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Groundation: The Rastafari delegates that brought the Emperor

In the late 1920s, a new spiritual vibration began to spread, to the descendants of Afrikan Prisoners of War that was carried beyond (Caribbean) onto the island of Jamaica. Tired of the colonial way, an individual, named Leonard Howell carried a news paper clipping of the Ethiopian Monarch Negus (King) Ras Tafari who in 1930 was crowned with the biblical accolades and titles King of Kings, Prevailing Lion of Judah, and the Elect of God. His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First, stood bright for the world to see as one of the most decorative and significant coronations that the world through the medium of the media has ever seen.

           The Jamaican people who were taught from a Negro Slave bible, that excluded the book of Revelations or any verse that would incite rebellion or revolution of the European enterprise were placed in chains mentally and physically and began to see redemption through Haile Selassie I. A collective of people who have mixed their indigenous spirituality with Christianity, through the veneration of the ancestors, opposing the colonial laws placed on the island, got hold of the full bible, studied and would read that the revelatory verse that the Messiah’s hair was like wool and feet like burned brass, fed their spirit. Rastafari began to threaten the Catholicism structure and the political operation of the island that many early Rastafari known as Howelites faced major persecution.

The leader of the Howelites, Leonard Howell who successfully built a community and developed their own version of Black Wallstreet from Oklahoma, USA village was burned down by the police through orders of the Jamaican government. Eventually, Leonard Howell was given the judgement of spending time in a mental asylum because of his idea of a black messiah, through the person of Haile Selassie I and was considered a lunatic. Nevertheless, Rastafari began to spread along with the abuse of its people by the orders of the Jamaican government increased.

            In 1961, a few brave men from the Jamaican Rastafarian community, Douglas Mack, Mortimo Planno and Philomore Alvaranga, sponsored by the new Jamaican Prime Minister, Norman Manley, made an official visit to Ethiopia. The mission was to inquire about the Rastafarian community repatriating to Ethiopia through the land grant that Haile Selassie I has offered after the successful defeat in 1941 of the Italian occupation in Ethiopia.  

On Friday April 21st, Haile Selassie was ecstatic to meet the delegation, that after the formal meeting, the Emperor conducted an informal discussion in English with them. Brother Douglas Mack records in his book, “From Babylon to Rastafari” that Haile Selassie shared that the Jamaicans and Ethiopians are blood brothers, providing confirmation towards their innate identify as being Ethiopian.

After the trip the delegates took a tour to a few Afrikan countries like Nigeria and Ghana. In Enugu, Nigeria Dr. Michael Okpara apologized to the delegation for his ancestors of the Ibo people who used to sell their brothers in slavery to the west and mentioned that in Ibo law, if anyone traces their lineage back to the tribe, would be received and pray that all is forgiven. In Ghana, Nii Amoo Nakwah II, the Obtobulum Mensah, 90 years old at the time, remembered when slaves were leaving Ghana through agreements made between the Ghanaian chiefs, the Portuguese and the Dutch. In 1955 Ghana made provision to issue free land for immigrants and members of the Jamaican Back to Africa delegation with President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

As they embarked back to Jamaica, they returned to the harsh reality of the persecution of Rastafarians on the island. After a tragic event where Rastafari people where blamed, the government issued a statement, “BRING IN ALL RASTA DEAD OR ALIVE”. This would spark the event at Coral Gardens known as Bad Friday, which happened on the Christian Holiday, Good Friday, in 1963.

In November of 1964, the Rastafari delegates earnestly returned to Ethiopia for a follow up meeting about repatriating. Haile Selassie I hosted them with an extended stay in Ethiopia to see what life is like in Ethiopia. The delegates asked if HE can visit Jamaica, and with excitement said yes.

In April of 1966, 3 years after the Coral Garden incident, Haile Selassie I came to Jamaica, and was met with a large crowd of people to welcome HIM. He also defended the Rastafarian belief by refusing the Jamaican parliament offer to correct their belief, he instead offered Jamaica the opportunity to be part of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) but unfortunately could not be part of it. His visit was known as the day of Groundation, a Rastafarian Holiday, which wouldn’t have been possible if not for the Rastafari Sages, known as Douglas Mack, Mortimo Planno, Philmore Alvaranga and Brother Samuel Clayton due diligence in requesting the Emperors presence.

Since the visit, Rastafari has grown a million plus strong ushering a strong appreciation for the Afrikan identity, that even Rastafari communities have been developed from the span of Ghana, South Africa up to Ethiopia. There are even Rastafari adehrents in Europe, Mexico, South America, North America and Asia. Through the works of the Rastafari Sages and the world renown musician Bob Marley, Groundation is observed every year on April 21st.

-Ras Shamou Oladiipo

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Meaning of Tafari

Greetings one and all in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I. I pray that this reaches you in good spirits. In the world, there are groups of parents that are very spiritually driven, they name their children with names that is noble and has a great meaning, the bible declares in Proverbs 22:1 that “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”

This article will be a multi-part series to the names of His Majesty and with that being said I would like to share what Tafari means. Tafari is the given first name to the man the world knows as Haile Selassie I. A name that was given to the child with the Government on his shoulder is of greatness. It is an Amharic name and it means “To be reverenced, feared, respected, and inspires awe.” Proverbs 4:4, 9:10, Psalms 33:8, Psalms 119:16, Hebrews 12:28 and quite a few more, speaks about being in awe and godly fear.

 The Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary defines Awe as

1. (n.) Dread; great fear mingled with respect.

2. (n.) The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.

3. (v. t.) To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.

We see that even the Amharic name, Tafari was prophetic in the symbolism of the locs that InI as Rastafari grow that some also call dreads. For many of I has grew our locs or dreads to represent the fear of the Most High and the coming Judgement upon Babylon. (Exodus 15:16)

I pray that the words that I typed, and the iditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord Jah Ras Tafari Haile Selassie I, my strength and my redeemer. Shalom, Selamta, Ase

-Ras Shamou

https://www.amazon.com/Tafari-Special-Child-Beverley-Wilson/dp/1977699863/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Special+Child+Tafari&qid=1554744569&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

*good book for the children to read

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What is saggin spelled backwards?

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Greetings in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First and His complement Empress Menen Asfaw, I greet you also in the name of the known and unknown ancestors that has transitioned on in the ancestral realm. I also greet you in the spirit of good health and love.
It is a honor to have you here, sharing your time with me

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Blessed love, I have been teaching youths for over ten years in residential treatment centers and in schools, and the trend of sagging your pants has always been prevalent, ever since I was a youth growing up in the 90s. I too, used to sag my pants and heavily influenced by the music that attaches itself to that culture. I no longer sag now and has grown from that phase in my life. The good news about all of this, is that it is truly a phase. 

Now that I’m a mature adult male, I hate being forced to look at males and females sag their pants. Seriously, I do not want to look at your underwear, and you are forcing the general public to look. For as living beings we cannot minimize our line of sight. In fact we pick up any and everything that is within it and choose to ignore the things that we disapprove of but it doesn’t mean that we can turn off our eyes. As an educator, I share the history of this fad, for it was also shared with me. That this fad came from the prison system, as a sign of the young men who were homosexual or was marked as a being a person who engaged in anal sex. Very few students hear this and are disturbed by this, while the majority responds that they are not gay and will fight whomever is trying to touch them inappropriately. Most of us adults laugh at their response because they truly do not know but is the joke really on us?

