Unlimited: When Balaam Told the Truth

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He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel (Numbers 23:21, NKJV).

Balaam goes to the top of Mount Pisgah, from which he could see the camp of Israel stretched out below him. But when he opened his mouth to curse God’s people, only beautiful blessings came out.

God is not a man, that He should lie… He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel. The Lord his God is with him, And the shout of a King is among them (Numbers 23:19–21, NKJV).

Notice that Balaam says that God cannot lie. Yet, as Balaam looks out over the countless tents of the Israelites, he says that as God looks out over them, he doesn’t see any sin or wickedness in all of Israel.

There were probably well over a million people in the plain below. Balaam was looking out many more than 100,000 tents. Was Balaam lying, or was he telling the truth? When you follow and trust in King Jesus, God sees Jesus’ character and life in the place of yours.

Balaam gives the reason who God sees no sin in Israel, for, the shout of a king is among them (Numbers 23:21, NKJV). Balaam didn’t lie; he told the truth. God sees no sin in you because all he can hear is the victorious shouts of King Jesus (1 John 1:7, NIV). – Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: Take a piece of paper and make a list down the page of words that describe how you see yourself. Be very honest. Now, next to each of those words, write another word that describes how God sees you according to his Word. Which one is the truth? Which one is the lie? Which one will you allow to shape your identity?

 

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Benitta Nkhuwa

Jul 19, 2019

I see myself as someone who doesn't have hope for my future: But God sees me as someone who has a bright future, according to the book of Jeremiah 29 v 11 which says for I know the plans that I have for you, plans to prosper and not to harm you plans to bring about the future you hope. Thank you Jesus coz you work in our lives according to the promises you made in your word, let your word come true on my life in Jesus mighty name. Amen


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