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Date: July 1, 2011
Message: Wounded Eagles
Wounded Eagles, wait on the Lord, be revived and empowered to soar!
On a recent visit to Alaska, I was taken to a restoration center for wounded eagles. These eagles really looked as if they came
out of a battle. Some had torn ligaments, some had the feathers stripped off their wings, some had leg injuries where they
have been caught in snares etc, some were even chained down, but all were incapacitated. They couldn’t fly and were in
captivity, confined in small spaces, dependent on human provision and out of their natural element.
What I perceived in the natural was quickened to me by the Holy Spirit to be truly parabolic of what has happened to many in
the spirit realm.
Many of God’s children have fallen prey to the assaults of the enemy and have not come through in victory, but are wounded,
scarred and helplessly captive – depending on the mercy of man, unable to fulfill their calling and destiny in Christ.
There is one remedy, found in Isaiah 40: 29-31: “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth
strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 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.”
I want to encourage those who have been wounded, hurt, injured, whose wings are “clipped”, having no strength to lift them
out of confinement of hopelessness, helplessness, despair, bitterness and resentment, sickness and disease.
Maybe you once flowed in the prophetic anointing, but through assignments of the enemy your voice has been shut down.
Today I want to speak to your spirit man and say, “Arise! Listen to the call of the eagle and come into His Presence to hear
what the Spirit is saying, and then releasing it into the airways, shouting it from the rooftops. Take your rightful place in the
body of Christ for such a time as this!
HEALING IN HIS PRESENCE
In His Presence, when we call on His Name, the wounds in our souls are healed and our strength is restored – physically and
spiritually. It is in the “waiting” upon Him, in complete dependence on and trust in the Lord alone, that He works things out
behind the scenes for our good – beyond what we can pray or imagine (Is.64: 4-7).
There is one thing though that will always be up for inspection, and that is our heart’s focus and trust. We cannot put our trust
in princes, or in self (which brings us under a curse). In this “waiting” He delivers us from this folly and from all our attention to
self until we step over into His grace by simple, childlike faith (Rom. 5: 1-2, putting our trust fully in our heavenly Father’s
It is when we get a revelation that we can only stand by His grace and that all our self efforts are not only worthless, but
despicable in His sight (like filthy rags) - then the light comes on and as His children we can simply step into the provision of
His grace in Christ, knowing that there is sufficient supply in all our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
II Cor. 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most
gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
It sounds like a paradox: His strength comes when I am weak? Yes, exactly! When I realize that without Him I can do nothing,
but at the same time “with God all things are possible” (Matt.19:26), then comes the victory! Hallelujah!
After patience has been developed in the experience of His sustaining power, suddenly hope arises in the midst of tribulation
and trials, and we can start jubilating in His wondrous ways in which all things work together for good for those who love Him
and have been called according to His purposes. (Rom. 8:28)
The Lord is our glorious Savior and He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him (Heb.7: 25) as He
lives to intercede for us. What grace!
WAITING ON GOD
So, back to the “waiting”: I will never tire of writing and teaching about this power-packed word, which contains such a wealth
and is a major key to open up God’s miraculous power supply.
Our natural man finds it very difficult to “wait”. We want the shortest, quickest way out, so that we can move on with our lives.
But God hasn’t got a clock like we have and He is in no hurry to work His image into us. This “waiting” that seems to stall us,
especially in our “works” (even good ones), is His way of working the transformation in us (cocoon to butterfly-story?).
The word “waiting” in Hebrew is “khaw-kaw”, a primitive root (apparently akin to 2707 through the idea of piercing) to adhere to;
hence, to await, long, tarry, wait. It also means “intertwining’ like a rope.
In the “waiting” we learn
1) to “cling” to Him like the linen girdle of Jeremiah (Jer. 13).
2) It is here that we are healed from woundedness that we sometimes do not even consciously realize.
3) Here, in His Presence, His empowering by the Holy Spirit in close union-communion strengthens us.
4) The “piercing” signifies our dying to self – especially to our impatience, so that the fruit of longsuffering can be developed.
5) In the process our faith is tested and purified like gold in the fire (1 Pet.1:7) and we develop full trust in Him.
6) When we are restored emotionally, we can hear His voice again and we are empowered with fresh Rhema – to speak
forth prophetically into our destiny – knowing that it WILL come to pass!
7) We learn to enter into His rest – perfectly content in whatever He ordains for us in His timing.
8) Then to top it off, we get so “intertwined” with Him in worship that there is no separation, but the “hiddennes” in Christ is
developed (Col. 3:3) in intimacy with Him.
All these hidden riches are developed in the process of “waiting”. When we get this revelation, we embrace periods of waiting
with great rejoicing, knowing that God is busy in us, pruning, purifying, strengthening our faith, transforming us into strong
warriors. In the meantime, according to the Word (Is. 64:4), He has all these unheard of, unseen before, unimaginable glory
prepared for those whose hearts will not waver or turn away from Him, but who will patiently wait on Him, staying in
righteousness, rejoicing in His coming surprises, while remembering His goodness and wondrous works in the past.
If we will, by faith, enter into His grace, we shall stand every test and come out on the other side in greater glory and greater
faith with a greater testimony than before to and establish His Kingdom everywhere we go. Hallelujah!
Two days after the visit to the restoration center, I literally had an “air show” of eagles, feasting on fish right in front of the place
where I was staying. I counted 12 eagles at one time and the Holy Spirit conveyed to me that God’s eagles are coming back in
governmental authority, while feasting at His table. Glory to God!
So now, wounded eagles, wait in His Presence until He has strengthened you with new empowering of the Holy Ghost, then
“Arise (with new strength in your wings to soar into greater heights than before – and with new perspective), and shine! For
the glory of the Lord is risen upon you”.
You shall run again, and not be weary; and you shall walk, and not faint to do the greater works in His Name and for His glory!
Those who are Soaring
And for those who are soaring high, do not look down on the weak ones, but come in under them with your wings and lift them
up with prayer, and Holy Ghost power and the sure Word of prophecy that will bring hope and deliverance and new strength!
Be blessed while rising up with new strength!
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