I am asking in relation to God’s program for the world. What time is this? Those of you who have your eyes on heaven will say it is “end time”.
You’re simply praying “LORD COME SOON” –But listen closely, He says “I’m not coming…. Until you understand the time we’re in”.
Throughout the world, many things are happening that is splitting Christians into two groups as I see it. One group is withdrawing from the world, if not physically, then on the inside. On the other hand, there are Christians who are questioning, “Is God in control? If He is, then why are things going upside down? Some people openly tore their Bibles on September 11 2001 in America. They said, “God is not alive. If He is, He wouldn’t have allowed the attacks to happen” So what time is this? .....
“For thus says the Lord of Hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory’, says the Lord of Hosts.” –Haggai 2:6-7
There is a great shaking going on. And it is of God, not the devil.
GOD IS SHAKING NATIONS.
I have nothing against America but if all that has happened since the terrorist attacks are making many of them to seek God more, then it is their benefit to be shaken. The economy of several countries is dwindling – not because they cannot manage their resources but if God must remove some things to get their attention, then He will. God is shaking nations, so that the things which are not of Him can give way to the things that must remain.
GOD IS SHAKING CHURCHES.
God is shaking Churches not because they have sinned, but so that the loose things hanging on them may give way. What is the ministry God gave to the Church? That of RECONCILIATION. But all around us today, the biggest project in most churches is RECONSTRUCTION. I have nothing against buildings, but when we look at the level of commitment to structures, it surpasses the level of commitment to its own members – and that is not of God. So it will be shaken. God is not against u having buildings, but it’s time we concentrate on the real building – the lives of men.
GOD IS SHAKING INDIVIDUALS.
If it hasn’t happened to you and me yet, it will. Some of us are misplaced. All your anointing and speaking in tongues has not helped – even in your local Church. You need to be posted somewhere. There you will be relevant to God’s service.
For some of you, God will shake your finances, because your ambition is too small. You are busy looking for money while God is looking for men to give money to. But before He puts money in your hands, He will have to pipe your heart – so that you don’t cause a blockage of His resources.
If you never had a reason to expect heavenly resources, now that you know about Missions Support, expect it. God is realigning resources for a final push. Instead of looking for money, look for God. He is shaking your doctrines, so that you can believe the Bible. God is not a respecter of doctrines. He is a respecter of His word. God is shaking you so that the things which cannot be shaken will remain.
SO WHAT TIME IS THIS?
THIS IS HARVEST TIME.
What then should be our response? What then should be our response? What does it mean to you as a missions supporter? What it means is hard work; Hard work in prayer, hard work in giving, hard work in mobilization. Take personal responsibility for the harvest.