As you wait before the Lord

The scripture says according to the Prophet Isaiah in describing the purpose for which we wait on the Lord, in comparison with that of the eagle…:

“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.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

It’s clear from these words of the Prophet that, we are able to mount up with new strength as we wait on the Lord. 

As pointed out here by Isaiah a new set of wings are needed for the eagle in this process. The legs of the eagle must become stronger to soar in the air and hunt for its preys. There are other things that pops up in the life of the eagle as it is waiting, in order to be able to do new exploits in the air. 

This is what also happens to any Christian who is waiting on the Lord. He waits in anticipation of being able to mount up spiritually, like an eagle that’s soaring in the air with new strength. 

The new strength from the presence of the Lord gives him stronger, firmer and productive faith, so as to be able to run the Christian race that is set before him. The legs are meant for running the Christian race, without being weary in fulfilling the will of the Father. 

The believer’s legs must be quick to respond to the call of the Lord, without raising any question or concern. The legs also help us to be prompt to walk in love towards the people, to whom the Lord is directing us to minister.

There is no excuse for being weary or tired whenever the Lord sends His own people out on assignment. They are going to run with a vigor that will surprise all that sees them running for the Lord. 

When Elijah ran for the Lord in anticipation of rain, after a long period of drought in Israel, he outran the chariot of King Ahab with a speed that was unparalleled. The Bible says:

“Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah [giving him supernatural strength]. He girded up his loins and outran Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel [nearly twenty miles].”
‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭18‬:‭46‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Supernatural strength came from the Lord to Elijah in outrunning the chariot of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. This was about twenty miles journey; but he was able to run like this because he was running for the Lord. 

He was able to run with such a speed, because he had been specially prepared for the occasion, while he was waiting for three years in seclusion from all of Israel in the wilderness (1Kings 17). 

Those who are on special assignments for the Lord, are always prepared by Him in seclusion. The Lord takes special interest in everything that concerns them. It doesn’t matter how long they will have to wait. God is never in a hurry to send them out. They must be fully prepared in His presence, as Elijah was prepared by Him. 

John the Baptist was prepared like this also in the wilderness. The scriptures say about him:

“As it is written and forever remains in the [writings of the] prophet Isaiah: “Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way— A voice of one shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!’”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬-‭3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

John’s special assignment was to prepare the way for the manifestation of Jesus as the Savior of the world. There were certain things that had to be in place before the coming of Jesus. The manifestation of John to the Israelites was the culmination of those things. 

Waiting for the perfect timing of God is very important for those who are specifically called, to do special things within the Body of Christ. 

 New springs up as you wait 

No matter whatever it may take, the eagle waits

The renewal of the strength for the magnificent bird – the great old eagle, comes with the full restoration of everything that has been lost, in the process of waiting on the mountain top. It signals the beginning of a new era for the eagle. A new era which brings greater adventures in the air, and the hunting activities for its preys. 

The great old eagle waits for a long time to get to this point of total and complete healing. It receives a new beak, new sets of nails for the feet, larger and stronger feathers and the list goes on. 

We shall be taking a closer look at each of its body parts to see, how their reemergence symbolizes greater things in the life of the Christian, who had been waiting in the presence of the Lord God for the same purpose. 

New things are being given birth to in the heart of the eagle, while it’s waiting for the healing process of its body to be completed. The birth of these new things comes with a price.

The time of waiting was the biggest price. But when compared with what it can now do in the air and in hunting for its preys, it’s worth all the waiting for it.

Its waiting time is never wasted. The eagle has now been able to shed some weight from its body, while waiting for the healing process to be completed. It had not been eating as it used to do before, while waiting on the mountain top.   

In the process of waiting for the new beak to grow, the old eagle has not been able to be eating solid food. It has not been eating the flesh of animals with their blood. The main delicacy of an eagle in waiting are ants and worms from the mountain top. 

It has to wait for the new beak to be healed and ready for the purpose of plucking, tearing and picking up its food. This explains why and how it has been able to shed some weight. 

Now that the eagle is ready for new maneuvering and adventures in the air, we can now take a look at each of the new things, that are restored in its body as it waited. 

There are lessons for us to learn from the life of the eagle. We will begin this week by examining its new beak.

A new beak spring out

The beak is a great weapon to an eagle

It’s from the presence of the Lord that our lives as Christians can receive new strength. The Psalmist said about this to the Lord as he waited in His presence:

“You satisfy my every desire with good things. You’ve supercharged my life so that I soar again like a flying eagle in the sky!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103‬:‭5‬ ‭TPT‬‬

For us as believers in Christ our lives are supercharged by the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us. He quickens our mortal bodies by His Spirit who lives in us (Romans 8:11).

He does this by filling our mouth and our hearts with the desire for new things, that we are to be declaring. Power is released through our spoken words. And like the eagle in the air, we are able to soar spiritually also. 

When we are yielded to the Holy Spirit who lives in us, to be saying what He puts in our mouth to be declaring, we will see the results that are expected of us. 

An eagle uses its beak for eating, preening, manipulating objects, killing preys, fighting, probing for food, courtship, and feeding its baby eaglets. The beak is also used for gravity and focus on the air while in flight. 

