Lord, You are No Longer a Promise or a Dream…You are Present
Though this passage from Numbers 24:17 is not mentioned in the New Testament, it is clearly a prophecy pointing to the future Messiah that was promised. The Book of Numbers is a combination of a history of the Exodus and a compilation of laws. It begins and ends with censuses taken by the Hebrew people at the beginning of their forty year sojourn in the desert after their liberation from Egypt and another when they had reached the border of the Promised Land. This specific passage is from the fourth oracle of Balaam. â