The 12 Tribes of Israel / We're ALL Related
by Sheila A Bryant
(Dallas, Texas )
After God destroyed mankind with the flood, Noah's sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth and their wives replenish the earth. Therefore, we the people, are from one of these group of people. With that being said, we are all connected to one another, being that Shem, Ham, and Japheth are the sons of Noah. Now the question becomes, which of the three sons of Noah are you descendant of?
I'm so glad I love reading the holy bible (KJV). I've learned as I continually read the bible over and over again, I learn something new and fascinating each season.
This season I have become more in tune with the 12 Tribes of Israel. While reading the last chapter in Ezekiel and learning that there are 3 tribes in each quadrant (north, south, east and west), and how God gave each tribe a certain amount and measurement of inheritance. Upon learning that, and reflecting back to Ezekiel asking the question, "Will these dry bones live again?" Then reading Daniel chapter 1 after Nebuchadnezzar had taken into captivity the Hebrew boys (Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abedneggo) I was truly blown away. Because by now, I thought the children of Israel were already taken into captivity (God placed them in captivity for 70 years).
What I discovered, there were actually more than one instance when the captivity took place. There were actually three different instances when certain groups were taken into captivity. This lead me to want to know about the origin of each tribal group. For instance, the tribe of Judah was a tribe of royalty, and were a knowledgeable group of people who knew about science, and other great things that Nebuchadnezzar felt would be useful to him and his Babylonian empire.
For those of us who are single, I strongly advise reading the holy bible everyday. There are just endless things to learn about the bible, and you will even learn how to apply God's word to your daily life. After all, it is an instruction book of how to live our lives here on earth, right! You will learn how to RESPOND to everyday problems here on earth if you just read God's instructions, it's really that simple! :)
The Blessed One
Always allow God's will to be your way!