WEB POSTED 01-01-2001

Studying the work of a modern Moses, Aaron and Pharaoh
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At the end of an article I wrote, for The Final Call, on August 27, 1983, are these words:

“As of the moment of this writing, Minister Louis Farrakhan is in Washington, D.C. He was invited to be one of the speakers to that large group of marchers, and, thereby, to the government and to the world. It may take a while for the majority to understand the significance of his presence among that group at this time. It will become clear after awhile. It will also be surprising, but very beneficial.

“Minister Louis Farrakhan is gently inviting them to God’s way, although they don’t see it yet. Again, they will.

“In chapter 35 of Isaiah there is a beautiful description given of a ‘way’ described as being produced by God in the last days of this world. According to the 8th verse, ‘… it shall be for those (i.e., the redeemed) the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not error therein.’

“Look at Isaiah 42:16, which reads, in part, ‘And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not.’ We are here described as the ‘blind.’

“Another significance in the word ‘way’ is that it is a course affording passage from one place to another. One of the things that I am getting at in this series of articles is that Almighty God, through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, has made Minister Farrakhan the chief means—a way—by which our people are and will come from where we presently are to where He wants us to be.”

Note my use of the word “a.” The other or next “way” is God’s terrible whipping. In the next article, written on September 27, 1983, I wrote:

“In most cases, it is wise to let a person, or persons, finish their work, or let it run its course, before placing a final judgment upon it. Even Allah warns us of this with respect to His revelations to those men who were specially chosen for our guidance. He thus warns the impatient.

“Chapter 10, verse 39 of the Holy Qur’an reads: ‘Nay, they reject that, whose knowledge they cannot compass and whose final sequel has not yet come to them. Even thus did those before them reject; then see what was the end of the wrongdoers.’

“I did not make a mistake in how I referred to Minister Farrakhan in the last paragraph of my last article. Nor did I go as far as I intend to go.

“Broadly speaking, as Moses was to God, so was Aaron to Moses. Let us look at chapter 20, verse 70 of the Holy Qur’an. It reads:

‘So the enchanters fell down prostrate, saying: We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.’

“Notice that Aaron’s name precedes the name of Moses. Remember, however, that God quoted, in His holy book, or represented, the sentiments of the people, specifically those from among Moses’ people whom Pharaoh used in his attempt to defeat the plan of God through Moses. These people (who really refer to the Black clergy class of today and, to a lesser extent, the political and educational class of our people) were exclaiming their excitement over their sudden realization of the rightness of God and Moses through the work of Aaron. Aaron was openly in their midst doing a wonderful work. They were overwhelmed by the power of his proclamations. They were coming to recognize who he was.”

[As they came to see Aaron more clearly, they came to see themselves and their people in terms of God’s love for them.]

I continued: “All of this is really being fulfilled in our eyes today. There is a growing number of Black pastors around the country who are beginning to recognize that a truly divine work is being performed in America through Minister Louis Farrakhan. This, of course, makes them to re-examine the person, mission, teachings and significance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

“Just as people had to see the Honorable Elijah Muhammad before they could see Master Fard Muhammad, now, since the nation has fallen, the vast majority of the people cannot and will not really see the Honorable Elijah Muhammad except by means of the work of Minister Louis Farrakhan. This will become clearer as time goes on.

“Isaiah, chapter 29, has statements that are not merely relevant, but actually prophetic of things going on right now in our midst. I here quote some of the verses at this point. Here are verses 11-14, 18-21, and verse 24.

‘And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, read this I pray thee, and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

‘Wherefore, the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precepts of men.

‘Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: For the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

‘And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel, for the terrible one is brought to naught, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of naught … .

‘They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.’ “

Further down I continued:

“The above passages from the book of Isaiah point directly to Black folk in this country and the work of our resurrection now going on.

“Throughout America, Black and White people are speaking about the greatness of the short and powerful speech {six minutes) that was delivered by Minister Louis Farrakhan in Washington, D.C., at the Martin Luther King March. It is … the very purpose of God Himself that Minister Farrakhan be brought to further national attention—at this time, in this way, in that place, and on that occasion. Much more is to come, for God and His Christ want Minister Farrakhan to be known and understood, for again, he is delivering The Final Call.

“We should study all the references in the scriptures [that] relate to the interrelatedness of the activities of God, Moses, Aaron and Pharaoh. It would help us to study the help that Joseph gave to Pharaoh and [that] Pharaoh’s grateful response. Almighty God Allah rewards gratitude for His favors. These give us pictures of these in which we live.”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said everything written in the Bible was written to give us a picture of today. The Holy Qur’an verifies the Bible’s truths. Both books verify what he and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan teach and they verify both books, in their persons, missions, teachings and works.

In connection with all I’ve written, from Vol. 19, No. 46 to this article, please reflect on these words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad from one of his Theology of Timetalks.

He stated: “If our Father was made on the number one, how did He get that figure when that there had not been anymore on the Earth or in the universe before His creation? How did He become one? How?”

“We just only want to build up ourselves, so that we may know who we are; how we got to be who we are.” [Why did he go waaaaaaaaaaay that far back to show us our identity and to our assignment?]

He continued: “If [the] atom was one, could it have [always] have been one? We’re taught that an atom is 1/10,000 of 1. Right? If it’s 1/10,000 of one—certain parts of it, elements—then, how did our Father get up all those other parts to become one part?”

“If our Father was made on the number one, how did He get that figure when that there had not been anymore on the Earth or in the universe before His creation? How did He become one? How?”

For several months I’ve thought to take up his words, from that Theology of Timespeech, in relation to the capacity for love in and the redemptive suffering of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. These words could help us to see into thatparticular love out of which Minister Farrakhan—and you who are truly with him—were created. This can also help us improve our relation to him and his ways—if understood. Why? You’ll love him deeper.

I’ll begin this through articles I wrote 18 years ago. Yesterday [Dec.12th] I went through a medical procedure that now lets me concentrate better on becoming a better helper of my Beloved Brother [Minister Farrakhan] and my Nation [you] by getting well.

I cannot adequately thank you who have and are praying for me, who sent me cards and letters, and otherwise sent good thoughts to me. I’m deeply humbled and very grateful by this. And, I love you too.

More next issue, Allah willing.