OVER THE WALL OF OPPRESSION
PART I, CHAPTER TWO
By Dr. Leland Jensen
The disease afflicting the faith is pernicious. It is very deep. It requires the service of a spiritual doctor to prescribe the remedy. Its indoctrination is like an addiction to some chemical, like coffee or alcohol. You know how hard it is to stop drinking or smoking. People do quit you know. Not only are they addicted, they like the stuff.
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (19)
Here Paul is telling us what happens in any age when people go against the truth. Those who love the lie are damned and perish. For these people there isn’t much hope. Most people don’t give up their addictions until they get real sick, like they are going to die. Then they may make an effort to give up their coffee, smoking, or alcohol. Some have more severe addictions such as drugs like pot, heroin, hash, cocaine, etc. 'Abdu'l-Baha refers to the addiction of breaking the Covenant as leprosy. However, most of the Covenant-breaking Baha'is following the Covenant-breaking “Hands” don’t even know that they are also Covenant-breakers, and have this terrible disease of leprosy. They have been oppressed, first by the Covenant-breaking “Hands,” and now by their phony House of Justice, from investigating the truth for themselves.
Those who are asleep won’t wake up to the fact that they were duped until they get a hit on the head, so-to-speak. This will come right after New York City is nuked, which may occur after this book is published. Then according to prophecy, only 144,000 will come out of the violation and come under the provisions of the Covenant. The rest will go through a horrible destruction with most of them dying in their sins. They are not innocent, as God has given them the intellect, and Baha'u'llah has given them the principle of Independent Investigation of Truth. To not use this franchise given to them by Baha'u'llah is a sin in itself.
The remedy comes from God Who has sent a divine physician to reestablish back into the sick Baha'i world that which the Hands did away with when they went against Shoghi Effendi. 'Abdu'l-Baha wrote about the return of Jesus and his twelve apostles, who will be the twelve gates through which the people will enter the Kingdom, and nobody will enter the Kingdom unless they pass though these twelve gates. Baha'u'llah fulfilled the prophecies for the return of Christ – a descendant of David seated on the throne of David – as He is a descendant of King David. He didn’t come in the name of Jesus, but in the name Baha'u'llah, for Jesus said if anybody comes in His name (Jesus), and claims to be the Christ, he is a lying impostor. (20)
The prophecies state that both Christ and Jesus will return, but not in the same person. The return of Jesus is not to be a Manifestation of God. Rather, he is Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, or Jesus the Lamb. Paul, in the book of Hebrews, tells us that Jesus was not only the Christ, but also a High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. (21) The High Priest after the order of Melchizedek is greater than the Aaronic priesthood of Moses. The Aaronic priesthood is passed down through the genealogy of Moses’ brother Aaron, whereas the priesthood of Melchizedek has nothing to do with Aaron’s genealogy, or any other genealogy.
Shem, the beloved son of Noah, was Melchizedek, as he was a priest after the order of Seidec, which is another name for Adam. Shem, or Melchizedek, came 2,000 years after Adam. Jesus came 2,000 years after Shem as the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, and he returns 2,000 years later as the return of Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. That is, Melchizedek came every 2,000 years. This was not fulfilled by Baha'u'llah, as He was not a high priest but a Manifestation, and He came in the nineteenth century. At the very end of the 20th century, Jesus was in the world as Jesus the High Priest (Great Educator) after the order of Melchizedek.
There are two kinds of Covenants of God, the Greater and the Lesser Covenant. The Greater Covenant is one that applies to those who are to come by fulfilling prophecies, such as being prophesied by name, address, date, and mission. The Lesser Covenant applies to those who are appointed by a Manifestation, such as Baha'u'llah appointed His son 'Abdu'l-Baha in His Covenant to succeed Him as the Most Great Branch.
The return of Jesus was prophesied to come fulfilling prophecies of name, address, date, and mission. Therefore, his coming is part of the Greater Covenant, and the Greater Covenant is where he receives his authority to carry out his mission. To go against him is also to go against God. However, he is not a Manifestation of God, and he does not bring a new revelation. His main mission is to reestablish Shoghi Effendi’s plan or program for the establishment of the Universal House of Justice in four stages by reestablishing the Monarchy, the executive branch, the descendant of King David seated on the throne of David, as its president or head, which the Covenant-breaking Hands threw out.
