The Lord Always Wins!
Bible Text: Habakkuk 2 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: Engage: Do All In The Name Of The Lord Jesus
The Arrogance of Babylon
Habakkuk 2:4 I do know how wicked the Babylonians are…
Revelation 18:2-3 Babylon is fallen—that great city is fallen! She has become a home for demons. She is a hideout for every foul spirit, a hideout for every foul vulture and every foul and dreadful animal. For all the nations have fallen because of the wine of her passionate immorality.
The Addiction of Babylon
Habakkuk 2:5-6 Indeed, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, and he does not stay at home. Because he enlarges his desire as hell, and he is like death, and cannot be satisfied, he gathers to himself all nations and heaps up for himself all peoples. Will not all these take up a proverb against him, and a taunting riddle against him, and say…
The Selfish Ambition of Babylon
Habakkuk 2:6-8 (The Message) Who do you think you are—getting rich by stealing and extortion? How long do you think you can get away with this? Indeed, how long before your victims wake up, stand up and make you the victim? You’ve plundered nation after nation. Now you’ll get a taste of your own medicine. All the survivors are out to plunder you, a payback for all your murders and massacres.
The Greed of Babylon
Habakkuk 2:9-11 (The Message) Who do you think you are—recklessly grabbing and looting, living it up, acting like king of the mountain, acting above it all, above trials and troubles? You’ve engineered the ruin of your own house. In ruining others, you’ve ruined yourself. You’ve undermined your foundations, rotted out your own soul. The bricks of your house will speak up and accuse you. The woodwork will step forward with evidence.
The Manipulation of Babylon
Habakkuk 2:12-14 (The Message) Who do you think you are—building a town by murder, a city with crime? Don’t you know that God-of-the-Angel-Armies makes sure nothing comes of that but ashes, makes sure the harder you work at that kind of thing, the less you are? Meanwhile the earth fills up with awareness of God’s glory as the waters cover the sea.
The Seduction of Babylon
Habakkuk 2:15-18 (The Message) Who do you think you are—inviting your neighbors to your drunken parties, giving them too much to drink, roping them into your sexual orgies? You thought you were having the time of your life. Wrong! It’s a time of disgrace. All the time you were drinking, you were drinking from the cup of God’s wrath. You’ll wake up holding your throbbing head, hung over— hung over from Lebanon violence, hung over from animal massacres, hung over from murder and mayhem, From multiple violations of place and people.
The Idolatry of Babylon
Habakkuk 2:19-20 (The Message) What’s the use of a carved god so skillfully carved by its sculptor? What good is a fancy cast god when all it tells is lies? What sense does it make to be a pious god-maker who makes gods that can’t even talk? Who do you think you are—saying to a stick of wood, wake up, or to a dumb stone, get up? Can they teach you anything about anything? There’s nothing to them but surface. There’s nothing on the inside. But oh! God is in his holy Temple! Quiet everyone—a holy silence. Listen!
Our God Reigns
Our Worship of God Will Always Prevail; Evil Will Always Fail
The Earth Will Be Filled With God’s Glory
Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
His Glory Alone Will Flood The Earth!
God assures His people that He will destroy all evil
Habakkuk 2:20 The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before Him.