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Genesis 11:1-9
Scattered!
October 11, 2015
First Baptist Church
Jackson, Mississippi
USA
What’s the number one thing?
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The Glory of God!
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1 Corinthians 1...
October Memory Verse:
Colossians 3:14 NIV
And over all these virtues put on love,
which binds them all together in perfect...
Please Pray For
The Pastor Search Committee
Ross Aven Rodney DePriest
Laurel Ditto Susan Lindsay
Chris Maddux JoeYoung
Pau...
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French Camp Academy
French Camp Academy
Date/ Time/ Opponent/Location/Score
10/16 7:00p Noxapater
10/23 7:30p @ Durant
10/30 7:00p Ethel (Ethe...
Lee Thigpen, the FBJ Community
Director, challenged every adult
Sunday School class to be
engaged in one service project i...
Lee has complied Service Project
Opportunities that we as a Sunday
School class can connect with.
We may contact Lee Thigp...
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Share your faith with one person ...
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How have you seen God at work
during the week?
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Chuck Missler
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Sunday
Genesis 12:1-9
When God Calls
October 18, 2015
First Baptist Church
Jackson, Mississippi
USA
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Genesis 11:31-32 NKJV
31 AndTerah took his son Abram and his
grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his
daughter-in-law Sarai...
32 So the days ofTerah were two hundred
and five years, andTerah died in Haran.
Genesis 11:31-32 NKJV
Acts 7:2-4 NKJV
2 And he said, “Brethren and fathers,
listen:The God of glory appeared to our
father Abraham when he was i...
4Then he came out of the land of the
Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from
there, when his father (Terah means
delay) was...
Galatians 3:8 NKJV
8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God
would justify the Gentiles by faith,
preached the Gospel to Ab...
Genesis 15:5-6 NKJV
5Then He (God) brought him (Abram)
outside and said, “Look now toward
Heaven, and count the stars if y...
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6 And he believed in the LORD, and He
accounted it to him for righteousness...
Today’s Passage
Genesis 11:1-9
TheTower of Babel
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Genesis 10:32 NKJV
32This is the family tree of the sons of
Noah as they developed into nations.
From them nations develop...
Genesis 11:1-9 NKJV
1Now the whole earth had one
language and one speech.2 And it
came to pass, as they journeyed from
the...
3Then they said to one another,
“Come, let us make bricks and bake
them thoroughly.”They had brick for
stone, and they had...
4 And they said, “Come, let us build
ourselves a city, and a tower whose
top is in the heavens; let us make a
name for our...
5 But the LORD came down to see the
city and the tower which the sons of
men had built.
6 And the LORD said, “Indeed the
people are one and they all have one
language, and this is what they begin
to do; now not...
7 Come, let Us go down and there
confuse their language, that they may
not understand one another’s
speech.”
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad
from there over the face of all the
earth, and they ceased building the
city.
9Therefore its name is called Babel,
because there the LORD confused the
language of all the earth; and from
there the LOR...
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Genesis 9:1 NKJV
1So God blessed Noah and his sons,
and said to them: “Be fruitful and
multiply, and fill (replenish) the
...
Genesis 9:7 NKJV
7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply;
Bring forth abundantly in the earth
And multiply in it.”
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Genesis chapters 1-11 are a preface to
the entire...
Genesis 11:1 NKJV
1Now the whole earth had one
language and one speech.
See Zephaniah 3:9…
Zephaniah 3:9 NKJV
9 “For then I will restore to the peoples a
pure language,
That they all may call on the name of
the LO...
Genesis 11:2 NKJV
2 And it came to pass, as they
journeyed from the east, that they
found a plain in the land of Shinar, a...
The name Shinar occurs eight times in
the Bible, in which it refers to Babylonia
(Babylon).
• After the Flood, the sons of...
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Genesis 11:3 NKJV
3Then they said to one another,
“Come, let us make bricks and bake
them thoroughly.”They had brick for
s...
