I raised these questions in the previous article. “How is this related to these few articles? How does this relate to this time–2013? Now, does the above involve my reaction to Sister Kelmer Muhammad’s words? Yes!”
In Closing The Gap, Inner Views of The Heart, Mind, & Soul of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, you can read:
And then there are interviews–those unique opportunities where we get to see, hear or read Minister Farrakhan respond to the thoughts and feelings of others expressed to him in the form of direct questions.
What makes the interview such a powerful vehicle for learning and communication is that in a direct manner, an individual is placed in a position of being presented with concepts, ideas, and arguments of varying intelligence and emotional content and given an opportunity to express what they think and how they feel about what has been placed before them.
Another critical aspect of the interview process is that an individual has the opportunity to speak about their view of themselves in relation to persons, ideas, institutions and events.
But what kind of interview yields the most information and learning and produces the greatest impact on others? It is that interview where the interview subject is the most candid in answering the most informed, important, and consequential questions, while speaking deeply into that which is of the greatest consequence, motivated by love, the deepest respect for the Truth, and concern for what is most appropriate for those who are listening.
This book, Closing The Gap, represents the very best of interviews. For the first time, in one handy reference, we have Minister Farrakhan’s clearly expressed views about himself; the roots of what he teaches; his relationship with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad; his growth in the Nation of Islam–as both a Believer and Laborer; and his thinking across an exceptionally wide range and variety of disciplines, individuals, institutions and events.
As these interviews clearly show, Minister Louis Farrakhan is as much a servant as he is a leader–interested first and foremost with the deepest education of all of us into the best, of ourselves, and our proper connection to one another and the Ultimate Reality.
In other words, he is facilitating proper and right relationships between all of the human family, the universe, and its Creator. His answers to the questions placed before him in Closing The Gap are informative, sobering, stimulating, and inspiring, and also cast light on the international implications of his function as a reconciler, by humanity. (Cedric Muhammad; September 25, 2006)
When his disciples or followers asked him, “when will we see the Father?” Jesus showed major disappointment with them. He said things like, “how long must I suffer with you? All these miracles I have shown you, yet you still don’t believe.”
Then, toward the so-called end, we heard Jesus speak “from” the authority, “When you see me you see the Father. For I am in Him, and He is in me.” Then he said, “I Am The Resurrection and The Life.”
What happened? The more Jesus yielded to the higher power, the more access he had to “The Source of Power.” The higher power was never something outside him; The Father, was and is his own “consciousness” of being.
The only thing that separated them from him was their awareness of being. The rich man, poor man, saint or sinner are not different minds, but different arrangements of the same mind. Think of it like this; a piece of steel when magnetized differs not in substance, from its demagnetized state, but in the arrangement and order of its molecules.
A single electron revolving in a specified orbit constitutes the unit of magnetism. When a piece of steel or anything else is demagnetized the revolving electrons have stopped. Therefore, the magnetism has not gone out of existence. There is only a rearrangement of the particles, so that they produce no outside or perceptible effect.
When particles are arranged at random, mixed up in all directions, the substance is said to be demagnetized; but when particles are marshaled in ranks so that a number of them face in one direction, the substance is a magnet.
Magnetism is not generated; it is displayed. Health, wealth, beauty and genius are not created; they are only manifested by the arrangement of your mind–that is your concept of yourself.”
Jesus closed the gap between his consciousness of being man and became God, which he already was; for no man can express that which is not conscious of being.
With great love, all things are possible. (Sister Latonja Muhammad; July 7, 2006.)
This expression, “the hand of the Lord,” appears in thirty-six different verses in The King James Bible. In The Old Testament, the word “hand,” in this phrase, appears thirty-three times, and is from a Hebrew word, which is transliterated, “yad,” and is pronounced, “yawd.” It refers to the hand of man.
However, in the figurative sense it essentially means: “the strength and the power of God.”
In the three places in The New Testament where “the hand of the Lord” appears, the word “hand” is from the Greek word “cheir” and pronounced “khire.”
It means “by the help or agency of any one, or by means of any one.” In the figurative sense, and as applied to God, it symbolizes, “His might, activity, and power in creating the universe; in upholding and preserving.”
The expression, again, means, in essence that “God is present protecting and aiding one; or in punishing; or in determining and controlling the destinies of men.”
Study this expression, “the hand of the Lord.”
That same idea is expressed in the Holy Qur’an, but in somewhat different words. Look at how it is used, in the scriptures, regarding men and woman of God; through whom Allah was working His will.
If we do, we will see–if we have enough of the spirit of Allah–that the hand of the Lord was/is will ever be with Minister Farrakhan all through his health problems and beyond. (Jabril Muhammad, April 6, 1999.)
This is written!
Now, what happened between 1999 to 2006?
More next issue, Allah willing.