OVER THE WALL OF OPPRESSION
PART II, THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By Dr. Leland Jensen
1 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.”
The “new heaven” is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah.
The “new earth” is the new civilization that will be established when the four winds of destruction are done. There is also another meaning to this. The fourth wind of destruction is the earth’s shifting crust which will be the last wind of destruction that will take place. There will be a whole new physiognomy and physiography, and a whole new mapping of the earth. For instance, the United States will move several thousand miles south and the central portion of the United States will be inundated. The stars that are now above us will be further north. For more information, read The Earth’s Shifting Crust by Charles Hapgood, for which Einstein wrote the foreword. This reading was recommended by the second guardian.
“The sea was no more,” means all the Revelations of God that were revealed before the Revelation of Baha'u'llah will be fulfilled as Baha'u'llah’s Revelation is established in the world. Mankind will not be separated by different religions again.
2 “And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;”
The “holy city, new Jerusalem” is that part of God’s Revelation which reveals the laws, ordinances, and teachings for an ever-advancing civilization. This part of God’s Law changes with each Manifestation, depending upon the needs and conditions of that civilization at the time of the appearance of His Manifestation.
This “new Jerusalem” comes from the Revelation of Baha'u'llah and is as pure “as a bride.” It brings about the new civilization, which establishes God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
3 “and I heard a great voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them;’”
The throne is the Davidic throne. The one that is seated upon it is Baha'u'llah, as He fulfills the prophecies for the second Christ. Jesus Christ was also a descendant of King David, but His genealogy shows that none of His ancestors were seated on the throne of David, except David himself, whereas all of Baha'u'llah’s ancestors were seated on the throne of King David.
Each Manifestation of God is the Presence of God. For instance, Moses was the Presence of God. He continued this Presence by building a tabernacle in the desert and dividing it in two with a curtain, creating the Holy of Holies and the Sanctuary. Moses placed the Presence of God (the Shekina), His writings, in the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies. This is the continuation of the Presence of God. Likewise, Baha'u'llah continues the Presence of God in His Covenant. This Covenant is the Kitab-i-'Ahd. In this book He continues this Presence by appointing 'Abdu'l-Baha to be His successor.
'Abdu'l-Baha passed this Presence to Shoghi Effendi. Shoghi Effendi passed this Presence down to his non-biological son, the first International Baha'i Council. The Arch Covenant-breakers did away with this Presence of God when they bypassed Shoghi Effendi’s son and, in its place, set up a Headless Monster, which they said was the Universal House of Justice, which was neither the Presence of God nor a House of Justice. It was, at most, nothing but a bog, or a bunch of goo, or a quagmire that once you get into it, it’s almost impossible to get out of it. Jesus the Lamb has reestablished this Presence of God by reestablishing Shoghi Effendi’s son back into the Baha'i faith under the provisions of the Covenant. Then this Presence is continued in the Baha'i faith.
When man accepts the Covenant of Baha'u'llah, all of his past ways are forgiven. He then has the Presence of God. The Covenant-breakers don’t have this Presence of God. They threw it out. Jesus the Lamb, with his explanations and commentaries, provides a strong cord through his mercy to those poor saps who followed the corruption and got themselves in this terrible quagmire. These explanations and commentaries are their only chance of getting back under the Shekina, the Presence of God.
4 “he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
All pain and suffering are a result of man’s error or wrongdoings. Since man will be free from error for one thousand years, this will eliminate suffering of any kind and spiritual “death will be no more.”
5 “And he who sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’”
The “throne” is the throne of David, which Baha'u'llah sat upon. Both Jesus and Baha'u'llah were descendants of King David, making them “Christs.” The meaning of the word “Christ” is a male sperm descendant of King David that is anointed. The difference between Jesus and Baha'u'llah is that none of Jesus’ ancestors sat on the throne of King David. Jesus was descended from David through Nathan, the brother of King Solomon (Luke 3:23-31). He was anointed with the Holy Spirit. However, all of Baha'u'llah’s ancestors sat on the throne of King David. Baha'u'llah’s father sat on the throne of King David, and His grandfather, in an unbroken chain all the way back to King David. Baha'u'llah, in His Proclamation, on page 89, said that He “ruleth upon the throne of David.”
