The Final Sifting

Things are shaking in the earth, but the final shaking will include the heavens as well as the earth. Thus saith Yahweh (Hebrews 12:25-30)
“See you don’t reject the One speaking! For if those did not escape who rejected Him when He gave divine warning on earth, think how much less we will escape if we turn away from Him when He warns from heaven. Even then His voice shook the earth; but now He has made this promise:
One more time, I will shake not only the earth, but Heaven too.
And this phrase “one more time” makes clear that the things shaken are removed, since they are created things, so that the things not shaken may remain. Therefore, since we have received an unshakeable kingdom, let us have grace, through which we may offer service which will please Yahweh with reverence and fear, for indeed our God is a consuming fire.!”

In our days, things are shaking in heaven and earth with ever increasing frequency and severity.
Psalm 82:5 “They don’t know, they don’t understand, they wander about in darkness, meanwhile all the foundations of the earth are being undermined.
In January 2007, it was discovered that gas vents were opening up all over the earth, more numerous than ever before. Daily, we can see that earthquakes are increasing in power and frequency all over the earth, but concentrating especially in the so-called ring of fire in the Pacific regions.

Matthew 24:29-30 also warns of the shaking of the powers of the heavens.
Countries and their governments are being shaken, leaders deposed, people groups at war, with fear of economic collapse, and there is civil disobedience and rioting. Yahweh is in all the shaking and sifting all over the earth.
Meanwhile, the enemies of Israel; His people are saying, “come, lets wipe them out as a nation. Psalm 83:4 “let the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
We have heard this statement verbatim, recently, coming from the people of Islam and their sympathizers, and doubtless is has been repeated even more often behind closed doors.

By all these signs and many more, we know there is only a short time left to finish the harvest of souls. Yahweh is shaking these things of earth in order to reveal the things that remain. Those things rooted in pride have no eternal value, and they are set to fall in the shaking and sifting; the separating of the sheep and goats, the true from the counterfeit and the silver from the impurities. This great shaking will unsettle everyone on earth from his or her complacency. Many will be found to not really be in the faith when the great shaking around them exposes the shallowness of the roots. Only the Kingdom of Yah will remain, revealing those whose roots go deep in good soil.

II Peter 3:10 Tells us the heavens will disintegrate along with the earth, when a great heat will remove and cleanse away all that is unsuitable for Yahweh’s Kingdom.
Kings and kingdoms, governments, banks, businesses, churches and families, stars and all the rich and famous will be shaken. All souls will be laid bare before Him with whom we will have to answer for the lives we have been given. (Matthew 25, parable of the talents).
I Corinthians 3:10-15 describes what will occur for those who have built on the foundation of Messiah; whether our building will consist of those things that remain and bring a reward, or whether they will be burned as straw, hay and stubble, leaving one who has escaped with his life only, as though through fire.

As the children of Israel were tested in the journey from Egypt to their home land to see if they would obey Yah’s laws or not, so will all flesh on earth be tested likewise before the great and awesome day of the Lord.

In these days of obvious shaking, we all need to be examining our foundation to see if any cracking or weakness is visible. If the foundation crumbles and walls fall, it will be too late to make amends.

Just before a great earthquake, all seems safe and life goes on as usual. This is evident when we examine ruins such as those of Pompeii where it is shown that the residents had been living life as usual, even though they had ample warnings from the mountain. They seemed to have been comfortable in their daily pursuits. Likewise, the people in the days just preceding the flood of Noah took nothing seriously of the preaching of the man building the ark. It will be just like that of the days of Noah and of Lot when sudden destruction removed all those who had not been in tune with the Lord of the universe. It is not as if we have not been warned and instructed by Yeshua’s words in John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my Commandments.”

Nothing can take us out of the Father’s hand, (John 10:21) so be strong and take courage. (Joshua 1:6-9) There are more frequent signs in the heavens, worsening conditions in all areas of life, but take courage and keep the focus on those things which are true, noble, righteous, pure, loveable, admirable, virtuous and praiseworthy.

As in Yeshua’s example of birth pangs and the ever increasing severity of pain, until the final birth; famine, both of physical food and the Word; the spiritual food, earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars, pestilence, disease, earth changes, ethnos against ethnos (riots), will be occurring all over the planet.
Luke 18 “When the Son of man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
Let us not grow weary of well doing, but remain steadfast and continue working in the harvest field of our Lord, and pray the Lord of the harvest send out more workmen before the final shaking and sifting of the wheat.

Erlene Talbott

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