1 A vision. 5 Against pride, covetousness, drunkenness, and idolatry.1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will look and see what he would say unto me, and what I shall answer to him that rebuketh me. And the Lord answered me, and said, 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 last it shall speak and not lie: though it tarry, wait: for it shall surely come, and shall not stay. Behold, he that lifteth up himself, his mind is not upright in him, but the just shall live by his faith, Yea, indeed the proud man is as he that transgresseth by wine: therefore shall he not endure, because he hath enlarged his desire as the hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people. Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Ho, he that increaseth that which is not his? how long? and he that ladeth himself with thick clay? Shall they not rise up suddenly, that shall bite thee? and awake, that shall stir thee? and thou shalt be their prey? Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee, because of men’s blood, and for the wrong done in the land, in the city, and unto all that dwell therein. Ho, he that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, to escape from the power of evil. Thou hast consulted shame to thine own house, by destroying many people, and hast sinned against thine own soul. For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it. Woe unto him that buildeth a town with blood, and erecteth a city by iniquity. Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts, that the people shall labor in the very fire? the people shall even weary themselves for very vanity. For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink: thou joinest thine heat, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest see their privities. Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and be made naked: the cup of the Lord’s right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be for thy glory. For the cruelty of Lebanon shall cover thee: so shall the spoil of the beasts, which made them afraid, because of men’s blood, and for the wrong done in the land, in the city, and unto all that dwell therein. – Habakkuk 2:1-17 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Habakkuk2:1-17&version=GNV
Not to add to the words the scribes preserved for my own sake .
But to trust God in my heart concerning you. For my work would be dead without my faith. This is not a sermon to bring me some grace or salvation, this can not be as an escape from my own place in judgement.
I can not escape the fate of my wine,…( my drug) that I hold in my left hand. , that is why I call upon God,, to bless my right hand and see not my left.
The enemy brings me fear of offending God with my own drunkenness , though I be of sound mind to serve God with these works. I choose to do it in any state of mind and weaknesses of my flesh will not change my heart. So I be judged accordingly..
Do not be deceived by host, for this is a confusion to me , the way it is written, the Lord thy God, and then the lord of hosts ,
such a blasphemous testimony to declare that there is knowledge in me to declare that there is a difference between the two , the Lord thy God, and the Lord of hosts, that the prophets of old have declared to me and written of.. .
Such a fear of offending God to lead you to battle with the truth in your heart.
For I have no answers. But I don’t question the sovereign presence in my heart.
The serpent spirit that tortures my mind crawls beneath me and my Heavenly Father’s mercy is upon me. As unworthy as I feel to have such a good and great God.
But I endure it with foolishness to think I can run away from the invisible serpent spirit that is the enemy. Especially when I choose to come to you and declare this warning.
Be of a sober mind. And carry on to be without deceit or vanity. The Lord thy God, your Heavenly Father will guide you.