Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Theme: Understanding the Anointing /Beware of Men
Topic: Beware of Men – The Balaam Spirit II
Psalm 27:1-14; Numbers 22:1-6; Matthew 10:16-18
Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
Balaam was a man of great importance amongst the Midianites. Though he lived amongst the heathen, he could hear God's voice and operate in the prophetic gift. Balak thought he could employ Balaam to undo Abraham's blessing on Israel because those Balaam blessed were blessed and those he cursed were cursed.
Beware that there are people who are possessed with the power to curse others. Balaam's name means lord of the people, foreigner or glutton. The meanings of his name reflected who he was - he dominated the people as a lord, he was a foreigner to the prophetic office who maneuvered his way into the office, and he loved the wages of divination making him a glutton.
To achieve his aim of cursing God's chosen people, Balaam employed a two-fold strategy: the curse and the compromise. We will consider the curse today. Moved with fear and envy, Balak the king of Moab, employed Balaam the heathen prophet of the Midianites to curse Israel for him (Numbers 22:6). Humans, witches and diviners will employ and pay so much just to reverse God's plan concerning your life. Others are pronouncing curses and falsehood against you for no fault of yours. They just want to destroy you with their tongue. Beware of men.
Pray that any curse that the spirit of Balaam will employ against you shall not stand.
“The Audacious Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba (Coming Soon)
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