The word consider means: “take into consideration; take everything into account; think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision, and more.”
How many Black people live in your city? How many of them read the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s words?
Why am I asking these series of questions now? Read the words carefully of Minister Farrakhan and can you find them in the Bible and the Holy Qur’an?
If you have The Final Call Volume 34 Number 31 dated May 12, 2015
[Editor’s note: The following article contains excerpts from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s address of the same name delivered at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California on Sunday, May 27, 2012]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
“Guidance in a Time of Trouble.” … No one can deny that we are now living in a great Time of Trouble. I’d like to just parse the subject for a moment; and then unpack it.
Guidance: What is “guidance”? How necessary is it for us to be “rightly guided”? And you can’t have good guidance without a “guide”; and one of The Attributes of The Great Mahdi that the Islamic world has been expecting is that He is a self-guided human being, from Whom He gives Guidance to solve the problems of our time.
If we will listen to The Wise Guidance, and follow it, we will not be losers! “Guidance” is something that provides direction, or advice to a decision or course of action. We are here today to give you guidance that will allow you to make the right decision for your life, for the lives of your children, for the life of the city, for the life of the country–for the life of the world, for all life today is in trouble.
Time: The word “Time” tells us that there is a term, or a period, where certain actions are going to take place, and certain guidance has to be given in that time period to those who would seek guidance.
If this is a “Time of Trouble,” then we want to be able to get through it successfully! I don’t care how beautiful a building is, when you hear a fire alarm, and it’s real and you smell smoke, no matter how comfortable you are in your seat, you want to find out “Where is the exit?” “How can I get out?” and if the doors are sufficient, “Which door should I go to?” Because when a panic comes, many people lose their lives just in the panic of trying to get out.
Trouble: Well, I guess we all know what “Trouble” is. … We don’t necessarily have to define that, because most of us are in some kind of “trouble” Financial trouble; losing our homes through foreclosure because of scams by banks.
“Losing our health,” most of us have some pill that we are taking; that if we looked in your purse or your car, you probably take your pills with you wherever you go. Now that’s a sad condition! That if you are smoking, and you know it’s bad for you, but you don’t have the will and the strength to say “no” to a cigarette, so somebody has developed a pill to help you quit. “High blood pressure,” “heart problems,” “HIV/AIDS,” “cancer of every kind,” “stroke,” the people are suffering undue stress, because we’re in a Time of Trouble, but we can’t see how we can fix it!
And poor President Barack Obama; He’s trying to “fix” the unfixable. Oh, it’s a great political season; but when you’re running for an office you can say anything, because you don’t know much about the reality of the office that you seek. That is real.
President Obama, when he was running for the office, said many things; promised many things, because he thought that if he won, he would really be “the power” to produce what he said! Only to be elected after being selected, taking an Oath of Office on a Bible; and then sitting down in a seat and getting “electric shocks”–because he didn’t know that he was really not “the power” of the seat, but there’s other powers that manipulate presidents, kings and rulers! So what you think you’ve got in the person you voted for. When you find out what you hoped for is something you can’t get–because the man you voted for doesn’t have the power to deliver, whether it is Obama today, or Mitt Romney tomorrow–your hopes will be dashed.
In a “Time of Trouble” you can’t hope in a president to get you out. President Obama has a Congress of Republicans and Democrats who are divided under his presidency. But when the Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, can come to America and get more unity between Democrats and Republicans than the president himself, you think about that! Your members of Congress are afraid to speak out against the warmongering of Israel. And with control of your members of congress through their AIPACs Multi-national corporations run the show!
So what happened to “democracy” that you are trying to get it all over the world, and are losing it at home?
This “time of trouble” is foretold of in scriptures.
Guidance in a Time of Trouble … What kind of “Trouble”? In order to know what kind of trouble, we must look at the “Time.” I’d like us to start with the Bible, The Old Testament, in the Book of Ecclesiastics (Chapter 3, verses 1-8) wherein the preacher Ecclesiastics states:
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted, a time to kill, and a time to heal, a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
There is a time for every purpose under the heaven. So what Time is it? The Book of Daniel, Chapter 12, verse 1 teaches that there “will be a time of trouble like there never was since there was a time and a nation” and in that Time, Michael, The Archangel, will stand for his people.
Well, if we have entered that “time of trouble,” the like of which there has never been since there was a time and the nation, then what “Time of Trouble” are we looking at?
More next issue, Allah willing.