The Tower of Babel represents godless man’s vision of globalism, which is one world humanistic government, as opposed to nationalism, which acts as a restraint upon men.
After the Deluge, “God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” This was a renewal with his covenant with Adam,
God wanted the sons of Noah to establish godly nations throughout the world. However, men disobeyed. 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.”
Men did not want to be scattered; they wanted to be unified as a people “with one language and one speech.” They sought to make a name for themselves, instead of glorifying the name of the Lord. God perceived that men desired to compete with him and be like him by making a tower reaching towards heaven.
This prideful attitude was nothing new. It was the original sin of Lucifer, who thought he knew better than his Creator and wanted to be like the most high God. Alas, he did not want to be like God in character, which was legitimate, but he simply wanted to be godlike in power.
The serpent enticed our mother, Eve, to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil by promising that she would be “as gods.” Had she and her husband passed the test, they would have learned to be holy like God.
Alas, even after losing Paradise, men continued with the insolence of Lucifer and Adam, which result in the Great Flood.
As the people of Shinar were building up to heaven; God humbled himself and came down to confound their language.
Like in the days before the flood, men’s imaginations were only evil and God knew if they continued in their rebellious unity, there would be nothing restraining them in their evil intentions and imaginations. God did not destroy the tower; it was not the problem. The high-mindedness of the men was the problem.
“So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city,” which God had commanded Noah’s descendants to do, instead of building one world government with man as supreme, not God.
On the Day of Pentecost God reversed this judgment by enabling Christians “to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance.” This was a baptism of power and boldness to strengthen them to evangelize the world and bring the nations under God. They were not to build a tower; they were to build the Kingdom of Heaven.
In these last days God raised up America to be the epicenter to evangelize the world. Making America great again will be the catalyst and the result of renewing the Pilgrim and Puritan mission to disciple the nations. Alas, consider the godless condition of Massachusetts today, one of the most pagan states in our Union with a would-be Indian Squaw representing the state in the U.S. Senate.
One might wonder whether the utter burning of Paradise, California, could not be a sign of God’s displeasure over men ignoring the lesson of the Tower of Babel. After all, Paradise, California had the right name, but did they have the right behavior? If so, who knows what’s next on God’s hit list? Could it be the UN, which is the epitome of one world government?
After the flood God promised not to destroy the world again with water and he put the rainbow in the cloud as a token of his everlasting covenant with men. Perverted men have taken the beautiful sign and turned into a symbol of their perversion and rebellion against the natural order. God’s final destruction of the earth will be by fire. For decades the winds of sin have been blowing from California to the East.
California is burning!