The first two chapters tell how God sent a Covenant so mankind could establish the House of the Lord. Instead, mankind broke the Covenant. God knew this would happen so He already planned to send an establisher who fulfilled prophecy to straighten it all out!
Chapter 3 establishes that the way God works is, He sends Promised Ones who fulfill prophecies for the name, date, address, and mission.
Chapter 4 goes into the prophecies for name, date, address, and mission that were fulfilled by the establisher of the House of the Lord, starting in 1963 AD.
Chapters 5 & 6 cover the Mormon faith, and how the ultimate fulfillment of this faith partly took place in Deer Lodge, Montana!
Chapter 7 goes into the Danish myths, starting with St. Brendan, who was looking for the streets paved with gold as foretold in the book of Revelation.
Chapters 8 and 9 go into Norwegian myths, and explain how they are being fulfilled in the present day!
The Return of Christ came and brought a Covenant that mankind must follow in order to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. To do this mankind must properly establish the House of the Lord (now called the Universal House of Justice).
Once upon a time not so long ago, a group of people went against Shoghi Effendi in a very offensive way. This was for their own aggrandizement and empowerment. To go against Shoghi Effendi is strictly forbidden by God, as written by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha on page 11. To disobey him [Shoghi Effendi] is to disobey God.
Whoso rebelleth against him [Shoghi Effendi] …hath rebelled against God; whoso opposeth him [Shoghi Effendi] hath opposed God… whoso disputeth with him [Shoghi Effendi] hath disputed with God; whoso denieth him [Shoghi Effendi] hath denied God; whoso disbelieveth in him [Shoghi Effendi] hath disbelieved in God; whoso deviateth, separateth himself and turneth aside from him hath in truth deviated, separated himself and turned aside from God. May the wrath, the fierce indignation, the vengeance of God rest upon him! The mighty stronghold shall remain impregnable and safe through obedience to him [Shoghi Effendi] who is the Guardian of the Cause of God. It is incumbent upon the members of the House of Justice, upon all the Aghsan, the Afnan, the Hands of the Cause of God to show their obedience, submissiveness and subordination unto the Guardian of the Cause of God [Shoghi Effendi], to turn unto him [Shoghi Effendi] and be lowly before him [Shoghi Effendi]. He that opposeth him [Shoghi Effendi] hath opposed the True One, will make a breach [a division or split] in the Cause of God, will subvert His word and will become a manifestation of the Center of Sedition.[i]
Shoghi Effendi, not having a biological son to succeed him, set up a successorship in a council in embryonic form, which everyone was to turn to upon his passing. This council was an embryonic Universal House of Justice, called the first International Baha’i Council. It consisted of two parts, the executive head, and the legislative body, which conforms with ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Will and Testament, the charter[ii] for the World Order of Baha’u’llah. Anything else is not Baha’u’llah’s Universal House of Justice. Shoghi Effendi placed ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s adopted son to be its president, setting up the executive branch. Shoghi Effendi, also forming the body, appointed all nine of its members. This council was to go through four stages to become the Universal House of Justice. It was to become a world court on Mount Carmel in 1963. Later, its body (not the head) was to be elected to form the International Tribunal that was to bring peace to the world. Then it would effloresce into the Universal House of Justice.
Shoghi Effendi knew he could not set up a Universal House of Justice during his lifetime, as according to the Will and Testament, it is to be elected by the believers of all nations. ‘Abdu’l-Baha, during his lifetime, contemplated setting up the Universal House of Justice, as it was becoming possible then, as in Russia there was a large Baha’i community. In fact, the first Baha’i temple was built in Iscabad, Russia. However, after the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Baha in 1921, Russia became communist and atheistic. All religions were banned. The Baha’i temple was confiscated and taken over by the government. The temple was then secularized by being turned into a library or museum, and later it was destroyed altogether. It was thus impossible for Shoghi Effendi to set up a Universal House of Justice in accordance with the provisions of the Will and Testament, which is the charter for the Universal House of Justice, as there were no longer any active Baha’is, nor a Baha’i administration, in Russia. Therefore, no one could set up a Universal House of Justice according to the provisions of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Will and Testament prior to the fall of communism in Russia.
And now, concerning the House of Justice which God hath ordained as the source of all good and freed from all error, it must be elected by universal suffrage, that is, by the believers. Its members must be manifestations of the fear of God and daysprings of knowledge and understanding, must be steadfast in God’s faith and the well-wishers of all mankind. By this House is meant the Universal House of Justice, that is, in all countries a secondary House of Justice must be instituted, and these secondary Houses of Justice must elect the members of the Universal one.[iii]
No place in Baha’i scriptures or in any of Shoghi Effendi’s writings or discourses are the “Hands” designated to be Shoghi Effendi’s successor or to take over after his passing. In fact, the “Hands” ceased to be Hands with the last breath of Shoghi Effendi. They are to function only under the direction of a living guardian, that is, under the direction of Shoghi Effendi. They claimed the authority, saying it was they who were to carry out Shoghi Effendi’s plan. Then the defunct “Hands” went against Shoghi Effendi. They took over and prevented the Baha’is from turning to Shoghi Effendi’s successor, the first International Baha’i Council. They then set up an administration of their own that is strange to the Baha’i faith, going against each and every one of Shoghi Effendi’s writings for the establishment of the Universal House of Justice. Not one thing was spared. It was a complete violation of everything Shoghi Effendi stood for.
The first thing they did was bypass the first International Baha’i Council, the successor to Shoghi Effendi, and scrap the executive branch, which is an integral part of the Universal House of Justice. There are two parts to the Universal House of Justice, the executive head and the legislative body.
The legislative body must reinforce the executive, the executive must aid and assist the legislative, 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.[iv]
The executive is the “sacred head and the distinguished member for life of that body.”[v]
Now the members of the House of Justice have not, individually, essential sinlessness [infallibility]; but the body [of which the head is part] of the House of Justice is under the protection of God: this is called conferred infallibility.[vi]
Without these two parts, the executive and legislative, there could be no infallibility, and without infallibility there could be no justice, and without justice there could be no Baha’i Universal House of Justice. The first International Baha’i Council, which was the successor to Shoghi Effendi and was appointed by him, consisted of these two parts, the appointed hereditary head, and the other appointed members of the body.
Two years after Shoghi Effendi’s passing, in 1959, when the so-called “Hands” were firmly established in their violation, they dismantled the International Baha’i Council altogether, thus doing away completely with everything Shoghi Effendi had set up for the establishment of the Universal House of Justice. Not only did they go against Shoghi Effendi and God, they were in strict violation of the provisions of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, which is part of the Covenant of Baha’u’llah, making them Covenant-breakers of the worst sort.
They did away with Shoghi Effendi’s plan entirely, which he had laid out in his Ten Year World Crusade, a plan that included this first International Baha’i Council, which he set up by appointing both the executive head, which is hereditary, and the legislative body, which was to become elected during Ridvan in 1963, after it had become a world court on Mount Carmel. Instead, they set up some weird monster, a counterfeit body without a head. The whole Baha’i world should have recognized that this violation was going against Shoghi Effendi, which was going against God, and also that it was going against the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, which was Covenant-breaking.
They had the gall to call this Headless Monster the Universal House of Justice. No way could this Headless Monster be the Baha’i Universal House of Justice, not only for the above reasons, but because Russia was still atheistic with no Baha’i representation. This is the same reason Shoghi Effendi could not set up a Universal House of Justice in its final stage. Therefore, he set up the first International Baha’i Council, which was the Universal House of Justice in embryo. You see, Shoghi Effendi was infallible, which is why no one was to go against him, whereas the Hands were not infallible, and were full of iniquities, becoming the world’s greatest enemies of the Cause of God.
Yes, these mischief-makers went directly against Shoghi Effendi right down the line, and thus are the enemies of God. They split the faith, causing a division. They deflected scrutiny and detection of their gross violation by the believers, by using a switcheroo, labeling as Covenant-breakers those that did not go along with their split, and their violation against Shoghi Effendi. This caused those who went along with their rot, to shun the true Baha’is that were very firm in the Covenant and loyal to all of Shoghi Effendi’s plans and writings. This was a stroke of satanic genius by these “Hands.” They reversed the meaning of the Will and Testament, and had the mainstream Baha’is shun the true believers who are firm in the Covenant, and embrace those who were in opposition to Shoghi Effendi. Then to keep the believers from detecting their violating scheme, they shut the believers out from knowledge of what they were doing by passing a resolution in their secret conclave[vii] to forbid the Baha’is from discussing the matter amongst themselves, also forbidding them from having any contact at all with those dear souls who were awake and firm in the Covenant.
The reason for this resolution is obvious. It was to keep the rank and file believers ignorant of what was going on by using threats of excommunication to keep them from asking questions. Thus, they were successful in keeping the believers from becoming cognizant of this terrible violation by the “Hands.” The Hands did this to cover up their own violation, and to erect a very strong and impenetrable wall around their violation, to keep their foolish followers that are called the mainstream Baha’is, from ever learning the truth of the matter. This was carried out with an air of piety, devotion, and fidelity (wolves in sheep’s clothing). I am not breaking down this solid wall. I can’t. But I am going over the wall. It is said the true Joseph is like a vine that goes over the wall (Genesis 49:22). A small minority of the violators, the prophesied 144,000, will turn to the Lamb.[viii]
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on Mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s [Baha’u’llah’s] name written in their foreheads [which means they use their intellect to investigate the truth of the matter for themselves].[ix]
Of course these Covenant-breakers could not point to one single thing that we who are under the provisions of the Covenant are doing that could in any way be construed as Covenant-breaking, so they came up with the ridiculous scenario that we were Covenant-breakers because we did not go along with their split, and were thus the cause of disunity. They were using disunity as an excuse to persuade the mainstream Baha’is to shun us. They wanted the entire Baha’i world to be united under their violation of the Covenant, and to be in opposition to Shoghi Effendi. Thus, their clarion cry is that we who are firm in the Covenant and obedient to Shoghi Effendi were causing disunity. Didn’t ‘Abdu’l-Baha warn us about this in his Will and Testament?
Beware, beware, lest the days after the ascension (of Baha’u’llah) be repeated, when the Center of Sedition waxed haughty and rebellious and with Divine Unity for his excuse deprived himself and perturbed and poisoned others. No doubt every vainglorious one that purposeth dissension and discord will not openly declare his evil purposes, nay rather, even as impure gold, would he seize upon divers measures and various pretexts that he may separate [split] the gathering of the people of Baha.[x]
There is only one way to have unity in the Baha’i faith, and that is by the Covenant. Not only is the Covenant of Baha’u’llah, as delineated by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in his Will and Testament, the basis of unity in the Baha’i faith, it is the basis of Shoghi Effendi’s administration. It is the only basis for unity throughout the entire world. What the “Hands” were establishing was a unity in opposition to Shoghi Effendi and the Covenant. Thus, they were in opposition to both Shoghi Effendi and the Covenant.
Most people don’t go by proofs or by what is right, but instead go with the mainstream of anything, figuring so many people couldn’t be wrong. That way they don’t have to think for themselves or to think at all, but this is proven to be the worst way. Jesus said:
Enter by the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Beware of false prophets [or leaders] who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.[xi]
Look, when Jesus came, all the people turned against Him. Even His apostles left Him when He was arrested. The only one that believed in Him when He was hanging on the cross was the robber next to Him. Look, the mass of the Muslims went against their Promised One, the Bab, causing ten thousand of His followers to be martyred along with Him. Baha’u’llah is the Promised One for all the religions, yet the people go with the crowd. If they would just investigate, they would all become believers. It is the failure to investigate that keeps the people and the religions of the world divided, and will cause the great catastrophe.
Another subject that is of utmost importance is the meaning of the word Christ. Most of the Christians believe it means savior, or God, or son of God, or maybe it’s the last name of Jesus (like Joseph Christ or Mary Christ), or some other imagination. This has led almost all the Christians astray. Some know that it means anointed, but anointed of what? In reality, it means an anointed male sperm descendant of King David. The very first line of the New Testament states, “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David….” In verse 16, it shows that Joseph was Jesus’ father. But the deluded Christians claim that God was Jesus’ literal father. If this is so then Jesus could not be the Christ, as God is not a descendant of King David. Paul tells us:
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord which was made of the seed [sperma, Greek] of David according to the flesh; And [only] declared to be the Son of God according to the spirit….[xii]
Mary had an ovum and Joseph had the sperm of David. The point of this is that the Baha’is believe that Baha’u’llah is the second coming, or the return of Christ. But here, too, Baha’u’llah would have to be a male sperm descendant of King David. If you ask a Baha’i who Baha’u’llah is descended from, they will answer, “Zoroaster.” But Zoroaster only had daughters, with one marrying the king who was the first person to believe in Zoroaster. Baha’u’llah’s lineage from Zoroaster was from the female line (the word Zoroaster means “the seed of the woman”). Baha’u’llah’s lineage from the male line was from King David. If either Jesus or Baha’u’llah were not the descendants of King David, they would be impostors.
According to Luke, Jesus was descended from David’s son Nathan, the brother of Solomon, the King (Luke 3:31). The difference between the lineage of Jesus and Baha’u’llah is that Baha’u’llah is descended from David’s son Solomon. Therefore, none of Jesus’ ancestors sat upon the throne of David, whereas all of Baha’u’llah’s ancestors were descendants from David, and seated on the throne of David. Baha’u’llah’s father was seated upon the throne of David, as well as His grandfather, and great grandfather, in an unbroken chain all the way back to King David. If Baha’u’llah wasn’t, He would be an impostor. Baha’u’llah said in His proclamation (in The Proclamation of Baha’u’llah on page 89) that He, the “Ancient Beauty, ruleth upon the throne of David.” Psalm 89 tells us there will always be a man seated upon David’s throne.
Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations…. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven…. My covenant I will not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness [God’s] that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven.[xiii]
For thus says the Lord: David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel.…[xiv]
As Jesus had no son, this lineage of David through his son Nathan, came to an end. The only lineage from David that is to last forever is the lineage of the one seated on the throne of David, Baha’u’llah, and His successors who also sit upon the throne. This lineage of David is to last forever. But the Covenant-breaking Hands say, “Hell no! God doesn’t know what He is talking about. Since Shoghi Effendi didn’t have a biological son, this Davidic lineage came to an end” (My paraphrase of what they said).
Baha’u’llah’s Kingdom is a Democratic Monarchy with His descendants sitting as the presidents, or kings, at the head of His Universal House of Justice. Shoghi Effendi provided for this by placing ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son in the position of being president of Shoghi Effendi’s successor, the first International Baha’i Council, which was to go through four stages: Council, World Court, International Tribunal, and then effloresce into the Universal House of Justice with ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son or one of his successors seated as president, or head, of that Universal House of Justice.
Baha’u’llah, being the second Christ seated on the throne of David, passed this lineage from David to His son ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the Most Great Branch, and appointed him to be His successor, conferring infallibility upon him. Baha’u’llah also designated another son, Muhammad Ali, to be the Lesser Branch, and to succeed ‘Abdu’l-Baha. Muhammad Ali then violated the Covenant and thus was removed. ‘Abdu’l-Baha then designated his grandson Shoghi Effendi to be the one that everybody should turn to and obey, giving him the infallibility that would have gone to Muhammad Ali.
Shoghi Effendi was not a male-line descendant of King David, as his descent was through his mother who was ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s daughter. The kingship is not passed down through the female line, so Shoghi Effendi could not, nor could his son (if he had one) sit upon the throne of David. So it was imperative that Shoghi Effendi wound up not having a biological son. Does that mean David’s lineage came to an end? Heavens no! When ‘Abdu’l-Baha appointed Shoghi Effendi to be the Guardian and Center of the Cause, he also adopted a son legally, who inherited the Davidic lineage. An adopted son has all the rights and privileges of a natural son, including the kingship. Therefore, when Shoghi Effendi set up the first International Baha’i Council, he placed ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s adopted son to be the president, for only a descendant of King David can fill that position. However, the president does not inherit the infallibility. The conferred infallibility was passed to Shoghi Effendi’s non-biological son, the first International Baha’i Council. The ignorant and unfaithful “Hands” who went against Shoghi Effendi, messed it all up, leading the entire Baha’i community astray. They should not have gone against Shoghi Effendi and disobeyed him.
For he [Shoghi Effendi] is, after ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the Guardian of the Cause of God, the Afnan, the Hands (pillars) of the Cause of God and the beloved of the Lord must obey him and turn unto him. He that obeyeth him not, hath not obeyed God; he that turneth away from him, hath turned away from God and he that denieth him, hath denied the True One. Beware lest anyone falsely interpret these words, and like unto them that have broken the Covenant after the Day of Ascension (of Baha’u’llah) advance a pretext, raise the standard of revolt, wax stubborn and open wide the door of false interpretation. To none is given the right to put forth his own opinion or express his particular convictions. All must seek guidance and turn unto the Center of the Cause [Shoghi Effendi] and the House of Justice [in any of its four stages]. And he that turneth unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error.[xv]
I have shown that the entire Baha’i community was in grievous error when they turned to something else (the “Hands”). Instead of turning to the successor to Shoghi Effendi, the first International Baha’i Council set up by Shoghi Effendi, which was the Universal House of Justice in its first stage, they turned to the “Hands,” who led them astray. The Covenant-breaking “Hands” have not only violated Shoghi Effendi by going against everything that he had set up for establishing the Universal House of Justice in its four stages, but the “Hands” also went against the House of Justice itself by going against, and not being submissive to the first International Baha’i Council that was to succeed Shoghi Effendi. What sin could be greater than that of the Hands, who were appointed by Shoghi Effendi to protect the guardian, Shoghi Effendi, but then became the prime movers in opposition to him?
This was supposed to happen, as it was a test plotted by God to see if the Baha’is in general would for any reason go against the Covenant, thus revealing the frailties of their beliefs. They were like the trainman who was asleep at the switch, causing a horrible train wreck. They were asleep at the switch, so-to-speak, putting them in jeopardy of suffering immensely in the oncoming of a horrible catastrophe. Every unrepented one will be paid for what he has done.[xvi] None of them will escape.
Those who are followers of this violation need to stop being in opposition to Shoghi Effendi and come back under the provisions of the Covenant before it is too late.
The Red Alert
When a believer in Baha’u’llah, whether he was in the faith at the time of Shoghi Effendi or is a recent adherent, finds that a person or a group of people have taken over the command of the faith in opposition to an authoritative figure or institution such as the International Baha’i Council set up by Shoghi Effendi, the red flare should shoot up. Or if they should find a person or a group of people going against any of the provisions of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, or going against Shoghi Effendi, or going against any of Shoghi Effendi’s plans such as those found in his plan for a World Crusade, or his plan for setting up the Universal House of Justice in four stages, the red flare should shoot up. Or if anyone finds a so-called Universal House of Justice that doesn’t have the executive branch, which is an integral part of the Universal House of Justice, as its head, then the red flare should shoot up. Or if a so-called Universal House of Justice is elected by National Spiritual Assemblies and not by Secondary Houses of Justice from all nations including Russia, then the red flare should shoot up. Or if you find that all of these violations are present, then there should be a red flame of fire bursting a mile high into the air to jar you out of your lethargy, awakening you to the gravity of this most malignant cancer infecting the body of believers.
This malignant spiritual cancer is deadly. It resembles a cancer in the body of a person. It starts out like a little bump or sore. If detected early it can be eradicated and treated, thus saving the person’s life. But if it is not detected or treated properly, it will metastasize and spread throughout the entire body of believers, which is fatal.
These spiritually sick Covenant-breakers do not have a message for the world, for who in their right senses would ever accept their headless so-called “House of Justice” as anything but a Headless Monster? However, everyone will accept the Universal House of Justice with the lineage of David as its president because it fulfills Biblical prophecies, and is in accordance with the sacred Will and Testament, and it was set up by Shoghi Effendi.
[i] Will and Testament, 11.
[ii] Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha’u’llah (Wilmette, IL; Baha’i Publishing Trust, 1974), 144.
[iii] Will and Testament, 14.
[iv] ibid., 15.
[v] The Will and Testament is an integral part of the Covenant of Baha’u’llah.
[vi] Laura Clifford Barney, Some Answered Questions, Collected and Translated from the Persian of ‘Abdu’l-Baha (Wilmette, IL: Baha’i Publishing Trust, 1964), 199.
[vii] An unauthorized body not appointed by Shoghi Effendi nor found in any of the Baha’i Writings.
[viii] The Lamb will be fully explained in Part II.
[ix] Revelation 14:1 KJV
[x] Will and Testament, 12.
[xi] Matthew 7:13-15
[xii] Romans 1:3 KJV
[xiii] Psalm 89:4, 29, 34-37 KJV
[xiv] Jeremiah 33:17
[xv] Will and Testament, 25, 26.
[xvi] Revelation 22:12
Chapter Two: Remedies
The disease afflicting the faith is pernicious. It is very deep. It requires the service of a spiritual doctor to prescribe the remedy. Its indoctrination is like an addiction to some chemical, like coffee or alcohol. You know how hard it is to stop drinking or smoking. People do quit you know. Not only are they addicted, they like the stuff.
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.[i]
Here Paul is telling us what happens in any age when people go against the truth. Those who love the lie are damned and perish. For these people there isn’t much hope. Most people don’t give up their addictions until they get real sick, like they are going to die. Then they may make an effort to give up their coffee, smoking, or alcohol. Some have more severe addictions such as drugs like pot, heroin, hash, cocaine, etc. ‘Abdu’l-Baha refers to the addiction of breaking the Covenant as leprosy. However, most of the Covenant-breaking Baha’is following the Covenant-breaking “Hands” don’t even know that they are also Covenant-breakers, and have this terrible disease of leprosy. They have been oppressed, first by the Covenant-breaking “Hands,” and now by their phony House of Justice, from investigating the truth for themselves.
Those who are asleep won’t wake up to the fact that they were duped until they get a hit on the head, so-to-speak. This will come right after New York City is nuked, which will occur after this book is published. Then according to prophecy, only 144,000 will come out of the violation and come under the provisions of the Covenant. The rest will go through a horrible destruction with most of them dying in their sins. They are not innocent, as God has given them the intellect, and Baha’u’llah has given them the principle of Independent Investigation of Truth. To not use this franchise given to them by Baha’u’llah is a sin in itself.
The remedy comes from God Who has sent a divine physician to reestablish back into the sick Baha’i world that which the Hands did away with when they went against Shoghi Effendi. ‘Abdu’l-Baha wrote about the return of Jesus and his twelve apostles, who will be the twelve gates through which the people will enter the Kingdom, and nobody will enter the Kingdom unless they pass though these twelve gates. Baha’u’llah fulfilled the prophecies for the return of Christ─a descendant of David seated on the throne of David─as He is a descendant of King David. He didn’t come in the name of Jesus, but in the name Baha’u’llah, for Jesus said if anybody comes in His name (Jesus), and claims to be the Christ, he is a lying impostor.[ii]
The prophecies state that both Christ and Jesus will return, but not in the same person. The return of Jesus is not to be a Manifestation of God. Rather, he is Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, or Jesus the Lamb. Paul, in the book of Hebrews, tells us that Jesus was not only the Christ, but also a High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.[iii] The High Priest after the order of Melchizedek is greater than the Aaronic priesthood of Moses. The Aaronic priesthood is passed down through the genealogy of Moses’ brother Aaron, whereas the priesthood of Melchizedek has nothing to do with Aaron’s genealogy, or any other genealogy.
Shem, the beloved son of Noah, was Melchizedek, as he was a priest after the order of Seidec, which is another name for Adam. Shem, or Melchizedek, came 2,000 years after Adam. Jesus came 2,000 years after Shem as the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, and he returns 2,000 years later as the return of Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. That is, Melchizedek came every 2,000 years. This was not fulfilled by Baha’u’llah, as He was not a high priest but a Manifestation, and He came in the nineteenth century. At the very end of the 20th century, Jesus was in the world as Jesus the High Priest (Great Educator) after the order of Melchizedek.
