TEXT: Haggai 2:6-9, “And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.”
God is about to shake America to it’s very roots. Nothing will be exempt from this great shaking (health, financial systems, food supply, distribution chains, etc.). However, the people that know the Lord and obey Him will prosper during a time of powerful spiritual revival. When God gets ready to make changes, He always separates the wheat from the chaff. God wants us to trust Him more than we trust the world and sometimes, He has to take drastic action to get us out of our comfort zones.
Revival fire cannot be visited upon comfortable people. It would be easier to set fire to wet wood than get a comfortable congregation ignited with the passions of real revival. However, our problem (the problem of all humans) is that we crave comfort. It is not in our nature to move past our last consolation.
FROM EVERY PERSPECTIVE – PSYCHOLOGICAL, SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL – MOST OF US SPEND OUR LIVES TRYING TO FIND A NICE, WARM PLACE TO BED DOWN IN.
This is sort of an insecurity problem that makes us motionless. Spiritual insecurity prefers the familiarity of yesterday’s blessing. This explains why the modern American church clings to tired traditions.
BUT YESTERDAY’S BLESSING CANNOT PRODUCE TOMORROW’S REVIVAL.
It takes more than comfortable consolation to bring out the best in us. Something has to propel us into the greatness of our destinies. Something has to shake us out of comfortable complacency and into spiritual action!
JUST AS THE CATACLYSMIC PRESSURE OF THE EARTH TRANSFORMS COMMON COAL INTO SHIMMERING DIAMONDS…
The Spirit of God presses faithful people into dark places, uncertain situations and hostile territories to channel them into His purposes in the earth. And we need to get ready because something is already happening.
The prophet Haggai speaks of a great “shaking” of the nations. The prophet speaks of a day of great tribulation when God will dislodge the kingdoms of this world. He is going to shake them loose, to replace them with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!
This prophecy speaks of the coming of Christ in great power and glory. In this, there is a valuable lesson for America because the verse also speaks of historical repetition and order.
NOW WATCH THIS – IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE FUTURE, STUDY THE PAST.
As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end. When God shakes the foundations of Satan, He establishes the foundations of Heaven. When God brought Israel out of Egypt, He shook the world at Mount Sinai. When the Savior was born, God shook the kingdoms of the earth. At the birth of Jesus, the Scripture declares that Herod “was troubled and all Jerusalem with him.” (Matthew 2:3 KJV). Dr. Luke wrote that Jesus was “set for the fall and rising of many.” (Luke 2:34 KJV).
WHEN GOD GETS READY FOR A NEW SPIRITUAL ORDER, HE ALWAYS SHAKES THINGS UP FIRST!
In the New Testament, the Early Church exploded out of a great shaking of Holy Ghost power. At the turn of the 20th century, the Church was again propelled explosively into the purposes of God by a great shaking of Holy Ghost power. When God gets ready to set things in order, He first sends a great shaking.
IN THE LAST DAYS, THE GREAT SHAKING OF THE NATIONS WILL BE TO THE SETTLING OF THE REMNANT CHURCH AND THE UNSETTLING OF THINGS THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN.
But between the shaking and the settling, something powerful has to occur that will cause the Church to rise up and walk! The Scriptures declare, “the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32 KJV). Something has to happen to press us into or shake us into miracle exploits.
SOMETIMES, CALAMITY AND SUFFERING HAS TO COME TO BRING PEOPLE TO THE PLACE WHERE THEY CAN KNOW WHO GOD REALLY IS!
AND GOD IS ABOUT TO SHAKE AMERICA TO ITS CORE, SO THE WHOLE WORLD WILL KNOW WHO GOD IS!
God often uses fire to shake things up. Elijah called down fire from heaven three times and turned the evil of Jezebel upside down. God also uses fire to purify and refine and improve. When the fire of God falls, it brings pain; but it also produces great power. Jesus went to the Jordan river to be baptized with the Holy Ghost. But, He went to Gethsemane’s garden to be baptized with fire. Jesus told us, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23 KJV). It is painful to deny the lusts of our own humanity. So, God brings the fire to burn away the impurities.
THE AMERICAN CHURCH CANNOT BEAR THE CROSS WITHOUT FIRST KNOWING THE FIRE OF SUFFERING (supernatural empowerment).
