Ethiopian Liberation Day: May 5th, 1941
(Above: His Imperial Majesty stands on an unexploded bomb dropped by Italian Fascist invaders, in His Country, Ethiopia)
A text on LIberation Day, from ‘My Life and Ethiopia’s Progress’ Volume II:
“No human lips can express the gratitude which I feel to the merciful God who has enabled me to stand in your midst on this day, of which the angels in heaven and creatures on earth could neither have thought of nor known about.”
Very striking words. This is another example of the clear fulfillment of Biblical prophecy by Holy Ethiopia, and in particular by its regent Ras Tafari Makonen AKA Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. His Imperial Majesty did not speak in riddles except for those who cannot hear or see. It is up to us to read His words clearly with the correct vision and overstanding (understanding). Prejudice clouds the eyes like cataracts do. Modern theological deceptions must be abandoned to see Truth and especially prophetic fulfillment.
Do you remember the 12 Apostles of the Master Yeshua Ha Moshiyah – they asked Him about the ‘End of Days’ and this was His response:
Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?… (24:36) But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Mark 13:32 But of that day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I here speaking on May 5th, is clearly indicating that this prophecy of Christ’s return was fulfilled by HIM. But wait – the World has not ended, Ethiopian Liberation Day was 74 years ago. We’re all still here. What does that mean?
The End of the World the disciples spoke of is actually the ‘end of the aion‘. This is a Greek word meaning ‘period of time/an age’ and it has been translated as ‘forever/eternity’ falsely. If it meant ‘eternity’ then the question the disciples asked the Master is ridiculous- how can they be waiting for the end of ‘forever’? What they were waiting for was the end of Gentile World rule. Pagan supremacy. Roman oppression.The Roman Kingdom as they knew it, would be ressurected (Roman Vatican Lateran Treaty) and then destroyed (happening even as I write this). This was outlined in the book of Daniel the Prophet and Revelations. There is no indication as to how fast this will happen, chronologically. But Rome is a “dead woman walking” so-to-speak. Her sentence was pronounced by His Imperial Majesty during His Speech to the League of Nations in 1936 – “God and history will be the judge.”
Daniel 2:21- And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings
All Gentile nations were given their notice of eviction in His Majesty’s League of Nations address. Those nations who conspired and who still conspire with Rome to exterminate the Kingdom of Jah Rastafari – sitting upon the Throne of David in Africa- they would go down with Rome into dust.
Pictographic evidence of the Modern Roman oppression of David’s Kingdom:
Above, the Fascist troops display a cartoon of themselves taking shots at the Lion of Judah – this Lion depected as squeeking like a mouse. Psalm 35:15 – But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: [yea], the abjects gathered themselves together against me (20) For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against [them that are] quiet in the land… The Papal-Italian invasion was a crime against humanity. The inquisition is not ancient history. The Vatican gassed and butchered the Ethiopians, though the Davidic people had not even fired one stone in Rome’s direction.
Above: The man who would-be king of Italy. Mussolini addresses his people, the newly repatriated Romans (through the Lateran Treaty, Italians had repatriated to their father, the Pope of Vatican State. The Roman children had come home to “papa“. And this would-be-ceasar instated as their political leader just happened to be snapped with the Arch of Titus* in the background. This is significant.
The Arch of Titus commemorated Roman destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. It was how these pagans celebrated the annihalation of Hebrew identity in their realm. Satan’s arches of joy in toppling YHWH’s sanctuary. Yet the Master prophecied it all (see Mark 3:12, Matt 24:2). The Hebrews of Judea had already destroyed the Living Temple of Messiah. What the Romans did was merely symbolic of Judah-Israel as a whole.
(*we are happy to be corrected on the identity of the arch pictured in the distance behind Mussolini – however this is the only arch we have found that fits the picture thus far)
Celebrate Ethiopia’s Liberation, even as non-Ethiopians. It is a symbol of the conquering Lion pushing off the yoke of Papal-Vatican oppression of Mankind. In only 3 generations they have created their own Public Relations makeover, and gone from Holocausting the Ethiopians to presenting themselves as the soldiers of world peace. Rome can fool some people some of the time, but not all the people all the time. Jah Fire burn Rome!
