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I used to be mad at Jesus

Jan 06, 2019 by Shamou - 0 Comments
Alafia, Greetings and Peace in the name of the Ivine King of kings, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First and His chosen Queen Empress Menen Asfaw. I also greet you in the true spirit of our creator who is known by many names and is the inspiration of great testimony. I, Ras Shamou Oladiípo will like to share with you a testimony of mines and maybe it can help you if need be. The title of this letter is a work in progress for many reasons, but lets start at my beginning in the this age of HIM (His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie). Before I decided to bow before His Majesty, I grew up as a youth who was sent to church to develop a connection to the creator. The name that I learned the creator name through was Jesus. Everything that I did, when I gave thanks was to that name and that name alone. Even though in my earlier years, I was not as interested in church, disliked how much time it took up on Sundays 10 – 3pm (time of church, I used to attend), I couldn’t understand or relate to what was being taught and developed a level of anxiety and fear whenever someone caught the Holy Spirit and began shaking uncontrollably. There was still a beauty in it. For example, I remember when I made a vow to stop lying and I made that vow in that particular church, when I was in the 3rd grade. Also in that very same church, I played Jesus in a church play and sung on the choir. All these things I enjoyed and appreciated, for it was the beauty of my time at that church. My love for Jesus Christ grew extremely well through out the years since I was 8. My perception of spirituality was based off of my divine inheritance as a human being along with my adolescent characteristic of imagination and magic, and it grew with a progressive level of confidence. From what I remember, I was too scared to even question God and felt protected that there is a something greater than what I can physically see or behold and is watching over us. I remember staring out my window, focusing on the street light, which was the only light that illuminated the portion of the dark street my building was on and talking to God through it. It was also from these talks that I grew in my connection with the creator. It wasn’t until I graduated college that my conviction to return to God was needed. I had some fun in college, that other believers have taught me that God would not have approved of. I knew that what I was doing wrong but I wanted to live my life and have fun. I didn’t get too wild, for my love for God was stronger than my will to fulfill my sin. It was extremely strong, that when I walked down the altar to give my life to Christ, I cried in shame for running from HIM for so long. At this time in my life, I am in a different state and church from when I was 8. I was a student of the bible and read, read, and read. Then something happened, I began to see the failure in man but even more the failure in man that wear the cloth. The people who are preachers and servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. I began to see the shaming and traits of cult like behavior that Pastors were doing to people and I was victim to this. Some families were already struggling financially and were torn between paying rent and tithing because it was embedded in them, how can a man rob God? I saw people giving their last to fit the description of a good and faithful servant but was being mislead by the Shepherd, the speaker of the house. It was a crazy time, where people feared God more than they loved him and because of what I was witnessing, I began to back off from church because I began to see a common trend between the many churches that I attended or was a member of. The thing they had in common was dogma that brainwashed you into practicing faith but not in real-time, in others words living in imagination instead of reality.
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It was around this time that I began to sight Rastafari because it was a balance of faith and reality. Rastafari is what Iyesus Kristos say, “true worship in Spirit and Truth.” For in Spirit we have the Root of us all, God and the Truth in an actual descendant of King David which is the Spirit and Human connection of who Jah will choose to manifest in. As it is written in the Book of Psalms chapter 89. My spiritual connection with HIM and this truth has me convinced. As my activity in Rastafari increased, I began to wake up and see who I used to be in Christ and who I am in Christ now. My perception of God also began to change as well. It was through this transformation that I began to dislike the name of Jesus Christ but at the same time stay in Christ because Haile Selassie has a devout love for Christ. This exposed me to the name Iyesus Kristos, Jesus from an Ethiopian kulture. With the help of Haile Selassie I, I began to see that my romanticism of Jesus Christ, blinded I extremely and that so many people are blind as well. Caption says, “Women who don’t need nobody but Jesus” Big form of Romanticism I won’t delve so much into detail of what I mean but people are so wrapped up in the name that they miss the trick that is being done on them. Under its spell, I discriminated on people who didn’t accept Christ or didnt practice Christianity, even if it was family and used the scripture to affirm why I should. In my situation, the more people who were in Christ the more tithes the speaker of the house took to satisfy his sin. I began to think of my ancestors, which I have done since a child and read more and more history books and saw that at this name as well, many people died. I used to ask this million dollar question, “Why didn’t Jesus save us during the slave trade, and why did he allowed it to go on for 400+ years?” and “When is he gonna punish those that mistreat us?” I realize that my answer would only come in silence, leaving me to think more realistically. The more I changed my mindset, the more stuck I saw people. The trick of laziness, procrastination, bigotry, headiness all played them well while they spoke in tongues and called an imaginary figure their savior. I couldn’t find the right words to tell them to wake up and say, “he aint coming!!” or that, “Jesus isn’t physically gonna save you, and that you have to work and apply yourself” but because they were so under its spell, I couldn’t reach them. I began to dislike this name more and more. Then I learned something, my issue isn’t with the name Jesus but with the interpretation that I and so many others were given. For in actuality, I love Jesus, for the Jesus in the bible was a revolutionary and an awesome role model for anyone who wants to follow righteousness can learn from. For one, his own Father did not save him from death, and ideally we do what our parents taught us, so why would he save us from public humiliation and a crucifixion. God will remain silent on these matters, we ask for strength on how to solve our own issues, realizing that God is not going to come out the sky and beat every devil that did us wrong. Things like this used to fuel my anger but in actuality they need the Great Physician The Jesus that was given to us from certain Pastors who should not be leading a flock, these workers of evil, brainwash their congregation, molest and do all manners of wrong to them. These figures hold us back and they have too much control on the masses. Some of these Pastors deliver such an unrealistic opinion to a matter that is very much real, causing you to make the wrong decision can bring major consequences. The instilling of such a false sense of hope, that people filled with desperation and vulnerability have no other resource to give but their value in this hope, can be gold in the eyes of wolf. I pray that those who, like me, were taken advantage of. Our lack of knowledge of self to build our healthy self-esteem which leads us to the creator within, was preyed upon. There is a God, for the power that allowed me to see will allow someone else to see as well, and if they recieve it, they too will be transformed by the renewing of their mind. And because of this revelation, I’m not mad at Jesus anymore RasTafari love! We are all little Christ’s, always helping others, while others try to destroy us KNOW THYSELF!!!

Sentinelese Tribe

Jan 03, 2019 by Shamou - 0 Comments

Greetings in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First. 

I also greet you in love and in peace, concern and awareness. This past week, news have been circulating around the world about the Indigenous tribe called the Sentinelese. The tribe is located on the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean. This tribe is very isolated and is protected by the Indian Government since 1970. Although they are considered to be Andamanese, the government doesn’t include them in their census. In fact the Government doesn’t even come on the island, in 1991 the Indian govt, conducted its first census in 1991 by taking aerial pictures and counted  117 people, then in 2011, they counted 15 people living on the island. 