This lineage of King David is to last forever: “Once for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie to David. His line shall endure forever, his throne as long as the sun before me. Like the moon it shall be established for ever” (Psalm 89:35,36).
Baha'u'llah continued this lineage in His Covenant, appointing 'Abdu'l-Baha as His successor, and then it is continued on in 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son, Mason Remey and his descendants, as a line of guardians, to sit as presidents or heads of the Universal House of Justice. The great sin of the “Hands” is that they took an ax and swung it at the very root of this Davidic lineage that Baha'u'llah had set up to succeed Him, and thus they tried to do away with this Davidic lineage that is to last forever. Then they foisted this Covenant-breaking, outrageous violation onto the mass of the foolish and ignorant Baha'is, who gobbled this gobbledygook (violation) as if it were a delicious meal, making them very sick Baha'i lepers (Covenant-breakers).
The one “who sat upon the throne” in this part of John’s vision is Baha'u'llah. With His Revelation, He renews the Divine Law (Holy of Holies), and then He establishes the new city of God, the New Jerusalem. This is the new Law of God, the Universal House of Justice with the Davidic lineage as its president, or head, that the Arch Covenant-breakers and their blind, deaf, and deluded followers rejected.
6 “And he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water without price from the fountain of the water of life.’”
The “fountain of the water of life” is the Revelation of God through the Manifestation Baha'u'llah. It is given without price in that there is no professional clergy sapping the life’s blood (money) of the faith. Those who seek God will be shown this Revelation for free, based on their desire, or thirst.
7 “‘He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son.’”
“He who conquers” are those who overcome the hindrances that come from the theologies (mythologies) of the priestcraft and clergy of Christendom (such as the fetish of worshiping Jesus as the incarnate God), and the Covenant-breaking Baha'is (with their Headless Monster), and come under the provisions of the Covenant.
8 “‘But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.’”
The “cowardly” are those who don’t accept the Lamb’s explanations because they are fearful of the ridicule of family, friends, and/or the society of which they are a part. The “faithless” of Christendom are those of Christendom who no longer believe that Jesus the Lamb would come and establish the Kingdom.
The “faithless” of the Covenant-breaking Baha'is are those who no longer believe that Shoghi Effendi had a son to succeed him, and then went astray following Ruhiyyih Khanum and the Covenant-breaking “Hands’“ creation of a Headless Monster in the place of Baha'u'llah’s Universal House of Justice.
The “polluted” are those who harbor these false doctrines of Christendom and of the Covenant-breaking Baha'is.
The “fornicators” are those people who are attached to some church, all denominations being harlots, and the Baha'is who go with the crowd instead of the Covenant. God tested the Baha'is at the passing of Shoghi Effendi. The test was that they could either go by the Covenant or go with the crowd. They opted to go with the crowd. God used this test, as people find safety in numbers, so it was known from the beginning that they would fail the test. They didn’t put their trust in God and in Baha'u'llah’s Covenant, but in the crowd. Thus they became Covenant-breakers of the worst kind. This test was not so God could know who was and was not a Covenant-breaker, as He is Omniscient. Rather, it was so the Baha'is could realize that they failed the test because they were going with the crowd instead of the Covenant, so that in the future this wouldn’t happen again.
The “sorcerers” are the clergy of Christendom. In addition, they are the “Hands” of the Baha'i faith who manipulated the text to promote their sect by stating that Shoghi Effendi did not have a son, without ever having looked for his son, so they could establish something else, thus placing themselves in command. Therefore, this sorcery was a fundamental means of their accomplishment, for Shoghi Effendi did have a son.
