I saw an eagle soaring way up high and as I watched, I noticed the eagle circling and finally diving down, headed to capture prey.
What the eagle didn’t know, was a plan was set in motion to capture that eagle. There was set a snare of the fowler.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler,” Psalm 91:1-4 KJV.
The most dangerous place for eagles is if they are earth bound. Eagles are meant to remain in the high places soaring and nesting in high mountain crags and only earth bound for prey briefly. There is a danger for eagles though.
One of the main tactics to capture an eagle is to set a trap with a net covered by brush with appealing bait in the middle. The net is hidden from view around the trap site.
We beloved are to be like the eagle! We must come to understand the tactic of the enemy. The enemies goal is to keep us earth bound because that is the most vulnerable state to be in.
Why? We are to be like the eagle! We are to mount up on wings as eagles, to soar on the wind currents of HIS Word and to see with vision the panoramic view the LORD gives us when we soar.
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint,” Isaiah 40:31 KJV.
The enemy sets traps or snares of the fowler. His tactic is to catch men in his net. The enemy plans way in advance as he covers the trap and net putting luring bait out for its banqueting.
However, what is happening behind the scenes is this, the enemy is really there for the believers enticement and destruction.
The secret of the fowler is that he adapts snares because he knows the eagle is well adaptable to knowing his bait; this is due to quickly adapting his snare to the condition of the eagle.
Believers! The enemy knows our weak points. Be well conditioned by God!
The enemy uses all sorts of decoys, deceit and craftiness to capture the bird. Then once the eagle is caught, the enemy puts it in a cage for decoration to celebrate for all to gaze and revel like the Philistines did when they reveled at Samson’s capture, (Judges 16:25 KJV).
The LORD wants us to know our enemies and their tactics. Realize the enemy goes for the weak areas to entice and if we respond we might end up in a type of cage for all to see our mistakes and failures.
I saw an eagle way up high, and then it came down to where it would circle, and I noticed this was no ordinary eagle.
The eagle looked like it was on fire! The traps were set below by the enemy and they waited, yet this eagle looked extremely confident and had no doubts or fears.
The eagle swooped down at alarming speed and captured the prey and the net wrapped up, and it appeared they had caught the eagle, but this eagle was no ordinary eagle!
This eagle was on fire and it burnt up all the net that touched it and soon, with prey in claw, the eagle began to mount up again out of range of the enemy.
Beloved, this is but a healthy reminder to know your enemy and get prepared by spending quality time with the LORD through prayer, worship and HIS Word.
We are to be continually seeking to be filled with the Holy Spirit. By doing these things, it will prepare us for whatever comes.
We are not blind, but the enemy would like to damage your vision and destroy the things you do for God.
The enemy hates us and he is not playing games. This is not the time to lay down your armour and weapons or to be lax in prayer and study of God’s Word.
If you find you are in such a place, put on some worship and begin to seek the LORD and watch how HE equips you to destroy the works of the devil!
“Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth,” Psalm 124:6-8 KJV
“The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah,” Psalm 140:5 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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