This message appeared in the second issue of "THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM" several years ago. It was reprinted by permission of the House of Prayer, Springfield, MO. You may have heard of controversy concerning the author and also George Warnock - we do not accept everything either says including the Manifested Sons of God teaching, which has arisen in some quarters with unfortunate results. It is always well to check out everything you hear by the Word of God, but this is a seminal message we believe is well worth reading that encourages the saints to reach up higher, and we know it will bless you.

The late Bill Britton was the founder and Pastor of the House of Prayer in Springfield, Missouri. He has been well known for his courageous exposition of Bible truth in the area of a higher walk for Christians, taking all the limits off what can be accomplished in the Church now. A summation of this might be that the Lord is coming for a victorious Church to be His bride, not for one that is hanging on by its fingernails to be "taken away".

THE WAY OF EAGLES
by Pastor Bill Britton

Thunderheads rolled ominously over the Western hills, as the lightning bolts streaked across the sky. In a lush green valley below, two birds together in a barn lot reacted in different ways. Appearing similar in some ways, the birds were actually as different as day and night. The chicken, with her head down and her beak busy in the trash of the barnyard, stepped up her pace as she scratched among the debris and filth searching for grub-worms, scraps, and bits of corn. Knowing that time was short, that she would soon have to take refuge in the safety of the barn, she worked frantically to get a meal before the full fury of the storm struck.

Quite strange was the appearance and actions of the other bird. He sat on a fence post, his head lifted to the sky and his sharp piercing eyes searching among the clouds. He stretched his wings lazily, and gusts of wind almost lifted him from his perch. It was a thrilling sight to see the magnificent wingspread, and it was easy to see that the feathers of his wings that had once been clipped back to prevent him from flying away, had once again grown to their full length. It was obvious that this bird was not a chicken.

EAGLE IN CAPTIVITY

On a mountain peak far above the farm, the farmer had taken an egg from the nest of an Eagle, He had placed it under a sitting hen and hatched it out with a brood of little chickens. With much patience he had raised it and tried to tame it and make a domestic bird out of it. But from the very first it had not fit in with the routine of the chicken lot. It walked alone, for it found no fellowship with the other little chicks nor the hen. And tho from the day it hatched out it had known no environment but the domestic life about it, yet from deep within something of the wild, free nature of the eagle cried out that this was not home. As it grew larger, its wings had been clipped. Unable to fly, it sat in the barnyard daily, looking upward... its body confined to earth, but its heart in the sky. Not knowing why, unable to explain, yet knowing that there was a constant call from within to rise to greater heights in heavenly places above.

RISING ON WINGS OF THE STORM

The young eagle stretched the wings the farmer had failed to keep clipped, and as he did so his eyes caught sight of another great eagle riding on the wings of the wind, high above the storm clouds. At that moment his ears caught the sound of a sharp, piercing cry from the eagle in the sky. Suddenly a gust of wind caught under his outstretched wings and lifted him from the post. With a shrill scream of victory and freedom, he left the barn lot forever and soared into the sky to meet those of his own kind.

THE EAGLE SAINTS

Beloved, I hope you can see what I'm getting at. I'm not the least bit interested in eagles or any other kind of birds just for their own sake. And neither is God, but he sure has a lot to say about eagles in the Bible. And what He has to say is very significant in relation to his saints, the Body of Christ, those who are called to the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Eagles are symbolic of a certain class of Christians. "But they that wait upon the Lord... shall mount up with wings as eagles" (Isaiah 40:31). The "mounting up" process is important and necessary to the Sons of God who are to be caught up to the throne of God, conformed to the image of the Son of God to rule and reign with Him forever. But it only comes to those who will wait in His Presence until the Glory that shines from His face changes them from the image of the earthly into the image of their heavenly King. Not everyone who enjoys the blessings of God's grace and who believes in Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls will destroy the idols of earth that stand in the temple of their hearts, and pay the price to go on with God to the heavenly places. But God has predestined those whom He hath foreknown, and He has purposed that His glory shall be manifested in them. What opportunity! What glory! What a high calling! Praise God for His unsearchable riches, and for His love and mercy to the sons of men!