Where there is asphalt there is oil and
that becomes very significant later in
the history of the world.
Genesis 11:4 NKJV
4 And they said, “Come, let us build
ourselves a city, and a tower whose
top is in the heavens; let us m...
A tower with a top which is in the
heavens.
This is a spiritual rebellion against
God.
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TheTower of Babel
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It’s Supernatural
Sid Roth’s in...
The Mystery of theTowers
• The Bible word for tower is "migdal".
• It comes from the Hebrew word
"gadal,” which means grea...
The rising of the highest towers in the
world actually mark the rising of
nations and powers.
During the MiddleAges the hi...
But a change took place in about 1870
and the greatest tower rises up in a
new land – the USA.
The next year, America beco...
The mantel went from Great Britain to
America and the rise of the tower
actually marked it.
From then on, America built th...
There is also a link with the Shemitah.
• In 1945 (a Shemitah year), at the end
of the SecondWorldWar and at the
height of...
It was the plan to build theWorld
Trade Center.
They started building it in 1966 (a
Shemitah year) and construction was
co...
Then finally, on September 11, 2001,
theWorldTrade Center was destroyed
in the year of the Shemitah.
The building of a tow...
The tower is about the glory of man,
the Shemitah is about humbling the
pride of man or the pride of a nation.
The Shemita...
The collapse of the tower also caused
the collapse of Wall Street in 2001.
• The prophetic thing with this link is
that if...
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How many warnings do we g...
Isaiah 9:10 NKJV
10 “The bricks have fallen down,
But we will rebuild with hewn stones;
The sycamores are cut down,
But we...
There is a tower going up right now at
Ground Zero, which is a harbinger and
it is linked to our defiance.
• The tower tha...
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OneWorldTr...
Location of today’s tallest buildings:
United Arab Emirates
Japan
Saudi Arabia
India
Malaysia
Kazakhstan
The Shemitah gives the key about
when nations rise and fall, and that
has to do with present day America.
Shemitah actuall...
In 1917, the year of the Shemitah, you
have a collapse onWall Street but you
also have a shaking of the nations called
the...
The German empire, the Hungarian,
the Russian, the Ottoman all collapse
in the year linked to the Shemitah.
It is also lin...
If you take four Shemitahs later, which
is 28 years ("4" in the Bible is the
number of kingdoms), it takes you to
1945, th...
Hitler's attacks began in 1938 - that
was the year of the Shemitah - and
then seven years later the war is over.
• Unleash...
This launches America as the super
power of the world but if you go four
Shemitahs later, 28 years, it gets you
to 1973, t...
That same year is the year America
lost its first war -Vietnam collapsed
on the same day, August 15, that
America won the ...
A great shaking is coming to America
- a great warning - and it is God's
mercy because without a great
shaking, there can ...
“let us make a name for ourselves”
They didn’t want to be scattered like
God commanded them to do.
They did not just want ...
They did multiply but they did not fill
the earth (scatter) as the second half
of God’s commandment had told
them to do.
•...
People cannot thwart God's plan - He
will do what He sets out to do.
God confused their language so they
could not underst...
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God's will was still a...
Delayed obedience or partial
obedience is disobedience.
• It is not up to us to pick and choose
the part of God's instruct...
He is worthy of our full obedience.
At first glance, it may not seem like a
sin to build a tower, but God always
sees the ...
1 Chronicles 28:9 tells us, "The Lord searches every
heart and understands every motive behind the
thoughts."
• Look at th...
Not one time do they mention God.
• They do not consider His will or His
glory, nor do they even ask for His
help.
• They ...
What does God say about this
attitude?
Proverbs 3:7
7 Don’t be wise in your own eyes.
Have respect for the Lord and
avoid ...
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The Bible tells us that the leader of
Babylon wa...
He was a mighty warrior in defiance of
the LORD and his name means
"rebellion, let us revolt, we will rebel.”
Rebellion wa...
The people wanted to make a name
for themselves - to glorify themselves.