The “idolaters” are those people who have an image of God either in their minds or in a carving, a mold, or picture, that they turn to and worship. In the Baha'i faith, it is the image of the Arch Covenant-breakers Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “Hands” that they turned to instead of turning to God. Those people who do not become believers in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the Lamb’s explanations are dead spiritually and will die “the second death” in the thermonuclear war and perish because they were not reborn spiritually.
In Christianity, the “liars” are the clergy who mainly teach the incarnate god lie. Other lies they teach are that God was Jesus’ physical father instead of Joseph, as the Bible says; that Jesus physically ascended up into the sky and would return from the sky instead of from the heaven of Revelation or the heaven of His Will that pervadeth all created things.
In the Baha'i faith, the “liars” are mainly the conclave of “Hands” and Ruhiyyih Khanum telling the lie that Shoghi Effendi didn’t have a son to succeed him. Through this lie, Ruhiyyih Khanum and the Hands “seized control” and led the entire Baha'i faith, except for a very few, astray. These Covenant-breakers use many other lies to back up the Big Lie of the Covenant-breakers. For example, they say that those who are faithful to the Covenant are the Covenant-breakers and should be shunned. Thus they deflect their duped and ignorant followers forever from realizing that they themselves are the Covenant-breakers and therefore for the fire.
A Covenant-breaker is one who breaks the Covenant of Baha'u'llah (Kitab-i-'Ahd) and/or the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. The Covenant-breakers broke the Covenant when they threw out the executive branch found on page 15 in 'Abdu'l-Baha’s Will and Testament, because 'Abdu'l-Baha was the delineator of Baha'u'llah’s Covenant.
9 “Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, and spoke to me, saying, ‘Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.’”
The “Bride” is the New Jerusalem, which is the Covenant, which is the new Law of God. The “Lamb” is the one that is reestablishing that Covenant (Bride).
10 “And in the Spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,”
A “great, high mountain” is Mount Carmel. On the top of Mount Carmel is where the TRUE Universal House of Justice will be established. The Covenant-breakers have their phony House of Justice (without the head) on Golem Street, which is evil.
The “holy city” again refers to the Law of God. The laws, conventions, rites, and material regulations are the city of Jerusalem, which comes from the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, the new heaven, and is established by the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb.
11 “having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.”
The “glory of God” is the English translation of Baha'u'llah. Jesus spoke a Syrian dialect of Aramaic. Jesus said “Baha'u'llah,” which was translated into English as “glory of God.” The holy city was Baha'u'llah.
The Law of God is “clear as crystal” meaning that it is easy to understand through 'Abdu'l-Baha’s explanations, for he is the interpreter of God’s Word which was revealed by the Manifestation Baha'u'llah (Refer to the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha).
The Law is compared to “a most rare jewel, like a jasper.” The “jasper” symbolizes the races. Jasper can be red, brown, or yellow. This refers to the first principle of Baha'u'llah, which is the oneness of mankind.
12 “It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed;”
The twelve gates are twelve apostles of Jesus the Lamb through which the multitudes enter into the Kingdom. Nobody gets into the Kingdom without going through these gates.
A “great, high wall” symbolizes the theologies and concepts, which prevent mankind from entering the true Revelation of God. It is also the wall of oppression of the Covenant-breaking Baha'is that prevent them from entering the city. No Covenant-breaker is allowed to enter the Kingdom of God.
The “sons of Israel” are those who strive with God as Jacob Israel strived with God.
13 “on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.”
'Abdu'l-Baha said, “These twelve gates are souls who are as guiding stars, as portals of knowledge and grace; 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. 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 the spirit Jesus. That is to say, each one maketh manifest the perfections, the joyous message, and the excellency of that holy Being.” (317)
The twelve gates are the twelve apostles, or angels of the Lamb.
