Month of the Chosen One

Tafari 1st—30th 91HIM June 30th—July 29th 2022

Painting of Lij Tafari

LIJ TAFARI The Chosen One In whom Christ would be glorified

The month of Tafari is founded on the birth of Tafari Makonnen and the revelation of his entrance into this world which was accompanied by signs and power. The Ethiopian Chronicles record that in 1889 and 1890 cattle disease and famine hit the land severely and that it ended in 1892 the year of Tafari’s birth. In Christine Sandford’s biography, ‘The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed’ on the day of Tafari’s birth she writes, “The rains begun in Harar that July day…” (Chapter 4, Birth and Early Life).

In another biography it is recorded that drought was in the land and with Tafari’s first cries the rains came. In tribute of HIM Silver Jubilee, the Jamaican Embassy in the UK recorded that Tafari’s birth was accompanied by the appearance of a special star.

It is evident that this offspring of King David of Israel, Tafari Makonnen, was born, accompanied with signs, power and the grace of God.

The young Lij Tafari

Key Scriptures

Tafari is the Chosen One and saving grace of Ethiopia and the world.

The fruit of Tafari speaks of great favour and of Jah mercy and protection. It testifies that the Spirit of God who we also call Tafari (to be revered) is at work in us and for us to bring about God’s will and purpose for our lives. (St John 14:11-18)

SELAH! Pause and think about this…

“The LORD has sworn in truth to David; He will not turn from it: ‘I will set upon your throne the fruit of your body. If your sons will keep My covenant and My testimony which I shall teach them, their sons also shall sit upon your throne forevermore’.”

Psalms 132:11-12

“Maybe you wish to know what kind of youth We were. Well, We were a very serious, very diligent, very obedient youth. We were sometimes punished but do you know why? Because what we were made to study did not seem enough and we wished to study further.”

HIM Haile Selassie 1st

“And we know that all things work together for good to those

who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren.”

Romans 8:28-29