Weekly Pursuit – Week 5 of January

Jan 30, 2017 by


Isa. 40:31 “Yet those who wait on Jehovah will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and will not become weary; they will walk and will not faint.”



In the Bible an eagle signifies the powerful, transcendent God. Nothing can suppress Him, oppress Him, or depress Him. The more you try to suppress Him, the more buoyant and transcendent He becomes. A Christian has God’s life within him, and this life is transcendent, causing him to have an expression of buoyancy and transcendence.


We need to be like an eagle, not allowing anything to hold us, to suppress us, or to depress us. This means that we should be able to overcome both persecution and praise. Sometimes It is more difficult to overcome praise than it is to overcome persecution. Whether we are persecuted or praised, we need to be able to fly away on eagles’ wings. This is exactly how the Lord Jesus was in John when the people tried to make Him king after He fed five thousand people with five loaves and two fish. He could not be held because He had the power of an eagle and was therefore transcendent.


A Christian should not be held by anything. One believer may be held by poverty, and another may be held by riches. If we would be a proper Christian, we should be held neither by poverty nor by riches. Like Paul, we should be able to say, “I know also how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to hunger, both to abound and to lack. I am able to do all things in Him who empowers me.”(Life-study of Ezekiel, Chap. 5)


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