If We Only Had a Brain!

July 13, 2015 |

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Amateur photographer Phoo Chan was “at the right place at the right time,” and fortuitously took the above photo of an American Crow riding an American Bald Eagle in the skies over Seabeck, Washington. The crow is shown “mobbing” the much larger eagle, an instinctive act to warn the predator to stay away from its nearby nest of baby crows. Chan believes the pesky crow eventually flew off because the eagle stayed strong and steady in its path and was not intimidated.

The American Bald Eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States of America because of its association with authority, statehood and strength, a symbol of governmental power since the Roman times. The Bible also uses eagles as symbols of strength, comparing them to his faithful who are able to soar higher than any other creature because their “wings” are able to catch thermal gusts, much like God’s Holy Spirit, that can propel them to unimaginable heights. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

Another unique quality eagles have is two sets of eyes; the first set their natural eyes, their second, protective eyes that enable them to navigate storms without damage to their natural eyes. As Christians, we have also been given two sets of eyes; the first to see the natural world, the second, the spiritual world and its gift of spiritual discernment. “Beloved do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1) We are taught to use our spiritual eyes and “see through” the false prophets, those spirits commanded by Satan, the father of lies.

The mother eagle also has a sharp eye and disposition for keeping her babies out of harms way by building her nest in the wilderness, sometimes high up in the clefts of cliffs, far away from mainstream society. There, the young learn to fly and hunt by observing their parents in a trait called “imprinting” or by imitating their parents. Just like eagle parents, Christian parents have a responsibility to impress upon their young God’s holy foundation and Commandments. “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” (Corinthian 11:1)

For those who are “eagles in name only,” whose pride and deceit has propelled them to dwell in lofty places, the Lord has a special message of warning;  “Your fierceness has deceived you, the pride of your heart, oh you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, who hold the height of the hill! Though you make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there.” (Jeremiah 49:16)

God offers no excuse for any Christian who chooses to be ignorant of the lofty prophets and dark-spirited bureaucratic “crows” who are riding on the backs of the American people, planning to make them road kill by delivering them into an alarming state of apostasy and eternal damnation! “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)

How much American flesh must be pecked at before the souls within awaken? Will our immoral, perverse, agnostic nation become ripe for the “plucking” in the not too distant future if we do not heed God’s many warnings? “But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the Lord.” (Jeremiah 12:17)

It is time these crow-like, scavenger politicians who are currently feasting on the bountiful blessings of America, be forced to scavenge for garbage instead; the disgusting scraps in public school lunchroom wastebaskets would be a great place to start! Putting an end to the biased, politically correct, gender and color “crowing” that exists in our leadership today appears to be a daunting task, but America’s revival could be just around the corner, from sea to shining sea, if a vast army of devout, Christian, “Scarecrows” would stand guard against the lies and refuse to capitulate to the evil doctrine; such a quick, peaceful solution… if the vast majority only had a brain! “If we only had a brain, we could think of things we never thunk before, and then we’d sit and think some more! We would not be just a nothin’ our head full of stuffin’, our hearts all full of pain.”

A big badge of courage for the cowardly would help as well; “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. (Isaiah 40:31)

Some bald eagles have leucism, a genetic mutation that affects feather pigment. A leucistic bald eagle can have patches of white feathers on its body and wings, giving it a mottled or speckled appearance. In my opinion, this mutated eagle is symbolic of the church referred to in Jeremiah 12:9 which speaks of a speckled bird that is being chased, the enemy trying to peck her to pieces. “Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.” Without repentance, Gods holy church will suffer judgement by divine permission.

“The Great Speckled Bird,” is a Southern Hymn written by the Reverend Guy Smith, based on Jeremiah 12:9 and speaks of the “crow-like mobbing” by the false prophets and churches against the true church. It also speaks of the rapture of his faithful remnant. Roy Acuff first recorded this song in 1936 and it quickly became one of the most famous songs in country music.

May God bless America and protect his faithful remnant, his devout “Scarecrows,” with a brain.

What a beautiful thought I am thinking
Concerning a great speckled bird
Remember her name is recorded
On the pages of God’s Holy Word

All the other birds are flocking ’round her
And she is despised by the squad
But the great speckled bird in the Bible
Is one with the great church of God

All the other churches are against her
They envy her glory and fame
They hate her because she is chosen
And has not denied Jesus’ name

Desiring to lower her standard
They watch every move that she makes
They long to find fault with her teachings
But really they find no mistake

She is spreading her wings for a journey
She’s going to leave by and by
When the trumpet shall sound in the morning
She’ll rise and go up in the sky

In the presence of all her despisers
With a song never uttered before
She will rise and be gone in a moment
Till the great tribulation is over

I am glad I have learned of her meekness
I am proud that my name is on her book
For I want to be one never fearing
The face of my Savior to look

When He cometh descending from heaven
On the cloud that He writes in His Word
I’ll be joyfully carried to meet Him
On the wings of that great speckled bird

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  1. Diana says:

    One of your best. It needs to wake up people especially Christians.

  2. Sharron says:

    A great way to start the day! Thank you Cynthia! I pray God’s own read and reflect on every word and perhaps open the eyes of those who are “luke warm.”