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Verse 1: "Then I looked, and lo, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads."

"MOUNT Zion" represents the house of David. Baha'u'llah is the second Messiah (Christ), that is, a descendant of King David that is anointed. "Mount Zion is a hill in Jerusalem the site of the temple and the royal residence of King David and his successors" (a dictionary explanation). Baha'u'llah moved Zion and the throne of David that He sat upon to Mt. Carmel. This is the place where the "New Jerusalem" (the "new Law of God") was located. When the Covenant-breakers did away with Shoghi Effendi's son (the first International Baha'i Council), they did away with the Davidic lineage ('Abdu'l-Baha's son, Mason Remey) which is the Executive Branch [1] of the Universal House of Justice. Then Mason Remey moved to America. The Lamb on January 9, 1991 had the embryonic International Baha'i Council of Shoghi Effendi born into the world as the second International Baha'i Council with the son of Mason Remey as its President. Thus he reestablished Shoghi Effendi's son, the embryonic International Baha'i Council in the mountains of Missoula, Montana, making Missoula Mt. Zion—as wherever the Davidic lineage is, that is where Zion is.

When New York City is nuked there will be 144,000 Covenant-breaking "Baha'is" come under the provisions of the Covenant, and under the second International Baha'i Council. Therefore, the Lamb will be standing on Mt. Zion with 144,000 with his name, "Leland," and his Father's name, "Baha'u'llah," written in their foreheads. The Frontal Lobe of the Brain is where the intellect is. It was these 144,000 Baha'is using their intellect to discern the truth. The rest of the Covenant-breaking "Baha'is" are for the fire of the thermonuclear war because they refuse to use their intellect that God gave them, and principle of the "Independent Investigation of the Truth" that Baha'u'llah gave them, so in their ignorance and disobedience, they will burn in both the fire of this world and the fire of the next.

"the Lamb", as explained before, is Dr. Leland Jensen.

"the hundred and forty-four thousand" are the number of people who will become believers in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the explanations and proofs of the Lamb before the first wind of destruction is let loose.

Having "his name", Jesus the Lamb (Leland—the land), "and his father's name", Baha'u'llah, "written on their foreheads" means that through the intellect that is situated in the fore brain they will be able to discern that Leland fulfilled prophecies for the return of Jesus the Lamb; and through the intellect, which is located in the fore brain, that Baha'u'llah fulfilled the prophecies for the second coming of Christ.

Verse 2: "And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was like the sound of harpers playing on their harps,"

"heaven" is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah.

The "voice from heaven" is "like the sound of many waters", which are many nations, people and tongues (Rev. 7:9), "and like the sound of loud thunder" meaning that what John hears is very loud because it is the voices that are from so many people that you couldn't count them all.

The voice "like the sound of harpers" comes from the 144,000 believers.

Verse 3: "and they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the earth."

"a new song" is the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb that is found in this book, which the 144,000 believers proclaim to all the people of the world.

"the throne" represents the living Guardian seated on the throne of King David, that is to exist forever. See psalms 89.

"the four living creatures" are those four world powers which presently rule the world as the beast. After the first wind of destruction has been let loose, this beast will be converted to the Baha'i faith by the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb. These countries will become believers in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb. Having therefore received a branch of the Holy Spirit from Baha'u'llah, they are no longer beasts but are "living creatures." Following this, there will be mass conversion throughout the world.

"the elders" are the 24 apostles of Jesus the Lamb. They are twice the number of Jesus on his first coming.

"no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand" means that only these persons are jarred loose from their lethargy, by the bombing of the United Nations building in New York City. Therefore, they are able to understand the explanations of the Lamb because they "had been redeemed from the earth" meaning that they are free from all indoctrination.

Verse 4: "It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are chaste; it is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes; these have been redeemed from mankind as first fruits for God and the Lamb,"

"not defiled themselves with women" means that the 144,000 believers are not lost in the theologies of the corrupt, apostate religions, including the "Hands" faith. "women" represent the many different denominations or sects which exist in the world. They are like whores because they are corrupt.

