I have long been intrigued by eagles and the fascination of watching them. We know in scripture we have some great references to eagles. Our Jehovah God is Himself typified as the “Great Eagle!” Hosea 8:1- SET the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against My law. In Exodus 19:4, He bore them on eagles’ wings, and brought them unto Himself. In Deut. 32:11, “As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, and bears them on her wings. Psalms 105:5- Who satisfies thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
But probably the most recognized in scripture is Isaiah 40:31- But they that wait (hope/trust) upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up (soar) with wings like eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. My subject today is “Two Wings of a Great Eagle!” This reference is found in Rev. 12:14 which says, “And to the woman were given “two wings of a great eagle”, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished (fed and kept) for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”
Many years ago, in fact, 20 years ago, Pam and I founded “The Eagles Nest”, a prophetic-apostolic training center, in DeRidder, La. Naturally, we taught about the eagle, about being “Eagle Christians”, or saints, caught up in soaring in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus! Here are some of the facts about eagles: 1) Their strength, 2) Fly High, 3) keen eye sight, 4) wing span 4-6 feet, 5) enemy- man, 6) nest, high above earth, and 7) they don’t fly by “flapping” their wings, they SOAR on the Wind, high above the storms and clouds!
Now, what about those two wings? We had another teacher teach that the two wings represented 1) Prayer, and 2) Praise. We also have a strong “right angle of Faith”, which helps us face the “storms of life!” Prayer and Praise defeats unbelief, discouragement and fear. In fact, there is “nothing too difficult for our God through prayer and praise!” In Acts 16, when Paul and Silas were cast in jail, they Prayed, and sang praises to God! They had plenty of opportunities to complain, and entertain self-pity,but instead looked to The Lord. Prayer and praise affects the physical realm and brings deliverance.
As some has said, “there are only two times when we should pray and give praise:” When we feel like it, and when we don’t!!!!
Let the church arise and be warring eagles in the earth, by soaring in the heavens. Blessings…