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The Horseman and His Bow

In the book of Revelation chapter 6, the Lord Jesus (the Lamb) begins to open the seals of the Apocalypse:

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.” (Revelation 6:1)

When the first seal is opened, there is a king with a bow using a crown mounted on his white horse:

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“And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” (Revelation 6:2)

Some Christian websites says that the horseman riding the white horse is the Lord Jesus. But if He is opening the seals, how He could be this character? The Lord Jesus is in a position much higher than this horseman.

If we to observe carefully the Holy Scriptures, we see that the Lord Jesus will also appear on another white horse:

“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.” (Revelation 19:11)

This means that both the Lord Jesus as the other horseman (with the bow) are spiritual persons. That is, the horseman with the bow is the Cosmic Christ (Bahá’u’lláh), or the eighth king of the book of Revelation described in (Rev.17:11). Even nowadays, aren’t few Christians who still (unfortunately) to believe that the Cosmic Christ and the Antichrist are the same person.

This horseman is using a bow without a arrow and he is coming disarmed to establish his kingdom on Earth, or a false promise of peace. He is also a king, as is using a crown. We can conclude that the bow is the basis of his institutions of government that will work with the false promise of peace on Earth. Now know more about the Arc Project of Bahá’u’lláh, its influence and how he became successful:

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The Arc of Bahá’u’lláh – its formation resembles a bow as described in the book of Revelation 6:2 (Please note the highlighted part in the picture)

“From ancient times, Mount Carmel has been known as the “Mountain of the Lord.” To Bahá’ís around the world, it is singularly significant as the site of the World Centre of their Faith. For them, a new chapter in the long history of this sacred mountain opened when Bahá’u’lláh stood on its slopes more than a century ago and outlined the provisions for the development of the spiritual and administrative heart of the new religion.”

“The first building to be erected on the far-flung arc centering on the Monument Gardens was the International Bahá’í Archives, built under the supervision of Shoghi Effendi and completed in 1957. This building houses sacred artifacts associated with the history of the Faith and is visited by Bahá’í pilgrims from all parts of the world. The next phase of development occurred during the 1970s and 1980s, when the Bahá’ís undertook the construction of a permanent Seat for its international governing body, the Universal House of Justice. This was completed in 1983.”

“The three newest buildings are the Centre for the Study of the Texts, an extension to the International Archives, and the International Teaching Centre’s permanent Seat.”

“The Centre for the Study of the Texts is the seat of an institution of Bahá’í scholars. The Archives Extension adjacent to it provides accommodation for the central office of the ever-growing Archives at the World Centre. Together they have a total floor area of more than 16,000 sq. m The International Teaching Centre is the institution that assists the Universal House of Justice in directing the affairs of the worldwide Bahá’í community. Its permanent seat comprises the main nine-story building, the parking building and other external areas known as ‘Common Area,’ with a total floor area of over 19,000 sq. m. Excavations at the site began in December of 1992 and construction began in December 1994. The complex is expected to become operational towards early 2000. These structures have been designed in a style that not only harmonizes with the classical Greek design chosen by Shoghi Effendi for the International Bahá’í Archives Building, but also respects the quality of the mountain-slope setting and the relationship of the administrative center to the sacred character of the Shrine of the Báb, which occupies a dominant position on Mount Carmel. Instead of rising upwards as massive structures, they are set in the mountain-side as colonnaded pavilions surrounded by gardens, with many of their floors descending below ground. These buildings, while forming the core of the international headquarters of the Bahá’í Faith, represent much more than an administrative center. As the Universal House of Justice has written, “When the buildings are completed, they will stand as the visible seat of mighty institutions whose purpose is no other than the spiritualization of humanity and the preservation of justice and unity throughout the world.” Furthermore, they state, “The beauty and magnificence of the Gardens and Terraces now under development are symbolic of the nature of the transformation which is destined to occur both within the hearts of the world’s peoples and in the physical environment of the planet.”

The Arc of Bahá’u’lláh is formed by the following instituitions:

1) The terrace of the Shrine of the Báb:

“In their plans for the development of Mount Carmel, `Abdu’l-Bahá has imposed nineteen monumental terraces, from foothills of the mountain to its crest, totaling nine, where is the Shrine of the Báb. These plans were always consulted by Shoghi Effendi and it was ended in a preliminary way, the nine terraces which form the access to the Shrine, from the central avenue of the former German Templar Colony.”

2) The International Teaching Centre:

“The International Teaching Centre’s will be the headquarters of that institution that is specifically vested with the twin functions of protection and propagation of the Cause of God. The very institution that the beloved Guardian in his writings was established in June 1973, bringing the realization of the Hands of Cause of God is present in the Holy Land and allowing the expansion in the future, of the functions with which the body was given.”

3) The Centre for the Study of the Texts:

“This Center will be home to an institution of scholars Bahá’ís, the current flowering of the Research Department of the World Centre and to assist the Universal House of Justice to consult the Sacred Writings and prepare translations and commentaries on the Authorized Texts of the Faith.”

4) The International Archives Building:

“We Decided to build an extension in the western part of the subsoil of the current building of the Archives, to provide accommodation for the central office of the ever-growing Archives at the World Centre. This institution is entrusted with responsibility for the preservation of sacred texts, historical documents and relics of the Cause of God.”

5) The International Bahá’i Library:

“This Library is the central filing of all published literature on the Faith, and is an essential source of information for the institutions of the World Centre on all matters related to the Cause of God and the conditions of humanity. In future decades its functions must grow and it serves as an active center for knowledge in all fields and become the core of large research institutions and scientific discoveries.”

The fifth building, which is the International Bahá’i Library is still being built.

Note: If you ever wanted to know for which reason everything in our lives is being scanned, tracked, monitored by satellites and finally the replacement of paper-money currency by electronic pulses. Now you just to find out! To create a Library with all the available information of the mankind! The deployment of a Digital Dictatorship never seen before in the surface of the earth. Where even the right to listen to music will be controlled, how much we can spend by day and even fines if anyone dare speak a word insensitive in public, will be centralized in these locations.

Welcome to the brave “New World”. The world of the Beast!

References:

http://info.bahai.org/article-1-6-5-3.html
http://watsongregory.homestead.com/files/Haifa.htm
http://www.onecountry.org/e131/e13101as_Terraces_opening.htm

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