Monday, 29 October 2012

A Multifunctional Furniture Cover

Greetings Sistren!


Today I'm busy with laundry, homeschooling and making new earrings out of clay so Im just going to post this very fast and easy project I completed last night, using a large piece of scrap fabric. It's just a table cover, but could be used to throw over a chair, coffee table, the top of a bookshelp - the ideas are limitless. If you have any scraps, maybe you can make something similar. It can be bigger or smaller.

Full-joy!


Ila

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Why Use the Holy Scriptures?

Selamta


When coming into RasTafari, one learns the truth about the Holy BIble, The King James Version and all the others, and the amount of folly that they were popularized upon. Many RasTafari might argue that there is no use for it, because it was used as a weapon to enslave Afrika. But I and I JAH and King Qedamawi Haile Sellassie, spoke on its importance, and His love and appreciation for Scripture. The truth is that Sighting up His Imperial Majesty, is aided by the Scripture, where many prophecies of HIM the Kristos King, are foretold.

Here's a little compilation on the importance of Holy Scripture, using the Scripture itself:




Why use the Hola Ible, or any Scriptures of the Hebrews? Because the Ible is a Book of JAH’s Way, Truth, Right, Love, Promise, Life and Wisdom. It tells us about JAH and how we can depend on HIM and His word. It tells us about ourselves, our nature, our error, integrity and perseverance. It gives us options, rebuke and solutions, it clears a path for us to move forward and escape destruction or tribulation. The Ible tells us about our salvation, the Kristos and the Covenant with God’s Children. There is nothing that humanity faces that the Holy Word cannot address.

The Ible, based on these definitions is:


A Dependable Authority – 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrew 4:12-13; Psalm 33:8-9,11-12; 119:89; Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Isaiah 40:8


A Way to Succeed – Acts 20:32; 2 Peter 1:3-4; Psalm 37:34


A Guide for Life – Psalm 119:9,11,24,105; 19:8-11; 37:23-24; 23:3; 32:8; Joshua 1:8; John 8:31-32; Isaiah 30:21; Luke 1:68-77; Proverbs 6:20-23; 4:20-22; 8


A Source of Protection and Spiritual Rejuvenation – Daniel 10:19; Isaiah 41:10; Psalm 119:28; 18:1-3; Ephesians 6:11-17; Colossians 1:11-12


I hope you fulljoy this summary, and that it gives some Iritual satisfaction and rejuvenation indeed. It is a good Sabbath reading to carry forth as well.

Buruk Fiqir

Sis Ila

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Scripture on What Defiles a Man?

RasTafari Love,

I'm sending forth a list of Scripture for Sabbath /Senbet Iditation and reading, and family reasoning. For the older youts it is a good lesson warning them against Babylon mainstream which puts all of these abominations into the "regular" category.
This list is also one I know is important in the Bobo House for the priesthood. It is called "what defiles a man" but of course this stands for the woman as well.




‘Therefore you shall keep My ordinance, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them: I am the Lord your God.”(Leviticus 18:30)


Defilement is corruption of the flesh in many different ways. It represents the stain on one's moral fibre, sin, mistakes, lusts, addictions. It brings on sure death and loss of life. Defilement causes one to be unfree in the ceremonial order of the Tabernacle as a priest, server or member of the congregation:


Idolatry                                            Deuteronomy 4:16, Jeremiah 3:9, 1 Corinthians 8:7

Folly                                                Ecclesiastes 10:1

Foolishness                                     Psalm 38:5

Adultery                                          Leviticus 18:20

Fornication and lewdness               2 Corinthians 12:21

Animal and human intercourse      Leviticus 18:23

Father and son sharing women      Amos 2:7, 1 Corinthians 5:1

Bitterness                                       Hebrews 12:15

Medium and familiar spirits          Leviticus 19:31

Sacrifices of children to idols        Leviticus 20:3, Ezekiel 20:26,31

Leprosy/issues of the flesh/the dead       Numbers 5:2

Blood                                                       Isaiah 59:3, Leviticus 3:17

The tongue and unclean lips                    Isaiah 6:5, 59:3, James 3:6 , Mark 7

Perverting the way of the humble           Amos 2:7

Neglecting Sabbath                                 Ezekiel 22:26

Uncleanness is a lust                               2 Peter 2:10

Babylon is a dwelling place of the unclean          Revelation 18:2

Consuming animals that are carnivores or shellfish or unclean    Leviticus 11


Defilement of Priests:

By the dead in Isra'el                        Leviticus 21:1

By a harlot, widowed or divorced woman taken as a wife          Leviticus 21:7, 1 Samuel 2:22

I think also Misusing their position for personal gain   (Pharisees, Eli's sons)   

Blessed HEart of Sabbath
Senbet Selam
JAH RasTafari
Ila 

How to Turn a Jean Pant into a Skirt


Blessings,

I've had this one for a while, so I'm just posting it now. For this tutorial I am using one pair of jean pants to make a knee length skirt. This skirt wasn’t for me so I don’t have any pictures of the finished product right now. I think this would work really well for a girl's skirt, because you can get a lot of those cheap.


