Israel was given specific directions for the construction and ritual procedure of the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle was to always be pitched facing East toward the rising sun. The thirteen tribes were allocated specific areas for bivouac around the Tabernacle. When the camp was broken, the column was to move out in specific order. These instructions were important. They were recorded in the canon of scripture. All generations are commanded to hear and obey them.
Although we now have the completed canon of scripture and are no longer bound to the ritual of the Tabernacle, the meaning of the symbolism and ritual has never changed. It is just as true today as ever. Careful examination of the pattern reveals the divine keys for future Client Nations in history. Today the United States of America is the Client Nation to God. Did God throw away the pattern of the first Client Nation after it ended or is the pattern the same? This document will show how to make application to Client Nation USA based upon the underlying truths of the pattern of Client Nation Israel.
|Simeon||modern chrysolite||blue-green||division from Justice|
|Judah||ruby||fire-colored||lion - leader|
|Dan||ligurius||transparent orange, reddish brown, pale red||judge|
|Gad||composite quartz, chalcedony,carnelian,jasper||glittering with different colors||raiding band|
|Naphtali||ancient chrysolite||brilliant golden||doe|
|beryl||leek green||fruitful bough (double blessing)|
|Benjamin||diamond||glassy, sparkling||wolf - spoils|
Through the previous table and illustration, the picture of Client Nation Israel begins to emerge. Judah had received the leadership responsibility after the default of Reuben, Simeon, and Levy, who were all cursed. Thus, Judah camped on the East in front of the Tabernacle Gate. On the Northeast was Issachar, symbolized by the donkey, the pack-animal in Israel. On the Southeast side was Zebulun, who represented sea transportation. Later, in the Promised Land, Zebulun would be responsible for sea commerce even though it did not have a seaport.
On the North side of the Tabernacle were Dan (Federal Judicial System),
Naphtali (doe, peacemaker, animal slaughter and packing), and Asher (royalty).
On the South side were Reuben (curse), Simeon (division from being judged),
and Gad (raiding band). On the West side were Ephraim and Manasseh
(double blessing, the bankers), and Benjamin (wolf eating the spoils of
Judah was the leadership tribe and Moses was the head. This function in the USA is corresponds to Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and the District of Columbia. The separate entity of DC represents Moses and the surrounding states represent Judah. The leadership role of the USA is centered in Washington, DC. So this fits precisely.
On the Northeast, Issachar was a donkey, the pack-animal in Israel. The corresponding function of the USA is New York, which represents the trade center of the nation, and the surrounding states. The donkey in Israel corresponds to the trade center of Client Nation USA. Other nations also have trade centers in the northeast corner of their nations, though all are not as obvious as New York. Today the transportation system includes rail, airplanes, ships, and trucks. All of these forms of transportation converge on New York to move cargo in and out of the world trade center. So Issachar is a perfect match between Israel and the USA.
On the Southeast, Zebulun,
On the North is Dan, the symbol of the Federal Judiciary. The function of federal justice is two-fold: Military and criminal justice. Dan represents both the external gates of a nation, going out to war, and the internal gates, criminal justice. Israel was always attacked from the North; so Dan was strategically important. In the USA, the states of North and South Dakota and Minnesota represent Dan. Minnesota is split by the Mississippi River and is famous for the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Twins strive against each other as Jacob and Esau. Twins side by side also symbolize a witness.
There is a difference between the judicial function of Dan and law enforcement, which is a security function. The law enforcement function is related to the Levites, who had strict security requirements for the Tabernacle. In the USA the eastern states of West Virginia (prisons), Tennessee, and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia represent this function.
Just as animals were needed to slaughter for the Tabernacle ritual as symbolized by Naphtali, the doe, similarly, the USA located the great slaughter houses in Chicago, Illinois and Green Bay, Wisconsin. The region of Naphtali is also the location of ore and raw material for manufacturing. After manufacturing, products can be shipped from the adjoining trade center. Kentucky is symbolic of the womb, which provides animals for the slaughter houses. It is famous for huge caves, mines, and horse breeding - all functions which relate to the nearby processing centers. The function of Naphtali is identical in the USA to Israel.
The Tribe of Asher on the north represented royalty. This is a function that is generally foreign to the middle class USA. The function exists symbolically, however, with the mountains of Montana and the square state of Wyoming. The Tabernacle was built with right angles - not circles and diagonals. The function of Royalty is more visible in Great Britain, which occupies a similar location on the map of Europe. So Asher in the USA is symbolic.
