BOOK OF REVELATION
CHAPTER TWENTY ONE
Revised Standard Version
(Unless Otherwise Indicated)
1: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first
heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no
"A new heaven" is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah. "a
new earth" is the new civilization that will be established
when the four winds of destruction are done. There is still another
meaning to this: The fourth wind of destruction is the Earth's Shifting
Crust, which will be the last wind of destruction that will take
place. There will be a whole new physiognomy, or physiography, and
a whole new mapping of the earth. For instance, the United States
will move several thousand miles south, the central portion of the
United states will be inundated. The stars that are now above us
will have moved north. For further information read THE EARTH'S
SHIFTING CRUST, by Charles Hapgood, in which Einstein wrote
the forward. This reading was recommended by the second Guardian.
sea was no more" means that all the Revelations of God, which
were revealed before the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, will be fulfilled
as Baha'u'llah's Revelation is established in the world. Mankind
will not be separated by different religions again.
2: "And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out
of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;"
holy city, new Jerusalem" is that part of God's Revelation
which reveals the Laws, Ordinances and Teachings for an ever-advancing
civilization. This part of His Law changes with each Manifestation
depending upon the needs and conditions of that civilization at
the time of the Appearance of His Manifestation.
"new Jerusalem" comes from the Revelation of Baha'u'llah
and is as pure "as a bride." It brings about the new civilization,
which establishes God's Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
3: "and I heard a great voice from the throne saying, "Behold,
the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and
they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them;"
throne is the Davidic throne. The one that is seated upon it is
Baha'u'llah, as He fulfills the prophecies for the second Christ.
Jesus Christ was also a descendant of King David, but his genealogy
 shows that none of his ancestors were
seated on the throne of David, except David himself, whereas all
of Baha'u'llah's ancestors were seated on the throne of King David.
Each Manifestation of God is the presence of God. For instance Moses
was the presence of God. He continued this presence by building
a tabernacle in the desert and divided it in two by a curtain, the
Holy of Holies and the Sanctuary. Moses placed the presence of God
(the Shikena), his writings, in the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy
of Holies. This is the continuation of the presence of God. Likewise
Baha'u'llah continues the Presence of God in His Covenant. This
is the Kitab-i-Ahd. In this book he continues this presence
by appointing 'Abdu'l-Baha to be His successor. 'Abdu'l-Baha passed
this presence to Shoghi Effendi. Shoghi Effendi passed this presence
down to his non-biological son, the first International Baha'i Council.
The Arch Covenant-breakers did away with this presence of God, when
they by-passed Shoghi Effendi's son and in its place they set up
a headless monster, which they said was the Universal House of Justice,
which was neither the presence of God nor was it a House of Justice.
It was at most nothing but a bunch of bog or goo, or a quagmire,
that once you get into it is almost impossible to get out of it.
Jesus the Lamb has reestablished this presence of God by reestablishing
Shoghi Effendi's son  back into the
Baha'i faith under the provisions of the Covenant. Then this presence
is continued in the Baha'i faith. When man accepts the Covenant
of Baha'u'llah all of his passed ways are forgiven. He then has
the presence of God. The Covenant-breakers don't have this presence
of God. They threw it out. Jesus the Lamb, with his explanations
and commentaries, has given them a strong cord out of his mercy
to those poor saps that followed the corruption and got themselves
in this terrible quagmire—the strong cord of his explanations
and commentaries: the chance of their getting back under the Shikena,
the Presence of God.
4: "he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death
shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying,
nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
pain and suffering are a result of man's error or wrongdoings. Since
man will be free from error for one thousand years, this will eliminate
suffering of any kind, and spiritual death will be no more,
5: "And he who sat upon the throne said, 'Behold, I make
all things new.' Also he said, 'Write this, for these words are
trustworthy and true.'"
throne" is the throne of David which Baha'u'llah sat upon.
