Tracking the leopard Meroz seeks to detail the identity of the rebellious angel Meroz of whom Judges 5:23 in the King James Holy Bible says, ” Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.” While this passage speaks of a place and its inhabitants, this place has a ruler whose doctrine unifies and defines the theology of its members.
As Solomon, I can say, “I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:” (Ecclesiastes 7:25). Thus I found myself before the throne of the leopard Meroz on October 15, 2000. What prompted this encounter? It was a prayer made in September of 1999, in regard to a spiritual attack made against my youngest daughter. I had no idea at the time that Satan listened in on the prayers spoken in the name of Jesus Christ.
The Leopard Priesthood of Meroz is based on the way, the doctrine, and the error of Balaam. The story of Balaam is found in Numbers 22-24, with chapter 25 describing the result of “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”. This quote is taken from Revelation 2:14, which are the words of Jesus Christ, “which hath the sharp sword with two edges”, to the angel of the church of Pergamos, where Satan’s Seat was at that point in history.
“The madness of the prophet” Balaam seems to be bound up in the triple crown, representing power and authority in the three realms of existence. It can be said of Balaam, “The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness”. (Ecclesiastes 10:13) In this also, we find the golden triple crown of that Master of Cursing, Temple of the Leopard. Deuteronomy 18:20 warns, “But that prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.”
Balaam is a false prophet, yet he knows the dangers of Deuteronomy 18:20, for he tells Balak, “If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD, my God, to do more or less.” (Numbers 22:18) He offers sacrifices in accordance with the word of God, yet it is apparent that these are viewed as the sacrifices of Satan by God, for the LORD sends his angel to stand in the way of Balaam for an adversary against him. (Numbers 22:22) And so it is with all those who follow in the path of Balaam, and who cultivate his ability to bless and to curse anyone they choose. Tracking the Leopard Meroz: A Christian commentary on Judges 5:23 is not mere speculation; it is observable fact for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. As Proverbs 7:9 describes, “In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night”, if we observe closely, we can see the leopard Meroz, moving silently through the Scriptures.