Shalom brothers and sisters. Blessed be humanity in Haile Selassie I, the Conquering Lion of Judah and His Christ, our Messiah, Yeshua of Nazareth. We stand in awe of the grace and majesty of God in Christ. We are ecstatic, we glorify JAH and are filled with fear because we have seen strange things today (Luke 5:26).
InI wanted to publish a short post for the MMH journal on the subject of ‘strange occurrences’ during this Exodus from Babylon. And being “strangers in a strange land” as Rastafari refugees, we speak plainly: Rastafari desire a country!
Hebrews 11:8-16 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Image: Ethiopian Hebrew Refugees in Diaspora (yet, InI have government established!) Note the magen dawit Star of David on Eheti Lauryn Hill.
Moses, being the lawgiver of Israel, was aware that he himself was looking for a country;
Exodus 2:21-22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land? (Psalm 137:4)
Check out part two of the reasoning, to come…