Living by your own faith is a mistranslation of Habakkuk 2 verse 4

by admin on December 10, 2012

Habakkuk is known as the prophet of faith. In the course of his prophecy he reveals his unshakeable faith in God.

Habakkuk’s  statement “the just shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4)  is quoted three times in the New Testament, in Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and in Hebrews 10:37-38.

Romans 1:17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Galatians 3:11 Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.”

Hebrews 10:38 But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.”

This statement, that the just shall live by faith,  inspired Martin Luther in the 1500s, and is often referred to as the Bible verse that sparked the Reformation.

Unfortunately, this verse in Habakkuk has been mistranslated in most modern Bible translations, where it reads

The just shall live by his faith.

The verse actually states, “the just shall live by my faith”.

There is a big difference between living  by the faith of God, and living by  my own faith.  God’s faith is what HE believes, what HE knows. Having the same faith as God is what the prophet is recommending.

Looking at the context of the verse in Habakkuk chapter two, what is it that God has faith in?  Faith in the fall of the proud. Faith in the end of injustice. Faith in the rise of the debtors and the overthrow of Babylon. Faith in the coming knowledge of the glory of the Lord that will fill the earth.

A lot of people have faith in illusions and it doesn’t help them. If I believe I can walk off a cliff and avoid the consequences of gravity, what then? The overlords of the Babylonian banking system have faith in their system of financial looting. It will not save them.

VISION – Boldly manifesting the life of your dreams is the word of the day

by admin on September 30, 2012

jump for joyThe word for the day at dailyword.com is VISION. Referencing the book of Habakkuk, today’s meditation at the site is on manifesting the life of your dreams, by having a clear vision.

Vision: I seize the bold vision to manifest the life of my dreams.

To visualize the life I desire, I may create a vision board to capture my intentions in words and pictures. Or I might write in a journal about my aspirations, outlining in detail all that is possible.

Doubts may creep in, causing me to question the validity of my ambitions. If so, I look beyond any perceived limitations. If I am concerned about my age, resources or timing, I courageously affirm: My dreams are God-inspired. I seize the bold vision to manifest the life of my dreams.

I am bolstered by this affirmation as I align with the vibration of a higher vision. I open to unseen possibilities and joyously witness the unfoldment of my dreams.

Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, … For there is still a vision for the appointed time.—Habakkuk 2:2, 3

Others are picking up on this ‘word for today’ and have tweeted and placed on Facebook these comments:

“The person trusting God knows three things about God’s will: 1. God has a plan for his or her life. 2. God is revealing His will, piece …

Word 4 Today: VISION…HABAKKUK 2:2-3
We seize bold vision 2 manifest the life of our dreams/aspirations by the Holy Spirit n JESUS’ name. Have a great day!

RT @fire_mime: The vision and dream that God has given you is set to be fulfilled at a apointed time (Habakkuk 2:3).

Habakkuk 2:2 and 3 in these instances are being taken out of context. The Vision of Habakkuk is not about the law of attraction. Habakkuk was instructed to write the Vision of the Lord, not his own vision.  In the Vision that God instructed Habakkuk to write on the tablets, the Vision is that of deliverance from the evil powers that have been oppressing the planet.

Habakkuk 2 verse 4 says,

The just shall live by MY faith.

This verse has been mistranslated to read,
The just shall live by his faith.

In Habakkuk 2 the Lord declares his vision, his faith of what is to happen. It is certain because it is HIS plan. In comparison, the life of our dreams falls short. The life of God’s dream for us is more wonderful. God’s Vision for us is that:

1. We will certainly Wake Up and shake off confusion and lethargy.
2. We will break free from debt bondage.
3. We will break free from the matrix of artificial intelligence.
4. We will come to KNOW the glory of the Lord.
5. We will  live in transformed world full of wondrous glory.

For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. – Habakkuk 2:14

Occupy Wall Street & Habakkuk Video

by admin on April 4, 2012

Andrew T has created a short video with footage from the Occupy movement and text from Hebrew prophet Habakkuk, chapter 2 verses 5 to 17.

5 Wealth is treacherous,
and the arrogant are never at rest.
They open their mouths as wide as the grave,
and like death, they are never satisfied.
In their greed they have gathered up many nations
and swallowed many peoples.

6 “But soon their captives will taunt them.
They will mock them, saying,
‘What sorrow awaits you thieves!
Now you will get what you deserve!
You’ve become rich by extortion,
but how much longer can this go on?’

7 Suddenly, your debtors will take action.
They will turn on you and take all you have,
while you stand trembling and helpless.

Read the rest of the verses here:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=hab.%202:5-17&version=NLT

Top Banker Goldman Sachs Engaged in Massive Fraud

by admin on April 3, 2012

Goldman Sachs sells stake in Backpage trafficking website

New York Times columnist and anti-human trafficking crusader Nicholas Kristof discovered that Goldman Sachs used to own 16 percent of Village Voice Media, which operates prostitution site Backstage.com. They only sold their shares when exposed and in a panic to control the damage to their already tarnished reputation.

