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A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken

Hebrews 12:26-28 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. – ESV 

We are living in times when we can testify to the truth of these verses. God is shaking many things that can be shaken. There are perhaps many things that haven’t been touched yet by this shaking, but according to the scriptures they will have their turn at some point if they can be shaken. 

We might as well face the fact that this world as we know it is not our home. As much as we would like to make ourselves comfortable and enjoy the bounty and ease of 21stcentury living, this is not God’s will for our lives. If it were, He would not shake all things that can be shaken. 

Don’t Build On What Can Be Shaken

God doesn’t seem to want us to take deep root in things that are transient. Throughout history, kingdoms have risen and fallen. Fortunes have come and gone. The more determined man has been to create permanence and strength from his own flesh, the more likely it seemed God would oppose his plans and ultimately make them crumble. 

None of this sounds encouraging, but the fact is, these are God’s mercies at work. God drove Adam and Eve from the Garden before they could eat of the tree of life and live forever in the state they were in. This was God’s mercy. In the same way, God is also merciful in not allowing us to achieve permanence in the strength of our own flesh.

Instead, He prefers that we make our stand on a firm foundation. On a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. His own Kingdom. It is a heavenly Kingdom not corrupted by man’s ideas or satanic filth. It is firm and unshakable because He has made it and preserved it to be untouched by the corrupting influence of evil. Lacking that corruption and possessing His own eternal qualities and purities, His Kingdom will have no end. 

Standing On His Kingdom

So let’s make every effort to plant our feet on that territory. Everything else will crumble beneath us, and we’ll wish we wouldn’t have staked so much on temporal things. God’s Kingdom is eternal. It will not crumble or fade. It will increase, grow and multiply. To the increase of Jesus’ government and of peace there will be no end. Doesn’t that sound like something we want to be a part of?

 Let’s get our eyes off the shining attractions of this world. Let’s fix our focus on something unseen to our natural eyes. This is faith and faith pleases God. So much so, that it is the key that get’s us into this Kingdom. So let’s have faith in Jesus and walk daily in a Kingdom that cannot be shaken!

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I am passionate about words and ideas. The best I can wish for is to put both together, along with others who share my enthusiasm. I am philosophical and curious, I will go to great lengths to get at the truth, and discover new vistas. Above all, I am passionate about my faith in Christ Jesus, and all else hinges on that.

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