'Abdu'l-Baha talked about the return of Jesus and his apostles in some of his tablets where he refers to the return of Jesus. Baha'u'llah didn’t claim to be the return of Jesus. If He had, He would have been an impostor, for Jesus said if anyone comes in His name [Jesus] claiming to be the Christ, that person would be a lying impostor. Jesus said:
Take heed that no man deceives you. For many shall come in my name [Jesus], saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (22)
Yet the scriptures tell us that Jesus Christ would return. Therefore, of a necessity, the coming of Jesus would have to be a different individual than the return of Christ (Baha'u'llah).
These tablets of 'Abdu'l-Baha that I am going to quote from, have been translated into English in error. It is difficult to translate from one language to another word for word. Therefore, the concepts are translated. As the Covenant-breakers were not knowledgeable in the understanding of what they were translating, they translated their understanding. For instance, in one place the script talked about the return of the spirit. 'Abdu'l-Baha tells us that this is Jesus who was referred to as the spirit. The tablet that I am using was translated by a committee of the Headless Monster, and by Marzieh Gail, who is with the Covenant-breakers. When referring to Jesus of Nazareth it is OK to refer to Him as either the Christ, or Jesus, or Jesus Christ. But with the fulfillment, this is incorrect as Jesus and the Christ are two different individuals. Marzieh Gail translated the word spirit as “Christ” instead of “Jesus.” The text I am referring to is 'Abdu'l-Baha’s explanation of Revelation 21.
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God [Baha'u'llah]…. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (23)
Everything in the book of Revelation are prophecies of the future. Nothing was for the time of Jesus the Christ or before. (24)
The meaning of the passage is that the heavenly Jerusalem hath twelve gates, through which the blessed enter into the City of God. These twelve gates are souls who are as guiding stars, as portals of knowledge and grace; and within these gates there stand twelve angels. By angels is meant the power of the confirmation of God – that the candle of God’s confirming power shineth 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; 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 spirit – Jesus – not Christ, or Baha'u'llah]. That is to say, each one maketh manifest the perfections, the joyous message, and the excellency of that holy Being [Jesus on his return]. (25)
Here 'Abdu'l-Baha tells us that Jesus will have twelve apostles on his return, not the same ones that He had on His first coming. Baha'u'llah did not have twelve apostles, although there have been attempts to create apostles to Baha'u'llah, but all attempts came up short. Besides, the language used by 'Abdu'l-Baha is that this prophecy was to come in the future, that is, sometime after 'Abdu'l-Baha. These are the foundation for the establishment of the true Universal House of Justice, being members of the second International Baha'i Council set up by Jesus on his return. Only an authoritative figure sent by God could have the authority to reestablish what the Covenant-breakers threw out.
Shoghi Effendi set up an embryonic council with his nine appointed members and called his Council the first International Baha'i Council that was to go through four stages and become the Universal House of Justice. The second International Baha'i Council was set up with the twelve apostles of Jesus on his return, which are the gates that all must pass through to enter the New Jerusalem. They are the foundation of the city of God, as prophesied by 'Abdu'l-Baha above, and will go through the four stages proscribed by Shoghi Effendi. This will take place right after the nuclear war, which is upon us.
The four Beast Nations – England (the lion), Russia (the bear), France (the Leopard), and the United States (the eagle) (26) – will become the first Baha'i States, as they will be hit the hardest in the nuclear war. When the majority of the people of other nations become Baha'i they will come under the provisions of the Covenant and under the World Court. When a significant few nations become Baha'i under the World Court, then these nations will elect the body, having the executive branch, the descendant of David which is hereditary, as its president. This organization will be called the Supreme Tribunal and it will bring peace to the world. When all nations become Baha'i, then the secondary Houses of Justice will elect the members of the Universal House of Justice, and thus the Kingdom of God will be born into this world.
The biggest enemies to the Cause of God are the Covenant-breakers that have gone against Shoghi Effendi, throwing out the very essence of the administration of Baha'u'llah, 'Abdu'l-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi. They are to be shunned and avoided as you would avoid the plague or the AIDS virus. Most of them are already so infected that they have become so narrow-minded that they won’t even listen to or investigate the truth.
Two-thirds of the people will perish in the oncoming catastrophes. If they climb out of the pit, they will be caught in the snare.
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd [Shoghi Effendi], and against the man that is my fellow [Jesus on his return], sayeth the Lord of hosts [Baha'u'llah]: smite the shepherd [Shoghi Effendi], and the sheep [the mainstream Baha'is] shall be scattered [leave the provisions of the Covenant]: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones [those few that are firm in the Covenant].
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 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 shall call on my name [Allah’u’Abha], and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. (27)
“…and four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. The first was like a lion and had eagles’ wings. Then as I watched, its wings were plucked off… and a human mind was given to it.”
“And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And the dragon gave it his power and his throne and great authority.”