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102: The Latter Day Location of Benjamin and Naphtali

Benjamin indeed was to remain with Judah; those being the two tribes left to Solomon’s son; with God’s chosen tribe of Levi being scattered throughout all of the twelve tribes.

Benjamin would be a war making people which would dwell together with Judah.

Historically we find Benjamin a sore trouble to Israel during the Judges period, at one point coming within a shadow of complete eradication in war with Israel.   Then when God rent the ten tribes of Israel from Rehoboam, Benjamin was left as part of the Kingdom of Judah to remain bound to Judah to this very day and coming under God’s 40 year blessing period for Judah (Ezekiel 4).  

Modern Benjamin is clearly NOT Norway as some have thought

Deuteronomy 33:12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD [Judah] shall dwell in safety by him [Benjamin and Judah will dwell together]; and the Lord shall cover [preserve] him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his [Judah’s shoulders, meaning to remain united with Judah] shoulders.

When the Ten Tribes were separated from Judah, Benjamin remained with Judah (1 Kings 12:21, 1 Chron 11:1  and 2 Chron 34:9).

Genesis 49:27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil 

This does not mean that Norway is not Israel, in fact it opens the way for a better understanding of the prophecy concerning Naphtali inheriting the West and the South.

Deuteronomy 33:23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord: possess thou the west and the south.

Naphtali inheriting both the West and the South allows for Naphtali to be split into two parts or nations.

I have been looking deeper into the matter and it does appear that the British Israel Society is accurate on this point.  While I do not agree with everything these folks present on every issue,  I find this article on Naphtali  to be correct.  There were two migrations of the White Huns [Naphtali: Nephthalites] one group settling Norway [the West of Sweden] and the other group settling in Sweden [the South of Norway].  

Note that “the west and the south” is also an Hebrew idiom for “on the sea coast”  which also fits both Norway and Sweden.  Norway and Sweden being Naphtali fulfills both the idiom of the sea coast and the prophecy that one part would be in the west and the other part would be immediately to the south.  

 

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  1. “I am learning all the time and I hope that others will follow the example of being willing to cast away past error to embrace new proven truth.”

    ***

    “New Truth” … there is no such thing. A thing is either true or not, your recognition of it can be “New” but the truth is the truth is the truth. To state something is a “new truth” is to acknowledge it was previously an untruth or a lie. One could say it was a previously unknown truth… but I don’t think one can claim a “new” truth. Ecclesiastes states it pretty plainly “nothing is new under the sun…”

    This is a matter of semantics, my point is that we do not know all truth therefore; what we learn is new truth to us. Yes, truth itself is not new but much truth will be: NEW TO US. Our knowledge and understanding is imperfect [else why was a great increase in knowledge promised for today? Daniel 12], therefore we must abandon our errors and increase in the knowledge and understanding of the truth until we come into the fullness of Godliness. The truth that we are learning, which was not previously known to us: is therefore NEW TRUTH TO US. James

  2. The timing of LCG’s move to YouTube is ironic with the recent organized boycott of advertisers that is now causing demonetization, and even deletion of “truther” channels. Does this suggest that LCG’s commentary on current events is so timid, so tame, as to be deemed acceptable by the world’s corporations?

    Bold YT channels like this one that are exposing truth and attacking the satanic establishment while calling for people to turn to God have been demonetized and are even being persecuted:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRp0dZX1DP4

    The Big News corporations including Youtube are controlled by about twenty families through interlocking boards of directors and extended families.

    To answer your question; When has any Armstrong organization ever preached the gospel since about 1969 when HWA watered down WCG doctrine [including the Sabbath and the Feast of ULB etc] and diluted the WCG outreach to an insipid lukewarm business model to get loans from the Bank of America?

    ALL of the major COG groups are very very far from God and are close to spiritual death themselves, they reject the truth themselves and they do not teach the truth to others either, as Jesus said Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

    Very soon “it will be night and no man will be able to work”. Only God’s two backed by the power of God will be able to do anything at all; yet even when it is day these men reject knowledge Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children [followers]. James

  3. James,
    Thanks for the “new truth” in the US Mideast article.
    President Trump said he didn’t destroy the runways because they could easily be repaired.

    Or perhaps an extra landing area can always be useful for our own planes.

    This is a reference to this new article. https://worldwatch.is/us-mideast-war-preparations-and-a-kurdish-state/ James

  4. James, you wrote: “…When God’s two are set up they will call on all the brethren to follow them to the place that God has prepared. Then the faithful will leave and the spiritually lukewarm who only pay lip-service to God and follow men instead [Laodiceans] will remain to be corrected…”

    Out of curiosity, why did you write those words? Are you basing those comments upon some verse(s) in the Bible?

