OVER THE WALL OF OPPRESSION
PART II, THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By Dr. Leland Jensen
1 “Then I looked, and lo, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.”
“Mount Zion” represents the house of David. Baha'u'llah is the second Messiah (Christ) who is a descendant of King David that is anointed. Mount Zion is a hill in Jerusalem, and the site of the temple and the royal residence of King David and his successors. Baha'u'llah moved Zion and the throne of David that He sat upon, to Mount Carmel. This is the place where the “New Jerusalem” (the “new Law of God”) was located. When the Covenant-breakers did away with Shoghi Effendi’s son (the first International Baha'i Council), they did away with the Davidic lineage ('Abdu'l-Baha’s son, Mason Remey), which is the executive Branch of the Universal House of Justice. Then Mason Remey moved to America.
When New York City is nuked, 144,000 Covenant-breaking Baha'is will come under the Covenant. Therefore, the Lamb will be standing on Mt. Zion with 144,000 who have his name, “Leland,” and his Father’s name, “Baha'u'llah,” written on their foreheads. The frontal lobe of the brain is where the intellect is located.
“Written on their foreheads,” means these 144,000 Baha'is will be using their intellects to discern the truth. Those who have violated the Covenant are for the fire of the thermonuclear war because they refuse to use the intellects that God gave them and the principle of the independent investigation of the truth that Baha'u'llah gave them. In their ignorance and disobedience, they will burn in both the fire of this world and the fire of the next.
The Lamb, as explained before, is Dr. Leland Jensen.
One hundred and forty-four thousand (144,000) is the number of people who will become believers in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the explanations and proofs of the Lamb before the first wind of destruction is let loose.
Having “his name,” Jesus the Lamb’s name (Leland - the land) “and his Father’s name,” Baha'u'llah, “written on their foreheads” means that through the intellect situated in the forebrain they will be able to discern that Leland fulfilled prophecies for the return of Jesus the Lamb, and that Baha'u'llah fulfilled the prophecies for the second coming of Christ.
2 “And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was like the sound of harpers playing on their harps,”
“Heaven” is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah.
The “voice from heaven” is “like the sound of many waters.” The “many waters” are many nations, peoples, and tongues (See Rev. 7:9), and “like the sound of loud thunder,” means what John hears is very loud because it is the sound of voices from so many people you couldn’t count them all.
The voice “like the sound of harpers” comes from the 144,000 believers.
3 “and they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the earth.”
The “new song” is the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb that are found in this book, which the 144,000 believers will proclaim to all the people of the world.
The “throne” represents the throne of King David, which is to exist forever (see Psalm 89).
The “four living creatures” are those four world powers that presently rule the world as the beast. After the first wind of destruction has been let loose, the people in the countries that make up this beast will be converted to the Baha'i faith by the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb. These countries will become believers in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb. Having received a branch of the Holy Spirit from Baha'u'llah, they will no longer be beasts, but are “living creatures.” Following this, there will be mass conversion throughout the world.
The “elders” are the twenty-four apostles of Jesus the Lamb. There are twice the number that Jesus had on his first coming.
“No one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand” means that only these 144,000 persons are jarred loose from their lethargy by the bombing of the United Nations building in New York City. Therefore, they are able to understand the explanations of the Lamb because they “had been redeemed from the earth,” meaning they are freed from all indoctrination.
4 “It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are chaste; it is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes; these have been redeemed from mankind as first fruits for God and the Lamb,”
They have “not defiled themselves with women,” meaning the 144,000 believers are not lost in the theologies of the corrupt, apostate religions, including the “Hands’“ faith. The “women” represent the many different denominations or sects that exist in the world. They are like whores because they are corrupt.
They are “chaste,” meaning the 144,000 who are believers have not become indoctrinated in these apostate religions.
They “follow the Lamb wherever he goes,” means they are in his service and believe in him because of the proofs and explanations he gives.
5 “and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are spotless.”
Once the 144,000 become believers, they begin to proclaim this Revelation of Baha'u'llah by spreading the explanations of the Lamb. The proclamation they give is the true meaning of God’s Word.
6 “Then I saw another angel flying in midheaven, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe, and tongue and people;
7 and he said with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment is come; and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of water.’”
