BOOK OF REVELATION
Revised Standard Version
(Unless Otherwise Indicated)
first eleven verses in this chapter refer to Islam.
1: "And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star
fallen from heaven to earth and he was given the key of the shaft
of the bottomless pit;"
are four angels holding back the four winds of destruction making
Ali "the fifth angel." Ali was the cousin and son-in-law
of Muhammad and the one who Muhammad intended to be His successor.
This was understood by all the friends and family of Muhammad. Muhammad
on his death bed, who was surrounded by the faithful, called for
his secretary to have a written appointment of Ali. However, due
to the bickering in the tent, Muhammad died leaving no written document
in which He appointed Ali to this position. Ali was then prevented
from taking Muhammad's place as His successor by a man named Omar.
Omar knew that it was Muhammad's intention to have Ali succeed Him
but Omar desired this position for himself.
"star fallen from heaven to earth" was Omar, originally
one of the strongest of the believers of Muhammad. When Muhammad
made his Proclamation it was to Omar, Abu Bakr and Ali. Omar drew
out his sword and cried if anyone comes against Muhammad he would
have to pass over him. However, when Muhammad was on his death bed,
and his head was resting in the lap of his youngest wife, he was
telling the believers that were with him in that room that they
should turn to Ali as his successor; but there was a lot of buzzing
going on among those there. They were sort of in opposition to have
Ali succeed Muhammad. Ali wasn't present in that room at that time.
He was out someplace taking care of some religious errand. Muhammad,
seeing that they were in opposition to his choice of Ali, cried
out telling them to get his secretary. He was going to
have this Will written down. But the buzzing kept going on. Deciding
what they should do, some said that he was delirious with a high
fever and didn't know what he was saying—so at that time Muhammad
immediately following the death of Muhammad, ran out of the tent,
which was surrounded by thousands of followers of Muhammad waiting
to get news of Muhammad's condition—thousands of the faithful
that were waiting to get some news—knowing that their beloved
Muhammad was very sick. Omar raised his hands high and cried out
that the beloved prophet had just passed on: "He has departed!
He has left us!" Then a great cry went up from the multitude—a
great wail went up from the crowd saying, "What will we do?
What will we do?" Then Omar, once more, raised his hands high,
saying, that we will elect a successor, crying out, "I nominate
Abu Bakr to be Muhammad's successor!" Then another shout went
up from the multitude, the crowd crying in one acclaim: "Abu
Bakr! Abu Bakr!" Thus he was elected, and his first course
of action was to start a war with the Roman and Persian Empire,
even though the Koran forbids offensive war. Abu Bakr lived only
a short time. When he died, Omar was elected to succeed him. When
Ali returned from his mission and heard what had taken place, and
that nothing now could be done to change it he had no other choice
but to go along with it, as he didn't want to have a division. Thus
the corruption of Islam took place on the death of Muhammad. Just
like the corruption of Christianity took place in the days of the
apostles, but not by the apostles, which I have already explained.
immediately conquered the Persian Empire and most of the Roman Empire
in the Middle East. After his death, Othman was elected successor.
Othman ruled until 656 at which time he was assassinated. Ali was
then elected in his place. However, the One Muhammmad had intended
to be His successor was to rule only briefly. While Ali was making
his journey from Mecca to Persia, where he had a strong following,
he was attacked by the Bani-Umayyeds, headed by Mu'awia, and killed.
In 661 AD Mu'awia set himself up as Caliph in place of Ali.
was a man of great wisdom and knowledge of spiritual matters. This
is why he is referred to here as a "star." "Heaven"
refers to the Revelation of God, which was Revealed by Muhammad.
Omar is the "star fallen from heaven to earth" because
he ignored the will of the Manifestation of God and chose to do
what was his own desire. The result
of this was that the Revelation of Muhammad was placed in the hands
of those who cared not for truth or God's Will. The Islamic faith
became corrupted and apostate.
Figure 1: Red Granite Block in Grotto
the great Pyramid of Gizeh, in the Grotto, is a red granite block.
(See Figure 1) The Well Shaft takes over where the first ascending
passageway ends leading down to the Grotto and the Red Granite Block.
This Block marks the appearance and dispensation of Muhammad. The
Grotto meets the descending passageway just above the bottomless
pit. The descending passageway represents the way of the world.
The Grotto is the last chance for the people to get into the ascending
passageway, which is the way of God. When Omar ignored the wishes
of Muhammad, this star fell from heaven to earth "and he was
given the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit" meaning that
these people fell to the ways of the world. (See Figures 2, 3, and
Figure 2: Bottomless Pit
The Bani Umayya were the enemies of Muhammad. When they were made
to surrender to Muhammad they decided that they could not win, so
they joined them, and then tried to take over Islam from the inside—so
they made another kind of war. Mu'awia, the son of Abu Suffian,
the Arch enemy of Islam, went down into Arabia and raised up a strong
army of staunch supporters of Islam by telling them lies, like the
Christian clergy from the beginning told lies after lies.
2: "he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and
from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace,
and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from
"smoke" symbolizes the Bani Umayyed Clan.
sun" is the Revelation of Muhammad.
air" symbolizes the civil laws of these people.
sun and air "were darkened with the smoke" means
that the Bani Umayyeds would distort and corrupt the true
Revelation of Muhammad and alter the lives of that civilization.
bottomless pit is the pit of error. This army of Mu'awia,
on its way up to Damascus, stopped off in Egypt and acquired
chariots, for the Egyptian chariots were the finest made.
When they got to Damascus they were not allowed to kill another
Muslim as it was against the teachings of Muhammad.
3: "Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth,
and they were given power like the power of scorpions of
"locusts" represent the army of Mu'awia.
had "the power of scorpions" meaning that just as
a scorpion's sting can cause severe illness and possible death,
so could the attacks that Mu'awia's army inflicted upon their
locusts were these chariots. The scorpions' sting is in its
tail. There were two men on these chariots. One of them drove
the chariot, and the other sat backwards between the legs
of the driver. He had a blow gun that shot darts. These darts
were poison tipped, but it didn't kill. It only made them
very sick, and they wished that they were dead.
4: Plan showing
relationship of Grotto and
Pit to other Chambers
4: "they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or
any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have
not the seal of God upon their foreheads;"
to the Law of Muhammad, Muslims were not allowed to have a "scorched
forbid a scorched earth policy in warfare. The "seal of God
on their foreheads" means that they used their intellect to
accept Islam. Muhammad said that they didn't have to believe, but
they must be obedient to the Koran.
of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads"
are the people who did not have the knowledge of Muhammad's Revelation.
They didn't use their intellect to become converted to Islam. The
forehead is the area of the brain that has the intellect.
5: "they were allowed to torture them for five months, but
not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a
scorpion, when it stings a man."
people that Mu'awia's army attacked, were Muslims like themselves.
Since the Law of Muhammad forbids one Muslim killing another, Mu'awia's
army used poison arrows when they attacked. These poison arrows
did not kill those whom they struck, but did cause them to have
great pain and become terribly ill. This is why "their torture
was like the torture of a scorpion."
war between the Bani Umayyed's lasted five months, i.e. "they
were allowed to torture them for five months."
these chariots went through the streets of Damascus the people came
out to witness what was going on. As the chariots passed by, many
of the people were stung with these darts. The purpose of this was
to have them turn against the leadership of Ali, and put the Bani
Umayyeds at the head of Islam.
6: "And in those days men will seek death and will not find
it; they will long to die, and death will fly from them."
poison arrows that were used by Mu'awia's army left those struck
so ill that death was indeed preferred over the terrible effects
of the poison.
7: "In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for
battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their
faces were like human faces,"
the Bani Umayyeds attacked, they drove chariots, which they got
from Egypt. The helmets that they wore "looked like crowns
of gold." Also the crowns of gold refers to the golden halo
of the intellect.
clean shaven faces is what is referred to as faces which "were
like human faces."
"crowns of gold" signify that they were spiritual, Muslim,
Verse 8: "their hair like women's
hair, and their teeth like lions teeth;"
that time the Roman's wore their hair short but the Arabs had long
hair, "like women's hair."
The Arabs also filed their teeth in order to eat raw meat. With
their long hair and clean-shaven faces, the Arabs, who were shorter
than those of the Middle East, were thought to be women. Wherever
the Bani Umayyeds went, people would turn out in large numbers to
witness this spectacle of women driving chariots. This, of course,
made it easier for the Arabs to attack.
9: "they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise
of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses
rushing into battle."
10: "They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their
power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails."
the Bani Umayyeds drove their chariots in the attacks, one man would
stand to drive while another would sit backwards between his legs.
The one sitting would use either a bow or a blowgun to shoot poison
arrows at his victims as they lined up along the sides of the streets
to watch the chariots that were driven by women.
11: "They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless
pit; his name in Hebrew is Abad'don, and in Greek he is called
is the "angel of the bottomless pit." The king over them
was Mu'awia, and in Hebrew he is Abad'don and in Greek he is Apol'lyon
meaning the destroyer. Abad'don means destroyer. The name
Mu'awia is Arabic and also means destroyer.
12: "The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still
woe that "has passed" refers to the appearance of Muhammad
and the dispensation that He Revealed.
two woes which "are still to come" refer to the appearances
of the Bab and Baha'u'llah, which are to follow one after the other.
