The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Reveals To The Black Nation: God’s Healing Power

[Editor’s note: The following article was first published in The Final Call newspaper, Vol. 10, No. 16 on August 5, 1991, as the second installation of a special five-part series on health penned by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. This is the conclusion of the first excerpt from part 2 of that message.]

 “The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” The Earth was not made for the wicked, it is the home of the Righteous. But the Earth is burdened by a civilization that does not belong here. This is why in both the Bible and the Holy Qur’an, you read of a destruction coming to the people of this world.

Dormant volcanoes are coming to life, burning people up with lava; earthquakes, tornadoes, cyclones and hurricanes are destroying people. Allah (God) says, “I am getting rid of a burden on My Earth and I am going to kill human beings until there is hardly anything left, because this Earth was made for the Righteous.”

Now you and I must rid ourselves of the burden that we carry. If you are awake and conscious, you cannot do things you know are wrong and not bear the burden and scar of your own actions. When you know what is right and willfully go against what is right, then your mind carries a burden.

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That is called the burden of sin and sin produces the death of the mind and spirit. You cannot fool Allah (God) and you cannot fool yourself. You know what you did last night and what you did last week. Sin is something you cannot forget.

You can forget some of your good deeds, because good is in accordance with your entire nature and does not burden you. But every evil thing you ever did in your life, even as a small child, is a burden on you. You can remember it, and call it back, because it is not natural. Sin is not natural to you.

If you invaded your brothers’ house when he was not looking, and took his wife, that is a burden. If you saw a woman on the bus the other night and slapped her, and took her pocketbook so you could buy some crack (cocaine), you have a heavy burden.

You may have been high at the time, so you don’t think it registers. But one day, when you come out of the effect of the drug, you will feel the pain of a searing hot flame on your consciousness, then you will know why Jesus comes to say to the human being, “God forgives.”

You and I need a God that will say, “I forgive you.” Do you know what that means for Allah (God) to wipe your slate clean? That is why Muslims look so good—because when we submit our will to do The Will of Allah (God), immediately, everything you ever did in your days of ignorance, even it was murder, is wiped away as though it had never been. What Mercy! How wonderful!

The way to relieve yourself of the burden of sin is to recognize that confession is good for the soul. Do not go to the preacher to confess, go to Allah (God). You have no intercessor between you and your Creator. You do not need any minister, priest, father or pope.

Go to your Creator and talk to Him, because He already knows. Then you openly confess. No one has to be there, just you; if you are sincere and sorry over what you did, you will start crying as you pray because you are so sad for what you did.

When you finish your prayer you will feel clean and when you come out from the private place where you confess your faults, the burden is lifted. Don’t ever go back to that behavior ever, ever again. When you make up your mind and not go back to that behavior, you are free of it.

So, you go home Beloved, and get that long mirror as I told you to do in Part I of this series. When you are alone, take your clothes off and look at yourself. Make up your mind you are going to cast off the unwanted burden of excess fat.

Do not take any crash diet. That is madness. The excess fat did not arrive in a crash diet. Losing weight is a slow, painful process. Select the right foods to eat and discipline yourself. Say, “I am not going to eat in between my meals. I am not going to do it.”

Beloved, there is nothing more powerful than a made-up mind. Don’t say, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Don’t tell me about tomorrow, because you know nothing about tomorrow. All that you have is this moment in time. Make up your mind now! No more swill, junk or filth in the House of Allah (God).

May God bless you with success in your endeavors to do His Will for the benefit of yourself, your family and your Nation.

Be it the Will of Allah (God), in Part III of this series I will discuss the immeasurable value of exercise in the War Against Obesity (Fat).