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And this city that was built, Babel, which was really Babylon, as we will see, is the cradle and the grave of all false religion.

I preached a few Sundays ago that we don’t need religion; we need Jesus Christ. Most people have too much religion and not enough Jesus. There are two great cities in the Bible: one is Jerusalem and one is Babylon. Jerusalem is the Holy City. Babylon is the hellish city. There are two great leaders in the world: Christ and Antichrist. And there is a battle between Babylon and Jerusalem, Christ and Antichrist. And, folks, we’re right in the middle of it. And we dare not be ignorant. Now I want you to see the coming kingdom of Satan, and I want you to see the coming kingdom of Christ.

A GAME OF THRONES

As I said when we started this new series starting in the beginning stages of the book of Genesis that there are two books in the Bible that the devil really hates. The Book of Genesis and the Book of Revelation. In the book of Genesis his doom is prophesied, in the book of revelation is is realized. And we know the end from the beginning because God cannot be overpowered, He cannot be defeated, but the devil is a knucklehead, He is the ultimate rebel and he truly believes in the end he can change the outcome. And from the beginning to the end of the Bible everything in between really is a game of Thrones. It is the ultimate battle. It is for the ultimate prize, the Highest Throne God’s throne.
Listen to what the Prophet Isiah prophecies the one called Lucifer which means son of the Morning, Who became the Devil the Father of the Night.
The Prophet is speaking to the King Of Babylon but he is really taunting the King behind the King of Babylon. The King of Darkness
Isaiah 14:12–15 ESV
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.
Isaiah 14:12-
We seen in the beginning He created a perfect paradise with a perfect creation. But He also did not create a devil. As we see in this passage the one that we call Satan name was originally Lucifer, and it meant star of the morning. He wasn’t created a devil he was created a pbeautiful angel meant to give god great glory and for a time He did. Until his pride lifted up his heart, but his lifted pride led to his downfall. He was the Serpent in the garden that led to Adam and Eve believing the lie that brought disease, death and destruction into the creation.
Why does it seem like you are always facing an uphill battle? Why does it seem that something is always going wrong and things rarely pan out. Why is it that you struggle to feel accepted by God. Why is it that it feels like he is always looking down upon you with displeasure, and it never seems like things are never good enough for Him? Why does it seem like you live with this constant nagging feeling that youa re always going to be a slave to this sin? Or that everybody is always against you?
This morning some of you need a paradimn shift! You need a readjustment, you need to quite seeing the world and all its problems as though it is God fault. That any misfortune that you may incur is because of God. and need to focus your eyes and see what is lurking in the darkness. We are a world at war.
Last week we looked at the great catastrophic worldwide flood, then the dam of God mercy gave way to the waters of His wrath. When the earth became so violent, so corrupt that God had no other choice but to destroy all of creation, except for Noah his wife, three sons and their 3 wives. Along with two of every kind of creature. Now we get to a place of confusion. Have you ever wondered why there are different languages, different religions, different people groups? Well the word of God tells us exactly why that is so? And that is what we are going to discover today in the Word of God and turn you Bible to
A few weeks ago, when we were looking at and 2 that scientist used to mock and laugh at the idead that man was formed out of the dust of the Earth, but they dont laugh at that idea anymore. Nasa Aimes Research project discovered that every element in the human body can be found in the ground. Man really is but dust. The scientific community will say that we are all stardust.
Back in the year 2000 the Human Genome Project successfully mapped the Human Genome, and one of the lead scientist a biochemist-geneticist Dr. J. Craig Venter and scientist at the National Institutes of Health recently announced that they had put together a draft of the entire sequence of the human genome, and the researchers unamisouly declared, there is only one race- the human race.
Genesis 9:
Genesis 9:18–19 ESV
The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the people of the whole earth were dispersed.
So the things that divide are often a result of ignorance. There are no such things as races, there is only the hguman race. There really is no Black and white people. The color of this paper is white. We are really different shades of brown.
the main pigment that we have is an element called melonin. Its jsut a matter of who has more melanin.
And right here in the word of God the Lord tells us how the nations of the world came about
But there is one man that I want to look at today. Because believe it or not this story applies to our future. The man that I want to look at today is a man listed here named Nimrod. In chapter 10 of genesis the bible gives us the lineage of the sons of Noah and their descendents

