God has a grand plan for His Church, but much more fascinating is the fact that He has a plan for each member of His body. You are not created to roam about in life purposelessly.
Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Proverbs 29:18 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
God has a grand plan for His Church, but much more fascinating is the fact that He has a plan for each member of His body. You are not created to roam about in life purposelessly. You are designed for a specific purpose. But your placement in the grand master plan of God is located by vision. Vision is the foundation of life!
1. WHAT IS VISION?
A. VISION IS A DIVINE INSIGHT INTO GOD’S MASTER PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE
It is very important that you discover God’s plan for your life, because, vision puts an end to a life of struggles.
You are designed to perform best at that assignment you are created to perform.
B. VISION IS A PICTURE OF GOD’S PROMISE LAND FOR YOUR LIFE IN HIGH DEFINITION
Vision shows you the Promised Land of God for your life BUT God’s guidance is required to enable you to arrive there ( Exodus 13:21- 22).
Until you are guided by the One who created you and knows the way, your life’s purpose may never be realized.
C. VISION IS YOUR PATHFINDING INSTRUMENT
Vision is a tool for finding: Direction, Focus, Inspiration, Wisdom, and Resources. The visionless are void of the above.
What happens outside for you, must first happen inside you. If you want to be resourced outwardly you must first be resourced inwardly. But it all begins with vision!
D. VISION IS THE COMPASS OF DESTINY
Just like an aircraft will crash without a compass, a person’s life will crash if he does not have a clear direction of where he is going.
Where you face determines where you end. If you don't like where your life is heading, change what you looking at!
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2. WHAT VISION IS NOT?
A. VISION IS NOT AMBITION
1. In Christianity, we have many Ambitious believers, but we don’t have many Visionary Believers (Phl 2:2-3).
2. Ambition is what one looks forward to achieving by themselves for themselves. Vision is what one looks forward to achieving with God for people!
3. Vision is not ambition!
B. VISION IS NOT SITUATIONAL
1. Situation is the “direction ” that arrives as a result of what, one is going through at a particular time of their life.
2. A low season in you ministry or business is no indication that "God has changed your vision.
3. Vision is not situational!
C. VISION IS NOT REACTIONAL
1. Reaction is in most cases is an act of insubordination or an overestimation of oneself.
2. Many Christians today find themselves in what they are doing simply because of what they detested in some: People, Places or Protocols.
3. Vision is not reactional!
D. VISION IS NOT CONFIRMATION
1. Confirmation is seeking the affirmation of others in deciding what steps to take in life.
2. When you have the ordination of god you don't need the confirmation of men (Gal 1:15-16).
3. Human confirmation is, confusion in disguise. God’s Revelation is Convicted Confidence and Peace!
4. Stop being led by men; rather, be led by God (Psalm 85:8).
5. Vision is not confirmation!
E. VISION IS NOT ASSOCIATION
1. There is a difference between God leading you to associate with someone and God Commissioning you to someone or someplace.
2. Often people who associate, partake of the Grace of a certain ministers life and that is often confused for vision but it is not ( 1 Sam 10:11).
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It is true, “The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle” is found in this simple audacious truth: invest in the search for the right people, convert them into teams who catch the vision, and execute the strategy and goals to RUN with the vision.
This principle applies to both businesses large and small, that for-profit or non-profit.
But here’s the SNAG,
…one of the most frustrating challenges a visionary leader will have to combat in the organisation is the battle against mediocrity.
Mediocrity means settling for less. Mediocrity means the inevitable departure of the best. The best team members, the best customers. An eagle leader serving under a pigeon leader will soon frustrate himself.
I’ve been leading an organisation for close to fourteen years. A challenge that continues to threaten the vision is the mediocrity factor. One of the greatest leadership challenges I continue to find myself experiencing occurs each time I decide to raise the standard of excellence. Resistance and resignations seem to be the snappy comeback of the mediocre.
Excellence repels mediocrity just as mediocrity drives away excellence.
Leaders who once operated in the highest degree of excellence became mediocre in the current context. Today’s excellence is tomorrow’s mediocrity. Therefore it’s important to keep pushing those mental boundaries.
Life by nature is progressive. Tomorrow’s expectations should make you dissatisfied with your current situation.
However, excellence is not achieved by many because it’s the potency of our character that makes it possible. Passion in everything we do is also important. Passion is the foundation of excellence.
