'The Time and What Must Be Done' 2013 Lecture Series, Part 8By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | Last updated: Mar 10, 2013 - 11:11:03 AM
[Editor’s note: The following article contains a distillation of the hour-long message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Part 8 of his 52-week Lecture Series “The Time and What Must Be Done.” This message originally aired on Saturday, March 2, 2013. To order this message now available in its entirety on DVD and CD, please call 1.866.602.1230, ext. 200, or visit store.finalcall.com. Be sure to visit NOI.org/TheTime each Saturday at 6 p.m. CST (5 p.m. MST and 7 p.m. EST) to view the ongoing series.]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
Greetings to you. I am Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, The Eternal Leader of The Nation of Islam and that Great Preacher of Freedom, Justice and Equality to the Black people of America in the Western hemisphere, and Black people all over the Earth; and a Warner to the United States of America, and a Warner to The Nations of the Earth.
Once again I am very pleased to be able to come to you via broadcast on radio, television, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to talk to you about this most important subject given to us by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad titled: “The Time and What Must Be Done.” First, I would like to thank all of you who have been tuning in for these last eight weeks to the broadcasts, and thank you for telling your friends and neighbors to tune in as well. And a special “thank you” to our young people who are taking aspects of the lecture and putting it out on Facebook and YouTube and Twitter to create meaningful dialogue with the people.
Dialogue over “Truth” is most important; in fact, the highest level of energy comes from the highest level of conversation. And when we are conversing about The Word of God, and The Time and What Must Be Done, you provoke the highest level of interaction. Whether “in agreement” or “not in agreement,” the Holy Qur’an teaches us in Surah 16 Al-Nahl (“The Bee”), verse 125: “…argue with them in the best manner,” and, with “justice.”
So there is no need for vitriol; but if God has given you the best arguments, then do as Allah says: “Argue in the best manner”—with respect for one another’s thoughts and opinions.
‘1914’: The Year which marked the end of Satan’s 6,000-year ‘Contrary Way of Rule’
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us that this present world’s time was “up” in the year 1914, which marked the end of the 6,000-year rule of “The Adamic Race,” or the Caucasian people, who were made from The Original Black Man; but, who were given “authority” and “power” to rule over the People of the Earth for 6,000 years. That time of their rule is now up.
Now, when we say “their time of rule is up”: Why should their time of rule be up? Because they were to rule not in accord with The Way of Rule of The God of Righteousness, they were to rule just the opposite, a contrary rule that would bring about a Great Test of The Aboriginal and Darker People of the Earth. Let us go to the Holy Qur’an and look at this “new ruler” and “his way of rule.” It is written in Surah (Chapter) 2 Al-Baqarah (“The Cow”), verse 30: “And when thy Lord said to the angels, I am going to place a ruler in the earth, and the angels said: Wilt Thou place in it such as make mischief and shed blood? And we celebrate Thy praise and extol Your holiness. And Allah said: Surely I know what you know not.”
The angels were asking Allah (God): “You are Holy! You are The Fountain of Holiness; and we celebrate and praise You… But what is this that You are doing? To place a ruler in the earth that would create mischief, and shed blood??” But The Wonderful God of Righteousness said to the angels, “Surely I know what you know not.” What He was saying to the angels is even though a time of rule would come in that would bring about 6,000 years of mischief and the shedding of blood; yet, at the end of that time, it is written that “God would come,” as the scripture teaches in 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2, verses 8-10 that God’s Coming is “after the working of Satan.”
The dictionary tells us that the meaning of the word “mischief” is “playfulness intended to mock, tease or create trouble”; and that “mischievousness” means “to do harm; to hurt” and “to create injury, impairment, damage, detriment, disruption and trouble.” According to Roget’s Thesaurus, similar meanings of the word mischievousness are: “bad behavior,” “misconduct,” “pranks,” “wrongdoing,” “tricks,” “roguishness” and “devilishment.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us in our Book of Lessons that this “new people” were taught a “system of tricks and lies” (“The Forgotten Tricknollegy”) that would cause them to create trouble among The Righteous, causing them to fight and kill one another. So, if by bringing into existence a “rule of mischief-making” by a man, a people, that will cause the shedding of blood, then this “man” is called “Satan” or “The Devil”—and that is why the scripture teaches in the Book of Romans Chapter 5, verse 12: “As by one man sin entered into the world, and death came also by sin; all have sinned, therefore death has passed to all men.” This means that this contrary way of rule would conquer almost the entire planet Earth, and its people.
