HABAKKUK’S PRAYER UPON SHIGIONOTH (Cont’d)
Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3
The reference Scripture continues as follows:
7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
The tents of Cushan in affliction. This phrase so represents much of the church today. Cushan means their blackness. This is not referring to the race of a particular people but rather the state of most people. There are many sitting in darkness but a great Light is about to appear at the unveiling of Jesus Christ in their midst. Darkness is a pathetic state because many in it do not realize it. It has too much stimulus to keep it entertained so its spiritual needs take second place until disaster fully looms and a cry unto God is made.
In Christ’s Work of Redemption, the wickedness, sorrow, unrighteousness, vanity, idolatry and all else that represents the affliction of Cushan and opposes Him is dealt with. Notice that it is the tents or dwellings that are in affliction. The self-life is brought to nought. The Adamic nature that so readily yields to iniquity is done away and must yield to the Last Adam Who is a life-giving Spirit.
The curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. The curtains or veils tremble. Midian means strife. The veils that still cover the faces of God’s people through the ignorance of His salvation are all trembling. A people are rising up to the understanding of Christ’s ministry and power that is of and endless life and veils are blowing and trembling at the Wind of the Spirit of His holy Word. Strife is the hallmark of carnality and is a bedfellow of idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such things which are done by those who shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:20-21). The preaching of the Gospel disturbs or causes these veils to tremble and when men hear and believe, strife will end.