Moving Heaven and Earth
Hebrews 12:25-29God wants us to be aware of Him, and He will shake our world—literally and figuratively—to make that happen.
The Old Testament records that to gain mankind’s attention, the Lord moved heaven and earth. Mt. Sinai quaked before Moses received the Ten Commandments (Ex. 19:18-19). God also told Judah that He would shake things up by overthrowing kingdoms, armies, and nations (Hag. 2:20-22).
God did the same sort of thing in New Testament times. At the crucifixion, an earthquake signaled destruction of the old way of life and establishment of a new covenant (Matt. 27:51). Shortly afterward, a group of believers were filled with the Holy Spirit, and the ground trembled again (Acts 4:31).
But geological and societal turmoil aren’t simply tactics of the past. God still shakes the world today. Every nation on earth “trembles” with concerns about the environment, health, famine, and its economy. Yet current issues will seem mild compared to the disasters and epidemics that will take place during the tribulation (Rev. 6). At that time, judgments of all kinds will be unleashed on the earth in order to get people’s attention.
God is sending the world a message: Mankind is not in control. Because He loves us, our Father will remove anything that we’ve trusted instead of Him—until we ultimately seek security only in our unshakable Lord.
Does God have your attention? Don’t wait for Him to take drastic measures. Be sure to give Him your undivided attention each day.
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