The Sentinelese have a history of defending their home from invaders since the 70s, it was recorded that the National Geographic took a trip there and the journalist were attacked. Also there was a law in placed in 2007 that no one should take pictures or any other media of the people on the island. It is also recorded that in 1880, British colonizers kidnapped six of the tribes people and two of them immediately died because of the contact of diseases they were not immune to. The Sentinelese are very special people and recently they were in the news for killing a Christian Missionary with a ray of arrows for coming on their island after being told not to. He was there to convert them to Christianity. For the missionary that was killed, the fault relies on him, for it is written by law that no is allowed to visit there.

The Black community that understands the affect of Jesus Christ on the African mindset are elated that finally a group of black people has aggressively refused religion and would rather practice their own indigenous ways. My concern is that the celebration that is in response to the death of the missionary will cause white supremacy to charge these people with murder and refuse the protective order that was placed on them. I personally find it quite immature to rejoice over murder and feel that if black people want to refuse Jesus Christ then they can just stopped venerating him and follow their heart to seeking their own salvation. 

I would love for the Sentinelese to thrive as a people and community but I am also a realist, the tribe is outmatched and out gunned. For I wouldn’t be surprise if Colonial minds are already running science experiments on them, like genetic engineering or something weird that will lead to the genocide of the Sentinelese, and a super race. For word has it that the Japanese have now come with their scientific research in creating babies for couples who have the aids virus, may these creations of the Most High remain protected.

What are you Doing with your Life?

Dec 31, 2015 by Shamou - 0 Comments

Greetings to each eye, mind, heart, and soul that will interact with these words, it is my duty to deliver thoughts that answer the questions that needs expounding, I pray that the Almighty, the good within you that will always conquer is ever more present during this time.
If you have ever pondered of what you are doing with your life, it is possible that you are awakening to a routine that is preventing progress. It could be progress towards some personal expectations that you may have for yourself, that some how the focus that was there has gotten distracted by something a little more shinier or attractive. We all go through these things, but give thanks to your Creator for the sight of identifying it. Welcome to the evolution of man, for some they are waking up out of the matrix and for others it could be the moment that those who love you have waited so long for this to happen to you; nevertherless, give a righteous praise. Grace for grace, Jah will never forsake.


Now time for some action, committ to a schedule that will .ease in the change. For a 21 day period you can mold this focus into a habitual process. This is the work we have been built to do, we are strong, we are the best, appointed person for the job. We will hate to see this window of opportunity to close on you. Be brave and grow, and whatever it is let your morals show. Evil will show face but follow the good is the best you can do. You are the best, you are blessed, you are beautiful.

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African Spirtuality: My experience in Oyotunji

Feb 27, 2015 by Shamou - 0 Comments

Alafia in that divine and covering name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I the first, covered in the blood of The High Priest, Yahshuah HaMoshiyah, Amun Ra. I say Alafia unto you, it means Peace or Greetings in the Yoruba language.

I’ve been meaning to upload all of my thoughts and experiences with the Oyutunji village in South Carolina, I’ve been sitting on this information for almost a year and felt the need to really share during this current black history month of 2015, which resides in the 150th year of the Emancipation Proclamation, to get technical it may have ended chattel slavery as legal but we know the truth, but still so many fought and laid down their lives (all colors) for us to be here today.

Oyutinji, was a great experience. I traveled down with AYA, African Youth Alchemy, a great program here in Baltimore city helping youths to utilize their artistic talents but also an opportunity to know more of their African history. We drove down I-95 in May of 2014. Driving down the Carolinas is always a long drive, hence, providing ample amount of time for my thoughts.

Recalling the teachings I received from my parents, “stay from voodoo and anything that seemed like Black Majic.”

Now I had the opportunity to see why,
My family and I was heading to a place that practices vodon. I was a little nervous, but more nervous about the unknown, for example; Will it rain, how will my children be recieved, would my wife enjoy herself, what does the camp grounds look like, then of course the idea if someone is going to put a hex on me. Little did I know, that it was the ancestors calling me.

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When we reached the gates, we drove through the community to reach the campgrounds to set up our tents and unload. The village was small but great in spirit and discovery. It is about a half-mile or more into the forest, away from the city off of the highway. As you make your exit into the path there is a big sign that acknowledges the Village with a small message…As seen on T.V….That kind of baffled me a little bit, but that is all in my own understanding.

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So anyway as we drove through out the village, we got to see some of the artwork and descriptions of their Orisas, which can be viewed as Prophets, or Messengers of God. I will share with you a better explanation from a person who actually studies it.

I have a Yoruba friend who is a Nigerian Muslim and he was sharing with me, that many look at the Yoruba spirituality as idol worship and hopefully with my experience, I can provide more value to tear down that barrier of ignorance.

But as he was explaining to me, he was sharing that the Orisas mean Prophets and that we are monotheistic, we serve one God, named Oludumare. These Orisas are messengers of him. The Orisas are not perfect and that they have good side and a bad side. They are also the mediator between man and God, like Jesus is to Christians, Mary to Orthodox and Catholics and etc.

I also was able to hear Dr . Umar Johnson speak, and he shared his understanding of Ifa, Ifa being the name of this Spirituality. Europeans has played a major role in demonizing this way of life, so much that we take their view as true. They are quick to say that Ifa has many Gods, and that these Gods war with each other. But that is highly false, God has many faces, including the face that is reading this. He also has many names. African Spirituality is also against Homosexuality and Lesbianism, it has not part of the culture because we need the balance of the feminine and masculine spirit. Family between man and woman is highly important. In this spirituality, it is vital that we uplift our women to the ranks of Queen and in its monarchy, a King can’t carry out a decision unless the Queen’s Mother decides. Such wonderful teachings that I myself has improved my own view of my own Empress.

Haile Selassie is an African King and in his decision to have his Empress crowned with HIM shows this culture of the Ifa. Haile Selassie I the Omnipresent and Omnipotent one!!!iii

We reached around high noon, so the area was bright but not as hot, the mosquitoes were out an active, and especially the love bugs that seemed to follow the wave of the wind traveling from one spot to another. The Village is located on swamp/marsh land, so we were in the low end of the country, or low country.

It’s very interesting, the village used to be a plantation. The Slave Master fell in love with the ancestor and left this place to her as an inheritance, in the 1970s he descendant who was living in Detroit at the time inherited the place and decided to return to his roots by creating this village. Since his vision this place has been put in manifestation. The village provides a set apart opportunity to leave the immoral society and live on the land for however long is needed to get yourself together. Sort of like a spiritual rehab, some of the young adults there were born there and lived there all their lives and when the time right they moved into society.

Towards the end of this blog, I will share more about Oyu Tunji’s history from another source.

Once camp was set-up, I felt good. The road and town looked like Jamaica, nothing like western modernization like paved roads and high technology, but it had basic amenities while keeping its African homestyle culture. It felt ancient, it felt homely. It was the root of what we Africans call Southern Hospitality, our children spared no time, they took their flip flops off and ran the village bare foot. Once they were settled in, my worries began to cease, I began to take an unofficial tour of the place, but before the group began to do so, We had a villager, a male, so we addressed him as Baba, which is another word for Father.