‘The Number of The Beast’ revealed through worldwide wars ravaging the Earth and its people
Dear brothers and sisters: The first “World War” started in 1914. If you add up the numbers (1 + 9 + 1+ 4), you get “15”; and if you add those numbers (1 + 5), you get “6.”
The second “World War” came in 1941. Again, when you add those numbers up (1 + 9 + 4 + 1), you get “15”; and by adding (1 + 5), you get a second “6.”
The Korean Conflict (“War”) started in 1950. Add those numbers up: (1 + 9 + 5 + 0)—you get “15”; and, by adding (1 + 5) again, you get a third “6.”
These are three “sixes” (666). Again, as it is written in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 13, verse 18: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
Along that same line: In 1950, while America was prosecuting a war in Korea, at the same time America was sending advisers and military personnel into Vietnam. When the French were defeated by the Vietnamese—after America had spent over $1 billion of the taxpayers’ money to support the French in their war against “the rise of communism” in that area, to produce what they called “containment”—then in 1955, America started getting more involved in Vietnam. Well, then you have 1961, when America really “stepped-it-up” in Vietnam; and 1968 was the biggest “step-up” of that war, on the basis of a lie by our government, which brought The Gulf of Tonkin into the theater of war.
Five hundred thousand (500,000) young American men were sent into Vietnam; and we know that over 56,000 of those young men were killed, and thousands more were wounded. In that war was the use of what is called Agent Orange; and even to today, those veterans are filled with disease and sickness. It took a long time for the government of the United States to admit that the soldiers were suffering from the after-effects of being exposed to “Agent Orange”—such is the way our government has treated those who fought in their wars; not necessarily for “democracy” or for “freedom,” but to keep a new system of governance called “Communism” from spreading throughout Asia.
Well, in 1975, that Vietnam War finally came to an end, and here we are today, in “2013”—and “the drumbeat of war” is building up in America, in Europe, in North Africa and in Asia.
“War is on the horizon”: It has been building for all of these years, into that Final War that the prophets foretold, “The War of Armageddon.” In that War, America’s power as a “warrior” will be broken, and Europe will be decimated. And the rest of the world that has been, and is, under the dominance of The Mischief-Making Blood-Shedder: Those people of the world will go free! And a New World will be coming in.
A ‘Grace Period’ is The Time we must act in accord with God’s Way of Righteousness
“The Time and What Must Be Done”: Well, if “the end of their world” was in 1914, why didn’t their world “end” at that time? It is because out of The Beneficence and The Mercy of Almighty God Allah that He gave them a “Grace Period” of “60 years,” not to go more than 70 years.
But when would that “Grace Period” start? The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Master Fard Muhammad, The Great Mahdi long-looked for by the Muslims, and The Great Masih or “Messiah” looked for by the Jews and the Christians, made His Appearance in the world in 1930 in the United States of America, fulfilling what is written in the 24th Chapter of Matthew: “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” This is to teach us that God’s Coming will be from an easterly direction, to the West.
