New Defender's Study Bible Notes
2:6 shake the heavens. This verse is quoted in Hebrews 12:26, 27, as an event still in the future. Thus, it could not have been fulfilled at the time of Christ’s first coming (except precursively, perhaps, as a type of the terrible upheavals coming in the tribulation period), and so must be still in the future.
2:7 shake all nations. There will be global earthquakes during the tribulation period of the last days (Revelation 6:12-17; 16:18-21), whereby the earth’s topography will be readjusted to something like its original character. Also note Isaiah 40:4.
2:7 desire of all nations. The “desire of all nations” can be no one less than the Lord Jesus Christ, the world’s Redeemer. He did, in a precursive sense, fill Herod’s temple with His glory (see John 1:14; 2:13-16), but never the restoration temple. This specific prophecy evidently harks back to the Edenic promise of Genesis 3:15. He was not merely the desire of Israel, but the “desire of all nations!” Some versions incorrectly say this refers to the wealth of all nations coming to the temple.
2:7 this house with glory. Following the tribulation period, with its terrible earthquakes and other cataclysmic phenomena, the Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory (Matthew 24:30; Isaiah 40:5; etc.). There is no indication that the shekinah glory of God ever returned to the post-exilic temple or to the later temple built for the Jews by Herod. These were of much inferior construction compared to Solomon’s temple. But the temple described by Ezekiel as existing during the millennium (Ezekiel 40–48) will, indeed, once again be filled with the glory of God (Ezekiel 43:5; 44:4; compare I Kings 8:10-11).