Perhaps my take on things is not your cup of tea, but Jesus inspires me, and a life of living by my wings, in the Spirit, and not as a Dirtdweller, inspires me, too. So I choose to write in such terms. Hope you enjoy.
For those who truly follow Christ, Jesus leads us to the other side of the IMPOSSIBLE. Eternal life? Impossible! Or is it? Jesus says, “Follow me.”
Moses led the people to God’s Promised Land. However, God had to part the waters twice before they would actually live in that land. In other words, God’s Promised Land was on the other side of the IMPOSSIBLE!
So how does one live on a cloud? What is Spirit life? How do we seek a Skykingdom? It is the same way Jesus walked on the water! And the same way Peter walked on the water! He was walking on water as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus, but when he looked at the circumstances around him, he immediately began losing the supernatural walk he was living and began sinking rapidly back into the natural. It was quickly swallowing him up!
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on things that are on earth (dirt). For you have died…” Colossians 3: 1-3a
That last part might be a bit disturbing, but you see, things are not the same in Skykingdom as it is with the dwellers of the land. Would you expect it to be? Living by wing and not flesh is a whole different set of paradigms, and it all starts with waiting upon the Lord. So…if you’re too busy? You’re probably not living a life of wing. Your earthbound.
Consider this, God’s word says they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength and mount up with wings as eagles. This is Isaiah 40: 31a, and this verse speaks of a very supernatural lifestyle ABOVE. God makes no apologies for inviting us to a life ABOVE. God’s word and the teachings of Christ are full of instructions concerning this invisible world our eyes cannot see. Paul even told us not to look at what is seen, but that which is not seen!
I thought I would start this series where I start all my teachings on this subject, here at God’s Bird House. Isaiah 40:31. You see, that eagle is a picture for us, and that picture has a lot to teach about the ways of God, his kingdom, and how his people are supposed to live. We are called to a Priesthood. Let me add one more set of scriptures to this.
This is God speaking to Moses after he delivered them out of the bondage of slavery to Egypt. And remember, in scripture, Egypt is symbolic of the world, earthly, materialistic, the flesh, Dirtdwellers, earth lovers, etc. God is telling Moses what he wants Moses to tell his people, and every minister of God should speak this same message!
“Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel: You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” (Exodus 19: 3b-6)
Followers of Christ, our Lord leads us to the other side of IMPOSSIBLE. We are called to be Skypeople, a life of wing/ Spirit. We are called to live above it all as God’s priests in the earth, in the world, but not of the world, even as Jesus prayed.
There is so much more for me to say on this, and so many more scriptures, but let me quickly give you this one illustration. This is easier done in person as a physical demonstration, but try to picture in your mind as I describe. Our scripture, Isaiah 40:31…the eagles’ wings. How does an eagle mount up? It is a picture of Praise, Prayer, and Promises, the 3 P’s of Priesthood in Christ!
Try this > Stand to your feet…bring your hands in front of your chest as in a position of prayer…start praying…now exaggerate the motion as you swing your hands and arms outward and upward into the position of worship and praise…say a word of praise…now swing back down into the hands at your chest in position of prayer as before…pray…and then up again…do you see the flapping of the wings of the eagle as you pray and worship? You are mounting up into a realm of faith and Spirit! Your spirit man wants to go there! Now add to that faith all the promises of God. After you swing your arms upward in praise, now extend them outward…like a mighty eagle SOARING! Think of God’s word to you, his promises…and his personal words to you… his assignment to you! SOAR upon the promises of Psalms 91 and others! SOAR upon Isaiah 40:31! Do you see the motion of the eagles’ wings? Do you see this awesome picture God has given us? Now live it! Live as Skypeople and not the Earthdwellers scratching in the dirt! Live your Priesthood in Christ. It is your Birthright! And yes, it is a life on the other side of IMPOSSIBLE. Have you the faith for it? Do you love Jesus enough to live where he calls you, and leave these earthly things behind?
Set your AFFECTIONS on things above. We are in the world, but not of it. I drive an earthly man-made car, but that car does not own me, and I do not worship it. I can have material things, but material things must not have me! Or I am once again a slave to Egypt.
Jesus taught so many things pertaining to living above it all. We have only begun to open this door. I hope you want more. Find the time to wait on the Lord and live as Skypeople.