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(My Empress and I settling in, starting dinner)

I quickly saw the connection between what Ethiopians say as Abba, and what West Africans call as Baba, I think in South Africa the word Ababa is also used for Father. I began to try to soak in all that I could. For where I live, there isn’t much to inspire you to see and embrace our African culture and within the first few minutes, I began to see the connections in language. But when the Spirit moves you, it all becomes revealed.

I tried to listen closely to what the Baba was saying he spoke fluent Yoruba, he was explaining the rules of when coming across the different shrines, that represented an Orisa. It is disrespectful to walk across it, without acknowledging it and if we did have to cross, leave about 15-20 yards between you and the shrine for a respect towards the Orisa. As I walked up to the shrine, I began to see some evidence of Voodoo, by seeing what may have been a chicken bone, and a skull by the shrine. The ignorance began to breed questions, which it normally does, so I waited until I got further information on this. On some separate places, I saw bowls of food placed by a smaller shrine and this was a symbol of giving an offering to the spirit and ancestors. The Spirit and Ancestors are used interchangbly, For in African Spirituality, the reverence of the Ancestors is a major within its culture, Blacks/Africans here in the west do this a lot without even recognizing its origin.

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(Listening to Baba and his brother share information on the history of this village and the essence of Ifa Spirituality)

Some pay homage to the ancestors, whether through creating RIP T-Shirts, having their name tattooed on their body or just mentioning them in love through conversation. There is a also a connection with our Libations, In the 90s you can hear rappers use the phrase, “pour out a little liquor” which is a tradition that is birthed out in African Spirituality. Libations in an organized fashion pours out liquor or water while calling out the family members that have passed in your life, once a family member or African has passed they become an ancestor. We also poured libations and it was serious for us, I called out the names as well as my wife. It was joyous to have her there with me and experience this, we came a long way, that’s my homie for real. Raspect to the Empress, Menin I irit.

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(The Queen Mother standing before the Ancestors during the Egungun Ceremony)

Emperor Haile Selassie spoke about the Ras Makonnen monument that was a created display in Ethiopia as a honor to the ancestor.. He said: Several of Our ancestors and many others who have rendered meritorious service to their mother- land are worthy of such monuments and it is Our intention to likewise honour their memory. He also said to the soldiers that were going to battle, “Soldiers, the spirit of your ancestors, heroes of the thousand-year-long struggle for the defence of Our freedom will follow you and will strengthen your hands and hearts in the heat of battle.”

The spirit of the ancestors is an African culture within itself.

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(Drummers and Shakers while chanting goes up to celebrate the Ancestors)

Further reasoning with my friend, he said that it is quite common in Africa that Muslims and Christians maintain their Yoruba spirituality and that there isn’t much debate or problems with that, in fact it usually the blacks over here in the West that conflict with each other when it comes to religion. I haven’t been to Africa so I can’t expand but one thing is common that blacks over here do lack unity of brotherhood when it comes to religion. What has helped me is HIM Haile Selassie I speech on Spiritual Kinsmen. I wrote about that as well here.

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(RAstafari and Ifa as one heart-onenest)

He shared that most converted to Islam or Christianity based on the education they chose, what their family practice or called too. For example, he has 2 brothers, He is Muslim, the other Christian, and the other Ifa. They all get along and understand the spirit of God from the their foundation of Ifa.

It really resonated with me, because growing up as a Christian, the ancestors always kept me in an African Consciousness and now as a Rastafari I have walked into my destiny. I’m all for setting fire to the European teaching, the same teaching that viewed us as savages, they also stole our legacy but keep in mind that we as Ethiopians are not innocent.

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(It’s hard to see but, in the middle was a dove, watching the ceremony, very special)

When Libations was done, I felt the energy of why this ceremony was so important. I mentioned my grandmothers’ name and then my wife mentioned her family’s name and it made you think of yourself as truly a person carrying the torch for the next generation. Slowly I was beginning to connect the dots on why the motto Sankofa, “Reach back and get It” is so vital. If the Almighty has brought you here to read about my experience then there is something within you that must be addressed. It is your responsibility to carry on the story, what has been engraved permanently in your heart and mind. For a man can change his religion tomorrow but he can never change him nor his tale. We must understand that the black man which has been on this earth over 200,000 years are the original people and that the white man hasn’t been here as long as you. We are there mother and father, we set the trends, we teach sciences, architecture, math and so on but ones wouldn’t know that based on the economic and some cultural states of the Ethiopian today.

I wouldn’t lie to you, there has been questions that has arised within my own self on where I am in this spiritual trod. But I’m on the right track, my experience will testify that I brainwashed before, under a man’s control but now I am free. If I did a timeline it will read,

1984-86- Christened Catholic

1987-2011- Christian

2011- Current Rastafari

The questions that arise, is what is Truth? What is the story? Where else can I find God? All of these experiences developed my mind to become a seeker, I will spend days neglecting my job, to read all of the books that I buy while using the word to guide me. I am a mediator, always have be used to emdiate conflict. For example, in regards to books I must be careful for in Ecclesiastes 12:12 it reads But, my child, let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out. (Tell me about it)

So with this solid advice, I find my self drawing from the energy within, for the word says that we are all created in the image of the Most High and that our body, is the temple of HIM. So its time to go within, and prayer helps to reveal this and now that I see that I am god. Now it’s time to utilize my power, I can hear my father’s voice as he often said in the morning, “wake up, no lazy man house”..so it’s time to work.

In time I can see that even a sheep, you can transform into a shepherd, a transformation happens and man becomes a leader. I can feel how I am destined for greatness and why this calling to know self is great, for who knows later down the line I will need to help a person out who is traveling down the same road. Focusing on the self and thinking about those that lived to help to get you where you are now is a very noble notion to honor, for once you make the connection to the pain that was inflicted on them, their struggle and pursuit for happiness with or without compromise of who they are, influences you to step up and be great. This is very similar to the power of Yahshuah HaMoshiyah, the torment and death on the cross he experienced for the hope of our souls to do the Fathers will influences you to mortify your pride and humble yourself to be great and utilize your talents the best you can. Hail to mother wisdom, which was here before the earth was formed.

The spirit of “what would your grandmother say?” is similar to “what will Jesus do?” For this line of questioning becomes a moral standard.

As a teacher in an urban setting, a lot of professionals use that phrase to help reason with youths during a crisis, most youth are raised by the grandparents, so the name of the grandmother holds weight, just as much as the ancestor. But overall, if the person doesn’t seek change or wants to do better, even the name of Jesus can’t help him, a spiritual awakening must happen and Rev 22:11 this truth is revealed.

