The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Notes
171.the “mystery of the Great Reversal in the Sign of the Sovereign”   ¶157
Shaykh Aḥmad-i-Ahsá’í (1753-1831), who was the founder of the Shaykhí School and the first of the “twin luminaries that heralded the advent of the Faith of the Báb,” prophesied that at the appearance of the Promised One all things would be reversed, the last would be first, the first last. Bahá’u’lláh in one of His Tablets refers to the “symbol and allusion” of the “mystery of the Great Reversal in the Sign of the Sovereign.” He states: “Through this reversal He hath caused the exalted to be abased and the abased to be exalted,” and He recalls that “in the days of Jesus, it was those who were distinguished for their learning, the men of letters and religion, who denied Him, whilst humble fishermen made haste to gain admittance into the Kingdom” (see also note 172). For additional information about Shaykh Aḥmad-i-Ahsá’í see The Dawn-Breakers, chapters 1 and 10.
Other Related References
Selections from the Wrtings of the Báb
Exerpts from the Persian Bayán,   pp. 82-84, 92