Habakkuk 3:1-19 Y’hovah, I know Your fame, I am in awe of what You have done. You make Yourself known and in your wrath You do not forget mercy. God comes from Sinai, His splendour covers the sky and earth. As bright as the dawn, rays of light flash from His hand and thereby His might is veiled. Plague and pestilence go before and after Him. The earth shakes and nations panic. The mountains are broken and flattened. The dwellings of Cushan and Midian [Arabia] are destroyed.
What is the cause of Your anger, O God? You arm Your weapons and the earth and sea shake with fear. The sun and moon stand still. Furiously You traverse the earth, and trample the nations. You come to deliver Your people and save Your anointed one You shatter the house of the wicked, laying bare its foundations. With his own weapon You kill their leaders and warriors, swept away by a whirlwind, as they prepare to attack. I tremble at Your advance, but I long for the Day of calamity to come upon our enemies. Although the fig tree [Judah] has not yet budded and the grape vine [Israel] bears no fruit, the Land does not prosper, even so, I shall exult in the Lord. Y’hovah is my strength, He makes me sure footed and confident. Reference; Revised English Bible. Some verses abridged.
My comments and matching verses;
Chapter three of the Book of Habakkuk, describes how the Lord will act to punish His enemies and protect His people.
Hab 3:14…as they are about to devour their victims. [NIV Bible] This verse is an interesting description of the method and timing of the Lord’s Day of vengeance. “swept away by a whirlwind” and earlier; “rays of light flashing”. This could describe a coronal mass ejection, sunstrike event, which will occur at the exact moment that His enemies prepare to attack.
Deuteronomy 32:31-35...My reserve of punishment, stored up for My day of vengeance, till the moment that their foot slips, [make a mistake] for their doom is fast approaching.
Note that: “His might is veiled” The Lord will not be seen at this time. Psalm 18:11.
“Furiously, You trample the nations” This is the fulfilment of Isa 63:1-6,Isa 2:12-21, Zechariah 12:13, Zech 14:13-15, Malachi 4:1, Hebrews 10:27, Rev 6:12-17.
Punishment, trampling, fierce fire,etc, cannot be the same event as the Return of Jesus
But, this is also the Day of deliverance for His people. We look forward with trepidation to the great day of the Lord’s vengeance and wrath.
Judah [the fig tree] does not yet acknowledge Y’hovah, and Israel [the vine] still must show their true destiny. When this happens, the Land and His people will prosper.
That will be the wonderful Day when the Lords righteous people live together in peace and security in New Israel. Ezekiel 39:25-29, Isa 11:11-12, Isa 40:1-3, Jer 3:14, Micah 2:12, Zech 8:7, Psalm 68:7-10.