It’s All GraceApril 5, 2013
Grace Trumps ConscienceApril 7, 2013
“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.”
Habakkuk 2:2-3 (KJV)
The other day we looked at the verse 2. We understood the importance of writing things down, especially during our daily Bible reading. You need to see God’s Word in print as you read it, but it also helps when you write it down. Add to that speaking God’s Word each day because it will strengthen your faith as you declare His Word for you.
As I meditated further, I found there’s more the Lord wants to emphasize, so we’re looking specifically at verse 3 today. God told Habakkuk that the vision He showed him wasn’t for the next day but for in the future. God said His vision would come about and for Habakkuk not to grow weary in waiting for it, not to give up when he didn’t see it come to pass right away. God said even though Habakkuk would need to wait for the confirmation of what He told him, that he would need to stay in faith during the waiting time because His Word would not tarry (hesitate or be delayed).
Here’s where the rubber meets the road for each of us. It’s in the waiting. We can believe God. We can believe His Word and what He’s promised us, but when the days stretch out and we haven’t seen anything fulfilled, we start hyperventilating (spiritually speaking). We start doubting that God loves us enough to actually do what He said He would do. We may even question if we heard from the Lord.
When God gives you a word, when you receive a rhema word from His Word, He backs it up. He backs up everything He has said in scripture. He won’t let you down. He will always come through because He is faithful and ‘He watches over His Word to perform it’ (Jeremiah 1:12 ).
Don’t allow an element of time or doubt or someone else’s doubts, fears, or lies to move you off of waiting for God’s manifested promises in your life. They will not tarry. They will surely come about….so (Ephesians 6:13), ‘having done all to stand, stand (keep standing)’.