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Summary: BALAAM . . . THE PROPHET WHO SOLD HIS SOUL

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Numbers 23:1 - 12 BALAAM . . . THE PROPHET WHO SOLD HIS SOUL

1. Balaam's Danger 2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

The Danger Of :- Rebellion 15 Which have forsaken the right way, Rejection and are gone astray,

Regression following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor,

Relaxation who loved the wages of unrighteousness,

Renunciation 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

Balaam as a schemer, a miser, and an enemy of righteousness Rev. 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

Num. 22:7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.

2. Balaam's Decision Ch 22:21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. 22 And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him. Notice There was :- Haste Involved rose up in the morning Honour Involved and went with the princes of Moab. Hurt Involved 22 And God’s anger was kindled because he went: Hindrance Involved angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him.

3. Balaam's Disclosure Num. 22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. It was a Divine Work Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

It was a Dynamic Work and he saw the angel of the LORD Saul of Tarsus Acts 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

It was a Dreadful Work the angel standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand There was Immanent Danger, Immediate Danger, Immeasureable Danger. Balaam was never in greater Peril

It was a Demanded Work and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face

4. Balaam's Defilement

Peter said the man "loved the wages of unrighteousness" (2 Peter 2:15). When the Lord sent a letter to the church at Pergamos, He said, "But I have a

few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication" (Rev.2:14). He was remembered as a :- Covetous Man loved the wages of unrighteousness, Callous Man who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel Cunning Man to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication Cursed Man Notorious for his evil influence


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