• It had been only three generations
since God re...
Yet the people decided they deserved
a name for themselves instead of
giving glory to God.
God again showed mercy by merel...
Psalm 33:10
10 The Lord blocks the sinful plans of the
nations.
He keeps them from doing what they
want to do.
What talent...
Remember that He is the giver of all
good gifts (James 1:17).
We should give Him the credit for
everything we accomplish, ...
Genesis 11:5-6 NKJV
5 But the LORD came down to see the
city and the tower which the sons of
men had built.
6 And the LORD said, “Indeed the
people are one and they all have one
language, and this is what they begin
to do; now not...
This section is taken from:
© 2007 BibleLessons4Kids.com
All rights reserved worldwide.
At first glance, it might seem as
though God was threatened by what
the people were planning to do, so He
decided to stop ...
God is not threatened by man - ever.
God is infinitely greater than man in every
way.
God's very hands stretched out the h...
Isaiah 55:9 NIV
9 “As the heavens are higher than
the earth,
so are My ways higher than your
ways
and My thoughts than you...
God was actually saving the people
from themselves by confusing their
language and scattering them.
The phrase, "They have...
It comes from the root word that
means to begin to make oneself sick
or weak.
• Their plan to make a name for
themselves w...
“Bring back everyone who belongs to
Me. I created them to bring glory to
Me. I formed them and made them.”
Isaiah 43:7
God...
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That means we were made ...
God created each of the men who
built the tower of Babel, and He knew
they would not find the peace and joy
they were look...
God, in His wisdom, knew they would
only be satisfied when they were
seeking to praise and worship Him.
It was an act of m...
Have you been focused on yourself,
trying to make yourself happy?
While you may find things to make
you happy for a short ...
But, ironically, if you are willing to
turn away from selfish ambitions and
focus on God, you will truly find joy.
This is...
The people of Babylon were
disobedient and had wrong motives.
So what does obedience and right
motives look like?
God commands His children to obey
Him (Leviticus 18:4), and He promises
to pour blessings on those who obey
His commands (...
Obedience protects us.
God knows our future and He wants
what is best for us (Jeremiah 29:11).
Also, our obedience draws o...
Perhaps more than any other reason,
God demands obedience because it is
an outward show of our faith - faith
that God is g...
Romans 1:5 tells us that, "Obedience
comes from faith."
Hebrews 11:6 says, "Without faith it
is impossible to please God."...
Adam and Eve did not trust that God
wanted what was best for them, so
they did not obey Him.
Instead they trusted the serp...
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Noah trusted that God could and would do
what He said, ...
If a stranger came up to you and told
you to drop everything and come with
him, you would not do it.
You do not know him, ...
But if your parents ran up to you with
a worried look and told you to drop
everything and come immediately,
you would do i...
You have faith in their judgement, and
you trust that they want what is best
for you.
You would do what they asked
because...
“Then they would put their trust in
God. They would not forget what He
had done.They would obey His
commands.”
Psalm 78:7
If you have trouble obeying God, more than likely you
do not fully trust Him.
You cannot trust someone whom you do not kno...
If someone offered to give you one
million dollars, or offered to give you
one penny, but would double your
money everyday...
In 31 days time, you would have well
over ten million dollars
($10,737,418.20)!
That is the principle of multiplying.
Why does God tell Noah and his sons to be
fruitful and multiply?
Why does God repeat this command so many
times in Scriptu...
We who are Christians should be
fruitful - multiplying the numbers of
believers (1Timothy 2:3-4)!
What happens if we don't?
God is not content to see all His
believers huddled together enjoying
each other's company while there are
people who sit ...
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The last words Jesus spoke on earth
before returning to Heaven were recorded
in Acts 1:8, "But you will receive power
when...
Jesus commanded His followers to be witnesses
- tellers of the truth - throughout the world.
• Notice what happened in Act...
God allowed a great persecution of
the believers.
• He could have stopped those who
were hunting down and harming
the earl...
