Pastor Alaister Cole shares a message based on Habakkuk’s cry for the nation in Habakkuk 1:1-5, 2:1-3,3:1-3
1 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not hear?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?
3 Why do you make me see iniquity,
and why do you idly look at wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise.
4 So the law is paralysed,
and justice never goes forth.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
so justice goes forth perverted.
5 “Look among the nations, and see;
wonder and be astounded.
For I am doing a work in your days
that you would not believe if told.
We are living in momentus times and never has there been a more significant time in the U.K.
Habakkuk cries out to God asking Him how can He not answer the cries of a people who are oppressed by their captors. And God answers by telling him to ‘look to the nations’ in other words see what I am doing around the world even in the most harsh, savage and difficult of places.
Habakkuk was moved by the indifference of the people toward God, to cry out for the nation asking God to restore them and bless them again. As we look to the nations today and what is happening in our own nation, we see similarities with Habakkuk’s situation. God is calling us to be part of a great end times prayer movement, when we begin to just cry out to God. We are living in a time when crying out to God is a requisite of the Christian church.
God manifests or shows His heart through the cries of His people.
If the church turns it’s back on the faithful preaching of the gospel, the declaration of the name of Jesus or fails to take a stand against ungodliness, evil, unrighteousness and injustice. Just like in the days of Habakkuk, it will potentially invite the judgment of God upon a nation.
We all need to see a revival in the land again. Revival is defined as an awesome manifestation of the power of God by His Holy Spirit, in the midst of His church.
It can happen again because God said that he would do a work of wonder that would astound and amaze the people. More than that He said he would do it in their day. God still wants to do something in our day, in this generation.