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					               Surfboards, Pantries and Eagles

                            Part 1

                 We are made for high places




The Lord God, the Creator, made each part of His universe to
reveal His wisdom, glory, and nature. “For since the creation of
the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power
and Godhead…” (Rom.1:20). All His creation reveals His glory;
and it also instructs us, His new creation.
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In this series we want to focus on the eagle. But first let us
consider the spiritual significance of some other birds.
About the sparrow our Lord said, “Are not two sparrows sold
for a penny? And not one of them falls to the ground without
your Father knowing it” (Mt.10:29). So the sparrow speaks of
those Christians who feel of little worth; yet the eye of the Lord
is upon them for good, and He cares for them.
The raven, an unclean bird, was used by God to feed the
mighty prophet Elijah. This speaks of the unclean or unsaved
people that the Lord will use to be vehicles to provide for His
servants.
The owl is a type of human wisdom, which appears to be wise
but is not the true wisdom of God. The owl is a bird of the night,
signifying that those who trust in the wisdom of this world are of
the darkness.
The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, and also of peace. The
dove has no gall bladder, which is a symbol of bitterness. The
dove is also a symbol of faithfulness, having only one mate for
life.
Let us now consider the mighty eagle. It portrays the Lord
Jesus, the one who soars into the heavenlies as the Son of
God. The eagle can also portray the mature Christians, the
sons of God.
The eagle is a bird of prey, just as we are called to destroy the
enemy. The eagle is especially able to fight and overcome
snakes, which are a symbol of Satan and his demons. The
eagle also has a telescopic eye and sees things afar off.
Similarly, the eagle Christians are men and women of vision,
who see the goal of the high call of God.
Eagles are swift, just as the King’s business demands haste.
We cannot waste time while doing the Lord’s work. Also, eagles
dwell and make their nests in the high rocks. Eagles symbolize
the overcomer.
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Eagles are symbols that were used by victorious kings and
conquerors. They are also symbols of God’s kings and priests
who shall triumph gloriously over the storms of life and soar to
higher heights in Him.
“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…” (Isaiah 40:31).
We will learn to soar as He does into heavenly places, and yet
also see the enemy afar off, to swiftly descend and defend the
weaker ones.
May God bless all you eagle and young eaglet Christians with
glorious days of victory ahead. Stretch forth your wings and
face the storms of life, using adversity to climb to higher
heights! In so doing, you will be more than a conqueror through
our beloved Jesus, the Glorious Eagle King

             “There are two kinds of eagles in bible land - the
             Imperial Eagle and the Golden Eagle. The Golden
             Eagle speaks of us as partakers of the divine
             nature. The Imperial Eagle speaks of us as Kings!
             You and I - as spirit filled men and women, subject
to the Word of God, and wanting to go on with God, have all the
potential and equipment to be the kind of an eagle that will
press into the very presence of God. But the fact that you have
the equipment does not necessarily mean you know how to use
it.” [Ern Baxter]

Discover the “story” which unfolds through the following
scriptures, in the light of Ern’s Baxter’s Comment:, by
underlining 1 – 5 key words in each of the following passage.

John 3: 3; 2 Cor 5: 17; Rom 8:9; Heb 2:3b-4; Is 40:31;
Col 3:1- 4; 2 Cor 3:18 Eph 2: 6,7; 1 Jn 3:2; Mark 16: 15-20,
John 14 12
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              We weigh ourselves down by what is around
              us and inside of us. Read Colossians 3: 1-4.
              Verse 2 is critical in this passage. How does this
              passage, a benchmark of an Eagle Christian,
              make you feel?
Let the wings of the eagle speak to our hearts?
Firstly, the wings of an Eagle have been used in Churches all
over the world. Some of the older lecterns depicts an eagle
with open wings. The back of the open wings supported the
Bible and other resources the speaker required. What does this
symbolise to you? Be bold! Be creative In your thinking!
Secondly, some Hymns, Songs and Scriptures speak of a
“rising up” or give us the impression that these acts of worship
have such movement - of rising or associated with rising.
How do you sense the following should be completed?
               “Rise and soar into the sunlight rays,
                      using both your wings of
                 ___________ and ___________.
                Mount like eagles, higher in the sky,
       and you’ll find things look so different when you fly.”
                     [Hint: Learn these words!]

           Eagle Christians have a different language and
           view of life! Caleb is a classic. [Numbers 13 & 14]
           Rom 12:2 and Matt 12:34 describes how your
           words and actions are an outflow of that which
           incubates in your mind and in turn triggers that
which flows from your heart. How are you soaring in this
regard?
How healthy are your wings of Prayer and Praise? Strong? In
need of training? Commit to soaring more often!
Will you let your group (or others) pray with you this day – to
realise your full potential to live as an Eagle Christian?
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