Saturday, October 18, 2008

CONSIDER I

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This is the 5th track of the album "Showcase".

"Consider I" is a heartical prayer to Jah. A prayer that naturally follows the lyrics of "Yesus Messiah".

Starting of with a few lines of Dub, in which it becomes clear that this one is faster and more danceable than the previous one (of the album). At a certain moment, the horns starts playing a theme and the singing begins.

During the vocal part, there's some Dub style mixing going on as well, but not too much. The more heavy mixing comes as soon as the last line is sung and soaked into a reverse effect that takes you straight into some heavy, heavy Dub.

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FLYING SERPENTS / THE HEALER (DUBWISE)

ME ZION DREAD



FLYING SERPENTS / THE HEALER (DUBWISE)


Two DUB tunes: a militant Hardcore DUB and an Ire tune. They symbolically represent two different spiritual situations as we move forward to Mount Zion.



FLYING SERPENTS DUBWISE

A Hardcore DUB, also known as Last Iwa Steppers. Spiritual warfare galore in this one, as we trod upon the flying serpents in the Holy and All-Powerful Name of the Divine Saviour Yesus Kristos!

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THE HEALER DUBWISE

After a storm, there must be a calm. Walking with JAH will often bring you to green pastures, where you can eat and rest. This DUB is an audio-picture of such a green pasture. Everything cool, you know. Don't worry, for the Good Shepherd protect His sheep of His pasture, and others too.

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MESSIAN DREAD - ENTER THE DUB ZONE (NET SINGLE)

MESSIAN DREAD - ENTER THE DUB ZONE (NET SINGLE)



Creating a new set of music in the Dubroom Studio involves a lot of work and a lot of time. Months will pass, before some substantial material is produced.

Here's how it works.

A basic riddim is constructed and a basic Dub is mixed to see if there's some vibe in the tune. This is done about 50 times before they're voiced and worked on to a deeper level. So yes, that takes a year.

This track is such a riddim. Basic, the result of about 5 hours work.

Niceness still, you know...

It has a little bit of experimentation with a voice machine and some serious abuse of the flanger, a cool One Drop rhythm and a relaxed bass line.

May it brighten up you day, as it's mixed with love for DUB and intended to be a little blessing for whoever might hear it.


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SALVATION (3 TRACK DUB 'N' DISCOMIX EP)

SALVATION (3 TRACK DUB 'N' DISCOMIX EP)


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Before the term "Gospel Reggae" was patented on the Internet in order to build a certain subdivision of what is generally called "Christian Industry", the term would refer to Reggae Music created by a Christian with contents expressing that Christian Faith.

And in fact, there are still Christian Reggae Artists who would refer to their music as "Gospel Reggae" without actually being part of that Industry.

This track, carrying an up-tempo steppers Drums with a "stepping" bassline as foundation, could be described as authentic "Gospel Reggae", not in the making-money-of-Christianity kind.

Listen to the lyrics, if you want to know what "Gospel" means, and listen to the music when you want to hear what "Reggae" is!

lyrics

The eyes of Jah
Go over the children of man
Just to see
If anybody overstand

Jah Jah plan

There is not one
That does overstand Jah plan
They have all together
Become filthy

The eyes of Jah
Go over the children of man
And He knows
Nobody understand

The eyes of Jah
Go over the children of man
Just to see
If anybody wants His plan

Salvation, salvation

If anybody overstand
That Jah is the Saviour
If anybody take His plan
Cause Jah is the Saviour

He will live on
ForIver, Iver more

Give thanks
to Yesus Kristos
Cause He is
The Saviour


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DANIEL THE PROPHET

HIS FRUITS INNA WE

HIS FRUITS INNA WE


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Time for some meditation with this easy One Drop track. Two different mixes, one of them carrying the full lyrics where the other one is mixed completely in DUB Style.

The lyrics deal with the situation of the world today, and our response to that.


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DON'T FEED THE TROLLS
ROOTS AND CULTURE (4 TRACK EP)


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This one has a Steppers Drums in a traditional Roots Rockers style, using a lot of different chords and some lyrics that celebrate Reggae Music. It's a big-up and a sign of respect to Jamaica as well, because it was there that Reggae Music originated from.

Every mix has it's own touch and flavor, but especially the Cultural Dubmix is different as it has extra bass and a harder bassdrum, while the mix is ultra-long which obviously requires a different approach in the mixing.


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04. CULTURAL DUBMIX MP3 (320 KBIT) OR WAV (CD QUALITY)

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MUSICAL MEDITATIONS
WHEELS IN WHEELS

FROM MESSIAN DREAD WITH DUB

FROM MESSIAN DREAD WITH DUB


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DUB FROM GALILEE


This is the first track of the EP "From Messian Dread With DUB".

