Month of the Light of the World

Ras 1st—31st 91HIM January 31st — March 1st 2022

Ras Tafari


On 27th September 1916, Dejazmatch Tafari was appointed to the rank of ‘Ras’ and ‘Regent of the Ethiopian Empire. It was at the coronation of Queen Zawditu on 11th February 1917 that he was sealed by further proclamation as ’Alga Wa Ras’ , Crown Prince and Regent Plenipotentiary, Ras Tafari.

Key Scriptures

This month is founded on Ras Tafari who was acknowledged as the Light of Ethiopia and Christian civilisation. It was said of him that he “explored ancient and modern knowledge” and that he “possessed knowledge exceeding that of Orientals and Egyptians”. Ras Tafari was the light and wisdom of God to the world, Protector of his people, Enforcer of righteousness, Prince of peace, and the burden-removing, yoke-destroying Head of government.

RAS ~ Prince, head of family

The fruit of Ras speaks of the empowerment of sonship, both male and female. It testifies of the Good Shepherd, taking responsibility, being a good example, exacting his anointing in leadership and righteousness (St. John 10:11-18)

As sons, we are empowered to continue on in faith, righteous acts and leadership as burden-removers and yoke-destroyers. (St. Matthew 5: 13-16, Isaiah 10:27)

SELAH! Pause and think about this…

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind; to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”

St Luke 4:18-19

“He who would be a leader must pay the price in self-discipline and moral restraints. This details the correction and improvement of his personal character; the checking of passions and desires and an exemplary control of one’s bodily needs and desires.”

HIM Haile Selassie 1st

“It shall come to pass in that day that his (the oppressor’s) burden will be taken away from your shoulder and his yoke from your neck and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.”

Isaiah 10:27 NKJV