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Verse 1: "Then he showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb"

"THE river of the water of life" is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah and is explained by the Lamb.

"bright as crystal" means that it is made easy to understand through the Lamb's explanations and commentaries.

"the throne" is the throne of King David, that is to last forever,[1] that Baha'u'llah sat upon, being a male sperm descendant of King David seated on his throne, which is the meaning of the word "Christ", making Baha'u'llah the second coming of Christ. In His Covenant (Kitab-i-Ahd), Baha'u'llah continued this lineage in His descendants: in His son 'Abdu'l-Baha; then 'Abdu'l-Baha in his son Mason Remey. Mason Remey continued this lineage in his son Joseph Pepe Remey.[2] Shoghi Effendi, the guardian of the Baha'i faith placed Mason Remey at the head of the embryonic Universal House of Justice (the first International Baha'i Council) where "all the difficult problems are to be resolved" and "the guardian of the Cause of God is its sacred head and the distinguished member for life of that body."[3] Thus this lineage of King David is continued in the Executive Branch, or head, of the Universal House of Justice. Shoghi Effendi was not a male sperm descendant of King David, therefore neither he nor his (biological) son could, if he would have had one, sit at the head of the Universal House of Justice, because Shoghi Effendi was only a descendant of 'Abdu'l-Baha through 'Abdu'l-Baha's daughter, who was his mother. The Davidic lineage is only passed down through the male line. However, Shoghi Effendi did have a non-biological son, who was the first International Baha'i Council that had 'Abdu'l-Baha's son its president. This council was his successor, and to whom the whole Baha'i world should have turned to, instead of the Covenant-breaking "Hands."

The lamb is the return of Jesus, as the Lamb, of whom all the people of the world are to turn to.

Verse 2: "through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations."

"the city" is the New Jerusalem. The "Holy City means the material Law, which is described as the Holy City."[4] The Tree of Life is the Covenant.

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

"the tree of life" is the Covenant of Baha'u'llah. Unless one eats of this tree he doesn't inherit eternal life. The Covenant-breakers eat of the fruit of the tree, the twelve basic principles, but they don't eat of the tree itself. Therefore they don't inherit eternal life.

"twelve kinds of fruit" are the twelve basic principles of the Baha'i faith which were previously described as precious stones.

"the leaves of the tree" symbolize the believers of this Revelation, that are under the provisions of the Covenant. By teaching God's Word and establishing His Cause, they heal the nations. The leaves also symbolize the spiritual part of Baha'u'llah's Revelation.

Verse 3: "There shall no more be any thing accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall worship him;"

"any thing accursed" is the breaking of the Covenant, therefore they afflict man leading them into Perdition.

"the throne of God" is the Davidic lineage seated on the throne of King David, which Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha continued in the Guardianship, which is the continuation of the Davidic Kingship.

"the Lamb shall be in it" means that his explanations and commentaries will guide the House of Justice.

All those who become believers in this Revelation through the Lamb's explanations will realize that the Guardian is the sign of God on earth, and is the head (executive) of the legislative body of the Universal House of Justice. Without both the Executive Branch and the legislative body there could be no justice, and without justice there could not be a Universal House of Justice.

"The legislative body must reinforce the executive, the executive must aid and assist the legislative body so that through the close union and harmony of these two forces, the foundation of fairness and justice may become firm and strong, that all the regions of the world may become even as Paradise itself." (Will and Testament, p. 15)

Verse 4: "they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads."

"they shall see his face" The Manifestation represents the face of God. This means that mankind will recognize Baha'u'llah as being the Manifestation of God.

"his name shall be on their foreheads" means that they are believers because they have used their intellect which is in the fore brain to discern the proofs of the Manifestation of God rather than accepting Him based on blind faith.

Verse 5: "And night shall be no more; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they shall reign for ever and ever."

All the past Revelations of God have reached their zenith, wherein, they became corrupt and the true meaning of that Revelation became misinterpreted and was lost. This is what is referred to as darkness or "night."

