Who God Blesses, No Man Can Curse
Scripture To Read: Numbers Chapters 22, 23 and 24.
Balak, King of the Moabites became very afraid when the Israelites settled next to his land. He had heard of their many victories and all the territories the Lord had delivered into their hands. He sent for Balaam, the prophet, to curse the Israelites, that he may defeat them and drive them out of the land.
“(Balak) sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor, who was at Pethor, near the River, in his native land. Balak said “A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me. Now come and put a curse on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the country. For I know that those you bless are blessed, and those you curse are cursed.” Numbers 22:5-6
Do we know who we are in Christ? Do we know the fear we bring upon the enemy when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior?
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9
We become a threat to the devil when we claim our royal priesthood. The enemy is well aware of whom we are in Christ and he knows the power and might that is given to us through the Holy Spirit. He is threatened and will try to use our weaknesses to tempt us that he may defeat us and take away our inheritance in the Kingdom of God.
That night God came to Balaam and said, “Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you.” Numbers 22:20
Balaam went to Balak, and in verse 38, he made it clear to the king that he would speak only the word that God put in his mouth. Barak took Balaam to the high places of his land, where he could have a view of the people of Israel, and asked Balaam to curse them from there. Balaam sought after the Lord and spoke the word the Lord put in his mouth:
“How can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce those whom the Lord has not denounced?” Numbers 23:8
Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but you have done nothing but bless them!” Numbers 23:11
Instead of a curse, the Lord blessed Israel!
Balak took Balaam to another place where he could see the Israelites from a different angle, and asked him to curse them from there. Again, Balaam sought for the Lord and spoke the word the Lord had put into his mouth:
“I have received a command to bless, He has blessed and I cannot change it.” Numbers 23:19-20
This was repeated three times; Balak took Balaam to a different view of the Israelites and asked him to curse them. But again, speaking the word of God, the Israelites were blessed all three times instead of being cursed!
Our Lord has blessed marriage and the family structure. He created them, and He has blessed them. Our adversary, the devil, will look for different ways to destroy us and our families. The challenges we are experiencing, whether financial, health related, marriage problems, children’s problems, are all the different angles at which the devil has aimed his arrows to destroy us. But we are children of God, and we have been blessed and no matter how many times the enemy may try to curse us, he cannot curse what the Lord has blessed!
In the end Balaam realized that it pleased God to bless the Israelites, and they were blessed bountifully!
We need to claim our blessings in Jesus Christ each day and believe that our marriage problems are but just for a season. God loves us and commands us to live by faith and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Therefore we should not be influenced by our circumstances but rather be influenced by who we are in Jesus Christ. No one and nothing can separate us from the Love of God and through this love we have been saved.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35,38-39
My prayer today for you is that you stay focused and keep your eyes on what the Lord has promised, and never give up standing and what the LORD has spoken for you and your family.
Continue to pray for the body of Christ, and for our country and its leaders. Remember that our president is a fervent believer in the Lord as well as our the Vice president.
Pray for your spouses, children and other loved ones.
God will always honor your faith, He will never mock it.