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A Pure Language

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The Bible tells of a confounded, (or confused), language. The first mention of this is in Genesis chapter eleven, at the tower of Babel. I think most everyone knows of that story. The confusion of the languages. Let's look at some scriptures where, on two occasions, that confounding, (or confusion), was and will be temporarily removed. Then we'll examine some scripture, that I feel, tells of it's total removal. Replaced with A Pure Language.

Let's examine the Genesis account. The day the world received it's many languages.

Gen 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Gen 11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

Gen 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

Gen 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.

Trying to make their own way to heaven. Jesus is the only way. Maybe they didn't know it in their time.

Gen 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Gen 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[1] to do.

1 "IMAGINED": 2161. zamam, zaw-mam'; a prim. root; to plan, usually in a bad sense:--consider, devise, imagine, plot, purpose, think (evil).

Is mankind only limited by his imagination? Sometimes we may think it's our imagination, when actually it's God putting something in our minds.

Gen 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Look at all the different languages in the world today. And, there appears to be about as many different points of view about things. Religion etc. No wonder we can hardly accomplish anything.

Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel[1]; 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.

1 "BABEL": 894. Babel, baw-bel'; from H1101; confusion; Babel (i.e. Babylon), including Babylonia and the Bab. empire:--Babel, Babylon.

Let's examine a temporary fix to the languages that were confused.

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind[1], and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

1 "WIND": 4157. pnoe, pno-ay'; from G4154; respiration, a breeze:--breath, wind.

Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven[1] tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

1 "CLOVEN": 1266. diamerizo, dee-am-er-id'-zo; from G1223 and G3307; to partition thoroughly (lit. in distribution, fig. in dissension):--cloven, divide, part.

Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues[1], as the Spirit gave them utterance.

1 "TONGUES": 1100. glossa, gloce'-sah; of uncert. affin.; the tongue; by impl. a language (spec. one naturally unacquired):--tongue.

Acts 2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Acts 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded[1], because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

1 "CONFOUNDED": 4797. sugcheo, soong-kheh'-o; or sugchuno, soong-khoo'-no; from G4862 and cheo (to pour) or its alt.; to commingle promiscuously, i.e. (fig.) to throw (an assembly) into disorder, to perplex (the mind):--confound, confuse, stir up, be in an uproar.

Acts 2:6: At the tower of Babel, the people were confused because they couldn't understand each other. Here, the people are confused because thay can understand each other.

Acts 2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

Acts 2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

I can't help but think of seeing on television, meetings of the United Nations, where everyone has on earphones and his or her personal interpreter.

Acts 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

Acts 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

Acts 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Acts 2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

Acts 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

See notes in verse 21 below.

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Acts 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Acts 2:19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

Acts 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

The prophecy of Joel:
Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Joel 2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Joel 2:30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

What happened here was an example of what is to happen just prior to the very end, and not the complete fulfillment of the prophecy. For here the Holy Spirit spoke through the apostles only. No women included. When does this happen? When will women be included, as it was prophesied in the book of Joel?

Jesus had just been asked, by His disciples, when would the end come and what would be the signs. This next verse is one of the things Jesus told them.

Mark 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

Mark 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

This is when the whole world will hear the True Gospel. Not this watered down stuff we hear from lots of the pulpits today, (the 21st. century).

Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

Luke includes this next verse in his account.

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay[1] nor resist[2].

1 "GAINSAY": 471. antepo, an-tep'-o; from G473 and G2036; to refute or deny:--gainsay, say against.

2 "RESIST": 436. anthistemi, anth-is'-tay-mee; from G473 and G2476; to stand against, i.e. oppose:--resist, withstand.

On the day of Pentecost, people of many different languages were present. Maybe from all the known world. Unlike that day, I believe everyone on planet earth will witness this and understand it in his or her own language. No interpretation necessary.  This is something man can't fake. Another temporary removal of the confusion of the languages. At this time, or shortly thereafter, I believe is when Revelation 18:4 will happen.

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Come out of her? Come out of Mystery Babylon. The word Babylon comes from the word Babel, which means confusion. Remember Genesis 11:9 above?

Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel[1]; 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.

1 "BABEL": 894. Babel, baw-bel'; from H1101; confusion; Babel (i.e. Babylon), including Babylonia and the Bab. empire:--Babel, Babylon.

I think the book of Daniel makes reference to this event as well.

Dan 11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

Dan 11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

Dan 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

The total removal of that confusion, the confounded language.

Remember in Genesis 11:1 the Bible declares that there was only one language in the whole earth? We don't know which language it was, or even if it was one of the present day languages. One thing I think, is, that is was a Pure Language.

Gen 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Now for what I feel is a return to that Pure Language. God is just about to end this earth age.

Zep 3:1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

Zep 3:2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.

Zep 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

Zep 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Zep 3:5 The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.

The unjust knoweth no shame? What's new? It's obvious mankind hasn't changed.

Zep 3:6 I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant.

The nations are gone? There is no man? It's over. It's done.

Zep 3:7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

Zep 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

A Pure Language:
Zep 3:9 For
then will I turn to the people a pure[1] language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

1 "PURE": 1305. barar, baw-rar'; a prim. root; to clarify (i.e. brighten), examine, select:--make bright, choice, chosen, cleanse (be clean), clearly, polished, (shew self) pure (-ify), purge (out).

A pure language? Think maybe it could be the one language spoken prior to the tower of Babel?

Zep 3:10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants[1], even the daughter of my dispersed[2], shall bring mine offering.

1 "SUPPLIANTS": 6282. 'athar, aw-thawr'; from H6280; incense (as increasing to a volume of smoke); hence (from H6279) a worshipper:--suppliant, thick.

2 "DISPERSED": 6327. puwts, poots; a prim. root; to dash in pieces, lit. or fig. (espec. to disperse):--break (dash, shake) in (to) pieces, cast (abroad), disperse (selves), drive, retire, scatter (abroad), spread abroad.

Zep 3:11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.

Zep 3:12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

Zep 3:13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

Zep 3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

Zep 3:15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.

Zep 3:16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.

Zep 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

God singing? That's what it says.

Zep 3:18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

Zep 3:19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.

Zep 3:20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.

At what specific time will this happen? When will we have again that one language? A Pure Language?

My opinion:
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Rev 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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