Ministry Must Rise Above on Eagle’s Wings!

“…and the fourth beast (living creature) was like a flying eagle.” ~ Revelation 4:7

Bald EagleFinally, let us consider the one with the face of a flying eagle. What special spiritual characteristics does this living creature teach us concerning a true ministry?

“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 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.” ~ Isaiah 40:28-31

A true ministry is able to rise above the temptations and trials of this life by having the patience to “watch and pray” and wait upon the Almighty to bring the answer to the difficulties. Eagles don’t have to labor by flapping their wings to rise above a storm. They simply open up their wings, and they start to rise above it all. Eagles have been spotted soaring above hurricanes.

In Ezekiel, the Almighty is shown flying on top of these living creatures. They are his vehicle of transport in the earth. Spiritually showing they have a responsibility to do the bidding of the Almighty under the direction of his Holy Spirit (wind).

“And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.” ~ Psalms 17:10

And an even more fascinating spiritual characteristic of these living creatures is further brought out to us in the prophet Ezekiel’s description of them:

“Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.” ~ Ezekiel 1:9

It is impossible for an eagle to be joined to another eagle by the wings, and still fly, unless they both wait on the wind, or the Spirit of God, to move them. If they flap their wings to try to fly themselves, they will tear one another apart! This characteristic is also shown in the Old Testament tabernacle where the Cherubs (representing these living creatures) overlooked the mercy seat on the Ark. Their wings always touched one to another. May God help the true ministry to take heed to this characteristic today! May they wait on one another as they wait on the Lord. May they stay together and not tear one another apart!

Do you have a true minister who knows how to wait upon the Lord to rise above the temptations and trials of this life? Have you learned how to do the same?

4 responses to “Ministry Must Rise Above on Eagle’s Wings!

  1. hi servant of God, it is of great apleasure to meet you, iam pastor Eric Wakoli from kenya.iam born again by christian faith.ivisted your website and got embraced with your humble services,they real touched my heart together with my church members.due to your strong faith about God whom we serve,i do request your fellowship,rather working under your condusive ministry,i had decided so because your belief agrees with our faith. togetherness will enable your powerful sermon to convert the lost sheep to the right truck,also will enable us share testmonies and challeanges in the ministry.in my ministry i have not get rooted that is why i need your supernatural nourishment through fellowship,prayers and be my spiritual guider/true friend for
    life,i will be glady to hear
    from you soonest.be blessed shalom.

  2. Yes we have wonderful life with the Lord with the HOly Spiirt who wil help us to soar higher and more higher to freedom from troubles and be near the lord on the mounth of glory in blessing and care of the Father in heaven thanks and bless,KEIJO SWEDE

    • Yes Keijo, it is only in complete consecration and submission to the will of God’s Holy Spirit that we can rise above the attitudes and polutions of this world. May the Lord bless as we continue to wait upon his perfect will as we pray and live for Him!

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