NOW COMES BENJAMIN
(THE SON’S OF GOD)
By Dan Luehrs
There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them… Ps 68:27 (NASU)
Benjamin was the youngest of the twelve sons of Jacob. His name means, "Son of my right hand." This is the only son that the father named when his wife Rachel was dying. “…She called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin” (Genesis 35:18 KJV). This signifies that we the sons of God are named by the Father and will be at His right hand with the first born Son, Jesus. Even though Benjamin’s birth brought death to his mother, the father saw prophetically the destiny of his son. Joseph was the first son of Jacob and Rachel. Joseph’s name means, "To add another son." “And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son” (Genesis 30:24 KJV). Jesus now sits at the right hand of the Father and we with Him will rule and reign in this life and in His kingdom to come.
Rick Joyner wrote about Benjamin in: The Second American Revolutionary/Civil War, Part 17
“The church as we perceive it in the West is about to die. This is not something to rejoice over. Even though it may be far from the church that Jesus will build, it has accomplished much and will die in honor. It is a parallel of the life of Rachel, Jacob’s wife that died when Benjamin was born. Benjamin was the last son born to Israel and represents the last sons of God to be born on the earth. Benjamin means “the son of the right hand,” and the right hand of God is called “the right hand of power.” Like Rachel, the church will give birth to the “son of His right hand,” but it will take her life. So this means she will have been a mother to the last-day ministry, and we honor our fathers and mothers.” (End of quote)
When Joseph was revealed to his brothers in Egypt, Joseph sat his brothers in birth order at the table to eat. However, Joseph gave Benjamin five times as much food as he gave his other brothers, plus he gave him five changes of clothes more than his half-brothers. “He took portions to them from his own table, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. So they feasted and drank freely with him.” Gen 43:34 (NASU)
There is revelatory truth for us to gleam from this seemingly odd part of the story. When we are fully united with Jesus as His bride we will feast with Him and on Him at the marriage Supper of the Lamb. This is the last great feast that we are called to partake of. We will fully eat of the revelation of Jesus Christ, His blood (life) will be true drink to us and His body will be our food (His will) given to us in full measure so that we will become all that He is.
This is where we are at right now in the body of Christ, five is the number of GRACE. This signifies what God is giving to this last generation of Benjamin’s, the grace to overcome everything that is hindering His son’s from being all that Jesus paid for us to be. Resurrection power is coming to all those who look for His glorious presence to change them and the world with an awakening and revival.
OUR COMING RESURRECTION
The Lord has been speaking to me about this coming resurrection and as it pertains to the sons of Benjamin, these are the added sons after Joseph, who was a type of Christ in the Old Testament. Jesus raised the dead and gave new life, this is the calling of the sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
The story of Lazarus is written in John 11 where Jesus proclaims Himself as the “Resurrection and the Life” to Martha. She did not fully understand Who Jesus really was when it came to the point of raising her brother Lazarus from the dead.
In a nut shell, Jesus is going to resurrect the sons of God! Right now we seem to be in the tomb, there seems to be no real raw power of God or the life and resurrection of Jesus being displayed anywhere that I know of in the earth. Can I ask you, when was the last time you saw an arm or leg grow out of someone, or someone being raised from the dead when they were dead for four days? Get ready, get ready because the love and power of God is going to astound us all! The resurrection and life of Jesus is now calling the sons of God from their tombs and every promise of God to them will come to pass from the beginning of time!
For in bringing many sons to glory, it was only fitting that God, the Creator and Preserver of everything, should bring the Initiator of their deliverance to the goal through sufferings. Heb 2:10 (CJB)
We, who are born again, are walking miracles of the resurrection power of God. The life of Jesus in us is the same power that raised Him from the dead, we truly are sons of resurrection! He not only died for us individually, but corporately as a body so that we together in oneness would display His love and power to a dying world around us.
In order for the sons of God to come into their glory we will need the assistance of God, we cannot raise ourselves from the dead, only God can deliver us from this body of death that we carry around with us. Resurrection day is upon us, we will overcome all sin and death in the flesh. This is where the story of Lazarus is our story, his name means, (Assistance of God). Just as he received God’s assistance to be raise from the dead, so will we in this coming day of God. Be ready!
Lana Vawser wrote an article entitled: This is your resurrection moment.
