It’s all about vision to an Eagle

Eagles are predators with powerful sense of energy conservation in the body. They have the ability to store up energy in the body, so as to stay warm and be alert especially during winter. 

Their feathers help them to store and conserve energy in the body, which apparently gives them the effectiveness in being alert, during tough and harsh weather.

They use their great vision to know when to fly in capturing their preys. Eyes are very great assets to an eagle. An eagle does not approach any object that it has not seen or spotted from afar. And because they are visionary birds, they don’t venture into anything that is unachievable.

However, an eagle with an eye or vision problem will have difficulties hunting for its preys. In many instances such an eagle will have to starve to death. And there are some of them that have died because of injured or infected eyes. 

It’s just like a Christian with so many potentials within, who does not have a vision and plan to carry it out. He or she will perish for lack of wisdom, even though he or she is very knowledgeable about the scriptures. 

As Christians we need to have strong and tangible visions about our Christian lives. The absence of a vision in the life of a Christian is often as a result of the inability, to seek God’s face in prayer and intercession for it. 

As the Bible says:

“Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭6‬:‭9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

In other words, it is better to have a strong and personal vision, than to just have a desire for something that is not your own. 

You can have a strong desire for something; but if you can’t cast a vision behind it, your desire will never see the light of the day. It is a strong vision with the desire for its fulfillment, that will eventually establish you in what is truly yours.

An eagle is proactive in the way that it does things. This is because of the ability that it has to see and hear clearly, before venturing into anything. 

The Lord God once asked Job towards the end of his sufferings:

“Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make its nest on high? From there it spies out the prey; Its eyes observe from afar.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭39‬:‭27‬, ‭29‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The Lord God was pointing out to the Prophet Job here that, just as an eagle has the ability to see things from afar; he ought to have seen in the spirit, the mind of God about what he was going through. 

With this description of the activity of an eagle by the Lord God Who created it, we can see that it is a bird with great foresight. It has a foreknowledge of things before they happen. And as the Lord pointed out here the eagle has the ability to spy on its preys, before going after them. 

Waiting with a lot of patience is a skill which is required of anyone who is a spy. An eagle is a good spy. When you think that it’s not watching you, you will be surprised to find out later that it is actually watching you. And it has the ability to do it from a far distance, because its eyes can see farther than that of humans. 

The Lord was pointing out to Job in the scripture text above, that he was not to be looking at his sufferings in life, as they seemed to appear to him. There are so many things that he did not know about the situation. He was here being rebuked by the Lord for not seeking to know the mind of God about his sufferings, as an eagle searches a thing out from afar.

The way we search out the things of God, as New Testament believers in Christ Jesus is by the Spirit of God, who lives in us. Visionaries don’t look at spiritual matters from the surface. They make it their responsibility to search them out, so as to discover what is really behind what they are looking at. 

The Lord God expects us to be searching out the truth, about what He is showing us in the spirit by ourselves; but with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. It’s our Christian responsibility to be doing that. 

The scriptures say:

“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬-‭11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We are able to search out the mind of God by praying in the spirit or in other tongues. Our spirit man cries out to God in our heavenly language, which the enemy does not understand as we are praying. 

Even though Job never had the Holy Spirit living in him at the time, when the Lord was pointing this to him; he however had the ability to meditate, so as to find out the mind of the Lord about what he was going through. 

Meditation on God’s promises was the unique way by which he could had discovered, what was going on in the realm of the spirit concerning his situation. It was the means by which the righteous people of his time knew the mind of God.

As Christians today, we are capable of seeing things in the spirit before they happen. The Holy Spirit lives in us so as to reveal all things to us. Job never had what we are able to tap into today with our faith. 

Apparently, the Lord God was revealing to Job, that he ought to have received a foreknowledge about his troubles by the spirit, before they actually happened. He was showing him what he lacked in his life, with an illustration from the life of an eagle. 

Eagle Christians are great visionaries 

Seeing with the eyes of an eagle

God saw Job as an “eagle believer”. He had a Covenant relationship with God, and he knew that God could never break His promises to him. 

We saw through his trial that eventually his faith in God’s power to deliver him, saw him to the end of it all. With a strong vision and desire to succeed, nothing is impossible for anyone who believes. If there is a plan that is attached to the vision, it will come to pass with proactive faith (Proverbs 24:27). 

An “eagle Christian” has a strong sense about what is in the heart of the Father. He pursues the vision of God without being swayed by what is going on around him. 

Eagles are single minded birds. They are focused on their goals, and they are very good and smart about pursuing their goals vigorously. 

It’s their great eyesight that has made them strong visionary birds. An eagle has a wide visual range, which most birds do not have. 

Typically, an eagle’s eyes occupy most of the space in its skull. They have big eyes that enables them to see, what we as humans cannot see. Their eyes are as big as the eyes of a human being. But they do have stronger sight views than humans.

