Tuesday, 8 May 2007

the spirit of Balaam

This posting is for you who love the word of God. Its a posting from my heart, about what God is revealing to me.

In the book of Jude verse 11, we are warned against the way of Balaam. A superficial look at the story tells us that Balaam was a prophet of God who was hired by the King of Moab to curse the Israelites (children of God) because the King of Moab was very scared of them. Perhaps if they were cursed, he could defeat them in battle.

God told Balaam very clearly that the Israelites were blessed and could notbe cursed. More money was offered Balaam and to cut the long story short, he accepted. But he could not curse them, he found himself blessing the Israelites more and more.

How amazing that whatever the enemy tries, we are blessed, a chosen people, royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvellous light.

You wish the story ended there....

Reading Further on the last chapters of Numbers, we find a dark twist to the tale. Balaam, knowing that these people were blessed and could not be cursed resulted to something that the book of Proverbs tells us leads to the grave.

He advised the people of Moab to seduce the Israelites, seduce them into sexual relatons with their women, into worshipping their gods, into becoming like the moabites, seduce them into separation from their One true God. If they could seduce these children of God, surely this holy nation would lose its holiness. Sadly this devious plan worked, it took a plague from God and the death of over 24000 Israelites for sanity to be restored.

The spirit of Balaam is the spirit of the enemy, its the spirit of the devil. It is still at work today trying to destroy the children of God thru subtle ways just like it did Eve in the garden.

Let those who have ears listen.

This story can be found in Numbers chapter 22 to chapter 31.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ha, I am going to experiment my thought, your post bring me some good ideas, it's truly awesome, thanks.

- Thomas