Do you exude character?
Are you a person of passion?
Do you complete your work with quality?
Are you surrounding yourself with people who provoke aptitude and attitude in you?
Do you attack inconsistency and mediocrity on the spot?
Being good has never been good enough. We should continually exceed anticipations and raise the bar of excellence.
Most people think “good enough” is acceptable, but a person of excellence refuses to limit his expectation of life and business to just “good enough.”
I made a promise to myself; I refuse to be “just good enough.”
Excellence is the attitude on you that brings out the best in you. It’s the key to reveal your brilliance and give you exposure.
Success is not a miracle, it’s a product of the quality of work done right.
The battle against mediocrity is one you need to fight continually.
Fight against a mediocre state of mind.
Fight against mediocre behaviours.
Fight against mediocre beliefs.
And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you become fishers of men. And straightway they forsook their nets and followed him. Mark 1:17-18
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
God does not call us to minimize us but to maximize us.
One of the greatest privileges on earth is the privilege of being called by God and serving Him as a
servant-soldier (2 Tim 2:3, 1 Cor 4:12).
Being present serving in God’s army is an implication for honor, in the book of Hebrews 5:4, it says,
The calling of God is for the maximization of man. God does not call us to minimize us; He calls us to make us. He does not call us to shrink us, he calls us to stretch us.
Look at what Exodus 23:35 says,
The calling of God is an essential ingredient to destiny delivery. The apostles Paul said,
He has finished his race because he has begun the race with full confidence of who has appointed him, by Grace;
This discovery for Paul was the dawning of dignity, the hefting of honor, and the restoration of respect. Paul, being a spiritual terrorist of death, was translated into a man of God and a carrier of life and light, with dignity honor and respect.
A man called of God is a man called unto honor, not humiliation. He is not permitted to experience misery, reproach or shame because the honor of the calling engulfs it all up.
All those called of God to ministry or business must remember, it is not possible to work for God and stay at the level that they were before they gave God their yes.
Today, I agree with you, whatever is holding you hostage to the dignity, honor, and respect of the calling of God for your life, is dismantled by the mantle of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ Name.
1. Always place God’s assignment first before anything else in life.
2. Ensure to involve yourself in service in God’s Church, remember you never you big to serve.
A man called of God is a man called unto honor, not humiliation.
Vision is the actualization of the ultimate purpose God has for your life. It is a mental picture in high definition of the future.
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
– Genesis 13:17
However, it is one thing to possess a vision, and it is another thing to ensure the realization of it. Vision is reduced to mere “DAY DREAMING ” when it is not achieved. Therefore, to achieve any vision, there is the “Visionaries Responsibility.”
Makes a visionary accountable to vision. It is the role played by the visionary to ensure the actualization of his vision for life. Responsibility annoys the directionless but fuels the realization of a vision. No matter how big your vision is, if you do not take the responsibility, the vision can never be realized or fulfilled.
Consequentially, nothing works out until it is walked out.
Dear friend, discover destiny and take responsibility for the fulfillment of your vision.
Remember this, nothing works out until it is walked out.
Make a quality decision today to take the responsibility necessary for fulfilling your vision. Never compromise or postpone the divine mandate and course of actions required to bring about the manifestation of God’s purpose for your life. Act now!
O LORD, I ask for the grace to clarify my future and take responsibility for the fulfillment of my life’s vision. Help me LORD to take action for the manifestation of Your purpose for my life in Jesus’ Name.
Thankfulness is the protocol for access. Ingratitude produces stagnation and will keep you at the same level in life.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. – Psalms 11:4
Thankfulness is expressed through words. Gratitude is expressed through actions.
Whatever you are thankful for or grateful for – increases in your life.
It makes no difference how gifted you are -thankfulness magnetises people to you.
I heard Mike Murdock once say: If you look at you, you will become depressed. If you look around you, you will become critical. If you look behind you, you will become regretful. But if you look up to God, you will become thankful.
Thankfulness and gratitude begin when you focus on God. They are the tools to attract destiny lifters into your life. Ruth maintained an attitude of gratitude despite her loneliness — a Boaz emerged! (Ruth 1:17).
It is unfortunate when we receive continuous blessings, opportunities and gifts from God or from our place of work, our place of worship, our parents or our pastor — our ability to appreciate seems to deteriorate.
