In Hebrews 12:25-29 the author of this epistle harkens back to what happened on Mt. Sinai and sees in it a prophetic picture of what will occur when Christ returns to this earth to consummate his kingdom. Continue reading . . .
In Hebrews 12:25-29 the author of this epistle harkens back to what happened on Mt. Sinai and sees in it a prophetic picture of what will occur when Christ returns to this earth to consummate his kingdom.
“See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’ This phrase, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:25-29).
According to Exodus 19:18, when God spoke to Moses and the people of Israel, “the whole mountain trembled greatly.” This was such a momentous event that the people of Israel spoke of it often, as we see in Judges 5:4-5; Pss. 68:7-8; 77:18; 114:4-7.
But it would appear that the earthquake that occurred at Sinai was prophetic of what will occur at Christ’s Second Coming. In other words, God has promised that there is yet to come a shaking not only of the earth but of the heavens as well, in other words, a cosmic shaking that immeasurably exceeds anything that has come before. We often hear seismologists speak of the “big one” that