WEB POSTED 06-13-2001

Is it possible to beat prophesy?

(This is an excerpt from A Valuable Black Man, which is from Farrakhan: God’s Man on the Straight Path.)

Meanwhile, the fact is that those very wise scientists did foresee the means by which the majority would also be saved. In the book of Revelation, for instance, a picture is given of the saving of a large number of our people and others after a terrible chastisement from Allah.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad always spoke of the scientists, who wrote the scriptures, with the highest respect. How, then can this work of the saving of the majority, be truthfully reconciled with the prophecy of the saving of only a 144,000—a tiny number?

The fifth in the order of the written lessons given to registered Muslims, in the Nation of Islam, contains these words: “One of the Prophets, in early days, said: ‘The Lost Found Nation of Islam, numbering one hundred forty-four thousand, will be the Stars, and will return to their original Land,’ and the Balance, he said, ‘are poison and rusty, and will not take the Knowledge of their own.’ But, the Messenger and his Laborers do not agree with the old Prophet, in this modern time. He thinks that he will remove all poison and rust from everyone of the seventeen million.”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to this author, in 1966, that when he first got started in his mission, he said to his Teacher he thought he could have gotten us all in six months. Then, a little later, he said he could get the job done in a year and a half. That is how enthusiastic and full of the spirit of God he was.

In 1966 he was no less enthusiastic and full of God’s spirit, but he was much wiser. And by then he knew how, by the help of Allah, he was going to get us all. He also knew how the prophecy would be fulfilled, without the complete destruction of his beloved people—the Black man and woman of America—and others too.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said these scientists don’t lie. That which they said would come to pass will come to pass; be fulfilled. So, when we speak of “beating prophecy,” just what is the best way of understanding this? Without going into this too deeply, at this point, let us remember that, broadly speaking, prophecy is either conditional or unconditional.

We cannot ever really get around, avoid or evade unconditional prophecy. Some of them, however, can be “beaten.” First, let us define just what we mean by “beat.” In the informal sense, of the word, as used here, which does not reduce its accuracy, it means: “To counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead.” It is “to mitigate or offset the effects of.” One dictionary defined this word, as meaning: “to be beyond the power or the skill of; to surpass or excel.”

Admittedly, it seems as if a real fine line is being drawn. Not really, as we will see, in a moment. Any definition of the word “beat” carries the main idea contained in every meaning of “beat”, which involves the superior, the wiser, the stronger, etc., winning, overcoming, defeating, etc., another or others.

Without violating the divine wisdom, which underlay this sad prophecy of the destruction of Black people, the chastisement, that God ordered the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to announce, in the Muhammad Speaks newspaper and otherwise, in 1964, was halted. This halt prevented the complete physical destruction of Black people, which would have occurred during that time.

This chastisement, which did not come in the mid-sixties, could be called the spiritual equivalent of the physical lake of fire. Both are yet to come, with the former coming first and very soon.

This is not to lessen its awesome, humbling, horrifying, terrible effects, of the horrific spiritual chastisement, which will produce repentance in most of us. But this is to repeat, that if it had physically come down on this country, in the mid-sixties, the vast majority of people, in this country (and around the globe) would have an all-together definitely different mind-set towards everyone and everything. The thinking of the vast majority would be more realistic and everyone would certainly be more God fearing.

What exactly is being stated here is that Master Fard Muhammad, being wiser than the wise Scientists, who foresaw what they did, countered the effects of what they saw, by thinking ahead, and executing superior wisdom, beyond the power or the skill of the scientists, without at all violating divine justice. He mitigates or offsets the full effects of what they saw, without violating the terms of the prophecy.

He surpassed or excelled them all in wisdom.

No doubt there is much more to say to fill out this subject. If it pleases Allah this will be taken up in another writing.

In all of this lay the value of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan. Allah, Who is wiser than the wisest ones, of the righteous who are unknown to this world, or the general public, knew of the value of the Minister before he was born. He knew how to produce and form this special human being, Minister Farrakhan, into an instrument of mercy and salvation for millions. He did.

Thus, when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad told his Minister that Allah prepared him and that He did so for him, he was speaking to him from the limitless wisdom of the Divine Supreme Being, he had come to attain.

(A few lines down I continued with the following.)

How much gold is there on and in the earth? Aside from what is in the earth there is a great deal of gold in the form of jewelry and otherwise; in jewelry stores and in homes throughout the earth. At the present rate of, let us say, dollars per ounce, how much is all this gold worth?

How much silver, platinum, rubies, diamonds, emeralds and other precious metals and stones exist, both in and on the earth? In the way that business people value precious metals and stones, and going by the present rates, how much or what is the value of all of the precious metals and stones, both in and on the earth? What is it all worth? If measured in terms of dollars, what would it come to? Add it up, if you can. As I stated last issue, the above is now a part of an e-book that you can now purchase by going to web site www.writtentestimony.com .

This e-book includes a newer edition of Is It Possible That The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Is Still Physically Alive? ; Chapter seven of Where Is The Honorable Elijah Muhammad? titled More Than A Vision; forty eight previously published Farrakhan: The Traveler articles, involving defense mechanisms; the truth of Minister Farrakhan’s words when he appeared on “60 Minutes”; and the Moses and the Wise Man series and more.

More next issue, Allah willing.