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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 10:30:15 -0600
NOTE:  As usual there will be an ONLINE PRAYER MEETING
tonight (Fri) in the new "Prayer" Chat-Room at Revivalschool.com. 
So far these have been wonderfully anointed - it has been amazing 
to me. We will gather at 8:00pm Central Time (USA) tonight - which 
is 9:00pm Eastern Time or 6:00pm Pacific Time (-USA). [-I believe 
that is 2:00am GMT]. Here is the website to go to:
http://www.revivalschool.com - SEE YOU THERE! 
-Author Unknown.

The eagle is a creation of God. It is the most majestic of all birds 
and is mentioned many times in the Bible. In fact, the eagle is 
mentioned 38 times, much more than the dove or other birds.

With the basis of God's word, we shall see what the king of birds 
can show us concerning truths about God, and also about Christians.

Lesson 1: All Baby Eagles Must Learn To Fly

High in the mountains, a baby eagle is born. Like all other babies, 
there are two things that baby eagles, known as eaglets, love to 
do: eat and sleep. The baby eagle would spend its initial life in the 
comfort of the nest. Everyday, mama eagle would find food and 
drop it directly into the open mouths of the hungry eaglet. With a 
satisfied stomach, the eaglet then goes to sleep and the cycle 
continues when it becomes hungry again.

This goes on for a few weeks, until one day, mama eagle would 
just hover over the nest. This time, there is no food. After hovering 
a few rounds, mama eagle would make a dive into the nest and 
begins to shake it violently. She then takes one of her babies in her 
mouth and starts soaring into the skies. The baby eaglet begins to
tremble, "Mama is mad! Mama is mad!" Suddenly, she drops the 
baby eaglet who starts to struggle.

Just before the eaglet smashes against the rocks, mama eagle 
would sweep down and pick it up. This goes on for about five to 
eight times. The eaglet starts to wonder why mama is doing this. 
Everytime it is being dropped from the sky, the eaglet would 
struggle by flapping its wings. "Mama can fly. I want to fly like her 
too!", the eaglet says to itself. What beautiful picture! Mama is 
teaching her young to fly. At about the fourteenth to fifteenth try, 
the eaglet begins to fly.

Christians are like baby eagles, comfortable in the nest... until one 
day, something happens and they struggle. The nest gets shaken 
and they don't know what to do. "It's the devil! It's the devil!" they 
exclaim. No, it's not! It's just our loving Father who allows our nest 
to be shaken because He wants us to grow into maturity, so that 
we can fly. It's no point being an eagle that cannot fly.

The Word of God says in Exodus 19:4 that God bare the children 
of Israel on eagles' wings. Here we see the eagle symbolise God. 
The way mama eagle treats her young shows us how God treats 
His children. In the world, they push people upward when they are 
going up. But God lets us fall down to get us up.

God carries us supernaturally through all our trials, even if we don't 
feel it. Yea, who can see the wind. While mama eagle teaches her 
young to use their own wings, God teaches us to Believe His word 
and use our Faith.

Lesson 2: Eagles Are Made For The High Places

Unlike other birds that fly in the lowlands, eagles are made to fly in 
the high places, out of sight of the naked human eye and out of 
range of the hunter's rifle. God made us to fly in the high places, 
free from the world's control. A tourist to the Jurong Bird Park once 
commented that the eagles there looked very clean. In reply, the 
bird-keeper said: "When eagles are in freedom, they are the 
cleanest birds. But when they are in captivity, they are the dirtiest."

God made us pure and holy to conform to the image of His Son. If 
Christians are in captivity, that is subjected to the ways of the 
world, we can be the "dirtiest" of all creatures. Unless we "fly" in 
the high places, out of the world's control, and according to how 
God has made us, we'll remain the dirtiest of creatures.

Lesson 3: Eagles Do Not Fly, They Soar

Eagles do not fly like other birds, flapping their wings profusely and 
using their own strength. Instead, eagles SOAR majestically, 
making use of the wind currents to gain height. What makes the 
eagle so special is that she sits on the rock and reads the wind 
and when the time is perfect she takes off and soars upward with 
her great wings.

The wind is referred many times in the bible as the Holy Spirit. We 
can learn to cooperate with the Holy Spirit and let Him lift us closer 
to Jesus. The eagle in this case is the Christian who is being lifted 
by the Holy Spirit up closer to Jesus.

Like eagles, we should learn to ride on the current of the Holy Spirit, 
instead of relying on our own strength. Only then can we "gain 
height" to "fly" in the high places.

Lesson 4: Eagles Go Through Specific Periods Of Renewal

When they are about 60 years old, eagles go through a period of 
renewal. An eagle would find a secret place up in the mountains. It 
would start to claw at its face and tear out the feathers that have 
been damaged over the years. As a result, it would bleed badly. 
The eagle would then wait patiently for the rays of the sun to heal it. 
Through this, the eagle renews its strength by getting rid of the 
unnecessary things otherwise it would not be able to live till 120
years that it normally does.

Like eagles, Christians need to go through a renewal period 
sometime in our lives, to rid ourselves of unnecessary things and to 
wait upon the Lord. Renewal is a divine principle where God cuts off 
the unfruitful things in us so as to bring out the fruitful. 

Lesson 5: Eagles Get Sick, Just Like Humans 

When an eagle gets sick, it does not go to the doctor. It simply 
finds a favourite spot in the mountains and await the rays of the 
sun to heal it. The sun plays a major role in the life of an eagle and 
as such, is a major source of healing too.

When we get sick, besides going to the doctor, do we also look to 
the Lord who plays a major role in our lives as our source of healing? 

Lesson 6: Every Eagle Has To Die 

When an eagle is about to die, it will fly to its favourite spot in the 
mountains, wraps its wings round itself, looks at the sun's rays 
and dies.

Ideally, all Christians should die looking towards Jesus as our 
source of hope and comfort.

[SOURCE- http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~tangw/eagle.html ]