OVER THE WALL OF OPPRESSION
PART I, CHAPTER EIGHT
By Dr. Leland Jensen
BALDER, HODER, TYR AND HEIMDALL
Fairest of the Gods
Thor was not the only son of Odin and Frigg. They had three other sons, BALDER, HODER, and TYR. These three gods are mentioned in the legends far less often than Thor is mentioned, but what they represent is important to discuss. Just as Thor symbolizes the guardianship of the Baha'i faith, these brothers symbolize different aspects of the Baha'i faith as well. The first of the three brothers born after Thor is Balder. Balder represents Shoghi Effendi, the first guardian of the Baha'i faith.
Even though Balder was so loving and full of light, Odin knew he would be killed. Odin also knew this was to be first in a series of events that would lead to Ragnarok, the day the world is wrecked, which is the great catastrophe spoken of in all world religions. Balder is later killed by his blind brother who was coaxed by Loki. But before Balder died, he had a son named Forseti. Forseti is a symbol for the International Baha'i Council/Universal House of Justice that was to succeed Shoghi Effendi as the infallible head of the faith. One of the purposes of the UHJ is to solve the world’s differences through a world court of arbitration. The decisions reached by the UHJ are to be regarded as decisions made by God. The true UHJ is infallible. This is promised to us by God. Forseti appears as the son of Balder because the UHJ succeeds Shoghi Effendi after his death in 1957.
The Blind God
Odin’s third son was Hoder, the blind god. Most of the AEsir deities felt sympathy for him. Balder’s brother, Hoder, was blind. Later it will be shown how Hoder’s blindness was used to bring sadness to all of Asgard. For the time being, he lived happily enough. Although Hoder could not see the beauty of Asgard, there were plenty of things he could appreciate, the warm rays of the sun, the hundred and one sounds of birds and animals, and the speech and music of the other gods. In those days, no one in Asgard was unhappy.
The blind Hoder is symbolic of the blind believers of the Baha'i faith that followed the Hands of the Cause of God after the usurpation of the UHJ. These people still enjoy the rays of the sun and the speech of the gods, meaning they still have the writings, principles, and teachings of Baha'u'llah to which they can turn, but they are actually blind to the usurpation of the faith by the Hands of the Cause of God. After the “Hands” proclaimed that God had changed His mind, the believers could have investigated and found the truth. Instead, they blindly followed the “Hands” who had no authority in such matters, even if it meant breaking God’s Eternal Covenant with man. When the “Hands” first met after the death of Shoghi Effendi, some of them brought writings of Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha. Ruhiyyih told them to close the books because they would have different interpretations of the writings, and that would cause disunity. This is clear evidence that Ruhiyyih never had any intention of following the true plan of God, but would invent her own plan instead. The ignorant believers followed this blindly. They are blind because they refuse to see, thus they are blindly going into destruction when the world is wrecked in Ragnarok.
Odin’s fourth son was TYR, a very brave god indeed. There is no doubt that Tyr was the most daring and courageous of all of AEsir and many tales are told about him. Brave warriors on earth carved his rune spell on the handle of their swords and called on his name when they went into battle. (141)
While giving victory to his followers, he also gave to them the gifts of law and order, and he was regarded as the deity who upheld the universe. He ruled the realm of the sky as well as that of battle. Little is known of Tyr, except that men turned to him for help in war and put his initial, the runic sign for T, on weapons in early Anglo-Saxon period. In Edda poems it was remembered that his name might be used in his way to give help to the warriors. (142)
Tyr is a symbol of the lineal descendants of King David who were the protectors of the laws. They were exilarchs seated on the throne of David up until the Advent of Baha'u'llah Who gave new laws and continued this lineage of David. He continued this lineage of David by appointing His son 'Abdu'l-Baha, who appointed Shoghi Effendi to replace Muhammad Ali who had broken the Covenant. 'Abdu'l-Baha conferred infallibility on Shoghi Effendi, which would have been conferred on Muhammad Ali had he not broken the Covenant. 'Abdu'l-Baha did this to protect the laws of Baha'u'llah. But Shoghi Effendi was not a male descendant of King David, as he was descended from 'Abdu'l-Baha through his mother who was 'Abdu'l-Baha’s daughter, and the Davidic lineage is not passed down through the female. There was never a woman seated upon the throne of David. Therefore, 'Abdu'l-Baha adopted Mason Remey to be his son, and to inherit and continue the Davidic lineage. Baha'u'llah only provided for two male successors: 'Abdu'l-Baha and Muhammad Ali. Because Muhammad Ali broke the Covenant, 'Abdu'l-Baha replaced him with Shoghi Effendi, and then the House of Justice.