A Cool and Dreadly Drum and Bassline form the foundation for this opening track. Lion roaring, Vocal parts, a few jingles here and there and long, long echo's form just a few ingredients.


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MAN FROM GALILEE (DISCOMIX)
2006 - A DUB ODYSSEY



DUB FROM MY HOMETOWN

This is the second track of the EP "From Messian Dread With DUB".

The tempo is slow, the bass plays an ever-changing still monotonous line and accompanies the drums that play a traditional One Drop rhythm. All kinds of effects come in several layers and combinations, leaving no instrument dry.


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SPIRITUAL SLAVERY (DISCOMIX)


DUB FROM VIBES

This is the third track of the EP "From Messian Dread With DUB".

Up-tempo and highly danceable, yet mixed in a heavy DUB style. The drums play an unorthodox Rub a Dub style, the bass plays a more traditional kind of line. Every now and then they take a break, while all kinds of effects enter in and out.


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A SIGN IN EGYPT


DUB FROM STYLE

This is the fourth track of the EP "From Messian Dread With DUB".

An up-tempo Rub a Dub riddim, played and mixed in a traditional style. Nuff reverbs on the snare, the riddim section coming with echo's, voice dropping in an out hailing up Dub music and chanting down MTV

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RUB A DUB MUSIC, RUB A DUB STYLE


DUB FROM SIGHT

This is the fifth track of the EP "From Messian Dread With DUB".

An up-tempo Steppers, starting with a heavy echo on the opening Drum Roll, then the riddim section plays, echo's come in and the Drum and Bass take over. And while they play the echo machines run like crazy over about anything they can get into their hands.

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IN THE SIGHT OF JAH (DISCOMIX)

MARANATHA (FREE 4 TRACK NET DUB 'N' DISCOMIX EP)

MARANATHA (FREE 4 TRACK NET DUB 'N' DISCOMIX EP)


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This EP carries four different mixes of the same riddim as "Rockers Reasoning". It's a steppers rhythm with some intense snaredrum playing.

There's a discomix (Vocal-Dub), and something which we call a Dub 'n' Discomix (dub-vocal-dub). Both come with full lyrical parts. There's also two heavy DUB mixes available on the EP, each with their own particular vibe.

The word "maranatha", by the way, incorporates one of the shortest prayers. It's a plea to Jah to come again and bring justice and equality on this land.


LYRICS

Too much injustice on this land
Too much inequality in this land
Too much sufferation on the land
Too much inequality on this land

There don't seem to be no one
Who does overstand

We need some justice
And equality
We need some justice
On this land

Oh please Jah Jah
Come again so I ask
Oh please Jah Jah
Come again or so I beg

Maranatha
Jah Jah come
Come again

Oh Yesus Kristos
Oh Jah
Please come again


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GIVE THANKS (FREE 3 TRACK NET DUB 'N' DISCOMIX EP)

GIVE THANKS (FREE 3 TRACK NET DUB 'N' DISCOMIX EP)


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Giving thanks can be done in many different ways. In this case, three. Three different mixes of the same steppers riddim, from some heavy Dubbing to full vocal parts.

The music is down-tempo, but because there's so much happening in the rhythm the feel is actually very lively.

There is singing as well as toasting. The lyrics are all about worshipping JAH and proclaiming His Authority over all there is.


LYRICS

(Sing)

Come give thanks and praises
Unto Jah
Come give thanks and praises
Unto Jah

He is the King of kings
The Lord of lords
The Creator
Almighty

So Who Say
That Jah is not
Earth Rightful Ruler
He must be crazy

Cause Jah is the One
Who created all of us
Jah is the One
In Who I put my trust

Jah is so loving full
He is so merciful
He set the captives free
For all eternity

Praises to Jah on high
Praises to Jah Almighty I
Praises to Jah on high
Praises to Jah Almighty I

He is so merciful
He is so righteous
He is so holy
Come let's give thanks and praises


(Chant)

Come make we do it in a Rub a Dub Style
Come make we do it in a Dance Hall Style
Come make we do it in a Roots Man Style
Come make we do it in a Dub Man Style

Give thanks and praise
Unto the Most High JAH! Rastafari
King of kings and Lord of lords
Earth Rightful Ruler

Come mek we give thanks and praise
unto the Most I Jah Rastafari
Almighty I


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YOUR FAVORITE GOSPELS (FREE 4 TRACK NET DUB 'N' DISCOMIX EP)

YOUR FAVORITE GOSPELS (FREE 4 TRACK NET DUB 'N' DISCOMIX EP)


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Although the theme and lyrics of this Four Track EP are rather serious, as the titles suggest there is a healthy dose of humor too. You could say, here we have an example of Serious Spiritual Satire.

