SHAKING THE NATIONS
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will
shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and
the dry land; And I will shake all nations and the desire and the
precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this
house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is Mine and the
gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts. The latter glory of this house
[with its successor, to which Jesus came] shall be greater than the
former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and
prosperity, says the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:6-9 AMP
says, "I will shake the nations and the desire and the precious
things–the treasures–of all nations shall come in." Come in where? Come
into the hands of the just. Proverbs 13:22 says that the wealth of the
sinner is laid up for the just! This treasure will come into the hands
of the righteous, who have been obedient and who have been faithful
with their tithes and offerings. In Malachi 3:8-9, God says that His
people rob and defraud Him when they withhold their tithes and
offerings. Not only do they rob Him by holding back tithes, but they
rob Him by holding back offerings too.
Your tithe comes out of
your increase–what God has already given you–and your offering is for
your future harvest! A tithe is a tenth–the first tenth–of your income
and it goes to the place where you get fed the Word of God. If you
don't have a church, you really need to find one. Wherever you are
getting fed is where your tithe needs to go. Then–once you have paid
your tithe–don't forget to pray about your offerings and cheerfully sow
them into good ground. If you are stingy, selfish and covetous, not
only will you be robbing God, but you will be robbing yourself. Make
sure that you are doing your part so that God can do His part.
James 5:7 it says that the husbandman (the farmer) waits patiently for
the precious fruit of the earth. The precious fruit of the earth is
people and it is going to take a great release of finances to get the
job done! It is so important that you and I are faithful with our
giving to ensure that we are positioned appropriately for this great
end-time transfer of wealth! The purpose of this end-time transfer is
for the funding of the end-time harvest–to bring in the greatest
harvest of souls that the world has ever seen.
James 5:3 says
that rich people, who trust in their riches rather than in God, have
heaped together treasures for the last days. These are the last days!
They might have hoarded it for their last days, but it will be released
into the hands of the righteous in these last days! It is now time to
see the release of these finances into the hands of God's ambassadors
so the nations can be shaken by the power of God!
God says that
the silver and the gold are His and also that He is going to fill this
glorious end-time church with splendor. God is going to bless His
church in a major way, but only as they obey Him and make His priority
their priority. As we, the Church, obediently go to shake the nations,
God will fill His Church with His splendor and place the silver and the
gold into our hands. As we do our part, in obedience to the Word of
God, the end-time purposes of God will be made manifest! The wealth of
the sinner is coming into the hands of God's people for God's purposes!
The nations will be shaken!