The Event That Threatened God

6 “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!
Genesis 11:6 (NLT)

In this article, I shall tell you a story of an event that caused even the almighty God felt threatened and he had to personally take action to neutralize this threat. Think about this. If God has to come down to personally stop you from doing certain things, he must be quite desperate and your actions must have huge impact on him. You must be doing something great. If you are just trying to build a gun to shoot God, I don’t think he will be bothered about it. After all, your bullets can never reach God no matter how powerful your gun is going to be.

So, what can truly threaten God? We shall look into it in this article. This event is recorded in Genesis 11.

It was the time after the Flood. Noah and his family settled on dry ground and began to prosper. In Genesis 11, the human population had grown big. At that time, they spoke one language and had the same culture. They were united and organized. They had even made great technological progress. They knew how to use extreme heat to strengthen clay bricks. This technology enabled them to build tall buildings and this was what they intended to do.

3 They began saying to each other, “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.)
4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.”
Genesis 11:3-4 (NLT)

They wanted to build a capital. The “tower that reaches into the sky” refers to a tall tower. In today’s term, we call it “skyscraper”. Their plan was to establish a centre for human civilization and keep themselves united. Was that wrong? Their plan was fine but their hearts were not. These people were living independent from God, which is something their species was not designed to do. What do you think will happen to people who have great powers and live independent from God? These people will face great disasters in their lives.

Let me give you an example. It is great to have a lot of money. However, if you have a lot of money and stray from God, your money will ruin you. There are many stories on people who inherited great wealth and ruined by their wealth. They had no idea how to manage their inherited wealth. So, they ended up indulging in every act they could think of like drugs, sex and gambling. Soon, their lives were in a mess. Religious people will use these to show that it is a sin to be rich but the truth is the absence of God in their lives. God is not against us getting rich. In fact he wants us to get rich. The only catch here is he wants us to rely on him for our prosperity.

Let us get back to the story. The people there planned to establish a planetary government for the entire human race on earth. Sounds like a good science fiction theme. However, without God in their hearts, such a government will create worse disaster for the human race, just like the example above on rich heirs who do not know how to manage their wealth.

What is God’s opinion on this?

5 But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building.
6 “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!
7 Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”
Genesis 11:5-7 (NLT)

It seems that God thought their plan was going to work. So he decided to take action to disrupt their unity to stop their project. I like the last part in Verse 6, “After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! “

God admitted that these people could do anything they wanted and nothing was impossible to them. I think that is the greatest compliment from God to the godless people. No wonder God had to take action. If the city was completed, these godless people would be invincible. In his mercy, God had caused confusion among them by giving them different languages. He ended the science fiction. The first attempt for human species to establish a united planetary government had ended.

8 In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city.
9 That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.
Genesis 11:8-9 (NLT)

What can we learn from the above story? Despite their godless nature, those people were very united. They were so united that even God admitted that nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! This means they could overcome every odds and achieved anything they wanted. The term “impossible” will not exist in their dictionary. Now, if these godless people could have such potential, why not us the sons and daughters of the living God? The question is how united are we?

Please note that I am referring to Christians who truly believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am not including the religious people. Each of us Christians was born again in a new species. Our new species gives us the power to create miracles. We have the power to create prosperity for ourselves and the people around us. Imagine what will happen if we are also united in a single course. We will be in a position which God described as, “Nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!” We will be able to achieve the impossible.

How are we going to do that since we are scattered all over the planet? The best answer I can think of is the internet. We use blogs. Each of us who have access to the internet can set up our own personal blog and link it up in a planetwide network of blogs. We can share ideas and the revelations we receive from the Lord. Each time a single Christian learns something new, this lesson will be shared among millions others. If there is any need, there will be millions of us combining our faith and pray for it. What a great power! Do you think there is anything impossible for us to accomplish?

5 Responses to “The Event That Threatened God”

  1. cheee Says:

    I am an engineer, just like God. Here is the proof that God is an engineer.

    1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
    Genesis 1:1 (NLT)

    If God were a theologian, Genesis 1:1 will say:
    In the beginning God manipulated the truth to create religion to introduce perversions.

    The Bible does not say that. This proves that God is an engineer and Satan is a theologian.

    You are right. You should not speculate anything unless you have the ability to think like an engineer.

    Since you are near Copeland’s property, I suggest you attend his church. Kenneth Copeland is a true preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Unlike those theologian preachers, he does not lie. Recently I have become his partner in his ministry.

  2. Daniel Says:

    If i understand right, when you say theologian you mean liar and when you say engineer you mean one who creates.
    If you are an engineer also do you create things? How do you know what to create?

    I would say that God is the creator and i try to be a believer.
    (for example, believing things found in Philippians 2) Being a believer involves working out my salvation with fear and trembling because it is God who is at work in me both to will and to do according to His good pleasure. I can’t understand why i have to work if God is at work but i can believe and obey because i have faith in His word.

    Thanks for your reply.

  3. cheee Says:

    Sounds good. Just remember, working out is not the same as working for. Please remember to read my articles on the meaning of fearing God.

    In my job, I supervise the construction of a high end condominium. I create apartments from a barren land. Personally I want to create a great business empire and a worldwide ministry that tells people that God is not a pervert who makes them sick and poor.

    One more thing. Theologians are perverts while engineers are not. When an engineer finds his ligh bulb burnt, he will change it. He will never stop to wonder whether it is the will of God for the light bulb to be burnt or whether burnt light bulbs brings glory to God. The idea that God wants people to be sick and poor is from theologians and not engineers.

    It is good to have faith but faith is meant to be used. If you want to increase your faith and learn to use it, you have come to the right place.

  4. cheee Says:

    Thank you.

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