In the Hebrew Language, Balaam means “DEVOURER”.
The Spirit of Balaam is all about luring YAH’S People into disobeying YAH by doing the very things that cause them to be impure before YAHUVEH/ YAHWEH GOD, for example, eating unclean foods, sexual immorality, sexual relations with unequally yoked people. Note that as seen in John 1 and elsewhere, LIGHT and DARKNESS can NOT mix or dwell together!!!
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Just like the “Spirit of Jezebel” lives on and is mentioned in both the Old and New Covenants/Testaments, the “Spirit of Balaam” does live on and is mentioned in both Covenants. Both the Spirits of Jezebel and Balaam are so wicked. They both dealt in witchcraft and Ba-al / bel worship.
Both the Spirits of Jezebel and Balaam hate the TRUE CHILDREN OF YAH (a.k.a Spiritual Israel / Spiritual Jews) with complete hatred and will do anything to get them destroyed even by their own MAKER.
It takes the GRACE OF YAH to stand up against them. Elijah did and so did some Children of Israel, such as Phinehas (Numbers 25).
Revelation 2:14 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
14 “But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who was teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before Bnei-Yisrael, to eat food sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.
YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH wrote letters through Apostle Yahuchanan (a.k.a John) to the Seven Messianic Communities of that time. Those Seven Messianic Communities actually formed the FOUNDATION for the various Messianic Communities to day. The Communities are all meant to be ONE (a.k.a “ECHAD” in Hebrew) in YAH. They are different in their own ways but they all form the BODY OF YAHUSHUA (not the Church!). They each have one thing they do that YAHUSHUA does not appreciate and they need to correct it ASAP (as soon as possible).
2 Peter 2:15 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
15 They have abandoned the straight way. They have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor,[a] who loved the wages of wickedness.
Apostle Peter also had something to say about the SPIRIT OF BALAAM. This shows how persistent the spirit is.
Jude 11 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
11 Woe to them! For they went the way of Cain; they were consumed for pay in Balaam’s error; and in Korah’s rebellion they have been destroyed.
Inspired by RUACH HA KODESH (a.k.a HOLY SPIRIT), Jude also had something to say about the Spirit of Balaam.
Note that Cain is a representation of the anyone or any spirit that hates YAH’S COMMANDMENTS! After Cain sinned against YAH by murdering his brother Abel, he was separated from his parents and one of his sisters. YAH created a specific section on the earth for him to dwell where SIN would prevail the way Cain and his generation desired until they died. Unfortunately, due to lack of self-discipline, it was Cain’s descendants who ended up creating what we now call NEPHILIM, RAPHAIM, etc as a result of succumbing to having sexual relations with “The Sons of YAH”. The account can be seen in Genesis 6 as well as the Book of Jasher and The Book of Enoch gives more information on who the “Sons of YAH” actually were. You can read more on this by clicking here.
Reference is made to Balaam the Son of Beor throughout the HOLY BIBLICAL SCRIPTURES as seen in the image below:
Balaam the Son of Beor from Peor/Pethor was a very evil man. When reading the account of the Israelites’ journey to the PROMISED LAND, we learn from Numbers 22-25 that as they neared the PROMISED LAND, a man called Balak who was the King of the Moabites at the time heard that the Children of Israel were coming towards his Kingdom. Additionally, Balak, King of Moab had heard of how great and mighty they were. He therefore sent his subjects to Balaam, the Son of Beor to ask him to place a CURSE upon the Children of Israel. Balaam really desired to do so but could not. YAHUVEH / YAHWEH GOD did not and could not allow it. Balaam ended up PRONOUNCING BLESSINGS UPON THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL (Numbers 23) and in the process announced the COMING OF THE MESSIAH YAHUSHUA who would help HIS people to overcome all evil and their enemies (Numbers 24:17-19). This angered Balak.
