“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 OF CREATION WILL BE SHAKEN
“…now He (the Lord) makes another promise: “Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also. This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we (the followers of Jesus Christ) are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.” Hebrews 12:26-29 (NLT)
Look around you child of God. Do you not see the nations, the Church and God’s people being shaken through events and happenings going on all over the world? Do not be deceived or caught off guard for all that is taking place around you must happen. It was foretold by the Prophets of old.
What you see manifesting through disorder and destruction is actually the judgment of God. 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 judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in Me. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see Me no more. Judgment will come because the ruler of this world (Satan) has already been judged. ” John 16:8-11 (NLT)
“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 (NLT)
Because the world is evil, prideful and pursues fleshly desires, because it has sinned against God’s righteous laws of morality, because it has corrupted the institution of marriage and family and because it has broken the covenant God made with mankind through Jesus Christ, we see the world and its people gradually, yet progressively, deteriorating and falling deeper into sin. God is not pleased.
Therefore, the time of judgement is upon us. Judgement brings forth a massive shaking which, in turn, will bring forth confusion and upheaval throughout the world. This shaking will also bring about the destruction of “the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (see Ephesians 6:12)
GOD WILL SHAKE BELIEVERS & UNBELIEVERS ALIKE
“So why do you keep calling Me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t 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 doesn’t 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
This shaking will affect everything and everyone including structures, businesses, institutions, governments and religious establishments. All that have not been built on the foundation of Jesus Christ will be shaken and destroyed.
This shaking will break apart marriages, families, familial relationships (unruly and disrespect children) as well as every person including unbelievers and Believers. Beware for trials, hardships and destruction will come and all that CAN be shaken WILL be shaken.
As for true followers of Jesus Christ, be strong, be encouraged and do not despair. For although this shaking will not be easy, remember that this shaking comes at the hand of God, your Father in Heaven. All that is rooted in the Rock, who is Jesus Christ, WILL stand firm and endure to the end.
HOW SHOULD BELIEVERS RESPOND TO THIS SHAKING
“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
Child of God, you will withstand the shaking if you:
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 what is sexually immoral, drunkenness, lewdness or the occult. Beware of false religions and things that have been dedicated to idols.
Are Pursuing Holiness. God demands that we be Holy because He is Holy. Refrain from all sin and make holiness a lifestyle priority.
Repent. If you do sin, repent immediately and make repentance a lifestyle priority.
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 lifestyle priority.
MY VISIONS OF A SHAKING
“Indeed, the Sovereign Lord never does anything until He reveals His plans to His servants the prophets. The lion has roared – so who isn’t frightened? The Sovereign Lord has spoken – so who can refuse to proclaim His message?” Amos 3:7-8
In 2008, the Lord gave me two visions. One was felt physically, the other was seen visually. Both served as prophetic reminders of God’s judgment as demonstrated through the ‘shaking of all things’.
While eating at a local restaurant with my husband, I suddenly felt the ground shaking beneath my feet where I sat. I looked around and noticed that no one else was affected by what I had felt and nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary. I asked my husband if he had felt the shaking and he replied that he had not. We left and later I noted what I had experienced in the journal I was keeping then continued to ponder it all.
A few days later, I had an open vision. While watching a television program in my living room, I saw what appeared to be a weather broadcast. In the broadcast, I saw a woman give a warning of devastating earthquakes that were to come coming major cities located all over the United States, and possibly all over the world. The woman stood with a pointing stick in her hand and pointed to two columns on a board. Each column had a list of approximately 6 to 8 major cities for a total of approximately 12 to 16 major cities altogether. Alarmed at what I saw, I immediately got up and asked my husband if he had heard the news about the pending earthquakes. He had no idea what I was talking about. When I returned to the living room to show him, the vision and the weather broadcast was gone. I proceeded to search the news channels, as well as the Internet, spending quite a bit of time looking for information concerning these earthquakes however, nothing was ever found. There are prophecies throughout the Bible that foretell of “famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places.”(See Matthew 24:3). These signs will mark the “end times” as well as the eve of the anxiously awaited return of Jesus Christ. Earthquakes are yet another form of shaking that God will use to bring about judgment upon the earth. This was another sign given to me as a reminder of what is yet to come. Again, I noted this experience in my journal then continued to ponder it all.
I fast forward to 2016 and only a few days ago, where I received another vision of ‘shaking’ upon the closing of my eyes one evening while I lay in bed. I saw a date flash before my eyes then violently shake from side to side. Again, I was reminded of the previous visions and all of God’s judgments concerning the shaking of the nations, the people and the Church. I believe this vision was an inspiration for the writing of this post today. Therefore, this message is for you:
Child of God, you have been warned. Prepare and brace yourself for the shaking that in just a little while will be upon you as well as that which is soon to come. Then, stand firmly and securely on the foundation that is your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.