Nimrod

Genesis 10:8–10 ESV
Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.” The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Gen 10:8

The Devils Anti Christ

Now who was this mystery man, and what is his significance in scripture. Well as we have seen in the Old Testament already there are shadows and types of Christ. For instance we looked at the old Testament last week and saw how the Ark was a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ, How a person is safge and secure from the judgment of God once they are in Christ. Well this man nimrod is not a picture, or type, or shadow of Christ, but He is the first Anti Christ in Scripture.
Remember Satan has always wanted to be like God, and As God has a Christ a Saviour, the devil has an anti- Christ a Pseudo- Saviour and this man named Nimrod is the first picture that we see of this shadowy anti Christ figure in scripture.

The Meaning of the Name “Nimrod” “Let Us Rebel”

In ancient cultures people did not just pic names because it was a cool or trendy name during that time but the meaning of the name is what mattered. And the name Nimrod means “Let us Rebel”. Look at verse 9 again
Genesis 10:9 ESV
He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.”
Now this man was not a mighty hunter of big game. This man who name means Let us rebel, and who in scripture says a Mighty Hunter before the Lord, means this man was a hunter of men’s souls. This was the First of these mighty rebels. The fist picture of the Anti Christ.
AND THE REASON WHY YOU NEED TO BE AWARE of this Anti Christ figure is because there is coming a man one day that the Bible predicts will turn the world into a concentration camp. This man will be brilliant beyond measure. He will be charasmatic, and a diplomatic genious. He will seem to have the answer to everything. he will for a time unite the entire world. Children will sing songs about his name. Men will swear their life in allegiance , women will fanticise and swoon over this man. And He will be the Anti Christ.
Now in the Greek language the word for Anti not only means against, but it also means instead of.... And there is coming a day when this old restless and war torn world will be crying out for a super man, and they will get one He will be Satans Superman. Thye will not cry out for God’s Christ, but they will gladly recieve the Devils Anti Christ. And as Jesus said as you see me you see my Father, so too this Anti Christ will be able to say as you see me you see my Father
2 Thessalonians 2:3–4 ESV
Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
2 Thess
Now Jesus is the man of sorrows, this anti Christ will be the man of sin. And he will be so arrogant, so boisteroius, so dark and develish that He will say there is no longer any need to worship anbody else, you want God you have Him in me. You say thats crazy? Is it ?
You say do you believe that there will be an Anti Christ? Yes we need to only look at 75 years ago when Hitler, who was just a painter rose to power and nearly conquered the world had it not been Gods intervention. Throughout the ages Satan has always had his Superman waiting in the shadows. it started with Nimrod, but then we had Nebucadnezzar, Alexander the Great, Juulius Ceasars and, Charlemagnes, the Napoleans and the last one was Adolf Hitler. But the bible speaks of a final Anti Christ, that will be all of these tyrants wrapped into one. he will be so crueal and vicious that he will make hitler look like aa sissy.
And this man will swear his soul to Satan and Satan will fill this man with extraordinary power, and these days will be filled with so much darkness and inextricable wickeness that the Bible says if it were possible even the elect would be decieved!!
Don’t think that your intellect will keep you from being decieved. Don’t think that your common sense will keep you from being fooled. You will only be able to see truth if the Spirit of truth resides in you . This anti Christ will be Satan in Human Flesh!!
2 Thessalonians 2:9 ESV
The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,
You will look at these supernatural things that are taking place and you will say well it must be true.
I want you to think about your paid programming. What are the more popular shows and movies. Are they not supernatural thrillers, either with blatant witchcraft, or mutants the next step in evolution, right someone with extraordinary powers. These are all setting the stage for the final antiChrist that will have real power to do real miracles, but they will be to damn human souls. A mighty Hunter before the Lord!!
NOW NOTICE THE CITY THAT NIMROD ESTABLISHES. Babylon
Genesis 11:1–9 ESV
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 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.” And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

Babylon- THE CRADLE AND THE GRAVE OF ALL FALSE RELIGION

There are two significant cities in the bible- Jerusalem which is the Holy City. The city of David. And Babylon is the hellish city, and throughout all of scripture Babylon is the sign of a spiritual whore, The birthplace of all false religion. Now Babel which would become Babylon is in ancient Persia, which is now modern day Iraq.

