Daily Devotional, Year 2 – FEBRUARY 12 (The Fearful Message of Habakkuk, Part 1)

By admin On December 7th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – FEBRUARY 12

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The Fearful Message of Habakkuk

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“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower,

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and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

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winter four constellations

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And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

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For the vision is yet for an appointed time,

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but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:

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though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come,

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it will not tarry.”

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Habakkuk 2:1-3

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PICTURE – Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 (Not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture)

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HABAKKUK: BOOK OF ALLEGORIES

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God foretells us that Book of Habakkuk will unscramble itself in these last days.

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That’s right! God wrote the Book of Habakkuk in allegories. And in the day that Habakkuk’s allegories unscramble themselves, and begin to speak, the Reader is counseled to “RUN!”

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Listen… “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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And so, the questions to be answered are these: “Is Habakkuk’s vision beginning to speak? Is it time to run? And just where in the world do we run?”

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

 

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So maybe the best thing to do, is to look at this allegorical Book of Habakkuk from a somewhat analytical vantage point.

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Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE PROBLEM:

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Now the problem of Habakkuk is that Habakkuk is totally frustrated and alarmed, as he beholds the wicked http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Tissot_Habakkuk.jpgcoming in like a flood! (Chapter 1)

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Yes, Habakkuk is greatly disturbed, because he sees a vision of God raising up the Chaldeans, to completely surround God’s Chosen People, causing them to lose their sense of good judgment…

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Listen… The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. O LORD, how long shall I cry, and Thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and Thou wilt not save! Why dost Thou show me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth” Habakkuk 1:1-4

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So Habakkuk is crying out to God, because he cannot understand why God merely allows the wicked to encompass the righteous, causing wrong judgment to prevail among God’s people.

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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THE SOLUTION

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So in Chapter 2, The Lord reveals the answer to this dilemma.

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Listen… “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:1-3

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So Habakkuk here seems to be trembling, as he watches and waits for God to answer him. And the Lord gives the solution to Habakkuk’s dilemma. “RUN!”, says the Lord. But this command to “RUN!” is only given when an individual reader begins to hear Habakkuk’s vision beginning to speak!

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And though that vision seems to tarry, yet at the end it will speak and not lie!

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Yet it will speak at the appointed time!

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And then, the reader must run!

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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THE SAD CONDITION OF GOD’S PEOPLE:

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In somewhat allegorical language, God begins to present the sad condition of the Church.

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Herein is described the apostasy within God’s house. This is because God has raised up Chaldeans (Babylonians) all around us! Even in the nations which once embraced the Gospels, the pagans have moved in, and spoiled these nations! (Chapter 2:8)

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And these Chaldeans are not content to stay out in society, but have even moved into the churches.

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Listen… “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by His faith.” Habakkuk 2:4

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The same pride which is prevalent in the world, has also entered in to God’s house!

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And yet there are those who still live by Christ’s faith! (2:4)

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Yes, God has a faithful remnant within the Church. And this is the true Church of which God promises, “The gates of Hell shall not prevail” against it!

 

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JUDGMENT TO COME

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The rest of this Chapter 2 goes on to describe the sins of a church-going man is willing to commit, in spite of the fact that those covetous sins will result in many others in God’s house, to fall and be cut off (2:8-10)

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But this chapter also reveals the judgment which is sure to follow the apostate person in the Church. (2:6-17)

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TELEVISION, RADIO AND INTERNET, ETC…

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“Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver,” Habakkuk 2:19

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Now the last three verses of Chapter 2, seems to be an allusion to this very day in which we live! Because in former times, it was impossible to make an image that could speak.

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The idols of yesteryear were powerless to communicate verbally. And yet in these last days, man has been given the knowledge to invent talking images: television, Internet, and even radio all project talking images which promote this kingdom of Satan. And these images can travel across the world at lightning speed (“swifter than leopards”: Habakkuk 1:8)

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Now, the reference to these teaching idols being laid over with silver and gold, is an allusion to television being given a form of godliness, thereby deceiving the hearts of the naive viewers!

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Yes, through these media, plus books, magazines and various other media, Satan working through the Chaldean people of this world, is now able to control the minds of the great masses of humanity, increasing daily throughout the world!

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To continue reading this article, click here… “FEBRUARY 13 (The Fearful Message of Habakkuk, Part 2)”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to see and hear the message of Habakkuk. Help me understand how to flee and where to flee…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”, or you can also read… “August 22nd (Sodom Rising! Part 1)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This constellation is made of the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth. This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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star-chart ursa major

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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WHO IS SHE FLEEING FROM?

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 “…and the dragon stood before the woman…for to devour her child as soon as it was born…And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God…” Revelation 12:5, 6 

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Now by winter, this woman has changed into a “fleeing” woman. And if you will go out into the country away from the city lights, you might just see that her upraised arms begin to appear as wings.

woman of Revelation 12 Flees to Wilderness-www.signsofheaven.org

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And she appears to be running, and eventually flying. In this heavenly scenario, this woman is fleeing from the ‘Dragon’ Constellation. However, “fleeing” is mentioned many times in Scripture. It may refer to fleeing from apostate shepherds (John 10:5), brethren or apostate congregations (Psalm 26:5). Or fleeing from sin and (1st Cor. 6:18).  Or from enemies. It is likewise speaking of fleeing to the mountains. And as you can see, the Dragon is spewing water out of his mouth. And it is amazing that this water is always going in the direction of the woman.

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The water stands for false doctrines. False brethren. Persecutions and temptations. See the article on the Dragon for further insight. Click here…”The Dragon”. 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)”

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TOMORROW…“FEBRUARY 13 (The Fearful Message of Habakkuk, Part 2)”

 

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