Here’s something I’d never considered before. Noah, for space logistics, etc., filled his Ark with baby animals who’d later mature back on solid ground.

 

“The dinosaurs came off the ark, for example, and they would have just been little guys; Noah would have taken a baby dino and let him grow up,” says Jordan. “Some of these animals which became extinct—the reason for it was the dramatic change in climatic conditions on earth following the Flood.

 

“Things had changed so much that the food supply began to be different, along with the places they could go and forage, and soon enough those animals that thrived populated the earth and the food supply.

 

“Now you can imagine the fear some of these large, ferocious beasts would create, and  evidently Nimrod began to gather a populace of the earth for himself by going out and slaying these great fierce animals; slaying the wild beasts in the earth and protecting people from the animals, or at least from the fear of the animals that was out there.”

 

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Before the Flood, God had fixed it so big animals would fear man, but post-flood Nimrod took advantage of the changed scenario and deceived the nations into thinking he was there Deliverer by going out and slaying these “dangerous” beasts.

 

“Nimrod made his reputation as being a mighty hunter,” says Jordan. “Now, there’s all kind of explanations given for that. People say he was hunting mankind and trying to corral up the population of man by going out and hunting them down. But you know there’s a simpler understanding there. A hunter has the spirit of conquest and conquering. He’s going out with force and with craft.

 

“You know the only real true gaming experience between humans and the wild creation out there is fishing. Because in fishing you go out with a hook and an angle and you try to imitate the bait and that’s all you got to do. Now hunting is a little different.

 

“You stand out there with a big old gun and the squirrel sticks his little noggin up out of the ground and ‘BOOM!’ The trick there though is to get the animal to come up on you and there’s a great deal of finesse and craft that is taken and the hunter, when he craftily deceives the prey to come to him, has a weapon that extinguishes the life of the creature instantly.

 

“You remember singing in ‘A Mighty Fortress is our God’ about the Adversary? Well, that’s what this guy’s doing. He’s this chief hunter. He acquires this reputation. Nimrod said, ‘What Noah said isn’t true; the covenant God made isn’t true. The promise God made can’t be relied on. We see with our eyes these dreaded beasts. We see these enemies, we see these dangers with our eyes and we won’t stand on what God says; we’re going to take it into our power, with our means, and protect ourselves.’

 

“Rather than resting in God’s Word, the circumstances are used to deceive people into not walking by faith but walking by sight and wind up trusting a religious leader who deceives us and carries us away from the truth of God.

 

“Nimrod did that and he acquired his reputation by protecting people against these beasts. He would rule over people by force using this procedure for getting people together, and the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and if you want to see how it begins go to Genesis 11.

 

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“It says, ‘The whole earth was of one language and one speech.’ They had this national unit and that national unit and yet they could all communicate with one another. From here on throughout the Word of God, the land of Shinar becomes the land of sin and idolatry. A terrible place, ‘and they said one to another go to let us make brick.’

 

“There are two things they’re going to build: a city and a tower. One is a political entity in which to gather people together, and to establish them permanently in the earth, and the other is a tower—a religious cathedral. Steeples, groves, high places.

 

“What happens is there’s a religious system; an ecumenical movement—one of internationalism and politics, and the other associated with idolatry. The religion is going to go out and permeate all things and control and bring people together through an apostate God-rejecting, truth-defying religious system.

 

“Folks, God Almighty wanted them to be scattered and fill up the earth, and they said, ‘We’re gonna make a name for ourselves LEST we be scattered.’ It’s man’s pride seeking a center to build his name.

 

“Isaiah says to Israel, ‘Woe to them that lay house to house.’ The spirit of the city is always the exaltation of man and his wisdom and it’s defiance of God’s, and it will be that way until God’s city comes, the city of the great king, the New Jerusalem.”

 

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It was Cush, the grandson of cursed Ham, who begat Nimrod and the name Nimrod literally means “let’s rebel.”

 

“Obviously Cush resented the curse placed on his family more and more as the years passed by and he named his son ‘let us rebel’ in giving expression to his resentment to the place god had given to Ham and his descendants of being servants.

 

“God said ‘a servant of servants shall he be to his brethren,’ and Cush said, ‘No, I won’t have that; I’m not going to be a servant! We’re going to rule! We’re going to rebel against this position God’s given us!’

 

“By the way, don’t get all bent out of shape about Ham getting cursed. I mean, you’ve been cursed. ‘The ground was cursed for man’s sake.’ You’ve got the curse of sin. These judgments of God that come through the Scripture are things you can’t rebel against; you recognize that they’re there for the reasons that they’re there and then live inside of the confines of protection that God gives because of those things.

“You know, if you ran around worrying about being cursed—the woman was cursed in Genesis 3:16 and there’s not a lady who ever lived who didn’t understand what that curse is all about. Rebelling against it isn’t the answer; it’s living within the protective instructions God gives for how to live within those limits.

 

“Cush resented the curse and he trained Nimrod from childhood to be a leader in an organized plan of rebellion against God’s purpose for mankind. And he trained this boy to go out and to ascend over the nations rather than be a servant to the nations.”

 

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As we know, Nimrod “begins to be a mighty one in the earth.” A mighty one is a prominent leader who rules over people with force. From Gen. 6:4:4, we know there were once giants on the earth (created from the sexual union of fallen spirits with women) called ‘mighty men’ who died out with the Flood.

 

“They’ve been destroyed and now Cush, the great-grandson of Noah, during the same time frame Peleg is there, is going to rebel against the curse God’s placed upon his branch of humanity, saying, ‘We’re going to be one of the chief ones,’ ” explains Jordan. “He trains his son for that purpose and Nimrod begins to be a man of renown in the earth. He works and struggles toward that office of supremacy and the way he does it is in verse 9.”

 

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Genesis 10:9-10 reads, “He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
[10] And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”

 

“Now you got to understand what that’s saying there,” says Jordan. “When he talks about being the mighty hunter—Nimrod’s the 13th descendant from Adam. Gen. 14:4 says, ‘Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.’

 

“That’s the first time the word thirteen appears in bible. The 13th descendant is named ‘let us rebel.’ It’s not by any coincidence that the rebellion that began in Nimrod culminates in Revelation 13 in the person of the Antichrist.

 

“Nimrod is a type of the Antichrist. He’s a type of that one who comes in rebellion against the Lord Jesus Christ and seeks to usurp the position and authority of Jesus Christ. Nimrod is an embodiment of the satanic policy of evil against the institution of nationalism.

 

“Nationalism provides the protection for the first three of those divine institutions (volition, marriage, family) to function, so Satan’s counterfeit plot is this international system that produces the one-world government and the one-world religion and one-world humanity all gathered together under one ruler.

 

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II Thessalonians 2:8, in talking about the Antichrist, Paul says, “Then shall that Wicked be revealed.” Nimrod’s name is rebel and when the Antichrist comes, he’s the one who’s in absolute total wicked rebellion against the lord.

 

Daniel 11:36-37 calls him that “willful king,” meaning he’s going to go around and do his own will. The Antichrist is called in Isaiah 14 ‘the king of Babylon.’ The desire that Nimrod has is to make his name great in the earth.

 

II Thess. 2:4 says of him, “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”

 

Jordan says, “You know what the end of Nimrod’s kingdom was? The Lord looked down from heaven and scattered them and that’s a type of the Second Coming of Christ. God comes down and destroys the evil one.”