the DIVINE HANDWRITING!
And the Lord answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Hab.2:2
Beloved, our God is a custodian. In His custody; He has the records of everything done here on earth: be it good or evil. “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened” (Dan.7:9-10).
Every custodian has written documents that ensure fair judgment when time arises. Divine handwriting is what sustains the world. God always hasten the performance of His word; if we see it the way He sees it. Here is an encounter experience between God and Bro Jeremiah: “Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen; for I will hasten my word to perform it (Jer.1:11-12).
Believers are hereby admonished to see God through His written words; without which they can push Him far from reach. In life’s affairs, is the higher we climb or excel; the tougher the battle. After our Lord Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights, He entered into a serious words conflict with the devil. “And saith unto him, if thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone” (Matt.4:6).
This indeed was the words battle. If anyone fails in the written word; he or she has definitely fails in everything: because, this is where the real source of life lies. Where did the devil get this fact? See what the psalmist says: “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone” (Psa. 91:11-12).
This is where the devil deceives some Christians who are not studious or word loaded. If the devil could tempt Jesus, who was the true written word according to the scripture; (Jn. 1:1). Let us consider the reply from the master, “Jesus said unto him, it is written again, thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (Matt. 4:7).
Our Lord Jesus again, had a serious conflicting encounter with the Jews, when He told them “I and my father are one” (Jn. 10:30): because, they did not have accurate knowledge about Trinity. “For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Col.2:9-10). So, with their shallow knowledge of the person of God that is tied to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1Jn. 5:7).
The said Jews did not understudy the origin of Jesus Christ! and they were not there when angel Gabriel had destiny encounter with virgin Mary: “Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” (Matt.1:22-23).
When Jesus revealed His true nature to them, (Jews) they picked offence and conspired against Him: but He said unto them, “Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods? If he called them gods unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken” (Jn. 10:34-35).
Our Lord, who was a Divine Personified; could not fail to make reference to this Divine Handwriting, drawing His inference from the book of psalms without missing word, which says; “I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High” (psa.82:6). This is the reason God told Bro. Habakkuk to write the vision; according to our memory verse, and make it plain upon tables. God is the number one custodian, He does not joke with useful information. Let us hear from Bro. Timothy, “study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2Tim. 2:15).
Where information is lacking, deformation rules definitely, and darkness reigns: because, information is knowledge, and knowledge is power and light, “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget your Children” (Hosea 4:6).
Often time the word of the Lord came to Bro. Jeremiah; and these were on records until time of Bro. Daniel. Daniel petitioned God thus, “In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes” (Daniel 9:2-3).
Without this record, Daniel wouldn’t have been able to stand in the gab for the freedom of Jerusalem from slavery.
The similar case too occurred between Mordecai and king A-has-u-e’rus “On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king and it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Big’tha-na and Te’resh, two of the king’s chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king A-has-u-e’rus” (Esther 6:1-2).
We have two dimensions of this divine handwriting: (1) LOGOS: This is the written word. It is written will of God to His children. “Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life” (2 Cor. 3:6).
The word of God is the written will of God, and until revelation comes the word of God is mere letters. (2) RHEMA: The spoken word, it comes from the word of the Lord. It quickens by the spirit of God, “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (Isa. 30:21). It is insight from within you: the spirit man.
“But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding “(Job. 32:8). God fellowship with your spirit man to get answer or direction.
I join forces with my father in the Lord (Daddy Ben Bassey) and pray for you reading this message to cultivate the habit of scrutinizing this divine handwriting in other to come out with tangible word to solve that problem or circumstances you find yourself in Jesus Mighty Name.
Bro. Chris Ibia.
the DIVINE HANDWRITING!