The confusion of tongues marked the end of God's endeavour to deal with mankind as a whole, and for many years it seemed as if He had given up all hope of the earth, and had left men to go their own way and sink into greater and yet greater darkness. It was, however, at this benighted moment that He lit another small candle, which was to grow and grow in intensity, until at last it will burst out into the full blaze of the Millennium, and finally of the Eternal Kingdom of the last two chapters of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
In the history of Abraham, the Friend of God (Isaiah 41:8) were events which foreshadowed the grand moments in the life of His Divine Friend. In the first place, even if Melchizedek did not realise it, his offering of Bread and Wine to Abraham spoke to the Lord in Heaven of the day when He too would make His offering of Bread and Wine in the Upper Room to His Father to atone for the sins of the world, and to be the Food of the Royal Family.
Again, the miraculous birth of Isaac from the dead womb of Sarah foreshadowed the equally miraculous birth of Jesus from the virgin womb of Mary: and from that same womb of Sarah there issued, also miraculously, after many years, the two men who were respectively to be the Rulers of the New Heaven and the New Earth, Jesus the Son of David,