To none is given the right to put forth his own opinion or express his particular convictions. All must seek guidance and turn to the Center of the Cause [Shoghi Effendi] and [then] the House of Justice. And he that turneth unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error. (143)
The son and successor to Shoghi Effendi was the Universal House of Justice in embryo, called the First International Baha'i Council, and those that turned to anything else were in grievous error. This embryonic House of Justice consists of two important features. One was the infallibility of Shoghi Effendi, which was passed on to this House of Justice. The other was the Davidic lineage, which is the executive branch. This was passed on to Tyr, 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son, who is the protector of the law.
Tyr, the Davidic lineage, plays a significant role in the story of the wolf named Fenrir (the spirit of violation). Fenrir the wolf was the only one of Loki’s evil children left in Asgard (the meeting place of the gods). Fenrir the wolf was growing too strong for the gods to control, so they wanted to bind him up so he could no longer roam freely. But they knew he wouldn’t agree to it. They decided they should present the idea to the wolf as a challenge where the wolf would agree to be bound up and then when he broke free, he could exhibit his great strength. Tyr was the only god to which the wolf could speak. A series of bets took place in which the wolf was challenged to break free from the fetters (of the Covenant of Baha'u'llah) constructed by the gods. He did so easily.
Then the gods wanted to use a special thread designed by the dwarves to bind the wolf. Suspecting trickery, the wolf (the violation) did not want to accept their challenge. The wolf finally agreed to the challenge after Tyr agreed to lay his hand inside of the wolf’s mouth as a pledge of good faith, so if the wolf could not break free of the special thread, the wolf could but Tyr’s hand, and Tyr would lose his hand. The bond (Covenant of Baha'u'llah) held, and Tyr’s hand was lost.
This is talking about the Hands of the Cause of God and the guardian who lost the Hands to satanic intentions, the wolf. Tyr losing his hand is a fundamental legend in Northern Europe, just as the breaking of the Covenant by the Hands of the Cause of God is a major degeneration in the Baha'i faith, with the Covenant-breakers following Hel, so they are going to Hell.
With the five million or so Covenant-breaking Baha'is going down the tube by being followers of Hel, is there any solution to this debacle? Is all of mankind to be completely destroyed because the healing medicine given by God through His Divine Physician for the healing of this very sick world, has fallen into the hands of the quacks or charlatans? HEAVENS NO! There is another Promised One to come to save the day, so-to-speak. He is prophesied in Scandinavian prophecy as Heimdall. WHO IS HEIMDALL?
Heimdall & The Rainbow Bridge
The Rainbow is the sign of the Covenant as depicted in Genesis 9:11-15. The Rainbow Bridge is a bridge that links the world of man with the world of God. This Rainbow Bridge, the Covenant, is the Covenant of Baha'u'llah that links Midgard, the world of man, to Asgard, the world of the gods, which is the world of the Divine. This would equate to the One, True, Invisible God, Who pervades all space. Within the plan of God are His Divine Teachers or Manifestations. Thus, the gods of Norse legends refer to the Divine Manifestations and other Promised Ones of God. There are two types of Covenants, the Greater and the Lesser Covenant. The Greater Covenant is God’s promise that He will always send Manifestations to guide mankind. Prophecies for the name, date, address, and mission of God’s Prophets are part of the Greater Covenant. The Lesser Covenant is what each Manifestation leaves behind to guide the people after His passing.
Baha'u'llah was prophesied in the Greater Covenant. Baha'u'llah’s Covenant is His Lesser Covenant. It sets forth His House of Justice and names His successors for the establishment of His House of Justice. However, Hel and the “Hands” broke Baha'u'llah’s Covenant. Heimdall is the one prophesied in all the Holy Books, that is, through the Greater Covenant, to establish Asgard, the New Jerusalem, spoken of in the Book of Revelation.
