Monday, August 26, 2013

Revelation 4:1



Revelation 4:1

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

1. “After this…”

a. after [3326 * meta][Strong: a primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between; after(-ward), X that he again, against, among, X and, + follow, hence, hereafter, in, of, (up-)on, + our, X and setting, since, (un-)to, + together, when, with (+ -out). Often used in composition, in substantially the same relations of participation or proximity, and transfer or sequence.]

b. this [5023 * tauta][Strong: these things:--+ afterward, follow, + hereafter, X him, the same, so, such, that, then, these, they, this, those, thus.]

c. Traditionally this verse is regarded as a transition of events from earth to heaven. Many translations use the words “After these things”. The NASB, ASV, Young’s Literal Translation, Darby Translation, Hebrew Names Version all use this wording. The meaning is that after the things that have transpired on earth. The wording of the rest of the verse backs up this view as we shall see.

2. “…and, behold, a door was opened in heaven…”

a. An open door sometimes refers to spiritual opportunity.

1). Colossians 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

2). Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

3). 1 Corinthians 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

2). 2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

b. Here it obviously means the door into the heavenlies where John was being taken in the Spirit.

3. “…and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me…”

a. John writes that he heard a voice that sounded like a trumpet. It is noted that the two most common passages in the New Testament that speak about the rapture also include a trumpet.

1). 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

2). 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

4. “…which said, Come up hither…”

a. The same words are repeated to the resurrected dead bodies of the two witnesses later in the events that transpire in Revelation.

1). Revelation 11:3-12  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

5. “..and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”

a. The wording here repeats the thought this is a transition in time from the events that have happened to the events which will happen.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Revelation 21:24


 Revelation 21:24

And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

a. NLT: The nations will walk in its light, and the kings of the world will enter the city in all their glory.

b. NIV: The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.

c. YLT: and the nations of the saved in its light shall walk, and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it,

d. Amplified Bible: The nations shall walk by its light and the rulers and leaders of the earth shall bring into it their glory.

e. Worrell Translation: And dthe nations will walk byits light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory into it.

1. “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it…”

a. and [2532 * kai] [Strong: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:--and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.]

b. the nations [1484 * ethnos] [Strong: probably from 1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan):--Gentile, heathen, nation, people.]

c. of them which are saved [4982 * sozo][Zodhiates: to save, deliver, make whole, preserve safe from danger, loss, destruction…Sozo occurs fifty-four times in the Gospels [fifty-six in the KJV]. Of the instances where sozo is used, fourteen relate to deliverance from disease or demon possession; in twenty instances, the inference is to the rescue of physical life from some impending peril or instant death; the remaining twenty times, the reference is to spiritual salvation.]

d. shall walk [4043 * peripateo] [Strong: from 4012 and 3961; to tread all around, i.e. walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary):--go, be occupied with, walk (about).]

 1). The “saved” are referring to those who are born again, accepted the sacrifice of Jesus and entered the New Covenant.

a). Romans 10:9, 10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 2). Only the saved will have access to the city.

a). Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

b). Revelation 22:14, 15 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

c). At this point all those who are “without”, those who would not have access to the city will have already been cast into the lake of fire.

3). The “light of it” is referring to New Jerusalem and the glory of God and the glory of the Lamb giving it light to it in the previous verse.

a). Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

2. “…and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.”

a. and [2532 * kai] [Strong: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:--and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.]

b. the kings [935 * basileus] [Strong: probably from 939 (through the notion of a foundation of power); a sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively):--king.]

c. of the earth [1093 * ge] [Strong: contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application):--country, earth(-ly), ground, land, world.

d. do bring [5342 * phero] [Strong: a primary verb -- for which other, and apparently not cognate ones are used in certain tenses only; namely, oio oy'-o; and enegko en-eng'-ko to "bear" or carry (in a very wide application, literally and figuratively, as follows):--be, bear, bring (forth), carry, come, + let her drive, be driven, endure, go on, lay, lead, move, reach, rushing, uphold.]

e. their [846 * autos] [Strong: from the particle au (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons:--her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which.]

f. glory [1391 * doxa][Strong: glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literal or figurative, objective or subjective):--dignity, glory(-ious), honour, praise, worship.]
g. and [2532 * kai] See “and’ above.

h. honour [5092 * time][Strong: a value, i.e. money paid, or (concretely and collectively) valuables; by analogy, esteem (especially of the highest degree), or the dignity itself:--honour, precious, price, some.]

