfilling the two-part criteria in the W&T of being a legal son and appointed by the reigning guardian. When asked, as a “red herring” Pepe told them to turn to Donald Harvey who was not a legal son to test them to see if they would go by the Covenant’s two-part provision. These legal papers were given to the Lamb, Dr. Leland Jensen, by the executor of the estate of the late second guardian, Joseph Pepe Remey.

There is only one knight left. The rest have either died off or have been removed from the Baha’i faith for Covenant-breaking. This knight of Baha’u’llah is the knight on the white horse in Rev. 19:11-21 and is the establisher of Baha’u’llah, who is the “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords,” and His Revelation in the world:

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns [titles], and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself [the land--Leland]. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called the Word of God [Jesus]. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS [Baha'u'llah, who he is championing]. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast [27] was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh (Rev. 19:11-21).

This return of Jesus as the high priest after the order of Melchizedek fulfilled the prophecies as found in the third chapter of Zechariah. He was opposed by Satan (verses 1,2) on the date given by Daniel of April 21, 1963. He wore the filthy garment (vs. 3,4). He set up the second IBC just exactly 40 years to the very day from the date that Shoghi Effendi had set up the first IBC. Thus he establishes the courts (vs. 7). He had the “Stone with 7 eyes” before him and he came in the name that only he knew [28], “the land” (Leland–vs. 9). Thus he came in the prophesied name (Leland), the prophesied date (1963), the prophesied address (the stone with seven eyes), and his prophesied profession (the high priest–teacher). He has been veiled from the peoples of the world (except some Christians) including all of the misguided Covenant-breaking Baha’is.

The veil won’t be lifted until New York City, the seat of the Beast [29], will be destroyed by a nuclear blast. Baha’u’llah said:

The world is in travail, and its agitation waxeth day by day. Its face is turned toward waywardness and unbelief. Such shall be its plight, that to disclose it now would not be meet and seemly. Its perversity will long continue. And when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which will cause the limbs of mankind to quake. Then, and only then, will the Divine Standard be unfurled, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its melody (Gleanings, pages 118-119).

Blessed are those very Holy Souls that use their God-given intellects to examine the proofs, enabling them to see behind the veil and recognize that promised one who fulfills the last date of Daniel, and those who have a very pure heart and come forth and join God’s heavenly army. Certainly these are those chosen by God, Who has set aside a very high station for them that enter the ranks of the legions of the Covenant and sacrifice themselves in service.

As the twelfth chapter of Revelation applied to Islam and the coming of the return of Jesus as the door (Bab), how much more does it apply to the Baha’i faith and the coming of the return of Jesus as the Lamb, because The Book of Revelation was The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to him to show his servants what must soon take place; and he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw [30]. Certainly Jesus the Lamb that gave The Book of Revelation to John would be the only one who would know the full meanings of each of the verses and be able to give the explanations. He is the Lamb that had been slain and returns as the Lamb with seven horns and with seven eyes who takes the scroll out of the hand of him who is seated on the throne (a fallible succeeding guardian, Mason Remey, who was not worthy to open the scroll) and opens the seals [31].

The following interpretation of Revelation twelve was researched, explained and written by the apostle Wind [32] Jensen who is the liaison officer and a board member of the second International Baha’i Council:

Introduction to Chapter 12 of Revelation

The first 6 verses of Chapter 12 were explained by ‘Abdu’l-Baha as applying to the Dispensation of Islam, but he did not explain the rest of Chapter 12 because it clearly refers to events in the Baha’i Dispensation, with Michael [33] (the Great Prince) [34] being Baha’u’llah. In fact the entire chapter applies to the Baha’i Dispensation.

It can be proven that it refers to events in the Baha’i Dispensation as ‘Abdu’l-Baha explains that the woman of Chapter 12 is the law and then he states: The Law of God is also compared to an adorned bride…as it has been said in chapter 21 of the Revelation… [35].

Abdu’l-Baha then goes on to quote verse 2 of Chapter 21 which describes the Holy City, New Jerusalem as a bride, and he says: “this woman is that bride.” So the woman in Chapter 12 and the Holy City, New Jerusalem, the bride of Chapter 21 are the same entity. What is the New Jerusalem, this woman?

‘Abdu’l-Baha said the city of Jerusalem symbolized the material regulations and law [36]. He also said: …this woman is that bride, the Law of God that descended upon Muhammad [37].

‘Abdu’l-Baha explained that the Law of God has two aspects, the spiritual and the material [38]. The spiritual part is the essence of the Law–spiritual qualities and attributes. The material part is the everyday regulations provided for humanity–the personal laws and ordinances. There is also a third aspect that is both spiritual and material, this is the Covenant. The Covenant provides for actual institutions of government; this is the material part. The spiritual part is explained by Shoghi Effendi: …the Spirit breathed by Baha’u’llah upon the world…can never permeate and exercise an abiding influence upon mankind unless and until it incarnates itself in a visible Order… [39].

There was both a spiritual law and a material law that descended upon Muhammad. The material law of Muhammad consisted mostly of the material regulations instituted by Moses: …for Muhammad’s spiritual Law corresponds to that of Christ in the Gospel, and most of his laws relating to material things correspond to those of the Pentateuch… [40].

The woman of Chapter 12, which is the bride, the Holy City, New Jerusalem of Chapter 21 of Revelation, cannot be the material regulations of Moses and Muhammad because verses 10-11 of Chapter 21 say: …the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God…

Baha’u’llah is the Glory of God. The Dispensations of the past did not have this Glory of God. Thus this city, this woman, is of the Baha’i Dispensation. The material regulations of Islam and Judaism are not continued in the Baha’i Revelation. ‘Abdu’l-Baha described the “holy city, New Jerusalem,” which pertains to the Baha’i Faith, as the Law of God that descended upon Muhammad. But the Bab abrogated the laws of Muhammad to prepare the way for the Dispensation of Baha’u’llah, which is completely new. The Kingdom is under the law of Baha’u’llah not the material laws of Islam and Judaism. So we know ‘Abdu’l-Baha cannot possibly be talking about the various materially related ordinances and teachings of Islam and Judaism when he refers to the New Jerusalem as the Law of God that descended upon Muhammad, so this leaves the spiritual part of the law that descended upon Muhammad, which corresponds to the spiritual law of Jesus.

And yet, this woman, the law that descends upon Muhammad, is related to the holy city Jerusalem. The city has been classified as the material part of the Law of God, so this woman, the New Jerusalem, does not pertain to the strictly spiritual part that is the essence of the law, described as the Holy of Holies [41].

Therefore, there remains only one possible meaning for the woman, the “Law of God that descended upon Muhammad,” which is also related to the bride, the New Jerusalem, and that is the Covenant. The Covenant is both spiritual and material, heavenly and earthly. As ‘Abdu’l-Baha said:

We have before explained that what is most frequently meant by the Holy City, the Jerusalem of God, which is mentioned in the Holy Book, is the Law of God. It is compared sometimes to a bride, and sometimes to Jerusalem, and again to the new heaven and earth [42].