This was how the early church spread
throughout the world, thus fulfilling
God's plan.
• Consider your own walk.
• If you ...
Are you purposely seeking
opportunities to reach people who do
not know the truth of God's
forgiveness and salvation?
If you shared the truth of the Bible with
just one friend in one month, then the
next month you and that person each told
...
It is the same multiplication principle
as the penny (10,737,418.20 souls).
One out of 4 people you share the
Gospel with ...
The Plan of Hope & Salvation
John 3:16 NKJV
16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoeve...
Romans 3:23 NKJV
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 6:23a NKJV
23a For the wages of sin is ...
Revelation 21:8 NKJV
8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable,
murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and
...
Romans 5:8 NKJV
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in
that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Re...
Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus
and believe in your heart that God has raised Him...
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  1. 1. Genesis 11:1-9 Scattered! October 11, 2015 First Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi USA
  2. 2. What’s the number one thing?
  3. 3. http://www.nmnewsandviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/glory-of-God.jpg The Glory of God!
  4. 4. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KFOtNWjTX5s/UdT_aGKSebI/AAAAAAAAAB0/ieKqL_IsJHg/s960/1031-wallpaper-slide-v2.gif 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
  5. 5. October Memory Verse: Colossians 3:14 NIV And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
  6. 6. Please Pray For The Pastor Search Committee Ross Aven Rodney DePriest Laurel Ditto Susan Lindsay Chris Maddux JoeYoung Paul Moak, Jr. (Chairman)
  7. 7. http://thehowellfamily.yolasite.com/resources/French%20Camp%20sign.jpg French Camp Academy
  8. 8. French Camp Academy Date/ Time/ Opponent/Location/Score 10/16 7:00p Noxapater 10/23 7:30p @ Durant 10/30 7:00p Ethel (Ethel, MS)
  9. 9. Lee Thigpen, the FBJ Community Director, challenged every adult Sunday School class to be engaged in one service project in Metro Jackson before we celebrate Global Missions Week November 6-8, 2015.
  10. 10. Lee has complied Service Project Opportunities that we as a Sunday School class can connect with. We may contact Lee Thigpen at 601-949-1932 or lthigpen@fbcj.org to discuss areas of service.
  11. 11. http://beavercreekchristian.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/becoming-a-disciple-maker.jpg Share your faith with one person each month and build a relationship with them, so they will not only become a disciple – but a disciple maker themselves. Luke 19:11-27
  12. 12. http://www.tillhecomes.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/God_At_Work.jpg How have you seen God at work during the week?
  13. 13. http://christiandfahey.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/chuck-missler.jpg Chuck Missler
  14. 14. http://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.YeZK4m9R0ZovA7PRca4vag&pid=15.1 Sunday
  15. 15. Genesis 12:1-9 When God Calls October 18, 2015 First Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi USA
  16. 16. http://newsyoucanbelieve.com/bible/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Abram-journeyed-from-Ur-to-Haran-to-Canaan.jpg
  17. 17. Genesis 11:31-32 NKJV 31 AndTerah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there.
  18. 18. 32 So the days ofTerah were two hundred and five years, andTerah died in Haran. Genesis 11:31-32 NKJV
  19. 19. Acts 7:2-4 NKJV 2 And he said, “Brethren and fathers, listen:The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, 3 and said to him, ‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.’
  20. 20. 4Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father (Terah means delay) was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell. Acts 7:2-4 NKJV
  21. 21. Galatians 3:8 NKJV 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”
  22. 22. Genesis 15:5-6 NKJV 5Then He (God) brought him (Abram) outside and said, “Look now toward Heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
  23. 23. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/mp/r1/lp-e/bm/2009/40 6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Genesis 15:5-6 NKJV
  24. 24. Today’s Passage Genesis 11:1-9 TheTower of Babel
  25. 25. http://www.wmur.com/image/view/-/15334238/highRes/2/-/v2gwws/-/Map-of-Turkey--Syria--Iraq--Iran-jpg.jpg
  26. 26. http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/74/64274-004-8C1919DD.gif
  27. 27. Genesis 10:32 NKJV 32This is the family tree of the sons of Noah as they developed into nations. From them nations developed all across the Earth after the flood.
