WEB POSTED 02-07-2001

The ultimate knowledge of God


(Editors note: The following was edited from “Farrakhan: God’s Man on the Straight Path.”)

It is clear, from the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, that for most of the time during which human beings have been in existence, they have not had the ultimate knowledge of God.

Man once did. But that was 66,000,000,000,000 years ago. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught that this is the first time, since then, that the public has been taught the actual knowledge of God’s full reality.

Man once knew God, on a mass level, or in a public way. What was it like to live on earth back then, when man knew God as He was?

Why did God conceal Himself from man at that time? What was the history of the original people during that huge number of years? [Other questions were raised in the book.] Why should these questions be raised? Do the answers relate to the destiny of the work of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and his teacher? Yes.

What happened to bring in such a tremendous change in the life of men and women on earth, when God withdrew His full reality from His people? How did this affect the perceptions of the original people, from that time until now? The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that this change was so great that it produced a change in time and brought in a new thought.

Are we learning all of this, at this time, because this is really the time of the ending of the barrier, the wall, the distance between God and man? Yes. Man could not get to God, unless God came to man. He came.

As his teacher before him, Minister Farrakhan has declared that Almighty God has come and He began the process of the fulfillment of such words, as “… I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” (Isaiah 42:16).

God began creating this path through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. It continues through Minister Farrakhan, and those who are with him in America, and elsewhere. This work is leading to a heavenly state, here on this earth, which will prove superior to what existed prior to 66 trillion years ago. It will never end.

We are fulfilling what was written in Isaiah 29:18 “… 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.”

Black people of America are the blind and the deaf. However, we are not as blind, nor as deaf, as we used to be, due to the resurrection process, which began in the early 1930s. This awakening is taking place throughout America and the world. The dead are hearing the words of God, which came to us through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and by the powerful witness of Minister Farrakhan, and others throughout the U.S.A. We are rising in huge numbers.

Now, what is this path that we are being guided on, that we never knew? Let us remember, if we are the people to whom these prophecies refer, then all that we know, falls short of that to which God invites us to walk for our benefit; for our salvation.

Did the prophets and their followers tread this path? Yes, but only in the sense that they, and what they did, and the effect that they had, collectively served as signs of people, events taking place right now. People, in this time period, and the events they produced, are the fulfillment of the signs of the prophets’ lives and works, and the people who lived in their times.

The real path was yet to be produced. It could not be produced in full reality until the God Who was to come at the time of the end of this world arrived. He has.

Moreover, we were never taught properly about the prophets, before the Honorable Elijah Muhammad began teaching us of them in the early ‘30s. So, we could not even get to the start of the path of God until He began working through His servant.

The wisdom and way of this path contains information that was never revealed, and leads right up to the door of a brand new world. This brand new world is that which eyes have not seen; ears have not heard; nor has it ever entered the heart (much less the imagination) of any man to conceive of before the coming of Master Fard Muhammad.

Now, it is written of us that “… we shall be like him (God); for we shall see him (God) as he (God) is.” (I John 3:2). Clearly then, if we are on the road to Him, (a road, a way, or a method, that turns us—inwardly and outwardly—into the way and into the state of being that which God is) we are obviously not now as He is now. Clearly, we are not yet in the state of being that is His. But once we accept His truth we make the start.

However, as we travel this road, behind our Brother, Minister Farrakhan who is under the control of his teacher (as it was written) we are becoming, or we can become, what the Minister is becoming and will be. What, then, is the Minister becoming, as he goes ahead of us? Who are we, who are with him, on this journey? What are we changing into? [Read 1st Corinthians 15] What are we, as we walk this new road, becoming? We are in a process of continuous change. But, into what? Does this also depend on the quality of our acceptance of God’s truth? Are we to become that which the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was becoming right up until he left? Is he now or has he since become totally like his teacher Master Fard Muhammad? Is the ultimate aim, goal, objective or end of this road the state of oneness with Them?

The very first steps that Master Fard Muhammad guided the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to make—for forty-four years—right up until he met with Him again, face to face, constitutes this newly generated path.

Before the Honorable Elijah Muhammad began his work, we had no idea of this that is new, except that this “new” was “coming” at the end of this world. How much thought did we give this? Hardly any, if any.

Among the “old folks,” were those who not only had a deep faith in God, as most all of our people did, but they were also gifted with a sense of the prophecies (in the scriptures) that related to the ultimate destiny of Black people. It took the coming of God and what He taught the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, however, to make it all 100% clear.

Now, again, what is this path, that Black Americans and Native Americans, Brown people, and others are now invited to walk on? Again, where does it lead? Does it lead to the stage, or to the relationship, or to a state of being, or existence of life, that was, when God and man lived openly together? Yes, but better.

The book of Revelation tells the reader in the 22nd chapter that God, His Christ and His people shall live together in peace and safety, as it once was, only better.

Part of that passage, from the New English Bible, reads that there will be that which serves “the healing of the nations. Every accurseth thing shall disappear.” The Jerusalem Bible’s translation reads, “The band will be lifted.

“The throne of God and the Lamb will be there, and his servants shall worship him; and they shall see him face to face and they shall reign for evermore.” Other translations read “for ever and ever.”

In most of the English translations I’ve read, on this passage, the “him” stands for God, although it is in the lower case.

Most translations say that these blessed servants shall actually “see His face.” And they shall reign as kings and queens, as the Phillips Modern English translation states, “for timeless ages.”

We are on a road that involves our preparation for our entrance into a brand new world—the Kingdom of God here on earth. It’s a supreme world of freedom, justice, equality, peace, tranquillity and prosperity that has never before existed. In it God and man become one. That new world, in a sense, has begun, here in America.

Such wisdom, and the method of its execution, that constitutes this path, is of inestimable value. So, what’s the value of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan, through whom this path comes from God to us? What kind of respect are they due?

As we’ll see, when our acceptance of them grows beyond the way “Moses” followed the Wise Man, we too become a part of that path.

More next issue, Allah willing.