On the day of the Egungun ceremony, which was Memorial day weekend, I will like to describe the setting which was not by man’s order but the Almighty’s will. The sky displayed the mood of when a flag’s half-staffed in rememberance of a hero. The wind began to blow the trees but in a very dramatic way, it was dancing and the wind had a fine very light gray outline, the untouch part of the leaves that never faces the sun began to show and the willow began to sway. Rain was coming and the evening was fading into the night. The echos of the cries of the ancestors played by the villagers to display a visual began to become alerting, freightening for some cases but nevertheless an equal experience to see. The Ancestoral Spirits, wrapped and covered in clothes were being guarded by men who held sticks to display a boundary between the ancestors spirit and the village people. In some instances the ancestral spirit will run towards a villager to become real close, and the guardian will place the stick out to defend the separation. While the ancestral spirit approached close to you, it would be respectful to kneel with one knee, lower your head and touch the ground with your right hand.

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(Don’t really know what you call the brother, but you see the stick that keeps a barrier between you and the ancestor)

This same type of respect was given to the King of the village, I would say Alafia Baba while kneeling on the ground with my right hand touching the ground.

I noted that I was in a village, the Baba, the King of the village was a young adult man, maybe around his late 30s early 40s, here is a picture of him

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(The King of the Yoruba people of North America, Oba Adejuyigbe Egundjobi)

I was able to speak with him a little, he spoke fluent Yoruba as well as most of the villagers there. The ceremony was recited in Yoruba and will then translate what is happening. My older brother, shared with me that when he first met the Baba he gave him the Important Utterances of Haile Selassie and since then has seen him advance in his leadership, posture, tone, knowledge. The Baba spoke to us as a group and answered any questions that we had as well as explained many of the Kemetic symbols displayed around the village and the belief of reincarnation in the trod.

After the fall of the Kemetic Empire, the teachings of Amun-Ra flowed West, while what flowed East was converted into Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Greek Mythology, but what flowed West was Vodon and the Dogon.

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( Here is an AYA youth, posing in front of the Great Leopard holding the Ankh by the OyuTunji Gates)

Here are some pictures that I took,

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Here is a video I took at the Closing Ceremony of Egungun

At the end of this blog, I will post some sourced information about the Yourba faith, and the Egungun ceremony, for I am no expert but is only relaying my experience.

Here is a few pics, my children loved it, while in South Carolina we went to Charleston, which was the slave capital in North America. This place history is so grand that it still has the government immigration building right off of the harbor where the ancestors were brought through and registered. While at the harbor we ran into a Gullah man from the Geechi Islands, chanting Bob Marley’s Redemption Song on the dock with his guitar. Many whites sat an enjoyed the singing but we overstood it on a deeper level. Of course the children danced and and he began to become overwhelmed with tears as he saw the little child shake his locs, Yah planned this out straight. My eye is open, only HE can allow such a testimony to be witnessed by us, bits and pieces of the puzzle if you know what I mean.

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(The children live as if they know the truth, without a care in the world they give praise)

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(This Pic says a lot, you see an African man and his son on the streets of the slave capital with no emotion of joy but alertiveness, for their spirit recognizes the the atrocities that has happended here)

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(And here too, in Charleston, Sc my daughters cried to go in because they also recogonized the vibe of this place which is now a museum but was once an enslave dungeon and auction mart)

We as a people has been stripped for so many things, so many roots because even in a plant has branches of roots, and we address each other as enemies not knowing that your brother is bringing one of the branches of the roots. I am highy intrigued by Vodon, it wasnt what I expected, yet Ifa is only a sector of the other types of African Spirituality. But I notice now that even Nyabinghi who hails Haile Selassie I as the Almighty, some as Christ returned, goes through a trance of intense drumming through the 1,2 order to bun out the wickedness, some say “well RAstafari is an Christian offshoot” but it maintains its African Spirituality, and the more you dig deeper into the roots of Christianity, you will see that it was Africans that first told the story and all that is evident now has come after. I no longer look at white dolls the same anymore, you can google search the African doll with locs and striking beauty and they wil be extremely expensive, more than Mattels Barbie. The value in the African man and woman is something that is beyond measure that whites know and 85% of the blacks don’t. We are god and goddess, we are Orishas, we are the messengers, we are made in his image, our melanin is manifestations of the Universe and Cosmos, genetic make-up, we are being kileld for our organs, we are placed in clinics to sterilize our body from producing more gods and goddess, but most of us is in a dream state, we shall wake soon, Ase’. Sankofa!!!iii

Like his Majesty has uttered, religion is good, it is a good influence which provides morals and that it is personal but the state is for all. I take from it that all people of different ethnicities and ideologies and so on, share it. The greatest struggles is uniting together to improve it. If we overcome our differences then we stand collectiviely secure, using our instilled geniuses to improve humanity is true religion. Curing diseases, reducing unemployment, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, taking care of the elderly, nourishing the infant, healing the sick is the answer. Yahshuah basically said that you don’t love me, and who he was talking to was like yea I do, he said that each person that was hungry, thirsty or without you ignored and each one of them was me. I know how people feel about their word, so let me put out a disclaimer that it is paraphrased but here is the scripture.

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The Final Judgment

31 “But when the Son of Man[a] comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. 32 All the nations[b] will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,[c] you were doing it to me!’

Here is an irie source about the Yoruba faith

I will share some of the authors words,

General Information

Yoruba is a West African spirituality that some Anthropologists estimate is 10,000 years old! It comprises the beliefs of the Yoruba people, whose homeland is in the South Western part of Nigeria and adjoining parts of Benin and Togo. Yet the beliefs of Yoruba are also incredibly widespread around the world. Some of this was due to migration that occurred before the Egyptian dynasties. Yet the most recent migration is because of the Atlantic Slave Trade that brought the peoples of Yoruba to Trinidad, Tobago, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Venezuela, North America and elsewhere.

Today, many people of African descent are returning to their roots via exploration with the Yoruba spirituality. There is a great article on this very phenomenon on NPR.

The spirituality of Yoruba focuses deeply on self exploration, learning one’s destiny (or fate), interacting with the spirits of nature as well as one’s ancestors, and getting yourself right with the almighty creator Oludumare.

Here is also some information on how this religion mixed in with others:
God’s Word is in fact God’s Original Name which is OMૐ

“In the beginning was The Word
And The Word Was with God
And The Word was God”

John 1:1
Prajapati vai idam agre aseet
Tasya VAC dvitiya aseet
VAC vai paramaBRAHMA
The Vedas..which came first I wonder hmm
The Word is the Holy Spirit,Shekinah,Sophia,feminin­e aspect of God or God The Mother..connoted by the sanskrit word VAC which means “speech,word,sound personified”, the name for the Mother Goddess Saraswati (Brahma →Abraham;Sarawati→Sarah) who was BEFORE Jesus..She is known in Yoruba as Yemaya and was known to the Israelites as Asherah/Athirat wife of Yahweh before King Josiah reformed Judaism and brutally wiped out her followers and their cult in Judah 2 Kings 23☺
What is more Yahweh is not The Lord Most High, but El, known as Eledumare/Olodumare in the Yoruba Tradition, The AllFather Is (He is also known as Brahma, Wotan, Cronos, AmonRa, Anu in different ancient world religions)! Psalms 82

Yahweh is ONLY the exclusive god of the Hebrews.

