Sunday, September 27, 2009

Whole Lot of Shaking, Whole Lot of Kingdom by Robert Ricciardelli

Whole Lot of Shaking, Whole Lot of Kingdom
By Robert Ricciardelli

I do not think it has come to any surprise to most of us that there is a whole lot of Shaking going on. Hebrews 12 talks about all that can be shaken will be shaken; so all that remains is the unshakable. As I look at unshakable possibilities, the only thing that comes to mind is Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and the unshakable, unmovable, and Glorious Kingdom of God.

False foundations, paradigms, illegitimate structures, systems, and limitations, must bow to the Fathers Kingdom. His Kingdom is perpetually coming to earth, and one day will fill the earth in Father’s glory, as the water covers the sea. The Kingdom of God is within us, without us, and whether we are noticing it or not, will continue to breakthrough on earth as it is in heaven. The shaking must happen, and yet those who desire to live in His inheritance that Christ paid for, will see His glory now, in the midst of the natural chaos that is seemingly all around them.

Some reminders of Fathers Kingdom ….

  • Kingdom is within: "The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within [or among] you." Luke 17:20-21
  • Kingdom approached through understanding: "When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him "You are not far from the kingdom of God." Mark 12:3
  • Kingdom accepted like a child: "I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Mark 10:15
  • Kingdom entered through spiritual rebirth: "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit." John 3:5
  • Kingdom entered through doing the will of God: "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do the will of my Father who is in heaven." Matthew 7:21
  • Kingdom that will be inherited by the righteous: "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?" 1 Corinthians 6:9
Christianity has received a heavy dose of the gospel of salvation or rebirth through our Savior, but Father is making it clear that He desires far more than eternal destiny in some distant future. Father is making it clear that He desires for us to live in His inheritance now, intimate and obedient to Him on this planet, while eternity unfolds.

One of the big reasons we have not seen the power of God through the Body of Christ is because most of the Body of Christ does not even know who they are, and the incredible eternal seed of Fathers glory that is within them. We are stuck in the idea of waiting on Jesus and heaven, while Jesus and the substance of heaven is waiting on us. So the shaking and awakening continues as the Lord brings us from our bankrupt paradigms and lifestyles to Ambassadors of His Kingdom, and influencers of His Heavenly Substance.
Keep in mind; heaven has never been the Fathers goal. Fathers plan through creation and the new birth in Christ has always been to know Him intimately as Father, while being His light and His love to the world.

Matthew 22:36-40
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

Heaven can wait, and when we die in this physical dimension, the pearly gates of the next dimension will be ready to receive us. But we are not dead yet in this world, but alive and well in Him, regardless of what is trembling around us, or even what we have come to believe.

Our identity is in Him, as movers and shakers of faith motivated by His love, and He has given us freedom to act against ourselves to live, move, and have our being in His will, and in His ways. By His Spirit we can choose to abandon fear and hopelessness, and embrace the agape love of Father that has been deposited within each of us.

We must embrace His love on a continuum and not rely on what we see. As we seek His Kingdom, His love, His righteousness, what we need will be added, and Father will remove all fear and limitations that have kept us from His best. Healing and wholeness for the journey will come as we allow His light to dispel the darkness in our souls.

Remember beloved, that you can never be too good or too bad for His love, and finally, that our life is not our own, or about us anyways. It has always been about Him, and for Him.

I have chosen to grip on to the Father and be Christ to the world, and I know some days I will do better than others, but there is no other way to live. So as I grip on to my Father, I hold loosely all the rest of my thoughts, paradigms, and desires, while allowing my loving Father replace them with His.


  1. Hello Robert and Joyce,

    I just want to say that there are very few articles I have read that have encouraged me as much as the Elijah List article on the Kingdom of God.
    The Lord has been doing a lot of "shaking" in my life, so that the verse that states "I have suffered the loss of all things that I might be found in Him" is no longer feels like it's just about Paul. It's about me.

    I read your testimony on your website and was so blessed to see two people who were so entrenched in the "Matrix" make it out to live in "Zion".

    I wanted to encourage you in your walk, and so I would like to share a prophetic poem the Lord gave me to encourage me in mine.

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  3. I know you feel embattled.

    I know the days are dark.

    I know your hope was once a flame,

    and now it's just a spark.

    I know you seek to find Me

    and I'm feeling far away.

    I know it's difficult to know

    if you walk the right way.

    I'm closer than you think, Love.

    I hold you in My hand.

    I'm leading you and guiding you

    through this uncharted land.

    Each step that you are taking

    has been ordained by Me.

    You're walking on the water

    and the waves are all you see.

    You feel that you are sinking,

    and perhaps you didn't hear

    My voice tell you to leave the boat,

    and so nothing is clear.

    I'm here, My love, to catch you

    should you sink or should you fall.

    I'm here, My love, to hold you

    when you feel you're losing all.

    I know what it is like, My love,

    to see My life as loss.

    Remember, child, you were with Me

    when I hung on that cross.

    And so you are experiencing

    that great pain with Me.

    The fellowship of suffering

    is the cup of Calvary.

    And so, love, you feel torn apart,

    and almost split in two,

    and stretched beyond what you ever

    thought I'd ask you to do.

    “As if it's not enough” you say,

    “That you asked me to leap

    out of the boat, now what I face

    is that I might not keep

    the treasures that you've given me,

    (or what I thought you gave).

    It's getting to where it looks like

    there's nothing left to save!”

    My Love, just know I've been there.

    I know just how it feels

    when everything is taken,

    and your mind and body reels

    with what it is you're being asked

    to forsake and lay down.

