“For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.”
Zephaniah 3, 9-10
“The rebels claimed to be promising reform. But I only ask you to look at their published declarations and program. They are only copies of what we are already doing for the development of the country”.
– H.I.M. Haile Selassie I –
(“Daily Colonist” Newspaper, 15th January 1961)
“HAILE SELASSIE – PROPHET
It was a lovely night, the skies were blue and the moon shone with rare brilliance. I had the unique honour of listening to the Emperor Haile Selassie in his modestly furnished reception room in the ancient city of Bath.
How prophetic of the Black Emperor that he should choose Bath for his residence in Britain – a city made famous by the Romans for their baths.
It was in June of the last year, before Benito Mussolini, the destroyer of Abyssinia’s freedom, declared war on Britain.
The world knew nothing about the plans and intentions of the Emperor when he told me that:
‘The hour of my country’s liberation is coming and you will see me soon leaving this country.
Don’t think that I was wasting my time here pushing my bicycle on the streets of Bath all these days. My faithful rasses all over the country were carefully knitting a net of revolutionary activity, keeping the people informed about my doings here and their duty to their motherland.
I have received definitive news from Ras Kassa that my people are awaiting my arrival in the country with expectancy.
I will not rest until the last Italian is driven away from my country. I live and I die for the liberation of Ethiopia. I am confident that in less than a year I will ride on my snow-white charger at the head of my people and enter Addis Ababa.’ “
The Word made flesh to be abused as a Lamb. A completely naked body rested upon the cross, five nails carved it down, thousands of enemies hit His Flesh, publically exposed.
Behold the beauty and corporal integrity of the King Haile Selassie I, covered with long sleeves. Who had the privilege to see His holy body unveiled ? He is completely free and dignified, and nobody can touch Him disrespectfully, as Resurrected Christ.
I&I walk inna new glorious joy, and we see no more wounds on Jah Face.
The Daily Colonist (Canada), 15th January 1961
“Weak Emperors Don’t Last – Little Haile Selassie Always Comes Out on Top”
“Weeping Ethiopians fell on their faces and kissed the ground as the imperial automobile drove past. Then they went to their churches and sang hymns of rejoicing and thanksgiving to their emperor and, incidentally, to God.” (…)
“Haile Selassie is a little man physically. He is 5 1/2 feet tall and slightly built. His jet-black beard now has a few grey hairs as he goes into his 70th year.
But he is strong, physically and morally.”