14 “And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”
`Abdu’l-Baha said no one enters the Kingdom unless they pass through these twelve gates: “The meaning of the passage is that this heavenly Jerusalem hath twelve gates, through which the blessed enter into the City of God.” The “twelve gates” are “twelve angels.” Twelve times twelve equals 144. When the Lamb gets 144 disciples, then New York City will be bombed as Nostradamus prophesied. Then there will be 144,000 believers and God will cause “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.” (318) Thus, the 144 represent the 144,000 who will become believers before the thermonuclear war. Twelve is the square root of one hundred and forty-four. Through these 144,000 believers, the rest of mankind comes into God’s Revelation.
15 “And he who talked to me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls.”
The “measuring rod of gold” is the golden criteria by which the truth is determined and established. That is, the Promised One is recognized by His fulfillment of prophecies such as the prophesied name, address, date, and profession. This is the same type of “calling card” that each Manifestation of God was given in order to be recognized and accepted.
16 “The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its breadth; and he measured the city with his rod, twelve thousand stadia; its length and breadth and height are equal.
17 He also measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits by a man’s measure, that is, an angel’s.”
In chapter five of this book under the subtitle of “The First Vision,” I showed that this was literally, or physically, fulfilled in the city of Deer Lodge, Montana. But here I give a spiritual explanation.
“Twelve thousand” times twelve equals one hundred and forty-four thousand, which is the “length and breadth and height” that are equal. These measurements refer to the 144,000 who will accept the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the Lamb’s explanations before the four winds of destruction are let loose.
18 “The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, clear as glass.”
The color “jasper” symbolizes the oneness of mankind.
“The city” (the Law of God) is as “pure gold.” Gold represents the spiritual.
“Clear as glass” means that the Law of God is solid and easy to understand through the explanations and commentaries of the return of Jesus the Lamb. This is explained as follows. In the dispensation of Moses, the spiritual leader, the high priest who was the only person that was allowed to go into the Holy of Holies, was Aaron, the brother of Moses. Later, the high priests were Aaron’s biological descendants, that is, his genealogical descendants. This is symbolized as a tree (a rod of wood), as a tree reproduces itself. But with Jesus the Christ who didn’t have a son, and with Muhammad who didn’t have a son, it was through spiritual successors: Jesus’ twelve apostles and Muhammad’s twelve Imams, who were not biological sons. These are symbolized as iron, as iron doesn’t reproduce itself.
In the Baha'i dispensation, the successor of Baha'u'llah is the Universal House of Justice. This is a combination of Baha'u'llah’s genealogy, which is of wood, as He was a male sperm descendant of King David that is symbolized as wood, as a tree reproduces itself; and the appointed or elected body that is symbolized as iron. The executive branch is hereditary and was passed down in His Covenant, the Kitab-i-'Ahd, to 'Abdu'l-Baha and to his son Mason Remey and his descendants, and this forms the executive branch of the Universal House of Justice. Therefore, this executive branch is symbolized as wood.
The body of the legislative branch, which is first appointed and then will be elected, is symbolized as iron. 'Abdu'l-Baha said: “And in this present cycle, because it is the mightiest of dispensations, that rod grown out of the vegetable kingdom [wood] and that of iron will be transformed into a rod of purist gold, taken from out the endless treasure houses in the Kingdom of the Lord. By this rod will the people be trained.” (319)
The Covenant-breakers are Covenant-breakers because they broke the Covenant when they threw out of their concocted administration the executive branch, which is an integral part of the Universal House of Justice. (320) What could be a more glaring violation of the Covenant than their created “Head-less Monster?”
19 “The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every jewel; the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,
20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.”
The “foundations of the wall” are described as precious stones. These stones have a spiritual significance. Each stone symbolizes one of the twelve basic principles of Baha'u'llah’s Revelation. Together these principles establish peace in the world and bring about God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
“The first was jasper” symbolizes the oneness of mankind.
“The second sapphire” symbolizes independent investigation of truth.
