Revelation 9

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9:1The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from the sky which had fallen to the earth. The key to the pit of the abyss was given to him.

9:2He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a* burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.

9:3Then out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

9:4They were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those people who don’t have God’s seal on their foreheads.

9:5They were given power not to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, when it strikes a person.

9:6In those days people will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

9:7The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war. On their heads were something like golden crowns, and their faces were like people’s faces.

9:8They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions.

9:9They had breastplates, like breastplates of iron. The sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, or of many horses rushing to war.

9:10They have tails like those of scorpions, and stings. In their tails they have power to harm men for five months.

9:11They have over them as king the angel of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is “Abaddon,” but in Greek, he has the name “Apollyon.”

9:12The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.

9:13The sixth angel sounded. I heard a voice from the horns of the golden altar which is before God,

9:14saying to the sixth angel who had one trumpet, “Free the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates!”

9:15The four angels were freed who had been prepared for that hour and day and month and year, so that they might kill one third of mankind.

9:16The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million. I heard the number of them.

9:17Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.

9:18By these three plagues were one third of mankind killed: by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur, which proceeded out of their mouths.

9:19For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails. For their tails are like serpents, and have heads, and with them they harm.

9:20The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn’t repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn’t worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.

9:21They didn’t repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their sexual immorality, nor of their thefts.

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Revelation 7

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7:1After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree.

7:2I saw another angel ascend from the sunrise, having the seal of the living God. He cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea,

7:3saying, “Don’t harm the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, until we have sealed the bondservants of our God on their foreheads!”

7:4I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel:

7:5Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand, Of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, Of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand,

7:6Of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, Of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, Of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand,

7:7Of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, Of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, Of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand,

7:8Of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, Of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

7:9After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

7:10They cried with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation be to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

7:11All the angels were standing around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before his throne, and worshiped God,

7:12saying, “Amen! Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and might, be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

7:13One of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are arrayed in white robes, who are they, and from where did they come?”

7:14I told him, “My lord, you know.” He said to me, “These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb’s blood.

7:15Therefore they are before the throne of God, they serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.

7:16They will never be hungry, neither thirsty any more; neither will the sun beat on them, nor any heat;

7:17for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne shepherds them, and leads them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

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The Baha’i Prophecy

The Bahá’í Faith, bəˈhaɪis a monotheistic religion founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. There are an estimated five to six million Bahá’ís around the world in more than 200 countries and territories. Three core principles establish a basis for Bahá’í teachings and doctrine: the unity of God, the unity of religion, and the unity of humankind.From these postulates stems the belief that God periodically reveals his will through divine messengers, whose purpose is to transform the character of humankind and develop, within those who respond, moral and spiritual qualities. Religion is thus seen as orderly, unified, and progressive from age to age.

The Bahá’í writings describe a single, personal, inaccessible, omniscient, omnipresent, imperishable, and almighty God who is the creator of all things in the universe The existence of God and the universe is thought to be eternal, without a beginning or end.Though inaccessible directly, God is nevertheless seen as conscious of creation, with a will and purpose that is expressed through messengers termed Manifestations of God.

Bahá’í notions of progressive religious revelation result in their accepting the validity of most of the world’s religions, whose founders and central figures are seen as Manifestations of God. The Bahá’í writings state that human beings have a “rational soul”, and that this provides the species with a unique capacity to recognize God’s station and humanity’s relationship with its creator. Every human is seen to have a duty to recognize God through His messengers, and to conform to their teachings.

Bahá’í Prophecies and Predictions

Throughout the Bahá’í writings, future events have been prophesied. The most specific prophecies are related to the rise and fall of leaders and organizations. Most of these prophesies can be found in Bahá’u’lláh’s tablets to the kings and rulers of the world and in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas.

Particularly potent to early Bahá’ís was Bahá’u’lláh’s prediction in 1868–69 of the fall of Sultan Abdülaziz, who was deposed in 1876. Other prophecies, including statements from `Abdu’l-Bahá, are general in nature, relating to the nature of future society, and the rise of the Bahá’í Faith to prominence.

