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God’s Answer to Habakkuk’s Desperate Plea for National Deliverance

God’s Answer to Habakkuk’s Desperate Plea for National Deliverance:

👑 “Look among the nations and watch — Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you. For indeed I AM RAISING UP THE CHALDEANS, A bitter and hasty nation Which marches through the breadth of the earth, To possess dwelling places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful; Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves. Their horses also are swifter than leopards, And more fierce than evening wolves. Their chargers charge ahead; Their cavalry comes from afar; They fly as the eagle that hastens to eat. “They all come for violence; Their faces are set like the east wind. They gather captives like sand. They scoff at kings, And princes are scorned by them. They deride every stronghold, For they heap up earthen mounds and seize it. Then his mind changes, and he transgresses; He commits offense, Ascribing this power to his god.” ~ Habakkuk 1:5-11

Note:

Habakkuk was a righteous prophet. He knew that ancient Israel – the same nation that God once described as the “land flowing with milk and honey” was now on the brink of a Chaldean invasion that would see life in Israel changed within a fortnight. Why? God tells them why… because Israel forgot their God whom delivered them from Egyptian bondage; continuing in sins that even their fathers repented of.

Are we in America begging deliverance from God concerning this virus pandemic; in order to maintain our wicked lifestyles unabated. Are we better than Israel. Are our sins somehow less than theirs. Doesn’t God always do right? The United States has been blindsided by the finger of God. Should we not change our prayers from deliverance to repentance? 💦

Habakkuk’s Desperate Plea to God

💦 “O LORD, how long shall I cry, And You will not hear? Even cry out to You, “Violence!” And You will not save. Why do You show me iniquity, And cause me to see trouble? For plundering and violence are before me; There is strife, and contention arises. Therefore the law is powerless, And justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore perverse judgment proceeds.” ~ Habakkuk 1:1-4

Note:

It’s not so unusual for the man of God to become emotionally overwhelmed by the circumstances surrounding him – uttering before God words in prayer that run contrary to what he knows about God’s character and sovereign will. Have you, in a moment of great anguish, cried out to God with a sense of hopelessness too? I have. God knows we are jars of clay. Trust him friend….. He knows what He is doing – with you and with this world. 💕

Palm Sunday’s Day of Sorrow

Palm Sunday - When Jesus Wept

💦 PALM SUNDAY: “And when Jesus drew near and saw Jerusalem, HE WEPT over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” ~ Luke 19:41-44

Palm Sunday is that day “celebrated” by many as the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection from the dead. (see Matthew 21:1–11). As Jesus entered the holy city, He neared the culmination of a long journey toward Golgotha. He had come to save the lost (Luke 19:10), and now was the time — this was the place — to secure that salvation for all that would believe. (see John 3:16-17)

Jesus’s “triumphal entrance” was however, anything but a celebration. The next few days would forever be recorded as the darkest days in human history. Those whom were laying down palm branches before the One being honored as king – did not yet understand that He was coming, not to rule, but to lay down His own life for the lost – you and me.

Over the next week, please do not dishonor God by turning PALM SUNDAY in to some sort of holiday tradition – and grieve the Holy Spirit. Instead, with a contrite heart – remember what Jesus was about to do for all of us – and the reason He wept over Jerusalem. 💔

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