Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Revelation 7 (Part 11) Benjamin
By Odon Bulamba (10th June 2005)
Benjamin means son of my right hand.
When he was born his name was sorrow. So he has two positions.
He was so good to his father, he would do anything for him.
Jacob’s blessing was:
He is a wolf.
What does that mean? He is dangerous. Wolves are wild, strong and they can destroy. Their sight is better than the dogs’. They are farsighted and they never give up. They will follow you with perseverance and call other wolves so that all of them can attack you and kill you.
This was Benjamin. Someone who was called a right hand is now blessed as a wolf.
In America, wolves represent something evil. If someone wants to kill you with magic, they can use wolves. Their teeth are different, their eyes will tell you they’ve no joy or peace. Benjamin was someone like that.
Most of Benjamin’s descendants are good and they are also left handed people. If someone says he is from the tribe of Benjamin, they will be surely asked: “Are you right handed or left handed?” There is something extra-ordinary about them: if you put a stone on someone’s head they’ll hit it with great precision. In the Bible there are some examples in Genesis 35:18, Judges 3:15, Judges 20:16
Out of all these people 700 choice men were left-handed; each one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.
With their left hand they can hit anything (Judges 20:16).
Unfortunately, although they have the ability to hit things very small, they could never go and fight for God’s glory. They were not motivated for that.
In our churches today, many people also have nice gifts, God has blessed them in different ways, they could fight for the glory of God in their church and society but they don’t care.
Saul was a king and a Benjamite. He led people very differently, he didn’t reflect he was a descendant of the right hand of Jacob. He just only brought sorrows and problems among his people.