It was February 9, 1971, when the bed I was sleeping in began to shake drastically. My eyes popped open just in time to see the hanging lamp swinging from the ceiling like I had hit it with a baseball bat. Even in my semi-conscious state, I knew this was a really big earthquake.
Just 40 miles north of my home, the biggest seismic jolt in 80 years struck the San Fernando Valley. For 12 long and spine-chilling seconds, a quake measuring a whopping 6.6 on the Richter scale ripped along a 12-mile fault zone beneath the San Gabriel Mountains beginning at 6:01 a.m.
It was so powerful that it collapsed freeway overpasses, crumbled hospitals, toppled power stations, ignited numerous fires, and threatened to burst dams that would flood the homes of tens of thousands of residents.
When the dust finally settled from the Sylmar-San Fernando earthquake, 64 people had died, more than 2,500 lay injured beneath tons of rubble, and it caused more than $550 million in damage.
It was a hair-raising and unforgettable ride to say the least. It’s so unnatural to have the earth beneath your feet shake uncontrollably. It’s such a helpless feeling. When the earth shakes everything shakes!
But in reality, during an earthquake only the things on the ground actually shake. For example, birds flying through the air or people flying in an airplane have no idea the earth below them is rolling and tumbling at all. That may seem obvious, but it makes an important point.
When you’re resting or relying on something that can be shaken, you are going to shake right along with it.
In the last few weeks we have been seeing things shaken all around us. But just because there is some shaking going on around us does not mean we need to be shaken too.
The Kingdom of God is not shaken by current events at all. Natural systems are shaking, even the kingdom of darkness is shaking. Look at how scripture describes it:
The earth was rocked at the sound of his voice from the mountain, but now he has promised, "Once and for all I will not only shake the systems of the world, but also the unseen powers in the heavenly realm!" Now this phrase "once and for all" clearly indicates the final removal of things that are shaking, that is, the old order, so only what is unshakeable will remain. Since we are receiving our rights to an unshakeable kingdom we should be extremely thankful and offer God the purest worship that delights his heart as we lay down our lives in absolute surrender, filled with awe (Hebrews 12:26-28 TPT).
Notice it says, “we are receiving our rights to an unshakeable kingdom.” Although this unshakable kingdom is within us, we must receive it. All of the resources of Heaven are born into you. It’s part of your Heavenly DNA! So receive this unshakable kingdom right now! Refuse to be shaken by the news of a pandemic.
Instead, choose to be grateful for the stability of the Holy Spirit Who brings calm and peace even when the threat of a virus-pandemic comes. When the economy is shaking there is no need to shake with it. Jesus within makes us unshakable.
When the giant Goliath stood against Israel’s army, they shook with fear. But not young David. He was convinced that his Covenant with God would conquer Goliath. David was unshakable as he ran toward the threat and conquered it.
The Greater One lives in you and me. In Him we are unshakable!
First John 4:4 says, “Little children, you can be certain that you belong to God and have conquered them, for the One who is living in you is far greater than the one who is in the world” (TPT).
When you receive this unshakable kingdom in your inner man, the power of God will send shockwaves that will collapse the devil’s threats, disrupt his attacks, and defeat his strategies against you.
You are no longer subject to the world’s system with its limitations and fears. You are in a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. That means your faith, family, or finances cannot be shaken either. You stand as a conqueror.
Be encouraged that faith in God and His Word truly conquer all. The great evangelist R. W. Shambach always said, “You don’t have any problems, all you need is faith in God.”
- Excerpt from the
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