When a modern-day Christians speak, their words having been inspired and planned by God and in the event, their claims are in opposition to the Holy Bible, they will not give in, rather they will present a fervent defense. Many self-professing Christians have succumbed to the notion that if a person having been inspired by the LORD, must have always been inspired and with regardless of Scriptural support, many will accept the claim as inspired.
The LORD will inspire anyone to carry out his will and this includes those who resist yielding to His will. Now, just because God inspires someone for one message and before this singular message that person may have been without such divine guidance. Nonetheless, in many cases, the person being inspired is often unaware that they are doing God’s will. Such as Joseph Caiaphas (high priest), whose inspiration was not perpetual and with Balaam too, in fact, the ass that Balaam rode was also inspired in a singular occurrence.
Because Balaam went beyond the word of God, God being angry and “the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him” (Numbers 22:22). Now, “the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand” (v. 23), which cause the ass to get out-of-the-way. Three times did Balaam smote the ass before “the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, ‘what have I done unto thee, that thou has smitten me these three times” (v.28)?
29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee. 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? and he said, Nay. 31 Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. 32 And the angel of the Lord said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me: 33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive. 34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the Lord, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again. 35 And the angel of the Lord said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak” (Numbers 22:29-35).
Would it not be asinine to assume that this ass was always divinely guided, perhaps, the use of this beast is a great example of the contemporary Christian, the Christian who thinks perpetual divine inspiration exists in all such cases and in reality, is not the case.