The music is up-tempo (186 BPM!), yet contains the relaxed atmosphere that typifies the Reggae Rhythm even in realms that reach the sound barriers. A riddim clearly inspired by early 1980's Black Uhuru material: especially a track called "Darkness" come to mind.

Four mixes: two completely different dubs and two discomixes with the full lyrics, each with their own particular flavor in the mix. Some have an occasional jingle in the mix.


LYRICS

For the sake of His Name
JAH JAH people beware
So you won't cry in vain
When the trouble is there

Don't you build on the sand
Better build on the Rock
So when storm hits the land
You will stand up dreadlock

Don't you work with the mystery
Let JAH work fruit on you
Don't you call it a ministry
When money's working for you

I don't see the apostles
Work your industry way
Where your favorite gospels
Say what you have to say

People dig through the lies
It's not JAH Who they serve
They are working for satan
He's the god that they serve

So take heed to this warning
Cause the time is so dread
When you can't stand this calling
You just got to be dead


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MESSIAN DREAD - SPIRITUAL SLAVERY (DISCOMIX)

MESSIAN DREAD - SPIRITUAL SLAVERY (DISCOMIX)




Time for some meditation besides the still waters with this relaxed One Drop riddim.

Looking for peace, looking for rest. Trying to find it in these big buildings called "house of the lord"?

No chance...

So, checking back to the Scriptures. These are pointing out the Lord JAH Himself to find rest.

The mix is long: almost 9 1/2 minutes. It starts of with a vocal part, goes over in DUB, back to vocals and ends with more Dub mixing. The tempo is slow and the bass is deep.

LYRICS

When I walk in the streets of my hometown
I wonder where the money come from
They are building big, big big buildings
And calling it a "House of the Lord"

But if I want inside
Them really got to check I out
And when I conform the give me no peace
And when I don't conform they give me no peace

We just long for some peace oh Jah
We just long for some rest oh Jah
We just ask for some peace oh Jah
We just long for some rest oh Jah

And when I read up in my Bible
Inna the book of life
I man read all the things
That Jah Jah say

He said I'll give you rest
If you put your trust in I
So we got to trust Jah
That's for you, and I and I and I

Jah Jah give us some rest this day
Jah Jah give us some blessings
Jah Jah He is the One I say
Yes Jah He is the One I say

So I don't deal with your shitstem
Of your denominations
You want to put to I and I
A spiritual slavery

Yes it is your system
Deception and trickery
So count me out
I'm no part of your mystery

Your mystery, Babylon, will fall
Your mystery, Babylon, will fail

I call on the Name of the Father
I call on the Name of the Son
I call on the Name of the Spirit
The Three-In-One

I know He guide I
Protect I along the way
Because I know Yesus Kristos
He is the Only Way

And I don't care what they say
In their system
And I don't care what they do
In their system
Cause it's bound to fall
Their system
Yes, bound to fall!
Their system



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ME SION DREAD - SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH

ME SION DREAD - SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH




A heavy Hardcore DUB Steppers serves as the foundation for this four minute long explosive Bible Reading. It's the first part of the 91st Psalm, chanted in a militant style that goes well with the thunderous drum and bass line.

These words are words of comfort for those who know themselves to be persecuted, rejected, downpressed: keep the faith in Jah the Most High for He will perform Justice for your very eyes.

The track is credited to Me Sion Dread, which is a deeper layer in the name Messian Dread. It has the same riddim as "Dub Down De Dragon"

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IN THE SIGHT OF JAH (DISCOMIX)

IN THE SIGHT OF JAH (DISCOMIX)




More music that didn't make it to my album "Showcase".

This is an up-tempo steppers track, a traditional Rockers Reggae rhythm with full lyrics and DUB mixing, too. There's both singing and toasting in the first part, by the way.

The lyrics contain long parts from Psalms 2 and 53, quoted in many Reggae lyrics because of their relevance concerning the situations in the world today.

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RUB A DUB MUSIC, RUB A DUB STYLE (DISCOMIX)

RUB A DUB MUSIC, RUB A DUB STYLE (DISCOMIX)



Another riddim from my 2006 sessions that didn't make it to the album "Showcase".

This one celebrates Reggae Music and especially Rub A Dub, which could best be described as a certain style of Dancehall. But not the kind of Dancehall that sounds more like Hip Hop and usually celebrates violence, immorality and hard drugs. We see enough of that on MTV.

It's a joyous tune, starting and ending with DUB parts while the middle contains the full vocal part. The lyrics are pretty simple, kind of easy to sing along too.

Just good vibes, seen?


