OVER THE WALL OF OPPRESSION
PART II, THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By Dr. Leland Jensen
1 “Then he showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb”
The “river of the water of life” is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, and it is explained by the Lamb.
“Bright as crystal” means that it is made easy to understand through the Lamb’s explanations and commentaries.
The “throne” is the throne of King David that is to last forever. Baha'u'llah is a male sperm descendant of King David seated on this throne, which is the meaning of the word “Christ,” therefore Baha'u'llah is the second coming of Christ. In His Covenant (Kitab-i-'Ahd), Baha'u'llah continued this lineage through His son, 'Abdu'l-Baha, then 'Abdu'l-Baha continued this lineage in his son Mason Remey. Mason Remey continued this lineage in his son Joseph Pepe Remey. Shoghi Effendi, the guardian of the Baha'i faith, placed Mason Remey at the head of the embryonic Universal House of Justice (the first International Baha'i Council) where “all the difficult problems are to be resolved,” and “the Guardian of the Cause of God is its sacred head and the distinguished member for life of that body.” Thus, this lineage of King David is continued in the executive branch, or head of the Universal House of Justice. Shoghi Effendi was not a male sperm descendant of King David. Therefore, neither he nor his (biological) son, if he would have had one, could have been seated at the head of the Universal House of Justice because Shoghi Effendi was only a descendant of 'Abdu'l-Baha through 'Abdu'l-Baha’s daughter, who was his mother.
The Davidic lineage is only passed down through the male line. However, Shoghi Effendi did have a non-biological son, which was the first International Baha'i Council that had `Abdu’l-Baha’s son as its president. This council was his successor, to whom the whole Baha'i world should have turned, instead of turning to the Covenant-breaking “Hands.”
The Lamb is the return of Jesus as the Lamb, the one to whom all the people of the world are to turn.
2 “Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
The “city” is the New Jerusalem, the “Holy City.” This refers to the material Law, which is described as the Holy City. The tree of life is the Covenant. The “river” is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah.
The “tree of life” is the Covenant of Baha'u'llah. Unless one eats of this tree, he doesn’t inherit eternal life. The Covenant-breakers eat of the fruit of the tree, the twelve basic principles, but they don’t eat of the tree itself. Therefore, they don’t inherit eternal life.
The “twelve kinds of fruit” are the twelve basic principles of the Baha'i faith, which were previously described as precious stones.
The “leaves of the tree” symbolize the believers of this Revelation who are under the provisions of the Covenant. By teaching God’s Word and establishing His Cause, they heal the nations. The leaves also symbolize the spiritual part of Baha'u'llah’s Revelation.
3 “There shall no more be any thing accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall worship him;”
“Any thing accursed” is the breaking of the Covenant, therefore, this afflicts mankind, leading them into perdition.
The “throne of God” is the Davidic lineage seated on the throne of King David, which `Abdu’l-Baha continued in the guardianship. ”The Lamb shall be in it,” means his explanations and commentaries will guide the House of Justice.
All those who become believers in this Revelation through the Lamb’s explanations will realize that the guardian is the sign of God on earth and is the head (executive) of the legislative body of the Universal House of Justice. Without both the executive branch and the legislative body, there could be no justice, and without justice, there could not be a Universal House of Justice.
“The legislative body must reinforce the executive, the executive must aid and assist the legislative body so that through the close union and harmony of these two forces, the foundation of fairness and justice may become firm and strong, that all the regions of the world may become even as Paradise itself.” (321)
4 “they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads.”
“They shall see his face” means mankind will recognize Baha'u'llah as being the Manifestation of God, as the Manifestation represents the face of God.
“His name shall be on their foreheads” means they are believers because they have used their intellect, which is in the forebrain, to discern the proofs of the Manifestation of God, rather than accepting Him based on blind faith.
5 “And night shall be no more; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they shall reign for ever and ever.”
All the past Revelations of God have reached their zenith wherein they became corrupt, and the true meaning of that Revelation became misinterpreted and was lost. This is what is referred to as darkness or “night.”
The Revelation of Baha'u'llah will never become “night.” The Universal House of Justice prevents misinterpretation or usurpation of this Revelation. “If that House of Justice shall decide unanimously, or by a majority, upon any question not mentioned in the Book (Kitab-i-Aqdas) that decision and command will be guarded from mistake.” The Revelation that Baha'u'llah has brought will suffice mankind for five hundred thousand years. There will come sub-Manifestations about every thousand years or so to make changes for the exigencies of the times. This is to be the first time in the history of man’s existence that the Kingdom of God is established and it will last for half a million years. Then God will send another Manifestation of the potency of Baha'u'llah and He will unite this planet with another planet.
6 “And he said to me, ‘These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”
The “angel” is the angel that Jesus sent to John (see Revelation 1:1), whose purpose was to prophesy what was to come in order for the Kingdom of God to be established.
7 “‘And behold, I am coming soon.’ Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
This is a warning that the time for these prophecies to be fulfilled is soon. Two thousand years, from Jesus of Nazareth to now, is a short time compared to the four billion years of the life of this planet.
“Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book,” is the Lamb. The meanings are to be understood through the Lamb’s explanations and commentaries only.
8 “I John am he who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me;
9 but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brethren the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
John was overwhelmed by the visions the angel had revealed to him and wanted to worship the “angel.” But the angel told him not to do this, to “worship God” only.
10 “And he said to me, ‘Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.’“
Some of the visions that were revealed to John began to be fulfilled shortly after he received them. For example, the antichrist (anti-Christ) had already begun to exist, and shortly after this, the dragon came into existence and began its corruption of the Revelation of Muhammad.
11 “‘Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.’”
This means that following the time when John receives these visions; mankind is to continue in their ways for a while.
