I have been thinking about this for some time. But it was only recently that I asked my self the question and got an answer. I know..its spiritual, just allow me explain. I used to know a guy. Someone I cared about very much. He began embracing the faith around the same time I did, and lived in my area, here in Ontario. We immediately became friends when we ran into each other on the bus, after some time. We had Rastafari in common and many Rasta like to stick together.
I learned very quickly we were embracing the faith in different ways. He would often say King Selassie I. I would say Jah. We had a conversation about this one day. He told me he found it dumb that I would say Jah considering the very name of my faith means KIng Selassie I. I told him there are many Rasta who say Jah, and it is a personal thing and that saying Jah, feels right for me.
I have since made friends with another individual who chooses to embrace the faith in this way, as my former friend. So, I asked my self, why do Rasta say King Selassie I. The reason may be something you did not expect. In fact it is somewhat complicated. When you are reading this keep in mind that we have all been brainwashed about the truth concerning God, so the truth (which I am about to share with you) may sound like lies. But, It is the truth, about the real God. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as stated in the King James Version Bible. The God of the Covenant people, of Israel and Judah.
Ask yourself some questions about spiritual truth
Before I get into Why Rasta say King Selassie I, I want you to ask yourself some questions, just to exercise you mind in the way of knowing that, brainwashing is taking place, and spiritual truth is out there. But many people don’t know it so the lies concerning God and spirituality (Religion) is what dominates the world.
- What Religion was Jesus Christ?
- What Religious beliefs did Adam and Eve have?
- How did God make black people, and why?
- If God is real what does he want from me?
- Is there a way of life that can induce things like prosperity, peace, happiness, for all persons?
The birth of King Selassie I
Jah is the Almighty Creator. He is all-knowing and All powerful. In our modern lives of Fast cars, accumulation of material possessions and fake hair and nails, we have forgotten that the creator still exists, and he has not changed since he created Adam and Eve.
Jah appointed King Selassie I by birth to protect the land where he (created) placed the first Man and Woman. This is no joke…Its just truth.
Foreign Invasion and Colonization of Africa
Did you know the original name of Africa was actually Ethiopia. Africa as we call it today was known as Upper Ethiopia and Lower Ethiopia. Due to foreign invasion and colonization bit by bit, Africa was taken over and the names of small areas changed.
Come 1935, during the reign of King Selassie I in Ethiopia, Mussolini with his Modern weaponry , and unscrupulous tactics, set out to invade and take over. King Selassie I, a devout Christian and a proud King of “Ethiopia” wasn’t having any of that.
We can still visit the Garden of Eden….
Could you image visiting Ethiopia in this day and age and pointing to a Condo or a Highway, or a grocery store and saying …and that is where the Garden of Eden used to be. Jah wasnt gonna have any of that either. Remember Jah Jah is Almighty and all-powerful, he has the ability to foresee wickedness, and he also has the ability to appoint someone by birth to defend his endeavours. This is exactly what Jah did to protect the Garden of KIng, by way of the Birth of King Selassie I. We can still go and visit the Garden of Eden. Thank you Jah
The words “Ras – Tafari” what it means
Rastafari men and Rastafari women know that King Selassie I birth and life is the works of Jah the Almighty creator. This is why we say “Jah Rastafari.” Ras Tafari was the birth or baptism name of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Ras meaning prince, and his first name Tafari. When we say Rastafari, we are really saying God the Almighty and powerful creator, the God of Israel, who created my spirituality by way of one man, King Selassie I.” See, it’s too long! So we say “Jah Rastafari!” I cannot be bothered to lie to you. It is a fact.
Whats really the point of all this?
The point of all this is that some Rasta say King Selassie I and some do not. Neither is right or wrong. If want to Salut Jah, by saying the word Jah, King Selassie I is automatically included. If you want to say King Selassie I, you automatically include Jah. I say Jah because it feels right for me, but some times I say King Selassie I too. It depends what I am trying to say.
Sometimes I want to emphasize that the works of Jah, the Almighty is so great and so powerful, that to say King Selassie I. Sometimes, I want to say, what a blessing to know the truth of the Almighty, so I say Jah. Its spiritual and personal.
Rastafari is the truth and light for all Nations
Rastafari is the truth. There is nothing else and nothing higher. I am sorry but as a Rasta I know that. Anything that exists on earth only because Jah allows it. If he doesn’t want it, he knows how to get rid of it. The only reason people have other spiritual beliefs is because they are brainwashed, and Jah allows them to be brainwashed because he gives every individual free will.
It’s all there in the King James version bible. The relationship between the God of Israel and the covenant people. Even that they too believed in other Gods.
Jah bless to all my beauties. Rastafari is the light.
Jah Love, and Jah guidance.