“I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth. Numbers 24:17
After blessing the Israelites three times, while Balak wanted him to curse them, Balaam starts to prophesy what he sees coming in the future. One of the things he sees and realizes it is a long way off is someone rising up to rule in Israel that will destroy all their enemies. That person is Jesus. Several thousand years later Jesus comes to rule and destroy all sin and the enemy.
At the time the Israelites were traveling in the wilderness, they did not look like very much, other than a lot of people. They really did not have a lot of battle experience yet, and had never been their own nation in their own land. They were just wandering in the desert. Yet, out of them would rise up a ruler who would be able to destroy all the enemies.
Jesus is still that ruler to this day. He is the one who is in control. Right now many people cannot see Him, yet He is still there. As a believer you must see Jesus for who He is and what He can and will do.
Jesus is the One who can save you from your sins. He is the One who will return and destroy all the enemies. Right now it may look like a long way off. He is not completely destroying the enemy right now. It may appear that He is not even in control right now.
Just as Balaam saw the future by faith, you must also see the future with Jesus by faith. You must trust that He will win in the end and that you will win if you are on His side.
When things are looking hopeless and lost in the desert of this life, focus on Jesus reigning in the future. See Jesus coming again in power and glory to reign forever and forever.
Also see Him by your side right now. Jesus said He would never leave you or forsake you.
Can you see Jesus today?
Can you see Jesus in your future?
I pray today that God will give you a new vision of Jesus; that you will know that Jesus is by your side; that you will know that Jesus will reign in the future; and that your hope will be in Jesus.