The Eagle and the Prairie Chickens

Jesus said, in Matthew 4:17, in the bible; “The Kingdom of is here, it’s at hand!” The Kingdom of God is here, it’s available because the King of Heaven came down to show us what the Kingdom of God looked like, as Jesus modeled the Kingdom of God lifestyle for us. In Luke 10:25-37 in the bible is the parable of the Good Samaritan. It’s really of picture of all us. A man was travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho, and thieves attacked him and stole his money and beat him up and left him for dead. Two religious leaders came by who should have helped him, but the passed by. Then, a Samaritan, who Jews didn’t associate with, stopped and put wine on his wounds to fight off infection, and oil on his wounds to bring healing, and he put him on his donkey, (a beast of burden), (a picture of the cross, where Jesus took our sins and burdens on Himself and died for us, to pay the price for our sins that we couldn’t pay ourselves) and the Good Samaritan took him to an Inn and took care of him, and He gave the Inn Keeper money to care for the wounded man, and said, when I come back I will pay more If I need to.

Jesus is the Good Samaritan, who did not pass us by when he found us beat up and robbed by the world, the flesh, and the devil; and left for dead, spiritually speaking. Jesus gives us His Holy Spirit, which is like wine poured on us to heal us of spiritual infection and wounding, and oil to heal our broken hearts, minds and bodies, and restores our spirit and makes us children of the Most High God, and He brings us to a Life-giving church to care for us and help get us healed up and completely restored.

I read a story about a man who raised Prairie chickens in the desert who found an Eagle in the desert with a broken wing. He took the Eagle back to his farm and put it in the pen with the Prairie chickens while the Eagle got healed up. A few months later after the Eagle’s healed, the Eagle was walking around in the pen, and it looked up and saw some Eagles circling high above with their wings spread out wide. The Eagle spread out his wings and said to a Prairie chicken next to him, “Hey man, I think I’m an Eagle. My wings look just like theirs!” The Prairie chicken said, “Put down your wings man, your not an Eagle, you’re a Prairie chicken.” So, the Eagle put down his wings. A little while later the Eagle looked up again and spread out his wings and said to the Prairie chicken next to him, “Hey man, I think I’m an Eagle! Look, my wings are just like theirs!” The Prairie chicken said, “Put your wings down man you’re embarrassing me. You’re not an Eagle, you’re a Prairie chicken.” Just then, a very strong gust of wind blew and it caught the Eagle’s wings and he began to rise off the ground. He started flying and caught the warm thermal winds rising in the desert heat, and he circled and circled, rising thousands of feet until he joined the other Eagles in his rightful place.

The moral of this story is this: All of us are wounded and bruised by life. There are Prairie chickens everywhere in life, squawking and deriding, and negative, dream-killers. They try to tell you that you will never achieve your destiny, the purpose for which God created you. But, God will bring people into your life to help heal you up; and when you get healed you still have to overcome the negative Prairie chickens, and spread out your wings and allow the wind of God’s Holy Spirit to catch your spiritual wings and cause you to soar as the Eagles and live in your destiny and purpose, and see things from God’s vantage point.

If your wings are broken by sin, by the world, the flesh and the devil; and you’re tired and weary, but you still have a dream of knowing your purpose and destiny. Jesus is waiting for you to cry out to Him from the side of the road. He’ll stop what He’s doing to take care of you! That’s why Jesus came, because, God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him (and gives Him their heart, and follows Jesus) shall not perish, but have Everlasting Life!

Call out to Jesus today! Lord, forgive my sins! Give me your Holy Spirit! Come into my life! Help me to follow you! Fill me with the wind of Your Holy Spirit that I might be a child of the Most High God, in Jesus name!

Find a Life-Giving Church to attend! A church that believes that Jesus is the only way to His Father, John 14:6; and that the bible is the final authority and standard of Truth!

God Bless you as you get healed up and learn to catch the Holy Spirit wind and soar into your true destiny and purpose!

(“From the Pulpit” is a weekly sermon provided by the clergy members of The Weirton Ministerial Association)