Balaam was an interesting character in Bible history. God spoke to him on two occasions, even though Balaam was not a Hebrew. Because of his spiritual stature and his being acquainted with Jehovah, the king of Moab hired Balaam to curse the Israelite camp as they stood on the border of the Promised Land. Although Balaam’s magic failed he was shrewd enough to advise Balak of a scheme to corrupt the Hebrews by inducing them to commit idolatry so that Jehovah himself would destroy them.
Jesus referred to “Balaam” in Revelation as a corrupting influence among Christians. In fact, a Balaam influence will exist up until Christ Jesus returns and executes judgment. Revelation 2:14-16 assures us that Christ will war against the promoters of idolatry: “Nevertheless, I have a few things against you, that you have there those adhering to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality. In the same way, you also have those adhering to the teaching of the sect of Nicolaus. So repent. If you do not, I am coming to you quickly, and I will war against them with the long sword of my mouth.”
No doubt the “food” sacrificed to idols is spiritual in nature—otherwise known as spiritual food. It is sacrificed to the Watchtower idol, sanctified as coming from the virtually inspired prophet class and neo apostles—otherwise known as the Governing Body.
The coming of Christ will draw into sharp contrast the true and false, the faithful and unfaithful. Christ, with all power conferred upon him, will come near for the judgment. Being near, he will be keenly aware of the plight of those who belong to Jehovah as well as the presence of the sons of the wicked one. The fifth Psalm is a prayer, a curse upon the demon seed that poses as sons of the Kingdom.
“Listen to my words, O Jehovah; be attentive to my sighing. Pay attention to my cry for help, O my King and my God, because to you I pray. O Jehovah, you will hear my voice in the morning; in the morning I will express my concern to you and wait expectantly.”
According to Ezekiel those who are groaning and sighing over the detestable idolatry being practiced by Jehovah’s priests in the temple are marked for salvation. In the morning, the start of the day—the day of the Lord, that is, the true sons will petition Earth’s new King who comes in Jehovah’s name. What will be their request? Peace? Prosperity? No. They will make request for the removal, yes, the annihilation of apostates from their midst.
“For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; no one bad may remain with you. No arrogant person may stand in your presence. You hate all those who behave wickedly; you will destroy those who speak lies. Jehovah detests violent and deceptive people.” — Psalms 5:4-6
Simply because Jehovah has tolerated the presence of wicked men, like Balaam and the sect of Nicolaus, does not mean God takes pleasure in their doings. On the contrary; Jehovah detests arrogant deceivers. The fact that the Psalm says “no one bad may remain with you” indicates that bad and arrogant persons stand in the place of God prior to the cutoff point when they will no longer be allowed to remain.
It is noteworthy that the NWT uses the word “presence”—as in “no arrogant person may stand in your presence.” True, “parousia” is a Greek term and was not the term used in Hebrew. Perhaps divine providence was behind the translation of the passage in the NWT, because, for certain, none of the disguised sons of the wicked one will remain standing before Christ in his parousia. Have you never read the scripture? — “But who will endure the day of his coming, and who will be able to stand when he appears?” — Malachi 3:2
Speaking for the chosen ones during the judgment of the house of God and the cleaning of the spiritual temple, David writes: “But I will come into your house because of your great loyal love; I will bow down toward your holy temple in reverential fear of you. Lead me, O Jehovah, in your righteousness because of my foes; make your way clear for me.” — Psalms 5:7-8
In his illustration of the wheat and the weeds, Jesus said the wheat would be gathered into the storehouse. That “storehouse” is Jehovah’s place of residence. Jesus will reveal Jehovah to them and lead them to his Father’s grand palace where they will worship the God of their salvation forever.
Jesus commanded his disciples to love their enemies and pray for those persecuting them. But that policy of kindness will come to an end when Jesus suddenly arrives. Then the enemies of Christ will no longer be tolerated. Instead of praying for our foes, then our prayers will be for their destruction. It will be open war.
Speaking of the Devil’s spawn, David continues: “For nothing they say can be trusted; within them is nothing but malice; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue. But God will declare them guilty; their own schemes will cause their downfall. May they be driven away because of their many transgressions, for they have rebelled against you.” — Psalms 5:9-10
In order for anyone to rebel against God, they must originally be subject to him—if only even superficially. Over the past 20 years, I have documented the Watchtower’s many lies and transgressions, going back to their secret NGO partnership with the United Nations, up to their money-grabbing schemes involving selling off dedicated property, and their most recent scheme of confiscating every congregations’ operating fund. To top off their rebellion against Jehovah the Governing Body has teamed up with the United Nations World Health Organization to mandate potentially lethal vaccinations.
I have no doubt God will declare them guilty. David concludes his song with the following stanza:
“But all those who take refuge in you will rejoice; they will always shout joyfully. You will block approach to them, and those loving your name will rejoice in you. For you will bless anyone righteous, O Jehovah; you will surround them with approval as with a large shield.”
For centuries, going back to before Christ, Satan has schemed to erase and obscure God’s name. Virtually all modern Bibles have expunged the personal name of God from the book he inspired. But even in spite of the presence of “Balaam” and “Jezebel” Jehovah’s Witnesses have published the name of God far and wide. During the conclusion, many may fear being associated with the name of Jehovah, but those loving God’s name will ultimately win Jehovah’s approval and protection.