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Tower of Babel

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. Genesis 11:4

The Tower of Babel was another example of humanity’s efforts to wage war against God. Not long ago God cleansed the Earth from evil with the global flood, it didn’t take humans long to continue their rebellious ways and show a clear hatred for their Creator

The Tower of Babel was supposed to be a structure that would reach the Heavens and make a great name for themselves. We still see this in todays society, humans continue to build large architecture to display their power and dominance.

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. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. Genesis 11:6-7

God had a simple solution to resolve this issue, he would confuse their language. Remember God promised with his covenant with Noah never to flood the Earth again. So rather than destroy humanity again, he just confused them

The word Babel actually means confusion. As it todays language we might hear someone say they are “babbling” or “baby babble” the word is derived from this event

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 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. Genesis 11:8-9

God confirms in the scriptures, he confused the languages of the Earth to disperse everyone on the Earth. This is why we have many different languages and countries today.

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Revelation 17:5

So you might say , “what does any of this have to do with me today” Well Satan continues to kingdom of Earth today called “Spiritual Babylon” this is a spiritual kingdom that is still at war with God and its main purpose to bring confusion to people to lead them astray. Spiritual Babylon will try to control the entire world through power of money, politics, entertainment, any influence it can

Eventually this Kingdom will be destroyed forever by Christ! Be careful whos influence you are under!

Be Fruitful and Multiply

And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. Genesis 9:7

When we look at the social issues of today, abortion , homosexuality, euthanasia, suicide, ect, we see that all these issues have something in common. They go against the direct orders of God and his creation. God told us to be fruitful and multiply. Think about what the previous issues I mentioned result in

The ways of the world contradict Gods plan for humanity. Jesus said Satans agenda is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) All these social issues fit that agenda. They are to take away life rather than to be fruitful and multiply

And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:12-13

God made a covenant with humanity that he will never flood the Earth again. What was the sign of this covenant, of course a rainbow. Do you think its just coincidence that the LGTBQ community stole the symbol of the rainbow? No this is a direct attack and defiance about God Almighty

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Matthew 22:32

As Jesus stated God is a God of the living and not the dead. He created life and wants it to be fruitful. Look at the movies, TV shows, books, everything in this world is centered around death. Its in complete contradiction to God

If you want eternal life, come to Jesus Christ, the only way, the only truth , and the only life Amen!

Dove Of Hope

And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. Genesis 8:11

I like in the beginning of the Chapter it states “God remembered Noah” (Genesis 8:1) Noah, his family, and all the animals were on the Ark for almost a year (some estimate 364 days others 370 days) At some point Noah I had to think God had forgotten about him. There were probably times during the fierce storms when Noahs kids would ask him “When will this be over?” and Noah would just have to wait on God

But God kept his promise as he always does. And notice what animal Noah uses to confirm their freedom? A dove came back with an olive leaf symbolizing hope and peace to Noah and his family. This symbol is still used today, as many have adopted the dove as a symbol of peace and hope.

And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. Luke 3:22

Notice when Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descended upon him. Think about it Noah and his family went through the water purification of the Earth in the flood then the dove descended to him. Jesus after he went through the water baptism had the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descend on him.

Noah, the ark, the flood, and the dove were all foreshadows of Christ to come for the hope and peace of the world. God has not forgotten about you either, come to Christ and be saved today! Amen!

Seal Of God

And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. Genesis 7:16

One of the interesting things about this event, is when Noah and his family built the Ark and loaded all the animals into it, God shut the door. The final work of salvation was completed by God and not man. As Noah and his family hunkered down into the Ark, while outside the world was literally in total devastation. Judgement was being brought to the entire world, except for Noah and his family who found grace in God

The seal on the door of the Ark , was the only thing from keeping Noahs family safe from death. They could trust in this seal, because it was a supernatural seal. Not a seal made by human hands that are flawed but from a perfect God who never fails.

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13

God continues to seal those who have been saved by his grace through Jesus Christ. The seal of the Holy Spirit, is a supernatural seal that will never fail or forsake you! It’s a seal that God knows who is his children and who will face the final judgement

Don’t rely on your own works to try and produce your salvation, because you will fail. Rely on the grace of God through Jesus Christ, who will seal you with the Holy Spirit Amen!

Grace of God

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:8

Often when we talk about Grace, we think of it as a “New Testament” concept. However Noah found grace in the eyes of God. The original Hebrew word for Grace is “Chen” Noah found “Favor” in Gods eyes.

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:9

You might ask how? How can Noah find Grace in the eyes of God? It says Noah was righteous, just, blameless, and he walked with God. I believe Noah was a foreshadow of us after we find the grace of God through Jesus Christ

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. Hebrews 11:7

Just like Abraham we see that Noah was saved by faith in God. You might say what does that have to do with me today? You can be saved by faith in Christ just as Noah and Abraham were saved by their faith.

