Today’s Devotional – August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

By admin On July 29th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – August 11th

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Habakkuk Says “Run!”

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The Book of Habakkuk has been the source of great intrigue and much speculation! After all, it is a prophecy which concerns the last days.

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And Habakkuk speaks of a time in the future in a mysterious manner…. “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 as this above passage says, there will be a vision which speaks at the end. And when this vision finally speaks, then whosoever reads and understands that vision, may run.

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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BUT WHERE DO WE RUN?

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And so, just what was that vision which Habakkuk did see? And where must we run to when that vision begins to speak? And what or who should we run from in that day?

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Listen… “For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling-places that are not theirs.” Habakkuk 1:6.

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So this above verse tells the great problem: Chaldeans (Babylonians) were moving in and possessing dwelling places, not their own. But why was this a problem?

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ABOVE CONCEPT PICTURE: Not a star-chart.

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CORRUPTING, UNGODLY ASSOCIATIONS

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But why was this a problem? Just why were Babylonians a problem?

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Listen again… “Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” Habakkuk 1:4.  

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So here was the great problem. False-Worshippers of God were surrounding God’s people, causing a corrupting influence in God’s house.

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And so, Babylonians had moved in and taken over, causing an apostasy among the people of God.

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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OLD TESTAMENT STILL RELEVANT

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But how can this be translated into our current situation? After all, the Bible clearly http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgteaches… “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Timothy 3:16, 17.

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Yes, “all Scripture is profitable for Doctrine, and Reproof, and Correction, And Instruction in Righteousness”, that we may become perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works! And so, as this passage confirms, the Book of Habakkuk is likewise for our spiritual perfection, just as all the other books of the Old and New Testaments!

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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LUCIFER: KING OF BABYLON

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Well, Isaiah, Chapter 14:4, 12 reveals that the King of Babylon, is none other than Lucifer, that great fallen angel. And Revelation, Chapter 18 reveals that Babylon, though now a spiritual city, yet still exists, and has caused all nations to drink of God’s cup of wrath. And so, these two chapters, plus other places in the Bible reveal that Babylon symbolizes Satan’s kingdom of sin and selfishness: This present world-system!

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And so, what Habakkuk was seeing can likewise be translated to “we upon whom is come the ends of the world!” And all we have to do, is to look at what’s happening in the world and in the church-world, to see that a paradigm shift, like none other in history is going on all around us! And even in the church-world, there is a takeover being commandeered by false brethren! And so, the current apostasy is sweeping through the churches, “as swift as leopards”, as Habakkuk 1:8 says.

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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APOSTASY THROUGHOUT HISTORY

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But all this was well prophesied of! For instance, listen to Paul… “For I know this, that after myhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpeg departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.” Acts 20:29

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Now, of course, the great apostasy has been going on, ever since Paul was executed! So what’s new?

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Well, actually there has been two great apostasies. The first was in Europe, during the Dark Ages, and ended after the Reformation with the invention of the printing press, which churned out Bibles by the thousands! (see Revelation 13:14)

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Avvakum (burned 1682) – by artist, Myasoyedov – 1897 – Wikipedia – Pub Dom.

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APOSTASY NOW!

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But ever since Christian persecution ended in Europe and America, the churches in those Reformation nations have been more and more mingling with the world, bringing many world-lings (Chaldeans) into the church!

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And so, the churches have mostly existed in a state of apostasy, to a greater or lessor degree, throughout history.

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So exactly what is the difference at the end, which will cause God’s true worshippers to have to run?

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Well, as Habakkuk says… “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, there will be a time when Habakkuk’s vision will begin to speak to God’s Elect. And at that time, God’s people are commanded to flee!

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Now, this discussion will have to be continued tomorrow, in Part 2

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Reveal the Book of Habakkuk to me. Give me understanding into these things concerning the command “to flee”…

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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)” or you can also read… February 11th (Come Out From Among Them!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 TAKES PLACE IN HEAVEN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman…And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder (sign) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon…And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth…And the woman fled into the wilderness…And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon…And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood…” Revelation 12: 1-4, 6, 7, 14, 15 (condensed)

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This above passage is a very condensed version of Revelation, Ch. 12. (To read entire Chapter 12, click here)

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From time to time, the Book of Revelation mentions stars. But when we get to Revelation Chapter 12, it speaks of two “great signs in heaven”. First, it speaks of the sign in heaven of a woman with child. Then it speaks of the sign in heaven of a great red dragon, with a tail that sweeps one-third of the stars and casts these stars down to the earth. So we get the sense that this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens. And these two signs in heaven, a woman, and a dragon, are a big part of this website, Signs Of Heaven.

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And so this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens.

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What really gives validity to this idea, is that God created the Universe in such a way, that if one looks at the major constellations, then this Revelation 12 scenario can be seen. So please read on. And if you really want to see this heavenly battle, you just might. It will take some real effort on your part. But through prayer, faith, and study of the site, God may just graciously open your eyes to see this amazing story written on the heavenly scroll above. But don’t wait! This heavenly scroll will soon be rolled up, just as it is written… “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together;” Revelation 6:14

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the northOrion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the  Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of  Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation

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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:

“August 12th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 2)”

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