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Numbers 23 - AMP

2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered on each altar a bull and a ram. 3 And Balaam said to Balak, Stand by your burnt offering and I will go. Perhaps the Lord will come to meet me; and whatever He shows me I will tell you. And he went to a bare height. 4 God met Balaam, who said to Him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered on each altar a bull and a ram. 5 And the Lord put a speech in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak and thus shall you speak. 6 Balaam returned to Balak, who was standing by his burnt sacrifice, he and all the princes of Moab. 7 Balaam took up his speech and said: Balak, the king of Moab, has brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse Jacob for me; and come, violently denounce Israel. 8 How can I curse those God has not cursed? Or how can I denounce those the Lord has not denounced? 9 For from the top of the rocks I see Israel, and from the hills I behold him. Behold, the people shall The literal fulfillment of this prophecy has been obvious during the more than thirty-four centuries since it was spoken. The Jews have always been separate as a nation from other peoples. Though conquered many times, they have never been absorbed by their conquerors or lost their identity. The prophecy had to become true, for ``the Lord put ... in Balaam's mouth" (Num. 23:5).dwell alone and shall not be reckoned and esteemed among the nations. 10 Who can count the dust (the descendants) of Jacob and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous , and let my last end be like theirs! 11 And Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, and here you have blessed them instead! 12 And Balaam answered, Must I not be obedient and speak what the Lord has put in my mouth? 13 Balak said to him, Come with me, I implore you, to another place from which you can see them, though you will see only the nearest and not all of them; and curse them for me from there. 14 So he took Balaam into the field of Zophim to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 15 Balaam said to Balak, Stand here by your burnt offering while I go to meet the Lord yonder. 16 And the Lord met Balaam and put a speech in his mouth, and said, Go again to Balak and speak thus. 17 And when he returned to Balak, he was standing beside his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, What has the Lord said? 18 Balaam took up his discourse and said: Rise up, Balak, and hear; listen to me, son of Zippor. 19 God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction . Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good? 20 You see, I have received His command to bless Israel. He has blessed, and I cannot reverse or qualify it. 21 has not beheld iniquity in Jacob , neither has He seen mischief or perverseness in Israel . The Lord their God is with Israel, and the shout of praise to their King is among the people. 22 God brought them forth out of Egypt; they have as it were the strength of a wild ox. 23 Surely there is no enchantment with or against Jacob, neither is there any divination with or against Israel. now it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God wrought! 24 Behold, a people! They rise up as a lioness and lift themselves up as a lion; he shall not lie down until he devours the prey and drinks the blood of the slain. 25 And Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all. 26 But Balaam answered Balak, Did I not say to you, All the Lord speaks, that I must do? 27 And Balak said to Balaam, Come, I implore you; I will take you to another place. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them for me from there. 28 So Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor, that overlooks Jeshimon. 29 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bulls and seven rams. 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.



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Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Skies Dark and Waves Rough? Just Be Held!
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar, 2016
Summary: You may feel like a tin can in a raging sea, but God will bring what He promised to pass.
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 246
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THE CHURCH'S JUSTIFICATION
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: THE CHURCH'S JUSTIFICATION
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God’s Covering for Us
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: God’s Covering for Us
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Life & Death
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Life & Death
Scripture: Numbers 23:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 153
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The death of the righteous
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The death of the righteous
Scripture: Numbers 23:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 158
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Let Me Die the Death of the Righteous
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Let Me Die the Death of the Righteous
Scripture: Numbers 23:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 362
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Life & Death
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Life & Death
Scripture: Numbers 23:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 95
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God’s Covering for Us
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: God’s Covering for Us
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BALAAM . . . THE PROPHET WHO SOLD HIS SOUL
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: BALAAM . . . THE PROPHET WHO SOLD HIS SOUL
Scripture: Numbers 23:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 321
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Let Me Die the Death of the Righteous
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Let Me Die the Death of the Righteous
Scripture: Numbers 23:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 120
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Balaam
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Balaam
Scripture: Numbers 23:7-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 132
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Balaam the Perverse Preacher
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Balaam the Perverse Preacher
Scripture: Numbers 23:7-24
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 193
E. True Neilson avatar
When God Says "No"
Shared by: E. True Neilson on Dec, 2014
Summary: At first glance the book of Numbers reads a bit like an operations manual. It’s got numbers of soldiers, lists of names, and a bit of repetition. Tucked between those lists and numbers are some stories of real people, dealing with real issues of faith!
