[Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint that was published online on Nov. 16, 2004.]
“In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful. Surely We have given thee abundance of good. So pray to thy Lord and sacrifice. Surely thy enemy is cut off (from good).” –Holy Qur’an 108:1-3
In the Gospel of John, we read these words, that we are told were spoken by Jesus of 2,000 years ago: “I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.”
In The Comparative Study Bible, in the section where the text of the Amplified Bible is given, we read: “I came that they may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance—to the full, till it over flows.”
According to Strong’s Concordance, the word in Greek—basically translated to mean “abundance”—“perissos” has a very vast meaning and significance. More fully in Greek, this word means “exceeding some number or measure or rank or need.” It means “over and above, more than is necessary, super added; exceeding abundantly, supremely; something further, more, much more than all, more plainly; superior, extraordinarily, surpassing, uncommon, preeminence, superiority, advantage, more eminent, more remarkable, more excellent.”
It is evident that, if we read what we were taught, that Jesus came to give us “life” in a causal manner, we won’t understand what we have read. First, it is obvious, even from a superficial review of the history of Christianity, as represented by the Caucasian race, and of its effects on the world, during the past 2,000 years—especially in the light of the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, to which the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan witnesses with exceeding brilliance—that these words could not have been performed and put into effect one hundred percent 2,000 years ago.
It’s possible that the historical Jesus spoke such words 2,000 years ago. If he did, he spoke such words before he realized that he was 2,000 years ahead of the time of the end of the wicked world and that the Messiah and his forerunner were yet to come.
We’re now blessed beyond measure, in that we are living in the time of the Messiah and his forerunner or personal representative, Minister Farrakhan. The four Gospels and, in fact, The New Testament, except its last book, were written in such a way that causes the unknowing to think that the prophecies of the prophets in The Old Testament concerning the first advent of the Messiah occurred 2,000 years ago. In fact, the entire Bible has been so poisoned by those who opposed Allah’s prophets, that the true understanding of it could not be taught nor understood until today—the end of this world’s time. We are so lucky to live in the time when God has manifested Himself and revealed to the Messiah the truth that clears away the mysteries of the scriptures and everything else of life and of God’s creation.
I personally feel blessed, beyond measure, to be among the lucky ones to have heard and accepted this glorious teaching. I’m blessed to have witnessed the power of Allah in making this world to bear witness to what He revealed to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad of which Minister Farrakhan is the chief exponent. One of those areas is in the area of food as medicine.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught that for every illness there is healing or cure in the food. Certainly, those of us who are honest nutritional scientists will bear witness that the Teachings of the Messiah in How To Eat To Live, when understood and properly applied, is a major aspect of the manifestation of the truth of the words that now we can have “life more abundantly.”
There are scientists who have discovered how to grow food (outside of America) that can quickly heal us on a cellular level. These “medicines” or foods both detoxify and repair the cells, tissue and organs of our bodies when we are ill.
This knowledge was not known to the world, in general, in 1931 when Almighty God, Master Fard Muhammad and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad first met. From that time on, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave us the knowledge of how to eat to live in a way that we, the mentally dead, could easily accept and gain the benefit, despite our ignorance. Since then, Allah has made the scientists of this world bear witness to everything He revealed to His servant of how to live life. This includes even the knowledge that walking is the best exercise.
In the ninth chapter of This Is The One, I bore witness that no man of God, until the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, “was ever able to take the general natural laws of the universe and the laws of the nature of man to bear witness with the truth of the All-Wise Designer and Creator of the heavens and the earth.”
Minister Farrakhan’s Teacher said: “Master Fard Muhammad aims to raise the Lost-Found (so-called Negro) into the knowledge and wisdom—the very ideas of the Gods of the past.” He further said that, “He also aims presently to raise His people into His own ideas in Himself, that the scriptures may be fulfilled that those to whom He revealed Himself became the sons of God—(sons and daughters) in the wisdom of God.” This is now in effect!
Finally, the Messiah also taught us that the God he represents aims to give us “the nature and the creative wisdom to produce creative ideas as the father of civilization.”
But, of course, right now there are many who disbelieve and viciously oppose all of this. Of them, on the inside, it is written: “There are some people who say: ‘We believe in Allah and the Last Day;’ and they are not believers. They seek to deceive Allah and those who believe and they deceive only themselves and they perceive not. In their hearts is a disease, so Allah increased their disease, and for them is a painful chastisement because they lie.” (Holy Qur’an 2: 8-10)
“Hast thou not seen those who assert that they believe in that which has been revealed to thee and that which was revealed before thee? They desire to seek the judgment of the devil, though they have been commanded to deny him. And the devil desires to lead them far astray.” (Holy Qur’an 4:60)
Again, of them, and others on the outside, it is written: “They love that which distresses you. Vehement hatred has already appeared from out of their mouths, and that which their hearts conceal is greater still. Indeed We have made the messages clear to you, if you understand.
“Lo! you are they who will love them while they love you not, and you believe in the Book, (in) the whole of it. And when they meet you they say, ‘We believe,’ and when they are alone, they bite (their) finger tips in rage against you …” (Holy Qur’an 3:119)
More on these from the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who is alive and sees as they plot on Minister Farrakhan and those with him.
Meanwhile, we, the wretched of the earth, are being given life more abundantly in that God Himself has started in each of us the process of making us like Himself and granting us the glorious mission of leading humanity into the same.
However, nothing can stop our rise from death to life!
More next issue, Allah willing.