    Revelation 11, regarding these two witnesses, speaks of their impact over the entire earth (Rev 11:6). Satan is still the god of this world, and it appears these two witnesses will be focused on bringing down the various governments under Satan’s control worldwide.

    They do not spend all of their time in one place, e.g. Jerusalem, for about 3 1/2 years. I suspect they will travel worldwide; however, they will end up in Jerusalem near the end of that 3 1/2 years and be murdered there, and by that time with all of the resulting disruption in Satan’s previous controlled governments/nations, Satan will be ready to be put into the “bottomless pit.”

    It appears these two witnesses will be in Satan’s face, whereas those in “her place in the wilderness” will be nourished and protected from the face of the Devil.

    John

    There seems to be some misunderstanding.

    I said that they will warn the brethren to leave, I did not say that the two would go themselves and then REMAIN in that place.

    As soon as they begin their work the two will go to the brethren as Moses and Aaron went to call Israel to leave Egypt, after which there would be a short period of time [a few weeks at most] in which the brethren would prepare to leave; and then even if they escorted the faithful brethren to the place the two would not remain there, but would go back to the larger world to do their work of warning the entire world.

    The scriptures say that they will die at Jerusalem, the scriptures do not say that they will necessarily spend their whole time there. Nevertheless God is trying to focus all humanity on Jerusalem to which Christ will come, so it would appear that they may possibly work from Jerusalem as a kind of home base after returning from taking the brethren to the place.

    Besides these two warning the world there would need to be some organization and leadership in the place for the sake of general order, services and teaching; so there is much more opportunity for leadership than just the two.

    Being based at Jerusalem would not preclude them from visiting other places or mean that they would start their work at Jerusalem. The vast majority of the COG Groups are in North America and I would expect the two to begin here and take the faithful from across the earth to God’s place and then go to Jerusalem from there; using Jerusalem as a home base to witness to the entire world. Remember the false prophet will move to Jerusalem at some point himself.

    Thank you for this comment, I will set about doing a major post on God’s two in future. James

  5. Author. When Aaron made the golden calf was that OK because he was an appointed leader? Moses certainly didn’t agree with him. The problem is in your thinking and reasoning. The “leaders” have convinced you that they shouldn’t be questioned. This is a dangerous belief.

  6. Author said: “C.L. compared some in the ministry with the Catholic Church in placing men equal to or above God.”

    my comment: I did not say or imply ‘some’. It is the practice of all the COG groups I have experience with.

    Author said: “But the Catholic position (I know because I was Catholic before I learned the truth) is that the Catholic Church has the right to interpret the Bible and that members are to believe what the Catholic Church says is true and what they say the Bible means.”

    my comment: I can rewrite your sentence to show the same of the COG’s. Watch this.

    But the UCG, COGWA, RCG, PCG, LCG position (I know cause I’ve been exposed to them) is that the UCG, COGWA, RCG, PCG, LCG has the right to interpret the Bible and that members are to believe what the UCG, COGWA, RCG, PCG, LCG says is true and what they say the Bible means.

    They have more similarities of practice to the Catholic Church than differences. They love to ‘lord it over’. Like I said, harlot daughters.

    I believe too many misinterpret 1 Timothy 5:1-2. Starts with, “Rebuke not an elder..”. It is referring to treating our elders (those older than us) as we would our father or mother. And treating those younger than ourselves as brothers and sisters. It has nothing to do with an “easy out” or “don’t confront” those who have given themselves titles and positions of “authority” in a church/organization.

    The COG’s / splinters are just as the Roman Catholic Church in practices. Lording it over and the fact that the underlings (sheep being fleeced) have no ability or authority or God given right / responsibility to correct or remove a “leader” that is error ridden.

    When a family cannot sit down and reason together and grow together it grows apart. Division happens, divorce happens…oh but let’s keep making the same errors over and over again. I HATE that these divisions happen, that people cannot work together because some have to ‘be the bossy’, a position like a tyrannical parent that provokes their “child/ren” to wrath. It’s not good. Isn’t it time to stop it. Ya’ll know the definition of insanity right?

    All Paul says in Timothy is that we are not to rebuke an elder [any older person, in fact anyone] without a just cause, but Paul continues to say that with two or three witnesses the sinner must be rebuked [as the law requires]. As for the Catholic primacy of Peter this was adopted by Herbert Armstrong who thundered this in many sermons, and Charles Bryce told me directly “I a a minister of Jesus Christ, I can do anything I want and God must back me up” He is not alone in this LIE which is still the position of LCG and others today. James

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