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Shaking Things into Order

Haggai 2:6-9

For the LORD of Hosts says this: “Once more, in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations so that the treasures of all the nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,” says the LORD of Hosts. “The silver and gold belong to Me” – the declaration of the LORD of Hosts. “The final glory of this house will be greater than the first,” says the LORD of Hosts. “I will provide peace in this place” – the declaration of the LORD of Hosts.

Haggai prophesied of a day when God will restore the wealth of the nations to His church. He owns all the silver and gold, but many have hoarded it for themselves. He will shake heaven and earth in a manner that will make the nations realize there is a God, and their governments are not Him! They will bring their wealth to honor God. Christ will be the rightful King upon the throne. 

We live in a day when it is dangerous to be a Christian in some parts of the world. Sadly, our own country is beginning to threaten the rights of Christians. After this shaking, however, God promises peace to His church. Before there is wealth in God’s house and before there is peace, there is shaking. 

The shaking comes to set things in proper order. When our foundations and fortresses crumble, we are forced to find refuge. Our priorities change out of necessity. In this shaking, God restores glory to His church. We should not fear this shaking but rest assured that God’s glory will be revealed in Christ, and we are hidden in Him. 

If things seem to be falling apart, realize that God may be shaking things into proper order. Don’t panic.  Praise Him! He is the God of the shaking, and He is the God of the glory to be revealed. Honor Him with all you have, and give your treasure to Him. He will align you with blessing and bring you peace because He has declared it so.

Have a blessed day!

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