SHAKING THE HEAVENS 2
In our article last week, we began to look at the present prophetic event of the shaking of the heavens. This week, we will look at this in more detail:
The shaking of the heavens speaks of a spiritual bombardment of the 2nd heavens (2 Cor. 12.2) where Satan and his cohorts (Eph. 6.12) have been operating to dislodge them from their positions of dominion over the air (Eph.2.2): in particular in Nigeria and then sequentially (Acts 1.8) over other nations as the church in these nations also begin to ‘shake’ Satan and his cohorts by intense spiritual warfare through consistent, effectual, fervent prayer in the Spirit with all kinds of prayer and travail using the whole armour of God from our SUPERIOR position in the 3rd heavens (2 Cor.12:2) seated with Christ:
Ephesians 2:6 NKJV: and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Ephesians 6:12-13 NKJV: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the HEAVENLY places. (13) Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Ephesians 6:18 NKJV: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
2 Corinthians 10:4 AMP: For THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they ARE MIGHTY BEFORE GOD FOR THE OVERTHROW AND DESTRUCTION OF STRONGHOLDS,
This truth is symbolically typified in
Revelation 12:7-11 NKJV: And war broke out IN HEAVEN: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, (8) but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. (9) So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (10) Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. (11) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Hebrews 12:26-29 NIV: At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I WILL SHAKE not only the earth but also THE HEAVENS.” (27) The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. (28) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, (29) for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Joel 2:10-11 NKJV: The earth quakes before them, THE HEAVENS TREMBLE; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness. (11) The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; who can endure it?
Once Satan and his cohorts have been shaken out of their position of dominion in the heavenlies through the consistent, effectual prayer bombardment of the Church, then the Lord Jesus will come in the Church (NOT THE RAPTURE) in His perfection and fulness in the ‘clouds’ of the FULNESS of the apostolic and prophetic ministry gifts.
This truth is hidden and typified symbolically in
2 Thessalonians 1:10 NKJV: when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified IN HIS SAINTS and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
Proverbs 25:14 KJV: Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
Ephesians 4:8-13 KJV: Wherefore he saith, When HE ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and GAVE GIFTS UNTO MEN. (9) (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? (10) He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) (11) And HE GAVE some, APOSTLES; and some, PROPHETS; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; (12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, UNTO A PERFECT MAN, UNTO THE MEASURE OF THE STATURE OF THE FULNESS OF CHRIST:
Since these things are ALREADY HAPPENING, we should prepare ourselves to experience the full redemption of our bodies (1 Th.5.23, 2 Cor. 4.10-11) in the perfection and fulness of Christ with its consequent fulness of the ability of the mind of Christ. Firstly, by a borrowed anointing like the 5 wise virgins (Mt. 25.1-13) who had extra ‘oil’ in their vessels by watching and praying always, and then later by inheriting the spirit without measure personally.
Luke 21:28 NKJV: Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because YOUR REDEMPTION draws near.”
Romans 8:23 NKJV: Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, THE REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY.
Philippians 3:11 AMP: That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].
2 Corinthians 4:10-11 AMP: Always carrying about in the body the liability and exposure to the same putting to death that the Lord Jesus suffered, so that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be shown forth by and in our bodies. (11) For we who live are constantly [experiencing] being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be evidenced through our flesh which is liable to death
In order to experience this redemption of our physical bodies in this imminent coming of the Lord to His church we should get ready by watching and praying always.
Malachi 3:1-3 NKJV: “Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the LORD of hosts. (2) “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap. (3) He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Luke 21:36 NKJV: Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.