I’m sure you have seen, or perhaps even been a victim of, someone hysterical—being shaken back to reality. That illustration came to my mind when I was thinking about all the turmoil this world has faced, and is facing within a short period of time. It’s as if this wayward, rebellious, sinful planet is being warned to come out of its immoral state of complacency. I know this shaking has spiritual implications because of its global magnitude. We must keep in mind; this whole world has been called on the carpet; the moans and groans cross all language barriers and cultural differences; these vibrations are felt around the world.
You’re dead if you don’t feel this shaking.
However, not everyone will comprehend these dire circumstances as warnings; but those who do, are not taking this shake up for granted—but seeing it as a wake-up call; a time to examine their ways in the light of God’s Word.
In Amos 3:7, it says the Lord will do nothing without revealing it first to His prophets. Perhaps we should look at these events and interpret them as a forewarning?
What is God saying to us personally, and collectively?
We can’t ignore these current uprisings when they affect our health, our families, our security, our means of survival, and in many cases, rattling our distorted archaic ways of thinking and doing things. This erratic shaking is loosening everything that isn’t built on the Solid Rock of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we must pay attention and not be tricked into thinking all this turmoil is because of someone else’s error. Be not deceived, everybody’s fingerprint is showing up.
- Have we replaced God with the “gods” and idols of this world? (See Exodus 20:3.)
- Have we gotten so fixated and self-absorbed that we are blinded by the cruelty of our actions toward one another? (See Mark 12:31.)
- Have we labeled ourselves as righteous before God, as we hold fast to deep seeded resentments? (See Matthew 7:21.)
We should take questions like these before God, and ask Him: Show me—to me. Then by faith, when He does reveal our hearts, we must not rationalize or make excuses for our ungodly ways; whatever God is shaking off—let it stay off.
There’s a reason for this shaking. . .
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.