1. Wicked spirits in high places

We need to pay attention to the truth about “high places”.  Nimrod was the first to build one – called a Tower in the City of Babel. Recognized by the people of his day as a “mighty hunter”, Nimrod was appointed as a Ruler in maybe the 3rd Anti –God world order OR rebellion. Adam was first, then succeeded by Cain.  Nimrod means “rebellion” and he founded the Kingdom of Babylon, the very symbol of an anti -God earth Kingdom.

However, Nimrod’s  kingdom was short – lived, a picture of anti-God systems.  Tongue in cheek, Genesis 10: 8-10 says that he “began to be a mighty one in the earth…and the beginning of his kingdom was Babel”.   Babel was the capital of the Land of Shinar, but Nimrod also built Erech, Accad and Caineh. Asshur left Shinar and built subsidiary cities called Ninevah, Rehoboth and Calah.   Babel or Babylon means  confusion (by mixing) and is the “ancient site and/or capital of Babylonia (modern Hillah) situated on the Euphrates”.  Shinar means “country of two rivers”  and is the ancient name for the territory later known as Babylonia/Chaldea OR modern day Iraq  (Strongs in blueletterbible.com).

2. What interrupted the building of Babel and its tower?

The intent of the people was to form a World Union living in one location, gaining strength and power in the earth by worshipping satan from the Tower of Babel.  God became alarmed because of the potential to do evil and confounded their languages. This forced them to go off into different lands based on their language and this is the origins of languages, nations. and people living in countries.  They had just come out of the flood and He wanted to give humans the opportunity to replenish the earth, even though they were rebellious.  Since we heard nothing else about Nimrod, I believe he was killed.  The Canaanites worshipped the devil in high places later in their history.

 

3. God’s high places ROCK

God uses high places to call His people away from the distraction of the earth and focus on worship, transmission of information, discoveries etc. High represents heaven. For example, Moses had to go to the very top of Sinai to receive the Law; the temple of the Jews was located on a holy hill. God refers to His temple in Heaven as ‘the hill of the Lord” (Ps 24: 3).

We lift our hands to heaven in worship and allegiance and look “to the hills” for help. In other words, God lives on high and not under the earth.  In contrast to Nimrod, Apostle Oral Roberts’ Prayer Tower in Tulsa, Ok, is a beautiful example of a high place dedicated to the glory of God. Miracles take place and the gospel is preached, disseminating Light of God.

Remember too, that as owner, God “runs things”:

For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.  Blessings!!!

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