Our teaching from Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses will continue from Numbers 24.10-17.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE STAR OUT OF JACOB, AND THE SCEPTER THAT WILL RISE OUT OF ISRAEL WILL DESTROY THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL.
So with that said, let’s read Numbers 24.10-17
King Balak was outraged at the pagan prophet Balaam. And because of his anger, he slapped his hands together in frustration because Balaam would not curse Israel.
GOD WILL NEVER ALLOW HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL TO BE CURSED.
Not only did THE LORD GOD say to Balaam, “You shall not curse the People for they are blessed”, THE LORD also said, “Blessed is he who blesses Israel, and cursed is he who curses Israel.” NUMBERS 22.12, NUMBERS 24.9
Balaam had met with The Lord three times hoping to curse Israel while they were on their way to the Promised Land, Canaan. But GOD would not allow that.
Nevertheless GOD had a purpose for Balaam. To reveal to the world, as recorded in The Bible, GOD’S love for Israel and the Jewish People. And GOD’S blessings for those Nations and Gentiles who bless Israel and The Jewish People. And His curses for those Nations and Gentiles who curse Israel and The Jewish People.
The time of Israel’s forty year journey to the Promised land was coming to an end. Israel, some three million Jewish People and a mixed multitude of Gentiles were at the doorstep of Canaan, The Promised Land. They were in the ancient country of Moab, current day Jordan that was on the border of Canaan.
And the first time Balaam was sent by Balak, King of Moab to curse the Children of Israel, Balaam met YESHUA THE MESSIAH, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY face to Face. And The LORD told Balaam, “You shall not curse the People for they are blessed.”
The second time Balaam met with The LORD at King Balak’s request to curse Israel, The LORD told Balaam to speak to Balak only those Words that HE, GOD spoke to him.
And Balaam said to King Balak, “How shall I curse whom GOD has not cursed? Or how shall I defy whom The LORD has not defied?
For from the top of the rocks I see him (Israel).
Lo, The People shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the Nations.
Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his (Israel).” NUMBERS 23.7-10
And again King Balak was upset with Balaam.
And again The LORD met Balaam, and again The LORD put His Word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, Go again to Balak and say thus.
And Balaam said to King Balak, Rise up Balak, and hear. Listen to me son of Zippor. GOD is not a man that He should lie. Neither a human being that He should change His Mind. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
MEANING, THE WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE STANDS FOREVER AND NEVER CHANGES. AND ALL THAT GOD SAYS, HE WILL DO.
And Balaam continued, Behold, I have received Commandment to bless, and He has blessed. And I cannot reverse it. He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob. Neither has He seen perverseness in Israel. The LORD HIS GOD is with him. And the shout of a King is among them.
THAT KING IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM, MESSIAH YESHUA.
GOD brought The Children of Israel out of Egypt, The LORD said through Balaam.
Israel has the strength of a wild ox. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob. Neither is there any divination against Israel. According to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has GOD done?
Behold, the People shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion. He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. NUMBERS 23.18-24
So King Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse the Children of Israel, nor bless them. But Balaam said to the King, Didn’t I tell you that all The LORD speaks, that I must do.
But the King sent Balaam to another place to curse Israel.
And Balaam went, and looked and saw the Children of Israel in their tents according to their tribes. And The Spirit of GOD came upon Balaam moving him to prophesy as GOD moved him.
And he spoke The Word of GOD which The LORD spoke to him which Balaam saw in a vision of The ALMIGHTY as he lay prostrate on the ground. And he went and said to King Balak.
How goodly are your tents O Jacob, and your tabernacles O Israel. As the valleys, they are spread out as gardens by the sides of the rivers. As the trees of lign aloes which The LORD has planted. And as cedar trees beside the waters.
He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters. And his King shall be higher than Agag. And his Kingdom shall be exalted.
GOD brought him forth out of Egypt. He has the strength of a wild ox.
He shall eat up the Nations, his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.
He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion. Who shall stir him up?
Blessed is he that blesses you, and cursed is he that curses you. NUMBERS 24.2-9
So in Balaam’s meetings with THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, GOD told the pagan prophet of his love for Israel and the Jewish People. And the Power and Might He has given Israel and the Jewish People. And His Love and Blessings to those who bless Israel and the Jewish People. And GOD’S promise to curse those who curse Israel and the Jewish People.
In summary, The LORD told Balaam, all recorded in The Bible for the world to see, that GOD loves Israel and the Jewish People. And The LORD loves those people who bless Israel and the Jewish People.
But The LORD GOD curses those who curse Israel and the Jewish People. For The LORD THEIR GOD is with them. And no one can curse Israel. For the Jewish People are blessed.
GOD says that Israel dwells alone and separate from the Nations. Why? Because The Word of GOD is in the hearts of Israel and the Jewish People forever. They are GOD’S Chosen People. While the Nations reject The Word of GOD that is written in The Bible.