1. Take the pant and cut it at the length you want it.


Open up the inner leg seam line of the pants and also the extra leg pieces.I also cut off the bulky old seam. But that is optional.






2.Cut up the back seam of the pant on the right, right next to the old seam line, cut until the curve straightens out.



Pin in place.




3.Cut up the front on the left a little ways also. Pin in place.







4. Take one extra open leg seam and insert it into the skirt. Pin the panel in place on this right side.





5. Do the same thing for the back panel.




6. Turn inside out and cut away a bit of the excess fabric carefully, it doesn’t have to be perfect yet, giving at least 1-2 inches seam allowance. It should be triangular at best. You can choose to unpin and zig zag the denim at this point. So it won’t fray over time.




7. I sew the front first, starting at the top. Follow the seam going down to the end, back stitch a bit and then stop, take up the presser foot with the needle in, and turn it to the left and go down the right side of the front of the skirt.






Start at the bottom of the skirt and go up to meet the top of the triangle on the other side.



8. Start at the top of the middle seam in the back, and go down to the right corner, then rotate the skirt to follow the left side of the back triangle.





9. start at the top again and go down the right side of the triangle.



10.Finish off trimming the inside triangle now the stitches are in.






Done!


 I really hope this comes in handy at some point!

Sis. Ila

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Biblical Duties of Husband and Wife

Blessed Love to all Royal Dawtas of JAH RasTafari Ithiopia I!

I've been down the last three days with a bug, it was pretty rough - still have a bad cough. Haven't been able to achieve much, but I hope to back up and running and in better Irits soon. I also really want to get serious with myself to go as raw as possible, or at least cut myself off totally from the forbidden foods I've been posting about. I guess when you're sick you have too much time to think about all the crap you're not doing good enough lol!

In response to a Sistren request for this topic, I post the following lists on the duties of a man and woman in what I call "sacred marriage," or in the type of marriage JAH RasTafari honoured and full-joyed for many many fruitful years. When I told another Sistren that I was posting about this topic, we ended up reasoning at length over RasTafari Marriage and the lack of security some sistren face because they have no formal ceremonial order to establish themselves before JAH and the community with. Many RasTafari who want to marry have to come up with their own ideas on what works best for them. We wondered why it is so? I figure it's because in the beginning days, the marriage affairs of the Lion was personal - it was probably not something spoken about much in Binghi - I'm just guessing. In bunning out Church marriage I and I have failed to really replace it with a tradition just as wholesome and accepted, and which will set more RasTa homes before JAH, placing HIM as Head and Guardian of the family. The lack of vows and the declaration thereof causes insecurity for some Dawtas (and this is speaking outside of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church) and it should not be. Hopefully I will be able to address this topic at more length in the future.
  I will definitely be making a video in the near future given that I feel like so many Sistren feel it to be an important topic that is left unaddressed.

 Though I do want the I to share this list, bear in mind I will also be including in my upcoming manuscript (i've got a lot of legal stuff holding me back).
This list was made using both Old and New Testament, and definitely includes the scriptures mentioned in the Virtuous Wombman post.



It is possible to make a list of the most important and noted duties of the Virtuous Wife in the home and in her marriage, as a mother, wife and dutiful Handmaid of the Lord.
 Though the Scripture ideally paints an inferior, domestic role and life of the Wombman, her attitude and loyalty to the Authorities in her life could get her a much power or benefits as she wanted. None could deny righteousness or reason in the physical form of a Wombman. In that raspect Scripture pays special attention to those who were holy at heart and who had the Irit of JAH within them through love and wisdom. Because of that their influence spread outside their gates and affected an entire nation, manifesting the healing powers of Sacred Marriage and the Omega Goddess Irit.
The duties of the Virtuous Wife are to:

