SongofHannahKeymasterMarch 6, 2017 at 8:51 amPost count: 67
I find it quite intriguing that Balaam is mentioned so many times in reference to the Christian congregation. And what is exceedingly interesting about Balaam, is that he prophesied regarding Israel, on a mountain overlooking God’s people while they were in the wilderness. All this leads me to believe that his prophecies have a secondary fulfillment.
If any of you would enjoy piecing together some of the similarities between his prophetic statements and other prophecies such as those in Daniel, we may unlock a few “hidden treasures” that have been tucked away for centuries. 🙂
Here are his statements below, I italicized some of the most interesting ones…
Numbers 23:8 How could I execrate those whom God has not execrated? And how could I denounce those whom Jehovah has not denounced? 9 For from the top of the rocks I see them, And from the hills I behold them. There as a people they keep tabernacling isolated, And among the nations they do not reckon themselves. 10 Who has numbered the dust particles of Jacob, And who has counted the fourth part of Israel? Let my soul die the death of the upright ones, And let my end turn out afterward like theirs.”
Numbers 23:21 He has not looked upon any uncanny power against Jacob, And no trouble has he seen against Israel. Jehovah his God is with him, And the loud hailing of a king is in his midst. 22 God is bringing them out of Egypt. The swift course like that of a wild bull is his. 23 For there is no unlucky spell against Jacob, Nor any divination against Israel. At this time it may be said respecting Jacob and Israel, ‘What has God worked out!’ 24 Behold, a people will get up like a lion, And like the lion it will lift itself up. It will not lie down until it may eat prey, And the blood of slain ones it will drink.”
Numbers 24:5 How good-looking are your tents, O Jacob, your tabernacles, O Israel! 6 Like torrent valleys they have extended a long way, Like gardens by the river. Like aloe plants that Jehovah has planted, Like cedars by the waters. 7 Water keeps trickling from his two leather buckets, And his seed is by many waters. His king also will be higher than Aʹgag, And his kingdom will be lifted up. 8 God is bringing him out of Egypt; The swift course of a wild bull is his. He will consume the nations, his oppressors, And their bones he will gnaw, and he will break them to pieces with his arrows. 9 He bowed down, he lay down like the lion, And, like a lion, who dares rouse him? Those blessing you are the ones blessed, And those cursing you are the ones cursed.”
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