LYRICS

Gimme Rub A Dub Music
Gimme Rub A Dub Style

I Don't Want To Listen
To Your MTV
Gimme The Roots And Culture,
I Wanna Feel Ire

People Dem Move And Groove
Feeling Ire All The Time
Cause The Dancehall Is Playing
Everyone Feel Fine

I Don't Want To Listen
To Your MTV No More
I Don't Want To Listen
To Your Propaganda No More


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MAN FROM GALILEE (DISCOMIX)

MAN FROM GALILEE (DISCOMIX)



Five minutes and five seconds of solid spiritual Roots Music, in a one drop style. Full lyrical track with lead and backing vocals, followed by it's DUB version.

The riddim is the same as my track 2006 - A DUB ODYSSEY, and "The Message Is In The Music".

LYRICS

(JAH JAH love ya) Mi bredrin
(JAH JAH love ya) Mi sistren
So why don't you love Him back instead

(JAH JAH love ya) Come see it
(JAH JAH love ya) Come feel it
He is the One Who came for us all

(JAH JAH love ya) Mi friend
(JAH JAH love ya) Enemy too
Come let us bow down before His throne

(JAH JAH love ya) Come hear it
(JAH JAH love ya) Come near it
There's no more pain, there's no more war

(JAH JAH love ya) From Zion
(JAH JAH love ya) Come Zion
The Lion of Judah shall break every chain

(JAH JAH love ya) Yeah, Lion
(JAH JAH love ya) From Zion
You gave us the vicktry again and again

(JAH JAH love ya) No worry
(JAH JAH love ya) No hurry
They who believe do not race this race

(JAH JAH love ya) With teachings
(JAH JAH love ya) With true things
Trust in the Man from Galilee


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RHYTHM OF THE SPIRITUAL WARRIOR
A MEDITATION BY MESSIAN DREAD




WWW, November 2007 - When Saul was possessed by an evil spirit, David would come and play music to drive the duppy away. What is the role of music in spiritual war?

Just recently, I released a tune called "Rhythm of the Spiritual Warrior". It is a heavy Dub tune with lyrics identifying the spiritual warriors and more important: what they do.

It goes like this:

    I come to chant down Babylon
    I come to chant down the Serpent
    I come to Dub Down De Dragon
    Inna the Name of Yesus Kristos: JAH!

    This is the Hardcore Dub
    Heavy Heavy Hardcore DUB
    This Is The Rhythm
    Of The Spiritual Warrior

    I come to chant down the Dragon
    I come to chant down Babylon
    I come to free up the souls of Jah Children
    Once more, once more, once more...

It took me two weeks to create the tune, and it wasn't because of a lack of inspiration or something like that. I had to go through immense spiritual warfare. It seemed like no method was spared from the side of the enemy to keep me from working on the tune.

The theme of the tune isn't what it is for nothing, you know...

But why did the enemy take this tune so serious? How come, after all a musical tune is just a drum and bassline with some stuff on top of it, right?

Wrong.

Some years ago, I heard a remarkable story. Two people took LSD or a substance like that, and started to play my music. I don't know which tune or so, and it was a while back as well, but as soon as the music started to play they had a life-changing experience.

Expecting to have some kind of psychedelic experience because of the drugs and the music, the two sat down and waiting for what was to come. They did not expect what was about to follow: it was Yesus Kristos Himself Who appeared to them!

Obviously, there is a connection between spiritual things and music.

Just like music plays a part in the process of healing the soul, raising consciousness and providing energy for JAH Children to live another day, there is also the Rhythm Of The Spiritual Warrior.

It's not just that I can witness this myself, we can also see it for example when Rastafarians come together to play the Nyabinghy rhythm as a part of their spiritual warfare against Babylon Queendom.

The Bible is full of examples too wherein music plays a part in the spiritual warfare that takes place because Satan and his workers fight against JAH and His creation. One look to the Book of the Apocalypse reveals how seven musical instruments announce the coming judgement of JAH over the wicked ones, for example.

And what to say about David, a skilled musician and spiritual warrior who used his music as part of his warfare against evil spirits that tormented king Saul? Or the Israelites using music to break down the walls of Jericho?

Being the DUB musician that I am, I obviously use the rhythm of the drum and bassline in my spiritual warfare too. I have seen many times, how music broke down the power of evil strongholds in places where this music was played. Sometimes with a band, sometimes alone with a multi-track recorder, I have seen the "Saul effect" many times.

Recently, I witnessed how someone was delivered from a whole set of evil spirits in several hours. It happened in my studio, where also people come together to reason and pray.

We had been playing music all afternoon, praising Jah and doing spiritual warfare in the process. Playing music has an effect on the soul, which when it's controlled can be used for spiritual things and that is exactly what I was doing.

You see, some people might close their eyes or bow their knees to give their prayers strength. More power to them, I would say. For it is a way to use our body to get our soul in contact with the spirit.

When you are a spiritual warrior and a musician, it is obvious how music can play a very big role in the function of spiritual warfare as the soul of the spiritual warrior is very important in the process.

