Unity And Not Rebellion.

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” – Gen. 11:4 NIV

338_Unity And Not Rebellion_16032021

Please click the link above to download the full text of this ministration. 

It should definitely not come as a surprise to any Bible student that the whole world in the early days of creation will be speaking one language. This is because they all are descendants of Adam and Eve. And even after the destruction of the earth with the flood, the first set of people to occupy what became the new earth were all members of the same family. So when Bible notes that the whole world was speaking the same language, it was definitely expected – Gen. 11:1.

It was in the unity that this single language brought that all the occupants of the earth were operating in and due to the adventurous nature of man, they decided amongst themselves to build houses from bricks rather than using ordinary stones whilst they used tar as the cement to hold the bricks together. This was really impressive as they began to explore their discovery potentials and the Almighty God seemed not to be perturbed in any way. The knowledge of making burnt bricks was really positive and seemed to receive the commendation of the Almighty God just as their intention to build houses with such bricks seemed to go down well with Him also.

The problem arose, as stated in the foundation scripture for today’s devotional, when;
1. They decided, not just to build themselves a city, but one with a tower that will get to heaven.
2. They will make a name for themselves.
3. They will avoid been scattered all over the earth.

Their unity at this point was beginning to go against the reason for their creation in the first place. All the three points listed as the reason for wanting to create the city and it’s tower were completely against the plan and reasoning of the Almighty God when He decided to create the heaven and earth.

Their intention for the building of the tower was to be able to reach the heavens but the Psalmist reveals the intention of the Almighty God in that regards when he informs that the high heavens belong to the Lord and He has allocated the earth to human beings – Psa. 115:16. That being the case, it is already a case of inordinate ambition, trespass and complete disregard for the intention of their creator. That was never going to be allowed by men, talk more about the Almighty God. It was never going to fly. Simple! Secondly, the motive for their ambition was to make a name for themselves. Wow! That was never going to be permitted by the Almighty God. He made it clear on several occasions in the scriptures that his jealous nature will make it completely impossible for Him to share the glory that results from anything or any achievement by any of His creations – Exo. 20:5; Isa. 42:8. He desires and must get all glory and any activity that will not glorify Him is doomed for failure as He will personally ensure that it suffers that fate. Thirdly is the fact that the intention of the Almighty God is for man to occupy the entire surface of the earth and superintend over it – Gen. 1:28. Any act that attempts to oppose spread and growth is definitely antagonistic to the very nature of God. He is an increasing God and stagnancy or diminishing is definitely not in Him. The result of these ungodly intention was the Lord deciding to scatter them so as to prevent such plans from becoming unstoppable in future due to the advantage that the unity resulting from the use of a single language, conferred on them. He applied the same treatment in the desire if the Apostles to remain in Jerusalem in unity, long after they had received the Holy Spirit, allowing for them to be persecuted, an action that eventually scattered them all to Judea, Samaria and the rest of the world – Acts 1:8; 8:1.

Many human groups are groaning today under the negative fallouts that a united people have caused. It has become so bad that most organisations discourage unity to a certain extent amongst staff members. The tool of unity that should actually produce strength has been wrongly used by some to become a tool of rebellion and retrogression in such gathering with Christian groups not excluded. This is basically because the interest of the individual or organization that provided the platform for the unity is no longer sought as some individuals begin to develop interests that satisfy more of their own selfish desires. This can never be positive no matter how much the motive for such counter acts may be. It is simply rebellion because what is being sought for in most cases, with that tool of unity was definitely not part of the what was agreed when the platform was created. Such an individual is better off attempting to re-negotiate the basis of the unity in a very peaceful manner and where this fails, exit the platform in a peaceful manner also rather than seeking to enforce a decision that is against the interest of the one that created the platform. Such an act can only be described in one word, “Rebellion”. Such may get away with it in a manner that seems like blackmailing the one that created the platform and be seen by human beings as a hero of some sorts but Christians must know that the Almighty God frowns at such conducts and views them in the same manner as he sees the act of witchcraft – 1Sam. 15:23.

