Jesus was prophesied as the coming Messiah long before His birth. He is called a star that would come out of Jacob and from the seed of David. Interesting, that an actual star would guide people to His place of birth later on. He is to come with a scepter, which means the authority of a King. Jesus is called the King of righteousness, of which the government is upon His shoulders. It is in this prophecy that we learn about Jesus coming into the world. This prophecy is given by Balaam. These verses come from Numbers, chapter 24, where He speaks about a coming Messiah or Jesus, who would come into the world. We will get into detail about this, but know that He was only able to see this future event and others because God opened His eyes. He was once blind to the truth of God until God came into His life and everything changed. It is written, “and now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days. And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said.” (Numbers 24:14,15)
Notice how Balaam’s eyes are opened to see this vision. He isn’t able to see the Messiah yet, who is Jesus, knowing that one day He would. I am talking about the following verses, where He speaks about a star that would come of Jacob. Of which Jesus said, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” (Revelation 22:16) And now we hear about the Messiah being that same star that would come from Jacob, while David is from Judah. These verses read, “He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.” (Numbers 24:16,17) It is true that Jesus is God, and His wrath is upon the wicked, as it speaks of Moab and Sheth. Praise God that Jesus did come to save Hid people from their sins.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I am so grateful for the words that are written down in the Bible. Each time I open up to read from Your holy book, I am lifted up. I come to learn from You, my God, and my King. People have added to Your Words and they know who they are. These people are guilty and will be judged accordingly. The purity of the words that we have in scripture is able to pierce both body and soul into knowing Your will for mankind. Surely, it comes with much conviction, especially when we are in sin. So Lord, help us grow in the faith and not stay stagnant or rely on others for our faith. Truly, You are the way the truth and life, Jesus. No person will ever go to heaven unless they put their full trust in You. You are the promised Messiah, who came to take away the sins of the world. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Lord. Your people are truly blessed above all else. Thankfully, the gentiles now have a portion in Your heavenly home also. We were lost, but then You found us. We were blind, but we can see. You have given us sight. I may not see You now, but I will someday in heaven. I love You, Jesus. I give You glory. Amen.