“For this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: In just a little while I will again shake the Heavens and the Earth, the oceans and the dry land. I will shake all the nations,…” Haggai 2:6-7
ALL CREATION WILL BE SHAKEN
Child of God, look around you. Do you not see the signs and wonders that are appearing in the Heavens and on the Earth, on the land and in the sea, in the Church and within the people? God is shaking ALL things for God’s judgment is nigh and is even now upon us.
Do not be surprised or alarmed for all that is taking place must take place as it was foretold by the Prophets of old. Instead, take notice, heed the warings of God and prepare yourse for the Lord says, “I will shake all things.”
Why is God judging the world? Jesus spoke of this before He ascended into Heaven. He said: “And when He (the Holy Spirit) comes, He will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgement. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in Me. Righteous- ness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see Me no more. Judgement will come because the ruler of this world (Satan) has already been judged. ” John 16:8-11
“The Earth suffers for the sins of its people, for they have twisted God’s instructions, violated His laws, and broken His everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse consumes the Earth. Its people must pay the price for their sin.” Isaiah 24:5-6
Because the people are evil, prideful and disobedient to God, they will be judged. Because the people have ignored God’s righteous statutes and have sinned against God, they will be judged. Because of the wicked hearts of the people, they have corrupted the institution of marriage and family, and they will be judged. Because the people have broken the covenant God made with mankind through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, they will be judged. We see the world and its people progressively deteriorating as they fall deeper and deeper into sin. God is not pleased and His wrath is burning hot. Therefore, the world will be judged.
This great shaking will initiate universal upheaval and change that will ultimately bring about the destruction of “evil rulers, authorities, powers of darkness and spiritual forces in the Heavenly realms.” (see Ephesians 6:12)
ALL WILL BE SHAKEN
“So why do you keep calling Me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you do not do what I say? I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to Me, listens to My teaching, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. But anyone who hears and does not obey is like a person who builds a house right on the ground without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will collapse into a heap of ruins.” Luke 6:46-49
The great shaking will affect everything and everyone. It will tear apart marriages, families and relationships. Structures will fall, businesses will fail, governments will crumble, false churches and religious establishments will be wiped away and people everywhere will be measured, weighed and judged. No one will be excluded and it will include Believers and unbelievers alike. Trials, tests and hardships of all kinds will come upon many. Then whoever and whatever CAN be shaken WILL be shaken.
BELIEVERS, BE ENCOURAGED
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:1-2
Believers of Jesus Christ, be strong and be encouraged. Do not despair. For regardless of what comes or what your eyes may see, remember this: God is, and always will be, in control.
Though you will not be able to avoid the shaking, for everyone must go through it, you can sustain and come through it victoriously. How so, you may ask? Abide in God. Trust in Him and obey Him – no matter what the consequences – and you will endure to the end.
HOW TO RESPOND TO THE SHAKING THAT IS TO COME?
“Joyful are those You discipline, Lord, those You teach with Your instructions. You give them relief from troubled times until a pit is dug to capture the wicked. The Lord will not reject His people; He will not abandon His special possession. Judgment will again be founded on justice, and those with virtuous hearts will pursue it.” Psalm 94:12-15
Build a firm foundation. Build everything on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Read the Word, hear the Word, know the Word and obey the Word.
Are set apart for God. Remember, you are in the world but you are not of the world. Do not follow and pursue the people and the pleasures of this world.
Stay clean before the Lord. Do not involve yourself in sexual immorality, in drunkenness, in lewdness or in the occult. Beware of false religions and things that have been dedicated to idols for these things have curses attached to them.
Are Pursuing Holiness. God demands that we be Holy because He is Holy. Refrain from sin and make holiness a daily priority in your life.
Repent. If you do sin, repent immediately and make repentance a daily priority in your life.
Pray. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us: “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” Make prayer a daily priority in your life.
Child of God, brace yourself then stand firm on the foundation of Jesus.