What Does “God is Shaking the Heavens and the Earth Mean?”
You don’t need to be a follower of Jesus to see the rising chaos around the world. God has been speaking through His prophets and Body around the globe for some time now that He will shake the heavens and the earth. What is the Biblical foundation for such claims ? Will that affect our lives personally and how? Join me as I answer some of these questions and more.
For this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: In just a little while I will again shake the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the dry lands. (Haggai 2:6 NLT)
What exactly is a shaking? I l think Prophet Joshua Giles explains it best in his book “Prophetic Forecast” as “A shaking is a violent disruption of a pattern, flow or cycle. When something or someone is shaken, it is an agitation of the current state or condition. Because the old state or condition is being disrupted, after the shaking the condition of the object or entity being shaken will be different. When God brings a shaking, it often comes with what is perceived as destruction. The Lord w ill send a wind to tear down the old, that which is perverse and those things that are a hinderance to His will. Even in this process, God always has something that will remain, and a new things w ill emerge.”
Hebrews 12:25-27 give us clarity as to what the process of a shaking looks like that comes from God:
See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on the earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying ‘Yet, once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven. ‘ 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.
We can clearly see that the world is in a Hebrews 12:25-27 moment. We are seeing this shaking in the earth and it will continue over the next few years.
It’s noteworthy for us to understand that God is doing the shaking and Scripture further explains that He is shaking the heaven and earth with His Voice. Let’s take a deeper look to the definition of “shake” or “shaken” in the original Biblical language. The Greek word is saleuo. It means “a motion produced by winds, storms, and waves” and “to agitate and shake thoroughly”. This insight helps us see how His shaking can often manifest in the natural through violent winds, storms, and tidal waves & tsunami’s. The second part of that definition is “to overthrow, to cast down from one’s secure state, to moved, to agitate the mind”. This refers to the rising and fall of people, nations, entities, systems from seats of authority and power. The definition also includes “dealing with changing someone’s mental perception and view of a person, place or thing.”
FIVE MAJOR AREAS THE LORD SHAKES
God’s shaking can affect us in multiple ways but we must remember that He always has a plan and purpose. A shaking of God may seem destructive or violent at first but God is birthing forth His agenda. Scripture identifies five major areas that the Lord shakes.
1. God is Shaking the Earth
Romans 8:22-24 tells us that the earth has been literally groaning in birth pangs awaiting the manifestation of the sons of God. (Sons in this text is gender neutral. ) The earthquakes and natural disasters that we are seeing now and will continue to see are a sign of the earth in travail. Genesis 2:7 states that God made Adam from the dust of the earth (his body) and ever since that time, we have been called the sons and daughters of Adam. Humanity is connected to the earth. Prophetically speaking we can say the manifestations in the earth are the result of what’s going on with humanity. God is yearning for His children to take their position. Stay with me.
Occasionally, a shaking manifests as a famine where food is scarce and the earth is not producing. Genesis 12:10 (Abraham); Genesis 26:1 (Jacob), and Genesis chapters 41-47 (Joseph) gives us insight into how God used famine to transition and position His leaders geographically. I encourage you to go back and read these accounts if you are not familiar with them. As you do, you’ll clearly see that God was repositioning and advancing His agenda. Famine can be spiritual, natural or both. I wholeheartedly believe we have been in both a natural and spiritual famine. We will also see these things get much worse.
2. God is Shaking the Heavens
The Greek word for heaven is ouranos which means “the vaulted expanse of the sky with all things visible in it” – the world, universe, and heavens. This word also means “the seat of order of things eternal”. We can therefor deduce that when God shakes the heavens, He is shaking both visible and invisible seats of power. God originally established spiritual beings to govern and keep the universe in heavenly order according to Colossians 1:16. However, most of us understand that due to Lucifer’s pride, he was kicked out of heaven with a third of the angels. Hence, now we have corruption within spiritual ranks which affects the earth. Hebrews 11:3 “By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible” establishes that everything is birthed in the spiritual before it manifests in the natural or earth realm. Ephesians 6:12 reminds us that ” our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” When God shakes the heavens, He therefore is shaking the forces of darkness that are in high places. (There are spiritual ranks of both good and evil. Contact me if you would like more explanation.) Thus we are in a season where God is exposing wickedness in high and heavenly places.
