Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dec | 28 | Incredulous intercession and the corrosive Chaldeans


Incredulous intercession and the corrosive Chaldeans

Habakkuk 1:12
Are You not from everlasting, O Lord my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. O Lord, You have appointed them for judgment; O Rock, You have marked them for correction. NKJV

Habakkuk knows the sinfulness of his own people. As a seer, he has also been allowed to see the judgment which God is going to bring upon them. However, and further still, he has also been able to see the glittering and terrifying sword of that judgment begin to rust and rot before his face, revealing all its dirty and jagged rusted edges. The Chaldeans are self corrosive.

So, from this terrible and now confusing vision of a warped sword of judgment, Habakkuk now turns again to face the ears of the Lord and intercede now with some happy incredulity! Though this is a “You’ve got to be kidding me? Right?” kind of prayer, Habakkuk’s deliverance of it, testifies that he has at last found a solid place to then stand and wait for God to answer. Habakkuk, you see, knows that after this prayer, frankly, there is nothing more to be said, for he is calling on the Pure and Holy Rock of Righteous Judgment to respond to His own eternal declaration and unalterable response to the Chaldean’s idolatrous pride: “I will being you down.” 

‘Incredulity’, you see, is the name above that archway of the unsought for entrance to the garden of God. So, be sure of this: When we perceive a seeming inconsistency in action, or reaction of God, then it is time to turn and look for that hidden archway and that open mouthed doorway of ‘incredulity’. When you see it, then go through it quickly, running, smiling and shaking your head, and though you find no green grass to sit or kneel on in this part of the garden of God, you shall never the less find many an ageless and immovable rock to set your quivering legs upon. Stand still on them and just wait there now there my friends, yes, stand on the unchanging statements of the character and intention of God and you shall find that it is these very rocks which you are stood upon which become the big buzzers of God’s doorbell and that by and by, God Himself will come to answer. Habbakuk had found this incredulous inconsistancy and was happy. The sword shall at least be broken across the backs of those it strikes in judgement.

There are times in our life, when regarding the happenings in the life of a person, a situation, an event or a curcumstance, that our spirit cries out “No this cannot be! God is not like this!” When this happens, maybe a worm hole of incredulity has opened up in the high walled garden of God Most High. If so, go through it. Find some statements of the character and intent of God that are contrary to those happenings you are expereincing and then stand on them. Proclaim the Rock’s solid and essential and inchanging nature, say: “You are the faithful God. O Lord, You are holy. Father You are good and gracious, slow to anger and unbundant in steadfast loving kindness! Father you are light and not darkness! God you are good and not evil! You, O God have said, I will never leave you not forsake you, therefore….,” and so on, and so forth. Stand there and watch. Be quiet now and wait. Listen up and look. God will come with an answer.

Where prayer and God are concerned, incredulity is in fact an unexpected and delightful gift, a worm hole opening into the rock garden of the Lord.

Listen:- Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, Luke 18:1NKJV

Pray: -  Father we look for solid ground to stand upon to offer You our prayers. Your Son our Savior is our solid ground, the bright and blood red Rock upon which we stand. Your very name is our solid ground. Your character, Your declarations, Your intent, Your Fatherhood. Upon all of these we stand and pray today. hear us O then our Great God. Amen and let it be so.

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