"Where there is no vision, the people perish; but happy is he who keeps the teaching" (Proverbs 29:18).
God is looking for those with a Habakkuk spirit who will not only see and hear, but record and proclaim – and keep proclaiming until the people's ears and eyes open to what the Lord is saying and doing.
Once, when Habakkuk stood on the wall, He heard the Lord say this:
"Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but it speaks of the end and does not lie. If it delays, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay" - Habakkuk 2:2-3
A REMNANT RISING WITH CLEAR VISION
This is a right-now word for the Body of Christ. There is a remnant rising with a clear vision from the Lord. Not everyone will catch that vision, but we must continue to speak it forth. It's not man's vision, it's God's vision.
In Habakkuk 2:2, the Lord told the man of God to write the vision. God intended for the prophet to make a record of what he heard. This is important for the sake of accuracy. Vision in this verse comes from the Hebrew word, "chazown", which means vision (in ecstatic state); vision (in the night); vision, oracle, and prophecy (divine communication).
Clearly, we need to embrace the Lord's vision. Unless the Lord builds the house – or the business or the family or anything else for that matter – they labor in vain who build it (Psalm 127:1).
ROCKING RELIGIOUS MIND-SETS
Because these prophetic visions will rock religious mindsets and shake the status quo, you'll have to be determined to write them down, meditate on them day and night and, as Habakkuk 2:2 says, make it plain.
In other words, you need to rely on the Holy Spirit to interpret the vision rightly so that you can declare it clearly to those who are called to run alongside you in the vision. As Paul the apostle wrote, "If the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle?" (1 Corinthians 14:8). Prophecy always brings warfare because the devil is after the word.
EXERCISING PATIENCE FOR THE PROPHETIC VISION
Habakkuk 2:3 says the vision is for an appointed time. The Hebrew word for "time" in that verse is "moade", which means "appointed time, sacred season, set feast, appointed season, appointed meeting, appointed place and appointed sign or signal."
When God gives you a prophetic vision, it's inspiring. Waiting is the hard part. We must remember not to grow weary in well-doing because we'll reap in due season if we don't faint (Galatians 6:9). We must also remember that we inherit the promises of God through faith and patience (Hebrews 6:12). And we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
If you don't give up, if you're diligent to keep declaring the prophetic vision, it will come to pass in the kairos moment. God is not a man that He should lie or the son of man that He should repent. As the Lord told Habakkuk, "If it delays, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay."
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY