There has been much talk about shaking. Financial systems are going to shake; the earth is shaking, another large earthquake rocked Mexico, that is two in a week; the political system is shaking; the religious system is shaking; there is a whole lot of shaking going on. But what is the shaking for? If you only hear about a shaking, see a shaking, but don’t know the why behind the what, then it will creates fear. However, if you know what the shaking is for, you can rejoice, be at peace and watch the salvation of the Lord. People do us a disservice if they prophecy a shaking but don’t give us the redemptive purpose of it.
This morning the Lord prompted me to read the book of Haggai. It is only two chapters, so it is an easy read and very encouraging. Haggai is the prophet who works with the governor, high priest and the king of Judah to get the people moving on the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. Now we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, so it is not about a building but a body, yet the same truths apply. God has been and continues to rebuild His body, so the harvest of souls can be added to a healthy body of Christ. It’s been tough, but we are being built and it is exciting.
Back to the shaking, listen to what Haggai the prophet says about the reason behind the shaking that we are experiencing and will see intensify. “For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,’ declares the LORD of hosts. ‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ declares the LORD of hosts.” Did you hear that the shaking is bringing the resources and the glory. Now that is why we rejoice that things are shaking.