|God will perfect his work in us
Today is April 2, 2001—the day after what white people call April Fool’s Day. I thought this article would have been the conclusion of what I have tried to get over, in my articles, starting with my article in vol. 20, no. 23 of The Final Call. I then intended to take the reader back to the second chapter, of the book I wrote a little over twelve years ago, titled, Farrakhan: God’s Man on the Straight Path. The name of that chapter is, A Valuable Black Man.
I have decided to delay the conclusion, for a little while. More than one factor is involved. My work was now made easier because of a letter I just received and read.
This letter was sent to me by someone who did not sign his/her name. It was sent to me in care of The Final Call. The envelope was postmarked Sacramento, California. On the outside of the envelope the person stated that this correspondence was, “From A Believer-Subscriber to Final Call”. This person further identified his/her self both on the envelope, and in the letter, as one who has been a believer for forty years, or since 1960.
I looked at the nature of the issues raised in this letter. I looked at the magnificent, all out effort of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, to do his part—when he should be at home recuperating—to see to it the Nation of Islam will never fall again. He has been delivering a comprehensive series of what I call “Wrap Up” talks, messages, speeches or lectures—at the risk of his life. I am looking at the time and at those prophecies, which I am blessed to see are being fulfilled RIGHT NOW. And there are a few other things I am looking at, as best I can, in the light of the teachings and work of my Beloved Big Brother, and the Messiah over the last seventy or so years. And, I saw in this an excellent way to improve the manner of the conclusion of this series of articles.
In fact, the way—Allah willing—I intend to respond to this letter, my conclusion which includes the subject of love for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, and what makes him a mercy from Allah, will be enhanced.
(Maybe my brilliant Brother, Minister Allah, will have touched up the April Fool’s aspect that I cannot get to. I love reading his enlighten and sharp commentaries.)
Now, first, is the letter. Next, comes something from the chapter, A Valuable Black Man. Then follows the conclusion, which may or may not satisfy the writer of this letter, and others of the same kind of mind, but which I pray Allah will please Him.
I am giving the letter exactly as it was written. It reads:
“Bro. Jabril Muhammad I’ve been a follower and Believer in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad since 1960 and I must ask you what happened to His prediction of the Final Day of Judgement before or by 2000 AD. (ie)
“Where is the siren from the Plane in the sky signaling the last trmpt & the Final Day of Judgment(ie) the Battle in the Sky??
And The Appearance of the Wheel in the Sky?? These are His (Mr. Muhammad) Words-I’ve waited 40 yrs. Opps- 41 yrs. For That Promise— For if the Wheel don’t exist & Mr. Muhammad is Not Alive with Master Fard Muhammad—then None of his Program mean a thing—He must have force behind him—Cause This White Man Aint Giving Up Nothing its Got to Be taken—me & You Both Know that—Oh By the Way tell us your Believers (True Believers)
“Have you Heard Any more News from the messenger—Please—Don’t Let me Be Another Sucker For This God Scene, I was A Sucker At First for the Jesus Scene—Then I heard Islam From the messenger—Well I must Say if There Aint No Wheel then Mr. Muhammad was No Different Than Marcus Garvey—Noble Drew Ali—Father Divine & Daddy Grace—All meant well trying to wake up & unite the Poor Stupid Negro.
“Well my Bro in Islam, Please Publish Something About This Letter on or About the Wheel in your Article or Rather A Series of Them Explaining Why The Wheel Has Not Appeared & Where is the messenger?? I mean is he Alive with Allah??”
I have recorded the above letter exactly as it reads. The author may be an original person, who was once in the Nation of Islam. Maybe this was written by Satan. It’s immaterial to me. We have people who say they are with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan but who think just like this letter reads.
In any case it serves my aim and purpose for which I have been blessed to write in this newspaper, which to me is the greatest newspaper on earth, because it contains what God wants known in the words of Minister Farrakhan and his teacher.
The answer to the question: “Have you Heard Any more News from the” Honorable Elijah Muhammad is YES!
The September 17, 1985 more-than-a-vision experience of Minister Farrakhan contains enough proof—which is beyond just evidence—that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is alive and was then on the Wheel when he revealed that which he revealed to Minister Farrakhan.
Now back in 1988 I wrote in A Valuable Black Man, the following.
“Meanwhile, all of the elements—both good and evil—relevant to the destiny of the Nation of Islam, which were present nineteen years ago, in 1975, were also present in the 1984 convention. Then—in ’75— it fell. Now it won’t. In a great measure it won’t fall due to Minister Farrakhan’s unique testimony.
“What were the factors that led to the fall of the Nation of Islam nineteen years ago? To what extent are these factors still present? What made the Honorable Elijah Muhammad so sure that after the fall of the Nation of Islam it would be raised again—never to fall again? Is a part of the reason it will not ever fall again is that the good, being generated in us will overwhelm the evil—both within and without? Even though it may not be so perceptible, time will prove this to be true.
“What was written in Philippians 1:6, which is relevant to this discussion, is “…that He Who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
“Because of the importance of this concept, to this work, it is being repeated, at this point, from a few other translations of the Bible, that the reader may get a fuller idea of its content.
“…he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
“…he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
“…the One who began this good work in you will see that it is finished when the day of Christ Jesus comes.”
“…He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ—right up to the time of His return—developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.”
“God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns.”
“He Who began a good work—His work—in us is Master Fard Muhammad. He personally began this work. He continued major aspects of it through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and others, in America and elsewhere, a little over than 60 years ago. He has a profound, ongoing and a intense interest in seeing to it that what He started is concluded exactly as He intended.
“There is no force or power that can be generated by anyone, or any group, anywhere, that can arrest, stop or defeat that which He has begun. This is because the will of Allah is the force which energizes, moves and governs creation. Moreover, if you do not have superior power over Him Who has power over the heavens and the earth, it follows that you cannot put a stop to the process He has begun.
“The process, begun by Master Fard Muhammad, was not defeated by the fall of the Nation of Islam in 1975. Despite how things looked, and may still look to most, the process He began was actually facilitated by the fall.
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad did say, to several of his followers, that the Nation of Islam “would’ fall. But, he would add, it “would” rise; never to fall again. Some heard more details than others. But many heard the same basic set of facts. But what was the power out of which he spoke? The fact that he had knowledge of the future—of a great many subjects—is very important to know and understand. How he came by this power is even more important to grasp.”
More next issue, Allah willing.
April 2, 2001