TEXT: Numbers 22:20-33 KJV
And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.  And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.  And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the Lord stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.  And the ass saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.  But the angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.  And when the ass saw the angel of the Lord , she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.  And the angel of the Lord went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.  And when the ass saw the angel of the Lord , she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.  And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?  And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.  And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.  Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.  And the angel of the Lord said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:  And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive.
One of the greatest tragedy of the prophetic ministry and Christianity is to have a name that contradicts your true spiritual state and nature, that means having a name that you are alive but dead,having a name that you are rich but poor and having the form of godliness and denying the power there of.
Every new testament christian is meant to operate and manifest a level of the prophetic anointing because the arrival of the Holy Spirit is the initiationinto the prophetic( Joel 2:28-26). As a christian you dont need a prophet to see for you and prophecy to you according to the new testament standard( Romans 7:14,1 John 2:27). It becomes a great tragedy and predicament when a some one meant to be seeing and hearing is not. Danger,calamity,frustrations, misery,catastrophies and all manner of denomic attacks becomes inevitable and inescapable.
Balaam called himself the man that sees the vision of the Lord with his eyes open, but a time came when he couldn't see rather his donkey began seeing and hearing for him. A time came when the prophet could no longer see and hear God because he was blind. What's the need and Use of being a prophet when you can't see and hear anymore? As a matter of fact, you cease to exist as a prophet when you can't see and hear anymore. Having a name but living in direct opposite of the name or title. There are many prophets,pastors and Christians who are blind. They could see and hear before but certain things has blinded their eyes. Before anything happens they will see it, God was showing them the plans, agenda and devices of the enemy even before they unfold but now they can't see anymore. What a great tragedy. Let's see what blinded Balaam.
- Greed and crave for materialism.
When those honorable men sent by Balak arrived, God told him not to go but Balak sent more honorable men with the promise of wealth,riches and fame and he asked God again if he should go. The first asking and response from God was his actual and final answer but Balaam asked God with the aim of trying to make him change his mind. God sees and knows the actual content of the heart even when no one sees.In the book of Revelation, Jesus called Balaam a false prophet for two reasons
b. Teaching the moabites to seduce the Israelites so that God can fight them by himself.
Its was that greed that made him blind to the point that he couldn't see anymore.
When you can't see anymore and hear anymore, God will use things less than you to speak to you. In the case of Balaam he used the donkey, in ur case he might use an harlot,a little boy or girl or even a drunkard or better still a mad man or woman. He will use people and things you are higher than to speak to you.
Many prophets has being blinded by
- Crave for fame and prominence
- Competitive spirit.
- Speakings lies in the name of God.
- Witchcraft manipulations and etc.
Prophet and prophetess what has blinded you or what has the tendency to blind you. For Gahazi it was greed, which is your own? what is that thing God is asking you to live that you re still toilling with.
Repent and go back to your first love and seek him. Many has even gone to meet the devil for power, repent... Many now do " faith booster" arranging stage miracle and God is watching and God is aware.
May God have mercy and open the eyes of those who are blind in Jesus name.
The fact that you are seeing now does not mean you will be seeing ten years from now, ask the Lord to show you what has the capacity to blind you and prayerfully deal with them.
Make up your mind never to get to that point where God is working and you are aware and worse still the devil is planing and working and you are aware.
May your eyes be open in the name.of Jesus.