THE TOWER

Genesis 11:4 ESV
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.”
Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive B. Their Depravity

They said, “Let us build a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven.” (Genesis 11:4) If you have the King James Version like I’m reading from, you notice the words “may reach” are italicized. That is, they are not in the original, only supplied there by the translator to make it read more smoothly. In this case it doesn’t make it read more smoothly. What it literally says is, “We’re going to build a tower, whose top unto heaven.” That is, the top of this tower was given to the heavens. It was a place for worship. They would go up on top of these towers to worship their false god. It was dedicated to the worship of the stars. This is the beginning of astrology.

Genesis 11

Semarimis- Legend tells us that Semiramis was the Wife of King Nimrod and she is the One that is accreddited with teaching the Peoples of the Earth socery, and witchraft and false religion.

Ziggurat

Ziggurat- Whose tops are into the heavens.

This was
Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive B. Their Depravity
They said, “Let us build a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven.” () If you have the King James Version like I’m reading from, you notice the words “may reach” are italicized. That is, they are not in the original, only supplied there by the translator to make it read more smoothly. In this case it doesn’t make it read more smoothly. What it literally says is, “We’re going to build a tower, whose top unto heaven.” That is, the top of this tower was given to the heavens. It was a place for worship. They would go up on top of these towers to worship their false god. It was dedicated to the worship of the stars. This is the beginning of astrology.
BABEL MEANS -GATE OF GOD
This was the first one world religion. This was a place where the star gazers would go out onto the balconies and
They had a Centralized Government
Genesis 11:6 ESV
And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.
Genesis
in a da\y when artificial Intelligence and Quantum computers
THE LAW OF EXPONENTIALITY
that is what the Lord was trying to avoid. Let me explain to you the Law of
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If you took a drop and multiplied it on
They had a Centralized Goverment
The Humanist magazine said back as far as 1966 this—quote: “Internationally, what do the humanists propose? Nationalism rooted, as it is, in arbitrary geographical units must be superseded by a globalism based on the oneness of man. There must be a worldwide organization to which national sovereignty could be relinquished in all international affairs.” That is, “Give up America as a sovereign nation and be a part of a world nation. Let our boys fight under the banner of the UN, no longer under the command of American commanders.” An editorial in the Humanist said this—quote: “If there is one principle upon which all humanists are united, it is the continued commitment to a world order based upon world law.” So what we have to do is lay down our arms; set aside our laws; let people at a conference in Beijing, China, and other places, tell us how we’re going to raise our children, how we’re going to have families, what we’re going to do; put our troops under the control of somebody or something else; and join up with atheists, bandits, cutthroats, and murderers, and all of the rest of it, and have a global village
Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive B. Their Depravity
Rogers, A. (2017). The Coming Kingdom of Christ. In Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive (). Signal Hill, CA: Rogers Family Trust.
They said, “Let us build a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven.” () If you have the King James Version like I’m reading from, you notice the words “may reach” are italicized. That is, they are not in the original, only supplied there by the translator to make it read more smoothly. In this case it doesn’t make it read more smoothly. What it literally says is, “We’re going to build a tower, whose top unto heaven.” That is, the top of this tower was given to the heavens. It was a place for worship. They would go up on top of these towers to worship their false god. It was dedicated to the worship of the stars. This is the beginning of astrology.
Don’t lose your stability
Spirit of Lawlessness
United Rebellion against God
Leading to Armageddon
Dr. Adrian Rogers used to always say Satan is not looking for casualties, he is looking for converts. Anything God produces, he counterfeits. He is the master counterfieter. God reigns sumpreme, the devil is the ultimate rebel. God is worshipped. The devil wants to be worshipped. God has a holy trinity Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the devil has an unholy trinity. He’s the father of lies, he too has a false messiah, and he will one day have a false prophet. God’s desire is that he rule through a man, that man Jesus the Christ, well the devil also desires to reign through a man the one the Bible calls the Anti- Christ

Nature of the Anti Christ

Nimrod
His name literally means “Let Us Rebel”
Mighty Hunter: Means that he was in the face of God. He is a hunter not of animals but of the souls of man.

