Heb.12:28,29 – 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. For our God is a consuming fire.
What will the end of this age look like? Signs all indicate that we are getting close to the end of the age but how close are we? This passage of scripture points to the two colliding kingdoms that we see throughout the history of the Bible. Augustine said it was like two cities, Jesus called it two kingdoms. One is the kingdom of man, the other the kingdom of God. Since the days of the great Tower of Babel man has been trying to build a system that can rule the world without God. We see this spirit weave throughout history attempting to thwart the kingdom of God. From time of Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon and the Caesars in Rome, the kingdom of man seems to be the strongest and most intimidating. Think about the contrast of Jesus hanging on the cross at the hands of the Romans as He was making the preparations for the overthrow of the kingdom of man and the ultimate reign of Christ as the King of Kings. The kingdom of God is among us now and everything in this world that can be shaken is about to come tumbling down. The Passion Notes on this verse point to the ultimate shaking that is about to take place.
“Although earthquakes are prophesied to come the prophet is most likely using a metaphoric term for the world’s systems (finance, military, governments, religious, etc.). The message of the gospel has shaken the world’s foundations as it includes an unshakeable kingdom rising on the earth. Kings of the earth have placed their crowns down before the cross of a Man who was crucified as a common criminal. The power of the gospel is still shaking the world.”
The signs of the coming kingdom are all around us. Peter said we would see signs in the heavens and in the earth. He also said that the Spirit outpouring was the great sign of the invasion of the kingdom of God. Every time I pray in the Spirit I am calling for the kingdom of God. The world systems are being shaken all around us. The spirit of antichrist is being exposed. Jesus is about to return.