Both Jesus and Baha'u'llah were descendants of King David making
them "Christs." The meaning of the word "Christ"
is a male sperm descendant of King David that is anointed. The difference
being is that none of Jesus ancestors sat on the throne of King
David. He was descended from David, who is anointed with the Holy
Spirit, through the line from Nathan the brother of King Solomon
(Luke 3:23-31). Whereas all of Baha'u'llah's ancestors sat on the
throne of King David. Baha'u'llah's father sat on the throne of
King David, and His grandfather sat on the throne of King David,
in an unbroken chain all the way back to King David. Baha'u'llah
in His Proclamation, on page 89, said that He "ruleth upon
the throne of David." This lineage of King David is to last
forever: "Once for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will
not lie to David. His line shall endure
forever, his throne as long as the sun before me. Like the moon
it shall be established for ever." (Psalms 89:35, 36). Baha'u'llah
continued this lineage in His Covenant appointing 'Abdu'l-Baha as
His successor; and then on to 'Abdu'l-Baha's son, Mason Remey, and
his descendants as a line of guardians, to sit as presidents or
heads of the Universal House of Justice. The great sin
of the "Hands" is that they took an ax and swung it at
the very root  of this Davidic lineage
that Baha'u'llah had set up to succeed Him, and thus tried to do
away with this Davidic lineage that is to last forever. Then they
foisted this Covenant-breaking outrageous violation onto the mass
of the foolish and ignorant Baha'is, who gobbled this gobbledygook
(violation) as if it were a delicious meal, making them very sick
Baha'is, lepers (Covenant-breakers).
one seated upon the throne in this part of John's vision is Baha'u'llah.
With His Revelation, He renews the Divine Law—Holy of Holies—and
then He establishes the new city of God, the New Jerusalem, which
is the New Law of God, the Universal House of Justice with the Davidic
lineage as its President, or head, that the Arch Covenant-breakers
and their blind, deaf, and deluded followers reject.
6: "And he said to me, 'It is done! I am the Alpha and the
Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water
without price from the fountain of the water of life.'"
fountain of the water of life" is the Revelation of God, through
the Manifestation Baha'u'llah. It is given without price in that
there is no professional clergy sapping the life's blood (moneys)
of the Faith. Those who seek God will be shown this Revelation free,
based on their desire, or thirst.
7: "'He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will
be his God and he shall be my son.'"
who conquers" are those who overcome the hindrances which come
from the theologies (mythologies) of the priest craft and clergy
of Christendom, like the fetish of worshipping Jesus as the incarnate
God, and the Covenant-breaking "Baha'is" with their headless
monster, and come under the provisions of the Covenant.
8: "'But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted,
as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars,
their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone,
which is the second death.'"
cowardly" are those who don't accept the Lamb's explanations
because they are fearful of ridicule of family, friends, and/or
the society in which they are a part of.
faithless" are those of Christendom who no longer believe that
Jesus the Lamb would come and establish the Kingdom, and the Covenant-breaking
"Baha'is" who no longer believe that Shoghi Effendi had
a son to succeed him, and then went astray following Ruhiyyih Khanum
and the Covenant-breaking "Hands" creation of a headless
monster in the place of Baha'u'llah's Universal House of Justice.
polluted" are those that harbor these false doctrines of Christendom
and the Covenant-breaking "Baha'is."
are those people who are attached to some church, of which all denominations
are harlots; and Baha'is that go with the crowd instead of the Covenant.
God tested the Baha'is, at the passing of Shoghi Effendi. The test
was they could either go by the Covenant, or go with the crowd.
They opted to go with the crowd. God used this test, as people find
safety in numbers, so it was precluded from the beginning that they
would fail the test. They didn't put their trust in God and Baha'u'llah's
Covenant, but in the crowd. Thus they became Covenant-breakers of
the worst kind. This test was not for God to know, but for the Baha'is
to realize that they failed the test because they were going with
the crowd instead of the Covenant, so that in the future it wouldn't
are the clergy of Christendom, and the "Hands" of the
Baha'i faith, who manipulated the text to promote their sect, by
stating that Shoghi Effendi (without looking for his son) didn't
have a son, so they should establish something else, thus placing
them in command. Therefore this sorcery was an inexplicable means
of their accomplishment, for Shoghi Effendi did have a son.
are those people who have an image of God either in their minds
or in a carving, a mold, or picture that they turn to and worship.
