The Great Whore Part 3


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A man established the city of Babylon by the name of Nimrod. To understand the Babylonian spirit that we see all the way to Revelation, it is crucial that we get a clear understanding of the history of this man. Nimrod was the Great-Grandson of Noah. He is only mentioned in the Bible a couple of times. In Genesis 10:6-10 the Bible introduces Nimrod as follow:

And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and  Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.” KJV

 

      I am purposely using the King James Version Bible as one of the most trusted version out there. However, if you read these verses as I have, without studying, you will look at Nimrod as wonderful man. The Bible describes him as a “Mighty hunter before the Lord” twice. To begin to understand the true evilness of this man we will look at two things: Where he comes from specifically? and  What is the meaning of his name?

1. Where he comes from specifically?

Nimrod is the grandson on Ham, one of Noah’s sons. This is what the Bible tells us about Ham in Genesis 9:20-25

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.” NKJV

      Ham did not show proper respect for his father Noah. Not only that he saw his nakedness, but also to make mockery of his dad, he went on to tell his brothers. In these verses you can see the reverence that Shem and Japheth had for his father as they went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Ham represented the first direct act of rebelliousness against a father recorded in the Bible. It is important to point out that the curse was not spoken against Cush, the father of Nimrod, but against Canaan, his cousin. But out of this branch of Noah’s family comes Nimrod.

2. What is the meaning of Nimrod?

This is where it is crucial that we understand, not only the meaning of Nimrod, but also the purpose of his demonic agenda. Nimrod means: “We shall rebel.” This definition makes sense as we take a look at the events that took place at The Tower of Babel. No doubts that it was Nimrod who directed this plan as we have already established that he were the founder of Babel. In Genesis 11:3-4 we see this story unfolding:

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.” (NKJV)

 

We can clearly see in these verses the motives of their hearts:

  1. They wanted to make a name for themselves.

  2. They were rebelling against God’s command to be fruitful and multiply as they say: “…lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

Babylon comes against the righteousness of God and His plan for humanity. The Towel of Babel’s story does not necessary marks the first rebellion against God, but it is the first time that men has organized themselves to create a place with its own political and religious establishment. The situation was so serious that God Himself came down to earth to intervene. In Genesis 11:5-9 the Bible tells us:

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.” NKJV

 

 

To be continued…

 

 

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