13: "Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a
voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God,"
sixth angel" is Quddus. He was the last of the Bab's disciples
to recognize that the Bab was the fulfillment of the prophecies
for the One promised to appear. It was exactly nineteen years—or
Vahids—according to the Babi calendar,
from the day Quddus became a believer until Baha'u'llah made His
Proclamation (July 10, 1844 until April 21, 1863).
in this sense is the symbol of Sovereignty. This originated with
Nimrod who took the horns off of a bull and was sovereign over a
flock of cows or people, and placed them on his own head, showing
his sovereignty over his empire of many nations. The four horns
here represents four nations, who today hold the veto power on the
Security Council of the United Nations. They are the United States,
England, France and Russia. President Roosevelt set up these four
nations, along with China, to be the charter members of the United
Nations, which would make these nations the first Baha'i nations.
These four nations are to be the sacrifice to Establish peace in
the world. This war will be fought primarily between these four
nations, with all of their cities of one hundred thousand population
or more being destroyed—a third of mankind will be killed.
four horns" represent the four world powers: England, Russia,
France, and the United States.
14: "saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, 'Release
the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.'"
"voice"—which is heard from the four world powers—is
saying to "Release the four angels." These four angels
are the same four angels who hold back the winds of destruction
as described previously.
four angels, who are over the four nations, have been holding back
the nuclear war. They are bound at the great river Euphrates. The
river Euphrates flows through Iraq, where the great city Babylon
was located, and Nebuchadnezzar, who was seated on his throne there,
destroyed the city of Jerusalem and brought the Davidic lineage—of
Whom Baha'u'llah was descended from—to Babylon.
the reference to the "great river Euphrates" symbolizes
the Middle East. It flows through the country of Iraq.
is also the place, in the city of Baghdad (that Baha'u'llah was
exiled to), where He made His proclamation, and where the first
believers in Baha'u'llah took place. Today, this is the place where
the United States made an illegal war on Iraq—as the US was
interfering in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation. They
killed millions of innocent Iraqis, men, women, and children, and
then had the United Nations to slap sanctions on these men, women,
and children causing mass starvation, and suffering, and death,
to nearly half of the babies, and other types of horrors. The American
people allowed this to happen because they were fed all kinds of
sick propaganda by the media, which is the mouthpiece of the Beast.
The day of reckoning is fast approaching where the bread that the
US cast on the waters will return to them seven fold. Nostradamus
prophesied that Saddam would get his revenge for the evil that was
cast upon them. This retaliation will be in the form of a nuclear
strike on the United Nations building in New York City, "the
Seat of the Beast" (Rev. 16:10, KJV), which will destroy the
entire city of New York. This will start World War III (The Battle
of Armageddon, Rev. 16:16).
is where Baha'u'llah made His Proclamation, and is now the place
of Saddam Hussein. This is where the four angels of destruction,
that bring about the four winds of destruction, are located: signifying
that this is where the nuclear war will begin. It will be the result
of what America did to Iraq during the Gulf War, killing innocent
men, women, and children, with their unwarranted attack on Baghdad.
Saddam Hussein was taking back the 19th Province of Iraq from Kuwait
that England, after the First World War, cut off from Iraq (its
nineteenth Province) creating Kuwait, and put sheiks that England
controlled in charge of their creation. What Saddam Hussein did
was none of America's business. George Bush, who is an oil-man and
has oil wells in Kuwait, in his greed, caused the Gulf War.
problems, which will arise and bring about the first wind of destruction—nuclear
war—will be over what America did to Iraq. When the United
States assassinates Saddam Hussein, then Iraq will retaliate with
bombing the UN building with a nuclear bomb. That is, the President
of the United States has an assassination attempt in progress, by
the code name "Jackhammer" to assassinate Saddam Hussein.
This will be the death knell of New York City. The United States
will respond by using nuclear weapons. This is the start of Armageddon.
15: "So the four angels were released, who had been ready
for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, to kill a third
is, the hour, the day, the month and the year are already predetermined,
and it will happen precisely according to God's time scale. Jesus
said: "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the
angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only" (Matt.
24:36). Therefore the Son on his return won't know the day or the
hour, as it says that the Son won't know, but the Father, Baha'u'llah
only. I don't know of any place where Baha'u'llah revealed the day
and the hour for to kill a third of mankind. However, the month
and the year is knowable. This will happen right after Saddam Hussein
is assassinated. This will take place right after the Iraqis nuke
New York, in retaliation of the US and the UN assassination of their
beloved President. What would happen if the Iraqis should happen
to assassinate the President of the United States? You can be sure
that the United States would retaliate severely.
