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BEING WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
No. 161
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
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Getting to know God together.


 


THE NATIONS AND THE TOWER OF BABEL.
Let’s think some more about the Tower of Babel, lambs of God. It is a strange world that we live in! Right now people all over the planet earth are trying to come together to make a Unity of One World - just like the people did at the Tower of Babel, long, long ago (Genesis 11:4).  We have thought about this before in our devotions. People can say that we should be One World, not just nations, because we are all citizens of the “global village.” People can talk about a thing called “the brotherhood of man” but it is not what God says in His Word!

People who are not saved in Jesus Christ, and do not believe the Bible, think that all men are brothers (or sisters). They think that this means we should be One World together.
But God says we are really  divided into two groups:
1) believers who are the children of God, those who are saved in Jesus Christ;
2) or unbelievers who are the children of the devil.
How awful! We had better look at a couple of Bible verses that show us that:

SAVED PEOPLE:
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.”  (Romans 8:16,17).
UNBELIEVERS:
“Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts [evil desires] of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode [stayed] not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh [speaks]of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. “ (John 8:44).

Well, you can see right away that all men are not brothers who can be united across the world. And you can see that even if all unsaved humans were united, they would not have peace in their hearts or end wars. They fight and are unhappy because they are the children of the devil and are rebels against God. At the Tower of Babel the evil Nimrod wanted to have a global kingdom, that is why he built the great Tower in the land of Shinar. It was one of the wonders of the ancient world. It was built to try to bring inter-nationalism, one big nation of the whole earth. But God wants us to have lots of nations all over the earth, not end nations.
How long will nations last?
They will continue right into eternity!
The Bible tells us so in Revelation 21:24-26:

IN GOD’S NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH:
“And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.  And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.”

One day,  before Jesus comes again to be King, an evil ruler will come who will be leader over all nations. He will want to make an inter-national world, just like Nimrod did in his day. But the Lord God will judge him and those who follow him. The Bible calls him the Beast or Anti-Christ. This horrible ruler will succeed for a short time, but Jesus will smash his rule to bits! I will tell you soon about the HUGE ROCK which will smash down the whole kingdom that Anti-Christ sets up when he rules the earth. It is not a real Rock, but a picture way God has of telling us about Jesus Christ coming and taking over the world.

TWO THINGS WE WILL LOOK AT:
THE ROCK that will smash inter-nationalism;
THE NEW EARTH CANOPY which will put the ozone-layer right again.
Look out for these exciting topics in our next devotions for lambs of God.
 


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