What the Bible says about light and seed

The True Light "In him, (the Lord Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world,…the world didn’t recognize him." John 1:4,9.

The Good Seed and the Weeds “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seeds in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Matthew 13:24,25.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Commentary on Habakkuk 2:1-2 - Warren Wiersbe on the timeliness of God´s Word.

Written and posted by Jean-Louis
Blogger´s note: I wanted to make sure that this vision by Habakkuk was applicable to our times as often times, prophecies have double timing layer. I used Warren Wiersbe for his contemporaneity as the other quotes from teachers in the previous post are dated from centuries past.  This is a continuation of a previous titled "The Package". This commentary is to me a further confirmation that the time is short and that the Lord´s return is very close. Be encouraged my brothers and keep watching, praying, guarding your heart and looking up for Jesus, our hope of glory. (Bold Italics used by for emphasis.)
 
 Photo taken in Rio de Janeiro. Bairro Urca
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 I will stand on my guard post
And station myself on the rampart;
And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
And how I may reply [a]when I am reproved.
Then the Lord answered me and said,
“Record the vision
And inscribe it on tablets,
That [b]the one who [c]reads it may run.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It [d]hastens toward the goal and it will not [e]fail.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:1-3
 
Write God’s Vision (2:1–3) (Warren Wiersbe)
The prophet saw himself as a watchman on the walls of
Jerusalem, waiting for a message from God that he
could share with the people. In ancient days, the
watchmen were responsible to warn the city of
approaching danger, and if they weren’t faithful, their
hands would be stained with the blood of the people
who died (Ezek. 3:17–21; 33:1–3). It was a serious
responsibility.

The image of the watchman carries a spiritual lesson
for us today. As God’s people, we know that danger
is approaching, and it’s our responsibility to warn people
to “flee from the wrath to come” (Matt. 3:7). 
 
If we don’t share the gospel with lost sinners, then their
blood may be on our hands. We want to be able to say
with Paul, “Therefore I testify to you this day that I am
innocent of the blood of all men” (Acts 20:26 nkjv).
You get the impression that Habakkuk was fearful
of what the Lord might say to him because of His servant’s
“complaint.” But the Lord graciously answered
Habakkuk and gave him the vision he needed to turn
his worrying into worshiping. 
This vision included not only the words in Habakkuk 2, but also the revelation
of God’s glory recorded in 3:3–15. When you
behold the glory of God and believe the Word of God,
it gives you faith to accept the will of God.
We wouldn’t be studying this book today had
Habakkuk 1—2
Habakkuk not obeyed God’s orders and written down
what God had told him and shown him. This writing
was to be permanent so that generation after generation
could read it. It was also to be plain, written so
that anybody could read it, and it was to be public so
that even somebody running past the tablets on display
could get the message immediately.
1 Habakkuk wasn’t the only person in Judah who needed this message, and
it was his obligation to share it.
The revelation God gave was for a future time and
about a future time. While the immediate application
was to the end of the Babylonian captivity, the writer
of the Epistle to the Hebrews interpreted it to refer also
to the return of Jesus Christ. Led by the Holy Spirit, he
changed “it” to “he” and applied it to our Lord. “For
yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and
will not tarry” (Heb. 10:37).
 Along with the scoffers Peter wrote about, some readers might ask, “Where is
the promise of his coming?” (2 Peter 3:3ff.), and God’s
reply is, Wait for it! It will surely come!” A discouraged
Jew in Babylonian exile might ask, “Will the Lord
come and deliver us?” and the answer is, “Yes! Wait for
Him!”

Amen! Maranatha, come Lord Jesus
 

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