Genesis 11:4 | Tower of Babel is How High?
How tall was the Tower of Babel? We will never know because God shut it down. The real question is why did God not let them build the tower as high as they wanted. The Tower of Babel was about power. And Governments make the same mistake today. The ideas behind the Tower of Babel are alive and well even now. Nimrod founded the kingdom of Babel and there are Nimrods living today that want to pick up where he left off.
One People one Language
When Noah and his son’s and their families stepped off the Ark God gave them a command to “be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it” (Genesis 9:7 ESV). In other words, God wanted them and their descendants to spread out across the globe becoming stewards of all that God has given to them and to us as their descendants. But something went wrong. Nimrod a grandson of Ham and great grandson of Noah started a kingdom, a city, named Babel (Genesis 10:8-10). Nimrod as all great totalitarian rulers decided that he did not want people to expand around the Globe because he would not be able to control them. He was a mighty leader and warrior so he came up with a plan.
Globalism and the desire to Control
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 ESV
The natural reading of Genesis 11:4 is Nimrod wanted to build a tower so high that it would reach the heavens themselves (שָׁמַיִם or šāmayim Heaven, Sky). All because they did not want to follow God’s command. So how high did they build the Tower of Babel? We will never know because God rejected them and the work. But if we take a step back the real intent was not to build a tower into space. The intent of Nimrod was to have the people working for him and him alone. He wanted to make a name for himself and he most likely wanted the people to worship him. You can see the movie plot clearly in this one verse.
God said Nope!
And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth. Genesis 11:5-9 ESV
Judgment came to the people worshiping government and the people failing to carry out God’s command to be fruitful and multiply. God stepped in and altered the course of history. He divided people by injecting language barriers. God in his wisdom knew that rebellion would continue in this way so he “dispersed” them everywhere so that His will would be accomplished.
Globalists Resurrecting the Tower
Globalists or Humanist are people who hold to a world view that makes humanity the source of truth (Christianity makes God the focus and source of Truth). Nimrod just like the Humanist today rejected the authority of God. Humanists even created their own version of the Ten Commandments. Two of those commandments are “Global Awareness” and “Environmentalism”. Humanist thinking is that government must control the population of the earth and that government must do so through global initiatives that only Governments or Government funded organizations can provide. It is no coincidence that God wants people to spread out and flourish in their local communities while a globalist worldview through climate alarm wants the population to decline and for people to congregate in cities.
A word of hope for anyone that wants to abandon starting a family because fear created by humanist thinking around climate change… God has promised that this world will not be destroyed through an end times event like climate change. When Jesus returns this world will be remade perfect but that is on God’s schedule not ours. We do not need to live in fear.
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22 ESV
Jesus Died for the Nations
Jesus died for every nation and tribe, for every man, woman, and child. He died for every slave and every king. Just as the season will remain, despite the Nimrods, so too will the nations remain in spite of the globalist desires. So go and live the life that God called you for! And remember that there may be no greater calling than to make babies and being part of a family.
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 7:9-12 ESV
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