June 24, 2011

The TRUTH About What Balaam Said and Why He Said It

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , at 11:34 am by Lisa Ritchey

I am so tired of hearing, “What God has blessed can’t be cursed.” referring to what Balaam said in Num 23:8:

How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?

What people don’t realize is that Balaam was a prophet and God would have struck him dead then and there for it.

“If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I speak?”Num 24:13

Let’s stop here and look at just what a curse is, Biblicaly. The use of the word here is Strong’s Hebrew Language Dictionary entry H6895  qâbab (pronounced  kaw-bab’).  It means “to scoop out, that is, (figuratively) to malign or execrate (that is, stab with words): –  X at all, curse.”  The New Testament (Greek) definition is to speak doom on.  Either way, it means to cause harm to come upon.  James 3:10  spells it out: “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.”  So to curse is the opposite of to bless.

“But if God has blessed us, we’re covered!”  Does the Bible not say that a curse cannot land without a cause?  I like the way that my husband puts it.  Think of your salvation as an umbrella.  When we sin, disobey, whatever, we shoot a hole in our umbrella.  That is an opening.  When we sin, we open the door for curses: picked up, spoken on, or brought on by ourselves. These can be illness, lack, marital/relationship problems, work gone bad, things that won’t sell, problems with children, just about anything that is not a good thing.  It may not be a test, and it may not be just some random attack of the enemy.  It may be because of something that was done, or something that was not done.

If you don’t believe me, read Deuteronomy 28.  Half of the chapter is telling the curses that come upon those that disobey.  And they last for a thousand generations.  (These are called generational curses by the Church.  Doctors call them hereditary.  Aha!)  We have only been a couple of hundred generations since Adam so God meant that these would last forever… unless that sin was dealt with and forgiveness sought FOR THAT SIN.  This is not covered by your salvation.  This is a whole n’other ball of wax, and that is how it they are dealt with and stopped.

Sin and disobedience…Cause found! Now, let’s face the TRUTH and,w/ His help, deal with the problems in our lives!

Deuteronomy 30:19  I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Like He said, it is up to you.   And your choice is…?


©Copyright 2011 Lisa Ritchey


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