When I was a boy a mate of mine and I would go into the bush to catch possums. In order to get them from the tops of the trees and into our arms we would violently shake the tree that they were clinging desperately to. We were only interested in looking at them closely and then letting them go, I would never agree to do it that way now. But how we got those possums to the ground back then from the high position was by VIOLENT SHAKING.
Back in November last year before all this CV19 drama began the Father said to me…
“Get ready for big changes“…and “Big changes are coming soon.” I told my wife “Hey babe, we need to be ready and not be surprised by big changes that are coming to our nation and to the world.”
I wonder if those possums said the same things to one another in their nest before Geoff and I shook their world violently? I am sorry for how we terrorised them now.
But I use that story as an analogy for what God is doing in our current time….the time of Hilkiah..He said to me in a dream recently.
God is shaking the tree
I wrote in the previous post that Scripture says a lot about shaking so I will now look at some of those verses.
Hag 2:4 Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the LORD; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,’ says the LORD, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ says the LORD of hosts.
Hag 2:5 ‘According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!’
Hag 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;
Hag 2:7 and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,‘ says the LORD of hosts.
Hag 2:8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.
Hag 2:9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
God has chosen a people to rule and to reign over all the nations….but in order for that group to take their God given place things must change. The problem is that those people are without any ability or strength within themselves to be able to do that.
God is a Covenant keeping God. He has promised and He will perform His promise. He is faithful and He will also do it.
So those at the top of the tree are being shaken violently…..well in actual fact the tree they are on is the thing being shaken…the only shaking they are feeling is to do with how tightly they are holding onto the tree. The tighter the grip on Babylon’s structures the more the shaking will be felt. Answer? Loosen and LET GO of your grip(trust)on Babylon.
Also the higher you are up that tree the bigger the shaking will be to you. Lower down the shaking is less severe….but still there. And at the bottom, on the ground the shaking is not even felt at all. Answer? Zacchaeus(the money lender/banker) COME DOWN FROM THAT TREE!! Luke 19:5
Luk_19:2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
Luk_19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” Luk_19:8 Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.”
The rich tax collector banker Zacchaeus repented from his high position above…the shaking came to his life….Result? He gave back what was stolen from the people. God is shaking and shaking their tree–and the money lenders at the top are swaying and falling and shall come down to Jesus Christ.
You see, Jesus is not up there above you–Jesus is down there below you—humbly waiting for you to COME DOWN and to LET GO of your vaulted position above others. Will you do it? He is waiting. You can’t do it can you? You have too much personally invested in your high position with your reputation and imagined superiority over the common people. Dont worry–God is SHAKING YOUR TREE to help you let go of that lying system of self sufficiency–He is aiming to help you loosen your grip and come down to Jesus so He may embrace you.
Shaken out of Egypt
In Haggai the prophet reminds them of the covenant God made with them as they were leaving Egypt–the place of their long captivity.
Hag 2:5 ‘According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!'(Exo_29:45, Exo_29:46)
The sons of Jacob(Israel)had gone down to dwell in Egypt and were there for 430 years! The time came for them to leave Egypt and begin to possess their inheritance promised to Abraham their father. But they had grown accustomed to the ways of Egypt having grown up in that system and culture. They needed some help to leave.
Enter God—and Moses and Aaron.
The shaking came in the form of 10 plagues that struck the Egyptians and ruined their economy and killed their strength as world leaders and oppressors. Israel were FORCED to leave –they were shaken out of that Egyptian tree and forced to trust in God for their needs. Get ready people of God get ready the same thing is about to come to you!
Those hanging on tight to the tree shall be shaken but those who let go of the tree and trust in Jesus to provide all their needs shall not feel the shaking at all.
Psa 91:8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
Psa 91:9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
Psa 91:10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
Only with your eyes ====>>You shall see the shaking happening but it shall not come near your dwelling. The Lord is your refuge and your hiding place.
God says through Haggai “…and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,‘ says the LORD of hosts. Hag 2:7
God desires all to be saved but most are hanging on tightly to Babylon —that ungodly tree which pretends to be a shelter and a provider for them. So God shakes the tree violently so that they let go…and the result is that they shall come to Jesus for He is the DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS. God is building a temple made of living stones—you and me–filled with Jesus Himself. That temple is not complete until all people find their place inside Jesus Christ.
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!
Rev 18:3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
God is shaking Babylon violently —all those who drink of her fornication with demons rolling about in the fake wealth and riches that Babylon calls wealth—-shall be plagued just as Egypt was. God says come out!! Let go of that tree and come down from that high place!! If you do not come down you shall also receive the plagues that shall be sent against Babylon. If you do not make the Lord Jesus your refuge—but instead trust in Babylon to be your Father—you shall receive of her plagues.
plēgē: a stroke; by implication a wound; figuratively a calamity: – plague, stripe, wound (-ed).
Calamitous things shall happen to Babylon–that false tree. She pretends to be God….so she shall be brought down with calamities. God says come out of her.
Good advice don’t you think?
Heb 12:25 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,
Heb 12:26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “YET ONCE MORE I SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO HEAVEN.”
Heb 12:27 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.
Heb 12:28 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.
Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
God’s voice shook the earth in Moses day in Exodus 19 —The only things that cannot be shaken by God’s voice are those things that are birthed out of His heart and mind. Those things that are true and noble and righteous and holy and good—those things cannot be shaken. But all that is built upon a lie and the twisting of the Serpent –those things shall be removed. All the things that get in between God and you and keep you separated in your mind from God—those things shall be removed. But all the things that speak union with God through the MEDIATOR JESUS CHRIST shall remain.
We are called to ALSO SPEAK as God speaks. His voice shook the heavens and the earth–SO DOES OUR VOICE for HE IS IN OUR VOICE. We share the same heart and our mouth is as HIS MOUTH. We are called as Jeremiah was called—
Jer 1:10 See! I have set thee in charge this day, over the nations and over the kingdoms, To uproot and to break down, and to destroy and to tear in pieces,—To build and to plant.
We are called to uproot the kingdoms of darkness and establish the Kingdom of heaven–mostly through our/HIS VOICE!!
Rev 22:2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
God’s chosen TREE is the TREE OF LIFE. This life giving tree is watered by God Himself and this tree bears fruit and provides healing for the nations. The TREE OF LIFE is JESUS Christ Himself living inside of your heart individually and corporately in the mass of believers. We are invited to be grafted into that TREE. That is the ONLY TREE which God blesses.
The nations have drunk of the Babylonian tree and are sickened by eating it’s fruit. But the Church of Jesus–people filled with His Spirit, are the healing medicine for the nations