You can read His Majesty’s full speech Liberation Day Speech below
“No human lips can express the gratitude which I feel to the merciful God who has enabled me to stand in your midst on this day, of which the angels in heaven and creatures on earth could neither have thought of nor known about. Before everything else, I want to tell you and to make you understand that this … is a day on which a fresh chapter of history of the New Ethiopia begins. In this new era, new work is commencing, which is the duty of all of us to perform.
“As We remember the affliction which befell Ethiopia, which had preserved her independence for many thousand years, was attacked in 1888 E.C. (1895-6) by Italy, which had harbored aggressive designs against her for many years and intended to destroy her freedom, her brave sons fought at Adwa and she retained her independence. The Treaty of Wuchale was not the only cause of the battle that was fought at Adwa. It was only a pretext for the ongoing aim that Italy had of ruling Ethiopia. Although the Great European War interrupted her plans for a time, notwithstanding her outward pretensions of friendship, Italy made preparations to invade Ethiopia. Since her defeat at Adwa, she had been irate that justice prevailed against her.
“When Italy began to wage a war of aggression against Ethiopia, although We knew We were not so well armed as she was, We countered with what strength We could muster, because it was Our duty to resist an enemy that had come to seize Our country. But as it was apparent that she was bent on exterminating Our people with poison gas, the use of which was prohibited by international law, We went to appeal to the League of Nations and claim justice. As it was feared that the hostility started by Italy might spread all over the world, and as it was a period when all those who were charged with the responsibility of government were trying to save the world for the catastrophe which has since befallen it, the [leaders] worked to bring about understanding in the world to prevent the spread of the conflagration. At the time our true friend, Great Britain, received Us with sympathy. I remained there working, but in spirit was constantly with my countrymen, whose blood was pointlessly and ruthlessly shed at the hands of the Italians; with the monasteries and churches that were being burned down; with those forced to take refuge in foreign lands; and with those suffering and being afflicted in the wilderness, in the caves and in the forests of their native land.
“How many are the young men, the priests and monks whom the Italians pitilessly massacred during these years? You know that in Addis Abeba alone many thousands perished during the three days following St Michael’s day on Yekatit 12, 1929 [Feb. 19, 1937]. The blood and bones of those who were killed with spades and pickaxes, of those who were split with axes and hammered to death, pierced with bayonets, clubbed and stoned, of those who were burned alive in their homes with their little children, of those who perished of hunger and thirst in prison, have been crying for justice. Everybody knows that this act of barbarism and cruelty was not perpetrated in Addis Abeba alone, but [also] in the provinces of Ethiopia. There is hardly anyone who has not been caught and beaten, kicked, humiliated and imprisoned.
“Now We shall pass on to the new history that is before Us. five years ago on this day the fascist forces entered Our capital city. Then Mussolini announced to the world that he had established a Roman Empire in Our country, Ethiopia. He believed that the land he declared conquered would forever be in his hands. The gallantry of the Ethiopia people is recorded in history. But as We had no ports through which to import armaments necessary for people, we were unable to obtain them. Fifty-two nations condemned Mussolini for his actions. But he boasted of his violent deeds and took no heed of their condemnation. The past five years have been years of darkness for you, my people. But you never lost hope, and in the Ethiopian hills you gradually grew [strong]. The enemy never ventured to come near the mountains on which you were, because, enduring every hardship and affliction, you, the warriors of Ethiopia, safeguarded your freedom during the past five years. But in spite of the fact that he could not conquer the country, he spent many thousands of millions of lire, saying that he was civilizing what he could hold. He spent all that money not because he desired to improve the conditions of the oppressed Ethiopian people or to mitigate the injustice he had done. It was because he wanted to plant a fascist colony in Our sacred land of Ethiopia and to impose on her the rule of oppression which he had planned. He tried to exterminate the Ethiopian race and did not even entertain the idea of giving her the administration of either a mandate or a protectorate, which, in any case, would have been considered a heavy yoke for Our people. But all the money that could be counted by the thousands of millions and all the prepared armaments served a purpose which Mussolini never intended. At the time when Italy revealed her intentions of entering the war in order to be able to snatch from a defeated France as much as she could, the number of soldiers, the amount of money and the armaments she had sent to Ethiopia were enormous. The regular troops she deployed were not less that 250 000, she also had amassed provisions to last many years in case she was encircled. Trusting in, and bragging of , the invincibility of this military force, the fascist government proceeded with implanting dictatorial rule in Our country. But something happened which the fascist government did not take into account–the fighting morale, essential in modern war, demonstrated by you.
