The book of Habakkuk can be easily outlined into three parts. CHAP. 1 β The prophet Habakkuk is WONDERING, or PERPLEXED. CHAP. 2 β The prophet Habakkuk is WAITING. CHAP. 3 β The prophet Habakkuk is WORSHIPPING, or REJOICING.
The third chapter of Habakkuk is a poem, apparently a hymn, an anthem of praise (cf. 3:19). It includes praise, thanksgiving, adoration, and most importantly β a plea for REVIVAL (3:2). Our church needs revival. Our nation needs revival. So tonight I would like to preach on the subject of revival.
1. IN ORDER TO HAVE REVIVAL, WE FIRST MUST HAVE THE FEAR OF GOD (HAB. 3:2). Romans 3:17-18; Psalm 119:11; Psalm 119:38; John 17:17.
2. AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE JUDGMENT OF GOD. Isa. 63:1-6; Matt. 24:7; Num. 11:1-3; Psalm 18:12-14; Psalm 2:2; Luke 19:14.
3. THE PROPER RESPONSE OF GOD'S PEOPLE (HAB. 3:16-19). Acts 2:37-41; John 15:4.
Now Habakkuk saw it β the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man. Do you see it? Your own sinful heart?
James J. Barker is a graduate of Tabernacle Baptist Bible College, Virginia Beach, Virginia. He started Bible Baptist Church, May 1990, in Queens, NY. The LORD commissioned him to minister in the new location of Elmont, NY in 1998. The church has moved from storefront to tent...