Numbers 22:34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again.
Balaam says look if what I am doing displeases you I will get me back again just a few verses after God has told him that his way is perverse. How ignorant can we be. How stuck can we get on what we want to do without any real concern for what God wants. We must learn to be sensitive to the Lord and His leading or we to will be like Balaam and have a donkey that knows more of God’s will than we do.
Numbers 24:3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, And the man whose eyes are open hath said:
The sad thing in this story is that Balaam had to wait so long to get his eyes open. He had prayed. He had preached or attempted to. He had been in the ministry. He even had a donkey teaching him before his eyes were opened.
How long do we need to be in the ministry until we realize how important it is to fulfill the wishes of our Commander in Chief. The Great C0mmission is His heartbeat yet our churches are off prophesying about everything else. At best World Evangelism is one of our ministries but not the center of our ministry and our goal. Our churches have not learned the discipleship principles found in this Great Commission. Matthew 28:18-20.
Will it be too late for a lost world before our eyes are opened. Will be preach and pray about everything else while we forget the majority of the world? Will we continue a self centered ministry until He sends and angel to cause our donkey to crush our leg or will we let the Scriptures open our eyes?