“Error of Balaam - 8”

January 25, 2020

“Error of Balaam - 8”

Blessings folk!

Balaam is having a conversation with his donkey.
A donkey that has longed served him.

The donkey wants to know why Balaam is striking him.
The donkey declares that he has been faithful.

Balaam wants to know why the donkey has made a mockery of him (Balaam).
Balaam threatens the donkey with death.

An amazing scene.
Remember, two servants were there witnessing all this.

We continue…

Num 22:31
Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam,
and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand;
and he bowed all the way to the ground.

The Lord opened Balaam’s eyes.
His eyes had been shut to the things in the unseen realm.
The donkey saw things in the unseen realm.
Wonder if that is “natural/common” with animals?

Balaam reacted in the natural…in the flesh…because he could not/would not(?) see what was occurring in the unseen.

He was angry.
He was self-absorbed.
He was full of hubris.
He threatened murder.
He was moving against the will of God.
He was motivated by money.
He was motivated by honor.
He was gifted by God.

Now he sees.

He sees the Angel of the Lord standing in the way.
He sees the Angel of the Lord with sword drawn in hand.

Balaam’s reaction?

He bows all the way to the ground.

What must have been racing through his mind?

Things are not as we think they are.

See with the Spirit.
Respond in the Spirit.
Trust in the Spirit.

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