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Habakkuk Revelation
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Collected Minor Prophets

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, the prophet wrote, "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 in 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.'"

Live by Faith

Habakkuk MessageHabakkuk was a great prophet in the Hebrew Bible and the author of the Book of Habakkuk, the eighth of twelve collected minor prophets. Of the three chapters in his book, the first two were a dialog between God and the prophet. The central message of the Habakkuk revelation in Habakkuk 2.4 was that "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

Statue of Habakkuk, FlorenceHabakkuk revelation brought us an astonishing forecast of things that will happen in the future. The Lord himself was the speaker and he told Habakkuk to "Write down the revelation" to encourage his listeners in the distant future. Today, we have Habakkuk's words authenticated by the John of Patmos. 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. Though we do not know the date or time, it is a certainty for which we should and will no doubt wait. It will surely come, it will not tarry! The end may appear at any time!

"Habakkuk Revelation"
by Ron Meacock © 2019

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