Israeli elections

Israel elects a new government next week.

The name Balak apparently derives from the sparsely used Hebrew verb (balak), “waste or lay waste.”

Balaam refused to speak what God did not speak and would not curse the Israelites, even though King Balak of Moab offered him money to do so. (Numbers 22–24). But Balaam’s error and the source of his wickedness came from sabotaging the Israelites as they entered the Promised Land. According to Numbers 31:16 and Revelation 2:14, Balaam returned to King Balak and informed the king on how to get the Israelites to curse themselves by enticing them with prostitutes and unclean food sacrificed to idols.  (Reference: Wikipedia)

Numbers 31:16 (NLT)

“These are the very ones who followed Balaam’s advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the Lord at Mount Peor. They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the Lord’s people.

Revelation 2:14 (NLT)

“But I have a few complaints against you. You tolerate some among you whose teaching is like that of Balaam, who showed Balak how to trip up the people of Israel. He taught them to sin by eating food offered to idols and by committing sexual sin.

Our Father in heaven,

We do not know the forces at work in the Israeli election.  Are not the Jews descended from Abraham and the other patriarchs, who are holy?  Should there be spirits of Balaam and Balak, enticing the people to sabotage their relationship with God in this election, we as Gentiles grafted into God’s covenant by His grace, rebuke these spirits.  We bless Israel.  Amen.

Romans 11

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