"they are chaste" means that the 144,000 who are believers have not become indoctrinated in these apostate religions.

They "follow the Lamb wherever he goes" means that they are in his service and believe in him because of the proofs and explanations that he gives.

Verse 5: "and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are spotless."

Once the 144,000 become believers, they begin to proclaim this Revelation of Baha'u'llah by spreading the explanations of the Lamb. The proclamation they give is the true meaning of God's Word. King James Version: "And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God," signifies that their gathering is unto the throne, that is, "the throne" represents the living Guardian seated on the throne of King David that is to exist forever. See psalms 89, and Revelation chapter 7 verse 9.

Verse 6: "Then I saw another angel flying in mid heaven, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe, and tongue and people;

Verse 7: "and he said with a loud voice, 'Fear God and give him glory, for the hour of his Judgement is come; and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of water.'"

This "angel" is 'Abdu'l-Baha. By His Own Command Baha'u'llah appointed His son—'Abdu'l-Baha—to be the Center of the Covenant, the One to Whom all should turn when Baha'u'llah passed on from this world. No one could better fulfill the words "another angel flying in mid heaven" than He. Here, heaven again refers to the Revelation of God which Baha'u'llah Manifested. Along with His Father, 'Abdu'l-Baha was imprisoned and exiled from one prison to another for most of His life. No one was closer to Baha'u'llah than His Beloved Son. During Baha'u'llah's lifetime, as well as afterwards, 'Abdu'l-Baha served His Father and the Cause of God with complete devotion. Until His death in 1921 'Abdu'l-Baha spent every moment of His life proclaiming the Revelation of God and beckoning mankind to heed God's Message. "mid-heaven" here refers to 'Abdu'l-Baha because His explanations came midway—after Baha'u'llah's explanations and before those of the Lamb.

'Abdu'l-Baha wrote the Divine Plan, which was to bring the Message of Baha'u'llah to all nations. Shoghi Effendi, by having two seven-year plans and a ten-year world crusade, carried out 'Abdu'l-Baha's Divine Plan and the Baha'i faith was brought "on earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people."

Verse 8: "Another angel, a second, followed, saying, 'Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of her impure passion.'"

This "angel" is Mason Remey, the first fallible guardian of the Baha'i faith. In accordance with the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi, during his lifetime, appointed 'Abdu'l-Baha's adopted son, Mason Remey, to be the president of the first International Baha'i Council. Because the guardianship is a hereditary position it is passed on down from father to son, and as it is a descendant of King David, it will last forever. As this Council was the Universal House of Justice in embryo, the head in embryo is the head when it is born, and the head when it becomes an adult—that is, Mason Remey or his son, or grandson, or great grandson is to be the head of the adult Universal House of Justice, as this lineage is hereditary.

This Council was Shoghi Effendi's son and his successor when he passed from this world of matter. When Shoghi Effendi's son (the first International Baha'i Council) becomes an adult (the Universal House of Justice) it has the lineage of King David as its president to distinguish the true Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah from all counterfeits.

Thus the meaning of all this was hidden from the believers, so to test them to see if for any reason they would go against the Covenant, and become Covenant-breakers, that is, to go with the crowd, like dead fish floating down the river, or to go with the minority that go by the provisions of the Covenant, that are like live fish that swim up the river and are with Jesus the Lamb. As you can see, all the believers except for a few become Covenant-breakers. Unless they repent and come back under the provisions of the Covenant, they are assigned to hell's fire, losing forever the high station that God had set aside for them. Sorry, but this had to happen; but it didn't have to happen to you. If you are with these Covenant-breakers, it was by your own free choice. This test is essential so that down the road into the future, because of this debacle, nobody will dare to deviate even a hair's breadth to the right or to the left of the Covenant. This is necessary to assure a full thousand years of bliss and peace, for all the peoples of the world.

