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Summary: I WILL NOT DIE IN MY NEST

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Job 29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand. KJV

Eagles are among the most amazing creatures that YEHOVAH God created. Solomon himself wrote in the book of Proverbs,

Prov. 30:18-19 There be three things which be too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air...

Eagles are…

Strong

• eagles can carry prey weighing about as much as they do up to their nest.

• Fly up with logs to build the nest.

They FLY where lesser birds cannot fly…

• Wings to fly –

o wingspan of 7-9 feet wide.

o Weight – up to 15 pounds

o swooping down at a speed of better than 100 miles an hour, brakes with such stunning skill -- spreading wings and tail in an aerial skid-stop -- that it comes to a dead halt in the space of 20 feet."

GREATEST vision of all birds…

• can sight their prey while soaring high in the sky.

• "Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off" (Job 39:29).

• Wise

• Don’t breed with other birds on the ground

• They mate high in the air

o They don’t breed with chickens…

She raises and trains her eaglets up high!

Build nest/s up high

• In mountains

• On sheer cliffs

o They are hatched up HIGH! Born there…

Nests have been seen anywhere from 3 feet wide, to 10 feet wide – 20 feet deep. Weighing an incredible 2 tons!!!

She finds a CLIFF, gathers sticks and flies up and builds the nest, so when she gives birth, the nest is already built!

• A collection of branches from where she’s already been.

o The historical reference of her story is in the sticks!

 BEFORE the eggs are hatched!

• The eggs don’t get to pick their nest. BORN into it.

Everything we learn helps to shape who we are! THEY HELP BUILD THE NEST and who we are… (adding sticks to nest)

• The nest determines what you mean when you say “I love you…”

• Values shaped by your nest!

• Fear…

• Anxiety…

• Ethics…

• Being a man of your word or NOT a man of your word is determined by the nest you’ve lived in…

The eagle takes ALL the sticks & lays them in such a way so that when the eaglets hatch NONE of the sticks are protruding into the

nest.

• The protrusions are on the outside and they can protect!

• The eggs are comfortable, cozy…

• When the time is right, she lays eggs IN the nice, cushy, comfortable, nest…

• THEY ARE BORN IN A…

o High place Warm place Comfortable place

 IT’S WHOLE WORLD IS IT’S NEST…

• The nest is MY WORLD

• Family

• Community

• My associations I’ve brought into it!

• Life as I know it…

EVERYTHING I SEE IS FROM THE NEST I CAME FROM!!!

• My perceptions of right and wrong, good and evil are affected by the NEST I was hatched in…

Mother eagle flies off and brings FOOD back to the nest!

We …

• Eat in the nest…

• Sleep in the nest…

• Grow…

o All early development is manifested in the NEST!

 BUT…

The nest that was a BLESSING becomes a CURSE if you stay in it too long!

• Some may leave for a bit, but usually come back to the familiar nest!

o Prisoners can be freed but because they miss the familiarity of the prison. They may commit a crime to GO BACK to their nest!

o Many live similar lives; even drama becomes familiar so they go back, NO peace, but it’s familiar…

 NO joy, but I am familiar with that…

SO… the EAGLE stirs the nest.

Stirring is different than building!

• BUILDING of the nest is a protection of the egg…

o When the EAGLET has grown TOO BIG, for something so small!!!

 ARE YOU…

 Is it…

• TOO TIGHT but familiar…

• COMFORTABLE???

o I don’t have to try to be better…

o I don’t need to step out, they BRING MY FOOD to me in here…

o I’m okay! This system fits the environment I am in, EVEN IF it IS too small for who I am!

SO…the same mother who made it COMFORTABLE, SAFE, COZY, in the nest, takes her beak…

• The protrusions that were on the outside, she brings them INSIDE and they point inside and make it UNCOMFORTABLE to STAY in the nest…

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