There are two kinds of Covenants of God, the Greater and the Lesser Covenant. The Greater Covenant is one that applies to those who are to come by fulfilling prophecies, such as being prophesied by name, address, date, and mission. The Lesser Covenant applies to those who are appointed by a Manifestation, such as Baha’u’llah appointed His son ‘Abdu’l-Baha in His Covenant to succeed Him as the Most Great Branch.
The return of Jesus was prophesied to come fulfilling prophecies of name, address, date, and mission. Therefore, his coming is part of the Greater Covenant, and the Greater Covenant is where he receives his authority to carry out his mission. To go against him is also to go against God. However, he is not a Manifestation of God, and he does not bring a new revelation. His main mission is to reestablish Shoghi Effendi’s plan or program for the establishment of the Universal House of Justice in four stages by reestablishing the Monarchy, the executive branch, the descendant of King David seated on the throne of David, as its president or head, which the Covenant-breaking Hands threw out.
‘Abdu’l-Baha talked about the return of Jesus and his apostles in some of his tablets where he refers to the return of Jesus. Baha’u’llah didn’t claim to be the return of Jesus. If He had, He would have been an impostor, for Jesus said if anyone comes in His name [Jesus] claiming to be the Christ, that person would be a lying impostor. Jesus said:
Take heed that no man deceives you. For many shall come in my name [Jesus], saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many.[iv]
Yet the scriptures tell us that Jesus Christ would return. Therefore, of a necessity, the coming of Jesus would have to be a different individual than the return of Christ (Baha’u’llah).
These tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Baha that I am going to quote from, have been translated into English in error. It is difficult to translate from one language to another word for word. Therefore, the concepts are translated. As the Covenant-breakers were not knowledgeable in the understanding of what they were translating, they translated their understanding. For instance, in one place the script talked about the return of the spirit. ‘Abdu’l-Baha tells us that this is Jesus who was referred to as the spirit. The tablet that I am using was translated by a committee of the Headless Monster, and by Marzieh Gail, who is with the Covenant-breakers. When referring to Jesus of Nazareth it is OK to refer to Him as either the Christ, or Jesus, or Jesus Christ. But with the fulfillment, this is incorrect as Jesus and the Christ are two different individuals. Marzieh Gail translated the word spirit as “Christ” instead of “Jesus.” The text I am referring to is ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s explanation of Revelation 21.
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God [Baha’u’llah]…. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.[v]
Everything in the book of Revelation are prophecies of the future. Nothing was for the time of Jesus the Christ or before.[vi]
The meaning of the passage is that the heavenly Jerusalem hath twelve gates, through which the blessed enter into the City of God. These twelve gates are souls who are as guiding stars, as portals of knowledge and grace; and within these gates there stand twelve angels. By angels is meant the power of the confirmation of God─that the candle of God’s confirming power shineth 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 Christ [the spirit─Jesus─not Christ, or Baha’u’llah]. That is to say, each one maketh manifest the perfections, the joyous message, and the excellency of that holy Being [Jesus on his return].[vii]
Here ‘Abdu’l-Baha tells us that Jesus will have twelve apostles on his return, not the same ones that He had on His first coming. Baha’u’llah did not have twelve apostles, although there have been attempts to create apostles to Baha’u’llah, but all attempts came up short. Besides, the language used by ‘Abdu’l-Baha is that this prophecy was to come in the future, that is, sometime after ‘Abdu’l-Baha. These are the foundation for the establishment of the true Universal House of Justice, being members of the second International Baha’i Council set up by Jesus on his return. Only an authoritative figure sent by God could have the authority to reestablish what the Covenant-breakers threw out.
Shoghi Effendi set up an embryonic council with his nine appointed members and called his Council the first International Baha’i Council that was to go through four stages and become the Universal House of Justice. This second International Baha’i Council was set up with the twelve apostles of Jesus on his return, which are the gates that all must pass through to enter the New Jerusalem. They are the foundation of the city of God, as prophesied by ‘Abdu’l-Baha above, and will go through the four stages proscribed by Shoghi Effendi. This will take place right after the nuclear war, which is upon us.
The four Beast Nations─England (the lion), Russia (the bear), France (the Leopard), and the United States (the eagle)[viii]─will become the first Baha’i States, as they will be hit the hardest in the nuclear war. When the majority of the people of other nations become Baha’i they will come under the provisions of the Covenant and under the World Court. When a significant few nations become Baha’i under the World Court, then these nations will elect the body, having the executive branch, the descendant of David which is hereditary, as its president. This organization will be called the Supreme Tribunal and it will bring peace to the world. When all nations become Baha’I, then the secondary Houses of Justice will elect the members of the Universal House of Justice, and thus the Kingdom of God will be born into this world.
The biggest enemies to the Cause of God are the Covenant-breakers that have gone against Shoghi Effendi, throwing out the very essence of the administration of Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi. They are to be shunned and avoided as you would avoid the plague or the AIDS virus. Most of them are already so infected that they have become so narrow-minded that they won’t even listen to or investigate the truth.
Two-thirds of the people will perish in the oncoming catastrophes. If they climb out of the pit, they will be caught in the snare.
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd [Shoghi Effendi], and against the man that is my fellow [Jesus on his return], sayeth the Lord of hosts [Baha’u’llah]: smite the shepherd [Shoghi Effendi}, and the sheep [the mainstream Baha’is] shall be scattered [leave the provisions of the Covenant]: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones [those few that are firm in the Covenant].
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name [Allah’u’Abha], and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.[ix]
“…and four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. The first was like a lion and had eagles’ wings. Then as I watched, its wings were plucked off… and a human mind was given to it.”
“And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And the dragon gave it his power and his throne and great authority.”
Every time a Promised One of God comes, He is rejected by the people He comes to, or in the case of Moses, He was rejected by the Pharaoh of Egypt. Moses gave the Pharaoh ten proofs, which consisted of ten plagues. When Jesus came, the Jews were waiting for the coming of a Messiah that would free them from the Roman yoke of oppression, and set them up in ascendancy over the whole world.
When Jesus Christ came, He fulfilled none of their expectations, which led to His crucifixion. The first thing He established was new criteria for the recognition of a Promised One, which was different from the criteria used by Moses. To show that He was the promised anointed Christ, He presented His lineage back to King David. This is recorded by Luke in the New Testament (Luke 3:23-38). Then He showed that He was prophesied by name, address, date, and mission.
He was prophesied to come in the name “Emmanuel” in the Hebrew language, which is the same as the name “Jesus” in the Greek language.
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name EMMANUEL.[x]
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.…[xi]
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he [Joseph] called his name JESUS.[xii]
This shows that Jesus’ name was prophesied by Isaiah.
Jesus also showed that He came in Bethlehem, the prophesied address for the coming of the Messiah.
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people, Israel.[xiii]
The prophecy that Jesus would come in Bethlehem was given by Micah.
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from old, from everlasting.[xiv]
The fulfillment of Micah’s prophecy was explained by Matthew.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea.…”[xv]
This shows that Jesus fulfilled prophecy when He came from Bethlehem. This is where the wise men found Him.
For date of the Advent of Jesus Christ, the prophet Daniel said there would be seventy weeks between the time of the order of Artaxerxes on March 21, 457 BC, until the Messiah (Jesus Christ) is cut off. In seventy weeks, there are 490 days. According to the Holy text, each day is as a year (Numbers 14:34). There were four hundred and ninety years from the order of Artaxerxes in 457 BC, to the crucifixion of Christ, that is, until Jesus was crucified at the age of 33 in 34 AD.[xvi]
In the twenty-fifth verse of the ninth chapter of the Book of Daniel, these seventy weeks are expressed in another manner, as seven weeks, sixty-two weeks, and one week, which is the week of the Covenant. It took seven weeks or 49 years after the going forth of the order to rebuild Jerusalem (issued on March 21st, 457 BC), for the city to be rebuilt. Seventy years later in 408 BC the city was rebuilt, including the walls and the moat. Then there was an interim period of sixty-two weeks, or four hundred and thirty-four (434) days/years, between the rebuilding of the city and the last week. That brings us to March 21, 27 AD, when John the Baptist began his ministry. This was the beginning of the week of the Covenant. Three and a half (3-1/2) years later, John the Baptist baptized Jesus on September 21, 30 AD (Luke 3:21-23).
Then the Spirit of God descended on Jesus saying, Today I have begotten[xvii] thee to be my Son (Luke 3:21-23, footnote “k,” RSV).
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being… begotten of Joseph as the son of Joseph… which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David.
Then three and a half (3-1/2) years after that, on March 21, 34 AD Jesus was crucified. Jesus, at the age of 33, in 34 AD, was martyred.
These 490 years from the Order of Artaxerxes in 457 BC, until the crucifixion of Jesus in 34 AD, are shown on the following scale.
Profession or Mission
‘Abdu’l-Baha tells us there were seven Universal Divine Manifestations. Four of them came before the time of Adam, but there are no traces of them left. They were wiped out in great world upheavals. The three Universal Manifestations in the Adamic cycle are Adam (Seidec), Jesus, and Baha’u’llah.
The other six Manifestations were local, that is, they were not Universal Manifestations because their Revelations were for specific people. For example, Moses came with a Revelation for the Israelites.
Jesus, being a Universal Manifestation, had a message for the entire world. He told His apostles and disciples to go out and teach the nations. He left no administration. His mission in general, being that His Revelation was in the potency of the Son, was to spiritualize the nations, that is, to free them from sin by having them stop sinning and await the coming of the Revelation in the potency of the Father brought by Baha’u’llah. He said:
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man [a man] be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father [Baha’u’llah].”[xviii]
Baha’u’llah would bring the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. That is, Jesus was the herald to the nations for the coming of the Kingdom of God. His death on the cross did not free men of their sins, but His message, which He gave His life for, would free them from sin. Thus Jesus’ mission was to free men of their sins.
Therefore he [Jesus] is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred which redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant [of Moses]. For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, for it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. Hence the first covenant was not ratified without blood.[xix]
…But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself, and after that comes judgment, so Christ [Jesus], having been offered once to bear sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.[xx]
Jesus freed those that accepted Him from having to follow the Laws of Moses, that is, they wouldn’t be sinning by not following Moses’ Laws. In this way, He freed them from sin.
Here Jesus has established criteria to show His authenticity, showing that He was prophesied to come in the name, address, date, and mission. Now there may have been other people that were named Jesus, or EMMANUEL, and some of them might have come from Bethlehem. But there was only one person in this entire world Who was prophesied to come in the name of EMMANUEL, or Jesus; Who had a forerunner that came in 27 AD and baptized Him when He was about 30 years of age in 30 AD, and Who was crucified at 33 years of age in 34 AD. Only one person fulfilled the prophesied mission of the suffering Messiah (a descendant of King David) depicted in Isaiah chapter 53. Only one person in this world could have possibly fulfilled these criteria.
Now we need to put this to the test to see if one is to come who is prophesied by Name, Address, Date and Mission, thus fulfilling the criteria for the coming of a Promised One according to the Greater Covenant of God.
Baha’u’llah in His Proclamation said that He, “the Ancient Beauty ruleth upon the throne of David.” Baha’u’llah’s genealogy, which is found in history books, shows that His genealogy is in an unbroken chain of father-to-son descendants of King David seated upon the throne of David. This throne is a real throne with seven steps. The difference between Baha’u’llah’s genealogy and Jesus’ genealogy is that none of Jesus’ ancestors sat upon the throne of David except David himself.
When Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem, he brought King Jehoiachin and the throne of David that he sat upon, into Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar put Jehoiachin in prison where he remained for 37 years. Then another king seated on the throne of Babylon, named Evil-merodach, took Jehoiachin (or Jeconiah) out of prison, dressed him back into his royal robes, and placed him back on his throne of King David, even though he was still in captivity in Babylon (2 Kings 25:27-30).
Jehoiachin’s son Shenazzar moved from the city of Babylon to an area inside Babylon called the area of pure lineage, where he built a temple using some of the material from the temple that was destroyed. Shenazzar succeeded his father on the throne of David in Babylon. Jehoiachin, Shenazzar, and his descendants remained in the country of Babylon and were called exilarchs, meaning exiled monarchs, or King David’s lineage in exile. They survived well throughout the time of the Zoroastrian empire, then throughout the time of the Greek empire, then throughout the time of the Parthian empire, then under the Sassanian Dynasty. Many of the Parthians converted to Judaism.
Then at the start of the Muslim empire, the Davidic King named Bostanai married Princess Dara, the daughter of Yazdegird III (the last king of the Sassanian Dynasty), due to the matchmaking of Ali, the successor of Muhammad (the first of twelve Imams). Baha’u’llah’s lineage back to King David is through Bostanai, and His lineage from Zoroaster is through Dara
In 817 AD the Exilarch[xxi] Isaac Iskoi Ben Moses was converted to Islam by Imam Ali al-Rida.[xxii] Then, for protection, they moved from the area of pure lineage to Mazandaran, and the lineage continued on to Baha’u’llah Who was born in 1817 to Mirza Buzurg, the Grand Vizier of the Shah of Persia.
When Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon, being a Zoroastrian believing in the One True Invisible God, he made an edict allowing some Jews to go back to the site of their temple in Jerusalem that was destroyed, and rebuild their temple. He didn’t let any of the exilarchs or the throne of David go back to Jerusalem. He chose Zerubbabel as his subject to be the governor of Jerusalem. Zerubbabel was a descendant from David but not of the lineage of David seated on the throne (See this genealogy starting with Jesus in Luke 3:23, and going to Zerubbabel in Luke 3:27, and then on to Nathan, a son of David, in Luke 3:31. Nathan was not seated on the throne of David). Nathan was the brother of King Solomon, who was the reigning son of David. Therefore, Jesus said His kingdom was not of this world.
Baha’u’llah is prophesied by name so many times throughout the Bible that to give them all would be too much. I will just give the ones that are the most known and used. This occurs in the 43rd chapter of Ezekiel. Here I will use the Aramaic word that the English word was translated from:
Afterward he brought me to the gate [Bab], the gate [Bab] facing east. And behold, the glory of the God [Baha’u’llah] of Israel came from the east; and the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters [multitudes, many nations peoples and tongues]: and the earth shone with his glory [Baha].[xxiii]
As the glory of the Lord [Baha’u’llah] entered the temple [His mission] by the gate [the Bab] facing east [the Bab on the west side of the Euphrates], the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord [Baha’u’llah] filled the temple [the great Revelation of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven].[xxiv]
While the man was standing beside me, I heard one speaking to me out of the temple; and he said to me, “Son of man [a man], this is the place of my throne [the throne of David] and the place of the soles of my feet [literally meaning this man “Baha’u’llah” has feet], where I will dwell in the midst of the people of Israel [those that strive with God] for ever….[xxv]
Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate facing east. And behold, the glory of the God [Baha’u’llah] of Israel came from the east.…[xxvi]
Baha’u’llah came from the East near the city of Tehran, Iran, in the province of Mazandaran, the site of the throne of King David that Baha’u’llah’s father sat upon. Whereas the Bab appeared west of Mazandaran. Thus, Baha’u’llah came from the East to Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.
The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the Majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord [Baha’u’llah], the majesty of our God.[xxvii]
The valley of Sharon is the land between the foot of Mount Carmel and the Mediterranean Sea. Baha’u’llah established that Mount Carmel would be the site of His new world order. He indicated that the site of the true House of Justice would be built on top of Mount Carmel. At present, the top of Mount Carmel is not Baha’i property. Therefore, the Covenant-breakers don’t have their phony House of Justice on the site indicated by both Baha’u’llah and prophecy.[xxviii] The Covenant-breakers have their Headless Monster House of Justice on Golem Street where it belongs. The meaning of the word “Golem” is “an evil, man-made monster without a soul, deformed, no head.” God would not allow the Covenant-breaking Hands to corrupt the top of Mount Carmel with their evil, mad, Headless Monster.
The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain [Mount Carmel] of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains. and it shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.[xxix]
Daniel gave four dates for the coming of Jesus Christ. The first one, as we have already shown, applied only to Jesus of Nazareth. The disciples of Jesus Christ wanted to know when He would return.
As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray.…”[xxx]
Then Jesus told them to turn to Daniel the prophet for the dates.
So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand).[xxxi]
Daniel gives three dates for the return of Jesus Christ. Jesus said that He was the Door (Bab) of the sheep.
So Jesus said again to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door [Bab] of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. I am the door [Bab]; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.[xxxii]
Jesus didn’t speak English, therefore He didn’t say “Door,” but the Aramaic word “BAB.” Daniel gave the date for the return of Jesus as The BAB. Daniel said there would be 2300 days, and then the sanctuary would be cleansed.
“For how long is the vision concerning the continual burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and host to be trampled under foot?” And he said to him, “For two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state.”[xxxiii]
‘Abdu’l-Baha tells us this is figured from the order to restore Jerusalem in 457 BC. It was figured from this date, as this was the same date given by Ezra for the rebuilding of Jerusalem. The temple had already been built, but they did not cleanse the sanctuary. Thus the sanctuary was never cleansed. Jesus said His blood cleansed the sanctuary in heaven. He didn’t cleanse the sanctuary here on earth. To cleanse the sanctuary, it would take a sacrifice as great as the one Jesus made. ‘Abdu’l-Baha said the 2300 days are 2300 years. From the order of Artaxerxes in 457 BC, there are 456 years until the birth of Christ. From the birth of Christ until the Manifestation of the Bab, there are 1844 years. When you add 456 years to 1844, you get 2300 years. The fulfillment of Daniel’s vision took place on March 21, 1844. This is the date the Baha’i calendar began. The return of the Manifestation of Jesus, the Bab, made His Proclamation on May 23, 1844. The sanctuary can only be cleansed with blood. The sanctuary was cleansed with the blood of the Bab and 10,000 of His followers, in martyrdom. In the temple of Moses, the sanctuary is the Antechamber to the chamber of the Holy of Holies. The sanctuary is symbolic. It pertains to the Revelation of the Bab. The Holy of Holies pertains to the Revelation of Baha’u’llah. Later on there will be graphics that explain this very well.
Daniel gives the date for the return of Jesus as the Christ in the twelfth chapter.
At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time; but at that time your people shall be delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.[xxxiv]
The meaning of the word “Michael” is “Who is like God.”[xxxv] The ones Who are like God are the Divine Manifestations, Who are the intermediaries between God and man. This “Michael” refers to Baha’u’llah, the “great prince,” for He was to succeed His father that sat upon the throne of David. Baha’u’llah fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah chapter nine.
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.[xxxvi]
Christians think this applies to Jesus Christ, as they believe in the trinity (a pagan concept), and they believe Jesus is God, meaning God became incarnate in Jesus, and that Jesus’ physical body resurrected, went up into the sky, and will literally return on a cloud. Therefore, they believe all the prophecies for future Promised Ones were already fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth. The Muslims likewise believe that there is not going to be another Promised One after Muhammad, as Muhammad said He was the seal of the Prophets. Therefore, like the Christians, they believe Jesus will descend bodily from the sky. Thus, this way of thinking prevents the people with these beliefs from recognizing the Ones sent to them by God as prophesied in Holy Scriptures, such as the Bab, Baha’u’llah, and today, the return of Jesus after the order of Melchizedek. Their prejudices prevent them from even considering the possibility.
To begin with, only the first two statements in Isaiah 9:6-7 could apply to Jesus: He was born and He was a son, but this applies to all men. None of the rest of the prophecy could apply to Jesus. He did not have the government upon His shoulders. The only thing on His shoulders was carpentry. The only thing He said about government was to give unto Caesar the things that are of Caesar’s. Jesus claimed to be the Son, not the Father. Also, He did not claim to be the Prince of Peace. He said He did not come to bring peace, but a sword.[xxxvii] Had He claimed to be the Prince of Peace, He would have been the biggest failure of all time, as we have had nothing but wars in the world, ever since His coming. He also did not sit upon the throne of David, as the throne of David remained in Babylon. While Jesus was hanging on the cross at Jerusalem, in Babylon, an exilarch─a descendant of King David─was seated on the throne of David. This shows how stereotyped and erroneous people are in their thinking and beliefs.
There has never been such a time of trouble as we have today. The Bible says at this time, every one whose name is found written in the book will be delivered. This means every one that is prophesied by name will be delivered (delivered─to be freed from restraint, evil, danger, etc.). That is, they will be recognized by the people who are awake, those who are not indoctrinated and are looking for the truth. Those who are asleep in the dust of the earth (materialism) will awake (become knowledgeable), some to everlasting life and others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise (who use their intellect and independently search for the truth) will shine like the brightness of the firmament, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel was told to seal the book until the time of the end, meaning no one would be able to understand the meaning of the prophecies until the one comes at the end, who fulfills the prophecy. Therefore, the Covenant-breaking, mainstream Baha’is don’t understand the prophecies for the return of Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, or Jesus the Lamb with 7 horns and 7 eyes who is to come at the end of the six-thousand-year cycle that began with the Prophet Adam in 4000 BC. We are now at the end of this cycle, and the return of Jesus has explained the meaning of all of these prophecies. It is today that people are running to and fro, with all the rapid transit, and knowledge has increased 10,000 fold since 1844. We have gone from the horse and buggy to putting a man on the moon.
Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.[xxxviii]
The wicked are those who refuse to use the intellect that God gave them, and refuse to go by the principle of Independent Investigation of Truth that Baha’u’llah gave them, making them Covenant-breakers. This is about the worst thing that could possibly happen to anyone. Therefore, they remain ignorant unto death. They are bound under the restraints of the violators. The wise are those that use their intellects that God gave them, and independently investigate the matter for themselves, unrestrained. Jesus said “seek ye the truth and the truth will make you free.” They become free from the oppression of the Covenant-breakers.
And from the time that the burnt offering is taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.[xxxix]
Jesus continued the burnt offering in the Eucharist. It was Muhammad who did away with the burnt offering (the Eucharist), and all ritual of sacrifice. ‘Abdu’l-Baha tells us that these 1290 days are 1290 lunar years. There are 1290 lunar years from the Proclamation of Muhammad to the Proclamation of Baha’u’llah. Baha’u’llah made His Proclamation in 1280 AH (After the Hegira─the start of the Muslim calendar). Muhammad made His Proclamation ten lunar years prior to the Hegira (the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina). When you add these ten lunar years to 1280 lunar years, you have 1290 lunar years. Thus, Baha’u’llah came at the prophesied date for His Advent, which in the Christian calendar is April 21, 1863.
The Mission of Baha’u’llah
Being the Prince of Peace, Baha’u’llah is to establish peace in the world. In order to have peace there must be justice. The world never really did have justice. Each Manifestation accentuates a certain quality of God. Moses = obedience to the law; Krishna = detachment; Zoroaster = purity; Buddha = meditation; Jesus = love; Muhammad = submission; and Baha’u’llah = justice. In order to have justice, Baha’u’llah gave us the Universal House of Justice. In order for the Universal House of Justice to be just, it had to be infallible. In order for it to be infallible, it had to be erected so it includes all the ingredients put forth in ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Will and Testament, that is, to have both the executive branch, which is a descendant of King David, and a legislative branch, the membership of which was initially appointed by Shoghi Effendi. It was supposed to go through four stages: (1) International Baha’i Council; (2) a World Court; and when its body became elected by a number of Baha’i nations it would become (3) the International Baha’i Tribunal; and when all nations became Baha’I, it would then be elected by all the nations, and would be (4) the Universal House of Justice. Throughout all these four stages it would be infallible, for the perfections of the adult are in the embryo. Shoghi Effendi, on January 9, 1951, set up an infallible embryonic Universal House of Justice, which he named the first embryonic International Baha’i Council. This was dismantled by the Covenant-breaking Hands and then it was brought to America by the executive branch. On January 9, 1991, exactly forty years later to the day, it was reassembled by the return of Jesus the Lamb, as the second International Baha’i Council. After New York City, the City of the Covenant, is nuked, the way will have been paved for the formation of an officially recognized World Court, which is an “essential prelude” to the Universal House of Justice.
