HABAKKUK’S PRAYER UPON SHIGIONOTH (Cont’d)
Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3
The reference Scripture continues as follows:
6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.
He stood and measured the earth. The meaning of measured is not as supposed. It means to shake! The writer of Hebrews 12:27 stated, "And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain." Redemption is for our good! Through It we enter our true spiritual inheritance in Christ. All that is earthy must be removed for it is of the fallen man’s nature. He stood and a people will grow up into the measure of His stature.
He beheld or inspected and drove asunder the nations. This may sound like a great sledge hammer fell on the nations. No! In His Work of Redemption, there was not only a great shaking so that the old could be removed, Christ also made way for the new life. The Hebrew word for asunder here also means to spring up or start up or set the nations free! All that exalted itself against the knowledge of Christ and thought it would stand forever could not withstand His Inspection!
The everlasting mountains (denominations) were scattered and the perpetual hills (false teachers and prophets), did bow. Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered (Numbers 10:35)." "He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts (Luke 1:51)." For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God (Romans 14:11)." "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; (Philippians 2:10)." His ways are everlasting!