By John Thiel, The Characteristics of the Twelve Tribes of the 144,000 Conference, study 12, mp3
Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 33:12 [And] of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; [and the LORD] shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
To be among the 144,000 does not mean perfection at first. The perfection that they are described as having is the end-result of a purification process after which they are declared as perfect and sinless. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, The Characteristics of the Twelve Tribes of the 144,000 Conference, study 6, mp3
Only One of Two
Ephraim and Manasseh were the two sons of Joseph, but only one of them is found in Revelation chapter 7.
Revelation 7:6 Of the tribe of Aser [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim [were] sealed twelve thousand.
Dan and Naphtali also were brothers, but Dan isn’t there. Read the rest of this entry