The Curse

The curse on Israel began with Solomon when he broke the Covenant by bowing down before other gods:

For Solomon went after Ashtoreth [Semiramis] the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom [Nimrod] the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. Then Solomon built an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. (I Kings 11:5-8)

And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. (I Kings 11:9, 10)

When this occurred those of the tribe of Judah followed suit and also began worshipping false gods, but the ten tribes of Israel would have no part of this. So when Solomon died the ten tribes separated themselves from this curse. Later in 721 BC they were conquered by Shalmaneser V and were brought into Assyria (Iraq) and Media (Iran), except for the tribe of Dan which went into Danmark and Ireland.

Chapter 29 goes on to give many explanations and commentaries, and finally in chapter 30 Moses gives the third part of his Covenant: the Re-gathering.

The Re-Gathering of Israel

The present State of Israel is composed of only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin and half of the tribe of Levi. The ten tribes are known today as the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Baha'u'llah was born and raised in Iran (Media). He was exiled to Iraq where the Jews had been taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar and brought into Babylon, or Iraq. Therefore, those who turned to Baha'u'llah and followed Him from Iran and Iraq represent the regathering of the twelve tribes of Israel. Thus Baha'u'llah brought a remnant of the twelve tribes of Israel back to Israel when He was brought there as a prisoner.

In Israel Baha'u'llah wrote His Covenant and whoever accepts this Covenant is grafted into Israel (which means "he who strives with God") under its new name Baha'i. The Jews in Israel are no longer part of Israel, as Paul tells us in the eleventh chapter of Romans that they were taken off the tree for unbelief when they rejected their Messiah, Jesus Christ, and the gentiles who accepted Jesus were grafted on in their place (Romans 11:17-21).

Under 'Abdu'l-Baha's ministry the Baha'i faith was brought to the Western world and Shoghi Effendi brought the Baha'i faith to all the remaining parts of the world except Russia. Thus the tribes of Israel from all over the world were regathered. But when the "Hands" broke the Covenant and led the entire Baha'i faith throughout the world astray, these regathered tribes were dispersed again from the Covenant and were taken off the tree all over the earth. Therefore the tribes of Israel must be regathered yet a second time:

And it shall come to pass in that day [which is now] that the LORD shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left [from them that had gone astray], from Assyria [Iran and Iraq] and from Egypt, and from Pathros and from Cush, and from Elam and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcast of Israel [Covenant-breakers], and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11:11, 12)

The ensign, or standard for the nations is the genealogy of Baha'u'llah back to Jesse the father of King David. "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots" (Isaiah 11:1). The stem of Jesse is his penis and the sperm that came out of the stem by uniting with an ovum produced King David. The rod pertains to the scepter of authority of King David, as he was chosen by Samuel (I Samuel 16:11-13). "I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him" (Psalm 89:20).

In Psalm 89, God said:

I have made a Covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations (verses 3, 4).

My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my Covenant shall stand fast with him. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven (verses 28, 29).

My Covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven (verses 34-37).

Baha'u'llah is a genealogical descendant of David and is seated on the throne of David. He said He was the Ancient Root. 'Abdu'l-Baha is the Branch grown out of this Ancient Root, and verses 2-5 of Isaiah 11 pertain to 'Abdu'l-Baha.

This genealogy of Baha'u'llah will be an ensign of the people because it is to exist forever. When Baha'u'llah appointed His son, 'Abdu'l-Baha, to succeed Him, this genealogy of David was passed on to him, 'Abdu'l-Baha. 'Abdu'l-Baha's son died in infancy, so he legally adopted Mason Remey to be his son. An adopted son has all the rights and privileges of a natural son, including the kingship. Therefore Mason Remey inherited David's lineage. This genealogy of David is of the line of Judah, and the scepter shall not depart from this line until Shiloh comes:

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet [legs] until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (Genesis 49:10)

Here the seed of David is passed to the gentiles with the Advent of Shiloh. Shiloh is the one that regathers Israel.

This gathering a second time is now taking place by the Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant, led by the return of Jesus the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedec, who is Shiloh.

The Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha gives two criteria that must be followed in appointing a successor of this lineage. If only one of the criteria is present then that person cannot be a succeeding guardian seated at the head of the Universal House of Justice.

Shoghi Effendi had conferred infallibility, but he was not a son of 'Abdu'l-Baha. Therefore he did not inherit the Davidic lineage, and consequently he was not to have a natural son. His father was Mirza Hadi Afnan, a descendant of Muhammad. Therefore Shoghi Effendi could not sit upon David's throne. His son was the first International Baha'i Council. Shoghi Effendi appointed all the members of this Council and placed 'Abdu'l-Baha's son, Mason Remey, to be its president, for only a descendant of David could sit at the head of the Universal House of Justice.[12]

Mason Remey adopted Joseph Pepe in a court of law in Florence, Italy and recorded his appointment of Joseph Pepe Remey in the court of records in Florence, Italy. We, the Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant, have copies of both the adoption and the appointment papers of Joseph Pepe, thus making him the president of the second International Baha'i Council which will go through four stages to become the Universal House of Justice.

This is the standard (ensign) that the nations will turn to and accept. This standard will gather the twelve tribes of Israel a second time. This was represented in the Great Pyramid as the third Red Granite Plug.

This standard distinguishes the true Baha'i faith from the Covenant-breakers. This standard distinguishes the true House of Justice from all false houses of Justice—the World Court at the Hague, the League of Nations in Geneva, the United Nations in New York, and the Headless Monster of the Covenant-breaking Baha'is on Mt. Carmel. This standard distinguishes the World Order of Baha'u'llah from all other world orders—the world order of Bush and Clinton and the world order of the Covenant-breakers on Mt. Carmel. This standard separates the sheep from the goats—those that enter the Kingdom of God on earth and those that are for the fire. This standard will exist forever, as it is the Covenant of God to King David that his lineage would exist forever and that there always will be a man seated on his throne. God never makes a promise that He doesn't keep. Baha'u'llah, a descendant of David seated on the throne of David, continued this lineage with His son, 'Abdu'l-Baha, and 'Abdu'l-Baha continued this lineage with his son, Mason Remey, whom Shoghi Effendi placed at the head, or president, of the Universal House of Justice in its embryonic form, the first International Baha'i Council. This lineage will exist forever through Mason Remey's son. The second International Baha'i Council has this lineage as its president.



2 Pepe passed the throne of David onto his only son, Neal Chase Ben Joseph Aghsan, the great-grandson of 'Abdu'l-Baha. [back]


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