This aspect of the law was described by ‘Abdu’l-Baha when asked to explain Chapter 21 of Revelation. ‘Abdu’l-Baha interpreted the 15th verse of chapter 21 thus:

In brief, the Scripture saith: “And he that talked with me had a rod made out of gold, that is, a measure, wherewith he measured the city and the gates thereof and the towers thereof.” The meaning is that certain personages guided the people with a staff grown out of the earth, and shepherded them with a rod, like unto the rod of Moses. Others trained and shepherded the people with a rod of iron, as in the dispensation of Muhammad. And in this present cycle, because it is the mightiest of dispensations, that rod grown out of the vegetable kingdom and that rod of iron will be transformed into a rod of purest gold, taken from out the endless treasure houses in the Kingdom of the Lord. By this rod will the people be trained.

Note well the difference: at one time the Teachings of God were as a staff, and by this means the Holy Scriptures were spread abroad, the Law of God was promulgated and His Faith established. Then followed a time when the staff of the true Shepherd was as iron. And today, in this new and splendid age, the rod is even as pure gold. How wide is the difference here! Know, then, how much ground hath been gained by the Law of God and His teachings in this dispensation, how they have reached such heights that they far transcend the dispensations gone before: truly this rod is purest gold, while those of other days were of iron and wood [43].

It is immediately apparent in ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s explanation that the rod of gold pertains to the Baha’i Dispensation. On closer investigation it is evident that the rod of gold comes from the combination of the rod of wood (vegetable kingdom) and the rod of iron. The wood, which is of the vegetable kingdom, reproduces itself and therefore the symbol pertains to genealogy. Iron, which is mineral, does not reproduce itself, therefore iron does not pertain to physical genealogy. The rods of wood and iron both become the single rod of gold; signifying that the rod of wood and the rod of iron are joined together to form one rod of gold. This event was prophesied in Old Testament scripture, showing that this was in the Plan of God from the beginning:

The word of the Lord came to me: Son of man, take a stick and write on it, For Judah,…then take another stick and write upon it, For Joseph (the stick of Ephraim)…and join them together into one stick, that they may become one in your hand [44].

Judah pertains to the lineage of King David, which pertains to the guardianship of the Baha’i faith and Ephraim pertains to a multitude of nations that will elect the body of the UHJ.

The original Hebrew word translated as “stick” can also be translated as “tree” [45]. Thus the symbolism in this verse associates the sticks or rods (iron and wood) with family trees–lines of succession and descendency. Thus these rods of wood, iron and gold which are given to shepherd the people are symbols of the Covenants given in the Dispensations of Moses, Muhammad and Baha’u’llah, providing for the tree or lineage of successors to the Manifestation who then shepherd, or guide, the people after His passing.

In the Dispensation of Moses this shepherd was David of the tribe of Judah, he who was made King over Israel. The rod of wood, or Covenant concerning the tribe of Judah that was given during Moses’ Dispensation is the Covenant to King David recorded in Psalms 89. In this Covenant God promised that David’s throne–the institution of his kingship, and David’s father-to-son, kingly lineage, would last forever. God promised that there would always be a male-line descendant of David to sit upon his throne. Baha’u’llah was descended from this line of Kings of David. Baha’u’llah sat on the throne of David. Baha’u’llah’s father sat on the throne of David, and his father sat on the throne of David, all the way back, in an unbroken father-to-son chain, to King David. This male-line descendency which is characterized as earthly, was included and continued by Baha’u’llah in Hi s Covenant. Baha’u’llah makes it new and it is now known as the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith.

The rod of iron, the Covenant of Muhammad, provides for the continuation of His family line through His daughter Fatima as Muhammad had no sons. From Fatima came the 12 Imams, the true successors of Muhammad. Unlike the rod of wood which continued through the male line, the iron rod continued through the female line. ‘Abdu’l-Baha, in his explanation of Chapter 12, said the Bab also had this iron rod. This is because the Bab was descended from Fatima through the Imams. The Bab’s descendants–the Afnan–are likewise counted through the female line of the Bab’s mother and wife. Shoghi Effendi was born of this lineage. This descendency is characterized as heavenly because the female is used in scripture to indicate non-physical–or heavenly–concepts. For instance religion itself, whether good or bad (virgin or prostitute), is portrayed repeatedly as a woman in the scriptures. This lineage of Muhammad, the Bab and Shoghi Effendi is not literally or physically continued in the Baha’i Covenant as was the lineage of David, the rod of wood. Shoghi Effendi did not have a biological or genetic son and his lineal descendant son–his International Baha’i Council–was killed off by the Covenant-breaking Hands of the Cause. Therefore the rod of iron must be continued in the Baha’i Covenant in a different way.

In Psalms 2:9, which is a prophecy of Jesus, it says He also has this iron rod. ‘Abdu’l-Baha noted accordingly that Jesus had a scepter, or rod, of iron [46]. So the iron rod was originally the Covenant of Jesus. It was manifested in the Dispensations of Muhammad and the Bab as successors from the female-line of descendants. The female is a symbol of the spiritual. Jesus did not have any literal genetic children, male or female. He taught His followers that they were His spiritual children and sons of God through faith, not through an actual physical lineage. This was understood and explained by Jesus’ Apostle Paul:

…it is men of faith who are the sons of Abraham…in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith…for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith…And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise…so that we might receive adoption as sons… you are sons…and if a son then an heir [47].

This was Jesus’ Covenant. The Covenant of each Dispensation was symbolized by a rod and that of Jesus was symbolized also by a rod of iron. With His sacrifice on the cross all their past ways were forgiven and the New Covenant was ratified with His blood. The meaning of this Covenant is that it legitimizes a non-physical, or heavenly line of inheritance, successors who are grafted into inheritance through the spirit of Faith.

Now I am speaking to you Gentiles…if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you. You will say “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you [48].

…you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ… [49].

Because of the rejection of Jesus by the people of Israel and the takeover of His teachings by paganism this Covenant of the iron rod flees into the wilderness [50]. The book of Hebrews in the New Testament explains that Jesus has gone into the temple in heaven.

…into the inner shrine [Holy of Holies] behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek…a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent…But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the Holy Place…For Christ has entered, not into a sanctuary made with hands, a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf [51].

The Tabernacle of Moses was a tent consisting of two rooms–the Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies. In the Holy of Holies was kept a box called the Ark of the Covenant, which was said to be so holy that no unrighteous person could touch it and live. Later this tent became a building of stone permanently based in Jerusalem.

As the temple on earth was in Jerusalem, the temple in heaven was also in Jerusalem, the heavenly Jerusalem, which is referred to as the New Jerusalem. The temple in heaven likewise has the Holy of Holies containing the Ark of the Covenant. Jesus’ Covenant, represented by the iron rod, was with Him in heaven, contained in this Ark in heaven. The hope of Jesus’ followers was for the city–with the temple, the Ark of the Covenant and Jesus as the High Priest ministering there–to return back out of heaven. “For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come” [52]. …the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother [53].