This “angel” is 'Abdu'l-Baha. By His own command, Baha'u'llah appointed His son 'Abdu'l-Baha to be the Center of the Covenant, the one to whom all should turn when Baha'u'llah passed on from this world. No one could better fulfill the words “another angel flying in midheaven” than 'Abdu'l-Baha. Here, heaven again refers to the Revelation of God, which Baha'u'llah manifested. Along with his Father, 'Abdu'l-Baha was imprisoned and exiled from one prison to another for most of his life. No one was closer to Baha'u'llah than His beloved son. During Baha'u'llah’s lifetime, as well as afterward, 'Abdu'l-Baha served his Father and the Cause of God with complete devotion. Until his death in 1921, 'Abdu'l-Baha spent every moment of his life proclaiming the Revelation of God and beckoning mankind to heed God’s message. “Midheaven” refers to 'Abdu'l-Baha because his explanations came midway, after Baha'u'llah’s explanations and before those of the Lamb.
'Abdu'l-Baha wrote the Divine Plan which was to bring the message of Baha'u'llah to all nations. Shoghi Effendi, by having two seven-year plans and a ten-year world crusade, carried out `Abdu’l-Baha’s Divine Plan and the Baha'i faith was brought “on earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people.”
8 “Another angel, a second, followed, saying, ‘Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of her impure passion.’”
This “angel” is Mason Remey, the first fallible guardian of the Baha'i faith. In accordance with the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi, during his lifetime, appointed 'Abdu'l-Baha’s adopted son, Mason Remey, to be the president of the first International Baha'i Council. Because the guardianship is a hereditary position it is passed on down from father to son, and as these guardians are descendants of King David, this guardianship will last forever. This council was the Universal House of Justice in embryo, and as the head in embryo is the head when it is born and the head when it becomes an adult, Mason Remey, or his son, or grandson, or great-grandson is to be the head of the adult Universal House of Justice, as this lineage is hereditary. This council was Shoghi Effendi’s son and his successor when he passed from this world of matter. When Shoghi Effendi’s son (the first International Baha'i Council) becomes an adult (the Universal House of Justice), it has the lineage of King David as its president to distinguish the true Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah from all counterfeits.
The meaning of all this was hidden from the believers, in order to test them to see if for any reason they would go against the Covenant and become Covenant-breakers; he wanted to see if they would go with the crowd, like dead fish floating down the river, or go with the minority that go by the provisions of the Covenant, like live fish that swim up the river and are with Jesus the Lamb. As has previously been shown, and as you can see, all the believers except for a few became Covenant-breakers. Unless they repent and come back under the provisions of the Covenant, they are assigned to hell’s fire, losing forever the high station that God had set aside for them.
Sorry, but this had to happen, but it didn’t have to happen to you. If you are with these Covenant-breakers, it was by your own free choice. This test is essential so that down the road into the future, because of this debacle, nobody will dare to deviate even a hair’s breadth to the right or to the left of the Covenant. This is necessary to assure a full thousand years of bliss and peace for all the peoples of the world. Babylon was a city of old, which God destroyed because it was a wicked and tempestuous city. Whenever “Babylon” is used to refer to something it symbolizes the wicked and ungodly persons who ignore the true word of God and cling to their own desires and needs. In this, “Babylon” represents the followers of the apostate Baha'i faith, that is, it refers to those persons whom Shoghi Effendi, in his lifetime, appointed to be the Hands of the Cause of God, and to the mass of believers who remain with these Hands in the greatest violation of God’s Covenant.
Concerning the Hands of the Cause of God 'Abdu'l-Baha writes: “O friends! The Hands of the Cause of God must be nominated and appointed by the Guardian of the Cause of God. All must be under his shadow and obey his command. Should any, within or without the company of the Hands of the Cause of God disobey and seek division, the wrath of God and His vengeance will be upon him, for he will have caused a breach in the true Faith of God. This body of the Hands of the Cause of God is under the direction of the Guardian of the Cause of God. The Hands of the Cause of God must elect from their own number nine persons that shall at all times be occupied in the important services in the work of the Guardian of the Cause of God. The election of these nine persons must be carried either unanimously or by majority from the company of the Hands of the Cause of God and these, whether unanimously or by a majority vote, must give their assent to the choice of the one whom the Guardian of the Cause of God hath chosen as his successor.” (309)
After Shoghi Effendi passed away, the Hands of the Cause came out from under the direction of the succeeding Guardian and took over the affairs of the Baha'i World Faith, which had been brought to all the countries of the world. By continuing to teach and spread their apostate religion, these people have “made all nations drink the wine of her impure passion.” For three years following Shoghi Effendi’s death, Mason Remey appealed to the Hands of the Cause of God to realize their wrongfulness and amend their actions. Instead, they denounced him and labeled him “a sick old man,” warning all believers not to listen to him.