We are created in the Image of Jah, the Trinity. We are created body, soul and spirit. After we become born again, we get a new spirit and this spirit is perfect, because (s)he is born from Jah. Our bodies carry sin, and carry our individual souls as well.

Spiritual warfare, the word says it, takes place within the spirit realm. Our spirits are the active part of our little trinity of body soul and spirit. Because our spirit is connected with the Holy Spirit of JAH Who also dwells within our body, our spirits have no need to be taught and are in perfect communication with the Holy One, with JAH.

However, we are also soul and body. Our bodies carry sin and are what the evil ones call "containers" for our spirits and our souls. The spiritual battle is usually because of the soul, too.

And that is where the music enters!

For music is all about the soul. We see the workers of Satan's Queendom using music big time, enslaving billions and billions of souls throughout all times and spaces. Some even claim, that Satan himself (before he became Satan, that is) was an angel that had to do with music!

Music can take the soul to a lower level, but also to a higher one. Within Reggae and Rasta Culture, we called this "Ire Ites", or High Regions, Heights!

I can't really say when I first started to be aware of the spiritual elements of certain musical works. But I do know, that it was around 1994 that I learned how I myself was a part of this as well.

In that time, a few years before I would step my first steps in Cyberspace, I was basically doing nothing but making music and doing spiritual warfare. Every day, I would wake up to go to my little "Dub Room" as I called it, and would start to make music.

I would make a riddim, then run it through my mixing board where I would voice and dub in the same time. I have 100's and 100's of tunes on cassette that I will never release but they were done in that time.

I noticed, how I worked out certain spiritual knowledge and insight in the music itself. Not just in the lyrics, though. The whole musical work would be dealing with it!

I would for example make a tune about a specific situation. I would chant words in the microphone, but I also would use my hands on my mixing board just like a prayer warrior would hold her or his hands up high to Jah for the very same reason: to add power to the spiritual event that the warrior originates.

Sometimes, these words turned out to be prophetic. Sometimes, they would touch a person directly. A small circle of friends who I shared my musical works with, often told me about their experiences.

Other times, I would simply be fighting down demonic presences in and around the house I was living in at the time. I would make music with a prayerful heart, I would fight spiritual battles too.

Around 1994, I even developed my own style of Reggae and DUB that has to do with spiritual warfare, and I call it the "Hardcore Dub" or sometimes "Last Iwa Steppers" (Iwa= Hour). The music is intense because of an unorthodox combination of chords, the drum and basslines are very militant.

The music takes my soul into a state of spiritual warfare in such a way, that I can not do it without music as fast as that. Of course, I don't need anything to do spiritual warfare, because my weapon is Yesus Kristos Himself, but this is the way He works with me.

Or, to put it more precisely: the way He lets me work!

The battles and experiences I am currently involved in, are much harder than what I was doing back in 1994. In retro-spective, I can see that I was still somehow in a "school of musical spiritual warriors", if you will.

It only had been like 4 or 5 years before that, that I was delivered from demonic possession myself. I was possessed from a very young age, and even though I became born again in august 1985, it would still take like 5-7 years before I would be completely free.

After being completely delivered, after I had to cut my dreadlocks somewhere in 1989 because of sins, after realizing I was -and still am- a Separated One or Nazarite, Jah told me that it was time to get serious.

I got serious, back then. Of course I grew my dreads again, because I am a dread and the fact that Jah told me to cut them before did not mean He did not want me to have dreads. He "just" wanted to teach me that I have to be myself, I have to walk in accordance to my calling.

My calling is to be a Separated One or Nazarite, and in my case this means I am a spiritual warrior who listens only to JAH and only does what HE tells me to do, so you can not hire me to do spiritual things for you.

This is what I was working out in the days when I started to learn about the deep connection between spiritual warfare and music. Especially when this music is created by a spiritual warrior and destined to be a tool in spiritual warfare.

Back then, I knew I was fighting against demonic presences and I also had supernatural manifestations going on (they seem to follow me throughout my life), but little did I know of what I know now.

I didn't know about flying serpents, for example. Now I see them "all the time", around people and simply flying their ways. Flying Serpents are a sign of the times, and they seem to be first filmed near Roswell New Mexico, somewhere in... 1994!

But I did know, that I was developing a way of spiritual warfare when I was developing my "Last Iwa Steppers" or "Hardcore DUB" style.

I know, especially in retrospective, that I introduced myself on the spiritual battlefield as I was -in my music- talking directly to spiritual entities, and they would listen!

In the meantime, over 13 years have passed and in that time I obviously grew. I am much more conscious of the power that I have in my hands so to speak, when I produce music.

The enemy is aware of this, too.

That is why it took me two weeks to produce the tune "Rhythm Of The Spiritual Warrior".