CHICKENS OR EAGLES

Chickens also are symbolic of people. The only time chickens are referred to in the Bible, Jesus used them as a type of those people in Jerusalem who could not hear his message nor heed His call. They traveled in crowds, in broods, and they were earthbound. They kept their eyes upon the things of this world, scratching out a bare existence, and never lifted their heads to see Him who is from above. They ate the handouts that were cast to them, and searched greedily in the crowded barn lot for more to fill their bellies, much of it unclean. For the chicken is by nature an unclean bird, and will eat dead things and unspeakable filth. They are bound to their existence on the right and to the left by fences, and are satisfied, but not the eagle... for he has inherited a nature that cannot and will not survive in the confining captivity of the barnyard fowl. To be happy and to fulfill his purpose in life, he must be free to soar in the wide open spaces among the clouds of heaven. It seems lonely up there, for there are not many who will dare to rise to such heights, but the eagle does not care, for it is not in his nature to mingle with the multitudes or the majority.

CHARACTERISTICS OF EAGLE SAINTS

There is much we can learn about our heavenly calling as we consider what the Bible says about eagles. Deuteronomy 32:11 tells us how the young eagle gets his introduction to the practice of soaring in the heavens. Let the eagle saints hear carefully. It says that the mother eagle "Stirreth up her nest", "flutteredth over her young", "spreadeth abroad her wings", and "beareth them on her wings". The time has come when the young eagle must leave the nest and strike out on his own. But looking down from the dizzy heights of the mountain peak, he is not ready to begin such a new and dangerous enterprise. He has "not passed this way before", and he is reluctant to start out. So the mother eagle begins making things uncomfortable for him in the nest.

The nest is so soft, so safe, so comfortable, and he is satisfied to remain there. None of this business of "trying out your wings" for him. So the mother eagle "stirs up the nest". She tears up his soft bed, breaks the twigs until the jagged ends stick out. In other words, she begins to make life very miserable for him in the place that once had seemed so nice.

Oh, saints of God, does it seem that God is dealing harshly with you? Is He tearing up your soft, comfortable nest? Does the place in God that once met such a need in your life now seem rough, tight, and uncomfortable? What is happening? The Lord is getting ready to push you off into heights you never dreamed of. Does the jagged edges of that which once was such a comfort to you now stab you with grief and pain. Have you been wondering what the trouble was, and perhaps doubt that you were even in the will of God? Doubt no longer, but expect in faith for the next great work of God to come forth in your life. It is not the wrath of God trying to destroy you. It is the love and wisdom of our God making you willing to take another big step in the plan and purpose of God for His Church. We, by nature, love security. So the Lord has to make us utterly sick of our "nest" in order to make us willing to launch out into pioneer spiritual journeys in the heavenlies.

THE FLUTTER OF WINGS

Still the young eagle does not leave the torn up nest. So the mother eagle begins to "flutter over her young". In other words, she begins beating him with her wings. The wings under which he once hid from all danger now have become his greatest enemy, it seems. What a terrible turn of events. To escape those terrible wings, he hops upon her back. Where she goes now, he will go. For the nest has ceased to be the safe, warm home it once was. See the mother eagle now as she soars high into the sky, with the little eagle hanging on for dear life. High above the clouds she goes, and suddenly, without warning, she dives out from under the little eagle, leaving him hanging on nothing. He screams with fear as he tumbles through the air, but instinctively his wings stretch out and begin trying to catch the air. Down, down, down, he falls as his untried wings fail to function enough to hold him up. When it looks like all hope is lost and he is about to crash on the rocks below, the mother eagle swoops under him and bears him up on her wings. Glory to God, what a relief! Back into the heights of heaven they soar...on her wings. What a glorious feeling! But just as he thinks all is well and he is sitting on top of the world, the bottom drops out again. And the process starts all over again. This time his wings begin to operate a little better, become a little stronger - until finally he learns how to catch the currents of air and soar by himself, needing no longer the mother to catch him from falling.

THE REBEL FALLS

But sometimes a little eagle is taken from the nest and refuses to fly. He will not try his wings. He just waits each time until the mother eagle catches him and bears him back unto the heavens on her wings. Time and again the process is repeated until the mother eagle is convinced that there is no hope for him, that she cannot teach him to launch out his own. Now if he were a chicken, someone would watch over him, feed him, protect him. Not so the eagle. Either he learns to soar for himself, or he starves to death or becomes a prey of wild beasts. Knowing this, the mother eagle takes him high into the heavens for one last ride. Then with a wild screech of pain and disappointment, she dives out from under him and flies away, leaving him to drop to his death on the rocks far below.

