You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
26 Whose [hos] voice [phone] then [tote] shook [saleuo] the earth [ge]: but [de] now [nun] he hath promised [epaggello], saying [lego], Yet [eti] once more [hapax] I [ego] shake [seio] not [ou] the earth [ge] only [monon], but [alla] also [kai] heaven [ouranos].
27 And [de] this word, Yet [eti] once more [hapax],
signifieth [deloo] the removing [metathesis] of those things that are shaken [saleuo], as [hos] of things that
are made [poieo], that [hina] those things which cannot [me] be shaken [saleuo] may
remain [meno]. KJV-Interlinear
26 And His
voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, Yet once more I
will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven. 27 And
this expression, Yet once more, denotes the removing of those things which
can be shaken, as of created things, in order that those things which cannot be
shaken may remain. NASB
In this universe there are
two opinions Gods and everything else.
There is truth and there are lies.
There is right and there is wrong.
There is light and there is dark.
There is the right way to do things and there is the wrong way to do
things. There is good and there is evil.
And, there is that which can be shaken, and that which cannot be shaken.
Everything that belongs to
God is steadfast, solid, immovable, and can not be shaken from its position in
God, and accordingly will last forever. This is every believers security, eternal
security, in Christ.
Anything which does not
belong to God, anything which is considered temporary in this universe, is
subject to deterioration, corruption, and destruction.
God shook the earth at Mt. Sinai.
Everyone was terrified and lots of folks died. This first shaking was intended
to wake everybody up with respect as to what the true reality of life is. From time to time God throws many destructive
forces at us in order to wake us up.
As we have said before, it
is easy to get caught up in our day to day life. Keeping busy with whatever it
is we do from day to day. It is just as easy to forget that there might not be
a tomorrow. We all kind of presume that our tomorrow s are a given. We expect
to get up every morning and go to school, or go to work, or go shopping, or do
whatever it is we do from day to day. Every weekend we have our social life, or
our weekend activities. And we fully expect to do the things that we have
planned during the week.
Nobody wants to think about
a major disaster coming into their life, and certainly no one wants to think
about the end of their life. That can get depressing, and it certainly isn t
cool. We all want life to be positive, and happy, and one that we look forward
to for good or better things in life. Who wants to cling to the doom and gloom
side of life?
And of course the Christian
life should not be viewed as a doom and gloom philosophy. It should be looked
at as an opportunity for a life phenomenally better, far greater than anything
that you could otherwise achieve.
Too many folks see all of
the warnings of the Bible as a doomsday approach to life. But all that God is doing is reminding us
that we all have an opportunity for huge successes in life, and that if we
ignore His wisdom, we risk losing out on huge blessings.
One day the world, indeed
the entire universe will be shaken to its foundation. All things shakable will be destroyed. That includes all of the tangible universe as
well as all unbelievers. This is not the
ultimate collapsing of the universe back onto itself and then having a big
bang and then starting life all over again as some theories go. But this shaking will be the final end of the
universe as we know it. Then the
universe will be replaced with a new and better one. One which will never go away, but will be
Life will not be
destroyed. Unbelievers will go into the Lake of Fire and they will remain there
forever. The location of the Lake of Fire will be unknown to us and
Believers belong to
God. Believers will not be included in
this shake up of the universe. We will
all be unaffected by the destruction of the universe. Actually we will be the witnesses of its
destruction and of the re-creation of the new universe. We will get to watch the whole show, as it
Can we all enjoy this life
too? Of course. You were put on this earth to prepare yourself
for life. That includes having a life. Some of you will build rockets. Some of you will be inventors. Some of you
will change diapers. Some will climb
mountains. No matter what you do, God
gave you your life as well as doctrine, so that while you are learning to live,
you can also prepare yourself and grow up in your spiritual life too. Don t choose one at the expense of the
When you grow up
spiritually, or should I say, while you are growing up spiritually, your daily
life should go hand in hand with your spiritual growth. The two should compliment each other.
Just understand that this
life is not your entire existence. This
is only the very early stage of your life.
Eternity is going to be a very long time. We all have an opportunity to begin it with
great blessings attached. So, as for the
doom and gloom part. Think of it as more
of a win or lose approach to your future blessings.
The blessings are there and
they are easy to claim. But too, they
are just as easy to lose by simply ignoring God and doctrine in your daily
There will be a definite
end to human history. Human history is
divided up into dispensations. We are in
the next to the last dispensation. The
Age of Israel has only seven years remaining in it and then there is the
Millennium, which will last 1000 years.
So 1007 years plus the remainder of our dispensation (an unknown time
frame) is all that there is left for human history. Our dispensation could last another day, o
another century. None of us know when
the Rapture will occur. But it will
occur one day. That is certain.
Don t expect your
great-great grand-children to fly off to the far end of the galaxy. Someone might go to Mars, but don t expect
much more than that.
Enjoy your life. Do what you do, well. And remember to make your spiritual life a
priority in your life, too. Your
eternity will be far better for it.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.