OVER THE WALL OF OPPRESSION
PART I, CHAPTER FOUR
By Dr. Leland Jensen
THE RETURN OF JESUS;
THE HIGH PRIEST AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK
The return of Jesus was prophesied to come under various names and titles in addition to the “High Priest.” He is also the return of the sacrificial Lamb, the Lamb with seven horns and seven eyes.
And between the throne [a Davidic King] and the four living creatures [the four beasts after they become Baha'i nations] and among the elders [they are the ones that remained with the executive after it was split from the Covenant-breaking Hands], I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain [Jesus was slain and he returns as the Lamb], with seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth [the eyes of the Lamb understand the prophecies of the 7 Revelations of God]; and he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. (66)
Each king has a scepter in his right hand to show the proof of his authority. This Davidic king, who separated from the Covenant-breaking “Hands,” has a scroll or the Book of the Covenant and Will and Testament, as a scepter in his hand to show the proof of his authority. But this king could not reestablish it back into the world. So the Lamb takes the scroll, or the Book of the Covenant and Will and Testament, from the king’s hand and reestablishes this kingship back at the head of the Universal House of Justice.
And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints; and they sang a new song [which are the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb], saying, “Worthy art thou to take the scroll and to open its seals, for thou wast slain [on his first coming] and by thy blood didst ransom men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and hast made them a kingdom [Davidic] and priests [teachers] to our God, and they shall reign on earth.” (67)
He comes as the knight on the white horse, as he was knighted by Shoghi Effendi. This is prophesied in both the sixth and the nineteenth chapters of Revelation.
Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say, as with a voice of thunder, “Come!” And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and its rider had a bow [sign of the Covenant]; and a crown [the golden halo around his head] was given him, and he went out conquering and to conquer [he will conquer over the evils of the Covenant-breakers]. (68)
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war [on the Covenant-breakers]. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems [many titles]; and he has a name inscribed which no one knows but himself [the Land]. He is clad in a robe dipped in blood…. (69)
Baha'u'llah referred to His Revelation as a robe. It is dipped in blood, which was the 20,000 Baha'i Martyrs. Shoghi Effendi knighted him as a Knight of Baha'u'llah, thus, as a Knight of Baha'u'llah, he is establishing Baha'u'llah and His Cause in the world.
…and the name by which he is called is The Word of God ['Abdu'l-Baha said that the Word of God referred to Jesus]. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, followed him on white horses [The white horses are symbolic of the pure Revelation of Baha'u'llah which they are establishing]. From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron [Jesus’ rod is a rod of iron]; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty [the fury of the wrath of God is against the Covenant-breakers that did away with His Kingdom]. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, King of kings and Lord of lords. (70)
Every knight that rushes into battle, has on his robe and on his chaps the name of the king that he is championing. This knight, Dr. Leland Jensen, a Knight of Baha'u'llah, is championing Baha'u'llah and His administration that the Covenant-breakers abolished. He fulfills Revelation 19:11-16, defeating all people who are in opposition to Baha'u'llah, Who is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the only Knight of Baha'u'llah left. All the rest either died, or became fallen knights by going against Shoghi Effendi and God.
Another title, or diadem, by which he is called is the “seventh angel,” who is doing the same things that the knight on the white horse is doing. Another title by which he is called is “Blessed is he who cometh to the thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.”
In the last two verses of the Book of Daniel occur the cryptic words─”Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thy way till the end be for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of Days [we are in the end of days now].”
Many have been the attempts of learned students to solve the problem of the significance of these words. In a tabletalk at which the writer [Esslemont] was present, 'Abdu'l-Baha reckoned the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy from the date of the beginning of the Muhammadan era [the victory of Muhammad over Mecca] in 628 AD─628+1335=1963.
'Abdu'l-Baha’s Tablets make it clear that this prophecy refers to the one hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Baha'u'llah in Baghdad, or the year [April 21st,] 1963:
Now concerning the verse in Daniel, the interpretation whereof thou didst ask, namely, “Blessed is he who cometh unto the thousand, three hundred and thirty-five days.” These days must be reckoned as solar and not lunar years. For according to this calculation a century will have elapsed from the dawn of the Sun of Truth, then will the teachings of God will be firmly established [by Blessed is he] upon the earth, and the Divine Light shall flood the world from the East even unto the West. Then on this day, will the faithful rejoice! (71)
On April 21, 1963, the return of Jesus began his ministry by being opposed by Satan (Rex King) who was designated Satan by the Davidic King, who was 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son.
