Marcus Garvey Statement Called "Prophecy" By Rasta

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Marcus Garvey Statement Called "Prophecy" By Rasta

Post by Mary » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:54 pm

The Marcus Garvey's Statement Called Rastafari "Prophecy"

Published May 27, 2003
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Below is the article many Rastafarians Refer to as the Prophecy by Marcus Garvey. It was Published November 8, 1930 in his Jamaican newspaper, The Blackman:

Last Sunday, a great ceremony took place at Addis Ababa, the capital of Abyssinia. It was the coronation of the new Emperor of Ethiopia -- Ras Tafari. From reports and expectations, the scene was one of great splendor, and will long be remembered by those who were present. Several of the leading nations of Europe sent representatives to the coronation, thereby paying their respects to a rising Negro nation that is destined to play a great part in the future history of the world. Abyssinia is the land of the blacks and we are glad to learn that even though Europeans have been trying to impress the Abyssinians that they are not belonging to the Negro Race, they have learned the retort that they are, and they are proud to be so.


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Ras Tafari has traveled to Europe and America and is therefore no stranger to European hypocrisy and methods; he, therefore, must be regarded as a kind of a modern Emperor, and from what we understand and know of him, he intends to introduce modern methods and systems into his country. Already he has started to recruit from different sections of the world competent men in different branches of science to help to develop his country to the position that she should occupy among the other nations of the world.

We do hope that Ras Tafari will live long to carry out his wonderful intentions. From what we have heard and what we do know, he is ready and willing to extend the hand of invitation to any Negro who desires to settle in his kingdom. We know of many who are gone to Abyssinia and who have given good report of the great possibilities there, which they are striving to take advantage of.

The Psalmist prophesied that Princes would come out of Egypt and Ethiopia would stretch forth her hands unto God. We have no doubt that the time is now come. Ethiopia is now really stretching forth her hands. This great kingdom of the East has been hidden for many centuries, but gradually she is rising to take a leading place in the world and it is for us of the Negro race to assist in every way to hold up the hand of Emperor Ras Tafari.2


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Psalms 68:31

Post by Esoteric » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:54 pm

Thanks for posting this Mary! :D

It would be good for all our readers to note, the above reference to the words of the holy Psalmist where it states Ethiopia will "stretch forth her hands" to God (and/or some translations add the word "quickly"), is to be found at Psalms 68:31. A remarkable prophecy, to be fulfilled in our day and time, upon the miraculous gathering of the 144,000 in Jamaica! -- See Isaiah 44:3-5.

Also this comment:

"...Ras Tafari has traveled to Europe and America and is therefore no stranger to European hypocrisy and methods; he, therefore, must be regarded as a kind of a modern Emperor, and from what we understand and know of him, he intends to introduce modern methods and systems into his country. Already he has started to recruit from different sections of the world competent men in different branches of science to help to develop his country to the position that she should occupy among the other nations of the world."

Such a comment on his (Marcus Garvey's) part shows subtle hints of a deeper understanding of Bible prophecy and the Davidic Covenant Promise than most. His comments show he understands the profound truth the chosen "heir" of King David and descendant of King Solomon, would fulfill all the "Davidic" promises to bring justice and righteousness to all of the earth by way of leadership as a nation. Such an understanding of prophecy can be gleaned from a careful study of Psalms 72:6-16.

Yeap...this is tremendous information..food for thought, for those who know bible prophecy!

This is indeed an excellent find, Mary!

Thanks again.

Janet

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