The Tower of Babel – Confusing the Way
Words and speech are so important. For instance let’s consider the tower of Babel for a second shall we? God gave the tongue for communication; the tower of Babel was a project that men had designed so that they could get to heaven by their own means, their own works basically. But God has told us that salvation is “not of works..not of yourselves”(Eph 2:8, 9). That there was one way of salvation, and to build your own tower would not get you there. Many today are still building their own tower.
Let’s read the account of the tower of Babel:
Genesis 11:1-9 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. (2) 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. (3) And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. (4) And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. (5) And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. (6) And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. (7) Go to, let us go down, and thereconfound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. (8) So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. (9) Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
When the story concludes it concludes with the name “Babel” which is Hebrew for “confusion”. In short, man tried to make his own way to heaven, all he did was confuse the people, and the tower fell before he even got close to heaven, likely due to miscommunication and words that were not “easy to be understood”.
The Tongue and Our Speech
The purpose of this study is to show how important proper speech is to God’s saints, and how it relates to prophecy regarding God’s people at the end of the world as well as how it relates to unity among God’s professed believers. God has taught us ways to avoid division, striving and fighting.
There are so many things the tongue can do, it is used to hurt others in many ways by verbal abuse, name calling, yelling and fighting. But there are even subtle issues which if ignored may disqualify us from being found as God’s children in these last days. This message is for those chosen to be saints who truly desire the character and testimony of Jesus Christ. It is written that the seed of the woman would have the “testimony of Jesus Christ”(Revelation 12:17).
But what does it mean to have the testimony of Jesus Christ? It is to speak as Jesus spoke. It is to allow Jesus to speak through you.
James 3:5-6 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! (6) And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
Sometimes I see the tongue used for jesting and joking. Everything coming out of the mouth being a joke. Many times they speak only to be heard, or to gain attention, or just move their lips to make noise. And the tongue is used to make one look foolish sounds.
Proverbs 18:6-7 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. (7) A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
The tongue can be used for so many things, but many times the babbling will lead to confusion, and finally destruction.
Unknown Tongues – Joking – Nothing Talk – Babbler’s
Speaking with words “easy to be understood” is so important. I used to watch sitcom television shows, and when watching them I remember that the subjects they would speak about would be so meaningless, one show I watched was called Seinfeld. The show was dubbed “the show about nothing”. In the show they would basically pick something really meaningless to talk about, and talk silly about it for about 30 minutes and try to be funny about the meaningless subject. I didn’t realize how much of life was being wasted on this nothingness until I came to know Jesus Christ. But there is something more sinister to these shows about nothingness which I will allow the bible to expose.
I have encountered this same silliness on numerous occasions, people imitating characters on television, trying to be silly to get others to laugh at them. Carrying a conversation would be almost impossible because they would remember a joke or something and any seriousness was always lost in the discussion. The words often would never go anywhere and it would be pointless conversation. I do understand however that this kind of attitude comes from a false worldview, that this world is all that matters to them, likely from a belief that we evolved from lower animals, and that we are really nothing.
Believing we are nothing leads us into foolish and valueless thinking and talking about nothingness.
In the same sense in many charismatic churches we see today the same unknown and impossible to be understood words were coming from their mouths. Paul once said regarding our words:
1 Corinthians 14:6-9 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? (7) And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? (8) For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? (9) So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
What profit is it if I just joke around for hours with you or talk about nothing with you? What profit would it be if I was talking and no one could understand a single word I was saying and I was just making noise? What profit would it be to the church if everyone was speaking in unknown tongues and nobody could understand it?
These verses could be used to warn about the tongues speaking in many of the charismatic churches today where many are speaking and no man can understand what they are saying. But the principle is wider than this. Personally, I went to these churches when I was younger and my mother was among those who were speaking or what sounded to me like babbling in a language that no one could understand. I was told this was the Holy Spirit. But was it? Was God the author of this confusion?
Pentecost – Tongues –Gift of the Holy Spirit
Interestingly continuing with our theme, it is the holy Spirit that seals us unto salvation, while in Babylon it seems that salvation is accomplished another way, by our works, by doing something of ourselves to earn it.
Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
It is recorded in the bible that on the day of Pentecost “suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. (3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”(Acts 2:2-4)
Tongues a “Miracle”
Fire from heaven is symbolic of the Spirit of God. However the devil would like to counterfeit this Holy Spirit. Some of the gifts of the Spirit are “miracles” and “tongues”.
Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
The bible says one of the last great deceptions would be the second beast of Revelation 13 bringing fire down from heaven in the sight of men, setting up an image to the first beast, and causing all men to worship the first beast. Interestingly it is dubbed as “miracles”.
Revelation 13:13-14 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles…
It could only be a counterfeit miracle. And the worship of these beast systems is a violation of the first commandment. What are these “miracles” that this beast would perform. Would they be similar to the tongues like the fire brought from heaven on the day of Pentecost? A counterfeit of the holy Spirit.
The scripture teaches us that tongues are a gift of the Spirit. “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men…For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” Eph 4:8, 12
The purpose of the gift was to edify, or to make understand the truth. It was to make things known that were unknown. It was not to create confusion, but rather to give revelation and to bring unity.
