TOPIC: I Am An Eagle! I Renew To Refire!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 40:25-31
25 “To whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom shall I be equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.
27 Why do you say, O Jacob, And speak, O Israel: “My way is hidden from the Lord, And my just claim is passed over by my God”?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
I am led to take you on a journey to SPY ON THE LIFE OF AN EAGLE! I call it the “University” of the Eagle! Let’s start with the first COURSE: EAGLE – 101 – The Eagle as a bird has the longest lifespan of its species. It can live up to 25-70 years depending on its environment.
There is a controversy as to the actual age limit of eagles but some biological journals project that to reach this age (about 70 years), the eagle must make a hard decision. When it is near 40, its long and strong talons (a claw, especially one belonging to a bird of prey) can no longer grab prey which serves as its food. Its long and sharp beak becomes weak/bent. Its enviable heavy wings become stuck to its chest and make it very hard or impossible to fly. Then, the eagle is left with only two options: die or go through a painful process of change which lasts for 150 days.
The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain peak and sit on its nest. There, the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it falls off. After the beak falls off, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its claws. When its new claws grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old feathers off. And after 150 days (five months), the eagle takes its famous flight of A NEW BEGINNING (rebirth) and it is able to live further for 30 more years.
Oh! What a motivational story of NEVER GIVING UP! I am not a zoologist or anORNITHOLOGIST (a person who studies ornithology – the branch of science (zoology) devoted to birds). But the Holy Ghost wants you to know that NO MATTER THE MATTER, they that wait upon the LORD shall RENEW THEIR STRENGTH.
This Christian race is NOT a 100-METER DASH! It is a marathon! Therefore, you need to regularly RENEW your strength! No wonder today’s scripture Verse 30 says: “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall,” then Verse 31 says: “But they that wait upon the LORD shall 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.”
Always remember that YOU CARRY THE EAGLE STAR and not an ORDINARY STAR…(to be continued tomorrow). Today is Day 13 of the 14-day fasting programme. PRAY THE GENERAL PRAYERS ON PAGE 97 AND PRAYERS ON PAGE 85 OF THE “WAR AGAINST HAMAN-16” BOOKLET.
Take Song 1: Higher ground…
In your own words, pray about today’s word as you are led.
Lord, thank you that You have likened my destiny to the destiny of the EAGLE! I have a soul unlike the EAGLE! So my star is greater and stronger! Therefore I decree: I shall RENEW MY OIL OF GRACE from time to time! I decree that I shall run and not be weary! I decree that I AM NOT A QUITTER in Jesus name.
Holy Ghost, REVIVE my DESTINY AGAIN and give me a NEW BEGINNING (Pray it for 3 days, night and day).
Pray about today as led now. LOOSE DIVINE HEALING TODAY!
Our Daily Manna 23rd July 2021 ODM Devotional Message. Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe (author of ODM) is a dynamic man of God with strong prophetic, healing, preaching and teaching ministries. Since he met the Lord and got born again on February 3rd 1976, as a student at the prestigious government college Ughelli, Delta State of Nigeria, he has been preaching the word in Creeks, Villages and Cities with signs following.