When I used to sag my pants, it wasn’t because I was gay, in fact, I didn’t see anything gay about wearing your clothes in such manner. Here are a few reasons why I did it:

  1. My pants were young, high waters and sagging them allowed my pants cuff to reach my ankles or top of my shoes.
  2. My pants were fitted, so sagging them made them look baggy
  3. Sagging the pants made you walk with a certain “bop” and this same “bop” was glorified in the music videos I used to watch.
  4. Sagging the pants, was adopted by Gangster Hip Hop along with gold teeth, money, braids, slang, cursing and beautiful women. Looking at these images made me internally want to be like them, I wanted to be cool, have gorgeous women on me, and be popular.
  5. Being yourself or wearing your clothes proper at times was boring, and truly I just wanted to fit in and be cool.

So participating in this style of dress has always been around, even when I used to play football, things like not wearing your cup, getting a particular face mask, wearing a specific type of socks made you look cool dangerous, and or intimidating. All of these things were interventions that youths like me were exercising to build their self-esteem. It is very similar to when someone gets a haircut, new shoes or new clothes, these materialistic things gave you a false sense of esteem. It gave you a false status that prevented you from possibly being picked on and places you in the driver seat to become a bully toward the “have-nots”.

American culture is very interesting, these fads play too much of a role in our communities. In the 90s growing up, we will sag our pants that were first of all baggy and wear a shirt that passed our waist line. Now today, folks will wear fitted or skinny jeans, sag them and where a shirt that barely touches their belly button. This style seems even more homosexual but based on the need to be part of something, most of these youths participate just to be part of something.  The need for being in the in-crowd seems more important than actually being morally right. But hey! this is the society that we live in.

We live in a society where a man can only be convicted of rape if he is a black man, while millions of white men continue to molest and abuse people for their pleasure without consequence. The matrix is strongly supported by people who rather be the follower than a leader. I urge that we continue to take back our family and culture, build up our children’s self-esteem. Praise them for the things that they do right more than the things that they do wrong. Develop our own community, media, and economics. Big time goals, realistically, is big time dreams but seeking this way of life will give a better meaning of “Being in this world but not of it”.

To my people who love to sag, and show off your underwear, you are on whole other vibration that is not normal but very low. Especially my men, if you feel comfortable showing your back side to a room full of guys, and when guys complain you refuse to pull your pants up, seems to only mean that you are interested in men and is advertising for someone. At times I would like the matrix to pass a law that targets sagger!

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We got to stop acting like niggas, embarrassing ourselves and loving its attention. When it comes to Hip Hop and Trap music, it is our skin that is exposed and portrayed as the originators but I dare say that this is not our culture. It is the response to what has been given to us, hand me downs that were big as hell and modified it to make it look stylish. “Weez free now patna, so buy some clothes that fit”

Jah RAstafari love and guidance! Shalom/Selam/Alafia

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Freedom

Greetings in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First and His complement Empress Menen Asfaw, I greet you also in the name of the known and unknown ancestors that has transitioned on in the ancestral realm. I also greet you in the spirit of good health and love.
It is a honor to have you here, sharing your time with me
I will like encourage you to continue to walk your path, and keep in mind that there will be snares and distractions along the way. These distractions tend to play on your emotions and vulnerabilities. The crowd or group of people that you associate with may also not be in support of your transition to “knowledge of self”. I am reminded of the picture of His Majesty wrapped in his cloak praying, the photographer invades his space but still His Majesty finds space to enter into his secret place and commune with the Most High.

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To me, this is a sign of HIM exercising his freedom, independent of counsel from man and dependent on the inner wisdom of HIM.
I chose this picture above, because it shows the spiritual and earthly meaning of what it takes to be free. Here in the picture His Majesty is walking around with a rifle over his shoulder. History tells that Ethiopia was under attack and the enemy was trying to commit genocide against the Ethiopian people. The League of Nations refused to play a role in aiding Ethiopia and prevented them from attaining arms to help his nation fight off an invader, Italy who went against the treaty of peace with the members within the League of Nations. Some people tend to have a problem with those exercising their freedoms and independence. Envious people are cancers to any society, so for one to maintain their independence requires a strong defense.

In the spiritual sense of freedom, His Majesty’s rifle can also be symbolic of his weapon, Jah word. For his word is like a sword slicing and slaying any form of spiritual wickedness that come against the nature of positivity. Many know that Haile Selassie was a very devout follower of the Most High through the medium of Christianity and the ability to maintain this freedom comes with the need to protect it.

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His Majesty wrote that the ancestors who fought against spiritual domination will be revered whenever Afrikans meet. The need for protecting your culture and spirituality is very important and for those who seek to return to their roots must maintain the freedom through security.

Peace and love family, the Power is within you to be great, collectively we can be greater. Link my following pages for more Roots and Culture.

We All We Got

Super Mathematicals

Phallu Ras

My music video

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A Foreign Hand

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Greetings in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First and His complement Empress Menen Asfaw, I greet you also in the name of the known and unknown ancestors that has transitioned on in the ancestral realm. I also greet you in the spirit of good health and love.

It is a honor to have you here, sharing your time with me.

I am writing you to share an iditiation about the foreign hand. This quote comes from His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, and has inspired life lessons, I have learned that relates to these words. The word sounds of Haile Selassie is a guide in your life if you allow it.

Nothing in life is for free, everything comes with a cost. It is unwise or foolish to think that someone is doing something for you without them receiving a benefit in return. It doesn’t matter who it is from, the spirit of exchange has its own laws and culture. Within its law, a party (person, people, organization) can be in favor for you or against you. Even the spiritual realm operates in this nature, the bible relays that only those who accept Christ will be written in the Lambs book of life. We as a people must always expect to pay someone for their services and stop expecting things for free.

Now the things that people expect in return is where the issue can lie. For providers have their own beneficial aspirations as well. Sometimes it is not in the form of money. Sometimes it is the form of control, self-assurance, ownership of your own property and etc. For example when I read these words I quickly remembered what His Majesty, his family and nation went through to maintain independence. The words “no man is an island” comes to my mind, for His Majesty to enter back into authority of his country required the assistance of other nations. One in particular was Great Britain. Stalin gave aid to His Majesty by providing him a home to stay during the exile and an army to use to remove and kill the Italian resistance. The bargain came with His Majesty giving Britain power over currency for imported and exported goods. Britain was also granted power to control a railroad station near the Ogaden region plus other benefits that you can research. The name of the treaty was Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1944, for although Ethiopia remains independent, they are dependent upon other nations for their own collective security, while these other nations are working to better themselves. It’s kind of sad if you think about it, for as big as Afrika is, there should be a firmer collective in protecting the Afrikan nations in the continent, which I believe and hope will one day come.

It is highly advisable that we as people work to build our legacy and sustainability. Through observation, we are behind the ball, we speak a lot about Babylon while using their resources. Metaphorically begging or complaining to receive our 40 acres and a mule will not get us what we want, in the spirit of Booker T Washington we have to work collectively to build our own infrastructure. These words have been said before and many of us have took heed to its calling and are doing their part to reduce the need to have a foreign hand to provide aid. I salute you brothers and sisters that are blazing the trail. Ase o!

Stay blessed in your travels and journey, we all need each other, but lets not find ourselves in a situation where the only help we can receive, is the help that cost us a piece of our freedom and wealth.

Jah RAstafari love and peace

Other resources for the community:

Phallu RAs

Super Mathematicals: Skip Counting iTunes

Super Mathematicals: Skip Counting Google Play

Pusey Financial Services

Rastafari Groundation

Lidj Yefdi Youtube

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My Rites of Passage

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For almost a year I have been part of a Rites of Passage program here in Baltimore City called Egbe Akonkorin and my line is Segun whose purpose it to reconnect to your ancestors and help strenghten communiyt. For me it started in June 2017 and it was an experience. From reciting the pledge, practicing how to facilitate libations, and understanding the value of community through our Afrikan traditions. This experience, is a spiritual journey as well as a great way to connect with other great men in the community that is about restoring and building up their community. This journey was to connect with our ancestors through culture. The ancestors are beings in my family name who has passed on. Personally, I dont know their name but has always thought about them. Also as a child, I always recognized the connection I have to Afrika. These identities have traveled with everywhere I go, making Rastafari such a place to thrive and grow into my roots and culture. So in this Egbe, The spiritual system that is utilized is Ifá, which I will share later that the West Afrikan systems has always been part of Rastafari.

