The Doctrine Of Balaam - Shades Of Grey

Nov 17, 2003

Ezra 9:1-2 ~ "{1}Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Ca-naanites, the Hittites, the Per-iz-zites, the Jeb-u-sites, the Am-monites, the Mo-abites, the Egyptians, and the Am-orites. {2}For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and the rulers hath been chief in this trespass."

1 Kings 22:21-23 ~ "{21}And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. {22}And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. {23}Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee."

Revelation 2:12-16 ~ "{12}And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges: {13}I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein An-ti-pas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. {14}But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Ba-laam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. {15}So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine
of the Nic-o-la-tanes, which thing I hate. {16}Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth."

Numbers 25:1-3 ~ "{1}And Israel abode in Shit-tim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. {2}And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. {3}And Israel joined himself unto Ba-al-pe-or: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel."

Numbers 31:16 ~ "Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Ba-laam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Pe-or, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord."


In a vision, I saw a great company of people coming out of a large body of water. As the people emerged from the water, I noticed that in their hands, they held a great amount of treasure. When the people reached dry land, they began to build a large temple. When the temple was complete, the people brought their treasure into the temple and laid it upon the altar contained within the temple.

"Who are these people, Lord?" I asked.

"They are My children," the Lord replied. "They have left the wilderness, and are now emerging from the purifying and refreshing waters of intimacy in My presence." What struck me as strange about this scene, though, was that there was a shroud of grayness over it. There was no clear light within the temple. The temple seemed to be covered and enveloped in shadows.

"Why is the temple so shadowed?" I asked the Lord.

"Because of sin," the Lord replied.

A fire was kindled upon the altar. A very bright light began to glow from within the fire. Beams of this intense light seemed to shoot forth into the temple. As I gazed closer at this bright light, I discerned the form of a man. I then realized that this man was Jesus. I saw that the beams of light were shooting out of His mouth. I looked closer at Jesus' mouth, and saw that it contained a sword with two edges.

"What is this sword, Lord?" I asked the Lord.

"It is My Word," the Lord replied.

As the beams of light from the two-edged sword in Jesus' mouth shot forth into the temple, the gray shadows began to evaporate from within the temple. I glanced around at the people and noticed, though, that many of them now appeared to be gray shadows.

I watched as beams of light from the two-edged sword in the mouth of Jesus seemed to pierce and enter into the chest of the people who appeared to be gray shadows. As the chests of these people were opened up, I was able to look inside of these people at their hearts. It was then that I was able to see that the hearts of these gray shadowed people were filthy.

Then the vision ended.


"Explain these gray shadowed people to me, Lord," I prayed.

"These are those who hold the doctrine of Balaam in their hearts," the Lord said to me. "This is also the threat presently coming against My Body. It is this doctrine, this belief, which should have been cleansed from the hearts of My children while they were crossing the river to the other side. These are the secret sins, the idols, that many of My children have carried over with them that they picked up while in their wilderness journeying."

"What exactly is this doctrine of Balaam?" I asked the Lord.

"It is a false belief and teaching adhered to by many who claim to be My children," the Lord replied. "It is a doctrine rooted in rebelliousness. This false teaching is adhered to by those who have heard My Word, yet disregard it because they have not received a love for the truth. This doctrine centers around the debate of the Law versus Grace. I am the God Who demands obedience throughout the ages. This is immutable. I have given the Law, and I have also given Grace. I am full of Grace and Truth. "Those who refuse to acknowledge this, are constantly seeking a new word or revelation.They desire Grace without Law; Grace without Obedience. They will not hear or accept the words of those who speak forth of a balance between My Law and My Grace.

"This false teaching and belief is the greatest threat to My Church today," the Lord continued. "As a result of this doctrine of Balaam, I have allowed lying spirits to go forth that will appear to confirm this teaching. Those of My children who are truly following on to know Me in My fullness, will not listen to or heed or accept this doctrine of Balaam.

"This is a time of great blessings of deliverance to My Body," the Lord said to me. "It is also a time of great danger and threat of deceivableness to many of My children.

"For a short season, it will at first appear that those who embrace Grace without the Law will be greatly blessed. Their numbers will increase. This will cause those who have not been deceived and seduced by this teaching which appeals to the flesh to question their walk with Me. They will at first not appear to be greatly blessed. Their numbers will seem to dwindle. They will appear to be weak and foolish. I am come beforehand to encourage these of My children to stand strong and to continue to do My commandments. Those who endure and overcome, will inherit all things."


In Him,

~~ Hollie L. Moody