Babylon was a city of old which God destroyed because it was a wicked and tempestuous city. Whenever Babylon is used to refer to something it symbolizes the wicked and ungodly persons who ignore the true word of God and cling to their own desires and needs. In this verse, "Babylon" represents the followers of the apostate Baha'i faith, that is, those persons whom Shoghi Effendi in his lifetime had appointed to be the Hands of the Cause of God and the mass of believers who remain with these "Hands" in the greatest violation of God's Covenant.

Concerning the Hands of the Cause of God 'Abdu'l-Baha writes:

"O friends! The Hands of the Cause of God must be nominated and appointed by the Guardian of the Cause of God. All must be under his shadow and obey his command. Should any, within or without the company of the Hands of the Cause of God disobey and seek division, the wrath of God and His vengeance will be upon him, for he will have caused a breach in the true Faith of God. This body of the Hands of the Cause of God is under the direction of the Guardian of the Cause of God. The Hands of the Cause of God must elect from their own number nine persons that shall at all times be occupied in the important services in the work of the Guardian of the Cause of God. The election of these nine persons must be carried either unanimously or by majority from the company of the Hands of the Cause of God and these, whether unanimously or by a majority vote, must give their assent to the choice of the one whom the Guardian of the Cause of God hath chosen as his successor." (Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, pages 12 and 13).

After Shoghi Effendi passed away, the "Hands" of the Cause came out from under the direction of the succeeding Guardian and took over the affairs of the Baha'i World Faith, which had been brought to all the countries of the world. By continuing to teach and spread their apostate religion, these people have "made all nations drink the wine of her impure passion."

For three years following Shoghi Effendi's death, Mason Remey appealed to the "Hands" of the Cause of God to realize their wrongfulness and amend their actions. Instead they denounced him and labeled him "a sick old man," warning all believers not to listen to him. Finally, Mason Remey had no choice but to announce to the Baha'i World Faith that he, being the president or head of the Universal House of Justice in embryo, that he or one of his successors, would be the head of the Universal House of Justice when it became an adult; and as the head of the Universal House of Justice he is the Guardian:[2] for the head of the Universal House of Justice is the Guardian.[3] He was the one appointed to the guardianship by Shoghi Effendi—and for him—to expose the doings of those "Hands" who had opposed him. He then declared that these "Hands," and their followers, were to be considered Covenant-breakers in accordance with the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha and treated in that manner which 'Abdu'l-Baha commands: (This is true: They have destroyed the Cause of God and replaced it with the "Hands" faith.)

"And now, one of the greatest and most fundamental principles of the Cause of God is to shun and avoid entirely the Covenant-breakers, for they will utterly destroy the Cause of God, exterminate His Law and render of no account all efforts exerted in the past." (Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, page 20)

Verse 9: "And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, 'If any one worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,'"

The image of the beast is the crucifix. For instance in the Eighth Century when Charlemagne conquered the Saxons, he held the crucifix in one hand and the sword in the other, so that they would either bow down to the crucifix or he would lop off their heads—thus making the crucifix the symbol of the beast. The "mark on the forehead and on the hand" refers to the Muslims that pray five times a day by touching their foreheads to the ground, and they cover their mouth and nose with their hand to keep from breathing in the dust. This leaves them with a dust mark on their foreheads and on the back of the hand.[4]

Verse 10: "'he also shall drink the wine of God's wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.'"

This means that both the Christians and the Muslims (if they don't accept the coming of Baha'u'llah, who is promised in the "Book" (Bible) that they both claim they believe in), they will both be destroyed in the oncoming thermonuclear war.

Verse 11: "'And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.'

Verse 12: "Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus."

"fire and brimstone" represents the nuclear holocaust which will destroy the beast and its followers.

"the holy angels" are the 144,000 believers who will become believers in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the explanations of the Lamb before the holocaust.

