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Verse 1: "And I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals;"

THIS is the Guardian, Mason Remey, who is seated on the throne of David, being a descendant of David, by being the adopted son of 'Abdu'l-Baha. An adopted son has all the rights and privileges of a natural son including the Kingship.

This is the same scroll as that in the second chapter of Ezekiel, where it is said: "And when I looked, behold, a hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book [a scroll] was therein; and he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe." (King James Version)

It is the Book of the Covenant which has two texts: the Kitab-i-Ahd (the Book of the Covenant of Baha'u'llah) and the Will and Testament. Shoghi Effendi said that these could be published together as one book, that is, one scroll.[1] The within part is the Kitab-i-Ahd and the Will and Testament is the part written on the back as it comes after the Kitab-i-Ahd, it is also described as being the outside part.[2]

"lamentations, and mourning, and woe" refers to the violations of the Covenant by the Covenant-breakers as explained in the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. Thus the Sacred Will is the scroll filled with "lamentations, mourning and woe" as it describes the history of the violations that came, and prophesies of the violations to come,—prescribing the infallible medicine (provisions) for protecting against these schemers. See the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, Part II, etc.[3]

"sealed with seven seals" The seven seals are on the outside part of this scroll.

'Abdu'l-Baha wrote the Will and Testament in three different parts at three different times. He sealed each of these parts, making three seals. On the back of the envelope where it was stuck down 'Abdu'l-Baha placed three more seals, and then on the front, where it was addressed, he placed the seventh seal. The seven seals are thus on the outside part of this scroll, the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, which was found with the Kitab-i-Ahd, the Covenant of Baha'u'llah rolled up within.[4]

Every king that is seated upon a throne holds in his hand a scepter, which is his authority to sit upon the throne. The scroll that Mason Remey held in his right hand for his authority was the one written on the inside (which is Baha'u'llah's Covenant) and on the back (which is 'Abdu'l-Baha's Will and Testament, which is an addendum, as it delineates Baha'u'llah's Covenant and is considered the Charter for the "World Order of Baha'u'llah."[5]

This shows his authority to be the Guardian.

Verse 2: "and I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 'Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?'

Verse 3: "And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it,

Verse 4: "and I wept much that no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.

Verse 5: "Then one of the elders said to me, 'Weep not; lo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.'"

Jesus said that he was the root and offspring of David. "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." (Rev. 22:16)

As it was Jesus that gave this revelation, in this Book of Revelation—and that he is "the root and offspring of David"—he on his second coming only can give the explanation. Baha'u'llah, a descendant of King David seated on the throne of King David, is the return of the Root of King David as this is His scroll written inside and on the back "sealed with seven seals." Certainly He could explain His Covenant as He wrote it. But He didn't explain His Covenant.

Therefore only Jesus the Lamb on his return can explain the Covenant (scroll) of Baha'u'llah. As Jesus on his first coming was the sacrificial Lamb, he returns as the Lamb with "seven horns and with seven eyes" (verse 6). The seven horns are the seven alive revealed religions. Living religions means those that have congregations. The Adamic religion and the Babi religion no longer have followers. The live religions are: Jewish, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Christian, Islam and the Baha'i. The book that has seven seals is the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha that he sealed with seven seals. What is being said here is that only Jesus on his return can explain the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha.

Verse 6: "And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders, I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth;

Verse 7: "and he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne."

Jesus on his return, as the land [6] (Leland), took the scroll out of the hand of the one that was seated on the throne, the Guardian, Mason Remey. That is, the authority that the Guardian, Mason Remey, had was taken out of his hands by the return of Jesus. That is, that Mason Remey, who was trying to reestablish the Executive Branch back into the Baha'i faith that the Covenant-breakers threw out, is now reestablished in a whole new contingent of followers, called The Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant.

Verse 8: "And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints;"

The four beast countries England, France, the United States and Russia, become the first Baha'i nations through the explanations of Leland, the Lamb.

Verse 9: "and they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy art thou to take the scroll and to open its seals, for thou wast slain and by thy blood didst ransom men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

Verse 10: "and hast made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on earth."

The New Song is the explanations and commentaries, like those found in this book; "And hast made them a kingdom of priests," with the word "priest" meaning "teachers." "And they shall reign on earth," meaning that the Baha'i administration is the true Baha'i administration that Shoghi Effendi had set up that the "Hands" had abolished, and the Lamb reestablishes.

Verse 11: "Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,

Verse 12: "saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!"

Jesus the Lamb was slain—and he returns as Jesus the Lamb with seven horns and seven eyes. As you can see, he is the only person on earth that can accurately explain all the verses in this Book of Revelation, as he revealed it. Jesus promised salvation to those that believe in him on both his first and second coming. He has now descended from heaven in the clouds of the indoctrinations of both the Christians and the Baha'i faith.

Verse 13: "And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all therein, saying, "To him who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might for ever and ever!"

This will come only after the Miscreants and Wrongdoers are punished and destroyed in the Hell's fire of the on-coming thermonuclear war (Rev. 22:12).

Verse 14: "And the four living creatures said, 'Amen!' and the elders fell down and worshipped.



"With regard to the Kitab-i-Ahd and the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, he wishes me to inform you that he fully approves of your suggestion that these two Tablets be printed in one single booklet." Light of Divine Guidance, Vol. 1, p. 76. [back]

2 Shoghi Effendi pointed out that: "The manuscript [of the Kitab-i-Ahd] was in the possession of 'Abdu'l-Baha all through His ministry, and after His passing it was found enclosed in His own will." Light of Divine Guidance, Vol. 1, p. 62. [back]

3 See also the explanation of Revelation chapter 10, verses 9 and 10, for more. [back]

4 "'Abdu'l-Baha's Will was written in three parts at three different times in His life. All three parts are in His handwriting and are signed by Him [three seals: 3]. All three, comprising twelve pages in all, were in an envelope under lock and key in His safe when he died. The face of the envelope was addressed to Shoghi Effendi in the Master's handwriting and signed by him [sealed again: 1]. On the back it bears three more signatures [three more seals: 3] where it was stuck down [3+1+3 = 7 seals]." The Power of the Covenant: The Problem of Covenant-Breaking Part II, pp. 22-23. [back]

5 See World Order of Baha'u'llah, p. 144. [back]

6 "the land" Zechariah 3:9. [back]

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