Behold Once more I shake the heavens and the earth: “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 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. Servant hadn’t moved but was still in this heavenly realm as his heart heard the living word, the word of God through what is written in Hebrews 12 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, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.”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.
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….For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. For they could not endure what was commanded: “And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow.” And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels,to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel…..Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.
Servant began to shake again and although his heart was about to burst with argument he contained himself and sternly held his tongue. “I know your heart John Withers, and I see the bitterness and anger within, and that you would challenge me other than that you know the futility of it, speak therefore and I will listen to you, tell me indeed of your defense.” Servant mused and fumed, if he could have crossed his arms and hardened his brow even here he would have done so. “My son you are angry, but you do not know the truth yet, and though you are here wisdom escapes your heart.” “Why are you so angry, and bitter?” “God you know! You, your, your word says you have chosen me and I have not chosen you. but If you have found and chosen me, why did you call me to an impossible task for a strong man and even more so for someone like me?” Down here Lord, men have trucks, and the ones beaten and left for dead on the road sides get run over by the Samaritans, and no one takes them to the inn, and no one takes hold of the inn keeper to say ‘look after this man!” “But you are telling me to Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter!”
Servant hadn’t moved for some time; the ground shook again and he sat up looking at David and Elizabeth, “What are you guys up to, he pulled himself up onto a chair looked around reorienting himself to his surroundings. “Hmmm, where were we, he looked over at David and Lizzy, “I thought you went to bed, holding his head in his hands he stood to his feet, turning toward the door and began to walk when Elizabeth intervened saying you live here now mister, and turned him back to the living room couch.