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 (Revelations 2:14).
Who is Ballaam: Balaam the son of Beor was the money and fame conscious fortuneteller that made God’s people “the Israelites of old” to sin. Balaam caused the saints to enter unlawful marriages, and to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. In other words, Balaam unified the children of God and the worldly people together, just as most false prophets today are secretly introducing pagan teachings in the church such as trans-meditation, yoga, astrology, numerology, divination and so forth (Numbers 25:1-3, Numbers 31:16).
Three levels of balamism
There are three levels of Balamism which are:
(1). the way of Balaam.
(2). the doctrine of Balaam.
(3). the error of Balaam.
The way of Balaam: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; (2Peter2:15)
The way of Balaam means to use God’s gift of prophecy to make money instead of rebuking and standing against that which is wrong to demonstrate God’s standard of righteousness. Any minister of the gospel who compromises the truth to receive favor from men, or who requests or receives money to prophesy for people is walking in the way of Balaam.
The doctrine of Balaam: 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.” (Revelations 2:14)
The doctrine of Balam means to unite the ungodly people together with God’s people for obtaining wealth through offerings. Any church leaders message that cannot bring separation between the righteous and the unrighteous is a teaching by the inspiration of alawless spirit; an assembly where a minister preaches and teaches constantly, and evildoers remain comfortable in their sinful ways of life and continue to attend the “church”.
The error of Balaam: Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (Jude1:11)
The error of Balaam means to know what is right in the sight of the Lord but refuse to do it in efforts to obtain celebrity and prosperity. Balamism is very strong in today’s Christian churches and ministries, most church leaders focus their attention on money, and all characters are welcomed into their congregation. Genuine repentance, confessions of sin, immersion and Holy Spirit baptisms are no longer a requirement to admit members into the church. Leadership is appointed according to educational merit and material possessions and not according to God’s calling and anointing.