i think its much deeper then that still,
HIM could not declare himself as christ,
for the bible says,
"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."
HIM may not of thought himself even as christ, but we can not deny that he did sit on KING david Throne, as the bible said,
"Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch DAVID, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ TO SIT ON HIS THRONE"
Even people who met Haile Selassie described him as being unlike other people, a godly aura, The thing about H.I.M is that it is very much so a MYSTICAL revelation. And you must search to find. kNOCK and the door will be open.