It’s interesting to note that an eagle may be smarter than humans. Jesus once said about the religious people of His time that they:

“Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭8:18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The religious people around Jesus had eyes to see and ears to hear; but could not spiritually perceive that the miracles which were being performed by Him were from God. They were too disconnected from the spiritual reality of their time. 

There are a lot of Christians like them today also. They have no spiritual foresight at all. Spiritual truth is available for them to be using with their faith in advancing God’s Kingdom on the earth; but they are so far from receiving it. They are more connected with the realities of this world, than with their own spiritual reality. 

Sharp spiritual eyes will embolden your vision 

You will be on target, as you run the race

An eagle has an eyesight that is four or five times sharper than the average human eyesight. It has the ability to see twenty feet far away. Certain eagles may be two to five miles away, but they are still able to spot their preys, in their hiding places behind the leaves. 

An eagle spies on every bird and animal from the skies. It knows where they are living and hiding. It monitors their regular activities before venturing out to hunt for them. 

That’s why they are often on target in getting their preys, because they take time out to study them before going after them. An eagle takes time out to study the strength and the weaknesses of its preys, before hunting for them. 

The powerful eyesight of an eagle helps them to be able to do many things. The renewal of strength to an eagle’s eyes, involves the restoration of its ability to focus more effectively with the eyes.

The eagle uses the eyes for focusing on the preys before and while hunting. It also uses both eyes to stay focused during its flights in the air.

A Christian who is waiting on the Lord is sharpening his spiritual eyes of understanding also, as the eagle sharpens its ability to focus. He is being discipled by the Lord to see many things, as they are seen before the Lord. 

Many of those things often touches to the core of the vision and call of the Lord over his or her life. He or she must be focused on the details of everything before the Lord. Any minute detail that is missed can cost him or her a lot of pain and suffering, in being effective with what he or she is doing for the Lord. 

The Lord God told Moses in building the tent of the Tabernacle and other things for worshipping in the wilderness:

“And see to it that you make them according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭25‬:‭40‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Moses was supposed to build everything exactly as it was shown to him by the Lord on the mountain, as he waited before the Lord. He was not supposed to miss anything out. 

It’s interesting how one can be so fast in capturing spiritual truth in God’s presence. It comes with speed and so fast, but it is important to pay attention to every detail in whatever He directs us to do. 

The anointing that flows from the presence of the Lord at that moment when spiritual truth comes to us, opens our spiritual eyes of understanding in recognizing, the things of the spirit so tangibly and quickly. 

The spiritual truth from His presence to you separates you from the things of this world. It is God’s hand which has been placed upon your life in such a manner, that has made the enemy to know better not to move around you. 

Moses remembered everything that was shown to him. It’s like the Lord God gave him a photographic memory to remember, all the things that he had seen. That shows us how sharp Moses’ spiritual eyes of understanding were, in programming every detail about what the Lord had shown him into his spirit man. We know this because he ended up building everything, exactly and in accordance with the vision that he had seen on the mountain.

As human beings with two eyes, we do have the ability to focus on whatever we are looking at, so as to form an image before us about it. The same thing goes with our spiritual eyes.

However, if our physical eyes are blurred, we will form an incorrect image in our memory. And if our spiritual eyes are blurred also about the image of Who Christ Jesus is in our lives, we will project a blurred and incomplete or incorrect image about Him in the lives of others.  

This is why many Christians do have a blurred and incorrect vision about their callings. Many are suffering within the Body of Christ today, because of the blurred vision or image of Jesus, that those who are in the leadership positions had received and passed on to them. Those who have passed on that blurred image of Jesus to them, have not spent enough time to pray in understanding the mind of Christ about the vision, while running everywhere with it. 

That’s why we have Churches today that do not believe in healing or deliverance. They don’t believe in speaking in other tongues, so they don’t have the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit among them. 

If the vision is weak, the Church will be weak also. But our God is in the business of raising up strong Churches today. The next generation of Church leaders are being raised by Him from His presence. 

A blurred vision is affecting many people within the Body of Christ today. And it’s all because they are not spending enough time in the presence of the Lord, with prayer and intercession before stepping into the call of the Lord.

If a Christian is not able to focus with the spiritual eyes appropriately, he will end up having a faulty vision concerning spiritual realities. That’s why many Christians and even some non-Christians often see the spiritual world as being vague, misty and unreal. 

To them it’s a world that is not tangible. But we do know that faith in God and in His word connects us with His spiritual realities. If you are not living and walking by faith in God and His word, you will never be able to comprehend such spiritual truth.

That’s why they’re walking around in a misty and spooky manner with an attitude towards spiritual things. Some don’t even want to ponder about these things, because they see it as a world that is unrealistic and untouchable for them. 

If can accept that your faith in God is real and tangible by believing in His word, then you are admitting that spiritual realities are true. 