Ifá is a West Afrikan spiritual system that was practiced before the spread of Christianity and Islam in the colonial period. It was carried over with the ancestors during the Great Maafa which we know as the Transatlantic Slave Trade, it landed in the Carribean, and the Americas and given different names. The West Afrikan spiritual systems may not all be the same but are similar. Through these spiritual systems the ancestors fought against their enslavement, they held onto their faith and culture. Others submitted to the enslaver’s religion and god, revolutionaries ended up passing away and was not duplicated as fast as children being born.

The European Religion, Christianity made sure to give all new born children a Christian name, and belief with the intention to not follow their ancestors. Laws were created demonizing the practice, which some people call as Obeah, not realizing that our great heroes used it to fight off white supremacy. Heroes like Nanny of the Maroons, Toussaint L’ouverture, Harriet Tubman and others. I went to the Harriet Tubman museum and saw this description about her spirituality.

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This book speaks of the Laws in Jamaica that were passed outlawing the home religion.

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Interestingly in the Introduction, Ras McPherson writes how Leonard Howell preached Rastafari with Kumina roots and theology, and how it was evident in his drumming and chanting. Kumina is another West African Spiritual System that also incorporates the Orishas. I love how this book broke down Rastafari in the first pages, Rastafari is an ancient Ethiopian-Egyptian-Hebraic-West African religio cultural descent. Leonard Howell incorporated the West Afrikan roots, Joseph Hibbert taught the Ethiopian Coptic/Khemetic Freemasonry and Archibald Dunkley taught that Haile Selassie I is Christ returned but not the Almighty creator.

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I am a product of this racist strategy, to have a body of people to forget who they are and be under the control of a foreigner. My grandfather migrated from Jamaica to New York under the benefits of being a member of the Catholic church. From his integrity and character, being part of the ministerial staff, a family man and active Christian, he was able to migrate to the states. I give thanks because of his role and the religion I am able to write to you now. So my journey is not to run a crusade in opposing Christianity, for my journey is to find the Almighty where ever I walk and educate ones on what I find. But most of all to be free.

I saw a post the other day:

“I’m not religious, I’m spiritual.”
Translation: I don’t want to be accountable to anyone or anything. And the only moral truth I believe in is whatever I subjectively decide is moral and true.

I read that and laugh, some folks are really oblivious to the variation of people in this world, there are Shamans in this world that is way more connected to the Most High than your everyday Sunday church goer.

But once again I am the product of this age old order, which at one time was a the New World Order, Christianity has been embedded in so many minds forcibly that any remembrance of what you come from, to who you are has been viewed as temptations from the devil. Causing you to become fearful of losing your spot in Heaven and having the loving God hate you.

We must acknowledge that we have been fed the misinterpretation of scripture, we have been given life teachings that ignore our many senses.

7 years ago, 2011 Haile Selassie I came to I in a vision and awakened what was already in me, the holy spirit and since then I been on the quest to be the sun of his but first I was told that I was ushering a satanic spirit. I wrestled and tussled with the idea in my head, until I read and studied his speeches. Once I read enough information of who HE is, I began to link a few groups and people that claim HIM as their Lord and Savior and churches that uphold his name. Many thought that I was looking for some guidance and my response has always been that I was guided here by HIM. I guess you can take that phrase in a multiple of ways but what I was trying to give to the persons asking the question is that Haile Selassie I has molded me and guided to the point to come meet you.

This mission is very similar to what this essay is about, but before going any further, there is this information about HIM that supported my mission. It was that Selassie’s two favorite subjects is History and Comparative Religion.

This gem gave me the fuel to seek the truth. For example, would I find Jah in Hinduism, Buddhaism, Tao, or even in the different sects of Rastafari.

Then, I came across this book by the late Ras McPherson. It spoke of the religion that the ancestors practiced and utilize before the colonization of the European, and how the adherents of its faith fought hard and gave the slave master trouble in settling comfortably with a clear conscience of their crimes. The European marked the ancient faith as devil worship and wrote many laws condemning any people from practicing it; therefore, giving it’s current generation strick punishment for their use and an education/religious system that will only use Jesus as their new God. A God who looked nothing like the ancestors but whose name was used to justify slavery. As time went on Voodoo became “black majic” and its propaganda spread far and wide discouraging majority of the original people from being properly educated on it.

Then I read another speech by Haile Selassie I called “To Chart a Course” and HE spoke to the Nation of Afrika.

Those men who refused to accept the judgment passed upon them by the colonizers, who held unswervingly through the darkest hours to a vision of an Africa emancipated from political, economic, and spiritual domination will be remembered and revered wherever Africans meet. Many of them never set foot on this continent. Others were born, and died here. What we may utter today can add little to the heroic struggle of those who, by their example, have shown us how precious are freedom and human dignity and of how little value is life without them. Their deeds are written in history.

Now that I look back, it’s kind of sad that I needed Haile Selassie I to approve of my journey versus just going by my vibe but that is what happens when you are forced into a world view that doesn’t match with your being. You begin to seek for a higher power to exonerate you, so that you can be free and no longer a slave, at least that is how I see it, but you cannot change the past and I give thanks for each guide assigned to I to make sure that I walk into my destiny. One thing is for sure Haile Selassie I is truly divine and has turned my life around.

I have some resources at the end of this page that further explains Obatala but I would like to attempt to share with you what I have learned thus far. Obatala is the second son of the creator Oludumadre and was sent to create the earth and all of its inhabitants from the body of water. The myth says that while he creating human beings, he brewed his own palm wine from the palm seed he planted before making humans, got drunk and created human beings with flaws. As a consequence for his actions he swore a vow of sobriety, in fact, when ones offer to Obatala you should never offer alcohol for it would be offensive. When Obatala made this vow, he began to wear the white cloth to represent purity, to be an Orisha of good character and integrity. Obatala created all the Orishas because his gift is his creativity, yet the Orishas still have their own identity. The Awo (mysteries/esoteric meanings) of Obatala’s white cloth is the representation of the universe coming together. The weaving of the cloth represents creation being formed first from thought, or the light shown on the cloth bringing potential form into existence (Fatunmbi, pg. 6)
What I find even more interesting about Obatala is his symbolism when compared to other religious systems, his role and responsibility is very much in line or similar to Jesus Christ, for Obatala is the creator of earth and all of its inhabitants. Also Obatala is an androgynous being meaning that Obatala can be male or female, so this Orisha can also be viewed as Lady Mary of Zion, Yeshua’s mother. Reading this information brought joy to me because my own spiritual journey has kept me in line with the Messiah. Briefly, I will share with you that when I was in my early twenties, I walked into my grandmothers church and one of her sisters, who has transitioned, prayed for me. Her prayer was powerful, for when I closed my eyes and listened to her words, I felt the room shake, it sounded like marching and thunder, it was very loud in my ears. It made my knees buckle and when I was about to fall, I opened my eyes and saw everything was back to normal. The noise stopped but when I closed my eyes, the thunder and the weakness in my knees continued. It was very bizarre but not abnormal for me, I always felt a very strong connection with the Most High. After this experience in the church, I became a student of Christianity, studying the bible and joining a church with my soon to be wife, got married in the church and had children. Everything that we did was based off of that experience, I hold the spirit of Yeshua to be true, self-evident but a calling and I’m not ashamed of it. As time moved on, around 7 years later I received another vision on March 22, 2011. Haile Selassie I came to my dream, HE bent over grabbed my neck and instantly I began speaking in tongues. The Holy Spirit radiated throughout my whole body and lifted me up off of the floor as I laid their on my back, an experience I shall never forget, that I became open to seeing Rastafari as the evolution of Christianity. I boldly declare that we are in the time of Revelations. I am a Rasta man to the bone, Haile Selassie is my guide. As I wrote above about the Speech HE gave to Chart a Course, HE speaks of the Spiritual Domination that the ancestors has experienced and how these ancestors will be <strong>remembered and revered</strong> whenever Afrikans meet. These profound words from the Christian Emperor really opened me up to the Spirituality of the Ancestors. That 7 years from my vision of HIM, I would be initiated into Ifa and Obatala the Chief of the White cloth as my Ori/Head. I am an unofficial Priest to the world but ordained Priest by the Most High, my compassion and creativity for people is from up above and I am honored that I am being used for this work. In Rastafari, we always say <strong>Know thyself! </strong>I am overjoyed that I have gone deeper knowing who I am, and my purpose. I pray that I can help you find yours.

