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Collected Minor Prophets

18th century icon of HabakkukLong before John of Patmos came on the scene, the prophet Habakkuk spoke and wrote in the seventh century BC of the "End Times." In Habakkuk 2.2-3, he writes, "Then the Lord answered me and said: 'Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it because it will surely come, it will not tarry.'"

Just Shall Live by Faith

Habakkuk MessageHabakkuk was a great prophet in the Hebrew Bible. He was the author of the Book of Habakkuk, the eighth of twelve collected minor prophets. Of the three chapters in his book, the first two are a dialog between God and the prophet. The central message of Habakkuk 2.4 is that "Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him but the just shall live by his faith." and this concept has come to play an important role in present day Christian thought.✞

An Appointed Time

Donatello Statue of Habakkuk, FlorenceHabakkuk's prophecy brings us an astonishing forecast of things that will be in the future. The Lord himself is the speaker and he tells Habakkuk to "Write down the revelation." He then encourages his listeners many centuries in the future. Today, we have Habakkuk's words authenticated by the Apostle John on Patmos Island. We can be sure of the final completion of the story whether for Habakkuk's listeners from three or four thousand years ago, for us or for other Christians perhaps a thousand years from now in the future. It is a certainty for which we should and will no doubt wait.

"Habakkuk Prophetic Revelation"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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