Understanding the Error of Balaam

Understanding the Error of Balaam

The False Doctrine of Balaam is when false prophets partner with unbelievers to “spread the gospel” but really they give wicked kingdoms access to corrupt the church. Look it up, Numbers 25, Jude, Revelations 2,3.

Nothing that came out of Balaam’s mouth was false, he even talked about Jesus. What made Balaam a false prophet was who he worked for – Balak. Balak was a wicked king. Even though Balaam said nothing wrong, Balak used Balaam to corrupt the people of God.

Here’s a quick example to help you understand the error of Balaam. Lets say you were a salesperson for Pepsi, but someone from Coke’s marketing team called you up and asked you to give a presentation. You go and you give them your best shot, telling them Pepsi’s secret ingredient, marketing strategies, and every single way that they are better than Coke.

You come back to your job bragging that you might sell some Pepsi’s to Coke, and you “may even have convinced Cokes executives to come work for Pepsi.” You are excited and ignorant, then your bubble is busted when your boss tells you that they only called you in to steal information and take your territory. Now, you’re fired.

The error of Balaam works similarly. One difference is that ministry is a lot more serious than a branding business, and the stakes are life and death, not profit and loss.

When you partner with unbelievers to “spread the gospel” all you are doing is bringing a stumbling block of strategies to the enemy. Balaam was so gifted and smart that He said everything completely correct, anointed, and blessed. He even prophesied about Jesus. But His heart was so wrong that God tried to kill him, and eventually did later on. The Bible says that Balak used Balaam to show him how to corrupt Gods people with idolatry and fornication.

Revelation 2:14
But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

Think about that the next time you see some “anointed” preacher on a reality tv show or some “gospel” entertainer, singer or rapper or actor who is owned by an unGodly label or business executive, or loves to do collaborations with unbelievers to “spread the gospel.”

Don’t let the smooth mouths of these cursed ministries fool you. There’s a biblical way to spread the gospel, and there’s the corrupt, backwards, stupid, and greedy way that Jesus hates.

Which one will you follow?

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