“Watch that you do not refuse the One speaking; for if these did not escape, who refused Him who divinely warned them on earth, how much more shall we not, if we refuse to hear him who speaks with us from heaven? whose voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, "Yet once, I will shake NOT ONLY the earth, but also the heavens." (Hag. 2:6)
“Now the words "Yet once" make clear the removal of the things being shaken, as having been made, so that the things NOT BEING SHAKEN may remain. For this reason, receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us have grace, by which we may serve YAHWEH pleasingly, with reverence and awe; for also, "Our Elohim is a consuming fire." (Hebrews 12:25-29 HRB, emphasis mine)
YHWH Elohim is shaking, SHAKING, SHAKING. He will no longer allow us to continue to sit on the porch swing, idly watching the world go by. Our ‘comfort zone’, the place we have made for ourselves, in our ‘religious’ circles’, with our ‘hell-fire insurance’ paid up, will no longer offer the security that it once did. He is shaking us, and He is reminding us that our lives are not our own. We have been bought with a price – by the blood of the spotless, sinless, Lamb of God (1Corinthians 6:19, 20; 1Peter 1:18, 19). We have been given assignments to fulfill, and He is shaking us, reminding us that not all assignments have been completed. Are we all able to pass the Deuteronomy 10:12-13 test, of fear YHWH, of walking in HIS ways, of loving and serving Him with everything in us, and being obedient to His Torah? Only those things that cannot be shaken will remain, and this should be the Word of our living Elohim, our Creator.
“And now, Israel, what has YAHWEH your Elohim ASKED OF YOU, except to fear YAHWEH your Elohim, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve YAHWEH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul; to KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS of YAHWEH, and His statutes which I am commanding you today, for your good.” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13 HRB, emphasis mine)
“Test YOURSELVES, to see whether you are in the faith. EXAMINE YOURSELVES! Or don’t you know yourselves—that Messiah Yeshua is in you? Unless of course you failed the test.” (2Corinthians 13:5 TLV, emphasis mine)
Abba, Father, we know that judgment begins with the house of YHWH, with us, Your children. Shake us, YAH; we want only those things that are pleasing to YOU left within us. Let us not be found lukewarm in this hour; fill us with the fullness of YOU, that YOUR light may shine brightly from within us. Fill our mouths with Your Words, fill our hearts with Your love, fill our very beings with Your compassion, that all would know that we belong to You, the “Elohim Chayim”, the Living God. In the Name that is above all other Names we pray, Yeshua, our Messiah King. Amein!
©2015 Merete Marx