  28. 28. Genesis 11:1-9 NKJV 1Now the whole earth had one language and one speech.2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
  29. 29. 3Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.”They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.
  30. 30. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
  31. 31. 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
  32. 32. 6 And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
  33. 33. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
  34. 34. 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.
  35. 35. 9Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. Genesis 11:1-9 NKJV
  36. 36. http://hamitic.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/babel-map1.gif?w=640
  37. 37. Genesis 9:1 NKJV 1So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill (replenish) the earth.”
  38. 38. Genesis 9:7 NKJV 7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it.”
  39. 39. http://cdn.lifehopeandtruth.com/image-cache/Old-Testament_472_313_80.jpg Genesis chapters 1-11 are a preface to the entire OldTestament.
  40. 40. Genesis 11:1 NKJV 1Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. See Zephaniah 3:9…
  41. 41. Zephaniah 3:9 NKJV 9 “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, That they all may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him with one accord.
  42. 42. Genesis 11:2 NKJV 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
  43. 43. The name Shinar occurs eight times in the Bible, in which it refers to Babylonia (Babylon). • After the Flood, the sons of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, had stayed first in the highlands around Mount Ararat, and then migrated east to Shinar.
  44. 44. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Agry%28ararat%29_view_from_plane_under_naxcivan_sharur.jpg/465px-Agry%28ararat%29_view_from_plane_under_naxcivan_sharur.jpg Mount Ararat (Turkey) 16,854 ft.
  45. 45. Genesis 11:3 NKJV 3Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.”They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt (bitumen, pitch) for mortar.
  46. 46. Where there is asphalt there is oil and that becomes very significant later in the history of the world.
  47. 47. Genesis 11:4 NKJV 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
  48. 48. A tower with a top which is in the heavens. This is a spiritual rebellion against God.
  49. 49. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Confusion_of_Tongues.png TheTower of Babel
  50. 50. http://thefreedomreport.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/shemitah-2015-with-jonathan-cahn.jpg It’s Supernatural Sid Roth’s interview with Jonathan Cahn
  51. 51. The Mystery of theTowers • The Bible word for tower is "migdal". • It comes from the Hebrew word "gadal,” which means greatness. • So there's a link between towers being built and greatness, a nation's greatness or it's pride, it's glory!
  52. 52. The rising of the highest towers in the world actually mark the rising of nations and powers. During the MiddleAges the highest towers were in Europe, the center of power was Europe.
  53. 53. But a change took place in about 1870 and the greatest tower rises up in a new land – the USA. The next year, America becomes the strongest economic power on Earth.
  54. 54. The mantel went from Great Britain to America and the rise of the tower actually marked it. From then on, America built the highest towers on Earth as its power kept growing and growing.
  55. 55. There is also a link with the Shemitah. • In 1945 (a Shemitah year), at the end of the SecondWorldWar and at the height of American power, there's a plan to build a new tower that's going to represent America's greatness.
  56. 56. It was the plan to build theWorld Trade Center. They started building it in 1966 (a Shemitah year) and construction was completed in another Shemitah year – 1973.
  57. 57. Then finally, on September 11, 2001, theWorldTrade Center was destroyed in the year of the Shemitah. The building of a tower is about rising; the Shemitah is about falling – Shemitah actually means "let it fall".
  58. 58. The tower is about the glory of man, the Shemitah is about humbling the pride of man or the pride of a nation. The Shemitah wipes out accounts that are built up and it also wipes out realities that are built up.
  59. 59. The collapse of the tower also caused the collapse of Wall Street in 2001. • The prophetic thing with this link is that if the rise of a tower speaks of the rise of a nation, the fall of a tower speak of a warning of the future of America.
