Great insight from Dutch on Isaiah 40:30-31: “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, 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.”
The Assyrian king Sennacherib trained eagles for warfare. God gave his brother Tim a prophetic word: “There is coming a tsunami generation that will ride the wave of my Spirit. They will be called my War Eagles. They will ride the wave of my presence and as my war Eagles they will begin to fly carried by the waves of my presence.” The Assyrian eagle was trained to look for an enemy. They would descend on an enemy at speeds up to 60 miles an hour. Josephus says that upwards of 2,000 people in Israel had been killed by the War Eagles. And now you know why the Lord said, “Those who wait upon the Lord…”
The word for wait in Hebrew is “braid.” The concept is those who are braided together with God, those who wait upon him and in your waiting you’re being entwined with him. So now you know why the Lord, in response to Sennacherib’s war eagle, says to Hezekiah those who braid themselves to will run and not get weary because the Eagle is doing all the work.
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God gave my brother a prophetic word. “There is coming a tsunami generation that will ride the wave of my spirit. They will be called my War Eagles. They will ride the wave of my presence and as my war Eagles they will begin to fly carried by the waves of my presence.”
To find out about war eagles you must go back to 700 BC, almost 3,000 years, to the Assyrian Empire. You can read about Sennacherib in Isaiah 36 and 2 Chronicles 32. The was the most vicious Kingdom on earth was the Assyrian Empire 700 BC. Sennacherib was their king. He created the catapult. He created towers that would be pulled up by horses or oxen to the edge of a city closed and they would pull the tower up and had a staircase inside and the soldier from the route up jump on the wall and come in take the city. he’s very inventive he.
He conquered much of the world and then he came to Israel. He had conquered the northern part of Israel and then he set his sights on Jerusalem in the southern kingdom. He sent 250,000 soldiers to lay siege to Judah. King Hezekiah, knowing the story, and knowing that no army in the world had been able to stop this invading force, was now under siege by Sennacherib. He had 7,000 Himalayan golden eagles. He sent 700 of them to Jerusalem.
These eagles had a wingspan of eight to ten feet. They tied leather chords to their feet with a metal ball, about the size of a golf ball. A soldier would have a leather chord wrapped around his wrist and then he’d tie the other end to the legs of this eagle. He would lift up the eagle and begin to run The eagle would scream and begin to flap its wings. he could not soar because of the weight but it could carry the soldier at amazing speeds.
He could go 20-30 miles an hour at 30 to 40 feet strides You’d look out of your city at this huge army and they’re laying siege to you and they’re patrolling with these guys being carried along by these Himalayan golden eagles. The eagle was trained to look for an enemy. They would descend on an enemy at speeds up to 60 miles an hour and then just before they hit the enemy they would turn and those metal balls would go for the head.
Josephus says that upwards of 2,000 people in Israel had been killed by the War Eagles, sometimes decapitating them. It got so bad that everywhere they went people would see a shadow and duck because they were afraid it was an eagle. Hezekiah says, “There’s no hope for us.” So he sends a messenger to the prophet Isaiah and says, “Do you have a word for us?” Isaiah said, “Yes I have a word for you, no weapon formed against you will prosper.”
You can almost hear Hezekiah say, “What about these Eagles?” And now you know why the Lord said, “Those who wait upon the Lord…” The word for wait in Hebrew is “braid.” The concept is those who are braided together with God, those who wait upon him and in your waiting you’re being entwined with him.
So now you know why the Lord, in response to Sennacherib’s war eagle, says to Hezekiah those who braid themselves to will run and not get weary because the Eagle is doing all the work. I can soar with you. I’ll take you up higher. The vigorous young men get tired and grow weary those who tie themselves to me will soar.
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“Thus says the LORD, ‘I will return to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts will be called the Holy Mountain.’ Zechariah 8:1
Our Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, promised before He left earth the first time, from Jerusalem, Israel, that when He returns the second time it also will be to Jerusalem, the city that has His Name written on it.
He is not returning to New York City, Moscow, Beijing, London, Paris, nor Chicago. He is returning, as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, to Jerusalem, the Golden City, the Holy City, the City of Truth.
The Lion of Judah is coming back, to rule and reign over the nations, setting up His kingdom, made up of Jews and Gentiles that have acknowledged His Kingship and know Him as their Redeemer, the Savior of their soul.
The following chapters speak of the life that we can live in the here and now, as we await His return. We are not looking for the “escape out of this hell”, raptured away before the Great Tribulation as we have been so badly taught since the late 1890s.
