Ivy League College Students and Israel

Ivy League College Students and Israel

Wow! This is a strange one. And one I feel some compulsion to write. I was looking for technical bible stories to write about and nothing was speaking to me. So then I started looking for CRAZY Bible Stories. What I stumbled into, I believe is relevant to those newly opposed to Israel. Our college campuses are filling up with demonstrators AGAINST Israel and FOR “Palestine”.

Let this be a crazy sounding lesson for you.

First of all, I believe in the entirety of the Bible. Talking Burning Bushes, Jesus walking on water, and walking through walls. Swallowed by a fish, and lastly, talking donkeys.

A Talking Donkey

You may have heard of the story of a talking donkey. But I bet that is all you remember. I also bet you won’t hear the entirety of the story in any church pew because it sounds CRAZY. Totally crazy.

The story starts with a guy named Balaam. He has been summoned by a guy named Balak who seems to think that the people who came out of Egypt and entered into Israel are a problem. Balak wants Balaam to come and curse them so they can be fought and killed.

You’ll find this story in Numbers 22 and it stretches on a few chapters. I usually quote Bible verses as written, but today I’m winging it. This is in the hopes that an Ivy Leaguer can understand it. 🙂

So here comes Balaam, riding his donkey with a couple of his pals. His donkey sees an Angel of Lord who seeks to kill Balaam. The donkey goes off roading into a field. Balaam beats the donkey to get him back on the road.

Then the donkey hugs a wall tight dragging Balaam’s foot against the wall. Balaam beats the donkey again. Finally a third time, the donkey just lays down. Balaam beats him a third time.

Then the donkey turns and looks at him and says, “Bro, why did you beat me three times?”. Balaam says, “If I had a sword I’d kill you right here. You embarrassed me”.

The donkey says, “Bro, I’m your donkey for years now. Have I ever done this before?”

Here’s the best part. Balaam simply says “No”. His simplistic one word response is as much a testament to the story as any other part. It is almost like he is ashamed he beat his loyal pal.

I think I’d have a lot more to say to a talking Donkey. Like, “OMG Donkey, you can talk!”

Angel Of The Lord

About this time Balaam sees the Angel of the Lord who tells him he was going to kill him for what he was about to do. And he was going to spare the donkey. And that if it wasn’t for the donkey he’d already be dead.

Balaam, about this time realizes he has sinned against God and apologizes to the Angel. The Angel instructs him to go to Balak and say the words he instructs him to say.

Balaam goes and tells Balak after they build some temples the following: (Numbers 23).

How can I curse
    those whom God has not cursed?
How can I denounce
    those whom the Lord has not denounced?

He says a lot more but that is enough to get the gist of it. This essentially happens 3 times.

There is that number 3 again. 3 times the donkey stops. Not sure what that means but I’m sure it is something.

Finally as he addresses Balak yet again he says this: (Numbers 24)

“I see him, but not now;
    I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob;
    a scepter will rise out of Israel.

He will crush the foreheads of Moab,
    the skulls[b] of[c] all the people of Sheth.[d]
18 Edom will be conquered;
    Seir, his enemy, will be conquered,
    but Israel will grow strong.
19 A ruler will come out of Jacob
    and destroy the survivors of the city.”

He’s laying out a prophecy about Jesus FOURTEEN HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE HE SHOWS UP.

What’s It All Mean

Balak summoned Balaam to help him destroy the Israelites. God took issue with Balaam and sent an Angel to kill him. A supernatural event occurred which made Balaam realize he was sinning before God. When your Donkey talks, and you see an Angel I’m guessing that was enough to make him change his plans.

Seriously, imagine that. You’re taking a journey and your horse, donkey, dog, cat starts talking to you and then you see an Angel Of The Lord.

As we said in the military: STRONG MESSAGE TO FOLLOW

For the Ivy League Kids

College smart guys and girls……….heed. God doesn’t like it very much when you oppose or seek to harm his chosen people or his land of Israel. You think you are part of something wondrous and making new friends by demonstrating and having hunger strikes against the evil Zionist Colonizers.

I submit to you that you are making a mistake of epic proportions. You might not be given the grace that Balaam was shown which gave him an opportunity to fix his wrongful path. You might just perish.

You might not believe any of this, but you should. This story sort of ends up with a prophecy regarding the arrival of Jesus Christ. And there was an historical Jesus Christ.

I pray that just one of you sees this somehow and gives some thought to your offenses against the God of Israel. I pray that you correct your path just as Balaam did.

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