True Word of Yah: Why Was Midian Destroyed? Witchcraft and Curses

To understand what wars took place and why we must understand the reason these wars were fought in the first place. For this sermon we will be looking at Numbers 31. However, we will review Numbers 22 first so that we can get a context of why Midian was destroyed.


Numbers 22:10-11


And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,


11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.


12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.


13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the Lord refuseth to give me leave to go with you.


14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.


Let us learn the characters in this passage


Who is Balak?


Balak-H1111-בָּלָקBâlâq, baw-lawk'; from H1110; waster; Balak, a Moabitish king:—Balak


  1. Balak = "devastator"

  2. a king of Moab who hired Balaam to curse Israel

Who is Balaam?


Balaam-H1109-בִּלְעָםBilʻâm, bil-awm'; probably from H1077 and H5971; not (of the) people, i.e. foreigner; Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet; also a place in Palestine:—Balaam, Bileam.


the son of Beor, a man endowed with the gift of prophecy


Balaam was a prophet who was wicked from the Bible and is notable because even though he was a prophet who was wicked but he wasn’t a false prophet. This means that Balaam did receive a message from God, and God did grant him authentic prophecies to talk about. But Balaam’s heart did not agree with God, and, in the end, he exposed his true colours by sinning against Israel by leading Israel away from God. -Who Was Balaam In The Bible? Interesting Story - AshokStambh


This means that the king of Moab knew Balaam a prophet who was wicked and hired him to curse Israel. Why? Why does Abba Yah say to Test All Spirits?


Numbers 22:11


Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.


What Does Which Covereth the Face of the Earth Mean?


Which Covereth-3680-כָּסָהkâçâh, kaw-saw'; a primitive root; properly, to plump, i.e. fill up hollows; by implication, to cover (for clothing or secrecy):—clad self, close, clothe, conceal, cover (self), (flee to) hide, overwhelm. Compare H3780.


What is Being Covered?


The Face-H5869-עַיִןʻayin, ah'-yin; probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape):—affliction, outward appearance, before, think best, colour, conceit, be content, countenance, displease, eye((-brow), (-d), -sight), face, favour, fountain, furrow (from the margin), × him, humble, knowledge, look, (+ well), × me, open(-ly), + (not) please, presence, regard, resemblance, sight, × thee, × them, + think, × us, well, × you(-rselves).


For more information on Numbers 22 and Jubilees 39-45 about how Egypt Covered the whole land and so did Israel Please Read: Education of Yah: Proof Israel & Egypt Were Once All Over The Earth. Numbers 22 & Jubilees 39-45 (thelionstares.com)


Now we know that Balak hired Balam to curse the world. This means that they were practicing witchcraft. Let us look at Numbers 22:7, 23 to confirm this.


Numbers 22:7

7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.


The word we will look at is the word divination


Divination: H7081- קֶסֶםqeçem, keh'-sem; from H7080; a lot; also divination (including its fee), oracle:—(reward of) divination, divine sentence, witchcraft.


Since the word is derived from H7080 we must look at that word too.


H7080-קָסַםqâçam, kaw-sam'; a primitive root; properly, to distribute, i.e. determine by lot or magical scroll; by implication, to divine:—divine(-r, -ation), prudent, soothsayer, use (divination).


Divination defined by Merriam Webster means:


the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers


There is a difference between the art and practice of something and then the Voice of Abba Yah directly speaking to you or sending you signs and answers. The Visions Abba Yah gives to people are never worked for or conjured up, but are truly given by Yahuah without effort, if you are bestowed with the gift of Prophecy.


When we are trying to use magic or witchcraft for cursing or spell casting, then we are not of Abba Yah, and we are in the ways of Cain which is the teaching of the serpent. This is why Midian was destroyed in Numbers 31. They were practicing witchcraft. Remember Jafar in Aladdin.... that's a great representation of a soothsayer, or of Baal especially when he turns into a genie, which is another term for jinn's, and in Arabic Culture are represented as shape shifting.


This is important to understand, Islam and Muslim does not always Mean the same. These are two separate Religions.


Ismail (Arabic: إِسْمَاعِيْل, romanized: ʾIsmāʿīl) is regarded as a prophet and messenger and the ancestor to the Ishmaelites in Islam. He is the son of Ibrahim (Abraham), born to Hajar (Hagar). Ismail is also associated with Mecca and the construction of the Kaaba. Ismail is considered the ancestor to Muhammad


The Muslim view of the messiah is similar to the Jewish vision. Muslims believe in the mahdi, a savior figure who will appear at the end of time and bring justice to the world.


Muslims consider Jesus a prophet, but Muslim theology does not allow any human to share divinity with Allah, so he is not considered the son of God.


