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WHERE ARE THE 12 TRIBES LOCATED NOW ?
THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL
THERE ARE SO MANY TOPICS IN THE BIBLE THAT ARE FASCINATING AND TELLS THE HISTORY OF GOD'S ULTIMATE PLAN FOR OUR LIVES. GOD HAS GIVEN ME A NEW SPIRIT TO SEEK HIM AND OF READING AND STUDYING THE BIBLE. WE ALL WONDER WHY WE ARE HERE AND WHAT IS GOD'S PLAN FOR MY LIFE ? BY READING THE "WORD" AND OPENING UP OUR SELVES COMPLETELY TO GOD, CAN WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND HIS PLAN AND WHAT HE DESIRES FROM US.
THE 12 TRIBES REPRESENTED ARE:
(11). JOSEPH (EMPHRIAM & MANASSAH)
THERE IS A HEBREW SYMBOL OR CREST FOR EACH TRIBE. I HAVE INCLUDED MOST OF THE SYMBOLS IN IMAGES WITHIN THIS HUB. THE IMAGES I CAME ACROSS IN DOING RESEARCH WERE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND DEEP ENGRAVED IN JEWISH HISTORY. WE NEED TO REALIZE THAT THIS INCLUDES THE WHOLE WORLD, WHITE, BLACK, EUROPEAN.. MANY OF US DON'T CONSIDER HOW THE OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES ABOUT THE 12 TRIBES RELATES TO US NOW. AS I BREAK DOWN THE TRIBES AND THEIR HISTORY AND BLESSINGS PROMISED FROM GOD, YOU WILL SEE OUR CONNECTION !
REUBEN - Genesis 29:32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son and she called his name, Reuben. For she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction, now therefore my husband will love me.
Revelation 7:1-8 the tribe of Reuben is listed among tribes who are promised the seal of God for 12,000 of their members. This is Denmark and Sweden today.
SIMEON - Genesis 29:33 She conceived again and bore a son, and you have given me this, because you heard I was hated and she named him Simeon, which means hearing.
Genesis 49:5-7 Simeon and Levi are brothers; Their swords are implements of violence. Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen. Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel. I will disperse them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel . This is France and Algeria today.
Remember that from all the tribes, 12,000 shall remain holy 12,000 from each tribe with have the seal of God promised... (12,000 x 12 = 144,000)
Revelation 7:4, 14:1
LEVI - GENESIS 29:34 She conceived again and bore a son, and said , Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons. Therefore his name is called Levi.
Genesis 49:2 Simeon and Levi are brothers; Instruments of cruelty are in their dwelling place. Let not my soul enter their council; Let not my honor be united to their assembly; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hamstrung an ox. Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob And scatter them in Israel. This is Switzerland today.
JUDAH - Genesis 29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Juda and left bearing. Judah means "praise".
Jacob's blessing of Judah, in Genesis 49:8-12, includes a passage that is traditionally understood by Christians to mean that Judah's descendants would rule over the land of Israel, culminating with Jesus. In Revelation 7:1-8, Judah is at the top of the list of the tribes receiving the Seal of God for 12,000 of its members. This is Russia and Armenia today.
DAN - (Gen. 32:28). One of the sons of Jacob was a youngster by the name of Dan, which means "judge." He was the son of Rachel's handmaid Bilhah (Gen. 35:25). Dan became the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of "Israel," the name YEHOVAH God gave to Jacob after wrestling with him.
As this prophecy states, Dan must "wait" for YEHOVAH's salvation even longer than the other tribes. In the book of Revelation, when the Messiah tells the apostle John that he will choose 144,000 special servants from the twelve tribes of Israel (Rev. 7:1-8). This is the Netherlands today.
NAPHTALI - (Gen. 30:7-8) "And Rachel's maid Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son. So Rachel said, 'With mighty wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and I have indeed prevailed. And she named him Naphtali."
The name, thus, means, "to obtain by wrestling". The Hebrew word is derived from a root, pathal, which means to twist, cunning, crooked, show yourself astute, wrestled.
