Gen 11:1Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. Gen 11:4 They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven Gen 11:6 the Lord said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. Come let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech." I was talking to the Lord one day and He was showing me the connection between this story of Babe and speaking in tongues. There of course was no way that building a tower, no matter how high, was going to get them into heaven. But in general, the Lord wants to give us what we want. He is like a father who has a child, and the child keeps asking for something. If the thing asked for is not a bad thing, sooner of later the father is going to give the child what he wants, but timing might be important. Perhaps the father gives it as a Christmas present. Giving heaven to men when the men were saying "for ourselves" would not have been the right time. Ps 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. So we have a gift, that might be thought of as a Christmas, or more Christ, present. It gives us the access to heaven, that men wanted from way back and the time of babel. And it's just like God who at that time change the language of men from what they all understood to what we would call "babel", back from "babel" to what we could all understand. However lots of us are in or have not even yet started to understand. Remember that when the gift first came and recorded in Acts, there were men from "every nation under heaven"? Acts 2:5 Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. And when the Spirit came , "each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language" Well, they not only got the gift of tongues but also the gift of interpretation. We know that because even if three people who speak different languages come together, they can not all hear the other in their own language. For example, if one spoke English, the other Spanish, and the other German, and the one speaking English suddenly started speaking Spanish, the German would still not be hearing them speak in his own language. But if they all could instantly interpret in their heart what was said into their own language, then all of them could hear in their own language even if the language sounded like "Babel" to someone that didn't have the gift. AND THIS IS THE GREAT PART - we get access to heaven and now "nothing will be impossible". Hear is the sad part. Tongues is a gift! It is a gift of the Spirit and requires the Holy Spirit, but a gift is something you ask for! We are told to earnestly desire it, but do we? If we did? God is setting their with a gift that comes from His Holy Spirit and this gift makes nothing impossible for us and we don't even ask for it! How sad is that??? And another sad thing is that we often treat it as a novelty. That is we ask for it to see what it is like, but we don't use it like we should!!!