Habakkuk Chapter 2 

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Habakkuk 2

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.

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:

Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!

Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?

Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.

11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.

12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!

13 Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

15 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!

16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the Lord‘s right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.

17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which made them afraid, because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

19 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, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

52 thoughts on “Habakkuk Chapter 2 

  1. Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
    Habakkuk 2:2 NLT

    How important the correct message is. So many are deceived in our day because others have run and spread incorrect messages. There are so many variations now of the original message, that it has become imperative for all believers to become masters of His Word. We must stay in prayer and in study of the Bible so that we can stand in these last days when the pressure to believe a lie shall increase more and more.

    Jesus described these times:
    “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect,” (Matthew 24:24).

    Gone is the day when we can say things like “I believe this because my preacher said…,” or, “I do this because my church teaches…” We must know this Word for ourselves. We must know how to explain truth to others, and we must know how diffuse the lies the enemy will try to use to deceive us and others.

    Finally, we cannot waiver in our convictions now; we must buy the truth and sell it not. The only way to do this is to read it, study it, pray over it, and ask the Spirit to write it plainly on the tables of our hearts.

  2. 2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

    3 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.

    God is giving us the bible to preach to nations and to show them what the Bible is and how he has signs miracles and wonders to be done and that he had done before . We must be JESUS to the nations. so that they better understand

  3. 1 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.
    2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

    20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him

    Making a declaration to stand for God is the powerful thing we can ever do. Deciding to follow God and stand where he puts us had times of trials and temptations to walk away when times get tough but that’s the point of the declaration to stand when those times come. God is always calling us to go here or there, sometimes he is calling is to stand where we are and soak to those around us. There are too many people in our immediate reach that need the love of Jesus that not all of us have to be sent somewhere, because it’s right in front of us is where we are needed. To stand and watch what God wants to do

  4. 1 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.

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

    3 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.

    4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith

    When tossed and perplexed with doubts about the methods of Providence, we must watch against temptations to be impatient. When we have poured out complaints and requests before God, we must observe the answers God gives by his word, his Spirit, and providences; what the Lord will say to our case. God will not disappoint the believing expectations of those who wait to hear what he will say unto them. All are concerned in the truths of God’s word. Though the promised favour be deferred long, it will come at last, and abundantly recompense us for waiting. The humble, broken-hearted, repenting sinner, alone seeks to obtain an interest in this salvation. He will rest his soul on the promise, and on Christ, in and through whom it is given. Thus he walks and works, as well as lives by faith, perseveres to the end, and is exalted to glory; while those who distrust or despise God’s all-sufficiency will not walk uprightly with him. The just shall live by faith in these precious promises, while the performance of them is deferred. Only those made just by faith, shall live, shall be happy here and for ever.

  5. 19 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, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

    20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

    My God LIVES!!!! HE IS ALIVE!!! That is what makes Him God for He died on the cross, was buried, took the keys from the devil, and came back ALIVE SO WE MAY LIVE!!!! THERE’S NO god LIKE MY GOD!! HELLELUJAH!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!!

  6. MSG – 4 “Look at that man, bloated by self-importance—
    full of himself but soul-empty.
    But the person in right standing before God
    through loyal and steady believing
    is fully alive, really alive.

    We must be careful in this end time that we do not allow the vision that has been written for us and taught to us to become distorted in our lives. If we get off track we become full of pride and arrogance, and our souls empty. God created us in His image and likeness and desires for His spirit to be alive in us at all times. When we become full of ourselves it is not God’s spirit within us but our own human spirit rising up within us. This is evidence of an empty soul where the vision that we have been waiting for and praying for cannot come to pass because we our self promoted and self propelled instead of Kingdom promoted. Let’s get over ourselves and make sure everything we say and do in these last days is God centered, God ordained, God ordered and blessed by God.

  7. 19 Woe to him who says to wood, Awake! To the silent stone, Arise! It shall teach! Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet in it there is no breath at all, 20 But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him.

