Month of the Faithful One

Emru 1st—30th 91HIM July 30th—August 28 2022

Ras Emru

LE’UL RAS EMRU HAILE SELASSIE Faithful companion and confidant of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie 1st

The month of Emru is founded on Le’ul Ras Emru and his faithfulness to his King, cousin and lifelong friend Haile Selassie 1st. His Imperial Majesty records in his autobiography that they, “grew up together as if they were twins”. Ras Emru was four months younger that His Imperial Majesty and he was also baptised with the name Haile Selassie.

Ras Emru was the Emperor’s confidant and one of the heroes of the Ethio-Italian war. He was always faithful to his king, his country and in all things.

Ras Emru with Lij Tafari
L-R: Tafari Belew, Lij Tafari, Beru, Emru Haile Selassie

Key Scriptures

The fruit of Emru speaks of friendship and faithfulness and offering of oneself to be faithful and true, being called for the service of Jah. It testifies of a one’s acknowledgement of and surrender to God, His Christ, His revelation, His word and His will for a one’s life.

St John 15:12-17 ~ Romans 8:28-30 ~ Isaiah 26:1-4

SELAH! Pause and think about this…

“Oh, love the Lord, all you His saints! For the Lord preserves the faithful and fully repays the proud person. Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.”

Psalms 31:23-24

“Leaders are people who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged, the goal chosen, the objective selected, the requirements imposed are not mainly for their followers alone.

They develop with consummate energy and devotion their own skills and knowledge in order to reach the standard they themselves have set.”

HIM Haile Selassie 1st

“You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known to you.”

St John 15:14-15