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Trials and the characteristic of humility in the growth of God's servant

By Jabril Muhammad | Last updated: Oct 4, 2017 - 5:01:54 PM

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Since God never chose one to represent Him who did not have, among other qualities, that of humbleness, and since they were made more so as their mission progressed, it is logical that their prime students/helpers were also humble persons, who became more so as their work went on. We can also see this in the scriptures. These students, followers, helpers, are to be distinguished from those who only seem to be so.

Let’s see this in relation to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the quality of humility.

Minister Louis Farrakhan was put in a certain position, long before he knew of it, so that at a certain time—that would be absolutely crucial—acceptance of him would be, in effect, acceptance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. This would constitute a major aspect of the salvation of millions during a certain time period. We are in that time frame right now.

Minister Farrakhan could not have maneuvered his life, the lives of others, and all those forces and factors, which have put him in the special position he is in today. To think otherwise is to reveal gross ignorance of this entire matter. Minister Farrakhan could no more put himself in the position he is in, any more than Joseph could. His position in America, among his people, is the work of God for the good of all.

If we would carefully read, for example, Genesis chapters 37-50 and Holy Qur’an, Surah 12, we would come to better grasp what the Holy Qur’an calls the best or most beautiful of narratives. The Arabic word, translated into English, by the word “beautiful” is also translated to mean “accurate”.

Joseph was granted a powerful vision by God. Even though he was warned by his father not to tell it, he did. Most of his brothers became jealous, and worse than that: envious. They sought to murder him.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has said that an envious person is the worst kind of person because he will kill you. Such a person will kill you for the worst of reasons. Envy is a quality which has absolutely no redeeming features.

Joseph’s life then took a series of twists and turns, which he did not foresee, did not expect, and could not personally prepare for. He was guided on God’s straight path which did not always seem to be straight; but it was. He kept his faith in God, however, and eventually came to grow, or evolve so much into God’s wisdom that he was able to participate with God in the fulfillment of the vision God gave him.

That vision involved the forming of a divine family for the aims and purposes of the Lord of the worlds.

Joseph would never have been used for such noble purpose if he was a proud man. He was already humble. Nevertheless, God allowed him to undergo humiliating experiences. He allowed him to fall into humiliating circumstances and conditions. The way God guided him to handle these trials, however, developed his godly qualities—one of which was humility.

Let us not forget the fifth chapter, in the book of Hebrews, verses eight and nine, wherein we are told that this Jesus figure learned obedience from and through the things that he suffered. He became perfect through this process. Then he was given the responsibility of everlasting salvation for all those who would obey him.

If you study the text of the New Testament carefully, you will find that those who became the followers of Jesus became characterized by the quality of humility.

God allowed Aaron to fall, when the rebellion of Korah and those with him took place. Afterwards Aaron arose. In the Holy Qur’an we read in 20:90 that he was strengthened and he was empowered to say to the people of Moses, in his absence, that they should obey his (Aaron’s) order. God, through Moses, put Aaron in position to stand between life and death for the generality of the people, and even though many died in the divine whipping, many more were saved.

One can read the details of this in Numbers, chapter 16:46- 48: “Then Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer and put incense in it, along with fire from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the LORD; the plague has started.”

“So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.” (NIV)

Certainly, Peter fell. However, God factored that into His calculations of what was best for the people. Is not Peter regarded as the one who now stands at the gate of heaven by White Christians? The word white is used here due to the fact that it was from White people who claimed to believe in Jesus who told this to Black people.

Were we not told that in the Apostle’s Creed, in the Catholic Church; even Jesus descended into hell? They say that he was there for a while. What was he doing in hell? Was that part of God’s plan? What was God’s purpose in allowing Jesus to go to hell—even for a while?

If Jesus went to hell, as they have told us, after he was resurrected by divine power, did he go under the ground? Is this what the Bible tells us? If he went under the ground, did he meet the devil? If he did what happened? Did they discuss things? If so what?

The “Catholic Encyclopedia” states, on page 466, under the heading of “Hell”, that “...hell is a place pain and suffering”...and of “alienation from God...”and that “...it is without end.” Is this totally correct? Whether or not this is 100 percent true, exactly what was God’s purpose for Jesus to be in hell? Did God allow this to take place or did He send him there? If Jesus went to hell was it for him to learn something? What else was there for him to learn, if that is why he went to hell?

We read in Hebrews 5:7-9 that Jesus learned obedience through the things that he suffered. Was this learning up to some point before he went to the cross; right up to the cross; or after the cross, when, as many Catholics believe, he went to hell after he was resurrected from death on the cross?

Don’t think any of this is mockery. Does not the Bible tell us that at the start of his mission the devil went to meet Jesus? Did not the devil try to tempt Jesus?

If Jesus had already had a meeting with Satan, what was the purpose of this second meeting? If Jesus went to hell did he try and raise the dead who were there?

Does any of this have any bearing on us right now?

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