Hebrews 12:25 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[h] not only the earth, but also heaven.”[i] 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[j] serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Andrew Murray taught that everything in the natural world had a parallel spiritual truth waiting to be discovered: the branch and the vine, the shepherd and the sheep, the sower and the seed, etc. Earthquakes and volcanos seem to be on the rise in these last days. Seismic activity is increasing and even here in Florida where I live, we have had some earthquakes in recent years. Places that have never been shaken in our lifetime are being shaken. In the same way, people, governments, and institutions of all kinds are getting shook up.
I’ve personally went through a huge shaking in the last few years. I didn’t like it. Have you been shook recently ? The purpose of the shaking is to rearrange our priorities to focus more on the eternal and less on the temporary, more on God and others and less on ourselves. After the shaking, when you encounter someone who has experienced deep personal loss, instead of saying, “oh well..”, you feel compassion for their hurt. Instead of God being a Sunday morning thing, He becomes an every day all day long reality in your life.
Note: The day after writing this article I woke to the news of a huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan. An increase in earthquakes and the sea roaring are some of the major signs of the return of Jesus Christ and His final judgement day of this earth. It is His will that none perish. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Have you ever asked, “If there really is a God, why doesn’t He do something about the suffering of children and innocent people ?” …. He’s getting ready to do some major corrections and take over this planet as Lord and King. A great day of celebration for those who know Him, a sad day for those who don’t. Receive His kingdom, a kingdom that cannot be shaken.