The Shaking Time – Are you ready?

Posted on June 14, 2012

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I love studying and talking about the Shaking Time that will take place right before Jesus returns.  When we see rebellious church members leaving the Church and people from other belief systems accepting the Adventist (God’s) faith in larger numbers, we will know that Jesus is returning very soon.

Our Church is currently filled with wheat, tares, and thistles (open rebellion)… and the only reason the thistles are still in the Church is because the tares do not want to follow what the Bible says about Christian discipline. 

We have a Church that was built on a solid foundation.  Our 28 Fundamental Beliefs, Official Statements, and Policies are based on the Word of God… allowing us to know God better.  Unfortunately the post-modern liberals in the Church have been chipping away at our foundation for many years.  Now they are using jack hammers and our firm foundation is becoming fragmented and weak.      

Here are a few examples of how fragmented we are:

  1. College and university professors getting away with teaching evolution to our young people for many years… literally laughing at our Biblical belief in a six-day creation.
  2. College and church leaders publicly supporting a pro-homosexaul agenda.
  3. Church leaders, pastors, conference leaders, union leaders, and division leaders boldly rebelling against our Church’s voted policy regarding Women in Ministry. 
  4. A lack of effective ministry, discipleship, outreach, and evangelism at the local church level.  Most churches are going through the motions of playing church and are not GOING and GROWING for Jesus.

Is there hope for our Church?  Yes, yes, yes…………….  If we are truly in love with Jesus and will follow Him no matter what, we will have a Church that is healthy, strong, and growing.  We do not need to be mean and unChrist-like in the way we rebuild our spiritual foundation, but we do need to be consistent and faithful when it comes to the Word of God. 

Here is what the Spirit of Prophecy says about the coming SHAKING TIME…

“Divisions will come in the church. Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest.” –2SM 114 (1896).

“There will be a shaking of the sieve. The chaff must in time be separated from the wheat. Because iniquity abounds, the love of many waxes cold. It is the very time when the genuine will be the strongest.” –Letter 46, 1887.

“We are in the shaking time, the time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken. The Lord will not excuse those who know the truth if they do not in word and deed obey His commands.” –6T 332 (1900).

“I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen, and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. Some will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against it, and this will cause a shaking among God’s people.” –1T 181 (1857).

The shaking time is taking place and it will only get worse before it gets better.  Where will you build your spiritual life… on the sand or on the Rock?  The choice is yours! 

By the grace of God, we can take the time needed to…

  • Get to know Jesus
  • Learn to trust and obey Him
  • Do all that we can to help strengthen God’s endtime Church so to have a Church family that is healthy enough to welcome new believers into it.

Once you are sure of your faith, please stand up for Jesus and let your local pastor, conference leaders, union leaders, and division leaders know that we are praying that they will be faithful in all things.  

We do not have time to be complacent and lukewarm.  Let’s shine for Jesus everyday!!!