El is the Compassionate God the Father for EVERYONE!
Simply by chanting OMૐ The Word God’s Sacred Secret Name Hidden in Plain Sight one has a direct connection to the Creator,cutting out the middleman!!

What is so beautiful about Yoruba religion in my opinion is that it asserts the primacy of the Guardian Angel or Ori/Eleda above all other gods as the direct connection to the Creator Eledumare/Olorun

Here is more info on the Orishas

Here is more info on Oyutunj

Are our thoughts and actions hypocritical?

May 05, 2014 by Shamou - 0 Comments

Are our thoughts and actions hypocritical?

Greetings in the name of the Most High Yah Rastafari Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menin, the fullness of the Almighty in man and greetings in the name of Yeshua HaMoshiyah, the Word that carries life, eternal salvation and the example of how humanity should live. It pains me to write, what is preventing me from reviewing the scriptures that I write notes on. This is a serious matter and it takes all of us that read this message to share with others and think hard about our actions. These past weeks the African community was enraged by what a NBA owner has said in his secret place in regards to how he truly feels about Africans, the dark melanated people. Though it is very ugly and distasteful words, the dark melanated community began to show a great emotion to this, or at least the circle that I choose to be in. There was fire being fought with fire, universal labels being thrown at a group of the human race. The white group has been called the enemy once more, and though we do have enemies in this group we also have allies. In this unfair world we have a choice not to follow the worlds’ way of unfair treatment to innocent people, for we as Africans, dark melananted people have enemies within our own group. For before we target one group, the one that is closet to us in causing the most harm.

I find it very hypocritical that to see Africans speak so negative towards whites and how they are the enemy with so much ease but will fail to correct our own who commits atrocities against their own group.

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The Almighty gave us a great example, within the time frame of this NBA controversy, 240 Nigerian girls are kidnapped by their own and forced into marriages and who else knows what these wicked people have on their mind for these children. My heart cries out for these girls, these daughters, these princesses, these innocent young women in school getting an education and who not faces a terror not by whites but by their own. It won’t surprise me that some will say, “ you know it’s the whites that supporting these people with guns and so on.” My answer to that is so what, these kidnappers made a decision to commit a crime against their own, they are not innocent. They are the offspring of wickedness, just like that NBA owner and all other people that brings hate, destruction, and war to innocent people.

Child soldier

Lets not forget about Joseph Kony, who for thirty years has been kidnapping children, turning girls into sex slaves and boys into dope heads forcing them to kill their parents. Our youth are in jeopardy here in the America and Africa we need unification. Its bigger than religion, Haile Selassie I have stated these words that has allowed me to look at life differently. “Religion is personal; the state is for all.” So for what I believe will always be between Jah and I and the fruits of it will allow I to look out for the people as a whole, Haile Selassie I also made it clear in the speech one and ones call Spiritual Kinsmen, which is officially called “Radhakrishnan recieves a Degree from H.S.I.U” is that no matter the faith, we express Spiritual Kinsmanship when we better humanity.

Man, my spirit groans in prayer for these children across the world and for all innocent people. Babylon will fall and that will be your liberation day, free from terrorists, manipulators, and wickedness overall. Everyone that has a part in it will fall with no survivors. Emperor Haile Selassie I, comes with a reward for all the redeemed who left that whore Babylon.

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His message and example must be heeded, spiritually you are the ones in this Geneva assembly not heeding the words of HIM, not following the pact that was made in this league of Gentiles. For that cause, “ it will be us today but you tomorrow.” You will suffer a shameful defeat, while you are on the frontlines shooting against your white counterparts, you will be knifed in the back because your enemy is so close and you failed to expose him. In these days we can longer look at slavery and blame it for the outcome of our economic status. There is too much information and opportunities for us as whole to take advantage of and rebuild to become a force with stability. We can no longer look at our inmates and say that they are just a product of their environment when we have success stories of people who are doctors, lawyers, teachers, successful good people who came from the same streets. We must wake up, and stop blaming the white man for our predicament, white supremacy is not that powerful if we come together and save ourselves.

Haile Selassie I formed the OAU and through HIM inspiration our brother Malcolm formed the OAAU, today neither one of them are physically here, but who is going to pick up the staff and carry the flag? Who is willing to be selfless and do it for the people? I guarantee the more selfless people we have united the more stable we will become. When are we going to ban our own music which does not glorify us but stains us. As a teacher I testify that our youths are so engulfed in negative music that they recite it like scripture before they commit a crime, it warps their mind as they portray the music in their reality. Unless we step out and stop this, then we continue the work of the soldier and the missionary that exiled our wise elders from the village to then leave our youth under their brainwashing process to forget who they are and the wonderful tradition that we have. Snoop Lion made a hilarious video with ease that called the NBA owner all types of names that was rightfully deserved but has yet called out any rappers for their bigotry.

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We as Africans must unite, if we are tired of being called out of our name and not being viewed as equal human beings then we must unite as a front that by our numbers we will be given the respect that is rightfully ours. We can’t necessarily punish freedom of speech but we can definitely make sure that our community thrives and builds an economic force that can’t be breached. Of course this will take great emphasis on education, entrepreneurship, and most important UNITY. In the black community we are lacking these three components, majority of parents are relying on teachers to raise their child, our neighborhoods are flooded with businesses not owned by us and we still have turf wars. Black Christians don’t mix with other black Christians, east side blacks don’t mix with west side blacks. We are doing it to ourselves, we are holding each other down.

Africa awaits its creator….racism maybe here to stay but in the meantime lets clean up home. May the Almighty enlighten and inspire your motives to be the best for your community and people. One love

Things you should know and raspect in Rastafari

Apr 20, 2014 by Shamou - 0 Comments

Greetings in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Qedemawi Haile Selassie and Her Imperial Majesty Empress Menen in and through Yah mighty arm Yeshua HaMoshiyah. I write to you today to give one and ones a heads up in regards to what Rastafari is birthed from. Everything has a beginning and though people can express Rasta qualities without knowing it, there is a Genesis of this movement and iritical trod and fyah that is only given from the King of Kings Qedemawi Haile Selassie. Rastafari is about the Christ in his Kingly Character, for this profound and truthful claim that Rastafari roars without apology and were persecuted for, so called Chrisitians who operated as Bastardians (have no father to follow) came for the head of Rastafari in various ways. Look up Corral Gardens incident Bad Friday which happened on Good Friday 1963 in Jamaica, spiritually Christ is once more publically humiliated and crucified by babylon soldiers. The order came from the Prime Minister Bustamante (Bust a man) with the order “bring in all Rastas Dead or Alive”. Read up on Leonard P. Howell, InI Patriarch, First Rasta and his tribulation. Babylon ran sack his village Pinnacle and the habitants and locked him up, also put him into a psych ward for his proclamation on the Negus Negas ze Ethiopia Moa Anbessa Ze Imnegede Yehuda.

Garnett Silk a soldier that did his work by chanting this song for all to hear is very much in line with what Rastafari is about

http://youtu.be/lm7Czsjsm6g

For in the Promise Key, the First Rastafari scroll written by Leonard P. Howell, who at one time his followers were called Howellites will blott this prayer before there meetings started.

