Presentation on theme: "Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top.. unto heaven; and let us make."— Presentation transcript:
Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top.. unto heaven; and let us make us a name, the city and the tower, which the children of men built. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
LET US TOP, HEAVEN MAKE & BUILD NAME, CITY, TOWER To achieve UNITY of People
Dan 4:30 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, provisioner of Esagil and Ezida, prime son of Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, am I. Ebabbaca, the temple of Shamash in Larsa I restored as it was before, for Shamash, my lord."
Esagil – The Temple of Marduk in Babylon Ezida – The Chapel of Nabu – Son of Marduk, within the Temple of Esagil Ebabbaca – the Temple/Ziggurat of Shamash in Larsa Shamash – the Sun god of Babylonia – also called UTU and son of Nabu. Larsa – City Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, provisioner of Esagil and Ezida, prime son of Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, am I. Ebabbaca, the temple of Shamash in Larsa I restored as it was before, for Shamash, my lord."
Nebuchadnezzar Nergul Sharissar Nabonidus Nabopolassar Evil Merodach Belshazzar Grandad – 20 years Son – 43 years Grandson – 2 years Bro in law – 5 years Chaldean 70 years Haran 16 years Father and Son – Co Regent bc 625 bc 555-539 Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2006 Babylon Taken bc 539 – Dan 5
It was important that the Power that took Judah into Captivity was both Chaldean and Babylonian
Isa 23:13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof….
Hab 1:6 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling places that are not theirs.
Gen 11:28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. Gen 11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, … and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees….. Gen 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee:
Jos 24:2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods. Jos 24:3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood,
Jos 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. choose you this day whom ye will serve
Marduk & Sin Bel/Baal Zeus Jupiter Nanna God of Moon and Herdsmen
Marduk – Bel – Baal Nebuchadnezzars god The God of Babylon The Supreme God Sets up and abases Kings Formed Heaven and Earth Made Sun and Moon Brought Order to the Universe Created Man
MARDUK The chief god of the city of Babylon and the national god of Babylonia; as such he was eventually called simply Bel, or Lord( or Baal). Originally he seems to have been a god of thunderstorms. A poem, known as Enuma Elish and dating from.. (1124–03 BC), relates Marduk's rise to such pre-eminence that he was the god of 50 names, each one that of a deity or of a divine attribute. After conquering the monster of primeval chaos, Tiamat, he became Lord of the Gods of Heaven and Earth. All nature, including man, owed its existence to him; the destiny of kingdoms and subjects was in his hands. Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2006
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Rev 17
The Key Divine Title of the Book of Daniel is Elyon Most High 3:26; 4:2,17,24,25,32,34 5:18,21; 7:18,22,25,27
Dan 1 Marduk Yahweh Meat and Wine Learning & Tongue of Chaldeans Pulse & Water God gave them skill & Knowledge Bel – Teshazzar Shad- Rach Mes-shach Abed - Nebo Daniel Hananiah Mishael Azariah The house of his God The house of Yahweh A Daily Provision
Eating and Drinking Sustenance Satiation Fellowship & Identification 1 Cor 10 & 11 Prov 23:6-8 John 6:53 1 Sam 30:10-12 1 Kings 19:8 Eat Drink Pulse Water Bread Wine ………Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you….. saith the Lord ALMIGHTY 2 Cor 6:14-18
Dan 1 Marduk Yahweh Meat and Wine Learning & Tongue of Chaldeans Pulse & Water God gave them skill & knowledge Bel – Teshazzar Shad- Rach Mes-shach Abed - Nebo Daniel Hananiah Mishael Azariah The house of his God The house of Yahweh 10 Times Better
…..for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what agreement hath the house of God with idols? for ye are the house of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord MOST HIGH 2 Cor 6:14-18
Key Words – Phrases Exercise Daily Provision The Portion of the Kings Meat The Wine He Drank Nourishing Appointed Association and Fellowship
Key Words – Phrases Exercise Pulse Water Symbols for the Word of God Knowledge Skill Understanding Wisdom Gen 26:12 – Sown
Eating and Drinking Sustenance Satiation Fellowship & Identification Pulse Water 1 Cor 10 & 11 Prov 23:6-8 John 6:53 1 Sam 30:10-12 1 Kings 19:8 Bread Wine Eat Drink
Dan 1:8 Purposed in his heart that he would not defile Himself
Gen 10 Dan 1:1 In the third year …. came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. Dan 1:2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god…..
Kasdhee – The Clod Breakers Agriculturalist & Herdsmen Nanna – Sin God of the Herdsmen Dan 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. (Shephel)
Isa 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: Isa 17:7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. Isa 17:8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. Isa 31:7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.
Isa 44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house. ; yea, he maketh a god, and worshipeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto. Isa 44:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshipeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
When ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut,psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music,
Never used for anything else but the praise of Yahweh, except in Daniel 3. Psa 47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. 5x Music =Zawmar - Used in 42 OT passages and every single time = Sing Praises
Basic Principles of Idolatry Idols are not real People make them
Basic Principles of Idolatry You become like your idols Psa 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. Psa 115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: Psa 115:6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: Psa 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. Psa 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them
The Logic of Meat offered to Idols Its about fellowship What am I fellowshipping Idolatry is the Work of Mens Hands You become what you worship Flee Idolatry
Idols are not real Nothing that goes in defiles Its what is in the heart Food and Drink is Food and Drink Idols are always made by Man Meat offered to Idols is inherently about the principle of fellowship and association People have difficulties with all sorts of things Concern for others and their weakness is the pivotal consideration
Eating things sacrificed to idols is a bad thing Rev 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. Rev 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.