    That while you're bruised and bleeding,

    you're still looking for a crown.

    For that is what's been promised you,

    My lover and My friend.

    A crown of jewels instead of thorns,

    a love that will not end.

    A dance that you will dance with Me,

    before the cheering throng.

    A thriving, joyful ministry

    filled with My life and song.

    I WILL give all this to you, Nanc,

    I promise you, I will.

    It's just that before I can give

    it to you, I must kill

    anything in your flesh and soul

    that could stand in the way

    of what I'm calling you to do

    and calling you to say.

    You've overcome a lot, My dear,

    You've listened and you've bowed.

    You've done your very best, My dear.

    They've witnessed in the cloud

    and been in awe and wonder

    at what you're willing to do.

    You've brought Me glory, My sweet love.

    It's what you're called to do.

    First you have brought me glory

    in submitting to your death.

    Soon you will bring me glory

    when you breathe My very breath.

    For I will fill you up again

    with resurrection power.

    And I will raise you from the dead;

    the enemy will cower

    at the mere sight of you, My love,

    standing upon the hill.

    For what he thought he'd finished off,

    he'll find he could not kill.

    For you love Me above all things,

    you've counted all as loss.

    I promise you the hope I had

    as I carried My cross.

    And as you've seen, My Father kept

    His promises to Me.

    I promise you that I will keep

    the Word I gave to thee.

    For I will keep My covenant,

    and My Word is My bond.

    I promise you, My love, My friend,

    that nothing can abscond

    with all that I have promised you.

    It's good as set in stone.

    I promise you, My love, My friend,

    you will not be alone.

  4. Dear robert & joyce!

    I appretiate the word you wrote..."thank you".

    24 days ago I discovered my husband was having extra marital affairs, pronography, all our finances were gone (he made over $100,000.00 a year) and various illegal matters.
    My almost four year son & I were at my mom's (a 12 hr drive away) when I found out and continue to stay here until I can find a job,home,furniture,daycare and a car for us in the next couple of months

    Anyway...that's not what I want to focus on....what has been happening in my heart and around us is just incredible.....all I did and have continued to do daily is look to our father god and snuggle in his arms against his chest.
    I never realized how wicked my heart many sins and disception entrapped me, blinded me....and this even after a major healing in my life just last year.
    As odd as it seems....I am walking in more freedom and joy in my life then there ever has been. Don't get me wrong..there is rawness and hurt in my heart in regards to my husband & i's broken marriage....i've cried, gotten angry...ect...but in the midst of all that...there has been a deep joy...not just that I have found and have throwen myself into god's love "but" that I have found the true foundation of this life and that i've given all of me into his hands and have given him the wheel of my life....I know without a doubt I have made the most right important decision of a man's lifetime.
    My son Gabriel.....I don't know how god is going to heal, minister and provide a father figure to him....but I have a peace & rest that God has already planned and taken care of that......he created the world and us.

    My husband has not contacted us in any way since I found out.......I don't know what is happening on his end....but I do fully know that all Gordon, my husband has to do is turn his eye's and will up to God and he will do the rest.
    I love my husband, I willfully forgive him daily and my heart is for reconciliation.......can you imagine what would happen if my husband turned to God in and through Jesus.....a married couple who has given their wholeselves to God and his purposes.....I get goose bumps...I really do.

    There has definitely been a shaken in my life.....where most would feel sorry for us and believe our life has somewhat come to an the truth is, "This is the best thing God has EVER done for me".

    Blessings & hugs to you both...and thank you once again for sharing your word.

  5. Just wanted to thank you for that incredible article about Whole Lot of Shaking, Whole lot of Kingdom!!! Outstanding article.
    Our family is smack in the middle of everything you shared, and boy is it rocking our world. I will probably read your article daily to let God work all the changes He intends to accomplish in my life right now. Thank you again for putting on paper what I am experiencing in the natural. It certainly gave me heaps of comfort and a greater understanding that God loves me so much, He doesn't want to see me left out of His purposes and plans.
    God Bless,

  6. Thank you for this Word...
    Amidst the shaking - it is good to keep hearing the Voice of encouragement.
    Blessings to you, and may you increase in all areas and aspects of your life.
    I felt to send you the Word in
    2 Kings 2: 21-22

    Sharon Cogill
    South Africa

  7. Bless God.And you.This is right in line with the message I heard in church yesterday.My pastor has been doing a series on the power of the tongue.He broke away from that to give this message to us.Then I go to an hispanic church last night and heard the same message.Then I hear Pastor Bill Purvis give the same message on the Church Channel this morning.No coincidence here.Got to love this.

  8. Hi my brother,
    Just wanted to let you know how refreshing your word was about His Kingdom. ("A whole lot of Shaking,...")
    We here at Church in Marshall have been expounding on the Heavenly pattern of The Kingdom for over 20 years. Tearing down false foundations and illegitimate structure and building His Ekklesia, which is a Governmental, Political system, and not a religion or a "building", but sons and daughters.

    It is a difficult battle to change paradigms, but Holy Spirit is at work in this area now, and the battle is The Lords ! Amen?

    Thank you Robert and Joyce, may you continue in this Kingdom Realm without fainting or losing heart.

    In His Love,

  9. Dear Robert and Joyce,

    There is something that you may not be taking into account..., although you might..., and that is that although we are quite aware of the essential shaking now, there are "targets" (false and hypocritical religious systems) that are NOT even aware as of now that they ARE "targets..."

    Not only are they not aware that they will be shaken, but they do not even expect to be..., let alone considering the possibility of their utter destruction.

    As such, to a large extent, our society still appears to be outwardly stable.

    That will change....



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