The International Bahá’í Council… must pave the way for the formation of a Bahá’í International Court and the eventual emergence of the Universal House of Justice.…[xl] …the transformation of the International Bahá’í Council into an international Bahá’í court.…[xli]
…the formation of the International Bahá’í Council designed to …pave the way for the formation of the Bahá’í Court, essential prelude to the institution of the Universal House of Justice.[xlii]
To these will be added further functions in course of evolution of this first embryonic International Institution, marking its development into officially recognized Bahá’í Court, its transformation into duly elected body, its efflorescence into Universal House of Justice.[xliii]
Baha’u’llah, in the Tablet of the Holy Mariner, tells us that the Covenant-breaking Baha’is will be driven off Mount Carmel by a burning meteor. They had determined to establish Divine Unity by going against the Arabian Youth, Shoghi Effendi.
They have desired to ascend unto that state which the Lord hath ordained to be above their stations. Whereupon the burning meteor cast them out from them that abide in the Kingdom [Davidic] of His Presence. And they heard the Voice of Grandeur raised from behind the unseen pavilion upon the Height of Glory [Baha]: ‘O guardian angels! Return them to their abodes in the world below [hell].’[xliv]
This meteor is prophesied throughout Holy Scriptures. One of the places is in the Book of Revelation.
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood.[xlv]
An asteroid is a large chunk of stuff, sometimes as big as a great mountain. When it enters the atmosphere of the earth it becomes red hot from the friction, and then it is called a burning meteor. Some of the seers predict that this meteor will hit in the Mediterranean Sea somewhere near the Aegean Sea, that is, somewhere near Greece and Turkey. It will cause a tidal wave possibly a mile high. It will then wipe those bozos off Mount Carmel, meeting on Golem Street, who think they can thumb their nose at Shoghi Effendi, and thus God, and not suffer severe retribution, in both this life and the next. This meteor will cause the great earthquake that is also prophesied in the Book of Revelation. It will hit with such speed, velocity, large size, and weight, that it will go right down to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea and so jar the earth that it will be felt all over the earth, causing tremendous destruction.
And the seventh angel [Jesus II] poured out his vial into the air [TV and the internet]; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven from the throne [Davidic], saying, “It is done!” And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city [Jerusalem] was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell….[xlvi]
‘Abdu’l-Baha explained the seventh angel in Some Answered Questions, p. 66. He said the seventh angel was a man who would come [in the future], and he would establish in this world the Divine Manifestation of Baha’u’llah and His Kingdom, since the Covenant-breakers did away with the Kings of the Kingdom, and thus the Kingdom. He said:
The seventh angel is a man qualified with heavenly attributes, who will arise [will come into being] with heavenly qualities and character. Voices will be raised [by his followers], so that the appearance of the Divine Manifestation [Baha’u’llah] will be proclaimed and diffused…. In that day of God, the Spiritual and Divine Kingdom [Davidic] will be established.[xlvii]
Name, Address, Date and Mission
Baha’u’llah came in the prophesied name, “Baha’u’llah.” He didn’t choose that name. He was born Hussein Ali, but the Bab renamed Him “Baha’u’llah,” and this was before Baha’u’llah knew that He was the Promised One. His cognizance came later when He was in the Black Pit (Siyah Chal) of Tehran, and the angel came to Him and told Him that He was the One.
He fulfilled the prophecies given in Holy Scriptures for the address where He would appear. He came from the East to Akka (also spelled Akko, Achor, and Acre) and Mount Carmel. He didn’t come there of His own volition but as a prisoner, against His will.
He fulfilled the prophecy of Daniel for the date for the second coming of Christ on April 21, 1863, when He made His Historic Proclamation in the Rose Garden across the Euphrates from Baghdad, Iraq.
He gave the laws, ordinances, and teachings for the Kingdom of God on earth, fulfilling the prophecies for His mission as the Prince of Peace. His Revelation is based upon Justice. Any peace without justice is tyranny. His House of Justice has the Davidic lineage as its president. This fulfills the Covenant that God made with David, that his lineage seated upon his throne would last forever. This is important, for it distinguishes Baha’u’llah’s House of Justice from man-made ones. Anything that does not have a descendant of David as its head, is bogus.
There were four Czars of Russia who were sympathizers, or friends, of the Babi faith and the Baha’i faith. Czar Nicholas I was instrumental in having Baha’u’llah released from the Siyah Chal (the Black Pit), where Baha’u’llah was a prisoner in chains.
While in Akka Baha’u’llah wrote to Czar Alexander II of Russia, who is famous for implementing Baha’u’llah’s reforms at the beginning of his reign, such as immediately ending the Crimean War, lifting the censorship of the press, establishing educational reform at the universities, lifting restrictions on travel, and most significantly, abolishing serfdom in his first Edict of Emancipation on March 3, 1863. All of this won for him the popular title “the Czar Liberator.” Czar Alexander II also corresponded with Abraham Lincoln, stating that if Lincoln freed the slaves, he would free the serfs. Of course, Lincoln established the Emancipation Proclamation, which was similar to the edict of the Czar. All of this has its origin in Baha’u’llah. Czar Alexander II was unable to implement the World Court himself, as he was assassinated for freeing the serfs. This job was passed to his grandson, Nicholas II, who called the nations together at The Hague, thus revealing Baha’u’llah’s plan for a World Court to settle disputes instead of going to war. Czar Nicholas II was so eulogized for coming up with such a brilliant idea that it went to his head, and he took the credit himself. Therefore, he failed to proclaim Baha’u’llah. Thus, without a Davidic King seated at its head, the World Court failed and led us to World War I.
President Wilson’s daughter embraced the Baha’i faith. It was due to her influence that her father set up the League of Nations. Wilson died a broken man in spirit, as he was unable to get the United States to join the League of Nations, and thus he didn’t proclaim Baha’u’llah. Because it did not have a Davidic King as its president, it failed, and we had World War II.
President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor had embraced the Baha’i faith but didn’t declare it, as it wasn’t a politically sound idea to do so. Roosevelt’s plan was to set up the United Nations, and as the atom bomb was nearing completion, his plan was to call the heads of nations to the Nevada proving grounds, explode an atomic device for them to see its total destructive power, and then proclaim Baha’u’llah. He was then going to put the atomic bomb under the control of the United Nations, and have all the nations simultaneously disarm. But he died just before the bomb was completed, and President Truman didn’t go along with President Roosevelt’s plan. Truman said, “We’ve got the bomb. Now the world can dance to our tune.” As a result, there was no simultaneous disarmament, and most importantly, there is no descendant of Baha’u’llah (a descendant of King David) seated as the president in the United Nations. As a result, we will have World War III.
God was gracious. He gave us another chance for peace. God had Shoghi Effendi make a plan to set up a World Court on Mount Camel in 1963, with a descendant of David seated at its head. Shoghi Effendi did this when he set up the first International Baha’i Council with Baha’u’llah’s grandson (‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son) as president. As this is a hereditary position, ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son would be the Davidic president of that World Court. Then when the body became elected, this Davidic descendant would still be the president of the International Tribunal that was to bring peace to the world. Then all the nations would join, and it would effloresce into the Universal House of Justice. We would have the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. But those Covenant-breaking Hands did away with all this. Now you and all your family and friends will witness all the horrible destruction that wayward mankind will have to suffer in World War III.
I have shown that Baha’u’llah has fulfilled the criteria given by Jesus Christ of name, address, date, and mission. It proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Baha’u’llah, and no one else, is the second coming, or the second Christ, as prophesied in scriptures, as well as showing that the criteria given by Jesus is sound and accurate.
There may have been other people who assumed the title of Baha’u’llah. Some of them may have gone to Mount Carmel to make their claim. But there was only one person in this world Who was named Baha’u’llah; Who went to the address, Mount Carmel, as a prisoner in chains against His will; Who made His Proclamation on the date given by Daniel for the second coming or the second Christ; and Who fulfilled the prophecies for the mission of the second Christ, as He was a descendant of David seated on the throne of David. Baha’u’llah continued this lineage that is to last forever in His Covenant by appointing His son, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, to succeed Him on the throne, who continued that lineage by adopting a son. Baha’u’llah’s House of Justice was delineated by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in his Will and Testament as the Universal House of Justice. ‘Abdu’l-Baha appointed Shoghi Effendi to carry out ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Divine Plan to set up the Universal House of Justice, which he did by setting it up, due to necessity, in four stages. This four-stage plan was to bring peace to the world. But the Covenant-breaking Hands did away with Shoghi Effendi’s plan. Because of this, the world will go through the prophesied four winds of destruction, which will come in four great waves, each following the other. The first wave is upon us.
This shows that the criteria given by Jesus of name, address, date, and mission is indeed the criteria to recognize the One sent by God. These criteria are sometimes called the business or calling card of a professional. That is, people use the same method to determine the identity of a professional or business person, as God uses to determine the Ones He sends. A business card gives the name of the person, the business or profession that he is in, the address where he will be found, and the date or time that he will be there. For instance, John Brown (his name) is a lawyer (his profession). He has his office (address) at 310 Main Street in Racine, Wisconsin, and the office hours (or date) when he will be in his office. With these four things on his business card─name, address, date, and profession─anyone in this country could take a bus, a train, a plane, a car, or walk to John Brown’s office and find him there. There may be a million people named John Brown in this country, but there is only one person in this entire world named John Brown, who could be found at that address, at that date, and in that profession. Isn’t it clever that people use the same method to identify themselves, as God uses to identify His Promised Ones?
Anyone who claims to be a Promised One from God, who isn’t named in the Lesser Covenant, or is not prophesied by name, address, date, and mission, is a lying impostor. God uses this foolproof method to protect the people from following false and dangerous leaders. Anyone claiming to be a Manifestation from God ere the passing of a full thousand years is a lying impostor. However, ‘Abdu’l-Baha tells us that Jesus with his twelve apostles will return, and he doesn’t mean that he will come out of the sky. Therefore, he would have to fulfill the criteria of coming in the prophesied name, address, date, and mission, or he would be a lying impostor. As I have mentioned earlier, Jesus has returned and he has fulfilled these criteria.
[i] II Thessalonians 2:10-12 KJV
[ii] Matthew 24:5
[iii] Hebrews 6:20
[iv] Matthew 24:4,5 KJV
[v] Revelation 21:10, 11, 14 KJV
[vi] Ibid., 1:1 and 4:1.
[vii] Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, translated by Marzieh Gail (Baha’i World Centre, Haifa, Israel, 1978) 166.
[viii] Daniel 7:3-6
[ix] Zechariah 13:7-9 KJV
[x] Isaiah 7:14 KJV
[xi] Matthew 1:23 KJV
[xii] Matthew 1:25 KJV
[xiii] Matthew 2:5, 6 KJV
[xiv] Micah 5:2 KJV
[xv] Matthew 2:2 KJV
[xvi] For a fuller explanation refer to ‘Abdu’l-Baha in Some Answered Questions, 48, 49.
[xvii] Luke 3:21-23, footnote “k”, RSV. Notice here Jesus was baptized by John when he was about 30 years old, showing that God was not his physical father as the Christians believe: “God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son.” This refers to when he was baptized by John: “The heavens opened and the spirit of God descended on Jesus saying, “This is my only begotten Son,” which is the revelation in the potency of the Son that God gave Jesus. The Word was the begotten Son, not Jesus. He was called the Son because he gave the Word, or revelation.
[xviii] Mark 8:38
[xix] Hebrews 9:15-18
[xx] Hebrews 9:26-28
[xxi] Exilarchs were the Monarchs, or the descendants of King David, in exile.
[xxii] ‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Secret of Divine Civilization (Wilmette, IL: Baha’i Publishing Trust, 1983) 36.
[xxiii] Ezekiel 43:1, 2
[xxiv] Ibid., 4, 5
[xxv] Ibid., 6, 7
[xxvi] Ibid., 1, 2
[xxvii] Isaiah 35: 1, 2
[xxviii] Isaiah 2:2
[xxix] Isaiah 2:1,2
[xxx] Matthew 24:3-5
[xxxi] Mathew 25:15
[xxxii] John 10:7-9
[xxxiii] Daniel 8:13,14
[xxxiv] Daniel 12:1-4
[xxxv] The dictionary definition of the name “Michael” is “Who is like God” [Hebrew] (Masculine Name, Great Encyclopedia Dictionary, Readers Digest.
[xxxvi] Isaiah 9:6, 7
[xxxvii] Matthew 10:24
[xxxviii] Daniel 12:10
[xxxix] Daniel 12:11
[xl] Shoghi Effendi, Messages to the Baha’i World: 1950-1957, 149.
[xli] Ibid., 152
[xlii] Shoghi Effendi, Cablegram, April 25, 1951; Messages to the Baha’i World: 1950-1957, 13.
[xliii] Shoghi Effendi, Messages to the Baha’i World: 1950-1957, 7, 8.
[xliv] Baha’i Prayers, “Tablet of the Holy Mariner,” 223, 224.
[xlv] Revelation 8:8; 16:3 KJV
[xlvi] Revelation 16:17-19
[xlvii] ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, 66.
The Return of Jesus, the High Priest
After the Order of Melchizedek
The return of Jesus was prophesied to come under various names and titles in addition to the “High Priest.” He is also the return of the sacrificial Lamb, the Lamb with seven horns and seven eyes.
And between the throne [a Davidic King] and the four living creatures [the four beasts after they become Baha’i nations] and among the elders [they are the ones that remained with the executive after it was split from the Covenant-breaking Hands], I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain [Jesus was slain and he returns as the Lamb], with seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth [the eyes of the Lamb understand the prophecies of the 7 Revelations of God]; and he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne.[i]
Each king has a scepter in his right hand to show the proof of his authority. This Davidic king, who separated from the Covenant-breaking “Hands,” has a scroll or the Book of the Covenant and Will and Testament, as a scepter in his hand to show the proof of his authority. But this king could not reestablish it back into the world. So the Lamb takes the scroll, or the Book of the Covenant and Will and Testament, from the king’s hand and reestablishes this kingship back at the head of the Universal House of Justice.
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; and they sang a new song [which are the explanations and commentaries of the Lamb], saying, “Worthy art thou to take the scroll and to open its seals, for thou wast slain [on his first coming] and by thy blood didst ransom men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and hast made them a kingdom [Davidic] and priests [teachers] to our God, and they shall reign on earth.”[ii]
He comes as the knight on the white horse, as he was knighted by Shoghi Effendi. This is prophesied in both the sixth and the nineteenth chapters of Revelation.
Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say, as with a voice of thunder, “Come!” And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and its rider had a bow [sign of the Covenant]; and a crown [the golden halo around his head] was given him, and he went out conquering and to conquer [he will conquer over the evils of the Covenant-breakers].[iii]
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war [on the Covenant-breakers]. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems [many titles]; and he has a name inscribed which no one knows but himself [the Land]. He is clad in a robe dipped in blood….[iv]
Baha’u’llah referred to His Revelation as a robe. It is dipped in blood, which was the 20,000 Baha’i Martyrs. Shoghi Effendi knighted him as a Knight of Baha’u’llah, thus, as a Knight of Baha’u’llah, he is establishing Baha’u’llah and His Cause in the world.
…and the name by which he is called is The Word of God [‘Abdu’l-Baha said that the Word of God referred to Jesus]. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, followed him on white horses [The white horses are symbolic of the pure Revelation of Baha’u’llah which they are establishing]. From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron [Jesus’ rod is a rod of iron]; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty [the fury of the wrath of God is against the Covenant-breakers that did away with His Kingdom]. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, King of kings and Lord of lords.[v]
Every knight that rushes into battle, has on his robe and on his chaps the name of the king that he is championing. This knight, Dr. Leland Jensen, a Knight of Baha’u’llah, is championing Baha’u’llah and His administration that the Covenant-breakers abolished. He fulfills Revelation 19:11-16, defeating all people who are in opposition to Baha’u’llah, Who is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the only Knight of Baha’u’llah left. All the rest either died, or became fallen knights by going against Shoghi Effendi and God.
Another title, or diadem, by which he is called is the “seventh angel,” who is doing the same things that the knight on the white horse is doing. Another title by which he is called is “Blessed is he who cometh to the thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.”
In the last two verses of the Book of Daniel occur the cryptic words─”Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thy way till the end be for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of Days [we are in the end of days now].”
Many have been the attempts of learned students to solve the problem of the significance of these words. In a tabletalk at which the writer [Esslemont] was present, ‘Abdu’l-Baha reckoned the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy from the date of the beginning of the Muhammadan era [the victory of Muhammad over Mecca] in 628 AD─628+1335=1963.
‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Tablets make it clear that this prophecy refers to the one hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Baha’u’llah in Baghdad, or the year [April 21st,] 1963:
Now concerning the verse in Daniel, the interpretation whereof thou didst ask, namely, “Blessed is he who cometh unto the thousand, three hundred and thirty-five days.” These days must be reckoned as solar and not lunar years. For according to this calculation a century will have elapsed from the dawn of the Sun of Truth, then will the teachings of God will be firmly established [by Blessed is he] upon the earth, and the Divine Light shall flood the world from the East even unto the West. Then on this day, will the faithful rejoice![vi]
On April 21, 1963, the return of Jesus began his ministry by being opposed by Satan (Rex King) who was designated Satan by the Davidic King, who was ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son.
1 And he shewed me Joshua [Jesus] the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
2 And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
3 Now Joshua [Jesus] was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel [Jesus himself was not dirty, just his outer appearance was dirty].
4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with a change of raiment [that is, the image of being guilty changes to one of innocence and purity].
5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. [Although he began his ministry on April 21, 1963, at that time he did not know that he was the return of Jesus. This is just like Jesus on His first coming. AAlthough He was a follower of John the Baptist, He didn’t know that He was the Christ until He was baptized by John.] And the angel of the LORD stood by.
6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua [Jesus], saying,
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house [the Universal House of Justice], and shalt also keep my courts [local, national, and international], and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
8 Hear now, O Joshua [Jesus], the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. [The BRANCH refers to ‘Abdu’l-Baha and his descendants seated on the throne of King David, which is the executive head of the Universal House of Justice, as found in ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Sacred Will and Testament. The plan for this Universal House of Justice was set up by Shoghi Effendi in four stages, which was abolished by the Covenant-breaking Baha’is when they went against Shoghi Effendi.]
9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua [Jesus]; upon one stone shall be seven eyes….[vii]
This stone with seven eyes is the stone wall surrounding the old Montana State Prison where the man who fulfills the prophecies for the return of Jesus was incarcerated on a trumped-up charge by a very corrupt legal system that includes corrupt lawyers, corrupt prosecutors, and corrupt judges. There were other prisoners in that prison who were convicted for crimes they did not commit. Some prisoners are held in prison for 15 or more years until it is discovered that they could not have committed that crime, or that valuable evidence was withheld by the prosecution in order to get a verdict. When these injustices come to light, the prisoner is released, but the state doesn’t even apologize, much less reimburse him for stealing 15 or more years of his valuable life.
…Behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that [the] land in one day.[viii]
The iniquity of “the land” in the ninth verse is the same iniquity of Jesus in the fourth verse. One meaning of the word “iniquity” is, “Grievous violation of right or justice”[ix] by the corrupt legal system. Therefore, Jesus and “the land” are the same individual, with “the land” being the name of the person that fulfills the prophecies for the return of Jesus. The name of the person that was put in prison was Leland, which is a French surname,[x] and an English given name, meaning the land. This shows that Leland is the prophesied name of the person who is the return of Jesus the High Priest.
Nobody knew that Leland (the Land) was the name for the return of Jesus. If they did, all the mothers in the world would have named their sons “Leland.” Therefore, God kept it a secret. As he was the Knight of Baha’u’llah prophesied in the nineteenth chapter of Revelation, this knight had a name written that only he knew.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns [diadems, or titles]; and he had a name written [or inscribed], that no man knew, but he himself.[xi]
When Dr. Leland was participating in Shoghi Effendi’s World Crusade, he was on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Reunion Island was a department of France, and French was the official language spoken there. Therefore, many of the people called him “the land,” for “le” is the masculine word for the English word “the.”
It was Dr. Leland Jensen, a Knight of Baha’u’llah, who was put in prison with the “stone with seven eyes” before him, fulfilling prophecies for the name and address (Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, Montana) of the return of Jesus. However, God said that He laid the “stone with seven eyes” before Jesus. Dr. Leland Jensen saw that he fulfilled the prophecies of the third chapter of Zechariah, and that the iniquity of Jesus in the fourth paragraph, and the iniquity of “the land“ were the same iniquity (the dirty garment). He knew he was the only person in the world who knew that the name for Jesus the High Priest on his second coming was “the Land,” or Leland, for that was his name.
For behold the stone that I [God] have laid before Joshua [Jesus]; upon one stone[xii] shall be seven eyes: behold, I [God] will engrave [to impress as if with a graver[xiii]] the engravings thereof, saith the LORD of hosts.…[xiv]
Here God, as an engraver, is impressing upon us that it was He Who put Dr. Leland Jensen in prison. Why would God do a thing like that? Well, God seems to be hard on most of His Promised Ones. For instance, He had Moses, Who was brought up in the palace of the Pharaoh and next to sit on the throne of Egypt, exiled out into the desert for forty years before He was to take the 12 tribes of Israel out of bondage. God had Jesus suffer one of the most painful deaths: crucifixion. Baha’u’llah, Who was born and raised in luxury and was probably the richest man in the world, ended up separated from that way of life. He suffered immense pain by being chained with an iron collar riveted around His neck, and He was seated in a circle of 150 other prisoners who also had iron collars around their necks. They were all attached to one another with chains on either side. They were all in a completely dark dungeon that was only opened to light for a short time each day for them to be fed swill. They sat in their own excrement. The Black Pit reeked with the odor of human excrement. He endured this for four months. Then He was exiled for forty years, with twenty years spent in prison in Acca, which was one of the most foul cities in the world. The Bab was also a prisoner and was martyred by being shot with seven hundred and fifty rifle balls.
Why did God have Baha’u’llah suffer these injustices? Because His mission was to establish justice. So He Himself had to experience injustice. The reason Leland had to suffer injustice is that he had to know injustice firsthand, for he has to judge God’s house, keep God’s courts (Zechariah 3:7), and reestablish the Universal House of Justice that was given by Baha’u’llah, delineated by ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and set up by Shoghi Effendi in four stages, all of which was discarded by the Covenant-breaking “Hands.” The real reason God put Dr. Leland Jensen in prison in Deer Lodge is to prove to the entire world that Dr. Leland Jensen is the one who fulfills the prophecies for the return of Jesus the High Priest. That is, he was in the plan at the beginning.
God Had A Plan
God had a plan from the very beginning, six thousand years ago in 4000 BC. Everything that has happened during the last six thousand years was in that plan. Thus Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I am.”[xv] Was Jesus alive before Abraham? No! What He was saying is that before Abraham was born, He, Jesus, was in the plan of God. This plan was hidden behind a veil. The minor prophets like Daniel and Isaiah were so spiritual that they could pull the veil open and look at part of God’s plan. Then they wrote down what they saw, and these became the prophecies that are found in the Holy Scriptures. One prophet, Daniel, saw the four dates for the coming of Jesus: 34 AD, 1844 AD, 1863 AD, and 1963 AD. Other prophets saw the names, addresses, and missions of different Promised Ones. When these Promised Ones come, they point out that they were prophesied by name, address, date, and mission, to show their authenticity, for authenticity is the criteria of believability. God purposely gave them this authenticity so that they could carry out the mission that God entrusted them with.
