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Speak the Same Thing

January 24th, 2020

“Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth…” (Gen. 11:9 - KJV)

In the time following the flood men came and dwelt in the land of “Shinar." It was in Shinar, (Mesopotamia) to a specific plain where the ancient city of Babylon was founded, and today can be seen 55 miles south of the city of Baghdad in present day Iraq. It was here that the first organized rebellion against God took place. The Lord had blessed Noah, and his sons, and said unto them “be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth” (Gen. 9:1 - KJV). However, the descendants of Noah and his sons rebelled against the Divine command, and upon arriving into Shinar made plans to build a city, and a tower whose top would "reach unto Heaven” (Gen. 11:4 – KJV).

It seems that the purpose for building a city, and a tower of this magnitude was to keep the current population from scattering and populating the face of the earth. In essence the idea was to create some sort of panacea that was of such magnificence, and wonder that no one would dare desire to move from such a place! This is a perfect type of where so many are. They are in a place of comfort, a place of great complacency where they no longer seek to spread the message of the Gospel, but rather remain right where they are! In building this beautiful city, and erecting this gigantic tower the people sought to “make their name great!” Let us understand, anything we erect in our lives with the intent to bring glory to self will ultimately bring forth shame. But, in the next chapter (12) we are given an example of a man who did not seek his own glory, but the will of God, and God would “make his name great!” (Gen. 12:2)

The Lord knew that because the people of Shinar all spoke the same language their means of communication was uninhibited, and nothing would be “restrained from them, which they have imagined to do” (Gen. 11:6- KJV). Therefore, the Lord would confuse the language, so that they could not understand the others speech, which foiled their plans, and caused the people to scatter! When the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost the very opposite took place; instead of being scattered the people “came together,” and instead of not understanding each others language “every man heard them speak in his own language” (Acts 2:6 – KJV).

Ladies and gentleman make no mistake about it, it is only the Holy Spirit that can empower us, and move us out from our place of complacency! It is only the Holy Spirit that can cause us to stop glorying in ourselves and the accomplishments of our flesh and bring glory to God, and it is only the Holy Spirit that can bring us together, and unify us for a singular purpose and reason. That purpose and reason is to “speak the same thing” i.e. One Language – The Message of the Cross! Paul said, “I beseech you, brethren, by the mercies of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing (Christ and Him Crucified), and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Cor. 1:10) - KJV).

May the Holy Spirit empower, and unite us today as the body of Christ to speak the same message! It is only through His anointing that we are able to carry forth the precious message of Jesus Christ!

God’s Luv & Best to you! In Christ – Clint

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