HABAKKUK’S PRAYER UPON SHIGIONOTH (Cont’d)
Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3
The reference Scripture continues as follows:
8 Was the Lord displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation?
The rivers now come into view at this point in the prophet’s prayer. Natural rivers must give way to spiritual ones as described by the Lord in John 7:37-39 which reads, "In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified). Once the Holy Spirit flows through a believer one will fully understand the prophet’s declaration that Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. These spiritual rivers go throughout one’s being transforming his very nature to the obedience of Christ.
Isaiah 57:20 reads, "But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt." Wickedness is the target of God’s wrath. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (Romans 1:18). All that is produced in wickedness is unclean, ungodly, and unrighteousness and it serves no purpose of benefit to anyone. We must keep in mind that our Lord’s Work is in righteousness and anything less cannot enter the kingdom of God. His horses and chariots of salvation represent the fullness of the Power with which Messiah executed His Mission and in righteousness he doth judge and make war (Revelation 19:11).