This is the product of religion. They ignored God's way and His heavenly
purpose. The end result was that God destroyed their work and confused their
Genesis 11:9 NASB
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the
language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over
the face of the whole earth.
Babel, which is also called Babylon, is a picture
of counterfeit religion and human effort to reach into heaven. In the book of
Revelation Babylon is called the great whore. Very religious but earthly in its
structure and counterfeit in its function. It is self serving and self exalting
in its purpose.
God's true structure, the building that He is
building, is made of living stones and not man made bricks. It is held together
through His person. Tar melts and runs in the fire of trials. The church's
foundation is in Christ Jesus. The foundation is in heaven, but its purpose is
to reach the earth. It is a heavenly structure with an earthly purpose.
The church is built from heaven with one living
stone joined with heavenly mortar to another living stone. It is built upon the
foundation of Christ only. Its goal is to establish the Kingdom of God upon the
earth where the will of God is being done in the same measure that it is being
done in Heaven.
The church is a spiritual structure. It functions
by supernatural means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy
Spirit the church will operate by natural means becoming another Babel using
methodologies that will only result in confusion and scattering.
Work of the Church
We have all heard many sermons about the Church
when we all get to Heaven. But if the Church is a heavenly structure with an
earthly purpose then there must be work for the Church to do before we all get
to Heaven. What do you think it is?
Would not the work of the Church as the Body of
Christ be a continuation of the work of the Lord while He was in the earth in
His physical body? The Old Testament prophets spoke of the anointing for His
NASB "I will feed My
flock and I will lead them to rest," declares the Lord GOD.
"I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and
strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them
Isaiah 61:1-2 NASB
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring
good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To
proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;
To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
Ezekiel said that it was God's
feed His flock,
lead them to rest,
seek the lost,
bring back the scattered,
bind up the broken,
strengthen the sick.
Isaiah said the anointing was to
to bring good news to the afflicted,
to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to captives,
to proclaim freedom to prisoners,
to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD, and
to proclaim the day of vengeance of our God.
This is the work of the Church, His Body in the
earth. To fulfill this anointing requires the Church to function fully with
every member involvement.
Individually our growth process requires that we
become unshakable in identity, placement and function. The
same is true corporately also. The Church must come to a full realization of her
identity, who she is in the earth. Then, the Church must come to a full
realization of the fact that she is placed in the earth for a reason. The Lord
has not returned for us yet. This will lead the Church to function as the Lord
intended—His anointed doing His work in the earth.