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REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD-Part 1
“The WAS kingdom”
Once upon a time there was a kingdom. With a fist raised in defiance, it was a kingdom made up of Noah’s sons and grandsons. God had just reblessed them. They’d entered into a new Covenant with God, a Covenant He sealed with an animal sacrifice Noah made unto Him after He had reopened the doors of the ark, and they walked out on dry land for the first time in many months. As a symbol of His promise to them He set His rainbow in the sky as He blessed them with His words.
And God said, “Go ye therefore into all the earth. Be fruitful and multiply. And FILL THE EARTH...”
Go into the whole earth, do good and multiply. But in their hearts they answered, “No, No, No! We’ve found a fertile valley. It looks good and it feels good, and we’re stayin’ right here.”
And if something looks and feels good then it must be good. Right?
Every kingdom has a leader, even a fairytale kingdom like this one. Their leader was a man named Nimrod. We meet him in the 10th chapter of Genesis.
“Now Nimrod, he became a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before God.”
Nimrod was a real in-your-face kind of guy. Under his leadership, the people united. They lifted up their fist against God, and their fist was filled with words.
There would not be any: Go ye therefore and obey God. They preferred to stay, stay, stay and unite in sin, sin, sin against Him.
“As a man thinks, so is he.”
What we think on is what we are.
“The beginning of [Nimrod’s] kingdom was Babel and Erech and
Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Ninevah and Rehoboth-Ir and Callah,
and Resen between Nineveh and Callah; that is the great city.” (Genesis 10:10-13)
Babel was the capital
of their kingdom. There, they opened their fist wide and released their words,
“Come, LET US make bricks and burn them throughly.”
And they used brick for stone,
And they used tar for mortar.
They said, “Come, LET US build for ourselves a city,
and a tower whose top will reach into the heaven,
And LET US make a name for ourselves,
otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the earth.” (Genesis 11:3-5)
They released their fistful of words and created a ONE WORLD ORDER, united in rebellion against God.
God had said, “Go ye therefore into the whole earth and multiply. Go and I will bless you.”
In their hearts they said, “No, No, No! We don’t want your blessing. We’ll stay here and multiply.” So they stayed and released the curse.
This kingdom said, “We don’t need you, God. We’ve got us. We’ll make our own ONE WORLD ORDER.”
Theirs was a fist-shaking kingdom of chaos, a kingdom where man was god, and god was man, and everything in heaven and on earth was worshipped instead of the Creator.
A little kingdom filled with little minds that reasoned,“Out of chaos, order.”
Their little minds and
busy hands were creating a world of sin. Revenge. Murder. Mayhem. Intrigue. Strife. Betrayal. Fornication. Homosexuality. Greed. Idolatry. Witchcraft. Hate. Deceit.
Sounds like that Fire and Ice series, don’t you think?
God had said, “Go ye therefore into all the earth. Go and love and bless. Go, and do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
But in their hearts they said, “No, No, No! We’ll stay in this valley and build our own world here. We’ll stay and build a ONE WORLD ORDER.”
They said, “LET US make for ourselves a name.”
LET US make our own Covenant and we’ll seal it with a tower that reaches so tall in the sky it’s bound to make God dizzy.
“In the pride of your heart you say, ‘I am a god;
I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas...
But you are a man and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.
Are you wiser than Daniel?”...
You have said in your heart,
I WILL ascend to heaven;
I WILL raise my throne above the stars of God;
I WILL sit on the throne of the mount of assembly,
on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
I WILL ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I WILL make my-SELF like the most High.” (Ezekiel 28:1-3; Isaiah 14:10-15)
Theirs was a Selfie world with the motto, “Do it to him before he can do it to you.”
God had said, “Go ye therefore into all the earth. Go and love and bless.”
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
But in their Selfie hearts they said, “No, No, No! We’ll stay in this valley and build our own world, a bigger and better world. We’ll build a ONE WORLD ORDER.
“Come, LET US,” they said.
Once upon a time there was a fist-shaking kingdom ruled by a real in-your-face kind of guy named Nimrod. Theirs was a kingdom of chaos, a kingdom where man was god, and god was man, and everything in heaven and on earth was worshipped instead of the Creator.
They crowned their world and sealed their fate with a tower that reached into the heavens. Or at least that was their fairytale dream.
But as this huge tower was being built,
their sin came up before the God who loved them and wanted to save them. God paid their kingdom a little visit.
“He came to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.”
