The Shaking

This blog won’t be like anything I’ve written before. These aren’t my words. God gave ‘The Shaking’ to Brother Jerry Moore, who is the pastor of Carmel Assembly of God in Bonifay Florida. His message can be listened to HERE. He preached this message on September 19th of 2010. I strongly urge you to listen to this message. I wholeheartedly believe this is a word from the Lord.

I only have a very small group of individuals that follow my blog, but I feel as if I would be disobedient to not share this word to the best of my ability. I ask you to please share this word. Not in support of Devotions of Grace, or Britney Wilkes, but because I sincerely believe in this word that was given to Brother Jerry.

My spirit is heavy and my heart is burdened for His church, for a lost world. If you’ve gotten to this point in reading, please finish. Please prayerfully consider this message. Most of what I will write will be directly taken from the sermon notes of Brother Jerry Moore. I will use his points to emphasize his message, ‘The Shaking’.

“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; 7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. 9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.” Haggai 2:6-9

“21Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; 22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.” Haggai 2:21-22

“26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” Hebrews 12:26-28

There will indeed come a shaking upon this earth. This shaking will be greater than anything we have known before. The Word states that both heaven and earth will be shaken, there will be nothing that is unaffected because of it. The shaking will come because God said it would come, and He is not one that He can lie. There is a definite promise of the shaking. Though we serve a God who’s mercies are new every morning, and though we serve a God who is faithful to forgive us of all in unrighteousness, we also serve a God who is righteous, and who will judge us for our unrighteousness.

We live in such a time that our world has been deceived as having a form of Godliness. In fact, I would dare say that even many of today’s prominent religious leaders have been deceived by the idea of grace and mercy and neglected to acknowledge that God is a jealous God who will judge His people.

Joel Osteen is a hugely popular preacher who’s church reaches millions of individuals. I have enjoyed some of his teachings, and I believe he has done a great work for God, but in his words, he doesn’t mention the word sin in his messages because.. “..I don’t want to beat anyone down by doing so, or make them feel guilty when they are going through enough already.” (Please note Brother Jerry did not include or mention Joel Osteen’s name). I believe this statement was taken in 2009 and I pray he has changed his teaching since then, because this idea of not talking about sin takes away from the reality of God. The reality is His judgment that will come on an individual or a nation that persists in sin and disobedience.

I believe the shaking has already begun to some degree in our nation. We are facing an economic crisis like none since the Great Depression. Natural disasters have begun occurring more frequently, and more individuals have been touched by their effects. There is a purpose for this shaking, God’s judgment on this earth. We have been living in a time that many Bible scholars call the dispensation of grace. But this dispensation of grace is drawing to a close and God’s judgment will come.

All throughout the Word of God, national adversity is due to national disobedience to God. Natural disasters have been noted to typically mark the closing of one dispensation and the beginning of another. The 12 Minor Prophets give examples of this throughout the Old Testament. Sin is always dealt with in two ways; one, by the blood of Jesus Christ and repentance, or two, judgment.

We are living in one of the most disobedient times known on this earth. Our country is anti-God. It has been said many times but the truth remains, God has been taken out of the classrooms and the schools, He has been taken out of our courtrooms. These acts of disobedience will not continue forever, and there will be a judgment. The church will be shaken, but we will not be the object of the shaking. We will feel its effects. Noah wasn’t the object of the flood, but he was affected by it and his lifestyle was changed. Abraham and Lot weren’t the object of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra, but they felt its effect.

God loves His church. When He sees His church He sees the sacrifice that He gave in His son Jesus Christ. He loves her too much to allow her to stay in her current condition. There must be a shaking to awaken her back to a sincere and a right relationship with God. The problem with the shaking is the fear that many people, even within the church, aren’t rooted and grounded in the Word of God. They are deceived into thinking that a casual relationship with God will be all that’s needed. They are deceived by the ideas that grace and mercy wouldn’t allow the people to go to hell and be judged for sin. But the Word promises that if you can be shaken you will be shaken. The Word promises that God will judge sin and unrighteousness.

There must be a preparation. How do we prepare ourselves? We must anchor ourselves in the Word of God. We must develop a sincere prayer life.

This time that’s coming will be an anxious time. People will fear for themselves, their children, and their family. They will search high and they will search low for answers. But this is the truth; Those who know who they believe, those who have a committed and sincere relationship with Jesus Christ, they can trust that they will be taken care of. The whole world may crumble around you, but if you know who Jesus is, and know Him as your personal Savior, and have a sincere and burning relationship with Him, you will not be destroyed. His Word promises this.

Now isn’t the time to play games with your salvation. Now isn’t the time to grow lukewarm in your faith. Now is the time to seek God, while He can still be found. Now is the time to commit your life to Jesus Christ. If you haven’t done that yet, I pray that you find an altar of repentance, do so even right now, and allow God into your heart. Ask Him to forgive you of your sin, and seek after Him. There will be a shaking. If you can be shaken, you will be.

Please..please…find God and hold to His unchanging hand. He’s the answer that we need. He’s the answer that you’re looking for. There can be peace found in this shaking, but that peace is only found in the presence of an Almighty, and an All-consuming God.

 

 

Author: Britney Wilkes

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  1. I AM REALLY TOUCHED BY THIS MESSAGE. INDEED THE SHAKING IS ALREADY STARTED….OH GOD. HELP US TO BE GROUNDED IN YOUR WORD ALWAYS!!!


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