This pandemic is powerful, it has shaken our entire world!
Everyone’s life has been shaken!
We will never be the same on the other side of this!
I find it interesting that in the middle of this shaking comes Holy week; the Passion of Jesus!
Talk about a powerful shaking!
A shaking that changed the world forever!
A shaking that ushered in an unshakable kingdom!
“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. For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29
When God called Moses to Mount Sinai He told Moses to tell the people not to follow, not to even approach or touch the mountain, for He is a holy God, unapproachable by sinful men.
Moses approached the mountain of God with fear and trembling! It was there God gave Moses the commandments His people were to obey so He could dwell with them.
But, as I read through the Old Testament I find those commandments, while intended for their good, were neglected and rebelled against.
Those commandments actually brought out the reality of their inability to obey.
God’s people were constantly shaken by a cycle of obedience, disobedience, repentance, obedience…
God loved His people and His peace, protection, and provision were evidences of His love for them.
But, God is a holy God, and holiness requires perfection!
God’s people weren’t perfect!
God’s people needed to be perfected!
God’s people needed a Perfect Sacrifice whose blood didn’t just cover their sin, but removed it completely!
God’s people needed a Perfect Savior whose righteousness gave them access into the presence of God!
God’s people needed a Perfect Power to overcome the shaking of rebellion and sin!
The events in the life of Jesus shook everyone around Him and changed their lives forever!
Shaking brings with it the need to reach for something steady. Something to hold onto that won’t give way and fall.
As I navigate this pandemic, this shaking of everything in my life, what am I reaching out for to steady me?
What can I hold on to that won’t give way and fall?
I know it is no coincidence that holy week is right in the middle, right during the most crucial time, of this pandemic!
My answer is found in the UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM OF JESUS!
This picture was taken at Sight and Sound theater during the performance of JESUS. They are making this available and free for all this weekend…
“We are thrilled to announce that JESUS will be made available for FREE in celebration of Easter! For three days only, experience the greatest rescue story of all time as it comes to life right in your living room. Exclusively available on TBN, watch it on your favorite device by downloading the TBN app, or stream it online April 10-12 only!”