Why definitions matter? We don’t want to bare false witness or shot misguided arrows. Let’s dive in to Numbers ch 25 Conclusion to the balaam system plaguing the Church and Body of CHRIST. #mariespeaksgodsgrace
What is fourth part of Israel?
I have never heard of this before, so naturally I did a little researching. Below is what I found. Links are provided for other to view or research further.
1 article I found which I believe gives many great explanations regarding Balaam and his role of being used by GOD to speak Blessings of GOD’s Chosen Nation:
In the first of four oracles given by Balaam, two important prophetic aspects of latter-day Israel are given by which we can identify them: separate and numerous. Numbers 23:9 says, ” For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.” (KJV) What does it mean, “the people shall dwell alone?” Israel was not separate, dwelling alone, when the prophecy was given. In fact, Deuteronomy 7 lists seven distinct nations who resided with the Israelites in Canaan during the pre-exilic era. Clearly, then, this prophecy had a fulfillment after God’s people were removed from the pagan tribes of the land of Palestine in the Babylonian and Assyrian exiles of 732 BC to 537 BC. Noted 18th century scholar, John Gill, stated, ” Israel shall not be reckoned among the nations; as belonging to them, shall not be made of any account by them, but be despised and reproached for their religion chiefly; nor reckon themselves of them, nor mix with them; so the [rabbinic] Targum of Jerusalem, ‘they shall not be mixed.”’