Summary: Be shaken by Purpose & Desire and watch God invade your natural with His supernatural!
Shaken By His Presence
Several months ago the Lord woke me up early in the morning around 3 am. When the Lord chooses to do something like this and I don’t push the snooze button, so to speak, it happens around the same time. This particular morning the Holy Spirit directed me to Isaiah 63 and I began to read through chapter 64. The verses that began to stick out and speak to me were verses 1-3 of chapter 64:
Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence— As fire burns brushwood, As fire causes water to boil— To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the nations may tremble at Your presence! When You did awesome things for which we did not look, You came down, The mountains shook at Your presence.
From that scripture the Lord began to speak to me of a shaking of His Presence that was coming…. Even as I am thinking about it now I can see it like a movie preview that is fallowed by the words….Coming Soon!
When the Lord really began to speak like this He told me to release what He was saying.. In an effort to do that I started an online newsletter basically releasing what I heard in the spirit. The it has been offline for several months but even as I was preparing the word for today the Lord told me to get that back online.. One of the newsletters documented some of what I am talking to you about today…. It was called “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” and it spoke of the shaking that was coming in the spirit similar to an earthquake….It starts even before we can visibly see it with the naked eye…..The shaking I want to talk about today has to do with the Presence of the Lord….. (Ezekiel 37)
I prophesy to you this morning that there is a shaking that you will even witness with you own eyes that will be a sign of a spiritual shaking of God’s presence!
As we discuss His Presence today I pray that He begins to shake us…
I. Shaken by Purpose
One of our core values is “Intimacy with God” and that value will be woven in and through our message today like a piece of thread in clothing. If we go back to the Garden like we mentioned last week we read of the “Fallen State of Mankind” due to an act of disobedience that started with a moment of temptation. We know from first hand experience the fallen state and the will of the flesh is always combating against the will of the Spirit. The Bible says “If we walk in the Spirit we won’t fulfill the lust of the flesh.” The key word in that verse is walk, you notice it is a verb which denotes an action. We also know of the “Blood” that has conquered that inherited sin nature for those who acknowledge that Jesus is the Christ and our atonement. That He has bridged the gap between fallen humanity and a Holy God. But something we don’t talk about much is the effect that this moment of weakness brought to our relationship with our creator.
Before this life changing event the Lord interacted with Adam on a whole another level. He involved Adam with naming every beast of the field and bird of the air. He showed Adam around the garden and told him to tend and keep it. God had done all the “hard work”, Adam was just supposed to take care of it and keep it. Of course we know the only thing he was not supposed to do, was eat of was the tree of “the knowledge of good and evil”. At this point in our narrative everything was good, it was all good. And when the Lord saw that there was not a helper comparable or compatible with Adam, He caused him to go into a deep sleep and we know how He took one of his ribs and from it created Eve. It is here that the institution of marriage came into being:
And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
It was all good….Adam and Eve in the garden without a care in the world.
Then the serpent tempted Eve and the fruit tasted good so she gave some to Adam. This is when the words of the Lord became a reality when He told them they would surely die….if they ate of that tree.