When God placed Dr. Leland Jensen in prison, it wasn’t an afterthought on the part of God. Leland, the return of Jesus, was in the plan of God six thousand years ago. The purpose of this prophecy is to show that the one who fulfills this prophecy is the return of Jesus the High Priest. There is just one person in this world that fulfilled this prophecy. You can be sure that Dr. Leland Jensen didn’t go down to the “stone with seven eyes” and knock on the door and say, “Please let me in so I can fulfill prophecy.” No. Like Baha’u’llah, he was brought there against his will.
There may have been other persons named Leland, who might have lived in Montana. But there is only one person named Leland, who had the “stone with seven eyes” before him. No matter which direction he turned, the “stone with seven eyes” was before him. He began his ministry on the date given by Daniel, on April 21, 1963, when he was opposed by Satan. He was sent to prison on a dirty garment charge. This was to show that neither Baha’u’llah nor any of the other Promised Ones fulfilled this prophecy, for none of the other Promised Ones were in prison on a dirty garment charge. None of the other Promised Ones had the “stone with seven eyes” before them. None of them wore the dirty garment. None of them came in 1963. None of them came in the name of “the Land.” And no other Promised One fulfilled his mission.[xvi]
Who are you going to believe? Are you going to believe those crackpots on Mount Carmel who went against God, as they were in opposition to Shoghi Effendi, and did away with the plan of God set up by Shoghi Effendi? Or are you going to turn to the return of Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, the Son (Jesus) returned to establish his Father’s (Baha’u’llah’s) Kingdom?
Then cometh the end, when he [Jesus] shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father [Baha’u’llah]; when he [Jesus] shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he [Jesus] must reign, till he [Jesus] hath put all enemies [including the Covenant-breakers on Mount Carmel] under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is [spiritual] death. For he [Jesus] hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he [Jesus] is excepted, which did put all things under him [Jesus]. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son [Jesus] also himself be subject unto him [Baha’u’llah] that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.[xvii]
Leland, the Son, hath put the lineage of David that is to exist forever (Psalm 89) back at the head of the Universal House of Justice, which was to evolve through four stages as delineated by Shoghi Effendi. The next stage will the World Court that will be set up right after the nuclear war when the four “beast nations”─England, France, United States and Russia─become the four living creatures by becoming Baha’i nations as prophesied in the Bible.
…and I will remove the iniquity[xviii] of that [the] land [Leland] in one day.[xix]
What day is that?
In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.[xx]
What is the True Status or Station of Joseph Smith?
Shoghi Effendi rightly explains Joseph Smith as a SEER and not a PROPHET! He is not an independent Prophet─a Manifestation who reveals a book─nor even a minor prophet of God like Daniel or Ezekiel who were firm in the Covenant of God under the Manifestation of their day. Smith is only a seer! “Seer” means that he can “see” certain things that are true, but not that he is some sort of infallible guide, or even that he is part of the religion of God! Shoghi Effendi makes this distinction absolutely clear and it cannot be ignored!
Joseph Smith was a seer, NOT A PROPHET OF GOD, NEITHER MAJOR NOR MINOR PROPHET.[xxi]
What this means is that Smith could see visions and glimpses of the future, but he did not speak or write on behalf of God, and he is not a prophet of God. The Bible is full of seers who were not prophets of God, such as Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar. Pharaoh saw the true dream and vision of the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows, etc. Therefore, he was a seer because he saw this. But he did not know the meaning of it. It was Joseph,[xxii] the prophet of God, who interpreted the dream and gave the correct meaning of it. Likewise, Nebuchadnezzar was into astrology, and he was a seer. He saw the dream of the giant statue (representing the powers of the world until the coming of the Kingdom of God). But he both forgot the dream and didn’t know its meaning. Therefore Daniel, the prophet of God, told him the vision of the dream and its meaning.
The reason God uses people like Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, or Joseph Smith is that they are popular and well known. Through them the fame and renown of the message of their vision spreads to all parts of the world, and all people hear about it. Because of Smith, all people should know the prophecy of the return of Jesus in America. Clearly, Baha’u’llah was never in America or the United States at all! If God gave these visions and prophecies to people who were unknown, then these visions would be ignored by everyone. So instead, God lets someone famous have the vision, someone who is a seer. But then, God has one who is from God come, to give the meaning. Thus the vision of the seer, through the explanation of someone like Daniel or Joseph, becomes the cause of the people accepting the true religion of God.
Now, just because Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, and Smith were seers with true visions, such as those recorded in the Bible, it does not mean we should convert to their corrupted forms of religion and/or paganism! No! God forbid! This is so that through the visions given to famous people such as Joseph Smith, Jeanne Dixon, Nebuchadnezzar, Pharaoh, etc, all people hear about it. Then when the true explanation is given by an authoritative one speaking on behalf of God, the people can turn to the religion of God and not to something else.
As to the events surrounding The Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, consider the following.
When Smith was 14 years old, he had a vision of the two Christs. He saw the Father and the Son as two separate people, Baha’u’llah and Jesus. Later Smith saw that the return of Jesus would be in America in the temple described by Ezekiel in the Bible, which would be located in the Rocky Mountains. Thus, up until the time he died in 1844, Smith directed his people to go to the Rocky Mountains “to prepare the way” for the return of Jesus.
However, being only 14 years of age, no one would listen to him, so he needed a way to get the people’s attention. He took some of his own ideas and visions, along with passages of scripture, and some say he took portions of a novel written by Solomon Spaulding, said to have been stolen years earlier, and he included all these things in The Book of Mormon.
Solomon Spaulding was born in 1761. He studied religion at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and was ordained as a minister. Later, he left the ministry and lived in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, until his death in 1816. In his later years, he wrote a novel that he never published. However, he had submitted his novel to R & J Patterson’s print shop. Before Spaulding died in 1816, Patterson, the owner of the print shop, told Spaulding that his novel named Manuscript Found, had been lost. Much later, in 1884, someone by the name of L.L. Rice found the manuscript amongst some papers he had purchased. He turned the novel over to Oberlin College in Ohio.
Spaulding’s manuscript incorporated one of the popular ideas of his day, which claimed that Native American Indians descended from the ten lost tribes of Israel. His manuscript tells a story about a group of Romans that was blown off-course on a journey to Britain, and instead, they arrived in America. In the novel, one of the Romans is telling a story about the history and culture of the Native American tribes found there, and how they went to war with one another.
Spaulding’s brother points out an uncanny likeness between The Book of Mormon and Spaulding’s manuscript:
He [Solomon] then told me he was writing a book…. It was an historical romance of the first settlers of America, endeavoring to show that the American Indians are the descendants of the Jews, or the lost tribes. It gave a detailed account of their journey from Jerusalem, by land and sea, till they arrived in America, under the command of Nephi and Lehi. They afterwards had quarrels and contentions and separated into two distinct nations, one of which he denominated Nephites, and the other Lamanites. Cruel and bloody wars ensued, in which great multitudes were slain. They buried their dead in large heaps, which caused the mounds so common in this country. Their arts, sciences, and civilization were brought into view in order to account for all the curious antiquities found in various parts of North and South America. I have recently read The Book of Mormon and to my great surprise I find nearly the same historical matter, names, etc., as they were in my brother’s writings. I well remember he wrote in the old style, and commenced about every sentence with ‘And it came to pass,’ or ‘Now it came to pass,’ the same as The Book of Mormon, and according to the best of my recollection and belief, it is the same as my brother Solomon wrote, with the exception of the religious part.[xxiii]
The story in The Book of Mormon may have been the same story that the Roman storyteller related in Spaulding’s novel. One of the employees at R & J Patterson’s print shop named J.H. Lambdin, said prior to Spaulding’s death, he had told several people that he knew for a fact that Sidney Rigdon had stolen his manuscript. One of the people Spaulding told this to was Dr. Cephas Dodd, who was Spaulding’s attending physician during his last illness. Dr. Cephas Dodd testifies:
This work [The Book of Mormon], I am convinced by facts related to me by my deceased patient, Solomon Spaulding, has been made from the writings of Spaulding, probably by Sidney Rigdon, who was suspicioned by Spaulding with purloining his manuscript from the publishing-house to which he had taken it; and I am prepared to testify that Spaulding told me that his work was entitled, “The Manuscript Found in the Wilds of Mormon; or Unearthed Records of the Nephites.” From his description of the contents, I fully believe that this Book of Mormon is mainly and wickedly copied from it.[xxiv]
There are those, including many Spaulding theorists, who consider this statement from Dr. Cephas Dodd to be a forgery. If there was an original copy of this statement, it does not exist anymore. There is, however, an authentic letter written by Dodd, in which he says that he knows almost nothing of Spaulding’s writing.
Rev. Snowden reciting the “further testimony that Solomon Spaulding had written a manuscript entitled ‘The Manuscript Found in the Wilds of Mormon, or Unearthed Records of the Nephites,’” is problematic. This assertion was originally published in 1914 by Charles A. Shook – who, in turn, evidently received the unsubstantiated claim from Rev. R.B. Neal. The original source – a purported Cephas Dodd statement of June 5, 1831 – has been documented as a forgery, and there is no reliable evidence for Solomon Spalding ever having made use of this strange title.[xxv]
Later, when The Book of Mormon was published, all of Spaulding’s friends and family immediately claimed to recognize that the story, the names, and the places were from Spaulding’s stolen manuscript.
It certainly appears that Joseph Smith merged his own visions and religious beliefs with Spaulding’s story of the ancient happenings of America, as well as parts of the Bible, into one book. Where the actual truth lies is difficult to discern given the varying opinions.
As to the gold plates, they were symbolic. Joseph Smith used them as a way to attract attention to his message. The very first edition of The Book of Mormon did not say the book was a “translation of gold plates.” It said that Smith did in fact write the book himself. The first edition also included a statement from eight witnesses who declared that Joseph Smith, Jr. was “author and proprietor of the work.” Martin Harris and David Whitmer, two of the eight witnesses, said they saw the plates with their “spiritual eyes” only.
Regardless of the details and circumstances, Joseph Smith believed he was called to prepare the people of America for the time of the return of Jesus. This was the most important aspect of his work. No matter how The Book of Mormon came to be written, it is not “revealed scripture,” nor can it ever be considered as being equal with the writings of the Bible and the writings of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha. According to Shoghi Effendi:
Joseph Smith was a Seer, not a Prophet; neither major nor minor. He had a high standard, but the Baha’is have a higher standard coupled with God’s power that comes direct from God for this age.[xxvi]
The Book of Mormon is a collection of ideas, visions, and prophecies of the seer Joseph Smith. Some portions are copied from the King James Bible, and other portions may have been copied from Solomon Spaulding’s manuscript.
Smith Saw Jesus Would Return in the Rockies
Joseph Smith believed he was the one who was to prepare the people in America for the second advent of Jesus Christ. During Smith’s time, the Great Awakening was taking place in America and Europe, meaning people had great expectations about the return of Christ. Smith was convinced his work was preparation for the coming of Christ. He equated himself to the spirit of Elijah. He believed that only after all things were ready, would the Messiah appear in His temple. Smith attempted to build a temple on three different occasions, twice in Kirtland, Ohio (he tried twice because the first temple had been burned), and once in Nauvoo, Illinois.
Joseph Smith saw a vision of a great river, and Jesus was on the west side of the river. Prior to his murder in 1844, Smith prepared to leave and go west across the river. However, he returned saying that he was not to go, and shortly thereafter was murdered in the Carthage Jail.
Joseph Smith believed Jesus would return in the Rocky Mountains, west of the river. In what has become known as the “White Horse Prophecy,” or Rocky Mountain Prophecy, allegedly given in 1843, Smith wrote:
You will go to the Rocky Mountains and you will be a great and mighty people established there, which I will call the White Horse of peace and safety…. Peace will be taken from the earth and there will be peace only in the Rocky Mountains.[xxvii]
After Joseph Smith’s death, Brigham Young set out to find a place for his followers. Since most governors in the eastern states had refused to grant asylum to the Mormons to protect them from persecution, and because Joseph Smith had said they should go to the Rocky Mountains, most Mormons left Nauvoo in February of 1846, and headed for the Rocky Mountains.
Joseph Smith was Right
Joseph Smith was right. Jesus did return to his temple in the Rocky Mountains. Although he was somewhat of a scoundrel with many iniquities, the greatness of Joseph Smith is that he was the only man who directed his followers to go to the Rocky Mountains where Jesus would return. Thus, he was a true seer.
One of the main visions of Joseph Smith was:
You will see the Constitution of the United States almost destroyed. It will hang by a thread, as it were, and that thread as fine as the finest silk fiber…. A terrible revolution will take place in the land of America, such as has never been seen before, for the land will be left without a supreme government, and every species of wickedness will be rampant. It will be so terrible that father will be against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother. The most terrible scenes of murder and bloodshed and rapine that have ever been looked upon will take place…. Peace will be taken from the earth, there will be no place of safety except in the Rocky Mountains. This will cause many hundreds and thousands of the honest in heart to gather there; not because they would be Saints, but for safety and because they would not take the sword against their neighbor.
The prophet Joseph Smith was shown the doings of Negroes in America at this time, and the scene was so terrible that he could not bear to look upon it any longer, and he asked the Lord to close this scene from his vision. The race rioting was too horrible to view.[xxviii]
Baha’u’llah said many things similar to this. We are into the “Day of Judgment,” where everyone will be paid for what they have done.
Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense, to repay every one for what he has done.[xxix]
The Perversity of All Religion
Each of the approximately 22,000 sects of Christianity point to the other sects, saying they are perverse. As the Baha’is were supposed to be the ones that led the people out of their religious marasmus, they are more perverse than the rest. They were given a clear and distinct Covenant for the unity of the faith, which they have grievously violated.
The world is in travail, and its agitation waxeth day by day. Its face is turned toward waywardness and unbelief. Such shall be its plight, that to disclose it now would not be meet and seemly. Its perversity will long continue. And when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which 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.[xxx]
The prophecies of the destruction of America are not unique to the Mormon faith. George Washington was given a similar vision. In his vision he saw the United States involved in three great wars, the third being the worst, but rose from the ashes. The fact that George Washington had this vision was common knowledge among the founding fathers of this country.
Because the founding fathers believed they knew the future of this country, they put the PHOENIX bird as the original symbol on the Great Seal of the United States. The legend of the Phoenix bird is that it lives for centuries, and is finally consumed in a fire of its own making. Then, it rises in youthful freshness from its own ashes. Later, since the Phoenix bird was actually a legendary bird, they chose the eagle to represent the Phoenix bird. The founding fathers knew the fate of this country, that by its own act it will cause a nuclear war where the United States will be the most destroyed country in the world. This is in the works now. The United States, by its own actions, causes New York City, the seat of the beast, to be nuked.
And the fifth angel[xxxi] poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast [the UN building in New York City].[xxxii]
The United States will be burned to a cinder. Out of its ashes will arise a new Phoenix bird, which will be spiritual, established by the teachings of the return of Jesus. These four beasts (that is, what is left of them) will become the first Baha’i States.
[i] Revelation 5:6,7
[ii] Ibid., 8-10
[iii] Revelation 6:1,2
“And God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth’” (Genesis 9:12,13).
[iv] Revelation 19:11-16
[vi] J.E. Esslemont, Baha’u’llah and the New Era (Wilmette, IL: Baha’i Publishing Trust, 1970 ed.) 249, 250.
[vii] Zechariah 3:1-9 KJV
[viii] Zechariah 3:9, other Bibles translate this as “the land.”
[ix] Great Encyclopedic Dictionary, Readers Digest.
[x] Le-land\’le-land\ [fr. A surname] Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary.
[xi] Revelation 19:11, 12 KJV
[xii] The stone wall is considered as one stone that surrounds the prison in Deer Lodge, Montana.
[xiii] Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary.
[xiv] Zechariah 3:7 KJV
[xv] John 8:58
[xvi] Leland was the only Promised One who entered prison on August 8 and spent his first full day in prison on August 9, 1969, the date given by the prophet George Williams. Williams prophesied that Jesus, a descendant of the King of Denmark, would come to a temple built of stone from the surrounding mountains in Deer Lodge, Montana on August 9, 1969. This was the very day that Dr. Leland Jensen spent his first full day with the “stone with seven eyes” before him.
[xvii] I Corinthians 15:24-28 KJV
[xviii] The injustices inflicted upon Dr. Leland Jensen by a very corrupt society of this day.
[xix] Zechariah 3:9 KJV
[xx] Zechariah 3:10 KJV
[xxi] R. A. Brown, Memories of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, 117.
[xxii] Joseph, who was the youngest son of Jacob.
[xxiii] Spencer, Have You Witnessed to a Mormon Lately? 207.
[xxiv] Wayne L. Cowdrey, Howard A. David, Arthur Vanick, Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon? The Spalding Enigma (St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 2005) 74.
[xxv] Charles A. Shook, The True Origin of Mormon Polygamy (Cincinnati, OH: The Standard Publishing Company, 1910). It was also cited by Dr. W. L. Dodd, Early History of Amity, Pa. 1770-1870 (Private publication, 1940).
[xxvi] Pilgrim notes of Ramona Browne, in Memories of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, 117.
[xxvii] Wing Anderson, Prophetic Years 1947-1953 (Los Angeles, CA: The Kosmon Press, 1946) 34.
[xxviii] Normon C. Pierce, The Three-and-One-Half Years 14, 15.
[xxix] Revelation 22:12
[xxx] Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah (Wilmette, IL: The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the US, 1952) 118, 119.
[xxxi] This pertains to Islam.
[xxxii] Revelation 16:10 KJV
The Advent of the City of God, the New Jerusalem, with the Street of the City as Pure Gold
The prophecies for the establishment of the Holy City in America are as old as the hills. Isaiah tells us that Jesus will come in the mountains of the Northwest.
Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee [Jesus], and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages [David’s lineage]; That thou mayest say to the prisoners [in the Montana State Prison], Go forth; to them that are in darkness [the Christians and the Covenant-breaking Baha’is], Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.… And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted. Behold, these shall come from far [America]: and, lo, these from the north and from the west [northwest]; and these from the land [Leland] of Sinim.[i]
Montana is a northern state bordering on Canada. Deer Lodge is in the Rocky Mountains in the far west of Montana, fulfilling the prophecy of coming in the mountains of the North and West. There are numerous prophecies concerning Jesus coming in the West, in America, and in Deer Lodge.
Two Mountains of Brass
The Mormons thought Jesus would come to the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City in Utah. But George Williams, who was associated with the Mormons, prophesied and had visions where he saw Jesus coming in the Deer Lodge Valley in Montana, where the temple of God, the City of the Great King, the New Jerusalem, is to be built.
In Hebrew, the word for copper and brass is the same. On either end of the Deer Lodge Valley (where the prison is located in the city of Deer Lodge), are the world’s two largest mountains of copper in Lincoln, Montana, and Butte, Montana.
AND I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.[ii]
Butte is called the ‘Richest Hill on earth.’ In 1900, Butte produced about one-quarter of the United States’ copper output, and one-seventh of the world’s copper![iii] Butte is also called the city a mile high and a mile deep. It is a mile high in the Rocky Mountains, and a mile deep with copper mines. Likewise, it is known that Lincoln, Montana has even more copper than Butte, though it hasn’t been tapped yet.
It is between these two mountains of brass that the Old Montana Prison in Deer Lodge was built. It has a wall surrounding it, with seven towers in the walls. This structure fulfills the prophecy in the book of Ezekiel for the seven-towered temple called Ezekiel’s Temple. This is the location that was foretold for the return of Jesus to enter through the eastern gate of Tower #7, between the two pillars of Jachin and Boaz (representing Jesus and Baha’u’llah). According to the Bible, Boaz and Jachin were two copper, brass, or bronze pillars which stood in the porch of Solomon’s Temple, the first temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 7:21).
From the prison in Deer Lodge, between these two mountains of brass (Lincoln and Butte), the chariots of God and His heavenly army, led by the return of Jesus, will gather to be sent out into the world proclaiming the good news of the establishment of the Kingdom of God.
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; and in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grizzled and bay horses. Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? … These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.[iv]
The Mormons and Morrisites
Ten years after the Mormons entered the Great Salt Lake area in Utah in 1857, they had become very corrupt under the leadership of Brigham Young. Around this time, a man by the name of Joseph Morris rose up in opposition to the corruption of Brigham Young. He was a relatively unknown Mormon. Like Martin Luther who in his day was just one simple monk against the great Pope, Morris had no intention of starting his own religion. He just wanted to reform the Mormon Church in Utah and get rid of all the corruption so they could continue on their true path. Like the Pope refused to reform to Martin Luther’s teachings, Brigham Young would not reform and decided that Joseph Morris had to be dealt with.
Joseph Morris and the Morrisites
Upon arriving in the Salt Lake valley in 1847, Brigham Young set out to establish an independent state free from outside interference. In 1849, a petition was presented to the United States Senate. However, it was denied, partly due to the Mormon practice of polygamy, but also due to its practice of imposing duties on all goods imported into the Salt Lake region from the rest of the United States.
There were no laws prohibiting polygamy in the Territory of Utah prior to 1862. The Mormons believed it had been commanded through a “revelation” received by Joseph Smith while in Nauvoo during the year 1843. The practice, held in secret for many years, was made known to only a few whom Smith felt were ready to understand celestial marriage and plurality of wives. In August 1842, Smith wrote:
If we seek first the kingdom of God, all good things will be added. So with Solomon. First he asked wisdom and God gave it to him, and with it every desire of his heart, even things which might be considered abominable to all who understand the order of heaven only in part, but which in reality were right, because God gave and sanctioned them by special revelation.[v]
In the biography of Lorenzo Snow, it is related that Joseph Smith knew he had been commanded to go forward, set the example, and establish celestial plural marriage. If not, then his priesthood would be taken from him and he would be destroyed.
John D. Lee said Smith “dared not proclaim it publicly.”[vi] It was not until a conference was held in Salt Lake City on August 28, 1852, that the concept of plural wives was made public and Orson Pratt was called upon to address the conference on the subject.
We shall endeavor… to set forth before this enlightened assembly some of the causes why the Almighty has revealed such a doctrine, and why it is considered a part and portion of our religious faith.
The Mormons believed the government would not interfere with practicing their religious beliefs and ideas.
I believe that they will not, under our present form of government, try us for treason…. I think, if I am not mistaken, that the constitution gives the privilege to all of the inhabitants of this country, of the free exercise of their religious notions, and the freedom of their faith and the practice of it. Then, if I can be proved to a demonstration that the Latter-Day Saints have actually embraced, as a part and portion of their religion, the doctrine of a plurality of wives, it is constitutional. And should there ever be laws enacted by this government to restrict them from the free exercise of their religion, such laws must be unconstitutional.[vii]
Others contend that Brigham Young started the practice of polygamy, rather than Joseph Smith. Different Mormon sects believe different things about whether the practice of polygamy was started by Brigham Young or Joseph Smith. The Story of the Church, written by Inez Smith Davis, is a history of the Reformed Mormons, who broke away from Brigham Young’s Latter-Day Saints. In The Story of the Church we read:
An eminent jurist, Federal Judge John E. Philips reviewed the evidence presented by the polygamous Utah Mormon Church [of Brigham Young], in legal proceedings wherein the origin of the doctrine and practice of polygamy was a vital issue, and held that Brigham Young, not Joseph Smith, was the author and instigator of that… doctrine.[viii]
Some Mormon sects, and certainly non-Mormons, considered the practice of polygamy to be an abomination. The national platform for the newly formed Republican Party in the year 1856 called for the abolition of slavery and polygamy. The idea of polygamy had a greater impact upon those Mormons who had recently arrived from Europe, than it had upon those who had once been with Joseph Smith, and then followed Brigham Young. Historical accounts state Brigham Young had assumed complete dictatorial power, and in 1856 called for a reformation within the Church. When his denunciations of the believers went unheeded, he became still plainer in his language. In a sermon given on October 6, 1855, Young talked about the “stealing, lying, deceiving, wickedness, and covetousness” of the Elders. He stated:
“Live on here, then you poor miserable curses, until the time of retribution, when your heads will have to be severed from your bodies….”