Eagle saints have a special training all their own. The flutter of His wings make us think sometimes that He is going to beat us to death. But the Bible says that it we do not receive His chastisement, it is a good sign that we are not Sons. When we are finally willing to leave the nest, trusting completely upon Him, then He takes us into heights of glory never before experienced. Well, everything seems wonderful, and we are rejoicing in our new and glorious experiences. Then suddenly the bottom drops out, and He is not there. As we drop from the dizzy heights of glory to the depths of gloom and despair, we flop our feeble wings desperately and unsuccessfully, and wonder why God has left us to perish like this. Suddenly He is there. And as he bears us on eagles wings back into the heavens, our strength and joy returns. Only to find that the process must be repeated. Over and over, until finally we find ourselves able to use our God-given "wings" and be sustained on high by the power of His strength within.

But some that are offered Sonship, as eagle saints, refuse to move into this realm. They resent being placed in the furnace of fire. They love the nest on high, the safety of His wings, but they despise the chastening, the discipline, the necessity of learning to stand alone in the heavenlies. He is patient. He is longsuffering. He works with them, giving them chance after chance. But some will not learn, will not yield their rebellious spirits to His will. So He finally leaves them to fall to destruction on the craggy rocks of a carnal earthly nature. You have seen them, and so have I. And I have wondered how that those who once soared among the stars could have fallen so low and come to such an end. How could some who had such revelation, such marvelous gifts and ministries, have come to the place where they could accept such heretical doctrines of devils. Or cheapen their ministry and sell out the gift of God for fame and fortune. It has happened, and you know it. It does not make the true revelation of the Spirit any less true. Nor does it take away from the reality of the Gift God had given them. It had been better if they had remained as chickens in the safety of the barn lot, but they had prayed to be eagles, and God answered. But the tests had brought out the rebellious nature that would not submit wholly to the dealings and discipline of the Holy Ghost and they fell. Now a chicken may fall off his roost, or off the chicken house, but he never falls far. For he never rises to great heights. But when an eagle falls, he falls a long way and is seen by many. But it is necessary, beloved, for there must be no rebels among those who make their nest on the tops of the mountains and soar above the storm clouds.

LEARNING TO MOVE IN HEAVENLY PLACES

Those who rule with Christ must rule from the heavens. For that is where the throne is. Many sing "I'll fly away . . . ", and dream of a rapture by and by that will carry them from this sin cursed earth, past the moon and into the wild blue heavens to some geographical spot in this physical universe to a big supper all set and loaded with goodies for them to eat. And they know nothing of the purposes of God for His eagle saints who will actually be caught up to the throne to rule and reign. But the time is at hand. And the Spirit is unveiling and revealing hidden secrets from his Word to those who are called to the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus. So He is teaching us to move in heavenly places. And sometimes it is terrifying. But his glorious Presence is there, comforting and reassuring. Praise God! The chicken yard is very confining. You can go so far, and no farther. The Plymouth Rocks stay in the Plymouth Rock pens, and the Rhode Island Reds remain in their allotted place. It would be scandalous if Farmer Brown's hens slipped over to Farmer Jones and ate his corn, or laid their eggs in the wrong place. It doesn't matter if you are in the Methodist pen, or Baptist, or Pentecostal, or whatever. You may cackle and crow about the advantages in your particular chicken yard over the others, but just be sure and remain within your set confines.

Not so the eagles. No chicken yard could hold him. Put him in a cage and he will wither and die. He can only live and find happiness in the freedom of the uncovered heavens. There is lots of room where the eagles gather. Unlimited revelation. Truth flows like a mighty River. No creeds, bylaws, or rigid statements of beliefs to separate the body of Christ. Sweet fellowship with all who dwell in this place, and no divisive man-made boundaries exist. Heavenly worship, gifts of the Spirit, and glorious deliverances are the order of the day here. The dull monotonous routine of a "chicken-yard" religious system is forever a thing of the past for those who rise on wings of eagles into this place in God. What a variety of glorious treasures in the Holy Ghost there are for those who dare to believe, and who "are the called according to His purpose."

