Minister Farrakhan and Guidance from God’s Man
I am continuing with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s answer from an interview conducted January 10, 1996 that appeared in a book titled “This Is The One.”
Minister Farrakhan: So the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was teaching me this lesson, one day, as he was spanking me for reciting the history of Jesus as he taught it forty years early. He said, ‘I don’t want you to teach it like I said it forty years ago. I want you to give the meaning of the history.’
“Thus when he said, ‘And loosen the knot in my tongue …’ tongue here represents the language of revelation. God’s grace to him came in the words that He gave him, which was a compliment to the Qur’an. It was an opening or a key to unraveling the depth of the Qur’an. But the lessons we must remember (are) that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said baby language should not be used by us. Now we thought at one time that baby language meant profanity and certainly that is baby language. But baby language means an immature understanding of the word that Master Fard Muhammad brought.
We must remember that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave the answers to the Lessons when he was three-and-a-half-years old. That is a baby. Therefore, he said, Oh, if I could answer those questions now, I would answer them so much deeper, with so much breadth and depth.
“So when he said, ‘Loosen the knot in my tongue,’ it meant unravel the wisdom that is contained in the message that Master Fard Muhammad brought, that the expanded helper working in the expanded dispensation, or aspect of the mission of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, would be a more mature representation of the message of Master Fard Muhammad. And that more mature message would allow him to speak to all humanity.
“And so the work of his helper is an outgrowth of his–the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s work–and it compliments his work and his work lays the foundation for the work of his helper.
“I would conclude by saying this, that I heard the Honorable Elijah Muhammad say once, that two thirds of the Qur’an were for him and one third was for some other man, and I would let that other man worry about his part. Well, he said the book that the Saviour gave him was the Qur’an, but two thirds of it which deals with faith would be established before he departed. But the other third would be established under his guidance from another place in which he would be.
“He said that he was like a guided missile, that God was off in a secret place guiding him. He’s a guided man. Well now, he has grown up into that kind of power where he can be where he is and guide his man in the fulfillment of his third. So this helper doesn’t really have to worry about his part. All he needs to do is to reach up into his brain for the guidance that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad will continue to give him.
“And so in my conclusion on this subject, in 1972 he (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) stood the Minister up before the followers and said this is one of my greatest preachers in the bounds of North America. And then he said, when you see him, look at him. When he speaks, listen to him. Where ever he bid you go, go. Where ever he bid you to stay from, stay from. And then he said how this Brother would get you across on his shoulders. And when he gets you safely across to the other side he will not say, look what I have done. He will say, look what God has done, for he is a humble man.
“Well Jesus said, take my yoke upon you. But you can’t do it unless you learn of me. Learn my spirit. Learn the nature of me; the inside of me that makes me who and what I am. And if you learn of me, you will learn that I am meek and lowly of heart and you will find rest your soul.
“So his helper has learned of him and is meek and lowly of heart. Therefore, his soul is at rest, because he knows he is being guided to fulfill the work and mission of his father. So in leaving, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad also said, and ‘ … his preaching is a bearing of witness of me and so continue to hear my Minister Farrakhan.’
“Well, what did he mean, continue to hear my Minister? He meant that his followers should continue to listen to me, for my teaching would bear witness of his being alive; of his continued growth into power; of the great commission that God had given him.
“He also said in his Theology of Time lectures, if you continue to listen to me, he said I will have you so smart that you will have the devil around your finger as a little string, and you would not even know that he was present. Well, what did he mean, if you continue to listen to me? If you continue to hear my servant, whom I am continuing to guide and grow, then you will grow out of the thought that the enemy is any burden to you, any more than a piece of string on you finger would not be a burden to impede you in doing anything that you desire to do. Yakub’s grafted man may be a burden to you if you refuse to allow yourself to grow up into the wisdom of God. “And you cannot do that unless you continue to hear his Minister Farrakhan and his witness of his master and teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.”
Brother Jabril: Thank you Minister Farrakhan.
More next issue, Allah willing.