Habakkuk Chapter 1

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Habakkuk 1 

1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

6 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their’s.

7 They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

9 They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

12 Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.

17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

 

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  1. Comparison

    13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

    14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

    15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

    16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.

    17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

    Man have not changed much, they still compare their sins with other peoples sin. Why can’t we understand that sin is sin? That the wages of sin no matter how big or small still death? None the less, here is Habakkuk trying to plea for his fellow man, pleading for mercy. He knows our God is a jealous God so he tells God, you know what is going to happened? They are going to think that the one giving us to them is their gods and they will praise them and burn incense to their god not You. What they do not know is that they are still His people, and after punishment comes repentance, and after repentance comes reunion; then, will our Lord will restore all and punish the wicked. We must always remember that no matter what at the end God’s people will always win as long as we serve the Living God, not idols that have no life.

  2. 5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

    God is still doing a work today. Though we wonder marvelously at His works, we don’t know all that He is doing. We just need to have faith that He is in control and tell others that His return is near.

  3. 5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

    6 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 their’s.

    7 They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

    God will work a work in that day, not to take this scripture out of context. the nation of Israel and Judah had went so long with rebellion in their heart toward the laws of God. These scriptures Make it plain that the Judgement of God had been postponed so long. God had shown mercy to the children of Israel and had not judges their rebellion.
    These scriptures do proclaim that he will work so fast they will not believe that God would allow the chaldeans to march through and possess their land and reap the benefits of their labors. These people were even worse than they were, but they were not the children of God.
    This reminds that God does work mighty works of righteousness and brings great revival fast. He also will wait a long time for us to repent and show his mercy for so long, but when we cross the line, judgement will come swiftly.
    We need to learn to repent swiftly when we commit sin against God and our neighbor.

  4. 10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

    11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

    12 Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

  5. 4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
    12 Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

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    Slackers

    4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

    Slacked 06313 – 1740פוּג
    a primitive roota primitive root; to be sluggish:–cease, be feeble, faint, be slacked.

    1. to grow numb, be feeble, be benumbed

    1. (Qal) to be feeble
    2. (Niphal) to be benumbed

    We unfortunately live in a slacker world in todays society. One thing that we should never slack on is the Word of God and the judgement of God. The word slacker is in the definition above and can also mean feeble and without strength. We must be strong in this last day revival.

    Daniel 11:32
    King James Version (KJV)
    32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

  7. Vs 4 The enemy will always attempt to stop what God is doing. We must not waver in our zeal to do God’s work. Even if we are surrounded, God has promised to encompass about with angels so we have nothing to fear for there are more with us than with them.

  8. THE PAIN OF BURDEN

    1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.
    2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

    In relating to the prophet Habakuk today, the greastest revelation that comes to mind is the obvious pain of Habakuk’s burden for GOD to bear HIS mighty arm. The prophet or seer is empowered to see the wrong, but physically cannot do anything about it, the only recourse we have to hope for our society is PRAY and utilize the spiritual opportunities that GOD has made available to us in our day.

    iPray today that we could see what Habakuk saw and be burdened by the weight of lawless, unrighteous living and the apparent advancement of the wicked. iPray today the LORD JESUS reveal to us the POWER of our Prayer! We can and will make a difference WHEN and IF we PRAY.

    Oft times it appears to our natural eye that GOD is not active in our lives, that GOD is not hearing our pleas or witnessing our tears. However the WORD of GOD which is eternally settled declares:

    Psalms 66:19 But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGIve
    iReap

    “Impacting our Future Together” through prayer.

  9. 5 The Lord replied, “Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it. (NLT)

    God Is God alone. He has plans that are far beyond us, and all will follow according to His plan. In both the good and bad He directs His grand “play” that we are merely “actors” in – are we playing the roles He appointed us? According to His script? Trust God And His plans!

