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Verse 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 dead."

THESE are those that had fallen into the quagmire. In Christianity they are those that struggle with Jesus on his return. The more they struggle the deeper they go down in the bog. Jesus throws a strong cord for them to grab a hold of (his explanations and commentaries); the more they struggle to defend their Paganism, three gods in one god, the deeper they go. Some of them have become Baha'is under the violation. Their second condition is worse than the first, for in Christianity they don't close their minds to the explanations of the Lamb. The Covenant-breakers are also deep into the mire; they are the most narrow-minded people in the world. They swallow the gobbledygook of their captors. They are told that the ones that are firm in the Covenant are Covenant-breakers. They are so closed minded that they believe this LIE without investigation, so the strong cord that Jesus throws them is rejected, therefore they go deeper and deeper into the bog. When their whole body is sunk into this filth they are dead, and unable to grab a hold of the strong cord.

Verse 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."

These Covenant-breakers are under a Wall of Oppression, forbidden by their slave masters to know the truth, that keeps them asleep. Here God is telling them to awake, come out from their stupor so they can strengthen that which remains of the truth, but is on the point of extinction, for what they are doing in this great violation is imperfection in the sight of God. Here God is telling the Covenant-breaking "Baha'is" to come out of this Hell-hole that they are in.

Verse 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."

Here He is telling them to remember the Revelation of Baha'u'llah that they had received, and the plan of Shoghi Effendi that was thrown out by their slave masters, and to "keep that, and repent" that they are with the Covenant-breakers. And if they don't awake, the great catastrophe will fall upon them, and they will loose everything.

Verse 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."

There are some in this Covenant-breaking outfit that are innocent, that is, they haven't gobbled the gobbledygook of the violators of the Covenant, but they don't know where to turn to get the truth. To them, they will grab a hold of the strong cord of Jesus the Lamb, but the goon squad will try to indoctrinate them into becoming a full-fledged Covenant-breaker.

Verse 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."

Those that "conquers" are those that grab a hold of the strong cord of Jesus the Lamb and are pulled out of the quagmire of Covenant-breaking. The white garments are the pure teachings of Baha'u'llah. And Jesus the Lamb on his return will not blot his name out of his book, the Lamb's Book of Life. And he will confess his name to his father, Baha'u'llah. The angels are the congregation surrounding Jesus on his return.

Verse 6: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

Those that have an ear—that is, those that don't have ear plugs in there ears, as the Covenant-breaking "Baha'is"—God here is leading them aright. The Spirit here refers to Jesus.

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."

Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love. It is the only city that Jesus finds no defects. This refers to the Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant, that Jesus on his second coming set up. He has the key of David. None of the apostate Baha'is know that Baha'u'llah is a descendant of King David. If you ask a Baha'i under the violation—Who is Baha'u'llah descended from?—they will say Zoroaster. True—but Zoroaster had only daughters, one of which married the king, and Baha'u'llah was descended from that lineage. This lineage (of Zoroaster through the female line) united with the lineage of David at the time of Bostanai. The first Imam, Ali, united in marriage, Dara, the last of the Sassanian dynasty with Bostanai, who was the last of the Davidic lineage. Of this lineage Baha'u'llah was a descendant.

If you ask a Christian—What is the meaning of the word "Christ"?—they may say Lord, or God, or savior; or maybe the last name of Jesus, like Mary Christ or Joseph Christ; or they may say the anointed—but the anointed of what? The full meaning is a male (sperm) descendant of King David. The very first verse of the New Testament is: "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Luke gives the true genealogy of Jesus back to King David (Luke 3:23-31). If Jesus was not a son of David through his genetic father, Joseph, he could not be the Christ. Christians will tell you that God was the father of Jesus, but if God was his physical father Jesus could not be the Christ, for God is not a descendant of King David.

Paul said in Romans:

"Concerning his Son Jesus our Lord, which was made of the seed [Sperma, Greek, KJV] of David according to the flesh." (Romans 1:3 KJV)

Baha'u'llah also, for him to be the return of Christ, had of a necessity to be descended from King David. The following prophecy refers to Baha'u'llah:

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this." (Isaiah 9:6, 7)

Verse 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 my name."

