by Christina Farris
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. The attitude of let us do something in a group without God permission, decision, or will is the first error man makes. Second area when man decides to make a city and tower that is to reach unto heaven, to make there own name great. When we desire to make ourselves great and not God that our first error. We seeking our own agenda and our own desires and not the will of God. When people are seeking to reach God to make their name great, they are seeking power of their own and not the will of the Almighty. Scary thought really because it not one person it was many people that decided they want one local government, one pathway to God on their terms. Sounds like the New World Order theology that everyone heard about during time of President Bush. Every Christian longs for the the home Christ is building. Key word the home Christ is building his people. We long for the new heaven and earth, not by our hand or another but the hand of God's decision to take us home to him. We desire to reach up to heaven not to make our own name great, but to honor God and to make his name great upon the earth.
The legends of kingdoms and legends of power. We look at time periods of control of powers in the world and what do we see, each nation, each power, each control desiring control over the entire world. Some powers healthier then others in the way they are established and some born for destruction. Each having a role to play in society. Look at the Dark ages and Middle age time period there were always good and negative in this time frame, some for bad political and religious control and some for time of peace. What we can realize with or without religion the controll of man setting up rules for their own prestige has never worked for long. Some will say I did this in the name of the Lord, but did they. Did they do it to honor God, or did they do it to reach the heights of heaven on their own merit to try and destroy God. The devil would like to destroy the ways of God and exalt himself to the highest position in the world, to control, to conquer, to disable those that do not agree with his thinking. That type of power lead to Nazism, Communism, psychoism, and so forth. Caused leaders to line there people up and behead them without fair trial and imparticiality. Never giving anyone opportunity to speak.
God took the tower of Bable out by confusing of their language he did so for what purpose knowing this one group of people would rise up and try and build a tower to him once more but never reaching him because they knew not God, not his will for their life. They knew not how to reach God by God's terms, but only the terms of their selfish desires and need of control. If we wanted today to blame this plague of Cov-19 on something we could blame it on society desire to unify the world in every corner not by the will of God but the will of man to try and form peace by their own intellect. What has Cov-19 done but force us into our own corners of the world, some to computer world and some to the confines of their home without knowledge of the world around them. Two groups of people coming out looking at signs on doors of stores to wear face coverings, and wondering what is this about. Then you got the other half knowing of the pandemic plague of 2020.
What is this control about it about man desire power of God and not the power God has graciously given them, under his authority. It those in rebellion of God verses those in submission to God and his authority. When our nation said one nation under God there is power greater then man recognized, when that title is removed from states, from our pledge God is no longer recognized and that is man power trying to control without knowledge of God, God's authority or his victory over all. We watch nation around us struggle closing borders because of disease as even we do ourselves to keep our people safe, but at the same time how many nations call on God for deliverance, for protection, for vaccines, and for miracle healing. Athens and Italy shut down for a time because of the pandemic, closing their borders to the world separating us one more time. Closing us off from events within their borders or meetings of secrecy causing more confusion for the safety of their own people and those around them.
God is separating us for what purpose, to show his power of control, or his power of protection against a one world ruler for a time. Perhaps to give people time to think of what unity of all countries might truly mean to the antichrist, to the powers not of God and the powers of global peace that desire only control of the world. Sounds like to much Hudson Hawk a movie of the eighties. But it is a reality of our time. Global peace is ideal only if God is in charge and man realize there still a power stronger and mighter then himself. America for centuries have been based on the principal of God's authority over its nation, until someone not so smart decided it was not so wise and you see pledge to our nation without God, yet our government money still says in God we trust, which is proganda and which is still in place in God we trust. Let our nation stand clear there is a power stronger and mighter then them called God in heaven above. Check your own government by state, by nation, by country, town/providence and see what the guidelines of in God we trust is still or not.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the reminder of your authority in the life of the world and us as individuals. Let us stand strong in faith, knowing your power is greater then all others. For this reason we say in God we trust. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Thanksgiving Day Countdown Day 10: Thank the Lord for His power and authority in the world.
Continual Scripture Study:Genesis 4:5-7 KJV
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Psalm 20:5-9 KJV
Matthew 6:24-34 KJV