1). “Honour” here is referring to wealth in the same sense as in a few other Scriptures in the Old and New Covenants.

a). Proverbs 3:9, 10 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

b). 1 Timothy 5:17, 18 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
5:18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of hi s reward.

2). Actually, these passages will be fulfilled after the second coming of Christ and at the end of the millennial reign and for all time. At the beginning of the Millennial reign the Kings and leaders of the earth will come to Jerusalem to bring presents to King Jesus.

a). Isaiah 60:5-7 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.
60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

3). The implication is this occurring after the second coming, because of the implicit mention of those who persecuted Israel coming to worship. For me it implies a time context of immediately after the second coming.

a). Isaiah 60:9-20 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee; The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
60:15 Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

i. into [1519 * eis] [Strong: a primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases:--(abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).]

j. it [846 * autos] See “their” above.


Revelation 21:23



Revelation 21:23

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

1. “And the city…”

a. The city is of course New Jerusalem coming down to a new earth in the midst of a new heaven.

1). Revelation 21:1, 2 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

2. “…the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”

a. Almost the exact same wording for this verse is found in Isaiah.

1). Isaiah 60:19, 20 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

b. In the third part of his prophecies Isaiah is foretelling “the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow”. Some of the glories of course occur in the carrying out of the New Covenant as Peter reports in his first epistle.

1). 1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

b. Some of it though clearly occurs after the Millennial reign of Christ, when New Jerusalem comes down to a new earth which is the case here. Comparing Scripture with Scripture we can confidently place the context for the passage in Isaiah in the same time as the New Heaven and the New Earth.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Revelation 2:14

Revelation 2:14

But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

a. NLT: But I have a few complaints against you. You tolerate some among you whose teaching is like that of Balaam, who showed Balak how to trip up the people of Israel. He taught them to sin by eating food offered to idols and by committing sexual sin.

b. NIV: Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.

c. YLT: 'But I have against thee a few things: That thou hast there those holding the teaching of Balaam, who did teach Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat idol-sacrifices, and to commit whoredom;

d. Amplified Bible: Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: you have some people there who are clinging to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap anda stumbling block before the sons of Israel, [to entice them] to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols and to practice lewdness [giving themselves up to sexual vice].

e. Worrell Translation: But I have a few things against you, because you have there those holding the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat idol-sacrifices, and to commit fornication

1. “But I have a few things against thee…”

a. but [235 * alla] [Strong: neuter plural of 243; properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations):--and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.]

b. I have [2192 * echo] [Strong: including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; (used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition):--be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.]

c. a few things [3641 * oligos] [Strong: of uncertain affinity; puny (in extent, degree, number, duration or value); especially neuter (adverbially) somewhat:--+ almost, brief(-ly), few, (a) little, + long, a season, short, small, a while.]

d. against [2596 * kata] [Strong: a primary particle; (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined):--about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from ... to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), ... by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.]

e. thee [4675 * sou] [Strong: genitive case of 4771; of thee, thy:--X home, thee, thine (own), thou, thy.]

2. “…because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam…”

a. because [3754 * hoti] [Strong: neuter of 3748 as conjunction; demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because:--as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.]

b. thou hast [2192 * echo] [Strong: including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; (used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition):--be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.]

c. there [1563 * ekei] [Strong:  of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither:--there, thither(-ward), (to) yonder (place).]

d. them that hold [2902 * krateo] [Strong: from 2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (literally or figuratively):--hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by).]

e. the doctrine [1322 * didache] [Strong:  from 1321; instruction (the act or the matter):--doctrine, hath been taught.]

f. of Balaam [903 * Balaam] [Strong: of Hebrew origin (1109); Balaam, a Mesopotamian (symbolic of a false teacher):--Balaam.]