Do not take for granted the company you work for which God is using to feed your family and school your children. Do not neglect your parents who nurtured you and raised you. Do not forsake your pastor who thought you the ways of God.
Seize the moment to show your thankfulness and gratitude. Do it swiftly, verbally, privately and publically.
Without these opportunities in our lives, we’d all still be blind and hungry. When Jesus restored blind Bartimaeus’s sight, he “…immediately glorified God, and all the people when they saw it gave praise to God.” (Luke 18:43).
Unthankful people are contagious and dangerous. The root of jealousy or envy in their heart gives birth to unthankfulness in their lives. Their words destroy the honourable and kill their joy. They are militant about influencing others with their ingratitude! They are never content with being alone, sitting alone, eating alone because company fuels their ingratitude. The measure of a person’s character is revealed in the truthfulness of their gratitude.
God despises the ungrateful!
The Holy Spirit warns us, “let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth…” ( Ephesian 4:29). Allowing others to criticise anybody in your presence, destroys your reputation and image.
We are commanded to refrain from the company of the ungrateful ( 1 Corinthians 15:33).
God will take away the person or thing you are not thankful for (Deuteronomy 28:47:48).
Thankfulness and gratitude begin when you focus on God.
- Recognise the people who have invested in you. It could be a parent, a pastor or a boss. What is your plan to let them know they are appreciated?
- When you think about all that God has blessed you with, perhaps its a job, a spouse, a home. Or maybe God has healed you from a disease or miraculously saved your life at birth. How will you express your thankfulness to Him both privately and publically?
Father, I am thankful to you for every single blessing known and unknown in my life.
Whatever you are thankful for or grateful for – increases in your life.
Wisdom is not an option but life’s greatest necessity. Wisdom is not a luxury but an essential commodity of life.
A life without wisdom is destined for stagnation, frustration and destruction.
Wisdom is necessary for effective living and destiny fulfilment.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, in all thy getting, get wisdom… – Proverbs 4:7
There are various forms of wisdom. There is wisdom for acquiring wealth and managing resources. Wisdom is required for; marriage, parenting, business, etc.
Wisdom is the presence of strategy and the cure for struggle.
Joseph successfully solved the food crises of Egypt (Genesis 41:39, 46). Wisdom is the solution to every problem you’re facing right now. Wisdom means less labour and more favour. Wisdom is to rise above life’s challenges.
One man can be cast down but another elevated because he possesses wisdom. The same flood that sank the world lifted Noah (Genesis 7:1-10).
As you seek the wisdom of God; expect it to elevate you and distinguish you!
Wisdom is necessary for effective living and destiny fulfilment.
1.Invest in wisdom, by pursuing the Presence of God and studying wisdom literature.
2.Leave the company of the unwise and cleave to the company of wise people.
Father, I ask for wisdom against every struggle and problem in my life. I believe I receive right now in Jesus name amen!
Wisdom is the presence of strategy and the cure for struggle.
The tragedy of Christianity today is the difficulty in distinguishing a believer from an unbeliever because of similarities in habits and lifestyles. Lying, cheating, stealing, hating, offending… Beloved, for as long as you are not different from them, your destiny can never be different from theirs.
I walked into a Christian bookshop at a particular church one day to my astonishment it was guarded by security personnel and “beeper machine” at the door.
It is a calamity to change the standards of God to suit the lifestyle of an unfaithful believer. As children of God, we must be conscious of our conduct (Phillians 2:15.) It is devastating when a believers conduct, discourages others from God.
We are instructed to ‘come out from among them’ ( 2 Cor 6:17.) We are called to distinction. However, there is no distinction without separation. Conformity is the reason for calamity. Separation is the reason for elevation.
The question is, “come out from among whom to do what?” We are instructed to come out of the worldly system to live the life of righteousness.
In the book of 2 Corinthians 9:10 it says, “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;”
I wish to encourage you concerning the seven seeds, righteous people sow daily in their lives.
(1) Word Seed
The first seed you must sow daily is
In the book of 2 Timothy 4:2, Paul says, “preach the WORD; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with complete patience and teaching”. This instruction is given to every believer! Be careful in replacing God’s Word with empty philosophies and catchy phrases that sound good but have no real power.