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

    3. 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.

    4. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

    Proverbs 29:18
    Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

  9. 3 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.

    18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
    19 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, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

  10. THY KINGDOM COME
    HOPE

    3 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.

    King JESUS reveals HIS Will through revelations. The King will usually reveal something through a prophetic gift, prior to delivering or fulfilling the prophesy. GOD reveals HIS plan to willing, obedient and available servants.

    As servants of The Kingdom of GOD we are wise to understand the process of a VISION. We share, reveal and communicate the VISION in a clear and plain fashion so that everyone that reads it will know what it means.

    But, the revelation of the VISION is a picture of future occurrences. We must be patient and not become anxious over the promises of GOD.

    It is impossible for JESUS to lie. If GOD gave us a VISION we must not forget or forsake it for anything. “IT will surely come”.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  11. 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.
    Habakkuk 2:1 KJV

    Habakkuk retired to his watchtower to see how the Lord would answer him. He wanted to get alone in order to gain God’s perspective . This is a most important principle for believers today as well. Whether we call it our ” quiet time ” ” devotions” or by some other term, daily communion with God is crucial for every christian.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  12. Habakkuk 2

    Habakkuk 2 King James Version (KJV)

    1. 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.

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

    3 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.

    Verse 4. Message
    “Look at that man, bloated by self-importance—
    full of himself but soul-empty.
    But the person in right standing before God
    through loyal and steady believing
    is fully alive, really alive.

    A vision for an appointed time . What seems to be spoken here is that this vision is just for s certain frane of time. If God revealed something that was to be used for the Kingdom and self rises up then carnality begins to supersede the spiritual. The time frame says an appointed time. If we allow carnality to move in to the appointment time that God has set will we lose the vision will it have the great effect that God had intended. Who will be delayed in receiving the intended word will it be too late. Will the vision become obsolete. This is why we must lay the old sinful nature aside discipline ourself to put on the spiritual man daily. Paul said he died daily . Oh that others might catch the vision the truth if living for God. Help us to abandon the old carnal nature and to clothe ourself daily in Hus Word Hus presence do the vision can be illuminated with His Glory. Satan was beautiful his position grand until he became filled with self gratification prIde. How sad to have missed the beauty that was meant to be for the Kingdom because of self. And now doomed to destruction. Self will destroys testimonies self will destroys vision. Oh that we quickly would lay aside this world and it’s follies and catch the vision God has set for this appointed time that we must go and tell the world of His Redemption Saving Power. In Jesus name help us to keep the vision for the Kingdom of God and not selfish gain. In Jesus name.

  13. 2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

    3 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.

  14. This charge to the watchmen is a good example for all God’s people. ‘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.’ We are all called to stand, and encouraged after having done all else, to remain standing. The question there is also important to us all. What will we do when we are reproved of the Lord, because ‘Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.’ Humility and faith are the accompaniments of his people. We may feel the need to justify ourselves, our actions, our decisions, but when God chooses to speak we would do well to look to that final verse. ‘But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.’ As the wisest man has also spoken, there is a time to speak and a time to remain silent. When God is speaking, it is a time to remain silent… especially if he is speaking to correct, for whom the Lord loveth he chastises as children. So let us have the heart of a child as we receive his words and let them truly speak to the innermost desires of our heart as we follow after him!

  15. Habakkuk 2:14 (English Amp) But [ the time] is
    coming when the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. [ Isa.11:9] They shall not hurt or destory in all My holy mountains, for the earth shall be full of knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. And there going to be a day when the Lord is going lift his hand a second time to recover and Deliever the remnant of His people. Stand on his word, the hope, vision, promises , and declare his victory in Jesus name.

  16. iLove the Kingdom
    2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

    3 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.

    These scriptures will always remind me of “Impacting Our Future Together”. Pastor made a point to connect it with the “future” purchase of the new building and the scripture was a great help to focus on the will of God. If we want to see it come to pass, we need to write it down and by faith possess our promise!