3. God is Shaking People
Galatians 6:7-8 reminds us “not to be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Not only is God bringing a shaking to His people, He is shaking humanity as a whole. There is not one sector of the world that won’t be shaken. This includes every industry and sphere of influence. For some, the shaking with result in divine removal. God is removing even some Kings and power leaders from governments around the globe. We have seen and will continue to see in the next decade the release of God’s judgement.
The good news is that as God removes those with wicked hearts, simultaneously we will see the Holy Spirit coming upon other people who have been proven, tried, and tested. This will result is in godly promotions. For those who are willing to submit fully to God and walk in obedience, this is a season of advancement. God has a remnant who have been on the sidelines and in the background serving Him faithfully and waiting on His promotion.
4. God is Shaking Governments
We are in a season of major war in the heavenlies over the nations. Over the next decade, Holy Spirit has told me and many others that we will see multiple shakings around the world. God will continue to unveil the reordering of Nations. Some of the Nations that have ranked at the top will fall and other will rise due to God’s remnant of those interceding. In the days to come we will witness nations even out of Africa who have been under demonic control and oppression be completely overhauled and begin to rise out of the ashes. Many of these unknown nations will actually be leaders in the economy moving forward.
5. God is Shaking Industries and Systems
God has been speaking to us over the past decade that every major world system will go through a recalibration, reconstruction, and overhaul. Many powerful businesses and corporate conglomerates familiar to us and which provide products common in our households will be shaken and shut down. America’s sector of wealth will be hit severely. We saw the beginning of this collapse in 2020, and it will only continue to escalate.
The great news is that this shaking is coming with greater Glory. We will see God supernaturally balance the scales of justice. He has assured me that it is not yet the end. He is already releasing His Glory like never before in history. Those willing to posture their hearts and humble themselves before God will walk with Him and partner with His Spirit to do the “greater works” Jesus spoke about. God never shakes what He doesn’t intend to process and grow. While this may bring temporary seasons where He uncovers wrong relationships, ungodly alliances and unequal partnership; this detachment may cause temporary emotional pain and even loneliness. However, be assured that He will also bring dynamic and accelerated growth in your life.
We are living in the most exciting time in Biblical prophecy. God only prunes our lives so that the end result will be increase and harvest. Don’t be deceived. Don’t let your guard down. Those willing to open their hearts before God will come out of the shaking with a beautiful testimony, a powerful anointing, and a greater weight of His Precense. The world will focus on the disasters. Sadly, Jesus already warned us in Matthew 24 that many (in the original language that word means majority) of His own children will fall away and their hearts grow cold.
FINAL THOUGHTS: A personal note
The enemy wants to keep everyone distracted and off guard. Many of you remember the Tsunami in Indonesia that killed over 300,000 people. The Lord has been impressing upon my heart that we will see tsunami’s that make the one in Indonesia look like child’s play. I had a difficult time grasping this image He kept showing me as I was praying last night. He led me to a documentary out of Australia that featured a scientist who studies earthquakes. That tsunami was predicted. The scientist went to the governments and the churches and warned them. Sadly, no one heeded his warnings. He publicly professed that he felt like Jeremiah and Isaiah and how utterly helpless he felt. Hear me – God has been warning us through His Word and His prophets that these things will intensify; but last night I was horrified as this International Christian scientist stated that we will see Tsunamis this decade that will wipe out millions of people. A tsunami gives a 15 minute warning to those who know the signs. Sadly, it’s only through devastation and persecution that many are humbled.
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Giles, Joshua “Prophetic Forecast” by Chosen Books 2022