1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
BABEL. Many Christians know this word for the story of the tower of Babel in the book of Genesis. To put the story in a nutshell, the tower of Babel was an outward defiance of God; it was a way to reach up to heaven to show how great men were. The building of this tower angered the Lord, He destroyed it and confounded all the languages of the people and cast them throughout the land because of their defiance. Thus the word Babel (pronounced “babble”) comes into play.
Babel is the Hebrew word (strongs) H894. It is described as:
Babel or Babylon = “confusion (by mixing)”
1) Babel or Babylon, the ancient site and/or capital of Babylonia (modern Hillah) situated on the Euphrates
The word babel is an extension of the word “balal” – Hebrews word H1101 which is described as:
1) to mix, mingle, confuse, confound
2) to mingle, confuse
3) to mix
It is clear the meaning of these two words: CONFUSION. It is also clear that Babel and Babylon are one and the same (strongs H894).
What’s interesting about this is there was a Babylon of old (located near Baghdad, Iraq), but the Bible also tells us of a NEW Babylon that will arise in the world, and in the last days will be “destroyed in one hour by fire”.
I quested to find out what and where this Babylon could be and what I’ve been uncovering is quite disturbing. In this blog, I will discuss America and its potential to actually be this new “Babylonian empire” the Bible prophesied about.
COULD AMERICA BE THE BABYLON DISCUSSED IN END TIMES PROPHECY? Let’s take a look at what once appeared to be a great nation:
When I think of this subject, an old 80’s song comes to mind: The Land of Confusion by Genesis. Back in the 1980’s we were dealing with the cold war. Reagan was bluffing the Russians to get them to end their communistic state and free the people of Russia. There were innuendos of nuclear exchange between Russia and America and everyone was in a state of alert regarding this back then. (I remember bits and pieces of it being a teen in the 80’s, and I remember discussing in the classroom and being taught the ill affects of a nuclear exchange). It was on the minds of Americans, as I’m sure it was the whole world to some degree. Reagan was successful in his attempts and got the Berlin wall torn down, leading to a more free Russia…at least for a time.
This prompted this song from Genesis. I will share a few parts of the lyrics to bring more of my point in:
I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street.
Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But I can see the fire’s still alight
There burning into the night.
There’s too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.
Ooh Superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.
This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.
Genesis was singing about America.
But that was 30 years ago. Where are we today?
What is America’s status in the world today?
In America, we are at war. It’s not a full fledged war yet, but one we can all feel building. The media and the Obama administration are fueling this war. With talks of racism, tactics set by both for the sole purpose of dividing this nation, removing morality from our families, church, and government, and the constitution that founded this nation being burned daily, we are a nation falling apart because…well let me put it bluntly: communists have been welcomed into this country since WW2, and have infiltrated the places of power and governance in this nation. They know and have known for a long time that to defeat a nation, even a great nation, it must be divided first. And what do we see here today? Division – every where we turn.
HYPOCRISY, NARCISSISM AND LYING REIGNS IN AMERICA
We are being fed stories by the media and the government for an agenda that goes against America’s principles. People are believing these stories. People in America are blindly following and believing lies that they are being told while the rest of us sit here and scratch our heads asking “what in the world is going on???!!!”
Christianity is being stifled in this nation while Islam is being raised up.
Atheists are aiding the persecution of Christians blindly, thinking they will benefit somehow from the banishing of the Christian values and heritage in this nation. They don’t even see how they are cutting off their nose to spite their face. They don’t even see that the more they oppress the founding principles of this nation, the more they oppress their very own freedoms. They are believing the “LIE”.
We cry about guns, yet find them helpful when we are being attacked. The very same politicians wanting to remove guns from it’s citizens use security guards to protect their own lives with guns.
We love our entertainment in this nation that promotes guns, violence, drug use, sexual immorality and much more, yet cry about it when it’s happening “in real life”.
We want human life “valued” and each life to have equal rights while we murder defenseless babies in the womb by the millions every year.
We want clean air and water, while the very people crying for this are the ones feeding us poisonous drugs that not only destroy our bodies, but also are excreted into our water systems. They fill our water with chemicals, and use transportation means (such as jets, etc) that pollute our air. And they force us to use “recyclable” materials (such as plastic bottles that are made with all sorts of unnatural chemicals and processes and take twice as long to biodegrade than glass) that are sitting in waste dumps, further destroying and polluting the earth and light bulbs that need a Hasmet team to clean up if broken because they are so harmful to living creatures. And I won’t even get into the HAARP issue here. Yep, the environmentalists really want us to save the planet, right?
This nation is ALL ABOUT HYPOCRISY. “Do as I say, not as I do.”
And then we have politicians who lie to us consistently. Let’s take John McCain for example. Here is a man who went against Barack Obama in 2008 and today we find him siding with many of the very principles Obama and his administration are laying out there. Being an ex POW, you would think McCain stood on common sense, but it turns out he needs a retirement home above all else. He is NOT a conservative – he is merely a power monger claiming to be a conservative – as all the rest of them are. There are no “right” wing politicians anymore – period. They ALL lean “left”, some just more left than others, and it’s always just a matter of time before any politicians’ true stripes are revealed.
CONFUSED MORE TODAY THAN EVER
American’s as a whole don’t know WHAT to think anymore. Some are holding fast to their guns and bibles. Some are holding fast to the idea of “love everyone, can’t we all be at peace?”. While others are on a hateful rampage towards others.
We have to listen to phone messages bilingually. Every time we buy something new that has directions, we have to read them in English, Spanish, and French, or Hmong, or Arabic.
We have tons of religions here in this nation, designed to appeal to everyone, and it’s changing every day. (Little do most know that our “great melting pot” is doing just that; melting.)
We vote, but yet our votes don’t seem to matter anymore – at least not where it matters most.
We are in a rapidly changing nation, without explanation, without truth, without definition of where we are headed by those holding the reigns.
We are broke. We are struggling. We are a land of freedom, right?
We are the LAND OF CONFUSION. Translated: we are the land of BABEL. Translated further: America is the land of Babylon.
I’m going to get more into this as time goes, and we can check out the biblical prophecies of this “last days Babylon”. For now I wanted to establish the state of this country. The land of confusion we are…spinning into an unknown realm…but is it REALLY unknown?
Lucky for us, the Bible gives us answers on how to deal with such situations. Lucky for us, the Bible TELLS US the future of this planet and the future of certain nations. Lucky for us, the Bible will reveal to us how we are to handle being in a land such as this in these types of times. Again, I will get into this further in future blogs. WATCH FOR THEM.
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Peace to you all, today and every day.