The reason they expected such a return was that Jesus promised them He would return and that His teachings and Covenant would also return. …this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day [54].

Jesus’ Covenant concerned His spiritual successors, thus at the Last Supper He promised the Apostles that when He returned they would return also:

You are those who have continued with me in my trials; as my Father appointed a kingdom for me, so do I appoint for you that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel [55].

He said that in the Kingdom they would sit on thrones and become judges over Israel. This was to be an actual court of judgment in an actual government as the Kingdom of God on earth. This is God’s government on earth. Then Jesus revealed a vision of these future events to the Apostle John through means of an allegorical visionary dream. This was recorded as the Book of Revelation in the Bible. In the 21st Chapter of that Book it is recorded that the Holy City, New Jerusalem descends out of heaven from God. Within the city is the temple. Jesus said of this temple: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up [56]. What temple was He speaking of? A few verses later it says: he spoke of the temple of his body. In the books of I and II Corinthians this temple/body is identified: Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it [57]. For we are the temple of the living God… [58].

The temple is the body of believers in Jesus’ teachings and Covenant. This body was killed off and destroyed by paganism, as paganism completely overcame Christianity and nothing of true Christianity remains among the Christian churches except the physical texts of the Bible. This temple/body was then to resurrect after 3 days. These are the Days of the Manifestations who came after Jesus. The first Day corresponds to Muhammad, the second is the Day of the Bab and the third Day is that of Baha’u’llah. Thus, Jesus’ Covenant providing for spiritual successors is to return out of heaven and be established in this last Day. Baha’u’llah gave His sanction that the Covenant of Jesus, His decree, could take effect in the Baha’i Dispensation:

My justice…declareth: “This is that which the Son (Jesus) hath decreed.” And whatsoever hath proceeded out of His blameless, His truth-speaking, trustworthy mouth, can never be altered [59].

Jesus Himself returns, in the station of the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek, using this iron rod to establish [60] His Father’s Kingdom. In the New Testament it explains that the Order of Melchizedek is a priesthood of spiritual succession without physical genealogy: For this Melchizedek…is without father or mother or genealogy… [61]. The reason it is without genealogy is that it mediates a new law of spiritual successors [62] not based on genealogy:

For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well…On the one hand, a former commandment is set aside…on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God…This makes Jesus the surety of a better covenant [63]. …he [Jesus] has obtained a ministry which is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better… [64]. Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance… [65].

Thus the iron rod signifies the Covenant of Jesus providing for spiritual successors. This Covenant is fulfilled in the Baha’i faith with the general body of the IBC which is appointed by Jesus on his return.

It has at its head the guardian, of the lineage of David, seated upon the throne of David, the rod of wood. That rod of wood was also described as the stick of Judah. The stick of Ephraim corresponds to the rod of iron.

The stick of Ephraim is the blessing or Covenant conferred upon Ephraim. He received the birthright of the first-born from Joseph who received the birthright of the first-born from Jacob-Israel [66]. The promise or Covenant to Ephraim was that he would become a multitude of nations. This was not a literal event that was to take place, it was a prophecy. Its fulfillment is in the multitude of nations that will elect the Universal House of Justice. So the stick of Ephraim is representative of the elected body of the Universal House of Justice (UHJ).

The UHJ is the heir or successor to Baha’u’llah after ‘Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi. The UHJ consists of two branches of government–the executive and the legislative/judicial. These two branches are the rod of wood and the rod of iron, joined to form one rod of gold, which is then the whole institution of the UHJ. The Guardian is the member-for-life of the UHJ. His position is not elected but is hereditary as this is the ongoing Kingship of David. Being of the vegetable kingdom it reproduces itself and continues forever. This is the rod of wood.

The other part, the iron rod, is not a successor through the physical line of inheritance. It is the spiritual successor according to the Covenant of Jesus. Thus the stick of Ephraim is another representation of the rod of iron. The earliest stage of the UHJ consists of members appointed as Apostles by Jesus on his return. At this stage of its existence the UHJ is referred to as the International Baha’i Council (IBC).

The rod of gold, the Baha’i Covenant, is the unification of the rod of iron–Jesus’ Covenant, and the rod of wood–God’s Covenant to David.

The Holy City, or woman, is also described as the new heaven and the new earth. The new earth is the Guardianship with its physical genealogy, and the new heaven is the body, the appointed or elected membership of the Universal House of Justice constituting the spiritual successorship.

Therefore, in addition to ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s explanation, we give an explanation of all of Chapter 12 in reference to the Baha’i Dispensation. ‘Abdu’l-Baha has said that there are many interpretations to each word of this Book.

Further Explanations of Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation

verse 1 And a great portent appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;

The woman is the Covenant, referred to in Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah as the Maid of Heaven, the Offspring begotten by the Spirit of Baha [67]. The Spirit of Baha is the Revelation of Baha’u’llah and the Covenant is born from this Revelation.

The sun is a symbol of the Manifestation, this sun is Baha’u’llah. Thus she is clothed with the teachings of the Baha’i Revelation as explained by Baha’u’llah:

How great the multitude of truths which the garment of words can never contain! [68] I have summoned the illaids of Heaven to emerge from behind the veil of concealment, and have clothed them with these words of Mine – words of consummate power and wisdom [69].

And now concerning thy question regarding the nature of religion. Know thou that they who are truly wise have likened the world unto the human temple. As the body of man needeth a garment to clothe it, so the body of mankind must needs be adorned with the mantle of justice and wisdom. Its robe is the Revelation vouchsafed unto it by God. Whenever this robe hath fulfilled its purpose, the Almighty will assuredly renew it. For every age requireth a fresh measure of the light of God [70].

Under her feet is the moon, a mirror reflecting the light of the sun of the Baha’u’llah. This moon is ‘Abdu’l-Baha. ‘Abdu’l-Baha, in delineating Baha’u’llah’s Covenant, was absolutely submissive to that law (under the feet) and instituted nothing that was not provided for in the revealed words of Baha’u’llah. ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s explanations provide the foundation that this law stands upon. This foundation is an actual government.

On the head of the woman is a crown of twelve stars. This crown is mentioned in the Book of Zechariah, in the Old Testament and is given to Joshua (Jesus), the High Priest [71]. This is a symbol of Dr. Leland Jensen, who fulfills the prophecy for the return of Jesus the High Priest. God provided that the desire and inspiration to establish the Covenant materially in the world would remain in at least one person when all others had given up the spirit. Upon this crown are 12 stars, these are his 12 Apostles. This is understood from the rest of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s explanation of Chapter 21 of Revelation:

Know thou that according to mathematical principles, the firmament of this earth’s brilliant day-star hath been divided among twelve constellations, which they call the twelve zodiacal signs. In the same way, the Sun of Truth shineth out from and sheddeth its bounties through twelve stations of holiness, and by these heavenly signs are meant those stainless and unsullied personages who are the very well-springs of sanctity, and the dawning-points proclaiming the oneness of God.