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Receiving my marks

One of the hardest things that I ever done in my life, this test represented the will and fight for freedom, my ancestors fought their way during slavery, pulling themselves over obstacles only meant for the determined. This is a test the Egbe took in South Carolina, we had to move through the Bog, attain a reed and bring it back to shore. The mud was the perfect home for Oysters, these organisms were stacked all through the out the mud and were razor sharp. Trying to make it shore, I was cut a few times but the adrenaline and determination to survive and make it ashore was my only focus. I truly felt the ancestors with me, A Dupe!

Lastly I was given a name, for being Omo Obatala (Child of Obatala) my name is Oladiípò which means Honor becomes many.

Here are a few things that speak of the characteristic of Obatala:

When I read this, I saw a lot of things in common with myself.

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Number: 8

Areas of Influence: Knowledge, leadership, fatherhood, justice and the legal system, geology, people with special needs, the military

Entities associated with: Our Lady of Mercy

Symbols: Mountains, snail shells, short whip made with white horsehair and cowrie shells, quartz crystals, white rocks, frogs, white animals

Offerings: White bland food (either the meat or the milk of a coconut, potatoes, eggs, rice, mushrooms, milk, water, etc), crushed up egg shells, cotton, snail shells, frankincense, myrrh or sandalwood incense, tobacco

Feast Day: September 24th

Astrology: Libra

Tarot: Justice, the Emperor

Chakra: Crown Chakra

obatala’s children

The children of Obatala are intellectual, methodical organizers. They like to think their decisions through. They have strong ideas of what is right and wrong. They hold themselves to high standards. They can also be neurotic clean freaks. Many times, children of Obatala are impetuous and hot-headed when younger and then grow up to be cool, calm adults. They can suffer from frequent headaches or sinus problems and do not hold their liquor well. Many times they will be drawn to legal, military or careers involving geology and/or engineering. They like to get outdoors. Normally, their relationships (romantic and otherwise) will be very long-term. They are slow to anger but watch out when they do, it’s going to get ugly!

Peace and love, Jah Rastafari blessings

For today is April 3rd but the 2nd was the anniversary of Haile Selassie being named Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930.

Resources:

Fatunmbi, F. (1993). Obatala: Ifa and the Spirit of the Chief of the White Cloth. New York: Original Publications.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/9817068
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obatala
http://www.aboutsanteria.com/obatalaacute.html
http://tribeofthesun.com/deities/obatala/
http://chassdance.blogspot.com/2009/05/obatala.html?m=1
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Exodus

Summary of Exodus:

Chapter 1:

It starts of with all of Jacobs children living in Egypt, thriving and flourishing. The 12 brothers all passed and the offspring kept multiplying. Then there was a Pharoah who did not know Joseph and hated that he saw the Israelite community getting bigger, so he placed hardship/abuse/slavery on them to prevent then from reproducing so quickly or at all.

Chapter 2:

A Levi married a Levite woman and conceived a child, she was raised him until he was 3 months old and then sent him down river, because of the law that the Pharoah placed on Hebrew children. Pharoah’ s daughter was washing at the river and found the baby boy, and noticed it was a Hebrew child and decided to name him Moses. Moses grew and began to know that his people were the Hebrews, that he saw an Egyptian assaulting a Hebrew man and to defend him, Moses killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand. As Moses walked in the community, the other Hebrews started becoming me an saying that, “what are you gon kill me too” that Moses ran off because now the community knew what he did. He ran away and found a man, a Priest, Midian with some land and daughters, Moses ended up marrying his daughter Zipporah and they had a son name Gershom.

Chapter 3:

Moses was watching his father in law, Jethro flock and walked behind the Mountain of God, Horeb and while there he saw a bush burning but it was being destroyed but maintaining a fire while still in its original form. And while he looked, and Angel of God appeared unto him and the angel was God and Moses was scared to look upon. Nevertheless, he did and while God told him that he has heard the cries of the children of Israel for the torture that they has been experiencing at the hands if the current Pharaoah. And that Moses was chosen to save them from such tribulation.

Moses didn’t know how to even articulate this phenomenon to the Hebrews, so God told him that He is the I AM. And that he will do wonders in Egypt that will cause the Pharaoah to let the people go.

Chapter 4:

Moses was preparing to talk to the Pharaoah but had doubts based on the iniquity of himself. Moses stuttered and was not a good public speaker, so God told him to get his brother Aaron, and let Aaron be his mouth piece and Moses will be God, giving the words to say to Aaron. Moses married Zipporah, Jethrk daughter and left the city of Midian to go to Egypt. While there Moses took a staff and turned the staff into a snake, but the Pharaoahs magicians did the same thing to.

Chapter 5:

Moses asked Pharaoah to release the children of Israel, to go three days and make a sacrifice to a God that he doesn’t know, instead Pharaoh told them that he isn’t providing straw to make brick and now the COI has to find their own straw and keep up with their daily tasks. And they were beaten if they did not comply or fulfill their task. Moses went back to God, like, “what’s the deal”. Everytime I go to Pharoah he gets worse, not realizing that God hardened Pharaoah heart on purpose to prove something.

*according to the story the COI, were not in bondage until this particular Pharaoah came and it took a while before God acknowledged their cries, I guess he had to wait for Moses to get to a certain age before the salvation can ushered in.

Chapter 6:

The first time that the name for Jehovah was mentioned

Chapter 7:

The Lord gave continued to give instructions Moses and Aaron to talk to Pharaoah but at the same time God hardened Pharaoahs heart, thus chapter explained the reason for such confusion, it wasn’t really about freeing the children of Israel but showing Pharoah and the Egyptians the power of God. Like turning the rivers to blood, causing Aaron’s rod to turn into a snake and devouring the Magicians serpents. It was an example to all people that the power of the Most High is something not to mess with. Unbeknownst to Moses, God had an ulterior motive to show off.

*I did find this line interesting,

Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.
Exodus 7:2 KJV

It read “out of his land” it is interesting because I would imagine it saying God’s land and not Pharaoahs.

Exodus 8-12

God gave Moses words to convince Pharaoah to free the children of Israel. Threats of famine, locusts, and death but little did Moses know that God according to the Bible hardened Pharaohs heart. Remember this started over Pharaoahs’ hate for the children of Israel but once he saw the power of God affect his livelihood and family, he was ready to give the children back, but God refused his change of heart and kept him in his hate. It was sickening to read that God would do something like this, playing both sides of the field, using us.

