Two Donkeys, Now When & Now Then

Cute Donkeys (Source: http://www.albionlibrary.org)

Recently I was reading the story about Balaam and his donkey, and came across the following passage:

NOW WHEN Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to divination as at other times, but turned his face toward the wilderness. When Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came on him and he spoke his message:

“The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly, the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:

Numbers 24:1-4

I love the portion when he saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel.”

NOW WHEN we choose to bless others, even if it means: turning our face against the popular crowd, a wilderness journey, or other hardships; we can rest assured that God’s Spirit will fall upon us.

NOW THEN God’s Word says, that Balaam was given clarity of vision, had supernatural hearing, saw visions from the Almighty, and that his eyes were opened when he fell humbly before the Lord.

NOW THEN these words were written (to us) about the King of Kings who quietly & sacrificially gave Himself for our sins. He gives us freely an eternal inheritance.

“Say to Daughter Zion,
(NOW WHEN) you ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'” The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on.

Matthew 21:5-7
  • opposite of bless = curse
  • curse = sorcery = witchcraft = occult = idolatry
  • idolatry = 1st place in your heart
  • #1 Commandment – Love God first, and with all your heart, soul and mind

Now Then God will bless the faithful.

“How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel! “Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters. Water will flow from their buckets; their seed will have abundant water.

“Their king will be greater than Agag; their kingdom will be exalted. “God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. They devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows they pierce them. Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness-who dares to rouse them? “May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!”

Numbers 24: 5-9

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Zechariah 9:

NOW WHEN difficult times approach us, our loved ones, our nations, even our world; just remember God himself came in and took authority over every sin, pestilence, & enemy that refuses to bow their knee to Him.

Now When crisis, disaster, disease approach you…

NOW WHEN He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”

So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Matthew 21:10-11

Now Then, Remember the LORD Jesus is Faithful & True

14 Then the Lord will appear over them;
    his arrow will flash like lightning.
The Sovereign Lord will sound the trumpet;
    he will march in the storms of the south,
15     and the Lord Almighty will shield them.
They will destroy
    and overcome with slingstones.
They will drink and roar as with wine;
    they will be full like a bowl
    used for sprinkling[c] the corners of the altar.
16 The Lord their God will save his people on that day
    as a shepherd saves his flock.
They will sparkle in his land
    like jewels in a crown.
17 How attractive and beautiful they will be!
    Grain will make the young men thrive,
    and new wine the young women.
Numbers 24: 14-17

Behold, Our LORD Jesus will Triumph Once & For Ever Bringing With Him His Bride
He has ALREADY TRIUMPHED
Over
Every Sin, Sickness, Disease & Even Death

Jesus entered the Jewish Temple and drove out the money changers. He was appalled at what they were doing and He put an end to it. Afterwards he and his disciples go for an evening of rest.

Matthew 21

NOW THEN The next day Jesus walks by the fig tree that He had cursed. There were no figs on it. The disciples were amazed the tree had withered and died. “Even during times of isolation, Jesus wants us to be fruitful even if it is only in prayer.”

NOW WHEN Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Matthew 21

NOW WHEN we go humbly before our Father in heaven in prayer and intercession,
NOW THEN let us ask Him to give us the names of those to pray for and bless.

You are one of God’s Treasures,

Marlene

I am available at anytime to pray for you. Please email me at CinderellaReleased and give me your contact information and I will contact you for prayer, or you may simply list your requests in your email. May the LORD richly bless you and your family, friends and neighbors during this time.

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