LESSONS from BALAK…

SHALOM!

 

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT POINTS FROM TORAH PORTIONS BALAK…

 

Numbers 23:23 Names of God Bible (NOG)

23 No SPELL (ENCHANTMENT) can CURSE the DESCENDANTS of JACOB.
    No MAGIC (DIVINATION) can HARM the PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
Now it will be said of Jacob and Israel:
    ‘See what El has done!’

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TORAH PORTION BALAK:

This TORAH PORTION was mostly about Balaam and Balak in relation to the Children of Israel. Additionally, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’s BIRTH AND COMING is prophesied about in this PORTION (Numbers 24:17-18 and Micah 5:2-5)!

The MAIN LESSON from this TORAH PORTION (both OLD & NEW COVENANTS / TESTAMENTS) is the POWER OF THE TONGUE as well as THE CONDITION OF YOUR HEART / MIND!!!

These two (your HEART / MIND and your TONGUE) determine HOW FAR YOU (CAN) GO IN LIFE SO VERY MUCH!!!

Don’t invite GARBAGE into your heart /mind because you will produce garbage if you do.

 

Jude 11 Names of God Bible (NOG)

11 How horrible it will be for them! They have followed the path of Cain. They have rushed into Balaam’s error to make a profit. They have rebelled like Korah and destroyed themselves.

 

  • Balak is a Moabite. Who are the Moabites? Moab was the Son of Lot’s FIRST DAUGHTER, produced out of INCEST thereby being an ABOMINATION unto YAH (GOD).  Therefore the MOABITES are descendants of Lot who was Abraham’s nephew (Abraham was his uncle through Haran who was Abraham’s brother). Lot’s SECOND DAUGHTER gave birth to Ammon. The AMMONITE PEOPLE descended from him.
  • Balaam was a descendant of Esau (Jacob’s brother) and was outside the camp of Israel (descendants of Jacob whose name was changed by YAH to Israel).
  • Balaam was a DIVINER / SORCERER in the TORAH.
  • Every ancient reference to Balaam considers him a NON-ISRAELITE, a PROPHET, and the son of Beor, though Beor is not so clearly identified.
  • Though some sources may only describe the POSITIVE BLESSINGS he delivers upon the ISRAELITES, he is reviled as a “WICKED MAN” in the TORAH, as well as in the NEW COVENANT / TESTAMENT. Balaam refused to speak what God did not speak and would not curse the ISRAELITES, even though King Balak of MOAB offered him money to do so (Numbers 22–24).
  • Balaam’s error and the source of his WICKEDNESS came from SABOTAGING the ISRAELITES as they entered the PROMISED LAND. According to Revelation 2:14, Balaam told King Balak how to get the ISRAELITES to commit SIN by enticing them with SEXUAL IMMORALITY and FOOD SACRIFICED TO IDOLS. The ISRAELITES fell into TRANSGRESSION due to these TRAPS and YAH sent a DEADLY PLAGUE to them as a result (Numbers 31:16).
  • Balaam kept going back to YAH to enquire further because DEEP DOWN IN HIS HEART, HE WANTED TO CURSE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. He was hoping that YAH would change HIS MIND about cursing HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE. Numbers 24:1 backs up the fact that Balaam DID NOT WANT TO BLESS ISRAEL however YAHUVEH / YAHWEH THE LORD was DETERMINED to BLESS ISRAEL!
  • YAH did not let Balaam curse the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. In fact, YAH made Balaam prophesy POSITIVELY hence speaking against the MOABITES (he prophesied their destruction). In Numbers 24, Balaam mentions a STAR that will rise from “Jacob and crush the head of MOAB’S PEOPLE” (Numbers 24:17-18). That STAR is believed to made reference to “Yahushua (also known as Joshua) son of Nun” and “YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH, SON OF YAH”. Note that by this time, “Yahushua (also known as Joshua) Son of Nun” hadn’t yet taken over from Moses. The AMALEKITES, CANAANITES and ASSYRIANS were also to be destroyed by the STAR!

