*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*WHERE EAGLES DARE (2).*
Acts 20:22-24 *And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:*
*Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.*
*But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Where eagles dare may be harrowing, but it always ends in triumph for the Kingdom of God.
The devil will make prey where eagles refuse to dare. If the eagles of God refuse to dare the devil, he will make prey of the children of men.
What you refuse to conquer will conquer you if you do not conquer it.
The scriptures tell us of true and tested eagles who weathered storms and soared high above the cloud.
They remained cloud of witnesses who have gone before us, each bearing a cross of a life of faith, unwavering in times of great persecution and difficulties.
They remained forever eagles who overcame fear and treaded places of apparent dangers.
Paul said he was not afraid of going to Jerusalem, though death awaited him
He saw dying for Christ as gain, Philp 1:21. He was ready to suffer the loss of all things, and he counted them as dung. He saw all his worldly achievements as dung as long as he could win Christ, Philp 3:7-9);
A Roman, yet he became a Jew that he may win the Jew, 1 Cor 9:20
He became an apostle the Gentiles, the weak, 1 Cor 9:22 he says *to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.*
David said it must cost him something to give to God. He must have been asking, "What was the cost of money to the worth of life?"
The poor widow sacrificed all she had in order to sacrifice to God. Her sacrifice behind her offering was greater than the offering itself.
Joseph forsook his pleasure of sin in order to please God.
Moses forsook the pleasure of Egyptian luxury and chose to be recognized with the Hebrews.
How well you dare the devil will indicate how well you care for the Lord.
Jesus, the King Eagle broke through poverty. He became poor so that we may be rich, 2 Cor 8:9.
*Call to Word action.*
Heb 12:1 *Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
When you dare the devil, he will not dare to dare you.
Lord, help me that l may boldly destroy every wile of Satan, in Jesus name.
Good morning, all, and be blessed as you come into His presence today.
God bless you.