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The Calling and the Evidence

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Greetings in the name of The Most High of whom I know now as Yah Rastafari Haile Selassie I, who through a sincere contrite heart (Psalm 51:17) has shown me, the soul his son Yeshua HaMoshiyah. I remember the day when I decided to stop running from God and with a purpose, I walked to the altar to give my life to Yeshua. Yeah I started at a church but so what…I had to start some where. As I uttered the words that I am a sinner and that I am sorry, involuntary tears ran down my face, uncontrollably because I knew I was wrong, for spiritually I knew better, he has shown me his glory before so desperately I wanted to get my life right with God before my time was up. So Iman give a mighty Hallelujah to the Christ, for without HIM I will be a broken ship, a ship without a rudder, a ship with no direction at the mercy of the winds and waves(1).

I honestly can say that without Christ, I would have been an unfilled vessel seeking to be filled. If anyone has ever had that feeling, of being hungry, but no matter what they ate, it never satisfy that need, and was left with the sickness, that was caused by all the junk that was put in the body, yeah that emptiness was very similar to my need to have Christ, my fill. So I give a mighty roar, a mighty thanks to the Father, Abba for the chance to utter his sons name, salvation again.

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Which seems like a long journey, hasn’t been long at all, Yahweh EloHIM has walked me through the fire to leave unscathed, to go through a storm to be given peace and understanding (Isaiah 41:1-3). I would be a fool to say that JAH isn’t real (Psalms 14:1 and 53:1), even InI soul and spirit laughs at that thought (Psalms 2:4), Iman is blessed and has everything that I need. So to give back the best way I can is to listen to HIM. I have named myself Ras Säma Selassie as a reminder of this inner ear that I have for HIM, while I am given this mercy and grace (Proverbs 22:1). The name means the Head HEARs the Trinity, an action verb like the one given to Yeshua HaMoshiYah in the person of Haile Selassie I, The Conquering Lion has Prevailed.

Many will disagree and voice their opinions on this trod but its not for them to decide, like the Most High, I must not be a respecter of persons as well (Rom 2:11). Meaning that, because we are cool doesn’t mean that, you can sway me or have some control over me (Matt 10:36-38 & Luke 14:26-27). InI livication is unto Adonai, who InI reverently iditate on frequently (Heb 12:2 & Matt 6:20-21). In fact, its too much of a burden to worry about what the next man think about me when it is hard enough to consistently follow the will of the Most High (Acts 2:40). With this overstanding, InI know that, in this trod InI cannot forsake the assembling of the saints (Heb 10:25) , it is through fellowship with brethren and sistrin, family can link and support each other in these last days to complete the Most High will (Matt 12:50). With a mighty HalleluJAH, I give thanks to all those who inspire I on a daily basis, who feed I Christ through their reasonings, works, iditations, giving, smile, love and joy. The beautiful thing about it is that, I am not giving homage just to Rastafari but to my fellow Chrsitians, Hebrews, and Muslims who display this fruit of the Lord (Gal 5:22-23) the universal spirit.

You see one thing I learned while I was in the church, the black church and I don’t mean all but this one, is that I learned how to become a religion racist. Meaning, I learned that if you weren’t following Christ or going to my church then you weren’t following God the right way ( 1 John 4:1 & 1 Tim 4:1). This teaching that I consumed in my state of vulnerability and blindness was foolish, I refuse to talk to my co-workers, I isolated myself from family and friends, if I tried to evangelize to them and they didn’t receive, then I gave the notion that your beneath me, for I operated as a Pharisee (Matt 5:20). This scared away potential ones that need Christ. Friends that I did have, viewed me as the religious guy who is in this cult and they were right. I did not portray the light of Christ and it was revealed as a cult, in fact, I’m pretty sure that through my behavior I probably turned some off from Christ, so with a sincere apology I hope that the effects or affects of my ignorance can be surpassed.