Habakkuk taunts the bankers of Babylon, and one of the woes pronounced against the proud usurer is for shaming the people and gloating over their nakedness:

What sorrow awaits you who make your neighbours drunk!
You force your cup on them
so you can gloat over their shameful nakedness.
But soon it will be your turn to be disgraced.
Come, drink and be exposed!

The proud one is a psychopath. He delights in shaming others that he may laugh at the disgrace he has brought upon them. It says he has forced misery upon them, delighting in shame and abuse, thinking that he is some great one as a result. Making others miserable is his “glory”. The cup of shame shall be turned (full circle) against him.  With the measure that he has given, it will be given back unto him. What he has sown, he will reap. The proud one will be exposed, his shameful nakedness will be for all to see, in the spotlight of full disclosure. – from Suddenly the Debtors Will Arise

This week it was revealed that Goldman Sachs, the “golden head” of the international banking community, was a primary owner of the largest online prostitution site connected to the child sex trade. Two days ago, Nicholas Kristoff penned an op-ed in the New York Times entitled Financiers and Sex Trafficking:

THE biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called Backpage.com.

This emporium for girls and women – some under age or forced into prostitution – is in turn owned by an opaque private company called Village Voice Media. Until now it has been unclear who the ultimate owners are.

That mystery is solved. The owners turn out to include private equity financiers, including Goldman Sachs with a 16 percent stake.

Goldman Sachs was mortified when I began inquiring last week about its stake in America’s leading Web site for prostitution ads. It began working frantically to unload its shares, and on Friday afternoon it called to say that it had just signed an agreement to sell its stake to management.

Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge writes of Goldman’s Fascination With Pimping And Prostitution:

… some may be surprised to learn that this is not the firm’s only expansion into the world of monetized prostitution. As the chart below shows, as of Q4, 2011, the firm also happens to be the top ten owner of Adult Friend Finder (Nasdaq: FFN), a company which recently went public, and which is nothing more than a porn portal for women, who can sell their “assets” to the highest bidder (and where any men members have to pay a monthly fee).

Here are some articles across the internet exposing Goldman Sachs involvement in the sex trade:

How Goldman Sachs Invested in Child Sex Trafficking

After a little digging, Nick Kristof of the New York Times has uncovered that Goldman Sachs is a stakeholder in the company which runs Backpage.com, a website he calls “the biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls

Publish Date: 04/02/2012 10:20

http://jezebel.com/5898223/oops-goldman-sachs-owns-a-company-that-enables-child-sex+trafficking

 

Goldman Sachs: Sex trafficker? — RT

Global investment, securities and sex. Goldman Sachs has long been a big name on Wall Street, but an investigation tying the banking giants to a website linked with sex trafficking has left the firm scrambling to say goodbye

Publish Date: 04/02/2012 10:48

http://rt.com/usa/news/goldman-sachs-sex-backpage-046/

The revelation of Goldman being involved in the sex trade comes shortly after Goldman Employee Greg Smith resigned, claiming that Goldman clients were referred to as ‘muppets’ to be ripped off.  It is said that Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs has suffered a severe blow to its reputation after Smith announced his resignation in the New York Times by declaring his employer “morally bankrupt”.

…not one single minute is spent asking questions about how we can help clients. It’s purely about how we can make the most possible money off of them… It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off.

Who are the muppets in Greg Smith’s Goldman Sachs letter? | Joris

Two weeks ago today, former Goldman Sachs employee Greg Smith published a scathing open letter in the New York Times. The “executive director and head of equity derivatives sales” lashed out at senior leadership for creating what he claimed was a “toxic” and “destructive” culture that put the interests of the investment bank ahead of those of its clients – who he said were routinely referred to in emails as “muppets” to be “ripped off”.

Publish Date: 03/29/2012 11:32

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/joris-luyendijk-banking-blog/2012/mar/29/muppets-greg-smith-goldman-sachs

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Goldman Sachs – Owner of Europe AND USA

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Behold the Proud One, who is unstable, about to fall:

He is selfish, prideful, arrogant, intoxicated with greed, and has enslaved the nations.

All of the enslaved of the nations will taunt him with woes:

Woe to him that increases what is not his!

Suddenly the debtors will arise, and he will become their victim.

For he has ruined, plundered many economies

He has shed innocent blood.

He has destroyed lands and cities and the people in them.

He has built personal fortune through dishonest means.

He has hidden his treasure in secret places.

He has plotted the ruin of many peoples.

 

The very structure of injustice which he has built will cry out

Because his city has been built with bloodshed and injustice.

What he has built is as fuel for a fire, to be consumed,

for the people have wearied themselves with trivia, vanity.

But the knowledge of the glory of the Lord
will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.

As he has shamed others, the proud one will be shamed.

For the violence done to the environment, the animals,

the blood of innocents, the destruction of lands and cities.

 

His delusions, lies and propaganda will fail him:

At the end they will not speak.

 

Let all the earth keep silent before the Lord who is in His holy temple.