Estimated reading time: 12 minute(s)
by Willie Muhammad
In part one of the Matrix series in one of the early moments of this fantastic movie that is filled with heavy principles and symbolism (I cannot say the same about the other parts, which I found personally boring), there is a brief scene that if we analyze we can learn how prophecy is fulfilled.
The scene I am talking about is when Neo gets a message and the words, “Follow the white rabbit,” appear on Neo’s computer screen. Neo was puzzled, for the statement did not appear to make sense. Suddenly there was a knock on the door. He opened the door and there standing was a strange group of folks who wanted something that Neo had to offer. While discussing the business at hand the left shoulder of the young woman at the door had a tattoo of a white rabbit. After seeing the tattoo, Neo decided to do just that, follow the white rabbit.
Prophecy being fulfilled is similar to this. Many read over the pages of scriptures in both the Bible and Qur’an which are filled with prophecies. Yet, many readers do not know how to understand how it will and has been fulfilled. For example the Book of Revelation is known for its prophetic statements. However, due to being taught the improper understanding and interpretation of scripture there are people expecting to see LITERAL flame breathing dragons, with three heads and bodily features of lions and bears. This expectation prevents people from knowing when prophecy is being fulfilled and how it is being fulfilled. Many readers fail to understand that such descriptions as mentioned in the Book of Revelation are symbolic signs that point to the characteristics of a thing or a person.
There are significant prophecies that speak about the person, the work, the enemies, the successes and the mission of God’s two key servants that are said to appear TODAY! However, people fail to see these men who are the answers to their prayers, because they fail to understand that the books of scriptures are meant to point to a human being. This problem was prophesied in the New Testament, check out John 9:39-40 in the Message Translation, “You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These Scriptures are all about me! And here I am, standing right before you, and you aren’t willing to receive from me the life you say you want.”
I write this to point to the EXTREME importance of three books that have been published by our National Student Secretary, Brother Berve Muhammad titled:
(1) Moses: A Sign of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad
(2) Aaron: A Sign of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (THE MINISTER SERIES Book 1)
(3) Joshua: A Sign of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Brother Berve does an excellent job showing how the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad & the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan fulfilled scriptures written about Moses, Aaron and Joshua while at the same time teaching people how to understand how prophecy is fulfilled. The books are written in an easy to understand manner. It’s not filled with a lot of big words or theological jargon which confuses the average reader. It is simple and straight to the point. He begins each book by giving the histories of Moses, Aaron and Joshua. He then follows up with the histories of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad & the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Once this is done he begins to show the UNDENIABLE parallels in the histories of the Prophets whose lives are signs and the men who are the fulfillers of their histories.
These books are a MUST have! Brother has titled the series, “In the Volume of the Book,” which to me means he has more in the works. Brother Berve has started us off with small steps that if followed and BELIEVED will help us grow into the scriptural identities of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad & the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Get these books brothers and sisters. When you do, you are making an investment into your salvation.
(Willie Muhammad serves as the Student Minister at Muhammad Mosque No. 46 in New Orleans. Follow him on Twitter @BroWM46 and Instagram. Visit the official New Orleans mosque website @ noineworleans.org)