[Editor’s note: This article is a reprint that was published online on March 9, 2004.]
According to the fifteenth chapter of the book of Exodus, Almighty God told Moses that he should put His (God’s) own words in the mouth of his Brother Aaron, and that He (God Himself) would be with his (Moses’) mouth, and with Aaron’s mouth, and that He would teach him (Moses) what he shall do.
God further said that Aaron will be his (Moses) spokesman to the people, “and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to thee a mouth, and thou shall be to him in God’s stead.” (Exodus; Chapter 4: 15,16.) Elsewhere we read that God placed Moses over Pharaoh.
Yesterday, February 29, 2004, we heard the voice of God. That voice, which spoke so clearly, so truthfully and so fearlessly worldwide, was the voice of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. With the backing of Almighty God and His Messiah, he spoke for the oppressed everywhere and especially for Black people of America. And he spoke in the interest of America.
His speech yesterday was the highlight and the concluding event of our Saviours’ Day Convention.
The core of this convention, as established by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, was and is the celebration of the birth of Master Fard Muhammad on February 26, 1877.
Consider these excerpts in chapter 34 of “Our Saviour Has Arrived” by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad on Master Fard Muhammad.
“The prophecy of the coming of the Son of Man and the days of the Son of Man is almost the whole of the Bible, scriptures, histories and prophecies. The people who read the Bible should understand these things. You should want to read and understand.
“Let us see what and who is the Son of Man who is mentioned here. We are all sons of some man, but this specifies the Son of Man coming in the Last Days to Judge man.
“True understanding and the answers to these questions destroy any mistaken ideas or misunderstandings and prophecies of the Bible and Holy Qur’an concerning the coming of the Son of Man.”
“The White Christians have never taught the true theology of scriptures to their Black slave; therefore, they do not know Who to look for. They look for something other than a man to usher in the Judgment and Judge the world according to its sins.
“The Son of Man is the Son of a Man. He is not a spirit as the ignorant are prone to believe. He is the Son of the Original Man, the Black Man.
“The Bible does not teach you that He is the son of mankind. Mankind is the made-man, the White man. The Great Mahdi is the Son of the Original Man, the Black Man.
“The Son of Man, Spoken of as Coming in the Last Days, is the Son of Original Man. Therefore, they have it right when they say He is the Son of Man, that is the Original Man, the Black man.
“In the Days of the Son of Man there will be much trouble and confusion of Nations. Bible Isaiah 24:1 says the whole earth will be turned upside down and nations scattered abroad. The Bible says (Mt. 25:32) ‘Before Him shall be gathered all nations.’ The Holy Qur’an says, ‘You shall see all nations kneeling before Him and they shall be judged out of their own books.’ The government keeps a record of their governmental accounts. They have books in the library and in the courts which tell how they have ruled the people. They have a record of how they have judged the people.
“The Holy Qur’an says that God will Judge them out of their own books which have the condemnation of their own evil and unjust judgment which they did give out to the people, especially the poor Black slave.
“Boom, that is the end when this is accomplished. When the Son of Man proves that He is Justified in destroying the wicked, then they will be destroyed in the twinkling of an eye.” (Emphasis mine.)
I’ve written the above to make this point: The worst thing that could be done by the wicked would be to try to assassinate Minister Farrakhan. That would produce the “boom.”
His speech was so extraordinarily clear and so exceedingly reasonable, on America’s worst problem–which is the problem of the world–that to reject it and seek his death invites the full wrath of Allah and the Christ.
Even as there were many who were thrilled, elated, ecstatic or just plain “juiced” over his address yesterday, there are others who are extremely angry.
This anger could produce the fulfillment of what is written in the scriptures, wherein it is written that, if the Lord had not shortened these days, no flesh would be saved.
We now live in the time of which Daniel prophesied. God spoke through him of these days, that are the most dangerous since life began in space, nor will there ever be a time like this again.
Consider these words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad about where we may be, time-wise, according to the timetable of the Divine Supreme Being. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote these words in “Our Saviour Has Arrived” on page 108:
“… Allah (God) will not let any of us be blind, today, to the truth. This is why He came Himself; to be sure there will not be any mistake made. Allah (God) makes for Himself a Messenger.
“Then Allah (God) guides the Messenger Himself. He does not leave the Messenger to do all of the guiding.
“Then Allah (God) sends angels to see that His guidance is carried out like He taught the Messenger to do.”
He was writing of three periods of time. The first paragraph covered the time from the appearance of Master Fard Muhammad in America to the end of the time the scriptures mentioned He would be among us making a man–the Honorable Elijah Muhammad–pregnant with His wisdom.
In the second paragraph, he was writing about himself. How long did that time cover? Did it end with his departure in February 1975? Many of us heard him say that after him God would come, and the angels too. He gave us an outline of what the angels would do.
Where does Minister Farrakhan fit in this?
Does what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said of Minister Farrakhan’s future, prior to his departure in 1975, and all of the events since then show that Minister Farrakhan is completing the first of the two phases of the mission of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad?
Minister Farrakhan said in his speech yesterday that he’s walking in the footsteps of Jesus. The audience seemed to agree with this point. As for me, I definitely concur with his observation.
The “passion” of Jesus, as Christians call it, was the last thing that he did before he arose and went to, and saw, his Father.
“… weeping may last for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalms 30:5)
More next issue, Allah willing.