Hebrews 12:25-29 – “See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.” NKJV
No, I’m not talking about the song of yesteryear by Jerry Lee Lewis, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” I’m talking about the shaking God is about to and in some cases is doing. The writer of Hebrews quoted a prophecy from Haggai 2 beginning at verse six.
6 “For thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; 7 and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts. 8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts. 9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.” NKJV
The warning is clear as is the solution. He referred to previous judgments of God and plainly stated that those who rejected God did not escape nor shall we. The people of Noah’s day did not escape. Those building Babel did not escape. Sodom and Gomorrah did not escape. They all had a common thread, they rejected God unlike the city of Nineveh which repented upon hearing Jonah’s preaching. The warning is clear, if we reject God we will not escape and I am totally convinced we are about to see a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” here in this present world including the United States of America.
This shaking will remove that which is not rooted and grounded in God’s Eternal Truth. If we modify the Bible to fit our politically correct world interpretation that will be shaken. If we dilute the message of the Cross to make it anything other than a foundational element in the redemption of man that will be shaken. If we reject the truth that Jesus is the way, truth, life and the only door to God that will be shaken. If we make our churches and ministries more of a social experiment than a spiritual hospital and university that will be shaken. If we promote self that will be shaken. I have talked with many today who are expressing being ‘fed up’ politically and political correctness and I usually say, “Do you think God is getting fed up with us?” Have we become complacent and compromised our convictions for the sake of acceptance? God is incredibly longsuffering as has been demonstrated over the generations but the Bible warns of a time when He will say ENOUGH and then look out for “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Is Going to Happen.”
Can you be shaken? Will you be shaken? Will you find that what you have set your hand to is something that cannot be shaken? All are questions we cannot fully answer until the shaking but things we should be considering as we move through life. Shaking is coming and if we have run with the footmen and they have made us weary what will we do when horses come? I plead for each of us to make it our ambition to only do what we see Him doing and only say what we hear Him saying. Let us SEEK FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness. May God be our Lord and our Savior!
God bless you richly as you go through this beautiful day!