Meanwhile Balaam still had his eye on all the rewards that Balak had promised him if he was successful in his evil mission (Numbers 22)
Balaam ended up leading the Children of Israel to sin against YAHUVEH / YAHWEH by advising Balak, King of Moab to send the women in his Moabite Kingdom to seduce the Men of Israel. Sadly, their evil plan succeeded and in fact, YAHUVEH’S / YAHWEH’S anger was kindled against the Children of Israel and a PLAGUE BROKE OUT amongst the Children of Israel. It was a man called PHINEHAS who put an end to the mess by killing an Israelite man who entered a tent to have sexual relations with a Moabite woman while Moses was rebuking the rest of the Children of Israel. This can be found in Numbers 25.
Having read the Book of Jasher, I have learned that Balaam the Son of Beor had been in the lives of the Israelites before they left Egypt.
Note that the names of the Magicians who copied what Moses did in front of Pharoah were not mention in the Book of Exodus. However, when you read the Book of Jasher, you will find that the name of one of the Magicians is mentioned. The name echoes that of a man who later on nearly got all the Children of Israel to be destroyed by YAHUVEH / YAHWEH GOD.
Balaam came from Cain’s Lineage (and not Seth). He also came from Esau’s Lineage (and not Jacob’s). It is evident throughout the HOLY BIBLICAL SCRIPTURES that Balaam was either Satan himself or had been employed by Satan throughout his lifetime on earth to work against the PEACE and JOY of the Children of Israel. Note that while in Egypt, Balaam, the Son of Beor was one of the Magicians who competed with Moses in front of Pharoah. In fact, while Moses grew up in the Palace of Pharoah, he would see Balaam on a daily basis. Balaam knew the entire HISTORY OF THE LINEAGE OF SHEM beginning with Abraham. Balaam narrated it to the Pharoah so as to get Pharoah to order for the murder of Moses while he was still a child. Balaam hated the Children of Israel. According to the Book of Jasher, Balaam and everyone in the Palace knew that Moses was a Hebrew Israelite right from childhood.
When Moses, therefore encountered Balaam again in the future doing evil to the Children of Israel while in the Wilderness on the way to THE PROMISED LAND, Moses knew who and what he was dealing with.
It is also important to know that Balaam once fled from Egypt because he was afraid of Moses. Moses hated him so much when he learned that it was Balaam who kept advising Pharoah to make the Children of Israal’s Labour increase in a very bad way. Balaam fled to a nearby Kingdom where he ended up stealing the Kingdom from the King who was in-charge at the time.
1 And the king of Edom died in those days, in the eighteenth year of his reign, and was buried in his temple which he had built for himself as his royal residence in the land of Edom.
2 And the children of Esau sent to Pethor, which is upon the river, and they fetched from there a young man of beautiful eyes and comely aspect, whose name was Saul, and they made him king over them in the place of Samlah.
3 And Saul reigned over all the children of Esau in the land of Edom for forty years.
4 And when Pharaoh king of Egypt saw that the counsel which Balaam had advised respecting the children of Israel did not succeed, but that still they were fruitful, multiplied and increased throughout the land of Egypt,
5 Then Pharaoh commanded in those days that a proclamation should be issued throughout Egypt to the children of Israel, saying, No man shall diminish any thing of his daily labor.
6 And the man who shall be found deficient in his labor which he performs daily, whether in mortar or in bricks, then his youngest son shall be put in their place.
7 And the labor of Egypt strengthened upon the children of Israel in those days, and behold if one brick was deficient in any man’s daily labor, the Egyptians took his youngest boy by force from his mother, and put him into the building in the place of the brick which his father had left wanting.
8 And the men of Egypt did so to all the children of Israel day by day, all the days for a long period.
9 But the tribe of Levi did not at that time work with the Israelites their brethren, from the beginning, for the children of Levi knew the cunning of the Egyptians which they exercised at first toward the Israelites.
39 And Balaam was afraid of Moses, and he and his two sons rose up and went forth from Egypt, and they fled and delivered their souls and betook themselves to the land of Cush to Kikianus, king of Cush.