The Revelation of Baha'u'llah will never become "night." The Universal House of Justice prevents misinterpretation or usurpation of this Revelation. "If that House of Justice shall decide unanimously, or by a majority, upon any question not mentioned in the Book (Kitab-i-Aqdas) that decision and command will be guarded from mistake."[5] The Revelation that Baha'u'llah has brought will suffice mankind for five hundred thousand years. There will be sub Manifestations come about every thousand years or so to make changes for the exigencies of the times. This is to be the first time in the history of man's existence, that the Kingdom of God is established, and it will last for half a million years. Then God will send another Manifestation of the potency of Baha'u'llah and He will unite this planet with another planet.

Verse 6: "And he said to me, 'These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place."

This "angel" is the angel that Jesus sent to John (see Revelations 1:1) and whose purpose was to prophesy what was to come in order for the Kingdom of God to be established.

Verse 7: "'And behold, I am coming soon.' Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.'"

This is a warning that the time for these prophecies to be fulfilled is soon— which several thousand years from Jesus of Nazareth to now is a short time compared to the four billion years of the life of this planet.

"Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book" is the Lamb. The meanings are to be understood by the Lamb's explanations and commentaries only.

Verse 8: "I John am he who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me;

Verse 9: "but he said to me, 'You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brethren the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.'"

John was overwhelmed by the visions the angel had revealed to him and wanted to worship the angel. But the angel told him not to do this—to "worship God" only.

Verse 10: "And he said to me, 'Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.'"

Some of the visions which were revealed to John began to be fulfilled shortly after he received them. For example, the anti-christ had already began to exist and shortly after this the dragon came into existence and began its corruption of the Revelation of Muhammad.

Verse 11: "'Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.'"

This means that following the time when John receives these visions, mankind is to continue in their ways for a while.

Verse 12: "'Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense, to repay every one for what he has done.'"

This means that the Christians will not be saved by their beliefs, as their religion soon became corrupted by a clergy class beginning in the days of John. For they are followers of the anti-christ. (They are against the genealogy of Jesus through his father Joseph back to King David). They claim that God is his physical father, making them anti-christ. The apostate Baha'is have broken the Covenant of Baha'u'llah. Everyone will receive what they deserve based on the deeds they have performed. Those that have turned toward the Kingdom, explained by the Lamb, will be rewarded and those that have turned against it will receive punishment as their "recompense."

Verse 13: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.'"

This refers to Jesus, who gave this Revelation to John, making him the first; and the return of Jesus as the Lamb, who made these explanations, the last. Baha'u'llah came over a hundred years ago. However, Jesus the Lamb comes in the final years at the very end of the Adamic cycle, that began in 4,000 BC, and comes to an end exactly 6,000 years later on December 31, 2000 AD.[6] Only Jesus knew the meanings of this book of Revelation, as he revealed it to John who wrote it down. That is, Jesus was both the first and the last. Nobody in the entire world up to now knew the meanings of this Book of Revelation, neither Christian or Baha'i knew the meanings of this book except the few parts that 'Abdu'l-Baha explained in Some Answered Questions, and these explanations pertain mostly to the advent of Muhammad and the coming of the Bab and Baha'u'llah. Therefore only the knowledge of these explanations of the Lamb will be able to save people from the perdition that is upon us, both physically and Spiritually.

Verse 14: "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates."

"those who wash their robes" are the people who will turn to the explanations of the Lamb and clean up their act, and get rid of their fallacious beliefs, for they are all erroneous. This applies to all the people of the world including both Christians and Covenant-breaking "Baha'is." Their robes (beliefs) are as dirty as a pig wallowing in the mud. Nobody is going to get into Paradise either in this life or the next, wearing these very dirty robes. The Christians sing a song that goes something like this "wash your robes in the blood of the Lamb." Jesus made it clear that the blood, or wine, was a symbol of the Covenant.

In abiding by God's Will, the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, they shall be under His Covenant, that is the "tree of life", to which they gain "the right" to "the city" of God; and "the gates" are the apostles of the Lamb, and then the 144,000 believers after New York City is nuked. When these believers go out to spread the explanations of the Lamb, then people will begin to accept the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, thus entering into "the city by the gates."