*Then one night, while watching “Underground” I felt the need to read my chapter a day, Exodus, for I thought that the time fit according to my personality that I can resonate in a higher realm. While reading the chapter, the scripture began to give gems and have supreme meaning.

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
Exodus 13:21‭-‬22 KJV

For I understand that the OT is Christ veiled and NT revealed, it spoke of the spirit of the covering to lead them in the way. Scientifically, I quickly noticed that a cloud is a state of water, for water has three states gas, liquid, solid. Clouds are gases of water and water is used to baptize, symbolizing the submission becoming cleansed to follow the Right path which Yah has lead for you. Then in the night when darkness surrounds, the fire for the Most High keeps you focused and protected, for it is the light that shines. And it is this fire that John speaks of that only Christ can give and what we need most. That yearning to follow the Most High and embrace the Spirit of Christ in all we do.

I think that is a beautiful message to give and I give thanks that the Most High has shown me that, it gives me encouragement.

Also I want to point out that according to the order of creation

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:5 KJV

The fire of the Most High during the nite is before the Cloud, protection of the Lord during the morning. The first shall be last and the last shall be first.

This show “Underground” is pretty good, during the last episode, Noah and Harriet Tubman had a conversation, which involved Noah to lose his inner belief that he can succeed, even though he can’t see or touch it. Anyway Harriet explained to him that what gave you the inspiration to succeed in becoming free towards every obstacle, she was making a point that the inspiration you received, you can’t touch or see but yet it was there, and when it inspired you believed in what you saw. That inspiration was God.

How does this relate Exodus, a few ways but maybe no way at all, I felt the need to write down and share with you a reminder to give more reverence to God. For a lot that I do I work in my own skill set, knowing that I can do more, but to do more I need to increase in that fire to excel.

But what I did see in Exodus is this, God controls the dark and light, he creates the evil and good, he along do all these things. Isaiah 45, Pharaoh was just as much as controlled by God compared to Moses. Remember God hardened Pharaoahs heart, he used them both. If we take this internally, within our own body, temple, womb God is our anger as well as our joy. We have will to exercise both but only through his grace, or granting. We are pawns and I pray that you lead me not into temptation.

*I also want to identify that God didn’t speak against the spiritual system of the Egyptians. The magicians were still able to transform objects into living things, these are skills that has been practiced in their culture, for what God disapproves was the mistreatment of the children of Israel

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Ye are a god

Greetings in the name of His and Her Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First and Empress Menin Asfaw, I greet you with a heart of love and in the oneness of the spirit of the Almighty,

I come before you, to record the teachings that I have been exposed to through the spirit of the Most High Jah Rastafari and through this spirit it drives me to address the space that the identifier of being a god entails.

And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
Exodus 7:1 KJV

http://bible.com/1/exo.7.1.KJV

First and foremost let’s address the spelling, when reading the bible you notice that the capital G in God, gives a meaning that this name is Supreme, similar to King of kings. God is over all things, which are it’s creation. The lowercase g in god, symbolizes or denotes a lesser value or substance, better yet it symbolizes the lower nature, which compared to God is the human.

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

John 1:18 KJV
http://bible.com/1/jhn.1.18.KJV

So how is Jesus God, if it recorded that no man has seen him? probably because he was just god as he said in the bible

We as humans are no match for our creator, with or without volunteering our service we still are being used by God. It is through us that our Creator blesses people. For example, it is people who feed the hungry, clothes the naked, educates the illiterate and nourish the sick. For it is written in the bible and through the testimony of man, that we have not seen God. It is then the same to conclude that we are tools, that carries out the Creators deeds.

Here are a few scriptures to support the reason.

The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

John 10:33-36 KJV
http://bible.com/1/jhn.10.33-36.KJV

I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Psalms 82:6-7 KJV
http://bible.com/1/psa.82.6-7.KJV

In the above scriptures Iyesus Kristos, knowing who he is, declared his birth right, that he is a god and the people were ready to kill him because in their ignorance they didn’t know who they were though they read it in their own law. In my own experience, I have dealt with the same accusation of being a blasphemer because I accepted with a clear conscience of who I am, a god.

The bible confuses you, because the writer wrote an Uppercase G when the verse our Savior referred to was a lower case g.

The first commandment in the 10 commandments is thou shalt not have no other gods before me, for I the LORD is a jealous God. Iyesus Kristos, being the Word, or mouth piece of the Creator knew his place and followed not only this commandment but made it clear about who is and who he is not.

For example, when the young ruler came to the Word of God, Iyesus, replied, why callest thou me good, only one who is good is God.

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

Luke 18:18-19 KJV
http://bible.com/1/luk.18.18-19.KJV

Later in the gospels, Iyesus Kristos makes it even clear that he is not the Almighty but is god,

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

John 20:17 KJV
http://bible.com/1/jhn.20.17.KJV

And finally this:

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Matthew 25:34-46 KJV
http://bible.com/1/mat.25.34-46.KJV

We are placed on the Almighty’s right hand or left hand depending on how we performed as a god to others who required the Almighty’s service.

After reading this word it began to become clear to me, what it is exactly that we are dealing with here. We are the image of the Most High, we are the manifestations of his thoughts and creativity very similar to the manifestations of thought and personality into humans/gods/neteru, the Kemetic teachings. If we have anything dwelling in us that is from the Creator, won’t that make us also divine like the creator.

Someone will ask, then if we are god then can we turn water into wine or raise the dead. The answer is yes, not to be in the same imagination as what we learned about Jesus, from writers who spent at least a 100 or more years to write what our Savior wrote from the scribes that were with him. Not that I’m doubtful of its authenticity, but everyone knows that the longer you prolong to write down something, the more your information you fail to recall.

There is also a definition for an act, where you write something today and date as if someone else wrote it in the past. This is a practice that has been done for long time, the bible has been victimized to this as well. It is called
pseudepigrapha which means
spurious or pseudonymous writings, especially Jewish writings ascribed to various biblical patriarchs and prophets but composed within approximately 200 years of the birth of Jesus Christ.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudepigrapha

But anyway back to the subject at hand, I live in world where there lies debate whether Jesus is Almighty God or not, you can find these debates even within different Christian camps. The Ethiopian Tewahedo Faith, says that Jesus is God, they also follow what the council of Nicaea, has declared thousands of years ago. Though I am not orthodox, and may never will be, I am free to be independent. Not bias because I am a member of the church, but free to read without man guiding my mind.

If you revert back the 10 commandments, remember we must not serve no other god besides the Almighty and we just found out that a god is a mortal being. Even as Rastafari I have to accept that Tafari Makonnen who chose to hail in his baptismal name Haile Selassie the First, said that he is mortal.

Which also makes him a god, and as a god he did exactly what Iyesus told us to do, follow the Father, the maker, the creator and begetter of all. So what makes Haile Selassie the First so important, the same thing that makes Iyesus Kristos important, they were created to show the world how to serve the Almighty in perfection, they had different assigments just like many of us and were given the good and faithful servant award, eternal life.

WE CAN DO THE SAME AND I PRAY THAT YOU FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE

As of yet, I have only came thru a biblical stance, but the bible isn’t the only thing that supports this, of course we have Kemetic teachings. It has taught that we are truly neter and neteru, godly beings which different attributes. We must know ourselves, we must know the power that resides in us.

You may feel comfortable calling yourself an animal and a despicable disgrace of a human being, but those days of putting myself down to find humbleness is no longer, humbleness is knowing that I can’t be who I am called to be without checking in with my Creator; therefore, enabling you to submitt and learn from what gives you air, instead putting your own self down because word is power.

