Dios les bendiga,
In today blog post we will be starting a new series named “Called with a Purpose.” Where we will talking about major and minor characters that God used to manifest his glory and bring blessing and destruction to his people and what we can receive from this lessons for our daily walk with God. The series will be not in order as this is how the Spirit will lead not how I want.
I’m pretty sure many of you know the story of the non Israelite prophet from the book of Numbers named Balaam that God used to speak blessing upon the nation of Israel. This was during the times when the nation of Israel was being guided by Moses through the desert those forty years. God had commanded Moses to not fight the kingdoms of Edom and Moab. The Moabites are descendants of Lot( Genesis 19: 36-38) and the Edomites are descendants of Esau the brother of Jacob( Genesis 36:9).
Now Balaam was asked by King Balak of the Moabites to curse the nation of Israel as he had fear the Israel would take their land even though God had commanded Moses to not attack them and they were obeying God’s command. The King sent messengers with bounty(money) to pursue Balaam; however this one asked God for permission to curse the nation of Israel. God denied his request of course and he in disobedience left to go to the King. God sent an angel to stop his trajectory and as he was spiritually blind he could not see the angel but his donkey could (Numbers 22:21-30) and spoke to him after being mistreated by him three times.
“Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?””
What grabs my attention every time I read these chapters in the book of numbers is that this so call “Prophet” was not an actual prophet; he was one of those false ones that had a bunch of different gods. Their blessings or cursing were considered prophetic truths back in the day by their Kings and the people. God used a false Non Israelite prophet to speak blessings upon Israel; the opposite of what King Balak wanted. And the choices that King Balak made brought consequences to the descendants of Lot.
You might not be the most spiritual person there is. You might be starting your walk with God or might have fallen and are just restarting in God’s path. But I hope that you are able to grasp from this message that God’s uses and calls whoever he wants. He calls the weakest, the frowned upon, the sinners and the less intellectual not because he is not able or doesn’t want to use those qualified but because he sees the potential and need in the less. Your ministry might not be the biggest nor the flashiest one; however God called you to that ministry. You might be reaching the ones that are looked over. One thing that I have learned through this and my walk with God is that; the Lord puts certain people in your life to guide you. God used Balaam to bless Israel and used Balaam’s donkey to save Balaam’s life as the Lord’s ire was so hot because of the disobedience of the prophet; he was going to be killed if not by the donkey.
“The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live.””
Later on in the story we see that even though Balaam was not able to curse Israel, he instructed the Moabites to seduce the Israelites with participation in worshipping Baal and their immorality. His death later on probably was not pleasant; God’s used for him it’s pretty astonishing. Don’t dismay and continue walking on where God has instructed you to walk or lead.
P.S. Please be tuned in, I will be writing about a lot of characters and the purpose for their calling. Let me know what you think down below👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻I will try to post more often😊😊💕💕 however this couple of months I have been swamped at work and working pretty late that is one of the reason I have lost contact with y’all. God bless 💜💜💜and happy Fourth of July to my American brothers and sisters in Christ if I do not post before than.