In the Baha'i faith, it is the image of the Arch Covenant-breakers
Ruhiyyih Khanum and the "Hands", that they turned to instead
people who do not become believers in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah
through the Lamb's explanations are dead spiritually and will die
"the second death" in the thermonuclear war and perish
because they were not reborn spiritually.
liars" are: in Christianity the clergy that teach mainly the
Incarnate god Lie; the other lies are:—that God was Jesus'
physical father instead of Joseph, as the Bible says; that he physically
ascended up into the sky and would return from the sky instead of
the Heaven of Revelation, or the Heaven of His Will that pervadeth
all created things. The liars in the Baha'i
faith are mainly, the conclave of "Hands" and Ruhiyyih
Khanum telling the LIE that Shoghi Effendi didn't
have a son to succeed him. By this lie Ruhiyyih Khanum and the "Hands"
"seized control" and led the
entire Baha'i faith, accept for a very few, astray, with many more
lies to back up the Big Lie of the Covenant-breakers: saying that
those who are faithful to the Covenant are the Covenant-breakers
and should be shunned, thus deflecting their duped and ignorant
followers forever from realizing that they themselves are the Covenant-breakers
and are therefore for the fire. A Covenant-breaker is one who breaks
the Covenant of Baha'u'llah and/or the Will and Testament of
'Abdu'l-Baha. The Covenant-breakers broke the Covenant when
they threw out the Executive Branch found on page 15 in 'Abdu'l-Baha's
Will and Testament, because 'Abdu'l-Baha was the delineator
of Baha'u'llah's Covenant.
9: "Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls
full of the seven last plagues, and spoke to me, saying, 'Come,
I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.'"
Bride" is the New Jerusalem which is the Covenant, which is
the new Law of God. The Lamb is the reestablisher of that Covenant
10: "And in the Spirit he carried me away to a great, high
mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out
of heaven from God,"
great, high mountain" is Mount Carmel. On the top of Mt. Carmel
is where the TRUE Universal House of Justice will
be established. The Covenant-breakers have their Phony (without
the head) House of Justice on Golem street, which is evil.
holy city" again refers to the Law of God: the laws, conventions,
rites, and material regulations are the city of Jerusalem which
comes from the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, the new heaven, and is
established by the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb.
11: "having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare
jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal."
of God" is the English translation of Baha'u'llah; Jesus spoke
a Syrian dialect of Aramaic, Jesus said: BAHA'U'LLAH,
which was translated into English as glory of God. The holy city
Law of God is "clear as crystal", meaning that it is easy
to understand by 'Abdu'l-Baha's explanations for he is the interpreter
of God's Word, which was revealed by the Manifestation, Baha'u'llah.
Refer to the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha.
Law is compared to "a most rare jewel, like a jasper".
The jasper symbolizes the races. Jasper can be red, brown or yellow.
This refers to the first principle of Baha'u'llah, which is the
"Oneness of Mankind".
12: "It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at
the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve
tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed;"
twelve gates are twelve apostles of Jesus the Lamb that the multitudes
enter into the Kingdom. Nobody gets into the Kingdom without going
through these gates.
great, high wall" symbolizes the theologies and concepts which
prevent mankind from entering the true Revelation of God. It is
also the wall of oppression of the Covenant-breaking "Baha'is"
that prevents them from entering the city. No Covenant-breaker is
allowed to enter the Kingdom of God. The sons of Israel are those
who strive with God as Jacob Israel strived with God.
13: "on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on
the south three gates, and on the west three gates."
said: "These twelve gates are souls who are as guiding
stars, as portals of knowledge and grace; within these gates
there stand twelve angels. By "angel" is meant the
power of the confirmations of God—that the candle of God's
confirming power shineth out from the lamp-niche of those souls—meaning
that every one of those beings will be granted
the most vehement confirming support. These twelve gates surround
the entire world; that is, they are a shelter for all creatures.
And further these twelve gates are the foundation
of the city of God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and on each one
of these foundations is written the name of one of the Apostles
of the spirit Jesus. That is to say, each one maketh manifest
the perfections, the joyous message, and the excellency of that
holy Being." (Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha,
twelve gates are the twelve apostles, or angels, of the Lamb and
are the members of the second International Baha'i Council that
will go through four stages, as laid down by Shoghi Effendi and
become the Universal House of Justice. Thus the twelve gates are
the foundation of Universal House of Justice. That
is, they surround the entire world.
14: "And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and
on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb."
twelve apostles are also the twelve foundations, that is, their
decisions form the foundation of the Universal House of Justice.
Their names are the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, that
are seated on the second International Baha'i Council that becomes
the Universal House of Justice.
said that no one enters the Kingdom unless they pass through these
meaning of the passage is that this heavenly Jerusalem hath
twelve gates, through which the blessed enter into the City
of God." (ibid.)
