HABAKKUK’S PRAYER UPON SHIGIONOTH (Cont’d)
Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3
The reference Scripture continues as follows:
11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.
The sun and moon are heavenly bodies that identify the segments of a day. The moon has no light of its own and reflects the light of the sun. By standing still in their habitation, they suggest a greater day or the Day of the Lord. The Psalmist proclaimed, "Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light (Psalm 148:3)." When the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, Joshua, an Old Covenant picture of the Lord Jesus, said, "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon." The Amorites were a people whose name means prominence. Spiritually, they represent all the pride that has invaded and assimilated itself into the lives of individuals and the church. The Scripture (Joshua 10:13) goes on to declare that the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. In this Day of the Lord’s glory and power, of which there is none like it, God fights for His people.
His arrows or words are the Light of His very Being. Christ is expressed through the people He declared to be the light of the world; a city set on a hill. Those who are His instruments of righteousness reflect His glory. We are arrows of expression from His Bow, sent to perform His good pleasure when and where He pleases. When His glory is apparent, there is no need for sun or moon. As John saw in the Revelation of Jesus Christ, "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."
His glittering spear is as lightning! The root meaning of spear is the Hebrew word chanan. Chanan means to be gracious, show favour, pity. Always keep the glorious thought of righteousness in mind when considering the Power of God and the execution of His judgment. Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, the Glittering Spear from heaven that penetrated darkness and rebuked it, forever destroying the work of the wicked to everyone willing to embrace Him as Lord of life.