Full text of renowned Bible teacher Derek Prince’s sermon titled ‘God Will Shake All Things’ (Part 1- Nations)
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Derek Prince – Bible Teacher
From Psalm 94, verses 12 and 13, and it is, I trust it will prove appropriate to the message which I’m going to be bringing.
‘Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, and teach out of Your law, that You may give him release from the days of adversity until the pit is dug for the wicked.’
If you don’t see the appropriateness of that, I trust you will a little more clearly after this evening is over.
Now, I want to begin by reading the passage that was assigned to me. So if you can lay the responsibility at the door of Ken Burnett. I don’t know whether he remembers, but he gave me this passage, and I staggered, because I thought, how can I possibly be or so vast a theme as it’s contained in these words which are found in Hebrews 12, verses 25 through 29…
Hebrews 12: 25-29: ‘See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape, who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth, but now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.’
Now this ‘yet once more’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear, for our God is a consuming fire.’
And then we need to turn briefly to the passage from which those words were quoted, which was in Haggai 2:6. And I read them for a special reason, that’s Haggai 2, verse 6, and beginning of verse seven.
Haggai 2:6: ‘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 he adds what is not stated exactly in Hebrews, ‘I will shake all nations.’
So God says, ‘I will shake heaven and earth, the sea, the dry land, and I will shake all nations.’
That’s a tremendous theme to contemplate. Our imagination can scarcely take in what is involved, and the outworking of that statement that: heaven and earth, the sea, the dry land, and all nations are to be shaken by the power of God.
Before I go into the theme, I want to ask you a question which is based on Scripture. The question is this, you don’t have to give me an out-loud answer.
Do you believe in the judgment of God? Because in my experience, as I travel around and meet a lot of Christians in different places and attend a lot of conferences and meetings, very, very little is said today in most places about the judgment of God. The attitude almost seems to be, ‘well it’s not nice to talk about God’s judgment, let’s stay away from that painful subject.’
In fact, I think a lot of Christians really almost have reservations about presenting God as a Judge. It’s almost as if that will offend people or frighten people. We won’t be able to get them to listen to the Gospel, if we talk about the judgment of God.