The story of the tower of babel always puzzled me; in the bible it says that at one point in time, all the people of the earth lived in one place and had the same language. They were ruled by one person, whose name was Nimrod. I guess He would count as the first emperor ruler after the flood. The bible states that they all came together and decided to build a tower that would reach up into the heavens. It also says that God saw what they were doing and He he said, "..."If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.â€ť (Genesis ch 11 vs 6-7) I never understood why God did this, and that's because it is mentioned very briefly in the bible, but there is more information about God's reason for doing this in the book of Jasher.
Book of Jasher chapter 9
25 And the building of the tower was unto them a transgression and a sin, and they began to build it, and whilst they were building against the Lord God of heaven, they imagined in their hearts to war against him and to ascend into heaven.
26 And all these people and all the families divided themselves in three parts; the first said We will ascend into heaven and fight against him; the second said, We will ascend to heaven and place our own gods there and serve them; and the third part said, We will ascend to heaven and smite him with bows and spears; and God knew all their works and all their evil thoughts, and he saw the city and the tower which they were building........
32 And God said to the seventy angels who stood foremost before him, to those who were near to him, saying, Come let us descend and confuse their tongues, that one man shall not understand the language of his neighbor, and they did so unto them..........
35 And the Lord smote the three divisions that were there, and he punished them according to their works and designs; those who said, We will ascend to heaven and serve our gods, became like apes and elephants; and those who said, We will smite the heaven with arrows, the Lord killed them, one man through the hand of his neighbor; and the third division of those who said, We will ascend to heaven and fight against him, the Lord scattered them throughout the earth.
And so, now we see the reason behind the destruction of the tower of babel and the destruction of the first dynasty upon the earth after the flood. These people knew the God of Heaven. They had the knowledge of what happened to their ancestors before the flood, they knew that God sent the flood to destroy the evil and corruption on the face of the earth, and they knew that God wanted them to worship him, be fruitful and multiply, spread out and inhabit the earth. They decided to worship their own gods, and organize themselves into one nation, and they decided they didn't want or need the Lord, the Creator of the universe and the earth; they actually thought they could build a tower into the heavens to destroy God and set up their own gods.
The truth is, God would have been within his rights to destroy them all, because they intended to destroy God and set up the universe in their own image; but God is merciful and gracious, and He had other intentions for mankind, because He knew that He would eventually receive a return on His investment, the children of God that had yet to be born. He has been patient and has not allowed the complete destruction of mankind, despite our best efforts to destroy ourselves. It has been many thousands of years since the people of babel were scattered throughout the earth, and over 2000 years since the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ, His Son, and in all that time, our Lord has been patient and kind to us all, with gentleness in His heart to his children, His little ones.
I must declare that this time of grace and dispensation is coming to a close; we are living in the last days of this age, and the Lord is coming to take His children away, before the coming of the last judgments against the devil and his worshipers. He shall not allow this age to continue much further, because humanity has decided that they don't want or need God in their lives; they are ready to worship their own gods, or worship themselves. They believe their intellect and scientific advances will usher in an age of peace; even now there are countries all over the world threatening war against each other, and arming themselves with weapons of mass destruction. No one seems to be in the mood to negotiate for peace.
This morning, the Lord woke me up with this message: the world is divided into three camps, My people, god fakers, and god haters; which one best fits you? He told me He is coming to take away His people before the times of the coming tribulations, and what will be left on the earth are the god fakers, and the god haters.
Who are His people? These are the true worshipers of God, those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and who have a relationship with Him; they believe in His word, and they have faith in Jesus Christ. They believe in the Blood Of The Lamb, and its power to redeem them from the curse of sin and death, and they are indwelt with The Holy Spirit and imbued with His power. They are led by Him, through the Holy Spirit's influence, and they read and understand the Word Of God; they worship and obey Him, and they are not afraid to call Him Father and Savior. These are those who have accepted Him from their hearts and have made the
decision no matter what to believe in The Lamb of God.
Who are the God fakers? These are those who profess to believe in God and in Jesus Christ; they may go to church, and sing in the choir. They may be pastors, and evangelists, doctors and dentists, the casual believer that may say to their friends that they believe, but they do the same things that everything else does in their peer group. They could have all the trappings of religion, wear
the right clothes, spout the correct bible verses, and serve on the best church committees, but the day will come when the trumpet will sound and the Lord calls His people up to heaven, and in that second, they may find themselves all alone in the church with a few other people, while everyone else has disappeared. These people know how to walk the walk, and talk the talk, but the Word of God was actually foreign to them, they never really believed with all of their hearts. They could believe, but they never changed their lifestyles; they never allowed the Word to change their hearts. Every Sunday, they have a good time in the service, but as soon as they leave the church, they live and act just like everyone else.
Who are the God haters? These are those that believe that there is no God; it doesn't matter how much evidence you present to them or what testimony you give, they will never listen or believe. Many people hate Jesus Christ because of what He stands for, and His standards don't meet up with theirs. They live to worship themselves, or they will worship money, other people, or their own gods. All of these people look upon The Lamb of God with dissatisfaction, and hate. They love their own standards, and they will defend their point of view to the end, and many will defend them violently. You cannot say anything that will persuade them otherwise, but be prepared for them to try to persuade you to their own way of thinking, even up to persuading you with violence.
God has allowed the world to continue as it has knowing that many will not accept or believe in Him, and that many will go their own way. He is now preparing to show humanity just how wrong they are, and once the devil, the enemy of God and humanity, asserts himself on the earth, it will be too late to change their minds and receive redemption for their sins. So, the conclusion will be, His people will be raptured and saved to live with him and love him for all eternity. The god fakers will be left to face the tribulation period with fear and trepidation in their hearts; if they start truly believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, and decide to reject the anti christ and not worship at his altar, and remain true to that belief, even on pain of death, their names will not be blotted out of the Book of Life. The god haters will curse the name of god, will refuse to accept Him even after all the events that will happen
on the earth,(read the book of revelation), and they will worship at the anti christ's altar, because the anti christ will insist that they do if they want to eat and not die, and their names will be blotted out of the Book of Life, and they will be banished from God's presence forever to be punished in eternal flames.
If any of what I have just written has touched your heart, come to Him now while there is still time; He loves you and does not want you die a sinner's death please repeat this prayer:
Prayer of Salvation
I repent for trying to be master of my own life. I change my mind about who I want to be in charge of my life. I turn from my useless and unproductive thoughts that I am the center of my universe and choose to believe in the living God who created everything, including me (Acts 14:15). I have lived without a purpose but now I will live to hear and obey You, God (Jn. 5:19, 20,30).
I confess with my lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. I believe that God so loved the world He sent His only Son Jesus to shed His blood to wash away the barrier of sin (Jn. 3:16)
I receive You, Jesus as MY Lord and Savior (Jn. 1:11,12).
I welcome You, Holy Spirit, into my life to rescue and empower me and to restore me to intimacy with my heavenly Father (Acts 2:38).
If you just confessed this prayer, you are saved! I welcome you into the family my (brother/sister) I pray for peace, joy, and happiness in your life as you allow the Lord to love you and bless you and give you assurance of everlasting life with Him forever and ever......PRAISE GOD!
May the Lord keep you and Bless you this day....Amen
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