THE ISHMAELS AND THE ISAACS

Some cannot believe this to be true. "We know what we now have", they say. "We can see it, and at least it is something if not very much. But we cannot see this fantastic dream you are wishing for. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, and we will not leave this present order while we cannot see anything better in existence." Yes, Abraham had Ishmael. Isaac was only a promise. But he was a promise of God. It was Abraham who said: "O that Ishmael might live before thee, God." But God said; "In Isaac shall thy seed be called. " Ishmael was a mighty warrior, one to be admired by the natural man. He could produce. And he was Abraham's son. But he was a child of rebellion. And he mocked at the weaning of Isaac. And God rejected him. For many years Isaac was only a promise, and one that seemed impossible to come into reality. Even Abraham became weary with the waiting and tried to do something to produce this promise. But, he only made a mess of things. God must bring this to pass. And He will. Little we know about the infant Isaac. Only that he was circumcised, that he grew, and was weaned. Glory to God, there are those today who are being weaned from the milk of yesterday's traditions, and beginning to eat the strong meat of God's Word. Isaac was a child who had a submissive spirit. He ascended into high places with his father. And when he got to Mt. Moriah, he came down with resurrected life, in a figure. He was being made in the image of that one who had been slain from the foundation of the world. Oh, beloved, don't settle for an earthly Ishmael experience and existence. The Isaac life is waiting for those who will believe. It may seem that it will never come, but God is not late. This High Calling is for those who with patience and faith will not settle for less than Truth and Reality. Hallelujah!

THE FACE OF AN EAGLE

The prophet Ezekiel and the Apostle John both saw visions of the Sons of God. We find the stories in Ezekiel 1 and Revelation 4. Tho they were separated by more than 600 years, yet both visions had this in common .... the living creatures had " the face of an eagle. " And John said that it was a "flying eagle". Not one confined to earth. But he saw, in type, those who would be as " flying eagles" to rise above the storm.

EAGLE IN THE STORM

See the chickens, how they scurry about hunting for shelter when the storm breaks. Huddling together in their misery, hoping their shelter won't crash down upon them, fearing every lightning streak and thunder-bolt. Pity those who cannot find shelter, perhaps doomed to death by drowning or hall.

Not so the eagle. The very same storm that pounds upon the poor earthbound creatures, produced the violent winds that lifts the eagle effortlessly above the storm clouds. Revelation 12:12 speaks of both classes when it says: "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea!" Yes, the storm is breaking, and its full fury will fall upon those who have not known the way of the eagle.

God is delivering many today from their earthbound existence, lifting them by the Holy Ghost into heavenly places in Christ. Things of earth grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace. They do not fear the storm. The same persecution and tribulation that shall bring great travail upon a dead, back-slidden church filled with earthly efforts, shall cause the eagle saints to soar to heights never before attained by man since the Pattern Son set the example. "Fear not the storm, my little ones, for thou art not children of the storm or of wrath. Look up. Lift up thy heads and rejoice, for thou art children of redemption, and thou hast inherited that heavenly nature. I have loosed the prison doors. Be thou free from thy captivity Be not ensnared with the evil ways of this world's systems, but learn thou the ways of thy God, and follow Him alone. Thus shalt thou rise above that which cometh upon the earth, to try them which dwell therein. And thou shalt not fear, for I am with thee, saith the Lord."

THE IMAGE OF THE HEAVENLY

"The first man is of the earth, earthly; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earth, such are they also that are earthly; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." (1 Corinthians 15:47-49)

"Now the Lord is that Spirit; where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with Open "unveiled" face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed, transformed, transfigured, into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (II Corinthians 3:17-18)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ," (Ephesians 1:3) "Which He wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead and set him at His own right hand in the heavenly places . ." (Ephesians 1:20) "And hath raised us up together , and made us sit together in heavenly place in Christ Jesus." (Ephesians 2:6). "To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers (of darkness) in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which He purpose in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Ephesians 3:10-11)

"Wherefore, holy brethren, partaker of the heavenly calling . . ." (Hebrews 3:1). "But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city." (Hebrews 11:16) "But ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the City of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem." (Hebrews 12:22) "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. " (II Corinthians 5:1)

From these scriptures we can readily see that our calling is a heavenly calling. Let others tend the things of the earth. Let the dead bury the dead. Let the few who are called to this High Calling be about their Father's business. This earthly body, or "house", is only temporary. What He has prepared for His own is eternal, in the heavens. Praise God! The city of which we are a part, that bride of Christ, is above all a heavenly city, not part of this earth's systems.