In 2 Timothy 3:16 Paul says, the Word is “profitable.” To profit from the Word, the light of the Word (“the entrance of thy Word brings light” Psalms119:113) must first enter into your spirit. A person does not get drunk by smelling alcohol, but by allowing it to enter his system. Likewise, many Christians read the Word, but don’t allow the Word to enter into their hearts. The reason for this is simple: they lack a genuine interest in the Word. Interest brings insight. People research and invest in what they are interested in.
Ask God to give you insight. The Word of God is the Wisdom of God.
Honourable people search out the scriptures (Proverbs 25:2).
Remember, it is not the Word that you read, but the Word that enters you, that changes you!
(2) Praise Seed
The second seed you must sow daily is
In Philippians 4:4 it says, “Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS. Again I say rejoice.” We don’t rejoice for our hardship (or anybody else’s), we rejoice in our hardships.
David declared, “Then believed they his words; they sang his praise” (Psalm 106:12). People of faith are people of praise, not people of rage. Those who believe God rejoice; those who doubt God mourn. Whatever tenses you, fences you. What rages you, cages you.
The proof of a true believer is a lifestyle given to praise and worship. Father Abraham was not only a man of faith; he was a man of praise.
Romans 4:20 tells us that Abraham did not stagger at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
People who praise have access to revelation. The four living creatures around the throne are described as having many eyes that are acquainted with revelation of the throne. (Revelation 4:6-11.) They are also known for praising and worshipping God, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come.” Anytime your praise level is low, it means you are down in faith. Depression is a faith killer. Depression is a Word-less disposition. It is impossible to be full of faith and be depressed at the same time. It is impossible to be full of the Word and be depressed at the same time.
True believers are uncomfortable with Word-less, praise-less and faithless people.
True believers rejoice in the truth that God is too faithful to fail!
(3) Love Seed
The third seed you must sow daily is a
Jesus commanded us to walk in love; firstly towards God, secondly, towards our neighbour. We love God with all of our heart, with all of our soul and with all of our mind. We love our neighbours as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40).
Love for God decides how far you will go and how much you will achieve for God in the Kingdom. To be a passionate lover of God is an indispensable quality. To love God is to place Him above anybody and anything.
Too many believers justify their lack of love for God with frivolous worldly reasoning: “I’m too busy with work,” or “I’m too busy with studies” …signifying a lack of passionate love for God – a justification for self-exhalation. Passionate love for God keeps us humble and available servants of the Kingdom.
Today, many children of God are very cold or lukewarm in their love towards God. Nothing about God moves them, but when you talk about sports, politics, a new dress, a new car, a husband or wife, they fire up and come alive.
In 1 Chronicles 29:3, Solomon says, “Moreover, because I have set my AFFECTION to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house.” Wow! What a description of passion for God and His Kingdom!
Always keep your heart yearning for God, panting for His presence and passionate about His Kingdom. David loved God to the point of confronting a giant as a teenager.
Remember the seed of love you sow decides how far you will go and how much you will achieve for God in the Kingdom.
(4) Service Seed
The fourth seed you must sow daily is
The book of Acts 13:36 tells us, “For David after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption.”
Notice the part that says “…was laid unto his fathers” – David was honoured at death because he invested his life as a servant of God.
Who is a servant of God? –The man who is not title or position driven! Some children of God will only tithe if they get pulpit recognition. Others will only serve if they are given a title to do so. In the second book of Philippians, it says concerning Jesus, “He laid down his title/s and position to become a servant; therefore God has exalted Him and given Him a great name”.
It is not possible to be proud and to be a servant simultaneously.
Be wary of attention seeking Christianity. Arrogant people draw attention away from God and unto themselves. Observe what happened to Herod the last time he took the glory of God “… Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.” (Acts (12:23)
Continue to serve silently in the house God planted you. Avoid idol people, talkers who try to discourage many gullible servants from their seeds of service at the cost of the anointing. The anointing is attracted to servants, not idol people. Nobody even heard about a man by the name of David, yet he was destined to be king because he was the only one willing to serve his father’s flock.
Ask God for a revelation of the spirit of humility.
Allow the Holy Spirit to neutralise every trace of the spirit of Lucifer (pride) in you.
Practice servant-hood through the house God has planted you in until God lifts you.
(5) Presence Seed
The fifth seed you must sow daily is
The book of Hebrews 10:25 declares, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” …a believer who neglects Church grieves the Holy Spirit.
