“They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” [Isaiah 40:31b]
Jesus prophesied that we would live in a world and time of trial and tribulation, so I think it’s safe to say that if you are ‘born again’ by faith in Jesus Christ, this includes you! But with the down side is the upside, “But take heart,” Jesus said, “I have overcome the world”. He is the Eagle who is training us to be eagles.
Look again at when this promise was written. It was a time when God’s people were living in great trial and tribulation and pause and consider how it is written, almost as if from end to beginning. In other words you may find yourself [as I have recently] realizing that I am thrilled to be ‘walking and not fainting’. You have to start somewhere. But when do I fly?
But then the penny drops, the bell rings and the light goes on and like Peter, I realize when walking on the water it is my step of faith that bears my weight. Since faith comes by hearing the Word I am encouraged and inspired to eat and be nourished in His Word. Suddenly I find myself attempting a little jogging and I grin and sing for joy.
What joy enters the soul dependent on Christ as the source of all life? It is a progressive, ever-increasing freedom as the momentum gained by walking increased by running gives the lift-off and life is full and free. You have learned to overcome by the faith of Christ within.
Every prophetic word is both positional and progressive; it is both present and future. God’s plan of fullness for your life is unfolding, developing and revealing what has always been your destiny, it was His plan from the beginning for you – to rise with wings as eagles.
So, if you are just walking this morning take heart, step out in faith and begin to jog. Now keep going and depend on the promises that are yes and amen in Christ and you shall – rise with wings as eagles.
The trials and tribulation are the ingredients of manifesting His Word because then we can say, “… in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” [Romans 8:37]
Further Reading: Isaiah 40:28-31; John 6:16-21; Romans 8:31-39; 1 John 5:4-5