I asked the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan questions that produced the book, Closing The Gap.
I had a deep experience that produced section 10 of that book. As of now, I cannot fully explain it. But I included the experience in the book, along with Minister Farrakhan’s reaction. After that event I was hospitalized.
What happened between 1999 to 2006? All of this is part of the experience.
Study these words on the Introduction page of Closing The Gap by Sister LaTonja Muhammad.
“If that is His purpose, and The Honorable Elijah Muhammad wouldn’t have a purpose, except for the purpose of the Master; and Minister Louis Farrakhan wouldn’t have a purpose, except for the purpose of the student of the Master; then it is safe to say, that the ultimate aim and purpose of Minister Louis Farrakhan is the same as the Master, to make each one of ‘us’ into a God.
“For this cause I have come into the world,” said Jesus; ultimately to be the bridge that connects and binds man back to his original state; where there is no gap in thought, where there is no separation between man and God. This couldn’t be achieved by Jesus or any of the Messengers of Allah, unless they themselves went through the ‘process’ or actually stood ‘in the gap’ between man and God. (Do you agree?)
“Well, where exactly is the gap? It was put like this in the Old Testament: ‘My thoughts are not your thoughts and neither are my ways your ways. Mine are from above while yours are from beneath.’ Then it went on to say, ‘that as the rain falls down from heaven, so shall my word be, that cometh out of my mouth, it shall not return unto me void, but shall accomplish what ‘I will’ and prosper whereunto I send it.’
“It’s clear by this statement that someone is operating or ‘thinking’ on a higher level and therefore able to ‘do’ greater things and accomplish more than the one who is operating beneath. So there forms a gap or difference in the results of a person whose thoughts are from above, and the person’s whose thoughts are from beneath.
“The gap exists in the ‘thought consciousness.’ And if the gap exists in ‘thought,’ then the gap can be closed by ‘thought.’
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen. What is the ‘substance?’ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that thought can be measured; it travels at the speed of 24 billion miles per second. Is ‘thought’ substance?
And if thought is substance, how do we transfer that substance into material evidence?
“We are told in the scriptures that ‘as a man or woman thinketh in his heart, so is he.’ At no time does man ever manifest or experience anything that he is not conscious of being.”
In the article that followed (Vol. 20, No. 14 written December 29, 2000) I wrote: “Farrakhan The Traveler, Volume One is composed of articles that I wrote for The Final Call from the summer of 1981 through the end of October 1984.
My aim in those years, and ever since, in all that I’ve written and spoken about the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, was and is to help others see this magnificent Black man more like Allah and His Christ saw and see him.
In the course of this effort, I’ve had to take up the subject of jealousy and envy. There has never been a Black leader in America who has not suffered from those whose hearts are diseased with jealousy and/or envy.
Given both the depth to which we have fallen, and the depth of the depravity of our former slave-masters, opposition to any Black leader, working to lift us from hell, will intensify in proportion to that leader’s nearness to the Almighty God.
Given the condition of the people of America, the maximum degree of opposition is to be directed to those directly chosen by the Divine Supreme Being to re-educate, reform, and free Black people of America.
A major factor in this opposition is the exploitation of jealousy and envy, which already exists in Black people. We must know the history of Black people in America, to understand that deadly form of jealousy and envy, which has plagued us as a people during our stay in America. Think into this. Human beings always make comparisons between human beings and between things. Without the ability to make comparisons we would have no science; humans could never become civilized; progress would be impossible.
It is not the comparisons that are evil, in and of themselves. It’s why and how we make comparisons that determine whether or not jealousy and/or envy, arises in our hearts. Jealousy and envy are among the worst spiritual diseases, which we must be absolutely freed from if we are to see the best part of the hereafter. These diseases are love killers! The Holy Qur’an gives terrible warnings to those of us who “blow” our salvation due to these diseases.
It’s impossible to grow into one’s own divinity, which also means growing ever closer to Allah, except to the extent that we remove envy and jealousy from our hearts. After we have heard and read about these spiritual diseases, it is still up to each person to do this service for ourselves.
We’ve heard that God helps those who help themselves. Does God ever help those before they help themselves? In the case of the Black man and woman of America, God had to help us before we could even begin to help ourselves.
Recently, Minister Farrakhan shared insights with me that I desire to share with you. So I want to continue this subject on “envy” after we read his words. I also intend to include a commentary on these words of the Messiah, at his home in 1972, in working out a serious problem, which were: “Whenever you accuse an innocent man of that which he did not do, the heavens and the earth cries out for justice for the innocent man. And the punishment he would have received, if he was guilty, falls on the head of the accuser.”
Minister Farrakhan respectfully raised the question of forgiveness. I desire to share his teacher’s response, including the conditions for forgiveness, Allah willing. Many have slandered and libeled Minister Farrakhan.
On December 20, 2004 I asked: Brother Minister, one day, be it the will of Allah, we will have ambassadors through all the nations of the earth. What are the characteristics of a good ambassador?
Minister Farrakhan: Every good ambassador is well versed in the policies of his government. If he’s an ambassador for Christ, he must not only know the laws and principles that govern the Kingdom of God but he must also have some knowledge of the people and their culture and their ways to whom he’s being sent as an ambassador. Out of respect for the people and love for the people, and respect for their culture and their ways, then he uses the key of his knowledge to raise those people as a part of his ambassadorial assignment.
More next issue, Allah willing