Sunday, November 18, 2007

What Balaam Saw!

I have been thinking about old Balaam in the Book of Numbers today. In that tremendous prophecy of Christ seen by old Balaam, he said this: "I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; A Star shall come out of Jacob; A Scepter shall rise out of Israel, And batter the brow of Moab, And destroy all the sons of tumult." (Nu.24:17, NKJV)
Isn't that amazing! Even old pagan Balaam could "see" our magnificent Lord Jesus Christ from way back across the centuries! But something stands out to me when I read this. Balaam had to say that he saw Him, but not near & not now. But we believers today can say that He is near to us, & we can "behold" Him right now without a second's delay! Whatever our need or joy, we can take it to the Lord right now, & He is near! We are so blessed in this age! But, blessings also bring responsibilities. At the Bema of Christ, we will give account of all the times that we tried to make it on our own rather than go to Him & let Him handle our lives. If old Balaalm could "see" Christ way off, then let's go to our dear Savior now & spend some quality time with Him just enjoying His blessed presence! God Bless you all who come here.

7 comments:

Rose~ said...

That is a great challenge, David! Thanks for that.

Kc said...

Great devotion. ;-)

Bhedr said...

Get out!!! I see you have a new blog. Cool.

Bhedr said...

Maybe you should change your headline to "Tis Done Hallelujah" instead of "Hallelujah Tis Done"

That way nobody will think that Hallelujah had anypart in adding to your salvation....ahahahahaha. You know I couldnt resist. Just nitpicking like Matthew would. He gets that tight about it at times.

How bout it Matthew. You know it dont you? Think it first and then say it. Got to get to that most passive seed:-)

David Wyatt said...

Y'all are such a blessing!
You know the OT prophecies of the 1st coming of Christ are so exciting to me because we see just how faithful our Lord is! It just confirms that all the prophecies of His 2nd Coming will be fulfilled to the letter too! Praise the Lord Jesus Christ because He alone is worthy!!

ExPreacherMan said...

Bro. David,

How much easier it is for us to commune with the Savior.

Great post.

In Christ eternally,

ExP(Jack)

David Wyatt said...

Amen bro. Jack. So glad it is easier for you to post here now too!

Seriously, it is so wonderful to simply go to our Dear Savior & pour out our hearts to Him. (Ps.62:8) God Bless you all this Thanksgiving.