GOD ALMIGHTY, THE KING OF ISRAEL has given Israel the strength of a wild ox, even the strength of a great lion. For GOD sees Israel strong and beautiful in His sight. Saying that Israel will defeat her enemies.
FOR THE LORD GOD EXALTS THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL.
So King Balak was enraged with Balaam for not cursing Israel, but rather blessing Israel.
And the King told the pagan prophet Balaam to leave and go home. But Balaam said to the King, I will advise you what this People Israel shall do to your people in the latter days. NUMBERS 24.14
And Balaam took up his parable and said, Balaam, the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said. He has said which heard The Words of GOD, and knew the knowledge of The Most High, which saw the vision of The ALMIGHTY, falling prostrate, but having his eyes open.
AND BALAAM SPOKE THIS PROPHESY OF GOD. NUMBERS 24.17
I SHALL SEE HIM BUT NOT NOW. I SHALL BEHOLD HIM, BUT NOT NEAR. THERE SHALL COME A STAR OUT OF JACOB, AND A SCEPTER SHALL RISE OUT OF ISRAEL, AND SHALL SMITE THE CORNERS OF MOAB, AND DESTROY ALL THE CHILDREN OF SHETH.
THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHESY WERE SPOKEN 3,400 YEARS AGO ABOUT MESSIAH YESHUA’S FIRST AND SECOND COMINGS.
Messiah came the first time 1,400 years after the Prophesy was spoken.
Messiah’s second coming will take place in the future immediately after the great tribulation. A tribulation the world has never witnessed. MATTHEW 24.29-31
Balaam said, I shall see Him, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, but not now. I shall look at Him, but not soon.
Which leads me to believe that Balaam will see Messiah Yeshua in The Messianic Kingdom in Israel, and in Heaven because Balaam said, I shall see Him, but not now. I shall look at Him, but not soon.
And continuing with the Prophesy, THE LORD GOD said through the prophet, There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel.
THE STAR, I BELIEVE, IS ONE WHO IS ILLUSTRIOUS AS A PRINCE OR KING IS ILLUSTRIOUS. HE WILL COME OUT OF JACOB. THAT IS TO SAY, HE WILL BE FROM THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
THE STAR OUT OF JACOB IS THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA.
AND A SCEPTER SHALL RISE OUT OF ISRAEL.
SCEPTER IN HEBREW IS SHAYVET, A STAFF HELD BY A KING.
THE SCEPTER THAT SHALL RISE OUT OF ISRAEL IS A SPECIAL AND UNIQUE KING. AND THAT SPECIAL AND UNIQUE KING IS THE KING OF ISRAEL, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.
LET’S LOOK AT SOME SCRIPTURES THAT CONFIRM THAT THE KING THAT SHALL RISE OUT OF ISRAEL IS YESHUA THE MESSIAH. HE IS ALSO HA SHEM ELOHIM, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE KING OF ISRAEL.
HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5-6, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6-7 FOR UNTO THE JEWISH PEOPLE A CHILD IS BORN. UNTO THE JEWISH PEOPLE, A SON IS GIVEN.
THAT SPECIAL AND UNIQUE CHILD AND SON BORN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM.
AND THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER.
GOVERNMENT IN HEBREW IS MEESRAH MEANING KINGDOM AND DOMINION.
AND THAT GOVERNMENT WILL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER.
AND THE ONE WHO WILL RULE, AND REIGN AS KING OVER THE KINGDOM, THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL DURING THE MESSIANIC AGE FOR 1,000 YEARS AND THROUGHOUT ETERNITY, WHOSE NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE, IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE KING OF ISRAEL.
OF THE INCREASE OR GREATNESS OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND PEACE THERE SHALL BE NO END UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID, AND UPON HIS KINGDOM TO ORDER IT, AND TO ESTABLISH IT WITH JUDGMENT AND WITH JUSTICE FROM THIS TIME EVEN FOREVER. THE ZEAL OF THE LORD OF HOSTS WILL PERFORM THIS.
SITTING UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID WILL BE THE SON OF DAVID WHOSE NAME IS WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE.
HE IS KING MESSIAH YESHUA.
MATTHEW 1.1 MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE KING OF ISRAEL, THE SON OF DAVID. HE IS JEWISH FROM ABRAHAM AND DAVID.
MICAH 5.1 HEBREW BIBLE, MICAH 5.2 CHRISTIAN BIBLE. THE FUTURE RULER AND KING OF ISRAEL DURING MESSIANIC TIMES AND THROUGHOUT ETERNITY IN HEAVEN WILL BE BORN IN BETHLEHEM OF JUDAH. WHOSE ORIGINS HAVE NO BEGINNING OR END. HE IS ETERNAL FROM EVERLASTING.
WHOSE NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
HE IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM.
