What I see in the account at the Tower of Babel was certain key phrases such as:
Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
This is talking about natural men here being able to eventually do whatever they can imagine. This is not talking about suspending the laws of physics to work supernatural miracles. This is simple saying that when even natural men cooperate together they can accomplish anything they set their minds upon. ANYTHING.
In the early 1960's, many said that landing two men on the moon and returning them alive was impossible. But, like ancient Nimrod, Kennedy called upon the nation to build the means for natural men to ascend into the heavens. It was a massive undertaking, one that harnessed together from around the world tens of thousands of employees of hundreds of contractors under this master plan. The level of their cooperation and the intensity of their focus harkened back to that of the Manhattan Project that produced the first atom bomb.
They landed 2 men on the moon and brought them back alive in July, 1969. No suspension of the laws of physics was required; no supernatural miracles. They simply cooperated together to overcome the obstacles of nature and made their shared dream happen. THIS is what I am talking about.
At the Tower of Babel, God recognised that those ancient men could make happen whatever they set their minds to do because of the level of cooperation with which they were working together, "of one mind and langauge." God frustrated them by dividing them up with different languages. But at Pentecost, God set in motion the process by which men come together again, speaking the same language, learning the way of peaceful cooperation again ---> restoring their collective capabilities so that, once again, "now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." (Gen 11:6)
Again, no one is talking about suspending any laws of physics. We are only talking about people learning the way of peace sufficiently to cooperate together to accomplish amazing things. ---> and this time, with God's Pentecost blessing (unlike at Babel).
Tower of Babel + Day of Pentecost = Man's Possibilities Restored
IF: The Ministry of Reconciliation starting at Pentecost reverses
The Confusion & Dispersion starting at the Tower of Babel,
THEN: MANKIND'S POSSIBILITIES ARE RESTORED THROUGH CHRIST.
There remains no "glass ceiling" over Mankind's head,
Man's growth potential has no limits through Christ, God's Chosen Person.
There is no Bible-mandated obstacle, no divine resistance to Humanity's advancement.
We are only limited by our own ignorance. (But God gives wisdom generously to all who ask, James 1:5).
Consider the following:
AT BABEL: NIMROD'S TOWER TO HEAVEN THEN THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES
Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.
2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.
4 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 and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth."
5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
6 And the LORD said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; NOTHING THAT THEY PROPOSE TO DO WILL NOW BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM.
7 Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another's speech."
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth...
AT JERUSALEM: JESUS' ASCENSION TO HEAVEN THEN THE MIRACLE OF LANGUAGES (TONGUES) AT PENTECOST
4 On one occasion, while He was eating with them, He gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about.
5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
6 So when they met together, they asked Him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the Kingdom to Israel?"
7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
9 After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.
10 They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.
11 "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven."
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.
4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.
6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.
7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?
9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretans and Arabs — in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power."
12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?"
THE LORD BEGAN TO SCATTER THOSE REBELLIOUS PEOPLE AT BABEL BUT HE BEGAN TO GATHER US OBEDIENT PEOPLE AT PENTECOST SO WE COULD BE ONE PEOPLE AGAIN, WITH ONE TONGUE AGAIN, AND NOTHING WE PROPOSE TO DO WOULD EVER BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR US.
OUR POSSIBILITIES ARE RESTORED THROUGH THE GRACE OF GOD IN CHRIST
There is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
They shall call his name Emmanuel , which being interpreted is, God with us.
Matthew 19:26 b
With God all things are possible.
Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
Matthew 17:20 b
Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
BECAUSE OF CHRIST, EMMANUEL, GOD IS WITH US,
AND NOTHING WE PROPOSE TO DO THROUGH CHRIST WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE!
This is Good News!
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO ENABLES US!
What thinkest thou? How dost thou read it?
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(All Scriptures cited from the New International Version unless noted otherwise)
And this is love, that we keep Christ's commandments ~ 2 John 6