Apparently I have a crush and am decided by no accident between two guys – Joseph and Benjamin, which led me directly to this Scripture. —–Genesis 35:24 – The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. A couple of the guy crushes I had were named Benny, and now they are preoccupied with other things, but now that I am narrowing down my search as Bachelorette of America, I am down to Joseph and Benjamin, which moves me to find out everything I can about the Tribe of Joseph and the Tribe of Benjamin. Philipp Daniels who wrote a fascinating book on transformation and God’s promises, which I must confess I didn’t go through the whole thing because I didn’t agree that you necessarily, have to do your quiet time, – “first thing in the morning.”, but that book has a great anointing on it and you can find it on the Sid Roth show, but I have to admit that Sid Roth is wrong on a couple of things, that God is not going to hold you in judgment for being yourself, yes there are things that you can do that are bad, but those people probably even wouldn’t be reading this post. Let God be the Judge, I am not getting in the middle. Anyway, back to the tribe of Joseph and the tribe of Benjamin.
Benjamin was her (Rachel’s) first born son and his name meant “son of my sorrow” or Benoni, if I’m not mistaken. You can check it out yourself. She thought she was going to die giving birth, but then Rachel’s husband, Jacob, whose hip got thwarted by God for asking for a blessing, much like He did to me, held her hand, and he’s the one that changed his name. So now his name is the “son of my right hand”.
I would like to extrapolate on these verses right now: Exodus 15:6,12: Psalm. 110:1,5: Mt. 26:64; Mark. 14:62: Mark 14:62;16:19, Luke 20:42, 32:69, ACTS 2:13:33-34, 5:31 7:55:56, Romans 8:34, Ephesians 1:20, Colossians 3:1, Hebrews 1:3.
8 So Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I beg of you, between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, for we are relatives.
9 Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself, I beg of you, from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you choose the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot looked and saw that everywhere the Jordan Valley was well watered. Before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [it was all] like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley and [he] traveled east. So they separated.
Genesis 13 – Interesting political commentary for America, as Americans we need to be Democrats, and not Republicans or else we’ll be like Lot, 😛 I think Bill Gates was like Abraham, very rich in livestock and gold, so now we know that he is a Democrat.
Joseph Dreams of Greatness
37 Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. 2 This is the story of the family of Jacob.
Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves.[a] 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
5 Once Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. 6 He said to them, “Listen to this dream that I dreamed. 7 There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright; then your sheaves gathered around it, and bowed down to my sheaf.” 8 His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Are you indeed to have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more because of his dreams and his words.
9 He had another dream, and told it to his brothers, saying, “Look, I have had another dream: the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10 But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him, and said to him, “What kind of dream is this that you have had? Shall we indeed come, I and your mother and your brothers, and bow to the ground before you?” 11 So his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
Joseph Is Sold by His Brothers
12 Now his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock near Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” He answered, “Here I am.” 14 So he said to him, “Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock; and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the valley of Hebron.
He came to Shechem, 15 and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, “What are you seeking?” 16 “I am seeking my brothers,” he said; “tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock.” 17 The man said, “They have gone away, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’” So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. 18 They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. 19 They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer. 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild animal has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams.” 21 But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.” 22 Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him”—that he might rescue him out of their hand and restore him to his father. 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves[b] that he wore; 24 and they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.
25 Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying gum, balm, and resin, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers agreed. 28 When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.
29 When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes. 30 He returned to his brothers, and said, “The boy is gone; and I, where can I turn?” 31 Then they took Joseph’s robe, slaughtered a goat, and dipped the robe in the blood. 32 They had the long robe with sleeves[c] taken to their father, and they said, “This we have found; see now whether it is your son’s robe or not.” 33 He recognized it, and said, “It is my son’s robe! A wild animal has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces.” 34 Then Jacob tore his garments, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days. 35 All his sons and all his daughters sought to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father bewailed him. 36 Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard.
Genesis 49:27 says -“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he shall devour the prey, And at night he shall divide the spoil.”
So about these two guys – Joseph and Benjamin, Joseph acts more like Benjamin in the Bible, and Benjamin acts more like Joseph. Ultimately I have to choose. Dr. Ben would be optimal because he’s a doctor but I didn’t sense any equal affection for me unless he was playing hard to get. and Joseph is acting like a ravenous wolf sometimes, but I believe he’s my soulmate. Dr. Ben is like the new wine, that doesn’t go into the old wineskins, So that means changes for me. So I pray that the Lord lead me in the right (no pun intended) direction as I pray and seek His face.
Be back later, signing off.