“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as the eagle. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint”. This verse in Isaiah 40 speaks of strength that is above and beyond the natural strength we think of when when we work out to build up our physical strength and stamina. After all, we won’t develop feathers while we lift weights. This strength is being referred to in previous verses that say “Have you not known? have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints, nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak. And to those who have no might, He increases strength.
For you have been filled with power, for the Holy Spirit has come upon you. He has anointed you, and has set you in the ministry. He has enabled you with an awakening that, a very short time ago, was totally incomprehensible to you. But He is making it known to you by revelation. He has enabled you to speak in a language that even you have no knowledge of. He is renewing your youth like the eagle. He has been filling your mouth with good things for he who speaks in the unknown tongue is edifying, and building himself up in Christ. You are becoming more and more fit for the Master’s use.
You are rooted and grounded in love, actually comprehending the length, the width , the depth and the height and coming to know, more deeply, the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. You are being given visions and dreams and everything else that the Spirit of the Lord uses to open the eyes of your understanding, with your understanding being enlightened, so you will truly know the hope of your calling.
You are discovering more new ways to speak and convey the Lord’s true meaning while speaking forth the Word of the Lord in prophecy. You are being given a vast new, expanded vocabulary you knew nothing of until you started speaking by faith the Word of the Lord. The renewing of your mind is giving you expanded skill to prophecy according to the proportion of your Faith.
You are finding that the Author and Finisher of your Faith has given you the assurance of things hoped for while walking in the Gifts of the Spirit, and the Word of God that is pouring forth in your life is being confirmed with signs and wonders following, as the evidence of things that were not seen until now. Now those things that were not seen before are being shouted from the housetops, because testimony after testimony is being prepared for the heart that holds on.
You are being led along the path of righteousness for His Name’s sake You are learning every day not to fear, You are learning, more and more, to not only listen for His Voice, but you are developing a shrewd confidence that overcomes and overwhelms the wicked devices of the adversary, because now you know how he operates. Your adversary appears as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. But now you are fully persuaded that the Lion of Judah has not only arrived in your life, but He,has now become your shield, and your exceedingly great reward.
From this day on you will see that He Who began this good work in you, will complete it until the Day of Jesus Christ. He Who calls you is the Faithful One Who Promised; and He will do it. This is the strength that is above and beyond your natural strength. For the Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and find safety.