Coming under the Wings of the Eagle

As we are led by the Holy Spirit into a new spiritual realm of space and time in Christ Jesus, which is like a green field, accompanied by an increase in spiritual understanding of government, it is important for us to decide at the point where we face apparent loss to enter into our good future (cf. John 10:9 i.c.w. Revelation 4:2-3).
John 10:9:
9 I (note: Jesus Christ) am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
Revelation 4:2-3:
2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald (not: green in its color) encircled the throne.
In order to be able to enter the good future, which involves going deeper into our promise, it is important that where we are confronted with bitter (note: challenging) circumstances, we are focused on the grace or favor of God in order to move in it. This grace goes hand in hand with the prophetic anointing, which contains an enlightened view of the things of the future.
Such a process is similar to the context of Jesus Christ when He was hanging on the cross and was only accompanied by various ‘Mary personalities’ (note: The name ‘Mary’ means ‘bitterness’) as well as by His disciple John (note: means ‘YAHWEH has favored.’) (cf. John 19:25-27).
John 19:25-27:
25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
The Filling of Prophetic ‘Void’
This situation reveals that our great shepherd Jesus Christ never leaves an empty place or prophetic/spiritual emptiness, but is committed to filling this place with the right person or revelation.
The term ‘prophetic void’ can be an indication of improperly functioning or insufficient prophetic coverage as protective relationship, and where there is a lack of official competent prophetic guidance due to the lack of the prophetic word.
In addition, a so-called spiritual void can also arise when areas have been cleansed of demonic powers and these have not been filled with spiritual revelation or the presence of the Holy Spirit (cf. Matthew 12:43-45).
Matthew 12:43-45:
43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.
44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.
45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
It is essential to make sure that the prophetic word is provided and present, as revealed in 2 Peter 1:19.
2 Peter 1:19:
19 We also have the prophetic message (note: prophetic word) as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark (note: dirty) place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Change of Focus and the Wings of the Eagle
If, with reference to the situation of Jesus Christ on the cross, we consider the various ‘Mary personalities’ to represent the church in its different phases of time (note: past, present, future) and John as the necessary potential of prophetic leadership in the sonship of God, it shows that we as the church should be prepared to change our focus according to the will of God.
This is about moving in accordance to the commission of Jesus from the cross into the realm of prophetic revelation and under the prophetic anointing that comes with favor and the guidance of God.
The prophetic anointing or the mantle of competent prophets can be described as an eagle’s wing, which means the protection of God and His guidance into the true freedom of the sons of God (cf. Exodus 19:4; Deuteronomy 32:11; Psalm 91:4 i.c.w. Romans 8:21).
Exodus 19:4:
4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.
Deuteronomy 32:11:
… 11 like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft.
Psalm 91:4:
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Romans 8:21:
… 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children (note: sons) of God.
The pair of wings of the great eagle, as mentioned in Revelation 12:14, may be an indication of the cooperative anointing of prophets within the Messianic bride/church, carrying the Messianic church into a higher spiritual realm independent of the serpent’s whereabouts (see Revelation 12:14-16).

Revelation 12:14-16:
14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.
15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.
16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

It is the prophetic revelatory power of God, related to the responsibility to the church, to lead her into the revelation of the Lord for this time and the time to come, so that she would be enabled to reign with revelatory power in Christ Jesus on earth (cf. Colossians 3:1-3).

Colossians 3:1-3:
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

‘Coming under the wings of the great eagle’ might imply entering under prophetic mentorship.

Jesus spoke of this importance by looking at the capital of Israel in His time as a man living on earth and calling for coming under His caring mentorship/guidance. In this context He specifically referred to the importance of the prophets (see Matthew 23:37).

Matthew 23:37:
37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.

Prophetic Mentorship

Prophetic mentorship means taking responsibility in the area of revelation to properly administer it in the body of Christ and to guide and train others in it.

This includes the Spirit-led training of those who sincerely desire to go deeper into the realm of revelation with a sincere heart.

It is important that a believer who desires to go deeper into the realm of revelation should look for a competent prophet/prophetess in order to enter and get trained in the prophetic presence. This implies long conversations, listening to and answering questions, as well as other needs for coaching, supervision and training. Structure and guidelines in mentoring can be helpful in this regard as well as selected teaching materials as good books dealing with prophetic/revelatory issues.

Protocol: Get under the Wing of the Mentor

Coming under the protective wings of prophets can be challenging in the beginning and because of the uncertainty of what is involved, the regarding person can even feel insecure. Once a believer has decided to come under the revelatory mantle of a prophet, he or she will find that this is accompanied by challenge and humility.

As to ensure effective prophetic leadership, it is advisable to make the policy of the respective prophetic ministry known and transparent to the ‘student/disciple’ before committing to it.

=> To get the best out of a prophetic mentorship, the following things should be considered
  • honesty in motives, actions, reactions, offenses and defending attitudes
  • questioning of own motives and showing oneself honestly, especially in view of required mentorship and their duties
  • discovering of fears, doubts, anger and resistance, sometimes even if they appear to persons in authority or have their origin in past experiences
  • asking oneself if selfish motives are present or if a real problem develops in the area of difficulty that should be promptly handled
These questions should be dealt with in need for mentoring:
  • Do I have the readiness to be successful or fruitful in Christ even if it costs a price? – Will it be pride, the ego and my own independence?
  • What is the expectation to get from the mentoring ministry and am I willing to invest into it?
  • Will I be faithful to the promised word towards the mentoring ministry and do I cultivate the readiness to finish successfully the time of prophetic training? <= (note: The text set in ‘=>’ is based on a part excerpt from the book ‘Church Prophets’ by Paula A. Price D. Min., Ph.D., pages 178-179)
According to that it is necessary to consider to what extent you want to devote yourself to training and mentorship in the prophetic context in order to be able to move in the increase of supernatural revelation and strategy in the end times by the Spirit of God.

It is no longer a matter of looking at oneself like a spectator in a tribune, but of going down and being trained to actively take one’s place in the Kingdom of God.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm