I can barely keep up with politics, current events, things happening in the Christian world (major doctrinal shifts and at the same time revival and persecution) and still keep my eyes on Jesus and the ministry He has called me to do. I am reminded of the verses Hebrews 12:26,27 “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 HEAVENS.” 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.”
So now that many things we are tempted to trust in are being shaken: leaders, organizations, denominations, political parties, doctrinal positions, etc . let us remember that the verses that come NEXT are about the coming Kingdom of God in its eschatological fullness – something I am more and more prone to welcome as the days, months and years go by.
“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; for our God is a consuming fire.” Heb. 12:28,29. I don’t know exactly what that means but I do know what we are experiencing now will not go on forever. Are we ready for some shaking?? Are we confident in what will remain? I ask myself as well as you, dear reader!