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In Genesis 11 we read about the confusion of languages and the scattering of the nations. At that time, because the people were proclaiming their own glory and seeking their will to be enforced, God threw them into confusion. In their confusion they would be hindered in the attempt to take dictatorial power in the world. Now, in Acts 2:1-21, God puts the languages and peoples back together. The disciples, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, are proclaiming God’s works, rather than their own works. The people, from many nations, hear God’s glory in their own languages. This speaking in tongues tells the people of God’s restoration.
Rather than being separated by language and culture, the nations are now drawn together by God’s mighty works, which are the same in every land and for every people, regardless of language. The message of sin and redemption applies to everyone.
In these last days, then, we proclaim Christ crucified for sinners, received by faith. The Lord has given His Holy Spirit to call people from every nation to hear and believe him.
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