Habakkuk

Chapter 1

"Complaining of Iniquity"

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and made available with written permission by http://www.theseason.org

"Habakkuk" means "to embrace" in the Hebrew tongue. As we study Habakkuk, allow our Heavenly Father's Words embrace you with it's knowledge and warmth. It will lead you into a path of wisdom, rather then down a fools path.

Habakkuk 1:1 "The burden which Habakkuk [Ha-bak'-kuk] the prophet did see."

The weight of this message is on the word "burden; for Habakkuk is only the messenger. The "burden" is "the Word" that is passed on from God, to those it is written to.

Habakkuk 1:2 "O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!"

How long will the wicked continue on top, to win and grow rich? How long shall I cry out about these injustice, and will You not hear me?

Habakkuk 1:3 "Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention."

This word "grievance" in the Hebrew text, means "oppression", or "injustice"; and the word comes from the Hebrew word, "amal". This is common in the world today, as we watch the daily news media; as the troubles and contentions seem to be constantly with us. The term "there are that rise up" is stated in the Massoretic text, "I had to endure".

Habakkuk 1:4 "Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous: therefore wrong judgment proceedeth."

It seems like justice in the courts is gone; the wicked always go free, while the righteous man pays the "burden" of the wicked. That hits the nail on the head in America today.

The word "wicked" here in the Hebrew text, is "rasha", and means "a lawless one, or in the future sense, "the Antichrist". This is looking forward to the role that Satan will play as the false Christ [The Antichrist]. To a person who is armed with the power of Almighty God, this expression; "the wicked always win" is down-right laughable, for we know the wicked will get away with nothing.

The wicked's deeds doom them, and it is God himself who will be their judge, and take vengeance on the wicked. God's "cup of wrath" will take care of every deed of wickedness, as we see in Romans 12:18-19. Satan will try you at every corner, yet you have the power to put him down. He will be coming to earth shortly and drawing the entire world to him. You will see him prior to the return of our Lord Jesus Christ's return.

Luke 10:18 tells us, "And He [Jesus speaking] said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven" as recorded in Revelation 9:1-4. Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Behold, I give unto you [God's elect] power to tread on serpents [the Kenites] and scorpions [Satan's fallen angels], and over all the power [authority] of the enemy: And nothing by any means shall hurt you." {Luke 10:19}

"Notwithstanding in this rejoice not [don't gloat over this power that you have] that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven." {Luke 10:20}

Habakkuk 1:5 "Behold ye among the heathen [nations], and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you."

The heathen is any person that does not believe God's Word, the Bible. God is telling you through Habakkuk that in our days of this last generation He will work, or bring to pass, something so marvelous that it will even be hard for Christian's to understand and believe. Be careful my friend, and praise God for all parts of God's plan, that gives us the truth, and prepares us for that day.

Habakkuk 1:6 "For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their's."

It is important that you note who is doing this. "I" in this verse, is Jesus Christ. This prophecy is given for our generation, and it is Jesus Christ who will fulfill His plan.

The "Chaldeans" are the Babylonians. In the last days "Mystery Babylon" is Satan [the Antichrist], and his one world religious system. It is this system that is the designer of the deception and confusion. God created this earth to be inhabited by His children, yet today we see these wicked and evil men of the "one world system" outright taking land and property that is not theirs.

Why is this all happening? Because God's people refuse to follow God's instruction to them, and according to His plan, they did not take the power God gave to them. For this purpose God raised these "Kenites" to power and wealth, to subdue the unfaithful. Yet the true "chosen of God" still holds the power over all wicked and evil powers.

Habakkuk 1:7 "They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves."

"They", the "Kenites", are the rich evil bankers and political leaders that do what they want to do, and no one can detour their direction. Why is this? It's because God gave them this temporary power, and the purpose for this "Kenite punishment" is to discipline His children for allowing themselves to be lead into false heathen doctrine and worship.

