February 23, 2006
Read Numbers 23
Prophecies of Balaam;
The last encampment of the Israelites on the eastern side of the Jordan River was on the Plains of Moab northeast of the Dead Sea near Mount Nebo, a few miles south of today's Amman, Jordan (Numbers 22:1; 33:49; Joshua 2:1; 3:1). Everything seemed peaceful, with no apparent dangers. However, upon seeing this vast multitude of Israelites who had defied Pharaoh, left
Knowing the judgment of God would come upon
Some will say that we should not be judgmental, that we should be tolerant of the immoral (alternative) lifestyles that are growing in popularity. But sexual sins are still an outrage against God: Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid. . . . he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body (I Corinthians 6:15-20).
23:3 peradventure = perhaps; 23:10 dust = descendants; 23:22 unicorn = wild ox; 24:5 goodly = attractive, lovely; 25:3 kindled against = aroused against; 25:7 javelin = spear; 25:18 wiles = treacherous deceit (compare Ephesians 6:11).
As the prophesied Star out of Jacob and Sceptre (Numbers 24:17). Christ is coming to reign in great glory, not only over
Pray for The English International Shortwave Radio Broadcast sponsored in Jesus' Name · The Arabic International Shortwave Radio Broadcast sponsored by Mrs. Sue Moore · Staff: Pam Pendergrast · Government Officials: Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX) and Rep. Thomas Osborne (NE) · Country: Kenya (29 million) in eastern Africa · Major languages: English and Swahili · Religious freedom · 46% Protestant; 27% Roman Catholic; 17% belief in mystical powers; 6% Muslim; 3% Eastern Orthodox · Prayer Suggestion: Confess and forsake your sins that you may receive mercy (Proverbs 28:13).
Memory Verse for the Week: Romans 12:19