No Babel. NOW is the Time to Agree!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Genesis 11:5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” 8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Matthew18:19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

The Book of Genesis records the story of people building a tower outside of God's will and purpose. The tower was not intended to be a "skyscraper" high-rise building, but some kind of pagan or man-centered monument.

What was most interesting about this endeavor is that God recognized that the people were in full agreement, both in their words and their intent. The Lord said, "Nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them." This was the power of agreement. However, the people practiced the RIGHT principle at the WRONG time, so God broke up the agreement by confusing their languages. Babel means "confusion."

Fast forward to Matthew's account of Jesus teaching His disciples about the principle of agreement. He taught His disciples essentially the same principle as practiced by the people. However, in this case, it was the RIGHT principle at the RIGHT time!

Here at the beginning of 2011, local churches are hearing timely statements of vision and purpose from senior leaders. God is making His purposes known throughout faithful leaders.

NOW is the time to get in agreement with vision, mission, purpose and practice!

NOW is the time to let our intentions, words and action align with your pastor and church mission!

NOW is the time allow the Lord to release His full measure of blessing upon those who dare to agree to do God's will!