FRIDAY MORNING MANNA
January 9, 2015
Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XVIII
HOW MANY CLASSES OF ANIMALS ARE THERE? – Part IV
A dumb ass rebukes a covetous prophet. Many Christians, claiming to be “free in Christ” are actually imprisoned as slaves to self-indulgence, worldly ambition, and covetousness. Covetousness underlies almost all other sins of the flesh, strengthened by self-justification as enabled by the popular doctrinal distortions contained in the counterfeit gospel.
All who are co-laborers with God and joint-heirs with Christ (1 Cor. 3: 9; Rom. 8: 17) should patiently labor for their salvation while life and probation lingers. God used Balaam’s ass on which he was riding on in his covetous mission, to warn the erstwhile prophet who “loved the wages of unrighteousness.” Balaam means “destroyer of the people.” See Numbers chapter 22; Deut. 23: 4; Joshua 13: 22; 2 Pet. 2: 13-22; Jude 11. Such deluded persons shake their chains in their cages, saying, “See, I am free!” Read more