OVER THE WALL OF OPPRESSION
PART II, THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By Dr. Leland Jensen
1 “After this I looked, and lo, in heaven an open door! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, ‘Come up hither, and I will show you what must take place after this.’”
This doesn’t mean there was a physical door. What was happening was, the “door” of prophecy was open to things that are about to happen now. None of these prophecies pertain to the past, that is, prior to when John received these visions. The bulk of the prophecies are for right now, at the time of the return of Jesus the Lamb, around the year 2000 AD.
2 “At once I was in the Spirit, and lo, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne!”
The “throne” that he saw in the heaven of prophecy was the Davidic throne, and the one he saw “seated on the throne” was 'Abdu'l-Baha’s adopted son Mason Remey.
3 “And he who sat there appeared like jasper and carnelian, and round the throne was a rainbow that looked like an emerald.”
The “jasper” is sometimes called the bloodstone, as it is the color of blood. In this case, Mason Remey had inherited the bloodline of King David from his father, 'Abdu'l-Baha. 'Abdu'l-Baha adopted Mason Remey and gave him a token of this adoption as an inheritance. Shoghi Effendi, as the executor of 'Abdu'l-Baha’s estate, delivered to Mason Remey an envelope containing a small packet with blood and hair from Baha'u'llah. A note was written on the outside envelope in Shoghi Effendi’s handwriting:
“Of all the remnants of Baha'u'llah’s all-sacred Person, the most hallowed, the most precious, confidently delivered into the hands of my brother and co-worker in the Cause of God, Mr. Remey” (Shoghi, March 1922).
Another note was hand-written on the packet itself:
“Coagulated drops of Baha'u'llah’s All-Sacred Blood and Ringlets of His Most Blessed Locks presented as my most precious possession to 'Abdu'l-Baha’s ‘dear son’ Mr. Charles Mason Remey as a token of my Baha'i affection and brotherly love. Shoghi”
Thus, 'Abdu'l-Baha, who was a descendant of King David, adopted Mason Remey, making Mason Remey a descendant of King David. This lineage is to last forever. When Shoghi Effendi placed Mason Remey at the head of the embryonic Universal House of Justice, he was continuing this lineage of David, with Mason Remey and his descendants to be the presidents of the Universal House of Justice. The “rainbow” is a symbol of the Covenant: “I set my bow in the cloud and it shall be a sign of the Covenant between me and the earth” (Genesis 9:13). “Emerald” is green and is a symbol of peace. The Covenant of Baha'u'llah establishes peace in this world. The Covenant-breaking Baha'is broke the Covenant by going against Shoghi Effendi and his plan for establishing the Universal House of Justice. As well, they went against 'Abdu'l-Baha by violating his Will and Testament, by doing away with the executive branch which is an integral part of the Universal House of Justice and gives that body justice. Without justice, there can be no Universal House of Justice. These Covenant-breaking Hands, in order to secure their takeover of the administration for their own aggrandizement and empowerment, lied to the believers, saying without any foundation or proofs that Mason Remey had broken the Covenant and that he should be shunned. Without any investigation on the part of the mainstream Baha'is, they gobbled up this poison from this poisonous cauldron of deception, making them so sick on this venom that most of them will never recover and thus, will die in their sins as Covenant-breakers. In order for some of them to recover, God has sent them a physician with the right remedy who is very spiritual and a doctor of natural medicine as well. This is the return of His beloved SON. On His first coming, Jesus gave this Revelation, and on his return, he is the only one who has the correct interpretations of this book of Revelation.
4 “Round the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clad in white garments, with golden crowns upon their heads.”
These “twenty-four elders” are the twenty-four apostles of the second coming of Jesus the Lamb. They were part of the second International Baha'i Council set up by the Lamb. Mason Remey set up a second International Baha'i Council and then disbanded it, explaining that the head cannot create the body and the body cannot create the head, meaning, that even though Mason Remey was the president, or head of the first International Baha'i Council, as the head, he did not therefore have the authority to appoint the members of the body. Mason Remey’s authority comes through the Lesser Covenant, which is the Covenant that the Manifestation makes concerning His successors. In this Lesser Covenant of Baha'u'llah, there are no provisions for the second guardian to reestablish what the “Hands” threw out. This is the work of the return of Jesus the Lamb, who has authority based on being foretold in the Greater Covenant. That is, he was prophesied in both the Old Testament and in this book of Revelation. He fulfilled the golden criteria of the Greater Covenant, meaning, he was foretold in prophecy by his name, the date he would come, the address where he would appear, and the mission he would accomplish.
