Listen up, Facebook Friends:
Far too many Christians have more faith in the news media than they do in the word of God. Far too many have more confidence in the government and politics than the word of God also.
2 Corinthians 4:18 – while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
If we start with the reality of our five senses, hear, taste, touch, smell, and seeing and miss the invisible to make sense of the visible, we won’t see all there is to see. Paul said in this verse you just read: “We don’t start with the things that are seen.” Then he said, “We start with the “unseen.”
Hebrews 12:25 – See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who speaks on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, (Verse 26) whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” (Verse 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.
The first thing Hebrews 12:25 says, is, “Do not refuse Him who speaks.” God speaks in a number of ways. His foundational way of speaking is His Word! His written recorded word.
In times past, He spoke on earth, so the verse says. He spoke through the prophets, but He says, “Now I speak from heaven. Referring to Him coming to earth from heaven in the person of Jesus Christ. So God starts with His recorded word. But we all know people can talk and people still don’t listen, just like some people’s kids do. They will just ignore you.
When we refuse to listen to God, He has another way to speak to us, “By shaking things up!” He will disturb things. So when God sees that people are refusing to listen to His word, for the culture, or community, or even for the saints, He shakes things on earth and will “flat-out” interrupt our lives big time!
Nothing happens that is either not caused or allowed by God! Nothing just occurs. If anything happened that He didn’t cause or allow, He then would not be in control of all things and He is! There is no such thing as luck or chance because God is sovereign!
Then God tells us in verse 27, He will shake the things that can be shaken. Meaning: There is a major interruption that disturbs the natural order of things. When things are interrupted, and we can’t do anything about that interruption, it’s out of our control and that means God has total control. When things are shaken by God, we call those things “Acts of God!”
Some will call them natural disasters, but Christians know that God has allowed it to happen. Therefore when things happen that aren’t supposed to happen, it’s time to listen to the Almighty God Himself! If people don’t look at what has taken place over the last several months across the globe and realize this was not some random incident, then they will not understand that God is trying to get the whole world’s attention.
So, what is God saying? Sometimes God connects His speaking to a warning when it involves shaking! He needs our undivided attention! And His purpose in His speech is always the same: He speaks to “separate!” Hebrews 12:27 – 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. “Separating!”
When our whole world is rocked like it has been with this virus, God’s intention is to create “Correction!” So what is He trying to correct, first by His word and then by shaking? He is trying to correct the fact that the physical has trumped the spiritual! That’s always going to be the message in some form or fashion.
He’s trying to get things back in their rightful “location.” He shakes the things that can be shaken, that is of created things, the physical world so that the things that cannot be shaken “Remain!” He’s putting things back in their rightful place.
Maybe these verses will tell people to put things back in perspective because He has shown us and the world if we don’t listen when He speaks, He can, will, and does “Shut it all down!” However, if people continue to not listen, they will only see a storm that they want to hurry up and get through to go back to what they were doing before all this took place.
I wonder how many have really taken notice of how sick and vile our world has gotten. Who would have ever thought in my lifetime that it would become a law that a woman could decide to kill an innocent baby up to the time of delivery? Or that our government would approve taxpayer dollars to support “Abortion Mills,” and that’s what they are! How about parents letting children get sex changes or name their own gender?
Have we not all wondered how long God was going to watch this and just let it go? Let me ask you a question: How did the plagues in the day of Moses and the children of Israel stop? The blood of a sacrificial lamb was applied to each doorpost and the “Death Angel” passed by that house! And Christians, who is our sacrificial Lamb? Jesus Christ!
You want this virus to stop, apply the Blood of Christ over your life, house and this country, pray and repent and submit to the Son of God! He is our provider and the only solution to this mighty shaking that is taking place! And we must stop and listen to what God is speaking through His Word before it ever gets this far again! Amen and Amen!