A child of God who neglects a church service, a prayer service or any other church- related event because of tiredness or busyness has sinned against God and should seek the Lord for forgiveness. Anything that consistently takes you away from the cooperate presence of God becomes an idol in your life.
The seed of presence is being faithful to your commitments. The seed of presence is not forsaking the gathering of the Ecclesia. An honoured commitment is a manifestation of your esteem for the Holy Spirit. Imagine having an appointment to meet a person at a particular place and at a certain time, and you don’t pitch. You have a standing appointment with the Holy Spirit every Sunday!
If a believer works on a Sunday, he should believe God for a more honourable job that will enable him and his family to give thanks to God. Sadly, most Christians are more committed to making money and personal pursuit than they are to God and who they are created to be – which deserves their full commitment.
The most gifted person in the Kingdom, if unavailable for God, becomes the most useless person on earth, for the Kingdom. Your availability to God decides God’s availability to you. Your commitment to God decides God’s commitment to you. Why would God partner with uncommitted believers? Jesus commands us in Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” The Kingdom of God deserves the highest level of commitment. As a Christian, your commitment to God should be greater than your commitment to your office or business or anything else. This is because your primary assignment on earth is to be committed and dedicated to God, first! Jesus was not impressed with the people who used business and relationships as a justification for their unavailability to attend to matters pertaining to the Kingdom (Luke 14:16:21-24.)
If children of God can only believe that dividends of dedication to God and His Kingdom far outweigh the cost of commitment to God and His Kingdom, many more children of God will become mature Sons of God walking in the fullness of the power of the blessing.
It is impossible to give God first place in your heart and emerge last in life. There are mockers, some as close as your own flesh and blood who will ridicule you for seeking God presence. They will say, “You are wasting your life” …but there is no such thing as wasted service to God.
Isaiah 45:19 says “…‘Seek ye Me in vain.’ I, the LORD, speak righteousness; I declare things that are right.”
Remember, your commitment to God should be greater than your commitment to your office or business or anything else.
(6) Prayer Seed
The sixth seed you must sow daily is
Many children of God have it all wrong when it comes to prayer. The only time you will get some to pray is when they are in need. This is a huge mistake. Prayer is not forgetting, prayer is for communicating –with God.
In the book of Mark 1:35, it tells us that Jesus prayed alone, long and often. In Matthew 14:23, it tells us that He prayed alone at evening and at the close of a busy day. He prayed alone before choosing the twelve apostles (Lk. 6:12,13). He prayed alone after a busy day healing the sick (Lk. 5:15,16). He prayed alone three times before his betrayal in the time of his agony. Three times he prayed alone, “Thy will be done” (Matt. 26:39-44; Lk. 22:39-46).
Why would Jesus who co-existed with His Father pray? There are two reasons: Firstly to walk agreement and secondly to fellowship. As a man, He discerned the Will of the Father through prayer (John 5:19. Amos 3:3) Jesus also prayed because fellowship is necessitated through communication, and prayer is that communication. A prayerless man cannot walk in harmony with heaven. A prayerless man is a contradiction of spiritual protocol.
In Ephesians 6:18 it says, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
Paul would never have requested this of the church if he was not a man who “always prayed.” No wonder he was such a powerful Christian.
A life of fervent prayer connected Paul to such supernatural power, it says, “So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.” (Acts 19:12.)
The Word produces faith; prayer produces power. Your life will board to a new dimension of power through prayer.
Remember prayer is for communicating with God.
Through observing the protocol of prayer, demon busting power is made available to you
(7) Money Seed
The seventh seed you must sow daily is
Laws govern life and giving is a law. People who don’t know the laws of life end up low in life. People who know the rules end up ruling in life. In the Kingdom, quality seed is the key to ruling in life.
The Bible declares in the book of 2 Corinthians 9:6, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”
The law of giving works like farming. Quality seeding equals quality reaping. Every good farmer considers two factors: the quality of seed and the quality of soil. Both of these factors determine the quality of the harvest. In the same way, the quality of your giving affects the quality of your reaping.
How does one determine the quality of giving?
Firstly, giving must be motivated by pure love.
Secondly, give with a heart free of offence, envy and strife. The works of the flesh destroys the life of a seed.
Thirdly, give willingly and eagerly. Joyful giving is the fertiliser of your seed.
It is vital to receive the grace to sow correctly to reap abundantly.
My prayer is that you ask the Holy Spirit to enable you to live your life directed by these 7 Laws of Seed.
