Seventh Day Baptist
Christian Education Council
PO BOX 1678
Janesville, WI 53547
For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
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.
by: Katie Brown.
The Kingdom of God is unshakeable and has been tested and tried again and again by the world. God’s Kingdom will be found worthy and unmovable in both the present and future. Our God is the sovereign king of heaven and earth who deserves our whole-hearted worship. His kingdom will stand at the end of the ages and the One Living God will continue to remain like an all-consuming fire. Hebrews’ image of a consuming fire is a powerful image of strength and all-encompassing presence. This is the reality of our mighty God.'