Notice how did God save Noah and his family? By the wooden ark, the cross has become our wooden ark that was the instrument that saved us through faith. The flood not only judged the world but cleansed it from evil. The same way water baptism is symbolic of cleansing us from our sins

You see there is a lot of symbolism or foreshadows of Christ and the New Covenant in Genesis. Just as Noah found Grace , you can also find Grace of God through Jesus Christ

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Faith Alone

And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Genesis 5:24

Life can be a mystery sometimes, why do some people suffer while others live in luxury? Why do some die young while other live a long life? A lot of these things we don’t know, how about Enoch? Here is a man Enoch, the Bible says never died. At the end of his life God just took him.

Now this brings up a lot of interesting questions. Where did Enoch go? To Heaven? Did Enoch’s physical body ever die? The writer of Hebrews provides a little more information:

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Hebrews 11:5

The Bible says Enoch never saw death. So what did Enoch do to receive such great favor from God? Its says By Faith Enoch pleased God. Faith alone saved Enoch.  The Bible says “Without Faith its impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6)

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. John 8:51

Jesus said anyone who receives him will not see death! How can this be? Again by Faith alone in Jesus Christ! Does this mean we will never physically die? No of course not , Jesus is talking about the final spiritual death. So we can probably conclude Enoch might have physically died but his soul went with God forever

What can we take away from this? There is a Heaven, You have a soul, Faith in Christ you will be saved! Amen!

Brothers Keeper

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? Genesis 4:9

After Cain killed his own brother, God asked him where Abel was? His response was “Am I my brothers keeper”? This brings up a good question, are we to take care of one another? Or is it like the world says “Every man for themselves”?

Well obviously, Cain was evil, his sin and his jealousy for his brother had grown so much inside him that it overtook him. This is why Jesus said “Anyone who has hate in their heart for someone, has already committed murder in their heart” ( Matthew 5:21-22) This may sound extreme, but Jesus was making a really good point.

Cains jealousy over Abel kept growing in his heart, over time his hatred overtook him and he physically killed Abel. God warned Cain, that “Sin was crouching at his door”. (Genesis 4:7) This sin overtook Cain and he committed an unthinkable act. Jesus point is, if you control the emotions in your heart, you can control your actions later

And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31

Back to the question at hand, are we our “Brothers Keeper”? Well Jesus said we should love our neighbor as ourselves, so Yes! We should love God and love our Neighbor, this is the fulfillment of the entire law

Love your neighbor and don’t allow your heart to be filled with evil. Sin might be crouching at your door also if you ignore Jesus teachings Amen!

Your own god?

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:5

Satan’s lie that he has been spreading since the beginning, is we can be our own god. We can do whatever we want , with no consequences. We can ignore the Creator , and make up delusions that we are in control and have no accountability

We see this same lie still being spread today. Many want to say there is No Moral Law its all in our mind, they want to say we are just “molecules in motion” not made by God for a purpose, some even want to say there is no reality and we live in a matrix. Many will go to extremes to deny the true God so they can be their own god

Satan declared this when he said “ I will ascend above the top of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High (Isaiah 14:14) Satans agenda was always to make himself like God, and has been selling this lie since the beginning

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Genesis 3:6

Adam and Eve fell for this lie, they wanted to be like God and decided to partake in the forbidden fruit. This has been the battle humanity continues to face, obey God or obey your flesh. Sin entered the world through Adam, but salvation came through Jesus Christ!

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Job 38:4

Job had a conversation with God and he asked him “Where were you when I created the world”? Basically God was bringing Job back down to reality that Gods power and wisdom is beyond our human comprehension

Don’t fall for the lie that you can be your own god, there is only one God, and only one way to salvation Jesus Christ! Amen!

Never Alone

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18

When we think about it, Adam had everything! Adam was born perfect and immortal, until he sinned. He ruled the world, had dominion over all the animals including naming them all. He walked in the garden personally with God. However there was something Adam still lacked, he was alone.

God said it wasn’t good for Adam to be alone, so he created Eve to be his partner. The point is we were not designed to live alone. Even the most anti social of us need human interaction. Medically and Psychological evidence prove that we suffer without human interaction of other people

This is one of the many reasons I believe Jesus created the Church. The body of Christ is not a new religion or country club, the Church is a living breathing body of believers that are designed to be there for one another!

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; Ephesians 5:25

Notice how God intertwines marriage, the Church, and Himself. Husbands love your wife as Christ loved the Church. How did Christ love the Church? He died for the Church, He rose for the Church, He lives within the Church.

Christianity is really all about relationships, relationship with God, relationship with your spouse, relationship with your neighbors. Don’t stay alone, commune with others in Jesus name Amen!

Image of God

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:26

At the beginning of the universe, there was not just the Father, there was not just the Son, but all three at work in the creation of all things. As God said “Let US Make” it’s the plural form in Hebrew. Evidence from the very beginning that God is not singular but Triune in nature

This also shows us the value God has put on human life. God not only made us in His image, but made us rule over everything in the world. When people have a lack of regard for human life, they have a lack of regard for God himself.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27

Humanity in their arrogance continues to believe they are evolving in intelligence and understanding , when in todays society we cant even decipher whether someone is male or female.  God created us male and female, this is a medical biological fact. To deny your gender is to deny God. The greatest law is to Love God with all your mind, heart, and soul. How can you love your Creator when you hate what he created?

We are made in the image of God, an image we should hold sacred and make our Heavenly Father proud