Greater work shall you do in my nameBy Jabril Muhammad | Last updated: Feb 18, 2013 - 1:17:58 PM
The word “synopsis” is a noun; and it means: “a brief summary or general survey of something: a synopsis of the accident: an outline of the plot of a book, play, movie, or episode of a television show.”
An article is “a particular item or object, typically one of a specified type; a piece of writing included with others in a newspaper, magazine, or other publication.”
This subject is too large to go into in this very short article. Allah willing, I will comment on it, later.
On the back cover of the DVD titled: The Divine Value of Women, you can see that Minister Farrakhan made six addresses that were summed up as Divine Messages for Divine Women. I included a photo of the front and back cover of this DVD as part of my article.
In the book titled Is It Possible That The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Is Still Physically Alive??? fourth edition that involves the letter written to me concerning his future escape from a death plot and Minister Farrakhan’s response to that letter, you can read this:
“I wrote a series of articles for The Final Call, touching on the subject of ‘pain,’ among other issues. Here is one of the articles, I wrote in April 1993 that bears on what we’ve been looking at, up to this point.
“It is written, in the Bible, in the 20th chapter of John, that Jesus asked one of his followers, Thomas, to touch him, in the place where he was speared, to determine for himself that he was alive. Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ ”
“This is related to a passage the Honorable Elijah Muhammad often referred to. It’s in verses 54 through 56, of the fifth Surah of the Holy Qur’an.
“He made us to see that it was first directed to us prior to 1975 and yet it pointed to a time after 1975; after the time of the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and on the rise of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in 1977. He said that after the Nation of Islam fell it would arise, never to fall again.
“Why did he say: ‘never?’ What did he foreknow? What did he know of the root of this ‘never?’ What is the root of ‘never’ and how does ‘never’ relate to ‘forever,’ or that which is ‘eternal? ’
“This is related to this saying of the Jesus in John 14:12 wherein he said: ‘I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. ’ ”
“Was he saying that he was less than his followers who would do greater things than he? No! Look in John 13:16, where the Jesus said ‘I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. ’ ”
“The fact that Paul reached far more people than Jesus did not mean that he was greater than his teacher. He worked in the name of his teacher and did greater works than his teacher.
“Why did working in the name of his teacher (Jesus) enable him to succeed on a greater scale than his teacher in terms of reaching and affecting the masses?
“His teacher went to the Father (God). What did his going to the Father have to do with the greater success that Peter and then Paul had with the same people? What is there in this term because and the reality to which it pointed that explains the success of Paul?
“Did his teacher gain added power from God and did he use it on those below? How did he do that from where he was to where Paul was?
“According to the writers of the Bible a far greater measure of the spirit of God was sent down through and by Jesus, upon his followers.
“His spirit was released and sent in greater measure than they had before he departed from among them; after Jesus went to the Father. How come?
“Jesus was given a far greater measure of his Father’s spirit after he worked and suffered among the people for a set time.
“He was given the wisdom and guidance of the next world, in full measure: that which eye had not seen; ear had not heard; nor had it ever entered the mind of anyone to ever conceive of that divine wisdom.
“Jesus worked the divine will and power that he was given by his Father, through Paul and others from his exalted place, out of the public’s eye, at the right hand of the Father, high above the nations of the earth.
“When Jesus was physically with his followers, and said what he did, as quoted above in John 14:12, he was speaking from his knowledge of the future.
“Again, he stated: ‘I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.’
“This explains why Jesus said, with such certainty, that ‘He will do greater works than these, because I am going’ NOT TO THE GRAVE IN DEATH, BUT ALIVE ‘to the Father.’ ”
What does “in the terms of” mean? One of the meanings is: “In terms of (or in terms) with regard to the particular aspect or subject specified.”
More next issue, Allah willing.