I’m repeating words from a book I wrote, several years before the Honorable Elijah Muhammad “left” the U.S.A. in 1975. People, throughout the world thought that he was dead.
Years later the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told the many people in Chicago, (Saviours Day 1981) the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, was not dead, and this fact involves all who live in America and the world.
Now study these few words that comes from the Bible: Matthew chapter 13.
“Hear then the parable of the sower. ‘When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.’
“And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. Jesus presented another parable to them, saying,
“ ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
“The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’
“The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them. Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.’
“ ‘He presented another parable to them, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.’
“Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, ‘Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.’ And He said, ‘The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.”
“ ‘So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind; and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away.
“So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Have you understood all these things? They said to Him, “ Yes.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught that the above parables are prophesies being fulfilled today. Since the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is, as his teacher was, the Sower of The Truth, and the soil is our hearts, what is our answer to the question: “Have you understood all these things?”
(Nov 19, 2002 and updated: Nov 21, 2006)
Some months ago, I was writing a series of articles that included as its goal what was most important for anyone anywhere to know of (deeper than about) the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. I did not finish that series; but I did not get sidetracked, as will become clearer later.
However, now that Closing The Gap has been released and is being read, it will make it easier for me to get to my goal.
It will become even easier when the number of readers of Closing The Gap gets into the thousands and then into the tens of thousands, and more people are brought closer to his mind, heart and soul by reading his own words.
I now want to get to the most important thing or fact for anyone anywhere to learn of Minister Farrakhan, which is very relevant for anyone to learn of him for their own lives.
On October 28, 2001, I wrote an article that appeared in Volume 21, Number 8 issue of The Final Call. It contained the following words that are relevant for this moment, which includes the fact that some do not want to close the gap.
I have to touch this to get to where I am going, Allah willing. That article read, in part:
“Day after day, week after week, year after year, Minister Farrakhan presents the absolute cure to our spiritual diseases, the worst of which is hypocrisy. Unless we’re cured, our gifts will prove to be worthless.
“Towards the close of Paul’s mission, (in the Bible) hypocrisy rapidly increased among his followers, threatening what he and those with him were building.
Much more, next issue, Allah willing, that involve relationship between the Bible and the Holy Qur’an and the work of Minister Farrakhan.y