|Preparation to receive the word of God
If we only partially accept the wisdom of God, through the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, we are turning down major keys to overcoming the destructive things that happened to us during our childhood.
The consequence of such ungrateful refusal to learn such unsurpassed freely provided wisdom, is that we potentially are placing ourselves in the state of “the worst of creatures,” according to the Holy Qur’an. We are warned that this course ends in that which “… none but the most unfortunate shall enter.”
Unless the impediments to our spiritual development, which were planted in us during childhood, are overcome, we won’t grow into oneness with God.
The following are the concluding words of Minister Farrakhan’s speech: Self-Improvement; the Basis for Community Development. He delivered it in Phoenix, Arizona, September 21, 1986.
“The challenge now is yours and mine. I hope that you and I will be able to say like Jesus, ‘the strife is o’er…’. The battle is done, man. The victory of life is won. …”
“Not number one in football, not number one in singing, dancing and clowning, not number one in this and that, but the victory of life, meaning that the Divine Life that God gave you, you finally have connected to the Source of it.
“And now you have become one with God, so there is no more struggle, no more strife, the ballet is over, the victory is won and you have become a risen child of that Creator that has ascended to the heights. Then we can say, Allelujah, for Praise belongs to God!
“Thank you for listening and may God bless you as I greet you in peace. As-Salaam Alaikum.”
The introductory material to his study guides, which grew out of that speech, contained a letter, which began, in part:
“Dear Helper in the cause of Allah:
“This letter is to introduce you to the new study guide material. These study and training units are based upon a speech, which I delivered September 21, 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona.
“This speech, in my judgment, formally ushers in that which is the launching pad of a worldwide movement.
“Each study session is designed on the guidance of Allah to produce self-examination; self-analysis; self-correction; and, to quicken in each of us, the self-accusing spirit. For, it is only when we are awakened morally that we have to face the self-accusing spirit, which leads to our resurrection.
“Resurrection is that process that begins with the self-accusing spirit and does not end until we become one in perfect harmony or peace with Allah and His Creation.”
Suppose we don’t outgrow that which stunted our development (in certain aspects), warped our minds and poisoned our hearts, when we were young? Generally, and more often than not, later in life, we will see and treat people, situations and problems as if they were the same as that which we encountered during childhood, if we have not overcome such impediments.
Generally, this will be the case, later in our lives, even when we encounter people, situations and problems that are actually beneficial rather than the same as those detrimental encounters we experienced in our childhood. In other words, we’ll tend to read the new in terms of the old.
We may do it in ways that seem more grown up than the way real children act. When we’re children we learn to mask our hurts and misunderstandings. That’s when we learn our first lessons in denial and misperceive reality; to make unnatural and painful experiences encounters more palatable or acceptable.
With such messed up states of minds we’ll often take friends for enemies and enemies for friends. So we are taught in the scriptures not to judge according to appearances!
Now God has visited us. Everything is being made new. As a result we often encounter that of which we don’t have a comprehensive knowledge or that which our own knowledge and experience does not encompass. This is illustrated, for example, in the teachings of Moses-Wise man scenario, in Surah 18 of the Holy Quran.
False assumptions, misperceptions, misconceptions, part knowledge, jumping to conclusions, narrow mindedness, short sightedness, tunnel vision, self-centeredness, self-righteous; slick slanderer—these are among the mind warping, heart poisoning factors that perpetuate themselves and result in bad experiences and memories.
Wrong attitudes, learned when young, leads to our feeling alone; depression; the sense of being disconnected from everyone—even from God and self, even when in the company of many. Remoteness from God is hell’s nature.
Minister Farrakhan’s teachings of love and his study-guides can help us out of this hell, IF we will but follow his instructions. Become a study-group leader as defined by Minister Farrakhan.
Jesus’ prophesied of us in Matthew 13: 18-23. “Hear then the parable of the sower. The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart.
“The seed sown on rocky ground is the one who hears the word and receives it at once with joy. But he has no root and lasts only for a time.
“When some tribulation or persecution comes because of the word, he immediately falls away.
“The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word, but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.
“But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirty-fold.”
Minister Farrakhan, as his teacher, sows truth seeds. The ground are hearts. How do we fit in this parable?
In Matthew 13:24-30 Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well.”
His servants asked: “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?” He answered, “An enemy has done this.”
His servants asked, “Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
He responded, “No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest; then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, ‘ First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.’ “
Jesus continued, in 13:36-43 “He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
In Matthew 13:49 he prophesied that at this world’s end, “The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and … .”
The Kingdom of Heaven is growing in America. Harvest time is real close.
More next issue, Allah willing.