·         Pray, fear the Lord and walk in His ways
·         Be obedient to the Laws of right, love, cleanliness and feasts
·         Be sanctified and washed in the Word, to become a holy “Church” without blemish
·         Be a “believing wife” that she may worship and minister with her King-Man and his brethren and their wives
·         Be obedient and submissive to her husband always, seeing him as her head
·         Have authority over her husband’s body, not her own
·         Have unshakeable faith in JAH to survive any situation
·         Manage the home and all property
·         Never commit adultery
·         Never live independent of her husband
·         Never depart from her husband, or be reconciled to him
·         Remain unmarried if she is over sixty and livicate herself to the Lord
·         Bear children and discipline them in the Law
·         Love her husband and children
·         Be discreet/reverent, with chaste conduct
·         Dress modestly attired at home and in public, wearing the symbol of authority on her head
·         Find and develop skills that can provide income and daily occupation,  working hard and diligently
·         Focus on things that develop and stimulate the Holy Irit
·         Speak quietly and wisely always to others
·         Be gracious and fair in all dealings
·         Be a “teacher of good things” or give counsel to the younger generations
·         Make no oaths or promises that could afflict her soul or bring guilt upon her, and likewise break no vows she cannot honorably keep
·         Help the poor
·         Beautify, furnish, clean the tabernacle and place of worship
·         Tend to the Lord’s holy men, the priests, monks and apostles who journey and minister
·         Congregate with others in good works
·         Stay away from drunkenness, idleness and ungodly places and company

A Virtuous Wife wants a Virtuous Husband the same way. Someone who will also put JAH first in his life and will strive to obey and emulate the Laws of Right, Love and cleanliness. Someone who will make her feel happy, beautiful, important and unburdened by the Laws their Livity and Faith mandate.  She wants a Man of JAH, a Lion, who will submit to her wishes, raspect her and provide/conquer for her and their children with the same care and zeal she gives to them. She wants him to allow her to also provide for the family and home in the way that she is capable and willing to bring forth.
It is necessary that her husband take her seriously, take the Law seriously, and not be a hypocrite or fall short of his reputation in whatever capacity he lives. Although patriarchal society - both Hebrew-Israelite and Ethiopian – never really offered a choice to a woman in choosing her husband; the Law still ensured that a husband would make her happy and comfortable. He, in taking her from her father’s home, or whatever circumstance he found her, would need to be totally responsible and provide even better. Frankly speaking, it just didn’t look good for a man of a good living, or good marriage or of a leading role in society, to have an unhappy home. How could he keep order elsewhere if his home was a sham?
And so, in order to clearly establish the principles of Sacred Marriage, including the Alpha with the Omega is necessary. It gives  Sistren a clearer overstanding of the values and principles to look for in a husband, and to instill in a son.
The following summary details the duties of the upright, Nazirene Husband in Scripture as father, husband and holy man of God whether prophet, priest, king or apostle.
The duties of the Virtuous Husband are to:

·         Lift his hands in prayer without wrath or doubting
·         Establish the Lord as Head of his house
·         Have unshakeable faith in JAH to conquer and provide
·         Put on the Image of Kristos, fearing the Lord to walk in His ways
·         Honour and obey Laws of Right, Love and Cleanliness always
·         Take a virgin wife, or a younger woman whose husband is deceased to wife (have his own wife, not a harlot, widow or another’s wife who has left home)
·         Leave his mother and father’s house and cleave to his wife, and be at home frequently for the first year with her if he is a man of travel
·         Sanctify and cleanse his wife by the Word of JAH that he may take her unto himself as a holy and spotless “Church”
·         Teach her at home anything she does not overstand in Tabernacle
·         Love his wife as he loves himself, be affectionate towards her
·         Nourish and cherish his wife as he nourishes and cherishes his own body and pleasures
·         Have authority over wife’s body, not his own
·         Never commit adultery
·         Never divorce his wife, or be reconciled to her
·         Not live independent of his woman
·         Give his wife a proper certificate of divorcement if she does not please him at all
·         Never approach his wife during her customary impurity
·         Never spill his seed outside the womb
·         Not be bitter toward his wife
·         Give his wife many children
·         Labour with his hands to provide for them and their table
·         Not provoke his children, or ill-treat them that their spirits will become broken and discouraged
·         Ensure his children are upright, taught well, and have a secure inheritance
·         If in her presence, immediately relieve his wife of any unwise vow/promise she makes if it will afflict her soul. Failing to relieve her, binds her to accept her fate
·         Praise, give honour to his wife for all her works whether at home, business or charitable
·         Never mistreat his wife or diminish his care and love of her, if he takes a second wife
·         Never take a second wife if he is a leader of a Church
·         Rejoice and live joyfully with the wife of his youth


Queen Omega Love
Sis Ila