It is a very important part of the eagle’s body, as it can’t do a lot of things without it.

The renewal process for the strength of an eagle involves the hitting of its old beak on a rock, until it falls off. After this the first part in the waiting period begins. The new beak takes time to heal and to grow.

The beak for us as Christians represents the mouth with which we make our daily confession of faith. The mouth is so difficult to tame as we wait on the Lord. There are Christians who don’t know how to tame their tongues (see James 3:1-12). 

If an old eagle can wait for a new beak to emerge, how come a born-again Christian does not know that the tongue can easily be tamed by praying in other tongues.

By praying in this way while you are being tempted to say what you are not supposed to be saying, you will save your life from the hands of the enemy. There are certain things that your angel cannot accomplish for you, until you are praying in other tongues.  

Jesus is the Rock upon which we are standing (2 Samuel 22:47), while waiting before the Father for answered prayers. 


“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:22-23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

It’s with the mouth that we make the confession of our faith. We are being instructed here to hold fast to the same confession of our hope without wavering, because our God is a faithful Father. He will bring to come to pass whatever we are steadfastly holding on to with our everyday confession.

If you are confessing the salvation of your loved ones, don’t let the enemy cause you to waver that they are not saved; especially when you see them acting contrary to what you are confessing. If you will only hold on to confessing with your mouth what you believe, instead of confessing what you see them doing; then you will see them saved eventually.

It is the realm of the spirit that is controlled by what you are confessing with your mouth, that changes and creates the physical things that we see daily. Don’t waver! Don’t hold back! Keep on confessing and seeing them saved, because in the presence of God they are saved; even though you have to wait for the physical manifestation of what you are confessing.

The scriptures also say:

“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:14-16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The believer in Christ becomes more and more skillful with his confession of faith, as he waits before the Lord by speaking faith filled words. This is done by being slow to say anything before the Lord.

A lot of Christians have missed out of great opportunities for advancement in life by not being slow to speak, while being quick to be listening. 


“Who is he who speaks, and it comes to pass, When the Lord has not commanded it?”
‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:37‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Without the leading of the Lord, you can’t decree a thing and see it to come to pass. The Lord is the One who guides us into decreeing supernatural things, as we are waiting in His presence.

The more persistent a believer in Christ is with his confession of faith before the Lord, while waiting in His presence; the stronger the confession of his faith becomes. 

The Lord had said:

“Behold, I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth; You shall thresh the mountains and beat them small and make the hills like chaff.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Our words have the power in it to bring to come to pass whatever we are confessing. That power comes as we are waiting in His presence. We can say to the mountain to be moved and it will obey us.

Jesus had said:

“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭11‬:‭23‬-‭24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

God honors what you are confessing with your mouth in His presence. He wants you to get stronger and stronger with it, until your confession will make you unmovable and unshakable by any threat of the enemy. 

As Moses said:

“They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭32:47‬ NIV

Your faith filled words are not idle words. They are the very source of your life. They are the words that brings the healing of your body to manifest. They are the words that are prolonging your life on the earth.

It was with the mouth that God created all things. He expects us to be doing the same thing in continuing His works of creation on the earth. We were created to rule and dominate the earth with our spoken words. 

And it takes faith to be able to do this. If we believe that we can have whatsoever we are saying, we will have it. 

The Bible says concerning God’s declaration of His own words that:

“Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭3‬ ‭TPT‬‬

And in another place when making reference to the promise that was made to Abraham, the scripture says about the faith of God in this way:

“As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭4‬:‭17‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

God’s promises establish His word as reality for us. He does not have to see it physically before bringing it to come to pass. When God gives a promise that we are taking hold of, in His sight it is already done. Once He says it, we have to count it as done. 

He calls things that are nonexistent into being by declaring them. This was how He made Abraham the father of many nations. He did not have to wait until he became the father of Isaac, before calling him in the way that He saw him.

Abraham never had to wait to see the nations come to him before believing what God had said. He believed immediately and God accounted his faith as righteousness to him.

The Lord God had told Abraham:

“No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭17‬:‭5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

He had already made him the father of many nations, even though there was no physical evidence of it in his life. That’s how faith calls nonexistent things to become existent in our lives. We keep on declaring God’s promises until it becomes a reality in our lives.

And as the eagle makes greater sounds with its beak and lungs, we were created to be creating things with our words also. The eagle makes a long-pitched sound for food, whenever it’s getting ready to eat. It’s like the sound of excitement for the blessing of the Lord, who has given it food. That’s how we are to be excited in declaring the blessing of the Lord. 

And just one scripture text from the Bible can make a lot of difference. If it is being used effectively in our daily confession. God will work with anything that you will release by faith in His presence.

You can be purposeful with the use of your mouth in declaring His promises. Even when it seems as if nothing is happening, things are actually happening.

Never hold back, because the bottom line is that it is working. God’s word that you are confessing with your mouth always works.

Don’t let the enemy deceive you that it’s not. In the realm of the spirit your words are creating things and changing nations. Keep up with the confession of your faith.


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