This refers to the Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant, who are few in number that have an open door that no one is able to shut. That whatever they establish, no one could do away with it. They have set up the second International Baha'i Council, with both the Legislative branch and the Executive Branch,[1] that the Covenant-breakers ("mainstream Baha'is") threw out. They are integral parts of each other. They cannot be separated and still be the Baha'i House of Justice. They have kept the word of God (Will and Testament). Therefore this is the true House of Justice that God will establish in this world.

Verse 9: "Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that 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.""

The word Jew here refers to the Baha'i faith. Baha'u'llah was of the tribe of Judah (a Jew), therefore, His Revelation was prophesied as Jews. Here the Covenant-breakers who claim to be Baha'is (Jews) are not, but a Synagogue of Satan. In the great catastrophe these Covenant-breakers will come and beg to get back into the true Baha'i faith.

Verse 10: "Because you [Philadelphia] 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."

The Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant (Philadelphia) who have kept His word will be kept from the "hour of trial" the nuclear war, which will only last one hour.

Verse 11: "I am coming soon; hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

Verse 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 new name."

The peoples of any religion that overcome their indoctrinations, and become part of the congregation of Philadelphia, the Baha'is under the Provisions of the Covenant—they will become a pillar in the temple, the true Baha'i faith. That is, they will be the strong ones in faith and in activity, in the teaching and spread of the Faith. They will be given the greatest name of God, the city of God is Baha'i, and Christ's new name is "Baha'u'llah."

Verse 13: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Verse 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.

Verse 15: "'I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!

Verse 16: "So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold not hot, I will spew you out of my mouth"

Meaning, that they are neither for or against the Baha'i Revelation, and are neither for or against those who are the true Baha'is. So God spews them out of his mouth.

Verse 17: "For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

Verse 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."

The gold [2] refers to the golden criteria, which is that the Promised Ones are prophesied by Name, Address, Date and Mission. In scriptures Baha'u'llah was prophesied by name "Baha'u'llah" (translated into English as the "Glory of God, or Lord"). This is found all throughout the Bible. The address where He is to be found is in Isaiah 35:1, 2. The date is given by Daniel 12:11 as 1290 days/years, that is, it was 1290 years from the proclamation of Muhammad to the Proclamation of Baha'u'llah in 1863. His mission is that of the Prince of Peace.

"For to us a child is born to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called 'Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father. Prince of Peace.' Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore." (Isaiah 9:6-7)

The "white garments" refers to the explanations and commentaries of Jesus the Lamb that keeps their nakedness of understanding from being seen. And salve to anoint their eyes so they can see the proofs, showing how the Promised Ones fulfill prophecies. That is, for Jesus Christ on his first coming; Christ on his second coming as Baha'u'llah; and Jesus on his second coming as the High Priest, or Jesus the Lamb. Each are prophesied by the Name in which They will come, the Address where They will be at, and the Date of Their advent, and the nature of Their Missions. This is so that only one person fulfills the prophecies for each Promised One when he comes.

Verse 19: "Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and repent."

That is, those that God has chosen to be His believers at the coming of a Promised One, if they don't fulfill their calling, God will reprove and chasten. In the Bible it states that many are called, but only a few are chosen.

Verse 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."

For instance I send out this message that both the return of Christ (Baha'u'llah) and the return of Jesus has come, and if anyone hears this voice and opens the door, Jesus on his second coming will come into his life.

Verse 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 his throne."

He who conquers is the one that overcomes his indoctrination's of the lies of the clergy, and of Arch Covenant-breakers. He will be invited to sit with Jesus the Lamb on his throne, and share with him in his glory.

Verse 22: "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

What is meant here is that those that don't have their fingers in their ears, let him hear what Jesus, the Spirit, says to the churches: Congregations, both Christians and Baha'is.



Will and Testament, p. 15. [back]

2 Gold refers to the spiritual. [back]

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