The Voice That Shook The Earth, Still Speaks
There is much trembling of hearts and minds when the powers of “nature” are working. When storms brew up there lightning, thunder, waves of the sea hearts grow fearful. When the ground moves under our feed due to circumstances beyond our control we can become afraid and not know what to do.
How do we respond to the “Voice That Shook The Earth”, and called people to Himself?
1. Refusing the One who speaks with authority – consequences.
2. The voice which once shook the earth (Ps. 29; Haggai 2:6-7).
3. The shaking of things that were created versus the things eternal.
4. There is an unshakable kingdom.
I. THE DANGERS OF REFUSING THE ONE WHO STILL SPEAKS (v. 25).
II. THERE IS A PROMISE OF FURTHER SHAKING OF THINGS CREATED (vv. 26-27).
III. THE SHAKING OF THOSE SHAKEABLE THINGS STRENGTHENS THOSE THAT ARE UNSHAKABLE (v. 27).
IV. THE RECEIVERS OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CANNOT BE MOVED (vv. 28-29).
i. There is great necessity for the world to hear the Voice which speaks from heaven to the earth.
ii. Lest we think that the earth and all creation is eternal there is a promise of God’s shaking of these things to remind us that there is eternity.
iii. When we finally come to the realization that there is eternity these shakable things do not seem so important, but rather build our faith in the One who has made all things for His own pleasure.
iv. By faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross we are the recipients of a kingdom which cannot be shaken.
-Tim A. Blankenship