The Twelve Gates Of The Holy City
(The Twelfth Gate of The City, Benjamin)
Gen. 35:16 says,
"And they journeyed from Bethel, and had but a little way to come to Ephrath, when Rache suffered the pangs of childbirth and had hard labor. When she was in hard labor, the midwife said to her, `Do not be afraid; you shall have this son also.' And as her soul was departing, for she died, she called his name Benoni (son of my sorrow) but his father called him Benjamin (son of the right hand). So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath, that is, Bethlehem."
When Benjamin came forth it fulfilled Joseph's name, he shall add another son. In Gen. 32 we have read where God told Jacob that his name shall be called Israel. But all the way through Chapter 33 and 34 he was still called Jacob. But as soon as Rachel died, that which he loved. It is said, "As her soul was departing". As soon as that soulish realm is dealt with we shall rule as God. (Israel)
We started this book with Reuben which means `Behold a son'. It is a long way from `Behold a son' to the position of `Son of my right hand'. In bringing Benjamin forth, Rachel the free woman, the Church, travailed. In Rev. 12:2 it says of that woman; She travailed in birth and pain to be delivered. It is going to cost the Church some travail to bring forth Benjamin. It is going to cost the Church her soul. The soul has got to depart in order for Benjamin to be born. They were on their way to Ephrath which means fruitful. God is going to have some fruit, and out of that fruit, He is going to have a travailing Church.
There was in this passage a mid-wife who could prophesy. She said, "You shall have this son also." There is going to be a many membered man in the earth. He will have the nature and the image and the ministry and the anointing of Jesus Christ and will do greater works. He didn't say more works, He said greater works. He didn't say you would do it through radio or television. He said greater works than these. The word shall be made flesh and Benjamin will come forth; the son of my right hand, and Rachel shall die.
Gen. 42:3 says,
"Then ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him."
Do you want to know where this Benjamin company is? Hidden with the Father. In the words of Rev. 12, they are in the womb of the Church. The father has them preserved and hidden. Their names are not flashing across the markers of civic auditoriums around the nation. Most people haven't even heard of them. Like John the Baptist was kept hidden on the back side of the desert until the time was right, these are being preserved and hidden by the Father until His time is right.
Gen. 42:20 says,
"But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die. This they proceeded to do."
The one who will be a full brother to Jesus' purpose, is to verify the word and to preserve life. Like Joseph, Benjamin is one who preserves live. Why did Joseph's brothers suddenly become so obedient? Because Joseph gave them no other alternative. He said, "Boys if you want to live; you can't survive without Benjamin" He is your only hope.
There are a lot of people who will tell you that they just can not wait to see the face of Jesus. I declare to you that in this age you will never see the face of Joseph until Benjamin and Joseph come together. Benjamin will get the woman ready. She isn't to meet Joseph yet. God is going to have a ministry that is going to go ahead and prepare the bride to meet her husband.
"Now the famine was still severe in the land. So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, `Go back and buy us a little more food.' But Judah said to him, the man warned us solemnly, `You will not see my face again, unless your brother is with you.'"
You will never see the face of Joseph unless Benjamin is with you. The Church as a whole does not want to hear this message. The message I am bringing to you in this chapter is a dream I have had, and I am not talking to half brothers. What I am saying to you is that you will not see Jesus coming again until you see Benjamin brought forth among his brothers. Without this Benjamin ministry the Church will never see his face and even those who have died and are in the presence of Jesus will not be made perfect. (Heb. 11:40)
The reason that I can no longer play the charismatic games is because I am on my way to the land of Cannan carrying the bones of Joseph. When Moses came to the Red Sea, he had a coffin full of bones that had more faith than the whole crowd of people he led out.
Gen 43:29 says,
"As he looked about and saw his brother Benjamin, his own Mother's son, he asked, `Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?' and he said, `God be gracious to you, my son,' Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there."