He’s a hunter of the souls of men, and he is a rebel against Almighty God. It speaks of arrogance.

SATAN HAS ALWAYS HAD AN ANTI CHRIST WAITING IN THE SHADOWS. rIGHT NOW AT THIS VERY MOMENT HE HAS A MAN CHOSEN AND PICKED TO TAKE OF THE reins. He has always wanted to be like God. And just as God has His Trinity Satan also has His trinity. He is the Father of all lies. This antichrist will be the man of Perdition, and the false prophet will be the Unholy Spirit.
2 Thessalonians 2:3–4 ESV
Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
2 thess.

Anti in the Greek not only means “against”, but it also means “instead of”

This man pf sin, this man of unmitigated wickedness will not only be diabolically opposed to everything that the Lord jesus Christ is for, but He will come at first as a great peacemaker. He will seem like a political genius, a healer of the nations, a great uniter, but he will be nothing but a great deceiver. He will not on’y come against Christ, but He will be in place of Christ. He is Antichrist.
What we see here is a rebellion taking place. We see a world coming together in solidarity against the Almighty
The Place of Worship
The Ziggurat-
Place of demon worship. it was a place of Astrology. I did not say astronomy, that is the study of space, Astrology is the study of magic and omens, and telling signs by the stars in the sky.
2. Simaramis- Legend tells us that Simramus was acreddited with introducing the peoples of the World to pagan worship.
3. When God confused their language and they dispersed across the earth, guess what they took with them? Their false religions. And every sense we have been paying the price of false religion every sense.
4. And Babylon is both the cradle and the grave of all false relgion. Now this place of babel would become babylon. And present day Babylon was in Persia, and Persia now has a different name, and that name is Iraq.
5. Have you ever wondered why it is that we cannot reason with some countries, It is because they are under demonic control.

Now, notice not only his arrogance, but I want you to notice his abilities. You’re back in Genesis chapter 10 now, and look in verse 9: “He was a mighty hunter before the LORD:”—underscore the word mighty—“wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.” (Genesis 10:9) Notice back up in verse 8: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one”; (Genesis 10:8) “mighty” in verse 8, and “mighty” twice in verse 9. He is called “mighty,” “mighty,” “mighty.” Now our Lord is holy, holy, holy. But this man is called “mighty.” That is, he is not an ordinary man. Three times it is mentioned by divine inspiration that this rebel in the face of God, this Nimrod, this founder of Babel—the cradle of all false religion—is called “mighty,” “mighty,” “mighty.”

Now with that in mind, again, 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, verse 9, where the man of sin, the lawless one, the son of perdition, is mentioned, notice how he is described; notice his might. This is 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 and verse 9. It speaks of this man, and it says, “Even him …”—that is, the man of sin—“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9

Now, put in your margin right by that—2 Thessalonians chapter 2, verses 3 and 4—and I want you to see how there is coming another Nimrod in the last days, in the days in which I believe we are living. And the apostle Paul is speaking of the coming kingdom of Christ, and he says, concerning the coming kingdom of Christ, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come …”—that is, the Day of the Lord—“that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first,”—the word “falling away” is the word we get our word apostasy from; there’s coming an apostasy first—“and that man of sin be revealed …” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

Now there is come an apostacy- 2 thess2:3
There is coming a man of sin. a son of Perdition (means unmitigated wickedness)
The Bible speaks of

United Rebellion of the People

Divided Tongues, at the Day of Pentecost the language was made

The Location of Babylon.
Explain the symbolic nature of Babylon throughout scripture
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Cradle and the grave of all false religion
There are two Kingdom the Christ and the Antichrist
Nimrod- meas Let us Rebel
First Anti Christ Figure

Now, put in your margin right by that—2 Thessalonians chapter 2, verses 3 and 4—and I want you to see how there is coming another Nimrod in the last days, in the days in which I believe we are living. And the apostle Paul is speaking of the coming kingdom of Christ, and he says, concerning the coming kingdom of Christ, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come …”—that is, the Day of the Lord—“that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first,”—the word “falling away” is the word we get our word apostasy from; there’s coming an apostasy first—“and that man of sin be revealed …” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

Now there is come an apostacy- 2 thess2:3
There is coming a man of sin. a son of Perdition (means unmitigated wickedness)
The Bible speaks of
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