That Can Be Shaken ...

Hag 2:6  For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;   7  And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. 

Heb 12:26  Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Heb 12:27  And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

It is interesting that these scriptures have been applied to the natural realm time and time again.Yet God, for the last days, points to a heavenly quake. One of the major indicators of spiritual interpretation of events is found in 1 Cor. 15:46.

This video is a brief synopsis from the BBC new service.

Part of our basis for teaching will come from this video.

1Co 15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

In our understanding of this, it is often that world events of the natural  have a prophetic implications in the Spiritual realm.

The question then becomes, what prophetic significance do I see in this tragic event.

Although, this is not a fulfillment of the Matt. 24 level of earthquake, because Japan is on a fault line and has had many earthquakes down through the years, the increase in intensity of the quake is a warning to the Church. God is getting ready to do something in the earth and the earth is beginning to groan in travail at a greater intensity than before.

REMEMBER:     Travail is the birth of something, not a sign of death!!!!

Upon understanding the above principle, hangs an interesting interpretation of Matt. 24. It puts the whole of the rest of the chapter in a new light. The light of life instead of death and judgment. The events described after verse 8 are the continuing and increase of travail to life, and the Kingdom of God, not death and the victory of the Anti-Christ.

The question then becomes, with all the earthquakes happening, what is going on in the spirit.

Romans 8 is clear as to what happens when the earth groans and travails. Life is being birthed. More important is the reference there to what is the Body's role in this.

Rom 8:22  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.  23  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even
we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

As we enter into intercession or travail for the manifestation of the sons of God and the redemption of the Body. It is important to realize there must be a synchronization the groaning earth. There are times when it seems the earth is increasing in its travail, and the church is far behind. She has not started to earnestly cry out to God. She does not realize her condition.

Because of this condition, God is going to begin to shake the heavenlies. What does that look like? How can we tell that God is doing that?

As I have sought the Lord for the spiritual parallels to what has happened on the earthly realm, I believe I have seen some keys.

Just as earthquakes come from a place invisible to man and affect the visible, so God is going to send spiritual earthquakes the effect of which will be seen in the church in the visible realm. There have been prequakes already.

It is not normal for me to mention names or to come against any ministries, and I am not doing that now, I am using illustrations that have already effected the spiritual realm. These things have already happened and have caused reverberations in the spiritual realm.

Recently it was announced that Benny Hinn's wife was filing for divorce. For my illustration, the reasons are not the issue, but that it happened. There was a shaking in the charismatic, evangelical realm. But, although it seemed to shake some things, there did not seem, to the observer, to be a lot of damage done.

In the natural, earthquakes weaken foundations of building not built properly. Although the visible structure may look the same, the foundation is weakened. Please hear me, I am not against Benny Hinn and if he came to the area I was in, and the Lord allowed, I would go to the meetings. But an earthquake, or multiple earthquakes will eventually manifest what the foundation is built upon, whether sand, gravel, or The Rock.

Another thing that shook the charismatic community two years ago, was when Ted Haggard, who at the time was head of a large evangelical organization, was accused of a liaison with homosexual. Because we know the ways of the evil one, I refused to fully believe it, even though it was said he confessed to it and asked forgiveness. He went through almost two years of counseling, doing all he was asked to do and then started a church of his own. Again, I did not have a problem with him doing that, assuming he had done all they asked. Yet in an attempt to distance himself from his past and yet show acceptance of everyone, he has made some statements that bring in to question a number of things he denied. I do not judge the man, just make an observation. Only those who have been honest through a "churchquake" or a even more importantly had their own spiritual earthquake can even begin to relate to the pain the man has endured.

Those things which cause the quaking inside, in our soul and spirit are much more important than any natural happening. Natural happenings in our lives, may lead to the "spiritquake" or the "soulquake, but the "fault line" lies deep in our soul or spirit and causes much to rise to the top to be dealt with, or that causes devastation in our relationships or in our lives. 

God's comment on this is that 'in a man or woman who are being prepared by God for this new level of "liberty of the children of God" will experience deep inner quakings of spirit and soul'. (More articles may be written on this later)

There will also be "doctrinequakes", "truthquakes", revivalquakes, and "propheticquakes".

As we continue through this weekend's experience on the world scene in Japan we find the following. 

As we watched the video we saw created a huge whirlpool pulling everything into it and down. In the quakes that are coming in the spirit, there will be forces swirling that will try to suck us in and take us down by overwhelming us.

David cried out:
Pa 61:2  From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Remember that this is not an ungodly man or a sinner writing this. This is God's man of the hour writing. It is He who wrote of the following passages as he was walking through life and relating to God.

Psa 55:5  Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

Psa 77:3  I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

Psa 102:1  A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

This makes this an experience of the saved, although the unsaved will get caught in the quakes and quite possibly be taken down like the ships in the video. During these types of spiritual events, only God can rescue us and bring us out.

The earthquake was in the realm of the invisible. Man did not realize it had happened until it emerged in the realms of the visible. Those who have their ear to the heavenlies will not be surprised by the quakes in the heavens, because they will have discerned the reason for the preshocks or quakes. We are in the time of "prequakes". We need to cry out to God for the spiritual significance of the "prequakes" happening in the heavens.

Although there is much that could be written, it is only my desire to turn your eyes to the realms of the spirit, and prepare you for the spiritual realities of which the Japan earthquake and subsequent "fallout" is pointing to.