We Shall Not Die But Live!

Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment…  (Habakkuk 1:12, KJV)

The prophet Habakkuk lived at the time when the  Chaldeans(Babylonians) were expanding their conquest of the world with unprecedented maliciousness and victory. The rest of the world was essentially scared to death. The prophet Habakkuk was so distressed by the report of the Chaldeans he was hearing. And of course, the nation of Israel was in their list of countries to crush.  Amid this external pressure and internal fears, he makes the statement above that “we shall not die.” He recognizes the  LORD as the One who is from everlasting.

The Psalmist also recorded a similar prophetic insight for us:

 “I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.” (Psalm 118:17, KJV)

He further states that not only will he not die but he will live to declare the works of the LORD. He recognizes there is destiny around his life. What do these verses have to teach us today?

The prophet did not just utter the words “I will not die” because he felt to do so. There was a real death threat heading his way. We certainly do not have the Chaldean army today. We have other challenges in life, including diseases, family crises, spiritual problems or even financial issues that can threaten our very existence.  We will declare the prophetic words with  Habakkuk, that we will not die. But as the Psalmist says it, we will live to declare the works of God!


Meditation is both mental and verbal. You think and mutter the Word. Learn to give the Word time in both your mind and mouth. Mutter these words “ I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.”


Do not let the enemy terrify by any circumstance. As far as God is concerned, and you KEEP YOUR FOCUS on Him, you will come out a victor!


Thank the LORD for the victory we have in Christ.

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