The scripture also teaches in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 12, verses 39-40 that when the Jews and the people were “seeking after a sign,” Jesus said: “…there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
As I mentioned in Part 1 of this Lecture Series, just as Jonah was in “the belly of the big fish” or “whale” three days and three nights, so shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth”: Master Fard Muhammad first made His Appearance to us in “the heart” of the United States of America, Detroit, Michigan. The “heart” of the human being is where the blood, the “life fluid of the being,” is pumped throughout that body. Detroit is called “The Motor City”—and since this world was founded on Yakub’s playing with “two pieces of steel,” wherein he saw one piece that had magnetic power in it, drawing the other piece under its influence, he told his Uncle: “I am going to make a people unalike that will rule you.” And, again, the Uncle answered with those words in The Qur’an: “What are you going to make other than that which will create mischief and cause the shedding of blood?” But Yakub also said: “I know what you know not.” (Read Message To The Blackman in America, pgs. 110-112)
And now, today, we are at the end of a mischief-making, trouble-making, blood-shedding world. The Blood-Shedder and The Mischief-Maker is in “the final act of the play,” where he is doing mischief to the fullest. But it is only bringing about his doom.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said we are living in “The Day of Judgment.” Now let’s look at the following significant years and events to determine when “The Grace Period” was given:
The end of this world’s time was “1914”—but The Great Mahdi did not come and make Himself known to us until 1930;
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad met Master Fard Muhammad in “1931”; and He was here three years and four months (1934/1935), Teaching the Honorable Elijah Muhammad; and
In Detroit, Michigan, Master Fard Muhammad raised over 25,000 Black people and gave all of them “Holy Names.”
During this time, “Islam” was now in America! “Islam” was beginning to spread! And so then, Mosque No. 1 in Detroit, Michigan gave birth to Mosque No. 2 in Chicago, Illinois, which gave birth to Mosque No. 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which gave birth to Mosque No. 4 in Washington, D.C.—and The Foundation of Nation of The Islam was set.
So how would you “count” the “60-70 Years of Grace”? Where would you start it from? You would start it from The Time that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was in this world, doing The Work of The Great Mahdi on his own, by himself—but Guided by The Superior Wisdom and Power of his Sender.
So, from 1934/1935, to 1975 when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad Departed from us—that is “40 years”; and from 1975 to 1995 is another “20 years,” where you then had “60 Years of Grace.” However, in 1995 “the greatest witness” of The Power of God’s Presence in America among us was seen in the mobilization of Black men, and women, in “The Million Man March,” where nearly 2 million Black men gathered on The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
What was that in 1995, at “the end of 60 Years of Grace”? That was “a sign” of The Rise of The Black Man and Woman of America! On that day, The Great Day, we had 10 more years of “Extended Grace.”
The Time of Judgment for ‘The Sower of Trouble,’ ‘The Maker of Mischief’ and ‘The Teller of Lies’
To sow more trouble, to make more mischief, to tell more lies is in the nature of “The Made Man,” and he has made trouble and mischief, and caused the shedding of blood, all over our planet.
Brothers and sisters, I visited Iraq under the so-called dictator Saddam Hussein, where I visited and saw Shia mosques, Sunni mosques, Christian churches and Jewish synagogues co-existing peacefully. But when America went into Iraq on the basis of a lie, here comes The Mischief-Makers, The Blood-Shedders, one more time: Dropping bombs on Iraq and using weapons with “depleted uranium” in a war campaign labeled “Shock and Awe,” killing tens of thousands of Iraqis. Yes… And after America’s intervention, with her European partners, that’s when Sunni mosques were bombed, Shiite mosques were bombed—and the differences between these religious bodies was manipulated by “The Mischief-Maker” where now “Shiites” and “Sunnis” are at each other’s throats, and the “Christians” and the “Muslims” became enemies of each other, when they once lived side-by-side in peace.
My brother, Muammar Gadhafi, that great leader of Libya: America has always seen him as a “thorn in its side,” because Muammar Gadhafi used the oil wealth of Libya to foster revolt against the “puppet regimes”—or client states and their leaders—set up by America, England, France, and by others. In 1986, Gadhafi was the object of the most expensive assassination attempt at that time in the history of the world. American planes flew into Libya, bombing Tripoli, bombing Benghazi, killing innocent people! And Gadhafi’s young adopted daughter was killed; and some diplomats and others from other embassies were also killed. Yet, Gadhafi survived—and Libya remained a “thorn in the side” of America.
