BOOK OF REVELATION
FINAL CHAPTER THREE
Revised Standard Version
(Unless Otherwise Indicated)
1: "'And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: 'The
words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.
I know your works; you have the name of being alive and you are
THE one that has the seven spirits is Jesus the Lamb. And the one
who has the name of being alive but is dead, refers to the many
sects and denominations that exist in the world. These religions
have the name of God's Religion but they "are dead" because
they have no spirit. They are without the true word of God. This
also applies to the Covenant-breakers that have the name of Baha'i
but are dead.
2: "'Awake, and strengthen what remains and is on the point
of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight
of my God.'
3: "'Remember then what you received and heard; keep that,
and repent. If you will not awake, I will come like a thief, and
you will not know at what hour I will come upon you.'"
followers of these different religions are being told to abandon
their false beliefs and return to the true teachings of Christ.
If they fail to do this they "will not awake" meaning
that they will not be able to recognize Him when He returns. Thus,
the Lamb will "come like a thief" meaning that these people,
Christian and Baha'is alike, will be unaware of His coming, in the
same way that a thief comes at night when the people are asleep
and unaware of his presence. He enters into the house and gathers
the Jewels and departs. The Jewels are those that become believers
in the true Baha'i faith, that has the king of the kingdom at the
head of the Universal House of Justice.
4: "'Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who
have not soiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in
white, for they are worthy.'"
who have not soiled their garments" are those few people in
the different Christian religions who have not been completely indoctrinated
in the tradition and the interpretations of the churches; and the
Baha'is who have not soiled their garments, by not following the
crowd, are longing and praying for the truth of the matter, for
Jesus said "seek ye the truth and the truth will set you free."
garments" refer to their beliefs.
people will turn to Jesus the Lamb and through his explanations
they will recognize that Baha'u'llah is the Manifestation of God
for our day, and they will become believers in His Revelation. Also
the Covenant-breakers that are praying for the truth will be led
to Jesus the Lamb and enter into the paradise of the Kingdom.
refers to their correct beliefs that give them white auras. It shows
the purity of their souls once they have given up the false religions,
and Covenant-breaking, and accepted the World Order of Baha'u'llah.
They will walk with Jesus the Lamb in white.
5: "'He who conquers shall be clad thus in white garments,
and I will not blot his name out of the book of life; I will confess
his name before my Father and before his angels.'"
who give up the false teachings of the churches and accept the true
religion of God, which Baha'u'llah has revealed and the Lamb establishes,
will have their name written in the "book of life" of
the Lamb, that is, they will become believers in Baha'u'llah and
His Covenant through the Lamb's book of life—his explanations
6: "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says
to the churches.'"
who seek the truth must listen to the Spirit, Jesus the Lamb, on
his return, so they can know the truth and enter into the Kingdom
of God, and inherit eternal life.
Verse 7: "'And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia
write: 'The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key
of David, who opens and no one shall shut, who shuts
and no one opens.'"
Holy one, the true one is Jesus the Lamb, Dr. Leland Jensen, who
is the one who has the key of David; who opens and no one shall
shut, and who shuts and no one opens.
is the only congregation that God finds no fault in. In Christianity,
they are those that accept Joseph as Jesus physical father who is
and was a descendant of King David.
And in the assemblage of Baha'is, they are the only ones that have
the descendant of King David at the head of their Universal House
of Justice. The Covenant-breakers when they
threw out the Executive Branch of the Universal House of Justice,
they threw out this Davidic lineage,
that Baha'u'llah, who was a male sperm descendant of King David,
seated on the throne of David, in His Covenant, passed down to his
son 'Abdu'l-Baha; and 'Abdu'l-Baha passed down to his adopted son,
Mason Remey; and who Shoghi Effendi placed at the head of the embryonic
Universal House of Justice, and thus
become the head (president) or Guardian of the Universal House of
Justice, making these so-called "mainstream Baha'is" that
are in opposition to the continuation of this Davidic lineage as
the Covenant-breakers of the worst sort.
one "who has the key of David" is the Lamb. His book "The
Most Mighty Document" explains that Baha'u'llah
is a descendant of David, seated on the throne of David and establishes
the Davidic Kingship in His Covenant, the Kitab-i-Ahd (the
Book of the Covenant), and thus continued this Davidic lineage when
he appointed His son, 'Abdu'l-Baha. 'Abdu'l-Baha passed the lineage
to his son Mason Remey Aghsan. Shoghi Effendi then placed 'Abdu'l-Baha's
son at the Head of the embryonic Universal House of Justice.
