by Traci C. Muhammad
Time is the measurement of motion. To say we live in a time like no other time before is to say, we are living in the measurement of motion that has never been before now. Through the pages of numerous religious and ecclesiastical texts we find the wise, through the ages sensing a day, an hour like this. Indeed, in Christianity we find the normally eloquent John the Evangelist writing from Ephesus in 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” If we tarry, let us tarry here…”it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him.”
John the Evangelist assures us with this vague, yet pregnant description, that no we do not know what we will be like; nevertheless, we can rest assured, because what we do know, of certainty, is that we shall be “like Him.” The magnitude of the thought of this reality alone is enough to make the Believer weep, deeply. Matthew 8:27 brings what the Believer cannot fully articulate into the fullness of day when we read, “What manner of man is this…” What shall we become? We shall become like Him, but who is He?
He is, according to Hebrews 12:2, “the author and the finisher of our faith.” And these are the acceptable paradoxes of God and His divine orchestration of events. A paradox is a seemingly self-contradictory statement that upon greater investigation may actually prove true—despite the seemingly illogical chain of events leading to the truth of the paradox.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, explained during an October 23, 1994, lecture entitled, Belief in Allah that, “Faith is a confident belief in the truth, value, or trust worthiness of a person an idea or a thing but is a belief that does not necessarily rest on logical proof or material evidence. Logic is based on your ability to think on the material evidence, (and) work within the scope of what you in your mind are able to agree is possible. Logic sometimes conflicts with faith. Faith allows you to see beyond logic. Logic will restrict you to what you can logically see and understand. God don’t deal with logic.”
On a collective level, no matter the expressed religious affiliation, those who are spiritual can literally “feel” a change in the air. This nebulous space of change in turn can and does produce anxiety. With many in the media questioning what tomorrow will bring while reporting the dire news of the day. The question that arises in the mind is, what has happened to cause such an unsettled world and more importantly, can peace be found in this time?
We are warned that we must watch as well as pray. A deep truism that is often overlooked. On a superficial level, let us suppose what the turn of phrase really hides is a new manner of existence. One in which the Believer is both awake and simultaneously praying. Meaning, to watch is to be vigilant; however, to watch also means to look or observe attentively over a period of time. To watch also means an act or instance of carefully observing someone or something over a period of time. Time, again. To pray in its most technical term means an address, a solemn request or expression of thanks (gratitude) to a deity, or object of worship. The word pray has as one of its synonyms appeal. Taking these definitions into consideration, watch as well as pray then can mean, to observe closely over a period of time, with great attention, as we give thanks and make an appeal.
The appeal of the Believer in this hour is for true Christ Consciousness so that we can navigate through the turbulent waters ahead, as we work out our salvation. Salvation is not what is given it is what is earned. Time is where the labor of salvation is measured. No one is immune from the ebb and flow of the vicissitudes of life. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan defined life as “growth, reproduction, adaptation and change.” He further assures us that everything of value has a “difficulty factor” attached to it, inherent in the nature of that which is desired. Something must be overcome to attain what we desire and the most difficult thing to overcome is the self. So, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, like the most skilled doctor diagnosed our condition perfectly when He stated, “we are filled with excuses for our failures.” If we are going to make it, we have to decide, that we will do all in our power to make it.
No, we do not know what we will be like exactly; however, we have the best example before us now of what our ultimate potentiality is—the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is an example of what evolution into our personal divinity looks like. Through absolute obedience and submission to His Teacher, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s divine guidance, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has laid bare His heart and mind for those who are seeking after righteousness for righteousness’ sake to discover a deeply illuminated path to Allah (God). On this path, there is no darkness. The only darkness along this path is in the hearts of those who falsely believe that he draws His strength from the material things of this world. As the Bee Gee’s once sang “the New York Times don’t make no man.”
We are in a dark and dangerous time when children cannot attend school, mothers cannot shop with their children, families cannot take a peaceful flight to see relatives or take a vacation without fear of being a victim of some heinous act. We need light today, the right kind of light. A light without end. A light that provides both warmth and wisdom. A light by which we can grow.
We stand in this hour to say that the revelation is true—a man born of a woman has come and is standing with a torchlight held high for all who are seeking a way out of the darkness of the close of Satan’s world to be guided into the light of understanding. To the Believer, no matter the faith expression, know that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan carries the blueprint of true salvation, salvation that will make us acceptable unto God, and it is available to all, if we would but see.
There are people working diligently to confuse the truth. They are experts at mixing lies with falsehoods and repacking it as truth. Do not be dismayed or deceived, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been given the Sure Truth, and it is an Invincible Truth from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. All Praise is Due to Allah!
Is peace available in an hour like this, yes, it is. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad makes that clear when He assures us, that “The Hereafter for my followers is now.”
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
–Galatians 6:9 (KJV)
May Allah bless us all with the Divine Light of Understanding and the continued presence of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.