1 And he shewed me Joshua [Jesus] the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
2 And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
3 Now Joshua [Jesus] was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel [Jesus himself was not dirty, just his outer appearance was dirty].
4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with a change of raiment [that is, the image of being guilty changes to one of innocence and purity].
5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. [Although he began his ministry on April 21, 1963, at that time he did not know that he was the return of Jesus. This is just like Jesus on His first coming. Although He was a follower of John the Baptist, He didn’t know that He was the Christ until He was baptized by John.] And the angel of the LORD stood by.
6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua [Jesus], saying,
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house [the Universal House of Justice], and shalt also keep my courts [local, national, and international], and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
8 Hear now, O Joshua [Jesus], the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. [The BRANCH refers to 'Abdu'l-Baha and his descendants seated on the throne of King David, which is the executive head of the Universal House of Justice, as found in 'Abdu'l-Baha’s Sacred Will and Testament. The plan for this Universal House of Justice was set up by Shoghi Effendi in four stages, which was abolished by the Covenant-breaking Baha'is when they went against Shoghi Effendi.]
9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua [Jesus]; upon one stone shall be seven eyes…. (72)
This stone with seven eyes is the stone wall surrounding the old Montana State Prison where the man who fulfills the prophecies for the return of Jesus was incarcerated on a trumped-up charge by a very corrupt legal system that includes corrupt lawyers, corrupt prosecutors, and corrupt judges. There were other prisoners in that prison who were convicted for crimes they did not commit. Some prisoners are held in prison for 15 or more years until it is discovered that they could not have committed that crime, or that valuable evidence was withheld by the prosecution in order to get a verdict. When these injustices come to light, the prisoner is released, but the state doesn’t even apologize, much less reimburse him for stealing 15 or more years of his valuable life.
The "stone with seven eyes," the seven towers of the old Montana State Prison.
…Behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that [the] land in one day. (73)
The iniquity of “the land” in the ninth verse is the same iniquity of Jesus in the fourth verse. One meaning of the word “iniquity” is, “Grievous violation of right or justice” (74) by the corrupt legal system. Therefore, Jesus and “the land” are the same individual, with “the land” being the name of the person that fulfills the prophecies for the return of Jesus. The name of the person that was put in prison was Leland, which is a French surname, (75) and an English given name, meaning the land. This shows that Leland is the prophesied name of the person who is the return of Jesus the High Priest.
Nobody knew that Leland (the Land) was the name for the return of Jesus. If they did, all the mothers in the world would have named their sons “Leland.” Therefore, God kept it a secret. As he was the Knight of Baha'u'llah prophesied in the nineteenth chapter of Revelation, this knight had a name written that only he knew.
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 [diadems, or titles]; and he had a name written [or inscribed], that no man knew, but he himself. (76)
When Dr. Leland was participating in Shoghi Effendi’s World Crusade, he was on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Reunion Island was a department of France, and French was the official language spoken there. Therefore, many of the people called him “the land,” for “le” is the masculine word for the English word “the.”
It was Dr. Leland Jensen, a Knight of Baha'u'llah, who was put in prison with the “stone with seven eyes” before him, fulfilling prophecies for the name and address (Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, Montana) of the return of Jesus. However, God said that He laid the “stone with seven eyes” before Jesus. Dr. Leland Jensen saw that he fulfilled the prophecies of the third chapter of Zechariah, and that the iniquity of Jesus in the fourth paragraph, and the iniquity of “the land“ were the same iniquity (the dirty garment). He knew he was the only person in the world who knew that the name for Jesus the High Priest on his second coming was “the Land,” or Leland, for that was his name.
For behold the stone that I [God] have laid before Joshua [Jesus]; upon one stone (77) shall be seven eyes: behold, I [God] will engrave [to impress as if with a graver (78)] the engravings thereof, saith the LORD of hosts.… (79)
Dr. Leland Jensen (1914-1996)
Here God, as an engraver, is impressing upon us that it was He Who put Dr. Leland Jensen in prison. Why would God do a thing like that? Well, God seems to be hard on most of His Promised Ones. For instance, He had Moses, Who was brought up in the palace of the Pharaoh and next to sit on the throne of Egypt, exiled out into the desert for forty years before He was to take the 12 tribes of Israel out of bondage. God had Jesus suffer one of the most painful deaths: crucifixion. Baha'u'llah, Who was born and raised in luxury and was probably the richest man in the world, ended up separated from that way of life. He suffered immense pain by being chained with an iron collar riveted around His neck, and He was seated in a circle of 150 other prisoners who also had iron collars around their necks. They were all attached to one another with chains on either side. They were all in a completely dark dungeon that was only opened to light for a short time each day for them to be fed swill. They sat in their own excrement. The Black Pit reeked with the odor of human excrement. He endured this for four months. Then He was exiled for forty years, with twenty years spent in prison in Acca, which was one of the most foul cities in the world. The Bab was also a prisoner and was martyred by being shot with seven hundred and fifty rifle balls.
