God is doing something in the earth. When the earth shakes, it means that something of the unshakeable kingdom of Christ is manifesting. I don’t believe that the devil causes the world to shake. I believe that when truth manifests it crumbles every lie. The shaking is the crumbling of the lies. Christ is the Rock, and when the Rock manifests all other rocks shake!
Hebrews 12:25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
To find the path that God has for us we must hear Him. He speaks to our hearts, but He uses other forms of His expressed word to activate His word being expressed in our hearts. He uses His expressed word in Scripture to activate His voice in our hearts. He uses His expressed word in human lives. When manifestly see something that God has expressed it is considered to be the logos (word) of God. The Scriptures are logos (word) of God, but so are fathers and mothers in the faith. God-sent leaders are sent to us as expression of God. Jesus was the very expression (Word) of God in flesh, but God also joins us to people in Christ who are becoming an increasing expression of God’s word for our sake. As leaders, He is making us to be expressions of His word for the sake of those we are sent to lead. Leaders are an expressed word of Christ to activate, facilitate, and release everyone to increasingly become an expressed word of Christ.
Leaders are not an expression of God’s word for us to follow in an Old Covenant way. They are expressions of God’s word to activate us to also become expressions of God’s word in our lives. Any expression of God that can be read is the word of God – the logos of God. The word of God is meant to pierce through the soul to the place where God speaks. God does not speak to our soul; He speaks to our spirit. Our soul will be vulnerable to other external spiritual influences if we do not position our souls to see that which God has already expressed. The Holy Spirit within agrees with anything that has been expressed by God and when we are pierced through by an expression of God, the voice of the Holy Spirit brings life to the human spirit in the human heart within.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Leaders are to be expressions of God to those they lead in order to activate the voice of God within the heart of each believer. Scripture is logos (word). Leadership and maturing believers are to be expressions of God (logos) as well. Their lives should pierce through the souls of those they influence to the very Spirit of God within their spirits, causing the voice of God to be activated within them. Leaders are not the voice of God to the people. This is Old Covenant. Leaders only serve to activate the voice of God within the hearts of those they lead. This is New Covenant.
Food For Thought,
Ted J. Hanson
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