Wings Of An Eagle Essay

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Wings of An Eagle by Rodney Johnson Sr., Isaiah 40:31-40:31 The 40th chapter of Isaiah appears to be a prophecy in two parts, or for two separate times in history. The thrust of the text are for both: those would undergo Babylonian captivity and spiritually those who are in captivity to sin. At the time of the writing, God speaks comfort beforehand, for those who would eventually suffer the results of Babylonian capitivity. This text is relevant to us today as it was in time of Jeremiah. Those who wait on the Lord (today) 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. The promises of the text are predicated upon whether or not we are willing to wait on the Lord. Thus, it is essential to to understand the meaning of the word wait as used in the text. The word as used in the text was "qavah" (Kaw-vaw). "Qavah" means, "to wait upon" but it also means, "to bind together (by twisting)." Those who wait upon God are in a sense willfully binding themselves to God’s will, confidently expecting His plan to produce the best possible results. Waiting on God does not mean simply watching the time until God delivers. The English word "waiting" can be equated with the act of serving. Waiters serve you in restaurants. They take your order, and attempt to get it for you. Now, observe the waiter does three things in a restaurant: First, they prepare to serve you. Second, they seek your will. Third, they execute your will to your satisfaction. Thereafter, you the beneficiary in most cases will tip the waiter for quaility service. Don’t you know that if we wait upon God, He too will tip us. Wait I say, up on the Lord. Now, consider the tips for waiting upon the Lord. I. Renewal of Strenght (The Eagle renews his feathers annually.) A. Spiritual Renewal B. Physical Renewal C. Mental

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