Ras Tafari

His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I

Ras Tafar I

RastafarI

For a brief introduction to His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I click here.

Ras Tafar I is anointed of jah as ordained.  His official titles are:
 
  • Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah
  • King of Kings
  • Elect of God
These are not matters of faith.  These are contemporary facts. Jah's anointing is the means by which Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael became Ras Tafari whom many recognize as the presense of jah on Earth.
 
What does this mean?
 

 

Essential RastafarI

Let us reason...
 
 
Also anointed King of Kings, Jesus is Hebrew jahshuah, meaning jah's urging or to be jah-urged.  He taught his father's will.  Jah's will provides jah's-urging to the jah-urged who is jah-shuah: Jesus.
 
A name is an expression of character.  His character is that of being jah-urged, thus he is jahshuah which is Jesus in common English.  As intended, jahshuah (jesus) is an expression of character.
 
So how was Jesus urged?  What did he teach?
 
John 15:12 - King James Version
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
 
The meaning of love:
 
  • to love, to be full of good-will and exhibit the same
  • to have a preference for, wish well to, regard the welfare of

Source: http://biblehub.com/greek/25.htm

Love who?  One another.

 

And what did Ras Tafari teach?

"That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned: That until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained and until the ignoble but unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique, and in South Africa in subhuman bondage have been toppled and destroyed; until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and goodwill; until all Africans stand and speak as free human beings, equal in the eyes of the Almighty; until that day, the African continent shall not know peace. We Africans will fight if necessary and we know that we shall win as we are confident in the victory of good over evil.

— English translation of 1963 Speech delivered to the United Nations and popularized in a song called "War" by Bob Marley.

Haile Selassie. (2016, July 26). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:46, July 31, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Haile_Selassie&oldid=731643540

Anointed sons of jah teach mankind to love one another, illuminating the character of respect and equality of and for mankind.

 

Respect and equality.

 

What does Ras TafarI mean?

The Lion Of Judah Society provides the answer:

Source: http://www.lojsociety.org/aymero_pdf/the_teachings_of_ameyn.pdf

 

Ras TafarI means Self-Respect.

 
His anointing: the breath (essense; spirit) of jah is Ras TafarI's teacher, as it is for all jah people:
 
 
 
It is the same teacher that taught Moses to commune and receive divine law:
Exodus 3:2-4 - Jah People Version
2
A teacher of jah appeared by flame of fire out of the midst of a bush (cannabis) causing him to see: this bush is for kindling with fire; it is a bush for burning. [JPV]
3
Moses turned to see with enhanced vision and learn about this bush (cannabis) for kindling. [JPV]
4
Jah saw that he turned to see, and jah called out from the midst of the bush (cannabis) and said Moses, Moses... commune. [JPV]  
Cannabis is the central feature and primary extract for holy anointing of all jah kings:
Exodus 30:22-25 - Jah People Version
22
Jah spoke to Moses, saying, [JPV]
23
Take head spices (for the head): pure myrrh five hundred shekels; sweet cinnamon half that much: two hundred and fifty shekels, and sweet cannabis (qaneh bosem) two hundred and fifty shekels, [JPV]
24
and cassia five hunderd sheckles to consecrate olive oil in a jar. [JPV]
25
Make this oil of holy anointing as prepared via the art of an apothecary (herbal oil perfumer): it is holy anointing oil. [JPV]
Because it is jah's in-filling breath (spirit; essense) by which jah speaks:
Isaiah 51:16 - Jah People Version
I put my words in your mouth by filling you up and clothing you with the protection of my Hand (cannabis, Isaiah 66:14); the Plant of Heaven; the foundation of Earth which is layed forth; the permanent government of jah people. [JPV]

Jah's words... your mouth... by in-filling you with his breath/essense; the spirit of cannabis.

Same communion, same essential teaching:  Love one another.  Peace.  Equality.

The common element is jah's anointing for all jah people:
Lamentations 4:20 - Jah People Version
The breath of our nostrils; the anointing of jah (cannabis), was caught in their traps to in order to obscure the healing of the nations. [JPV]

"Christ" (from Greek Χριστός (christos)), means one who has received anointing (Greek χρίσμα (chrisma)).

Ras TafarI's anointing is Jesus' anointing. That's how they can be, and are both King of Kings. They are jah kings of divine ordination, superior to earthly profane kings (King of kings). They received the same anointing oil/essense of jah kings which furnishes the same resulting title, strength and guidance to each in order to successfully fulfill their unique purposes.