Avoid such acts as the minimum that will happen to such will be the Almighty God making it impossible for anything to settle in the life of such individuals and stop every act that may lead to progress – Gen. 11:8. He will personally ensure confusion in all that such individuals get involved and there will be no peace that can engender progress. No surprise many lives are in turbulence today after being involved in actions that they feel was just a case of fighting for their rights. It should be made clear that it is the Almighty God that gives rights and He it is that can enforce it. You are better off stepping away from unacceptable situations than leading a unified platform in an act that looks like rebellion. That way you will save yourself from having to directly fight nature and avoid the confusion that will follow such acts. It may be that you have already found yourself in such out of ignorance which has brought so much confusion and turbulence into your life and things are simply not settled despite all physical and spiritual efforts to settle them, you may need to seek for forgiveness, possibly from the human victim of your rebellious acts but definitely from the Almighty God. It may be possible for him to restore and help settle the turbulence in your life so that peace can return. May God guide us all to use the tool of unity positively rather than to our disadvantage in Jesus name. Amen.

Total Page Visits: 964 - Today Page Visits: 1


11 thoughts on “Unity And Not Rebellion.

  1. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog
    and I am impressed!
    Extremely useful info particularly the last part
    I care for
    such information a lot. I was looking
    for this particular information for
    a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  2. I together with my pals were found to be analyzing the excellent pointers on your web page while before long got a horrible suspicion I had not thanked the web site owner for those strategies. The boys are actually as a result excited to see all of them and already have honestly been enjoying those things. I appreciate you for genuinely quite considerate and then for figuring out certain notable issues millions of individuals are really wanting to be aware of. My sincere apologies for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

  3. I have to express my appreciation to you just for rescuing me from this situation. Just after surfing around through the world wide web and finding principles which were not helpful, I assumed my life was well over. Being alive without the presence of answers to the difficulties you’ve solved by means of your entire guide is a critical case, as well as those that could have adversely affected my entire career if I hadn’t encountered the website. Your actual talents and kindness in touching every item was excellent. I’m not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come upon such a stuff like this. It’s possible to now relish my future. Thanks a lot so much for the expert and results-oriented help. I won’t be reluctant to suggest the sites to any person who should receive care about this situation.

  4. I not to mention my friends have been reading through the nice helpful tips found on your web page then suddenly came up with a horrible suspicion I never thanked the blog owner for those secrets. Most of the ladies appeared to be as a consequence happy to see them and now have in fact been tapping into these things. Thanks for truly being simply helpful and for opting for variety of great things millions of individuals are really wanting to discover. My very own sincere apologies for not expressing appreciation to you sooner.

  5. I must show some appreciation to the writer just for bailing me out of this matter. Because of looking through the world-wide-web and finding solutions that were not productive, I figured my life was done. Existing without the presence of answers to the difficulties you have fixed all through the guide is a serious case, as well as the ones that would have adversely affected my entire career if I had not noticed the blog. Your good competence and kindness in touching a lot of stuff was useful. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I had not discovered such a solution like this. I am able to at this moment look ahead to my future. Thanks very much for the professional and effective help. I will not hesitate to propose your web blog to any person who needs and wants guide about this situation.

  6. I precisely desired to say thanks once again. I’m not certain the things I would have accomplished in the absence of the suggestions revealed by you concerning this topic. It became a very difficult concern for me personally, nevertheless encountering this specialised style you managed it made me to jump with fulfillment. I am just thankful for this advice and thus expect you comprehend what a powerful job you have been getting into teaching people today via your site. I am certain you haven’t got to know any of us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top

Enjoy this article? Please spread the word :)

Follow by Email

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Please subscribe to receive more of our new publication.

Stay blessed.

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Cross and Crown Christian Ministry will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.