Scripture: Numbers 23:1-24:25
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,855
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD is not a man
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2014
Summary: To show that GOD is not man in terms of lying and repenting (changing minds), HE is GOD forever, and whatever He says and promised, He will do it and has the capacity and ability to do.
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,348
Charlie Roberts avatar
How Much Longer Lord?
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Jul, 2014
Summary: Her miracle made it's way to her didn't it? Was it late? Was it early? What route did it take? Who cares..it got there at the right time, just in time That's how God is..always on time! Amen?
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YOUR SINS WILL FIND YOU OUT
Shared by: PASTOR ADEOYE RUFUS on Jul, 2014
Summary: THE MESSAGE IS TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WHAT EVER WILL DO EITHER IN THE OPEN OR SECRET THERE IS CONSEQUENCE.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,036
Charlie Roberts avatar
Emergency 911, "God I Need Your Help Again"
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Jul, 2013
Summary: Society, has raised to many generations, they have let the accuser allow them to think, that God is somehow unapproachable and to busy to be bothered with anything but the 911 emergencies of life. He not only has the time, but wants to help His children!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Views: 5,844
Samuel Fulkerson avatar
God Is
Shared by: Samuel Fulkerson on Aug, 2012
Summary: God is mighty, gracious, king, judge..
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,248
Charles Jones avatar
TAKING THE LIMITS OFF OF GOD
Shared by: Charles Jones on Jun, 2012
Summary: A positive attitude enables a man to break new and higher grounds and position himself where he wants to be. A negative attitude makes one to rot in a place with the spirit of complaining and despair rule.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 18,540
Ronnie Miller avatar
Stay Grateful For Gods Care. Numbers 22 (Lesson in Numbers)
Shared by: Ronnie Miller on Jan, 2012
Summary: Book of Numbers is the journey when Gods people were held in Egypt and God caused plagues to come upon the land. So Pharaoh the king freed Gods people and by the leadership of Moses and Aaron ...God sent them on a journey to a land that God had promised t
Scripture: Numbers 22:37-23:37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,440
Gary Stebbins avatar
Celebrate Reason?
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Dec, 2010
Summary: When atheist and others attack Christmas, should Christians be intimidated? Is believing in God a crutch for weak minded people? (part of this sermon was adapted from a sermon by Craig Groeschel entitled What Child is This)
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,063
Larry Finley avatar
How A Man Ought to Die
Shared by: Larry Finley on Oct, 2009
Summary: Funeral Sermon for a dedicated Christian man
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,097
Michael West avatar
breaking the curse
Shared by: Michael West on Dec, 2008
Summary: If you want God to do the extraordinary, then you have to , you must start believing Him for bigger things. Stop limiting God. some times when God tells you no, it’s for a very good reason—perhaps it’s to move you up. God doesn’t do little things—Ephes. 3
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 7,728
Tommy Davis avatar
What If God Was One of Us?
Shared by: Tommy Davis on Jan, 2007
Summary: This sermon looks at the horror of life if God was one of us.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:19-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 10,446
Dean Morgan avatar
God Does Not Lie
Shared by: Dean Morgan on Aug, 2006
Summary: My assignment is to deliver the Word and let you take action upon the Word. You are the recipient who will hear the Word of God. What you do with that Word will be up to you.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 13,360
Ottawa Pullen, Jr. avatar
How Is Satan Attacking You
Shared by: Ottawa Pullen, Jr. on Nov, 2003
Summary: When you think that the problem is what God has allowed in your life, read this.
based on 14 ratings
Views: 2,230
Brian Barrett avatar
Yes You Can
Shared by: Brian Barrett on Nov, 2002
Summary: How can you say, "I can’t do it", when God is with you?
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,579
Kenneth  Trent avatar
FOUR FRGHTENING THOUGHTS
Shared by: Kenneth Trent on Nov, 2002
Summary: Sets forth four utterances of God that have frightening consequences if not heeded.
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,857
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
Too Blessed To Be Cursed
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug, 2002
Summary: With the blessing of the Lord on us, We can walk through this hostile environment knowing no curse can stick. (We’re too blessed)
based on 41 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 9,479
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
IS IT TOO LATE? Have We Gone Too Far?
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jun, 2002
Summary: Even though there is evidence, since 9-11, that we’re beginning to acknowledge the principles that once made our nation great & brought the blessings of God upon us - is it too late? Like Judah, have we already gone too far? (*Powerpoint Available - #235
based on 131 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 23:26-27
Views: 4,390