  10. O Lord, how long shall I cry for help and You will not hear? Or cry out to You of violence and You will not save? Why do You show me iniquity and wrong, and Yourself look upon or cause me to see perverseness and trouble? For destruction and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention arises. Therefore the law is slackened and justice and a righteous sentence never go forth, for the [hostility of the] wicked surrounds the [uncompromisingly] righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted. (Habakkuk 1:2-4 AMP)

    The passage of reminds me of our current world. We hear of Unrighteous things and so much violence happening every day. But what I hear in the Spirit is who will standing in the gap and make up a hedge and I believe that Pofw and surrounding Truth believing churches that can pray that hedge. 

    And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. (Ezekiel 22:30 AMP)

    Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. (Isaiah 6:8 AMP)

    🎵 Here I am Lord. Here I am. I give all myself to thee. Here I am🎵

  11. God gave Habakkuk a preview of the sin that was abounding all around him, and the judgements to come. Sometimes the things the Lord allows us to see is not pretty, and it can be quite disturbing. We, like Habakkuk, must have the consistent, trusting relationship with God, that we can intercede for what He shows us. If God is going to use us, He has to trust us..trust us enough that we pray about the things He shows us, but now allow them to effect our walk with Him in regards to worrying about it, or taking matter into our own hands.

    • God hasn’t changed. He still expects us to utilize the resources he has given us and follow his golden rule. Treat others as we want to be treated. Yes he forgives our sins but we can’t keep doing the things we already know are wrong.

  12. God’s Holiness and Purity

    Nahum 1:12 Art thou not from everlasting , O Lord my God, mine Holy One ? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God , thou hast established them for correction.
    Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    Nahum 1:12-17 The prophet appeals to God not
    to look on Babylonia’s iniquity approvingly, and calls on Him to judge the mighty nation which has caught the other nations in its fish net.

  13. God’s Holiness and Purity

    Nahum 1:12 Art thou not from everlasting , O Lord my God, mine Holy One ? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God , thou hast established them for correction.
    Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    Nahum 1:12-17 The prophet appeals to God not
    to look on Babylonia’s iniquity approvingly, and calls on Him to judge the mighty nation which has caught the other nations in its fish net.

  14. SANTO!!!
    16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.
    Idols idols idols…… they very easily can slip In unannounced, unawares and then to sacrifice them idols………. SANTO SANTO SANTO!!!
    I PRAISE YOU JESUS, THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU DADDY!!! HALELUJAH!!!

  15. 1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

    Many times as “Christians” we get caught up in haveing good church, and seeing our friends and family, but we loose sight of the reason we are there- to reach souls, and to worship the King of Kings.

    As a child, I never was handed a vision. It wasn’t until I started coming to the POFW that I really had Vision. It wasn’t until here that I got a real burden.

    I pray that everyone here gets a vision and a burden to not only see their vision come to pass, but also to help others to accomplish their visions, and grow the Kingdom of Heaven!!!

  16. Thank you JESUS..
    for giving us another day to wake up and live another day in you JESUS we magnify you Lord…without sins holding us down or the old US dragging us..theres
    no other god like u

  17. 8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

    I am reminded of what was taught this week about the end times. We are closer than we were yesterday. The church needs to get on fire and work till time is no more.

  18. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
    3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
    4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
    5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

    • Although judgement had not come and it appeared to Habakkak that it would never come, verse 5 shows it will and it will come swiftly. This reminds me that scripture says the Lords return will be a normal day and unless we are watching, we could be taken by surprise. Due to the day & time we live today- I want to be prepared, watching and reaching to others.

  19. Those who believe in Jesus Christ, shall never taste death……….”taste and see that the Lord is good”………..”Life More Abundently”.

    12 Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

  20. 5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

    God is the same God yesterday today and forever! He did so many wonderful miracles in bible times and he still does in today’s time. What a mighty God we serve!

  21. Dominion

    8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

    Habakkuk 1:8-11 NLT
    8 Their horses are swifter than cheetahs and fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their charioteers charge from far away. Like eagles, they swoop down to devour their prey.

