Sluice Box Adventures
Believing Bible Study in the 21st century
The Perfect Government
Psalms 12:6-7 "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."
The Perfect Government
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2020 Richard St.James
I. The Beginning of the Nations
After the Flood man began to multiply in obedience to the command to Noah: “And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.” [Genesis 9:7]
Whenever the operation of multiplying appears there will also follow a need for division.
Mischief happens when too many people come together in oneness in plan [globalism] in a worldwide government.
Watch out when … the people is ONE!
Genesis 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.”
Sinful men have evil imaginations! They imagined to build a CITY and to build a TOWER up to HEAVEN to make a NAME for themselves. God saw their intentions. It was not good.
Genesis 11:4: “And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”
For this building of a city and for this building of a tower of Babel, God divided all of mankind into the nations. Thus, the national unit was instituted. Read for this in the book of Genesis, the book of beginnings: “By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.” [Genesis 10:5]
Psalm 21:11-12: “For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform. Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.”
II. The Kingdom of Babel
With the inception of the institution of the nation’s began the appearance of kingdoms.
Now, kingdoms have kings. The first man ever known to be a king was Nimrod. Proof? Still in the book of beginnings, find Genesis chapter ten, verse, eight and ten: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth … And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.” [Genesis 10:8, 10] A kingdom has a king!
Now, notice something else in the book of Genesis in chapter eleven: “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.” [Genesis 11:1]
This kingdom of Babel had a king who governed the people conversant in one [universal] language in what was a global community.
Thus, we have here the perfect climate for things to go very wrong, and things did go very wrong!
If a king governs without restraints, he will become corrupt, and if the populace is left unrestrained and fueled with their imaginations, they will both in time become corrupt. Evil comes!
Evil came! See for this verse five, through seven: “And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 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. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.” [Genesis 11:5-7]
This king [Nimrod] was an evil king in likeness to the king and the kingdom found in the book of Job: “He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.” [Job 41:34]
Fact: The first government on this earth was monarchy. A king is a monarch. A king rules over a kingdom.
A Monarchy = rule by one
Conclusion: The first king of the first kingdom was doomed to failure.
It will happen just as the BOOK says it will happen!
Read what the Spirit of God saith in the book of Proverbs, chapter sixteen, in verse eighteen:
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” [Proverbs 16:18]
· Nimrod had a haughty spirit, and Nimrod fell.
· Babel was destroyed.
· The tower was abandoned.