Dr. Jeanette Parker
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The Tower of Babel is in itself a fascinating structure. Speaking of artificial intelligence, we see in Nimrod’s power, strength and knowledge the ability to think, act and build a structure so unusual and powerful, God made him to become a part of ancient biblical history.

Why would God do this? Overseeing him as one who may have been worthy of mentioning in history, God sees him as a mighty one before God, a mighty warrior, an architect and one with great imagination. His major problem, which cannot be overlooked, is that he wanted to do things too fast and he wanted to do “his way.”

He was prideful, arrogant and because of his leadership gifts and talents, others would follow him and through his leadership power, others would also be led down the wrong path. Being a descendent of Noah his ancestral heritage played an important role in his behavior.

He was great-grandson born of Cush, who was a son of Noah’s son, Ham. Genesis 10:8–9 introduces Nimrod by saying, “Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, ‘Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.'”

He is associated with and represents in his building his enmity toward God. It appears that his plan was to overtake God and be so high up, he could look down on everyone else and have everyone speak one language and by doing that he would increase his power and earthly jurisdiction.

God was not pleased. God was so much displeased that he made a radical move. He came down and took Nimrod and his followers and scattered them all over and divided the communication so that they could not understand one another.

This was a drastic move to do this. Nimrod moved in his ungodly actions to found Babylon, the licentious, idolatrous nation. With his genius intelligence, he founded the cities of Babylon, Babel, Erech, Calneh, Nineveh, Accad, Rehoboth, Calah, and Resen.

We can even see now that the English language is being attempted to be spread as “the language” of the world. It’s another attempt to take over the world in the long range.

Do I believe God will stop this egotistical behavior, self-serving work? Yes. I do believe. For God says explicitly there is, nor has there been any god beside Him or before Him nor after Him. He explains Himself by repeatedly saying, “I am the Lord and there is no other god.”

 He does not like, nor does He appreciate, nor does He tolerate other gods of material things, wood sculptures or stone or other. He identified himself to Abraham and Sarah. What he said is exactly what He meant.

He told Abraham he would have a chosen heir of his own loins. He gave them a time and he adhered to it. He stuck to His word. They laughed at Him. He said, “Is there anything too hard for me?”

The ancient message hasn’t changed. The messenger has come in the person of Jesus Christ, our Savior, who is the same yesterday, today and forever. He doesn’t change. Changing and being flip-flop is not Jehovah’s way.

He created male and female. He says, “I change not.” “I AM Alpha and Omega; the first and the last.” When He says He spoke the universe into existence and said, “It is good,” that’s the one. His word is incontrovertible, standing fast in truth.

He is truth. When He heard the groanings of the enslaved Hebrews (enslaved for more than 400 years), He acted with compassion and exactness (read Psalm 18 and read what He did and what He became being responsive to their cries). His divine timing is different than ours.

If you ask the question, “Does God still respond to our cries? The answer is emphatically, “Yes!” Psalm 23-27 says, “He rewarded me by saying with the merciful, He will show Himself merciful and upright to those who are upright; showing Himself pure to those who are pure.” This is who He is.

Psalm 19:3 says, “There is no speech nor language where His voice is not heard.” The Lord deals with each one according to their individuality. The Lord is still sending messages and messengers to disseminate His responses.

Call on Him. He is answering you right now. Look around. You will see evidence of His love and caring for everyone. 

Thanks for reading! Jeanette Grattan Parker is the founder-superintendent of Today’s Fresh Start Charter School, 4514 Crenshaw Boulevard, L.A. 90043, 323-293-9826, www.todaysfreshstart.org, (Ask Dr. Jeanette TM) “Inquiring Minds Want to Know.” All articles are copyright. All rights reserved © Any errors? Let me know. Sundays for music & message: 11:30 a.m. {1-712-775-8971—code 266751} References: The Holy Bible New Testament. Don’t stop praying and hoping. Studylight.org. www.compellingtruth.com