The Apostle Paul said:

“My fellow believers, I don’t want you to be confused about spiritual realities. For you know full well that when you were unbelievers you were often led astray in one way or another by your worship of idols, which are incapable of talking with you. Therefore, I want to impart to you an understanding of the following: No one speaking by the Spirit of God would ever say, “Jesus is the accursed one.” No one can say, “Jesus is the Lord Yahweh,” unless the Holy Spirit is speaking through him.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:1-3‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Spiritual world is real, just as the physical and material world is real also. Our God created both worlds for His own people on the earth, so that we can be reigning in both worlds with Christ Jesus. To be able to see into the spirit world about the things of God, your spiritual eye needs to be sharpened to see clearly into it. As long as you are keeping His promises before your eyes and on your mouth, you can’t miss out of your spiritual vision.

Jesus said:

“The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore, take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭11:34-36‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Jesus was not just making a reference to the physical eyes alone, but to the spiritual eyes also. When your spiritual eyes have been darkened by the evil of this world, it will affect how you are seeing spiritual and natural things.

The Bible also says:

“The spirit God breathed into man is like a living lamp, a shining light searching into the innermost chamber of our being.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:27‬ ‭TPT‬‬

It’s the Spirit of God that brings His spiritual light into the darkness of our lives. He searched through our innermost being by His Spirit, to bring out His purpose in us, so that we can be able to walk in it.

But your spiritual eyes will have to be opened to seeing these things, before they can spring up before you. We are declaring those things that are not in existence, as we are seeing them in the spirit. 

This was how God created things on the earth, and it’s how we are to be creating and receiving everything that we want from Him:

“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

You will have to yield your mouth to be speaking those things, as you are seeing them in the spirit. This is how the Spirit of the Lord can manifest them to you, by the power of His written promises from the scriptures to you.

As you are declaring those things that are nonexistent into existence; then He will manifest them before your eyes. You will become emboldened and empowered to walk in your vision as you are declaring them. If you’re not opening your mouth daily to declare them, you will not be able to see them come to pass. 

Miracles will take place before your eyes. Healings that eyes had never seen before will manifest through these visions right before you. And multitudes will come into the Kingdom of God, as you yield yourself in declaring what you are seeing in the spirit.

Praying in tongues gets you into God’s vision

“Pray without ceasing” – 1 Thess. 5:17

By praying more and more in other tongues, the believer in Christ is being empowered to sharpen the spiritual eyes of understanding. 

Paul prayed in this way for the Ephesians:

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what the hope of His calling is, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:17-18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
A renewed and emboldened vision comes when your spiritual eyes of understanding are opened into comprehending the height, depth, width and length of the calling of the Lord in front of you. 
When you know that the Lord is giving you something that is bigger than you, you know that you will need Him alone to help you in carrying it out. Waiting on the Lord is therefore compulsory for your calling. 
Just keep on waiting in His presence! No matter how long it takes, wait and don’t do anything else apart from waiting, until He tells you otherwise.

The Bible describes the eyes sight of Moses at the time of his death in this way, because he was used to being in the presence of the Lord. Moses waited in God’s presence for long periods of time. The scripture said at the end of his life:

“Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim, nor his natural vigor diminished.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭34:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

He was never sick, and his natural or physical abilities never diminished. He was still the good-looking man that he was at the age of forty, even at the age of one hundred and twenty. That’s a good, ripe age to die. It’s important to note that his eyesight was stronger at the time of his departure.

This same Moses had waited for a total of eighty years (40 years in Egypt and 40 years in the land of Midian); before the Lord revealed Himself to him and directed him to deliver His people from captivity (Acts 7:17-36). 
He had waited for a long time to step into the call of God. At some point he actually thought that he was already in his calling. But he was wrong, as God was still preparing him for it.

Stephen said concerning his initial attempt to deliver God’s people:

“For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭7‬:‭25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

When Moses thought that it was time to deliver Israel, but God was still leading him into the wilderness for more preparations. 

Moses eventually lived for another 40 years longer, after finally stepping into his calling in stronger and good health. His eyes were still able to see clearly in reading and writing. He was the one who wrote the first five books of the Bible (the Pentateuch). 

Moses wrote his last message to the people of Israel (Deuteronomy) by himself. His sight was not abated, and he was physically fit, without any sickness or ailment in his body. 

We however do know that Moses spent a lot of time in the presence of God. The reflection of God’s glory healed and renewed his eyes sight. This is what happens to the person who is practicing the presence of the Lord as a way of life. The Lord will heal him and also restore his health. 

Are you practicing His presence daily? His presence will heal you physically and renew your spiritual strength as well. There is an anointing that comes by being in God’s presence every day. 

The anointing to save the lost, heal the sick and deliver the captives of the nations is needed now more than ever before on the earth. Are you prepared to be committed to be that eagle Christian, who will carry that anointing with His authority to the next generation? 

They need you more than ever before. They need your experience and impartation in the spirit and by the Spirit. It’s time to sharpen and strengthen your vision for the salvation, healing and deliverance of the nations. 

God is longing to reveal many things to His people. Open your heart to listen and obey Him. Spend more time in His word, so that His truth may come to you. The nations are waiting for you, as you yield to obey His commission to the end of the earth. 


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