Haile Selassie the First has shared with us that Afrika await it’s creators, and I always was inquiring spiritually what that meant, for what did the creators of Afrika do, but looking at the word creator, it will have an endless tie to God.

Haile Selassie the First says,
In a very real sense, our continent is unmade; it still awaits its creation and its creators.

I pray that the meditations of InI is iccpetable in thy sight, Jah Rastafariimage

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A Side of Jah Most don’t Speak of: Abaddon

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, The One God, Ahadu Amlak revealed to us in this day in the name of Qedemawi Haile Selassie. I Sema Selassie (Hear God!!!!) is proclaiming in these times to hear the God of Ethiopia, The God of our Fathers in these perilous time that are approaching the end. We, InI RA’stafari is of the Christian faith, which is of the Judaic faith, which is of the Ancient Kemet teachings. We, InI hail the root, the oneness of the Word, with the Glory of the Father and through the Holy Spirit, the Tafari in man, the same teaching that also raised and birthed out all other religion that fed from the hand of Kemet before its destruction.

Iman has come across something that should be brought up, and it is the wrath of God, the Judgement of God and how it will cleanse this earth. The things spoken of in the bible in regards to the torment of the people, many have blamed the Devil as the hand that orchestrates it, but when I read it, I don’t get that understading, instead I see that it is Jah that does it.

I will pose a question for you, Is all forms of violence wrong or is the way it is used wrong?

You must understand that in Revelations, Yeshua, the name of the Lion of the Judah looses the 7th seals, and out of it comes 7 trumpets, well the fifth trumpet:the first woe is this star, Angel that comes from Heaven with the key to the Bottomless pit, as Abaddon and releasing the army of the Abyss tormenting those without the seal of God on their foreheads. This Angel is a worker of Jah, he seems to be the jailer or Correctional Officer of Jah. It’s gets more interesting because this Angel that torments those not sealed by Jah in Rev 9 is the Angel that is now carrying the Devil away, who is also known as the Dragon who is being locked up for one thousand years (Rev 20:1). For this context it will be good to call Abaddon a jailer because it is a jailer with the keys to a cell that prisoners live in but also the executioner, because he destroys.

I’m pretty sure some extensive research will surface but I did some research on Abaddon, he is a servant of Jah, an Angel, and some view him as Satan himself. But if he is Satan how can Satan lock up himself?

The bible is the Answer

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In Luke 11:14-23, InI Geta Iyesus Kristos is being put to the test,

Jesus and Beelzebul

14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; 22 but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil. 23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Also another Character of Yeshua is being examined here, in being the redeemer he also the destroyer, destroying the things that are not like God.

So if the Devil is locking himself up, and is commiting this torment on those who don’t have the seal of Jah under Jah instruction,then his kingdom obviously won’t stand at all.

This also means that he is under complete submission to Jah. If you read the Book of Coming forth by Day, it speaks of Set being satan as the mind that acts on impulse, desires and lust. For when you constantly conquer these characteristics, you will then subdue Set and he will be under your control. He will be your protector and this picture shows Set leading the boat that Heru is on, as well as killing the serpent.

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An event that takes place, is the scene that John speaks of with the man on the white horse, who is prophesied to smite the nations and his name is the Word of God,(Rev.19:11-15) and the manifestations of what he said fills the belly of the vulture. (Rev 19:21)

A shadow of whats to come from the Sun that rises in the East and The Coming Kingdom of Jah that is in Heaven landing here on Earth is also being revealed, he has been loosed (Rev 6:1-2) for Haile Selasssie I, The man on the white horse, the Lion of Judah, given power to conquer and rule, called faithful and true and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. The Word of God is the rider of the white horse (Rev 6:2)

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World War 2 was a major war and a great trial because the Great Depression and World War I previously preceded it, the wrath of God is your own self-destruction. Look at the communties today, murder and violence is the dependent variable of disobedience to Jah, it is the effect and the cause of your own understanding, which is a mis-understanding. But everything is in its own season and everything in its own purpose.

The bible records Jah saying these things:

Isaiah 45:7

I form the light and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil. I the LORD do all these things.

The Evil that Jah speak of, isnt drug abuse or this gangster way of life, it is in my view that this gangster way of life is only an imitation of the real evil. For example, this past Torah portion, called Gibba which requires the reading of Exodus 10-13:26, reveals the works of Jah. In Exodus 12:23, it is recorded, The Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come unto your houses to smite you. Prior to this verse, the Lord speaks to Moses and set’s up the destruction of Egypt. I admit that I sympathize with Pharoah, because if you read it, Pharaoh was ready to let the people go everytime Pharoah witnessed Yah power. Yah continued to harden his heart again. It was if the hardening of his heart was running on empty because Phoaroah, the ruler of Egpty saw what happened to his son and his people, eventually wanted mercy and was willing to let the Isrealite people go.

This is also a great example of

the HEad IS TO BE FEARED, JAH RASTAFARI HAILE SELASSIE I

Behold a clear conscience, know Jah is not this worldy evil but with evil comes the motion of fear for those who want no parts of it, the sound of Thunder is dreadful and terrible but is Jah dreadful or terrible in InI worldly interpretation. Jah is speaking to us in way we can understand, similar to like a Special Educator does for student with a disability, our disability is our imperfection, continuance falling from grace but is enable to strive for perfection via with the light of the teacher, the comforter. Jah is lettting you know, like, look my child, I can scare you to.

Here is some more resources I ran across, while searching out whose team Abaddon is on

Proverbs 16:4

The Lord hath made all things for himself; yea, even the wicked for the day of evil

Sheba Amlak Book Revelation the Last Prophecy: Revealing the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as King of Kings: http://amzn.com/095423930X

She writes on page 56. Revelations- Fifth Trumpet The Angel is the Glorified Jesus Christ

From reading Rev 9, this jumped out to I, And they had a king over them, which is the Angel of the Bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew Tongue was Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon…this verse is 11….LooKING at it I see 9:11.

Is there a connection? 9:11 both share a common theme, for America it was a dreadful day, a day of DESTRUCTION understood as TERRORISM and it also a day of CELEBRATION for the NEW YEAR of the FIRST CHRISTIAN COUNTRY, ETHIOPIA, holding the ARK OF THE COVANENT, and the THRONE OF DAVID.

From reading Sheba Amlak’s book, we have this Angel who is the Glorfied Jesus Christ who is also the King of the army in the Abyss, who doesnt harm the people with the seal of God on their head nor the green vegetation (Rev 9:4) for the preparation of the landing kingdom but back in Egypt it didn’t suffer the same fate.

In Exodus, to show who is mightier, Jah allows the same locust to sweep over the whole earth, being brought by an East wind destroying all the green things, in this time. The land is beng laid to waste, in revelations the land is being preserved it is only the people that are being tortured. In similary this destruction is laid out also in the ninth chapter of Exodus. Nine is a blessed number, it is the numerical symbol of Christ. Nine letters in the name of RAstafari which means “the head is to be feared”, the bible decares that the head of every man is Christ. The fall of Egypt is that they no longer followed Christ, but their own wisdom. In Exodus 12:12, Yah says I will smite all the firstborn, both man and beast and be against all the gods of Egypt, I will execute jugdement.

In the Blue letter bible, gods is translated as elohiym, and is defined as

    1. rulers, judges

    2. divine ones

    3. angels

    4. gods

      The people are the rulers, the ones in high places calling the shots, this verse is very similar to how God will judge the church first. The church leaders as well the government are the gods in this time supposedly following the God.

      For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

1 Peter 4:17

Here is where Yeshua addresses us as gods, John 10:34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”‘?

