Summary: God chose to compare believers to the Eagle. Eagles are born to live in the High Places. All believers are born to be overcomes - You were made for the high places.
How to be an Eagle Christian
"But those who wait on the Lord (those who expect, look for and set their hope in Him) shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles (they will have the strength to live above their circumstances), they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint". (They will not grow tired in their faith).”
God chose to compare believers to the Eagle-
Eagles are born to live in the High Places- Eagles are made for the high places. You are born to be overcomes - You were made for the high places.
1 John 5:4 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
The Bald Eagle is 29 to 42 inches long, can weigh 7 to 15 pounds, and have a wing span of 6 to 8 feet. Eagles were created to fly in the high places. Eagles are born to fly (the sky is their home).
Story - Eagle - There is a story about a little eagle that fell out of its nest and landed in a chicken yard. The eagle grew up among the chickens and, although he looked a bit different, he learned to walk like a chicken and eat like a chicken.
One day the young eagle looked up into the sky and saw a beautiful eagle soaring above. The little eagle in the chicken yard thought, Oh, I would love to be able to do that!
As the eagle soared overhead, it looked down and saw the young eagle below. Suddenly he flew down & asked, "What are you doing here? "The little eagle replied, "I am just here in the chicken yard where I have always been."
The great eagle looked and said, "Spread your wings, boy. You do just what I do. Follow me." Then he flapped his wings and lifted off the ground. The little eagle had been living among these turkeys so long that he didn’t know who he was. He fly off into the sky never to return to the chicken yard again!
How to live in the High Places:
1. To live in the High Places we must be willing to leave our Comfort Zone
Deuteronomy 32:11 “As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:”
When the right time comes, the mother eagle begins to teach her eaglets how to fly. She gathers an eaglet onto her back, and spreading her wings, flies high. Suddenly she lets the baby fall until the mother catches on her wings.
The process is repeated. If the young is slow to learn or cowardly, she returns him to the nest, and begins to tear it apart. Then she nudges him off the cliff. This is repeated until they leave how to fly on their own.
God has a way of getting us to leave our comfort zone. He does want to depend other believers all our lives. He causes to leave our comfort zone to go learn to fly to the high places.
2. To live in the High Places we must learn to wait on God-
Vs. 31 "But those who wait on the Lord (those who expect, look for and set their hope in Him)?
Waiting on the Lord means to "attend to , to wait upon." The word wait here is the Hebrew word Qu-vah (Kaw-Vaw,) which means "to wait, to look for , to expect, to wait eagerly, to look"
The Bible says, "For the joy of the Lord is your strength" (Neh. 8:10).
We think of waiting in the passive tense, however, it not used here in the passive tense but in the active tense .... When we wait on the Lord, we become refreshed, renewed and filled with joy.
When we wait on God we renew our strength.
Psalms 103:5 “Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle‘s.”
When an eagle grows old, they fly high up into the high places & they lose all the feathers. They stay there until their feather grow back. They become renewed!
3. To live in the High Place we must mount up with Wings like Eagles-
Eagles do not fly like other birds, flapping their wings profusely and using their own strength. Instead, eagles SOAR through the sky.
The eagle rides the wind and circle higher and higher toward the sky, without effort. She just spreads their wings and the wind carries the eagle soaring through the sky.
If the eagle encounters a storm, they set their wings and fly directly toward the storm. The velocity of the wind lifts them safely above the storm. This is what the Scriptures means when it says that believers mount up with wings as eagles.