Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
The Eagle over America
July 29, 2008
The symbol of the eagle is firmly planted over the United States of America, for better or for worse. It is up to the nation, as to which direction it will go.
Benjamin Franklin was not a happy camper when the Bald Eagle was officially recognized as America’s national bird. He wished it had never been chosen to represent the country, for it was a bird of poor moral character, lazy and unwilling to fish for itself. It has been noted to watch the diligent little kingbird fishing for the support of its mate and young ones and then the eagle would pursue it to take its food away. It becomes a rank coward when the little bird boldly turns and drives it out of its district.
It was an interesting choice of comparison, which Franklin made between the eagle and the kingfishing bird. It was even more interesting to note how the kingfisher takes authority over the great, strong, wide-winged bird.
It would appear that the Bald Eagle is little more than a type of the wizard of Oz. When Dorothy actually confronted him, she discovered he was simply hiding behind a smoke screen and was nothing more than a whimpering, ineffectual old man trying to play the strong man, but powerless to do so.
Has the great eagle of the United States become powerless like the wizard of Oz because it has broken covenant with God? The Bible points us many times to God being like a Great Eagle, Who first describes Himself as such during the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt. He says that He bore them on eagle’s wings and brought them to Himself. The eagle is known to bear its young ones on its great and powerful wings until they are able to fly for themselves.
God was getting the nation ready to fly in covenant with Him, by declaring it would be a treasure above all the people of the earth; for the entire world is His. He promised it the prospect of the kingdom, in which the people would become His priests of a holy, spiritual nation. It was time to purify themselves and get ready for the third day, which, in prophecy, becomes the time in which we presently find ourselves.
God set specific boundaries around His holy mountain, which were not to be over-stepped for the sake of the people. He was preparing them to receive the Law, and it was imperative that the people hear the voice of God through the voice of His messenger.
We now move forward in time to Ezekiel, the prophet, who relates the parable of the two eagles. They are both two mighty birds of power, but, whereas one bears its little ones up on eagle’s wings until they each develop their own ability to fly alone, the other draws them together like the branches of a tree, which will utterly wither when the east wind touches them. Religion is the snare of this second great eagle, which has power in its wings to destroy. The winds of the East are the winds of religion. The two eagles represent the truth of God coming against the lies of religion, which was at the heart of man’s sin in the Garden of Eden.
Our God is a great God Who can be described like a great, golden eagle, which strengthens its own with love. When His own disobey and break covenant with Him, in His wrath, He will turn His people over to the power of the other great eagle. Only then is it granted the power to bring them down, either for chastisement or for final destruction, whichever the case may be. They will be judged, according to their own will and love for God as opposed to their love for other gods within His nation.
Satan is another name for the prince of the Babylonian system, the other great eagle with power in its wings to destroy and act as a purifier of nations. It is a ravenous bird, which feeds upon anything that is decaying and putrescent, for which purpose God sends it forth to sweep such things away from His nation.
As is described in Ezekiel, Israel was ever a foolish nation and a harlot, who turned away from God to pine for her lost life in Egypt (the nation, which represents the world). Now, for a second time, America, like Israel, looks to Egypt, the great eagle, for her strength instead of to her God Who holds the power of the covenant over her. This will arouse God’s wrath to the point He will turn her over to Babylon.
We saw the disaster, which came upon Israel centuries ago from this great eagle, leaving Jerusalem on fire and Israel in tatters with all of the riches placed in the vessels of the temple being carried away to Babylon in the process.
God is literally saying that if you choose the religions of the world over Me and the riches of this world and its world governments along with their gods, then I will turn you over to the modern-day empire of Babylon, the coming Revived Roman Empire and One World Order. God’s people are ostensibly the nation of Israel. In reality, they are spiritual Israel, the only single group of people who stand against a One World Order facing the spreading wings of the great eagle called Satan while resting under the wings of the great golden eagle, which is the symbol of God.
We move forward to the book of Revelation to see a beast rising up out of the earth, which has two horns like a lamb but speaks like a dragon, exercising all the authority of the first beast while causing the entire earth to worship the first beast that rose up out of the sea. This beast will require the entire world to take his mark, the mark known by the number 666, the number of man.
Is it not interesting that Germany has the symbol of the double-headed eagle over its nation? During the reign of Hitler it stood firmly over Germany with the swastika held in its claws. The swastika is a sign, which has its origin thousands of years before Christ as a symbol of sun worship and witchcraft. It has been used by Americans during WW1 as a patch on the sleeve of soldiers. It was Hitler, who turned it back to its evil origins as a sign of hatred and lately as a sign of anti-Semitism.
Going back to the prophecy of Ezekiel, the Lord does not desert His children, though they may desert Him. He promises to raise up a branch from the tallest cedar and will plant it on a tall and prominent mountain. Is this not the branch of the kingfisher of birds, which has no fear of the eagle? In fact, those He groups together will have the power to cause the great eagle to turn on its pinions and flee. Will the Kingfisher of men not give His faithful young kingfishers the same great power He gave to His early church of the first kingfishers of men called the apostles?
Which will it be, America? Will it be the eagle full of the boundless spirit of freedom in God’s Law and in covenant with Him? Or will it be that double-headed eagle bound by the destructive power of Babylon and the beast, formerly that serpent of old, which rose out of the sea that God had driven back at Creation? Will you hear the voice of the kingfisher as it cries out to those who have ears to hear?
This is the hour of decision and the choice is yours between a land of liberty, which God always wanted for His people, or a One World Order, which Satan always wanted for himself in which the whole world would worship him. If it is God you want to rule over you, then choose Him. If it is the Sauls, Ahabs, Trudeaus and Clintons you want, then choose them. Liberty belongs only to One and captivity belongs to the others.
“The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger and His wrath. All nations would say, ‘Why has the Lord done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?’ Then men would say: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt; for they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book. And the Lord uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day (Deuteronomy 29:23-28).’”
“If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it (Genesis 4:7).”