Editor’s Note: The Tribe of Benjamin was lent to Judah at the time of the split in the Kingdom into the House of Israel (10 tribes) and the House of Judah (2 tribes). Moses had previously described Benjamin’s future when he defined the mission of the Disciples of our Lord and the men of Galilee in Deuteronomy 33: 12. Yet, Mr. Deans brings out a most interesting connection to the Birthright Tribe of Joseph in his short essay. Of course, we know from the historian Josephus that the Benjamites escaped during a lull in the 70 AD Roman campaign and they moved onward to their appointed place “in the isles as Vikings, Norsemen, Normans & Britons”. Their mission was to continue.
When Judah under Rehoboam was made separate by God from Israel under Jeroboam, Benjamin was given as a LIGHT to Judah for David’s sake so that when Christ came He would have vessels into which to put His Light and Gospel (I Kings 11 and 12).
In Judges 20 and 21 a story is told that only 600 Benjamite men were saved alive on Rock Rimmon. In order that the Tribe of Benjamin should not perish it was arranged that they should take for wives 400 girls of Jabesh-Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh and 200 girls of Shiloh of the Tribe of Ephraim. Thus was Benjamin saved for Jesus Christ!
After the Captivity in Babylon the Jews of Judah and Levi went to Jerusalem BUT the Hebrew Benjamites went to Galilee to settle down. Christ chose His Disciples from the Benjamite Galileans. St. Paul was a Benjamite! Benjamites are of Benjamin, Ephraim and Manasseh blood from the Rock Rimmon incident. This is an important fact.
Christ gave His Light of Truth and Pentecostal Power to 11 Benjamites and Matthias and to St. Paul on the Road to Damascus. From these men came the greatest Missionary Movement for teaching individual and national Gospel of God’s Kingdom.
After the death and Resurrection and the Ascension of Jesus it was Joseph of Arimathea who took the Disciples (Benjamites) to Glastonbury in Somerset, England. From that time on Ephraim-Britain and Manasseh-U.S.A. have been the ISRAEL SERVANTS of God to spread the Benjamin Light of Christ to all the world.
We Anglo-Saxon Israel Servants now proclaim the Second Coming of the Son of God’s Right Hand. Ben-Yamin means “Son of My Right Hand”.
God’s Ways are Wonderful.