The "twelve gates" and "twelve angels." Twelve
times twelve equals 144. When the Lamb gets 144, then New York City
will be bombed as Nostradamus prophesied. Then there will be 144,000
believers, then God will "cause that which will cause the limbs
of mankind to quake," "then and only then will the Divine
Standard be unfurled and the nightingale of Paradise warble its
melody." Thus the 144 represent the 144,000 who will become
believers before the thermonuclear war; twelve is the square root
of one hundred forty-four. Through these 144,000 believers the rest
of mankind comes into God's Revelation.
15: "And he who talked to me had a measuring rod of gold
to measure the city and its gates and walls."
"measuring rod of gold" is the golden criteria by which
the truth is determined and established. That is, the Promised One
is recognized by his fulfillment of prophecies such as the prophesied
name, address, date and profession. The same type of "calling
card" that each Manifestation of God was given in order to
be recognized and accepted.
16: "The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its
breadth; and he measured the city with his rod, twelve thousand
stadia; its length and breadth and height are equal."
chapter five of this book under the subtitle of THE FIRST VISION,
I showed that this was literal, or physically fulfilled in the city
of Deer Lodge, Montana. But here I give a spiritual explanation.
17: "He also measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four
cubits by a man's measure, that is, an angel's."
thousand" refers to the root of one hundred forty-four thousand
which is the "length and breadth and height" that are
equal. That is, 12 x 12 = 144 x 1000 (which is 10 cubed). These
measurements refer to the 144,000  who
will accept the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the Lamb's explanations
before the four winds of destruction are let loose.
18: "The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure
gold, clear as glass."
color "jasper" symbolizes the Oneness of mankind.
city"—the Law of God—is as "pure gold".
Gold represents the spiritual. "clear as glass" means
that the law of God is solid and easy to understand, through the
explanations and commentaries of the return of Jesus the Lamb.
is explained as in the dispensation of Moses: The spiritual leader,
the High Priest, the only one that could go into the Holy of Holies
was the brother of Moses, Aaron, and his biological descendants,
that is, by genealogy. This is symbolized as a tree, a rod of wood,
as a tree reproduces itself. But with Jesus the Christ, that didn't
have a son, and with Muhammad, that didn't have a son, it was through
spiritual successors: Jesus' twelve apostles and Muhammad's twelve
Imams who were not biological sons. These are symbolized as iron,
as iron doesn't reproduce itself.
the Baha'i dispensation, the successor of Baha'u'llah is the Universal
House of Justice, which is a combination of 1) Baha'u'llah's genealogy
which is of wood, as He was a male sperm
descendant of King David, which is symbolized as wood, as a tree
reproduces itself; and 2) the appointed or elected body which is
symbolized as iron. The Executive Branch is hereditary and was passed
down in His Covenant, the Kitab-i-Ahd, to 'Abdu'l-Baha
and to his son, Mason Remey, and his descendants, which forms the
Executive Branch of the Universal House of Justice. Therefore this
Executive Branch is symbolized as wood. The body of the Legislative
Branch, which is first appointed and then will be elected, is symbolized
as iron. 'Abdu'l-Baha said: "And in this present cycle, because
it is the mightiest of dispensations, that rod grown out of the
vegetable kingdom [wood] and that of iron will be transformed into
a rod of purest gold, taken from out the endless treasure houses
in the Kingdom of the Lord. By this rod will the people be trained."
The Covenant-breakers are Covenant-breakers because they broke the
Covenant, when they threw out of their concocted administration
the Executive Branch! Which is an integral part of the Universal
House of Justice (W&T, page 15). What could be a more
glaring violation of the Covenant than their created "Head-less
19: "The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned
with every jewel; the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the
third agate, the fourth emerald,
20: "the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite,
the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the
eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst."
"foundations of the wall" are described as precious stones.
These stones have a spiritual significance. Each stone symbolizes
one of the twelve basic principles of Baha'u'llah's Revelation.
Together these principles establish peace in the world and bring
about God's Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
first was jasper" symbolizes the oneness of mankind.
second sapphire" symbolizes Independent investigation of truth.
third agate (KJV: chalcedony)" symbolizes the oneness of religion.
fourth emerald" symbolizes Religion, a source of unity for
fifth onyx (KJV: sardius)" symbolizes the principle that religion
and science must agree.
sixth carnelian (KJV: sardonyx)" symbolizes the equality of
men and women.
seventh chrysolite" symbolizes the removal of all prejudice.
eighth beryl" symbolizes universal peace.
ninth topaz" symbolizes universal education.
tenth chrysoprase" symbolizes the spiritual solution to all
eleventh jacinth" symbolizes one universal language to be taught
to all peoples.
twelfth amethyst" symbolizes The International Tribunal.
more information on these twelve basic principles refer to the book,
Paris Talks, by 'Abdu'l-Baha.