5 “From the throne issue flashes of lightning, and voices and peals of thunder, and before the throne burn seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God;”
This has both a spiritual and a physical explanation. The “throne” is the Davidic throne with the guardian seated upon it. The “flashes of lightning” signify the rapidity with which the message of the kingdom with a descendant of David seated on the throne will flash throughout the world at the appointed hour, enlightening mankind. “Voices” will be heard both for and against. The “thunder” signifies the voices raised in derision by the Covenant-breakers rejecting the guardianship, but mostly raised by the clergy who will be pounding on their pulpits crying, “Antichrist! Antichrist!”
Also at this time, World War III will start and the lightning will be the ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads that will be going to their targets, lighting up the night sky, and the thunder will be the explosion of the nuclear bombs.
6 “and before the throne there is as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And round the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind:”
The “sea of glass” is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah and His Covenant that are made clear as “crystal” by the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb. The “four living creatures” are the four nations that are the first to become Baha'i states or nations. Before they became Baha'i, chapter 13 calls them the four beasts because they are secular, not spiritual. But when they become Baha'i through the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb, these living creatures or nations will have “eyes in front,” which means they will foresee the future. They will also have eyes “behind,” meaning they will be cognizant of the past and will have learned a great lesson from it, for one-third of mankind will have perished from the nuclear war which will be over in one hour. This war will be fought between the four beast nations: England, France, the United States, and Russia. All the cities in America with populations of 100,000 or more will be destroyed. After this, they will become the first Baha'i nations. Then they will be living creatures (meaning, spiritual).
7 “the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle.”
The “lion” is the symbol of England. Before Russia became Communist, it had the symbol of the “ox.” After the nuclear war, Russia will again adopt the symbol of the ox. At one time France had the symbol of the fleur-de-lis, but after World War II, it took the symbol of Charles de Gaulle (“the face of a man”). And of course, the symbol of the United States is the eagle.
8 “And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night they never cease to sing, ‘Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!’”
An angel is pictured having two wings. A cherub is pictured as having four wings, and a seraph is pictured with six wings. These depict degrees of spirituality. The “eyes all around and within” mean they are cognizant of their spirituality all around them and within.
9 “And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,”
This is when they accept the guardianship of the Baha'i faith, and it “lives for ever,” meaning there will always be a guardian (descendant of `Abdu’l-Baha), seated on the throne of David and seated at the head, as president of the Universal House of Justice. “For ever” means this guardianship will last at least the duration of the full dispensation of Baha'u'llah, which is to last a half a million years. “Thou hast said, ‘I have made a Covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant I will establish your descendants for ever, and build your throne for all generations” (Psalms 89:3,4). Baha'u'llah, in His Proclamation, on page 89, said He “ruleth upon” the throne of King David. In His Covenant He continued this Davidic lineage by appointing His son 'Abdu'l-Baha to succeed Him. 'Abdu'l-Baha adopted Mason Remey to be his son, so this lineage would pass to the Gentiles as prophesied:
“The scepter shall not depart from Judah nor a lawgiver [Davidic lineage] from between his feet [reproductive organs], until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be” (Genesis 49:10, KJV).
As you can see, this was in the Plan of God from the beginning. Baha'u'llah was of the tribe of Judah, but this was to pass from the tribe of Judah to the Gentiles when Shiloh comes. The Ark of the Covenant was kept in Shiloh (1 Samuel 4:3) and it is to be returned to Shiloh, and “unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” This Shiloh is none other than Jesus the Lamb on his return. He is to gather the people from all over the globe, who are now with the Covenant-breaking Baha'is, who have been separated from the Covenant by their slave masters, the Arch Covenant-breakers, Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “Hands.” Shiloh is now in possession of the Covenant, and anyone wanting to come back under the provisions of the Covenant needs to take hold of the strong cord of Jesus the Lamb, which is his explanations and commentaries. If they don’t do this, they will die in their sins, and hell will be too good a place for them.
10 “the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever; they cast their crowns before the throne, singing,
11 ‘Worthy art thou, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou didst create all things, and by thy will they existed and were created.’”
The “twenty-four elders” are very busy reestablishing the Covenant (that the “Hands” threw out) back in the world.