"the hour" is the amount of time that the thermonuclear
war will last. It will take about twenty-five minutes for the nuclear
missiles to leave their silos in Russia to fly over the North Pole
and hit their targets in the United States. And it will take twenty-five
minutes for missiles in this country to go over the North Pole and
hit its targets in Russia. Also the countries of NATO are allies
of the United States, so all of Europe will be bombed.
day" refers to the Day of Judgement, when the seventh angel
indicts the world for breaking the "everlasting covenant".
year" is the year that Saddam Hussein is assassinated.
16: "The number of the troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand
times ten thousand; I heard their number."
number of the troops" represent the kilotonage, or thousand
tons of TNT, of the bombs that will be fired between the four world
this will be a nuclear war there will not be very many people engaged
in fighting in this war. The head of Russia will press the button,
and then the President of the United States will retaliate, and
he will press the button—and that will be just about it. Therefore,
this applies to the megatonage, or the amount of nuclear energy
that will be unleashed in the nuclear war.
17: "And this was how I saw the horses in my vision: the
riders wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire (hyacinth)
[in the King James translation it isn't sapphire at all but the
"jacinth" which is the "hyacinth" and is the
color of brownish, reddish or orange zircon (golden)] and of sulfur
[These colors are the colors of the explosion of a nuclear bomb]
and the heads of the horses were like lions heads [warheads],
and fire and smoke and sulphur issued from their mouths."
18: "By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed,
by the fire and smoke and sulphur issuing from their mouths."
third of mankind will be killed by these three things: fire, and
smoke, and sulfur. A third of mankind is killed. There are three
things with which a nuclear bomb kills. The first is the radiation
of the bomb. If you get 1000 RADs of radiation you will die instantly,
as it will destroy your nervous system. That is the first thing
that comes from the explosion. The next thing that comes to you
is the heat that also will kill you immediately. And the third thing
that kills you is the percussion.
19: "For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in
their tails; their tails are like serpents, with heads, and by
means of them they wound."
are not horses at all. They look more like a snake, that propels
itself with his tail, and it wounds by the snake's head that is
deadly. This is what John sees in his vision: a nuclear missile
that is propelled by its tail and the head ("by means of them
they wound") is a nuclear bomb—the warhead.
horses" represent the ballistic missiles with their thermonuclear
riders" are the nuclear warheads themselves.
"breastplates" represent the results that will come from
the explosions of the missiles. Their colors are the colors of the
mushroom clouds and represent the radiation, heat, and percussion
of the explosions. These are the "three plaques" by which
"a third of mankind was killed." Death from any one of
these three things is instantaneous.
"horses" are likened to a serpent in that by its tail
a serpent propels itself, and with its head it wounds. The missiles
are propelled by their tail and the warheads are the heads which
20: "The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plaques,
did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshipping
demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood,
which can not either see or hear or walk;"
you already know, the nuclear war will be fought only in a third
part of the earth: Europe and America, and maybe Iran. The people
in Mexico, and Central and South America, are for the most part
Roman Catholics. As these people will be spared in the nuclear war,
their clergy will tell them because of their Icons (idols) they
were saved from this great destruction and the people will take
a much stronger belief in their idols. This is also true in Asia
and Africa. In Asia the 800 million Hindus, Episcopalians, and Buddhists,
are also idol worshippers. In India and in China the same thing
exists. They all worshipped Idols; and they pray to these Idols.
They will all believe that their idols saved them.
21: "nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries
or their immorality or their thefts."
the parts of the world that are not involved in the nuclear war
directly such as China, India, and Africa, the people will continue
living as they are. Their belief in their false religions will be
intensified, and their interest in idols renewed. The priests or
clergy will quickly point out to them the devastation of the Christians
who believed that Jesus was God. "If He were God," they
will ask, "why didn't He save them?" They will believe
that their idols are true gods, and that is the reason they were
saved. This is why the other three winds of destruction are necessary.
they go on as they did before, not realizing that there will be
three more waves of destruction coming. A meteor hitting the earth,
a great earthquake, and the Earth's Shifting Crust. Those that crawl
out of the pit, the nuclear war, will be caught in the snare, the
meteor hitting the earth.
It was like the Covenant-breaking "Hands" that coveted
the position of the Guardian for themselves, and then did away with
the Executive Branch of the Universal House of Justice so that they
could rule. [back]
That is, the Arabs had long hair like women, whereas in the Middle
East, under Roman rule, they had short hair and were clean-shaven.
The Muslims ate raw meat and they filed their teeth so that they
would be able to tare raw meat apart like a carnivorous animal.
Each year on the Babi Calendar is 361 days long, a "Vahid"
of 19 months of 19 days each. 19 x 19 = 361. [back]
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