The COMING STORM
4-1-2010, * -- When a sleeping child must be awakened, a loving parent takes him by the shoulders and gently shakes him. If the child doesn't wake up immediately, the shaking becomes a bit firmer. The parent insists, because he knows the child will suffer if he doesn't wake up on time.
That’s precisely what God is now doing to America and the world. At first, He shook us very tenderly, but now His shaking has become violent, because we refuse to awaken.
In the late 1980’s the Lord’s shaking of the earth began with earthquakes. A quake in Armenia wiped out almost that entire province. A quake in Japan measuring 6.9 nearly destroyed an entire city. Then came the horrible quake in San Francisco, with more following almost daily in that area. Quakes hit the West Coast constantly, from northern California to San Diego and down into Mexico. [On Mar 11, 2011 Japan had the horrific 9.1 quake and tsunami that destroyed their nuclear plant; causing radiation in the Pacific ocean.
In the Old Testament we read in Isaiah 24:1, 11, 13 the prophecy that God will one day shake the earth as if it were an olive tree-till every bit of fruit falls.
"Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty . . . and turneth it upside down. . . All joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone... When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree."
The prophet Ezekiel reports that when God's fury arises, He will shake all that can be shaken: "All the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown
down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. . . . And I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord." (Ezekiel 38:20 and 23)
The writer of Hebrews [may be Luke] says: "Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. . . . That [only] those things which cannot be shaken may remain" (Hebrews 12:26-27).
God is going to shake everything in sight so that He is revealed as the only unshakable power! He said, “I am God, there is none else!”
*Excerpted and adapted original message from the Late David Wilkerson here
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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