    9 On they come, all bent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind, sweeping captives ahead of them like sand.

    10 They scoff at kings and princes and scorn all their fortresses. They simply pile ramps of earth against their walls and capture them!

    11 They sweep past like the wind and are gone. But they are deeply guilty, for their own strength is their god.

    Psalm 33:17
    An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

    Proverbs 21:31
    The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.

    Horses are a prey animal, so it stood out to me that v8 would list them as having predator-like qualities. There seems to be something about strength that changes the mindset of the one realizing they are strong. In Habakkuk, it seems the mentality of the riders has bled over into their horses and even prey animals have taken on the predacious qualities of their power-drunk masters. However, God makes it clear that the very power they worship and operate by is only an idol, an empty false god that leads them to sin.

    But all this got me curious about finding what inverse principle might be hiding underneath. There seems to be a line of correlation: from strength, their worship led them to operate in that strength through not only action but a mindset change, which led to their very identity being rooted in what they worshipped, which made them live like the embodiment of what they worhshipped. Out of worship, came a mindset of dominion.

    In my mind, I jump to what implications this has on Kingdom living. Our King is the Almighty, the King of kings and Lord of lords. We do not worship the qualities He imparts but we worship Him, acknowledging the qualities as part of His identity and so using them to turn attention to Him. That said, it seems there is a principle of worship that the qualities of the worshipped become infused into the worshipper. The Chaldeans found a mindset of dominion as a result of worshipping their false god; how much more should we operate in dominion out of worshipping the Lord of all creation?

    I know in my own life, the idea of walking in authority/domininos is usually quickly met with the list of things I’ve done wrong or have failed to do or am still struggling to improve (a.k.a. all the disqualifiications.) But if a horse can become like a leopard or wolf because of it’s master, shouldn’t we as Christians be able to cast off the “old man” and take on the “new man” as we walk in the process of sanctification unto God, all because of our Master?

    Paul said he was chief of all sinners, yet he also showed what it is to take on a new life in Christ and live not according to the old but to the New that was working in his life. This side of heaven we won’t be perfect, but worshipping Jesus will help us not only take on the qualities of our Master but His mindset of dominion as we press towards the mark. Just as a realization of strength gave momentum to the Chaldeans, so we must realize our strength in Christ so that we can walk according to the truth of His Word and not whether we *feel* like we can have dominion or not. When we catch a glimpse of who we are in God, we will realize how pointless it is to live small. There’s no room for a poverty mentality when we set those thoughts beside the reality of who Jesus made us to be as His children.

    Sin and shame can ravage our confidence towards God, but for the born again believer, the renewing of our minds helps our understanding and confidence catch up to what His blood and Spirit have already done and are doing in our lives.

    Proverbs 28:1
    The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

    Romans 12:1-2
    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    John 4:23-24
    23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

    24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

    1 John 3:18-24
    18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

    19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

    20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

    21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

    22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

    23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

    24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

  22. Habakkuk 1:12
    Are not You from everlasting, O Lord my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. O Lord, You have appointed [the Chaldean] to execute [Your] judgment, and You, O Rock, have established him for chastisement and correction.

    Our God is full of mercy and grace. No doubt he does everything he can to reach us before judgment comes.

    Paul spoke of delivering up a man to be tempted of the devil so that he may change.

    Many times those who come against us are really agents of mercy God is using to teach us, or correct us.

  23. 5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you. KJV
    Look around at the godless nations. Look long and hard. Brace yourself for a shock. Something’s about to take place and you’re going to find it hard to believe. MSG

    We received an eye opener this weekend. What a marvelous time learning of end times events.

