"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw
under the altar the
Souls of them that were
slain for the word of
God, and for the testimony
which they held:" (Rev. 6:9)
<1>This seal is the fifth seal in
the nine-armed star, which is the symbol of the
Baha'i Faith. It
symbolizes universality. <2>As described before, many Saints
of this religion were slain for the word of
(their belief which came by their Prophet), "and for the testimony
which they held."
"And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How
long, O Lord,
holy and true, dost thou
not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?"
robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them,
that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow
servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they
were, should be fulfilled." (Rev. 6:10-11)
robes were given to them, which corresponds to the promise that if
they overcome the pitfalls of the fifth church (fifth seal) they
will be given
raiment (Rev. 3:5).
<4>They have reached the state where they can
God (Matthew 5:8). So they
were crying for justice.
<5>However, they should wait, "for a little season." Baha'i
came in the 1800's. So the judgment should come sometime after this
revelation which is in this century.
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal,
and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as
sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;" (Rev. 6:12)
<6>The sixth seal is the sixth symbol in
As it was mentioned in Rev. 3:10, with the revelation of this sign,
on temptation started in the world. This sign was revealed to
humanity in the year 1945 at which time
Maya and the external
world) also became stronger (after World War II).
<7>"Sun" refers to the "morning
star" (Rev. 2:28), which is the only star that rises in the
morning. The fourth church in chapter 2 in The Revelation is
the symbol of the completion of spiritual knowledge (being
surrendered). Therefore, the
(sun) is the symbol of the highest spiritual knowledge.
<8>After the opening up of this sixth seal
the spiritual knowledge for the majority of humanity will be
darkened. <9>Moon refers to the government or those who have
managing abilities and knowledge (humans who supposedly have
received their knowledge from the sun or the source of spiritual
God). But this knowledge
will also be lost in this
replaced by a show of knowing rather than reality. <10>Also,
sun and moon have other meanings as explained below.
<11>Sun refers to the father of the family
who is supposed to be the priest of the house and also the great
leaders in society (who have received the true spiritual knowledge).
<12>So those who were considered great leaders in the past will
lose their positions and will be replaced by unworthy personalities
is related to the mothers in the family or women in society. So
mothers will lose their pride of being mothers, and women will lose
their spiritual values and become "red as blood," which is the color
of attraction to
Maya. Great women will be
replaced by the shallow show of show girls.
<14>Therefore, the verse, "There was a great
earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the
moon became as blood," means that a great social change
("earthquake") will happen. The old order will fall, and all the
rules and regulations that were respected by humans will lose their
validity, "and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the
moon became as blood."
heaven fell unto the
earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is
shaken of a mighty
wind." (Rev. 6:13)
<15>"Star" is related to the children. So the
children will also become rebellious and will not stay in the
previous orders that were set up by society. <16>Also star
can be related to the great people in the society in different
levels. They will lose their positions to unworthy ones.
departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain
and island were moved out of their places." (Rev. 6:14)
heaven," which means a
peaceful environment on earth, will be taken away. <18>"And
every mountain and island were moved out of their places." "Mountain"
refers to the strong personalities who were able to withstand all
the problems. But the
environment will be in such a way that even these people will fall.
refers to the governmental hierarchy. <20>"Island" refers to
those people who used to strive for comforting others. These people
will also fall because of such a crude environment.
"And the kings of the earth, and the great men,
and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and
every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in
the rocks of the mountains;" (Rev. 6:15)
<21>Even the mighty people who in appearance
seemed strong will lose their strength and become lost. They will
search in order to find a refuge.
"And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us,
and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and
from the wrath of the Lamb:" (Rev. 6:16)
<22>Those who are guilty drown themselves
Maya and create more
problems for themselves and others who are similar. So they create
and go further away from God
and His Presence. <23>These problems cause their
egos to feel alive and bring an illusory relief by hiding them
from the torture of seeing the truth and also the filth within. They
hide themselves under the burden of their heavy
karmas. <24>But as
they continue this process, their burdens become heavier, so they
have to create even heavier burdens so that they would not face the
truth and that they are deceiving themselves, "And said to the
mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us...." When they hit the
bottom, they might return to
"For the great day of his wrath is come; and who
shall be able to stand?" (Rev. 6:17)
<25>Then is when the great day of His wrath