The following message preached by Derek Prince some years ago is extremely relevant and important for today and contains prophetic words that have truly come to pass in recent months. At this writing tomorrow is September 20th, 2011 which is the first official day of the lifting of the ban on homosexuals in the US military services. This is truly the beginning of the end. Only a rock solid relationship with our heavenly Father through Jesus Christ will keep us from being shaken when God does shake the heavens and the earth at the end of this age.
“Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.”
“See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:For our God is a consuming fire.”
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Do you believe in the judgment of God?
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Of sin, because they believe not on me;
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
Sin: All unrighteousness is sin
Q: What is crooked?
A: Anything that departs from that which is straight.
None of us can escape God’s judgement.
Two different judgements
- Judgement of condemnation (sinners)
- Judgement of reward (saints)
The same person who is the savior is also the judge and His name is Jesus. The apostles when preaching to the Gentiles always presented Jesus as both savior and judge:
“And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”
In fact God is first mentioned as judge – then savior.
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”
Jesus is equally efficient, thorough and faithful as a judge and a as savior. As a savior he omits nothing. As a judge he omits nothing.
We can see how the modern day ‘church’ has not carried forth with the true doctrine of our Lord and apostle(s) when we look at the golden calves (high places) that were put in Bethel and Dan by Jeroboam (1st Kings 12 and 2nd Kings 10:29). Today’s Christianity has been blinded by pride and idolatry in that they have done a two-fold disservice by disallowing BOTH the power of God as Savior, which is represented by ‘Beth-el’ – which means House of God (see 2nd Samuel 22:3 and Psalms 62:7) and God as Judge, represented by Dan – which means ‘Judge’.
2 Samuel 22:3
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God
The Parable of the Pounds
“And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
(And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.”
God expects a return on his investment. To be a lazy Christian is to be a wicked servant.
Judgment at the End of the Age
Nothing that can be shaken will not be unshaken.
“Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.”
Both houses were subjected to the storm. Just because we are ‘believers’ does not mean that things are always going to be rosy – in fact it will be the opposite.
Q: What is the evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Building on the rock is simple – hearing and doing of the teaching of Jesus Christ!
The problem is not to tell people something that they do not know – but to remind them of what they do know but don’t want to remember. Many of us can testify to this by having loved ones that were on the right way but have been swerved off course by doctrines of demons.
What are some of the things that CAN be shaken?
Individual lives will be shaken
· Sickness/disease, poverty, broken marriages
o Not that these things can’t happen to true believers but we will be given the strength to endure
Every house divided against itself will be shaken (Matthew 12:25)
· No unity, love and peace (in the faith)
· Un-parented children
o Not really such a thing as a juvenile delinquent but more so delinquent parents
o A police force can maintain order when the majority of the population is under proper order (not rebellious). But when the majority is under a spirit of rebellion it will not be controlled.
o At 24:50 in this video a prophetic statement is made pointing to the recent riots in London that were primary orchestrated by young people – even pre-teens were looting and causing destruction. The police had their hands tied due to the numbers of rioters in the streets and were for the most part neutralized.
o The root of this problem is due to parents lack of proper training and discipline
Any institution not found on the teaching of Jesus will be shaken
o At the time of this video (I’m guessing late 80’s early 90’s) the US had recently been through the Savings and Loan scandal which caused an upheaval (or downheaval) in the US economy. This shifting caused a personal debt of $500 per citizen to be incurred. Allegedly, the current day 2011 incurred per person debt is approximated $47,000
o Back then, the old Soviet Union and East Germany
o Today – name a country
o Many, many Christian churches will be shaken
Material structures (buildings) will be shaken
Question to Remember: What is the one thing that God HATES the most?
“For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
And the idols he shall utterly abolish.”
“And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.”
The WHOLE Earth will be shaken
“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”
The Heavenly bodies will be shaken
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:”
Nobody outside of Christ will not be affected
“Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.
The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.”
Three reasons why this happens (verse 5) – Charges Against Humanity:
1. Transgressed the law
a. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man – Genesis 9:6.
b. An eternal edict set by God
2. Changed the ordinance
a. Changing the pattern of living that God has instituted for us – The Family
i. Women’s liberation movement
ii. Homosexual marriages
3. Broken the everlasting covenant
a. The covenant God has made with men and women through Jesus Christ
“Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.”
This is not a negative message being preached! This is what is going to happen!
“And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”
Answer to Remember: PRIDE (See Question to Remember above).
Q: What is the root cause of His wrath?
A: The degeneration of human character, which is rooted in pride/idolatry.
Definition of carnality: anytime we being to think and act and live as if this world is our home, and we have something permanent here (Hebrews 13:14).
Thank you Lord for being patient with us.
2nd Timothy 3:1-5
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
Corruption is irreversible. The only solution is a new creation – a new birth.
Deliverance is for the desperate!
Secret undermining force to this corruption is the occult (witchcraft/sorcery) which emanates from false religion
2nd Timothy 3:8
“Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.”
2nd Timothy 3:13
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
Seducers = Enchanters
2nd Timothy 3:16-17
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
The answer to this corruption and satanic working is: PREACH THE WORD!!!
2nd Timothy 4:1-2
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
Matthew 24:14“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”