Unshakable

Unshakable

Is this how you would describe your Spiritual life?

(Your life cannot go according to plan if you have no plan.)

What are you doing daily to ensure you live Unshakable?

By: Pastor George Lehman

 

NB! What you put in; you get out.

 

Hebrews 12:26-27 (Amp) – Then [at Mount Sinai] His voice shook the earth, but now He has given a promise: Yet once more I will shake and make tremble not only the earth but also the [starry] heavens.  Now this expression, Yet once more, indicates the final removal and transformation of all [that can be] shaken-that is, of that which has been created–in order that what cannot be shaken may remain and continue. (Jesus in us makes us unshakable)

This is only for those:

– Who are facing challenges.
– Unnecessary surprises that come to destroy.
– Disappointments,
– Discouragement and failures.

When your world is shaken where do you stand?  When things go wrong do you go with them?

David was a man who understood life-shaking experiences.

Acts 13:22 (Amp) – And when He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king: of him He testified and said, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My Own heart [conforming to My will and purposes], who will do all My will.”

 

Life had thrown all types of pressures at him: failure, success, betrayal, attack, fear, hope, discouragement, loss of vision, natural & spiritual Goliaths.

Like David we must learn how to renew our strength; how to find our help in God and how to stand strong.

Psalm 27 is David’s faith declaration for seasons of shaking.  We will learn from the principles he lived by when life was unexplainable and overwhelming.

In Psalm 27 we will learn how David built an unshakable life on the unshakable word of God.  There are 7 declarations from Psalm 27 for our life’s journey.

7 declarations for an unshakable life:

I will live life strong.
2. I will love God’s house.
3.  I will hold my head high.
4.  I will have an overflowing heart.
5.  I will turn to God at all times.
6.  I will walk on a level path, not crooked ones
7.  I will not lose heart.

 

Psalm 27 (Amp) – The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?   The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?  When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.  Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.  One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.  For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.  Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.  Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.  My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”  Your face, LORD, I will seek.   Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper.  Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.  Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.  Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.  Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.  I am still confident of this:  I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.   Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

An unshakable life is built on the unshakable word of God.  It becomes a life that is anchored, immovable and indestructible.

 

One sure thing about life is, it’s constant uncertainty.

Life changes all around us and some of the changes shatter our world:

Bad news from a doctor.
Job lay-off
Death of a loved one.
A business ending in bankruptcy.
Our heart secrets exposed.
Someone disappoints us.

 

This unshakable, immovable life is not a life without problems.  But a life lived above these problems through a living faith in God and His word.

If we are going to live the unshakable life, we are going to have to learn to fill our heart and mouth with unshakable declarations; built on scriptures.

Ground-shaking earthquakes.  In 1995 a disaster struck Kobe, Japan.

It injured 33 000;
Killed 5 470;
Left 300 000 homeless
Destroyed 144 000 buildings

 

What caused this massive devastation?  The ground shook for only 20 seconds.  Because of devastating earthquakes like these, scientists have been working on techniques to build earthquake resistant buildings.  The goal is to build buildings that have the strength, flexibility and a proper foundation to withstand the forces of nature.

So too we need to build unshakable lives on a foundation that will withstand world forces.

 

Luke 6:46-48(Amp) – Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell you?   For everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words [in order to heed their teaching] and does them, I will show you what he is like:  He is like a man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood arose, the torrent broke against that house and could not shake or move it, because it had been securely built or founded on a rock.

 

We are building our life everyday – no one can build for you.

You build by the decisions you make; the character you develop; the attitudes you cultivate.

If you want an unshakable life, you have to DIG DEEP and lay your foundation on THE ROCK.

Life-shaking tests and trials.

Tests and trials prove the worth of something.

 

1 Corinthians 3:12-15 (Amp) – But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, The work of each [one] will become [plainly, openly] known (shown for what it is); for the day [of Christ] will disclose and declare it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test and critically appraise the character and worth of the work each person has done.  If the work which any person has built on this Foundation [any product of his efforts whatever] survives [this test], he will get his reward.  But if any person’s work is burned up [under the test], he will suffer the loss [of it all, losing his reward], though he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has passed] through fire.

 

Tests come to reveal the quality of the foundation.  It’s not to destroy the foundation, but to establish its strength.

True values surface after spiritual tests.  God wants only the genuine part to remain.  The part that continues to trust Him.

 

1 Peter 1:6-7(Amp) – [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound* to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.

* redound = to your credit or advantage

 

Trials expose the content of our hearts.

 

Deuteronomy 8:2(Amp) – And you shall [earnestly] remember all the way which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and to prove you, to know what was in your [mind and] heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

 

To live an unshakable life, we need to speak out.  “Faith declarations”.

Over these next few weeks let us make a point of watching what we speak.

 

Matthew 12:34 – Jesus says:  Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

 

Words have power over your life and your future.  Words have creative power:
Power to do good or to do harm; power to give life or power to destroy.

Fill your mouth with the unshakable word of God and begin to speak it daily.

Believing the word is not enough; you must declare it and speak it.

 

Hebrews 4:14(Amp) – In as much then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him].

[Greek] Hold fast: To cause something to continue happening on the basis of some authority or power.  It’s not a one-time thing, it’s an on-going HABIT.

 

Psalm 141:3(Amp) – Set a guard, O Lord, before my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.

 

Proverbs 13:3(Amp) – He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Let us prepare our hearts and our lives everyday to live an ‘unshakable life’.

”What came out of David’s mouth during his life-shaking events”?

Woe is me;
Life is miserable;
God has forgotten me;
I’m a victim of an unfair life;
I didn’t do anything to deserve this;
Life’s not fair.

I think not. What comes out your mouth when your life is being SHAKEN?

Taken from David’s life in the Psalms, we are more than able to build solid unshakable lives.  Living with the same attitude David had and the unshakable life God wants us to have.

 

Psalm 16:8 (Amp) – I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.  

 

Psalm 62:2 (Amp) – He only is my Rock and my Salvation, my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be greatly moved.

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