I give thanks because through it all, my ears has heard what the spirit has said, and I followed and my reward was that, now my eyes has seen the King of Glory, Haile Selassie I (Psalms 24:8). In regards to my ears, the Most High Yahweh EloHIM was not pleased with this new wine in old wine skin, I had to go through a spiritual metamorphosis (Mark 2:22). Numbers 6 began ringing in my ears, and I read it over and over, worrying about, if someone dies in my family then I can’t go to the funeral…seriously lol….but I followed and took it on. I began to change my diet, as a former barber, I hung up the clippers and while being self-conscious of what other think , I began to walk with pride with InI hair natty. Its funny because your always told that no job with hire you or accept you with your hair a mess, but my co-workers and boss enjoyed this new me but my church at the time gave me dirty looks. I am also a guitarist, so during service when I was giving praises, my spirit also began to become one with the instrument, my hands became light and were just flowing on the fret board and strings, yeah the glory days (Psalms 33:2). Not to say that being a Nazarite made me play better but because I became an individual, in this process, I was able to leave the room and play for The Almighty freely.

Any way after several months of having a free form afro, the pastor began to become threatened and ask me to cut it. I will tell him though I am Christian, I don’t feel like one, I actually feel phony….”yeah I have on a suit and tie, nice haircut, nice shoes, talk the Christian talk but I feel like a wolf.” He said he understood, only to ask me to cut it again a month or 2 later. Though your feelings can lie to you, there is some truthful ones that give you an unction (1 John 2:20), for deep down inside I didn’t feel like a Christian, I didn’t speak in tongues and I had trouble praying for long periods of time, in fact I became tired of coming to church 3 maybe 5 days a week..lol..But this Nazarite vow did something remarkable, the purpose of it was exactly what I needed. Moses gave a message to the Israelites that whoever wants to separate from this world and make a vow unto Yahweh should let their locks grow, with a few conditions (read Numbers 6 for it in full). So that’s what I did, I became an individual, no longer a yes boy to worldly things but a servant of the Most High before I knew who the Most High was. I began buying books in regards to Rastafari because as a son of a Rastafari father, I knew that locks was not something to play it. In fact I remember, riding in the car with my father on White Plains rd in the Bronx as a teenager, and he asked me, “I thought you will grow your locks by now?” and my response was, “because of you Pop, I don’t want to disrespect you and wear them without adhering to the principles, I’m not ready for it.” Not knowing what the principles were persay, I did know that locks is not a fashion thing but a holy thing….fast forward…I spoke earlier that InI ears was hearing Numbers 6 and that a reward was coming.

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After a few months of diligence of removing the toxic thoughts and behaviors from my mind, fasting from beef and pork and other things, like low self-esteem. I was given eyes (Matt 8:22-25, Acts 9:18) and on 3/22/11 I was given a vision (Acts 2:17) and in the vision I saw Haile Selassie I, in full form, military suit, correct height and all. With joy I smiled his named, and we interacted and he awoke the Tafari, the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:29), the Menfes Qiddus in me. It was such a radiant energy that my body was being lifted off the ground, a resurrection as the Tafari flowed from head to toe in my body (Rom 8:11). JAAAAAHHHHHHH RAAAAAASTAFARIIIII HAAAAIIILLLEEE SELLLAAAAASSSSSIIIEEE. I began speaking a pure language (Zep 3:9), fluently, involuntarily, uncontrollably, the true tongues (1 Cor 14:2), for I didn’t know what I was saying but HIM Haile Selassie I smiled at me.

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Since then, I never been the same. I have sighted Jah Rastafari inna I ieart and mind and InI only say Yah Rastafari because InI know InI is an Israelite, through blood and history (Deut 28 and 32), so much homage and adoration goes to InI African Israelite ancestors that suffered the endorsement of slavery. I have been blessed with 2 blessings, Yeshua HaMoshiYAH and Qedemawi Haile Selassie and with that I take one day at a time to not rush the ministry but learn about who Qedemawi Haile Selassie is and what is this truth that so many claim they have but their fruits don’t seem to accompany it. InI can be extreme in thinking at times, thinking that because of this calling, the persecution InI will face will be like the Nazarenes in the New Testament (John 15:18)….this persecution may not be so bad but what is so, is that my choice in not preserving my life but losing my life for Haile Selassie without apology is a great honor, for I will gain life….and let me testify that Life is good (Matt 16:25).

