Dark Tower of Idolatry.
BYNV Genesis 11:1 And all the earth had one language and one speech. 2 And it came to be, as they set out from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. 3 And they said to each other, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the Shamayim, and make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over all the face of the earth.” 5 Then Yahuah came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And Yahuah said, “Look, they are one people and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do! And now, they are not going to be withheld from doing whatever they plan to do. 7 “Come, I will examine and make foolish the recognition of their language, so that they do not understand one another’s speech.” 8 And Yahuah scattered them from there, over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 That is why its name was called Babel, because there Yahuah confused the language of all the earth, and from there Yahuah scattered them over the face of all the earth.
LEGALISING THE IDOLATRY
The Scriptures are an account of mankind’s idolatrous, violent behaviour against Yahusha, and His constant response of loving-kindness, patience, forgiveness, and also punishment on such behaviour. We saw in our previous studies that Yahuah banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden due to their disobedient, idolatrous behaviour, choosing the lies of the serpent and the lusts of the flesh over His instructions. We saw Yahuah wipe out the whole world with a flood because of the unclean, abominable, violent behaviour and the pollution of the human genome (corrupt DNA and bloodline through fallen messengers resulting in deformed nephillim) - and in our last chapter we once again saw the seeds of idolatry and the savage violence of Satan raging against Yahuah through Nimrod in the city of Babel. The serpent had been sowing his evil from the very beginning but this Dark Tower was where his Idolatrous behaviour became `legalised’ and made acceptable to mankind as a way of life.
Nimrod and Semiramis birthed the first real, organised, sun-worshipping religion and now just over one hundred years after the flood (4 generations) it was time to establish a name and reputation for themselves so that they could ensure their legacy, self-reliance and maybe even protection from any future floods or disasters that could come their way. They began building a huge tower in the centre of Babylon for the whole world to see and admire. They were shaking their fists at the heavens and declaring (as most religions do) that THEY are just like YAHUAH, able to rule, govern, live and behave as THEY see fit in their own wisdom and knowledge. This of course is laughable to Yahuah.
THE DARK TOWER
The Hebrew word for tower used in Genesis 11, referring to the Tower of Babel, is migdal: a tower; by analogy, a
rostrum; a (pyramidal) bed of flowers. This word means tower but figuratively reflects a flowerbed that yields a pyramidal shape. So even if the tower was pyramidal at the base we still have the concept of obelisk/ziggurat/phallus worship (nimrod’s penis) literally being built for all mankind to see, gather around, honour and worship - totally disobedient to Yahuah’s command to scatter and fill the earth. We know that the tower of Babel was the first centre (or mother) of all false religions in the post-flood world. It was ground zero, where the concept of sun-worship was officially established as a (man-made) truth that millennia of following religions would mimic and copy.
When we look at the behaviour of organised religion today we can see just how Satan used this tower to maintain control, gather people together and have them sacrificing regularly to his priests, also stopping them from traveling too far away as well - All under the guise of `being closer to the Creator’, like a mediator or connection to Yahuah - declaring goodness and `holiness’ but using unclean abominable behaviour to worship the Creator in ways He hates. It was identity fraud, teaching mankind to worship him (the dragon) through deception, because he despises mankind and seeks their destruction. This was where the idolatry took shape into an extremely organised and efficient religious pattern which we still see happening today as millions flock to various organisations to find some connection with their Creator through religious men, who stand in the doorway, declaring they have the answers (always at a price).
THE HEBREW LANGUAGE
Before the Tower of Babel everyone on the earth spoke Hebrew. The Hebrew language is the`divine’ or `inspired’ tongue, used by Yahusha from the very beginning at Creation and spoken by most of His prophets and followers also. The words ‘language’, ‘tongue’, ‘speech’, and ‘word’ appear in the Scriptures over 1,400 times and it was this monumental event at the Tower of Babel which changed human communication forever and explains why everyone doesn’t speak the same language today. The three major races of man: Caucasoid, Negroid, and Mongoloid were all present in Noah’s three sons and their subsequent descendants, so at the Tower of Babel, these nations were given unique dialects which forced them to gather unto themselves and start spreading across the earth. Yahuah came down and morphed the Hebrew language into less than 100 alternate dialects, however in the world today there are over 6,800 spoken languages, and it’s only taken about 4000 years!!
In these last days of great confusion, where Yahusha is perfecting His Bride’s behaviour, we are not expected to learn the Hebrew language, mimic it’s culture and speak it as though it’s our natural-born tongue. This is religious behaviour - another snare by the enemy to make mankind behave ridiculously while being in the delusion of walking righteously. Researching individual Hebrew words for the purpose of understanding and developing correct behaviour is an amazing journey, however the Scriptures prophesy that in the last days Yahuah’s Instructions and Name will be spoken on the tongues of `babbling lips’ and so (apart from calling on the ONE TRUE NAME OF YAHUSHA for our deliverance) we are called to perfect our behaviour in whatever society or language we are called in, not change our personal names and language to that of Hebrew. There is no denying the power of the original paleo Hebrew language or Scriptures however this power must be channelled into righteous behaviour - obedience to Torah.
Our behaviour is formed from the thoughts we allow into our heart. These repeated behaviours along with other routines become our lifestyle and there is much to be learnt in this account from worshipping Yahusha our own way, wanting our own desires, to be in control, centre things on ourself instead of Yahusha. This humanistic behaviour of violent idolatry was the core motivation of the tower. And Yahuah stopped them right in their tracks. HE IS THE ONE WHO CONCEALS AND REVEALS TRUTH, WHO CONFUSED THE WICKED AND MAKES CONSCIOUS HIS CHOSEN BRIDE. He does the miraculous to achieve His purposes. The irony is that they indeed made a name for themselves in the end but the name was not of their own choosing: it was Babel (confusion) . . . Satan is the author of confusion but as we listen to Yahusha's voice He makes the paths straight for us, organising our lives with such precision and clarity so that everything flows and works and we know we are taken care of and looked after - like only He can - if we're obedient!