November 15, 2018

Numbers 23:23,,Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel, according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel. What hath God wrought!

For us to understand why this statement (scripture) was made and to whom, we need to visit the journey of the children of Israel as they moved from one city to the other, as the LORD directed them because they were supposed to take over the lands from their original occupants. They have now conquered some cities and they were at the border of the city that was called Moab. Numbers 22:1-6 reads, “And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side of Jordan by Jericho. And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many, and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. And Moab said unto the elders of Midian , Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field . And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time. He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor , which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people, for they are too mighty for me, peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land, for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.”

The story tells us that because the Lord had helped them conquer many neighboring cities, the Moabites knew it was their turn and they were afraid of them, and in order to make it impossible for the children of Israel to take their land from them, they went to hire Balaam whom the Lord had blessed with the gift of prophecy to help them curse the children of Israel. But the Lord appeared to him that he cannot cause the people that were already blessed. In fact the Lord told him not to go but because of the pressure from the king, he followed them. He made it clear to the king that whatever the Lord told him to say, that’s what he would say. The scripture above was spoken by Balaam as the Lord directed him to say. The Lord told him, “Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel..” The Lord made it plain that there was nothing any one can do to reverse what he (God) had already done. The children of Israel are blessed people of God, their blessing was a gift inherited through the blessing passed on to them by Abraham (Genesis 12 :1-3) Nothing any human being can do to change it. Whatever the mouth of the Lord had spoken is permanent. Romans 11:29 says “For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance.”  Therefore it was impossible for Balaam to curse the children of Israel, and rather than curse them, more blessings were poured upon them.

Children of God, do you know that you are also partaker of the same inheritance through the blood of Jesus our Lord? Therefore nobody can reverse the plan of God concerning you. All the blessings that God had purposed for you, they are yours by asking., and no principalities, or powers, or spiritual wickedness in high places can reverse it. The only person that can reverse it is you, if you turn from following him by disobeying God, then instead of blessings, it will be the opposite. I pray that we will be recipient of God’s blessings and not his curses in Jesus name. Amen. Deuteronomy 28: 1-14 is loaded with blessings for every one that hearken to the voice of the Lord, while the remaining verses in the same chapter are curses for everyone that do not hearken to the voice of God. Let us make it a priority to seek the Lord and live by pleasing Him. We know what is right and perfect will of God, let us make every effort as we are entering this new year, 2019 to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all other things shall be added unto us.” (Matthew 6:33). The Lord bless you as you make this scripture (Matthew 6:33) your banner, right from now and until you enter 2019 and forever in Jesus name, Amen.

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