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Eagles and Chickens

 Ern Baxter

Eagle Christians



 Joyce Meyer

Eagles and Chickens


  1. Master fliers    
  2. Master fishermen   
  3. Fly alone   
  4. Live on higher ground   
  5. Extremely bold, courageous, and powerful   
  6. Majestic   
  7. Mate for life   
  8. Very patient   
  9. Have two sets of eyes   
  10. Nest are built in the wilderness   
  11. Noticeable from a distance as a result of contrasting color patterns  

Eagles are some of the largest and most majestic of all birds, a symbol of power, courage, and immortality. Their wings can span as much as 8 feet. Huge wings allow them to glide a long way. An eagleĀ“s huge wings carry it high in the air, where it searches the ground for food. Eagles have sharp eyesight. Their eyes, eight times sharper than humans, can see a rabbit two miles away or a fish far below. When the eagle spots food, it folds its wings and drops suddenly, swiftly, and silently from the sky. Some eagles are strong enough to fly away while clutching an animal as large as a small lamb. The eagle's nest is high in a tree or on a rocky ledge where it cannot be reached by other animals. This is necessary because young eagles stay helpless for a long time. One to three down-covered babies hatch and remain in the nest from 50 to 100 days. The nest is often used by the same pair of birds year after year. It is made of sticks and lined with grass and leaves. Each year the birds add new material to the nest. The largest known nest ever measured was 20 feet deep and 9.8 feet across weighing more than a ton. Eaglets are born quite helpless but they gain strength by playing tug-of-war with sticks. They learn to fly by hovering over the nest. They are coaxed out of the nest by food dangled beyond their reach. Those afraid to leave the nest are finally pushed out. But the mother eagle swoops below them and allows them to rest on her back when they get tired.

Eagle symbology

Gathering God's people to Himself

Exodus 19:4 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself.

Deuteronomy 28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

2 Samuel 1:23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided:they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Jeremiah 4:13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles Woe to us! for we are spoiled.

Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.

Habakkuk 1:8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far;they shall fly as the eagle that hastens to eat.

Job 9:25-26 Now -my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. 26They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hastens to the prey

Prophetic Symbology

Daniel 7:4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings. I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.


Ezekiel 17:1-4 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel; And say, Thus says the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar: He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants.

Young being borne on wings of eagles

Deuteronomy 32: As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, taketh them, beares them on her wings

Renewed youth

Psalms 103:5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things;so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's

Flying toward heaven/nesting in heights: 

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings;they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Jeremiah 49:16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, You that dwells in the clefts of the rock, that holds the height of the hill:though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there, says the LORD.

Obadiah 1:4 Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make her nest on high?

Feasting on carcasses:

Job 39:28-30 She [eagle] dwells and abides on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. From there she seeks the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.

Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Matthew 24:28 For wherever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

LORD bringing destruction/judgment:


Jeremiah 48:40-42 For says the LORD; Behold, He willl fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab. Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he has magnified himself against the LORD.


Jeremiah 49:22-26 Behold, he will come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day will the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. Damascus is grown feeble, and turns herself to run, and fear has seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy! Therefore her young men will fall in her streets, and all the men of war swill be cut off in that day, says the LORD of hosts.


Hosea 8:1 Set the trumpet to your mouth. He will come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.


LORD renewing strength:


Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles; they will run, and not be weary; and they will walk, and not faint.


Woman taken to wilderness and saved from the dragon


Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.


Non-symbolic passages about eagles:


Creatures with four faces:


Ezekiel 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.


Ezekiel 10:14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.


Beasts in heaven at the throne:


Revelation 4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.


Eagle Renewing


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