Living in Asgard and counted as one of the AEsir was Heimdall…There he stood sentinel, watching out for the giants’ assault on the bridge. (144)
The giants are the strong ones who are not gods, and they don’t live in Asgard. They take over a religion and corrupt it for their own aggrandizement and empowerment, like the papacy that took over the Christian faith, the Sunnis that took over the Islamic faith, and the “Hands” that took over the Baha'i faith, having no authority to do so. The “Hands” became the giants as the five million or so worldwide Baha'is became the followers of Hel, who went against Shoghi Effendi and the Covenant. Thus, these Covenant-breakers became the giants. They have crossed Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge, into Asgard, the place of the authentic ones of God, and now Ragnarok begins.
Editor’s note: The following are explanations of Norse legends as they relate to Dr. Leland Jensen. The concepts are from Brian Mueller's Keys to the Kingdom in Scandinavian Legends (unpublished). [As of June 2020, it is now in the planning stages to be published. This note will be updated when it's available.]
Within Norse legends, Ragnarok is the great calamity that falls upon humankind. There was a god named Heimdall who lived by the Rainbow Bridge, and would watch over it constantly.
Living in Asgard and counted as one of the AEsir was Heimdall. Men on earth called him the white god and considered him a mighty and holy god but it is not clear where he came from. (145)
Heimdall is equated with the establisher of the Baha'i faith, Dr. Leland Jensen. He is prophesied as the establisher of Baha'u'llah’s Covenant and much more. Dr. Jensen is a descendant of the tribe of Dan and thus of Danish descent on both his mother’s and father’s side. Being of the tribe of Dan, Dr. Jensen is given the authority to judge the courts as given in the book of Zechariah, chapter three.
“If you will walk in my ways and keep my charge, then you will rule my house and have charge of my courts….” (146)
The book of Revelation says that Jesus will return having many diadems, meaning titles.
“His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems; and he has a name inscribed which no one knows but himself.” (147)
This refers to Dr. Jensen fulfilling the prophecies for Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, the return of Jesus the Lamb and the knight on the white horse in the book of Revelation.
Biblical scripture is clear that there would be the appearance of two “Christs,” one the suffering Messiah, and the second the reigning or King Messiah. The book of Hebrews relates that Jesus was a high priest after the Order of Melchizedek, thus not only does Christ return, so too does the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek. While Jesus the Christ was both Messiah and High Priest, He did not come to establish the Kingdom. His message was the gospel of the coming of the Kingdom. This is why He said that His kingdom was not of this world, knowing that He did not sit on the throne of David from the kingly line of descent. It would take another individual who was a direct descendant of David of the kingly line. It is Baha'u'llah Who fulfills the prophecies for the return of Christ being a direct male descendant of King David. Therefore, the return of Jesus as the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek must of a necessity be a different individual.
These are two anointed ones. This means the Righteous Priest and the Messiah. And I do not know which of them is more beloved. But since it says (Psalm 110:4), “The Lord hath sworn and will not repent: ‘Thou art a priest forever,’” we know that the King-Messiah is more beloved than the Righteous Priest.
The high priest in the age to come, Melchizedek, who plays such an important role in the Epistle to the Hebrews, is here less beloved of God than the Messiah. But the existence of the high priest in the Messianic age is mentioned as something to be taken for granted by common consent. (148)
It is the coming of the Reigning Messiah Who brings the Kingdom of God on earth – Baha'u'llah, the Glory of the Father. The establisher of the Kingdom must also appear, not as the Christ, but Jesus as the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.
Norse legends also show Heimdall’s birth to be a mystery for they know not where he came from. This refers to Melchizedek who was without father or mother thus showing that Dr. Leland’s authority as the return of Jesus after the order of Melchizedek does not derive from his genealogy as a descendant of Danish kings. His authority is established because he fulfills prophecy.
Dr. Leland Jensen as the knight on the white horse is referred to in Norse Legends as the “White God.” Shoghi Effendi knighted over a hundred individuals as Knights of Baha'u'llah. Dr. Leland Jensen is the last remaining Knight of Baha'u'llah as all others either went against the Covenant or have died. 'Abdu'l-Baha prophesied that the Knights of Baha'u'llah would be the ones to establish the Kingdom of God.
