Remember the former things of old:
for I am God, and there is none else;
I am God, and there is none like me,
Declaring the end from the beginning,
and from ancient times the things that are not yet done,
saying, My counsel shall stand,
and I will do all my pleasure. Isaiah 46:9-10
This study has been a survey of the “Old” and “New” Testament Scriptures with an emphasis on the manner in which God has always declared His intentions before carrying them out. In consistently doing this, He has given us insight into the mystery of Israel and the Church, a pattern whereby we may not be caught ignorant of His purposes which have yet to be fulfilled in the earth. We also sought out the implications of how this should impact our own personal lives.
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Session 47, “Though the Vision Tarry, Wait For It,” became our most watched session (both in minutes and views) of the entire series within 4 weeks. Though popularity alone should certainly not be a gauge of importance, we concur that our future meetings should take on the nature of making the vision plain, perhaps in the vein of the often hoped for “Apocalyptic Evangelism” Course, spoken of on the Mystery of Israel site.
In this session, we took a step back into the course’s timeline and considered the complaints of the prophet Habakkuk, as he witnessed the wicked swallowing up those more righteous than themselves. We looked for the same consolation that Habakkuk received from the LORD.
“Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,
that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:
though it tarry, wait for it;
because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
“Lord, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day,
in our time make them known;
in wrath remember mercy.”
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom,
neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labour of the olive shall fail,
and the fields shall yield no meat;
the flock shall be cut off from the fold,
and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.”