Because of this life, I am able to embark into territory that was once dangerous for me. I mean I can read about another faith and not feel the compulsion to be swayed because InI can never deny the Power, the Haile of Selassie and that he is alive, also for his words “When Jesus Christ was born from Virgin Mary, from that time on He lived an exemplary life, a life which men everywhere must emulate.” This is always brought to my remembrance, and is comforting (John 14:26) Yes I proudly declare the teaching of Haile Selassie I, King of kings- the Glory of the Father, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah-the Glory of the Son, and the Elect of God-the Glory of the Holy Spirit. There is so much to write but I must close and share more at another time. But as a brother, this is for all who I care for whether known or unknown that is at this valley of decision of, Am I Rasta? Or Am I not Rasta? Be not afraid (Isaiah 41:9-10).

As a Christian I always used to ask myself, if these people are Christians then why don’t they acknowledge Haile Selassie I as Earth rightful ruler, for in the bible they speak highly of David and Solomon, One nicknamed as After Gods own heart (Acts 13:22 & 1 Sam 13:14) and the other as the Wisest King (1Kings 4:29-34), they quote their Psalms and Proverbs and know that seed of David shall endure forever (Psalms 89). So where is Haile Selassie respect? HE should be the encouragement and guide to these Christians, whether they see HIM as Jah or not, they should feel assure that Yeshua is real and that he is African and not this white Christ that has been given to us in the Diaspora…..shoot I’ll go even as far to say that Haile Selassie should have a book in the bible, with all his wise teachings that has humbled so many faithful Rastafarians and Non-Rastas. His life and work is the PERFECT EXAMPLE of how a man not born of a virgin birth like Yeshua, is Christ like.

But since this calling, although I went to a church, I learned love from Rastafari….Short story…my father is a talented musician, named Tarriii (check him out on itunes and spotify). He decided to go on tour Summer 09′ a month before my 1st child was born, he left New York and came to Baltimore to get me, I was his Selector. We set out for Colorado, big reggae scene there. Only thing is, he has a band but none of his band mates could make it. So he declared son, the Father is with me. Long story short, we performed in Denver, Boulder, Laramie WY, and Chicago linking with other musicians to play his music, and they played well, mad with little rehearsal. He said it simple, “do good and good will follow you.” He loved people, strangers and they showed love back. He taught me, in fact Rastafari taught me what love is on such a greater scale than what I learned in the church. Haile I

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And as I testify of his eternal rule, it must also be noted that these words were prayed for and answered as he inherited the throne in the ancient Christian nation of Ethiopia.
“Anointing His head with oil, the Abuna places upon H.I.M. the triple crown. The Archbishop concludes the regal anointing with the words: “That God may make this crown a crown of sanctity and glory. That, by the grace and the blessings which we have given, you may have an unshaken faith and a pure heart, in order that you may inherit the crown eternal. So be it.” http://rastaites.com/HIM/coronation.html

A heart of love Yah Rastafari blessings to one and all

Resources:

(1) http://www2.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/docs/Berlin66/HaileSelassie.htm

Subscribe to the following channels, from some good idren doing the works as well:

RastafariSabbathical https://www.youtube.com/user/RastafariSabbathical

Wendim Mandela https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrdOh3AvmGW_Nf7hMu3gUVQ

Ras Mikael Raah Selassie https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOFMPLmO-0_Iu5U_iXClDDw

Here is InI channel:

Ras Säma Selassie https://www.youtube.com/user/pi84ent

Peace and love

Also check out http://www.tabot.co.uk/ http://www.lojsociety.org/ and http://www.rastafarigroundation.org/ <——–good houses

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One Creator One Mission

Greetings and gracious thanks to the Almighty, Iniversal creator of all mankind, that through the ultimate wisdom of the unseen creator that has allowed man to migrate to different parts of the world and bring along the consciousness of the Almighty that is in man. As Rastafari, InI will like to give thanks to Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen, the fullness of Jah for the daily inspiration and guidance of how InI should live as well as tolerate InI distant family as a created being in this universe.

InI purpose on this earth is to help unite mankind through the love of Jah by loving InI neighbors and being mature enough to sit down and reason with other vessels of the GOOD light that produces such fruit, like love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance (Gal 5:22-23). Almost daily I meditate on these words from InI Yah and Negus.