  24. 5 “Look at the nations and watch– and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. NIV

    Our God is up to some amazing things at POFW we are going to see backsliders return home, lost loved ones come to God. Reminds me of the song:
    A hand of fear gripped the crowd
    That day at Jairus’ home
    When the doctor shook his head
    and said she’s gone
    You could feel that mother’s heart break
    You could hear them cry and mourn
    Their little girl was only twelve years old

    Somewhere in the distance
    Outlined against the sun
    There came a Man on a mission
    From the throne
    They said “look somebody’s coming”
    But what they did not know
    It was their Promise coming down
    that dusty road

    Chorus:
    There’s a Promise coming down that dusty road
    From His holy hand healing virtue flows
    He’s got the keys to what you need
    Death and hell He will defeat
    There’s a Promise coming down that dusty road

    The wonder turned to mocking
    When Jesus did speak
    ‘Cause He said your daughter’s not dead
    She’s just asleep
    Then He turned to the unbelievers
    And He told them all “go home”
    They heard Him say
    “Leave Me and death alone.”

    And then He laid His hand upon the child
    And He looked death right in the eye
    He said, “All power in Heaven
    and earth it belongs to me”
    And with a voice that sounds like thunder
    He hurled death and hell He will defeat
    Oh there’s a promise coming down your dusty road

    We all have promises that God has given us and we are in the season to see those promises come true

  25. 4 The law has become paralyzed, and there is no justice in the courts.
    The wicked far outnumber the righteous, so that justice has become perverted.

    Our country is quickly going down the unrighteous path, with the acceptance on social issues. The courts are supporting these unrighteous social issues and telling us Christians to have tolerance. It is up to the body of Christ to stand up and fight for what is morally right, and not to accept this behavior.

  26. What’s in a Name

    Vs.6, “For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to posess the dwellingplaces that are not their’s.”
    Vs.7, “They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.”

    Dignity means the degree of worth, repute (reputation), or honor.
    Proceed means to advance or go on.

    This made me think of Proverbs 22:1 which says, “A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”

    It is true that many a time a man’s reputation will go before him. The Chaldean’s reputation was not good. They were a bitter and hasty nation and were terrible and dreadful.

    So, what kind of reputation do we have as Christians? How do people see us? We need to let the light of Jesus Christ shine through us and be an example of Him.

    This made me think of a chorus to a song someone used to sing back in Illinois. “When the world looks at me do they see Jesus? When the world looks at me what do they see? Do they see hope, do they see love, do they see charity? When the world looks at me what will they see?”

  27. 12 Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

  28. Habakkuk 1:13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil,And cannot look on wickedness.Why do You look on those who deal treacherously,And hold Your tongue when the wicked devoursA person more righteous than he?

    God is not a respecter of persons but in here I see how Habakkuk did a comparison. God is the only righteous and just judge. He rewards according to the ways of man. There is not a thing that we do that he does not see. Sometimes we too tend to make that comparison. Why is so and so being blessed? Why are the ones that not seek God having all this things? We should really becareful with the kinds of things we say to The Lord. He will reward our ways and the word does not lie that which we reap we shall sow..

    Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

  29. This chapter illustrates others. The sinful actions of others affected all. Ones actions (good or bad) will affect others, as such one should not be surprised when the time of recompense is at hand. What a mighty God we serve! God bless Jerusalem and you all, in Jesus name, Amen

  30. 15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

    16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.

    As the rich get richer, they also get further from God. There is a way to be wealthy and be with God but most people dont want to work that hard. These people were worshiping money. They were giving thanks and praising the thing instead of praising the one that made it all.

  31. Verse 2 NIV “How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? Just like Habakkuk’s complaint, we too sometimes wonder “Is God really hearing my prayer”? We tend to think that just because God doesn’t answer in the manner we see fit that he’s not listening. But on the contrary, as God knows all things and his timing is perfect.

  32. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

    3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

    Trust in God. Sometimes it’s much easier said than done. There are times in each of our lives where we have (or will) cried out to God with seeming no answer but silence. Time is a test of faith during this time and sadly some choose to give up on God completely. We may not understand the why but if we can trust the who that is in control then we can be sure there is a reason.

  33. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

    What will cause the Lord to hear our voice?