As soon as I would start on the riddim, an enormous "cloud" would cover my house. A cloud with spiritual poison gas, if you will. It would have an effect that make me very, very tired. I had to fight down the effect of the cloud (I have no other word for it) and fighting it would absorb all my energy too.

However, all of this is spiritual warfare and so I was doing spiritual warfare. It was obvious, that the enemy and his workers did not want this tune to be published. And it was obvious, that Jah had given me the order to fight them down while I was producing the tune.

The tune is also made as a tool in spiritual warfare. No, don't think that you can put the tune on and the demons will flee. No way. Don't even try to experiment with it, because when you play with fire without knowing what you do, you will surely get burned.

Don't think you can manipulate the power in the tune in anyway. Being a spiritual warrior in the Kingdom of JAH is something completely different than being a Warlock in the Queendom of Satan, and the Weapon of the spiritual warriors in Jah Kingdom is Yesus Kristos Himself.

Yesus Kristos will not have Himself be manipulated in any way. So it is HE, Who decides just what will happen with the tune, spiritually spoken. You cannot manipulate Yesus and make Him do what you want Him to do just by playing a tune, oh no!

On the other hand, I do know that Jah uses the tune. You see, there is a specific reason why I produced this tune and why it is named "Rhythm of the Spiritual Warrior". And when you come so far in this article, I think that you really want/need to know.

The tune is my direct answer to a number of spiritual warriors who are fighting on the side of the Queendom of Satan or Babylon. They are cursing my brothers and sisters, putting spells on them so that they will not be able to move forward.

I am talking about serious spiritual warfare here. It involves spells, and even covens of witches and warlocks. Some pretend to be "Christian", maybe some even think they are "Christian". Some attack me, others attack my brothers and sisters who I know to be involved in spiritual war too.

I knew, that the "cloud" I spoke of earlier in this article was a cloud sent to me to keep me from fighting this battle. You see, my major assignment in this spiritual war is to free up the souls of Jah Children. Additionally, I have to assist other warriors in their battles, as they assist me in my battles. For we are all fighting the same war and fighting on the same side, too!

It happens all the time, and it is caused by the fact that we are living in occupied territory, spiritually spoken. When you are Jah child, doing Jah works, whatever you do will expose Babylon and Satan for what they really are. And they feel it BIGTIME, especially the spiritual warriors.

Yes: Babylon and Satan have their musical spiritual warriors, too.

One of them even boldly uses the Dubroom Midifiles and gives them satanic titles, without permission of course, as true sons of Satan will do, in a desperate attempt to curse Jah Works.

Another one will use her coven to put spells over us. We saw this, too. It was the "cloud" that I witnessed and it was also over the heads of some of my fellow spiritual warriors.

The "cloud" would cause fatigue, but would also come with supernatural manifestations in the lifes of my fellow spiritual warriors and myself. Even stronger: sometimes there was even a mention of natural manifestations as "useful idiots" (to use the jargon of Satan's spiritual warriors) were indeed used.

I knew I had to make a statement. A statement that could be heard in the natural and felt in the natural, too. The reason for that is, that the spiritual warriors of Satan are not able to see spiritually in the way that Jah Warriors can do.

Satan's warriors think differently than Jah Warriors and this has everything to do with the level of consciousness. For a spiritual warrior on Satan's side, all (s)he can do is carnal things even when it is done in the spiritual realms.

A spiritual warrior on Satan's side usually deals with her or his soul-consciousness. when they do have a consciousness in their soul of their spirit, they will use their spirits to satisfy the needs of their souls. To them, it is very much a game of survival.

Satan's warriors fight, basically, for themselves. They have given their soul to Satan in exchange for some carnal pleasure, whatever that pleasure may be, and they wish to keep their pleasure going on which cannot be done when there are too much of Jah Warriors around.

On the other hand, they do need Jah Children too. Satan's spiritual warriors are usually vampires who fight to survive... Just like this spiritual warrior on Satan's Side needs my music in order to exist!

So that is why Satan's warriors will localize a few of Jah Warriors, and will try to feed of them. They will try to suck the energy that Jah gives His warriors, but not so much that they will die.

All of this is currently going on BIGTIME in the lifes of some fellow spiritual warriors and myself.

As said, I needed to make a statement. A statement, wherein I identify myself, and also clearly tell what I am doing.

Being a spiritual warrior on the side of JAH has nothing to do with doing spiritual ritual to feed my carnal pleasures. It has nothing to do with showing some macho-strength either.

It has everything to do with chanting down Babylon and the Serpent, and with liberating the soul of Jah Children.... once more!

I truly don't know what plans JAH has with the tune. Really, I don't. I just know a little bit. I know that tune is and will be used to free people, mystically. Who, what, when? I don't know. I just know that it is dangerous to experiment with it, but if you love JAH and want to get to know Him, the tune might just help you getting into a state of prayer.

