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From “Run with the Vision”

Stone Book

The Vision of Habakkuk, written around 620 B.C., reveals a prophecy of a sudden awakening and a worldwide debtor’s revolt at an appointed time in the far distant future. This great awakening of the debtors is the key event to the collapse of a secretive world-controlling system that has been plundering the wealth of nations throughout history.

Habakkuk was instructed to write the vision in big letters on tablets, making it plain (easy to understand) so that all that read it can run with it, communicating the message to others:

Write the Vision and make it plain
upon tablets, that he may run that reads it.
For the Vision is for an appointed time.
And it is not a lie. Wait for it, because it
Will surely come to pass, and not delay
When the time is right.

Here is the core of the prophecy announcing the great awakening:

Woe to the proud, who has taken what is not his,
Making himself rich with loans.
Suddenly the debtors will awake, as a man out of sleep,
And they will bite him back, in an instant.
As he has ruined the nations, so the nations will ruin him.

The prophecy further declares that when you first hear of it, that you will not believe it, but that it will absolutely come to pass. When this event does occur, it will be a wonderful providential blessing for all mankind:

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge
of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

The purpose of this book is to make the Vision plain so that you may clearly understand it and run with it. For the prophecy invites those with understanding to run with it, to play a part in its transmission.

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Key Facts about Habakkuk’s Vision

1. You will not believe it, but it will certainly come to pass.
2. The Vision is to be made plain, it is literal and easy to understand.
3  Whoever reads it and understands it can run with it.
4. It has an appointed time for fulfillment and will happen when the time is right.

Look among the nations and watch—
Be utterly astounded!
For I will work a work in your days
Which you would not believe, though it were told you.  (Habakkuk 1:5)

Write the Vision and Make it Plain
upon tablets, that he may run that reads it.
For the vision is for an appointed time.
And it is not a lie. Wait for it, because it
will surely come, and not delay when the time is right. (Habakkuk 2:2-3)

God told Habakkuk to write out the vision, to make it plain on large tablets, in big letters, so that anyone seeing it would understand it and run with it. This vision was about events soon to happen in his time, and also at “the time of the end”. God said that he would not believe the prophecy, but that it would not fail to come to pass, that when the time was right it would surely happen.

Take note of  these important facts about Habakkuk’s prophecy:

1. You won’t believe it, but it will surely come to pass.

First, God said that he wouldn’t believe it, yet it would not fail come to pass at the appointed time:

Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told you.

2. It was to be simply written for the purpose that the readers would be able to run with it (communicate it to others)

Secondly, Habakkuk was commanded to MAKE IT PLAIN (easy to understand), write it IN BIG LETTERS  and on tablets (so it couldn’t be missed, or misunderstood) for the READERS that ARE WAITING TO RUN with it.

Then the LORD said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.

Run with it: Pass it on, one runner to another, till everyone has heard it. Make it known. Broadcast it, by every media possible. In modern terms, a viral media campaign awaits. Once the message is clearly received, the runners are ready.

3. The prophecy has an appointed time of fulfillment

The vision is for an appointed time in the future. Speaking to a generation in a future era. The New International Version of the Bible translates Habakkuk 2:3 as follows:

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.

The Hebrew term “it speaks of the end” is literally “at the end it shall speak”, or “it pants for the end.”  Literally, it “breathes out words,” or “breaks forth as a blast.”

The World English Bible translates this same verse as follows:

For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won’t prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won’t delay.

Here the prophecy itself is seen “as an animate living thing, not a dead letter, but running, hasting on its course, and accomplishing on its way that for which it was sent”, so that others may continue its running, as they run with it. (Barne’s notes on the Bible).

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Woe for enslaving debtors

“Woe to the proud one who increases what is not his own—
and for how long?—
and makes himself rich with loans!”

Suddenly your debtors will awake,
Will they not turn on you and take all you have?
Then you will become their victim.

The proud one has been increasing that which is not his. He is a thief practicing gross usury. “For how long?” is the cry of the oppressed against this practice. It is a prolonged cry for a long period without relief.

The common understanding of this verse is that “he takes a heavy load upon himself of thick clay, strong deep pledges”. For the Babylonian records of debt were inscribed in cuneiform on tablets of clay.

The proud one weighs himself down with thick clay, collecting a mountain of promissory notes.  Depending on exponentially increasing collateral claims, he increases his heavy burden of oppression as he piles up his illusion of wealth.  As a hard usurer he heaps up nothing but tablets of clay, promissory notes which will never be repaid.

The  Dead Sea Scrolls commentary on Habbakuk brings further illumination to the phrase “making rich with clay, piling up loans”. It should rather be translated  “making rich by piling up debtors”.  That is, becoming rich by accumulating debtors, forcing others into debt. (http://www.moellerhaus.com/habdir.htm)  By plunging nations into debt the proud one gains control over the finance, and thus the politics of the nations. After that he cares not who writes the laws. The proud one is an exploiter and not a governor of these debtor nations.

Suddenly the debtors will awaken and bite you

Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee?
… is how the King James version translates this verse about the debtors’ revolt.

This is an ironic play on words. The biblical term for usury is nashak (naw-shak’). It is to strike with a sting as the bite of a serpent. As the unmerciful usurer had bitten the debtors, so the debtors will bite him back. Debts that can’t be paid won’t be paid.  Fake assets will be repudiated. The debtors will rise up suddenly, as a man awakes from a long sleep. The word for ‘awake’ or ‘arise’ is the same as that signifying a resurrection.

from the KJV Lexicon:

Shall they not rise up
quwm  (koom)
to rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative)

suddenly
petha` (peh’-thah)
a wink, i.e. moment — at an instant, suddenly, very.

that shall bite
nashak (naw-shak’)
to strike with a sting (as a serpent); figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan — bite, lend upon usury.
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