On the South side of the nation are functions that work over, against the North. If the North were weak in the Federal Judiciary, then the southern state of Texas might be called upon to go to war. Texas is the most famous state in the union for warfare. Texans have consistently demonstrated the concept of freedom through military victory in every war. So Reuben, who represents a curse in the south, may be a curse for the enemies of the country.
Simeon, represents a different kind of curse - one related to division and scattering due to justice. Note that the Mississippi River, the great divider of East and West in our nation, runs through the region of Simeon. Louisiana represents Simeon. The nearby states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, which are associated with the Levites, represent the law enforcement required to deal with the criminality of Simeon.
Gad in the Southwest is represented by New Mexico and Arizona, the wild west. Both states were known as a haven for outlaws in our nation's history. So, the states along the South side of the USA correspond to Client Nation Israel.
On the West side of the nation, the state of California represents the double blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh. California even looks like a double state. This location in Israel was where the bankers camped. Gold was discovered in California. It was a natural bank built by the Creator. California is one of the most prosperous states. It very clearly corresponds to the architecture of Client Nation Israel.
Benjamin camped on the Northwest and represented the wolf that ate the spoils of victory. Washington state, Oregon as well as Alaska represent Benjamin. The states are the home of the wolf. They either have gold and silver to mine or else adjoin states that have these precious metals. Benjamin is a perfect example of the wolf and the spoils in the USA as well as Israel.
The states situated inland from the coast in the USA correspond to the functions performed by the slaves who camped on the north, south, and west sides of the Tabernacle. The states of our nation's bread basket are there. The internal states east of the Mississippi correspond to the Levite servants (who also kept slaves). Their function has already been explained. Most of the work in the internal states is associated with manual labor. There was a time before the 1860's when slaves were used in this country to perform such functions just as they were in Israel.
The functions of the slaves on the north, south, and west sides of the Tabernacle were:
However, all the sons of Jacob except Joseph and Benjamin were wild
children, i.e. offspring not from Right Man and Right Woman. The
sons of Rachel were from Jacob's Right Woman. They were Joseph and
Benjamin. Joseph's blessing was doubled and passed on to his two
sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Benjamin was also blessed by being allowed
to eat the spoils of victory. All of the children of Right Man and
Right Woman were on the west side, the place of prosperity.
|Independence||1775 - 1783||.||.|
|War of 1812||1812 - 1814||37 years||40|
|Mexican||1846 - 1848||.||.|
|War Between the States||1861 - 1865||49 years||40 (80 since 1775)|
|Spanish American||1898||37 years||40|
|World War I||1914 - 1918||.||.|
|World War II||1941 - 1945||43 years||40 (80 since 1861)|
|Korean War||1950 - 1953||.||.|
|Viet Nam||1957 - 1973||.||.|
|Iraq (Desert Storm)||1991||49 years||40|
|Afghanistan War||2001 - Current||.||.|
|Iraq II||2003 - 2011||.||.|
The wars in US history are clearly explained by the Four Generation Curse. The War Between the States and World War II occurred at 80 year intervals in round numbers. Following World War II there have been three wars, none of which were won completely on the battlefield. The Viet Nam War stands out as the most humiliating defeat. Desert Storm was a decisive tactical victory, but the strategic victory was not achieved until the Second Iraq War, 2003 - 2011. However, winning the Second Iraq War did not secure peace since that war, like the Afghanistan War that began in 2001, was against Islamic terrorism. The Afghanistan War is still in progress.
According to the Head and Tail Model , cursing is caused by rejection of Bible Doctrine and becoming a tail rather than a head. The failure does not begin on the battlefield. That is simply the result of problems that started long before with negative volition toward Bible Doctrine. Furthermore, marriage culture exhibits the symptoms of failure long before the military becomes weak. The principle is explained in the Marriage Kernel Model. The era since World War II has been fully analyzed in terms of Marriage Culture . There was a rise in divorces to epidemic proportions along with failure on the battlefield during this period. Problems with marriage clearly reveal blessing or cursing for a nation before the Four Generation Curse hits.
This did not happen until 1860, almost 400 years after the discovery of America, and very nearly the same amount of time that Client Nation Israel spent being born. It spent 400 years in Egypt prior to becoming a Client Nation. It is the Lord Jesus Christ who controls human history. He was building Client Nation USA from its initial discovery.