The Mischief-Maker finally succeeded when Muammar Gadhafi “came in out of the cold” in 2003 by turning over “weapons of mass destruction” to America and the Western powers. And according to news reports, when American senators went over to Libya in 2009 they promised Muammar Gadhafi that they would give him new arms, conventional arms—which he never received. So as “the uprisings” began in Libya in 2011, Gadhafi had arsenals of weapons that he endeavored to arm every Libyan citizen with in case they were attacked; so that every Libyan household would have an AK-47 and ammunition to “keep on firing” until the enemies of Libya were vanquished.
I warned my brother, when there was talk of the sanctions being lifted on his country; I said: “Brother Gadhafi, they will never forgive you for what you’ve done to upset their plans throughout the world. They will not rest until they destroy your Revolution, and destroy you.” He patted me on my thigh as if to say, “I understand”—but I hope he was not saying to me, “I know what you know not,” because from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad we were taught the very essence of “the makeup of the mischief-maker”: He cannot help himself; he’s a liar, and The Father of Lies.
Study the Book of John, Chapter 8, where the scriptures teach us of an argument that Jesus was having with the Jews of that day—which is “a sign” of an argument that we are having similarly today! They were trying to tell Jesus, “Abraham is our Father!” and Jesus said: “Well, if you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill Me, a Man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father.”
The Holy Qur’an says of Abraham that he was an “upright man,” and he “was not of the polytheists”; so in that argument with Jesus, the Jews then exclaimed, “Even God is our Father!”; and Jesus looked at those Jewish Sanhedrin, those Jewish writers and scholars of that day, and said: “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded forth and came from God…” But then Jesus ended up saying, “I know you! Your masquerade is over!”—“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.”
What I am telling you is that we are in The Final Judgment of this world.
So what will “2013” bring? Count up those numbers: (2 + 0 + 1 + 3)—this year’s “number” is also a “6,” which is “The Number of Dissatisfaction” and “The Number of The Beast.” And “The Beasts” are working: “Beast No. 1” is America. “Beast No. 2” is England. “Beast No. 3” is Germany. “Beast No. 4” is Italy. And now, France and Italy are “juxtaposing each other” to see which one will ultimately be “The 4th Beast”; however, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said France is going to “get out of it.”
Well, you better hurry, France, because you are headed now for your own destruction with the wickedness that you are doing!
But to The No. 1 Beast, America: Through “AFRICOM” you have sent your wicked mischief-makers into Africa. And after you killed my brother Gadhafi, what did you do? Well, just as I heard somebody say once, “Who let the dogs out?” America, when you killed my brother you “let the dogs loose.” Everything that you have done that you thought would be “in your favor” is now coming against you; all of your “mischief-making,” all of your “putting one brother against another,” “one kingdom against another,” “one nation against another,” “one people against another”: Keep on going, because it’s coming back home to you!
Remember that Qur’anic verse where Allah (God) says: “I am going to place a ruler in the earth. And the angels said, ‘What will you place in it except that which will create mischief and shed blood?’ And Allah answered, saying, ‘Surely, I know what you know not.’”? And so the mischief-making continues, and the blood-shedding continues—but the “60 Years of Grace,” starting in 1935, gives us the year “1995.” And “10 years” from that, gives us the year “2005”…
Your “Grace Period” is up. “The Beneficence and The Mercy of God” that He has shown both to “Black” and “White”: It is up.
The ‘window of opportunity’ for repentance is all but closed
The Holy Qur’an, Surah 103, Al-Asr (“The Time”) states: “…Surely man is in loss, except those who believe and do good, and exhort one another to Truth, and exhort one another to patience.” Allah (God) has been hitting America, and the world, with calamities. As you have noticed, these calamities have been increasing more and more since 2005. And now that we are in at “2013,” we are at The Hour of The Doom of America and this world.