Finally, Mason Remey had no choice but to announce to the Baha'i World Faith that, being the president or head of the Universal House of Justice in embryo, he or one of his successors would be the head of the Universal House of Justice when it became an adult, and as the head of the Universal House of Justice, he is the guardian, for the head of the Universal House of Justice is the guardian. He was the one appointed to the guardianship by Shoghi Effendi and he was to expose the doings of those Hands who had opposed him. He then declared that these Hands and their followers were to be considered Covenant-breakers in accordance with the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, and treated in the manner which 'Abdu'l-Baha commands: (The following applies to them because they have destroyed the Cause of God and replaced it with the “Hands faith”) “And now, one of the greatest and most fundamental principles of the Cause of God is to shun and avoid entirely the Covenant-breakers, for they will utterly destroy the Cause of God, exterminate His Law and render of no account all efforts exerted in the past.” (310)
9 “And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If any one worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,’”
The “image” of the beast is the crucifix. In the eighth century, when Charlemagne conquered the Saxons, he held the crucifix in one hand and the sword in the other, telling them either they must bow down to the crucifix or he would lop off their heads. Thus, he made the crucifix the symbol of the beast. The “mark on his forehead” and “on his hand” refers to the Muslims who pray five times a day by touching their foreheads to the ground. They cover their mouths and noses with their hands to keep from breathing in the dust. This leaves them with dust marks on their foreheads and on the backs of their hands.
10 “‘he also shall drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.’”
This means if both the Christians and the Muslims don’t accept the coming of Baha'u'llah Who is promised in the “Book” (Bible) they both claim they believe in, they will be destroyed in the oncoming thermonuclear war. ”Fire and brimstone” represent the nuclear holocaust, which will destroy the beast and its followers. “The holy angels” are the 144,000 believers who will become believers in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the explanations of the Lamb, prior to the holocaust.
11 “‘And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.’
12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”
Those who fail to recognize and follow the true commands and purpose of God will suffer torment “for ever and ever.” In this life only do we have freedom of choice, as well as the greatest opportunity to attain the station God has ordained for us. Our progress hereafter is dependent upon the Mercy of God.
When our lives on this physical plane are done, we are dealt with according to our merit. There will be no chance to come back and do it over if we should fail to earn our station. There was no freedom of choice when we were in the womb, and when we leave this life and enter the next life, there is no longer any freedom of choice. So the decisions we make here and now determine whether we will have everlasting life, or everlasting shame and contempt.
13 “And I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth.’ ‘Blessed indeed,’ says the Spirit, ‘that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!’”
Those “who die in the Lord” are the ones who attain their spiritual station by recognizing and accepting the true meaning of God’s Revelation, becoming firm in God’s Covenant, and doing that which God did ordain.
14 “Then I looked, and lo, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand.”
The “one like a son of man” is the Lamb.
The “white cloud” symbolizes his spiritual body – the aura. It is white because he has acquired the spiritual qualities and attributes of God that make a pure soul. White represents purity. As most people don’t see auras, the Promised Ones are veiled from the people, so they then only believe by the proofs. Those who are gifted so they can see auras become believers in Jesus the Lamb, as they see his white aura.
The “golden crown on his head” symbolizes his spiritual intellect, or his halo. This is produced when the intellect is connected with the Holy Spirit. The crown is the crown of authority. Gold represents the spiritual.
A “sharp sickle” represents the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb who gives the meaning of God’s Revelation. It is the sickle of the harvest, when the wheat is put in the barn, and the weeds are put into the fire.
15 “And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat upon the cloud, ‘Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.’”
The “temple” is Baha'u'llah when He was on the earth, just as Moses was the Temple when He was on the earth, but when Moses passed on, the Presence of God was in the temple (a tent in the desert divided by a curtain, making the Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies). With Baha'u'llah, the Presence of God is made manifest in His Covenant and the Will and Testament that the Covenant-breaking Baha'is have so grossly violated.
This “angel” is one of the apostles of the Lamb who believes in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, and is firm in the Covenant.
“Put in your sickle and reap means that this Apostle of the Lamb gives the Lamb’s explanations and gathers the true believers back into the Covenant. The “harvest of the earth” are the elect, those who accept the Revelation of God by the Lamb’s explanations and commentaries.
16 “So he who sat upon the cloud swung his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.”
“Swung his sickle upon the earth” means the Lamb has given his explanations and the 144,000 believers are being gathered. When this is finished, the first wind of destruction will be let loose.