When the Shaking Begins, Where Will You Be?

When the Shaking Begins, Where Will You Be?  7/18/13

Jesus said, “For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory (Luke 21:26, 27 NASV).

Arthur BurtI was privileged to hear Arthur Burt in the 1990’s, who was in his 80’s at the time.  Arthur is from Wales and he often refers to the glory of God that the church, if she stays humble, will experience in the last days. I’ll never forget Arthur saying this statement over and over again: “When the shaking begins, the best place to be is in the shaker!”  If God is shaking things up in the last days, it is safer to be inside the shaker!

So what does this mean?  It means we must practice the abiding presence of God. To dwell inside “The Shaker” means we are in Him, we know what he’s thinking, we are already pointed in the right direction before there is an emergency, before a crisis, before a weather catastrophe, or a spiritual shaking.

What’s all this about shaking?   Ask the children of Israel.  God told Moses to tell the people not to touch Mt. Sinai when it was shaking. I wish I could show you the large flash card that I showed my children when I taught this story in homeschool.  I found this photo at fisheaters.com. Here’s the account recorded in Hebrews:

MosesOnMountSinai-Jean-LeonGerome-1895-190018 For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind, 19 and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them. 20 For they could not bear the command, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it will be stoned.” 21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, “I am full of fear and trembling.22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.

25 See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.

26 And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” 27 This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; 29 for our God is a consuming fire.

We are about to receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken.  But first, God has made it plain that he will shake the earth and even the heavens.  Anything that can be shaken will fall away.  Anything that cannot be shaken, will remain.

In short, the best place we can be is inside “The Shaker.”  We’ll talk more about living inside “The Shaker” next time.

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About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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4 Responses to When the Shaking Begins, Where Will You Be?

  1. Larry Who says:

    Thank God for His kingdom.

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  2. David says:

    When tribulation comes, and it will, the best place to be is in the Shaker. And when THE Tribulation comes, we’ll be with Him and His unshakeable heaven.

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  3. I’m so eager to keep going on this theme of preparing for the last days! I keep looking at the local farmers bailing hay–rectangular stacks, round stacks, fields dotted with evidence of harvest–and I ask God, what does it look like when the fields are white unto harvest for souls? How do we know when it’s ready and the great harvest of souls will be reaped before the coming of the Lord? What does GOD SEE from heaven? I wonder . . .

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  4. David says:

    Right now it looks like China or almost all of Africa. Both are undergoing revival. China’s has been going on for more than three decades. I think that the biggest revival will be during the Tribulation. That one will be started by the 144,000 Jews who will be preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom.

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