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Master's religion, Baalim as a person of Baal, Strong's 1109, 903

( 1 ) Nu 22:5 He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam "Bil`am" the son of Beor to Pethor , which is by the river of the land of the children of his people , to call him, saying , Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt : behold, they cover the face of the earth , and they abide over against me: {face: Heb. eye}

.. therefore unto baalim ..

Balaam was a prophet of Baal religion. Its a good story to see how Baal religion works in a living literal person.

Bilam the Son of Beor, is a simile of all humans who live as they like, as their own Master of their castle, do as they seem fit..following their own Master's Religion... Everyone lives by their own rules of religion, including Agnostics, and those who do not acknowledge GOD ... even Evolutionists have a Master's Religion...they live by their own rules... So it is important to see how Baalim lived and see how this kind of living is...

( 2 ) Nu 22:7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand ; and they came unto Balaam "Bil`am", and spake unto him the words of Balak .

.. their hand and they came unto baalim ..

Baalim was a special famous person, with rewards of divination...He was a wizard..

( 3 ) Nu 22:8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this night , and I will bring you word again , as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam "Bil`am".

.. of Moab abode with baalim ..

( 4 ) Nu 22:9 And God came unto Balaam "Bil`am", and said , What men are these with thee?

.. And God came unto baalim ..

Notice GOD speaks to Balaam, even though He practices Baal religion, God still is willing to speak to Him, even in a dream. WOW ! GOD loves all people even those directly opposed to HIM... And what is important is Balaam listens to GOD, and even obeys...for a while..

The is especially encouraging to those of us in Christian Churches, practicing our Master's Religion, living as we please, listening to God sometimes, but more or less living in our own human power. And God still talks to us despite our fallen religious condition. What is interesting is Baal, a Master's religion is about the King of his castle, living the "Christian religion" according to his dictates... and for the female Christian, there is Ashtaroth, the female deity, or the Mistress Religion, where females can live as the Queen of her home anyway she pleases, using her own human strength.

Notice both idols of human power is covered in this ancient but common religion in OT times. Does Baal and Ashtaroth have simile attributes to the heavenly ? Almost all modern Churches today would say no, such pagan thoughts are wrong and should be avoided...How do we not know Satan presents yet "truth" in false light? What YHWH condems about this practice is several things:-

  • (1) Sacrifice of children

    Ge 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

    Notice GOD will HIMSELF supply a human/lamb for the offering for human sins and guilt.

    Today do we ignorantly sacrifice our children under our own Human religion? To qualify a corporate religion, many other people must follow the same religious practice as one Master might. So today Government Authorities (gods) are forcing many parents who practice their own religion individually to follow the dictates of Government religion (under the guise of health) and are pushing life threatening vaccines into their babies, which in OT times was an Immediate Sacrifice, but in NT times is a more "living Sacrifice"...

    Ro 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (KJV)

    There is becoming a perversion of the Scriptures here...and many of our children today experience "life long sicknesses of death" because of vaccinations.

  • (2) Worship of manufactured images made to look like GOD

    Ex 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

  • 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:...

    Notice we are not to worship "them" or even attempt to create an "image" like GOD. Why? Because God is not subject to matter, space or time, so one cannot manufacture anything close as a simile of GOD.

    See studies of GOD.

  • (3)Destruction of parental roles.

    Scripture has a lot to say about Mums and Dads becoming united as one flesh in marriage. In Genesis GOD created for Man, a Woman to be his help mate. In OT times Satan perverted the sexual demise of women treating them without respect. Today in NT times, things are not much better. Abortion shows a total disregard for life created by God in the womb. Today the concept of a family with a gender male and a gender female is becoming a less popular term, now that same sex marriages are here. What is changed is the biological definitions of children, and the natural right of the father and the mother to their children, is being challenged today.

    If GOD is not subject to matter, time or space, what then was created in mankind's image? as two shapes, gender male and gender female? Well if we take away the matter, and allow what's left to exist for ever without time, than only "characters of love" is what remains. And since there are two shapes of love in Scripture, there must be two different personalities of love in GOD. Likewise we could classify such love terms into persons of action so they constrast each other. And Hebrew Scriptures does just that...

    See studies of love.

    ( 5 ) Nu 22:10 And Balaam "Bil`am" said unto God , Balak the son of Zippor , king of Moab , hath sent unto me, saying,

    .. baalim ..

    ( 6 ) Nu 22:12 And God said unto Balaam "Bil`am", Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people : for they are blessed .

    .. And God said unto baalim ..

    ( 7 ) Nu 22:13 And Balaam "Bil`am" rose up in the morning , and said unto the princes of Balak , Get you into your land : for the LORD refuseth to give me leave to go with you.

    .. baalim ..

    ( 8 ) Nu 22:14 And the princes of Moab rose up , and they went unto Balak , and said , Balaam "Bil`am" refuseth to come with us.

    .. Balak and said baalim ..

    ( 9 ) Nu 22:16 And they came to Balaam "Bil`am", and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor , Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me: {Let...: Heb. Be not thou hindered from, etc}

    .. baalim ..

    ( 10 ) Nu 22:18 And Balaam "Bil`am" answered and said unto the servants of Balak , If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold , I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God , to do less or more .

    .. baalim ..

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