God’s First Command Is Always Right

Balaam was a true prophet
Who knew the ways of God
One day Moab’s king beckoned
And asked to know God’s word
About an itinerant people swarming
His borders – fearing swamping
Balaam consulted the Lord
Who told him to bless not curse
The rabble were a chosen people
Abraham seed and favoured thus
Balak the king was disappointed
He hoped Balaam would use the Spirit
To pronounce destruction on the few
He sent messengers of a greater hue
With better promises of reward
If only Balaam would be froward
Balaam consulted God again
Had God spoken at first in vain?
God changed his mind-asked him to go
With the emissaries of the dubious king
Second command was not His perfect will
For Balaam’s obedient ass soon stood still
Seeing a shining angel with a sword
Blocking off the path of a greedy prophet
Who for reward wanted God to change
His Word for the benefit of his surfeit
God’s first command is always right
To resist that is to prepare for a fight

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Importance Of Revelation – Balaam vs Moses

While Israel trudged through the wilderness, they encountered their cousins – the Moabites who were descendants of Lot.

Israel had a prophet called Moses who had a message. His message was timely for he arrived on the scene at the time prophecy said he would – 400 years later.

Moab, had a prophet too. A true prophet. He saw visions. God spoke to him regularly.

Both prophets knew how to approach God. Both would offer same sacrifices, speaking of the coming Lamb. Both built seven altars.

But Balaam opposed the Exodus. He sought to derail it. Moses was for it. He could see that it was the vindicated Word for that age.

Balaam had the form of godliness but not the revelation of the prophetic truth. Greed blinded his eyes. Today his name is mentioned in infamy. Be like Moses. Believe the prophecy for your era. Join the exodus.