Day 6: Noach/Genesis 11:1-32
There are many doctrines but only one Truth, and only one Truth Giver. No matter how hard anyone believes or tries, no human will ever gain “god-like” status, be equal to YHVH, or perform righteously like Elohim. Yeshua is the only exception; and yet, He was, is, and forever will be YHVH because He has never been merely human. Nations, the world over, have tried to conquer all of mankind and attempt to be the almighty power of the earth through conquest, rule, and dictatorship. All have eventually failed. Some, in grandeur, while others were of more humble beginnings and endings. Examples of both extremes can be seen in the forms of men like Nebuchadnezzar, who spent time as a wild beast when he would not submit to YHVH’s plans, as well as, Hitler, who was bent on a master race, which, as we know, led to the murder of millions of men, women, and children, most of whom were of Jewish ancestory.
It stands to reason that the doctrines of modern man are nothing new. The wisest man to ever live expressed this by stating that “there is nothing new under heaven.” (Ecc. 1:9) The corrupted seed of man, along with the adversary that is against Elohim, rises up in every generation to become dominant, trying to take the place of the Creator. Like haSatan who tried to usurp YHVH’s character, man has taken up a call to control and overtake others in order to be what even the adversary could not accomplish. That does not seem to stop him, though, as the lure of absolute power boasts too great a reward for the men of the earth.
The tower of Babel had the same story and outcome. Men wanted to be as great, magnificent and exalted as the heavens in order to make a name for themselves. There is no doubt that these same people would have reproduced a master race of giants (Nephilim, Rephilim, etc.) to intimidate and subdue all those on the earth in order to gain dominance and power. Instead of fame, fortune, and world domination, Elohim broke their empire apart in order to form all the nations and tongues of the earth. This, once again, proves that the Creator was all-powerful and the only Leader that any creature needed. With this, Yah introduced division and confusion into their plans. Man would not be allowed to be so powerful to control the entire population of the world or to boast magnificence to the point of god-like status.
Sadly, the division felt in the midst of Covenant keepers and believers worldwide is a byproduct of this same institution of control, manipulation, and dominance over others. Instead of the body of Messiah being one, they are fractured, splintered, and cannot get along with themselves, let alone each other outside their fiefdoms.
The confusion of the tongues at Babel was not only a dispersion of peoples and languages but a disruption within congruent thoughts and deeds. What Elohim did was to establish boundaries of what men of the earth could accomplish so that mankind could realize he is not in control. The same ideology holds sound for the body of Messiah. No one person has all the Truth or is the end-all of leaders. It takes the whole body working together for true unity.
As Israel comes together, confusion, lack of communication, and domination of groups, peoples, and ideas still raises its ugly head. One would think that like-minded Covenant keepers could rise above the pettiness of competition and totalitarianism; yet, so many among us do not heed the warnings of the past. Thus, we have what is called, by some, the fractured, debilitated movement of “Messy-antics.”
What is lacking in the body is the filling of His Spirit through yielding and abiding in the Ruach haKodesh and allow Him to abide within us. Although it was YHVH’s Ruach that divided the tongues and nations, it was the same Ruach that rested upon each of the disciples as tongues of fire. This was a reverse of the curse of Babel where the Master confused the tongues and languages, thus foiling the plans of man. When tongues of fire came down upon those waiting in the Upper Room, YHVH dispelled confusion by establishing a way for communication, understanding, intercession, and prophecy. In order for us to enter into that same relationship, we must abide within His Ruach and not be distorted or corrupted by this world or our old man.
While the Ruach can and does meet believers where they are, if quenched, squelched, and generally rejected as being “for yesterday” or not representing all facets of Truth as found in Torah, it stands to reason that further confusion results. This is proven via the condition of the Charismatic movement and others who have abandoned Torah. They still reel in controversy and are seen as disingenuous, lacking Truth and/or integrity.
The edifices we build must be Yah-breathed. All of our efforts should involve YHVH’s work as His hands, feet, and mouthpieces. If we build families, communities, churches, businesses, empires, or nations for ourselves, it is merely another idol that will be toppled. YHVH will cast down all dictators and the haughty in the end. Yet, how many are maimed along the way to their futile ambitions?
Unless we abide in the Ruach, we will never unite as a group of believers, Covenant keepers, or a nation called out as YHVH’s very own possession. Our ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and calls all go in different directions based on the simple little fact that we do not dwell in the Ruach haKodesh as the disciples did of old, or as Moshe/Moses did when leading the people out of Egypt to freedom. Much can be accomplished if we are willing to die to our own carnality while allowing the Ruach to live in us, teach us, build us, and unite us as one in Messiah.
Dwell upon Isaiah 33:19-22, “You will no longer see a fierce people, a people of unintelligible speech which no one comprehends, of a stammering tongue which no one understands. Look upon Tzion, the city of our appointed feasts; your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation, a tent which will not be folded; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its cords be torn apart. But there the majestic One, YHVH, will be for us a place of rivers and wide canals on which no boat with oars will go, and on which no mighty ship will pass—for YHVH is our Judge, YHVH is our Lawgiver, YHVH is our King; He will save us…”