Consider how in the days of the Interlocutor (Moses), there were twelve holy beings who were leaders of the twelve tribes; and likewise in the dispensation of the Spirit (Christ), note that there were twelve Apostles gathered within the sheltering shade of that supernal Light, and from those splendid dawning-points the Sun of Truth shone forth even as the sun in the sky. Again, in the days of Muhammad, observe that there were twelve dawning-points of holiness, the manifesters of God’s confirming help. Such is the way of it.

Accordingly did Saint John the Divine tell of twelve gates in his vision, and twelve foundations. By “that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God” is meant the holy Law of God, and this is set forth in many Tablets and still to be read in the Scriptures of the Prophets of the past: for instance, that Jerusalem was seen going out into the wilderness.

The meaning of the passage is that this heavenly Jerusalem hath twelve gates, through which the blessed enter into the City of God. These gates are souls who are as guiding stars, as portals of knowledge and grace; and within these gates there stand twelve angels. By “angel” is meant the power of the confirmations of God–that the candle of God’s confirming power shineth out from the lamp-niche of those souls–meaning that every one of those beings will be granted the most vehement confirming support. These twelve gates surround the entire world, that is they are a shelter for all creatures. [An earlier translation of this sentence reads: "this signifies that all existence is under the shadow of those souls".] “And further, these twelve gates are the foundation of the City of God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and on each one of these foundations is written the name of one of the Apostles of Christ. [The earlier translation reads:] the Apostles of His Holiness the Spirit (Jesus). [Also the Bible says], the twelve apostles of the Lamb. That is to say, each one maketh manifest the perfections, the joyous message, and the excellency of that holy Being [72].

The earlier authorized translation reads: upon each of these foundations the name of one of the Apostles of His Holiness the Spirit is written. That is to say, the manifestation of the perfections, glad-tidings, virtues and high attributes of that holy soul. Thus “holy soul” refers to each individual Apostle, and that by the “name” written on each foundation is meant the perfections, glad-tidings, virtues and high attributes of each Apostle. This refers to the return of these Apostles along with the return of Jesus, the High Priest. ‘Abdu’l-Baha says:

Briefly, a return is indeed referred to in the Holy Scriptures, but by this is meant the return of the qualities, conditions, effects, perfections, and inner realities of the lights which recur in every dispensation. The reference is not to specific, individual souls and identities [73].

So when it says the names of the apostles are written on the foundations of the New Jerusalem it means today and these 12 apostles are to return today [74]. Not literally, but in the same way that John the Baptist was the return of Elijah. This is just as the Book of Revelation states: that the prophecies in that book are of future events, not of past events.

These 12 Apostles of the Lamb are 12 gates into the city of New Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem is the Covenant which all people will enter into through the World Order of Baha’u’llah, which is an actual government being established by these 12 Apostles. Thus they are gates for entry into that Covenant. These Apostles are the Foundation upon which that government may be established in the world. At this time it is embodied in the second International Baha’i Council. This is the Covenant that has been made by God. The Apostles of the Lamb, under his guidance, as members of the second IBC, are the foundation of the government to come in the future. The understandings and explanations of the Lamb and his Apostles concerning the specific provisions for government in the Aqdas, the Kitab-i-Ahd and the Will and Testament are this foundation.

verse 2 she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, in anguish for delivery.

This child [75] the International Baha’i Council, is likened unto a human being. It has a material body and it has a spirit which is connected to that body. As with the human body the spirit comes into connection with the primal cell at conception, but the material body is actually born into the world at a later date. The material body is conceived in the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. The spirit that comes into contact with this child is the Spirit of Faith from the iron rod, the Covenant of Jesus. Without this spirit the child is just a plan on paper having no life. It receives its life from its mother. Jesus’ Covenant provides for the removal of sin. This removal of sin is the spirit of life, the conferred infallibility of the Universal House of Justice [76].

verse 3 And another portent appeared in heaven; behold a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems upon his heads.

The great red dragon represents the Hands of the Cause of God who remained after Shoghi Effendi’s death in 1957. The general body of the Hands of the Cause of God was a Baha’i institution, thus red in color, red being associated with the Baha’i Revelation [77]. A dragon is a winged serpent, indicating the religious intellect, in this case the twisted intellect of those Hands. After the death of Shoghi Effendi they seized power and proclaimed themselves the religious head (or clergy) of the Baha’i Faith. The seven heads, as in ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s explanation, are seven dominions. When Shoghi Effendi appointed his Hands he assigned them to a region or dominion. These assignments were divided up into 7 areas of the world: the Holy Land (Palestine), America (North and South), Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe, Britain and the Pacific (Australia, including the islands in the Pacific Ocean). The seven diadems are seven powers and authorities that the Hands usurped in order to permanently assure their position:

1. Direction of the Institution of the Hands of the Cause of God.

2. Making and implementing decisions as an assembled body of members constituting the leadership of the faith.

3. Appointment of the successor to Shoghi Effendi.

4. Direction of the National Spiritual Assemblies.

5. Direction of Shoghi Effendi’s 10-year Plan.

6. Direction of the International Baha’i Council.

7. Naming and expelling “Covenant-breakers”.

The 10 horns of this dragon were the 10 auxiliary boards, 2 on each continent, that reported to the Hands, through which the Hands controlled and intimidated the National Spiritual Assemblies and thus all the believers.

verse 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth.

The stars are the laws. The law has a spiritual part and a material part. The material part can be further categorized into 2 parts: the personal laws described principally in the Aqdas, and the laws providing for the institutions of Baha’i government, delineated in the Will and Testament. It was this third part that the Hands threw out of the Baha’i Faith (this inevitably leads to the other parts being thrown out as well). Another way to look at this is that the law is divided into 3 parts: Teaching the Cause, Living the Life, and Firmness in the Covenant. The Hands threw out Firmness in the Covenant.

verse 4 And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, that he might devour her child when she brought it forth;

The child that was to be born into the world was set up by Shoghi Effendi in 1951. This was the International Baha’i Council, the Universal House of Justice in embryo. This council never met as a body and was not activated, meaning it was still in the womb and not yet born into this world of activity. The members of this council were appointed by Shoghi Effendi and not elected, they received individual instructions from Shoghi Effendi, and he announced to the entire Baha’i World that this embryo would be born into the world of activity by 1963. The Hands sought to take over this entity.

verse 5 she brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God, and to his throne,

The Hands aborted the IBC and destroyed it without it ever truly being born into this world. That is, the original membership appointed by Shoghi Effendi never had a meeting or made a decision. It was caught up to God meaning that it was preserved in God’s Plan with God’s Promised One the return of Jesus as the High Priest. It was caught up to his throne indicating the throne of David, or Charles Mason Remey because Dr. Leland Jensen was a follower of Mason and separated from the violation of the Hands. The rod of iron by which the child rules all nations is the conferred infallibility of the International Baha’i Council.

verse 6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which to be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

The 1260 days designate the period of time in which the believers were completely confused concerning the state of the Baha’i Covenant. Taking this 1260 as literal days, it converts to three and a half years. This period of time begins from the date on which the believers received a public proclamation from the Hands calling for the election of the IBC, and stating that they were bypassing the World Court stage that had been set up by Shoghi Effendi in order to put into effect a plan to have the UHJ by 1963. This plan eliminated the World Court stage and skipped straight to an elected stage and was deliberately exclusive of the guardian, Charles Mason Remey, the appointed president and guardian. Thus the Hands were in the grossest violation, disobeying Shoghi Effendi’s instructions for the development of the IBC. These acts created an entirely different IBC from the one Shoghi Effendi had appointed. The announcement was dated November 7th, 1959 and was received on November 8th of 1959.