- 2 Timothy 4:2
- 2 Timothy 3:16
- Proverbs 25:2
- Philippians 4:4
- Psalm 106:12
- Romans 4:20
- Revelation 4:6-11
- Matthew 22:36-40
- 1 Chronicles 29:3
- Acts 13:36
- Hebrews 10:25
- Matthew 6:33
- Isaiah 45:19
- 2 Corinthians 9:6
One of the many facets of God’s character gets powerfully portrayed through the majestic bird known as the eagle. From the Assyrians to the Americans, the eagle has been adopted as a symbol to represent their rule because of what it symbolizes; royalty, victory, power, courage, strength and vision.
It’s written in the book of Isaiah 40:31 “But 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.” Perhaps you are in ministry or business and you feel burnt out, discouraged or visionless… God wants you to know something, you may have run out of strength, but you don’t have to stay out of strength. You don’t need to go through life without a sense of purpose.
Redeemed As Spiritual Eagles
Every son of God has been redeemed as a spiritual eagle. You are connected to a lineage of royalty. You have prophetic visionary abilities and authority just like the eagle that fearlessly soars through the open skies.
In the book of Revelations 4:6-8, the apostle John meaningfully mentions a vision he received by the Spirit. The vision comprises a few essential elements, namely the throne of God, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders (representing the Church) that surround it. He gives a description of the anatomy of the living creatures. They are each created with many eyes. Eyes are a function of their visionary ability, the source of their spiritual intelligence and the reason for their jurisdiction dominion. John further describes their appearance; individually each also possesses six wings. Wings symbolize strength, stability and endurance.
The apostle continues to observe how each of the four living creatures have heads that symbolize the face of a lion, the face of an ox, the face of a man and the face of a flying eagle. Through their visionary faculties (eyes), each receives spiritual intelligence of God’s character, unique to their form. For instance, the eagle gets the revelation of all of the prophetic elements of the eagle in God’s nature. He would then transmit these insights to the twenty-four elders. In their response, they would prostrate in worship before God for two reasons; firstly, the revelation of God’s royal nature and secondly, their link to the same royal lineage (“like the eagle”).
You have a connection to the lineage of God’s royalty. As God’s children, we need to know deeply about this kingly (eagle) lineage that we have and need to remind ourselves of it daily, especially when we feel worthless, because of the devil’s empty threats to our soulish realm; to deprecate the spirit of the eagle in us. Royals are always taught to behave and live like royalty, which is totally different from the way people live outside of it. We are in the world, but not of the world (John 17:11–16).
As sons of God, there are seven revelations of the eagle that God desires us to discern. Discerning is not (always) for discussion; whether others believe it or not is irrelevant. What matters is what you discern about what God says about you. Discernment is for instruction and instruction is for direction.
(1) Eagles Have Impressive Vision
Firstly, eagles use their impressive vision to spot their prey and discern their enemy.
Look at this description in the book of Job 39:27–29, “…the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high. From there it searches for prey; …its eyes penetrate the distance.”
An eagle can peer distances of about 70 kilometers to spot its prey. It also does something else that’s remarkable; it makes its nest high on the mountaintops. The only other creature that is able to slither its way up there to destroy the eagle’s seed and future is the “snake.” But the eagle can discern its enemy before it even realizes it. This visionary ability gives the eagle dominion in the realm of the sky. Its ability to see (vision) and discern (instruction), makes this bird the king of the sky.
Likewise, every child of God carries the same redemptive qualities of the eagle. You can see God’s intended plan for the future (Dan 2:25-25) and discern all the devices of the enemy of these plans (Acts 13:36, 2 Cor. 2:11). Vision gives you dominion. If God gives you a vision, it also means, God has given you dominion. You have dominion in two worlds, the spirit world and natural world.
If you are in business and have a product or service with a vision to reach a city, or a continent, or the world, then you have the capacity to dominate your circumstances and situations. Dominion exists in the realm of invincibility. Dominion is a dimension that enables you to dictate to demonic spirits. I declare from this moment forth, anything that is harassing you shall no longer harass you. In the name of Jesus!
Still further, eagles have peripheral (360º) vision because of the location of their eyeballs on their foreheads. All eagle leaders see in front, on the side and behind them. All great leaders possess intelligence, not only of the future, but their present and their history. If you forget your history, you would lose your humility. Authority is sustained through humility. If you forget your beginning, you forfeit your ending.