Angels – Ministering Spirits – Flames of Fire – Demons
The devil will counterfeit everything that God has so that in these churches would be a counterfeit spirit.(Revelation 18:1-4) It’s interesting that in chapter 16 of Revelation we find more information on these “miracles” just before the final plague is poured out. We find “three unclean spirits like frogs”. They come “out of the mouth” of these three beasts. What does a frog capture its prey with? It’s tongue. The dangerous tongue. Note the counterfeit of the holy Spirit:
Revelation 16:13-14 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (14) For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
They work “miracles”, a gift of the holy Spirit. They use their tongues, another gift of the holy Spirit. But the ministers of this spirit are different. God has said regarding the angels:
Heb 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
God worked through the angels on the day of Pentecost. And he sends these spirits to minister to us today. The messenger to each church is Jesus Christ, yet he sends his angel to each church to give them the message directly from Christ.
Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Who is speaking, it’s obviously Jesus, yet the angel is sent, as he was sent to Daniel and John to show us “things to come”(John 16:13, 14). As the bible says “he, the Spirit of truth”(John 16:13). And to every church of the seven, it is written:
Rev 3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
He that hath an ear let him hear the message Jesus saith unto the churches, and he “sent and signified it by his angel”(Revelation 1:1). Ministering spirits sent to testify of Jesus Christ and teach us things to come. This is the ministry of the holy Spirit given to angels to bear record of Jesus Christ.
The reason for being somewhat extensive about the issue of the angels is for the simple reason that there are other ministering spirits, spirits of devils, flames of fire, causing fire to fall from heaven in the sight of men. I will leave a video at the bottom of this article for those who truly desire an understanding of how these spirits have already gone to the kings of the earth, and they are being worshiped by men openly. And how these men control the entertainment industry, the news, the food industry, the banks, the political parties obviously and they are using media to go forth to the whole world.
If we don’t know how important it is to turn off our televisions, radios, to learn to become self sufficient, not dependent on the system for our food and water, electricity and other means, we need to be studying these issues more. Superficial understandings will not be enough in this time, so wasting time on any of the above other than in learning God’s way in all of these matters will lead to destruction.
The 144,000 – No Guile – Speaking the Truth in Love
The word “guile” means “deceit”. God has a people who are giving a last message to this planet. Who are found with speech that is praised by God’s word. Ephesians 4 is a chapter that talks a great deal about speech, but it also talks about unity. Speech is very important when it comes to brethren being in unity.
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
“Endeavering to keep the unity of the Spirit” is likened to our speech in several places in this chapter. Notice Paul’s words in this chapter.
Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Some speak the truth with “hate”. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23) Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”(Galatians 5:22, 23)
Are our “tongues” speaking the truth in love? Are “unclean spirits” proceeding “out of the mouth”?(Rev 16:13) We cannot come to unity in doctrine, unless we have first “unity of spirit”.
Ephesians 4:13-14 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: (14) That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
And that spirit again will “speak the truth in love”. It’s all about the tongue, and this is what is keeping God’s people divided right now. How do we deal with people with differences? Do we manifest an “unclean spirit” towards them? Paul continues on about the tongue:
Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (30) And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (31) Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: (32) And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4 is all about “unity” and what’s preventing “unity” and creating “confusion” or in Hebrew “Babel”. Everyone has a pet doctrine, and the mouth is unclean and the brethren are unwilling to hear and speak in love towards their brethren when they have a difference. But Paul doesn’t stop here. He goes further in chapter 5 of Ephesians which is a continuation of chapter 4.
Ephesians 5:3-4 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; (4) Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Joking and jesting, let it not be once named among you. What? Foolish talking. That’s what I hear all the time. I’ve been guilty myself and I’ve had to continually catch myself. Habits formed are sometimes hard to change, but this is necessary and it was necessary that I write this. This is causing division among God’s people. And this is why all these verses talk of this issue of the speech so much. Let it not be ONCE named among us. Paul continues on about this “foolish talking”:
Ephesians 5:6-7 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. (7) Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
“Vain words.” Meaningless words, words that mean nothing or are about nothing. Don’t partake of these things. It’s a drunken stupor to keep talking this way, we need to be cleansed of the foolish talking and “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, (16) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”(Ephesians 5:16, 17)
How much time did I waste listening to foolish speaking on foolish sitcom television shows and then afterwards talking foolishly myself? Was I “Redeeming the time” or “Wasting the time”? Drunk on the wine of Babel:(Revelation 18:3)
Ephesians 5:18-19 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; (19) Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
This is what God wants his church to be doing together, edifying one another. This is how God would have us speak towards one another. This is the answer. Truly redeeming the time. Being filled and sealed by that holy Spirit of promise, discerning the counterfeit gifts from the genuine and not being carried away with every wind of doctrine. Those who are sealed with the Spirit are the 144,000.
Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children ofIsrael.
Revelation 14:1, 5 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mountSion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads…. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
That is the standard when one comes in among us speaking words we don’t understand. We are not to suppress the speech of one another. We are to hear them, however God has order.
1 Corinthians 14:29-33 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. (30) If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. (31) For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. (32) And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. (33) For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Video Disclaimer: Not all views expressed in these videos below are held by this ministry. The purpose of the videos are to enlighten regarding the great deception that is taking place and how the fallen angels are disguising themselves going to the kings of the earth and to the whole world. One of the videos is former occultist Roger Morneau who was deep into the occult and the worship of angels and received knowledge in the 1940’s from inside the occult that “that just before the close of the great controversy…demon spirits will declare themselves to be inhabitants of far distant galaxies”(Roger Morneau – Trip Into the Supernatural)
Spiritualism is one of the last great deceptions. Especially when we have no idea how to recognize or distinguish the spirits of devils from the holy Spirit.