This is why RastafarI people hold the title Ras. Conveyance of this title is a function of jah's anointing cannabis:

1 Chronicles 14:2 - Jah People Version
David perceived that jah ordains kings of israel, for his kingdom was exceedingly high and thus the people were governed by jah. [JPV]

2 Chronicles 30:12 - Jah People Version
As in judah, the hand of jah (cannabis, Isaiah 66:14) brought forth one heart through practice of the sacrifice ordained for kings and princes by the decree of jah (Tophet, Isaiah 30:33). [JPV]

Ecclesiastes 5:8 - Jah People Version
When you see oppression of the poor and plundering perversion of justice by judges or jurisdictions do not be confused by the matter. He that is higher than the highest (judge or jurisdiction) regards InI highest of all. [JPV]

Jah's anointing is for all jah people, providing strength for each to fulfil their purpose:

Revelation 2:7 - Jah People Version
Listen and understand what the breath (cannabis) says to the called out: it is for your victory that I (jah) give the palm of my hand (cannabis, Isaiah 66:14): eat of the tree of life (cannabis) which is in the midst of the paradise of jah (Earth). [JPV]

 

Essential RastafarI is...


The central feature of jah religion:

Joel 2:27-28 - Jah People Version
27
Discern the central feature of Israel. In jah's might the people are never ashamed. [JPV]
28
They see that when I pour out my breath (cannabis) upon all flesh sons and daughters prophesy; the elderly recover and dream; youth see visions. [JPV]

Ordained for jah kings (ras):

Isaiah 30:33 - Jah People Version
Tophet (kindling cannabis incense) is timelessly ordained (legislated) for kings.  It is established.  Grow profoundly large piles to burn and be filled with the tree.  The breath of jah is a stream of healing balm, to kindle (to consume (by fire or by eating)). [JPV]

Exodus...  Movement of jah people:


Source: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Exodus

Psalm 68:31 - Jah People Version
Princes are removed from Egypt (slavery) by Cush (Ethiopia: cannabis); the outstretched hand (Isaiah 66:14) of jah. [JPV]

Exodus 6:4-5 - Jah People Version
4
Decree my established covenant: occupy the earth as Canaan (fill it with cannabis).  The earth is your permanent residence from which you have been estranged. [JPV]
5
Instruct the groaning children of Israel whom the Egyptians (Babylon system) keep in bond-service (employed) to burn the incense of my covenant (cannabis). [JPV]

 

The spiritual foundation and government of jah people:

1 Chronicles 14:2-7 - Jah People Version
2
David perceived that jah ordains kings of israel, for his kingdom was exceedingly high and thus the people were governed by jah. [JPV]
3
So David disseminated jah's foundation of peace (cannabis), thus david brought forth more sons and daughters (of jah: born of the breath). [JPV]
4
This is the character of children founded peacefully (born of cannabis); they are renowned for rebellion and bring peace [JPV]
5
and liberty via jah's supplication and deliverence. [JPV]
6
They are born of love who's sprout (cannabis) illuminates [JPV]
7
InI to hear jah intelligently, and which the lords of babylon know is jah's deliverance. [JPV]

Knowledge:

Isaiah 40:13 - Jah People Version
Ponder the Breath of Jah (cannabis), mankind's teacher of knowledge [JPV]

Of RastafarI:

Amos 4:13 - Jah People Version
He that formed the mountains created the Breath (Cannabis) which declares unto man Jah's thought, making us by the light otherwise obscured to tread the high places (be high) on Earth.  Jah, god of the hosts' character. [JPV]

Isaiah 42:1-4 - Jah People Version
1
My servant I sustain. My elect breathes reconciliation via my ordained breath (cannabis, Isaiah 30:33) by which I command what is lawful to the nations. [JPV]
2
Gather together in highness and proclaim abroad: [JPV]
3
Oppression of cannabis is destruction. Smoking of hemp is not to be extinguished. Bring forth what is lawfully established (cannabis, Isaiah 30:33): [JPV]
4
You are not subject to oppression. Ordained is jah's ordinance (cannabis, Isaiah 30:33) on Earth. Every habitable spot finds hope in his law. [JPV]




Essential RastafarI is jah's salvation which urges Jahshuah's (Jesus') love and Ras TafarI's self-respect.

Essential (the essense of) RastafarI is the divinely ordained inheritance of all jah people:

Psalm 69:35-36 - Jah People Version
35
Jah's salvation for Zion will repair the cities judah inhabits.  Our inheritance [JPV]
36
is the seed of his servants: the ordained inheritance of all who love jah's appellation (cannabis) is to reside permanently in it's rest. [JPV]

 

 

Jahshuah instructs this central, primary practice of jah religion:

Matthew 11:28-30 - Jah People Version
28
Come over here by me all of you who are tired of being over-worked, over-burdened and who experience anxiety, and I will give you refreshing rest. [JPV]
29
Take my communion (Cannabis) upon you, and learn of me; for it is gentle and humbles the heart: Just like me, you too will find rest (anapausis: intermission and recreation) in your breath. [JVP]
30
For my Cannabis (communion, law and obligation) is useful, and my requirements are easy. [JPV]

As did the prophets before him:

Isaiah 66:5-7 - Jah People Version
5
Declare the word of jah and respect his command.  Others hate and prohibit jah's appellation (cannabis, Exodus 34:14).  Jah commands: promote my appellation to honor and experience exceeding joy without shame. [JPV]
6
Proclaim it with uproar in the city.  Proclaim it in the temple.  Proclaim jah's restoration wich reforms even his enemies. [JPV]
7
Bring my appellation (cannabis) forth and bear children: my rope of love (cannabis, Hosea 11:4) rescues mankind. [JPV]