Consider the mighty Apostle Paul who was beaten, imprisoned and stoned. Eventually, he was beheaded at the executioner’s block. Paul said to the Galatians, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20 KJV).
WHEN GOD SHAKES THINGS UP AND HIS FIRE FALLS ON US, IT BURNS OUR NERVES UNTIL IT REMOVES OUR ABILITY TO FEEL THE PLEASURES OF A LOST WORLD.
John the Baptist bluntly stated that the fire of God would thoroughly purge His threshing floor. God will burn up everything that is not good and right within us. We need the fire of God to cauterize our souls and shut our ears to the siren songs of seducing spirits who scheme to snatch us away from the old rugged cross and drag us back into the world’s gutter.
THE POWER AND GLORY OF GOD WILL FALL IN THE AMERICAN CHURCH WHEN THE CHURCH DIES TO ITS OWN HUMAN LUSTS.
Jesus did not receive power when He drank the cup or when He was committed to do the will of God concerning Calvary’s cross. Jesus received power when He died to Himself saying, “It is finished.”
THEN, THE LIGHTNING FLASHED ACROSS THE HEAVENS, THE SKIES DARKENED, THUNDER ROLLED AND GRAVES BURST OPEN!
AND SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN TO HELP US MANIFEST OUR DESTINY IN THE KINGDOM OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
In the text, God is saying, “I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations will come…” Many scholars have supposed this to mean that the desire of all nations was merely the coming of Christ. But the modern, high tech world does not yearn for Christ. Indeed, something else is going on here.
The Scripture indicate that there will be a GREAT SHAKING and then, the desire of all nations will come. The words “will come” speak to a change in attitude or an upheaval in the social order. Another way to express this concept might be: “The desire of all nations will be turned upside down or redirected by the hand of God.”
In other words, the desire of all nations will be changed from common lusts into a LONGING FOR DELIVERANCE. They will yearn to be delivered from something that has shaken them out of their comfort zone. Already, this yearning is exploding across the globe and people are rising up against tyrannical governments and loss of freedoms.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE JUST NOW WAKING UP TO THE REALIZATION THAT WE HAVE BEEN DECEIVED BY THE FORCES OF EVIL AND OUR PRECIOUS FREEDOMS ARE BEING STOLEN FROM US!
AND A GREAT SHAKING IS COMING TO THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE.
But the people that know the ways and means of Almighty God have no need to fear the future. We will not only survive this period of shaking, but we will prosper and do exploits for the glory of God. Why? Because our God is good all the time and He takes care of his kids.
THERE IS A FIERY REVIVAL OF POWER COMING TO AMERICA AND WITH IT, WILL COME THE “ELIJAH AWAKENING” (get the book and learn of this prophetic renewal in America).
We need to get ready. We need to return to the pattern set for us by the Early Church. We need to follow the pattern of Jesus. He said, “Are you able…to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” (Matthew 20:22 KJV).
WE HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST.
NOW, WE NEED TO PREPARE OURSELVES FOR THE OTHER BAPTISM – THE BAPTISM OF FIRE THAT WILL TRANSFORM US INTO THE ARMY OF GOD.
IT WILL SET THE HOUSE OF GOD IN ORDER AND PREPARE US TO FIGHT THE SUPERNATURAL EVIL THAT IS KILLING AMERICA!
A time of great shaking is coming for America. A time when God will separate the precious from the vile and the wheat from the chaff. Men and women will humble themselves and seek the face of God. Many will turn from wickedness to righteousness. Many will return to the arms of the Father in repentance and humility.
AND IN ALL OF THIS, GOD IS GOING TO POUR OUT OF HIS SPIRIT UPON ALL WHO DESIRE HIM – IT WILL BE LIKE LIGHTNING FLASHING FROM EAST TO WEST!
AND A POWERFUL REMNANT OF HOLY PEOPLE WILL RISE IN AMERICA… AND WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
A GREAT SHAKING IS COMING!
THE ELIJAH AWAKENING IS COMING!
Jesus said, “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” (Matthew 24:33 KJV).
SOMEBODY OUGHT TO SAY, “EVEN SO, COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS.”