The Eagle's Nest
Acts 8:4 -
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
Eagle is the king of the sky among the birds. It is a mighty bird that is feared by all the birds in the sky, and the eagle fears no other bird. No bird or birds will stand an aerie of eagles on attack.
Being born an eaglet in an eagle's nest is the best thing for any bird. The eaglet knows it will be fed and protected well. But as the eaglet grows up there comes a time when things start to change, the protector and provider takes another role.
It sees it parent fluttering its wing over it encouraging it to also flutter its wings, thus strengthen them and enabling them to fly. But when the eaglet does not fly, the eagle that made the nest comfortable, stir the nest and make things uncomfortable. It starts disturb the young one with its wings striking them against the tree or branches. When the young eagle starts to fly the eagle keeps an eye on it for the initial time ready to lift it up on its wings if need be.
Being a Christian and being rooted to a good church with a leader who is spiritually gifted and mature leader is the best thing one can have. But if one remains in that Church for a long time then there is a problem with the leader. It means the leader is either not feeding its members with good spiritual food to help them grow or failing to do his or her duty as a leader to make leaders of his or her congregation.
A good church leader will never allow his or her members to continue for long as a member of his or her church. He or she will encourage the member to go out and minister unto others and be instrument in nurturing others.
The Lord is saying discomfort has been bought into our lives so that we too are an eagle like Christ. He wants us not to remain in a nest forever.
As a minister of the Word my primary aim is to give the Gospel and bring people to the Lord and set them to be a part of a congregation to have fellowship and grow, but my work does not stop there. After feeding them the Word regularly and strengthening them the next part of my job starts that is to get them out of that congregation. Yes to get them out so that they go out and make many more congregations. During this time I start to do things unthinkable, instead of feeding I start my demolition activities breaking down the idols and wrong understandings the person has built. These include bringing down the preachers or people who has been instrument in nurturing that person spiritually and has not let go of that person. They have been like a mother still connected to its grown up baby by its umbilical cord. I bring down not only people living today, but also people set as example from the Bible, for none can take the place of the Lord. That is why every person's limitation or weakness is exposed in the Bible. People hate me when I take this form, but then that does not matter for it is necessary for their own good.
The Lord is telling us if we have been in a church since long and our Pastor or church leader has not been encouraging us to go out and minister unto others, it is high time we start thinking of change, of finding another church.
We as Christians are not called only to be saved by believing in Jesus Christ but are also called to take the burden of Christ of saving others, of find Him His lost sheep. We are called to be eagles like Him. We get stuck on Matthew 11:28 and do not go further to 29 and 30.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You have called us to be like You, but since we are far from You, You came to us in the flesh as son of man Jesus Christ. You became the corner stone for us to align ourselves to. As man You did not continue to lead us but gave us your Word and your Spirit to lead us. You been a perfect man did not try to lead your people but left us with your Spirit to be led. Lord, You gave us wings like You by giving us your Spirit. It is only by the Holy Spirit Lord we can soar up in the sky and lift others. Holy Spirit, You be our wings. Not by our strength but by your grace Lord we fly...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Psalms 103:5 - Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
Hosea 8:1 - Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
Exodus 19:4 - Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
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