Christians and Jews who become believers in the second Messiah,
Baha'u'llah—a son of David—are thus Israel under its
new name, Baha'i. Before this, no one knew how the Davidic Kingship
was to reign for ever and ever (Psalms 89:28, 29, 35, 36, 37). Even
the Baha'is before the passing of Shoghi Effendi did not teach the
descendancy of Baha'u'llah from David. Thus, the Lamb's explanations
is the only "key" of David. By these explanations and
commentaries the Davidic Kingship is reestablished forever in the
Baha'i faith, as the president of the Universal House of Justice,
thus doing away with the Covenant-breakers headless monster UHJ.
8: "'I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an
open door, which no one is able to shut; I know that you have
but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied
Baha'is "Under the Provisions of the Covenant" are few
in number. But one with God is a majority. "my word" is
the promise of God to David that his throne shall exist forever
(Psalms chapter 89) that Baha'u'llah continued in His Covenant and
is to last forever. The dispensation of Baha'u'llah is to last for
a half a million years.
Baha'is who have recognized and believed in the Revelation of God
which Baha'u'llah, seated upon the throne of King David, has Revealed
are those who "have kept my word" and "not denied
9: "'Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan
who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will
make them come and bow down before your feet, and learn that I
have loved you.'"
of the synagogue of Satan" are the Jews, Christians and Baha'is
who have broken the Covenant of God. These people will come to realize
what the true Religion of God is, and that the followers of His
Religion are His Chosen people.
10: "'Because you have kept my word of patient endurance,
I will keep you from the hour of trial which is coming on the
whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth.'"
hour of trial" is the impending thermonuclear war which will
be over in one hour. The 144,000 people who become true believers,
through the explanations of the Lamb, before the nuclear war begins,
will be in an area that is safe from destruction and will have adequate
shelter protection during that time.
11: "'I am coming soon; hold fast what you have, so that
no one may seize your crown.'"
is a warning to hold onto what is true and not to fall away, or
represents the halo, or spiritual intelligence of man. It is also
the crown of authority that each true believer has.
12: "'He who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple
of my God; never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him
the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new
Jerusalem which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own
pillar in the temple" is one who is a strong supporter of Baha'u'llah,
for Baha'u'llah is the temple.
gave the High Priest the name of God, YHVH, but didn't let the believers
know the vowels, so they wouldn't pronounce it in vain. The third
commandment is: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy
God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh
his name in vain." The name of God is so Holy that to use it
in vain would do great harm on that person. Once a year the High
priest would go into the Holy of Holies in the temple and whisper
the name of God for the removal of the sins of Israel. Several hundred
years after the crucifixion of Jesus, the High priesthood of Moses
came to an end. Thus the Tetragrammation (the name of God) is lost.
we pray if we address God by His name He will hear our prayer. "God"
is not the name of God. It is what He is. I have a dog by the name
of smooches. If I call her by her name she will come running. But
if I say, "come here dog." She won't come. I am not comparing
a dog with God, but only to make a point.
"name of my God" is that name which from the beginning
of time has been concealed and preserved until such time as God
Chose for It to be Manifested to mankind. Past Messengers of God
made allusions to It, but the Name was not to be revealed until
man had completed his spiritual progress, and could attain a clearer
understanding of its hidden meaning. Baha'u'llah has revealed the
"name" of God. Those who are followers of His Revelation
know and understand the meaning of this Name. More of an explanation
of this "name" can be found in a booklet written by Abdu'l-Qasim
Faizi entitled 'Explanation of the Emblem of The Greatest Name.'
"name of the city of my God" is Baha'i, for the city of
God is His Religion.
own new name" is Baha'u'llah, the Divine Manifestation of God
Who establishes His Religion—the new Jerusalem—and reveals
the Name of God.
13: "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says
to the churches.'
14: "'And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'The
words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning
of God's creation.'"
"Laodiceans" are the materialists. This church represents
the mundane secular people of today who do not believe in any particular
sect or theology, but neither believe nor disbelieve in God. They
are non-spiritual. This could also refer to the materialistic Christians,
or the materialistic people of any religion.
15: "'I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would
that you were cold or hot!'
16: "'So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor
hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.'"
people who do not make a stand either for or against God, are either
cowards, or are not using their intellect, and therefore cannot
arrive at the truth. The greatest gift of God to mankind is the
intellect. Its purpose is to enable man to recognize God. By presenting
proofs to one who is in opposition intellectually, that person can
use his intellect to discern the truth and become a supporter of
17: "'For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need
nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind
materialists who believe that they have everything are satisfied
and don't feel that they need God. They do not see their true state.
Material things pass away and then they are miserable in hell. That
is, they can't take their material things with them into the next
18: "'Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined
by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you
and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve
to anoint your eyes, that you may see.'"
refers to the spiritual. "gold refined by fire" is the
golden criteria, the formula by which we are able to recognize Those
that are sent by God to Guide us. If we use this criteria we can
avoid following the ideas of those who claim to know the truth but
are instead false prophets.
who accept this criteria become "rich," in that they grow
closer to God and win that very high station that He has Ordained,
or set aside, their spiritual station, for them, in the spiritual
garments" refer to their spiritual beliefs and spiritual evolvement
seen in the auras of their spiritual bodies. All of our characteristics
are visible in our auras. If we have hate, Jealousy, infidelity,
bad, stingy, mean, evil, liar, etc., these are negative qualities
and they show up in the aura in dark colors: dark brown, dark grays,
and if they are very bad, black. They are dark or black because
they are absent of the positive qualities, hate is the absence of
love, Jealousy is the absence of magnanimity, infidelity is the
absence of fidelity, bad is the absence of good, stingy is the absence
of generosity, evil is the absence of spiritual, lies are the absence
of the truth, etc. When all the negative qualities
are replaced by the positive qualities we get a white aura. If we
go into the next realm with a negative aura those on the other side
could see all the sins that we have. When we come under the Covenant
of Baha'u'llah all of our past ways are forgiven,
and we get a white aura. The Covenant-breakers are still in their
sins, and these sins will show up in their auras.
Nakedness is the absence of all spiritual qualities. These people
are in complete darkness in the next life. They emanate, or flow
out to, the most nethermost gloom. This is the state of the Covenant-breakers.
They know that they are Covenant-breakers, but they hate the light,
and want to be with the rest of the sinners, which is the Broadway
that leads to death and destruction.
This is the fate of the Christians that refuse to turn to Baha'u'llah
and the "mainstream Baha'is." God in His generosity has
sent back His Son, Jesus the Lamb, to try and get them to come out
of their darkness into the light.
19: "'Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous
being "chastened," one's eyes are opened, and they can
see the necessity of turning to God. This book of Revelation is
being explained so the Christians will repent and turn to Baha'u'llah;
and the Covenant-breakers come back under the provisions of the
20: "'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears
my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with
him and he with me.'"
calls to all of mankind through the Lamb and will go to those who
will receive Him. Those who turn to Jesus the Lamb, he will sit
down and eat with them.
21: "'He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on
my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on
that turn to the return of Jesus the Lamb, will be able to sit with
him on his throne, which is everlasting, as he is sitting with the
Father (Baha'u'llah) on His throne. The salvation for all the people
of the world is to turn to Jesus the Lamb and become a Baha'i under
the provisions of the Covenant and receive the crown of life, and
to eat of the tree of life and live forever 
and ever. In this life they will have power over the nations. To
him "who conquers", he will eat of the hidden manna, which
is the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb which is the bread
of life, and will live forever and ever (Gen. 3:22, John 6:51).
who are able to overcome materialism can share in the Kingdom of
God, the Davidic Kingdom, which will reign for ever and ever.
22: "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says
to the churches.'"
of mankind is endowed with a spiritual ear as well as a physical
ear. We must use that "ear"—the intellect—to
hear the message that God Reveals to us through His Messengers of
both Jesus and Baha'u'llah. These first three chapters of Revelation
prophesy the corruptions that invaded both Christianity and the
with all the corruption of Christianity with its 22,000 sects and
denominations, and in the Baha'i faith with the worldwide violation
of Baha'u'llah's Covenant, it is essential that all should turn
to the return of Jesus the Lamb, that God has sent back to earth,
as he is prophesied to come by name, address, date and mission,
and eat of the bread of Life, which is his explanations and commentaries,
and live for ever and ever.
J. T. Lamb
© April 11, 1996
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1 Romans 1:3 and Luke 3:23-31 [back]
2 That was
to last forever. Psalms 89:3, 4, 28, 29, 35-37. [back]
3 The first
International Baha'i Council. [back]
4 In the Covenant
of Baha'u'llah: "God hath verily forgiven what is past."
Matthew 7:13 [back]
"lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life,
and eat, and live forever." Genesis 3:22 [back]
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