1). Balaam is well known in Jewish Old Testament Scripture. Besides a detailed account of his association with Moab, he is mentioned more than a few times in Scripture. His counsel to Balak in corrupt Israel became known as the doctrine of Balaam. He was an individual who God actually spoke through, but he was tempted by fame and riches and ended up losing his life for his counsel to Balak to corrupt Israel.

3. “…who taught Balac to cast a stumbling-block before the children of Israel…”

a. who [3739 * hos] [Strong:  including feminine he hay, and neuter ho ho probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588); the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that:--one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. ]

b. taught [made up of two Greek words] [1722 * en] Strong:  a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537); "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.:--about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.] & [1321 * didasko] [Strong: a prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb dao (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application):--teach.]

c. Balak [904 * Balak] [Strong: of Hebrew origin (1111); Balak, a Moabite:--Balac.]

d. to cast [906 * ballo] [Strong: a primary verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense):--arise, cast (out), X dung, lay, lie, pour, put (up), send, strike, throw (down), thrust.]

e. a stumblingblock [4625 * skandalon] [Strong: probably from a derivative of 2578; a trap-stick (bent sapling), i.e. snare (figuratively, cause of displeasure or sin):--occasion to fall (of stumbling), offence, thing that offends, stumblingblock.]

f. before [1799 * enopion] [Strong: neuter of a compound of 1722 and a derivative of 3700; in the face of (literally or figuratively):--before, in the presence (sight) of, to.]

g. the children [5207 * huios] [Strong: apparently a primary word; a "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship:--child, foal, son.]

h. of Israel [2474 * Israel] [Strong: of Hebrew origin (3478); Israel (i.e. Jisrael), the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants (literally or figuratively):--Israel.]

1). Balaam realized that he could not curse Israel so the plan was to get Israel to sin so that God would punish Israel. This was his counsel to Balak. This was the doctrine of Balaam.

4. “…to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.”

a. to eat [5315 * phago] [Strong:  a primary verb (used as an alternate of 2068 in certain tenses); to eat (literally or figuratively):--eat, meat.]

b. things sacrificed to idols [1494 * eidolothuton] [Strong: neuter of a compound of 1497 and a presumed derivative of 2380; an image-sacrifice, i.e. part of an idolatrous offering:--(meat, thing that is) offered (in sacrifice, sacrificed) to (unto) idols.]

c. and [2532 * kai] [Strong: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:--and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.]

d. to commit fornication [4203 * porneuo] [Strong: from 4204; to act the harlot, i.e. (literally) indulge unlawful lust (of either sex), or (figuratively) practise idolatry:--commit (fornication).]

1). The doctrine of Balaam is clearly mentioned in the verse. Balaam taught Balac to as the NIV says, “who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.” The implementing of the doctrine took place in Numbers 25. The last verse of Numbers 24 says that Balaam and Balac parted company and nothing else is said. The beginning of chapter 25 though shows the moral corruption from Moab. The response of Israel is shown in Numbers 31:1-24.

a). Number 25:1-15 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
25:2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
25:3 And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.
25:4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.
25:5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye everyone his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.
25:6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
25:7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;
25:8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
25:9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.
25:10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
25:11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.
25:12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:
25:13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
25:14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites.
25:15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.

2). The only reason we know that Balaam was responsible is what Moses said later in the book, and of course what Jesus told John about the what was happening in the church of Pergamos in the text of Revelation 2:14.

a). Numbers 31:15, 16 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?
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.

3). One modern application of the doctrine of Balaam can be seen in sex education. In some comprehensive sex education courses in New Zealand, “Children as young as 12 are being taught about oral sex and told it's acceptable to play with a girl's private parts as long as "she's okay with it". In other cases, 14-year-old girls are being taught how to put condoms on plastic penises, and one female teacher imitated the noises she made during orgasm to her class of 15-year-olds.”