The Prophesied Downfall of Various Leaders

Sultan Abdu’l-Aziz

Bahá’u’lláh in the Súriy-i-Ra’ís and the Lawh-i-Fu’ád predicts that Sultan Abdu’l-Aziz will lose control of the Ottoman Empire.Writing to `Alí Páshá, the Ottoman Prime Minister, Bahá’u’lláh wrote: The day is approaching when the Land of Mystery (Adrianople) and what is beside it shall be changed, and shall pass out of the hands of the King, and commotions shall appear, and the voice of lamentation shall be raised, and the evidences of mischief shall be revealed on all sides, and confusion shall spread by reason of that which hath befallen these captives at the hands of the hosts of oppression. (Bahá’u’lláh, Súriy-i-Ra’ís, August 1868).

Later in 1869, Bahá’u’lláh writing in the Lawh-i-Fu’ád compares the Sultan and his Prime Minister to Nimrod and Pharaoh who rose up against Abraham and Moses and writes that they will lose power: Soon will We dismiss the one who was like unto him [`Alí Páshá], and will lay hold on their Chief who ruleth the land [the Sultan], and I, verily, am the Almighty, the All-Compelling. Be thou steadfast in the Cause of God and extol thy Lord morn and eve.” (Bahá’u’lláh, Lawh-i-Fu’ád, 1869).

Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz was deposed on May 30, 1876 and a fortnight later he was found dead in the palace where he had been confined, and trustworthy medical evidence attributed his death to suicide although many people believed he was murdered by a conspiracy. The prophecies in the Lawh-i-Fu’ád regarding the downfall of the Sultan and the Prime Minister played an important role in Mírzá Abu’l-Fadl, one of the Bahá’í Faith’s foremost scholars, in conversion to the Faith, after the fulfilment of the prophecies.

Alí Pashá

Alí Pashá was the Prime Minister of the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Abdu’l-Aziz; Bahá’u’lláh called him “the Chief.” Bahá’u’lláh in the Súriy-i-Ra’ís and the Lawh-i-Ra’ís predicts that he will lose his power and station. Writing to him in August 1868 Bahá’u’lláh wrote: “Thou hast, O Chief, committed that which hath caused Muhammad, the Apostle of God, to lament in the most sublime Paradise. The world hath made thee proud, so much so that thou hast turned away from the Face through whose brightness the Concourse on high hath been illumined. Soon thou shalt find thyself in manifest loss!” (Bahá’u’lláh, Súriy-i-Ra’ís, 1868).

Writing to him in another tablet Bahá’u’lláh states once again that he will lose his station and glory: “Soon will He seize you in His wrathful anger, sedition will be stirred up in your midst, and your dominions will be disrupted. … Have ye fondly imagined your glory to be imperishable and your dominion to be everlasting? Nay, by Him Who is the All-Merciful! Neither will your glory last, nor will Mine abasement endure. Such abasement, in the estimation of a true man, is the pride of every glory.” (Bahá’u’lláh, Lawh-i-Ra’ís, 1868). `Alí Pashá died in office in 1871 after three months of illness.

Napoleon III

Napoleon III was the Emperor of the French from 1852 to 1870. In 1869 Bahá’u’lláh wrote to him in the one of the five chapters that compose the Súriy-i-Haykal. In the tablet Bahá’u’lláh writes that if Napoleon III does not follow Bahá’u’lláh he will lose his kingdom and that commotion will occur in France:”For what thou hast done, thy kingdom shall be thrown into confusion, and thine empire shall pass from thine hands, as a punishment for that which thou hast wrought. Then wilt thou know how thou hast plainly erred. Commotions shall seize all the people in that land, unless thou arisest to help this Cause, and followest Him Who is the Spirit of God in this, the Straight Path. Hath thy pomp made thee proud? By My Life! It shall not endure; nay, it shall soon pass away, unless thou holdest fast to this firm Cord. We see abasement hastening after thee, whilst thou art of the heedless.” (Bahá’u’lláh, Súriy-i-Haykal, 1869). Within the year, in battle against Prussia in July 1870, the Emperor was captured at the Battle of Sedan (September 2) and was deposed by the forces of the Third Republic in Paris two days later; he was sent into exile to England where he died.

