curse on Israel began with Solomon when he broke the Covenant by
bowing down before other gods:
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)
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)
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
29 goes on to give many explanations and commentaries, and finally
in chapter 30 Moses gives the third part of his Covenant: the
The Re-Gathering of Israel
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.
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).
'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:
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.
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)
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).
Psalm 89, God said:
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).
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).
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).
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
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:
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)
the seed of David is passed to the gentiles with the Advent of Shiloh.
Shiloh is the one that regathers Israel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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