Tower of Babel Experience: Whose voice do you hear?
Bible Nugget 0317 [1 Cor. 14 v10; 1 Timothy 4:1-2 KJV]
1 Corinthians 14:10
10There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.
1 Timothy 4:1-2
1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Today our nugget study is, what is the origin of languages and how significant are the voices one hears? The human mind is bombarded with different thoughts in its quiet moments. In other words, there are many voices competing for your attention. In broad categories these are your own voice, other people’s voices, the devil and evil spirits voices, and the voice of God ministered to your spirit through his word or by the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. However one voice that you must hear and pay constant attention to is the voice of God. In the world we have many languages and if you have ten people in a room all speaking their language and trying to convince the other person on a very important point, how frustrating it will be for the participants. You as an eleventh person will close your ears and run away from the room.
Think about this, how about bringing these ten people into the same room with each person speaking the follwing languages without an interpreter: English, French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Afrikaan, German, Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek. How confusing and frustrating if these people set out to achieve a common goal.
This scenario must have played out when pride and disobedience by those who lived when the earth was one language, in unity, challenged the omnipotent power of God. Their scheme was to build a tower to reach heaven and make a name for themselves that they can do whatever the Almighty can do. Their theory was “whatever God can do, we can do therefore we are equal”. They banded together, and united with one voice to make the natural supernatural, to break down the laws of nature which God set in motion when he created the world. In Genesis chapter 1, God created the world we see by the spoken word. These people had one voice, and they chose to use it to cause disorder to God’s created heaven lies. God had no choice but to confound their language (v7). This story also bothers on ethics. Not every invention by man is moral. These inventors thought they could be original in their creation but their target invention was evil.
1And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4And 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.
5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6And 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.
7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9Therefore 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.
The question at this moment is; how significant is the voice you hear? Do you hear the devil’s voice or even man’s voice in preference to God’s voice? God speaks to everyman’s conscience. Do not silence the voice of God because it becomes more and more difficult to hear God’s voice turning such mind to become reprobate or degenerate, preferring evil to good. Turn your inner radio on and let it be tuned to heaven’s frequency so you can hear the voice of God.
28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
For a believer, discerning God’s voice is not optional if you want to live a successful Christian life in these last days. The most common way to hear the voice of God is by meditating on word of God and let the Holy Spirit minister his word directly to your spirit. When you hear the voice obey and the voice will become clearer to your ear the next time. Hence two important points in our conclusion.
• We need to hear the voice of God clearly and says, yes this is the voice of God, not my own voice or the devil’s voice.
• The Spirit of God helps us discern the voice of God. We need to train our ears to hear the voice of God like Samuel did.
1 Thesis 5:19, Paul warns: “19Quench not the Spirit.” [KJV]
19Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit; [Amplified]
30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Prayer Nugget 0317
- I bind every spirit of pride and every contrary spirit to the Holy Spirit. Be bound with chains and fetters and command you to return to your abyss estate in Jesus name.
- I silence every voice of disobedience. Be subject to the word of God in the name of Jesus.
- Oh Lord, cleanse my mind from every thought that is contrary to your word. My heart shall be a good soil to sow the word of God in Jesus Name.
- I refuse to be controlled by any evil voice emanating from acquaintances, friends, neighbors, and family members in the name of Jesus.