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Mary Fairchild

Balaam Foresaw the Coming Messiah

By December 18, 2012

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The strange account of Balaam and his donkey is a Bible story that's hard to forget. With a talking donkey and an angel of God, it makes the ideal lesson for a children's Sunday School class. But are you wondering why I would turn to this story on the week before Christmas?
Balaam and the Donkey

If you've studied Balaam, then you know he was a pagan sorcerer. What you may not remember is that God used this godless man to prophecy about Israel's coming Messiah:

I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near:
a star shall come out of Jacob,
and a scepter shall rise out of Israel;
it shall crush the forehead of Moab
and break down all the sons of Sheth.

(Numbers 24:17, ESV)

Discover the timeless messages contained in one of the Bible's most peculiar stories:

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