I heard this phrase when I was praying a week ago and immediately I knew it was the title of my very first article for MAG. I do not admit that I readily understood it then and neither do I now but perhaps if I detail my journey in the last few weeks you and I may gain some Holy Spirit’s insight into what the word “FLY” means for us.
A few weeks ago I started to hear the words:
“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.”
Isaiah 60:1 NKJV
I did not hear them in a church… or let me rephrase that a bit; a Redeem church was having a crusade on “The Latter glory” in my street but it didn’t strike a cord in me until the next day when I was praying, the Holy Spirit broke out in prophecy on me and I began to interprete and scream “ARISE AND SHINE” – “ARISE AND SHINE”. He was giving me a command, not a suggestion. You could say that He was saying to me to ARISE AND SHOW UP! Which is something again Pst Sarah Omakwu said during Covenant Christian Centre women conference on BE!
It is a beautiful thing to know what kind of season you are in God and God had declared my own season in Tongues, interpretation and prophecy in my own personal prayer time. I had received the word and held on to it.
But few weeks later again He took it another notch higher. He said FLY. And again I received a prophetic word during a time of God’s heavy presence on me; and again He said “I would cause you to ride (FLY) upon the wings of the earth”. I asked Him: “do the earth have wings?”
He said yes, and He will show me that the earth have wings and He controls the wings of the earth.
No more walking.
No more running.
Now FLY. FLY. FLY.
Again I say that it is a beautiful thing to know what kind of season you are in God so you can know what you ought to DO.
Some of us have been looking for permission to move, permission to GO and the Lord says “now is the time to go, now is the time to FLY. Don’t be like the chickens who do not know that they have wings to fly”.
You may ask: but do I have wings to FLY?
He says that you do.
This is the secret:
“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 NKJV
It is a very funny and ironic thing when the Lord tells you to FLY and then the very next minute it seems like He is clipping your wings at the same time. But He is not. He is telling you the secret of flying. If you want to fly, then you would wait upon me. You would drink of me so you can mount on my wings like an eagle. You don’t have wings of your own to FLY but if you would wait upon me your wings would bud and sprout and you would FLY upon the places that I take you.
You want to FLY? Then wait upon me.
You want to ARISE? Then drink of me so you can arise with my light.
To drink, wait.
To FLY, walk with me.
My word to you is to FLY but you cannot do it without me. You have wings to fly but your wings can only sprout when they are attached to me.