“But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality… Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth” (Rev 2:14, 16)
The prayer meeting this evening was very good. We started ‘climbing’ the holy hill, keeping of our eyes on the Lord of the Hill, Jesus Christ. We could hear the encouragement of the angels. The warfare praise was like a marathon race. We prayed and praised, sang, clapped our hands and danced. We finally arrived on a good flat resting place where the presence of God settled our hearts and we could breathe the Oxygen of the Spirit. Thank You Lord!
Then the Word came: we must be aware of the evil spirit of the false prophet Balaam. This attack comes just before the major breakthrough in our lives and ministries. The devil hires his false prophets to try to place a curse of the children of God. But the plan will fail for God is with us. Whoever God has blessed no man or devil can curse. That promise is settled in heaven and on earth!
Who is this Balaam? The name of Balaam means ‘Devourer’. That is clearly the name of the devil. Balaam is the type of a pastor, teacher or leader of the church who tries to advance the cause of God by advocating an unholy alliance with the ungodly. The purpose of Balaam’s spirit is to waken the true believers and to make the church fleshly and worldly. Under the spell of Balaam’s spirit the leaders fall to fornication and lose their testimony and ministry. In Balaam we see that there is much knowledge of the Bible and love of good in a bad man. Balaam was a false prophet: He knew something about God and His promises. He knew something about righteousness and wanted to go to heaven (to die the death of the righteous). He failed to openly curse the children of God. Because of that, maybe he thought that he is a hero and that God will bless him (deception again!). But for the sake of money, he wanted to curse them indirectly, by making them to sin sexually, so that their God, Jehovah, will be angry and punish them. He is a mixture of good and bad. That is the power of deception. The devil pays and promotes his evil workers to tempt the true believers in the church.
Balaam cursed the people of God. But the plan failed. God turned the curses into blessings. Many people died because of sexual sins with the Moabites. But at last, wounded and limping, Israel entered the Promised Land. Balaam died in the camp of the enemies of God. What a shame! Finally I say that God can use even the devil and the false prophets to glorify Himself! “The gates of Hell cannot prevail against the Church of Christ!”
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I am a soldier of Christ!
God is with me!
I shall not be disappointed by my faith in Christ!
I take the whole armor of God and I stand against the plans of the devil!
I destroy any sympathy I have with the evil spirit of false prophets called Balaam!
I destroy every occult spell upon me and my family!
I shall enter the Promised Land and into my spiritual inheritance!
I shall do exploits for the Kingdom of God!
I shall no fear any man or devil!
The devil and his troubles must apologize to me saying that they missed the address!
God is my shield and my exceedingly high reward!
Only with my eyes I shall see the fall of the wicked!
God shall turn the curses of my enemies into blessings for me!
Jesus is the Lord of my life!
My faith in Jesus Christ is my victory!
In Jesus name,