For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. See he is puffed up; his desires are not upright – but the righteous will live by his faith.” Habukkuk 2:3-4 (NIV)
Has the Holy Spirit ever given you a message in your heart that you KNEW was from God?
If you are like me, when this happens, we get ready, for we want it to happen NOW, not down the road we are so consumed with the message that has entrusted to us that we literally are about to burst open, and we think that God just cannot go one more minute without making it come to pass.
When God entrusts us with a message from Him, do not let the enemy steal it from you, even though he may tell you over and over that you did not hear from God, but you know in your heart and mind, that you did. If you have doubt, remember that when God gives us something from Him IT WILL ALWAYS LINE UP WITH HIS WORD, AND WILL ALWAYS GLORIFY HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS CHRIST.
But, precious reader, remember there is NO time frame with God. When He gives us a prophetic vision, it is for a certain time, and He usually does not tell us the when or where of it. BUT when He entrusts us with a special message or vision, He expects us to be faithful to write it down, and be faithful to remember that our timing is not His. We are to keep praying and studying His Word to keep the message from Him fresh until His appointed time. While we live on this earth we will live in minute to minute time, but when He takes us to live with Him eternally then we will never know anything about time again, everything will be eternal, no more counting time.
Verse 4 says, the ungodly people in this world are puffed up with themselves and will not listen to a word from God, they go about their way saying, “Look what hard work and sweat has accomplished for me no one has helped me, I owe no one anything.” But dear reader, where do they think they got the strength and the sweat to do the hard work? Yes you are right they got it from God. God is so merciful with people He gives them so many chances to live for Him every day He is patient and kind to them, but there will come a day of judgment and there will be no more chances for the ungodly to change their ways and live for God.
But take heart and keep believing and keep praying, because the last of the verse four says, “but the righteous shall live by his faith.”
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