I am sharing some insight into what I call the Eagle Christian. I pray they inspire and challenge you to mount up on eagle’s wings and place our trust and faith in God. Enjoy.
Eagles are birds who live high. They have the ability to fly 2 miles above the earth and choose the build their nest high in the trees. Unlike the chicken, they choose to live the high life with their heads up.
Isaiah 40:29-31 declares:
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for 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.
Mounting up like the eagle should be the lifestyle of the believer. Our lives should be nothing but high. We are sons of the Most High God. God is our Father. He is our Daddy God. We have been adopted and grafted into His family.
The Bible declares:
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. Ephesians 1:5 NLT
Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co‑heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:14-17
But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. 5 God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. 6 And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” 7 Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir. Galatians 4:4-7 NLT
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Galatian 4:7
Yes, we are sons and daughters of the Most High God. We are not servants but sons. As an adopted father to seven kids, I understand how adoptions is on paper but sonship is in the heart. I have to remind myself my children are not blood. Blood is thicker than water but spirit is thicker than blood. Our children have my characteristics, like, dislikes, and humor.
What is the difference between a son and a servant? Sons act like their father. Now if we know God is our Father, we need to know his characteristics. One characteristic known to God throughout the Bible is El Elyon, the Most High God.
You have read it many times before yet you may not have seen the original name. Throughout the Bible when the term, Most High God, the original usage is El Elyon. El means ‘God.’ Elyon comes from the Hebrew verb meaning ‘to go up.’ Elyon is identical to the adjective used as a noun meaning ‘Highest’ or ‘Most High.’
The name identifies God as the sovereign ruler of the universe. There nothing or no one higher than God, the Most High God.
No one including cancer, disease, lack, poverty, fear, abandonment, and pain. The list can go on and one.
Like the eagle, we can fly high. Why and how can we mount up and go high because we are sons and daughters of the Most High God. He will take us higher above our situation and allow us to fly. That is why we can say the enemy is under our feet!
Chicken spend their lives looking down, pecking each other, and always skittish running from fear. The eagle, living almost exclusively alone, flies high, faces the storms, and uses the same wind from the storm to fly higher.
Choose the be like the eagle. Whatever storm you are facing, use its wind to make you go higher and get stronger. Rise above it. Fly high above. Let the wind of El Elyon’s Spirit, the Holy Spirit, make you soar!