Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Great War

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | Last updated: Sep 2, 2011 - 10:59:14 AM

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The Time and What Must Be Done Lecture Series —Part V

[Editor's note: The following article contains excerpts from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's message he delivered on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Illinois. Click here to order CD/DVD of the lecture in its entirety.]

In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks March 14 at Mosque Maryam in Chicago.
‘When a man talks about “bringing a sword,” well, you know what a “sword” is. But when you look up the definition, it means armies, where there is going to be violence and destruction, because when Jesus comes, he comes to set in motion that which will bring about the destruction of the world that Satan has made.’
—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

For the past two Sundays, I have been talking to you, and to the world through internet, about a human-built planet that is above our heads, made like the Universe. Wheels within wheels. The enemy calls them “UFOs.”

This Wheel was seen by Ezekiel in a vision 595 years before Jesus the prophet was born. His vision has now become a reality, and it has frightened the scholars and scientists of this world, because the wisdom that is apparent from the way the Wheels move tells the scholars and scientists that they have no wisdom, science, or the technology to equal or touch what God has produced for two purposes.

You have heard it said when Allah (God) destroyed the wicked in the days of Noah by flood; and you have heard it said when Allah (God) destroyed the wicked in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah: Water that time—fire the next time.

You have read in the Qur'an and in the Bible of a fire that would burn. You don't need to look for that after you are dead. If you live through these next few years, you would be wise to try and escape the fire that was not prepared for you, but was prepared for Satan, and all his hosts.

I told you two weeks ago, as I had said it when I made the announcement that Elijah Muhammad gave me to make, that before you can mock me, you would see these Wheels over the major cities. And for 10 days straight, The Wheel was seen over Lake Erie. However, Chicago newspapers; the news media are not talking about it, because it verifies what I said!

The Wheel is there to destroy the United States of America at the Command of God.


Why did God destroy Pharaoh? He was angry with Pharaoh over Pharaoh's mistreatment of the Children of Israel.

Why is God angry with America? Allah is angry over America's mistreatment of the Black man and woman of America who are His people!

As I said in my Saviours' Day message two weeks ago, the Children of Israel are not the so-called Jews. The Bible and Qur'an, from one cover to another, is talking about you, me,—us—that would be in bondage in America under a wicked oppressor for 400 years. And, for 450 years, we have been here in America, and we have caught hell every day of that 450 years.

You may think: “Yes, but today we have a Black president!” President Barack Obama cannot save America. He would like to; he has a good heart, but unfortunately he has come at The Time of the Fulfillment of the Judgment that is spoken of in both these books.

You have read, in both Bible and Qur'an, that we should be looking for a man like Moses. And Moses is referred to more in the Qur'an than any other prophet. Why? It is because the People of Moses were subjected to harsh treatment and torment by a wicked ruler. And the man like Moses would come from a people who are also tortured, destroyed, and turned inside-out by a wicked ruler whose people were wicked also.

In the Bible, Pharaoh said, “Me and my people are wicked.” So, in the greatest nation of the last 6,000 years, here we are, in the worst condition that we have ever been in.

We are proud of our Black president, and the beautiful people that he has surrounded himself with that are Black. When you turn on your television, you look at Black news commentators; we have Black governors, Black mayors, Black police chiefs, Black city councilmen, Black sheriffs.

What do you think they are in office for? They're in office to show us that we have the ability to govern ourselves if we are separated from our enemies, and have land and territory of our own. We have qualified people among us that we can run a Nation, a government—and even a world!

The audience listens intently to Minister Farrakhan's message. Photos: DBarge Photography and Video
The enemy already knows this, so today, you are a lawful captive, as Isaiah the prophet said. You're legally bound to your slave master. You wear their names; and you confess their religion. You're a White person in Black skin.

They have made us into themselves, so the wickedness that we do every day of our lives is because of our sojourn with wickedness; with wicked rulers that we have looked up to. And through a religious teaching, that makes Jesus a Caucasian; and then call him the “Son of God,” knowing that if he is the son, and he has a father, he's White, then the father must also be that, so this is a subtle way of making you worship White people, and hate yourselves.

Don't be afraid! I'm doing the talking. But the fearful and the unbelieving will have their part in the Lake of Fire.

God Himself has declared war on Satan

When God comes, after the workings of Satan, He declares war on Satan. So the Coming of God is the beginning of The Final War.

Do you know why Jesus, The Messiah, is dangerous to Satan? Because Jesus first starts as a teacher, casting out demons. Then Jesus said, “Think not that I come to bring peace, nay, a sword….”

When a man talks about “bringing a sword,” well, you know what a “sword” is. But when you look up the definition, it means armies, where there is going to be violence and destruction, because when Jesus comes, he comes to set in motion that which will bring about the destruction of the world that Satan has made.

This means systems of government, politics, education, juristprudence, religion, art, culture, economics, social system. All of that is already here!

And in the Bible, the man that comes says, “Behold, I make all things new, and the former things shall pass away.” You will not live under the government of America. You won't live under the politics of this world. You will come out of their educational system that makes you a slave to material things, so that you work more for money than for the service of the people who need your knowledge the most. You will come out of their system of juristprudence. Yes—and you will also come out of religion.