And notice that the place in the heavenlies which we are to inherit, is now occupied by demons, principalities and powers, a place they usurped from Adam. From this place they are "rulers of the darkness of this world". But God has purpose to bring forth a people that will ascend or be caught up to this place and cast Satan and his army down. Jesus did it, and He was the Pattern. But He purposed not to be alone in this, but was planted as a living seed that should bring forth a great harvest in His likeness.

Notice that the scriptures above show us that the image of the earthly nature we have borne in time past is to be changed. We are to bear the image of the heavenly, the One who has been exalted higher than the heavens, Jesus Christ our Lord. Even now, the beholding of His glory is bringing about a transformation from within us. Glory to God!

Notice that these heavenly places where we are to dwell are not in some geographical location a few billion miles from earth. They are "heavenly places in Christ." It would be comforting to know, if it were true, that Satan and his army were right now a few million miles away in outer space. But this is not so. You don't have to look far to discover that the powers of darkness are right here on this earth, working in the hearts and lives of men and women. But as Paul says, they are "wicked spirits in the heavenlies." Instead of just accepting and believing what the Bible says about these things, the imagination of men has made a fable and a myth out of the truth of God's Word. But now God is taking the veil away from our minds and revealing His Truth!

THE EYES OF THE EAGLE

"Her eyes behold afar off." (Job 39:29 ). The eagle is noted for great vision. And so are eagle saints. They can believe for things that others, whose eyes are riveted to things of earth, cannot even see, or conceive of. "Where there is no vision, the people perish " (Proverbs 29:18). But there is vision with the eagle saints. They are the pioneers of faith that break through into new realms in the Spirit.

Noah was an eagle saint. He saw the judgment coming, and prepared for it. Others had no such vision, and perished. Enoch had eagle vision, and he saw the lord coming with ten thousands of His Saints. He prophesied of these, and he walked with God. Elijah saw the coming of a mighty deluge of life-giving rain, when it was only a little cloud like a man's hand. Moses saw the deliverance of God's people and the destruction of their enemies when every natural force and circumstance denied it. The vision of God's eagle saints has never been limited by the confining limitations of natural circumstances. Isaiah, Joel, Malachi... every prophet of God has had eagle vision. Jesus had the greatest vision of any eagle saint who ever lived. Nothing escaped the eyes of Him who had come to lead His people to victory. "The heavens were opened" unto Him, and no power of darkness could escape his eye. He saw the hearts of men like no one else ever could. They did not have to voice their doubt, criticisms, or their needs. His eyes searched the inward parts. He was the Captain of the Eagle Saints. He was the Pattern to show us the way of the Eagles.

EYES WITHIN AND WITHOUT

The unveiling of the Spirit that comes to eagle saints works two ways. Revelation 4:6-8 tells us that they were "full of eyes before and behind." Also "they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty." Ezekiel 1:18 says "their rings were full of eyes round about them four."

First there are the eyes within, that search the inward parts. The prophet Jeremiah gives a true picture when he says: "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: Who can know it?" But the answer comes in the next verse: "I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins." (Jeremiah 17: 9-10)

No man really knows what is in his own heart, until God tries him and puts him to the test. But God is putting a people through the fire today, and the light is revealing the condition of hearts. Saints who had always thought they were so very holy and clean, now are finding out that all the time there have been spirits embedded deep within their very nature they had never before recognized. Horrible is the revelation, but a very necessary one. For to see one's self is to draw back in revulsion and disgust and to cry to God for deliverance. And for the work that is to be done in this age, God must have a truly holy people. In Job chapter 42 the man of God suddenly sees the glory of God and also his own self-righteousness, and his whole attitude changes. Then deliverance comes. He says: "Therefore have I uttered that I understood not: things too wonderful for me, which I knew not...I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes." For more than 30 chapters of this book job steadfastly maintains his innocence and righteousness. But when he meets God face to face, he suddenly sees that his worst sin has been his own self-righteousness. He has blamed God for all his troubles, and has not been able to see himself. But he gets his "eagle vision ", and suddenly the eyes within begin to see his own Adam Nature for what it is. Then can God bring him out of all his troubles and difficulties.

