Full text of Derek Prince’s sermon: “I Will Shake All Things” – Part 2: The Church which was preached in 1992, Westminster Chapel UK.
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Derek Prince – Bible Teacher
All right, now we’re going back to the theme that we began to deal with in the afternoon, the shaking of all things which God has predicted through His prophets. And I’m not going to go over the material we covered, just point out that God says: I will shake all things, I will shake the heaven, I will shake the earth, I will shake the dry land, I will shake the sea, I will shake all nations, I will shake everything that can be shaken.
The purpose being that those of us who have received the kingdom that cannot be shaken may be, as it were, filtered out from the rest of humanity.
Now this evening I want to deal with a practical response.
HOW SHALL WE RESPOND?
If we really believe that God is going to do what He so clearly says He is going to do, what are we going to do about it? Are we going to do nothing or are we going to seek from the Bible to know what the sensible and Scriptural course of action is.
First of all, from what I said this afternoon, it’s obvious that if we want to remain unshakable we have to build a foundation on the word of Jesus, hearing and doing His word.
So all that I’m going to say now follows out of that. In other words, in what ways shall we hear and apply the teaching of Scripture?
I want to start with two verses in 2 Peter chapter 3, a chapter which deals with this period, the period of shaking. I’ll read verses: 11 and 12:
2 Peter 3: 11-12: ‘Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God.’
We’ll stop there. Peter asks a very sensible question, and he asks the right question. The question is not first and foremost what shall we do, but what kind of persons ought we to be?
What we are is more important than what we do. And he gives a very simple outline answer which contains three elements. He says first of all, in all holy conduct and godliness. (2 Cor. 6:17–7:1)
Secondly he says, looking for, And thirdly, hastening the coming of the day of God.
So there are three things that he speaks about: holy conduct and godliness; looking for the coming of the day of God, and hastening the coming of the day of God.
That should be our basic response: holiness, looking for the coming of the day of God, and hastening the coming of the day of God.
I will deal briefly with those, first of all, with regard to holiness. I’ll just turn to one Scripture, which is 2 Corinthians chapter 6, beginning at verse 17 and continuing on into chapter 7 verse 1. You need to bear in mind the chapter divisions were not in the original text, they were put in many, many centuries later by translators. And sometimes they obscure the sense.
So we’re going to start now with 2 Corinthians 6:17. And most of it is a quotation from the Old Testament.