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How to receive “vision” (a prophetic word) for the New Year? Teaching based on Habakkuk 2:1-2.

How to receive “vision” (a prophetic word) for the New Year?
By George E Markakis, a Pastor in Hellas (Greece), January 5, 2024

Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand at/on my guard post and station myself on the lookout tower. I will watch (observe, look out) to see what He will say to me and how I will respond when He reproves/convicts me (in the sense of, my sin).
2 The LORD answered me: Write down (this) vision and let it be clear (that is, explain it) on the tablets, so he who is reading it may run
(in the sense of pursuing it, as the Septuagint has explained the Hebrew word “רוּץ” ‘ruwts’, Strong’s number H7323).

The above is a translation which I did on the basis of the original Hebrew, combined with the light of the Septuagint, and with the additional wisdom of Holman’s, and, Young’s Literal Translation, in modern English.

The lookout tower where we stand to watch as guards is not a place of chatter, but of watchful, silent observation. That describes this kind of prayer, which is not about words that express our pain, fears, insecurities, or to make our requests known to God.

Isaiah 6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His [robe] filled the temple.
2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy [is] the LORD of hosts; The whole earth [is] full of His glory!”
4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 So I said: “Woe [is] me, for I am undone! Because I [am] a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal [which] he had taken with the tongs from the altar.
7 And he touched my mouth [with it,] and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.”

Psalms 24:3 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This [is] Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face. Selah

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