Disciples of Jesus Christs’ Memorial Parsha Balak
IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL JACKSON: Sunrise August 29th, 1958through Sunset May 25, 2009
2nd Peter 2:9-11
9)The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
10) But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11) Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
22And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.23And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.24But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.25And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall: and he smote her again.26And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.27And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.
30And the ass said unto Balaam, “Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? and he said, Nay.” (Numbers 22, King James Version)
Jude 1:6 – 6And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (Jude 1:6, King James Version)
This chapter is very interesting because it tells us that we should let nothing get in the way of knwong when oour LORD God is speaking to us, not the church we attend, not the elders that we subscribe. Most importantly, we should never let the way we practice our religion get in the way of listening and then doing (serving) our LORD God. As a matter of fact, God took great pains to first show Balaam that the children of Israel were blessed. Then the next step was to convince Balaam that although he may be infront of a great, noble and or prestigious company that the most important lesson in this peradventure with Balaak and many other princes was to continue to do anything that is displeasing before the eye of God.
The other day I was reading a newspaper, and on the back of the Newspaper, I was immediately summons and converted all over again to knowing that man can speak a curse over me. I know that I should not be afraid of what man can do to me. To many times we are affected by the curses evil people want us to have because we give them our power, we let their (Balak’s) curses effect us. If you don’t have a job today, then don’t let that curse affect you. If you don’t have anywhere to live and you are living on the street, don’t let it affect you. Say the exact words Balaam said, “I can not go beyond the command of the LORD my God” (verse 18).
It is amazing how people seek gratitude in other paths that God did not choose. In order to abstain from choosing the paths that God did not choose you must not do anything that is not commanded of the LORD. Even if you want justice, revenge or love so bad that you would take matters into your own hands, or settle for what Balaak will give you, this is not the commandment of God, and this is not the path of salvation.
THE CHURCH AT PERGAMUM. The Book of REVELATION, Chapter 2:12-17. http://www.wcg.org/lit/bible/rev/rev2d.htm.