6 February 2014
Dear Friends and Partners,
Greetings, children of God. This morning we were thinking about what God has done for us, and the Holy Spirit brought us to the Book of Romans. The Apostle Paul wrote, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1&2 NKJV). Reading these words caused us to think about the “great” salvation that we have in Him and the liberty that God has brought into our lives.
We also were taken to the Book of Galatians where Paul wrote about his present condition in Christ. “I have been crucified with Christ (past), it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (present); and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20&21 NKJV). As we looked at these truths, we began to take great joy in our Jesus. The is a song that Eugene sang a long time ago that came sweeping into our hearts and the first line speaks of that joy, “There’s a great, great, joy in Jesus that I’m longing for you to know…”
That joy is not a temporary feeling but it is a lasting reality. The knowledge, that we are liberated from the sin and condemnation of the past, is not only overwhelming but it is a source of comfort and strength. The faith in which we live is strong and produces great confidence in God and, as a result, great confidence in our future. We believe that it is the desire of God to cause us all to know and understand that we have been birthed into His Kingdom, not as a temporary “fix,” but as a permanent reality.
Now we turn to the things that are ahead for Eagles Wings, Inc. You will notice from our calendar that Eugene will be traveling to the Ivory Coast for about ten days. Chris Holland, pastor of The Father’s House in Indianapolis, Indiana, will accompany him. They are expecting God to move powerfully in that nation. We ask you to be in agreement with them for safety and protection as they travel. In March we also plan to return to Quebec and Vermont.
As we have entered the final year of our fifth decade of ministry as a couple, we ask that you be in agreement with us concerning several decisions that we have before us. We can’t share everything, but one decision has to do with how we spend our time. Someone said, “Time Is Life,” and we know that to be true. However, God has spoken clearly that we need to spend time speaking into the lives and futures of our spiritual sons and daughters and we are seeking the proper strategy to do so.
We want to thank you again for the loving kindness that you have shown to us. It is our prayer that “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you; and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV).
Eugene & Sherry