In a series of encounters recently, the Lord has been speaking to me about His eagles – those Believers and warriors who have taken the time to rest deeply in the Lord, heal, listen and prepare themselves for the future.
These eagles are trained to soar! Like great birds perched on the Master Falconer's arm, they are awaiting His signal and ready to be released.
I believe there will be a time very soon when these eagles will be corporately released. They will know by the Spirit what they are to do, both individually and in collaboration with each other. Their visionary leadership and heightened perspective in stormy times will be a great asset to the Body of Christ!
The Eagle Bride
In recurring visions, I saw the Lord's Bride in the form of a mature eagle, perfectly perched on His right arm. She was at rest, and she faced inward, not outward. She was looking intently into her Master's eyes, awaiting His commands.
Like a skilled master falconer, Jesus had found and trained this eagle at just the right time.
At her feet, I saw a dark rope – a "cord of compassion" that the Lord had used to rescue her, which became a "tether" to her when she flew. This cord did not restrict the eagle's freedom in any way, but symbolized the spiritual connection between His heart and hers: His in rescue; hers in flight.
Like every one of the Lord's eagles, I knew that she had her own testimony of redemption or rehabilitation. Her feathers were beautiful, soft and perfect; she had no wounds or flaws.
I knew from a previous vision that the eagle's hiddenness and subsequent emergence to maturity had gone almost unnoticed by the world. She was a skilled, obedient hunter who responded immediately to the Lord's voice.
Looking closely, I saw that the Lord had placed blinders over her eyes (like a falconer's hood) to calm and protect this eagle from the noise of change and the sudden sights of chaos happening around the world. He meant to keep the eagle from flying off too quickly to her demise.
While these blinders shielded the eagle from the warfare happening all around her, they did not prevent her from gazing at Him! The eagle's focus was completely on the Lord. It was her ability to seek Him first, above all, that kept her from being destroyed by mounting anxieties and battles taking place in the world around her (see Matthew 6:25-34.)
This eagle was abiding in the powerful place of stillness that Isaiah describes, where rest becomes salvation and trust becomes strength (see Isaiah 40:31).
As I experienced these encounters, I felt so strongly that they contained deep wisdom from the Lord. I saw that for some Believers at this time, REST could mean the difference between life and death. (Photo via Unsplash)
God is calling His eagle Bride to fix her gaze steadily on Him for two reasons: first, so that she is absolutely certain of who He is and her strengths in Him; second, to allow the fog of deceptive warfare to pass so that better strategic perspective can be gained.
"While Evil Men Run and Hide, the Righteous Are Going to Soar and Rise!"
In another prayer time, the Holy Spirit brought me into a new vision. He took me to the wilderness and showed me what appeared to be caves.
I saw that those who were plotting greedily for their own gain thought they were safe hiding inside the tunnels of these rocky caves. They were digging themselves deeper and deeper into darkness.
The Holy Spirit said, "While evil men run and hide, the righteous are going to soar and rise!"
I saw that those who were planning evil on the earth were encountering the fear of the Lord in such a measure, they were now running deeper and deeper into these caves created for their secret schemes. They thought they were protected, but as the judgments of the Lord increased, they cried out for the rocks to fall and hide them.
"I watched as He opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
"Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, 'Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of Their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?'" (Revelation 6:12-17)
I heard the Spirit say that earthquakes around the world are meant to be a sign that God is able to break open even the deepest recesses of the earth, exposing to all what has been maliciously hidden.
"I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places..." (Isaiah 45:3)
I saw hoarded "treasures" of the wicked inside these caves, stored up for one purpose yet designated for another! This was so that the righteous could know and rejoice in the Lord, their just and merciful King!
I heard the Lord say: "I am orchestrating a transfer of wealth from the wicked, even as I transform the righteous!"
Rescues and a Day of Reckoning
Isaiah describes a day of reckoning this way:
"For the LORD of hosts will have a day of reckoning against all who are proud and arrogant...that they may be degraded... And the idols will completely vanish... They [the stricken, deprived of all in which they had trusted] will go into the caves of the rocks and into the holes of the ground [fleeing] from the terror and dread of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty, when He arises to terrify the earth. In that day men will...go into the caverns of the rocks and into the clefts of the [ragged] cliffs [as they flee] from the terror and dread of the LORD..." (Isaiah 2:12, 18-21)
As I watched in the vision, I feared for those who chose to remain in such situations, yet I heard the Spirit say that there was still time for some to be rescued!
I saw the Lord Jesus walking through the wilderness and actively seeking those who were caught as victims of evil schemes, going into the caves Himself to pull them out. I felt the Lord's strong desire for us to continue to intercede as this reckoning and rescuing continues.
At the same time, I heard the Spirit say that those who have remained in the Lord and been purified will be safe in times of reckoning. Contrasting the righteous and the wicked, the Lord reminded me of Isaiah's words:
"Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, for they will eat the fruit of their [righteous] actions. Woe [judgment is coming] to the wicked! It shall go badly with him, for what his hand has done shall be done to him." (Isaiah 3:10-11) (Photo via Wikipedia)
Key Applications for God's "Eagles"
Like the master falconer, the Lord's desire is to continue to care for and nourish His waiting Bride, even as He breaks open evil plots and brings down corrupt leaders in every sector of our society.
Rest is meant to empower you, not limit you! A corporate empowerment for God's eagle Bride is coming. Use times of inactivity to feast on the Lord's goodness and replenish for future battles. Trust in the Lord's timing and await His signal to soar on fresh winds!
The eagle in this vision becomes stronger in her love relationship with Christ as she rests, holding on tightly with her "talons" around His arm. Her firm grip is meant to remind us of the Shulammite's, leaning on her beloved's arm as she emerges from the wilderness (see Song of Solomon 8:5)!
Allow the Lord to continue to feed and care for you as you gaze intently and only upon His face. I hear the Lord saying, "The direction of your gaze will determine the height to which you can soar!"
Know that God sees the ungodly, even in their obscure hiding places. He knows how to rescue those who are still trapped in captivity.
Understand that divine rescue missions are underway right now, even as holy reckonings occur. Wars, famines and earthquakes are simply indicators of the redemption and awakening being made available through Christ.
Pray for the captives who are still being rescued in mind, body and spirit. Nothing is too hard for God; no area is too "unreached" for Him to seek and find the lost!
May the Lord's Bride become that eagle untouched by terror, who arises only at Christ's command, clothed in the splendor of His majesty!
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:28-31)
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Deborah Perkins¬†is a seasoned prophetic author, speaker, and intercessor with more than 35 years of ministry experience across denominations. Her passion is to communicate God's heart for His people, equipping and restoring individuals to minister more strategically in the fullness of the Spirit of God. Through Bible teaching, Spirit-led prayer, and prophetic counsel, Deborah has mentored both ministry and marketplace leaders to deepen their relationship with God. After a radical, extended visitation with the glory of God, Deborah is now working to expand the House of Prayer movement, establishing sacred spaces for inner healing, personal retreats, and corporate worship gatherings throughout New England. She and her husband Kevan have three wonderful, grown boys, and love raising bees and chickens in their spare time. To connect with Deborah, visit HisInscriptions.com/Contact.
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