Soaring with Eagle’s Wings
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Is. 40:31). The Lord’s will for us is to soar high like the eagle that builds its nest on mountain tops spotting its prey from a high place.
“For our citizenship is in heaven” (Phil. 3:20) Since our citizenship is in heaven, we are seated on high and thus see everything through God’s perspective trusting that all things work together for our good and that everything happening to us is part of the great divine plan for our lives. As a result, there is no place for worry or sadness.
“Far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come” (Eph. 1:21) Just as the Lord Jesus is far above all principality and power and might, so are we. “and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph.2:6). Christ has lifted us up giving us the ability to discern evil spirits’ usage of people and incidents to harm us, our children, our homes, and our belongings. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph.6:12)
When we pray, we should lift the Lord in praise and worship and refrain from focusing on our issues. Then, we can expect the Lord to answer our petitions, just like Elisha who asked the Lord to open his servant’s eyes. His prayer was answered when the servant saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding them.
The Eagle represents soaring and swooping down on the target with no hesitation.
As soon as you discern the enemy’s activity against you, attack him like an eagle to stop his actions using your spiritual weaponry and rebuke him by using the Word of God.
“Saul and Jonathan were beloved and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.” (2Sam. 1:23). David describes Saul and Jonathan as swifter than eagles in flight, and stronger than lions.
“You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.” (Ex. 19:4). In this passage, the Lord compares Himself to an eagle that swiftly carries its young away from danger on its wings. He delivered His people out of slavery in Egypt, across the Red Sea (obstacle) quickly.
Exodus 19 is related to Revelation 12 where the Lord intervenes to deliver His people at the end times: the Archangel, Michael, wars against the dragon, defeats him, and casts the latter down to earth. While Michael wars against the dragon in Revelation 12, we read in Jude that he resorts to saying “The Lord rebuke thee” (v.9). We are able to discern the best way to fight Satan, when we soar high with the Lord. Sometimes we have to engage directly with evil spirits and defeat them, other times, the Lord will fight for us. The Lord fought for His people when Pharaoh attacked them. But they had to fight the Amalekites when the latter attacked.
“Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness” (Rev. 12:13, 14). The people of God are compared to an eagle (the woman was given two wings of a great eagle) that glides and soars to escape danger. In the same manner, as we pray, the Lord gives us eagle’s wings to soar up high, resolve dangerous battles, and delivers us from bondages or traps.
“As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle.” (Ez. 1:10). The eagle, in this vision, speaks about the speediness of the Lord in accomplishing His word. No power can stop Him! The Lord also gives us strength and energy to carry out our responsibilities, always ready to do His work without delay.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! ... Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”(Ps. 103:1, 5) The words of this psalm are in contrast to Psalm 102 which expresses utter weariness and depression. “I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert. I lie awake, and am like a sparrow alone on the housetop” (Ps. 102:6, 7). The Lord loves us and transforms us from being like the owl of the desert to a young strong eagle. He makes us like Habakkuk who rejoiced in the God of His salvation in the midst of trouble. The Lord wants to satisfy us with good things so that when our youth is renewed like an eagle we might bless and praise Him even in the midst of hardships.
“For the Lord’s portion is His people; … He found him in a desert land He encircled him, He instructed him He kept him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the Lord alone led him” (Deut. 32:9-12). The Lord, like a strong eagle, carries His people over impediments and barriers. We, his people, are also strong eagles able to carry young souls and cross over hurdles to bring them to the Lord.
Let us declare:
· In Christ I am different!
· I am a young, strong eagle that runs and does not grow weary!
· I have the Holy Spirit that empowers me to soar high!
· I have a mighty Father who cares for me!
· I have great promises!
· The Lord is ready to perform His Word!
· I shall not be in want!
· I will not be affected with worry or sickness!
· I have the abilities of the eagle!
· The Lord renews my strength like the eagle!
· The Lord controls my life circumstances!
· He brings something sweet out of the strong!
· I will serve the Lord and will not grow weary or faint!
Flying should precede running. Practically, this means spending time with the Lord in prayer on a daily basis to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit before starting your ministry. Then, you will perceive matters as the Lord sees them!!