Satan has poisoned all of religion, so God is not coming to reform it—He's coming to get rid of it all, and set a new thing down! There will be a New Islam! He makes all things new.

Christianity vs. Islam: Which one will survive?

“Which One Will Survive the War of Armageddon?”—this is a question that Master Fard Muhammad asked, where on a blackboard under this question was a picture of America's flag of stars and stripes on the left side, and the Flag of Islam's Sun, Moon and Stars on the right side.

Underneath these flags were the words: Christianity vs. Islam.

Islam (The Sun, Moon and Stars) or the Stars and Stripes? The American flag has great meaning, but the Flag of Islam has greater meaning, because the American flag cannot exist without The Sun, The Moon and The Stars. The people of The Flag of Islam are the people of Islam. The people of this, the American flag, are the people of the Cross (Christianity).

Now look at this: America right now is leading the nations of the West—England, the European Union; even Japan, and some other nations—against what? Islam. Master Fard knew that America was going to lead the fight against Islam!

Do you really think America wants peace? Do you see what's happening to your country? I'm talking now to the citizens of America. Do you think that the wise in America did not know that a showdown was coming between them and your God? I want to show you how America is preparing for The Great War, which she has already lost. It's just a matter of time now.

What is the meaning of Armageddon? In 1972, at Mosque Maryam, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad went into that word: The first three letters, A-r-m, does not mean your arm strength, but it represents arms and armies.

“Armies,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “gathered together for the doom.” All the armies of the Earth, now, are getting ready.

My dear Christian family, I hope that you will not say that we are enemies of Christians, because the Qur'an does not say that. The Qur'an says, “Those who are Christians and those who are Jews and those who are Sabians, those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, they have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.”

If you follow Jesus as Jesus would have you follow him, you don't have to be afraid in an hour like this. I'm saying this to Christians who are White, or non-White. But you can't play with Jesus, because he's not to come—he is present.

And to be very frank about it, I represent him.

The Synagogue of Satan

America has now become a “fascist” country. Do you remember how Senator Huey Long is quoted as saying, “When fascism comes to America, it will be called anti-fascism.”

Fascism is designed, and defined, as an authoritarian political ideology that combines nationalism with a corporatist, economic system. Fascists advocate the creation of a single party. Do you think that the Democrats and the Republicans are different?

Who controls the U.S. Congress? Do you think it's you? Can you really depend on the Senate and the House of Representatives to represent your interests? They're in bed with insurance companies. They're in bed with special interests. And they're in bed with Israel.

Many of your senators and congresspersons are honorary citizens of Israel, and members of the Knesset control America's wealth. President Bush was controlled! There's not a president that is the real power! The real power are those money people! Barack is not in power! How dare you think that he could give you what no other president before him has been able to give you, even if they desired to do it!

Right next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington is where the Federal Reserve prints the money. The Federal Reserve is the Synagogue of Satan. They, along with the Rockefellers, the DuPonts, the House of Rothschild: These are the people that have corrupted the entire world. And I am here to pronounce your doom!

You will never kill me

I have to pay the price for what I teach, but you won't say that I don't love you, because I'm willing to die to prove it, as well as to live to prove it.

What I said today is a death sentence on myself. But you know, the Bible says, “My father, he sits in heaven, and he laughs at you if you think that you can put that small-time stuff over today on us!”

I know that when you write of me after what I said today, you will step up your anger and your hatred of me, and those that are with me. It is written that the Dragon was after the Woman that was pregnant with a man child who was destined to rule the nations with a rod of iron. So the Dragon spewed out of its mouth a flood after the Woman.

The Book of Revelation teaches, “The accuser of our brethren”—meaning the prophets—“who accuse them night and day before the throne is cast down…” so unleash your flood. It will only carry away those who are not firmly moored; firmly settled.

Come after me with all that you have. But I want to tell you today, that before the week is out, God will answer what I have said today.

He wants you to know that your hatred of me will bring about the death and destruction of what you think you love. He may allow you to take me into your hands—my life, you can't have. But He may allow you to take me, but you will never kill me. Never!

Recently, there was some wind blowing in New York, and the planes couldn't fly. There was some unusual snow coming down, where nothing moved; tornadoes; and floods and mudslides on the West Coast. But earthquakes: You've been having little tremors. Within one week since I last spoke to you, there were 72 earthquakes that took place. And you haven't seen anything yet!

There will be more wind, more unusual rain and violent storms. You all better start storing something in your houses—and I'm not talking about guns—I'm talking about food that is non-perishable, because this thing is falling, and falling fast. And when your people can't find jobs, and can't have money, murder and bloodshed will be all in the streets. There may come a time when you won't be able to come to the mosque, but the Qur'an says, “Make your homes places of worship.”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that there will be hail stones coming out the sky like blocks of ice, killing all your livestock! Destroying your homes, and killing anything that it touches! So go ahead and come after us!

I am His Son, so to you preachers and rabbis: Call that blasphemy! And if you go to war with Iran, I can't be with you, so call that sedition! I am not going nowhere!

According to the Bible, the Pharisees realized that Jesus was preaching their doom, and when they reached out to get him, he was gone.

When the enemy comes for me, know that when my feet are gone, the end of your world has come because God is going to multiply your calamities.