Eventually, Moses fled Egypt as well in order to save his life from being taken by Pharoah and his subjects. Moses ended up in the nearby Kingdom where Balaam and his sons (fellow magicians) were residing and ruling. When Moses learned that Balaam had stolen the Kingdom and barricaded it with all kinds of animals (such as serpents) and objects of various kinds such as high walls, Moses with the help of the people who had been estranged from their Kingdom managed to break into the Kingdom walls that Balaam had set up. The estranged people followed all the instructions that Moses gave to the letter. It is clear through this account that Moses was full of great wisdom. Victory was obtained over Balaam and his sons. Balaam and his sons ended up fleeing
1 And it was in those days that there was a great war between the children of Cush and the children of the east and Aram, and they rebelled against the king of Cush in whose hands they were.
2 So Kikianus king of Cush went forth with all the children of Cush, a people numerous as the sand, and he went to fight against Aram and the children of the east, to bring them under subjection.
3 And when Kikianus went out, he left Balaam the magician, with his two sons, to guard the city, and the lowest sort of the people of the land.
4 So Kikianus went forth to Aram and the children of the east, and he fought against them and smote them, and they all fell down wounded before Kikianus and his people.
5 And he took many of them captives and he brought them under subjection as at first, and he encamped upon their land to take tribute from them as usual.
6 And Balaam the son of Beor, when the king of Cush had left him to guard the city and the poor of the city, he rose up and advised with the people of the land to rebel against king Kikianus, not to let him enter the city when he should come home.
7 And the people of the land hearkened to him, and they swore to him and made him king over them, and his two sons for captains of the army.
8 So they rose up and raised the walls of the city at the two corners, and they built an exceeding strong building.
9 And at the third corner they dug ditches without number, between the city and the river which surrounded the whole land of Cush, and they made the waters of the river burst forth there.
10 At the fourth corner they collected numerous serpents by their incantations and enchantments, and they fortified the city and dwelt therein, and no one went out or in before them.
11 And Kikianus fought against Aram and the children of the east and he subdued them as before, and they gave him their usual tribute, and he went and returned to his land.
12 And when Kikianus the king of Cush approached his city and all the captains of the forces with him, they lifted up their eyes and saw that the walls of the city were built up and greatly elevated, so the men were astonished at this.
13 And they said one to the other, It is because they saw that we were delayed, in battle, and were greatly afraid of us, therefore have they done this thing and raised the city walls and fortified them so that the kings of Canaan might not come in battle against them.
14 So the king and the troops approached the city door and they looked up and behold, all the gates of the city were closed, and they called out to the sentinels, saying, Open unto us, that we may enter the city.
15 But the sentinels refused to open to them by the order of Balaam the magician, their king, they suffered them not to enter their city.
16 So they raised a battle with them opposite the city gate, and one hundred and thirty men of the army at Kikianus fell on that day.
17 And on the next day they continued to fight and they fought at the side of the river; they endeavored to pass but were not able, so some of them sank in the pits and died.
18 So the king ordered them to cut down trees to make rafts, upon which they might pass to them, and they did so.
19 And when they came to the place of the ditches, the waters revolved by mills, and two hundred men upon ten rafts were drowned.
20 And on the third day they came to fight at the side where the serpents were, but they could not approach there, for the serpents slew of them one hundred and seventy men, and they ceased fighting against Cush, and they besieged Cush for nine years, no person came out or in.
21 At that time that the war and the siege were against Cush, Moses fled from Egypt from Pharaoh who sought to kill him for having slain the Egyptian.
22 And Moses was eighteen years old when he fled from Egypt from the presence of Pharaoh, and he fled and escaped to the camp of Kikianus, which at that time was besieging Cush.
23 And Moses was nine years in the camp of Kikianus king of Cush, all the time that they were besieging Cush, and Moses went out and came in with them.
24 And the king and princes and all the fighting men loved Moses, for he was great and worthy, his stature was like a noble lion, his face was like the sun, and his strength was like that of a lion, and he was counsellor to the king.
25 And at the end of nine years, Kikianus was seized with a mortal disease, and his illness prevailed over him, and he died on the seventh day.
26 So his servants embalmed him and carried him and buried him opposite the city gate to the north of the land of Egypt.
27 And they built over him an elegant strong and high building, and they placed great stones below.
28 And the king’s scribes engraved upon those stones all the might of their king Kikianus, and all his battles which he had fought, behold they are written there at this day.