Deuteronomy 33 states. "Moses credits the tribe of Naphtali as being "satisfied with favor, and full of the blessing of the Lord". Each of the 12 sons of Jacob followed in the prophetic utterance of their father. This is Germany and the Council of Europe today.
GAD - (Genesis 49:19) Gad was the seventh son of Jacob and father of the tribe of Gad, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His mother was Zilpah, Jacob's concubine. Gad's name comes from the Hebrew word troop. Leah named him Gad, saying "A troop is coming. "He was part of the plot to sell Joseph to Egypt and later sent to Egypt to buy corn during the famine in Canaan. Gad later moved to Egypt and lived there with his seven sons. Jacob blessed Gad on his deathbed, saying: "Raiders will raid Gad, but he will raid at their heel".
ASHER (Genesis 30:13). - Asher was the eighth son of Jacob and the father of the tribe of Asher, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His mother was Zilpah, Leah's maidservant. Leah named him Asher, saying "Happy am I" Asher played a role in the plot to sell his brother Joseph into slavery. Asher and his four sons and daughter later settled in Egypt. Jacob blessed Asher on his deathbed, saying: "From Asher will come the richest food; he will provide the king's delights. This is Austria and Hungary today.
ISSACAR - (Genesis 49:14-15) Ninth son of Leah and father of Issachar, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. One interpretation of his name is "man of reward" (Hebrew: shcar). Issachar was the product of the mandrake incident (Genesis 30:9-18) and was involved in the plot to sell his brother Joseph into slavery. He receives a blessing from his father Jacob that he "bends his back to the load, working like a slave" This is Serbia and Yugoslavia today.
ZEBULUN - Tenth son of Jacob and sixth of Leah and father of the tribe of Zebulu. When he was born Leah said "HaShem has provided me with a good dowry" (Hebrew: zvad). He was part of the plot to sell Joseph into slavery, and later one of the group sent to Egypt to buy corn. This tribe is Holland today.
JOSEPH - And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.
Joseph latered fathered two tribes of Israel: Ephraim and Manasseh, these later became independent tribes. Joseph is not made a tribe but his two sons (Ephraim and Manasseh).
These 2 become tribes, as a double portion, a blessing. (Gen. 48:5,21,22) The birthright is passed through Joseph and goes to Ephraim and Mannasseh. Ephraim is given the greater blessing and the right to the father's name, Israel. (Gen. 48:12-20) .
Ephraim is Great Britain and Manasseh is the United States.
BENJAMIN - (GENESIS 35:16-19) And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin. (GENESIS 46:21) Benjamin had ten sons: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard. The name of his wife/wives are not given. Classical rabbinical tradition adds that each son's name honors Joseph.
The blessing that Jacob bestowed upon Benjamin contains the prophecy that his tribe would provide Israel with his first ruler and his last ruler, and so it was, for Saul and Esther both belonged to the tribe of Benjamin. Likewise Benjamin's heritage in the Holy Land harbors two extremes: Jericho ripens its fruits earlier than any other region in Palestine, while Beth-el ripens them latest. In Benjamin's blessing, Jacob referred also to the service in the Temple, because the Holy Place was situated in the territory of Benjamin. This tribe is also included in the chosen 144,000 from the 12 tribes. This tribe is represented by Norway today.
As you can see, we are all interconnected in the blessings God gave the 12 tribes and their descendants. God is now calling those who may be the "chosen" and of the 144,000. As gentiles, we have the blessing of being "grafted in" to the divine branch of the blessed tribes.
(Romans 11:17-27) For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, were graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Thus the mystery of God's plan is revealed to include the gentiles also. Knowing that we have eternal forgiveness and have equal rights to the blessings that God to the tribes long ago. God from long ago worked out the master plan to free us through his son, Jesus. Do you still doubt God's level of love for us all? Believe in this and seek him with all your heart and God will help you, keep you and reveal things to you as you read the bible on a regular basis. My hope is that this article has enlightened you and that you seek to draw closer to God and study the bible for more of God's plan for our lives.