Again, on February 24, 1856, Young declared. “I am not afraid of all hell, nor of all the world, in laying judgement to the line when the Lord says so…. The time is coming when justice will be laid to the line and righteousness to the plummet; when we shall take the old broadsword and ask, Are you for God? And if you are not on the Lord’s side, you will be hewn down.”[ix]
Out of this radical view of punishment for any offender, began what is referred to as The Reformation. It is related that Young had created a system so perfected, that the life of no man held any value, and no person once having come to the valley, could leave it alive without the Church’s consent.
It is little wonder that there were those who believed that Young had taken them far from what their purpose had been─to prepare for the kingdom of God on earth and the coming of Christ. The government in Washington and the people of the eastern states knew a good deal more about Mormonism and their polygamous practices in 1856, than they had when Young had been appointed as Utah’s first territorial governor in 1850. Eastern newspapers had aroused public interest in the events taking place in Utah, and politicians began to take special note of the events as well. Stephen Douglas, one-time ally to the Mormons, called for the removal of Brigham Young and all his followers from office. The Mormons were still demanding statehood and they had sent new constitution to Washington. Congress ignored their request, and the chairman of the House Committee on Territories refused to present their constitution to the House.
In his first annual message to Congress in 1857, President Buchanan made it clear that the Constitution of the United States must be protected. He believed that no government existed within Utah, other than the despotism of Brigham Young. Acting to preserve the laws and Constitution, he sent a new governor and other federal officers to Utah, along with a military force for their protection. The confrontation that ensued, known as the Utah War or Mormon War, lasted from May of 1857 to July of 1858.
Brigham Young did not take the arrival of troops lightly. In a meeting with Captain Van Vliet, who had been sent into the valley to ascertain the condition of the Mormons, Young recited to him all the past trials that the Mormons had suffered further east. He stated that the people of Utah were determined to resist any and all persecution, and that no troops would be permitted to enter into the Salt Lake Valley. Captain Van Vliet summed up his view of the situation by stating that it would not be difficult for the Mormons to prevent the entrance of the approaching military force that season. Vliet said he thought Young and his followers would not resort to actual hostilities until the last moment, but at that point, they would likely burn the grass, stampede the animals, and cause delay in every manner. The Mormon Legion carefully watched any movement of the federal troops and on a couple of occasions, they captured and burned wagon trains carrying food and supplies. The situation was rapidly becoming critical, as winter was about to set in. Federal troops were having difficulty moving about. Many of their animals were starving or freezing to death.
Colonel Johnston reported to his headquarters back east that he believed the Mormons would do anything to hold and occupy the territory, regardless of the authority of the United States. Correspondences between the Federals and Brigham Young went on for some time. Young appealed to a Colonel Alexander to return east saying, “I have yet to learn that United States officers are implicitly bound to obey the dictum of a despotic President, in violating the most sacred constitutional rights of American citizens.” Alexander replied to his letter by repeating his desire to avoid any bloodshed, saying that his troops had the right to self-defense, and it was up to Young as to what the outcome would be. Young remained as defiant as ever.
Federal troops entered the Salt Lake Valley in the Spring of 1858, and when news of their approach reached the people in the valley, all church activities ceased. It appeared that open war between the government of the United States and the Mormons was now inevitable. Peace commissioners were sent with instructions by the Secretary of War to circulate a proclamation issued by the President, throughout Utah. Preparations by the government were made. Although there were two full regiments ordered to the territory, they were not sent in at that time. An arrangement for peace was ultimately made. After all the preparation for active hostilities, not one shot was fired. News that the Mormons had dropped their resistance reached federal troops in the area on the second day after they had started for Salt Lake City. Upon entering the city, however, nothing was visible to indicate any real abandonment of the hostile attitude of the Mormons. The Secretary of War placed them under military supervision, and in September of 1862, the Third California Infantry and a part of the Second California Cavalry arrived in the Utah Territory under the command of Colonel P.E. Conner, and established Fort Douglas overlooking Salt Lake City.
Into this scenario, a man by the name of Joseph Morris, an English convert to Mormonism, arrived. Those who followed him became known as Morrisites. It was his mission, much like that of the great Christian reformer Martin Luther, to separate a group of pure-hearted people from the mainstream Mormon Church, which by that time had deviated from its course. The Morrisites consider the reformer Joseph Morris to be a martyr and a foreshadower or forerunner of the one that they considered to be their true prophet, George Williams, who came later.
Joseph Morris was a relatively unknown Mormon, similar to Martin Luther who, in his day, was just one simple monk against the great Pope. Like Luther, Morris had no intention of starting his own religion. He just wanted to reform the Mormon Church in Utah and get rid of all their corruption so the Mormons could continue on their true path. However, Brigham Young refused to reform, just like the Pope refused to reform in Martin Luther’s time. Luther, when he made his declaration, was protected from the Pope by eight German princes. For Morris, as long as the US government remained in the Utah territory, he and his followers were safe.
In 1861, with the outbreak of civil war, federal troops were called back east and Camp Floyd was deserted. With federal troops removed from Salt Lake City, the Mormon Militia had full control, and activities against the Morrisites escalated.
It would not be until the fall of 1862 that Colonel Connor would arrive, with his troops first stationed 70 miles away from the Salt Lake Valley at Fort Ruby. His orders were to protect the Overland Stage and Pacific Telegraph right-of-way, and also to act as a force of observation to forestall any activity between the Mormons and Southern sympathizers who might be seeking to secure the Southwest for the Confederacy. A month later, Colonel Connor established Camp Douglas directly overlooking Salt Lake City.
Death of Joseph Morris
Joseph Morris immigrated to Utah in 1853, residing in several locations until finally settling in South Weber. He began claiming that he was a prophet and had received revelations. In 1857, he announced his first official revelation, establishing his prophetic calling and putting him at odds with Brigham Young. He was able to gather a considerable following, mainly due to the fact that he and his followers were all against the Mormon practice of polygamy. Morris, along with several other followers, was excommunicated from the church in 1861, whereupon Morris organized a new church. In the same year, he began to prophesy that the second advent of Christ would occur later that year. He called upon his followers to gather at Kingston Fort. Due to their expectation of Christ’s immediate return, the Morrisites were largely a communal community, and they held all things in common. Morris designated specific days for the return of Christ. However, each date went unfulfilled as far as the Morrisites could tell. As each date went by, some members would recover their possessions from the community and leave. Three men, William Jones, John Jensen, and Lars Geertsen, decided to leave and take a load of grain that was being sent to Kaysville for milling. The Morrisites sent a group of men after them and upon their capture, held the men in a small cabin. Geertsen managed to escape. The wives of the other two men petitioned the territorial government for assistance, and when word reached Chief Justice John F. Kinney (a non-Mormon), he issued a writ of habeas corpus on May 24, 1862. Habeas corpus is a writ that is used to bring a party who has been criminally convicted in a state, into federal court. Usually, writs of habeas corpus are used to review the legality of the party’s arrest, imprisonment, or detention.
The Morrisites ignored the writ, and on June 10, 1862, Judge Kinney issued a second writ, which charged Morris and several others with contempt of court. The Acting Governor of the Utah Territory, Frank Fuller, ordered the militia to enforce the process of the court. The Morrisites, having been excommunicated from the Mormon church, did not feel they were under the stern civil law of Brigham Young.
On June 13, 1862, Deputy Sheriff Robert T. Burton arrived at Kingston Fort to enforce the process of the court, and sent word for Morris to surrender. Not receivng a response, he ordered two warning shots to be fired over the fort. The second ball fell short and ricocheted into the fort, killing two women, and injuring a third. Both sides waited through the second day, and on the third day a flag of truce was raised by the Morrisites. What happened next depends on whose account one chooses to believe. Most Morrisite accounts agree with one another, but differ greatly from the accounts given by the Mormons.
Some accounts state that Deputy Burton, along with approximately thirty members of the militia, rode into the fort demanding Morris’ surrender. Morris wished to address his followers and when he began to speak, Burton shot him dead, saying, “I want no more of your apostacy.” Burton then shot one of Morris’ followers, and when a woman came running, he shot her as well, along with another woman who tried to help Morris. Alexander Dew related that Burton could have easily arrested Morris.
Whereas a Mormon account says when he was told to surrender, Morris shouted, “All who are for me and my God, in life or in death, follow me!” How this was interpreted by Burton isn’t known, but immediately, shots rang out. Apparently some of the shooters believed the Morristes were attempting to reach for their rifles that had been surrendered.
By the time it was over, ninety Morrisite men were taken to Salt Lake City to stand trial on charges of murdering two posse members, and resisting due process of law. Seven of the men were convicted, but they were later pardoned by Governor Harding, who was the newly appointed Governor after Acting Governor Fuller was relieved of the office on July 7, 1862. Governor Harding was revolted by the incident, believing it to be an oppressive religious war within the territory, orchestrated by Brigham Young. His sentiments were instrumental in President Lincoln’s orders for federal troops to be resent to Utah. Brigham Young was not pleased.
…and as for those whom Abraham Lincoln has sent here if they meddle with our domestic affairs I will send them to hell across lots; and as for those apostates running around here, they will probably fall down and their bowels will gush out, or they will bleed somewhere else.[x]
The pardoning of the Morrisites increased the feelings of bitterness and hatred between the Mormons and Morrisites. When Colonel Connor arrived in Utah in October of 1862, he immediately established Camp Douglas (later named Fort Douglas), and many of the Morrisites moved to the fort for protection and employment. Then in the spring of 1863, now General Connor announced that all who wished to leave could do so. So many desired to leave, that two wagon trains formed. On May 5, both wagon trains left the fort, the first headed to Carson City, Nevada, and the second to Soda Springs, Idaho, led by General Connor.
In 1863, the Morrisites were still feeling the pain of their sudden loss of leadership. In Idaho, they established a small town known as Morristown. Attempts at farming proved unsuccessful due to the cold weather, and during the second winter much of the livestock died and five successive grain crops were destroyed. After this, the Morrisites scattered in different directions, some to Nevada and California, while others went to Council Bluffs in Omaha. The largest group settled in Montana, attracted by the discovery of gold. This was not the only reason they went to Montana. It was around this time that George Williams appeared on the scene. Williams never became a Morrisite, however it was the Morrisites who accepted him as their prophet.
A year earlier, in 1862, George Williams had received his first vision.
After leading a blameless life, and searching after the treasures of eternity, through the gospel of Christ, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I was on the 15th day of April A.D. 1862, riding on my spirited mare by the slope of the western range of mountains, near Hacker’s Canyon, in Salt Lake Valley, Utah, when snow began to fall in a marvelous manner. A cloud appeared in the north and became agitated, and speedily formed an enormous archway, spanning the entire valley.
On each side of the arch were massive pillars of light, constructed with fine skill, and folding doors studded with golden bolts. Beholding this heavenly appearance, I alighted from my horse, and allowed it to escape. While meditating this scene, the eyes of my understanding were opened by the spirit of God, so as to understand the things of God as they were from eternity.
The folding doors were thrown back, and the highway to the eternal world was opened before me, and a voice strengthened me saying: “Fear not, thou greatly beloved of the Lord, these are they that form a portion of the armies of heaven.” Beyond the folding doors I saw a countless host of horses, and they who sat upon them had on breast-plates of fire, and diamonds, and helmets of precious stones, and out of the nostrils of the horses came fire and smoke, and their riders had large swords, and their faces were lightened as the sun.[xi]
The two massive pillars he saw in his vision correspond to the two mountains of brass that the four chariots of the armies of heaven are prophesied to come forth from in Zechariah chapter 6. The two mountains of brass are in Lincoln and Butte, Montana.
Williams’ vision, first circulated in hand-written form, was later published in 1899 by John Eardley, in a publication that contained Williams’ prophecies and visions.
In the spring of 1863, corresponding exactly to the time of Baha’u’llah’s proclamation in the Garden of Ridvan on April 21, 1863, George Williams, following the direction of God, proclaimed himself to the Morrisite community. He declared that Deer Lodge, Montana was the sacred spot foreordained in all the books of God to be the site for the Heavenly City, the “City of the Great King,” described in the Bible in the book of Revelation as the “New Jerusalem.”
At once with joyful hearts and renewed vigor, the seemingly beaten band of Morrisites were now set aglow with a new zeal, for they had been saved and redeemed, just as Morris had promised they would be. With the vision of the seer Williams, a band of Morrisites gathered their scant material possessions together and moved to the Deer Lodge Valley. For them, this was the home of the Promised Land. Some immediately moved to Deer Lodge, while others joined them later.
Here they built the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, and paved the streets with pure gold, and the city was pure gold. The city was built foursquare; its length, breadth, and height are equal.[xii] The city of Deer Lodge is one mile wide, one mile long, and one mile high─a cube─that is, it is one mile above sea level. There is also a river where they panned for gold, flowing a little way west of Deer Lodge, called Gold Creek.
Most of the Morrisites, upon arriving in the Deer Lodge Valley, went to work in the placer gold mines, where they were paid in gold. They used their pay for the building of the streets and the city. Thus, the city and the streets were paid for with gold, or, in other words, they were paved with gold.
By the 1870s, the majority of the rest of the Morrisites joined their friends in Deer Lodge to await the return of Jesus in that city, “the City of the Great King.”
Williams told the Morrisites to build a temple in Deer Lodge with stones from the surrounding mountains, for he said Jesus would come and enter the temple. He said they should look for Jesus at the temple on August 9. The Morrisites never built the temple. Instead, they built a small wooden church, not in Deer Lodge, but about 5 miles south of Deer Lodge. In this small wooden church, they assembled every year on August 9, in a great event, to await the return of Jesus.
As God had foreordained, the State of Montana wound up building the temple for them, out of rocks and stones from the surrounding mountains. The return of Jesus entered that temple in the evening of August 8, 1969, when he, Leland─the Land─entered the Montana State Prison, placed there by God. Leland spent his first full day in that temple on August 9, 1969. On that same day, the Morrisites assembled at their wooden church to wait for the coming of Jesus. The prophecy given to them by Williams had told them to wait on August 9 for Jesus to enter a temple built of stones from the surrounding mountains, not a wooden church. Thus, the Morrisites missed the return of Jesus because they were looking for him in the wrong place. They were waiting in a wooden church south of Deer Lodge, whereas Jesus was prophesied to come in the temple in the City of Gold of the Great King.
August 9, 1969 was the last time the Morrisites would meet to wait for the return of Jesus.[xiii] However, the return of Jesus had already come in the temple inside the City of Gold. If the Morrisites had followed the instructions of Williams more carefully, they would not have missed their hearts’ desire. They did not expect the return of Jesus to come in prison, even though it had been prophesied by both Williams and by Jesus on His first coming, that he would to return in prison, and he would separate the sheep from the goats.
Williams’ Other Visions
Williams was specific and clear that it would be the return of Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, and not the second coming of Christ (Baha’u’llah, the descendant of David), who would appear in Deer Lodge! Williams’ prophecy of the return of Jesus in prison was specifically referring to the return of Jesus the High Priest. He entitled his prophecy “the high priesthood returns.” Williams and the Morrisites were really into the return of Jesus being of the order of Melchizedek (as the High Priest), and they held that Williams was the one representing him during his time. The following clarifies that it was not Jesus Christ, but Jesus the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, that Williams prophesied.
You also wish to know something of Melchizedek─the real Melchizedek [Jesus the High Priest], not one representing him [Williams]. Now mark the first time we hear of him, he declared to be the King of Salem or Peace. Here is brought out the bread and wine to Abraham, our faithful friend and brother. It is not written what was said at this interview; but I have no doubt it would be the same as said to the 12, at his last supper when he takes the bread and also the cup saying: “Take, eat and drink, all of you, for this is my body broken, and my blood shed for you. There he stood [Jesus the High Priest] without a scar.[xiv]
Williams also gave the astounding fact that the return of Jesus the High Priest will be from the royal line (genealogy) of the Kings of Denmark. Most of the Morrisites were Danes (of the tribe of Dan) that had migrated to Danmark. The Danes were different from the Christians and the Mormons, in that they were not waiting for Jesus to descend from the sky, but rather thought he would be born from the lineage of the Kings of Danmark, or Denmark. Dr. Leland Jensen is a full-blooded Dane on both his mother’s (Petersen) and his father’s (Jensen) side. His father’s line goes back to the royalty of Denmark, fulfilling Williams’ prophecy.
Williams gives the clearest picture of all! Unlike the myths of the majority of Christians waiting for Jesus to come down out of the physical sky on a physical cloud, the Morrisites were awaiting the return of Jesus for over 100 years as a descendant of the Kings of Denmark, a real person, to be imprisoned in the city of Deer Lodge in a stone building that was both a prison and Ezekiel’s seven-towered temple. He would be wearing a “dirty garment” as his charge, which the Bab and Baha’u’llah, though in prison, did not have. He would arrive on the day of August 9, 1969. Williams said that he knew his new name (which we know is Leland, or “the Land,” Ha Eretz (see Zechariah 3:9), but he said it was not for him to reveal. Williams also knew that the mission as the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek was to open the scroll of the Covenant and to go by the Law of the Book of the Covenant (Will and Testament) in order to establish his Father’s Kingdom.
As a capstone to this brief segment on Williams’ prophecies, is a most remarkable vision of special interest to Baha’is, as well as to all the people of the world. In an astounding vision in which Muhammad appeared to George Williams, he was instructed to send a messenger from Deer Lodge, Montana, to Constantinople (now Istanbul) and rebuke the Sultan of the Turkish Empire, Abdu’l-Aziz, who is the one that imprisoned Baha’u’llah unjustly. Williams prophesied that the Ottoman Empire would be torn down for this evil deed and that the Sultan would lose his power, which he did. The most astounding feature of Williams’ vision of Muhammad is that at the end of it, Williams hears a multitude of angels singing the most beautiful sound he had ever heard. Williams received the blessing of the new name of God, brought by Baha’u’llah.
Cainan [George Williams] bowed consent and then a pause. Muhammad said, “My time is expired. Farewell.” I heard now a loud rushing, it seemed of a thousand voices, the most distinctive sound was Allah Abbah. This proceeded from the same body of light that swept past taking my visitor which I watched till I could see no more. And the voices left their memory, the sweetest ever mortal heard.[xv]
As John the Baptist was the forerunner for Jesus the Christ, and as the Bab was the forerunner to Baha’u’llah, likewise, the forerunners for Dr. Leland Jensen were George Williams and the Morrisites. The Deer Lodge Valley was pioneered and settled specifically for his coming. This was so all the people of the world could be assured through this proof, that Dr. Leland Jensen is the authentic establisher of the Baha’i Faith, authorized to re-establish what the Covenant-breaking Hands threw out.
The purpose of these prophecies is to establish beyond any doubt whatsoever (through proofs) what the true and full station, mission, and authority of Dr. Jensen is. In Some Answered Questions, ‘Abdu’l-Baha states that the fulfillment of prophecy is the criteria for recognizing the authenticity of the Promised Ones. When we see that they fulfill the prophecies from a number of established sources, like the Biblical proofs given for Jesus on His first coming, and the prophecies for the coming of Baha’u’llah, then we can see these Promised Ones are authentic, and we can believe in them, as authenticity is the criteria for believability. God has been very gracious in sending His Son back at this time of great trouble before the great catastrophe, to guide those with pure hearts.[xvi]
The Return of Jesus Is Not a Manifestation
Consider thou the Day of Resurrection. Were God to pronounce the lowliest of creatures among the faithful to be the First One to believe in the Bayan, thou shouldst have no misgivings about it and must be of them that truly believe. In this station look not upon human limitations and names but rather upon that whereby the rank of the First One to believe is vindicated, which is faith in God, and recognition of His being and assurance in the fulfillment of His irresistible and binding command. Consider thou the Revelation of the Point of the Bayan [the Bab]─exalted is His glory. He pronounced the First One to believe in Him [Mulla Husayn] to be Muhammad, the Messenger of God. [Yet Mulla Husayn was not a Manifestation! Rather, he was a follower of the Manifestation!] Does it beseem a man to dispute with Him by saying that this man is from Persia, the Other from Arabia, or this one was called Husayn while the Other bore the name Muhammad? Nay, I swear by God’s holy Being, the Exalted, the Most Great. Surely no man of intelligence and insight would ever pay attention unto limitations or names, but rather unto that with which Muhammad was invested, which was none other than the Cause of God. Such a man of insight would likewise consider [Mulla] Husayn and the position he occupied in the Cause of God, the Omnipotent, the Exalted, the Knowing, the Wise.[xvii]
Since Mulla Husayn, the “First One” to believe in God in the Dispensation of the Bayan, was invested with command similar to that which Muhammad the Messenger of God was invested, therefore the Bab pronounced Mulla Husayn to be the return and resurrection of Muhammad. This station [although Mulla Husayn was not a Manifestation] is sanctified from every limitation or name, and naught can be seen therein but God, the One, the Peerless, the All-Knowing.
The Bab was the Promised Manifestation of Islam. Mullah Husayn, the “First One” to fully believe in and comprehend the Bab’s Revelation, was invested with the station of being the return and resurrection of Muhammad, even though Mullah Husayn was not himself a Manifestation of God like the Bab, but rather, was His follower. The coming of Baha’u’llah is that of the second coming of Christ, the fulfillment of Christianity. Likewise, the First One in this great Revelation, the establisher of the Baha’i Faith, holds the station of the return and resurrection of Jesus, without being a Manifestation of God, the same as Mulla Husayn was not a Manifestation of God, yet he was the return of Muhammad.
The Danish Connection
The concept of the return of Jesus and the City of Gold which is to be in America wasn’t first visualized by Joseph Smith, but goes all the way back in history.
The Voyage of St. Brendan
One of the most popular books in Europe prior to and at the time of Columbus was called The Voyage of St. Brendan. In that book, Irish monks have a vision of a maiden who describes the United States to them as a great land across the Western Sea, divided in half by a mighty river (the Mississippi). She then gives the prophecy that the second coming of Jesus is to be in the US.[xviii]
This book was very popular, and its graphic imagery and prophecy prompted both Columbus and the Danish Vikings before him (who were in search of Valhalla) to travel to America. The Voyage of St. Brendan was written around 600 AD! In his book, St. Brendan describes his voyage, giving very specific details about sea-lanes and routes. By reading this book, Columbus had all the necessary information on how to get to America.
For Instance, Christopher Columbus from information based upon known and provable facts drew conclusions which led him unerringly across the vast ocean to the unknown continent of America.[xix]
Columbus and His Book of Prophecy
Columbus came to America looking for the return of Jesus which he knew, according to prophecy, had to be in America. Columbus was a very religious man and he believed that he was fulfilling prophecy by coming to America. Columbus wrote his Book of Prophecy, which he gave to the Queen and King of Spain in order to get money for his voyage. Upon entering the Gulf of Pariah and seeing the fresh water there, he proclaimed that he had discovered the paradise of Adam and Eve, where he believed he would find Jesus and the heavenly temple and the City of Gold (New Jerusalem), and usher in the 1000 years of peace.
Before Columbus, the Vikings came to America looking for about the same thing. Where did this information come from, which St. Brendan, the Vikings, and Columbus used to come to America?
The name Dan, in Hebrew, means Judge. When Jacob blessed his sons, he blessed Dan to be the judge and to be the intellectual.
Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way….”[xx]
The serpent is the symbol of the intellect. As such, the Dans had a very important role to play in the plan of God. In 721 BC, Shalmaneser V, King of Assyria [who conquered the ten tribes of Israel], did carry away Israel into Assyria and put them in Halah and in Habor and the cities of the Medes,[xxi] which are modern-day Iraq and Iran. The Dans, who were the intellectuals, were too smart to remain in captivity and be absorbed into the culture of their pagan captors.
After leaving Assyrian captivity, they inhabited for some time the land just west of the Black Sea. Then we find the rivers “Dn iester, and the Don.” Then, in either ancient or later geography, we find these way marks. Dn-aau, the Dann-inn, the Dan-aster, the Dan-dari, the Dan-ez, and the Don, the Dan and the U-don; the Eri-don, down to the Danes. “Danmark” means “Dan’s Mark.”
In Genesis 49:17 Jacob, foretelling what should befall each of the tribes, says: “Dan shall be a serpent by the way.” Another translation of the original Hebrew is “Dan shall be a serpent’s trail.” It is a significant fact that the tribe of Dan named every place they went after their father, Dan.[xxii]
This was like a serpent’s trail. The Dans left Assyria and went westward and northward into Europe. On their way, they left their name “Dan” all the way along. That is, they migrated up the Dan-ube.
The Dans were Great Civilizers
When the Dans arrived in that peninsula in the North Sea now called Denmark (Dan’s mark), they brought their civilization and religion with them. They civilized the peoples around them and ruled over them for a long time. All civilizations are the result of the Revelations of God brought by the various Manifestations.
When Shalmaneser V conquered the ten tribes of Israel in 721 BC and brought the northern tribe of Dan to Assyria, the northern tribe of Dan was in the most northern part of Israel, bordering on Syria. The southern tribe of Dan was in the southern part of Israel, bordering on Judah. This southern tribe of Dan was living on the seacoast of the Mediterranean. They took to their boats and sailed away, ending up in Ireland.
When Assyria captured Israel, these Danites struck out in their ships and sailed west through the Mediterranean and north to Ireland. Just before his death, Moses prophesied of Dan: “Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan” (Deut. 33:22). Along the shores of the Mediterranean they left their trail in “Den,” “Don,” and “Din.”
Irish annals and history show that the new settlers of Ireland, at just this time, were the “Tuatha de Danaans,” which means, translated, “Tribe of Dan.” Sometimes the same appears simply as “Tuathe de,” meaning the “people of God.” And in Ireland we find they left these “way marks:” Dans-Laugh, Dan-Sower, Dun-dalk, Dun-drum, Don-egal Bay, Don-egal City, Dun-gloe, Din-gle, Dunsmor (meaning “more Dans”). Moreover, the name Dunn in the Irish language means the same as Dan in the Hebrew: judge.[xxiii]
The symbol for the tribe of Dan is the serpent and it represents the intellect.
…the crowned serpent, has been adopted as a magical symbol of wisdom, for the true wisdom requires that man should have insight into the spiritual world.[xxiv]
The Dans brought their religion and civilization to the Irish. When they arrived, they found a mixture of beliefs among the Irish. They found that the religion of primitive Ireland was nature worship, and after a time it included the religion of some of the Mediterranean civilizations. For example, the Phoenicians, near Tyre and Sidon, brought the religion of Enoch, or Adam. Enoch was the establisher of Adam’s religion.
Adam was a Universal Manifestation of God (the other two Universal Manifestations were Jesus and Baha’u’llah).[xxv] Enoch brought Adam’s teachings around the world. Enoch was the architect for the Great Pyramid of Giza, and for the pyramids in Central America. The Hopis are waiting for the return of Enoch, who they say will have the cornerstone of the Fire Clan tablet. The main teaching of Adam was the One True Invisible God. This was corrupted by Nimrod and Semiramis who corrupted Adam’s Revelation with the trinity that crept into many of the world’s religions, such as Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. It caused the ten tribes to separate from Judah after the corruption of Solomon, who bowed down to Ashtoreth (Semiramis) and Milcom (Nimrod).[xxvi] The religion of Adam was not only monotheistic, it contributed to the development of agriculture, animal husbandry, language, and astronomy. The Arthurian legends and Stonehenge are rooted in Enoch’s religion.
However, not long after the corruption of Enoch’s, or Adam’s, religion─a corruption that had been spread by the Phoenicians who were trinitarians─the Irish also became corrupted by the trinity. This corruption was not at all like the monotheistic religion of Enoch. It was a religion with a pantheon of gods rooted in a trinity, with the head being Dagon the fish god. The attire Dagon wore is the same as the Pope wears today. After the Dans arrived in Ireland, they fought and taught against this crap of the trinity.
Later when St. Patrick, a Roman Catholic, came to Ireland wearing the garb of Satan, or Dagon, he showed how the three-leaf clover had three parts but was one leaf. Thus, he reintroduced the pagan trinitarian religion that had crept into Christianity. He drove the snakes out of Ireland when he drove the Dans (who were given the intellect that was symbolized by the snake) out of Ireland. They moved to Scotland and then finally to England where they civilized the English. This left the Irish without using their intellects, and they became Roman Catholic, with the exception of a few of them. Therefore, St. Brendan (Bran-Dan), an Irish monk, while studying the history of Ireland and the Dans, came to the knowledge of the City of Gold across the Western Sea, divided in half by a mighty river (the Mississippi). He had a vision of a maiden who gave him the prophecy of the second coming of Jesus in America. Columbus then made a voyage to America to search for the City of Gold, expecting to find the return of Jesus there, as St. Brendan had written in his book.
Columbus and His Book of Prophecy
Columbus read the book of St. Brendan, and it had maps, graphics, and directions to come to America, so when he sailed from Spain he knew exactly where he was going. Thus, Columbus came to America looking for the return of Jesus and the City of Gold. He knew according to prophecy it had to be in America. Columbus was a very religious man and he believed he was fulfilling prophecy by coming to America. Columbus wrote his Book of Prophecy and gave it to the Queen and King of Spain in order to get money for his third voyage. The Queen was very interested in the City of Gold and wanted Columbus to dig up the streets of gold, and bring the gold back to Spain. Spain at that time was in dire straits for money. They needed the money to build an armada to protect Spain from the English, who were becoming the masters of the sea. Upon entering the Gulf of Pariah, when he saw the fresh water there, Columbus proclaimed that he had discovered the Paradise of Adam and Eve, where he believed he would find Jesus and the heavenly temple and the City of Gold, New Jerusalem, and usher in 1000 years of Peace. But neither St. Brendan nor Columbus were able to find the City of Gold or the return of Jesus, due to their pagan beliefs in the trinity, with Jesus being God incarnate.
The Vikings, being of the Dans and the originators of the prophecies of the New World across the Sea, were privy to this information, as they were knowledgeable in the Revelation of Moses. The civilization of Moses was a microcosm of the macrocosm. That is, Moses’ microcosm was for a specific people, the twelve tribes of Israel, whereas Baha’u’llah’s system is for the entire world. They, the Vikings, rejected Christianity because of the trinity─God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit─as they believed in the One God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. When Solomon and the tribe of Judah bowed down to idols (Ashtoreth and Milcom), the ten tribes separated from Rehoboam, Solomon’s son and successor, because of this trinitarian paganism that Solomon bowed down to. But their (the tribe of Dan’s) religion was full of all kinds of promises, such as a new world coming. Therefore, the Vikings made a number of trips across the sea to find the fulfillment of their promise.
Most of the images we have about the Vikings are misconceptions written by pagan Christians, painting the Vikings as pagan, marauding, raiding Norsemen, worshiping many gods. Nothing could be further from the truth. Their so-called gods such as Odin, were not gods at all, but the history of their ancestors of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Jeroboam, etc. Their great god Odin was none other than Adam. The legends of the Scandinavians were not myths, but prophecies of what is now taking place in this century, having their origin in a pure Revelation from God. Also among them were those who, like Daniel, Isaiah, and other minor prophets, were able to go behind the veil and perceive the plan of God. Thus, they were able to name the players in the scenario of the Baha’i faith.
Valhalla is Baha’u’llah. The ‘V’ and the ‘B’ are interchangeable. Asgard is the world of the gods in Norse legends, but it is also a symbol of New Jerusalem spoken of in the Book of Revelation, “…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 [Baha’u’llah].”[xxvii] Balder is Shoghi Effendi. Thor, who is redheaded with a red beard, and carries a hammer, is King David, whose lineage is to exist forever. The two Christs, Jesus and Baha’u’llah, are descended from King David. The lineage of the first Christ came to an end with the passing of Jesus, as He didn’t marry and have a son. However, the lineage of David seated on the throne of David is the one that is to last forever (Psalm 89). That is, all of Baha’u’llah’s ancestors all the way back to King David were seated on the throne of David in exile. They were called exilarchs, which means exiled monarchs. This lineage is of this world. Baha’u’llah continued this lineage in His Covenant, where He passed it on to ‘Abdu’l-Baha, who then passed it on to his son Mason Remey. Then Mason Remey passed it on to his son, Joseph Pepe Remey, who passed it on to his son, and then on and on forever. Shoghi Effendi placed ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son at the head, as president, of the first International Baha’i Council, whose constitution would last for half a million years with this genealogy of King David being its presidents. This Council was to go through four stages and become the Universal House of Justice. This plan of God was derailed by the Covenant-breaking Hands when they went against Shoghi Effendi and his plan, establishing in its stead a bogus House of Justice, minus its head (a Headless Monster), doing away with the Davidic lineage that is to last forever. This Davidic lineage is the executive branch, which is an integral[xxviii] part of the Universal House of Justice. This Headless Monster of the “Hands” cannot live any more than you can live without your head.
Hammer, Belt and Gauntlets
Thor and his hammer (gavel) sits at the head of the Universal House of Justice. Thor or Thouros is another form of Zero, which means the seed. When the term seed is used it is referring to the seed of David as the executive, or head, of the Universal House of Justice (a legislative body revealed in the Revelation of Baha’u’llah), which will preside as a democratic monarchy over the entire world when the Kingdom of God on earth is established. Thor, just as Odin, does not represent any one individual in particular, but rather a position a person holds.
In addition to the hammer or gavel that Thor uses to keep the assembly in order, he has a Belt. The Belt is a symbol of the complete body of the Universal House of Justice. The succeeding executives after Shoghi Effendi are not infallible in their decisions. Only when the entire Universal House of Justice with the Davidic lineage as its president makes a decision, does it reflect the Will of God. The entire assembly as stipulated in the provisions of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha is what gives the president seated on David’s throne his strength, just as the belt of Thor gives him the strength needed to wield his mighty hammer.
The gauntlets Thor wears in order to throw and retrieve his hammer are significant as well. They symbolize of the Hands of the Cause of God. The Davidic King can appoint Hands in order to assist him in spreading the faith around the world. These Hands are to be absolutely submissive to the executive branch, and the executive branch needs the Hands to protect the faith and assist him. ‘Abdu’l-Baha outlines the duties of the Hands of the Cause of God in his Will and Testament.
My object is to show that the Hands of the Cause of God must be ever watchful and so soon as they find anyone beginning to oppose and protest the Guardian of the Cause of God, cast him out from the congregation of the people of Baha and in no wise accept any excuse from him.[xxix]
The Hands of Shoghi Effendi, after his passing, were the greatest opponents of Shoghi Effendi. They took over and prevented the Baha’is from turning to Shoghi Effendi’s successor, the first International Baha’i Council, which was the Universal House of Justice in embryo, to which all must turn. They then dismantled it entirely and substituted a freak in the place of Shoghi Effendi’s successor, which is to be abhorred because it eliminated the executive branch of Baha’u’llah’s Universal House of Justice. In addition, it did away with the lineage of David that was to last forever, and was to succeed Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and which Shoghi Effendi had placed as the president, which is a hereditary position. ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son was to function as the head of the embryonic International Baha’i Council that was to go through four stages and become the Universal House of Justice with ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son, or his son’s son, and so on, as its president.
O friends! The Hands of the Cause of God must be nominated and appointed by the Guardian of the Cause of God. All must be under his shadow and obey his command. Should any, within or without the company of the Hands of the Cause of God disobey and seek division, the wrath of God and His vengeance will be upon him, for he will have caused a breach in the true Faith of God.…
This body of the Hands of the Cause of God is under the direction of the Guardian of the Cause of God.[xxx]
Loki and His Children
LOKI is the troublemaker. Historical Loki was Nimrod, who was the son of Cush, who was the son of the cursed son of Noah named Ham. Noah had three sons with him on the Ark: Shem, the beloved son, who was given the robe of Adam (that is, he was to continue in authority the line of Adam); Japheth; and Ham, the cursed son. Upon leaving the Ark, Ham stole the robe and ran with it. This robe was then given to Ham’s son Cush, who gave it to his son Nimrod. Noah divided the Middle East into three parts. The northern part was given to Japheth, which was Siberia, stretching west to Russia. The southern portion was given to Ham, which consisted of the land south of the Mediterranean. Shem had all the land in between, that is, the Middle East all the way to the Straits of Gibraltar, including all of Europe, but not Russia.
After the flood, the animals were increasing in number faster than man was. They had sharp teeth and sharp claws, and they could run faster than man could. They caught men, tore them apart, and ate them, until it looked like man would cease to exist. Nimrod was a giant, maybe eight or nine feet tall. In a cartouche, he is pictured tearing the horns off a bull and putting them on his own head. Then he is shown tearing a lion apart with his bare hands. He is the centaur of mythology, that is, he was the first man to ride the horse. He did two great things. He started decimating the animals that were harmful, and he gathered the people into cities. His wife Semiramis, who was from a family of masons, built walls around the cities and built towers so they could look out over the walls to see if it was safe to go out and forage for food. Nimrod tamed the leopard to accompany him on his hunts for animals, just as people today use dogs for this purpose today. This is how Nimrod got his name. The Babylonian name for leopard was “nimr.” “Rod” means “to subdue.” Nimrod also trained other men into hunting parties, and they built cities all over the Middle East, all the way to the Straits of Gibraltar.
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Out of that land went forth Ashur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah: the same is a great city.[xxxi]
Thus, Nimrod was a great benefactor to the people. Also, Nimrod was a very great teacher of the religion of Adam, having the people obey the laws of Adam. Thus, a great new spiritual civilization was established, replacing the civilization of the Adamites who were drowned in the flood for becoming corrupt. Nimrod had taken over the territories of Japheth and Shem, bringing them all into his empire.
The people of Nimrod’s empire loved and eulogized Nimrod as the greatest person ever, to the point of worship, but they had some problems. They said, “Nimrod, we love you dearly but we have several concerns,” one being that the Laws of Adam were strict, and they wanted more freedom. In addition, it was very difficult for them to worship an Invisible God that they had never seen. Nimrod obliged them by doing away with the religion of Adam and His Laws, returning them back to their paganism, the worship of the the sun, moon, and stars. Nimrod proclaimed that he was Saturn and his father Cush was Jupiter. This is where we get the word Satan, from “Saturn.”
The prophet Isaiah refers to Nimrod as Lucifer.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.[xxxii]
Thus, Loki was Nimrod of history. However, the so-called legends of the Vikings were not legends but prophecies that are now being fulfilled. First, Rex King was declared to be Satan by ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son, for going against him. Rex thought he could set himself up above Baha’u’llah and make his throne in the hereafter, above that of Baha’u’llah’s.
Next was Balyuzi in conjunction with the female god, known in Norse prophecies as Hel. She is the queen of the ninth religion, Baha’i.
Loki had three children from an ogress from Jotunheim called Angrbode. that were even more terrible than himself. [The first monstrous son was Baha’u’llah’s brother Mirza Yahya who was an opponent of Baha’u’llah. The second monstrous son was Muhammad Ali who was the opponent of ‘Abdu’l-Baha.] Yet a third time Angrbode gave birth, on this occasion to a female child whom Odin cast down into the Underworld to become queen of Hel. She was given the name of Hel and made absolute ruler over many peoples of the nine worlds [the Baha’i faith] who came into her power.[xxxiii]
The Third Child of Loki: “Hel”
Just how did the “Hands” get control of the Baha’i faith? You know it just didn’t happen by itself! No way, no how! According to reason, and according to the Holy writings, the Hands were not to become reactivated and take control after they had ceased to be Hands. When your spirit leaves your body, your physical hands cease to be active, and they don’t become reactivated. They die along with the rest of the body. The same was true for the Hands of Shoghi Effendi after he passed away.
When you die, your hands also cease to be active. They no longer do things for you after you’re dead. The very same thing is true in the Baha’i faith. The Hands are appointed by, and under the direction of, a living guardian only.
O friends! The Hands of the Cause of God must be nominated and appointed by the Guardian of the Cause of God. All must be under his shadow and obey his command…. This body of the Hands is under the direction of the [living] Guardian of the Cause of God….[xxxiv]
When the guardian dies and is no longer the living guardian, he can no longer continually activate and control his Hands, just like when you die, you will not be able to activate and control your hands. Just like your hands, on your death, cease to function, so do the Hands of the guardian cease to function as Hands.[xxxv]
Shoghi Effendi appointed the Hands, and in his last letter he called the Hands the chief stewards, and indeed they were the chief stewards during his lifetime, but when he died those that had been Shoghi’s Hands, ceased to be Hands, and thus ceased to be chief stewards. That is, the Hands were only “chief stewards” during the lifetime of Shoghi Effendi. Nothing that Shoghi Effendi wrote or instituted could in any way be construed to mean that the chief stewards were to succeed Shoghi Effendi, for that would be in violation of the Will and Testament, and certainly Shoghi in no way could be in violation of the Will.
So then, just how did the Hands come to life and take control? The Baha’i world should have been cognizant of what was going on, however, they were asleep. Thus, an evil force came and did all of this. This force didn’t come to save the faith as they put forth, but to continue their positions as Hands in the faith.
This evil force had to be very astute and subtle. It had to be in a position to orchestrate with cunning a scheme using deceit, artifice, and stratagem. Nefarious violations such as the one stated above have always occurred at the very top. With Jesus, it was Judas, the most zealous apostle. With Baha’u’llah, it was His own brother Mirza Yahya. With ‘Abdu’l-Baha, it was also his brother, Muhammad Ali. Just who could this person be that put the Hands in authority? Certainly, it couldn’t be Ruhiyyih Khanum! Wasn’t she the wife of the Beloved Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, and didn’t he give her the spiritual name “Ruhiyyih Khanum,” which means “spirit-like lady?” She was so highly revered and eulogized that to even suggest she could be that evil force would be sacrilegious. If you thought for even a minute that I was in the least way inferring that she would do such a thing, you would immediately tear up this book and refuse to hear anything more that I have to say. Therefore, it is out of the question to even consider her but, since she was in a very strategic position, we must peruse this possibility if we are to identify the real culprit. She was the only one present at the passing of Shoghi Effendi. She was a Hand, and she was Shoghi Effendi’s liaison officer to the first International Baha’i Council, which was both the Universal House of Justice in its first stage, and the successor to Shoghi Effendi. Ruhiyyih was very well aware that this was Shoghi Effendi’s successor.
After she found Shoghi Effendi dead in his room while they were in London, she, as his liaison officer, sent a cable to Leroy Ioas, the secretary of the IBC in Haifa, stating that Shoghi Effendi was sick with the Asiatic flu. She requested that Leroy send cablegrams to all National Spiritual Assemblies asking for prayers from the believers for Shoghi Effendi’s recovery. As Shoghi Effendi’s liaison officer, it was assumed that Shoghi was having her request this for him. That is why she said he was only sick, because she was no longer Shoghi’s liaison officer, as he was dead. She was also no longer a Hand, as Shoghi was already dead. She then had a rendezvous with the Persian Hand Balyuzi, who was living in London. It was he who had all the other Persian Hands declare “Bada” in a secret conclave. Bada means God has broken His Covenant. After talking with Balyuzi, Ruhiyyih sent another message to the secretary of the IBC/UHJ, stating that Shoghi was dead, and requesting that the IBC (the authoritative successor to Shoghi Effendi) send cablegrams to all National Spiritual Assemblies, requesting them to inform all Local Spiritual Assemblies of his death, and to direct the believers to turn to the “Hands” (“cling institution Hands”).[xxxvi] She did this as the liaison officer, continuing her status in that position although it was now known that Shoghi was dead. The reason she sent this message to the secretary of the IBC/UHJ is that she knew that the IBC, being the embryonic UHJ, was the authoritative body that was to succeed Shoghi Effendi, to which all the Baha’is should turn after his passing. As the IBC was the authoritative body, by having the cablegram state that the Baha’i World should turn to the Hands (a non-authoritative body) instead of the IBC (the authoritative body), through use of this artifice and stratagem, she was having the IBC relinquish its authority and give it to the Hands, which is in violation of the Covenant and the Will and Testament. The IBC is the infallible Universal House of Justice in its first stage. The Hands are only servants of the guardian, and they have no authority of their own. Without a guardian they don’t even exist, much less act as an authoritative figure.
The next day Ruhiyyih Khanum sent another cablegram from London, but this time it was not to the secretary of the IBC. By-passing the IBC, she sent it directly from herself to all the National Spiritual Assemblies, to inform the mass of the Baha’is that the “Hands” would assemble and decide what to do next (“meeting Hands shortly Haifa will make announcement to Baha’i world regarding future plans”). Here she was setting up the “Hands”─a non-authoritative body that ceased to exist and function as Hands after the passing of Shoghi Effendi─to become an authoritative body in place of the genuine authoritative body, the IBC/UHJ.
This brought 18 of the 27 “Hands” to London. Mason, coming from America, arrived last. After burying Shoghi Effendi in London, they went to Haifa. There she had the “Hands” make a thorough search of Shoghi’s things to see if he had left a will. This was in order to have the “Hands,” as well as all the Baha’is, believe that this was the method in which a guardian was supposed to appoint his successor, although the Will and Testament states that the guardian must appoint his successor during his lifetime─not in a will, as this is only read after his passing. This was to derail the believers from looking for someone to be his successor, which Shoghi had already appointed, which he did in 1951 when he set up the first International Baha’i Council and sent out a cablegram announcing its formation. He appointed ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s adopted son to be the president, putting the Davidic lineage, seated on the throne of David that is to last forever, as the executive branch of the IBC/UHJ. Because the executive branch (guardianship) is a hereditary, not an elected position, the president/guardian of the IBC remains the president/guardian when it becomes the UHJ, as the guardian is the head, or president, of the UHJ for life, and then he is succeeded by his son.
Shoghi Effendi was to be succeeded by his son that was not a biological son, which was the IBC/UHJ. Shoghi Effendi was appointed Guardian of the Cause of God by ‘Abdu’l-Baha, to replace the Covenant-breaker Muhammad Ali, who was a male descendant of King David who was supposed to sit upon the throne of King David, succeeding ‘Abdu’l-Baha who was seated on the throne of David. However, Shoghi Effendi was not a male descendant of King David. He descended from David through his mother who was ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s daughter. The Davidic Kingship is passed down through the male line. Because Shoghi Effendi was a descendant through the female line, through his mother, he could not, nor could his son if he had one, be seated as the president of the Universal House of Justice. Therefore, when he set up his successor, the IBC/UHJ, he appointed ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son Mason Remey to be the head of that body. As the guardian is the head of the Universal House of Justice, therefore the head of the House of Justice is the guardian.
