The Nest Is a Place of Maturing and Developing ~
Don’t Leave it Too Soon!
“And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living,”Luke 15:12.
This afternoon as I was going through my house, I saw a baby bird with little or no fur on its body.
It had no feathers whatsoever and it looked as though it has just been hatched and I could not tell if it was dead or alive.
This poor baby bird looked vulnerable and it looked as though it had no one to watch over it.
It was though it had for some reason or another fallen from its nest with no one to shelter it until it was old enough to fly on its own.
Revelation and Application
As I lay in bed on last night the LORD said to me, “Know whose you are and who you belong to!”
I have been meditating upon the LORD as He began to unfold what He was saying to me in this hour.
As I rose on this morning I kept feeling like God was trying to tell me something and as He begin to speak to me that many who have become born-again Christians are like this baby bird, they have done Romans 10: 9,
“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
But beyond that, they have not grown or developed in any way as mature Christians.
They are like the baby bird I saw in the dream, with no growth or maturity; naked and vulnerable for the false prophets and other false doctrines.
Without a mother bird to help them to mature (train/ activate/ birth) they are likely to die of starvation, or to be even be eaten by the opposition and even devoured by other predators by the elements of Mother Nature.
The LORD begin to say to me that many of the people of God are like unto this poor baby bird they have been born again but they have not been transformed into the beautiful bird that God wants them to be.
No doubt this bird was an eagle I saw in the dream. But without any feathers to cover its poor body you would have thought it was a vulture; instead of an eagle.
The LORD said to me that this poor baby bird was not strong enough to be taught or trained by anyone, because it had no nesting or any way to survive without its Mother to train and to teach it the survival skills that it needed in the Kingdom of God.
Remember, a baby bird is classified as either a nestling or fledgling, depending on its age.
A nestling is a very young baby bird that doesn’t have much feathering.
But a fledgling is older than a nestling, and has more feathers. But does not yet know how to use his wing feathers to fly.
Nestlings should not be out of their nests, since they are unable to fly or grip a perch.
• Nestlings are altricial, meaning they are completely dependent on their parents and must stay in the nest(Like the people of God those whom God is calling to salvation, and as prophets, seers etc.)Song birds and perching birds are born as altricial chicks.
• Fledglings tend to look a little scruffy overall, (©Wikipedia).
I believe that God is saying that many of His people are naked, vulnerable and they are trying to function as an innocent bird in the kingdom of God without any coverings, mentors, midwives and are walking without any kind of accountability (fallen out the nest) and or covering in this season which is dangerous.
God has never called the people of God to remain (isolated/ alone) in the basic state of salvation when it comes to confessing and forsaking sin, but we are called to go through a process of transformation. From glory to glory!
Unless we remain under the wings of the Mother bird (Christ and other spiritual leaders God has assigned you) we are likely to suffer malnutrition and even death because we lack proper (nourishment) covering and accountability.
There are so many who are calling themselves prophets, seers etc., and it is hard to identify who they are in this season, because like this poor baby bird you cannot identify if they are vultures, buzzards or eagles, because they have failed to go throw the process (growth/maturity) of being trained like most birds who stay under their mother (father) until they are old enough to fly solo on their own.
Even, Christ had accountability!
His parent came seeking for him and thought he would be doing his daily chores, but he could not be found. And he said unto them, how is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
He stayed under the covering of his parents until the spirit led him to go out on his own, and then God had John the Baptist and other to prepare the way for his coming to be announced to the world as the Messiah, (Luke 2:41-52)
There are so many birds in the Kingdom and it is so important in this season that they are identifiable as either good or evil birds.
How can we know which bird you are unless you remain under the care of those whom God has placed you under?
Falling out the nest is a dangerous thing in this season.
The Holy Spirit is speaking and He is warning the body of Christ to begin to try the spirit to see whether many of these birds are actually who they say that they are in this season (1 John 4:1).
Maybe you have been kicked out of the nest of no fault of your own either way, I believe that God is going to place many who are out of the nest, under someone who will care for you. He will not allow the prey to devour you!
Come on somebody, in order to know the type of bird (coverings) this was, the first thing you will need to do is to observe its behavior.
If it quacks like a duck, then it’s a duck, if it has a neck like a vulture and a bald head, you know it is definitely a vulture!
A tree is known by the fruit that it bears! For, I hear God saying, “A good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his hear brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:43-45)
For I hear God saying that many like that poor baby bird, have left the nest (their children have been abandoned) way too soon and they are trying to survive on their own.
He said your feathers have not even begun to grow, you have no wings, and you have not even been taught how to survive among the prey.
If you do not remain under a mature Mother or Father in the Kingdom, you are likely to be devoured by other elements of Mother Nature like this poor baby bird whom I saw, who had fallen from its nest.
I could not tell if it was dead or alive. It was so weak and helpless that it just lay there in its bare naked skin, no doubt cold, lonely and without a covering, waiting to be devoured by the enemy.
Yes, Christ is our true covering, but even after Christ becomes our covering we still need others that we can fellowship with and who will pray with us and for us when we become weak like this poor bird out of its nest.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up, (Ecclesiastes 4:10).
Come on somebody, we need one another!
For, God is saying, “The elders which are among you I exhort. I am also an elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed.
Feed the flock of God (the young, innocent, vulnerable) which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, (willing to love and to protect them; even with your life) but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.
And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Likewise, ye younger, (still on milk in the nest) submit yourselves unto the elder.
Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:1-5).
Because, a covering is one who intercedes and stands in the gap for the vulnerable, innocent and are those who consults with God on your behalf who is there to keep the prey away.
They do not take the place of the true Shepherd, but will encourage you to hear the voice of God and are not there to teach you one day to fly on your own in order to complete both your journey and destiny in Christ Jesus.
No, they will never abuse the baby bird by kicking them out the nest too soon, but are there to protect them from harm and abuse of the enemy!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!