  17. 18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

    19 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, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

    What a question for those that worship buddha or a similar god. What profit is there? What can that little statue do for you? The answer is nothing. It has no breath or will. It is not even alive. All the earth is silent before the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

  18. 1 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.
    2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

    The vision should be so clear that you can run and read it. Wow! Think about it, it’s hard to focus on one thing, let alone read it when you’re running. But your vision should be that clear to you. And thank you Jesus, that our Pastor has made the vision of our church very very clear. Impacting lives to change the world. We have to live it, breath it, seek it and , love it. We catch the vision when we see souls, people in this dark world coming to the house of God and receiving Him. Getting filled with the Holy Ghost, being baptized, repenting from their sins, not in that order.

    Let His Kingdom Come

  19. What sorrow awaits you who say to wooden idols, ‘Wake up and save us!’ To speechless stone images you say, ‘Rise up and teach us!’ Can an idol tell you what to do? They may be overlaid with gold and silver, but they are lifeless inside. But the Lord is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him.”
    Habakkuk 2:19‭-‬20 NLT

    As the world comes to a close and chaos ensues around us people are turning to their idols for answers. Google and iPhone don’t have the answers. Celebrity hosts dont have the answers. World leaders don’t have the answers. The Living Breathing Word of God has the answers. You are God alone. We worship You as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! We praise Your Holy Name!!!

    THY KINGDOM COME

  20. 4 “Look at that man, bloated by self-importance – full of himself but soul-empty.
    But the person in right standing before God through loyal and steady believing
    is fully alive, really alive.”

    I don’t know much about cars, however, I do know how to read the signs that the car tells me, such as the gas light. If I continue to ignore that sign, the car will eventually die. I may or may not know this from experience.

    There are signs in our life, that will signal to us when we come low or empty of Jesus. When we are full of US, we leave no room for HIM. Therefore as the scripture states, we are soul-empty. When something is empty, it is dead.

  21. 18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
    19 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, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
    20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

    Only the Lord our God can hear and answer our prayers, there is no other God. He has a plan for souls to come to him in these days and we must stop and listen to his direction: who to speak to, who to witness to. Help us to be sensitive to your voice.

  22. Has not the Lord of Haven’s Armies promised
    that the wealth of nations will turn to ashes?
    They work so hard, but all in vain!
    Habakkuk2:13 NLT

  23. 19 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, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

    “What sorrow awaits you who say to wooden idols, ‘Wake up and save us!’ To speechless stone images you say, ‘Rise up and teach us!’ Can an idol tell you what to do? They may be overlaid with gold and silver, but they are lifeless inside.”
    ‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Look at all the hungry people out there needing Jesus.
    Broken people that feel lifeless and hopeless
    People that wanna give up on life because they feel like there’s no hope. We could change the world, were asking ourselves the right questions and weighing out “consequences” like “what will these people do when I invite them to church, or share the Gospel with them?”
    Well what will they do?
    Will you be an answered prayer?
    Will you make their day?
    Or is it just another person that’s gonna say “no I’m fine”
    AWAKE the dumb stone ARISE!
    Time to wake up and do something

    Don’t sleep while doing the blog Jesus will check you real quick..

  24. “What good is an idol carved by man, or a cast image that deceives you? How foolish to trust in your own creation— a god that can’t even talk! What sorrow awaits you who say to wooden idols, ‘Wake up and save us!’ To speechless stone images you say, ‘Rise up and teach us!’ Can an idol tell you what to do? They may be overlaid with gold and silver, but they are lifeless inside. But the Lord is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him.”
    Habakkuk 2:18‭-‬20 NLT
    JESUS is coming soon idol and God will pass away we can’t depend on the things of this world because it will pass away I gald we sever a GOD that alive when I call his name he will answer

  25. 3 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.

    4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

    The vision God has for us is bigger, better, and greater than anything we could imagine and that vision will happen in God’s time. But we must walk by faith and not by sight. That’s the only way we will receive the promise.