21: "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the
gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure
gold, transparent as glass."
twelve gates" represent twelve individuals. They are seen as
"pearls" which symbolize the spiritual station of these
individuals. The pearl of great price is the heavenly aura of those
who gain this station through their detachment from all things save
street of the city" is described as "pure gold" symbolizing
the unadulterated Revelation of God. Compared to that of Christianity
and Islam, which was iron.
it is said to be "transparent as glass" meaning that this
Revelation is clear or easy to understand through the explanations
and commentaries of the Lamb.
22: "And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the
Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb."
temple is the Shikena, the presence of God. What
is being said here is that the only place in this whole wide world
where the presence of God is, is where the Lamb reestablishes the
Universal House of Justice in its childhood form, the second International
the Baha'i faith, when we live the life, and teach His Cause, and
are firm in the Covenant, we receive the bounty
of the Holy Spirit. This is the presence of God "Shikena."
However, if any one of these is cut off then the Holy Spirit is
cut off. The so-called "mainstream Baha'is" broke the
Covenant when they did away with the Executive Branch, therefore
they do not have the "Shikena" (the presence
of God), thus as they are cut off from the bounty of the Holy Spirit,
which is spiritual death. Thus when they die the physical death,
they will be DEAD-DEAD.
23: "And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon
it, for the glory of God is its light,
and its lamp is the Lamb."
of God" is the English translation of the title Baha'u'llah.
His Revelation is the light and the lamp that this
light shines from is the Lamb,
that is, there is no other place or condition in this whole wide
world to get this light except where the Lamb is.
24: "By its light shall the nations walk; and the kings of
the earth shall bring their glory into it,"
who come into the Revelation of Baha'u'llah by the explanations
of the Lamb, or come under the Lamb's commentaries are in the city.
All others are not in the city, that is, not under the Law of God,
and need to be resurrected out of their tombs into the light of
Baha'u'llah that shineth forth from the lamp of the Lamb. By this
light coming from the lamp of the Lamb, the nations will walk, and
the kings or rulers of the world will bring their Baha'is into it.
This will take place right after the nuclear war.
25: "and its gates shall never be shut by day - and there
shall be no night there;"
gates" are THE TWELVE APOSTLES OF THE LAMB. They are the active
members of the second International Baha'i Council which becomes
the Universal House of Justice. The people must pass through these
gates to enter the city. They give the Lamb's explanations to the
people of the world, and all those who become believers come in
through the "gates."
refers to that time of wakefulness, when the people become awake
to the true Revelation of Baha'u'llah, as explained by the Lamb.
With the Lamb's explanations and commentaries there will be no night
season (when the Revelation becomes corrupted) like in the past.
The time of wakefulness—right after the four winds of destruction,
which will be so devastating that every one will cry out: "God
please stop, we surrender, we have had enough!""
26: "they shall bring into it the glory and the honor of
will bring the nations into the new city, or the Kingdom of God
on earth as it is in heaven.
27: "But nothing unclean shall enter it, nor any one who
practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are "written
in the Lamb's book of life."
none of the Christians that cling to the trinity and the Incarnate
god Lie will get into the Kingdom. Nor will any of the Covenant-breakers
get into the city either. Only those of mankind who accept the explanations
of the Lamb and come under the provisions of the Covenant of Baha'u'llah
will be in the new city. All non-believers and wicked wrongdoers
will either become believers or perish in the four winds of destruction
that are to be let loose upon mankind, that is happening right now.
So don't wait until your family is destroyed, or when your city
is destroyed, become a believer in the Lamb now, before it is too
late, when the ones you love the most are taken from you. Your salvation
is in your own hands.
Luke 3:23-31 [back]
The second International Baha'i Council that will go through three
more stages to become the Universal House of Justice. [back]
Baha'u'llah said He was the ancient root. "When the ocean of
My presence hath ebbed and the Book of My Revelation is ended, turn
your faces toward Him Whom God hath purposed, who hath branched
from the Ancient Root." The Kitab-i-Aqdas,
p. 63. [back]
4 The words
of Ruhiyyih Khanum. [back]
See chapter 14 in the Book of Revelation, and the explanations of
the Lamb on chapter 14 of these explanations. [back]
Psalms 89:3, 4, 29, 34-37. [back]
Dr. Leland Jensen [back]
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