NOAH’S SON ALSO TRAPPED
After God had judged the world with flood, which claimed multitudes of lives, Satan was still not satisfied and continued his pursuit of human beings, his arch-enemies, through another strategy that brought certain curses upon the human race that had been blessed by God to begin a new life by then.
"And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” GEN.9:1
Satan, who always wants majority at his side through traps, deceptions and lies, caused Noah to drink, got drunk and found naked in his own tent by his second born. But Ham who first saw his father’s nakedness mistakenly did not cover him. Ham rather informed his two brothers, with whom he had redemption during the deluge, about their father’s situation: And they (that is Shem and Japheth) respectfully covered their father’s nakedness without looking at it. This action of theirs pleased their father, and God also, hence he made pronouncements of blessings and curses upon these three sons which came true since that time. PLEASE READ GEN.9:20-27
In fact this event about Noah’s sons’ attitudes towards their father has brought so much suffering and death to the descendants of Ham because of the curse rained on him by his father and blessings to the others.
(24) "And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. (25)And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. GEN.9:24,25.
However Canaan, Ham’s fourth (4th) born, was not involved in the mistake of Ham, yet the curse affected all of them. Even while they sought for someone who could deliver them out of their trouble (ROM.7:24), there arose a grandson of Ham, by name Nimrod who was the son of Cush, Ham’s first born, and worked diligently for Satan, at the time God still wanted people with genuine conscience to work for Him. (GEN.10:6-9)This man Nimrod rather increased the rebellion and blasphemies against the Most High God. Because he was the mightiest in his days, Satan used him to encourage his contemporaries to erect the Tower Of Babel in the land of Shinar against the instruction of God. This made God to scatter them across the face of the whole earth. GEN.11:1-9.
(5)"And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.(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 to do.(7)Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. (8) So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of the earth: and they left off to build the city. (9)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.”GEN.11:5-9
All these above indicate how the old serpent has been trying every effort to deprive man from entering into the glory and happiness, Satan was formerly enjoying. It is to this end that Satan later attacked the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, in which case the Lord through his fierce anger rained fire storm upon them to destroy many souls who were defiling themselves with sexual immorality. GEN.19:24-30.
However, upon all the many lives that were claimed by fire storm, save Lot and his two daughters, Satan again caused these two ladies to use foul means to sleep with their own father without his (Lot’s) knowledge immediately they began a new life at Zoar. This also made Lot, the only righteous man of the then world of Sodom and Gomorrah. (2PET.2:6-8)
(30) "And Lot went up out of Zo’ar, and dwelt in the mountain and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zo’ar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. (31) And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: (32) Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. (33) And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. (34) And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. (35) And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.GEN.19:30-35GO TO THE NEXT PAGE