Why did God have Baha'u'llah suffer these injustices? Because His mission was to establish justice. So He Himself had to experience injustice. The reason Leland had to suffer injustice is that he had to know injustice firsthand, for he has to judge God’s house, keep God’s courts (Zechariah 3:7), and reestablish the Universal House of Justice that was given by Baha'u'llah, delineated by 'Abdu'l-Baha, and set up by Shoghi Effendi in four stages, all of which was discarded by the Covenant-breaking “Hands.” The real reason God put Dr. Leland Jensen in prison in Deer Lodge is to prove to the entire world that Dr. Leland Jensen is the one who fulfills the prophecies for the return of Jesus the High Priest. That is, he was in the plan at the beginning.
God Had A Plan
God had a plan from the very beginning, six thousand years ago in 4000 BC. Everything that has happened during the last six thousand years was in that plan. Thus Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I am.” (80) Was Jesus alive before Abraham? No! What He was saying is that before Abraham was born, He, Jesus, was in the plan of God. This plan was hidden behind a veil. The minor prophets like Daniel and Isaiah were so spiritual that they could pull the veil open and look at part of God’s plan. Then they wrote down what they saw, and these became the prophecies that are found in the Holy Scriptures. One prophet, Daniel, saw the four dates for the coming of Jesus: 34 AD, 1844 AD, 1863 AD, and 1963 AD. Other prophets saw the names, addresses, and missions of different Promised Ones. When these Promised Ones come, they point out that they were prophesied by name, address, date, and mission, to show their authenticity, for authenticity is the criteria of believability. God purposely gave them this authenticity so that they could carry out the mission that God entrusted them with.
When God placed Dr. Leland Jensen in prison, it wasn’t an afterthought on the part of God. Leland, the return of Jesus, was in the plan of God six thousand years ago. The purpose of this prophecy is to show that the one who fulfills this prophecy is the return of Jesus the High Priest. There is just one person in this world that fulfilled this prophecy. You can be sure that Dr. Leland Jensen didn’t go down to the “stone with seven eyes” and knock on the door and say, “Please let me in so I can fulfill prophecy.” No. Like Baha'u'llah, he was brought there against his will.
There may have been other persons named Leland, who might have lived in Montana. But there is only one person named Leland, who had the “stone with seven eyes” before him. No matter which direction he turned, the “stone with seven eyes” was before him. He began his ministry on the date given by Daniel, on April 21, 1963, when he was opposed by Satan. He was sent to prison on a dirty garment charge. This was to show that neither Baha'u'llah nor any of the other Promised Ones fulfilled this prophecy, for none of the other Promised Ones were in prison on a dirty garment charge. None of the other Promised Ones had the “stone with seven eyes” before them. None of them wore the dirty garment. None of them came in 1963. None of them came in the name of “the Land.” And no other Promised One fulfilled his mission. (81)
Who are you going to believe? Are you going to believe those crackpots on Mount Carmel who went against God, as they were in opposition to Shoghi Effendi, and did away with the plan of God set up by Shoghi Effendi? Or are you going to turn to Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, the Son (Jesus) returned to establish his Father’s (Baha'u'llah’s) Kingdom?
Then cometh the end, when he [Jesus] shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father [Baha'u'llah]; when he [Jesus] shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he [Jesus] must reign, till he [Jesus] hath put all enemies [including the Covenant-breakers on Mount Carmel] under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is [spiritual] death. For he [Jesus] hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he [Jesus] is excepted, which did put all things under him [Jesus]. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son [Jesus] also himself be subject unto him [Baha'u'llah] that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. (82)
Leland, the Son, hath put the lineage of David that is to exist forever (Psalm 89) back at the head of the Universal House of Justice, which was to evolve through four stages as delineated by Shoghi Effendi. The next stage will the World Court that will be set up right after the nuclear war when the four “beast nations” – England, France, United States and Russia – become the four living creatures by becoming Baha'i nations as prophesied in the Bible.
What day is that?
In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree. (85)