Dealing With The Desire To Be Famous Part III

Marilyn Portrait


“Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:1-9 (NKJV)

      The building of the Tower of Babel was a sin for men and a problem for God. The spirit behind the Tower of Babel was the same spirit behind the revolt of Lucifer in Heaven. It was an attempt to challenge God and to be at his same level or even superior to Him. God dealt with such revolt the following way:

  1. He confused the languages to affect communication.

  2. This action caused people to begin to scatter around the earth by the languages they spoke. Therefore fulfilling God’s commands of filling the earth.

      But where did Nimrod come from? Lets take a look at Genesis 9:18-27

Now the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham was the father of Canaan. 19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated. 20 And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. 21 Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.

24 So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. 25 Then he said:“ Cursed be Canaan;
A servant of servants
He shall be to his brethren.” 26 And he said: “Blessed be the Lord,
The God of Shem,
And may Canaan be his servant.27 May God enlarge Japheth,
And may he dwell in the tents of Shem;
And may Canaan be his servant.” NKJV

      As we review Genesis Ten we can see that Nimrod was Noah’s Great Grandson. We can also see that Nimrod was the Grandson of Ham, who saw Noah’s nakedness and earned a curse for his descendants. Nimrod is the result of a disrespectful and mocking spirit against fathers. It was not enough for Ham to look at his father’s nakedness; he also intended to mock him with his other two brothers. But his brothers refused to be a part of such sin.



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