J. Holland - Almonte Convention, Ontario, Canada - Saturday Afternoon, July 1953

Numbers 23 and 24, Jude said, “Woe unto them for they have erred in the error of Balaam."  Peter said Balaam loved the wages of unrighteousness.  God told John in Revelation 2:14, "There were some in the church at Pergamos who held the doctrine of Balaam who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the Children of Israel."  The Children Of Israel were an unfaithful bride to Christ.  Joshua called Balaam a soothsayer. 

This doctrine can still be in the minds of God’s children.  God’s people are often unaware of all the eyes upon them.  Verse 9 shows them as dwelling alone, separation unto God.  Verse 20, not perverse  in Spirit. 

God was king among them.  Chapter 24: 5 and 2, the home life.  Everything in the home was in order.  They appeared to outsiders as gardens by the riverside.  No withered plants. 

Are the fruits of the Spirit all producing?  Live alone with God. 

Chapter 25, 24,000 were slain because of mixing with the Moabites.