Tag: Tower of Babel

Lessons From The Tower Of Babel


Hellish situations can yield Heavenly insights

1) Unity, solely for the sake of unity, is not necessarily good.
When man joins together to disobey, or ignore God and exalt man, it is disastrous
God’s anointing flows when brethren dwell in unity, submitted to God

2) One language, one speech, might possibly be the wrong words
The majority isn’t always right; in fact, they seldom are
Listen carefully to what’s really being said. Don’t just agree automatically

3) God is more interested in diversity than man is
God created variety, and walked among it saying, “this is good”
Man worked together until they had variety. They gave up.

4) All the universe is full of God’s Glory when diversity points to One
Order is necessary with diversity
God alone is the Author and Sustainer of true order

5) Though the whole world may agree with you, disobeying God results in confusion
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, of life
The wicked flee when no one pursues…

6) The Lord says to spread out, replenish, give. The world says the opposite
The tower builders didn’t trust beyond what they could see. Stay here, they said
Fear limits your possibilities, keeps you from discovering a whole new world

7) The builders, movers, and shakers in Shinar had only temporary influence
Don’t believe you have to compromise your belief to get ahead
Honor the Lord with what you have, what you get, what you do, and who you are

8) Make certain the “name” you make for yourself will withstand God’s scrutiny
Everything we build will be inspected
A good name is to be chosen, rather than riches

9) United we stand, divided we fall. United in rebellion guarantees we fall
Be confident in this, sin is always discovered. Somehow, someway
Determine what God thinks about something, and unite with His cause

10) Anything man builds can be divided by God. What God builds is indivisible
Man builds by taking a part of this and a part of that
God is the glue that holds things together. Including this world

11) A three-fold cord is not quickly broken
Two are better than one, unless there is strife and contention between the two
Three has to become one for there to be strength. Each gives its all to the others

12) Unity without God is short lived, at best
You may last your lifetime, building teams without God
What will you have left the day after you die

13) The Lord can restore unity out of confusion and chaos, and still celebrate diversity
The Universe declares the Glory of God, the Diverse Universe
The Garden of Eden, unity and diversity

14) Those who speak the same thing can accomplish the same thing
God said, “Let US make an in our image…”
If two of you agree as touching anything on earth…

15) Scattered throughout the earth wasn’t punishment. It was accomplishing God’s will
God has an order even in the various ways to plant different kinds of seeds
At times, God has to stop our dead end projects to move us to our destiny

The Tower of Babel began under the dark designs of man’s adversary, the devil. Scheming against God’s instructions, the devil’s influence was aimed at having man destroyed again by God. Why? To try and keep THE PROMISE of Genesis 3:15 from coming to pass.

But God sees through every scheme, every plot, everything designed against His plans and purposes. And He has an answer for anything the devil attempts to concoct!

So don’t be discouraged if something comes your way you didn’t plan for. And don’t be upset if your “building construction” is halted. God’s not stupid, blind, or away on more important business. Rather look around, He’s probably standing right beside you.

Learn the lessons from the tower of Babel – and you’ll find yourself grateful to God for His continued faithfulness.

An Interview With Nimrod


You asked me what we’re doing, up here on the 80th floor of this building. I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors; that I’m leading some sort of rebellion against one of the bigots referred to as God. Such a tyrant; a despot. He deceives people like Terah and his son Abram. Such despicable people. People like that family are a blight on society. I personally would like to see them picked up and transported to some place far from here; like another planet. Just let us be!

But no, there’s no rebellion here. I’m just fed up with stupid rules and regulations; commandments! I’m so tired of intolerant people trying to impose their ideas and lifestyles onto everyone else. So, instead of just sitting and whining about it, I’m taking action.

You see, it’s taken a while, a long while, actually; but mankind has just about reached the height of glory.

From the cave man, with his grunts and groans, crude inventions, and fear of the unknown, to the modern man with his enriched vocabulary, engineering skills, and penchant for exploration; mankind’s come a long way.

There was a time when man was ruled by superstition. Superstition and religion. Those were dark days, indeed. Days of intolerance and bigotry. Days when one’s style of worship was preferred over another. Days when enlightenment was frowned upon; even punished. Days when it was risky to think for yourself. Risky to use our brain.

Before the intolerant one destroyed our growing civilization with such a violent and unwarranted deluge, mankind was just beginning his ascent to the heavens. Mankind was on the verge of becoming God!

Sure, there was a little bit of violence among the people. That’s to be expected, what with all those people that were on the planet. Really though, can anyone blame them? They were made that way! The intolerant one made mankind with the ability to feel and think, and then punished him for using his imagination and responding to his feelings. The hypocrite!

What does he call murdering 7 billion men, women, boys and girls? Compassion?

And that goody-goody Noah and his family. He was a great example of what was wrong with the society back then. Preacher of righteousness is what someone called him. Big mouthed, narrow minded, and full of himself jerk was more like it.

But that’s alright. We’re finally getting things back to where they should be. You see, not everyone on that boat was as perfect as his majesty would have everyone believe.

One of the preacher’s kids, Ham, had a little more sense than his old man and brothers. He trained his kids in the way they should go, and they didn’t disappoint him. Especially Canaan. There was something about that kid. Sort of like he was destined for greatness; possessing much more than what a person could discern by just looking at him.

Anyway, we’re finally seeing some positive changes in our world. Loud mouthed holier-than-thou people, like Noah, are finally getting their comeuppance. No one is concerned with what old people, with their old fashioned thinking, believe any longer. Man was made to rule over everything! They weren’t to be limited to someone’s idea of something called morality. No one put the moral minority in charge of anything, anyway.

Mankind should be above everything. Including the destroyer of innocent people’s lives!

And that’s why I’m up here on the 80th floor. We’re about half finished with this project, this tower of life. The one who can’t control his temper will never again catch us unprepared with his outbursts of violence.

And when we finish this one, we’ll go over into our neighboring country, teach the citizens how to think for themselves, and build for the betterment of all mankind; not just a few who think we’re evil anyway.

I hope you’re writing all this down.

Oh, please excuse me for a minute.

“What’s that, Pasha? There are a couple visitors from OSHA? They say they’re here just to look around? Okay, show ’em around.”

Now, where was I? Oh, yeah, mankind’s betterment. As I was saying, man is finally coming together, celebrating diversity, honoring free speech, and letting people decide for themselves what’s right and what’s wrong. That’s the way it should be, don’t you think?

Oh, excuse me again. “Pasha! What now?”

“You say 90% of the workforce left for the day? Why? What do you mean, you couldn’t understand them? Pasha? Pasha! What are you saying? Quit playing around, Pasha! It’s not funny!”

Man, this is weird. Okay, back to you. Huh? Hey, what gives? Don’t play games, man!

Hey! Cut it out, I say! Talk so I can understand you!

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