After Napoleon’s capture by the Prussians, General Louis Jules Trochu and the politician Léon Gambetta overthrew the Second Empire and established the “Government of National Defence” which later became the conservative Third Republic. Its creation was overshadowed by the subsequent revolution in Paris known as the Paris Commune, which maintained a radical regime for two months until its bloody suppression in May 1871.


Bahá’u’lláh prophesized the fall of the Caliphate, the title of the head of state in Sunni Islam. From 1517 onwards, the Ottoman sultan was also the Caliph of Islam, and the Ottoman Empire was, from 1517 until 1922 (or 1924), synonymous with the Caliphate or the Islamic State. Addressing the people of Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire, Bahá’u’lláh, in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas which was completed in 1873, claims that the leaders of Constantinople, the Caliph, has been a source of tyranny, and that they will lose control:”O people of Constantinople! Lo, from your midst We hear the baleful hooting of the owl.

Hath the drunkenness of passion laid hold upon you, or is it that ye are sunk in heedlessness? O Spot that art situate on the shores of the two seas! The throne of tyranny hath, verily, been established upon thee, and the flame of hatred hath been kindled within thy bosom, in such wise that the Concourse on high and they who circle around the Exalted Throne have wailed and lamented. We behold in thee the foolish ruling over the wise, and darkness vaunting itself against the light. Thou art indeed filled with manifest pride. Hath thine outward splendour made thee vainglorious? By Him Who is the Lord of mankind! It shall soon perish, and thy daughters and thy widows and all the kindreds that dwell within thee shall lament. Thus informeth thee the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” (Bahá’u’lláh, Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 1873). On March 3, 1924, the first President of the Turkish Republic, Kemal Atatürk, constitutionally abolished the institution of the Caliphate. Its powers were transferred to the Turkish Grand National Assembly (parliament) of the newly formed Turkish nation-state and the title has since been inactive.

The rise and fall of Communism

The rise and fall of Communism: Absolute equality is just as impossible, for absolute equality in fortunes, honors, commerce, agriculture, industry would end in disorderliness, in chaos, in disorganization of the means of existence, and in universal disappointment: the order of the community would be quite destroyed. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, 1904–6).

Movements, newly-born and world-wide in their range, will exert their utmost effort for the advancement of their designs. The Movement of the Left will acquire great importance. Its influence will spread. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá in January 1920, quoted in World Order of Bahá’u’lláh).

The chief idols in the desecrated temple of mankind are none other than the triple gods of Nationalism, Racialism and Communism, at whose altars governments and peoples, whether democratic or totalitarian, at peace or at war, of the East or of the West, Christian or Islamic, are, in various forms and in different degrees, now worshiping. (Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, published in 1941).

The outbreak of World Wars

The fall of kingdoms in Europe by 1917: We are on the eve of the Battle of Armageddon referred to in the sixteenth chapter of Revelation… The time is two years hence, when only a spark will set aflame the whole of Europe… by 1917 kingdoms will fall and cataclysms will rock the earth. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá in October 1912, quoted in Esslemont, Baha’u’llah and the New Era, citing Corinne True in The North Shore Review, September 26, 1914).

The outbreak of World War II, involving the Balkans: The ills from which the world now suffers… will multiply; the gloom which envelops it will deepen. The Balkans will remain discontented. Its restlessness will increase. The vanquished Powers will continue to agitate. They will resort to every measure that may rekindle the flame of war. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá in January 1920, quoted in World Order of Bahá’u’lláh)

The sufferings of Germany in two wars: O banks of the Rhine! We have seen you covered with gore, inasmuch as the swords of retribution were drawn against you; and you shall have another turn. And We hear the lamentations of Berlin, though she be today in conspicuous glory. (Bahá’u’lláh, Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 1873).