And now, concerning the House of Justice which God hath ordained as the source of all good and freed from all error…. By this body 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.[xxxvii]
When the so-called “Hands” finished their search and found no will, Ruhiyyih Khanum informed them that he also had no son. The idea was to convince them that the guardianship had ended. In order for her scheme to work, it was imperative for her to get rid of the guardianship. Had she brought her plan to the authoritative body, the IBC, which was set up by Shoghi to succeed him, no way, no how, would the IBC go along with this, mainly because the president of that body was ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son, the Guardian of the Cause of God, and he certainly would not allow someone to do away with the guardianship. Therefore, she bypassed what was the authoritative body and Shoghi Effendi’s successor, and went to the “Hands”─a non-authoritative group that ceased to exist as Hands with the passing of Shoghi─having them become the decisive authority in the Baha’i faith in place of the God-given IBC/UHJ. Their first decision was to get rid of the hereditary guardianship, which was the executive branch. The executive branch is an integral part of the IBC/UHJ. Without the integral part of the executive branch, there is no Universal House of Justice. What the Covenant-breaking Hands established on Mount Carmel is a Headless Monster
Ruhiyyih Khanum was the Arch Covenant-breaker in this scenario but she would not have been able to accomplish this by herself. She had a partner in this crime. Right after she discovered that Shoghi Effendi was dead, she had a rendezvous with the Persian “Hand” Balyuzi, who was living in London. It was he who had all the other Persian “Hands” go along with her scheme to take over the control of the faith, as she did not speak Persian or Arabic, the languages of nearly half the other “Hands” who did not speak English. The two of them were instrumental in getting the “Hands” to meet in a secret conclave to take up the matter of the guardianship. After the first meeting, the other “Hands” were concerned about the guardianship, and they dispersed to pray and meditate. That night the Persian “Hands” and the Western “Hands” were separated, with the Persian “Hands” staying the night at Bahji and the Western “Hands” leaving for the Western pilgrim house in Haifa. The next day when the “Hands” met again in secret conclave, Hasan Balyuzi, native to Persia, had it all set up for the Persian “Hands” to declare the guardianship ended. Right after the prayers were said, Balyuzi arose and said “Bada,” meaning, “God has broken His Covenant” (making God a Covenant-breaker). Since God didn’t give Shoghi Effendi a son, the guardianship had come to an end. He said no more, then sat down, at which point the next Persian “Hand” sitting alongside him arose, and recited the same formula. This followed with each of the Persian “Hands” reciting “Bada.” After they had finished, Ruhiyyih Khanum was the next in line, and she said she was certain Shoghi Effendi did not have a son, so Bada, the guardianship had come to an end. This was followed by the Western “Hands” all reciting the same formula.
Thus, Ruhiyyih Khanum perfectly fulfilled the role of the third child of Loki─a female who was named Hel─with Balyuzi fulfilling the role of Loki. Ruhiyyih Khanum, also known as Ruhiyyih Rabbani, didn’t just take advantage of the situation of her husband’s death, she created it. That is, she didn’t make up a plan as she went along. It was very well worked out before Shoghi Effendi died. According to prophecy, he just didn’t die, but was killed.
Odin and Frigg’s second son was Balder, a person of very good report indeed. He stood out even among the AEsir. He was the fairest of the Gods [unique],[xxxviii] so fair-haired and pale-skinned that a power of light beamed from him. Everyone loved Balder and he himself loved all things, small and large, beautiful and ugly. He lived in Breidablik, the broad gleaming Palace with his wife Nanna.[xxxix]
Balder represents Shoghi Effendi, the unique and first Guardian of the Baha’i faith. The light beaming from him is his spirituality and infallibility in setting up his administration and carrying out ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Divine Plan. He was called “The Beloved Guardian.”
Even though Balder (Shoghi Effendi) was so loving and full of light, Odin knew he would be killed. Odin also knew this was to be the first in a series of events that would lead to Ragnarok, or the doom of the gods, which is the great global catastrophe spoken of in all the world’s religions.
There are a lot of mysteries surrounding the death of Shoghi Effendi that have never been brought to light. First of all, Ruhiyyih Khanum lied when she sent out a message saying Shoghi Effendi was sick with the Asiatic flu, when he was actually already dead. She said she found him dead, but she possibly could have killed him. She didn’t call in his doctor to sign the death certificate, because he would have had a coroner’s inquest to determine the cause of death, as Shoghi Effendi was not that sick. She had Dr. Adelbert Muhlschlegel sign the death certificate, because he didn’t know the condition of Shoghi Effendi, as he was not the attending physician. Besides, he was a Baha’i and he accepted Ruhiyyih Khanum’s story without checking it out, which is extremely bad practice. As a result, we don’t know how she may have killed him, whether by poisoning his medicine or food, or suffocating him with a pillow, etc. All we know is that according to this prophecy, he was killed, and she was the one around, and she was the only one who had a motive. She was like Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab, who led the ten tribes of Israel astray. They went and served Baal and worshiped him,[xl] whereas Ruhiyyih has the Covenant-breaking Baha’is worship a Headless Monster. Also, Jezebel killed the prophets of the Lord.[xli]
After she possibly could have killed Shoghi Effendi, she went on a killing spree. She hated Shoghi Effendi because he was the guardian. Ruhiyyih was a spoiled brat, being an only child with well-to-do parents. She lived in luxury, but when she married Shoghi Effendi, everything changed. Shoghi was very frugal. Being the administrator of the guardian’s fund that Shoghi knew came from people’s donations, some of whom were poor, he was very careful not to spend money carelessly or wrongly. As a result, Ruhiyyih found herself in a lifestyle not to her liking. She saw Shoghi as a tightwad, or miser. She hated being deprived of the lifestyle she was bought up in. She knew Shoghi was not really like that, but he was like that because he was the guardian, and he was a responsible person. Therefore, it wasn’t really Shoghi Effendi that she killed, but the guardian, and she decided to go on a killing spree to wipe out the guardianship. The first thing she did was, she had the “Hands” set up a conclave of “Hands” to have the guardianship ended. In the conclave, the harebrained excuse they used to do away with the guardianship was “Bada,” that God had changed his mind. God didn’t give Shoghi a son, so the guardianship had come to an end. Ruhiyyih knew that the first International Baha’i Council was the successor to Shoghi Effendi, as she sent out her first announcements that Shoghi was sick, and then the one saying he was dead, through the council by asking the secretary of the IBC, Leroy Ioas, to inform the National Spiritual Assemblies to tell the Baha’i world that Shoghi was sick and later, that he had died. After that, she bypassed Shoghi’s son (the first International Baha’i Council), and went to a non-authoritative and unauthorized body of “Hands” (not found anywhere in the Baha’i Writings), to make a decision to have the guardianship ended. Therefore, because they were an unauthentic body of “Hands,” their decisions must be ignored and, by all means, must not to be followed. Nevertheless, their decisions were followed. Therefore, she attemped to murder thousands of succeeding guardians for the next half a million years.
She had another problem. There was a guardian who was the president of the first International Baha’i Council that was to become a World Court in 1963, and later would become a Universal House of Justice with the guardian at its head. She couldn’t let this happen, so she had the “Hands” dismantle the first International Baha’i Council that Shoghi Effendi had set up by appointing the members including the head, and which was to become a World Court in 1963. In place of the true one that Shoghi Effendi had appointed, she had them set up a bogus Universal House of Justice without its head. Thus, going against Shoghi Effendi, she chopped off the head, as if she had a chopping block or guillotine. Then she was happy as she lived on in a lifestyle of affluence like the one she had before she married Shoghi Effendi. (When I was a boy, I saved my pennies so that when we visited the temple in Wilmette, I could donate money to the Baha’i fund. I went without in order to do this.)
Death of Balyuzi
All those who break the Covenant suffer terrible deaths. ‘Abdu’l-Baha writes in the Will and Testament:
Were he to incline a hair’s breadth to the right or to the left, his deviation would be established and his utter nothingness made manifest. And now ye are witnessing how the wrath of God hath from all sides afflicted him and how he is speeding towards destruction. Ere long will ye behold him and his associates, outwardly and inwardly, condemned to utter ruin.[xlii]
Hasan Balyuzi suffered terrible guilt and remorse for his violation and his part in instigating the Persian Hands to declare Bada, that God had broken His Covenant. Below, as seen by the eyes of his son, is the terrible demise that he sank into prior to his death in 1980. Tormented by guilt and self-incrimination, he was “punished” (as his son put it) “by illness of the body and near mental breakdown” until his gruesome end.
I can still recall vividly that day of November 1957 when, as a child of thirteen, I stood on the graveside as Shoghi Effendi’s coffin was lowered into the ground. In that charged moment I can remember looking up at my father [Hasan Balyuzi] and marking how rigid and motionless he stood, his face almost devoid of expression. When he came to speak the final prayer, the one of Baha’u’llah’s which begins “Glory be to Thee, O God, for Thy manifestation of love to Mankind!” he did so almost in monotone, his voice sounding to me drained of emotion. I could not properly understand then, but believe now, in the knowledge of all that happened after, that at that moment his heart was broken. The depth of his grieving was such that he was in a state of profound shock in which his feelings were numbed so that emotion could find little outlet.
For six years after that he kept going, borne along by the force of events during a time of great crisis and momentous decisions, when the duties imposed upon him by his station as a Hand of the Cause had to be met. But after the culminating events of this period, the election of the first Universal House of Justice and the Baha’i World Congress in London in 1963, the increasingly fragile prop of physical health finally collapsed and he [Balyuzi] plunged into a dark and despairing retreat punished by illness of the body and near mental breakdown.
In her memorial article Mrs. Hoffman has written of how his mind was filled with the “foreboding of guilt for his wasted days and abdication of his responsibilities as a Hand.”[xliii]
Balyuzi must have felt like Judas after he betrayed Christ for thirty pieces of silver, but unlike Judas, who hung himself in despair, Balyuzi feared death. He was afraid that when he closed his eyes for the last time to this world, and opened them to the next world, he would realize the great punishment that awaited him, for he had committed the most great sin which is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit─he knew the truth and went against it─which is not forgiven in this world or the next. Christ on the cross said, “Father, please forgive them for they know not what they do.” He didn’t include Judas in this, for Judas knew what he did.
Note from what Balyuzi’s son said above, after “the election of the first Universal House of Justice… the increasingly fragile prop of physical health finally collapsed and he [Balyuzi] plunged into a dark and despairing retreat punished by illness of the body and near mental breakdown.” Balyuzi knew that House of Justice was not the Baha’i House of Justice, but a Headless Monster that he and Ruhiyyih had created.
This conspiracy of Ruhiyyih and Hasan M. Balyuzi resulted in the “Hands” becoming the deciding body of the faith in place of the IBC/UHJ after the passing of Shoghi Effendi. This resulted in the guardianship being declared ended and the Baha’is becoming oppressed, with the threat of expulsion for even discussing the matter among themselves, much less searching independently for the truth. What is wrong with all of this? On the very last page of the Will and Testament, ‘Abdu’l-Baha states:
To none is given the right to put forth his own opinion or express his particular convictions. All must seek guidance and turn unto the Center of the Cause [Shoghi Effendi] and the House of Justice [IBC/UHJ]. And he that turneth unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error.[xliv]
What Ruhiyyih did was to have the whole Baha’i world turn to “something else” other than the IBC/UHJ that Shoghi Effendi had set up to be his successor, thus she was in “grievous error.” She is the only one who could possibly do this because during Shoghi Effendi’s lifetime she was, after him, the highest one on the totem pole, so-to-speak, and she was eulogized to such a degree as to make her free from suspicion. No one else could do this and get away with it. Ruhiyyih was not a simple person, nor was she an ignoramus. She was not to be suspect. She was the only one in such a position, and so respected, and she was knowledgeable and very precise. She knew exactly what she was doing. She knew that the IBC/UHJ was the successor to her husband, and she knew why Mason was part of the Holy Family. She sat on one side of Shoghi at the dinner table, and Mason sat in the seat of honor on his other side. She knew that Mason was the president (head) of the IBC/UHJ and the succeeding guardian. She knew she had the skill to pull off the coup of the century, and she knew she could get away with it, for she knew she was beyond suspicion, and thus the only one that could pull this off. Therefore, she, being HEL of the Scandinavian prophecies, became the Arch covenant-breaker, leading the entire Baha’i community into HELL.
[i] Isaiah 49:8, 9, 11, 12 KJV
[ii] Zechariah 6:1 KJV
[iii] Tom Stout, Montana, History and Biography, Chicago and New York: The American Historical Society, 1921, 836.
[iv] Zechariah 6:2-5 KJV
[v] William A. Linn, The Story of the Mormons: From the Date of their Origin to the Year 1901 (New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1902) 430.
[vi] Ibid., 276
[vii] Ibid., 285, 286
[viii] See ‘Reorganized Church vs. Church of Christ, et al, 60 fed.937,’ cited in: Inez Smith Davis, The Story of the Church (Independence, MO: Herald Publishing House, 1959) 486.
[ix] Linn, The story of the Mormons, 444.
[x] Charles Kelly, Hoffman Birney, Holy Murder: The Story of Porter Rockwell (New York, NY: Milton, Balch and Company, 1934) 219, 220.
[xi] C. Leroy Anderson, For Christ Will Come Tomorrow: The Saga Of The Morrisites (Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1981) 174, 175.
[xii] Revelation 21:21, 18, 16
[xiii] “The Church of Jesus Christ of the Saints of the Most High [Morrisites] officially disbanded in 1969 [on August 9].” (MCLU) index book, Morrisites Collection: Marie-Eccles Caine Archive, Logan UT at the Utah State University.
[xiv] George Williams letter to Erasmussen, December 27, 1881, from notes and letters in the special collections division of Utah State University, Logan, UT.
[xv] George Williams, Vision of Muhammad.
[xvi] Laura Clifford Barney, Some Answered Questions, Collected and Translated from the Persian of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Chapter 10: “The Traditional Proofs Exemplified from the book of Daniel” (Wilmette, IL: Baha’i Publishing Trust, 1964).
[xviii] David H. Greene, editor, The Voyage of Bran, An Anthology of Irish Literature.
[xix] Baha’i World Faith: Selected Writings of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha (Wilmette, IL: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, 1976) 260.
[xx] Genesis 49:16, 17 KJV
[xxi] II Kings 18:11
[xxii] Herbert Armstrong, The United States and Britain in Prophecy (Pasadena, CA: Worldwide Church of God, 1980) 99, 96.
[xxiii] Ibid., 97
[xxiv] Frederich Goodman, Magic Symbols (London: Brian Trodd Publishing House Ltd, 1987) 6, 7.
[xxv] The other Manifestations were for specific people, like Moses for the Israelites and Muhammad for the Arabs.
[xxvi] I Kings, chapters 11 and 12.
[xxvii] Revelation 3:12
[xxviii] 1. Being an indispensable part of a whole; essential, constituent. 2. Formed of parts that together constitute a unity; an integral whole. 3. Whole, entire, complete.
[xxix] Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, 12.
[xxx] Ibid, 12, 13
[xxxi] Genesis 10:8-12 KJV
[xxxii] Isaiah 14:12-14 KJV
[xxxiii] Brian Branston, Gods and Heroes from Viking Mythology (Private printing) 48.
[xxxiv] Will and Testament, 12, 13.
[xxxv] ‘Abdu’l-Baha reiterated that the Hands cease to function as Hands at the death of the Guardian when he explained that the Hands are “heirs” to nothing’ meaning (as an heir inherits only after the death), those who were “Hands” are not heirs to the title “Hands” or to anything else at the passing of the Guardian, and therefore cease to be Hands altogether when the Guardian dies. ‘Abdu’l-Baha said. “…The Hands of the Cause in this dispensation are NOT heirs of any name or title [i.e., they cease to be Hands at the passing of the Guardian].” (‘Abdu’l-Baha, Lights of Guidance, 3rd ed., 1979) 322.
[xxxvi] Cablegram, The Baha’i World, Vol. 13.
[xxxvii] Will and Testament, 14.
[xxxviii] Ibid. 3
[xxxix] Branston, 41, 42.
[xl] I Kings 16:31
[xli] I Kings 18:13
[xlii] Will and Testament, 6.
[xliii] H. M. Balyuzi, Eminent Baha’is in the Time of Baha’u’llah, xii, xiii.
[xliv] Will and Testament, 26.
Bolder, Hoder and Tyr
Fairest of the Gods
Thor was not the only son of Odin and Frigg. They had three other sons, BALDER, HODER, and TYR. These three gods are mentioned in the legends far less often than Thor is mentioned, but what they represent is important to discuss. Just as Thor symbolizes the guardianship of the Baha’i faith, these brothers symbolize different aspects of the Baha’i faith as well. The first of the three brothers born after Thor is Balder. Balder represents Shoghi Effendi, the first guardian of the Baha’i faith.
Even though Balder was so loving and full of light, Odin knew he would be killed. Odin also knew this was to be first in a series of events that would lead to Ragnarok, the day the world is wrecked, which is the great catastrophe spoken of in all world religions. Balder is later killed by his blind brother who was coaxed by Loki. But before Balder died, he had a son named Forseti. Forseti is a symbol for the International Baha’i Council/Universal House of Justice that was to succeed Shoghi Effendi as the infallible head of the faith. One of the purposes of the UHJ is to solve the world’s differences through a world court of arbitration. The decisions reached by the UHJ are to be regarded as decisions made by God. The true UHJ is infallible. This is promised to us by God. Forseti appears as the son of Balder because the UHJ succeeds Shoghi Effendi after his death in 1957.
The Blind God
Odin’s third son was Hoder, the blind god. Most of the AEsir deities felt sympathy for him. Balder’s brother, Hoder, was blind. Later it will be shown how Hoder’s blindness was used to bring sadness to all of Asgard. For the time being, he lived happily enough. Although Hoder could not see the beauty of Asgard, there were plenty of things he could appreciate, the warm rays of the sun, the hundred and one sounds of birds and animals, and the speech and music of the other gods. In those days, no one in Asgard was unhappy.
The blind Hoder is symbolic of the blind believers of the Baha’i faith that followed the Hands of the Cause of God after the usurpation of the UHJ. These people still enjoy the rays of the sun and the speech of the gods, meaning they still have the writings, principles, and teachings of Baha’u’llah to which they can turn, but they are actually blind to the usurpation of the faith by the Hands of the Cause of God. After the “Hands” proclaimed that God had changed His mind, the believers could have investigated and found the truth. Instead, they blindly followed the “Hands” who had no authority in such matters, even if it meant breaking God’s Eternal Covenant with man. When the “Hands” first met after the death of Shoghi Effendi, some of them brought writings of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha. Ruhiyyih told them to close the books because they would have different interpretations of the writings, and that would cause disunity. This is clear evidence that Ruhiyyih never had any intention of following the true plan of God, but would invent her own plan instead. The ignorant believers followed this blindly. They are blind because they refuse to see, thus they are blindly going into destruction when the world is wrecked in Ragnarok.
Odin’s fourth son was TYR, a very brave god indeed. There is no doubt that Tyr was the most daring and courageous of all of AEsir and many tales are told about him. Brave warriors on earth carved his rune spell on the handle of their swords and called on his name when they went into battle.[i]
While giving victory to his followers, he also gave to them the gifts of law and order, and he was regarded as the deity who upheld the universe. He ruled the realm of the sky as well as that of battle. Little is known of Tyr, except that men turned to him for help in war and put his initial, the runic sign for T, on weapons in early Anglo-Saxon period. In Edda poems it was remembered that his name might be used in his way to give help to the warriors.[ii]
Tyr is a symbol of the lineal descendants of King David who were the protectors of the laws. They were exilarchs seated on the throne of David up until the Advent of Baha’u’llah Who gave new laws and continued this lineage of David. He continued this lineage of David by appointing His son ‘Abdu’l-Baha, who appointed Shoghi Effendi to replace Muhammad Ali who had broken the Covenant. ‘Abdu’l-Baha conferred infallibility on Shoghi Effendi, which would have been conferred on Muhammad Ali had he not broken the Covenant. ‘Abdu’l-Baha did this to protect the laws of Baha’u’llah. But Shoghi Effendi was not a male descendant of King David, as he was descended from ‘Abdu’l-Baha through his mother who was ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s daughter, and the Davidic lineage is not passed down through the female. There was never a woman seated upon the throne of David. Therefore, ‘Abdu’l-Baha adopted Mason Remey to be his son, and to inherit and continue the Davidic lineage. Baha’u’llah only provided for two male successors: ‘Abdu’l-Baha and Muhammad Ali. Because Muhammad Ali broke the Covenant, ‘Abdu’l-Baha replaced him with Shoghi Effendi, and then the House of Justice.
To none is given the right to put forth his own opinion or express his particular convictions. All must seek guidance and turn to the Center of the Cause [Shoghi Effendi] and [then] the House of Justice. And he that turneth unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error.[iii]
The son and successor to Shoghi Effendi was the Universal House of Justice in embryo, called the First International Baha’i Council, and those that turned to anything else were in grievous error. This embryonic House of Justice consists of two important features. One was the infallibility of Shoghi Effendi, which was passed on to this House of Justice. The other was the Davidic lineage, which is the executive branch. This was passed on to Tyr, ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son, who is the protector of the law.
Tyr, the Davidic lineage, plays a significant role in the story of the wolf named Fenrir (the spirit of violation). Fenrir the wolf was the only one of Loki’s evil children left in Asgard (the meeting place of the gods). Fenrir the wolf was growing too strong for the gods to control, so they wanted to bind him up so he could no longer roam freely. But they knew he wouldn’t agree to it. They decided they should present the idea to the wolf as a challenge where the wolf would agree to be bound up and then when he broke free, he could exhibit his great strength. Tyr was the only god to which the wolf could speak. A series of bets took place in which the wolf was challenged to break free from the fetters (of the Covenant of Baha’u’llah) constructed by the gods. He did so easily.
Then the gods wanted to use a special thread designed by the dwarves to bind the wolf. Suspecting trickery, the wolf (the violation) did not want to accept their challenge. The wolf finally agreed to the challenge after Tyr agreed to lay his hand inside of the wolf’s mouth as a pledge of good faith, so if the wolf could not break free of the special thread, the wolf could but Tyr’s hand, and Tyr would lose his hand. The bond (Covenant of Baha’u’llah) held, and Tyr’s hand was lost.
This is talking about the Hands of the Cause of God and the guardian who lost the Hands to satanic intentions, the wolf. Tyr losing his hand is a fundamental legend in Northern Europe, just as the breaking of the Covenant by the Hands of the Cause of God is a major degeneration in the Baha’i faith, with the Covenant-breakers following Hel, so they are going to Hell.
With the five million or so Covenant-breaking Baha’is going down the tube by being followers of Hel, is there any solution to this debacle? Is all of mankind to be completely destroyed because the healing medicine given by God through His Divine Physician for the healing of this very sick world, has fallen into the hands of the quacks or charlatans? HEAVENS NO! There is another Promised One to come to save the day, so-to-speak. He is prophesied in Scandinavian prophecy as Heimdall. WHO IS HEIMDALL?
From Keys to the Kingdom in Scandinavian Legends by Brian Mueller.
[i] Branston, 42.
[ii] H. R. Ellis Davidson, Scandinavian Mythology, 51.
Heimdall & The Rainbow Bridge
The Rainbow is the sign of the Covenant as depicted in Genesis 9:11-15. The Rainbow Bridge is a bridge that links the world of man with the world of God. This Rainbow Bridge, the Covenant, is the Covenant of Baha’u’llah that links Midgard, the world of man, to Asgard, the world of the gods. The gods of Norse legends refer to the Divine Manifestations and other Promised Ones of God. There are two types of Covenants, the Greater and the Lesser Covenant. The Greater Covenant is God’s promise that He will always send Manifestations to guide mankind. Prophecies for the name, date, address, and mission of God’s Prophets are part of the Greater Covenant. The Lesser Covenant is what each Manifestation leaves behind to guide the people after His passing.
Baha’u’llah was prophesied in the Greater Covenant. Baha’u’llah’s Covenant is His Lesser Covenant. It sets forth His House of Justice and names His successors for the establishment of His House of Justice. However, Hel and the “Hands” broke Baha’u’llah’s Covenant. Heimdall is the one prophesied in all the Holy Books, that is, through the Greater Covenant, to establish Asgard, the New Jerusalem, spoken of in the Book of Revelation.
