HABAKKUK’S PRAYER UPON SHIGIONOTH (Cont’d)
Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3
The reference Scripture continues as follows:
4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.
The above verse allows the reader to feel the Lord’s enshrouding glory and provokes praise unto Him. Saul of Tarsus experienced this great Light on the road to Damascus and although it was noon, peak of the natural day, His Brightness was "above the brightness of the sun." The Sun of Righteousness had risen with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:2). The prophet Isaiah (9:2) foretold of the Lord’s coming with these words, "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined." John the Baptist’s ministry was to bear witness of the Light. Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, "was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world (John 1:9)."
The horns out of His Hand are rays of light instead of something horrendous as portrayed by carnal reasoning and teaching. The hand speaks of service or ministry. We are instruments of service and ministry as kings and priests by Jesus’ shed Blood. "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:16)." Our light is not our own, but Christ Jesus is the Light that shines through His people before all men. As men seen the power of faith (good works) working through a holy generation, they will glorify God. His Power is latent until It becomes dynamic in obedience, and It is hidden to carnal, disobedient ones yet is unveiled truth by truth to those who follow the Lamb where ever He goes!