(The Voice of God Concerning the Manasseh People in Asia )
By Rev. Chomlhun
The year 2014 witnessed the gathering of eight of the descendants of Manasseh at GalngamLentol, Moreh. In 2015, forty-five groups gathered at Peace Ground, Tuiboung, Churachandpur. In commemoration, a stone was erected with the names of each of the forty-five groups. Additional groups have emerged since. ‘Pakai Awgin’ (The Voice of the Lord Jesus Christ Concerning the Manasseh People) is an account of God’s revelation of how His people, who were dispersed in many parts of the world, must come to Him through His son Jesus Christ.
Concerning the history of Manasseh people, the year 70 AD witnessed the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman army led by the future Emperor Titus. Following the siege, the Jews were taken captives as slaves the world over and, later on, they were massacred in large numbers. Among those taken into slavery was the Manasseh tribe.
According to the vision revealed by God to Rev Chomlhun, the descendants of Manasseh tribe, which is one of the ten lost tribes of Israel, include
The descendants of Songthu/Songza and Tai/Dai
1. India, Myanmar and Chittagong Hill Tracts:
1. Kuki, 2. Mizo, 3. Kachin, 4. Chin, 5. Karbi, 6. Zeliangrong, 7. Kachari, 8. Bodo, 9. Konyak, 10. Singpho, 11. Heimi, 12. Nahen, 13. Para, 14. Makury, 15. Lainau, 16. Noaw, 17. Phom, 18. Yimchung19. Khiamnungan, 20. Chang, 21. Sangtam, 22. Upper chindwinshan, 23. Tagin, 24. Mishing, 25. Miji, 26. Adi, 27. Nocte, 28. Wancho, 29. Apatani, 30. Bugun, 31. Misi, 32. Padam, 33. Sherdukpen, 34. Tani, 35. Khamba, 36. Khamti, 37. Lishpa, 38. Memba, 39. Milang, 40. Mishmi, 41. Monpa, 42. Nyishi, 43 sangkhen, 44. Tangsa, 45. Zekhring, 46. Shan, 47. Karen, 48. Mon, 49. Palaung, 50. Tai phake, 51. Tai ahom, 52. Raeng, 53. Chakma, TamangGurungLimbu
2. Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Etc.:
54.Tai-Dam, 55.Tai-Dehong, 56.Tai-Kheun, 57.Tai Lanna, 58.Tai Lue, 59.Tai Nung, 60.Tai Yai (Shan), 61.Tai Zhuang, 62.Tai Nua, 63.Northern Tai, 64.Upper Tai, 65.Chinese Shan, 66.Hmong, 67.Akha, 68.Akha-Hani, 69.Lahu, 70.Mein, 71.Tao, 72.Yami, 73.Karen, 74.Ami/Amis,
75.Tai Lam, 76.Lao Song Dam, 77.Tai Muan, 78.Tai Tan, 79.Green Tai, 80.Red Tai, 81.White Tai, 82.Black Do, 83.Jinping Dai, 84.Tai Dan, 85.Tai Do,86.Tai Noir, 87.Thai Dan, 88.Bru, 89.Tai Lai, 90.Kaifeng, 91.Tai Yong, 92. Kaya, Siamese proper, or Tai Siam
91. Tai Ya, 92. Tai Hongjin, 93.Khamti, 94.Tai Laing, 95.Tai Phake, 96.Tai Aiton, 97.Khayang, 98.Tai Ahom, 99.Turung, 100.Sapa, 101.Thai, 102.Northern Thai, 103.Tai Daeng, 104.Tai Don, 105.Tai Hang Tong, 106.Tai Lu, 107. Tai Dam, 108.Khun, 109.Phuan, 110.Thai Song, 111.TayTac, 112.Southern Thai, 113.Tai-Kadai, 114.Tai Hongjin, 115.Rauz, 116.Bouyei, 117.Tai Chong, 118.Lu, 119.Han Tai, 120.Huayao Tai, 121.Paxi, 122.Dong, 123.E, 124.Tai Eolai, 125.Fuma, 126.Hongjin Tai, 127.White Thai, 128.Tai Kaihua, 129.Kang, 130.Tai Lai, 131.Minggiay, 132.Mo, 133.Isan, 134.Tai Nuea, 135.Pachen, 136.Tai Payee, 137.Pemiayao, 138.Pulachee, 139.Pulungchee, 140.Puyai, 141.San Chay, 142.Shan, 143.CoaLan, 144.Yai Tai, 145.Cun, 146.Tay, 147.Thuchen, 148.Thula, 149.Tai Ya, 150.Yoy, 151.Zhuang, 152.Buyang, 153.Dian Bao, 154.Pusha, 155.Tulao, 156.Yongchun, 157.Nung, 158.Li, 159.Kra, 160.Kam-Sui, 161.Cao Miao, 162.Lakkia, 163.Biao, 164.Lingao, 165.Gejia(Miao), 166.Ayi(Nu), 167.Deng, 168.Mishmi, 169.Hu, 170.Khmu/Khammu, 171.Kucong, 172.Mang, 173.Sherpa (Nepal Eastern region…), 174.Tankas, 175.Tebbu, 176.Tuvans, 177.Waxiang, 178.Yi, 179.Tujia, 180.Uyghurs, 181.Mongols, 182.Hui, 183.Mangchu, 184.Achang, 185.Bai, 186.Blang, 187.Bonan, 188.Bouyei, 189.Chaoxian, 190.Dai, 191.Daur, 192.Deang, 193.Dong, 194.Dongxiang, 195.Dulong,196.Ewenki, 197.Gaoshan, 198.Gelao, 199.Gin, 200.Hani, 201.Hezhen, 202.Jingpo, 203.Jino, 204.Kazak, 205.Kirgiz, 206.Lahu, 207.Lisu, 208.Luoba, 209.Man, 210.Maonan, 211.Miao(Hmong), 212.Monba, 213.Mulam, 214.Naxi, 215.Nu, 216.Oroqen, 217.Primi, 218.Zang, 219.Wa,220.Salar, 221.Tagik, 222.Shui, 223.Yao,
