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The Desire Of Nations

“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts” (Haggai 2:6,7).

Before the desire of all nations comes there must be a great shaking—a last great shaking—of all nations. The earth’s crust has undergone many terrible shakings in the past, especially during the dark centuries following the great Flood, when great mountain ranges were uplifted and tremendous volcanic explosions rocked every continent.

But the greatest shaking of all is yet to come: “A great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. . . . And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found” (Revelation 16:18,20). The above text in Haggai is quoted in the New Testament, interpreting it as the final Earth trauma before the establishment of Christ’s kingdom. “Now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven” (Hebrews 12:26).

All “things that are made”—heaven, Earth, sea, dry land—will be shaken in that day, but God’s grace will again prevail and the desire of all nations will finally come.

This unique title of the glorified Christ stresses the contrast with His first coming: “He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isaiah 53:2). The nations of the earth desire peace on Earth, but they crucified the Prince of Peace and now must await His coming in judgment, when He will fill His house with glory. “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts” (Haggai 2:9). HMM

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