“The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the Lord shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low… and the idols He shall utterly abolish. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake terribly the earth.” – Isaiah 2:11-19-
There’s a lot of shaking going on. All over the world, events are unfolding causing man to rush to and fro looking for answers. Nations are trying to come together over the almighty dollar and find a solution, any solution that will just make the present economic crisis go a way. Oh, how we all wish it were so. Just as long as we can go back to the way things used to be. I believe the nations and all of humanity are about to reap what we have sown.
At one time or another, we all have trusted in things besides the One True God. God is shaking everything we have ever trusted in. Please let me ask the following questions:
Are you trusting in government to “fix” things? It will be shaken.
Are you trusting in your neighbor to watch out for you? It will be shaken.
Are you trusting in the news media to tell you the truth? It will be shaken.
How about your pastor or the one you look towards for spiritual answers? This too, will be shaken.
Are you trusting in your IRAs? It will be shaken.
Are you trusting in your insurance policies? It will be shaken.
What about your relationships? You know, the ones where you have thought nothing could ever come between you? That will be shaken.
Are you trusting your children to always be there and to help you? This too, will be shaken.
You, who have had your own strength that you have prided in, are you trusting in that? It will be shaken.
How about those of you, who have trusted in your intellect? It will be shaken.
Are you trusting in that job that’s been paying your bills? It will be shaken.
Are you trusting in your education? It will be shaken.
You who trust that government check every month–it will be shaken.
You who trust in your multi-million, perhaps billion dollar business–it will be shaken.
You who have supported yourself by the sweat of your brow and the work of your hands, are you trusting in that? This too, will be shaken.
Are you trusting in that psychiatrist that you have been going to for years to “fix” you? It will be shaken.
Those who are looking for that magical wonder pill to help you cope with life–it will be shaken.
Are you trusting in Hollywood to bring you the latest movie so you can just forget for a little while, all that is going on in the world? It will be shaken.
Or that certain sport you enjoy so much that helps you numb out? It will be shaken.
How about all the celebrities you follow out of boredom and entertainment? It will be shaken.
Do you have hope in any political party or politician? Trust me, this will be shaken.
The spoiled younger generation of America, who have had everything handed over to you by over indulgent parents–you and your desires will be shaken.
Those parents who have given your children everything but the things of God–you and your spiritual apathy will be shaken.
Those of you who have had much and never once thanked God or thought of your fellow man–you and your greed will be shaken.
Those of you who have had little and for some reason you want to see those punished for their success–you and your jealousies will be shaken.
How about those news media people you have trusted and loved? It will be shaken.
Maybe you are one that has prided yourself in being “positive,” crediting yourself for any success, wealth, health or blessings upon you. You will be greatly shaken!
You who have trusted T.V. evangelists while you hand over your money out of your own greed–you too will be greatly shaken!
You preachers of the gospel who have corrupted the truth with you abominations, and fleece the flock of God–you will be greatly shaken!
Are you trusting in your own strength? It will be shaken.
Are you trusting in your ability in any way? It will be shaken.
Are you trusting in anything other than God? It will be shaken!
I do not want to leave you with a sense of dread, even though dread surely is coming upon the earth. The shaking that is coming is the mercy of God before the judgments, before the wrath to come. It is meant to cause us to turn to Him.
It is Gods’ will that no one perish. That all would come to everlasting life through Jesus, His Son.
Stop trusting in false idols and lying gods. They will not save you from the destruction to come.
There are two kinds of people on this earth. One will call out to God and repent. The other will curse Him. Think not that you are somehow in the middle. Do not be deceived. Sooner or later you will have to make a choice to either receive Gods’ mercy through His Son and bless Him, or be part of the ones who will curse Him. Which one will you be? Seek this day who you will serve.