“The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground. Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord” – (Obadiah 3:4).
I have a sermon on my site called “Godly Doves” and I tried to raise the humble dove to his rightful exalted place in God’s word. The dove is the symbol of the holy spirit, the third person of the Trinity. The abominable eagle typifies the evil, unclean (Lev.11:13), worldly, exalted spirit and the dove is a Godly, clean, humble bird. The eagle is a high-flying, proud, exalted killer, a bird of prey and the dove a low-flying, humble bird on the ground – (Pigeons and doves are the same bird). Proud eagle people won’t repent of their sins and get saved, it’s the humble dove people who get saved and born again. As it is written in (I Pet.5:5) “And be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” Only the dove of all the birds shed his blood for sacrifice of sin in the Old Testament. And God has exalted the humble dove to preeminence over all other birds and given it a name above every bird.
The bald eagle is our national bird. It’s
picture is on the great seal on the
No nation has exalted itself as high as
The proud eagle is called the king of birds
and is the symbol of empires that prey upon weaker nations. The
Our American Indians called them “War
Eagles” because they preferred eagle feathers for war bonnets. In (Deut.28:49)
We especially see the exalted war eagle with empires in the bible that go forth conquering other nations and shed blood like a beast of prey and a bird of prey. In (Dan.7:4) the Babylonian Empire is prophesied “The first was like a lion and had eagle wings…” In fact it points directly to Emperor Nebuchadnezzar whom God turned into a beast because of his proud exalted life – “The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen: and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagle’s feathers, and his nails like bird’s claws” – (Dan.4:33). I believe this scripture points to the beast of Revelation – a man with the heart of a beast – a cruel and evil man. He will be the final world emperor of New Babylon just before Jesus comes back. He will be proud and exalted like an eagle. I believe the U.S. is the New Babylon of (Rev.18) and we are now wearing the war bonnet of eagle feathers of our west and acting like heathens conquering and invading nations as an empire and not a republic. A proud exalted war eagle – amen. “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased…” – (Matt.23:12).
The Babylonian Empire is pictured in (Ezk.l7) as an eagle atop the cedar tree as again we see exalted war eagles. “A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colors, came unto Lebanon and took the highest branch of the cedar” – (Ezk.17:3) It does not take great imagination to see the war eagle nation of the U.S.A. in the same exalted way with unprecedented weapons of mass destruction to destroy the world. We make the eagles of Rome and Babylon pale by comparison especially with our airplanes and missiles flying swiftly like eagles.
It gives me great heaviness of heart to preach these truths but preach it I must as God’s watchman in these end times. It’s much easier to preach against other nations rather than against my own nation that I love. I fear for our nation as I see signs of pride and wealth and corruption and see our country decaying rapidly. Corruption in the Imperial presidency and congress with millions of dollars of lobbying money bribing these public officials. And our nation using our weapons to kill people in many places worldwide, not in defense but in offense as conquerors. We are engaged in an never-ending war on terrorists and we’ve become the greatest terrorist of all. We have now conquered Iraq, Babylon of old and the U.S rules it with a 150,000 soldiers and we’ll use this as a threat to other nations who will not obey us and our power politics. Proud, exalted, Babylon – U.S.A. will fall – “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” – (Prov.16:18). The great bald eagle is about to fall from its lofty position on the highest branch of all nations.
The Lord Jesus came the first time as a humble dove and the sacrifice for sin on Calvary. He’s coming back soon as an exalted eagle flying in the heavens with an army on white horses in power and great glory as King of Kings over the whole earth – (Rev.19:11-21). “And he that shall humble himself shall be exalted” – (Matt.23:12).
Jesus prophesied of his second coming as a “Gathering of eagles” – “For wheresoever the carcase is there will
the eagles be gathered together” – (Matt.24:28). All the military war
eagles of the nations will be gathered together to make war against Christ’s
second coming, led by the beast. Then the eagles and other birds of prey will
feast upon the corpses of these soldiers who lost the battle of Armageddon –
(Rev.19:17,18). And some of these soldiers will have eagles on their uniforms.
God’s eagles of prey will feast upon the eagle soldiers of prey as their just
punishment and the bald eagle of the
The people of the
You must repent of your sins and have faith
in Christ for remission of sins – “Testifying
both to the Jews and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith
toward our Lord Jesus Christ” – (Acts.20:21). Humble yourself like a dove –
don’t be proud like an eagle. Be like
Don’t be an Exalted Eagle
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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