    1. Repentance
    2. Praise
    3. Worship
    4. Service

    Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. -Psalms 61:1

    But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. -Psalms 22:3
    Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. -Psalms 22:4
    They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. -Psalms 22:5

  34. O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! Even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save.

    This was Habakkuks prayer. He had a burden for sin and evil and wanted a response from God.

    Ever find your self with a burden or dilemma and felt that God was not going to answer. All the while it was your own lack of faith. We have to learn to let God take care of it.

  35. 5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

  36. v2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

    Sometimes we feel deserted and alone.
    We wonder why GOD seems so far away and why our prayers seemingly go unanswered. JESUS really does care about our feelings .

    All we have to do is ASK . What assurance we have in prayer!
    We come before HIM confidently , not because we deserve answers, but because we know that GOD’s love for us motivates HIM to provide for us whatever is best for us and according to HIS WILL.
    As we carry the great commission of
    JESUS CHRIST taking the message of the joy of forgiveness of sins to all people.
    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  37. Sometimes it feels like you don’t know where you’re going in life but God has His hand on your life. He knows where He wants you and if you’ll trust in Him He’ll get you where He wants you.

  38. JESUS!
    12 Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

    Hallelujah our God is the God from everlasting to everlasting. He put the world into motion and knows everything in it. This us why he is a jealous God. We should be thankful for the things he has given us. Our thankfulness should cause us to worship and adore him more. If we are constantly worshiping and adoring the one true God then we won’t have time for false gods or idols.

  39. 0% Evil Tolerance

    The prophet Habakkuk, like us, wonders how a loving God can use evil nations to bring judgment on his people. The answer: God’s justice, and holiness cannot tolerate wickedness, and yes, he will even use the “bad guys” to discipline his children. Though God can reach us through the saving blood of Jesus to be reconcilled to sinners, he never will be reconcilled to sin. God leaves a pathway to him for us to follow. “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Mat 7:15). God hates sin and literally cannot live with it (Ps 4-5), hence he kicked Lucifer out of heaven. To a lesser degree, God puts this need for justice inside each of us. We are offended when the wicked seem to win at the expense of what Habukkuk call the “more righteous” (vs13). God may allow wickedness for a time- he is patient and desires us all to repent- but someday the time will come when he will tolerate evil no more.

  40. No sin can enter in

    13 Thou that art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and that canst not look on perverseness, wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy peace when the wicked swalloweth up the man that is more righteous than he;
    (Habakkuk 1:13 ASV)

    God cannot even look upon evil because of his holiness. This is exactly what happened to Jesus on the cross. He asked why he was forsaken by the Father. Jesus’ body had become separated from his Spirit, and he no longer felt the presence from God. The man side of Jesus now experienced life without God.

    This is exactly what happens to us outside of grace. Gods grace and mercy gives us a change to repent and be looked at by the pure eyes of God. How foolish is it for us to tempt the grace of God by not living for him 100%.

  41. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

    3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

    Do you feel like you cry out to God but yet he doesn’t hear your prayers? Like he leaves them unanswered because nothing seems to have changed in your current situation? You continue to fight in your situation whatever it may in your life? Well God has the answer to this in verse 5.

    5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

    God promises Habakkuk in this verse that he will will work a work in his days. He doesn’t mention a specific date, but he mentions in his days, he will do a work in his life. So have faith and be patient in God for though it seems like nothing is change, he challenges us to wonder marvelously about the works that he’s gonna do in our lives.

    For even what we think or want him to do in our lives, the miracle to our situation we won’t be able to believe it even if it were told to us beforehand. So have faith in God cause he is preparing great works in your life! But only at his perfect timing

    Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

  42. Wrong Judgment 1. The burden which Ha-bak’-kuk the prophet did see. 2. O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! 3. Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. 4. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth. 5. Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you. 6. For, lo, I raise up the Chalde’-ans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs. 7. They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

  43. 1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

    2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

    It hurts when God reveals things and as much as we want to help no one will care to listen… You are stuck in a place where all you can do is pray…

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