‘Abdu’l-Baha said that the 1260 days must refer to the coming of a promised one. From November 8th of 1959, 1260 days brings us to April 21st, 1963, the date when Dr. Leland fulfilled the first part of the prophecy of Joshua in Zechariah 3.

verses 7-10 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world–he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

The war in heaven is the great spiritual battle starting in 1863 and continuing to this day. The truths of the Baha’i Faith are overcoming the lies and paganism of this world and the Covenant-breaking of the “Baha’is” under the Hands. Their false teachings will be thrown down once and for all and that will mark the point in time when the Kingdom is established.

This “throwing down” occurs in the minds of the 144,000 who are under the deception of this dragon. The false teachings of the dragon are thrown down from their minds.

The “authority of his Christ” is the authority of the guardian, as the executive, to enforce the Baha’i laws in the world, both the laws of the Aqdas as well as those legislated by the UHJ. Without this power of enforcement the Baha’i civilization is a reality on paper only.

verse 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

This battle is won through the explanations and commentaries of Jesus the Lamb, Dr. Leland (the land) Jensen. Those who teach these explanations and commentaries are those who accept God’s Covenant, including every clause of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s sacred Will and Testament, as championed by the one who comes in the Name, Date, Address and Mission prophesied for the return of Jesus the high priest. The blood of the Lamb is a symbol of the Covenant. Jesus partook of wine saying: this is my blood of the new covenant [78].

verse 12 Rejoice then, 0 heaven and you that dwell therein! But woe to you, 0 earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short.

The battle in heaven is the battle going on in the Baha’i faith with Jesus the Lamb battling the Covenant-breakers who usurped the administration for their own aggrandizement and empowerment, and violated every clause of the Master ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s sacred Will and Testament, leading the Baha’i world that followed them down the road to total destruction, along with all the other corrupt religions, in the judgment where everyone will receive what they deserve:

O ye peoples of the world! Know, verily, that an unforeseen calamity is following you, and that grievous retribution awaiteth you. Think not the deeds ye have committed have been blotted from My sight. By My beauty! All your doings hath My Pen graven with open characters upon tablets of Chrysolite [79].

verse 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had borne the male child.

The outward emphasis made by the group under the Hands is upon the 12 basic principles of the faith. Thus they pursue the basic principles of the Faith even while cutting off all attainment to it through their violation of the Covenant. This is described in Romans 9:30-32:

What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith; but that Israel who pursued the righteousness which is based on law did not succeed in fulfilling that law. Why? Because they did not pursue it through faith, but as if it were based on works.

verse 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.

The Eagle is the national bird of America and is a symbol of this nation. This represents the Covenant being carried to America (the wings of the Eagle). The woman left the East upon the ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha in 1921, and dwelt in America, that is, with the American believers, whom ‘Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi stated were the “spiritual descendants” of the Babi and Baha’i martyrs in Persia [80].

The “time, times, and half a time” is also expressed in some places as three-score and a half, which is 3 times of 20 years each plus half a time, 10 more years, this gives us a period of 70 years (20+20+20+10=70). This 70 years takes us from 1921, when ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Will and Testament took effect upon his death, to 1991, when the International Baha’i Council was finally born into this world. This 70 years is the gestation period–which starts at conception–during which the spirit of the Covenant is nourished and then gives birth to the IBC.

The continent of America is, in the eyes of the one true God, the land [Leland] wherein the splendors of His light shall be revealed, where the mysteries of His Faith shall be unveiled, where the righteous will abide, and the free assemble [81].

verse 15 The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with the flood.

The water from the dragon’s mouth is the false teachings of the Covenant-breakers. All of their teachings are for the purpose of “saving face” and disguising their violation. These teachings overcome the spirit among those in their group and destroy their faith in the Covenant. Also, in Scandinavian legends, which are prophecies, there is a woman [82] who pisses a river to sweep away and drown the good warriors.

verse 16 But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon had poured from his mouth.

The earth is the land, Dr. Leland. This event parallels that of Moses and the Pharaoh in the Book of Exodus, Chapter 7. Moses goes to Pharaoh to offer His proofs that He is the Manifestation. Moses throws His rod (the rod of Aaron) down upon the floor and it becomes a serpent. Pharaoh calls out his wizards. They have rods too, and they throw their rods down to the floor and their rods also become serpents. Then the serpent of Moses’ rod swallows up all the other serpents. The meaning is that the serpent is a symbol of the intellect. The wizards of Pharaoh were trying to overpower Moses with all their pagan teachings but He overcame and swallowed up their arguments with His teachings, which were from God. Thus the land, Dr. Leland Jensen, is able to swallow up and overcome the false teachings of the Covenant-breakers with the true teachings from God.

verse 17 Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God, and bear testimony to Jesus.

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The missing letter in the Baha’i world faith is the letter “A,” or in the Hebrew “Alif” which pertains to the advent of the gospel (the return of Jesus the high priest in 1963). The consonants of B and H cannot be pronounced without the vowel Alif. This is symbolic of the explanations and commentaries of Jesus in the gospel, on his return as the high priest after the order of Melchizedek. The letter B signifies the Bab. As it is the second letter of the alphabet it has the value of 2. Baha’u’llah is signified by the letter H, which is the fifth letter of the alphabet, therefore it has the value of 5. The two of them together have the value of 7. These are two consonants. Without a vowel it cannot be pronounced and the full meaning is missing. For instance, Moses gave the Israelites the four consonants YHVH of the name of God. Without the vowels it was not pronounceable. He only gave the high priest, Aaron, and his successors, the vowels. This was done because the name of God is so Holy that it should not be used in vain (one of the ten commandments), as it would bring great harm on the one and to all of Israel. Once a year the high priest goes into the Holy of Holies in the temple and whispers the name of God, for the remission of sins for all of Israel. About one hundred years after the crucifixion of Jesus the Aaronic high priesthood came to an end and the vowels were lost forever. Without the vowel for BH, the meaning of the Covenant cannot be understood. The vowel is the Alif. The Bab said that the Alif is the Gospel, which is Jesus, the word. Jesus said: I am the Alpha and O-meg-a, the beginning and the end, the first and the last [83]. Being the alpha, he is the first letter of the alphabet, which is A. And on his return as the high priest he is also A. Jesus is signified by the letter A. By placing the letter A before the BH and after the BH you have ABHA. As BH has the value of 7 and as A is the first letter of the alphabet it has the value of 1. The A in front and the A at the ending, each having the value of 1, make 2. Adding 2 to 7 makes 9, which is the Baha’i number, the Abha kingdom. Baha also has the value of 9, which is Glory.

