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Verse 1: "Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended."

A portent is an indication or sign of what is to happen—especially of something momentous or calamitous. These will be the plagues or calamities that will have to befall mankind before they will give up their evil ways and opposition and hostilities to the Covenant, and to the Lamb that God had sent to establish the Revelation of Baha'u'llah.

Verse 2: "And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands."

"sea of glass" symbolizes the Revelation of Baha'u'llah which is clear, like "glass," with the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb—how easy this Revelation is to understand. The other revelations of previous Manifestations are like rivers that lead to the sea.

It is "mingled with fire" showing that the nuclear holocaust must take place in order for God's Revelation to be established.

Those who are "standing beside the sea of glass" are the people who become believers in Baha'u'llah or come out of the great violation of the Covenant-breakers, through the Lamb's explanations and commentaries; and of course of the other revelations, like Christians, that are now coming into the Revelation of Baha'u'llah by the Lamb's explanations.

Verse 3: "And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, 'Great and wonderful are thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are thy ways, O King of the Ages!'"

"the song of Moses" is the three portions of His Covenant: the promise of what would be if the people obeyed that covenant, the warning of what would be if they did not and the promise for the re-gathering of God's Chosen with the re-establishment of the temple, the presence of God (Deuteronomy chapters 38-30), including the Covenant and the High Priest, the return of Jesus the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedec (Hebrews 6:20 and Zechariah 3:1-9).

"the song of the Lamb" is the explanations that he gives for the Revelation of Jesus, as found in this book of Revelation.

Verse 4: "'Who shall not fear and glorify thy name, O Lord? For thou alone art holy. All nations shall come and worship thee, for thy judgments have been revealed.'"

Those who survive the four winds of destruction will worship God and serve Him by establishing His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. The severity of mankind's chastisement will prevent him from ever turning away from God the way that he has in this present cycle of man's existence.

Verse 5: "After this I looked, and the temple of the tent of witness in heaven was opened,"

Each Manifestation of God has given His Revelation with a Potency befitting that time in which He Appeared. The revelation of Jesus was of the potency of the "Son." The Bab as the Door, and Baha'u'llah as the "Father." It is symbolized by a "Temple," for the potency of the Bab is that of the Sanctuary, and Baha'u'llah's Revelation is that of the Holy of Holies; and in the Holy of Holies appears the Ark of His Covenant. The Lamb fulfills the prophecies for the re-establishment of the High Priest—for he being the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedec, he stands in the Holy of Holies, before the Ark of the Covenant, and takes out of the Ark, the Covenant of Baha'u'llah and the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha (the scroll), and by his explanations he re-establishes the Covenant that the Covenant-breakers had violated, and that led the "mainstream Baha'is" astray. The only one that is allowed to go into the Holy of Holies and do this is Jesus the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedec (Hebrew 6:20).

Verse 6: "and out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues, robed in pure bright linen, and their breasts girded with golden girdles."

"the seven angels" are the four angels who are bound at the River Euphrates (Rev. 9:14) that are now holding back the nuclear war. That is, they are holding back the "four winds of destruction." The fifth angel is Ali, the sixth angel is Quddus, and the seventh angel is Dr. Leland Jensen, who is Jesus the Lamb.

"the seven plaques" are the various afflictions that will befall mankind as the result of the nuclear holocaust.

"pure bright linen" symbolizes the spiritual bodies—auras—of these angels.

"their breasts girded with golden girdles" means that these angels will be God's judges.

Verse 7: "And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives for ever and ever;

Verse 8: "and the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were ended."

"the temple was filled with smoke" meaning that the Covenant of Baha'u'llah and the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha is clouded with smoke or a veil, that is, it wasn't understood by the rank and file Baha'i. Because of this the Arch Covenant-breakers, Ruhiyyih Khanum and the "Hands," got control of the administration, the properties, and the moneys—that is, got their hands in the cookie jar. The smoke clarifies that Baha'u'llah did not break the seven seals. That which Baha'u'llah, 'Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi did not explain was left until the Lamb appeared, for he was the one who was prophesied to clear out the smoke.

"glory of God" is English for the Aramaic word "Baha'u'llah."

"the seven plagues" must take place to eliminate those non-believers who do not want to understand or accept God's Revelation, and the Covenant-breakers remain in violation to that Revelation.


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