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.”
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. Hebrews 12:26-27
I was with a friend of mine the other day and she was telling me that her and her husband had a rough week and that her husband’s job had been on the line. I was shocked because I had no idea because she seemed at peace that week especially since it was the week before Christmas. She told me that he had compromised his positition and they would let him know their decision at the end of the week. I know this gentleman and I was thinking what could he have done or what kind of decision could he make to compromise this job???? She said that he had a promblem with alcohol, that he did not drink all the time, but when he does, he cannot stop and that he gets very aggressive and borderline abusive. Not the guy I know!!?? This is something that she found after they married and because of situations that came about she would become very critical of him and she would confront him about his aggression and he was in complete denial about it and basically blamed it on her critical spirit. My friend’s husband was in a high level position and used to travel some and of course entertained his employees and it always involved alcohol. Everything came to a head during the holidays when they were out with his boss. Of course most everyone was drinking and as the night grew longer, my friend’s husband started becoming very abusive. His behavior shocked his boss because he was seeing a side of him that he had not known. My friend’s husband began to disrespect her and became increasingly more aggressive and had began to start choking her in front of his boss. When the evening ended, she was very upset understandably and in her entitlement began the threats and criticism. How dare you do this, you have a daughter, you are tearing down our family. His justification was I am a good provider, I am a good father and a good husband……he was in denial. At this same time, it was also discovered that on a recent trip that he was entertaining with alcohol and somehow a minor was involved with one of his employees and word got back to the company and became an HR issue. His job was on the line and his boss said that they would make a decision by the end of the week. That week something happened, God’s grace abounded and what would be normal for them in this battle was turned upside down. God asked her who was she more mad at, her husband or herself? She pondered the question and realized that she needed to take responsibility for her actions and HONOR her husband rather than tear him down. In the natural that does not make sense, she was embarrassed, abused and had entitlement for her feelings. God had another plan, He wanted my friend off the throne so that he could work. That week she extened the grace and mercy of God and when he got into self doubt and began to call himself a hypocrite and that he did not deserve to even be in his leadership position at church, afterall they had just received a new level position, she built him up and fought the lies with her husband. That week they prayed together and their prayers were not to keep his job, but for clarity and for God’s purpose and will in that situation. My friend’s husband had an amazing revelation, he realized that his actions are out of control and that he never wanted to do anything to jeopardize his family and he wants to be a father and husband that would bring glory and honor to God. Friday of that week he went into work and was told that he did not lose his job, but rather demoted, there was a celebration in their family and praising God that he is still employed!!! God wanted to bring divine correction in his life and his ways are higher……what God was doing was using situations to bring things to the surface, a kind of shaking, so that when the shaking stopped, the things that could not be shaken remained, and those are the things of God. I have gone through something similar where it looks like Hell is coming against you and technically it is, but God is shaking up things in our life that cannot go into our future. Don’t get frustrated and in fear….let God shake those things in your life, so that way when the shaking stops, you will find more of Him in your life and less of those things that have hindered you, affected your decisions and actions and even caused loss in your life. He loves you!