“The third agate” symbolizes the oneness of religion.
“The fourth emerald” symbolizes religion, a source of unity for all mankind.
“The fifth onyx” symbolizes the principle that religion and science must agree.
“The sixth carnelian” symbolizes the equality of men and women.
“The seventh chrysolite” symbolizes the removal of all prejudice.
“The eighth beryl” symbolizes universal peace.
“The ninth topaz” symbolizes universal education.
“The tenth chrysoprase” symbolizes the spiritual solution to all economic problems.
“The eleventh jacinth” symbolizes one universal language to be taught to all peoples.
“The twelfth amethyst” symbolizes the International Tribunal.
For more information on these twelve basic principles refer to the book Paris Talks by 'Abdu'l-Baha.
21 “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.”
The “twelve gates” represent twelve individuals.
They are seen as “pearls” which symbolize the spiritual station of these individuals. The pearl of great price is the heavenly aura of those who gain this station through their detachment from all things save God.
The “street of the city” is described as “pure gold,” symbolizing the unadulterated Revelation of God, compared to that of Christianity and Islam, which was iron.
Again it is said to be “transparent as glass” meaning that this Revelation is clear or easy to understand through the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb.
22 “And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.”
The temple is the Shekina, the Presence of God. What is being said here is that the only place in this whole wide world where this Presence of God can be found is where the Lamb reestablishes the Universal House of Justice in its childhood form.
In the Baha'i faith, when we live the life, teach His Cause, and are firm in the Covenant, we receive the bounty of the Holy Spirit. This is the Presence of God, or “Shekina.” However, if any one of these is cut off, then the Holy Spirit is cut off. The so-called “mainstream Baha'is” broke the Covenant when they did away with the executive branch. Therefore, they do not have the “Shekina” (the Presence of God). Thus, they are cut off from the bounty of the Holy Spirit, which is spiritual death. When they die the physical death, they will be DEAD-DEAD.
23 “And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb.”
“Glory of God” is the English translation of the title Baha'u'llah. His Revelation is the light, and the lamp that this light shines from is the Lamb, that is, there is no other place or condition in this whole wide world to get this light except through the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb.
24 “By its light shall the nations walk; and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it,”
Those who come into the Revelation of Baha'u'llah by the explanations of the Lamb, or come under the Lamb’s commentaries, are in the city. All others are not in the city, that is, not under the Law of God, and need to be resurrected out of their tombs into the “light” of Baha'u'llah that shineth forth from the lamp of the Lamb. By this light coming from the lamp of the Lamb, the nations will walk and the kings or rulers of the world will bring their Baha'is into it. This will take place right after the nuclear war.
25 “and its gates shall never be shut by day and there shall be no night there;”
Its “gates” are the twelve apostles of the Lamb. The people must pass through these gates to enter the city. They give the Lamb’s explanations to the people of the world and all those who become believers come in through the “gates.”
“Day” refers to that time of wakefulness when the people become awake to the true Revelation of Baha'u'llah as explained by the Lamb. With the Lamb’s explanations and commentaries, there will be no night season, meaning the Revelation won’t become corrupted like in the past. Right after the four winds of destruction, which will be devastating, everyone will cry out, “God, please stop! We surrender! We have had enough!”
26 “they shall bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.”
They will bring the nations into the new city or the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
27 “But nothing unclean shall enter it, nor any one who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
None of the Christians that cling to the trinity and the incarnate god lie will get into the Kingdom. Nor will any of the Covenant-breakers get into the city. Only those of mankind who accept the explanations of the Lamb and come under the provisions of the Covenant of Baha'u'llah will be in the new city. All non-believers and wicked wrongdoers will either become believers, or perish in the four winds of destruction that are to be let loose upon mankind. So don’t wait until your family is destroyed, or when your city is destroyed. Become a believer in the Lamb now, before it is too late, when the ones you love the most are taken from you. Your salvation is in your own hands.