4. Other Tai People:
224. Bajia, 225. Han Tai, 226.Shui Tai, 227.Huayao, 228.Lao Ga, 229.Lao Krang, 230.Tai Khang, 231.Lao Lom, 232.Lao Ngaew, 233.Lao Ti, 234.Lao Wieng, 235.Paxi, 236.Tai Bueng, 237.Tai Gapong, 238.Tai Kaleun, 239.Tai Khang, 240.Tai Kuan, 241.Tai Laan, 242.Tai Loi, 243.Tai Men, 244.Tai Meuiy, 245.Tai Nyo, 246.Tai Pao, 247.Tai Peung, 248.Tai Pong, 249.Tai Sam, 250.Tai Song, 251.Tai Wang, 252.Tai Yuan, 253.Tak Bai Thai, 254.Yang, 255.Moro, 256.Minangkabau, 257. Maranao, 258.Peranakan, 259.Dayak, 260.Toraja, 261.Igorot, 262.Montagnard, 263.Subanon, 264.Batak, 265.Bugkalot, 266.Igorot, 267.Kagayanen, 268.Ilongots, 269.Lumad, 270.Mangyan, 271.Molbog, 272.Negrito, 273.Palawan, 274.Tagwanba, 275.Tau’tBato, 276.Suludon.
1. India, 2. Burma, 3. Bhutan, 4. Mongolia, 5. Cambodia, 6. Laos, 7. Taiwan, 8. Vietnam, 9. Thailand, 10. Philippines, 11. Indonesia 12. Chittagong Hill Tract of Bangladesh.
The people are inIndia, Half of Myanmar (Burma), the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, Mongolia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Half of Philippines, Taiwan 20%, Bhutan, Yunnan province of China and they live mainly in southern China, in the provinces of Guizhou, Hunan, Saichuan, Guangdong, Hubei, and elsewhere in China. According to the 2000 census, the number of ‘Miao’ in China was estimated to be about 9.6 million. In Thailand, They are Tai/Dai, Tai Dam, Tai Dehong/Neua, Tai Kheun, Tai Lanna, Tai Lue, Tai Nun, Tai Yai (Shan), and Tai Zhuang (Zahong), Hmong tribes, Akha and Hani.
In God’s revelation to Rev Chomlhun and the oral tradition of the people, in 75 AD, the Chinese king, who enslaved the descendants of Manasseh deprived them of their leather scroll in which was inscribed the order of worshiping Yahweh, their God. Within a span of time, after the priest who recited the order of worship from memory died, the people forgot how to worship God, ceased to practice their age-old traditions and eventually forgot who they were. This, I believe was God’s plan for the Manasseh people in order that they may be freed of Judaism and receive salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ, the son of God. This revelation concurs with the Jewish belief that ‘the children of Manassehwill bring forth new seed’. The ‘new seed’ is salvation through Jesus Christ.
That the children of Manasseh should deliver the good news of salvation in Christ to the Jewish nation, and that the Lord God will deliver the Manasseh people in Asia and establish them as a nation, is His will. Therefore, in accordance with God’s revelation, says Rev Chomlhun, ‘I have written this account PAKAI AWGIN (The Voice of the Lord Jesus Christ Concerning the Manasseh People)’. Therefore, it is pertinent that our people realise we are the descendants of Manasseh and
Accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal saviour.
Over time, assimilation by neighbouring communities’ cultures and vice versa, resulted in the ‘completion’ of being lost, a fulfilment of God’s plan, also His merciful blessing because wherever they were He led them to embrace the Christian faith and celebrate to His glory the first Centenary in 2014.
It was in December 2013 that God revealed to Rev Chomlhun that our people are descendants of Manasseh. The booklet, Manasseh: The Lost Tribe of Israel by Rev Chomlhun provides an account of his vision.
May the Lord Almighty Yahweh bless every reader of this booklet and may His revelation be disseminated among His people.
PS Haokip, KNO