8/23/2009 ~ Wings of Eagles
... 'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you
on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself. ... ~ Exodus 19:3-8
God lifts those who obey and rely upon Him.
After the death of Joseph, the Israelites suffered oppression for 400 years.
God never forgot His promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
... I will redeem you with an outstretched arm ... ~ Exodus 6:6
God reminded His people what He had done.
God is like an EAGLE.
└─> Caring for the Young
└─> Teaching with Patience
... 'I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. ...' ~ Exodus 6:7
'And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give
to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; ...' ~ Exodus 6:8
... As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings,
taking them up, Carrying them on its wings, ~ Deuteronomy 32:10-14
God set His people free.
... if you will indeed obey My voice ... you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests
... ~ Exodus 19:5-6
His covenant is with individuals in the whole of His called for Body.
... a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, ... ~ 1st Peter 2:9
Today, Godís covenant chooses Christians as His chosen people,
not configurations of man.
People do not add to the church, God does when one obeys His instructions.
Each person is called to this royal priesthood.
... walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and
gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring
to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. ~ Ephesians 4:1-3
To be with God, one needs to be Holy with God and
giving (dedicating) ourselves to the service of the Lord.
~ To be like our God, we are called to be holy.
... You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. ~ Leviticus 11:44-45
As the O.T. gave conditions, so the N.T. instructs.
... but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, ...
~ 1st Peter 1:15-17
God has the power to set us free from sin.
~ It is when we realize how heinous sin is.
~ To rejoice in His redemption.
~ To ride upon His wings.
~ To turn to His ways
~ To never forget.
... those who wait on 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. ~ Isaiah 40:28-31
... that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
~ 2nd Corinthians 4:8-10
It took just a few days to get The Hebrews out of Egypt,
but 40 years to take Egypt out of the Hebrews.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
~ James 4:10
Let us lift our hearts and hands To God in heaven. ~ Lamentations 3:41
Praising Him lifts our heart and spirit.
Look up and let not your faith grow dull.
Thanks to my dear brother in Christ, Melvin Curry
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