ANOTHER SCRIPTURE OF PROPHESY DESCRIBING THE STAR AND SCEPTER OUT OF JACOB AND ISRAEL IS JEREMIAH 23.5-6.
THE RIGHTEOUS BRANCH RAISED UNTO DAVID WHO SHALL REIGN AND PROSPER, IS THE KING, MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
DANIEL 7.13-14 THE ONE GIVEN DOMINION, AND GLORY, AND A KINGDOM THAT ALL PEOPLE, NATIONS, AND LANGUAGES SHALL SERVE HIM, THAT IS EVERLASTING, WHICH SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, AND HIS KINGDOM THAT SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED IS THE KING OF ISRAEL, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.
THE ONE LIKE THE SON OF MAN, MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO WILL COME WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN TO THE ANCIENT OF DAYS, HA SHEM, GOD ALMIGHTY, ARE ELOHIM, THE ONE GOD OF CREATION, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, THE KING OF ISRAEL. GENESIS 1.26
ZECHARIAH 9.9 YOUR KING, WHO IS VICTORIOUS, TRIUMPHANT, JUST, HAVING SALVATION, LOWLY, RIDING UPON A DONKEY INTO JERUSALEM WAS THE KING OF ISRAEL, MESSIAH YESHUA, HA SHEM, GOD ALMIGHTY. MATTHEW 21.1-9
ZECHARIAH 14.9 THE LORD WHO WILL BE KING OVER ALL THE EARTH IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA, HA SHEM.
MATHEW 2.1-2, MATTHEW 25.31-46, LUKE 1.26-33, JOHN 18.37, ISAIAH 7.14
AND THE PROPHESY OF NUMBERS 24.17 CONTINUES.
THE STAR OUT OF JACOB, AND THE SCEPTER THAT SHALL RISE OUT OF ISRAEL SHALL CRUSH AND DESTROY THE CORNERS OF MOAB, CURRENT DAY JORDAN, AND DESTROY THE CHILDREN OF SHETH.
THE CHILDREN OF SHETH ARE THE CHILDREN OF TUMULT, WHO ARE THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL.
AND ACCORDING TO ZECHARIAH 14.2, ALL THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD ARE THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL.
FOR GOD SAYS IN ZECHARIAH 14.2, “I WILL GATHER ALL NATIONS AGAINST JERUSALEM TO BATTLE.”
AND THE END OF THOSE NATIONS WHO BATTLE JERUSALEM IS A PLAGUE AND DESTRUCTION. ZECHARIAH 14.12
ALL THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD ARE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL. AND THAT IS PROVEN TODAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS.
THE UNITED NATIONS CONTINUE TO CONDEMN ISRAEL FOR BUILDING SETTLEMENTS IN THEIR OWN LAND IN THE WEST BANK WHICH IS JUDEA AND SAMARIA, FULLY PART OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL THAT GOD GAVE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION.
THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD OF GENTILE NATIONS SAY IT IS INTERNATIONAL LAW THAT ISRAEL CANNOT BUILD IN THE WEST BANK BECAUSE THE LAND BELONGS TO THE PALESTINIAN ARABS.
THAT IS NOT TRUE. NO LAND IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL BELONGS TO THE PALESTINIAN ARABS OR ANY OTHER PEOPLE. ALL THE LAND OF ISRAEL BELONGS TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
LET ME SAY THIS. GOD OVERRULES INTERNATIONAL LAW.
THE NATIONS ARE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL, AND ENEMIES OF GOD BECAUSE THE WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE SAYS VERY CLEARLY, “THE LAND OF ISRAEL BELONGS TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION.”
BUT THE WORLD, AND SADLY EVEN TOO MANY JEWISH PEOPLE REJECT THE WORD OF GOD THAT SAYS, “THE LAND OF ISRAEL SHALL NOT BE SOLD OR SURRENDERED FOR ANY REASON FOREVER. FOR THE LAND BELONGS TO GOD. AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE STRANGERS AND SETTLERS IN THE LAND WITH GOD.” GENESIS 17.8, LEVITICUS 25.23
SADLY, THE WORLD COULD CARE LESS WHAT GOD SAYS.
AND THE END RESULT FOR THE GENTILE NATIONS IS THIS. GOD ALMIGHTY, KING MESSIAH YESHUA WILL CRUSH AND DESTROY ALL THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL WHO ARE ALSO THE ENEMIES OF GOD.
REVELATION 19.16-21, PSALM 2.1-12, ISAIAH 24.1-6, ISAIAH 34.1-3, EZEKIEL 38 AND 39, MALACHI 4.1, HEBREW BIBLE MALACHI 3.19
AS THE LORD GOD SAYS,THOSE WHO BLESS ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE SHALL BE BLESSED. AND THOSE WHO CURSE ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE, GOD WILL CURSE.
HE WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR, LET THEM HEAR.
Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader