The picture is of a young juvenile eagle.
As I saw it for the first time, I heard The LORD say, “Stop a moment! I want to show you something that may help My People understand My Plans!”
“Look at this baby eagle. He isn’t even full grown yet! Look at his great wings — those flight feathers!
This baby can already fly anywhere, soar to great heights, and although he may not yet have the skill to stoop, or dive, on his prey, he can ascend the heights as well as explore the depths.
Now look at his beak, his mouth. He can already make a lot of noise — prey will hide when they hear him calling.
That beak can already prepare his meals. His beak, his mouth, is fully developed and capable of everything his elders and more experienced eagles can do!
His eyes too are fully developed and can spot a small creature from many hundreds of feet away. He can see things you would need a telescope to see!
Now look at those talons. Fully developed, fully capable, and more to the point, fully functional too!
Now — is there anything an adult eagle can do which is beyond the capability of this youngster?”
I was silent for a moment so The LORD continued, “The only thing lacking here is practice and experience!
Sure, he will be a little clumsy trying to do certain things, but with time and practice, he will learn many, if not all the tricks of the trade that make an eagle what he is — an eagle!”
Now, it doesn’t take too much genius to work out the analogy this picture is presenting to us! It’s near enough the same with most species — the juveniles; the young who have fledged and shown they can do many things an adult can do, are only a few short learning phases short of being a fully fledged adult, in development if not experience.
The LORD broke into my thoughts. “So it is with Homo sapiens. The juveniles can do everything an adult can do.
So with the young in the Church today, they are no less capable of everything the adults can do — perhaps with training, perhaps with a little experience, but nevertheless they are able to do what you adults can do.
They learn many things by imitation — this is no different. When The Holy Spirit falls on a youngster, that youngster becomes capable of doing, or exercising, every gift The Holy Spirit gives them.
No they’re not experienced, but they are so eager to learn!
When I give My Spirit to a youngster, it’s for them to use — not to stand back and admire, and certainly not for adults to tell them to sit down and keep quiet!
It’s for the adults to encourage and teach — and listen/ take heed! It’s been said many times and with great truth, junior people do not get a junior baptism of The Holy Spirit.
They get the same baptism as everyone else!
When I prophesy that children and young people shall lead the coming revival, even under the wisdom and mentoring of older folk, I tell you, it’s NOT for discussion, it’s NOT for leadership to control or tell them what they can or cannot do!
It’s for wise leadership to encourage and counsel them as they begin their journey into revival.
It’s for wise leaders to guide, teach, and if necessary correct. For, I tell you, this shall be a revival of all ages led by the younger generation and shepherded by the older generation — many of whom have prayed for over 50 years for this time, this coming Revival!
The LORD concluded, “I The LORD have spoken! Let he who has ears hear, and he who has discernment, discern!
My Words are a light for your path and wisdom for you to heed!”
I’ve heard of children as young as 7 or 8 being baptised in Holy Spirit, as young as 4 prophesying and speaking in tongues. (Actually, there are records of babies of 2, or even less, prophesying!)
May the young eagles, the young lions, and all young people bless us during this coming season. Isn’t it exciting to be alive at such a time as this?
Eagle Image © Tina Nord at Pexels
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.