As Jesus was a high priest after the order of Melchizedek, Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whether the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Therefore Jesus on his return is the high priest after the order of Melchizedek [84], as the High priest only entereth the Holy of Holies and stands before the Ark of the Covenant and takes the scroll [85] written within and on the back sealed with seven seals [86] and reveals the meaning of this scroll which is the Covenant of Baha’u’llah and the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

This all was the plan of God in the beginning, that is, at the time of Adam the plan was made known and Enoch the establisher of Adam’s Revelation put this plan in the Great Pyramid of Giza. Later Moses also revealed this plan in graphic form and that is the layout of the temple. As the human body is the temple, or the embodiment of the soul, or spirit of man, the temple of Moses is the embodiment of the Holy Spirit or the plan of God. It was first constructed in the days of Moses as a tent in the desert. It was called the tabernacle, later it was built by Solomon, as shown in the sketch below:

When one enters the outer court this signifies the advent of Jesus on his first coming, or the date of September 22, 30 A.D. when Jesus began his ministry. This is the first veil. Then one encounters the alter on which the animals were sacrificed for the removal of sins. This was symbolic of the crucifixion of Jesus on March 21, 34 A.D., who was a perfect man sacrificed for the removal of sins. This is when the veil was rent asunder. Next, one encounters the laver, where one washes up after the slaughter of the animals so that they can enter the temple purified. This symbolizes the advent of Muhammad. During the days of the apostles of Paul and John, the Paganism of Greece and Rome was entering into Christian doctrine in Pergamum, where Satan’s throne is, where Satan dwells (Rev. 2:13 RSV). This Paganism is that of the trinity that began with Semiramis the queen wife of Nimrod. In 325 A.D. at the Council of Nicea this Paganism of the trinity was adopted to be the true Christian doctrine with the threat of death if the people didn’t accept it. With the coming of Muhammad and Islam, Christendom had become completely Paganized, with the trinity and all of its paraphernalia of Babylon.

Islam was the last hope for Christianity that was entering the Dark Ages in Europe that were so dark that the people had sunk deep into misery, ignorance, poverty, disease, and squalor. Muhammad said: There is but one God. Why say three when there is only one true invisible God? Through Islam the Christian world came out of the Dark Ages into the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Almost all of our present western civilization was the result of Islam. Thus the laver represents this clean-up.

Daniel did not give a date for the coming of Muhammad, therefore, he was not the coming or the return of Jesus. Jesus was a Universal Manifestation. Muhammad was not. ‘Abdu’l-Baha said that in this dispensation of the Adamic cycle there were only three Universal Manifestations [87], whose messages were for the entire world. These were Adam, Jesus and Baha’u’llah. All the rest were for specific people, like Moses was for the Israelites. Muhammad was for the Arabs, or the Islamic empire, and the Bab was for the Shiite Muslims, to bring the laws of Muhammad to an end. In addition to this, Jesus the door, the Bab, closed the door of Prophecy for the coming of the Kingdom and opened the door of fulfillment. Muhammad said that he was the seal of the prophets, that is, he was the last Manifestation prophesying the coming of the Kingdom of God. Daniel in the twelfth chapter, did, however, give prophecies of 1260 days, or lunar years, from the start of the Muslim calendar in 622 A.D. to the start of the Babi, or Baha’i calendar on March 21, 1844 A.D. (verse 9). In verse 11 Daniel gives 1290 days, or lunar years from the proclamation of Muhammad to the proclamation of Baha’u’llah in 1963 A.D. Also Daniel in verse 12 gives 1335 solar years from the victory of Muhammad in 628 A.D. which is signified as the laver in the outer court of the temple, to the victorious one, the return of Jesus the high priest (not a Manifestation), whose mission is also universal, on April 21, 1963 (Some Answered Questions pp. 51,52).

In this last century we have entered into another dark age of materialism, spiritual corruption and degradation.

The entering into the Holy Place, or Sanctuary on May 23, 1844, represents the return of Jesus as the door, the Bab. This is the second veil, as the Christians and the Muslims were looking at the sky for this advent. At the time of the Bab, Islam had entered into a dark age similar to the Dark Ages of Christendom. They had descended into corruption and vileness, they were ignorant, degenerate, depraved, sinful, cruel and wicked. The Revelation of the Bab was one of a clean-up of Shiite Islam, and to annul Islamic law, to prepare Islam for the Revelation of Baha’u’llah.

Next we enter the Holy of Holies in the temple at the date of April 21, 1863. This is the third veil, as the people were looking at the sky for the second coming of Christ. This is the date for the Revelation of the King seated on the throne of David, giving all the laws, ordinances and teachings for the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, as foretold in the gospel in the “Lord’s Prayer.”

Baha’u’llah gave a Covenant for two infallible male successors of His lineage and then the Universal House of Justice. The Holy of Holies has an Ark of the Covenant that symbolizes the repository of this Covenant of Baha’u’llah and the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha that was sealed with 7 seals. This is the fourth veil to the Covenant-breakers, as they are misled by the “Hands” and their bogus House of Justice. The ark of the Covenant has a gold overlaid cover signifying that the Covenant is veiled from the people. That is, it wouldn’t be understood.

Entering the Ark of the Covenant is the last symbolism of the temple. Only the high priest can enter the Holy of Holies and remove the golden lid. This high priest is the return of Jesus as “The land” Leland on April 21, 1963. This is the last veil. This was veiled from the Christians and Muslims who were waiting for Jesus to descend from the sky. But more so with the Baha’is that were very disgusted with not only the Christians for not recognizing Muhammad and the return of Jesus as the door (the Bab). But also with the Muslims for not recognizing the coming of the Qa’im, or the 12th Imam that was prophesied to return as the Bab. They were also very appalled with the Jews, Christians and many of the Babis for not recognizing the second Christ or Messiah that all three religious people were waiting for. The Christians and Muslims were waiting for him to descend from the sky instead from heaven, which is the heaven of prophecy. How much more disgusting is it for the mainstream Covenant-breaking Baha’is to refuse to recognize the return of Jesus as the high priest after the order of Melchizedek, after they were critical of all the peoples before them that had been veiled and failed to recognize the one promised for their day. The Covenant-breakers, like the Christians, believe all the prophecies for the advent of the Bab and Baha’u’llah were fulfilled by Jesus on his first coming. Likewise, the apostate Baha’is are told to believe that all the prophecies for the return of Jesus the high priest, Shiloh, the 7th angel, the Lamb, the knight on the white horse and a host of other titles were fulfilled in Baha’u’llah, and that there would not be the coming of anyone else, because Baha’u’llah said that there would not be the coming of another Manifestation of God for a full thousand years. Well, the coming of Jesus in 1963, who came 100 years after Baha’u’llah, is not a Manifestation, but a high priest after the order of Melchizedek, who goes into the Holy of Holies and stands before the Ark of the Covenant in the temple and removes the veil (the gold lid) that veils (the meanings of the Covenant). But this doesn’t remove the veil from the Covenant-breakers, as they have been forbidden by the “Hands” and their phoney House of Justice to associate with the Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant. They don’t want them to learn of the truth of the matter. They know that there is the prophecy of Daniel 12:12 of the 1335 years, or 1963, but the Covenant-breakers claim the establishment of their bogus House of Justice, that doesn’t have a head, a headless monster, fulfilled this prophecy. In the place of them being united under the Provisions of the Covenant they are united under their motto that they must be united. And by association with us who are under the provisions of the Covenant would destroy that unity. Didn’t ‘Abdu’l-Baha warn them that their excuse for not being under the provisions of the Covenant would be Divine Unity:

