[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from August of 1998 and The Final Call will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“By Allah! We certainly sent (messengers) to nations before thee, but the devil made their deeds fairseeming to them. So he is their patron today, and for them is a painful chastisement.”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 16, verse 63
In this continuous study of the spiritual significance of the Woman who appears in the 12th chapter of the Book of Revelation, the narration goes on with these words: “And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the male child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.” (Revelation 12, verses 13-15)
The significance of this passage occurring in the 66th and final Book of the Bible is manifold. If we go back to the Book of Genesis, in the beginning of the Bible, we may be amazed to discover that the serpent in the Bible who entices Eve becomes again at the end of the Bible identified as that old serpent, called Devil and Satan, who has now grown into the great Dragon who persecutes the woman who has brought forth the male child. A showdown is now taking place between Satan and his followers and the woman and her seed.
Genesis in the third chapter, verse 15 sums up the struggle running throughout the Bible between God and the Devil and between the righteous heirs to the Kingdom and the opponents of the righteous waging the Final Battle between Truth and Falsehood.
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s writing and teaching on this subject tells us that the very root of Satan and his world of deception and falsehood was revealed to him upon the Coming of Master W. Muhammad, to the destruction of the head of the devil’s power to rule over us. When this true knowledge of the nature of Satan and his wicked deceiving world was revealed publicly through him, the open enemy made an attempt to take his life. But since his escape, on the heels of a death-plot, the enraged enemies of God and the Righteous are now attempting to destroy the woman and the child, baby followers, who represent the heel of the Messenger and his Divine Teachings.
In this case the Woman representing Allah’s Messenger escaped, but the remnant of his Seed, His followers, have remained behind under the Spiritual Direction of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, who is acting in the place of the Father in his absence prior to his return. The Flood cast out of the serpent’s mouth represents the false propaganda and lies that the enemy uses to deceive the righteous in an attempt to carry them away with evil and deception. The Earth opened its mouth to help the woman by swallowing up the Flood of lies unleashed through the media. This Help presents the Open Arms of Friendship of the Muslim World and others which is now being offered to our people from around the world.
“And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”–Revelation 12, verse 17
To be continued.