“Our Alpha”

Deliver Me O King Alpha I Beseech thee, From all evil power, present and to come
Whether of body or of soul Grant us peace and health in thy goodness.
In Thy favor give unto me Thy Scriptures By the intercession of the Blessed Mother,
And of Thy Apostles, Peter, Paul and Andrew and of all The Saints, give peace unto me
and Help me all my life. So thou Strengthen me by The name sake of Thy mercies.
I’ll never be a slave to sin, Nor go in fear, of any trouble, through the same King Alpha,
Our Savior, who being through The Lord liveth and reigneth in The Unity of The Holy Spirit, Forever and ever.
May The Peace of Emperor Haile Selassie Be always be with me. May the peace O King Alpha, Which Thou did give to Thy Disciples, abide ever with power in Our heart, Standing always between me and my enemy, Both visible and invisible.
May The Peace of The King of Kings, His countenance, His Body, His Blood Consist, console and protect me, Thy Scriptures in my soul and my body. O Lamb of God By Whom all the Faithful are saved, Give unto me Thy Peace to remain with Thee Forever more. (Maragh, XII)

You can find this prayer in this book here http://www.amazon.com/The-Promised-Key-Original-Rastafari/dp/1886433275/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398024596&sr=8-1&keywords=promise+key+leonard+howell

Take note on how InI Patriarch will site Christ, his mother and soldiers, O Lamb of God By Whom all the Faithful are saved and In Thy favor give unto me Thy Scriptures By the intercession of the Blessed Mother,
And of Thy Apostles, Peter, Paul and Andrew and of all The Saints, give peace unto me
and Help me all my life.

For one and ones to site Rastafari, you must realize that Christ Yeshua, Jes’us, is the door, standing at the gate welcome him in. Rev 3:20-21 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.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Father is King Alpha, Yahweh Haile Selassie I…lets look at his name for example. The name is Qedemawi- The First, Haile- Power, Selassie- Trinity…put it together we have The First Power of the Trinity. Who are the powers of the trinity in order? Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The First Power is Father, it is HE who sits on the Throne, and it also HE who has spoken His WORD, which is his Son, Yeshua, the saving power and it is HE, the Holy Spirit that gives InI soul life and guidance to follow his instruction, his WORD, his SON which is the MOST IMPORTANT thing that we can follow. It is also his WORD who has come back to HIM, Nov 2, 1930, Rev 5, baring the scars of being slain as the Lamb but now with the promotion of Lion who over comes death, who now has the keys to open the 7 seals which laid in the hand of the Father and because of this mighty victory, the WORD tells his listeners and willing followers that HE has now been granted ALL POWER in HEAVEN and EARTH in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Yeshua is now Haile Selassie, The Power of the Trinity. Matthew 28:18-19.

If yoy notice I keep saying he with all caps, this is also a revelation….Isaiah 48:12 writes Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
Lets look at the name again, written differently First Letter –>Haile selassiE <–Last letter = HE and he also says in Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
the symbol of HE encapsulates the fullness of the Almighty Haile Selassie through the first and last letter, so what has HE done thus far? well a lot of course, but let I redirect you to Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.…look at the word Isles short for Islands, On April 21, 1966 HE came to Jamaica for All those, those being Rastafari who have waitied for his law. This day is known as Groundation a High, Holy day in Rastafari

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And the Jamaican govt was expecting Selassie to shut down the Rastafari movment by denouncing his God Head, instead Haile Selassie gave selected Rastafari bredren Gold Medallions and said to the Govt who am I to disturb their belief.

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Before InI move on, there is some vital piece of information that must be shared in regards to what InI Rastafari are and why this picture above is so important. If ones read about Kemet and their wonderful history as the first civilization in the world and the first civilization to have a religion in the world. You will run across something that will add to you confidence in your calling. Lower Egypt, North Africa was under water at one time and was molded by the mud slides stemming for Ethiopia which is about 15,000 ft above sea level via Nile. Kemit was a colony of Ethiopia. In the 1st century BC, Greek Historian Diodorus Siculus writes Egypt is a colony of Ethiopia, The mud deports that travelled down the Nile from Ethiopia helped form the land. The customs that they hold are Ethiopian, still perserving their ancient matters, like looking at their Kings as Gods. It is also written Asar was sent from Ethiopia to run Egypt, Kemit. This picture you see of HIM my brother and sister is an ancient tradition. Rastafari has been given the spirit of knowledge and understanding in regards to who they are and have always been. You are looking at the manifestation of the Ancient of Days, blessing his people with wealth and prosperity, not in materialist money or mammon but wealth in spirituality of knowing who they are. This is very important because people are looking to find themself and dwelving in a whole heap of things just to find who they are, knowledge of self is wealth. It is the third stage of religion, the reward. Dr. Muata Ashby in the new translation Of The Book of Coming Forth by Day, writes that religion has 3 stages, the 1st stage is myth, includes traditions, stories and everything related to it. The 2cd stage is the ritualization of the myth, the practice. The 3rd stage is the metaphysical philosophy behind the teachings given in the myth, with the reward of Self-Knowledge.

Ethiopia is ancient my brother and sister, it has been the only independent nation in the continent of Africa. It is the Horn of Africa, the Mighty Trumpet, the plot of land that the Almighty Creator has placed a shield over from any colonial blood thirsty Hyena and Vampire to take. InI Yahweh Haile Selassie I testifys that it has one of the oldest bibles, ever, its church tradition testifys that Matthew the Apostle preached the Gospel to the Ethiopians and Saint John Chrysostom witnessed that among those who were present at Pentecost (the birth of the universal church) were Ethiopians. This shouldn’t be a surpise if you think about it, If mankind started in Ethiopia then that will be the place that will also have the spiritual teachings of who the creator is with authenticity, the original word.

You can find this story and traditon in this book http://www.amazon.com/The-Ethiopian-Tewahedo-Church-Integrally/dp/1555237398/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398036575&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ethiopian+tewahedo+church

For all my Rastafari brothers and sisters who like to bun Jesus Christ and the bible, it is a must that you overstand the depth of the fire you spew out. If we say Haile Selassie I is the Almighty then you agree with Tafari Makonnens’ Chrisitian Baptism and his Christian name, for the Christian but original God. Its insane to bun the name and hand that has given you your enlightment, if its authentic. Nyabinghi chants of the fyah that Haile Selassie I gives, if you havent been given this fyah then pray and follow HIM and only HIM, show your loyalty. If not you begin to partake in the blasphemy that ended Kemet. The latter Pharaohs who were no longer pure African but mix race of African and European began to view themself as the Creator, leaving the principle that they are the manifestation of the Great I AM. They bit the hand that fed them and robbed Yah from his glory. Even if you call on the name Jah Rastafari, calling on the name acknowledges your agreement on the Hebraic abbreviated name of Jehovah. Rastafari as well, Ras is a Ethiopian traditional title for a noble, Head, Prince or Duke, but its tradition comes from a Christian, Hebraic nation. Tafari is also a Christian name for it is the name that Haile Selassies’ Christian father, Makonnen Wolde Mikael has given his precious son. You burn yourself in this trod by doing such things, but grace is given because Yah wants you to know the truth in full.