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  • Note that the place where YAH’S HOLY ANGEL made Balaam to crush his heel between two walls was the SAME EXACT PLACE WHERE ESAU (his descendant) AND JACOB made an AGREEMENT NOT TO HARM EACH OTHER EVER (Genesis 32-33)! YAH’S HOLY ANGEL was trying to remind him of the AGREEMENT SET UP between his descendants. Balaam was NOT to hurt or harm the ISRAELITES with his mouth!!! Sadly, he eventually did.

 

In the NEW COVENANT / TESTAMENT PORTION of this week (Mark 11:12-25), we see YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (JESUS CHRIST / YESHUA) teaching the people around him about THE POWER OF THE TONGUE (James 3). YAHUSHUA spoke DEATH into the FIG TREE and it happened. HE is also placed a curse upon the TRADERS IN YAHS’ TEMPLE which was meant to be A HOUSE OF PRAYER.

 

LESSON(S) LEARNED:

  • Always BE ALERT to hear YAH’S INSTRUCTIONS before taking the NEXT STEP IN LIFE generally! (Jeremiah 33:3; Psalm 5; Psalm 25; Psalm 71; Psalm 143). YAH is the MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH and KNOWS THE BEGINNING FROM THE END (Isaiah 46:10; Revelation 22:13-21)!

 

  • Beware what you use YOUR MOUTH TO SPEAK concerning people’s lives generally because you could curse whom YAH (GOD) has NOT cursed! (James 3: CONTROLLING THE TONGUE). Train yourself to speak POSITIVELY always because you will be held ACCOUNTABLE on JUDGEMENT DAY what you use YOUR MOUTH TO SAY!

Numbers 23:23 Names of God Bible (NOG)

23 No SPELL (ENCHANTMENT) can curse the descendants of Jacob.
    No MAGIC (DIVINATION) can harm the people of Israel.
Now it will be said of Jacob and Israel:
    ‘See what El has done!’

  • Beware what your HEART and MIND harbours because OUT OF THE WEALTH OF THE HEART FLOWS THE ISSUES OF LIFE. We should GUARD AGAINST OUR HEARTS AND MINDS BEING POLLUTED BY SATAN AND HIS DEMONS so that we don’t think and say what YAH doesn’t want us to! Joshua 1:8 says …MEDITATE UPON YAH’S TORAH DAY AND NIGHT

Proverbs 4:23 Names of God Bible (NOG)

23 Guard your heart more than anything else,
    because the source of your life flows from it.

 

Jeremiah 17:5-10 Names of God Bible (NOG)

“This is what Yahweh says:

Cursed is the person who trusts humans,
    who makes flesh and blood his strength
        and whose heart turns away from Yahweh.
He will be like a bush in the wilderness.
    He will not see when something good comes.
    He will live in the dry places in the desert,
    in a salty land where no one can live.
Blessed is the person who trusts Yahweh.
    Yahweh will be his confidence.
He will be like a tree that is planted by water.
    It will send its roots down to a stream.
    It will not be afraid in the heat of summer.
        Its leaves will turn green.
    It will not be anxious during droughts.
        It will not stop producing fruit.

“The human (heart) mind is the most deceitful of all things. It is incurable.
    No one can understand how deceitful it is.
10 I, Yahweh, search minds and test hearts.
    I will reward each person for what he has done.
    I will reward him for the results of his actions.

 

 

CONCLUSION:

 

BE PRAYERFUL in the RUACH / SPIRIT using YAH’S WORD

 

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GUARD YOUR HEART / MIND AND TONGUE AGAINST SATAN’S WILES / POISON by dwelling more in YAH’S WORD so as to gain YAH’S

AUTHORITY,

POWER,

STRENGTH

in order to OVERCOME SATAN’S EVIL THOUGHT PLANTATIONS into your MIND / HEART which are usually eventually produced through your MOUTH / TONGUE!!!