Friday, August 3
7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.
6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”
Many misguided individuals have used what God did at the Tower of Babel to create a false doctrine about racial and ethnic separation. They claim that it was His idea to separate people by culture and that’s the way things should remain. As ludicrous as this theology is, very few believers know how to combat it. God’s plan from the beginning was for man to fill the earth. The exact opposite was taking place here. Man had come together with the idea that they could reach God and contend with Him for power. He had no choice but stop their actions by confusing their language. Enter Jesus and the New Covenant. When He poured out His Spirit at Pentecost, He essentially reversed the action that He had to take in Genesis. Now that mankind could operate under the direction of the Spirit of God and not the spirit of man. His plan of unity and reclaiming the earth for the Kingdom could resume with full force. As a believer in Christ you belong to one race, one Kingdom and one culture. The fulfillment of all scripture is at hand because the Spirit of God is once again dwelling in man.