‘Embracing the God Who Shakes Our World’

Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 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.    Hebrews 12: 26-27

This essay by Martin Selbrede will do for a sermon.


God shakes the earth. We see that as a hardship, a rough ride; but it’s also God’s promise. As for the shaking, “It is how God fulfills His promise to His people that they will inherit the earth while His government increases without end.”

You can read the whole essay for yourselves. I just want to add one more thought to it.

What if God didn’t shake the earth? What if He didn’t remove those things that oppose Christ’s Kingdom?

That should scare you worse than the shaking.

Remember the seed that was sown among thorns.

6 comments on “‘Embracing the God Who Shakes Our World’

  1. Yes, it would be the most horrifying thing ever if we could not depend upon God to take care of all this. We are assured that we can trust Him to do everything that needs to be done.

  2. I doubt we would last ten minutes. No human is capable of “upholding all things by the Word of His Power”

  3. There’s a whole lot of shaking going on. The Book of Haggai is very interesting. It can be seen comparable to our own time. God raised up a secular ruler, Cyrus, so His people could restore the temple, and God has raised up Trump to give Christians a time to restore the prominence of the church in society. Could that be what the pandemic is about, causing God’s people to repent of letting the godless take over our institutions?

    1. I just pray, every day, that God will open our eyes and bring us back to our senses, of which we took leave some long time ago. As He did for the prodigal son, I pray he’ll do for our country.

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