The nation had already proven its strength against Great Britain in the Revolutionary War and again in the War of 1812; but by 1860 new internal problems surfaced that threatened to destroy the nation. The issue of slavery was used as a political platform to divide the nation. There were 3,953,760 slaves out of a total population of 31,443,321 according to the US Census.1 The Bible upholds slavery; so it was not an issue of it being right or wrong. It was an issue of living together. There was no way that the agricultural South could free the slaves instantaneously because they were the backbone of their economy. Just as marriage problems that have to be resolved, so the problems of the factions in the nation had to resolve their differences or seek a divorce.
The nation was split in half, North against South, over a moral issue concocted by politicians to get elected. The North saw the issue as one of morality, human rights, and freedom. They looked at the South as lawless while the South looked at the North as legalists. Robert E. Lee decided to fight with the South after praying about it all night because he determined to defend his home state against northern tyranny. Even the population as a number pattern spelled trouble - 31443321 = 31 (evil king), 44 (suffering), 33 (emergency purging of the Holy Spirit), 21 (Providential Preventative Suffering). The number of slaves begins with 39 (sin unto death).
The War Between the States was an example of the polarized degeneracy of the Head and Tail Model. The North represented Legalism and the South represented lawlessness. Polarized degeneracy is the result of rejection of Bible Doctrine. It is also a result of problems with Marriage Culture as the example of the Tribes of Israel who came from wild children. They sold their brother, Joseph, into slavery and murdered the Hivites.
Spoils of victory are symbolic of war as can be learned from Jeremiah 52:23. The factions of the country were arguing, not so much about slavery, as the economy; for slavery was key to the prosperity of the agricultural South. Regardless of the argument, however, the thing that split the union was not the issue but the polarized degeneracy of the North and the South that refused to compromise. And it was Oregon (symbol of the Tribe of Benjamin) that foretold the War. The Oregon Territory originally included the entire region from the Missouri River to the Pacific - i.e. the present states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho and parts of Wyoming and Montana. Although the Washington Territory had been created in 1853, there were no states that represented Benjamin in 1859 except Oregon because Washington had not yet become a state.
So with the addition of Oregon, the divine viewpoint that foretold the War was obvious. Oregon represented the last Tribe of the Client Nation. With the addition of Oregon, all the Tribes were symbolically in place, and the structure was ready for verification testing. With no where left to run, the people would have to settle their differences internally. The cost of the verification test would be War. Oregon was the herald of that War for those who could see the divine viewpoint of history.
The first state to secede from the Union was South Carolina on December 20 (number for war), 1860. South Carolina is symbolized by the Tribe of Judah, the leader. Being symbolically under North Carolina, the response of South Carolina would symbolize a counter response (or counterattack) to withstand pressure from the North. This is precisely what happened as proven by the beginning of the War at Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
Forty days after the secession of South Carolina, on January 29, 1861, Kansas was admitted as the 34th state. Forty is the number for maximum divine discipline. The number 34 is the number for division and was associated with the division of the earth into nations after the Tower of Babel. This topic and the beginning of the War Between the States is covered in Numbers in Scripture.
The War Between the States was the stiffest test in our nation's history. It was the product of a culture who settled their differences with violence. It happened only after the symbolic addition of Benjamin, the son of the Right Woman, to the Union. Marriage Culture was an issue that set the stage for war. In spite of widespread evangelism and Bible Teaching, there was an ingrained bitterness that divided brother against brother. There was obviously a shortage of the fertilizing salt of the land from the spirituality of mature believers. The consequence was severe suffering and bloodshed, the deadliest struggle in the nation's history.
There were 498,332 deaths from battlefield and associated causes.2 The number of free blacks in 1860 was 448,070;1 thus, the price paid in war was nearly the same. The number pattern for deaths was 4 (weakness), 98 (the glory has departed), 33 (emergency purging of the Holy Spirit), 2 (division) - i.e. the glory had departed due to an emergency. The two sides inflicted heavy casualties on each other. The North paid the heaviest price in war, and the South was devastated as a loser in war and never rose again.
The War Between the States from the divine perspective marked the birth
of the nation. Although it had been conceived with the signing of
the Declaration of Independence, it did not come to completion for birth
until the War Between the States. Not until that time were all the
four sides of the Client Nation complete. So Client Nation USA is
relatively young. From the divine viewpoint it began with the War
Between the States. Only then were all the essential parts in place.
Author: Larry Wood,