Bits of Torah Truths – The NT Use of Heaven/Earth Connected to the Torah – Episode 168
כו אֲשֶׁר קוֹלוֹ הִרְעִישׁ אָז אֶת הָאָרֶץ וְעַתָּה הִבְטִיחַ בְּאָמְרוֹ, ״עוֹד אַחַת וַאֲנִי מַרְעִישׁ לֹא אֶת–הָאָרֶץ בִּלְבַד, אֶלָּא גַּם אֶת–הַשָּׁמַיִם.״ (חגי ב׳ ו׳)
26 And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” 27 And this expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, in order that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; 29 for our God is a consuming fire. (NASB)
6 “For thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. (NASB)
In Hebrews 12:26 the author of Hebrews quotes from Haggai 2:6 speaking of the God shaking heaven and earth. Some scholars have suggested that the shaking of the heavens and the Earth mentioned in Haggai 2:6-7 could be a reference to the events that took place during the Exodus, such as the parting of the Red Sea and the giving of the Ten Commandments. Others have suggested that the prophecy could be interpreted as a metaphor for the coming of the Messiah. These things remind us how even though heaven and earth may pass away, the Torah of God never passes away!