Doctrine Of Balaam

Balaam was a prophet and is mentioned three times in the New Testament.  Peter wrote by THE SPIRIT in 2 Peter chapter 2:

12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption,

13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you,

14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. 15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.

17 These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever

Although a prophet, Balaam prophesied for money and he departed from the perfect Will and plan of FATHER to accommodate people from whom he could profit by pleasing them.  In their ministry, there is always a price on everything and there is always a plea for money for their various projects.  Their need of your money is the object of every meeting they hold, every magazine they publish, and every letter they write.  They will send you books, tapes, etc. for your money. They know the way of faith, but instead rely on carnal methods when it comes to raising finances.  There is always a gimmick to entice you to send your hard-earned money to fulfill their grandiose schemes to save the world or bring in the kingdom!  Every Son of GOD is responsible for knowing what he/she is supporting!

Jude wrote by THE SPIRIT:

10 But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.

11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

The error of Balaam was in deviating from the will of the LORD.  Balaam represents a ministry or relationship with the LORD that brings a word from GOD.  Balaam was a prophet, a true prophet of the true GOD bringing a true word from the Lord but Balaam was also a teacher and his student was Balak.  Each of us is a “teaching” before we are a teacher.  We teach what we are.  Balaam prophesied out of the Spirit of the LORD, but Balaam taught out of who he was.  What we are is much more powerful and expressive than what we say.  Balaam taught Balak not only by his words, but out of his character and state of being.  The word of the LORD was in his mouth, but carnality, deceptiveness, greed, and rebellion were in his heart, and that is the error of Balaam.

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in The Revelation of Jesus Christ, chapter 2:

12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,

‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:

13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.

  The doctrine of Balaam was the doctrine and method to corrupt a people who couldn’t be cursed.  They were corrupted by tempting them to be joined to the women of Moab, defile their separation unto the Lord, and abandon their holy character — union with the mind, ways, methods, and spirit of the world — which is spiritual fornication.  The doctrine of Balaam is union with the world, union with the fleshly ways of the carnal mind instead of a pure walk in THE SPIRIT and by THE SPIRIT. Do you know that God’s elect people have never been hurt from without?  FATHER’s called and chosen people can only be corrupted from within

The richest years of the early church were during its persecution for they loved not their life unto death as it is written in chapter 12:

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

While the early overcomers were being imprisoned, beheaded, fed to lions, burned at the stake, boiled in oil, their property confiscated, and all the rest, there was great boldness, glory, and power upon the people of GOD.  Believers increased by the millions, shook kingdoms, and turned the world upside-down.  Do you think it will be any different today?  Jesus’ death ushered in the ministry of the anointed disciples.  Stephen’s death in Acts chapter 7 ushered in Paul’s anointed ministry.  As we die to the flesh in whatever form it takes, there will be a greater release of the anointing.

The church is made ineffective by corruption and that is the doctrine of Balaam!  All who follow in Balaam’s way, who have erred from the pure walk in the Spirit OF GOD, and yet make a profession of serving and doing the work of Christ with their tantalizing words of vanity, and yet run greedily after the error of Balaam for rewards, and seek money for their preaching, prophesying, programs, books, and electronic media; and that admire men’s persons, flattering the people for gain, and take titles to themselves of “Reverend,” “Doctor,” and others of this world’s recognition — are not these they of whom the Lord spoke when He said, “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.”

The way, the error, and the doctrine of Balaam are all based on self interest and greed whereas THE WAY of Jesus Christ is based solely on Agape Love.  If you listen intently to those who proclaim to be prophets, teachers, etc., you will be able to detect if they have self interest or attempting to exalt themselves above the ministry of Christ.  They will lead you to believe that the Kingdom cannot be established without them or their ministry thus they will subtly convince you to be a part, usually in the financial area. 

Agape Love will flourish without subtle attempts to extract your hard-earned money.  THE SPIRIT will make sure that funds will come forth to support what those with a pure heart are called to do.  This is why I constantly encourage the readers to be led by THE SPIRIT in their giving.  Otherwise, contribute nothing until you hear from THE SPIRIT.  I have been sucked in to giving substantial funds in the past due to my lack of understanding of the Balaam doctrine.  FATHER knew my heart and intent thus HIS great grace and mercy prevailed in our family’s finances.  I certainly learned my lesson!

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