Summary: God’s Covering for Us
God’s Covering for Us Numbers 23 v 1 - 26 God Covers with His Protection - Numbers 23:7-10 1. Balaam sees God’s People Defended Balaam's Hire 7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, Balaam's Hope 7 saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. Balaam's Hindrance 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? Balaam's Helplessness 8 How shall I curse Balaam's Hopefulness 10 Who can count the dust 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 his! Balaam Could See :- (a) The Source Of Their Blessing (God - Donkey) (b) The Size Of Their Blessing 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? (c) The Security Of Their Blessing 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? (d) The Sufficency Of Their Blessing 10 Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! Genesis 12:1-3. 1 ¶ Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
2. Balaam sees God’s People Distinct 9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. She Has Been :- (a) Claimed (b) Called (c) Chosen (d) Commissioned Isaiah 43 1 ¶ But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. 3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. 4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
3. Balaam sees God’s People Delivered v10 Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! What A :- (a) Revelation (b) Request (c) Recognition Psalms 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
One Native American tribe had a unique practice of training young braves. On the night of a boy's 13th birthday, He was placed in a dense forest to spend the entire night alone.Looking around, the boy saw flowers, trees, and the outline of the path. Morning he beheld the figure of a man standing just a few feet away, armed with a bow and arrow. It was his father. He had been there all night long.
God Covers with His Presence - Numbers 23:18-24
1. God’s Presence gives Peace 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Look At :-
(a) The Character Of God God is not a man, that he should lie;
(b) The Consistency Of God neither the son of man, that he should repent
(c) The Capability Of God hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
2. God’s presence gives Pardon 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.