TOPIC: THE SUPER EAGLE.
LESSON TEXT: ISA. 40:31
The eagle is a bird of love; eagles are noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight. Moreover, they can sight their prey from a very long distance, they have fore-sight.
Why did God liken us, as His children to an eagle and not any other kind of bird?
Why not a chicken or vulture or an owl?
Why not a chicken or vulture or an owl?
In order to know why God likens us to an eagle, we need to understand the characteristics of an eagle.
1. The eagle is a symbol of authority, used by many nations and kingdoms.
2. The eaglets, when they are born, their mouths are opened and they depend on their parents for sustenance; the eaglets knows that when they open their mouth, dad and mom eagle are going to fill it with good things. How does this pertain to us as Christians?
God is like an eagle parent while we are his eaglets. He tells His eaglets in Psalms 81:10, “I am the Lord thy God which brought you out of the land of bondage. Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it.”
Just as mother and father eagle know what the eaglet needs to eat to grow, much more does God, Father eagle know what His eaglets needs to grow. Matthew 7:11 says this, “If ye then being evil know how to give good things to your children, how much more shall your Father in heaven give good things to them that ask Him.”
3. The eagles’ nests are built up so high. They are kept in the nest and secure. They cannot be hurt by anything as long as they are in the nest. Psalm 91 should be our own watch word as eaglet of God.
4. Eagles are born to fly. They are not for the cage they always want to gain great height.
Just as it is with earthly eagles, so it is with God’s spiritual eagles. We too are made to experience heavenly heights in the spirit. To spread our wings of faith and ride the heavenly winds of the Holy Ghost. It’s inherent in us.
Our new nature, as believers, demands it. It’s placed within us by our Father God. As eaglets of God, there is an inborn tendency in us to mount up and soar to spiritual levels we’ve never experienced before.
Colossians 3: 1-2, “If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above. Set your affection on things above.”
Ephesians 2:6, “He hath made us sit (soar) together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
5. The mother eagle teaches the eaglet how to fly by destroying the nest and blowing away the loose feather on them. She takes them on her wing, flies with them and drops them to fly on their own. She will pick them again, and the process continues….
I want to point out several spiritual truths that are suggested to us by the flight training process of the eaglet. A spiritual truth is found in Mother Eagle spreading her wings and commanding her eaglets to step out on them and firmly grasp a feather in their beak. The two wings of the parent eagle can be likened to the Word of God; both the Old and the New Testaments. The feathers can be thought of as the individual promises found in the Word of God. Father eagle spreads His Word before us and commands us to step out on it; grasping firmly to the promises of God.
6. One of the greatest assets of an eagle is its vision; an eagle could see from a great distance.
7. There is always a time in an eagle life when he has to shed his feather. Being alone with God is compulsory for a super Christian.
Just as eaglets experience an unexpected shaking that causes them to lose hold on Mother Eagle’s feather, even so, God’s eaglets may experience a shaking of their faith life that can cause them to lose their hold on the promises of God they have been clinging to.
Don’t despair! Don’t get frustrated! Don’t throw up your hands and quit. This can happen when you’re in the process of training to be an Eagle believer.
Just as the parent eagle watches over her little ones to make sure they don’t fall to the ground when they lose their hold on the feathers while in training; even so Jehovah; Father eagle watches over His own to keep them from falling to the ground when they lose their hold on the promises of God while in training to be eagle believers. He lifts them up to try again. Deuteronomy 32:11, “Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions”
Just as the parent eagle continues to work with their eaglets until they are fully trained – even so God continues to work with His children. Philippians 1:6, “…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…”(NIV) God doesn’t want us to settle for a barnyard walk. He’s determined that we’re going to mount up with wings as an eagle.
To be a super eagle you must depend on God and His word completely. He can never fail you.
DEACON YINKA ANIBABA
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