Text: Numbers 23:19-25
Memory verse:
”But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, And He fought against them.“
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭63‬:‭10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I once read the story of how the occult made several efforts in vain to attack a man of God; attempting to take his photograph during a crusade. Every effort they made failed as the pictures strangely came out totally blank. They were so surprised, as they had never had it like that with anyone, in their years of practicing enchantment. So, acknowledging a higher power in this case, they came openly to confess to the man of God what they had done!
Our text today tells us that Balaam’s enchantment couldn’t prosper on Israel. “Surely
there is no enchantment against Jacob, and neither is there any divination against Israel… (Num 23:23 KJV). The NLT says, “No curse can touch Jacob; no magic has any power against Israel”. Remember that enchantment can be magic, divination, curse, charm , jinx, or spell.
The enchantment couldn’t prosper on them, firstly, because they were God’s special people. They were too blessed to be cursed. ”And God said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”“ ‭‭(Num‬ ‭22‬:‭12‬).
Secondly, no sin was found in them, and therefore, misfortune, misery, trouble, or harm couldn’t come to them. “He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel. The Lord his God is with him, And the shout of a King is among them.“ ‭‭(Num‬ ‭23‬:‭21‬). The GNT has it like this, “I foresee that Israel’s future will bring her no misfortune or trouble. The LORD their God is with them; They proclaim that he is their king”. Israel was redeemed and forgiven of their sins, and the holy God dwells within them as their king. Who can harm the man that the Almighty is with? (Rom 8:31). Even their future was guaranteed!
Unfortunately, this beautiful story changed when the formula was altered; when the hedge was broken; when iniquity was found in them! The blessed became the cursed, the envied became the pitied, when their defender became their enemy! (Ecc 10:8; Num 26:1-9; Isa 63:10).
Friends, you have been redeemed, forgiven, and too blessed to be cursed. You have been made holy, so, walk daily in sanctification, and no enchantment will prosper on you. God will remain your Defense and Defender. No misfortune, misery, doom, harm, or trouble will be found in your future but only the shout of a king because the Almighty will remain with you and in you as your King. Amen!

Prayer points
1. Father, thank You for redeeming me, forgiving me, and blessing me above all enchantments and curses in Jesus’ name.
2. I refuse to permit iniquity in my life, and I receive grace to live a sanctified life in Jesus’ name.

Today’s declarations
1. I am too blessed to be cursed and too favoured to be disfavoured.
2. The Almighty is my King, so no misfortune, misery, or harm will be found in me now and the future.