Genesis Chapter 11
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 *Babylonia* ; 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.
This “let us make a name for ourselves” is them declaring themselves independent of God. Have no fear, God can handle rabble like Nimrod. (Though not strictly biblical it’s believed he is the builder of the Tower of Babel.)
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.
See all it takes is a thought from God and He can change the language you speak and scatter you to the four winds. Except for the time when Peter received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost (See Acts Chapter 2) man has struggled to communicate. Now those barriers God put in place are starting to crumble. Language translation gets better everyday. What started with a language dictionary turned to subtitles on your DVD. Now we can simply click a button on Google Chrome and it will simply convert the language on a page to whatever language you desire.
So why does this matter? Is understanding people who speak a different language bad? God forbid! For we know that being able to use another language is a gift from God. God is the author of peace, not confusion. So why then? And why does this mean anything to us today? My being able to understand someone who lives halfway around the world doesn’t cause me to believe I am better than God.
Lets look at the scripture. First off it takes place in Babylon. Babylon in Hebrew means confusion. Satan is the author of confusion. Second when Judah was captured and sent away where did they go? Babylon. Where they were forced to learn in Babylonian schools, eat Babylonian food and worship Babylonian gods. This is a society that takes what they will from other cultures twists what they will and call it their own. It is the city that at the end of Revelation (Chapters 14 and 18) that will be torn down.
But Babylon has been gone for centuries you might say. I ask you, has it? Has it really? Are we only talking about a physical location? Let us remember 1 Corinthians 10:11
11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
What things? What things happened? This Tower of Babel. This society that takes what they want and builds towers into the sky to shout to the heavens in defiance.
What is the Tower of Babel today? Is it Google Chrome? Is it Babelfish? No. It is that evil spirit that accompanies that society. Alexander the great conquered lands and told them they didn’t need to become Macedonian. You can stay where you are and be who you want to be just as long as you pay me tribute. Rome did much the same thing. They took what they wanted from other cultures and made them their own. It’s an evil trap my friends and today they no longer call it Babel. They call it “The One World Order.” Napoleon and Hitler (along with countless others) tried to take Europe by force. Tried to make them French or German. The One World Order states you can call yourselves whatever you want. Just as long as you use our currency. Europe’s united like never before and without a shot being fired. People are now taxed more than ever before. Because they say the system knows how to handle your money better than you do. Do they not? Free handouts to whoever asks. Whatever happened to personal charity? I do not need to give to who I think is best because I give to the government and they handle it.
When a society says to itself I do not need to pray for rain, I can seed the clouds, I do not need to pray for healing, I have medicine and I do not need the unction of the Holy Spirit I have insurance, you are in a society of babel. So I ask you my friend, Is the Tower of Babel back?