He saw and He released His own Words,
“The Lord said, ‘Behold, they are ONE PEOPLE,
And they all have the same language [they are speaking the same thing: rebellion],
and this is what they have begun to do,
and now nothing which they propose to do will be impossible for them.”
Nothing will be impossible for them within the realm of evil because their hearts purpose evil, not good.
“So God said, Come, LET US go down and there confuse their language,
that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
So a people once united in building a Babylon kingdom no longer spoke the same language. A united people became a disunited people.
The Bible never tells us they all repented of their rebellion. It says they could no longer build their ONE WORLD ORDER. Suddenly, “Pass me that brick” became babbling confusion in the kingdom God called “Babel” which means just that: “confusion.” God changed their motto from “One voice, many members” to “Many languages, many nationalities.”
And God made certain it stayed that way. For awhile. Because He loved the world so much that even when we were dead in our trespasses and sins, He had a plan to save us, His creation, from the Covenant of death Adam made and that we were so determined to continue.
God had a plan to send His promised One, and by crushing the head of the serpent who was behind their rebellion, He could bring us back to the original plan: that of a people united in love with Him, back to a people where nationalities blend together as one, back to a people speaking the same thing: LOVE. Crushing the head of that Serpent was the first prophecy that foretold the coming of a Saviour who would build this kingdom. This Saviour was none other than the Creator Himself.
God’s prophetic words came on the heels of that very first rebellion when Adam and Eve had chosen to hear the serpent’s words, “when you eat of [this fruit] your eyes shall be opened and you shall be like God...” instead of God’s, “If you eat this fruit you will die.” Adam shook a defiant fist toward God and ate of the fruit that killed him and us.
God cursed the serpent who was united with the devil, and He cursed the devil who was behind
it. From that time on, the devil would also be known as the ”Serpent” or ”Dragon.”
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
HE will crush your head, and you will strike His heel.” (Genesis 3:15)
Had you ever wondered why God’s children and the serpent’s children are enemies? This is why: Righteousness and Unrighteousness are like oil and water. The two cannot be mixed. Put them together, shake them up, then watch them separate.
Nimrod’s kingdom filled with defiant people dispersed into the four corners of the world.
They were divided by language, but they took with them all the sin,sin,sin that had united them, along with all the idolatrous forms of worship--in case you’ve ever wondered why the same forms of worship exist in different nations, along with the same knowledge, then here’s your answer--and God made sure they would stay divided. For awhile.
Did He send a huge earthquake
in order to shake, rattle and roll those continents apart? I don’t know, but God knows. Yet, it must have been an earth shaking event of cataclysmic proportions. We are told that the continents were divided in a man named Peleg’s day. Even Peleg’s
name means “division.”
“And unto Eber were born two sons; the name of one was Peleg,
for in his day was the earth divided.” (Genesis 10:25)
Twice the world had united against God. The first time God warned (just as He’s doing now). “Repent and turn or your world will be destroyed.” He warned but no one listened. The first time they said, “Leave us alone!” One man, Noah listened and obeyed God's voice, and 8 souls were saved.
The second time a kingdom of rebellion rose up, God warned again, but again, no one listened so God divided it.
Will there be a third time? The world tells us, “Three times is a charm.” Is that supposed to mean magic will save you? Don’t bet on it. There will be a third time. God’s warning you now because this is the last time. Our world’s last Tarrah (farewell) is coming soon. Did you know you’re attending their farewell party now? The question is are you a guest or an observer?
I’m an observer. Sort of. I’m called as a Watchman on top of the wall. I’m to watch for any signs of approaching danger, and warn. The Bible gives the signs to watch for. Danger is here and it’s overtaking many, so I am warning, warning, warning.
Peter explains it this way (and much shorter than me):The first destruction was by water, this next one will be in a great ball of fire so hot the earth will melt. (II Peter 3:10-13) “But the day of the Lord will come like a
thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and its works will be burned up,
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
But according to His promise we are looking for a new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”
Thinking nuclear anyone? Thinking SELF-destruct? I don’t know what methods God will choose. I only know it will be intense, and I know this too: all the works of man will be destroyed along with this earth. So my friends, if you’re building and accumulating things on this earth, they will be swept away in the heat of the moment. Make your treasure a lasting one, a heavenly one, where rust and moth and even heat, no matter how burning and intense, can touch it.
“WAIT!” you ask. “ before you go on, did God’s promised One come?”
He did indeed. God always does what He promises. It is man who does not.