  60. 60. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZpPvIiHPeZM/UGjex28-5eI/AAAAAAAAA1U/5z1BmDtlE-c/s1600/TheHarbinger.jpg How many warnings do we get before judgment comes?
  61. 61. Isaiah 9:10 NKJV 10 “The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with hewn stones; The sycamores are cut down, But we will replace them with cedars.”
  62. 62. There is a tower going up right now at Ground Zero, which is a harbinger and it is linked to our defiance. • The tower that's rising now was conceived in the year of the Shemitah - a defiance that was made on Capitol Hill.
  63. 63. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ac/OneWorldTradeCenter.jpg/375px-OneWorldTradeCenter.jpg OneWorldTrade Center
  64. 64. Location of today’s tallest buildings: United Arab Emirates Japan Saudi Arabia India Malaysia Kazakhstan
  65. 65. The Shemitah gives the key about when nations rise and fall, and that has to do with present day America. Shemitah actually can be taken as a shaking or falling, or collapsing.
  66. 66. In 1917, the year of the Shemitah, you have a collapse onWall Street but you also have a shaking of the nations called the FirstWorldWar. • The Shemitah is about collapsing & in that war you have the collapse of powers, the collapse of four empires.
  67. 67. The German empire, the Hungarian, the Russian, the Ottoman all collapse in the year linked to the Shemitah. It is also linked to the rise of nations - 1917 is the year that began America's rise power on the world stage.
  68. 68. If you take four Shemitahs later, which is 28 years ("4" in the Bible is the number of kingdoms), it takes you to 1945, the year of another global cataclysm. • The shaking of the world again - WorldWar II.
  69. 69. Hitler's attacks began in 1938 - that was the year of the Shemitah - and then seven years later the war is over. • Unleashed on the world in 1945 is the greatest power of wiping out ever, the atomic, nuclear warfare came at the end ofWorldWar II.
  70. 70. This launches America as the super power of the world but if you go four Shemitahs later, 28 years, it gets you to 1973, the year America decided to legalize the killing of unborn children, the same sin ancient Israel was judged for centuries ago.
  71. 71. That same year is the year America lost its first war -Vietnam collapsed on the same day, August 15, that America won the war before in the previous Shemitah. (August 15, 1945) WorldWar II: Japan surrenders to end the war.
  72. 72. A great shaking is coming to America - a great warning - and it is God's mercy because without a great shaking, there can be no revival. • God's heart is revival and we have to be ready - anything that can be shaken will be shaken.
  73. 73. “let us make a name for ourselves” They didn’t want to be scattered like God commanded them to do. They did not just want to get together, they wanted to sin.
  74. 74. They did multiply but they did not fill the earth (scatter) as the second half of God’s commandment had told them to do. • They clearly did not want to obey God's command to fill the earth - they wanted to remain together.
  75. 75. People cannot thwart God's plan - He will do what He sets out to do. God confused their language so they could not understand each other, and He scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
  76. 76. http://kennethcopelandministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ListentoGod_pinterest-1024x1024.jpg God's will was still accomplished, but it would have been much easier on the people if they had listened to God and obeyed Him.
  77. 77. Delayed obedience or partial obedience is disobedience. • It is not up to us to pick and choose the part of God's instructions we want to follow. • God sees the big picture and works everything together for good.
  78. 78. He is worthy of our full obedience. At first glance, it may not seem like a sin to build a tower, but God always sees the hearts of men.
  79. 79. 1 Chronicles 28:9 tells us, "The Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts." • Look at the motive behind their plan. • Count the times they refer to themselves in Genesis 11:4: they said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
  80. 80. Not one time do they mention God. • They do not consider His will or His glory, nor do they even ask for His help. • They had their own plan and it seemed good to them, and they set out to do it.
  81. 81. What does God say about this attitude? Proverbs 3:7 7 Don’t be wise in your own eyes. Have respect for the Lord and avoid evil.