Beware, beware, lest the days after the ascension (of Baha’u’llah) be repeated when the Center of Sedition waxed haughty and rebellious and with Divine Unity for his excuse deprived himself and perturbed and poisoned others. No doubt every vainglorious one that purposeth dissension and discord will not openly declare his evil purpose, nay rather, even as impure gold, would he seize upon divers measures and various pretexts that he may separate the gathering of the people of Baha. My object is to show that the Hands of the Cause of God must be ever watchful and so soon as they find anyone beginning to oppose and protest against the guardian of the Cause of God cast him out from the congregation of the people of Baha and in no wise accept any excuse from him. How often hath grievous error been disguised in the garb of truth, that it might sow the seeds of doubt in the hearts of men! (Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha pp 12).

Now who do you know who is in opposition to the guardianship and the Guardian Mason Remey that Shoghi Effendi appointed to be the president of the first International Baha’i Council that was to become the Universal House of Justice? You guessed it! It was the “Hands” themselves that were the prime movers against the Guardian Mason Remey and the continuation of the guardianship. It was Mason Remey, the guardian, who was in obedience to the Will and Testament, for in his second encyclical to the Covenant-breaking “Hands” he cast them out from the congregation of the Cause of God. Mason Remey in his third encyclical letter to the “Hands” cast out all the believers that follow the Hands in their violation. Then, the Covenant-breaking “Hands” labeled the guardian Mason Remey a Covenant-breaker for claiming to be the guardian. It’s like the Jews that had Jesus crucified for blaspheme, a carpenter’s son, for claiming to be the “Christ”. The mass of the Jews never did examine the proofs that he was indeed the Christ. In the same manner the mass of the Covenant-breaking Baha’is have refused to examine the proofs that Mason Remey was indeed the guardian of the Baha’i faith.

So dense is the veil that none of the Covenant-breaking Baha’is recognized the return of Jesus the high priest coming in 1963. After he lifts the golden lid he takes the Covenant out of the Ark of the Covenant and opens the 7 seals put on the Will and Testament by ‘Abdu’l-Baha, that is, he explains the meanings of this document that ‘Abdu’l-Baha had sealed. As the Aaronic high priesthood of Moses came to an end after the passing of Jesus on his first coming, only the return of Jesus as the high priest after the order of Melchizedek can perform this function. The last veil is so opaque, or impenetrable that the Baha’is, because of violation, have the sin-covering eye that blinds them so they cannot penetrate and see through it. They are a stubborn people, they won’t communicate. Nothing can remove the veil from them, but a dire catastrophe so terrible, such as, New York City being totally destroyed by a nuclear bomb. Then 144,000 from among the Covenant-breaking Baha’is will awake and come out from the tomb of their clergy, the Covenant-breaking “Hands,” and their bogus House of Justice, and come under the Provisions of the Covenant, and then forty days later a nuclear war erupts when a third of mankind will be dead in one hour (Rev. 9:15; 18:10,17).

This destruction will be so much greater than when the earthquakes that took place at the time of the crucifixion of Jesus and the martyrdom of the Bab. It will be horrendous, even more horrible than any event in history since the flood:

…through which the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens [religions] and the earth [materialistic world] that now exists have now been stored up for fire [nuclear], being kept for the day of judgment and the destruction of ungodly men….But the day of the Lord will come like a thief [when the people are asleep in their rotten man-made religions and corrupt governments], then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise [nuclear explosions], and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and that are upon it will be burned up (2 Peter 3:6,7, 10).

This last veil will be torn asunder when the first wave of the Great catastrophe takes place on May 2, 1994. Then the multitudes will enter the true Cause of God led by the Lamb:

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds and people, and tongues, stood before the throne [the guardianship], and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes [white auras] with palms in their hands (Rev. 7:9).

These are they that come out of the great tribulation (Rev. 7:14).

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The temple of Moses was a microcosm of the macrocosm, that is, the temple that was destroyed was to be rebuilt again, thus the Jews are expecting to be able to rebuild the temple on the temple mount where the mosque of Omar now stands. The rebuilding of this temple is a temple not built out of material substances:

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come then through the greater and more perfect tent [tabernacle] (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) (Hebrews 9:11).

This temple “not built with hands” is the advent of Jesus on his first coming, the return of the second Jesus as the Bab, and the return of the third Jesus as Baha’u’llah. The fourth Jesus, the high priest, The-land (Leland) enters into the Holy of Holies of this temple.

Baha’u’llah said: that before the Revelation of the Bab there were only two letters of the alphabet revealed. With the 18 letters of the living (the Bab’s apostles) and the Bab there were 19 letters. When added to the two letters there are 21 letters as the letter H (the 5th letter of the alphabet) represents 5 letters. This makes 26 letters. There are 27 letters to the Arabic alphabet. Along with the one letter of the return of Jesus as the Lamb, the Alif, this accounts for the 27 letters, the full alphabet, or the full knowledge or comprehension of the Covenant. Jesus said: there was no other name under heaven through which the people can be saved, that is, Jesus the Christ on his first coming, 30 A.D., then Jesus as the door, the Bab, 1844 A.D., then Jesus as Baha’u’llah, the second Christ, 1863 A.D., then Jesus the high priest after the order of Melchizedek, 1963 A.D. These are the four dates of Daniel for four advents of Jesus (God with us [88]). The veils will be completely torn asunder with the four winds of Destruction [89], starting on March 23, 1994, when 144,000 come out of the tombs of the Covenant-breakers, and join the “Legions of the Covenant.” Then 40 days later on May 2, 1994, the day of Armageddon, when everyone will be judged by what they have done. Jesus said:

Behold I am coming soon, bringing my recompense, to repay every one for what he has done. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first [Jesus] and the last [Jesus], the beginning and the end” [the Alif that comes first and the Alif that comes last] (Rev. 22:12 RSV).