How great, how very great is the Cause! How very fierce the onslaught of all the peoples and kindreds of the earth…and all they shall arise with all their power to resist His Cause. Then shall the knights of the Lord, assisted by His grace from on high, strengthened by faith, aided by the power of understanding, and reinforced by legions of the Covenant, arise and make manifest the truth of the verse: “Behold the confusion that hath befallen the tribes of the defeated.” (149)
This clearly shows that only Dr. Jensen can establish the Covenant of Baha'u'llah back into the world. Heimdall also had the ability to hear and see everything, which is a reference to Dr. Jensen’s spiritual awareness as a promised one of God.
Another Norse legend speaks of a great bugle that is carried by Heimdall.
When the giants cross Bifrost [Rainbow Bridge] and Ragnarok begins, Heimdall will blow on Giallarhorn to call the gods and everyone who is on their side to fight against the powers of evil. (150)
The giants are those who corrupt religion for their own self-interests. The “Giallarhorn” is the trumpet depicted in the book of Revelation. This is the trumpet the seventh angel sounds announcing the coming of a great catastrophe (Ragnarok) and the establishment of the Kingdom of God. Dr. Leland Jensen is the seventh angel in the book of Revelation and this book is the sounding of that trumpet, with Dr. Leland Jensen’s explanations and commentaries, which will awaken God’s chosen to arise in defense of the Covenant.
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (151)
Norse legends relate that Heimdall was born of nine sisters, which many sources say were as waves of one sea.
The strength of this being came from the earth and the ice-cold sea, and he must surely be Heimdall, who according to the early poets was born of the waves, while the waves are also called his daughters. (152)
The revelation of Baha'u'llah is like the waters that cover the sea.
“And behold the glory of the God of Israel came from the east [Baha'u'llah] and the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with his glory [Baha].” (153)
As the waters connect the world, so too does the revelation of Baha'u'llah, Whose message was universal , thus uniting all the peoples and nations of the world. Revelation defines what the waters are.
“The waters that you saw…are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.” (154)
The reference to nine waves represent the religions of the world as given by the Manifestations: Adam, Moses, Krishna, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab and Baha'u'llah. These religions have all prophesied the coming of the establisher; i.e., in the Hindu, Dr. Jensen is the Avatar Kalki, in Zoroastrian texts, the Saoshyant, and in the writings of Buddha, he is the Maitreya. Heimdall’s title as the “god of waves” symbolizes Dr. Leland’s Jensen’s knowledge of all these world’s religions, which are united within the Revelation of Baha'u'llah.
Heimdall has another aspect which is the ram.
Dumezil saw a parallel in Welsh folklore in a tradition about the sea woman Gwenhidwy; of her it was said that the breaking waves were her ewes and the ninth wave a ram, and such an image might reconcile the two aspects of Heimdall, one of a ram and one as god of the waves. (155)
Dr. Leland Jensen also fulfills the prophecy for the return of Jesus the Lamb. Only Jesus the Lamb is able to open the scroll and explain it’s meaning.
“And I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne [the throne of David] a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals [the Covenant of Baha'u'llah and the Will and Testament of Abdul-Baha]…And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders, I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth; and he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne.” (156)
The return of Jesus as the Lamb, Dr. Leland Jensen, is the only individual who can open or explain the meaning of the Covenant. The “seven horns and seven eyes” are a reference to his being able to explain the seven alive revealed religions that are in the world today. A lamb is simply a young sheep while the ram is a male sheep. Thus in both instances, Dr. Leland Jensen is the “god of the waves” and the “ram” as shown within Norse legends.
One other aspect within Norse legends regards the head of Heimdall as being his sword. Dr. Leland Jensen’s explanations and commentaries will gather the 144,000 and then there will be great destruction, thus these explanations are like a sharp sword.
“From his [the knight on the white horse] mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations….” (157)
Dr. Leland Jensen exposes the corruption of religion and reestablishes the true meaning of the Covenant of Baha'u'llah and the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha that was mutilated by Ruhiyyih Khanum and the Hands of the Cause.