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God's Promise of Shakings

I was reading Isaiah 51 during my time with the Lord this morning. From the text, it somehow answered the discussion my other brother and I were having last night. He was telling me about certain predictions concerning my country, the Philippines. I just told him about one Word that God the LORD gave three or four years ago that is coming true since then. It was the promise of God that He will shake what can be shaken.
Haggai 2:6: “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty."
Hebrews 12: 26-27: "And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, "YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN." This expression, "Yet once more," denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created t…

Death, Where is Your Sting?

Several people have gone from this world to the next with us noticing. The recent devastation in Yolanda has claimed a 5,000+ death toll. A rail station crash from New York claimed four lives. Just last night, my brother told me that American actor Paul Walker died in a car crash on Saturday. The Washington Post made a lovely and very nostalgic album of notable deaths in 2013. While I'm not particularly in joyful spirits to hear anyone's demise, the daily rate at which it happens this time can't seem to pass me by.

While browsing The Washington Post's collection of pictures of people who died that made a mark in different fields - actors, authors, journalists, musicians, people from the world of sports, I wonder to myself what my own obituary would be like without making a death wish. But in the reality of it without wanting to sound depressing, is death one of life's philosophy questions?

We may or may not have an opinion on death - philosophical or not - but it …