HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

Isaiah 40:28-31
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

In this message Archbishop Adrian takes us through 8 key characteristics of an ‘Eagle Believer’, after reading and meditating on this we are confident your life will never be the same

There are many different types of birds spoken about in the word of God:

The sparrow – Luke 12:6-7, God cares for them but 5 can be sold for 2 coins and therefore are not of high-value God could not compare us to them.

The raven – Genesis 7:7, the raven is a symbol of wandering, the raven did not return when sent out by Noah but instead was distracted by the pleasures of the world.

The dove – Genesis 7:8-9, the dove is a symbol of loyalty, it returned after being sent out by Noah. God does not compare us to the dove because the dove only mates once in its life and does not have a gall bladder – it can only, therefore, be a representative of the Holy Spirit, who mated once with Mary mother of Jesus and is without sin.

God compared us, believers, to the eagle for many reasons, we can emulate these characteristics of the eagle:

Eagles do not flock

Eagles are a species of bird you will never see in a flock or group, they are rare and they only come once in a while​ ​

We Christians must not seek to be in a group, we are chosen to lead so we must strive to be content alone with Christ

We must know that we are distinct and God has made us unique individuals

Eagles do not fly they soar

As Christians, it is easy to try and do things in our own strength but that will always fail us, we do not need to put in our man-made effort to fly but to soar on the wind God provides

Eagles use storms to strive as it allows them to soar above the storm at a faster pace

We must see the storms of life as seasons to grow and get closer to God, for every storm is an opportunity for higher heights

Eagles are very swift

Eagles did not wait but made decisive decisions quickly, and take every opportunity given to them

We as Christians must take initiative and move speedily, if there is a need we must rise to the challenge quickly without having to be told – it is vital that as Christians we are sharp

Eagles build their nests in the highest peak

Eagles create their nests in high places far above others, in order to be conspicuous, they make sure they sell themselves by doing this​

We as Christians should not settle for mediocrity but aim high and be sure to always sell ourselves in the best light

When eagles are threatened they fly looking toward to sun

We as Christians must know that our source is Christ in good times as while as bad – Hebrews 12:2

We should look to Him in times of trouble for guidance, peace and hope to face what is ahead

Eagles have telescopic eyes

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18)

As Christians we must have a vision beyond others – we must see far beyond the ordinary boundaries of man

Eagles eat serpents

Serpents represent the enemy (Genesis 3:15) Christ won the battle by crushing the serpent and greater is He that is in us so now we must understand the power we have, the ability to consume our enemies and overcome him

Eagles undergo a 40 day transformation for renewal of strength

Eagles at around the age of 40 self remove their beak, talons and feathers and await them to grow back while in hiding for 40 days, and when that time is up their strength is renewed allowing them to live for another 30 years

We as Christians must wait upon the Lord for strength just as Jesus did prior to the starting of his ministry (Luke 4:1-14) – this can be done through prayer and fasting

God did not make a mistake by comparing us to the eagle; believers can really grasp these characteristics and allow them to take out walk in Christ to the next level.

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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