There has been a "dying" process for many in these battles, and many have stared "death" in the face, feeling like they wouldn't survive the battle, but then SUDDENLY comes the RESURRECTION POWER of Jesus to bring His people back to life, stronger than ever before.
There is an acceleration of resurrection upon Believers right now. Many of you have been in battle after battle and you may feel like, in many ways, there has been a death that has taken place within you through weariness and wounding and you aren't dreaming with God, in faith, for the promises He has for you. But the Lord showed me that there is an acceleration of resurrection upon you NOW, in Jesus' name!
The resurrection anointing is coming on many of you, and it is going to cause LIFE to abound within you like never before! You will no longer feel like you are drowning, but you will RISE AGAIN in strength and resurrection. (End of quote).
THE OUT OF RESURRECTION
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Phil 3:10-12 (NASU)
There is an attaining to what is called, (The out of resurrection). This is something we are shown by revelation and are called to come up higher in our walk with Jesus, so that we will have faith and power to be even as He is, and to do as He is doing.
I must stop here and ask you if you truly want this? If you do, you cannot attain this through your own strength and righteousness, but His alone. “…that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith.” Phil 3:8-9 (NASU). Our standing in rightness with God is totally by faith! We must see our works as filthy rags (menstrual rags) in order to attain to the true faith that we have in Jesus, for it is His work alone on the cross that has bought us right standing with God.
Right now this should be the cry of every Christian that is hungering for more of Jesus. “Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?” Rom 7:24 (NASU)
The answer is found in Romans 8:2-3, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” Only the Spirit of life that is in Jesus can possibly save us from the death that is in our flesh. This is why we need an out-of-resurrection before the general resurrection of all the dead. We as sons have this to look forward to and to believe for as we go through this experience we call life, which really is death every day. Only true life comes from Jesus alone, and to receive His life we must spend time in His presence and word as He is the bread of life.
In Philippians 3:10-11, Paul speaks of two resurrection. One is Christ’s resurrection, “The power of His resurrection” which is the Greek word, (Anastasis). However, in verse 11 he uses another Greek word for resurrection, (Exanastasis); "the out-resurrection from among the dead." This is the one he had not yet attained to and was pushing forward to walk in the glorious likeness of Christ.
Meaning of the word resurrection:
1. Anastasis, "A raising up," or "rising" "to cause to stand."
2. Exanastasis, "From" or "out of," "the out-resurrection from among the dead."
For the significance of this see ATTAIN, signifies "to reach, to arrive at. The paramount aims of the apostle's life, "if by any means," he says, "I might attain unto the resurrection from the dead," not the physical resurrection, which is assured to all believers hereafter, but to the present life of identification with Christ in His resurrection. (Vine's dictionary).
According to Paul there is a spiritual realm or level in Christ that he had revelation on, this is for us to walk in resurrection power in our life-time, and he longed for it, but was unable to attain it in His day because the Father was not ready to give its full experience to the church at that time. Because it is for the last generation of the sons of Benjamin to be born through the mother church that will die off as Rachel did. In fact, not until Rachel died did Benjamin come forth.
OF THE TRIBE OF BENJAMIN
…of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin… Phil 3:5 (NASU)
In the same chapter of Philippians 3, where Paul teaches on the power of the resurrection, he tells us plainly that he is of one of the twelve tribes of Israel; that being, BENJAMIN! This is not happen chance that the full manifestation of Christ is taught by Paul with the revealing of resurrection glory with the manifested sons of God being unveiled through the tribe of Benjamin. I am not sure if Paul saw this in his time, but it has definitely been revealed to us. This chapter is written so that we could see with the eyes of faith and believe for this to come forth in our life-time. Paul said, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Phil 3:14 (NASU)
Paul had a goal in his life, a prize to obtain, a high calling that most Christians miss seeing or understanding the implications of it for eternity. He goes on to say in verses 18-19 that Christians who miss this calling will suffer great loss because they have set their minds on earthly things rather than the spiritual.
If you can see these truths as the revelation of Jesus Christ in your heart they are yours to claim by faith and to receive. Truth is something we receive by faith and not something we try to achieve in our strength. We receive nothing from God except by faith so that spiritual realities become our experience, which is Jesus!
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself. Phil 3:20-21 (NASU)
Sons of God come forth from the grave and cast off your grave clothes for your robes of righteousness are ready!
There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them… Ps 68:27 (NASU)