A Day of Extraordinary Witnessing – June 1, 2008

More colmuns by Mother Tynnetta Muhammad

“Beneficent God! A revelation from the Beneficent, the Merciful. A Book of which the verses are made plain, an Arabic Qur’an for a people who know–Good news and a warning. But most of them turn away, so they hear not. And they say: Our hearts are under coverings from that to which thou callest us, and there is a deafness in our ears, and there is a veil between us and thee, so act, we too are acting.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 41, verses 1-5


The word Exodus means exit, departure and a going out of one place for condition of mind into a new place or mental state of consciousness. The word Exodus in the Bible is closely aligned with the history and covenant made by God with Abraham as we read in the book of Genesis.

In Exodus, we move to the mosaic covenant which stands at the door of redemption, deliverance and the revelation of the law. Let us keep in mind that what we read in the Bible of Israel’s history in olden times is but a sign and a reflection of that same history being fulfilled in modern times. The Black man’s over 400 years of bondage in America and the oppression from Pharaoh and the Egyptians is being played out in our present lives in America. We must learn to read history, according to the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the past, present and future tense, being a perfect fulfillment in the lives of people and nations in the present moment of time.

Reporting on MXODUS at the Sedona Retreat, all participants experienced unusual thoughts and feelings of spiritual elevation and contemplation. The environment itself with the stunning array of red sand stone formations set the right atmosphere for entering into higher dimensions of thought and being which was experienced by one and all. On Sunday, June 1, 2008, which marked the close of our meetings, extraordinary witnessing took place which raised our spiritual consciousness to new and exciting levels. While listening to our “Star Witness,” Mr. Reies Lopez Tijerina’s testimony on his warrior-like career for the last 83 years, fighting on behalf of his people in the courthouses of the state of New Mexico and Colorado in the 1960s, one was awed at the details of his many near death experiences.

He fought rigorously to retrieve legally lands and properties that were illegally confiscated from his “Indo-Hispanic” peoples living in the Southwestern part of the United States. Brother Steven Muhammad, a hard-working member of the MXODUS team, submitted the following brief bio and description on Mr. Tijerina’s life.

Reies Lopez Tijerina was born September 21, 1926 in Poth, Texas. He was the son of migrant farm workers. Reies never finished grade school. He went to seminary school when he was sixteen and then became a minister in 1946. In 1952, Reies “took the world as my podium” as he studied the four main religious creeds. Reies was and is passionate about “truth” spending most of his early adult life in libraries educating him self.

Reies, now 82, has spent well over fifty years of his life fighting for freedom, justice and equality. He has fought many fights over the years. Among them were regaining millions of acres of land that were part of the Land Grants of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848. Reies gained international attention after the courthouse raid in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico on June 5, 1967. He is also known for his civil rights works including leading the Mexican-American contingent for Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s March in June of 1968 in Washington, D.C.

Reies has suffered much in his life. He has lost five homes in fire bombings, and like many, he has suffered imprisonment. Some of the happiest times in his life occurred when he met with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The first time was in Chicago 1962 where he spent a whole week visiting with him, then again in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1968.

Other members and guest participants of the MXODUS family have also presented statements of their extraordinary experiences as testimonies which we are including in this article as follows:

“It is very difficult for me to write or tell someone my feelings and observations while in and near Sedona. I am still trying to figure out what happened to me. I feel more enlightened. I feel and see myself floating around above ground near what seems to be a pillow of cloud radiating energy that keeps me near as though I am waiting for an assignment. It can also be described as being a child at the foot of a parent looking up and listening to what is being said although at this time, I am unable to discern exactly what it is that I am being told.I take this to be my new post that I will be prepared to master as I continue to be a faithful servant. I am grateful to Allah for granting the opportunity to see first-hand the Observatory used to first spot the Planet “Pluto”, and to see the number 19 just above the door. Now, I must study even harder the spotting of this Planet andAllah revealing Himself and the spotting of Pluto’s satellites.” –Sylvester Muhammad, Inland Empire Study Group, Western Region

“Attending the MXODUS business meeting in Sedona, Arizona, was more than just a business meeting but more like a family union. I was invited by Sis. Queen Muhammad Ali and had the pleasure of car pooling with Sister Yonasda from the Navajo and Lakota Tribe who was also one of the many guest speakers. I am from the Papago Tribe now known as the Tohono O’odham Nation located in Tucson, Arizona. My interest and motivation for attending this meeting of the coffee and coffee shops through my tribe and I loved the spirit of everyone who attended, also the diversity and unity of the Indian family, Black and Latino family. This has been a real honor to see our nation working in unity and peace. I want to thank Mother Tynnetta and everyone there for their hospitality and love displayed through Project MXODUS.”–Pamela Muhammad

“Say: I am only a mortal like you. It is revealed to me that your God is one God, so keep in the straight path to Him, and ask His protection. And woe to the polytheists! Who give not the poor-rate, and who are disbelievers in the Hereafter. Those who believe and do good, for them is surely a reward never to be cut off.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 41, verses 6-8

More testimonies to be continued.