29 Now after the death of Kikianus king of Cush it grieved his men and troops greatly on account of the war.
30 So they said one to the other, Give us counsel what we are to do at this time, as we have resided in the wilderness nine years away from our homes.
31 If we say we will fight against the city many of us will fall wounded or killed, and if we remain here in the siege we shall also die.
32 For now all the kings of Aram and of the children of the east will hear that our king is dead, and they will attack us suddenly in a hostile manner, and they will fight against us and leave no remnant of us.
33 Now therefore let us go and make a king over us, and let us remain in the siege until the city is delivered up to us.
34 And they wished to choose on that day a man for king from the army of Kikianus, and they found no object of their choice like Moses to reign over them.
35 And they hastened and stripped off each man his garments and cast them upon the ground, and they made a great heap and placed Moses thereon.
36 And they rose up and blew with trumpets and called out before him, and said, May the king live, may the king live!
37 And all the people and nobles swore unto him to give him for a wife Adoniah the queen, the Cushite, wife of Kikianus, and they made Moses king over them on that day.
38 And all the people of Cush issued a proclamation on that day, saying, Every man must give something to Moses of what is in his possession.
39 And they spread out a sheet upon the heap, and every man cast into it something of what he had, one a gold earring and the other a coin.
40 Also of onyx stones, bdellium, pearls and marble did the children of Cush cast unto Moses upon the heap, also silver and gold in great abundance.
41 And Moses took all the silver and gold, all the vessels, and the bdellium and onyx stones, which all the children of Cush had given to him, and he placed them amongst his treasures.
42 And Moses reigned over the children of Cush on that day, in the place of Kikianus king of Cush.
The Spirit of Balaam desires nothing good for those who of the Lineage of Shem as well as adopted by YAHUVEH / YAHWEH GOD through YAHUSHUA’S Blood.
The Spirit of Balaam the Son of Beor lives on today in various ways. YAH’S TRUE CHILDREN need to ask YAH for HIS continual protection and discernment in this wilderness called earth.
Numbers 31:15-17 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
15 Moses said to them, “You let all the women live? 16 Why, they are the ones—because of Balaam’s advice—who caused Bnei-Yisrael to be unfaithful to Adonai in the matter of Peor, so that the plague was on the community of Adonai! 17 So now, kill all the boys and kill every woman who has been intimate with a man.
Note that all the people who followed Balaam’s advise by sinning with the Children of Israel amongst the Moabites were killed by the Children of Israel. This exactly will be the fate of anyone who has lived on this earth and operates in the Spirit of Balaam.
Joshua 13:15-23 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Inheritance East of Jordan
15 To the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their clans, Moses gave as 16 their territory: from Aroer on the edge of the Arnon Valley, along with the city in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland up to Medeba, 17 Heshbon and all its towns on the tableland, Dibon, Bamoth-baal, Beth-baal-meon, 18 Jahaz, Kedemoth, Mephaath, 19 Kiriathhaim, Sibmah and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley, 20 Beth-peor, the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-Jeshimoth— 21 all the towns of the tableland and the entire kingdom of King Sihon of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon. (Moses defeated him with the chiefs of Midian, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon who were living in the land, 22 and Balaam son of Beor the diviner, whom Bnei-Yisrael killed with the sword among the rest of their slain. 23 As for the border of the children of Reuben, the Jordan was their border. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their clans, the towns and their villages.
It is clear from this account from the Book of Joshua 13 that Balaam was killed, that is to say that his flesh body was killed but sadly his spirit lives on ever since. Remember that every man is a spirit. Apostles Peter, Jude and MESSIAH YAHUSHUA all spoke about the Spirit of Balaam in the New Covenant/ Testament.
We are overcomers through YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S Blood and Name as seen in Revelation 12:11 and Acts 4:12!
However, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH overcame Satan, his demons/spirits and powers. We too have the ability to do the same. We have RUACH HA KODESH with us here on earth to guide us continually.