A Great Shaking
"At that time His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth, but heaven as well.” The words “Once more signify the removal of what can be shaken— that is, created things— so that the unshakable may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us be filled with gratitude, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe." Hebrews 12:26-28.
Did not the demons tremble and shake and cast into fire and water, and cause great torment to those whom they possessed? Did not those manifest contortions and lack of self control and great evil who were under the domain of darkness? Did they not cause great havoc and oft with great strength - especially as the Lord of Lords and King of kings drew nigh to them to evict them from the afflicted individuals?
Do we think it any accident now, as His final drawing near approaches, when every eye shall see Him, that destruction arises in the cities as the servants of darkness tear them apart? Is it really odd that they lie and create every obfuscation and sleight of hand to maintain their hold? Should it be thought so odd that there is devastation on every level?
Should we consider it odd that all that can be shaken is being shaken? That society is falling apart? That the organized (and unorganized) religions are falling apart, yet what is of Him Who is the Truth is being revealed, yet the horrors of darkness that have been serving the Father of Lies are also being made visible? Even though they have been hiding in plain sight?
These are the signs of the close of the age!
Someone made commentary yesterday on social media that what America is experiencing is a great exorcism.
The truth is that is yet to come! What we are seeing is that the unseen powers of darkness which have held the kingdom in captivity know that the great and terrible day of the Lord is at hand. They tremble because they are being shaken.
And so they are literally raising hell as they never have before. They and their works are being shaken. Their illicit claims and stranglehold to the kingdom won by the blood of the Lamb will soon no longer be in effect. And they know it. They also know that their time has come to go into the Lake of Fire! Why would anyone think they will go easily? They are like wicked tenants who have not cared for the land or their peoples, and are being evicted. Such often destroy before vacating the space.
Other related references for contemplation:
"Though the mountains may be removed and the hills may be shaken, My loving devotion will not depart from you, and My covenant of peace will not be broken," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." Isaiah 54:10
"For behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind." Isaiah 65:17