I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.Habakkuk 2:1
Have you ever just waited on God? Like a little helpless infant waiting for her next meal, so we wait...completely dependent on God. As adults it's contrary to everything we know. But waiting is paramount to God's servants. What do angels do? They wait for further instruction before being sent out on their next mission...to perform God's will, not their own. What did Yahshua (Jesus) do? Only that which he saw the Father do. How is it that one can move a mountain with just a little faith? (Mat. 17:20) Because all God needs to accomplish his will is someone with a little faith who's been waiting and watching... Watching upon his watchtower to see what God will do next.
So we pick up with Habakkuk in his second chapter. But with a little understanding we know this is not just an ancient prophet and an ancient nation called Babylon. We understand by the Word of God and the Spirit of God that all the prophets spoke of not just their day, but ours as well. Ancient Babylon met her demise after 70 years as the world's hyper-power...and so will we...lone superpower of the earth; "she says in heart, I am it, and there is no one else besides me."
Just as John the Baptist played the role of Elijah, preceding his first coming, so another Elijah will precede his second. (Mat. 17:11-12) And so we see Habakkuk record the thoughts of today's Elijah. He sets himself upon his watchtower. He volunteers to be God's watchman..."here I am, send me!" (Isa. 6:8, Hos. 9:8) But what is that watchtower today?
Of course, there is only one watchtower, the Word of God, which tells us all things before they happen. It is God's Word that tells us there are two Babylons. It is God's Word that tells us about the Tribulation, and how God's people will endure it. It is God's Word that tells us that everything contrary to God will be vanquished from this earth. It is God's Word that perfectly describes the condition of God's Church before the Tribulation begins....in ruins.
And so it is, upon God's Word where Elijah is found...waiting and watching and understanding by the Word and the Spirit how God views his Church...filled with wounds and bruises and putrefying sores. (Isa. 1:6) And we see it is Elijah himself who understands just how far he fell out of God's will before God rescued him from corruption and besetting sin. Elijah now understands that he needs to be corrected; to be made perfect in the eyes of his perfect God. "I have seen his ways, and will heal him." (Isa. 57:17-18)
"...to see...what I will answer..."
And he watches. And he sees written in God's Word not just the fate of his nation, but of his life. He stands upon his watchtower, the Word of God, to see what will become of him. He sees his own story in the Book of Holiness. He sees his life etched across time as the final pages cry out to God's people to wake up and come clean...to be made perfect for your God, whom you claim to serve, is perfect. So he studies God's Word to see what will become of him when his God corrects him.
And so he waits...
And we wait; upon God's Word we wait and we watch to see what God will do in the earth.