“You were able to destroy the enemy who were superior to you in numbers and equipment, because you are a people of bravery and mercy and because you cooperated and knew the strategy of war. The British troops, who were fighting for human rights on other fronts…needed time to get ready to come to the assistance of Ethiopia. and free her. But you, warriors of Ethiopia, harassed the enemy by cutting his communications [and] by restricting him to his fortifications. In spite of the great numbers of troops in which he put his trust, he realized that the Ethiopian people from one end [of the country] to the other hated him and his rule. He understood also that it was impossible for him to live in such a country and in the midst of such a people. Even by using poison gas and bombs and by [committing] atrocities. he could no longer hope to enjoy overlordship in a country where he was terrible undermined. He realized that the soldiers who surrounded him were adversaries more powerful than he was. He spent his daring and money to meet his adversaries. Then he looked around, if perchance he could find somewhere where he could take shelter in Ethiopia, but he could not find even one place.
“When the time came, Our great ally, the British Government prepared to launch a proper attack against Our enemy. As soon as I knew this, I left for the distant land of the Sudan, which borders us the west, and entered central Gojam. In Gojam Our enemy had strong fortified positions, powerful troops, airplanes, and artillery. On comparing the number of Our soldiers with those of the enemy, We found that We had one soldier for every 20 of his. Moreover, We had no artillery or aircraft at Our disposal. The fact that I was found in the midst of my warriors at once attracted many thousands of men. And the fear and anxiety of Our enemy increased. While my soldiers were harassing and cutting off the enemy’s communications and , after having driven his troops across the Abay river, were pursuing them towards Shewa and Begemdir, I heard the good news that British Imperial troops had, with incomparable speed, retaken Our capital city and were pushing towards Dese in the north and Jima in the south. In the same way, the troops who started from the Sudan destroyed the fortress at Keren with brilliant force and utterly defeated the enemy. And as the time came for my return to my capital, I mustered my soldiers who were scattered in every direction in pursuit of the enemy… I am exceedingly happy that I have been able to arrive here at the head of my soldiers, the enemy who was found on my path having been defeated, and to break the power of the common foe. I am deeply thankful to Almighty God that I stand today in your midst in my Palace, from which the fascist government has fled.
People of my country, Ethiopia!
Today is a day in which Ethiopia is stretching her hands to God in joy and thanksgiving and revealing her happiness to her children.
“This day , on which the people of Ethiopia are freed from the oppressive foreign yoke and eternal servitude and on which I am enabled to rejoin my people, whom I love and have yearned for, will be honored as a holiday to be commemorated annually as a Great Ethiopian Anniversary. On this day we shall remember those heroic warriors who, determined not to surrender the great charge passed on to them by their fathers, became martyrs, shedding their blood and breaking their bones for the freedom of the land they loved and for the honor of the Emperor and their flag. Their heroic deeds will remain recorded in Ethiopian history.
“The tribulations and afflictions, which befell us during the past five years and which cannot be recounted and enumerated in detail, will be a great lesson to us all and, with industry, unity, cooperation and love engraved in your hearts, will be a great incentive to your to be my helpers in the construction of the Ethiopia which I have in mind. In the New Ethiopia I want you to be a people undivided and endowed with freedom and equality before the law.
“You will have to join me in my efforts for the prosperity of the country, for the riches of the people, for the development of agriculture, commerce, education, learning, for the protection of the life and resources of Our people, and for the perfection, on modern lines, of the country’s administration.
“It is my firm wish and purpose to merit the blessing with which God in His mercy has visited on Us, first, by showing Our gratitude to Our allies, the British, by the release of the Imperial troops to fight the common enemy on other fronts, and by supplying them with troops whenever they may be needed; secondly, to do work beneficial to the people and the country by establishing in Our Ethiopia a government which will protect Our nation and make it respectable by guaranteeing the liberty of the people and freedom of conscience.
“What I would finally announce to you, my people, is that today is a day of rejoicing for us all. Today is the day on which we defeated our enemy. We shall see that our enemies are disarmed and sent out the same way they came. As St George who killed the dragon is the Patron Saint of our army as well as of our allies, let us unite with our allies in everlasting friendship and amity in order to be able to stand against the godless and cruel dragon which has newly risen and which is oppressing mankind. I charge you to consider [our allies] as brothers and friends [and] show them kindness and consideration.”