This judgment will be world wide, for there is no escape; except for God's chosen who have the seal of God in their mind. They include the elect of God, and the 144,000 saved out of the twelve tribes as given in Revelation 7. The judgment will take place through the "New World Order", today calling itself the United Nations.

Habakkuk 1:8 "Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat."

These world governmental forces [agencies] of authority are represented as "horses", and they are going to be faster, sharper, and have better control, then any force that can come against them. This is true today, for the might of all advanced nations have given their intelligence and weapons over to the United Nations. The technology today is keener, and faster than any mode of control, or weapons this world has ever seen in all history.

"Their horsemen shall come from a far." This statement is fact today, for we have troops from many nations around the earth, including Russia and the far east, getting ready to patrol our streets and courts, and remove all the God-given rights of our constitution. Why is this happening to us? Because America, and the other Christian nations have allow themselves to sin a great sin against God, and turn their backs on God. The enemy is wiser then us.

Habakkuk 1:9 "They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind [the set of their faces is foreward], and they shall gather the captivity [captives] as the sand."

These foreign troops shall come to hurt and create violence [take control], and they will eagerly do what they will do ["sup up"]. This world system will take all of the Christian nations, which according as God promised Abraham; his seed [children] "will be as the sands of the sea." Those in control of that one world order that is in control today are the Kenites, the children of Satan through Cain, as identified in Strong's Hebrew Dictionary, # 7014, 7017. They will prepare the way for the acceptance of their father Satan upon his arrival at the sixth trump. This is current events today.

The laws and the judicial system are in place world wide, and they are the ruling force both in our nation, and around the world. Through their four hidden dynasties, they have taken control of the minds of the people. Their goals are acceptable even to Christians.

Friend, your days are numbered, and there is no "rapture".

Habakkuk 1:10 "And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it."

There is nothing that can or will stop this new world order, for these Kenites fear nothing. There power comes from the same source as their father's [Satan's], through lies and deceptions.

Remember that locust army that comes in the latter days to dry up all truth and understanding? It is well underway. "Heap dust and take it" is a military term; and it means, "when they come to a wall before them, they push dust against the wall and march over it." Today's methods don't use the dust of the earth, but electronics in bombs, satellites, and ways never thought of in Habakkuk's day. Those dust mounds of today are built up from many lies and deceptions, and stacked upon all sorts of deceit. The population of the Christian world has been put to sleep, and the watchman on the wall has left his post and his shield is hanging on the wall. That shield is our faith in God and His Word. America has fallen and she doesn't even know it yet.

Habakkuk 1:11 "Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god."

There is a time coming when these Kenites, the United Nation's leaders will turn over their authority to a totally religious power. This "god" of the New world order is written about in Revelation 13:11, 13. He will look like Jesus, and talk similar to Jesus, but he is a fake; he will be the Antichrist. Habakkuk opened the door to Revelation 13, so lets take a closer look at this beast, and the dragon or god that will have this power.

Revelation 13:11 "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon."

In the first verses of this chapter a two headed beast was introduced, and that beast was a governmental political one world order, the United Nation, as controlled by the Kenites. That beast has controlled the chartered member nations of the world for the past 50 years. All nations on the face of the earth today belong to that active world political government.

"Then shall his mind change", then shall the mind of this political world order change: Why? Because it will suffer a blow and die, for a when a government dies, the people no longer respect it. It changes to a new form for the people under it's rule. This other beast coming up out of the sea is starting to appear today, as the religions of the world are coming together to form a religious system that all will abide by. Christ is left out of that system. However that new religious order will appear to be as Christianity, even promote Christ as a prophet, yet the "god" of the that system will be Satan.

Remember that this will come to pass because Our Heavenly Father wrote it into his plan, the Word, and He will make it come to pass. The world is about to be tested, the answers are in the Word, yet the students [Christians] haven't studied for this final exam. God told us in the book of Amos that He would do nothing unless He forewarned us first. This is your warning.