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Garvey words must be heeded for we have a lot that pulls triggers but never askes questions, for asking questions is a form of humility. Yah has spoken, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Matt 7:7 You must be humble and get some true substance in you

The roots are not European it is African, Ethiopian….you bunning Christ is exactly what they, the downpressors want you to do. They bow to truth in Europe. They bow to Black Madonna, Mary and her Black son Yeshua who originated in the colony of Ethiopia, Kemit.

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Here is another WORD SOUND and POWER pic

Daniel 7:9

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

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This pic depicts HIM with the white robe he wore during the coranation before he put on the robe dipped in blood Rev 19:13, which signfies the blood of Yeshua, which is powerful and cleansing

If you are looking for truth and have a sincere calling in Rastafari, then the first step is to accept Yeshua HaMoshiyah, accept HIM in your heart, forget who is around you and what people might think, this is an individual call. Yeshuas’ teachings come from the Fathers mouth and it brings everlasting life, good thoughts and practice and while being rooted in the WORD the King of Glory will be revealed, pray for it and seek his face.

In I journey I came across a Rastafari church that has helped I and was able to reason with over the course of time. In the beginning the information they gave was too much to accept because mentally I was fighting the chains of the downpressors that has been embedded in I, but Selassie I sought I through because it was HIM that anointed I with Holy Spirit in my vision, so i fought and when the battle was over, I was able to eat this house’s food. Which is understandable and normal in regards to fight the yoke of lies on you because it is written in Jeremiah 30:8-9
8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
9 But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

Selassie broke the yoke form off I neck, for in I vision that is where he placed his hands with a simple touch and with ease I was set free

During this trod, I also humbled I self to read what others who have came before me has written in regards to this matter.

Here is the WORD SOUND and POWER Tabot shared with I about 3 yrs ago

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There is so much that needs to be learned and so much information to share but Rastafari knowledge is not a binge but a slow chew in humility, slow chew keeps you from biting your tounge. So I will share a few things that helped I along the way.

Here is one of the first books I have recieved, this book is very mystical, for I bought it online and read it with joy but I was still fighting mentally so I put it away……only to meet the author in DC, Bro. Karl Naphtali Philpotts for the premier of Rasta a Souls Journey, my cousin was the co-director of Donisha Pendergrast vidumentary and she gave me her copy to get it signed by Bro. Philpotts.

This book is also a great read, from Brother Alfredo Johnson, who is a decoder

he also has video teachings as well http://youtu.be/rCk0deHDTj4

from Ras Iadonis of the Rastafari Groundation and Lion of Judah society

Here is the list of books

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DSMWoPhdaQ1r_FNmGmiDwhttp://www.lojsociety.org/books.html he also has video teachings on the way

Here is also a good brother of I, that keeps the fyah burning in Spirit and in Truth

Ras Mikael Raah

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOFMPLmO-0_Iu5U_iXClDDw

Here is also I channel, you can link I playlist to see what I have come across to help get to where I am now.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7huua48PbvOAkbpYe0G21A

This group are also bible scholars, placing their iditaitons in the music..Midnite

Come be apart of Rastafari Groundation @ http://www.rastafarigroundation.org/

And come join TABOT and hear their audio sermons on Tunein Radio on sundays, they also have a bank of audio teachings for you to listen to as well @ http://www.tabot.co.uk/

And Most Important read Haile Selassie autobiographies know who he is and read his speeches.

http://www.frontlinebooksdistribution.com/#!rastafari/c6k2

Large raspect and blessed love to the I, in the name of Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen in and through Yeshua Ha Moshiyah.

Why do I site Empress Menen? God is not only in man but also in mans wife, she is the balance in his divinity, also In Kemet and Christianity, The Mother of Yah, Aset and Mary are recognized for bearing the Godchild, just like the earth bears our food. Why not site up the Wife of Jah as well, HE only married one and loved her deeply and broke tradition to have his Empress, his other half crowned with HIM, is not the earth one with the creator as well, the nurturer of life, the Holy Spirit carries feminine principles, its obeys the Father and speaks of her Son, The Holy Spirit is called Comforter (John 14:16), a mother love is comforting for many children will run to their mom for comfort before they go to their father. Man and Woman and rule co-equally in this polar, in a contrasting balance. Selassie I blessings, Christ guidance and blessed Passover as well as Groundation.

Universal Message

Apr 06, 2014 by Shamou - 0 Comments

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Picture courtesy of www.tabot.co.uk

 

Greetings to all who read in the name of Haile Selassie I, The First, HE that has enabled and enlightened I to write to you today. I give the upmost thanks to Jah Rastafari for this calling and this understanding in this unproclaimed war of religion, self, and division. Haile Selassie I, is the King of kings of Ethiopia, meaning the King of the creators’ creation and chosen land of the first man, King of spiritual wisdom, knowledge and overstanding. HE is the King of Kemit, HE is the King of Africa, King of the Nile, which supply’s and supports life since the beginning. HE is the manifestation of the Father of Creation, Aravat. HE is not partial but gracious enough to be the counselor of all who needs counsel. HE has not come to convert, HE has come to enlighten. HE did not come to send missionaries followed by mercenaries; HE has come to be the example of how InI shall live. HE has come to admonish the leaders who are given the duty of being spiritual examples to all. HE has completely humbled I, for I testify unto you that I prepared a post that dashed fire on all who site Rastafari and do not follow Jesus Christ, Iyesus Kristos in the same delivery as a missionary that divides the community. I had this prepared for the Sabbath but thought about it more and realized that the fire was emotionally charged, which has no benefit for anyone. For anything coming from emotions are not reliable, why? Because it is not a sound mind, but a shaken one that is seeking shelter, for during earthquakes, the spirit of survival returns us to a fearful but animalistic nature seeking for safety.

 

Something that has allowed I to come to these conclusions of a general peace, is first the seeking of truth and also listening to issues from people. InI is not Jah but if InI believe and know that Jah is in I, then through communication of the Power inside I, let the counsel begin, where InI can answer or resolve the issues of the people within I-self. One main issue that always rears it head is the issue of Christianity and Rastafari. If any of the I listen to Mutabaruka on the Cutting Edge, one will notice his confidence and concern with Rastafari taking the Chrisitian theology in the faith of Rastafari. Also his concern with the whole concept of God, he speaks of some valid points that a man like myself agrees with. For example he said in one program the action of conquering people and then creating a God that supports or portrays them and enforces it on those conquered, is the history of this world. He also mentioned that Rastafari always gets slack from Christianity because Rastafari compares Haile Selassie I to Jesus Christ but Christianity never comes hard at the Jews who has a strong economy in the community, compared to the Rastafari and don’t accept Christ as God. Lastly he said, which makes a lot of sense, that for 2000 years Christians been trying to get the Christian doctrine right, trying to get the Fathers will done on earth as it is in heaven, and that after 2000 yrs there is not one Chrsitian nation doing his will but will beat up Rastafari for their 76 years of existence. That really made me smile cause he is right, we don’t have one nation, in fact the only nation that has done this will was Ethiopia in the leadership of Haile Selassie I, if you do the research, and after 2000 yrs of the sacrifice of Christ, people are still lost, and not United.

