THE CHARACTER OF THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL AND THE CHARACTER OF THE 144000

PURPOSE:
To demonstrate:
  • The similitude between the character of the twelve tribes of Israel and the 144000.
  • Through the plan of salvation: justification, sanctification, purification and glorification, the character is brought to perfection.
  • Any other character study is a counterfeit of the way the Savior evaluates our characters with the Law of God.
INTRODUCTION:
The law of God is the standard of the judgment at the time of the Investigative Judgment. Any other way of evaluating the character and categorizing it, for example in: sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic or melancholic, is a depressing counterfeit of the enemy of souls to keep the mind in a state of predestination, giving no hope that the character can be transformed and changed through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Although these traits of character may exist and may be identified as a general overall representation of the different types of character in individuals, this pattern or way of thinking and being can be changed as demonstrated through the study of the brain nerves in the previous files 5, 11, 17 and 22.

Through the study of the twelve tribes, as first presented in Genesis 49 and last heard of in Revelation 7 and 21, it behooves us to take heed how the Creator of all men, through the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, can transform a group of twelve men having major defects of character, ending up having their names written on the twelve gates of the Holy City, on the earth made new.

NAMES OF THE TWELVE TRIBES IN GENESIS 49 COMPARED TO THE NAMES OF THOSE MENTIONNED IN REVELATION 7
GENESIS 49 AND REVELATION 7
Reuben Reuben
Simeon Simeon
Levi Levi
Judah Judah
Zebulun Zabulon
Issachar Issachar
Dan Manasses*
Gad Gad
Asher Aser
Naphtali Nephtalim
Joseph Joseph**
Benjamin Benjamin

NOTE:
*The tribe of Dan is missing at the end and is replaced by the name of the eldest son of Joseph who received part of the Double Portion.

**Instead of Joseph's name, it should show the name of Ephraim who received the birthright rather than Manasseh; however unlike is uncle Esau, Manasseh did nothing to forfeit his privileges in the family blessing. The Bible says that Jacob blessed Ephraim the younger son of Joseph in place of Manasseh (Gen. 48:17), to the dismay of Joseph. Ephraim could have had his name on one of the gates of the Holy City but the Bible clearly gives the reason of this absence: "Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone." Hosea 4: 17.

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