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third part shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried: they shll call on my name [the greatest name], and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, the Lord is my God (Zechariah 13:8,9).

1. Daniel 9:27

2. Matt. 26:31-35

3. In the Persian language the English word for “Holy” is Khudoos.

4. John 3:13

5. Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:21-23,25

7. lineal means a straight line.

8. Secondary, or national Houses of Justice must be the state religion of a sovereign nation.

9. Will and Testament, p. 11

10. World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 144

11. Will and Testament, p. 14

12. The return of “Jesus the high priest” (Zechariah 1:1).

13. As Baha’u’llah sat upon the throne of David, so did His descendants, ‘Abdu’l-Baha and his son Mason Remey.

14. “The woman” is the Covenant of Baha’u’llah. The woman will be explained more fully later in this document.

15. Rev. 12:5,6

16. On his return, Zech. 1:1

17. Zech. 3:1,2

18. Daniel 12:12, is explained by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in Baha’u’llah and the New Era (BNE), in chapter 14–Prophecies of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha, under the sub-title of the Coming of the Kingdom of God. ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Tablet makes it clear that this prophecy refers to the one hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Baha’u’llah in Baghdad, or the year of 1963 (BNE, p. 250).

19. Rev. 12:14

20. Rev. 12:5–Rev. 19:15

21. God plots and man plots, but God is the best of plotters (Koran).

22. Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha pp. 165, 166

23. The word Christ means a male sperm descendent of King David, and Jesus here is the high priest after the order of Melchizedek, who is not priest because of genealogy, who began his mission in 1963. Baha’u’llah was the second Christ Who began His mission in 1863.

24. Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha pp. 165-166

25. Rev. 7:9; 7:13-15

26. Baha’u’llah and the New Era p. 250

27. Rev. 13:2–Dan. 7:3-6

28. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns [diadems or names] and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself [the land--Leland, Zech. 3:9] (Rev. 19:12), which was the given name for the one that was to come in 1963. As Ali Muhammad was the given name for the Bab. Leland in France is a French sir name, meaning the land. In England it is a given name. The English word “the” in French is “le”. Various promised ones are called by common objects, such as “the door” in Arabic door is Bab/the Bab. In France, le port/le Bab.

29. Rev. 16:10

30. The Revelation to John 1:1,2. (The Revised Standard Version)

31. Rev. 4:6-14

32. The ancient word for wind is the same word for spirit.

33. “One like God”, (a Manifestation) is the meaning of the name Michael.

34. Baha’u’llah was that great prince, for his father sat on the throne of David in Mazindaran in the province of Nur.

35. Some Answered Questions, page 78

36. ibid, page 70

37. ibid, page 78

38. ibid, pages 55-57

39. World Order of Baha’u’llah, page 19

40. Some Answered Questions, page 58

41. ibid, pages 55-57

42. ibid, page 77

43. Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, pages 166-67

44. Ezekiel 37:15-17

45. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, entry #6086 in the Hebrew dictionary: ‘Ets–a tree

46. The Promulgation of Universal Peace, page 292

47. Galatians 3:7,14,26,29 4:5-7 RSV Bible

48. Romans 11:13, 17-21 RSV Bible

49. Romans 8:15-17, RSV Bible

50. Some Answered Questions, page 81, Revelation 12:6

51. Hebrews 6:19-20, 8:2, 9:11-12, 24 RSV Bible

52. Hebrews 13:14 RSV Bible

53. Galatians 4:26 RSV Bible

54. John 6:39 RSV Bible

55. Luke 22:28-30

56. John 2:19

57. I Corinthians 12:27

58. II Corinthians 6:16

59. Proclamation of Baha’u’llah, page 93

This includes the writings of Jesus’ Apostles as Jesus said to them: Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father [Baha'u'llah] in heaven. Matthew 18:19.

60. I Corinthians 15:24, Then comes the end, when he [Jesus] delivers the kingdom to God the Father [Baha'u'llah] after destroying every rule and every authority and power.

61. Hebrews 7:1,3

62. In order for them to be spiritual successors their sin must be removed, as spirituality is life and sin is death, and life has no partnership with death. This subject will be explained in another document.

63. Hebrews 7:12,18,19,22

64. Hebrews 8:6

65. Hebrews 9:15

66. I Chronicles 5:1-2

67. page 284

68. ibid, page 176

69. ibid, pages 327-328

70. ibid, page 81

71. Revelation 6:2 and Zechariah 6:11, 9:16

72. Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, pages 165-166

73. Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, page 183

74. Note: Neither Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha or Shoghi Effendi made any mention of having 12 Apostles or designated 12 persons in a particular station. Some have speculated that Baha’u’llah had 24 Apostles due to ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s explanation (on page 67 of Some Answered Questions) of the “elders” in the Book of Revelation. ‘Abdu’l-Baha wrote that while in past cycles the holy souls were 12: in this glorious manifestation there are twenty-four, double the number of all the others, for the greatness of this manifestation requires it. Thus they speculate that Baha’u’llah must have had 24 “Apostles”. This cannot be the case because Shoghi Effendi would have known of it and could not have interpreted (page 8, God Passes By) that those elders were the 18 letters of the living appointed by the Bab. At the same time Shoghi Effendi’s interpretation (the infallibility of which is confined strictly to Baha’i writ) is inaccurate because it leaves only 5 persons for Baha’u’llah to appoint (the Bab was the 19th letter) and therefore only these 5 would be Baha’u’llah’s Apostles. In addition, most of the Letters of the Living were martyred before Baha’u’llah made it known that He was “Him whom God would make manifest”, thus they could only be the “Apostles” of the Bab.

75. It is the child of Isaiah 11:6: The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.

76. Some Answered Questions, pages 198-99

77. The red robe tradition.

78. Matthew 26:28

79. Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, pages 209-210

80. World Order of Baha’u’llah, page 52 This was an allusion that the spiritual heir, the IBC, would be born in America.

81. ‘Abdu’l-Baha, February, 1917, as quoted in World Order of Baha’u’llah, page 53

82. This is a prophecy of Ruhiyyih Khanum, who led the whole Baha’i faith astray. See Dr. Leland’s letter “Who did it.”

83. Rev. 22:13

84. Hebrews 6:19,20

85. Which is the shekinah, or the presence of God.

86. Rev. 5:1,6,7,9,12,13

87. In the same context ‘Abdu’l-Baha also said that before Adam there were 4 Universal Manifestation. Then he said that there is no written histories of these dispensations, and practically all evidences of these civilizations are lost. This is possibly by them being destroyed by repeated Earth’s shifting crust. The last wave of destruction in this century is the earth’s shifting crust, as explained by Charles Hapgood, in his book The Earth’s Shifting Crust, and by Mason Remey. Mason Remey predicted that this would take place in 1995.

88. Jesus is the Greek word (I’m Zeus) for the Hebrew word Immanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us (Matt. 1:23 KJV).

89. Rev. 7:1,3; 9:14,15

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