Christ Arises To Shake Terribly the Earth
There is a saying that says, “To each his own,” which means that other people are free to like different things. A person repeated this quote to me a couple weeks ago and I replied, “If our present society is based on that phrase, then why am I not out there enjoying life exactly the way I want to?” That phrase is more often used to tolerate and excuse the nonsense in the world than it is to espouse the mercy and compassion of the Living God. For example, I might be appalled at the drug epidemic of the City I live in and someone will shrug their shoulders and say, “To each his own.”
In a sense, “To each his own,” is another way of saying that everybody has their own idols to serve, and they advise that we just let it be! Those who espouse this secular version of, “To each his own,” are intentionally oppositional to the One True Living God, possess the spirit of the anti-Christ as they reject the Message of the Cross, and they blaspheme and make war against the Holy Ghost. BUT, Christ Jesus has risen from the grave, is coming again to shake terribly the earth, and those embracing their personal idols will 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.
Sin causes people to hide in “rocks’ and “caves” to escape the agonizing scrutiny they feel within their conscience in the presence of Light, Truth, and Holiness. That is exactly what Adam and Eve did after they disobeyed God and tried to become gods themselves. Cain went so far as to murder his brother Able, then to lie about it to the Living God. Sin is something mankind will always and always try to cover up and deny! “To each his own” usually means don’t make “waves,” leave other people’s evilness buried, don’t try to change them for the better, don’t explain to them the remission of sin, the resurrection power of the Spirit of God, and don’t mention the soon coming of Christ Jesus. They try to discard God’s plan of redemption in order to hide the existence of sin. Redemption comes to us through what Christ did for us on the Cross.
In an age where there is a secular understanding of “To each his own,” they also want the Word of God to be what is hidden in the rocks and caves. They do not want the Light of the Living Word to shine on the personal idols of those living for the modern god of this technological age. HOWBEIT, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the idols He will utterly abolish, the idols will 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 arises to shake terribly the earth. The Spirit of God that resurrected Christ from the grave testifies in our spirit that He is alive, He is alive in the Kingdom of God, and He is coming soon!
Christ Jesus arises to shake terribly the earth! Are you ready? To be ready is to experience the resurrection power of God within our own spirit. By the resurrection of our spirit we awaken to the Spirit of God in our own life. When Christ Jesus comes again we will be with Him as He shakes terribly the earth, and the idols giving life to the cliché, “To each his own,” will be utterly abolished and they will go into the rocks and into the caves of the earth. In that day, they will fear the Lord for the glory of His Majesty. To accept what Christ did for us at the Cross is to ditch the cliché, “To each his own,” and adopt the universal Message of the Cross for the whosoever!
Abandoning sin is to abandon the idols that are fashioned to each individuals chosen way of life. Those chosen ways of life are rooted in the earthbound resources of this world, and have nothing to do with the Kingdom of God. They make their idols based on the enticements and ambitions and desires of the flesh while smothering the spirit and soul. Christ Jesus separates us from the idolatry within the kingdom of this world to prepare us for the Home He has for us in the Kingdom of God. The Living God redeems the soul of mankind through the spirit, and by accepting the remission of sin we will experience the resurrection power, and in that resurrection we will be with Christ when He comes again! Christ gave His life on the Cross to prepare us for His soon coming and to give us a Home within the Kingdom of God.
“And the idols He will utterly abolish. And they will 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 arises to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man will cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth. Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?”
No one is perfect, which is to say that we are all flawed by sin. God honors that humble attitude. We all know someone whose life has been changed because of what Christ did on the Cross to remit sin. I am one. God honors that belief. Confessing that we are flawed with sin, and believing in the work of Jesus Christ on the Cross will reconcile us to God. That simple! Believe in the heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord