Pentecostalism: New Outpouring or Ancient Heresy? – The Pagan Worship of Baal and Dionysus and Modern Pentecostalism

15.   Nevertheless, whenever transmitting True Prophecy — Balaam consciously spoke God’s Word.   Numbers 22:9-13 & 22:18-20 & 22:35-38 & 23:5f & 24:2f.   Indeed, he did this from time to time, in spite of his own compromises.   Jude 11 cf. Revelation 2:14.

16.   Periodically, however, the Prophet Balaam became disobedient, and degenerated into a ‘false-prophet’ — utilizing various kinds of sorcery.   Numbers 22:7,39-41 cf. 23:1,4,23,29. Indeed, Balaam "took up his parable" or ‘started his saying’ while "falling into a trance but having his eyes open" (Numbers 24:3-4 & vv. 15-16).