[Editor’s note: The following article contains excerpts from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s message “The Wheel, Part 2,” delivered on March 7, 2010 as a continuation of his 2010 lecture series on “The Time and What Must Be Done.”]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
In the Book of Daniel, it describes four beasts: “Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.” (Chapter 7, verses 2-3)
And in the Book of Revelation, it reads that the mark of the beast was in the forehead and hands of those that dwell on the earth, and that this beast had a number: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Chapter 13, verse 18)
If you look at the actions of human beings toward one another, whether we are White human beings, or, Black human beings; Brown or Hispanic, or Native American, whatever we are, look at the actions of our hands, and the words of our mouths! They are not the words and the actions of human beings. They are the words and the actions of beasts in human form, so we slither around like serpents, lying, tricking and deceiving one another. This is the way of the world in which we live.
The Purpose for God’s Coming
Why did Allah (God) come? He came from the East in search of the Lost Sheep, and He found the Lost Brother in the West, blind, deaf and dumb, having been turned inside out by our former slave masters and their children.
He came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, the long-awaited Mahdi of the Muslims and Messiah of the Christians. He came wearing two hats—but He came to raise one from among us, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and give him His hat.
The Mahdi is one Self-Guided; One Who comes to set down every tyrant, and set justice in the Earth. He is anointed with the Power of the Almighty, Omnipotent Creator to crush the wicked and destroy them completely: Destroy their world, their institutions—even their thoughts are to be destroyed so that a New World of Righteousness will come in.
He is a man, a real live human being—but Supreme above all beings! He is supreme in knowledge, supreme in wisdom, supreme in understanding, and supreme in power.
Master Fard Muhammad came to North America by Himself, and the scriptures teach, “He came without observation.” Master Fard Muhammad moved among us for 20 years before He made Himself known.
He did not come to integrate you into your enemy. He came to destroy the enemy, and to separate you from the enemy. And to make a great nation out of you! It’s all written in the Bible. Did you ever read that Moses integrated the Children of Israel into Egypt? No. Moses had a purpose for visiting Egypt, and it was to declare the end of Pharaoh’s power.
God wouldn’t let any other force destroy Pharaoh. God raised Pharaoh, and made him a great power in the earth, so that Pharaoh would cause the Earth to tremble and shake, as it is written in the Book of Revelation: “Who is able to make war with the beast?”
And right now, America is that power. She has more weapons of war than all the nations combined. She is so powerful, that she can sit and say, “I sit on many waters”; and like the daughter of Babylon, say, “I see no sorrow.”
Yet, Isaiah the prophet said, “O virgin daughter of Babylon! Come and sit thou down in the dust!” And Jeremiah the prophet said the same thing.
America does not have a future! And you have no future in her! America is to be taken and destroyed by God. She is offered a window to get out of it, but she is arrogant and proud. She thinks that her power can protect her against the Power of the Son of Man.
The Bible teaches, in the Book of Matthew (12:29): “…how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.”
The Black man and woman have always been looked upon as the “property” of White America; and particularly, members of the Jewish community. They’ve always looked at you as “belonging” to them. And in a real sense, they’re not wrong.
But God has come. And He is spoiling their house, now.
Calling Satan out of hiding
In my Saviours’ Day address on Feb. 28, I told you that He, Fard Muhammad, pointed out to Elijah Muhammad a dreadful-looking object in the sky that was a half-a-mile by a half-a-mile. A human-built planet, with 1,500 little planes that the enemy calls “UFOs.”
This human-built planet went up in 1929, the same year of the Stock Market crash. It went up because it is a weapon; but also on it, is healing for the condition of our planet and its people. It is a weapon that all the technology of the Western White world cannot fathom! Isn’t that something, that there is a weapon present now that they can’t knock down? That they can’t get to? It flies at speeds unthought of! Ezekiel saw it 595 B.C. It is in your Bible—go read it. It is described as a “cloud by day,” and a “pillar of fire by night.” But with Ezekiel, it was just a vision. It had not come into reality yet!