Revelation 13:12 "And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed."

The second religious beast will exercise all the power and authority, with the same agencies in force as the political beast that fell, only it will have in force a new tool, a religious framework that the people of the world will accept and worship. The "deadly wound" of the first beast is healed, for the world will now accept the religious form of the second beast.

Revelation 13:13, 14 "And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of me, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live."

The "he" spoken of there is not the religious system, but Satan in the role Antichrist, presenting himself as the true Christ. God will give Satan the supernatural powers to do all sorts of things; call fire from the heavens, heal the sick, and do exactly what you think Christ would do when He comes. Are you ready for this. Then as the world is dazed by his miracles, he will order an image of himself to be made, and the people of the world will joyfully fall down and worship that image. All that is except God's elect and the 144,000 that are spoken of in Revelation 7. It is coming and there is no rapture. If you are looking for a rapture, you will be one of those kissing the earth in front of Satan's image. You will be sealed with the truth, or you will be worshipping Satan in his role as the Antichrist. Both Habakkuk and Christ through John in Revelation have warned you that it will take place.

Habakkuk 1:12 "Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction."

God is saying here, you have allowed the enemy, that "locust army" of fallen angels, and the Kenites to come upon you, so we see that when they come, it will be for one reason. That reason is for the correction of God's own people.

Habakkuk 1:13 "Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue [pease] when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous the he?"

This verse is looking forward to the time when the wicked one "rasha" [the Antichrist], will be seeking to devour all those that appear to be more righteous then he thinks he is. You don't have to be to righteous to be more righteous then Satan.

Then what does he do?

Habakkuk 1:14 "And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?"

Men will be categorized as the little fishes, and creeping things are that have no order over them; no rulers, teachers, or any man of order. You will be part of a category, a number in a slot, expected to follow as all the other fishes in that school go, heading right into their nets.

Habakkuk 1:15 "They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad."

The Kenites will set their nets to trap the whole population of all groups in the world, and those little fishes will gladly will swim right into their nets. The is a fish hook and the "Christian fish" will be glad and singing as Satan's kids drag them into their nets, which are "the synagogues of Satan" [Revelation 2:9; 3:9]. Whole church houses will open their arms to them, and in they swim into their captivity completely ignorant of God's warnings.

The book of Habakkuk, and these verses were written 2500 years ago about the people of our generation. These fish spoken of are you and I, as well as those of our community, nation, and around the world. The ones that are catching us are the Kenites, the literal offspring of Satan; and they function under many names in the world today. The Scriptures calls them "they" to hid their identity.

"They" have controlled the publishing of our Scriptures, since the Jews were held captive in Babylon [see I Chronicles 2:55]. They love to be your interpreters, not only of the holy Scriptures, but of your news and the doctrines you use to govern your daily lives. Thus we have the term, "them with the angle", or hook, "they snare you with". Once their hook or false doctrine is set in your mind, you are theirs.

The press, whether radio, TV, or newspaper; they are all controlled at the top and manipulated from the top to "drag you into their nets." Their government today is called the United Nations, and today you are under that government, and their laws, and the form of control is through their agencies.

Habakkuk 1:16 "Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous."

They "sacrifice", or worship their "nets", which is their one world system. They have taken the entire world into their "nets" [system], and whenever their is need to promote their agenda, either by military or humanitarian means, the reference for credit is always given to their "nets" [the United Nations].

The "burning of incense" is the respect they give to this Luciferian [Satanic] system, called the United Nations. It is written in Daniel 11, whereby this false leader would worship "the god of forces", that system. In Revelation 13, Jesus told us through John how this Antichrist would make an image unto the system [nets], then trap all the peoples of the world into worshipping that image.

Habakkuk 1:17 "Shall they therefore empty their net and not spare continually to slay the nations?"

The question is asked, God, are you going to let them go on forever, to deceive and enslave the nations? The rest of Habakkuk will answer this question.


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