About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
Deceptive Spirit Of Babylon
(Genesis 10:9) appears to be the first man to aspire to political
prominence. Why was God so upset
with him and his buddies for building the tower at Babel? Was God afraid that they might
climb the stairway to heaven?
11:2 states that as people increased in number they migrated eastward to
11:4 states that these people were afraid of being scattered across the face
of the earth. Squeezing
themselves into a city might have calmed their fear but it violated God's
command to Adam to multiply and populate the earth (Genesis 1:28).
This too might have upset God.
11:4 states that their tower "would make a name for themselves."
I suggest that Nimrod and his buddies' aspirations to make a name for
themselves instead of for God irritated God.
admitted that if man continued in his humanistic pursuits he could do pretty
much anything. It was for this
reason that God scattered man across the face of the earth and confused
their ability to communicate. The
very thing man feared came upon him through divine judgment.
That's the nature of divine judgment.
Genesis1 to Revelation 22, Babel, or Babylon, is symbolized as man-centered egotistical nations that oppose God at every
turn. There never has been, and
there never will be, a purely godly nation until this earth flees from God's
presence (Revelation 20:11) and is replaced by a new earth (Revelation
It's no fluke that the events of Genesis 12 follow the events of Genesis 11 where God scattered the people across the planet, forcing them into nations. Genesis 12 records God choosing Abraham to be the father of a great nation. Israel was meant to be an example for nations to emulate and a priestly representative to the nations (Exodus 19:6). Of course, Israel failed to be that priestly example. There is, therefore, no nation on earth that does not oppose God to one degree or another, and that includes Israel.
the final analysis, all nations will
then the satanic spirit of Babylon
penetrates the hallowed halls of every capital city on earth because satan
is the prince of this world (John 12:21). As
this age draws to an end the arrogant and deceptive spirit of
judgments seen in Revelation don't fall on godly nations.
They fall on nations that oppose God, and, if they oppose God they
will oppose the people of God. We
have no choice but to be alert and sober minded lest we be deceived by this
seductive spirit, as many are being deceived today.
The Apostle Paul was right. Satan
masquerades as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).
So, just because a religious, cultural, or political leader supports
a few Biblical principles does not mean he is not an angel of darkness
disguised as an angel of light. Such
an angel is clothed in righteous, but deceptive, apparel.
He isn't recognized as being the angel of darkness that he really is
by those without the ability to judge and discern.
Let's not be found among those who are deceived.