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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.
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
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
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
From J.A. Rogers World Greatest Men of Color
Prince Ermias speech when he came to DC Library of Congress to speak
A U.S. History text book in the class I teach
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
Live in Peace and Love, Eat the fish and spit the bone and never stop learning