9: The Eagle Possibility
Posted: Thursday, May 29th, 2014Print
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We can know and even follow the soaring of Jesus by the power of divinity. Jesus rose above his life as a human. He set that Adam-flesh aside and, with divine consistency, lived an entirely Other Life: the Father’s actual Inside Presence. And amazingly, Jesus never lived as the God He was. He lived as man with God Inside. His own Godhood had been left at the foot of His Father’s throne. All His life’s victory was from God, God indwelling.
You, Father, are in Me and I in You…
John 17:21 Amplified
Jesus rested utterly on the current of the Divine Spirit whose inner presence revealed the Father’s will. Jesus soared on the wind of the Spirit and lived a life so utterly Above and so manifestly Other, that He was spectacular and strange to a world of wingless people. And His transcendence was by an imparted power within and not by His very identity as God!
He lived as a man indwelt by God but His final dying was as God-without-Father. Eagle no more, He screamed as one who had no wings and no escape… and though He died and the earth cradled Him as one fallen, He rose again in glorious transcendence by His Father’s return to that tomb in power.
Contained by nothing natural, free of every encumbrance, in resurrection, the Eagle flew free as never before. And by His own indwelling us, His Divine residence within, we may live and fly as eagles by His overriding presence, free of earth and enemies… soaring on the triumphant wings of His very Life.
But those who wait for the Lord
(who expect, look for and hope in Him)
shall change and renew their strength and power:
they shall lift their wings and mount up
(close to God) as eagles (mount up to the sun):
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
Isa. 40:31 Amplified
The life of the eagle is mine, for the life of Christ is mine. With me. Inside, not over there. To lift me, not push me.
Our Savior created the eagle in that delightful day of His imagining. And the eagle – as in all creation – is a glimpse of Him, just a minor picture of His Godhood in the heavens, that we might know Him. And live… as Him in the world.
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