And this is where the breakup in communication began, or at least that is what they wanted you to think. Remember, Abraham communicated with All 8 of His sons. He taught them all what Righteousness Meant. So we take what is known by Muhammad and apply it where Abba Yah states. For His Words cannot contradict His Own Words, therefor what is in the Quran should match teachings in the Bible if Indeed they both come from Abraham. And believe me, they do. We will do a more in depth study, as I took Islamic Civilization in college for a reason.


The point of all of this is to show you the ways of Cain. To show you why war is wrong. To show you how it is brother against brother all day long, every day of our lives....and for what, what has any one ever gained by fighting over anything? For the majority of the world, we gain nothing by fighting. Only death and destruction. But people don't want to listen and see with their own eyes how hate has consumed so many people.

Many people are going to suffer because of the choices made by those in charge. We must endure until the end. Together we and and that starts with understanding why these battles were fought.


Abba Yah didn't just tell Israel which means Light to attack just any city. This city had to have a valid reason to be invaded. Most of the time the Ark of the Covenant was with the troops. In the case of Midian, it was because of witchcraft and black magic.


Numbers 31:1-6

31 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.

3 And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the Lord of Midian.

4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.

5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.


You see just like Jericho, which occurred after Moses, instruments and trumpets are blown. Priests go into battle. What happened, we are not battling this world properly.


Numbers 31:16

Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

Women from Midian are the cause of the children of Israel to trespass. How, through the counsel of Balaam. Using witchcraft, sorceries, enchantments, spells and so on. Let's Prove this out.


through the counsel: H1697- דָּבָרdâbâr, daw-baw'; from H1696; a word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause:—act, advice, affair, answer, × any such (thing), because of, book, business, care, case, cause, certain rate, chronicles, commandment, × commune(-ication), concern(-ing), confer, counsel, dearth, decree, deed, × disease, due, duty, effect, eloquent, errand, (evil favoured-) ness, glory, harm, hurt, iniquity, judgment, language, lying, manner, matter, message, (no) thing, oracle, × ought, × parts, pertaining, please, portion, power, promise, provision, purpose, question, rate, reason, report, request, × (as hast) said, sake, saying, sentence, sign, so, some (uncleanness), somewhat to say, song, speech, × spoken, talk, task, that, × there done, thing (concerning), thought, thus, tidings, what(-soever), wherewith, which, word, work.


trespass H4604 -מַעַלmaʻal, mah'-al; from H4603; treachery, i.e. sin:—falsehood, grievously, sore, transgression, trespass, × very.


Here we find that Peor means: H6465- פְּעוֹרPᵉʻôwr, peh-ore'; from H6473; a gap; also H1187) Peör, a mountain East of Jordan; Baal Peor, (for a deity worshipped there:—Peor. See also H1047.


a plague-H4046- מַגֵּפָהmaggêphâh, mag-gay-faw'; from H5062; a pestilence; by analogy, defeat:—(× be) plague(-d), slaughter, stroke.


Since it says from H5062-נָגַףnâgaph, naw-gaf'; a primitive root; to push, gore, defeat, stub (the toe), inflict (a disease):—beat, dash, hurt, plague, slay, smite (down), strike, stumble, × surely, put to the worse.


congregation-H5712-עֵדָהʻêdâh, ay-daw'; feminine of H5707 in the original sense of fixture; a stated assemblage (specifically, a concourse, or generally, a family or crowd):—assembly, company, congregation, multitude, people, swarm. Compare H5713.


Numbers 25 tells us why there was a plague.


Numbers 25:1-3

And Israel abode in Shittim, 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 Baalpeor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.


whoredom-H2181-זָנָהzânâh, zaw-naw'; a primitive root [highly fed and therefore wanton]; to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple fornication, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively, to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah):—(cause to) commit fornication, × continually, × great, (be an, play the) harlot, (cause to be, play the) whore, (commit, fall to) whoredom, (cause to) go a-whoring, whorish.


Midian was also worshiping false gods, and not a god at all but gadreel/satan, the one who rules the world the way it is now. When we turn away from our One True Creator, we are committing idolatry. Our Father is really how we should always think of Him. Calling Him God or even Yah doesn't do justice. A Father protects His and teaches A lesson when they don't obey. The lesson on Midian is to not seek to curse people, and that is what Balak did. Balaam taught the women how to lead Israel astray. It even says so, it was the counsel, or speak of Balaam. The elders of Moab and Midian had divination scrolls in their hands too, remember who they went to see? Balaam.


It's very important to understand why cities were destroyed. Midian was destroyed due to witchcraft and sorceries, with the very intention of cursing Israel. Whatever kind of spells they casted, caused a plague. and people died.

Numbers 25 KJV - And Israel abode in Shittim, and the - Bible Gateway

Numbers 25 (KJV) - And Israel abode in Shittim, (blueletterbible.org)

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