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Godís Eagle Christians

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Sermon shared by Bill Lobbs

October 2012
Summary: God has methods to develope His Eagle Christians.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: Believer adults
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- hundreds of feet from the ground. Itís solo flight time!

Now when Mother eagle shakes the little one loose, she doesnít say, "Well, youíre on your own now, see you around," and fly away. No, she doesnít do that, but she slowly begins to circle around the surprised little eaglet keeping a concerned watchful eye on him as he flounders and flutters trying to fly for the first time. Furiously, he flaps his wings, he turns somersaults, he does everything to try to stay aloft, but slowly he starts to lose altitude. When Mother eagle sees her little one get dangerously close to the ground, she swiftly swoops down, snares him with a taloned claw, and carries him upward to a great height and starts the process all over again. Each day she repeats this, until finally the little eagles wings has become strong and he is able to stay aloft riding the air currents, soaring as effortlessly as the parent eagles do.

Point 5:
I want to point out several spiritual truths that are suggested to us by the flight training process of the little eagle. 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.

Just as little eagle experienced an unexpected shaking that caused him to lose his hold on Mother eagleís feather, even so, Godís 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. Donít despair! Donít get frustrated! Donít throw up your hands and quit. This can happen when youíre in the process of training to be an eagle believer.
Just as the parent eagle watches over her little ones to make sure they donít 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 young until they are fully trained - even so Father God continues to work with His young. Philippians 1:6, "...He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion..."(NIV) God doesnít want us to settle for a barnyard walk. Heís determined that weíre going to mount up with wings as an eagle.

I close with this poem by Bill Harvey.

Eagle Free
An eaglet in its downy nest surveyed the scene below
And asked with animated zest, "Oh Mother,
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