Balaam couldn’t see why his donkey turned aside three times, but when the donkey finally spoke it caused him to take note that something was completely out of the ordinary. Before the donkey had spoken, it had already restrained Balaam three times. When the donkey spoke, he finally realized that his circumstances were not just an odd occurrence–there was something happening beyond what he perceived. Then Balaam looked to see, intentionally setting his focus on the spiritual realm as God opened his eyes. Only then did he realize that an angel had been commissioned to stop him from doing something that God did not want him to do. (Num. 22:22-34)
Let strange occurrences and odd coincidences alert you to shift your attention to the spirit, expecting God to open your eyes to see something more.
Jeremy Caris is the founder and president of Caris Ministries. Since he is called as a prophet and gifted as a teacher, much of his focus involves equipping believers to hear, know, and follow God in their own daily experience. He teaches the foundational truth of the Word with simple clarity, while revealing deep things of the spirit in practical ways. He has the unique ability to demystify the supernatural side of real relationship with a living God and make it an embraceable and accessible reality for all believers. Jeremy has been married to his best friend, Mandy Caris, for twenty years, and is the proud father of two boys.