He quotes Psalm 82:6 “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’

Not to get off on a tangent, but now I wonder who are the false gods, the bible speaks about people sacrificing to false gods, false divine people, so does that mean we should sacrifice to true gods, divine people? I remember in church, once one became a member, you were expected to offer your time, tithe, and talent for the beneift of the church, in my eyes this is the sacrifice, and many sacifice to so many false gods, preachers that are far from HIM. It is important that we know them, the gods, by their fruit.

Here is a question, I will like to ask?

The book called the Infancy of Jesus Christ: where it says young Jesus killed a child for brushing his shoulder, what is the connection between this and Abaddon?

Here is some more sources

Psalms 88:11 – regards Abaddon as a place, like Hell….”Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction? as well as Proverbs 27:20

Judges 12:13

And after him, Abdon son of Hillel the Pirathomite judged Israel..Abdon means, a judge, Abaddon is destroyer

Apollyon- one that exterminates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaddon

God exterminates, Canaanites, Sodom and Gomorrah

Gen 19- God DESTROYS Sodom and Gommorah

I like this one, Isaiah 14:23- The Lord will sweep it with the broom of destruction

Prince Emmanuel Charles Edwards choice to start a broom industry is very spiritual, for they, the Boboshanti Rastafari, themselves preach a doctrine of the importance of remaining clean. By wrapping their locs with the Turban, to being outspoken about the wickedness of Babylon, and how they sweep them with the broom

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Isaiah 14:12-17 Satan is described as wanting God’s throne but instead is judged to be brought down to hell.

Rev 20:1 speaks of the Angel with the Key to the Bottomless pit, now has a chain in his hand and bringing the Beast Satan to hell

Proverbs 24:1-2

Be thou not envious against evil, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Their heart studies destruction;therefore, seeking to be rewarded with destruction, evil doers seeks Abaddon

Psalms 145:20

The Lord preserveth all them that love HIM: but all the wicked will he destroy

It gets no clearer than that, HE will destroy…Destruction is under his power, now what we are left with, is it HE, God that personally do it or his angels?

What are the Angels connection to God, in an Ethiopian Orthodox teaching

http://books.google.com/books?id=vOlzdbV-xPsC&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=ethiopian+orthodox+purpose+of+angels&source=bl&ots=dOxESy66kg&sig=I8XEUKnTAoAd9ByrNCsXkAM-jXo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=DNtnVI_JHbSBsQScKw&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=ethiopian%20orthodox%20purpose%20of%20angels&f=false

Angels are made to worship God and Punish those that don’t follow the commandment of God

Angels are messengers of God:

God sends his angels to help us, guide us and protect us. That is what we learn from the story of the journey of the Israelites from Egypt, the land of bondage, to Jerusalem the land of freedom.

Angels care for the people of God:

Angels accompany us in times of loneliness, and pray on our behalf. It was in his time of loneliness the Archangel Michael came to help Daniel. But it is important to remember that the archangel came when Daniel was praying

Blessed be this Angel, Haile Selasssie I Jah Rastafari

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Abaddon is on the True and Faithful side

Here is someone else interpretation of Rev 9, where the author says it is Rev 9 when Satan is kicked out heaven http://www.discoverrevelation.com/Rev_9.html

Others have said that God uses Satan to do his bidding, like how he used Satan to test Job. I don’t fully agree with it but it’s good to see that satan didn’t prevail.

I admit that I have a problem recieving that God works with Satan on any level once it is compared to the Heru and Set relationship, which we all have in ourselves.

Some will say he is the same person, Satan is the lower man, the cast out man, the footstool is him. He is conquered and Jah’s feet rest upon his head. Jesus conquered satan by refusing the offerers Satan wanted to give him on his fast. Iman always percieved this as Jesus fighting his human nature side, the side of him that gives into temptation, desires, envy, and covetousness. The same spirits that entice InI all the day long, but through fasting, starving the flesh and staying in the presence of Jah we conquer satan. The Iyah man wants Ascension, InI want the Ites, Jah loves the Gates of Zion (Holiness, Spiritual Enlightment and Worship) more than the dwellings of Jacob (Man’s Domain, Imperfection). We walk the earth, the Lower plain, the same earth Satan is cast down to, the Lower man is this domain, but with the Tafari, InI ascend in the consciouness of the Spiritual, heavenly plains. It is through this practice, that Jah’s mercy and grace seals us on our foreheads while he sweeps the earth with the broom of his destruction against those people that sought not the higher plain nor the Savior of it, Jesus Christ.

Is it possible that Jah uses his lower nature for the reward of disobedience?

Can violence and rage be justified?

Can murder be justified?

Is the Ten Commandments the rules for the Lower man, the man without the Iyah man, The Menfes Qiddus to follow?

Man struggles with controlling their wrathful side, for some it rules them and overtakes them, for some they pace themselves to control its impulse. Spanking a child is for correction but so often it leads into abuse. Jah is balanced, his wrath doesnt control HIM it is a servant of HIM, used on those who imbalance is now causing suffering.

Things to think of?

Rev 1:18: I am Haile selassiE, HE that liveth and was dead: behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and death

The Rod is a key given to HE who rules the earth

Rastafari

The Rod, Scepter is in his hand

Some may not agree, but what is consciouness without thoughts? Rigorous thinking is a power, it causes you to seek and if you are wise, you will know that without Jah you will be bound to fall in a ditch while seeking. Jah gives the I answers, but not easily, you recieve it through the groundwork of studying.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth, my brother and sister (2 Tim 2:15)

There is a bredrin that I ran across, that shared some information on Melake Mot (Angel of Death)

I havent been able to find any information online about him, but I will share the brothers notes.

In the book of the Mistery of Heaven and Earth, the Ethiopian one is also said that Abadon is the Son of God

The Angel of Death who:

  1. is Holy and Pure as a child
  2. Is beautiful in light
  3. is servant of God without compromise

but

  1. He is the most terrible killer
  2. He is the One who brings sorrow
  3. He bears the name of the Wicked

In 2 Kings 20:35, it speaks of An Angel that smote the camp of Assyrians, that were numbered about hundred fourscore and five thousand, and when they arised in the morning, behold they were all dead corpses.

Same verse also recorded in Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

In the Scofied Bible, this verse is headed by the title Jehovah destroys the Assyrian army.

The Angel of Life and the Angel death is controlled by the same God, Haile Selassie I, doth not the potter have power over the clay.

http://www.thinlyveiled.com/abbaton.htm

I will end with the song of Moses when the beast is devoured, Rev 15:3 for in Exodus 15:1-3, He says the Lord is a man of War- The Lord is his name.

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Decoding the Name: Jah Rastafari Haile Selassie I

Greetings one and all in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I. I pray that this reaches you in good spirits around this Holyday season. I write to you during this winter solstice to share with you, if you havent known already, the powerful utterances when calling on the name of Jah Rastafari. It is one of deep spritual meaning that trancends; therefore never under the rule or limitations of a fleshy entity. It is a declaration to the path in your destiny, if this was an essay, it will be the thesis, the focus of where your thoughts and well of information are inspired.

It is for this cause that I felt the need to live by his name Sema Selassie (Hear God) as my personal mission, to subdue flesh, the lower man of short time that is constantly distracted. Sema Selassie!!! all people under the universal spirit from our One Creator.

Bare with me as I try to address each name of HIM, lets start with his birth name:

Tafari Makonnen:

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In the world, there are groups of parents that are very spiritually driven, they name their children with names that is noble and has a great meaning, the bible declares in Proverbs 22:1 that A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Many already has this written on the tablets of their heart, and name their children great names.

