HABAKKUK’S PRAYER UPON SHIGIONOTH (Cont’d)
Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3
The reference Scripture continues as follows:
17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
All the things mentioned in above sustained natural life in the times of Habakkuk. The Voice produced the spiritual counterpart of all natural things and the prophet could see that his sufficiency was truly in God. The Lord Jesus declared during his temptation by the devil that "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God (Luke 4:4)." The all-sustaining Word of God with all power unto salvation encrypted therein was more than enough for the prophet. The Message of the Voice revealed a Life that is higher.
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The unveiling of Jesus Christ and His complete Victory over all the power of the enemy causes one to rejoice and be glad. Isaiah 65:18 reads, "But be ye glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy." The creating Power of the Word of God was all fulfilled in the obedience of Christ Jesus. As we trust in Him with whole hearts we can join in with Habakkuk and the Psalmist (Psalm 35:9) and proclaim, our souls shall be joyful in Him, and we shall rejoice in his salvation.