OVER THE WALL OF OPPRESSION
PART II, THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By Dr. Leland Jensen
1 “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.”
This is the start of the four winds of destruction, and a “half an hour” is but just a short period of time between the finishing of this book and the start of the great destruction.
2 “Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.”
This refers to the seven things that are about to happen.
3 “And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne;”
Gold represents the spiritual, which is from God. The “golden altar” is Shoghi Effendi. The “angel with a golden censer” is the seventh angel who is the return of Jesus the Lamb who is from God. The “golden censer” means the divine censer. The golden censer is the vessel, which holds the incense as it burns. The “golden altar,” or Shoghi Effendi, is the divine altar on which the Baha'i faith is administrated. The Baha'i Covenant-breaking world could not differentiate a handful of gold from a handful of feces, so the deluded followers went with the feces, which is the violation of Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “Hands.” What the “Hands” gave the Baha'is in the place of what God gave us is nothing but a bunch of bull feces. To be polite, I use the French word “feces” here in place of the Anglo-Saxon word that begins with "s" and ends with "t." The “throne” is the Davidic throne that was to exist forever, which the Covenant-breaking Hands threw out. The “incense” is the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb that “mingle with the prayers of all the saints” who are firm in the Covenant and follow the Lamb wherever he goes (Rev. 14:4). As the advent of the appearance of the Lamb fulfills prophecy, it is required by all to be guided by his explanations and commentaries. For those who are in opposition, their abode is hell and damnation.
This golden altar sits in the sanctuary, prior to entering the Holy of Holies. It is symbolic of sacrifice except animals are not sacrificed here. Rather, incense is offered. The sacrifice is represented here by incense, but it is elsewhere represented by an iron rod, which represents the line of sacrifice of Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab, and Shoghi Effendi. This golden altar is symbolic of Shoghi Effendi, the one who came to set up the administration.
In the temple are boxes and altars. The first lies in the courtyard and is symbolic of Muhammad. The next, as depicted in the Great Pyramid of Giza, is the Great Step, symbolic of the Bab. The next is the golden altar of incense, and the final one is the Ark of the Covenant itself. This is the Universal House of Justice.
In the past, incense was used when a large number of people were assembled into large buildings without adequate ventilation. Due to the fact that people seldom took baths, the stench was so putrid it was almost unbearable, so they used incense to smother or quench the bad odors. How this applies to the world today is that all the damnable corruption in Christianity and in the Baha'i faith stinks to high heaven. The incense here means the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb. The corruptions of Christianity are many. These corruptions have caused great confusion, splitting up Christianity into 22,000 sects and denominations, each claiming they are right and the others are wrong. Thus, they testify against themselves. In the Baha'i faith, the Arch Covenant-breakers have led the five to eight million Baha'is astray. The damage is, they threw the executive branch (304) out of the administration, which is one of the two integral parts of Baha'u'llah’s Universal House of Justice. It includes Baha'u'llah’s descendants, as well as the Davidic lineage including the throne of David that is to last forever. Baha'u'llah said on page 89 of His proclamation that He, “the Ancient Beauty ruleth upon the throne of David.” (305) Baha'u'llah was a direct male sperm line descendant of King David, seated on the throne of David. He continued this lineage in His Covenant. This is the lineage that the wicked Covenant-breakers threw out. They will burn eternally in hell for that, unless they repent and come under the provisions of Baha'u'llah’s Covenant and the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. The “prayers of all the saints” means saints are praying that the old world order will be rolled up and a whole new one will be rolled out in its place.
4 “and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God.”
The incense, which symbolizes the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb, “rose...from the hand of the angel before God,” who is the seventh angel and who is the return of the Lamb. The seventh angel is explained by 'Abdu'l-Baha in Some Answered Questions on page 66. He explained that this seventh angel would establish the true Baha'i faith in the world. The “prayers of the saints” are the prayers of those holy ones who remained firm in the Covenant of Baha'u'llah.
5 “Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth; and there were peals of thunder, voices, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.”
This angel starts this process, symbolized by taking “fire from the altar and throwing it on the earth.” The “peals of thunder” are the clergies pounding on their altars against Baha'u'llah and the angels. There will be voices raised both for and against the Revelation of Baha'u'llah and His World Order. The loud noises are the explosions of the nuclear bombs and the “flashes of lightning” are the missiles lighting up the sky during the nuclear war. The great “earthquake,” one like the world has never witnessed before, will take place after the nuclear war.
6 “Now the seven angels who had the seven trumpets made ready to blow them.”
The following events that take place are not in sequence.
7 “The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt up.”
This is the nuclear war that is about to take place now. This war will be fought primarily between Europe, America, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, which is about a third of the planet.
The white race will come almost to an end. They will be an oddity to the rest of the peoples.
8 “The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea;
9 and a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.”
This “mountain” is a burning meteor, the size of a great mountain, maybe a mile wide. Baha'u'llah prophesied in the Tablet of the Holy Mariner that this meteor would drive the Covenant-breakers off Mount Carmel. This meteor will heat up when it enters the atmosphere. Because it will become white hot, it will heat up the entire sea, boiling the water. It will cause tidal waves, maybe a mile high, that will cause buildings in coastal areas to wash away.
10 “The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water.”
The “fountains of the water” are the mountains where the rivers get their water.
11 “The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter.”
In the nuclear war, both Russian and US bombs will be involved. The Ukrainian word for “wormwood” is Chernobyl. The connection between wormwood and nuclear fallout became clear when one of world’s worst nuclear power plant accidents happened at Chernobyl.
12 “The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light was darkened; a third of the day was kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.”
When these nuclear bombs explode, they will cause so much debris to be caught up into the air, that in a third part of the earth the shining of the sun, moon, and stars will not be seen, either in the day or night.
13 “Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice, as it flew in mid heaven, ‘Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets which the three angels are about to blow!’”
The “eagle” pertains to the United States, as its symbol is the flying eagle. “Mid heaven” is between the earth and outer space, that is, in the atmosphere. It is in the United States that the return of Jesus is found, and he is telling the world that this nuclear war is just one phase of the great catastrophe. There are three “woes” to come, meaning that the nuclear war will be the first woe. The second woe, a meteor the size of a great mountain will hit the earth causing untold destruction. It may hit in or near the Mediterranean Sea and wash the Covenant-breakers off Mount Carmel. It was prophesied by Baha'u'llah in the Tablet of the Holy Mariner that a burning meteor will drive them out. Then the last of these woes is the earth’s shifting crust.