Shaking of a nation is to get the attention of those who have failed to recognize God-given nudges towards salvation of the soul; or nation.  It will be a harsh reality to those who have forsaken righteousness and loving unrighteousness that is so proudly on display today!

The Prophet Isaiah, in speaking the words of the Lord, noted just how terrible the Day of the Lord will be: They shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he rises to shake terribly the earth (Isaiah 2:19).

Shaking of a Nation
Landslide Events

The Prophet Joel, in speaking the words of the Lord, noted a different outlook towards God’s people:  The Lord shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake; but the Lord will be the hope (shelter) of his people (Joel 3:16). Jesus, in speaking of the Day of the Lord, said: Then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, nor ever shall be (Matthew 24:21).

Shaking of a nation, or nations, will see a landslide of events that will unfold that will be difficult to comprehend or explain!  The Prophet Joel, in speaking the words of the Lord, revealed that there would be multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the Day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision (Joel 3:14).  It was noted that the valley of decision is not one where the multitudes are in the midst of making a decision in favor of the Lord and repenting of their sin; rather, the decision is made by God, a decision to judge the multitudes!  

Traits of the Ungodly

Shaking of a nation will become a reality to those who have forsaken the handiwork of God’s creation; having rejected His guidance and allowed the traits of the ungodly to take root and dominate the land.  A display of Christianity may still be prevalent; but lacks the power and demonstration of God’s Spirit that once prevailed, having come to a place of acceptance to the deceptive practices of the ungodly rather than rejection! 

There is a possibility that such nations may even fall under the prophecy of Babylon, spoken of in the Book of Revelations, as recorded by the Apostle John:  I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power (authority); and the earth was lightened (Illuminated) with his glory; and he cried (cried out) mightily with a strong (loud) voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils (demons), and the hold of every foul spirit (Revelation 18:1-2). 

Shaking of a nation will be a result of those who are found as in the pre-Flood days of Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Babylon the hold of every foul spirit; all which were judged with God’s destruction!

Pre-Flood Days of

Jesus revealed:  As it was in the days of Noah (pre-Flood days of Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man (referring to Jesus’ return).  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all (except those in the ark of safety) (Luke 16:26-27).  It was noted life went on and people ignored Noah’s warnings; but judgment did fall as previously warned! 

Apostle Peter noted: God spared not the old world (pre-Flood days of Noah), but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly (2 Peter 2:5). The shaking of a nation is no different; as long as it persists in ungodly ways, despite warnings by men of God, anointed by God, to heed the Word of God and the fate of those who oppose it!

Sodom and Gomorrah 


Jesus noted: As it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.  Even so shall it be in the days when the Son of man is revealed (Luke 17:28-30).  It was noted that apathy in the world at large must not dull one’s diligence in expecting deliverance and the world’s judgment. 

Apostle Peter noted: God turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemning them with an overthrow (destruction), making them an example to those that after (afterward) should live ungodly; and delivered just Lot, vexed (oppressed) with the filthy conversation (conduct) of the wicked (2 Peter 2:6-7).  It is unfortunate that the ungodly characteristic of Sodom and Gomorrah is flourishing today; despite God’s destruction upon those cities as a warning towards others following the same path!

Future Judgment
of God

Apostle Peter wrote of a future Judgment of God: Whereby the world that then was (pre-Flood days of Noah), being overflowed with water, perished; but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word (judgment of God) are kept in store, reserved by fire against (until) the Day of Judgment and perdition (destruction) of ungodly men (2 Peter 3:6-7). 

Peter then identifies the reason it has been held in abeyance: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise (destruction of the ungodly); but is longsuffering toward us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (realizing the error of their way) (2 Peter 3:9).

Thief in the Night

Judgment will be forthcoming when all other avenues towards saving of the soul have been exhausted!  Apostle Peter noted: The Day of the Lord (Return of Christ in Judgment) will come as a thief in the night (totally unexpected by some); in which the heavens and the earth shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 

Peter then made an appeal: Seeing that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation (conduct) and godliness (2 Peter 3:10-11)!  Beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness; but grow in the grace, and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:17).

Promise to Believers


Apostle Peter noted: Nevertheless we (the believers), according to His (God’s) promise, look for a new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness (God’s intent for mankind).  Wherefore, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless (2 Peter 3:13-14). 

God always gives encouragement towards salvation of the soul; rather than shaking of a nation, or future judgment, unless it becomes necessary due to the ungodliness of man reigning without remorse or repentance!

Love Not the World

Apostle John wrote: Love not the world (the evil desire and sin so much a part of it), neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (so much in evidence today), is not of the Father, but is of the world. 

And the world passes away, and the lust thereof; but he that does the will of God abides forever (1 John 2:15-17). It was noted that all people are tempted differently according to their individual weaknesses; temptations appeal to three fundamental areas of life; the lust of the flesh (physical desires), the lust of the eyes (personal desires), and the pride of life (self-interests). 

When Satan caused the fall of mankind (sin entering into the picture); he appealed to each of these areas of weakness.  The devil (or Satan) is still on the same path today doing his devious work of deception to gain candidates for his own kingdom.

Attractions and Influences

In reference to the shaking of a nation; due to attractions and influences, it was noted: The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth (Dwight D. Eisenhower).  If we ever forget that we are one nation under God then we will be a nation gone under (Ronald Reagan). 

We have forgotten God, We have forgotten the gracious hand that preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthen us, as if they were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.  Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, to proud to pray to the God that made us (Abraham Lincoln). 

The things which will destroy us are: Politics without principle; Pleasure without conscience; Wealth without work; Knowledge without character; Business without morality; Science without humanity; and Worship without sacrifice (Unknown Author).

Token Judgments

Have we come to the place, as a nation that the shaking of a nation concept has become more feasible than ever before?  Have we returned to the ungodly merits of the pre-Flood days of Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Babylon the hold of every foul spirit? Is God’s wrath being held in abeyance; with token judgments unleashed and not being recognized as God-sent? 

How can God not judge a nation that has allowed the flow of ungodliness to become part of its daily deportment; how long will His judgment be held in abeyance? Will He send a final revival or appeal? Questions that remain unanswered as to when, if, and how as sin continues to flow!

Appeasement and Promotion

Shaking of a nation is not a popular message; but an awakening is needed; in nations that have walked away from God, towards ungodliness that is being allowed to flourish in the land.  Where are the men of God who are willing to stand in the gap for the land; that God’s judgment not be unleashed, as was the case of Nineveh, after hearing the warning pronounced by the Prophet Jonah and repenting, which prompted God’s mercy rather than wrath! 

Are we witnessing appeasement rather than sounding the alarm; promotion rather than condemnation?  Will the shaking of a nation, or nations, be the end result for man’s failure to acknowledge the Unadulterated (Pure) Word of God?


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