Psalm 111:9 - Jah People Version
Jah sent redemption unto the people: his command and covenant forever: sacred and revered is jah's appellation (Cannabis). [JPV]

Psalm 34:3 - Jah People Version
Promote jah; be high in his character (Cannabis) together. [JPV]

Psalm 34:8 - Jah People Version
Taste and experience jah's kindness (cannabis): happy are men who partake in it's refuge. [JPV]

Essential RastafarI is the way and means by which jah conveys his character of unity to all jah people:

John 14:26 - Jah People Version
But the Comforter, which is the Sacred Breath (Cannabis), by which the Father conveys my character, it shall teach you unity, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. [JPV]

 

Essential RastafarI

This Religious ministry:

Nehemiah 4:20-23 - Jah People Version
20
In the (high) state of mind in which you can hear intelligently sound the sho-far' to assemble the gods (Psalms 82:6) and overcome. [JPV]
21
Perform this ministry of balance.  As a mighty spear, ascend (get high) when the morning star appears. [JPV]
22
At this time say to jah people: every man and child are to remain permanently within jah's foundation of peace (cannabis: Isaiah 51:16, 66:20).  In adversity it is our protection, and is our required ministry for ever more. [JPV]
23
Neither kindred, nor servants, nor men of the guard which followed; none of us took off our clothing (cannabis: Revelation 4:4-5, Isaiah 9:5-6): mankind's weapon for cleansing. [JPV]

Is not subject to profanity (profane statute):

Galatians 5:22-23 - Jah People Version
22
Moreover, the fruit of the Breath (of altar incense: Cannabis) is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, excellent character, goodness, faith, [JPV]
23
gentleness and self-control: against such there is no law. [JPV]

Isaiah 40:23-24 - Jah People Version
23
Submit to rulers and judges on Earth nothing. [JPV]
24
Plant the seed (cannabis) which is to be sown who's stump takes root in the Earth in order to blow fresh Breath and bring the tempest to shame, lifting it away as dry straw. [JPV]

Essential RastafarI is ordained:

Isaiah 42:4 - Jah People Version
You are not subject to oppression. Ordained is jah's ordinance (cannabis, Isaiah 30:33) on Earth. Every habitable spot finds hope in his law. [JPV]

Isaiah 40:7 - Jah People Version
Grass withers and flowers wilt but the breath of jah (cannabis) blows true: it is jah people's herb. [JPV]

Isaiah 49:8-9 - Jah People Version
8
Jah declares acceptable is the time. Announce of the age of salvation, protection and preservation. Jah's ordained covenant with the people is established on Earth (Cannabis, Isaiah 30:33). It is our wonderful inheritance [JPV]
9
which declares prisoners free of darkness' captivity. We shall feed and rule by way of jah's pasture (Cannabis) in the high place. [JPV]


 

Essential RastafarI:

 

The breath of jah in-filling I

 

Cannabis

All jah people naturally fill themselves with the ordained breath of jah.


Revelation 22:1-4 - Jah People Version
1
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of jah; even his Lamb (cannabis). [JPV]
2
In the middle of the square itself and also on both sides of the river, the tree of life bearing 12 harvests, yielding harvest every month: and the produce of the tree is the healing of the nations. [JPV]
3
And there will be no more prohibition for the power of jah which is his lamb (cannabis) will be with them as it is with all devotees who make offerings to jah for themselves. [JPV]
4
In this way they see with wide-open eyes, for themselves, his countenance.  Thus his authority is in charge of their minds. [JPV]

Isaiah 61:1-3 - Jah People Version
1
The breath of the lord of lords, jah's anointing, freshens all who are humbled by it.  It girds the brokenhearted, proclaims liberty to captives and releases from prison those who are bound. [JPV]
2
Proclaim acceptable the age of jah's controller (cannabis); the age of which vindicates jah people and who's strong breath (cannabis) comforts lamentation. (see Lamentations 4:20) [JPV]
3
Ordained for all who lament Zion, giving them ashes for beauty (cosmetic) and oil of joy (essense/extract) for lamentation; the garment of praise is smoke-filled breath which proclaims the tree (cannabis) to which jah people have natural right.  It is the plant which embellishes jah (clearly illuminates jah within). [JPV]

 

Today in 2016 Babylon (confusion) still exists and attempts to impose Prohibition. How are jah people to respond?

By loving one another:

Exodus 6:4-5 - Jah People Version
4
Decree my established covenant: occupy the earth as Canaan (fill it with cannabis).  The earth is your permanent residence from which you have been estranged. [JPV]
5
Instruct the groaning children of Israel whom the Egyptians (Babylon system) keep in bond-service (employed) to burn the incense of my covenant (cannabis). [JPV]

This is essential.

Essential RastafarI.