Habbakuk 2: 1 I will stand on my guard post And station myself on the rampart;
And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, And how I may reply when I am reproved.2 Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who]reads it may run.has saying that he will SEE what the Lord is speaking to him. Why doesn’t he say that he will wait to HEAR what the Lord is speaking?
I believe that is related this way because so often God speaks to His people through visions in order to give them understanding. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Also, in the scriptures, He frequently asks, “what do you see?” Why would He ask that? Would it not be obvious what was being revealed? The Lord wants our participation. For example Jeremiah 1:The word of the Lord came to me saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a rod of an almond tree.” 12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.”
Remember that Habakkuk said he will keep WATCH to see what He will say? And God says He will WATCH over His word to perform it. The Lord watches and invites us to keep watch with Him. I believe both are referring to a diligent sharp eye, to watch for the sprout of the vision, the sprout of His fulfillment of the word coming to pass.
Remember Jesus healing the blind man and the first time he was touched he was asked,
” What do you see?” and the response was, ” I see men; like trees walking”. I have to chuckle because this is a good description of how our spiritual eyesight can be, especially in the beginning of our journey to hear God’s voice. Our spiritual eyesight can be a bit cloudy and we are not quite sure what we are seeing in the spirit. It is then you wait and you can ask God, “what am I seeing?”
As we gain experience we learn how to zero in. Like a camera lens zooming in and then refocusing. Interesting that the image of an eagle has often represented prophetic gifting, which can see his prey from 5 km in the air and will not take its’ focus away until the prey is caught.
We learn how to WATCH diligently for the word, the vision to be clear, and then we join with God to call it forward until it comes to life in the natural. We watch over His word with Him until it is performed. Another way we commonly refer to this as “pressing in” and “contending”. What a privilege and joy to, see, to hear His voice and partner with how He does things! He is like NO other.