Verse 15: "Outside are the dogs, and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices falsehood."

This refers primarily to the clergy who have continued to mislead the mass of mankind so that they have failed to recognize the true Religion of God. This includes also the leaders of the Covenant-breaking "Baha'i" faith. They are "outside" the city meaning that they are not under the provisions of the Covenant. The Dogs return to eat their own vomit, that is what the Arch Covenant-breakers do, eat their own vomit, that is, they became believers in the headless monster that they created. The sorcerers are the clergy that cause their statues to cry, and their hands to bleed, etc. The fornicators are those that embrace false religions, like one or another of the 22,000 sects or denominations of Christianity, also the Baha'is that have intercourse with the Covenant-breaking religion of the "Hands" faith. And the Christians clergy became believers themselves in the dogmas, rituals and false concepts that they created. It is like the idolater who stays up all night to carve a statue and then the next day he bows down and worships it as God. Like the Covenant-breaking "Baha'is" that abide by the false Universal House of Justice, a headless monster, that doesn't have the Executive Branch, which is an integral part of the Universal House of Justice. Thus they worship their own creation. Therefore they are the dogs that return and gobble up their own vomit (gobbledygook). Without the Executive Branch, justice is impossible. Without Justice there cannot be a Universal House of Justice. See page 15 of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha.

Verse 16: "'I Jesus have sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star.'"

Ahah! Here Jesus in this verse establishes his lineage by stating that He is "the root and offspring of David." Meaning that he is not the physical son of God, making him God, that the clergy led their befuddled followers to believe.

The angel is the intermediate between Jesus and John who has been sent to reveal a message that is to be given to all mankind.

Verse 17: "The Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come.' And let him who hears say, 'Come.' And let him who is thirsty come, let him who desires take the water of life without price."

The clergy charged money to get what they call salvation, whereas in the TRUE Baha'i faith It is without price.

"the Spirit" is Jesus who is referred to as the Spirit. Jesus on his return is the Lamb who alone gives the pure water of life, which is free of all pollutants without price.

"the Bride" is the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven which was prophesied by Jesus, brought by Baha'u'llah, and is being established by Jesus the Lamb.

Together, "the Spirit," Jesus the Lamb, and "the Bride" beckon to all who are seekers of truth to come and take "the water of life," that is, the knowledge of God. This knowledge is given in abundance and at no cost to those who desire it.

Verse 18: "I warn every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if any one adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,

Verse 19: "and if any one takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book."

These two verses warn of the consequences, which one will suffer if he dares to alter the prophecies that have been revealed, or adds to them or subtracts words. To alter in any way these prophecies would create a misconception. This misconception would prevent one from recognizing the Kingdom, and he would thus be cut off from it. The Book of Revelation was written in such a manner that no one understands it, so they don't try to alter it. If they understood it, it would have been altered.

Verse 20: "He who testifies to these things says, 'Surely I am coming soon.' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Verse 21: "The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen."

The saints are those that turn to the Lamb and go out and teach the true Cause of Baha'u'llah, without charge.

"Jesus", in these two verses, refers to the Lamb who is the return of Jesus, as John the Baptist was the return of Elijah. Two different persons, but one fulfilling the other's mission. Jesus gave the prophecies to John by sending His angel to him. This angel returns to the Lamb, Leland, and gives him the interpretation, as this is the Revelation of Jesus, the Lamb stood before the angel who knew the meanings or correct interpretations.



Psalms 89:3, 4, 8, 29, 35, 36, 37 [back]

2 Then Joseph Pepe Remey continued this lineage in his son Neal Chase Ben Joseph Aghsan. [back]

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

4 Some Answered Questions, page 57. [back]

5 'Abdu'l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 199. [back]

6 January 1st, 2001 AD begins the Dispensation of Baha'u'llah and will last for a half a million years. See Part One, Chapter 11, The Great Pyramid, p. 179 for more. [back]

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