Several weeks ago, the Lord dropped this word in my spirit.
I want to begin with what he said and with scripture that backs it up.
Here’s the word:
“There is a shaking coming.”
Now, before you lose heart, or think that this word only means “bad,” let me assure you that, the shaking isn’t ALL bad, but that it has the potential to bring revival to the people of God!
Here’s the good part, the part that brings HOPE…
The shaking will bring GLORY in the house of God and for the people of God!
We live in a moment of history where God extremely desires to pour out his glory.
I’ve preached for months and years that God wants and desires to send revival.
It’s not only a revival of salvation for the lost, although, I certainly believe that is part of it, but this revival is one that also brings GLORY…the glory of the Lord…BACK INTO THE HOUSE OF GOD.
Miracles, signs, wonders, infilling of the Spirit…like Pentecost was, so will the shaking bring glory that fills the house.
When the Bible speaks about the outpouring of the Spirit in the last days, it was not just a one time event, it was meant to be something that the people of God LIVE IN.
- We are to live in the outpouring.
- We are to live in the Spirit.
- We are to walk and move in the Spirit.
- We are to live in the glory of God.
Just as the children of Israel lived in the cloud and in the fire, so we are to live in the glory of God.
The shaking in our nation, and really around the world is simply a precursor to the revival and glory of God falling in the house of God once again.
Deep in my bones I feel it.
Here’s what the Bible says about the shaking…
Haggai 2:6-9 NKJV
 “For thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land;  and I will shake ALL nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.
This is not just an American thing, it is not something isolated in certain places, but the shaking that is going on and about to increase is something happening IN THE EARTH.
The word says that God will shake “all” nations.
 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.  ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
Scripture goes on…
Haggai 2:20-23 NKJV
 And again the word of the LORD came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying,  “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying: ‘I will shake heaven and earth.
Please understand, these were not events that would only happen in the context of what was taking place in Zerubbabel’s time, but these are END TIME events as well.
 I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms; I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms. I will overthrow the chariots And those who ride in them; The horses and their riders shall come down, Every one by the sword of his brother.  ‘In that day,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel,’ says the LORD, ‘and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
Here’s the amazing thing…
We are also the chosen of the Lord.
Listen to the words of Jesus…
John 15:16 NKJV
 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
We have to be a church, and the people of God have to be a people that will rise up in the midst of the shaking and PREPARE our hearts to WHOLLY or COMPLETELY follow the Lord our God!
We must put all our faith…
We must put all our trust…
We must put all our hope…
IN THE NAME of the Lord and not be swayed at the enormity of the conditions around us, but instead, be in awe of the power of the Holy Spirit IN US!
For the church has not come to a stopping point, but to a decision point.
Where will we place our faith?
Where will we place our trust?
We must be ready when God shakes the nations and in the midst of it all, stay close to Jesus and realize that the Word of God is STILL TRUE for us.
The promises never fail.
The word spoken will come to pass.
The Bible is still the infallible truth of God to generations of believers who run into it for help, protection, safety, assurance, power, and peace.
You can count on the word of God no matter what comes!
Therefore our spirit must be like that of Caleb in the Old Testament.
Let’s read his story.
Joshua 14:6-14 NKJV
 Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: “You know the word which the LORD said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea.  I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.
This begs us to ask ourselves, “what is in my heart?”
Is it faith?
Is it belief in the power of the infinite God?
Is it trust in the authority and plans of the omnipotent God?
The reason that Caleb brought back a good report from a difficult land, one that contained giants, was because he understood in his heart that God has the power to defeat every giant.
 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
There wasn’t a shadow of turning in his heart.
He had completely given himself over to the WORD that Moses had spoken to him.
He was holding his hope in the power of God and in the word of the Lord.
 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’  And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.
Are you hearing what Caleb is saying?
Listen to his faith…
“the Lord has kept me alive…”
“the Lord SPOKE his word…”
“Now, here I am…”
He is saying:
“I’m still here.”
“I am still believing.”
“I am still ready.”
Listen as Caleb continues…
“Now, here I am…”
 As yet I am as strong THIS day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.
What Caleb says next is the crux of what we in the church, as the people of God, MUST DECLARE.
 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said.”  And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.  Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.
God is saying in this hour…
“I want my people to rise. I want you to wholly follow me. I want you to TAKE YOUR MOUNTAIN! I have given it to you. My promises are your inheritance. The word I’ve spoken remains as true during trouble as it does during peace. The mountain of my promises and presence is your right and your inheritance. Rise up and take it. I will walk before you and drive out the enemy in front of your eyes. He will experience defeat, but you shall stand in victory!”
People of God…
There is a MOUNTAIN of promises that are there for the taking…all for us!
What must we do, be, and have to endure the shaking and obtain the promises?
How do we wholly follow the Lord?
How do we “take” the mountain?
Let me give you the keys the Lord spoke to me heart about learning to wholly and completely follow him.
First of all we must have…
A Secret Place With God
It’s all about the secret place, secret time, and secret inner relationship you have with the Lord…nothing replaces your secret place and secret space with the Lord.
You cannot replace it with books.
You cannot replace it with sermons.
You cannot replace it with anything.
You and the Lord MUST HAVE a secret place together.
Matthew 6:5-6 AMPC (amplified classic)
 Also when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward in full already.  But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.
Psalm 25:12-14 NKJV
 Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses.  He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth.  The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.
If you want to know the secret of the Lord, you have to build a secret place of fellowship, communion, and relationship WITH the Lord.
Here’s the powerful thing about this…
GOD ALWAYS SPEAKS IN THE SECRET PLACE.
In fact, God loves to speak and reveal his heart to those who love him and seek him!
Here’s what the Bible says…
Amos 3:7 NKJV
 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
Unless we think this is just an Old Testament idea…listen to what Jesus says in the New Testament…
John 15:15 NKJV
 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
It all happens in the SECRET PLACE with God.
Secondly, if we are going to withstand the shaking and wholly/completely follow the Lord, we must have…
Let me tell you a secret…
For the believer, Everything culminates in obedience.
Heres an example…
1 Corinthians 10:1-6 NKJV
 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea,  all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,  all ate the same spiritual food,  and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.  But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.  Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.
Let me ask you, “WHAT IS YOUR MOUNTAIN OF PROMISES?”
What is the promise that God wants to bring to pass in your life?
What is the promise of God that will cause you to endure any shaking in order to obtain?
It is time for the people of God to rise up as a mighty remnant force and declare, “give me this mountain!”
I’m going to tell you that, for me, REVIVAL in the CHURCH IS MY MOUNTAIN!
Revival in the church.
Revival among the people of God.
Revival in the rural church.
Revival in the places that seem like nothing will happen.
Revival where no one expects revival.
In fact, revival is the only promise that God made to me personally THAT HE HAS YET to fulfill.
He has kept every other word he has ever spoken to me…and now my heart cries out, “GIVE ME THIS MOUNTAIN!”
People of God, there is a shaking that is happening and will intensify.
In the middle of it all, God has a word for you…a mountain of promises that he wants you to obtain.
You and I MUST RISE UP as the remnant of the Lord and cry out, “give me this mountain!”
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