Music touches the soul, it comes from the soul. When our soul is conscious of our spirit, when our soul is conscious of who we really are in Yesus Kristos, this music we play active or passive may just make that connection kind of clear on the soul level.

One Love, Give Thanks,
Messian Dread

(This article and attached tune will be the topic of an interview on Zephnet, Monday November 12, 2007, JAH WILLING!)

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"HAILE SELASSIE IS NOT GOD"?
A MEDITATION BY MESSIAN DREAD




WWW, January 2008 - This morning, when I checked out the feedback on the Dubroom, it happened again: "Haile Selassie Is Not God", some comment read.

Haile Selassie means "Power of the Trinity". Obviously, for Christians it is not so difficult to identify the Lord God and Saviour Yesus Kristos, because is it not so that He told us: "Unto Me is given all power in Heaven and on Earth"?

But this self-proclaimed Christian who wrote the comment on the Dubroom, was not denying that.

He, or she, was referring to the Ethiopian Emperor Tafari Makonnen, who was crowned Haile Selassie in the 1930's. And to the fact that many, but not all, within the Movement named after Ras (Head) Tafari, believe that this Ethiopian Emperor is in fact what his name and title mean.

The Ethiopian Emperor himself, however, never claimed to be what his names and titles mean. In fact, he strongly denied being Jah and boldly proclaimed to be a Christian himself. The Emperor did make claims of being a descendant of King David, though, a claim that many believe to be true.

In spite of popular belief, not all Rasta's believe the Ethiopian Emperor to be God, either.

Take Gadman, the leader of the biggest Rasta Organization in the world. In an interview with Jamaican Radio Station IRE FM, he made statements concerning the fact that he made a differentiation between the Emperor and Jesus Christ and how one could only be saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ.

Yours truly is also of the belief that the Ethiopian Emperor is not what his names mean, which is widely known. Being the transcriber of the authorized transcription of Gadman's interview, being the Webmaster of a website where the Emperor can be heard denying he is Jah, I can hardly be "accused" of believing His Imperial Majesty to be JAH.

So, what made this person write that comment which provoked this article? An answer may be found in a comment on yet another website, where someone posted the following description of me:

Messian Dread, a Zeph Daniel close, Rastafarian, etc. Yeah right, he's someone I want to listen to. (LINK)

The comment was made by a self-proclaimed Christian who apparantly did not agree with statements I made concerning Michael Tsarion, a New Age propagandist and apologist for such evil men as Aleister Crowley.

Apart from the fact that for the sake of this article it is not so important who Michael Tsarion is and so on, it is interesting to read the ad hominem argument as it came. If you can't win the argument, you start attacking the person and this time I was being accused for being a "Rastafarian".

It's very interesting, to read how apparantly "being a Rastafarian" is a reason for a self-proclaimed "Christian" to not listen to what I have to say.

What is so wrong about "being a Rastafarian"?

Sure, it could very well be that this person's admitted refusal to check out just what I am saying led her or him to the idea that I somehow believe the Ethiopian Emperor to be Jah. "Don't confuse me with the facts", I read between the lines there...

However, since Zeph Daniel was mentioned, I do not necessarily jump to that conclusion easily.

Zeph Daniel is a talk show host, among many other things, and I have appeared on his radio show a couple of times. I explained how not all Rasta's believe the Emperor to be what his names mean and therefore you cannot define the Movement of Rastafari as a religion based on worship of the Ethiopian Emperor.

Just like many Arab people believe in the god of Islam, Allah, not all Arabs do. Therefore, to say that all Arabs are Muslims is an untrue statement and yet a variation on that theme can be found time and time again in statement and comments from self-proclaimed Christians on what they claim are "Rastafarians".

So, it could be that the self-proclaimed Christian did not want to be confused with the facts about the Movement and person of Rastafari and simply chose to attack me for who I am rather than what I have to say.

That would definitely explain the comment I read this morning.

However, I have also noticed that within certain self-proclaimed "Christian" circles, it is not enough to deny the Emperor to be Jah anyway.

Simply speaking positively about the Emperor, can provoke an "anathema". Trying to place his personality and function in a biblical perspective because of the Davidic bloodline, is being seen as "worshipping" too.

"Haile Selassie Is Not God", is the message. The one-and-only message, so it seems!

Don't even bother moving forward by trying to find out just who he is, since he is not Jah. Don't try pointing out to the special place Ethiopia has in the Bible, either.

What is it, that makes self-proclaimed Christians curse the Emperor and Rastafarians regardless as to whether they believe the Emperor to be Jah or not?

It is my strong conviction, that this has everything to do with something that "all" Rastafarians would agree to.

For it is not so, that all Rastafarians believe the Ethiopian Emperor to be JAH, as just a little bit of research will reveal to every genuine seeker of Truth. The Dubroom website is actually ministering to these very seekers of Truth by providing nuff evidence to proof the undeniable fact.

