Something we don't think about much is that Yeshua never really came out and said He JAH either... the only thing I can think of He ever said along these lines is 'When Abraham was, I AM'. Besides that, He refer to Himself as 'the son of man' and things... What make us KNO He JAH is that He fulfill prophecy and bring JAH vibration we know to be true, seen?
He did everything He need to do... as does Selassie I... HIM doesn't need to tell people HIM Christ or whatever cuz all that would do is make people think He is crazy or blasphemous and things... Not how JAH work, seen? JAH reveals HIMself to man BEFORE things happen in visions/words... and when things all come together the chosen ones see, spread the message and livity...
We say Selassie I is descreet... We know HIM know scripture better than any man so of course HIM would know what He say when He call HIMself King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquoring Lion of the Tribe of Judah... Of course HIM know what He say when He tell the world He never misbehaved as a youth giving the impression of HIM Perfection, seen?
HIM brought us JAH message siting Yeshua and the Old Testament as well as things new to us... and that is what Ras TafarI is about, seen? That is what we follow as Rastas... the message of JAH Almighty through His Entity HIM Haile Selassie the First... Rastafari....