Bring The Nations Back Home
Mankind has been scattered all over the face of the earth ever since he attempted to not fulfill God’s plans by building the Tower called Babel. How as it that man was trying to avoid God’s plan. What was this plan? The Tower of Babel has been known in many cultures and the Biblical text is often overlooked as one of the pivotal events in the history of man and is the moment that the languages were birthed.
God had told them in Genesis 1:28 “be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it….”
The command was given to fill the earth and have dominion. You cannot have dominion over something unless you go there and rule it, and it comes under your control. The command was to have dominion over every living creature, and they were also to be stewards. They were to take care of the earth and enjoy the produce and enjoy God and have fellowship with him.
But, in Genesis 11:4 we read, “come let us build a city for ourselves and a tower whose top will reach into heaven and let us make for ourselves a name, lest we are scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” (NASB)
There are three things going on here: there is an attempt to build a city with a tower whose top that will go up to heaven, a name for the people, and finally, an attempt to not cover the earth as God had commanded. God’s desire to fill the earth was now being challenged and instead of spreading out from the place of creation, Eden, where their parents had been removed from, they were not only desirous of being in one place but to go up to heaven and make a name for themselves.
Nimrod was the originator of this kingdom and this system. He is a type of Antichrist, in that he opposes everything that God has designed and intended for man. He is the antithesis of the kingdom of God. He represents the world system. Everything he does and those that follow him are counter to God and building His kingdom.
The people have now openly challenged God on three fronts and God ultimately destroys the tower, and city and not only scatters the people but also gives them various tongues or languages. Now, they can not communicate with each other, and it will be difficult for them to gather together and build a kingdom here on the earth that is the opposite of God’s kingdom.
A few thousand years later the language barrier has now been broken as there are so many ways to learn and translate languages. There are translation apps, methods to learn languages online and through other media. There are two international languages, English, and French. Languages are no longer as big a barrier and we are moving toward one world unity in so many other ways.
The nations were truly born that day when God scattered the people. He desires for them to be in one place, but that is not a place of man’s choosing and building and from man’s selfish motives. That place is the city that He prepared long ago and is in heaven being made ready for the day when it will come down to the earth. I am speaking of the New Jerusalem which is where Jesus will establish His kingdom over the earth and rule from there.
Throughout the book of Revelation, we continuously see the nations, tribes, tongues, and peoples from everywhere gathered around His throne, worshipping Him. That has always been the goal for mankind, the nations, and every language. God still loves the nations and he’s not mad, but He is waiting for them to come into alignment by surrendering to His Son and His rulership.
What we call ‘missions’ in the church really took off after the scattering of the nations. God’s desire is for them to come together but first, they must hear the Good News and follow Jesus. The Tower of Babel is really nothing more than a ‘false New Jerusalem’ or the false City of God.
Ever since then there have been other attempts to rule the earth and establish one city as the chief city. It is all a counter to God’s plan. Even in Israel after Satan caused the division of the Kingdom the kings of the Northern Kingdom created Samaria as the capital. Baal and other pagan worship was centered there. It was a counter to what Jerusalem represented for Israel and God’s kingdom.
Despite all of these attempts man has failed to build that one city and establish the Satanic kingdom over all of the earth. Yet, we live in the digital age where everything is fast-paced, online, or virtual, and security and information is gathered at alarming rates. Plans are now going forth for the final Babel and the final Nimrod kingdom. There will be a choice that we must all make. Join the Babel system here or surrender to Jesus and worship around His throne with people from every tribe and tongue.
As the modern missions movement gathers steam to reach the least-reached peoples we see the mission God began with Abraham and established Israel as a ‘light to the nations’ coming to a conclusion. Jesus sent twelve to the nations to carry that light and we must see that light found in every people group, tribe, and in every language. It is no longer an option. It is incumbent on the church, which includes Messianic Jews, to see the gospel preached in all of these places that once were scattered by God. It is time to let them know that He loves them and wants them to come home, and be prepared for the New Jerusalem.