A great shaking will take place.
Afterwards there will be a shaking in the kingdom of God;
Then the end will come.
Words spoken by the Holy Spirit years ago.
I clearly remember the time when I uttered these words and knew at the time that they were significant. It was one of those moments when the Presence of God manifested unusually and such an eternal moment is never forgotten. The fullness of the shaking is upon us now! The great shaking precedes the coming tsunami of God - sovereignty brought about by His hand in the core - the depths of Jesus Christ - in His remnant waiting in the wilderness.
HAGGAI 2: v6-9 "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;
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.
'The silver is Mine, and the GOLD is Mine,' says the Lord of hosts.
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.'
First, the WORLD is shaken. This occurs in the (1) natural. There is a significant exponential increase in the birth pangs which Jesus spoke of which will precede His coming for His people, with a special emphasis in the natural.
In the heavens - b winds, hurricanes (2005 record year in US - 26 storms surpassing the record of 21 set in 1933, including Hurricane Katrina - the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history).
On the earth - fires (California Fires), heat wave (SE Europe 26/07/2007), floods (2007 - the year of floods: South Asia - India, Bangladesh and Nepal - the current floods across South Asia are being considered as the worst floods in living memory, Southern Pakistan, Jakarta floods - Indonesia, Intense rain in Central and Southern South America has caused flooding to occur in Argentina, Bolivia (February), US (Texas), UK & Wales (July 2007), Australia - Gippsland, China (June, July), Korea (August), Africa - massive flooding in a third of Africa : August, September 2007, the worst in decades, Mexico - "not just the worst natural catastrophe in the state's history but, I would venture to say, one of the worst in the country's recent history"), South Africa.
Under the earth - earthquakes, tsunamis (Thailand, India, Indonesia 26/12/2004 Measured in lives lost, this is one of the ten worst earthquakes in recorded history, as well as the single worst tsunami in history).
(2) The nations will be shaken. Wars and rumours of wars will increase. Terrorism (11/9/2001). Watch Iran.
ISAIAH 9:19, 60: 1-3 So shall they fear
The name of the Lord from the west,
And His glory from the rising of the
[worldwide demonstration of the God's glory
- causing awe and wonder among the nations]
When the enemy comes in like a FLOOD, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a
STANDARD against him.
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen
For behold, the darkness shall cover the
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will rise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your
Note: Both (1) and (2) have occurred simultaneously in Africa recently (August-September). The countries torn apart by civil war and rumours of war have been worst affected by severe flooding, the worst flooding in decades. Much of Africa's harvest has been destroyed by the floods. Some predict that 2008 is be a year of disaster without compare as famine, war and death grips most of Africa.
Many intercessors have sensed that the coming worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit (tidal wave) to be concentrated in the regions where the floods have come i.e. first-world nations. The natural precedes the spiritual. What of Africa? The floods in Africa have been far far more severe than that of Europe and the US. Does the recent catastrophic floods indicate Africa's central role in the coming worldwide move of God?
Afterwards there will be a shaking in the KINGDOM OF GOD - the coming tsunami of God.
Sovereignty and grace is stamped on this final work of the Lord and is confirmed by the 5 "I will" 's in the closing verses of Haggai.
Then the end will come.
Certainly the glory that Jesus brought into that temple was greater than the glory of the tabernacle or the temple Solomon built.
Then Haggai looked even farther into the future and saw the end of the ages, when God would shake the nations and Jesus would return (Hag. 2:7). This verse is quoted in Hebrews 12:26–27 and applied to the return of Christ at the end of the age. God had shaken Sinai when He gave the law (Heb. 12:18–21; Ex. 19:16–25), and He will shake the nations before He sends His Son (Matt. 24:29–30).
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(1) Kim Clement - The US Earthquake Prophecy July 28, 2007 — Harrisburg, PA
"In this Nation, yes, there shall be three earthquakes says the Lord. Not earthquakes of judgment but a sign in the earth. The wind has brought the rain. Signs from above. Fires have come on top of the land. Signs on top of the land. Fire consuming religion, consuming witchcraft, consuming control and the synagogues of Satan shall be invaded by the forces of righteousness, says the Lord of hosts. No more reasoning. No more debating. Go and show. Don't go and tell, go and show. For now you have embarked upon a period of manifestation, says the Lord. Now there must be a sign underneath the earth. And surely your earth shall shake saying to you three times and showing you three arenas. The heavens where the wind came and the rain came to America. On the earth the fires that came in the middle of this nation and shall continue in the west. And then underneath the earth - the shaking. And God says, you know why? Because the demonic powers that have held tight are now being released and being taken care of and being completely annihilated, says the Spirit of the Lord. They will never be above you, they will always be beneath you says the Spirit of the God..."
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FOX NEWS: 4.5-Magnitude Quake Rattles Los Angeles- /u>August 9, 2007
During the early part of 2007, God began to deal with me regarding signs that He was sending to the
earth through the disruption of weather patterns. You can read about these on my web site (Kim Clement). God had spoken to me about the fact that this would work in favour of His people and specifically how the weather manifestations in the USA would be a sign of the dawning of a great spiritual era.
(2) Benny Hinn speaks of this - A Shaking is Taking Place Around the Globe.
"God has been telling me in shocking ways that we are truly in the closing moments of this generation. What we do for Him during these remaining hours will determine where millions, perhaps billions, of souls spend all eternity.
Now, more than ever, we know that judgment is coming. Terrorism, unlike anything we have ever experienced before, is already unfolding. And during this time, God is giving us a window of opportunity unlike anything we have ever dared to imagine! "
"There is a purification moving over our globe. God is causing massive changes.
There is a shift going on in governments all around the world."