12 “‘Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense, to repay every one for what he has done.’”
This means the Christians will not be saved by their beliefs, as their religion soon became corrupted by a clergy class beginning in the days of John, as they are followers of that which is anti-Christ, the antichrist, meaning they are against the genealogy of Jesus through His father Joseph back to King David. They claim God is Jesus’ physical father, making them anti- or against Christ. The apostate Baha'is have broken the Covenant of Baha'u'llah. Everyone will receive what they deserve based on the deeds they have performed. Those who have turned toward the Kingdom, explained by the Lamb, will be rewarded, and those who have turned against it will receive punishment as their recompense.
13 “‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.’”
This refers to Jesus Who gave this Revelation to John, making Him the first, and it refers to the return of Jesus as the Lamb who made these explanations, “the last.” Baha'u'llah came over a hundred years ago. However, Jesus the Lamb comes at the very end of the Adamic cycle that began in 4000 BC, and comes to an end exactly 6,000 years later on December 31, 1999 AD. Only Jesus knew the meanings of this book of Revelation, as He revealed it to John who wrote it down. That is, Jesus was both the first and the last. Nobody in the entire world up to now, knew the meanings of this book of Revelation. Neither the Christians nor the Baha'is knew the meanings of this book except the few parts that 'Abdu'l-Baha explained in Some Answered Questions, and these explanations pertain mostly to the advent of Muhammad, and the coming of the Bab and Baha'u'llah. Therefore, only the knowledge of these explanations of the Lamb will be able to save people from the perdition that is upon us, both physically and spiritually.
14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.”
“Those who wash their robes” are the people who will turn to the explanations of the Lamb and clean up their acts, and get rid of their fallacious beliefs, for they are all erroneous. This applies to all the people of the world, including both the Christians and Covenant-breaking Baha'is. Their “robes” (beliefs) are as dirty as a pig wallowing in the mud. Nobody is going to get into Paradise, either in this life or the next, wearing these very dirty robes. The Christians sing a song that goes something like this: “Wash your robes in the blood of the Lamb.” Jesus made it clear that the blood or wine is a symbol of the Covenant.
In abiding by God’s Will, the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, they shall be under His Covenant. The Covenant is the “tree of life” that they gain “the right” to. “The gates” that they enter into “the city” of God through, are the apostles of the Lamb, and then the 144,000 believers after New York City is nuked. When these believers go out to spread the explanations of the Lamb, the people will begin to accept the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, thus entering into “the city by the gates.”
15 “Outside are the dogs, and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices falsehood.”
This refers primarily to the clergy who have continued to mislead the mass of mankind so that they have failed to recognize the true Religion of God. This includes also the leaders of the Covenant-breaking Baha'i faith. They are “outside” the city meaning they are not under the provisions of the Covenant. The dogs return to eat their own vomit. That is what the Arch Covenant-breakers do, eat their own vomit. They became believers in the Headless Monster they created. The “sorcerers” are the clergy who cause their statues to cry and their hands to bleed, etc. The “fornicators” are those who embrace false religions, like one or another of the 22,000 sects or denominations of Christianity, as well as the Baha'is who have intercourse with the Covenant-breaking religion of the “Hands faith.”
The Christian clergy became believers themselves in the dogmas, rituals, and false concepts that they created. They are like the idolater who stays up all night to carve a statue and then the next day he bows down and worships it as God, or like the Covenant-breaking Baha'is who abide by the false Universal House of Justice, a Headless Monster, that doesn’t have the executive branch which is an integral part of the Universal House of Justice. Thus they worship their own creation. Therefore, they are the dogs that return and gobble up their own vomit (gobbledygook). Without the executive branch, justice is impossible. Without justice, there cannot be a Universal House of Justice (see page 15 of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha).
16 “‘I Jesus have sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star.’”
Aha! Here Jesus establishes His lineage by stating He is “the root and offspring of David,” meaning He is not the physical son of God, or God, as the clergy have led their befuddled followers to believe.
The “angel” is the intermediary between Jesus and John who has been sent to reveal a message that is to be given to all mankind.
17 “The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come.’ And let him who is thirsty come, let him who desires take the water of life without price.”
The clergy charge money to get what they call salvation, whereas in the TRUE Baha'i faith, it is without price.
The “Spirit” is Jesus who is referred as the Spirit. Jesus on his return is the Lamb who alone gives the pure water of life, which is free of all pollutants, and is without price.
The “Bride” is the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, which was prophesied by Jesus, brought by Baha'u'llah, and is being established by Jesus the Lamb. Together, “the Spirit,” “Jesus the Lamb,” and the “Bride” beckon to all who are seekers of truth to come and take “the water of life,” that is, the knowledge of God. This knowledge is given in abundance and at no cost to those who desire it.
18 “I warn every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if any one adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.
19 and if any one takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.”
These two verses warn of the consequences which one will suffer if he dares to alter the prophecies that have been revealed, or adds to them or subtracts words. To alter in any way these prophecies would create a misconception. This misconception would prevent one from recognizing the Kingdom and he would thus be cut off from it. The book of Revelation was written in such a manner that no one understands it, so they don’t try to alter it. If they understood it, it would have been altered.
20 “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.”
The “saints” are those who turn to the Lamb and go out and teach the true Cause of Baha'u'llah, without charge. ”Jesus,” in these two verses, refers to the Lamb who is the return of Jesus; just as John the Baptist was the return of Elijah. They are two different persons, but one is fulfilling the other’s mission. Jesus gave the prophecies to John by sending His angel to John. This angel returns to the Lamb, Leland, and gives him the interpretation, as this is the Revelation of Jesus the Lamb who stood before the angel that knew the meanings or correct interpretations.