2-11 and 2-12-17
The Lord directed me to read the book of Habakkuk.
When I read chapter 2, I could feel He was going to speak to me.
He took me back to chapter 2 starting in verse 2.
What He spoke to me is in italics.
“Then the Lord answered me and said:”
“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.”
He said to me, I have a warning for all who will listen!
3 “For the vision is yet for an appointed time;”
The time of judgment is now! Do you not see?
“but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.”
You are at the end, for I cannot lie.
“Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come,”
Be patient My words are true, all I have spoken will come to pass in your days.
“It will not tarry.”
When the event comes, you need to be ready beforehand, for I have spoken it to you!
4 “Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him;”
I resist the proud but give grace to the humble.
“But the just shall live by his faith.”
I AM the author and finisher of your faith, by Me you live.
5 “Indeed, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, and he does not stay at home.”
I say be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the new wine of My Holy Spirit and humble yourself before Me in the secret place.
“Because he enlarges his desire as hell, and he is like death, and cannot be satisfied,”
This speaks of the evil one, who will not ever stop his killing and destruction until I stop him.
“He gathers to himself all nations and heaps up for himself all peoples.”
The whole world system is controlled by the evil one. How can good come from it?
6 “Will not all these take up a proverb against him, and a taunting riddle against him, and say,”
The nations know that the righteous Judge is coming. They are your jury and accuser.
“‘Woe to him who increases what is not his—how long?”
No man knows the day or the hour…for I will come like a thief in the night!
“And to him who loads himself with many pledges’?
7 Will not your creditors rise up suddenly?”
Do you not see? The land who was once the richest of all nations, has become the biggest debtor ever! O Babylon! You have have been warned over and over and over !
But in that day no warning will be given!
“Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty.”
You have poked the bear and angered the dragon and My shield is no longer in front of you.
They will take your sons and daughters and they will ravage the your wives in front of you.
8″ Because you have plundered many nations, all the remnant of the people shall plunder you, because of men’s blood”
I will not be mocked, you will reap what you have sown, no more will you be called the land that I have blessed! For their blood is upon your hands.
“And the violence of the land and the city, and of all who dwell in it.”
War will come to your shore! Peace and safety will be no more!
9 “Woe to him who covets evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of disaster!”
O evil king! You see the calamity coming but you warn not your people?
Neither shall you be saved in The Day of the LORD!
10 “You give shameful counsel to your house, cutting off many peoples, and sin against your soul.”
This shall be the judgment upon this land, you shall be tired, poor, yearning for freedom, a wretched refuse, that is homeless and tempest tossed because your lamp has gone out!
11 “For the stone will cry out from the wall, and the beam from the timbers will answer it.
12 “Woe to him who builds a town with bloodshed, who establishes a city by iniquity!”
I say, Woe unto you Babylon the great! You shall fall and great will be your fall! For you were the highest of nation but will be made the lowest! You have become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
13 “Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts that the peoples labor to feed the fire,
and nations weary themselves in vain?”I the Lord do not wish for men to only work for those things that moth and rust corrupts for they will be burned up in the Day of the Lord. I say store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, that last forever.
14 “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
as the waters cover the sea.”Every eye shall see Me coming on the clouds! Every knee shall bow to me and acknowledge that I AM LORD, for My glory will be seen in all the earth. Some will fall down in worship but most will fall down in shame, disgrace and lament. Today is the day of salvation, mercy and grace will be given. No man is promised tomorrow!
Call upon the name of Jesus in repentance of your sins and you will be saved!