On the morning of December 31, 2020 I was asking the Lord what He was wanting to say for 2021 and I immediately went into a vision of an eagle and a hawk perched next to each other. The eagle moved its left leg to grab at the hawk’s right talon (positioned to the eagle’s left). My sense was that eagle was trying to slightly agitate the hawk, then I had a sense that eagle and the hawk were meant to be ‘working in tandem together’.
As I continued to do some practical research I found that typically eagles and hawks do not get along in the natural, though I already knew spiritually both have great positive meaning and significance, especially prophetically because of their keen eyesight. I also discovered eagles typically fly alone or with their mate and hawks will sometimes fly in flocks known as ‘kettles’. The differences in hunting technique was also significant, “Both eagles and hawks have keen eyesight which facilitates detection of food. Eagles fly and hunt their prey in the air and carry it in the claws to the nearest perch where they will tear it apart and eat. Hawks often hide in the trees until potential prey appears. Once the prey is detected, hawks rapidly leave their perches and attack by using the element of surprise.” (www.softschools.com). We know that eagles soar higher than hawks mostly due to wing span, though after reading about their hunting strategies it was more clear to me that the Lord is wanting to use the strength of the eagle and the hawk to work together as both have different strengths and ‘territories’ of air.
I believe this year the Lord will unify the prophets from different streams and camps like we haven’t seen before (a theme that was in several of the prophetic words I released last year), to work together to capture ‘prey’ (our adversaries and the enemies strategies) and it will be through the unity of same offices first within the body and eventually greater unity within the fivefold. The eagle and the hawk are both raptors belonging to the same family though different species. Eagles are known for their strength and muscular legs- I believe the eagle will strengthen the other camps of prophets and five fold. It may feel like agitation at first, but they will strategize and work together expose and ‘hunt’ the Lord’s enemies.
Finally, “Eagles have a wingspan of 8 feet, while most hawks have a wingspan of less than 5 feet.”. The number eight representing restoration and new beginnings, and the number five representing grace, I believe the wingspan’s are symbolic of the depths and heights the Holy Spirit will take us in this next season. The Holy Spirit revealed another reason why the eagle agitated the hawk was because He was using the eagle to broaden the wingspan of the hawk to grow into the full measure of 5 feet that would enable the hawk to soar to higher heights. Similarly to iron sharpening iron, there is a growth process and while there is a grace for the restoration of all things, there is a specific grace for the restoration, new beginning and growth of the 5-fold that will be ignited in growing pains and propelled by unity. “As iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].” Proverbs 27:17 AMP
Going Low In The Fear Of The Lord
On January 8, 2021 I had a vision of coal being touched to the mouth of the prophets like Isaiah and simultaneously heard, “may the fear of the Lord be restored to your hearts”. On the 1st month of the year and on the 8th day the Lord time stamped the vision with Scripture from Isaiah 6: 1-8 ; six being the number of man, one meaning the first or beginning, eight representing restoration and eight is the wingspan from the eagle mentioned above; I believe the Lord is saying the restoration of man can only first be completed when his heart and lips are cleansed. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the Spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus and both lead us unto holiness. Clean hands and pure hearts will lead us into the longing of encounter and experience and will open our eyes to receive His beauty. To ascend the hill and soar higher we must first go low in worship, in reverence, and in the fear of the Lord. (Psalm 24). There is a new beginning for the prophetic movement that will be established in the fear of the Lord.
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw [in a vision] the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted, with the train of His royal robe filling the [most holy part of the] temple. Above Him seraphim (heavenly beings) stood; each one had six wings: with two wings he covered his face, with two wings he covered his feet, and with two wings he flew. And one called out to another, saying, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is filled with His glory.” And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, and the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said, “Woe is me! For I am ruined, Because I am a man of [ceremonially] unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said, “Listen carefully, this has touched your lips; your wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing] is taken away and your sin atoned for and forgiven.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”” Isaiah 6:1-8 AMP
Soaring Above The Storm and Landing By Faith
The prophets who are willing to be purified will be sent, and are being prepared for greater ascension. January 14, 2021 I was in a worship service and went into a vision where I saw a lone eagle perched. Then I looked again and he had circular flat ‘blinders’ or blacked out goggles on. Connected to the sides of the goggles were long metal attachments that had tires on the bottom of each one, similar to what you would see on a plane when it lands. When I first asked the Lord about it He gave me the Scripture in 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight”, then He showed me that He was taking the eagle or the “prophets” to a higher level and He said the goggles were for protection. Protection from debris of storms and protection as the eagle’s eyes were not yet acclimated to the atmosphere as he ascended into new and higher levels.
The Lord then began to say that many are dependent on their gift of seeing, but this is a time to be completely dependent on Him! The mature prophets will use the storm’s wind to lift themselves higher, as does the eagle, and will ascend above the clouds. Even the strongest and most seasoned prophets are being called to blindly and trustfully flow in the wind of the Spirit. An eagle is disoriented when he can not see and will sometimes even faint when it’s eyes are covered, but the Lord declares Isaiah 40:31 over you – It is in the waiting upon Him and in the mystery of the unknown you will be strengthened and not become faint. The breathe of Lord will carry you, it will be by the wind of the Spirit you will ascend, and the wind of the Spirit will safely land you. The date stamp for this vision was 1.14, and according to biblestudy.org the number 14 implies a double measure of spiritual perfection (2×7=14).
As three is the number of the Spirit, I believe the Lord is giving us three themes to take away from the above three visions:
- He is bringing together and unifying prophetic circles, the Church body, the five-fold and sharpening the gifts.
- He is purifying, cleansing and restoring the fear of the Lord to prophetic voices.
- He desires to take the prophetic movement to new and uncharted territory and through testing and dependance completely on Him we will land safely into the new thing in which He is calling us into. The goal of ascension is to encounter the Lord and His glory face to face.