Tag: unshakable kingdom
Scripture reading for October 29th: Jeremiah 20-22, Hebrews 12
Scripture reading: Hebrews 12:25-29 “See that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject Him who warns from heaven. 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.” . . .”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.”
God spoke to His people in the Old Testament from the cloud and the fire of Mt. Sinai and in the New Testament through Jesus Christ, God’s Son and final Word from God in Heaven. The earth shook at Mt. Sinai and God promises that He will shake the earth once more at the return of Jesus Christ for His Church. His people receive an “unshakable Kingdom,” but those who have rejected His Word will be shaken out!
Jeremiah 20:13 “Sing to the Lord; praise the Lord! For He has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers.”
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to proclaim Your Word to those in the world who have not heard His voice. I worship You with reverence and awe for Your great mercy and deliverance! Amen.
Scripture reading for December 18th: Hebrews 10-13, James 1
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 12:25-26 “See to it that you do not refuse Him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven? At that time His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken–that is, created things–so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptable with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.””
At the giving of the Law under the Old Covenant, God’s voice shook the earth and the people were terrified. Now, Jesus Christ, Son of God has come to earth and given His life blood as a ransom for all men. He rose again, commissioning the Church to go forth with the Gospel. He promises to shake the earth one more time at the end of time. The kingdom of God through Christ is the only unshakable thing that will survive!
Thankful to overcome: “”This is what the Lord Almighty says, ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations and the Desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory” says the Lord Almighty.” (Haggai 2:6-7)
Scripture reading for November 15th: Hebrews 12:14-29
Holiness is a precious requirement for those entering the kingdom of God and desiring to see Him. “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” (Hebrews 12:14-15) There are things that can keep us out of our inheritance. Failure to be a peacemaker and living in violence and strife will cut us off. Immorality is also a killer of faith. These sins are likened to bitter roots in the soul that causes a person to miss out on the grace of God.
We who live in the last days are under the new covenant. This covenant is not made at Mt. Sinai like the old covenant, but at Mt. Zion. At Mt. Zion we see the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of God and thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly. Here we have the church of the Firstborn (Jesus Christ) consisting of all men and women who by faith have come to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the mediator of this new covenant and His sprinkled blood has forever made atonement for all sins committed in ignorance.
We must willingly come to Jesus and accept His sacrifice for us in order to escape judgment by Jesus Christ. Many Israelites ignored God’s warning through Moses and perished. Now Jesus, God’s final Word from Heaven, has warned us again of another shaking coming at the end that will shake all things that are able to be shaken! (Hebrews 12:26-27) (Haggai 2:6) The earth and everything in it will be destroyed by this final shaking. (2nd Peter 3:7) The kingdoms of earth will be no match for the Lord of Hosts as He comes to establish the millennial Kingdom.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptable with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”” (Hebrews 12:28) Our King Jesus and the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem will be our permanent King and eternal home! This calls for worship and active pursuit of holiness through faith in Jesus. Those who refuse will be consumed by the fire of His wrath!