But there are definitively things that "all" Rastafarians would agree to, things not in agreement with "Christian Correctness" as defined by the western forms of organized "Christianity" and it's offshoots.

One of these things is the identification of what is usually called "Western Judeo-Christian Civilization" as "Babylon System". In addition to that, "all Rastafarians" would identify Haile Selassie's Ethiopia as a true Judeo-Christian culture or civilization!

By doing so, Rastafarians express a total rejection of a paradigm that is so prominent within the structures of western Christianity. A paradigm that dictates people to defend a Church-and-State system responsible for keeping people in mental slavery ever since the Roman emperor Constantine "legalized" "Christianity" in 325 AD or thereabout.

The European colonialism that followed in itself can be traced back to the destroyed foundations of the ancient Tower-of-Babel, a fact that is often used by New Age "researchers" such as Michael Tsarion and Jordan Maxwell in order to discredit what they will call "Christianity".

These propagandists will point out to the alleged Christianity of warmongering presidents and popes as some kind of definitive proof that Yesus Kristos and His Message of Salvation is to be rejected as fiction. Self-proclaimed Christians will confirm this idea by basically agreeing with the identification of "Christianity" and apply bizarre reasoning to defend these self-proclaimed Christian downpressors.

The Movement of Rastafari definitely takes a separate position in all of this.

Founded in Jamaica by descendants of Africans whose fore parents were taken as slaves on ships that had names like "Jesus", the early Rastafarians knew too well how the Jesus that was worshipped by their slave masters could never be the real Most High God and Creator.

They knew, that -unlike Europe- Ethiopia or Africa is mentioned in the Bible straight from the start, where it is listed as being part of the Garden of Eden. They knew, that -unlike Europe- the first church outside of Israel was located in this very same Ethiopia, as this very same Bible tells us through the Book of Acts.

This particular knowledge is spelled out in the very same Bible that the Babylonians who defend their Church-and-State system as "Judeo-Christian" claim to uphold. The Bible makes it very clear, how the Good Lord God Jah looks on that system as a "Beast" and in especially the last book, called Revelation or the Apocalypse, even announces it's ultimate destruction at the very return of Jesus Christ.

Still, we see people who claim to be Christian, who claim to know all about the Divine Saviour and believe themselves to be Born Again through His Holy Spirit, strongly defending a system that is so clearly condemned by the Most High God Himself!

Their only comment about a true Judeo-Christian king who himself pointed out to Yesus Kristos continually, and about a Movement inspired by this Emperor to be prophetic voices in the identification of the western "Judeo-Christian" civilization as Babylon and her upcoming downstruction, is one of utter and total rejection.

Instead of moving forward after realizing how -indeed- the Ethiopian Emperor is not Jesus Christ by trying to discover just who he was if not Jah, these self-proclaimed Christians team up with New Age researchers such as Michael Tsarion and write totally irrelevant and unnecessary comments about the Dubroom and the writings of yours truly.

They are obviously offended when their beloved "Judeo-Christian" system is identified for what she really is!

It's really not about worshipping the Emperor as God. It has been sufficiently proven how not all Rastafarians worship the Emperor as God and therefore that particular belief cannot be used to describe a whole Movement, so there is another reason why Rasta is attacked by self-proclaimed Christians.

I believe, it has to do with identification.

We can hear time and time again, how the West is supposedly built on "Judeo-Christian values and morals", how for example the founding father of the United States of America were supposed to be Christian and how very Christian the constitution of these United States is supposed to be.

Or we can hear it in the absurd claims of the European royal bloodlines that claim descendance from Jesus Christ and wear supposed Christian symbology in order to "proof" their case.

Self-proclaimed Christians who have an allegiance with this system we have identified as Babylon, will usually get very mad and angry whenever their beloved system is exposed for the antichrist shitstem that she really is.

Just like their fore parents who went to Africa as "teachers" of what they called "Christianity" to the "undeveloped savages", they will continue exposing their superiority complex to those "pot smoking, emperor-worshipping Jamaican hippies" and not only refuse to check out things for themselves, but perpetuate the myth of a "Judeo-Christian" Babylon.

I think, that it is time for everyone who truly know themselves to be born again through the Holy Spirit to actually start finding the truth out for themselves rather than relying on so-called "researchers" with their pack of lies to attack a Christianity that has nothing to do with the true Message of Yesus Kristos.

I think, that it is time for every self-proclaimed "Christian" to check out just what I am writing about the Emperor, about Yesus, rather than perpetuating lies about Rastafari and insults to a Christian brother who happened to be Emperor of Ethiopia and chose the name "Power of the Trinity" to express who he was really worshipping!

Give Thanks, One Love
Messian Dread

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