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

    Romans 1:17, “… as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
    Galatians 3:11, “… for, The just shall live by faith.”
    Hebrews 10:38, Now the just shall live by faith…”

  27. 4 “Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God. (NLT)

    Saved by grace and living in faith! Lead me in righteousness Lord!!

  28. “Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.
    Habakkuk 2:4 NLT
    I don’t want to trust in myself because that only brings heartache and pain. I need Him!!! God has a simple requirement for us, stay faithful. Stay faithful to Him in prayer, study, witnessing and fasting. Stay faithful to His house, the pastor and your spouse!

  29. Josiah: 1 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.
    This reminded me of how we do not know when the Lord will come but we just have to stay faithful. Sometimes we may be weary and tired and other times full of energy. Yet, we have to stay put at where God has called us to be. We have to be faithful. So, let us GO PRESS ON IN JESUS NAME!

  30. 4 “Look at that man, bloated by self-importance- full of himself but soul-empty. But the person in right standing before God through loyal and steady believing is fully alive, really alive.

    I’m alive because he’s alive! Fill me up till I over flow God, let my soul be filled with you! We must clear ourselves out and let God come fill us up with his spirit because without the life and power of God within us we are nothing but dead inside. We must show his life within us to others so they may find life in him with grace and salvation we must spread it all over this city. I thank God in advance for this generation and this city for being alive for Him and it spreading around the whole world!

  31. ““Look at that man, bloated by self-importance— full of himself but soul-empty. But the person in right standing before God through loyal and steady believing is fully alive, really alive.”
    ‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    To be truly, fully, really alive in Him, we have to die to ourselves daily and surrender completely to Him!

  32. 8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

    Reaping what has been sown…..

  33. 14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

    If the whole world knew of the glory of the Lord, WOW, it would be a different world.

  34. 18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

    An idol cannot receive glory although people may try to give it unto the idol. The idol is dead it cannot benifits from the worship. These sacrifices are in vain and the prayers are all left unanswered. Why spend time with an idol when the real God Almighty is available.

  35. “What good is an idol carved by man, or a cast image that deceives you? How foolish to trust in your own creation— a god that can’t even talk! What sorrow awaits you who say to wooden idols, ‘Wake up and save us!’ To speechless stone images you say, ‘Rise up and teach us!’ Can an idol tell you what to do? They may be overlaid with gold and silver, but they are lifeless inside.
    Habakkuk 2:18‭-‬19 NLT

    Wow… if you really think about it what other word can be used here besides foolish. It’s almost unbelievable and stupid for people go put their hope, faith, and trust on something created by human hands, an image or idol with no life. We are the temples of the Holy Spirit, God living inside of us. Not an image we can show but the power and demonstration of Jesus.

  36. 1 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.

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

    Prepare your heart to receive God’s word and instruction.

  37. 12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!

    The foundation we choose to build upon is up to us. If we build on the sand it will only crumble from the waves of the sea. However if we build upon Jesus our Rock and salvation then we know that nothing can withstand. Those who build in wickedness with blood and iniquity will fall as if built with sand.

  38. What good is an idol carved by man,or a cast image that deceives you?How foolish to trust in your own creation—a god that can’t even talk!

    What good is it when we waste our time spending it on idols that are made by our own hands? How foolish can we give our energy and put our trust in such things that are meaningless? We should be praising our Creator Jesus.

  39. Verse 3 AMP “For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail. Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it, Because it will certainly come; it will not delay.”

    Hebrews 6:17-18 AMP “In the same way God, in His desire to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable nature of His purpose, intervened and guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge would have strong encouragement and indwelling strength to hold tightly to the hope set before us.”

  40. 2 Then the LORD said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.

    Take notes while hearing the Word being given. Like Pastor say, notes are very helpful, and helps you to remember. Rereading you notes, will remind of the message that was given, help you in your walk with God.

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