14. But the woman was supplied with the two wings of a giant eagle, so that she might fly from the presence of the serpent into the desert (wilderness, to the retreat) where she is to be kept safe and fed for a time, and times, and half a time (three and one-half years, or twelve hundred sixty days). Amp.

I believe this is the 3rd Woe from verse 12. That is the wrath and the hardest time. She is Jerusalem and God’s elect. She has been given the two wings of a giant eagle that she might fly away and be at rest. This is the Presence of God from the power of the Holy Spirit. She must decide whether she will take them up and use them or not. We always have the option to be filled with the Spirit or to let it drain out in times of sin, doubt and unbelief.

She is not raptured away but given the power to fly to the wilderness. If she were not on this earth, she would not be in a wilderness. The wilderness is a place of learning to trust in the Lord through trials. She is still in battle but is victorious as she mounts up with the wings of eagles.

We can learn from the eagle and how they live. They do not go in flocks. They build their nest way up high. They live a very long time. When they fly, they are known to fly very high with great power close to God. Their wings are so very large and strong. We are to see what the Holy Spirit is saying to us.

2 Corinthians 3:18 we have been given the opportunity to behold the Lord and be changed from glory to glory. This is the power we need that will lift us up out of the earthly realm into presence of God. We must make this a practice. We must take up these two wings of the Spirit that come to us in our times of prayer and worship.

We come into His presence as we are thankful and cleansed from our sins. Then we must learn how to rise above all the devil would throw at us along the way. We must keep our eyes on Jesus and the good He promises to give. Anxiety and fear will drag us back down to the earth where the 3rd Woe is being poured out. The wilderness is where she is safe.

The serpent tries (in verse 15) to pour out every evil thing he has to drown her. But she is protected from the flood of trouble he spouts off at her by the earth. The serpent is then furious and sets off to wage war on her descendants, (verse 16).

I believe she is in her safe place and will continue her last days praying for her descendants who are now being attacked by the serpent.

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

I believe what makes the Bride of Christ different than other saints through the years is her waiting for the Beautiful Bridegroom to return. Waiting is a fertile place and hard to endure. But look at the reward! The Best!



3 thoughts

  1. Thank you for causing to reflect on the characteristics of an eagle.
    They fly high in altitudes where common birds are not comfortable to fly.
    This is powerful, even the revelation about given wings to enter into God’s rest its very refreshing.
    It’s amazing that we have to make an effort to enter is his rest for a canal mind its difficult to understand.


      1. Jesus used to teach people giving them illustrations about animals,trees and their characteristics and the mind has a way of decoding the message in a unique way.
        That’s why parables are there.
        Indeed this was powerful!

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