Tafari, which is the first name of the child that was born with the Government on his shoulder is of greatness. It means “To be reverenced, feared, respected, and inspires awe” All thorough out the bible this name reveals itself as an instruction for the people of Jah to observe. Here is two examples

Proverbs 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

The Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary defines Awe as

1. (n.) Dread; great fear mingled with respect.

2. (n.) The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.

3. (v. t.) To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.

Even the defintions declares HIM name…there is plenty more that testifys to this, that you will run into through casually reading or studying the bible.

HIM last name Makonnen is one that testifys of HIM as well, it means “He who holds the Government, exercises the rule. Isaiah 9:6, which is mentioned above, is of the child Yesus having this power. It reads For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Lidj

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This leads us into the next name whch is Lidj, which means child, so we now have Lidj Tafari Makonnen which reads, the Child that is be respected holds the government. The will of Jah to reveals his son, Jesus Christ through his chosen blood bought man of David, and must be looked at as a sign of the Times observance. To verify this even more, at age 13 Tafari Makonenn’s Father appointed his son to be Governor of a Province in Ethiopia. Under a new title, called Dejazmatch

Dejazmatch

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Dejazmatch is a strong name, that means the Commander of the door or Commander or general of the Gate. This name also signifies Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMoshiyah, in John 10:9, Jesus says I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. In Revealtions 3:20 HE says Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Proverbes 24:7 Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. and there is many more, but this one takes the cake for this topic. James 5:9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

Who better to stand at the door than the Commander, Isis!!!!!!!!!

Ras

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The next name is Ras, which is the title that HIM ascended to after the promotion of Dejazmatch. Ras means Duke, Prince, or Head, this is a very important name as well, because after the child was born and advanced in wisdom as stated in Luke 2:52, Jesus became the Head of everyman, and God was his Head. 1 Corinithians 11:3, But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

When InI say Rastafari, we proclaim our Savior by saying the Head is to be feared, reverence and Inspires Awe, We then move onto to a higher praised when Jah is added to it, to declare the Godhead by Jah Ras Tafari, the God Head is to be Feared. In Psalms 25:14, King David writes The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. Ras Paul writes in Romans 1:20-21:

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

I have been blessed to also look and do a little bit of reasearch, of the influences of Christianity, or what may be fair its ancestors. Kemitian teachings revere Ra in the personality of the Sun, as the Power, the Life giver of the Creator. It is easy to identify these two letters in the name RAs, which supports this ivine teaching of the Almighty. There was a historian name Diodorus, who wrote centuries ago: “They [the Ethiopians] say also that the Egyptians are colonists sent out by the Ethiopians, Osiris [“King of Kings and God of Gods”] having been the leader of the colony . . . they add that the Egyptians have received from them, as from authors and their ancestors, the greater part of their laws.”

There is a connecton to what we are proclaiming, evidence shows that we are dealing with a Creator that made HIMself known to others prior to Christianity, we are all pulling from different rivers that find their way to the one Sea.

Negus</strong

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Negus is a title that means King, it was in 1928 that Ras Tafari became Negus Ras Tafari, the Head King to be feared, for in our Creators will, Negus Ras Tafari was adavancing and after 2 years of being Negus, he became Negus Negas.

Negus Negas

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Meaning King of Kings, 1 Timothy 6:15 shares, Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, and Revelation 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. As we move on, we can see the adavancement of Tafari Makonnen all in the grace and adavancement of Jesus Christ. We must note a few things that may draw questions. The first is why does he have these names? Simply put Ethiopia is the only nation in Africa that was acknowledge at one time that willingly sought Chrisitianity, colonizers brought and forced this religion under their own understanding which brought about voiolence, their philosophy of superiority and inferiority, rape, murder and a whole heap of heinous acts against a people outside of Ethiopia. It seems as if Jah shielded this nation, in lamens terms, it is hard to colonize a nation that has already accepted the name of God that you are trying to promote. It’s like a check mate in the game of chess. In I own personal life, I feel for the African countries outside of ethiopia, that had their way of religion stripped and beaten out of them, that they have lost a sense of self.

Real quick:

S. Radhakrishan writes an interesting thing on religion that I find to be true, When a man gets a feeling or a fear that after all life means nothing, leads nowhere, and at bottom no one is really necessary and nothing worth while, he cannot live. Religions exploit this need, this fundamental insufficiency of an all – pervading positivism, this primitive hunger for fellowship.

Religions attempt to satisfy this life, a creed and a community, and thus restore the broken relationship between him and find the spiritual world above and the human world around.

-S . Radhakrishnan

My take on it, is that a period destruction becomes of the man, when man is striped away from his self and culture. He become headless and has to search for self all over again. when the colonizers came with their Jesus, they brought a picture of white man and telling the dark African that this was God. This added to the war of the Afrikan’s mind. All were affected but not all succumbed, their way of life and expression for the Most High could not be extinguish, to the point that some practiced their original faith in remote places or became creative and replaced the chrisitians high men with their own ancient teachings.

His Imperial Majesty

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The presence of this name has its place in the the age of Imperialism, Imperialism means a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force. This belief worked well with those thriving for power but was not equally appreciated on its victims; therefore we must not confuse the title ” His Imperial Majesty” with anything of wickedness. Some men are created to lead, while some are created to follow, nevertheless, the bible talks about Majesty. Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

His- denotes the male gender of the ruler.

Imperial means relating to an Empire an synonomous with the word Kingly, Emperor, Sovereign

Majesty- in the Blb Bible as splendour, majesty, vigour

Combined we have, His splendid empire, which leads into Haile Selassie I

Qedemawi Haile Selassie

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QHS means the First Power of the Trinity, In the Tewahedo doctrine, the Trinity is upheld in this order, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. If his name ascribes to the 1st Power then we have Abba, Father. Haile Selassie, Tafari Makonnen comes in his heavenly Fathers name. This name Haile Selassie was given to Tafari during his baptism as a child, when he became Emperor, he dropped his earthly Fathers name Makonnen to display to the world the co-union of the Father and Son, and through this covenant Tafari Makonnen, the earthly seed of David, mortal man was filled and perfected through the Holy Spirit.

For the bible aslo describes this title that Jesus Christ will have.

Mat 28:18-19

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Romans 1:3

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

This legacy of the Solomonic line traces its history to the union between the Queen of the South, Ethiopia, Sheba with the King of the North Solomon. They created a child, David II, Menelik and he eventually led the Ark of the Covenant, the 10 commandments with appointed Israelites by command of Yahweh that the King will appoint those who chooses when HE rules.

The bible says:
1 Samuel 8:11 KJV

And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.

Ethiopia became the dwelling of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But the Solomonic line is not the start to this blood, Ethiopia’s natives are known to be created of its soil, they are true descendants of the Land. It is recorded that King Ori’ was the first line of kings, Ori is a prefix that is within the word Original; therefore, we know of Original as the first. J.A Rogers writes in his book that Haile Selassie I traced his lineage back to King Ori.

Through out, the time, I will add more to expound on the value of the name, if you meditate on the name, it will bring more power and insight into acts 4:12. Where it says Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Though I agree with the message, I disagree with its delivery. The name Jesus is a name that has been the final arrangement of what was before it. In Hebrew InI savior is Yeshua, Yoshua, or Yahshuah which in all means the Fathers Salvation. Once this is studied and real-eyes, you then begin to overstand Acts 4:12 differently, you see that Yahweh’s salvation is Yeshua, its a word, which is the Word, Salvation made flesh. Its not the word Jesus persay, but Salvation that has been dressed by interpretation.

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Shalom and blessings in the one True God, called by many names that many desire to save their soul (mind) from their infirmities. Sema Selassie!!! Family