  82. 82. http://mysteryoftheinquity.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/nimrodss.png?w=590 The Bible tells us that the leader of Babylon was Noah's great-grandson, Nimrod (Genesis 10:8-10).
  83. 83. He was a mighty warrior in defiance of the LORD and his name means "rebellion, let us revolt, we will rebel.” Rebellion was a major factor in the building of this city and tower.
  84. 84. The people wanted to make a name for themselves - to glorify themselves. • It had been only three generations since God revealed His incredible power by engulfing the earth with water, and these very people were spared through the line of Noah.
  85. 85. Yet the people decided they deserved a name for themselves instead of giving glory to God. God again showed mercy by merely scattering the people instead of punishing them severely.
  86. 86. Psalm 33:10 10 The Lord blocks the sinful plans of the nations. He keeps them from doing what they want to do. What talents or gifts has God given you?
  87. 87. Remember that He is the giver of all good gifts (James 1:17). We should give Him the credit for everything we accomplish, not take credit ourselves.
  88. 88. Genesis 11:5-6 NKJV 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
  89. 89. 6 And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Genesis 11:5-6 NKJV
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  91. 91. At first glance, it might seem as though God was threatened by what the people were planning to do, so He decided to stop them before they got too powerful. • Nothing could be further from the truth!
  92. 92. God is not threatened by man - ever. God is infinitely greater than man in every way. God's very hands stretched out the heavens (Isaiah 45:12), and with one breath of God, human life began (Genesis 1:7).
  93. 93. Isaiah 55:9 NIV 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
  94. 94. God was actually saving the people from themselves by confusing their language and scattering them. The phrase, "They have begun to do this," in Genesis 11:6 means to defile oneself, to pollute, to desecrate.
  95. 95. It comes from the root word that means to begin to make oneself sick or weak. • Their plan to make a name for themselves was self-destructive. • We can never have peace and joy when we are the center of life.
  96. 96. “Bring back everyone who belongs to Me. I created them to bring glory to Me. I formed them and made them.” Isaiah 43:7 God created each of us for His glory, not our own.
  97. 97. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rymqP15hKFI/UfrWaZSMK7I/AAAAAAAADlE/JzLuo5MjvDw/s1600/iahheaderlong.png That means we were made to know Him, to worship Him, and to praise Him.
  98. 98. God created each of the men who built the tower of Babel, and He knew they would not find the peace and joy they were looking for by building a city dedicated to themselves.
  99. 99. God, in His wisdom, knew they would only be satisfied when they were seeking to praise and worship Him. It was an act of mercy to scatter them. There is no joy apart from God.
  100. 100. Have you been focused on yourself, trying to make yourself happy? While you may find things to make you happy for a short time, you will not have lasting inner joy.
  101. 101. But, ironically, if you are willing to turn away from selfish ambitions and focus on God, you will truly find joy. This is a deep abiding joy that will be with you during even the most difficult times.
  102. 102. The people of Babylon were disobedient and had wrong motives. So what does obedience and right motives look like?
  103. 103. God commands His children to obey Him (Leviticus 18:4), and He promises to pour blessings on those who obey His commands (Deuteronomy 28:1- 14). Why is obedience so important to God?
  104. 104. Obedience protects us. God knows our future and He wants what is best for us (Jeremiah 29:11). Also, our obedience draws others to God (2 Corinthians 9:13).
  105. 105. Perhaps more than any other reason, God demands obedience because it is an outward show of our faith - faith that God is good, faith that God is all- knowing and all-powerful, and faith that God can be trusted.
  106. 106. Romans 1:5 tells us that, "Obedience comes from faith." Hebrews 11:6 says, "Without faith it is impossible to please God." (NIV) Faith means "to trust or believe."
  107. 107. Adam and Eve did not trust that God wanted what was best for them, so they did not obey Him. Instead they trusted the serpent, and sin and death entered the world (Romans 5:19).