Not long after Peleg, God separated a man called Abraham. With Abraham, God made a new Covenant: a Covenant of Life.
Abraham’s wife, Sarah had always been barren. Yet, God said to Abraham, “You shall be called the Father of many nations.” The “when” of this matter is the most amazing part. God waited until Abraham was very old. Can you imagine having a baby when you are 100 years old, and your wife is in her nineties, and well into menopause? Abraham and Sarah did.
Romans 4 tells us Abraham’s body was as good as dead. Sarah’s womb was dead. Then, “God, who makes alive the dead, and calls those things that are not as though they are,” did exactly as He said.
He created new life from death, like only He can. In their old age, He gave them a son named Isaac.
It is through Isaac, Abraham’s son of promise, that God gave the world His Son of Promise.
That Son of Promise is the nation of Israel’s Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, the one we know as Jesus the Messiah.
The Torah (Old Testament) tells
us Yeshua, our Jesus was the precious cornerstone the builders rejected. “Look, I am laying in Tziyon (Zion) a tested stone,
a costly cornerstone,
a firm foundation-stone;
he who trusts [in this stone]shall not rush here and there [trying to find a man you can trust to save you].” (Yesa’Yahu: Isaiah 28:16)
David calls this stone “the stone the builders rejected.”
The “builders” is the nation of Israel headed up by the rulers and Elders and Rabbis.The New Testament agrees with the Torah. John tells us that Yeshua came to Israel first.
Surely God’s own people would receive their own Promised one? Surely they’d see the signs of His coming and recognise Him. Wouldn’t they? Didn’t they? Sadly, no.
John 1:12 testifies that, “He came unto His own but they received Him not.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become the children of God, even those who believed on His name.”
Yeshua came to Israel first because it was to Israel the Torah was given. He came into the world He had made with His own hands, but the world did not know Him.
So, tell me, what was the world’s reaction? What was Israel’s reaction?
They united against God and His Holy One, the long-awaited Messiah. In ignorance, they didn’t recognise Him. In ignorance, we are part of an End Time world that does not recognise Him.
If Israel’s song has always been, “Why’s everybody always
picking on me?,” it’s not because she was a nation first chosen to have God’s favour and God’s laws and a Covenant with Him. It’s because through Israel,a dead root, came the precious and long-awaited one who bought Salvation
for Israel and for the world. For it is written in the Torah about this long-awaited one:
“ For he shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root in a dry ground:”
Out of nation that was as as good as dead,just like Abraham’s body and Sarah’s womb, God brought His Son of promise, the Author of life, and through His death and resurrection, God has brought us all--you, Israel, and all of us--the Life only He can give. Again, life out of death. Just like a seed that is planted and through it’s death, it brings forth an abundant harvest, the Messiah died so that we might live.
After the very first miracle in the book of Acts, shortly after Yeshua returned to the Father, Kefa (Peter) and Yochanan (John) were hauled before the council.
What an outrage! They thought they got rid of this one called Yeshua of Nazeret : Jesus of Nazareth. And now, what’s this? A man is raised up in His name?
The council questioned this pair of believers,
“By what power or in what name did you do this?”
Then Kefa (Peter), filled with the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), said to them,
“Rulers and Elders of the people...Let it be known to you and to all the people of Israel that it is in the name of the Messiah, Yeshua from Nazaret, whom you executed on a stake as a criminal but whom God has raised from the dead, that this man stands before you perfectly healed.
This Yeshua is the stone rejected by you builders which has become the precious cornerstone.
There is Salvation in no one else! For there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by whom we must be saved!” (Acts 4:7-12 from The Jewish Bible).
The first time the Saviour came to die so that we might live. The second time He comes to rule as the King of king(doms) and the Lord of lords.
Israel, Your God has not forgotten you. You’ve forgotten Him. Your builders and your leaders and your Elders chose the wrong foundation. They chose to build on the clay of man’s teachings
and traditions. Don’t you choose the same and be broken to bits. Behold your God! He has come and He’s coming again. In fact, look up! He’s on His way back now.
“He came to His own and His own did not receive Him.
But as many as received Him He gave the power to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.”
His name is Yeshua Ha-Mashiach. Yashua: “God with us.”
Behold the God of your Salvation. Behold your God, repent and be saved. The clay teachings and traditions of man will not save you because they cannot save anyone. Never could. But Yeshua can save and He will.
He did me and He will you. Only turn to Him and believe.
“For as many as believed...For as many as believed...For as many as believed IN HIM, He gave the power to become the children of God.”