April 5, 2007
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”
The society that built the Tower of Babel was rebellious and defiant. Even the king, Nimrod, stood and defied God publicly.
I think it’s safe to say that we see a similar situation in our own times.
The 1960s were the start of a time of serious political, social, and religious rebellion against the culture of that day…one in which God was held in much higher honor. Unfortunately, we are still seeing the negative results and repercussions of this spirit of rebellion.
For example, today there are more pornography outlets than McDonald’s restaurants in America…the U.S.A. aborts 4,000 babies a day…and a teenager commits suicide in this country every 78 seconds. In addition, there’s been a 400% increase in the number of child abuse cases, and about 2 out of every 3 kids has used illegal drugs by the time they have finished high school.
My friend, we have just about finished building our own Tower of Babel in this country! America is trying to build its society without God, and that breeds evil, trouble, and rebellion. Babel became ancient Babylon, the symbol of a godless society that the Lord will judge and destroy.
If we’re not careful, this same spirit of evil could overtake America as well. But as Christians, we can help turn back the tide of evil that is sweeping across America. I challenge you today to be awake and alert, faithful in prayer and in your witness for Christ, so that the evil invading America does not overtake it without a fight of faith!
DETERMINE TODAY…AND EVERY DAY…TO FIGHT THE FIGHT OF FAITH.