Is your Nest Secure in the Rock ??
Is your Nest Secure in the Rock ??
When Balak called Balaam to Curse Israel, while they were camping in the wilderness, God stepped in the midst of these plans, and to make a long story short, God changed the Prophecy of Balak into a BLESSING for Israel, and then after the 3rd time, God even caused Balaam to Curse the nations around Israel… You can read the whole story between Numbers Chapters 22 to 24.
NOW: Why am I talking about this today..??
Well, God took me to Num 24:21-22 recently, and this is what it says:
Num 24:21-24 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock. Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.
And this reminded me of the parable Jesus told in Matt 7:24-27:
Build Your House on the Rock
Mat 7:24-27 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Where and in WHOM is your TRUST ??
And the question from these 2 scriptures is – in WHOM and/or in WHAT are we placing our Trust… ??
For the Kenites, have made their dwelling places within the Mountains, and they thought they were safe and secure in those mountains, and no one will be able to overcome them.
But in Balaam’s prophecy for them, God said clearly, you only depend on your physical strength, but another nation Asshur, will come and take you captive…!!!
But then Jesus closes His Sermon in Mat 7 – which is part of His the Sermon on the Mountain (see Matt 5 to 7) – and saying that whosoever will listen to and apply His teachings/sayings, are like a wise man, building his house on the Rock, and not on the sand..
Now comparing that to the Kenites, you would think but then the Kenites was wise, as they built their dwelling places amongst the rocks, and they were safe. Even they themselves thought that too…!!!
But how do we then understand this prophecy of Balaam???
What Jesus was referring to wasn’t about building on a physical rock, and neither was Balaam’s prophecy, but instead it is all about building our dwelling place in God alone… placing our anchor of HOPE and our TRUST in HIM alone – the One who is called The ROCK of all ages…!!!
Nahum also says in the midst of his prophetic word against Nineveh:
Nah 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in Him.
And James says in James 1:25: But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed…!!
Therefore, decide for yourself today – In Whom do you Trust, and where are your place of safety, and what is your true HOPE..?!?
For, if your trust is in man, or in money / wealth, the economy, and even your country, family, physical strength, health, etc… be sure that your world will be shaken, and your foundations will crack sometime or the other… You can not depend on anything on the earth. For things come, and they go. Business come and they go. Companies that we’ve known for decades, have recently closed their doors….and things are changing rapidly…People die, one nation overcome another, and so the world carries on…
BUT IF your trust is in the Lord God – the CREATOR of Heaven and Earth, and you are following His Word, applying His principles, and obeying His Voice, and His calling and purpose He has planned for you…, no matter your circumstances, no matter what is going on around you, God knows that your TRUST is settled in Him, and He will help you.!!!
Then you will be overcoming your situation, and you will make it through., and you will come out stronger on the other side…
Hold on to Him…!!!