Were the thoughts of Plato and Socrates, the beliefs of Christianity and Judaism not harmonized with Hindu philosophy; were Yoga and its various stages not exposed to Western thought; had Western religion and philosophy not been exposed to the philosophy and religion of the East through Your Excellency’s persistent endeavour, how much the poorer would human thought have been!

Here is the full speech..

Rahdakrishnan and Haile Selassie I

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RAHDAKRISHNAN RECEIVES DEGREE

FROM H.S.I.U.

Today more than ever before man realizes the bond of unity that exists within the race; he is endeavouring to employ the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of the ages. He is employing modern science and technology; he is reaping the benefits, however limited, of political and economic unity; and to that extent. he is transcending the age-old barriers that have divided the race so long and is endeavouring to reflect on the welfare not only of himself and his immediate neighbour but also on the welfare of all the human race. This endeavour is in harmony with the spirit of the mystics of ages gone by “… in the mystic traditions of the different religions we have a remarkable unity of the spirit. Whatever religions they may profess they are spiritual kinsmen. While the different religions in their historic forms bind us to limited groups and militate against the development of loyalty to the world community, the mystics have always stood for the fellowship of humanity,” so Your Excellency has taught us. And in an effort to carry out this teaching to pursue truth to promote those bonds common to the human race Your Excellency has dedicated your whole life. To free the human race from superstition and fear that originate from ignorance; to enable him to transcend the apparent obstacles of race and religion; and to help him recognize the blood-ties of the whole human race, Your Excellency has laboured. To this generation, so tormented between modern knowledge and ancient faith, your scrupulous studies have pointed the way by which man may be saved from traditional superstition and modern scepticism.

Were the thoughts of Plato and Socrates, the beliefs of Christianity and Judaism not harmonized with Hindu philosophy; were Yoga and its various stages not exposed to Western thought; had Western religion and philosophy not been exposed to the philosophy and religion of the East through Your Excellency’s persistent endeavour, how much thpoorer would human thought have been! In the history of the human race, those periods which later appeared as great have been the periods when the men and the women belonging to them had transcended the differences that divided them and had recognized in their membership in the human race a common bond. Your Excellency’s constant endeavour to challenge this generation to transcend its differences, to recognize its common bond and to work towards a common goal has doubtless made this age pregnant with greatness. It is, therefore, in recognition of these labours that We, with unequalled pleasure, bestow upon Your Excellency the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa.

Oct. 3, 1965

Qedemawi Haile Selassie

I am always in awe hearing these words, many give Haile Selassie the credit as being the author of these words and there are many who like to prove those with anger, who uses this speech to defend their faith. I will like to add light to this, in the context of this wonderful speech. I find it amazing that InI King of kings, Lion of Judah, and Elect of the God is not the author of the spiritual kinsmen quote but is quoting the honoree, Dr. Rahdakrishnan, a Hindu. In this special speech, Haile Selassie shows his agreeance with Rahdakrishnan by quoting it, saying his excellency has taught us. Selassie then concludes the speech by saying “Your Excellency’s constant endeavour to challenge this generation to transcend its differences, to recognize its common bond and to work towards a common goal has doubtless made this age pregnant with greatness. It is, therefore, in recognition of these labours that We, with unequalled pleasure, bestow upon Your Excellency the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa.”

This encourages InI to live the life that the Almighty has set for us to unify the human race by the works of our faith. Many will like to say that Selassie went to church and so we should follow suit, but unlike InI, those same church goers don’t even accept HIM as their King by ivine covenant and promise by Yah in Psalm 89. It is my conclusion that either ones have the seed of the evil one in them to steer one and ones away or that as stated above are victims of ignorance that Rahdrakrishnan and many others are seeking to help:

To free the human race from superstition and fear that originate from ignorance; to enable him to transcend the apparent obstacles of race and religion; and to help him recognize the blood-ties of the whole human race, Your Excellency has laboured. To this generation, so tormented between modern knowledge and ancient faith, your scrupulous studies have pointed the way by which man may be saved from traditional superstition and modern skepticism.

I was gracious enough to be given safe travels and the opportunity to make it to the Library of Congress in Washington D.C in the pursuit of getting a copy of this Academic Honors of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I Emperor of Ethiopia A Commemorative Volume 1924-1963. Towards the end of the book, it says on pg 124

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In this brief biography I would like ones to focus on Haile Selassies’ favorite subjects, the study of history and comparative religion. Through reading that, I have become compelled to do the same, I felt that it is a must that we as a people must find the similarities of our faith. This has caused I, to even challenge myself and break down the barriers that have been built by ignorance and works towards the mission of lasting peace. The Until this day speech is a great example of the mission, this is the focus of what I will like to share.

“Until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will;” Bigotry means stubborn, and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own. The context of this speech speaks to the beast of racial discrimination, so in order for this beast to be defeated Haile Selassie wrote a list of things that needs to happen to end it . Here is what he said,

On the question of racial discrimination, the Addis Ababa Conference taught, to those who will learn, this further lesson:

That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned;

That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation;

That until the colour of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes;

That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race;

That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained;

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique and in South Africa in sub-human bondage have been toppled and destroyed;

Until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understand-ing and tolerance and good-will;

Until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven;

Until that day, the African continent will not know peace. We Africans will fight, if necessary, and we know that we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil.

One can see that there is a lot that needs to be done and that those who love and follow the Christ nature in essence and not flesh will see that we as people are the healing of the nation. The Kingdom of the Most High is in InI, InI has the opportunity to gather and with mutual minds expand this wonderful kingdom of light. Yah Rastafari Haile Selassie I

Lastly, I will like to share an interesting list of the different faiths from the book The Mystical Journey from jesus to Christ by Dr. Muata Abhaya Ashby

on pg 202. He list the concepts of God in world Religions and Mystical Philosophies

The Concept of God in Vedanta and Yoga Philosophies from India

The Absolute reality (God) is named Brahman. Brahman signifies that which is the underlying essence of all phenomena. The Manifesting universe is an appearance of Brahman only, an illusory modification of Brahman. Therefore, Creation never had a beginning and will never have an end, because it is only an appearance. Brahman or the ultimate reality, God, Supreme being, is ALL that exists. All the objects of the world and universe, even though appearing to be different, are really one entity, having the same essence. All physical reality is an illusory manifestation of Brahman, which Brahman sustains at all times, yet is detached from-just as the sun sustains life on earth and yet is detached from it. Brahman is pure consciouness devoid of thought vibrations. All that exists is essentially Brahman, or “Sat-Chit-Ananda-Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute, or Pure consciouness involved with thought vibrations.

The Concept of God in Confucianism

“What the undeveloped man seeks is outside; what the advanced man seeks is within himself.”

The Concept of God in Buddhism

“If you think the Law is outside yourself, you are embracing not the absolute Law but some inferior teaching.”

The Concept of God in Shintoism

“Do not search in distant skies for God. In man’s own heart is He found.”

The Concept of God in Taoism

“Being at one with the Tao is eternal……the great Tao flows everywhere, both to the left and to the right…..”

The Concept of God in Hinduism

“God abides hidden in the hearts of all.”

The Concept of God in Sikhism

“Why wilt thou go into jungles? What do you hope to find there? Even as the scent dwells within the flower, so God within thine own heart ever abides. Seek Him with earnestness and find Him there.”

The Concept of God in Islam

7:65 Section 9. To the Ad people, (We sent) Hud, one of their (own) brethren: He said: “O my people! Worship Allah! Ye have no other god but him. Will ye not fear (Allah)?”

The Concept of God and Creation According to the New Testament and the Gnostic Gospels

In the New testament, the triad of “Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” is used to describe the idea of God (Matt 28:19). The trinity is the central teaching of Christianity. It holds that God is three personalities, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The idea that there is only one God, but that he exists as “Three”. Christian theologians claim that the true nature of the Trinity is a mystery, which cannot be comprehended by the human mind, although they can grasp some of it meanings. The trinity doctrine was stated in very early Christian creeds whose purpose was to counter other beliefs such as Gnosticism. However, as we saw earlier, later church authorities misunderstood it.

The Concept of God and Creation According to Ancient Egyptian Religion and Mystical Philosophy

In Egyptian mythology, the Trinity was represented as three metaphysical neters or gods. They represent the manifestation of the unseen principles, which support the universe, and the visible aspects of God.

Blessings may the Most High guide and guide and guide, let HIM be the itection and shield that the soul needs.