Expressions of faith: Living by faith”
Habakkuk 2:1-4

Rev Monterey D Lee

Rev. Monterey D. Lee, Sr.

The prophet Habakkuk is waiting earnestly for a word (answer) from God concerning his complaints (his objection, his protest, his grievance, his grumble).

First step taken by the prophet:
1) “I will stand like a guard upon the watch-post.” The ‘watch-post’ concerns the withdrawal of the whole soul-taking place from an earthly response to a heavenly response.
Note: The men of God (prophets) often compared themselves to watchmen awaiting the revelation of Jehovah (God).
This was an intimate moment for Habakkuk, because he knew that fulfilling the will of God was better then doing his own thing.
So he would watch and wait on the Lord God Jehovah for His answer to their complaint.
Isaiah watched and waited in Isaiah 21:8
Jeremiah watched and waited in Jeremiah 6:17
Ezekiel watched and waited in Ezekiel 3:17
David said: “Wait on the Lord and be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the Lord,” Psalm 27:14.
In watching and waiting, Habakkuk would also pray to God, for he knew that inwardly God would speak, not to the prophet’s outward man but to his inward self.
“Fixing his ear on heavenly things,” Revelations 2:29.
When your ear is fixed to hear, then your mind and body will respond to the voice of God.
The body’s balance system helps us move without falling.
Balance is controlled through signals to the brain from the inner ear, the inner eyes, and the sensory system.
This activates the ‘charisma’ (a compelling devotion) of the spirit of God in man.
For the spirit of God would reach the spirit in man to do his will. God is spirit, and they that worship Him (have feelings or expressions of reverence and adoration) must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

Second step:
2) Have an answer to what God is saying.
It’s amazing that God will have you respond to your own ‘completes.’ When you are reproved with the reproof of God from your completes (Maurer), what am I to answer in respect to my complaint against God?
What can you say? Say, “Yes, Lord.”
The late Bishop Charles Harrison Mason each and every time he would pray or respond to God, would say “Yes, Lord!”
The only thing you can say is, “Yes, Lord!”

Third step:
3) Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that read it.
Keep it plan, so it is essay to read and fulfill.
If it’s to come to pass, the prophet must hang the vision in his own house and in the temple so that those who pass might read them.
And as they read them, they will go and tell everyone that they see of the good news and announce the divine revelation of God that mankind is to fulfill.

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