Truth, Understanding, Insight

Warning Towers will fall

8th June 2017, mgh


1) Towers the symbol of Pride will fall

In the book of Isaiah there are interesting references to towers that will fall. As we wrote this article a tower in Kensington a wealthy suburb of London burnt to a blackened skeleton. What is even more important is the context and time of the falling of the towers. We will look firstly at the Genesis record of the well known “tower” of Babel.

It is recorded that “ the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. ...they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.”

It is recorded that they decided to build a “tower”. The structure of the tower is then described as being one of brick with slime for morter..

Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.”

The purpose of this tower is clearly given.

“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.”

These people were stopped from achieving this aim and the reason why they were stopped is also given.

“ 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. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth:” (Genesis 11: 1-8)

This event shows the aspirations of the people as against the will and purpose that Yahweh has with his creation. This tower was one of Brick was regarded by the people as a sign of power and achievement. The Hebrew for this brick tower given in Strong’s as 4026. The same word is used in Isaiah in Chapters 2 and 30 and in the context in each place gives a strong warning to humankind and is particularly relevant for today’s many presumptuous citizens on the earth who reject the Almighty Creator. Isaiah 2 sets the time for his prophecy as the “last days” when the nations will go to the “mountain of the LORD’S house.”

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. (Isaiah 2:1-2 [KJV])

It is a time of Judgement which will see the loftiness of man bowed down, and the haughtiness of humans made low and Yahweh alone will be exalted in that day!

The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. (Isaiah 2:11-17 [KJV]

As we survey the modern cities of today, they are remarkable for their towers that are reaching ever higher into the heaven and more amazing in their designs and structures, showing man’s inventions. Isaiah mentions the “pleasant pictures” (or from Hebrew 'pictures of desire'). It takes very little imagination to consider what they could be, when we observe the towers that beam out modern technology that has become world wide communication and entertainment.

Isaiah 30 gives more information. There is a time setting for when the “towers fall”. The people long in captivity and oppressed will dwell in Zion and Jerusalem and they will turn to their God, the God of Israel. The land will bring forth plenty “in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.”

For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shall weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence. Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. (Isaiah 30:19-25 [KJV]

Isaiah 2 also gives more detail about when the towers fall. It will be a time of judgement on man and the earth will be shaken “terribly”.

And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. (Isaiah 2:19-21 [KJV]

Zechariah and Malachi also give a vision of this glorious time promised to those who seek the peace of Jerusalem when Jews and Gentiles worship the God of Israel and revere His Son as Messiah of Jews and Gentiles.

It shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses. And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. (Zechariah 14:8-11 [KJV])

After all the destruction when the many towers fall and the vanity of human progress is utterly destroyed, there will be no further destruction. A world without destructive earthquakes or storms. At that time great political changes are prefigured, as Israel a nation now cursed, reviled and among the smaller nations, will be a strong nation.

And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever. And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. (Micah 4:7-8 [KJV])

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