Rabbi came by panting his way up the mountainous regions
And found the once mighty warriors asleep in their caves
“You mighty warriors
What are you doing lying in the caves like lame men?
Come out of the caves!
The time has come for you to resume your journey again.
When God told you to tarry
Habakkuk 2:3 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
3 For the vision is meant for its appointed time;
It speaks of the end, and it does not lie.
It may take a while, but wait for it;
It will surely come, it will not delay.
Was it for you‘ll to change your identity from being warriors to farmers!
The vision you felt was sometime in the distant future
So you let yourselves become fat and bloated
Lazy bags of bones!
You forgot your God given assignment and purpose.
When God gave you a period of rest,
You forgot it was just a bend on the road.
Now I’m telling to get out of your caves and complacent ways.
Put on the dress code of a warrior and start behaving like one again,
There are no further delays the journey begins again."
Ezekiel 12:24 CJB
The word of Adonai came to me: 22 “Human being, don’t you have this proverb in the land of Isra’el, ‘Time keeps passing, and none of the visions are fulfilled’? 23 Therefore tell them that Adonai Elohim says, ‘I will put an end to that proverb; never again will they use it as a proverb in Isra’el.’ Tell them, ‘The time has come for the fulfilment of every vision. 24 There will no longer be empty visions or falsely optimistic divinations in the house of Isra’el, 25 because I am Adonai. I will speak; and whatever statement I make, it will be accomplished. It will no longer be delayed; for in your days, you rebellious house, I will speak the word and accomplish it,’ says Adonai Elohim.