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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            January 20, 2023

I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint. Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald[b] may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. – Habakkuk 2:1-3
This text tells us how members of the prophetic community can get victory from a Vision.
The first thing this text tells the prophetic community to do is to complain. This text lets us know that we cannot be a community of inaction.
We cannot stand by and watch the rich get richer at the expense of the poor!
We cannot stand by and watch death delivered to our children by drug dealers.
We cannot stand by and watch our young people marched off to penal plantations.
We’ve got to do something… and the most effective thing we can do is pray. Prayer is sincere communication with God and in the midst of our prayer this text tells us it’s ok to complain!
Lord how long must I watch good people abused because they are poor?
Lord how long must I watch our daughters disabled by drugs?
Lord how long must I watch the innocent incarcerated?
How long will it be before you intervene and radically reverse the wrongs in this world?
It’s ok to complain to God! Every visionary leader starts out by complaining to God about the injustices of his day.  That’s what Habakkuk did in the opening 4 verses of his book… he complained to God. He asked God how long must he endure the injustice of his day.
Like the Old Testament prophets Martin complained to God about societal injustice.
Even today we must complain to God about the prevalence of ignorance and injustice we see on display in high places. Like the prophets of old its permissible for us to ask God how long will injustice prevail. However we must bow to God’s wisdom and wait on his intervention. Waiting includes praying that inquires of God How long? Have you prayed to God about the injustices of the day? Have you complained to God about the injustices of the day? Are you waiting on God to  motivate the called out community to intervene and irradicate the injustices of the day?
Yours In Community Transformation.

 Rev. Gillard S. Glover

 

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