 

Now there is a lot of answers, I’m pretty sure that any man can conjure or receive revelation in answering but I will take the attention away from I-self and put the answer in the words of Haile Selassie.

 

The probably most well known words were from the Dr. Hoffman interview, his message can be taken from the surface but the fullness includes depths of potency. HE said:

Dr. Hoffman: Your Imperial Majesty, what advice would you give a person who is considering the claims

of Christ, perhaps for the first time?

 

Haile Selassie: “I would tell a person who was considering the claims of Christ for the first time that it is necessary to have faith in the Almighty, that it is necessary to have love, and that it is necessary to conduct oneself in a manner that we have been taught to do in the Bible. ß—-SO TRUE but here is my focus:

 

I would also advise him to seek the secular knowledge, for the more one knows the more he realizes the need for a prime mover, the need for a Creator, a Creator who is good, and the need for salvation and also for peaceful life upon earth. I would also tell him to learn and to think for himself the ways he would serve the Lord. In this thought and in this undertaking of his he will inevitably find the way of serving his fellow men. For his faith would then be manifested by His conduct.

 

If Christians behave in this way, if we dedicate ourselves to

this fundamental task, then we will have a peaceful world and will be assured of not transgressing against the will and the Commandments of God.”

 

Now in the context of this answer, Haile Selassie is speaking to Christians and potential Christians, he Is also preparing them to not partake in the death of following the letter, not partaking in communing with individuals who are so fanatic, that they think there is no other way but this way, and that any other religion, or any other doctrine in the Christian faith is beneath them. Sad to say but there are a lot brothers and sisters who have become this way, a lot of churches become this way as well, confirming this unproclaimed war of religion, self and division. Haile Selassie is telling them who wants to follow Christ to look outside the box, read about other faiths, compare them to yours in their essence and not traditions. Think of ways of how you can better the human race without forcing religion. Think of ways of how you can serve Yah universally.

I love his words where he makes this answer universal,”for the more one knows the more he realizes the need for a prime mover, the need for a Creator, a Creator who is good, and the need for salvation and also for peaceful life upon earth.”

A lot a people stress the issue, why does God have to be a he and not a she and this may be a real serious question for some, so I’ll address this in two ways, first intelligence, God is neither a he or she, the creator is not limited to gender nor time, the creator is everything, the air we breath has no penis nor vagina, the carbon atoms that fill our body is not identified as a sex, the nitrogen that nourishes the earth is not limited to sex either. Its just that, we as people needs things in a simpler form to grasp concept. The nature of man is provider and protector, the nature of man also carries and develops seed. Man carry semen, seed which is sown to blossom in a womb. The nature of the woman is also protector through nourishment and raising. The earth is a womb, it is this same earth that has supports us, it the womb that allows a seedling to germinate and breach the womb to enter the atmosphere ad grow. The Holy Spirit which has strong characteristics of Woman raises man to a higher life and then nourishes the human mind with soundness, like how a mother does her child. The Holy Spirit is also God, Man and Woman are manifestations of God but God is not Man or Woman, the creator is the fullness of it all. Second answer is from the book of the Secrets of Enoch, Chapter 22:2 Enoch says, “

2Thus in a moment of eternity I saw the Lord’s face, but the Lord’s face is ineffable, marvellous and very awful, and very, very terrible.

 

3And who am I to tell of the Lord’s unspeakable being, and of his very wonderful face? And I cannot tell the quantity of his many instructions, and various voices, the Lord’s throne is very great and not made with hands, nor the quantity of those standing round him, troops of cherubim and seraphim, nor their incessant singing, nor his immutable beauty, and who shall tell of the ineffable greatness of his glory.

Ineffable means-

1 incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible: ineffable joy.

2.not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable: the ineffable name of the deity.

 

Though the two verse describes the Almighty as a He, you MUST also consider that He is also not human, not like us. In fact logically, lets look at it, If the Creator is the fullness of the earth, meaning sky, land, water, sun, moon, vegetation, humans, animals, sediment would he look human? For we as humans did not create the elements nor does our expressive flesh displays these characteristics at all.

Looking at Emperor Haile Selassie I and Iteghe Menen is a great example of this Godly fullness in Man, here you have A Man and Woman becoming crowned at once, each entity carrying on the duty of the Almighty. Haile I
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Side joke- I tend to watch sci-fi and comedy from time to time, and I can’t remember the movie but in this one movie, the hero was fighting against wicked people and was going to not only defeat the people but also destroy their god, so he finally makes it to their god and is expecting a man like him only to find some computer screen with a face…lol…and his response is, “Your God”. And there are movies like that where the god in it is a computer screen, like the Windows Media Player that copies the vibrations of the songs that you play. Sort of like the image below

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I only say that to say this, LIVE UP MAN, you are the workmanship of the Creator Eph 2:10.

The creators essence, thought, and creativity is in you, his will is for greatness, for his greatness created you. LIVE UP, there are some things we are allowed to know and some that we wont know because in the Almighty’s will its really none of our concern. Like a job, you will be given tidbits but never the full story of whats goin on in corporate or rarely see the head one in charge, the top top top one in charge, but we will be always be told how to maintain our role..seen

 

 

This is the pure fire from HIM that I will share, from his Autobiography:

Shame on those of us who are Christians and do not follow the

way of the Savior of the World, whose life was filled with kindness, humility, and martyrdom!”

 

As Rastafari, InI tend to use others descriptions from non-Rastafari people to explain InI position without bias, at the end of the day, we don’t really care what you think about us, just as long as you respect us for we can’t force no one to do anything. But I’ll share this anyway. From The Academic Honors of Emperor Haile Selassie

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From J.A. Rogers World Greatest Men of Color

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Prince Ermias speech when he came to DC Library of Congress to speak

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A U.S. History text book in the class I teach

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I hold a firm iditation that the Most High guide and I-tect, the I mind, soul and body. I also blot out a sound that the I find his or her way to live in love, to not become disgruntled by people using their mind to figure who they are out. InI are all unique people, havng to share this world we call earth. InI must not just tolerate each other but learn how to preserve this world that we are given. It is our responsibility to make sure our environment remain clean and take care of our mother. InI also advise ones to read more about Haile Selassie I, purchase his speeches, autobiography, learn who he is, for he is truly the perfect man with a beautiful vision and work. He has the solutions, his stepping down from the throne has been less than a lifetime, but now we take it up ourselves carry it through lifetimes until further notice. Love thy neighbor, despite what you disagree and don’t bun Yah fyah on an emotional diet, come from a sound plate. Rastafari

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