Next week, we’ll be consecrating the tithers in a very special way, as this will be the first consecration of the second semester of 2013, and it’s time to take possession of the blessings that we heard about and have also visualised.
We are encouraging you to put God to the test and, during this month of July, give the tithe of what you can ‘see yourself’ earning, as through your hard work, perseverance and faithfulness to God, you believe you deserve.
That’s why you will bring your picture together with your tithe, which we’ll take to the top of Mount Nebo, the same place where God took Moses and showed all the land that the Israelites would possess.
Tithers must be like eagles. They can never lose their strength or the vision to fly high.
“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.” (Isaiah 40:31)
I was researching the eagles (once the Bible refers to them) and there are many interesting things we can learn from them:
1. Eagles have vision
Eagles’ eyes have a million light sensitive cells per square millimetre of retina, five times more that a human’s 200,000. While humans see just three basic colours, eagles see five. These adaptations gives eagles extremely keen eyesight and enable them to spot even well camouflaged potential prey from a very long distance. In fact, the eagles’ vision is among the sharpest of any animal and studies suggest that some eagles can spot an animal the size of a rabbit up to two miles away!
In the same way, tithers are able to see opportunities that others can’t.
2. Eagles fly with eagles
No bird can go to the height of the eagle, only other eagles. This means that what you can achieve as a tither, which is the prosperity given by God and the abundant life promised by the Lord Jesus, can only be achieved by other tithers in the same faith.
3. Eagles love the storm
When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. They use the storm’s winds to lift them higher. Once it finds the wing of the storm, they use the raging storm to lift them above the clouds. This gives them an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees.
We can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Tithers relish challenges and use them profitably.
4. Eagles do not eat dead animals. They feed on fresh prey.
Tithers don’t keep speaking about what God did for them in the past. They conquer new blessings every day because they are always challenging themselves for more and more, as their vision enables them to spot new opportunities.
Remember: vultures eat dead animals, not eagles.
5. Eagles are fearless
An eagle will never surrender to the size or strength of its prey. It will always give a fight to win its prey or regain its territory.
For a tither, it doesn’t matter the size of the problem: the bigger the enemy, the greater its fall.
6. Eagles posses vitality
Eagles are full of life and are visionary, but they find time to look back at their life and re-energise themselves. This happens at about the age of 30. What happens is that when the eagles reach the age of 30, their physical body condition deteriorates fast, making it difficult for them to survive.
What is really interesting is that eagles never give up living; instead, they retreat to a mountaintop and over a five-month period, they go through a metamorphosis. They knock off their own beak by banging it against a rock, plucks out their talons and then feathers. Each stage produces a regrowth of the removed body parts, allowing the eagle to live for another 30-40 years.
Tithers never get dismayed; they are always looking for more and more.
Go eagle, go tither!
May God bless you abundantly.