Believe me, I am not “joyous” in telling you what I am telling you. I know that I have put my life in danger—and maybe, the lives of those who are with me! But to The Believers, who are “doing good” based on your belief, and “enjoining one another with Truth and enjoining one another to patience,” remember the words of Jesus as taught in the Book of John, Chapter 15, verses 18-19: “They will hate you because they first hated me….”
Some of you will be cast into prison. Some of you will be beaten. And some will be put to death (refer to the Book of Matthew, Chapter 10, verses 15-22); the scripture also teaches in the Book of John, Chapter 16, verses 1-3 that “they will kill The Righteous, thinking that they’re doing service to God.”
Oh America: Would that you had listened. The window of opportunity for you is all but “closed”—not fully; but, when it closes it will be like the door of “The Ark” that Noah built in a desert on dry land. Noah preached to the people for 150 years, and they laughed at him, they mocked him, they called him “a mad man”…
See, you scribes, you Pharisees, you Sadducees of today—look at yourselves: You make mockery of my father, my teacher, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad; and therefore you make mockery of me, his student! You like to “tease us,” and “make mockery” and “make mischief” with us! You say, “That Farrakhan: He needs to be quiet! He’s a negative force…”
No, you are “the negative force”! I have shed no man’s blood! I have lied on no man! I tell you The Absolute Truth at the cost of my life to warn you that The Time of the end of your mischief-making and your blood-shedding has come, and that what you have done to others is now coming upon you!
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to us Justice is “The Weapon” that God would use in “The Day” or “Time” of Judgment. This is that time! And what is The Law of Justice? As the Bible teaches in the Book of Galatians, Chapter 6, verses 7-8, “…as a man soweth, the same shall he also reap,” and in the Book of Obadiah, Chapter 1, verses 13-15, “…as thou hast done, so shall it be done unto you; thy reward shall return upon thine own head.”
And in the Book of Hosea, Chapter 8, verse 7, Jesus said: “You have sown the wind; now you will reap the whirlwind.” The “reaping” is not just according to “the amount” of what you sowed, because if you sow “one grain of corn,” you could get back a stalk—and on that stalk, seven ears! And on each ear, a hundred grain… So multiply what is coming to The Mischief-Maker and The Blood-Shedder!
You have not repented! You refuse to repent! And I am calling on you for the last time: Repent of the evil that you have done and maybe God will have mercy on your soul, and give you a further extension of His Grace.
How ‘The Law of Justice’
is working on behalf of
God’s Chosen People
Let us see how “The Law of Justice” is working in America: Have not you, America, destroyed the cities and the towns, and the people, of other nations? Well, look at your own cities and towns, America: Some will be ravaged by fire; others, by water. Towns destroyed by tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. And soon, great earthquakes will be tearing down cities. The Chastisement of God has begun. The Grace Period is over.
But forget about your “foreign policy” right now—we’ll go more into that in future broadcasts. I want you to look at how you treat us, the Black man and woman here in America: God is after you because of what you have done, are doing—and what you planned to do—to His chosen people, The Real “Children of Israel”: The Black Man and Woman of America and the Western hemisphere!
The Black man and woman of America have toiled under “the whip and the lash” for 400 years, and the affliction has not stopped. Genocide is in your heart for this poor and suffering people. And, you have done everything in your power to create mischief.
Who created “The Crips” and “The Bloods”? Who created “the gangs,” and then put hatred among the gangs where we are now, with guns in our hands, killing one another? That is The Mischief-Maker! That is The Blood-Shedder! By telling lies, and using his police force, he would take a “Crip,” and drop him in the neighborhood of the “Blood,” knowing that he would not come out alive. They would take our young men and give them drugs to sell for the police… Yes, you have done all of this evil to us! But now, God is going to bring His Wrath more fully on you than you have ever seen.
There are those of you who may say, “Let’s get rid of Farrakhan. Let’s stop his mouth!” I can’t stop you, if that is what you wish to do. But the moment you attempt it, you’ll be “stopping your own mouth.”
You will be picking up your wicked pens that write evil against a righteous man; but remember, the scripture teaches: “No weapon formed against the righteous will prosper.”