The Shaking

Whose voice then shook the earth

Shared by Jeff Rowland.

The power of the voice of God is unmatched by anything the earth has ever seen or come in contact with.  One word from the lips of God can destroy with more devastation than any bomb ever created.  One word from the lips of God can breathe life into anything or anyone.

(1Ki 19:12)  And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

Even though our God’s voice is so powerful, He can speak with such still softness as to gently urge the hearts of all who will listen.  Could it be that the gentleness of our God is often why we so disregard and refuse Him that speaks?  Could it be that our God is speaking louder so as to get our attention to the times we are living in now?

I believe that we are now living in the middle of Hebrews 12:25-29.  I also believe that God is speaking to the earth and its time that we begin to pay attention.  There is always purpose and reason to the voice of God being released.

Verse 26 says, “Whose voice then shook the earth.”  We need to consider the events that are taking place now at such a rapid rate of speed.  The earthquakes that are ravaging the earth all over must be given heed to.  Jesus foretold of things to come as a sign of the end of the age in Matthew 24.

(Mat 24:7)  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

This was the response of Jesus after being asked the question what is the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?  We are now seeing these signs.  Even a casual student of the Word of God can see these things are upon us.

We see many descriptions in the Word of God about the voice of God that shows the awesome power there is in his voice.  Listen to the words of the Psalmist;

(Psa 29)  A Psalm of David. Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.  The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.  The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.  The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.  The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.   The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.  The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.