[Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint that was published online on April 13, 2016.]
It also brings us to fulfilling the writings of Paul in the book of Acts and most of his writings; the understanding of them; the fulfillment of them when he comes to the end of a term, where he is arrested imprisoned and he tells the apostles and the disciples that, “I have kept the faith. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. Now is laid up for me a crown and I go to receive it.”
Well, Paul was killed eventually, by the enemies of Jesus. But the actual meaning of that is the fulfillment of his promise: “If you are faithful, when I return, I will reveal the new teaching through you.” But also it tells me that he was telling me, not about himself, but about my future. He was telling me that at a certain point I would be taken.
At a certain point I will be going away and I will be gone for approximately three years. And I will be going away to study. And for him, if I had been found faithful or worthy to begin (I think he’s already given me the full word of such a book) but now the book, if it’s not already planted in my heart, he will give it to me in our second meeting.
During that absence for three years, the power of the enemy will be broken in war. The seals of the book cannot be opened while the enemy still has power, as he taught us. That expression that you shared with me, which was so very short, but yet so powerful; so profound that it confirms what I thought. It confirms what I believed and translates belief now into the sure truth, or the certainty of knowledge.
In December 2000, I wrote an article that appeared in Volume 20 No. 13 of The Final Call.
In the A. Maududi translation of the Holy Qur’an, 3:54, we read that, “(It was to carry out His secret plan that) He said, ‘O Jesus, now I will recall you and raise you up to Myself and cleanse you of (the uncongenial company and the filthy environment of) those who have rejected you… .’ ”
Reflect over this as you look at what comes below from the book titled, Farrakhan: The Traveler, Volume One. On page iii in the introduction is this:
The aim, purpose and objective [of the articles that went before those which appear in this book as well as those which appeared in it, is to] help the readers think about the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in a manner that is pleasing to the Divine Supreme Being and His Christ, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
When anyone disrespects another, they will, to some extent disregard the words of the disrespected one; even when such disrespect is unjustified. Such disrespect leads to the underestimation and even (in its later stages) hostility and then hatred for the one who is the object of such disrespect. In these cases, it starts out as disrespect and develops into contempt. In some cases, it becomes worse.
To disrespect Minister Farrakhan means that one will misunderstand the message he has from God for our guidance, welfare and the future both of our families and ourselves, regardless to your color, sex, age, profession, etc.
It is my aim, in presenting these articles, to stimulate deep enough thought about Minister Farrakhan, which will increase our insight into this extraordinary man of God.
One of the underlying purposes of these articles is to aid those who are joining Minister Farrakhan to help lift the name and works of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. How? By stimulating their minds to see the Minister more as Allah, His Christ and the original Writers of the scriptures, sees him. Why? Because it is only by divine sight that we can properly relate to him.
Of course, this principle holds true in all of our relationships. The more accurately we see the better we can relate to others; even to improving self that we might relate even better to others.
The Authors (Wise original Scientists) of the Holy Qur’an in Surah and Verse 3:85, raised this question as they pondered our condition, 15,000 plus years ago: “How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their believing, and after they had borne witness that the Messenger was true, and clear arguments had come to them? And Allah guides not the unjust people.”
Then after a paragraph I wrote: Only 144,000 were prophesied to escape the doom of this world, by some of the Wise Scientists. One “slim” last chance, or way was outlined in the scriptures, however, to save the millions of our people; even to providing others of this world a way out. It’s there in the scriptures.
It involved the production of Minister Farrakhan, by the Lord of the worlds, and special preparation by and the prayers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for him, before his departure in 1975. All of this, and more, ultimately depended upon the exquisite execution of the Divine plan by Master Fard Muhammad, which is recorded in the scriptures. He brought the Honorable Elijah Muhammad into the understanding and into the power of working with Him to bring aspects of it into reality.
The position Minister Louis Farrakhan is growing into “… in this world’s life…” reflects the position of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the “heavens.”
Furthermore, it is only from the exalted position the pinnacle of this world’s life that Minister Louis Farrakhan can meet with and receive from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the new teachings that will eventually bring our nation to infinitely higher grades. He must go up and be up to meet again with his teacher.
Finally, as we consider Holy Qur’an 3:85, remember Allah resolved the apparent contradiction involved in the question of how shall we be guided after having rejected the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, after bearing witness that he was true, in the presence of clear arguments. We’ve been greatly unjust to God and ourselves.
However, as it is written of Allah, His mercy encompasses all things. From His grace He has made special provisions. Muhammad of Arabia reportedly said, Allah had given to the world one part of His mercy and had reserved the other 99, in effect, for His people in the Day of Judgment. This is that day.
This act of Divine grace does not come from a contradiction in the character in the Divine Supreme Being. It comes from His infinite understanding and immeasurable love for us.
Let us show gratitude; and help our Brother, Minister Farrakhan, our people, each other, and ourselves from unselfish motives. Let our acceptance of our Brother, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, be whole and not partial.
Time has passed since I wrote this. Now, I’m writing it again, at this time. Why at this time?
More next issue Allah Willing,