Those who fail to recognize and follow the true commands and purpose of God will suffer torment "forever and ever." In this life only do we have freedom of choice; and we have the greatest opportunity to attain the station that God has ordained for us. Our progress hereafter is dependent upon the Mercy of God. When our lives on this physical plane are done we are dealt with according to our merit. There will be no chance to come back and do it over if we should fail to earn our station. There was no freedom of choice when we were in the womb, and when we leave this life, and enter the next, there is no longer any freedom of choice. So the decisions we make here and now, determines everlasting life, or everlasting shame and contempt.

Verse 13: "And I heard a voice from heaven saying, 'Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth.' 'Blessed indeed,' says the Spirit, 'that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!'"

Those "who die in the Lord" are the ones who attain their spiritual station by recognizing and accepting the true meaning of God's Revelation, and become firm in God's Covenant, and by doing that which God did ordain.

Verse 14: "Then I looked, and lo, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand."

The "one like a son of man" is the Lamb.

"a white cloud" symbolizes his spiritual body—the aura. It is white because he has acquired the spiritual qualities and attributes of God that makes a pure soul. White represents purity. As most people don't see auras, therefore the Promised Ones are veiled from the people, so they then only believe by the proofs. Those that are gifted so that they can see auras, become believers in Jesus the Lamb, as they see his white aura.

The "golden crown on his head" symbolizes his spiritual intellect—halo. This is produced when the intellect is connected with the Holy Spirit. The crown is the crown of authority. Gold represents spiritual.

"a sharp sickle" represents the explanations and commentaries that the Lamb gives of the meaning of God's Revelation. It is the sickle of the harvest, when the wheat is put in the barn and the weeds are put into the fire.

Verse 15: "And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat upon the cloud, 'Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.'"

"the temple" is Baha'u'llah when He was on the earth, like Moses was the temple when he was on the earth; but when Moses passed on the presence of God was in the temple (a tent in the desert, divided by a curtain making the Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies). With Baha'u'llah, the presence of God is made manifest in His Covenant and the Will and Testament that the Covenant-breaking "Baha'is" have so grossly violated.

This "angel" is one of the apostles of the Lamb, who believes in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, and is firm in the Covenant.

"Put in your sickle and reap" means that this apostle of the Lamb gives his explanations and gathers the true believers back into the Covenant.

"the harvest of the earth" are the elect, those who accept the Revelation of God by the Lamb's explanations and commentaries.

Verse 16: "So he who sat upon the cloud swung his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped."

"swung his sickle upon the earth" means that the Lamb has given his explanations and the 144,000 believers are being gathered. When this is finished the first wind of destruction will be let loose.

Verse 17: "And another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle."

Verse 18: "Then another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has power over fire, and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for the grapes are ripe."

Verse 19: "So the angel swung his sickle on the earth and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great wine press of the wrath of God:

Verse 20: "and the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the wine press, as high as a horse's bridle, for one thousand six hundred stadia (Footnote I: About 200 miles)."

"trodden outside the city" is outside the city of the New Jerusalem, which is the New Law of God (Covenant). The Covenant-breakers are outside of the New Law of God. Therefore they will be destroyed in the oncoming Nuclear War. One thousand six hundred stadia is about two hundred miles, or a 100 (one hundred) mile radius from the epicenter of the nuclear explosion to the circumference circle. That is, the radiation will cause destruction for one hundred miles in each direction from the epicenter.



Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, top of page 15. [back]

2 Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, page 14. [back]

3 Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, page 14. [back]

4 Muhammad said in the Koran that this mark refers to his followers: "The mark of them is on their foreheads from the traces of [their] prostration. Such is their likeness in the Torah and their likeness in the Gospel [Book of Revelation]." (Muhammad, The Victory Surah, XLVIII, verse 29: trans. Mohammed M. Pickthall, The Meaning of the Glorious Koran.) [back]

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