Living in Asgard and counted as one of the AEsir was Heimdall. Men on earth called him the white god and considered him a mighty and holy god but it is not clear where he came from. He was not a son of Odin and it is said that nine women, all sisters, mysteriously gave birth to him. He is sometimes called Gullintanni or Golden Teeth, for his teeth were made of living gold; his horse was called Gold-Topping from its mane of fine gold wires. Heimdall had his stronghold, a palace that was more like a barbican [fortress] than a house, at the very edge of Asgard, close to Bifrost [Rainbow] bridge. There he stood sentinel, watching out for the giants’ assault on the bridge. He could sleep like a bird with one eye open and it was said that his ears could detect the noises made by blades of grass as they grew or the hair getting longer on a sheep’s back. Slung from a baldrick over his shoulder Heimdall carried at the ready a mighty bugle, Giallarhorn, the alarm horn, whose blasts reached every nook and cranny of all the nine worlds, from highest to lowest. When the giants [the Covenant-breakers] cross Bifrost [Rainbow Bridge] and Ragnarok begins, Heimdall will blow on Giallarhorn to call the gods and everyone who is on their side to fight against the powers of evil.[iv]
The giants are the strong ones who are not gods, and they don’t live in Asgard. They take over a religion and corrupt it for their own aggrandizement and empowerment, like the papacy that took over the Christian faith, the Sunnis that took over the Islamic faith, and the “Hands” that took over the Baha’i faith, having no authority to do so. The “Hands” became the giants as the five million or so worldwide Baha’is became the followers of Hel, who went against Shoghi Effendi and the Covenant. Thus, these Covenant-breakers became the giants. They have crossed Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge, into Asgard, the place of the authentic ones of God, and now Ragnarok begins, meaning that the great calamity that is to befall humanity is caused by these damn Covenant-breakers. That is, this message of the Kingdom supported by Heimdall will become broadcast to all the nine worlds (the followers of the Nine Great Manifestations) when Heimdall blows his Giallarhorn. That is, this message will get front-page coverage right after New York City is nuked. Then there will be 144,000 who come out of the tribes of Israel under its new name Baha’i. The rest are for the fire. They will suffer immensely. Some will die instantly in their sins. Others will be badly burned and if they don’t repent, they will follow Hel into Hell. The 144,000 will take the side of Heimdall to join God’s Heavenly army to fight against the powers of evil. The god Heimdall is referring to the establisher of the Baha’i faith. The following is taken from Brian Mueller’s book that everyone should read, “Keys to the Kingdom In Scandinavian Legends.”
A god named Heimdall lived by the Rainbow Bridge, watching over it constantly.
Living in Asgard and counted as one of the AEsir was Heimdall. Men on earth called him the white god and considered him a mighty and holy god but it is not clear where he came from. He was not a son of Odin and it is said that nine women, all sisters, mysteriously gave birth to him. He is sometimes called Gullintanni or Golden Teeth, for his teeth were made of living gold; his horse was called Gold-Topping from its mane of fine gold wires. Heimdall had his stronghold, a palace that was more like a barbican [fortress] than a house, at the very edge of Asgard, close to Bifrost [Rainbow] bridge. There he stood sentinel, watching out for the giants’ assault on the bridge. He could sleep like a bird with one eye open and it was said that his ears could detect the noises made by blades of grass as they grew or the hair getting longer on a sheep’s back. Slung from a baldrick over his shoulder Heimdall carried at the ready a mighty bugle, Giallarhorn, the alarm horn, whose blasts reached every nook and cranny of all the nine worlds, from highest to lowest. When the giants [the Covenant-breakers] cross Bifrost [Rainbow Bridge] and Ragnarok begins, Heimdall will blow on Giallarhorn to call the gods and everyone who is on their side to fight against the powers of evil (Gods and Heroes from Viking Mythology by Brian Branston, p 42).
The god Heimdall is referring to the establisher of the Baha’i faith, Dr. Leland Jensen. All religions have had establishers, or people who establish the teachings of the Manifestations after the Manifestations have passed away, i.e., Paul was the establisher of Christianity, and Ali established the Islamic faith. The establisher of Baha’u’llah is not a Manifestation, just as none of the former establishers have been Manifestations. Dr. Leland Jensen is someone who is prophesied to establish a religion, but does not have a new Revelation direct from God. This is why Heimdall’s birth is a mystery, for even though Leland is a Promised One who fulfills the prophesied criteria just as the Manifestations do, he is not descended from the divine lineage of David and has no right to the guardianship.
Dr. Leland Jensen is of Danish descent, by both his mother and father, and therefore he descended from the tribe of Dan, from which the Norse legends originate. (His mother’s maiden name was Daisy Petersen [Danish], and his father’s name was Christ Jensen [Danish]). This explains the detailed prophecies concerning Heimdall and his place in the legends. Dr. Leland Jensen fulfills the prophecies in the Bible for Joshua (Jesus) the High Priest spoken of in the book of Zechariah, chapter 3. He is also the return of Jesus the Lamb and the knight on the white horse in Revelation. As Leland is descended from the tribe of Dan, he is not the return of Jesus the Christ, for he is not a descendant of King David, and he is not of the tribe of Judah. This fact of his Danish lineage actually fulfills the prophecy that the return of Jesus the High Priest would be from the tribe of Dan, or a Dane. In the book of Genesis chapter 49, Jacob gathers his sons together to give them blessings. While addressing Judah he says:
Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? (Genesis 49:9).
This prophecy is for the two Messiahs or Christs that would be descended from Judah: Jesus and Baha’u’llah. Jesus is the lion’s whelp by being the Son, the first of the two Christs, and Baha’u’llah is the old lion, the second Christ that returns as the Father. Further on Jacob says:
Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel (Genesis 49:16).
This blessing makes reference to Jesus the High Priest on his return having power to judge the courts as a descendant from the tribe of Dan. In the book of Zechariah it states:
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; if thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by (Zechariah 3:7).
The way it is proven that the return of Jesus the High Priest is from Dan and not from Judah, is by the words of Moses when he is blessing the tribes of Israel.
And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death…. And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp… (Deuteronomy 33:1-22).
In the Bible we see that Jesus the Christ is descended from King David who is of the tribe of Judah, which fulfills the blessing of Jacob that Judah would be a lion’s whelp. A whelp is a young lion. When Jesus returns, this time as the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek and not a Christ, he is from the tribe of Dan. Thus Moses called Dan a lion’s whelp as well, and Jacob said Dan would be a judge. This is confirmed in Zechariah when God said that Jesus the High Priest, who is a descendant of Dan, would judge His house.
A High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek
The Bible states that Jesus Christ was a High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. When Christ returns, the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek must return as well. This is accepted as fact by authorities on the coming Kingdom of God.
Much is to be said in the Talmudic literature about the high priest in the Messianic Age. He is called “the Righteous Priest” (Kohen-Zedek)─an appellation apparently identical with Melchizedek. Here we have a significant point of contact between the Talmud and Paul’s epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament. But the Talmud also has many pages militating against the conclusion that Melchizedek and the Messiah are identical. In the saying of Patriarch Rabban Simeon Ben Gamaliel II (post-Hadrianic) on Zeidec he writes:
These are two anointed ones. This means the Righteous Priest and the Messiah. And I do not know which of them is more beloved. But since it says (Psalm 110:4), “The Lord hath sworn and will not repent: ‘Thou art a priest forever,’” we know that the King-Messiah is more beloved than the Righteous Priest.
The high priest in the age to come, Melchizedek, who plays such an important role in the Epistle to the Hebrews, is here less beloved of God than the Messiah. But the existence of the high priest in the Messianic age is mentioned as something to be taken for granted by common consent (The Messianic Idea in Israel, by Joseph Klausner, p. 515).
This means that at the time the Messiah comes, Who is to bring the plans for the establishment for the Kingdom of God on earth, the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek must come as well. Jesus Christ was both Messiah and High Priest, but He did not come to establish the Kingdom, only to give the gospel of it. With the coming of the Messianic age, or Kingdom of God, these are two separate individuals. Baha’u’llah was the King-Messiah, and Dr. Leland Jensen is the return of Jesus as a High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. The High Priest is submissive to the Messiah because Dr. Leland Jensen is only establishing what Baha’u’llah revealed.
In the context of the Norse legends, the concept of Jesus returning as the High Priest is symbolized by the birth of Heimdall. The legends convey that the birth of Heimdall was a mystery, and that unlike any of the other gods living in Asgard, he was not descended from Odin. On the surface this appears to be a contradiction, because Dr. Leland Jensen is from the tribe of Dan, he therefore must be descended from Adam, who is symbolized in the legends as Odin. The apparent discrepancy is cleared up in Hebrews.
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him; and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, and has neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever (Hebrews 7:1-3).
Heimdall’s birth is a mystery because Dr. Leland Jensen is Melchizedek, and therefore is without genealogy in that regard. Dr. Leland’s authority does not come from a lineage, but from fulfilling prophecy. In fulfilling the prophecies for the return of Jesus, Dr. Leland’s Danish ancestry is important, but when making reference to his station as Melchizedek, it is irrelevant.
The White God
The Norse legends’ reference to Dr. Leland Jensen as the “White God,” and the fact that he rides a horse, parallels him with the knight on the white horse in the book of Revelation (chapters 19 and 6), and the last remaining Knight of Baha’u’llah as knighted by Shoghi Effendi. ‘Abdu’l-Baha prophesied that the Knights of Baha’u’llah would establish the Kingdom of God. This is irrefutable evidence that Dr. Leland Jensen is the establisher of the Baha’i faith since all other one hundred and forty-nine knights have either passed away or broken the Covenant of God.
How great, how very great is the Cause! How very fierce the onslaught of all the peoples and kindreds of the earth. Ere long shall the clamor of the multitude throughout Africa, throughout America, the cry of the European and of the Turk, the groaning of India and China, be heard far and near. One and all they shall arise with all their power to resist His Cause. Then shall the knights of the Lord, assisted by His grace from on high, strengthened by faith, aided by the power of understanding, and reinforced by legions of the Covenant, arise and make manifest the truth of the verse: “Behold the confusion that hath befallen the tribes of the defeated” (The World Order of Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, quoted by Shoghi Effendi, p. 17).
In the Norse legends, Heimdall’s teeth are made of living gold, which simply means the words Dr. Leland speaks are instrumental in the establishment of a Golden Age of civilization, and are perfected in the qualities and attributes of God.
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war (Revelation 19:11 RSV).
And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and its rider had a bow [rainbow, the Covenant]; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer (Revelation 6:2 RSV).
The barbican, which is Heimdall’s home in the legends, is a large stone fortress (barbican), or in this case a prison. By being framed and wrongfully sent to prison, Dr. Leland Jensen fulfilled the prophecy of Joshua the High Priest. The barbican that Heimdall lives in is the “stone with seven eyes” spoken of in Zechariah 3:9, which is the Old Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, Montana.
For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the engraving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts… (Zechariah 3:9).
Heimdall’s ability to hear and see everything attests to Leland’s spiritual awareness as a Promised One of God to perceive events in the world today that will lead to the catastrophe and the coming of the Kingdom of God on earth.
Another similarity between the Norse legends and the book of Revelation is the great bugle that Heimdall carries. This is the trumpet the seventh angel blows announcing the coming of a great catastrophe and the establishment of the Kingdom of God. Dr. Leland Jensen is the seventh angel in the book of Revelation.
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever” (Revelation 11:15 RSV).
This trumpet blast awakens God’s chosen army to arise in defense of the Covenant, as well as preparing them to teach the world this most glorious Cause. This is like Heimdall’s horn blast, which will be heard in every nook and cranny of all nine worlds. The six thousand year Adamic cycle has seen nine Divine Messengers of God, each of Whom, with their establishers, have brought a Revelation to mankind. Baha’u’llah and His establisher, Dr. Leland Jensen, bring them all together under the shadow of the One True Invisible God. No matter which one of the Revelations, or worlds, one belongs to, they will hear this horn blast because it is for all mankind. It is universal and does not discriminate between any of the world’s religions.
In the book Some Answered Questions, ‘Abdu’l-Baha gives a commentary on the eleventh chapter of Revelation in which he talks about the seventh angel.
The seventh angel is a man qualified with heavenly attributes, who will arise with heavenly qualities and character. Voices will be raised, so that the appearance of the Divine Manifestation will be proclaimed and diffused. In the day of the Manifestation of the Lord of Hosts, and at the epoch of the divine cycle of the Omnipotent which is promised and mentioned in all the books and writings of the Prophets─in that day of God, the Spiritual and Divine Kingdom will be established, and the world will be renewed; a new spirit will be breathed into the body of creation; the season of the divine spring will come; the clouds of mercy will rain; the sun of reality will shine; the life-giving breeze will blow; the world of humanity will wear a new garment; the surface of the earth will be a sublime paradise; mankind will be educated; wars, disputes, quarrels and malignity will disappear; and truthfulness, righteousness, peace and the worship of God will appear; union, love and brotherhood will surround the world; and God will rule for evermore─meaning that the spiritual and everlasting Kingdom will be established. Such is the day of God. For all the days which have come and gone were the days of Abraham, Moses and Christ, or of the other Prophets; but this day is the day of God, for the sun of reality will arise in it with the utmost warmth and splendour (Some Answered Questions, pp. 66-67).
So it is clear and evident that the seventh angel will establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and Dr. Leland Jensen is the only person in the world who fulfills the prophecy of the seventh angel.
Born of Nine Sisters
The birth of Heimdall also tells an interesting tale. He was said to have been born of nine sisters. To find out what this means, more facts must be uncovered about these sisters. Many sources say these nine sisters were as waves of the sea. The sea is a symbol for Baha’u’llah’s Revelation of God to mankind. Baha’u’llah’s Revelation proclaims that religion is universal and progressive, all religions having a common foundation in the One True Invisible God, thereby making all the separate Revelations the waves of one sea.
The nine waves are the religions brought by the Manifestations, the Adamic religion, Hebrew, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Babi, and Baha’i. Because it takes knowledge of these religions to bring together God’s chosen army under the universal teachings of the Baha’i faith, Heimdall, who is Dr. Leland Jensen, was born of nine waves. All the faiths throughout history have prophesied the coming of this establisher, i.e., in the Hindu faith, Dr. Leland Jensen is the Avatar Kalki, in Zoroastrian scripture he is the Saoshyant, and in the writings of Buddha, Leland is the Maitreya.
The strength of this being came from the earth and the ice-cold sea, and he must surely be Heimdall, who according to the early poets was born of the waves, while the waves are also called his daughters. Dumezil saw a parallel in Welsh folklore in a tradition about the sea woman Gwenhidwy; of her it was said that the breaking waves were her ewes and the ninth wave a ram, and such an image might reconcile the two aspects of Heimdall, one of a ram and one as god of the waves (Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe, by H.R. Ellis Davidson, p. 211}.
These two aspects are very important because Leland fulfills the prophecy for the return of the Jesus as the Lamb spoken of in Revelation. The only difference between a ram and a lamb is that a ram is a male sheep and a lamb is a young sheep, so this clearly points to Leland’s fulfillment of prophecy.
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; and he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 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; and they sang a new song, saying: “Worthy art thou to 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, and hast made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth” (Revelation 5:6-10 RSV).
The Lamb in Revelation, who is the same as Heimdall (or the ram) in the Norse Legends, appears as though it had been slain. The Lamb is the return of Jesus, who on His first coming was crucified on a cross, and on his second coming appears as though slain. The seven horns upon his head represent the seven Manifestations whose Revelations are still practiced today, but have become apostate─the Revelations of Moses, Krishna, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and Baha’u’llah. The seven eyes of the Lamb are Dr. Leland’s insights into these Revelations which enable him to prove their validity and interpret the prophecies contained within them. The person seated on the throne is the guardian of the Baha’i faith, and the scroll is the Covenant. It is evident that the scroll is the Covenant since in verse one of the aforementioned chapter of Revelation it states that the scroll is “written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals.” The part written within is the Kitab-i-Ahd (Book of Baha’u’llah’s Covenant), and the part written on the back is the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, which further defines and delineates the Covenant of Baha’u’llah. The Will and Testament was signed (sealed) seven times by ‘Abdu’l-Baha: one signature on each of the Will’s three parts, one signature on the front of the envelope containing the Will (which was addressed to Shoghi Effendi), and three more signatures on the back of the envelope where it was stuck down, for a total of seven. The Lamb breaks the seals on the Covenant because only Dr. Leland Jensen has the true understanding of the Covenant to establish it in the world as prophesied. The Lamb is the only one worthy to break the seals because Dr. Jensen is the only person in the world who fulfills the prophecies for the establisher of the Baha’i faith. The explanations and commentaries of Dr. Jensen comprise the “new song” the people sing.
Heimdall’s title “god of the waves” in the Norse legends symbolizes Dr. Jensen’s knowledge of all world religions. Being the ninth wave shows that Leland is the establisher of the ninth and final religion in this cycle, the Baha’i faith.
The source of Heimdall’s power coming from the earth and the sea brings up another interesting point. The name “Leland” means “the land,” and the land is earth. So when he receives his power from the earth, or land, it is referring to his authority to establish the Kingdom by fulfilling prophecy by name, as well as by date, address, and mission. Again the sea refers to Leland’s knowledge of religions. These two things are also mentioned in the Bible, for he is the mighty angel in Revelation that comes down from heaven.
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire. He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land, and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring; when he called out, the seven thunders sounded (Revelation 10:1-3 RSV).
His right foot on the sea is the authority he has to establish the Baha’i faith, which is the joining of all the rivers of the Revelations into one sea. Dr. Jensen does not reveal anything new, he simply establishes that which has already been revealed. His left foot on the land (Le land) are the proofs for himself as the promised establisher.
His Head is His Sword
Several other facts about Heimdall should be mentioned. The first is a strange saying that the head of Heimdall is his sword. Leland uses his great knowledge of religion to guard himself from persecution and to attack the clergy and Covenant-breaking Baha’is. Leland has no need of physical weapons. The sword of Heimdall, or Leland, is the knowledge he has that exposes their corruption and reveals the truth. The concept of the sword is paralleled in Revelation, chapter 19:15, where it states, “From his [the knight on the white horse] mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations….”
In another legend, Thor’s hammer is stolen by the giants. Heimdall came up with the plan that got Thor’s hammer back. It has been previously shown that Thor is the guardian of the Baha’i faith, and his hammer is a symbol of his power and authority, having a short handle like the gavel he will use as the chairman of the Universal House of Justice. When the Hands of the Cause of God broke the Covenant and declared the guardianship had ended, most of the believers followed in the violation of the Hands. The ones who realized the Hands were corrupt joined together under the succeeding guardian, Charles Mason Remey, but fell away after his death. Only Dr. Leland Jensen and his wife Dr. Opal knew that Mason’s son, Joseph Pepe Remey, would be the one to succeed Mason as guardian of the Baha’i faith. As only a handful of people realize this fact today, it is Leland’s responsibility as establisher of the Baha’i faith to make sure the Kingdom of God gets established in the world, and the Universal House of Justice is functioning with the guardian presiding as president.
Unless the guardian sits at the head of the Universal House of Justice, he has practically no authority, as his function is to chair the Universal House of Justice and then to establish in the world the decisions arrived at. He has the Hands to assist him in his functions. He is the only one that is to receive the Huquq, and to use it to carry out his functions. In the legend, Thor (the guardian) has lost his hammer (source of power/authority). Just as Heimdall forms the plan that gets Thor’s hammer back into his possession, Dr. Leland Jensen forms the plan to get the guardian back into his rightful position as president of the International Baha’i Council/Universal House of Justice, therefore getting back the guardian’s authority.
Opposed by Satan
The last thing that will be stated about Heimdall is his relationship to Loki, the mischief-maker.
He (Heimdall) seems to have a special link with Loki, who is to be his opponent in the last great battle… (Scandinavian Mythology, by H.R. Ellis Davidson, p. 105).
During Ridvan of 1963 (April 21st to May 2nd), a convention was organized in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the purpose of electing a National Spiritual Assembly (NSA). This was Charles Mason Remey’s idea, for he believed that after the usurpation of the faith by the Hands of the Cause of God, an NSA under the guardianship should be set up to save those under the violation of the “Hands,” and to organize teaching efforts. Dr. Jensen arrived two days after the first day of Ridvan, or on April 23rd. Rex King, who lived 70 miles away from Santa Fe, had arrived early to commemorate the feast of the first day of Ridvan (April 21st) with the Baha’is of Santa Fe, as well as with the delegates and friends that were arriving early. Dr. Jensen found that Rex King had been telling the delegates that the guardian was grooming him to be the next guardian. He showed them letters from Mason praising Rex for the work that he was doing for the faith before he came under the guardianship of Mason. Rex King was talking against Dr. Jensen, and long-time friends of Dr. Jensen’s were shunning him. Rex King, in his politicking to get elected, and in order to get all the Friends to be his supporters in a clique around him, was campaigning and throwing mud at Dr. Jensen, as Dr. Jensen was a Knight of Baha’u’llah and had brought most of the Friends and delegates there into the faith, or they were his lifelong friends. Rex King’s objective in backbiting Dr. Jensen was to try and keep Dr. Jensen from being elected to the NSA so Rex would be able to run the entire show, so-to-speak.
The Convention started on April 25th and was in session for three days. On the last day was the election. Since many of the people attending the convention were duped by Rex King’s erroneous statements, they fell victim to his machinations. As a result, when the votes were counted, Dr. Jensen tied for ninth place, and in the runoff he was elected by just a one-vote margin. Rex King’s goal was to get control of the Baha’i faith in America, and then the world. He perceived Dr. Jensen as a threat to that plan, and therefore Rex was motivated by his own evil desires to spread lies about Leland. In 1969, Rex was declared Satan by the executive branch of the faith.
Anyone who turns against God is Satan, and as stated earlier, Loki is Satan. The special relationship between Heimdall and Loki is due to a prophecy that says Dr. Leland Jensen will be opposed by Satan. When Dr. Leland Jensen was opposed by Rex King, he was fulfilling the prophecy for Joshua the High Priest in Zechariah.
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?” (Zechariah 3:1,2 RSV)
The Guardian Charles Mason Remey even declared Rex King to be Satan in a letter addressed to the Baha’i world, and sent to Dr. Leland when he had the “stone with seven eyes” before him.
FOR DR. LELAND JENSEN FROM THE GUARDIAN OF THE ORTHODOX BAHA’I WORLD FAITH
Some days ago I was astonished to have word that Rex King and two young men were below wishing to see me! I sent word back to say I would like very much to see Rex but not the young men. I had things I wanted to tell him but not them.
I told Rex that no one of my acquaintance has a better knowledge of the Baha’i faith than he but as Lucifer in the Old Testament Days chose to put truth aside and espouse the cause of Satan, so has he in these modern times decided that he would now assume the station of Satan in these days of the Dispensation of Christ, despite the many opportunities that I had given him to change his evil ways, yet he refused and blatantly insisted on maintaining his satanic intentions, therefore obliging me to cast him out from all association in this world with the people of God that included the life to come as well as his life here upon earth─his station to be ever and eternally that of Satan for evermore. Signed, Charles Mason Remey.
Loki as Heimdall’s enemy can also be viewed as Leland’s mission to expose the satanic deeds of those in the past who have corrupted the true faith, such as those of Nimrod, Semiramis, the Christians, and the Hands of the Cause of God under Shoghi Effendi. The real Loki of the end times is Hasan Balyuzi who, along with his cohort, Ruhiyyih Khanum, lead five million, more or less, Baha’is astray into Covenant-breaking and opposition to Shoghi Effendi.
From Keys to the Kingdom in Scandinavian Legends by Brian Mueller.
[i] Branston, 42.
[ii] H. R. Ellis Davidson, Scandinavian Mythology, 51.
[iii] Will and Testament, 26.
[iv] Branston, 42.