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“Shaken. Not Stirred.” – Now Think On This by Steve Martin

James Bond. “Shaken. Not stirred.”

June 18, 2020 Love For His People ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina USA

“They shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.”
 Isaiah 2:19, NKJV

Shaken. Not stirred.

James Bond movie, right.

“”Shaken, not stirred” is a catchphrase of Ian Fleming’s fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond and describes his preference for the preparation of his martini cocktail. Wikipedia

The Lord will use anything to get our attention.

Again, shaken, not stirred. Here are some James Bond movie clips using that phrase. (After you watch, be sure to come back here!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUUq5mRCimo

So, what is the Lord doing in our midst, as all that can be shaken will be shaken?

He explains further in Isaiah 2:10-19.

“Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from the terror of the Lord. And the glory of His majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

For the day of the Lord of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up — and it shall be brought low — upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan; upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up; upon every high tower, and upon every fortified wall; upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all the beautiful sloops.

The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day, but the idols He shall utterly abolish.

They shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.” NKJV

The day of the Lord is upon us. He has shaken. He is shaking. And He will shake even more.

When I heard the Holy Spirit speak those words to me this morning, “Shaken. Not Stirred”, I as you probably also did, thought of those James Bond movies. Most of us have seen many of them over the decades and could still visualize one or more of the scenes.

Again, the Lord can and will use anything to get our attention. If not then, then now.

“The loftiness of man of man shall be bowed down (see my previous message, “Bow Down Now or Bow Down Later”) and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day, but the idols He shall utterly abolish.” Isaiah 2:11

Politicians, kings, businessmen and businesswomen, those in the medical profession, entertainers in all arenas, sports figures, and even “religious” leaders have all exalted themselves before the One Who alone is to be exalted. They have been, and more will be brought down, if they do not humble themselves before the King.

The shaking that continues proves that. The Lord Jesus can stop the world anytime He wants. After all, He is the One Who created it.

“And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, ” Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” Revelation 4:9-11, NASU

And as for the “stirred” part in the word He gave me to share?

The Lord will not just stir things up, to get a bit of circling action going. This is not meant to be a merry-go-round fun time for any of us. He is not One looking to entertain us, as some would consider the “Sunday morning hour” to be now. He wants our attention, and hopefully you will give yours to Him.

He is not just wanting to have His people go in circles, but He is mixing us up totally, to the point where one won’t be seen above the other, but all will be shaken together, to totally come together, as He continues to prepare the One New Man, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Messiah.

He is bringing believing Jews and Gentiles together in these end days. He is going to make us one.

It is not just a stirring that is taking place, for that will not get the job done. He must completely shake things up, mix it up, to complete His plans and purposes.

Forget the stirring part. Embrace the shaking and get in the complete mix. Now is the time to come together as one and not be out there doing your own thing and following your own agenda. All of our plans must be laid on the table and we must pick up and follow His.

The Lord’s agenda is the one that will count for all eternity, and He will see to it that all that stands apart from Him, whether seen as “good” or “bad” in our natural vision, will be taken down if not aligned with Him.

Do not just be as one in a circle being stirred. Let the shaking take you fully into His mix.

Now think on this.

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin, Founder/President  Love For His People, Inc.

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (43 years in October 2020!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's NOW THINK ON THIS messages, and our Ahava Adventures annual trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 29 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area, along with four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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