Strange and astonishing things

Strange and astonishing things exist in the earth but they are hidden from the minds and the understanding of men. These things are capable of changing the whole atmosphere of the earth and their contamination would prove lethal. (Bahá’u’lláh, Kalímát-i-Firdawsíyyih (Words of Paradise), c.1879–91).

Nuclear Energy and the Use of Nuclear Weapons

Some point to this as a statement about the discovery of nuclear energy and the use of nuclear weapons. Bahá’u’lláh also wrote that planets would be found around other star systems, and that life would be found on those planets:

Know thou that every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute.” (Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Section LXXXII). A modern understanding of star formation recognizes planets forming around any star. The term ‘creature’ is used elsewhere in Bahá’í scripture by `Abdu’l-Bahá to also include minerals, in addition to plants, animals, and human.

A ruler who will raise up the Bahá’í Faith

In 1873 Bahá’u’lláh wrote in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas: How great the blessedness that awaiteth the king who will arise to aid My Cause in My kingdom, who will detach himself from all else but Me! Such a king is numbered with the companions of the Crimson Ark–the Ark which God hath prepared for the people of Bahá.

All must glorify his name, must reverence his station, and aid him to unlock the cities with the keys of My Name, the omnipotent Protector of all that inhabit the visible and invisible kingdoms. Such a king is the very eye of mankind, the luminous ornament on the brow of creation, the fountainhead of blessings unto the whole world. Offer up, O people of Bahá, your substance, nay your very lives, for his assistance. (Bahá’u’lláh, Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 1873).

This is elaborated specifically: In the Lawh-i-Ra’ís He actually and categorically prophesies the rise of such a king: “Erelong will God raise up from among the kings one who will aid His loved ones. He, verily, encompasseth all things. He will instill in the hearts the love of His loved ones. This, indeed, is irrevocably decreed by One Who is the Almighty, the Beneficent.” In the Ridvánu’l-`Adl, wherein the virtue of justice is exalted, He makes a parallel prediction: “Erelong will God make manifest on earth kings who will recline on the couches of justice, and will rule amongst men even as they rule their own selves. They, indeed, are among the choicest of My creatures in the entire creation. (Bahá’u’lláh, 1868, quoted by Shoghi Effendi in Promised Day is Come).

The establishment of a World Commonwealth

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In America the destruction will be great! They must disperse for their own protection. The cities are doomed: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles… America will become the storm center of the future.” “Americans are exposed to great dangers. Today the power of America is in the hands of The masses. There is a terrific power in the press, and the people are swayed by it. The United States, on a national scale, sets the pattern for an international pattern. There will be a World Civil War, followed by the establishment of a world state; all the nations will be a part of it and will have to conform to it.

This war has already started…” Prophecies of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha concerning Global Catastrophes and the transmutation of this material world into spiritual paradise through the divine awakening of all mankind. God has warned: “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates [which flows through Iraq].” So the four angels [holding back the four winds of destruction] were released, who had been held ready for the hour, the day, the month and the year, to kill a third of mankind.” (Revelation 9:14-15) As the proliferation of nuclear weapons spreads, and the availability of weapons of mass destruction escalates, and the resentment and dislike against America in the world community of nations rises, this disaster only gets worse and worse and worse.

Why will the people not turn to the solution? In the end they will have no excuses. In the end they will have no one to blame but themselves. All around the world the people pray for peace. But when God sends them the “Prince of Peace” in answer to their prayers, they reject Him. If you are one of these, then in the end, you will have no one to blame but yourself. The most we can do is hoist this flag on the world wide web, put out the battle cry, and open our doors day and night for the faithful to enter in.

As the “Haifans” in Israel continue to parlay the warnings of Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi, the war that is about to devastate humanity is readying itself to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world. The Baha’is should be the first to be voicing the concerns to the people, but the majority of them are the last, as they have been veiled and misguided by a bogus and corrupted administration anti-the lineage of King David continuing, that seeks to “hold to the form of the religion, but deny the spirit of it”. This is why the majority of the world will suffer. And this is why there will be a few of the Baha’is who will recognize the validity of the teachings on this subject. For some, it might be too Late.