Joseph knew Benjamin when they met. He was so moved when he saw the joy he had died for. The joy that had been set before him that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. When he recognized that, he had to go into his chambers and weep. Benjamin did not know Joseph when they first met. We who have been apprehended for this Benjamin ministry have not fully recognized Joseph.
There remains only one thing we need. Gen 44:1 says,
"Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house, `Fill the men's sacks with as much food as they can carry and put each man's silver in the mouth of his sack. Then put my cup, the silver one, in the mouth of the youngest one's sack; along with the silver for his grain.'"
There is only one thing we must experience before we fully recognize our elder brother. His cup in our sack. Why is it a silver cup? First of all I am redeemed. The silver cup in the sack of Benjamin points to the redemption of the body.
King Saul began the natural kingdom and Saul of Tarsus gave revelation of the spiritual kingdom. Both of them were of the tribe of Benjamin. Is there a silver cup in your sack? Is there something within you that will actually cause you to come into this redemption of the body that you might stand before all creation and deliver them? There will come a ministry that will recognize fully their older brother.
In Gen. 43:34, Joseph sat his brothers down at the table and fed them. Benjamin received five times as much as his brothers. Jesus said, "It is My meat to do the will of My Father." Benjamin's ministry is five fold, and will do the will of the Father. Benjamin is the anointed Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher all in one.
In Gen. 45:22-23, Joseph gave his brothers new clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver and FIVE sets of clothing. There are five ministry gifts to the Church that are going to lead us through change, after change, after change or raiment, until we are all clothed with immortality.
David used five stones and each of them were giant killers. There are five giants in our lives; our five senses.
Gen. 49:27 says,
"Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf; In the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil."
Jesus and Satan are described as being both a serpent and a lion. The wolf is fierce. God is going to have a Benjamin ministry that is going to tear up everything man has produced. This is going to make a lot of people angry. In the morning of this new day he is going to devour a message and a prey. And in the evening, while everyone else is saying `The night is coming when no man shall work', Benjamin is saying, `Praise God! This is my shift.'
Isaiah 60: 1-2 says,
"Arise! Shine! For the glory of the Lord has risen upon thee. For behold darkness shall cover the earth and thick darkness is over the people, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you."
Benjamin was born in the number twelve position, and was the ninth stone on the breastplate. The stone was an amethyst. Benjamin was the only son born unto "Israel". (Prince with God) Joseph was the end of the old nature and now Benjamin has come forth in the new nature.
Now, Let's go back to where we started in Rev. 21. Every gate has been a pearl. If you want to be a part of those who will be called the "Son of His Right Hand", it will cost you something. Rev. 21:22 says,
"I did not see a temple in the City, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.."
At evening, Benjamin will divide the spoils. Jesus went in and bound the strong man and now all that is left is for us to spoil his house. Benjamin has spoiled the house of the evil one. Like the man child of Rev. 12. He has been caught up to God and His throne but satan has come down and his house has been spoiled.
God is preparing a ministry to equip the Church to completely put the evil one under her feet. This Benjamin ministry is going to divide the spoil from the victory Jesus has already won. There is only one thing remaining as I see it, and that is to get His cup in our sack. Will you take His cup into your sack?
Can you imagine the reproach Benjamin had when they discovered Joseph's cup in his sack? Don't you figure his brothers thought they would be killed? Can't you just see them blaming Benjamin? And he tells them, "I didn't have a thing to do with it."
There is a cup in my sack and I did not have anything to do with putting it there. It was not because I was obedient, or faithful, or because of my service to the Body of Christ. My elder brother put it there to draw me and my half brothers back to him. He didn't tell me and he didn't ask me for my permission, he just put it there and all my brothers are wanting to kill me. I cannot help it if I had the same mother He had. Our mother was a free woman who was over shadowed by the Holy Spirit. And like my older brother, someday, I will stand and say; "You meant this for evil but God meant it for good."
If His cup is not in my sack, we would starve to death. That cup is what is going to call me and my half brothers back to Him, so He can reveal Himself fully to us.