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Month of the Lion’s Seal
Hymanot 1st—30th | December 2nd—December 31st

Saint Tekle Haymanot
St Tekla Hymanot (1215—1313) It is said of St. Tekla Hymanot that he was the “equal of angels”. He is the Lion’s Seal, the restorer of the Kingdom of Glory who prophesied and set all in place for His Imperial Majesty’s coming reign.

This season is founded on the great Ethiopian saint Tekla Hymanot who restored the Solomonic dynasty to rule Ethiopia (according to the King’s list 1253 AD) by crowning Yekuno Amlak, King of kings. He also prophesied that this dynasty would rule the world. In this prophecy he mentioned the special king who through his anointing, would rule for 43 years.

H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie 1st, the last Emperor of Ethiopia, fulfilled this prophecy, ruling Ethiopia for 43 years 314 days.

Key scriptures:

Hymanot (Faith)

The fruit of this month Hymanot speaks of strong faith (Ephesians 6:10). It celebrates the revealing of prophecy affirming that with strong faith the word and will of God will be fulfilled in our lives (Romans 10:17; Deuteronomy 30:11-14)

SELAH! Pause and think about this…

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:11

“Spiritual power is the eternal guide in this life and the life after; for Man ranks supreme among all creatures. Led forward by spiritual power, Man can reach the summit destined for him by the Great Creator.”

HIM Haile Selassie 1st

“Surely the LORD GOD does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The LORD GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?”

Amos 3:7-8