Summary: WILL WE SEE IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM THE BATTLE THAT NOW RAGES? We must prepare our hearts to expect the seasons of shaking, sifting and breaking. We must guard our hearts to thrive in these seasons. There is a major shifting and sifting of the church and t
SHAKING, SIFTING AND BREAKING?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I take a sifter, some sand and some rocks.
In front of the church, I sift the sand, and we talk about the role of sifting. There comes a sifting of the nations.
There comes a sifting of the church.
OUR ENEMY DESIRES TO SIFT YOU AS WHEAT! Luke 22:31
WILL WE SEE IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM THE BATTLE THAT NOW
We must prepare our hearts to expect the seasons of shaking.
We must guard our hearts to thrive in the seasons of shaking.
The house built on the rock can not sink, for how shall one sink on a solid rock?
There is a major shifting and sifting of the church and the believers.
We walk in perilous times.
MAY THE MERCIFUL HAND OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD GRAB THE
ATTENTION OF THE WORLD, THE GREAT SHAKING IS UPON US.
We will come closer to God or the death bells will toll.
Whatever is not of God and is not of truth will be broken in the shaking.
We will see many fall, because their motives were not of God.
Playing church and crumb seekers will sink in this great shaking that is upon us.
A.THUS LET TRUTH HAVE HER WAY.
HEARING AND ACCEPTING TRUTH IS KIND OF LIKE SURGERY,
YOU MAY HURT REAL BAD FOR A WHILE, BUT THROUGH THE
SURGERY YOU CAN AID IN CORRECTING THE HEALTH PROBLEM.
B. The Corvette Plant.
I live nine to ten miles from the Corvette plant. They now make a two seater Cadilac there. I have often toured the plant with friends.
I will tell you testing is part of the building of these expensive cars.
They pull each car into a bright, bright room and trained eyes look at every inch of the vehicle.
They drive the car over ribs and bounce the car violently, seeing if anything is loose. They hook up a huge computer to each car and pull it into a room.
These huge barrel like things raise up and the trained expert is mean to the car. He takes the car to 70 mph, he turns left then right. He stops quickly.
He accelerates quickly, for several minutes each car is put to the test.
The computer gives precise readings on thousands of stats on the car.
There are limits of acceptance, and if the vehicle fails it is pulled into a special area and the problem is corrected and retested.
If the car passes, it goes out of the plant to be loaded on a truck and delivered to it’s owner.
One out of 8 to 10 cars are taken out on the road and driven for a greater testing process.
C. LOOK AT THE DIFFERNECES IN STUDENTS?
While discussing this let me tell you the difference in a poor student and a good student.
Once I was a school teacher in Lee County Virginia.
We gave national standardized test at the end of the year.
The test took 4 1/2 days.
The students were told that week to rest well during the night.
The instructions were have two #2 lead pencils and a cover sheet to do their extra figuring.
The students would darken in the proper circle for what they thought was the right answer.
One year I gave the test out to the students.
The first test was 40 minutes long.
My student Donnie, darkened in all the circles for the whole four and half days testing in about 20 minutes.
He was so proud, he came to my desk with everything answered.
I made him go erase everything and start over again.
I had a student named David, his Dad was a doctor.
David loved test.
I asked David once why he loved tests?
David replied, It is my chance to prove I have studied.
When David finished his test for that time, he would go back and check his work.
Occasionally he would find a problem he had answered wrong, and he would correct it.
Smart students always check their work.
Slow students seldom see the need to check for mistakes.
I tried my best to always have my students proof read and check their work when they were finished.
Every work I submit, my wife comes in and we proofread the work together.
No matter how careful I am, we always find mistakes.
Smart people try to correct their mistakes.
Slow people think they are always right the first time?
I. SHAKING IS PART OF GOD’S WORK!
Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.
26. Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.