Ezekiel was also talking about the Son of Man. He said, “Son of Man, Stand Up!” because the Son of Man was laying down.
“Stand Up, Son of Man! I’m sending you to a rebellious house! Hard hearted, stiff-necked and rebellious! Don’t worry about the looks on their faces. And don’t be afraid of their words, because I made your head harder than theirs. I made your head like flint, and they use flint to break hard rocks!”
The enemy has come after me in their newspapers and on television. I have been mocked and scorned, laughed at by the foolish, and even disbelieved by some of you who claim to be wise.
I’ve been preaching for 54 years, and they may call me whatever they call me, but none of them call me a liar. The enemy has not been able to break Farrakhan! But Farrakhan will break them all! After my Saviours’ Day message, we brought them out of the woodwork. And now, I’m asking for Satan to come out from his hiding place!
I told you what I said in 1981, 29 years earlier, that Elijah Muhammad is alive. I don’t represent a dead man! That is why Paul sounds good to me. He said, “I know that my Redeemer liveth! And because he lives, I, too, shall live. And I will stand with him at the Latter Day.” Well, I’m about to make that journey. All praise is due to Allah!
That is why I’m calling them out, because now I can prove; and I’m anxious for The Showdown! And if you think God is with you, then try me!
Elijah Muhammad has been preparing me for a long time. For what? You see, Moses and Aaron were a sign of a man like Moses, and a man like Aaron. And you read in the Holy Qur’an that Allah (God) gave both to Moses and Aaron an authority.
That’s why I speak with authority. I’m not speaking with something I don’t have! Moses had a rod—but so did Aaron! God is so powerful, that He won’t even use Himself to bring down the most powerful! He’ll raise from among the slaves a man that He will teach! And give him power to destroy the enemy that has destroyed us and the whole world!
The Son of Man is Standing Up
In the Bible, you read about a Son of Man that was connected to The Wheel. Well, there’s a Son of Man that is on The Wheel, and there is a Son of Man connected to The Wheel.
I am that Son of Man.
When I started to rebuild his work, confused, and, a little frightened, I opened this Bible, and I opened it to the Book of Ezekiel where I read that the Sovereign Lord was telling the Son of Man “Stand Up!” when, at that time, I was laying down.
I was on a horizontal level. After Elijah Muhammad’s Departure, I went backward, like so many others! Like Jesus’ disciple, Peter, I denied him that taught me!
I made a great speech at Boston University to 500 preachers, and when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad heard the tape, he sent me a letter. In that letter, he said, “For that one speech that you made to my worst enemies, I will pray to my Allah that if you ever turn hypocrite on me, that He will go after you and bring you back.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad once told me of a man that was “sitting on the lip of the dragon.” He also told me that the devil desired me, that he may sift me as wheat. That is exactly what Jesus told Peter.
When I represented him on the radio for six (6) years, every time I made a tape, I sent it to him for approval before it ever played. And one day he called me, and he said “Brother, I want you to take up this subject. It’s titled ‘On This Man Have I Laid The Key.’”
And I went to studying, and sent the tape out. He called me, “Well, brother, you did pretty good. But you missed it. Go back and do it again.” After two more tries, the third time I did it, he said, “Well brother, go on to the next subject…”
Now, what did he mean “go to the next subject”? What blinded me that I couldn’t see what he was saying? He was telling me that: “On you I’m going to lay the key! And whoever you bind on Earth, I’m gonna bind them in heaven! And whoever you loose on earth, I’m gonna loose in heaven!” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was telling me who I was—and who I was to become!
Peter was called a “rock”; and Jesus said, “On this rock, I build”—not a church; I build my community, my nation!—“and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.”
I know this sounds like “a man beset with his self,” but for all these years, I have been in denial. I could accept everything else that he said, but not what he said about me.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told me, “God has made me to take His place among the people, and I’m making you to take mine.” And after Malcolm X left his teacher, Elijah Muhammad told me, “I’ll never teach another minister like I taught Malcolm until I have thoroughly tried him.” He was letting me know: “Don’t expect anything. I’m gonna try you.”