  108. 108. http://www.illustrationartgallery.com/acatalog/McConnellNoahLL.jpg Noah trusted that God could and would do what He said, so Noah obeyed God and his obedience saved his own life, the lives of His family, and the entire human race.
  109. 109. If a stranger came up to you and told you to drop everything and come with him, you would not do it. You do not know him, and you do not trust him - and rightly so!
  110. 110. But if your parents ran up to you with a worried look and told you to drop everything and come immediately, you would do it. You know your parents love you.
  111. 111. You have faith in their judgement, and you trust that they want what is best for you. You would do what they asked because you trust them and God requires the same from us.
  112. 112. “Then they would put their trust in God. They would not forget what He had done.They would obey His commands.” Psalm 78:7
  113. 113. If you have trouble obeying God, more than likely you do not fully trust Him. You cannot trust someone whom you do not know so spend time in HisWord and in prayer, so that your trust will be firmly planted in Him. God commanded them to multiply and to fill the Earth.
  114. 114. If someone offered to give you one million dollars, or offered to give you one penny, but would double your money everyday for a month, which would you take? You should take the penny.
  115. 115. In 31 days time, you would have well over ten million dollars ($10,737,418.20)! That is the principle of multiplying.
  116. 116. Why does God tell Noah and his sons to be fruitful and multiply? Why does God repeat this command so many times in Scripture? God wants His people to produce Godly offspring but there is another principle at work as well.
  117. 117. We who are Christians should be fruitful - multiplying the numbers of believers (1Timothy 2:3-4)! What happens if we don't?
  118. 118. God is not content to see all His believers huddled together enjoying each other's company while there are people who sit in darkness without His truth.
  119. 119. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aoTc5s8niec/T1TQ8D2tQNI/AAAAAAAACnY/4UcEuSd-le4/s1600/PP-EarlyPersecutionOfChristians_JS_0027.jpg We see in Acts that God allowed the scattering of the believers for just such a reason.
  120. 120. The last words Jesus spoke on earth before returning to Heaven were recorded in Acts 1:8, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
  121. 121. Jesus commanded His followers to be witnesses - tellers of the truth - throughout the world. • Notice what happened in Acts chapter 8: On that day, a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. - Acts 8:1, 4
  122. 122. God allowed a great persecution of the believers. • He could have stopped those who were hunting down and harming the early Christians, but He allowed it because it caused the believers to be scattered.
  123. 123. This was how the early church spread throughout the world, thus fulfilling God's plan. • Consider your own walk. • If you are a follower of Christ, are you remaining huddled with other believers at all times?
  124. 124. Are you purposely seeking opportunities to reach people who do not know the truth of God's forgiveness and salvation?
  125. 125. If you shared the truth of the Bible with just one friend in one month, then the next month you and that person each told one person, and so on, how many months would it take for millions to hear the truth? (Hint: 1 x 2, x 2, x 2,...)
  126. 126. It is the same multiplication principle as the penny (10,737,418.20 souls). One out of 4 people you share the Gospel with may become a disciple – those are Biblical odds (the parable of the soils).
  127. 127. The Plan of Hope & Salvation John 3:16 NKJV 16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 14:6 NKJV 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
  128. 128. Romans 3:23 NKJV 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 6:23a NKJV 23a For the wages of sin is death, • Death in this life (the first death) is 100%. • Even Jesus, the only one who doesn’t deserve death, died in this life to pay the penalty for our sins. • The death referred to in Romans 6:23a is the second death explained in Revelation 21:8.
  129. 129. Revelation 21:8 NKJV 8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Romans 6:23b NKJV 23b but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  130. 130. Romans 5:8 NKJV 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Revelation 21:7 NKJV 7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” •Romans 10:9-10 explains to us how to be saved.
  131. 131. Romans 10:9-10 NKJV 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:13 NKJV 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
  132. 132. If you have questions or would like to know more, Please, contact First Baptist Church Jackson at 601-949-1900 or http://firstbaptistjackson.org/contact/

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