“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”—1 Corinthians 15: 22
I’ve started this series of articles, containing these words: “He’s Alive” in volume 28 number 44 up to this article, in this newspaper. The Honorable Minister Farrakhan represents the Honorable Elijah Muhammad who is very much alive.
I’m about to end this series of articles.
I’m about to quote a few of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s words. I think we should not rush through his words, but we should ponder over his words. Ponder means, “to think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.” It also means “to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate to weigh carefully in the mind; consider thoughtfully; to weigh in the mind with thoroughness and care.”
That word “ponder” is very significant, in this context.
In a little book that contains a chapter titled “Minister Farrakhan’s Magnificent Answer,” I ask him this question: “Do you think you would have come to the position in which you are without your having come to the realization that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is yet physically alive?”
His response was, without any hesitation: “Never, never, never could I have reached the point that I’m reaching, or have reached, and am still reaching right now, had I not come into that realization.
“In education there is a thing that is called a ‘plateau of learning.’ When one reaches a plateau of learning, and stops there, the process of learning stops and the process of intellectual death begins. So when I saw my leader as dead, the fountain of my spiritual and intellectual growth had died.
“There were so many unanswered questions in what he had taught me, that I then had reached a plateau of learning, and having stopped there, a process of intellectual death had begun. This was because certain things I had been taught, and of which I was convinced—which were the foundation of my life—and which were linked inextricably to his life, were now being broken down, as I was convinced that he was dead.
“And at a certain point, even though I wanted to rebuild his work, out of my love for him and love for the people, there is no way I could have carried myself or the people forward without coming to that realization.
“Once I realized that he was in fact alive, the whole of the Bible, from Acts to Revelation, took on new and vital meaning, which meant there was no longer a plateau in my growth. I began to grow again. And not only grow again, but grow into a new growth, because the realization of his life and his growth … the realization of his [my note: the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s] growth and his higher life, after I thought he was dead, is also the realization of my growth and my life.
“The realization of his [my note: the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s] renewal, after what appeared to be his death, is the realization of my own renewal after my appearance of death.
“It is the realization that all of humanity can be renewed, but only renewed in him, in a proper knowledge of him—the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. And this is why I believe the scripture says ‘All become new creatures in Christ.’ ”
This comes from page 71-72 of “Is It Possible That The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Is Still Physically Alive???” That was without hesitation. That tells much from the heart of Minister Farrakhan and tells us much of why he was chosen to speak and do what he does—and why he was put in the position and place and at time.
All of this is unique. There is only one end of the world time. And all of us are in it—straight up!
Now, are we with him? How far along are we with him? What percentage are we with him? Is this an intelligent question that we should ask ourselves? If not, why not?
In the book, “Closing The Gap” I asked Minister Farrakhan: “Brother Minister, in the light of your knowledge of the word of God, through our father, and the scriptures, what is friendship?”
I am asking the reader to read his answer. If you don’t have that book, please buy it and read his answer. Share this with others.
I’m quoting from words I wrote in 1989 for a book I was working on, at that time titled: “Farrakhan God’s Man on The Straight Path.” I was able to publish a few books at that time.
“Twenty years ago, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke in a very beautiful and significant building—rededicated and renamed in 1989, by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan: Mosque Maryam.
“It was in one of his series of speeches, known as his Theology of Time when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad touched upon a great work Minister Louis Farrakhan would one day do for Black people and others. He then added that when the Minister completed that major phase of his work, he would not take credit for his success. Minister Farrakhan, he said, would give all of the praise and credit, for his success to Almighty God Allah.
“Further, he hinted, that his Minister would not forget, in the least, his teacher, himself—the Honorable Elijah Muhammad—who with God’s help, was even then preparing and guiding Minister Farrakhan to rise to the peak of success in this world’s life.
“The key word, or point, for this chapter, in the statement made by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that day, about a quality in the Minister Farrakhan, which was the quality of humility. He referred to his Minister as a very humble Brother.
“In the course of that lecture, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad indicated, for those who were listening carefully, that Minister Farrakhan was a bridge, divinely generated to enable millions to get across; from the state of damnation to a state of blessedness.
“Now, one of the primary titles of the Pope in Rome, is ‘pontiff.’ This word comes from ‘pontifex.’ It comes from two words in the Latin language; namely, “pont-” meaning ‘bridge’ and ‘facere’ meaning ‘make.’ So this means the Pope is a bridge maker. But to where? To what? And when? What has been their histories?
“Since the Honorable Louis Farrakhan is bringing his people to Christ, and is inviting others who desire to go to Christ, to come too, that makes him a bridge to God and heaven.”
More next issue, Allah willing.