4). In another example from New Zealand, Amber-Leigh Erasmus is about to have her first child at 17 after having unprotected sex at New Year. Photo / Paul Estcourt
A pregnant teenager says sex education in schools does not prevent young people from having sex - if anything, it encourages it. Amber-Leigh Erasmus is due to give birth to her first child on Saturday, a result of having unprotected sex during New Year celebrations.
The Hibiscus Coast 17-year-old lost her virginity at 14, a year after she was taught about sex at school and the fact it was "okay as long as you consented". Amber-Leigh said she was brought up with the idea that you should wait until marriage before having sex. But the things she learned at school made sex seem like a perfectly normal thing to do, so she tried it, using the free flavoured condoms she had been given in class. "It accustomed me to absolutely everything and it became a normality to me." http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10752944

5). Sex education is nothing but an example of the doctrine of Balaam, teaching how to fornicate. The following is directions on how to use a condom from schools in the state of  New York.

a). Male and Female Condom Activities and Demonstration APPENDIX C 331
Condom Demonstration Guidance for Health Resource Room (NOT FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM) FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY (GRADES 9-12);
NOT FOR NINTH-GRADE STUDENTS IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
How to Demonstrate Correct Male Condom Use: The male condom is a sheath used to cover the penis during sexual intercourse in order to prevent the transmission of preseminal fluid, semen, blood, or vaginal fluids. Condoms are barrier methods used to protect against infection with HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They also help to prevent pregnancy. Condoms come in a variety of materials. Latex a material that prevents passage of HIV and does not break as easily as other materials. People who are allergic to latex should use polyurethane condoms instead. Lambskin condoms should not be used as the skin has small pores through which HIV or the germs that cause other STIs can pass. Correct male condom use means: • Using a new condom from “start to finish” with each act of anal, vaginal, or oral sex. • Never using two condoms at the same time. • Never using a condom more than once. • Checking to see which way the condom unrolls. If condom is placed on incorrectly it will not roll down smoothly. Discard it and get a new one. • Condoms should be stored in a cool dry place under 80 degrees (not wallets, or near heaters/direct sunlight, and back pockets. • Never using a male condom with a female condom.  • Opening the condom package carefully to avoid damaging it with fingernails, teeth, or other sharp objects. • Putting on a condom before the penis comes in contact with the partner’s anus, vagina or mouth. Teacher Note: Condom demonstrations are to be done for high school students only (not for ninth-graders in junior high schools). Parents or legal guardians and students should be advised that they have the right to ask that their child not participate in the lessons dealing with methods of prevention, including this condom demonstration. Condom demonstrations are not to be done in classrooms; however they are done in the Condom Availability Programs (CAP), Health Resource Room. For more information, go to http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/Health/OtherHealthForms/HealthResource.htm.
Teacher Note: Every high school (with a few exceptions) is required to have a CAP. Find out when yours is open and share that information with your students. Let them know that at CAP, they can be given a condom demonstration; receive free condoms, lubricant and female condoms; and that they can receive referrals to health care, if needed. Note the CAP opt-out form is different from the HIV parent notification form for teaching the HIV/AIDS lessons. Some parents may opt their children out of CAP. The CAP staff is required to check a student’s eligibility before making condoms available.

6). This type of teaching is also pushed by some churches. Teaching individuals to fornicate and to seduce others to fornicate is a doctrine that Balaam lost his life over. In Revelation 2:23 Jesus threatened to kill Jezebel’s children because of it and it is compared to knowing “the depths of Satan”. It is in many of our churches today in the form of sex education by religious, but by no means Christian organizations. The Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice, www.rcrc.org, is a group of religious people who not only promote the right of a woman to kill her unborn child they also promote the doctrine of Balaam, under the guise of sex education. In the January newsletter of the Kentucky affiliate of the RCRC , www.krcrc.org, in an article entitled Teen Talk, Melanie Phillips writes: “For teens, choice also means having enough information to make well-informed decisions. It is impossible to make a good choice if you do not have enough information. This is why sexuality education is so important. A variety of sexuality education programs exist and some may be more effective than others. Think about your school. Is sexuality education offered and is so, what type? Is it abstinence only or a more comprehensive program? Comprehensive sexuality education programs not only discuss abstinence, but also provide plenty of information about contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, adoption and reproductive physiology. They provide all of the information you would need to make decisions about your sexuality. As a middle or high school student, you should be entitled to receive the best and most accurate information. When someone doesn’t give you all the information, they are limiting your ability to make the best choices for yourself.”