“I have adopted you as my son [Persian: aghsan].
You have to appreciate this favor very much indeed.
One should see that you are living according to the requirements of this sonship.
You should be aware of your responsibilities.
My prayers will help you. I always pray for you. ”
--‘Abdu'l-Baha to Mason Remey, his only son (Aghsan)
THE TOKEN OF THE HAIR AND THE BLOOD
AS PROPHESIED OF IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION
Revelation Chapter 4, verse 2:
"At once I was in the Spirit, and lo, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne!"
The throne that he saw in the heaven of prophecy was the Davidic throne, and the one who he saw seated on the throne was 'Abdu'l-Baha's adopted son, Mason Remey.
Revelation Chapter 4, verse 3:
"And he who sat there appeared like jasper and carnelian, and round the throne was a rainbow that looked like an emerald."
The Jasper is sometimes called the blood stone, as it is the color of blood. In this case Mason Remey had inherited the bloodline of King David from his father, 'Abdu'l-Baha. 'Abdu'l-Baha had adopted Mason Remey, and given him a token of this adoption: Shoghi Effendi, as the executor of 'Abdu'l-Baha's estate, delivered to Mason Remey an envelope containing a small packet with blood and hair from Baha'u'llah. A note was written on the outside envelope in Shoghi Effendi's handwriting:
"Of all the remnants of Baha'u'llah's all-sacred Person, the most hallowed, the most precious, confidently delivered into the hands of my brother and co-worker in the Cause of God, Mr. Remey. (Shoghi, March 1922)."
Another note was hand-written on the packet itself:
"Coagulated drops of Baha'u'llah's All-Sacred Blood and Ringlets of His Most Blessed Locks presented as my most precious possession to 'Abdu'l-Baha's 'dear son' Mr. Charles Mason Remey as a token of my Baha'i affection and brotherly love. Shoghi"
Thus, 'Abdu'l-Baha, who was a descendant of King David, adopted Mason Remey, making Mason Remey a descendant of King David. This lineage is to last forever. When Shoghi Effendi placed Mason Remey at the head of the embryonic Universal House of Justice he was continuing this lineage of David, with Mason Remey and his descendants, to be the Presidents of the Universal House of Justice for ever.
Original Handwriting of Shoghi Effendi - Enlarged scan
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"To 'Abdu'l-Baha's 'dear son' Mr. Charles Mason Remey"
Photograph of Original Packet Containing the Hair and Blood of Baha'u'llah, Token of Adoption and Appointment of Mason Remey Aghsan to the Throne and Lineage of King David that is to last forever.
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From the time of Adam and later King David forward, the continuation of the lineage and the inheritance of the throne was passed down through the lineage of father to son inheritance, sometimes moving from one brother to another according to the Law of Primogeniture. The inheritance of the throne was usually confirmed with an outward token or symbol of this inheritance. This outward symbol or token is called institutive evidence:
"Institutive evidence is that which is created or adopted as a memorial of a fact and for the purpose of being evidence of the fact. The stone set up for a boundary; the giving of a clod of earth or a twig in livery of seizing as evidence or the transfer of the title [etc]...." (Sagebeer, The Bible in Court, p. 104.)
Obviously the token is not the inheritance itself, but is a symbol of the inheritance being only a token of the adoption, or a token of the appointment, that is, a token of the inheritance. Mason Remey explained very clearly that the token is not the same as the inheritance, for if it were someone would try to steal the token for themselves, and thereby attempt to usurp the throne.
At the time of King David, after Samuel showed David's father Jesse that God had chosen David above his other sons, Jesse then had David get the token of inheritance from his brothers:
"And Jesse said to David his son…"See how your brothers fare, and bring some token from them." (1 Sam. 17:18 RSV).
In the modern history of the faith three different tokens were used: 1) The Hair and the Blood; 2) the Medallion; and 3) and the Lapis Lazuli Intaglio Signet Ring. These three symbolize the three-part Covenant of 1) the Blessing, 2) the Curse or Scattering and 3) the Promise of the Re-gathering unto the throne (see Deut. Ch. 28, 30).
"The Master gave Mr. Remey what no one else ever received - relics of the Blood and Hair of Baha'u'llah; in the East this act symbolizes Mr. Remey's adoption as a Son by 'Abdu'l-Baha and his becoming a member of the Holy Family." (Questions and Answers about Charles Mason Remey and the Baha'i Faith, by F.C. Spataro.)
Thus 'Abdu'l-Baha passed the throne and lineage of David to his son Mason, who passed this one to his only son Pepe that passed it on again to his only son Neal that he adopted and appointed in the same manner and style that 'Abdu'l-Baha used with Mason.
The purpose of the descendant of King David through Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha being the president of the Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah (see Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, page 14, 15) is so that we can recognize the true UHJ of Baha'u'llah, from fakes, frauds and imitations.
Only the Baha'is who are loyal to every single provision of the Covenant in the Master's Will have the UHJ with the living guardian as its president operating and functioning in the world today.
"Divorced from the institution of the [Davidic Kingship: President, Executive Branch of the UHJ] the World Order of Baha'u'llah would be mutilated and permanently deprived of that hereditary principle [Aghsan lineage of King David continued through Baha'u'llah (Ancient Root) and 'Abdu'l-Baha (Most Great Branch)] which, as Abdu'l-Baha has written, has been invariably upheld by the Law of God." (Shoghi Effendi, World Order of Baha'u'llah, p. 148)
Mason Remey IS the Aghsan-son of 'Abdu'l-Baha. After Ridvan, 1960, Ruhiyyih Khanum and Those Who Followed Her, violated the Covenant and Mason Remey was forced to expel them from the Baha'i Religious Faith in his First and Third Encyclical letters, as the Covenant authorizes ONLY the person of the living guardian, as chief executive, to so do. The Baha'i Faith has continued on since that time of the Great Violation until this very day from the prophesied World Center in the New Jerusalem in the Rocky Mountains in the United States of America, where 'Abdu'l-Baha personally established the exact resting-place of the throne of King David - ZION - during his travels to that country in September, 1912.
"God hath purposed to perfect his light, albeit though the infidels abhor it so!"
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