(2) Eagles Don’t Eat Dead Meat
The dominion of the eagle is the function of strength, and the strength of the eagle is a function of the quality of meat it feeds on.
Consider this insight in Hebrews 12:1, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight (wrong diet), and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” Notice the part that says, “…lay aside every weight.” What causes weight? The wrong spiritual diet!
Dead meat means denied destiny. If your diet is wrong, your destiny will be denied.
It also says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.”
Where does faith come from? The Word of God! The Word of God is your spiritual diet and without it, you cannot run and win in the game of life! You cannot eat at the level of a duck (spiritually) and expect to have dominion as an eagle.
(3) Eagles Learn By Observation
The Kingdom of Heaven functions on the principle of observation.
Even Jesus was mentored by another – He observed the leading of the Holy Spirit; the Spirit observed the leading of the Father. Only the Father observed no one because there is none above God. In John 5:19 it says: “So Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself unless He sees the Father doing it. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” Vision is nurtured by role-model influence. Unless you have a role-model or a mentor who is nurturing you, it is impossible to fulfil your destiny.
Eaglets spiritedly observe their parents. They understand their parents have already achieved what they still need to achieve and have already become who they still need to become. By associating with their parents or by observing their parents, they undergo a process called “IMPRINTING!”
Imprinting occurs through the special bond the eaglet creates with their parents at birth, or with the first moving object they observe. The moment they are born, they bond with the first object they see… regardless of whether it’s their parents, a human or a tennis ball. It is through this association a ‘Role-Model Influence’ occurs.
Eagle leaders understand that when they get born again, they need to attach to Christ. “Come” was the encouraging instruction initiated from mentor Jesus to protégé Peter, enabling him to do something no else dared to do! It is imperative to go through a reprinting for an imprinting. Don’t be an illiterate graduate. You need to un-learn and re-learn. Each time you expand on the internal, you expand on the external. Stagnation on the outside means stagnation on the inside. Your gift to your mentor is your trust in his instructions.
(4) Eagles Love Storms
Eagles don’t break under pressure, they break through pressure!
In Genesis 50:20, it says: “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” Eagles use the wind from the storm to mount up into destiny. Storms don’t dismount an eagle, storms elevates an eagle. When a pigeon sees the storm approaching; it panics, hides and ruffles it feathers in a tree, complaining about it. An eagle on the other hand, gets excited about an approaching storm! God used the trial, not to destroy Joseph, but to distinguish him. I declare in the name of Jesus, a divine stirring in your womb of destiny. Your water is about to break, you are about to give birth to a new day! Glory to God!
Always trust the Holy Spirit to help you maintain the correct perception of a storm. A storm is an annunciation of an elevation. A storm is God’s pedestal of distinction. Trials are testing stations for testimonies. Pain is the platform for godly possibilities, and miseries are the opportunities for miracles.
(6) Eagles Renew Their Vitality
Eagle leaders rededicate themselves to their vision with youthful vigor!
In Psalms 103:5, God declares, “…who satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.” Eagles are full of life, but after every thirty years, their physical body condition deteriorates. What’s interesting is that the eagle never gives up living. It never retreats into depression. Instead, the eagle retreats into the mountains – mountains symbolize revelation and closeness to God.
Moses was called to a mountain. Jesus delivered the Beatitudes from a mountain. The transfiguration occurred on a mountain. A number of healings occurred on a mountain. The Great Commission was given from a mountain.
I declare new revelation will not be hidden from you. Fresh heavenly manna is renewing every part of your body, bank account, your marriage and your children today in the name of Jesus! God is giving your ministry or business a new break (revelation). God is removing old withered feathers. Your youth is being renewed. Unshakable stability and unending endurance is upon your life right now to run your race, to dominate in every storm of life and to win your race in the name of Jesus. Amen!
(7) Eagles Are Fearless
Eagles never surrender and never abandon their mission.
In the book of 2 Timothy 4:7, Paul declares, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Eagles can hunt and prey on animals as large as goats. Eagle leaders are not intimidated by the size of any problem. The level of reward you receive is decided by the level of problems you solve. Life’s problems are solved and handled with confidence when you upgrade yourself to a certain degree in God’s Word. When you upgrade yourself; you can silence any storm, stop distracting demons and you can speak when others are speaking.