And one day, after many trials, he said these words to me: “Brother, I did not make you.” I said, “Oh, yes you did, Dear Apostle.” He said, “Brother, I said I did not make you”—and I couldn’t understand it, because everything I knew is what he taught me. I said, “But, yes sir, Dear Apostle. You did make me.”
He said, “Who’s the teacher?”—that shut me up. And he said, “I’ve given you the same teaching that I’ve given everybody else, but only Allah could have shown you how to take the teaching and put it in the way that you put it. No, brother—I didn’t make you. Allah made you for me!”
I am his helper. And my father that is on that Wheel—in power—told me I had one more thing to do, and I could come again to The Wheel, and he would allow me to see him face-to-face. I look forward to that meeting.
Jesus’ Controversy with the Jews
I want to talk about this charge that they make on me, that I’m “anti-Semitic.” You have never heard me, in all the years of my preaching, ask any one of you to harm any member of the Jewish community. I have never asked you to picket any of their stores. I have never asked that anyone mark-up their synagogues.
I was in a dialogue with some Jewish rabbis recently, and, I said to the rabbi, “Maybe you could invite me to the synagogue.” He said, “Oh, that wouldn’t be a good idea right now.” I said, “Well, I’m inviting you to the mosque. And I’ll give you the platform…If I am the one preaching hatred of you, how come you can come to my house—without any fear of anybody bothering you—but I can’t come to yours? Who is the real hate teacher here?”
I have great respect for the Jewish people. I wouldn’t say it just to be saying something. Brother Farrakhan is a lot different than the way they try to make you believe about me.
They are very frightened at the Word that is in my mouth, but the only thing they can say is, “Farrakhan doesn’t physically bother anybody. He just speaks truth.”
Brothers and sisters, there are those in religion who claim religion that are very irreligious. You have these kinds of hypocrites in Judaism, in Islam, in Christianity, and in other religious persuasions, where people profess their belief in a religion, and then do the opposite. They use the good name of their religion for wicked practices, which besmirches the name of the religion.
There are Muslims who are doing things that we may say are “un-Islamic.” And there are Christians who claim Jesus Christ, but are doing things that Jesus would not approve of. And there are those who call themselves “Jews” who are doing things that the prophets of God, sent to the Children of Israel—starting with Moses—that these prophets would not approve of.
When I criticize the behavior of those who claim to be Jews, but whose actions show that they are not, then the powerful media singles me out to make my people, and other people, think that I hate the Jewish people.
I am a Muslim, and the Qur’an speaks like this: “Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sabians and the Christians — whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good — they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve.” (Surah 5, verse 69)
This is our holy book—it is not hatred for Christians, hatred for Jews, or hatred for people that we believe in! I could never speak against Jews that love The Creator, and are trying to follow His laws anymore than I could speak against Christians or Muslims who love God, and are trying to be righteous.
But in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 2, verse 9, it reads: “…I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
Now, I didn’t write this. It’s blasphemy to say you are a “Jew” and not act in accord with the laws, statutes and commandments of God, because you are telling the world that you are the “choice of God.” But then you use the Wisdom of God to build a world in opposition to God!
The Jewish people have said that Hollywood is theirs. Can any of you deny that they are the masters of Hollywood, where sex, lesbianism, homosexuality and violence are promoted? Hollywood also promotes a lewd, degrading caricature of what God intended for women. Whether those women are White or Black, you do not disrobe a woman and ask men to think sanely.
Who owns the recording companies? People who call themselves “Jews,” but they are not Jews; they are masquerading.
When we had conscious rap with Public Enemy, KRS-1 and Big Daddy Kane, the White man wasn’t promoting that, but he was promoting a counterculture when they started pushing guns, drugs, female misuse and abuse; calling our women “Bs,” and other names. And the so-called Jews who run those record companies never said a word. They use you, and they’ve sent you all over the world degrading the culture of other nations with your filth and debauchery. And because they’ve made us rich, we think that money means we’re right.
Real Jews would never promote that which is against the Law of God.