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Habakkuk

Habakkuk to God, "Why do you show me sin and grievance?"   God will work a work which ye will not believe   An appointed time   God can't look upon iniquity with pleasure or respect   Write the vision   Again, an appointed time, the end time   The just shall live by his faith   Four Woes   A prayer of Habakkuk

Hab 1:1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

Hab 1:2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

Rev 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Habakkuk to God,
"Why do you show me sin and grievance?"

Hab 1:3 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.

Hab 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked[1], and judgment[2] doth never go forth: for the wicked[3] doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

1 "SLACKED": 6313. puwg, poog; a prim. root; to be sluggish:--cease, be feeble, faint, be slacked.

2 "JUDGMENT": 4941. mishpat, mish-pawt'; from H8199; prop. a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, espec. a sentence or formal decree (human or [partic.] divine law, individual or collect.), includ. the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstr. justice, includ. a partic. right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style:-- + adversary, ceremony, charge, X crime, custom, desert, determination, discretion, disposing, due, fashion, form, to be judged, judgment, just (-ice, -ly), (manner of) law (-ful), manner, measure, (due) order, ordinance, right, sentence, usest, X worthy, + wrong.

3 "WICKED": 7563. rasha', raw-shaw'; from H7561; morally wrong; concr. an (actively) bad person:-- + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.

Jer 12:1 Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

God will work a work which ye will not believe
An appointed time

Hab 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously[1]: for I will work[2] a work[3] in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

1 "MARVELLOUSLY": 8539. tamahh, taw-mah'; a prim. root; to be in consternation:--be amazed, be astonished, marvel (-lously), wonder. ....... Webster's definition of consternation is, "terrify, great fear, or shock".

2 "WORK": 6466. pa'al, paw-al'; a prim. root; to do or make (systematically and habitually), espec. to practise:--commit, [evil-] do (-er), make (-r), ordain, work (-er), wrought.

3 "WORK": 6467. po'al, po'-al; from H6466; an act or work (concr.):--act, deed, do, getting, maker, work.

For the end time, what work will this be? See 2 Thessalonians 2:1 thru 12. Satan will be here prior to Jesus' return. That, most Christians don't seem to believe. It's sure easy for people to be fooled.

Hab 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.

Hab 2:3 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.

Paul refers to this verse.

Acts 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

Hab 1:6 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 theirs.

Hab 1:7 They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

Hab 1:8 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.

Hab 1:9 They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

Hab 1:10 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.

Hab 1:11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

Dan 5:2 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.

Dan 5:4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Next comes the handwriting on the wall.

Hab 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.

Isa 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

Isa 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

Isa 10:7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

God can't look upon iniquity
with pleasure or respect

Hab 1:13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look[1] on iniquity[2]: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

1 "LOOK": 5027. nabat, naw-bat'; a prim. root; to scan, i.e. look intently at; by impl. to regard with pleasure, favor or care:--(cause to) behold, consider, look (down), regard, have respect, see.

2 "INIQUITY": 5999. 'amal, aw-mawl'; from H5998; toil, i.e. wearing effort; hence worry, wheth. of body or mind:--grievance (-vousness), iniquity, labour, mischief, miserable (-sery), pain (-ful), perverseness, sorrow, toil, travail, trouble, wearisome, wickedness.

Hab 1:14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

Hab 1:15 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.

Hab 1:16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.

Hab 1:17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

Hab 2:1 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.

Write the vision

Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables[1], that he may run that readeth it.

1 "TABLES": 3871. luwach, loo'-akh; or luach, loo'-akh; from a prim. root; prob. mean. to glisten; a tablet (as polished), of stone, wood or metal:--board, plate, table.

As we can see from reading Habakkuk, it was written. And is made plain.

Again, an appointed time, the end time

Hab 2:3 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.

Heb 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

The just shall live by his faith

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

Heb 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Hab 2:5 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:

The one world order? A one world government? 21st. century?

Hab 2:6 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[1]!

1 "CLAY": 5671. 'abtiyt, ab-teet'; from H5670; something pledged, i.e. (collect.) pawned goods:--thick clay [by a false etym.].

5670. 'abat, aw-bat'; a prim. root; to pawn; caus. to lend (on security); fig. to entangle:--borrow, break [ranks], fetch [a pledge], lend, X surely.

Isa 14:4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

Read through Isaiah 14:17.

Hab 2:7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?

Hab 2:8 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.

Four Woes

Hab 2:9 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!

Set his nest on high?
Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Hab 2:10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.

Hab 2:11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.

Hab 2:12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!

Hab 2:13 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?

Hab 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Yet future.

Hab 2:15 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!

Hab 2:16 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.

See Isa. 51:17, Rev. 18:6, and Luk. 22:42.
Isa 51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.

Rev 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

Luke 22:42 (This is Jesus talking). Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

Psa 75:8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

Hab 2:17 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.

Hab 2:18 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?

Hab 2:19 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.

Hab 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

When will the LORD be in His Holy temple? At His return.

A prayer of Habakkuk

Hab 3:1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.

Hab 3:2 O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

Hab 3:3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.

Hab 3:4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

Isa 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

Hab 3:5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning[1] coals went forth at his feet.

1 "BURNING": 7565. resheph, reh'-shef, from H8313; a live coal; by analogy lightning; fig. an arrow (as flashing through the air); spec. fever:--arrow, (burning) coal, burning heat, + spark, hot thunderbolt.

Hab 3:6 He stood, and measured[1] the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

1 "MEASURED": 4128. muwd, mood; a prim. root; to shake:--measure.

Nahum 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Heb 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

Heb 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Hag 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Job 38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

Hab 3:7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble[1].

1 "TREMBLE": 7264. ragaz, raw-gaz'; a prim. root; to quiver (with any violent emotion, espec. anger or fear):--be afraid, stand in awe, disquiet, fall out, fret, move, provoke, quake, rage, shake, tremble, trouble, be wroth.

Hab 3:8 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation?

Hab 3:9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

Hab 3:10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.

Jer 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Jer 4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

Hab 3:11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.

Hab 3:12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.

Hab 3:13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed[1]; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

1 "ANOINTED": 4899. mashiyach, maw-shee'-akh; from H4886; anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); spec. the Messiah:--anointed, Messiah.

Hab 3:14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

Hab 3:15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters.

Psa 77:19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

Hab 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.

Psa 119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

Hab 3:17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

Hab 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Hab 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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