Isaiah was a revered prophet of God. He talked with God, was heard by the nation, and walked in King's courts. But one day (Isaiah 6) he got a vision of God, and also the eyes within saw what Isaiah looked like in the eyes of God. And this godly old man cried out in his misery: "Woe is me! For I am undone, Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts." Praise God for the eyes within and without, for immediately there came a cleansing and deliverance! Notice the sequence. First came the operation of the eyes within, then the eyes without could do their work. After he had seen his own undone condition and confessed it, then he could see the condition of the people and minister to them. But not before. Too many are trying to cast demons out of others today while their own lives are full of bad spirits... jealousy, envy , greed, malice, fear, etc. See what Happened to the sons of Sceva in Acts 19:13 when they tried to cast demons out of someone else before they had been to the Cross for themselves. "Cast the beam out of thine own eye, then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye." Think it not strange when you begin to see things in your life which you could never have admitted being guilty of. You see, Hebrews 6:7-8 tells us that the same rain that brings forth "herbs meet for them for whom it is dressed " also brings forth thorns and briars. Plow up a garden spot and you will see what I mean. During the cold, dark winter the frozen ground will produce nothing, either good or bad. But when the good seed is planted and the warm spring rains come, up comes every kind of weed imaginable. Where did they come from? How did they get into the soil if you didn't plant them? They were there all the time, but needed the plowing and the warm rains to bring them forth. So the same latter rains of revival that bring forth the true fruit of the Spirit in our lives, also brings forth every ugly hidden thing that has lain dormant within and never been exposed or come to light. Then come true deliverance, as we see our need and call upon God. For God must have and will have a people who will be "holy even as He is holy".

WATCHMAN ON THE WALL

True eagle saints also have sharp clear vision outwardly , and the enemy cannot penetrate their defenses. Jesus is the perfect example and pattern. No one ever deceived him with smooth flattering words. No pious hypocrite ever survived under that piercing gaze. Even one of his own disciples was filled with the devil, but Jesus was not deceived. No matter that he was one of the leaders, and cast out devils in the name of Jesus. His innermost thoughts and intents of the heart was manifest in the sight of that great Captain of the Eagle Saints. This is a safeguard God has provided for the Church. See how a man and wife brought their deceitful gift to the Church, expecting to share equally with the others, but not willing to consecrate all as the other had. Was the Church deceived? No. For the eye of the eagle was there, "beholding afar off". And their sin was discovered and judgment came. Hypocrites and sinners "durst not join themselves to them", for the secrets of men's hearts were made manifest. What a glorious testimony! I Corinthians 14:25 declares that this operation is for the local church, to be a part of every service if necessary. For the Bible says that when an unbeliever comes in your midst the saints will speak out the very secrets of his heart "Thus are the secrets if his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth". Do you see this in the local churches now? Not often. But I tell you of a truth, beloved, that it is coming, For eagle saints are even now being pushed out of their "nests" and are learning to move more in heavenly places. You understand, of course, that I am not speaking in a natural, carnal sense as tho people's bodies would be flying around in the sky like flying saucers or men from Mars. How foolish. And yet people seem unable to grasp what it means to be caught up to heavenly places in Christ. But it will happen. Then shall this world see the greatest manifestation of God in human flesh since our Lord Jesus was here upon the earth Himself.

AS SWIFT AS THE EAGLE

My time and space are gone, and there is still much to say concerning the eagle saints. But I must say just one more word. Deuteronomy 28:49 and II Samuel 1:23 both speak of the swiftness of the eagle. "As swift as the eagle flieth". This is characteristic of this great bird.

Another place it says: "As the Eagle that hastest to the prey". (Job 9:26) Joel says: "They shall run like mighty men." Matthew says the coming of the Son of man shall be "as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west: For...there will the EAGLES be gathered together." (Matthew 24:27-28)

Yes, he will do a quick work. And he will use His eagle saints who are quick to hear, quick to believe, and quick to obey. The time is at hand, the call is going forth. Turn loose every hindrance of earth and cast aside every weight, and rise with the wings of eagles into heavenly places where you belong! Glory to God,

HALLELUJAH!