Jesus Christ, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, is seated on His heavenly throne, but His soon return will be made known. Now is the time for us to see what He is doing, how He is doing it, and “get on board” as Bob Dylan sang in the 70s.
We are working while there is still day, to accomplish His plan and purposes for our life and the nation He has placed us in now.
Anticipate, prepare, be about the Father’s business, even as Jesus did. That is what we are called to do. And then we will see the Lion of Judah ROAR!
Steve Martin, Author
Love For His People ministry P.O. Box 414 Pineville, NC USA
“The Lion Roars” – Now Think On This by Steve Martin
Dec. 10, 2019
“…Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5, NKJV
Several times it has occurred, during the height of the praise and worship of gathered people when it reaches a crescendo, I have seen with my spiritual eyes the Lion of Judah roaring. The King, the Lord Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach, seated high and lifted up on His heavenly throne, roars. When His glory and the honor due His Name is acknowledged in our praise, He moves in power and might on our behalf.
During a room-packed conference several years ago, with almost 1900 people, when the height of the evening meeting worship reached a tremendous level, I first saw Him there in our gathering, as I too was joining in as part of the worship team, singing as loud and strong as I could from the front platform. When I looked up at the very large brown wooden wall in the rear of The Barn, which was built a decade earlier on the Heritage USA property in Fort Mill, South Carolina by Jim Bakker, I saw Him, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He was roaring. His mouth, open wide, baring His teeth in fierceness and power, roared across the earth from His heavenly throne.
Our Lord is not laying in a manger anymore. That was centuries ago when He first came to redeem us as a sinful people, and restore us to fellowship with His Father, God Almighty.
He no longer is a tiny baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes, “cute as a button” as some would say, peacefully lying asleep on the hay.
No, our Lord, the Risen One, the Glorious One, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, is a Mighty Warrior. And the Lion is roaring.
Though the nations in all the earth themselves are in an uproar, with chaos increasing, unrest never-ending, darkness continuing to cover all the people…the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is roaring. He is fully aware of the situation, and He is doing something about it.
His prophet Isaiah spoke loudly and clear as recorded in chapter 8:9-10,
“You may make an uproar, peoples; but you will be shattered. Listen, all of you from distant lands: arm yourselves, but you will be shattered; yes, arm yourselves, but you will be shattered; devise a plan, but it will come to nothing; say anything you like, but it won’t happen; because God is with us [Hebrew: ‘immanu El].” Complete Jewish Bible
Though the seasonal song Immanuel continues to be sung during the time Christians have long celebrated His birth, which in many eyes still keeps Him quiet and still in the sweet nativity scene, harmless and in need as a tiny baby, our Lord is indeed with us, Immau-El (Hebrew – God (EL) with us). But now He is a Mighty Warrior and prepared for war.
“God is serious business. He won’t be trifled with. He avenges his foes. He stands up against his enemies, fierce and raging. But God doesn’t lose his temper. He’s powerful, but it’s a patient power. Still, no one gets by with anything.
Sooner or later, everyone pays. Tornadoes and hurricanes are the wake of his passage, storm clouds are the dust he shakes off his feet. He yells at the sea: It dries up. All the rivers run dry.
The Bashan and Carmel mountains shrivel, the Lebanon orchards shrivel. Mountains quake in their roots, hills dissolve into mud flats. Earth shakes in fear of God. The whole world’s in a panic.
Who can face such towering anger? Who can stand up to this fierce rage? His anger spills out like a river of lava, his fury shatters boulders.” Nahum 1:2-6, THE MESSAGE
There is an appointed time when the nations of the world will face their Judge, when God Almighty says enough is enough, for the time will have come for His perfect justice to prevail. His all-encompassing righteousness will sweep across the earth. His plan and purpose for the ages to be fulfilled completely as spoken of through His prophets in ages gone by will have arrived.
When the Lion roars, the peoples will turn from their wicked ways, and acknowledge the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Either that, or they will perish because of their sinful ways done apart from Him, and be banished to hell forever.
No longer will they just see Him as a sweet baby lying in a harmless manger, keeping Him in a lowly place so their lives need not walk in obedience to His commands.
They will then see Him come riding on His white horse, mighty in glory, power and honor.
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.
From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, ” KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:11-16, NASU
The time is short, and we must prepare our hearts for the second coming of the King. We don’t have time to do our own thing, walk in our own ways, or be the god of our own life that far too many seek to be.
The Lion is roaring from His throne. It is time we hear Him loud and clear, and be about His work of redemption and salvation, for all who will come to Him.
Now think on this.
Ahava and shalom,
Love For His People, Inc.
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