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The clouds, the lighting, the loud thunder won’t distract him. Why? Because he has his bearing set upon the sun. And, when the storm becomes intense that’s when the eagle mounts up and flies right to where he last saw the sun. All of a sudden he breaks through the storm and the sun is drying his feathers and the sun is giving him an anointing that he would have never found hiding under a rock.
You see friends, when the devil brings a storm your way you don’t hide among the rocks and the trees like the turkeys and buzzards. As a believer in God, you place your eyes upon the Son of Righteousness. You call upon His name.
Isaiah 40:31 "Those who wait upon the Lord will 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."
Friends, there are spiritual lessons to be learned from an eagle, if we would only learn to use them!
When God designed the eagle, He designed a special bird. It did not arrived by some bacteria from another planet. The eagle was designed by the Almighty God. It is the only creature with the ability to look directly into the rays of the sun. God designed the eagle with special eyelids, so that he may keep his eyes toward the sun. And, because the eagle is the king of the air, he has many enemies. The enemy of the eagle is the Condor.
The Condor is the world’s heaviest flying bird of prey. They can weigh over 25 pounds, and have a wingspan of about 10 feet. Like the buzzards the Condors feed on dead animals. The Condor hates the eagle. So where ever an eagle flies he must be on the look out for his enemy, the Condor.
In battle, the Condor will try to claw the eagle, but the eagle doesn’t stay and fight instead, he mounts up and begins to fly, and he doesn’t fly to the left, he doesn’t fly to the right, he doesn’t fly to mom, nor does he fly to dad. Instead, he flies directly toward the sun. The Condor tries to catch the eagle but soon he is blinded by the sun and has to turn away and fall off.
Oh, brothers and sisters when the devil is at your heels, you do not have to stay and fight. All you have to do is turn your eyes toward the Son of Righteousness who will never fail nor forsake you. It is there that we will find safety from the devil. There are spiritual lessons to be learned from an eagle, if we would only learn to use them.
When the eagle begins to mate, he mates for life just like a dove. When he finds a lady, he will join her in the air and they will lock claws, then he will put his wings around her and they will drop out of the sky like they’ve been shot. She will never attempt to get away, she will never struggle, but she puts her life into his wings.
And, when they get almost to tree top level, he will throw open his wings, and she will throw open her wings and they will fly back to the top of the sky. They will lock claws again this time she will put her wings around him, and he will put his life into her wings. And, they will fall, he does not struggle, he does not try to get way, but for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer unto death do them part, he puts his trust into her.
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