Vultures And Eagles
Vultures And Eagle
By: Danny Wallace
Vultures are scavenger birds of prey. They are not birds of participation, but rather, birds that wait to feed on the fallen. They simply circle and wait for something to stumble and fall, so they can swoop in to pick the flesh from the dead. Religion is overrun with vultures.
A group of vultures is called a “wake, committee, venue, kettle, or volt.” The term “kettle,” refers to vultures in flight, while committee, volt, and venue, refer to vultures resting in trees. “Wake,” is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding. Sounds incredibly familiar to a whole kettle full of committees that can’t wait to attend the wake of another carcass lying dead under the volt of religion’s cruel judgment.
Eagles are strong birds of prey. Eagles have the strongest wings of any bird and their vision is 3.6 times the accuracy of man’s vision. Eagles fly high, nest high, and abide at the top of the feathered food chain. Eagles have one characteristic that no other bird of prey possesses. Hawks, falcons, and vultures all look over their shoulders either prior, during, or after their attack. After all, being a predator “is” a two-edged sword. Someone is always hunting the hunter. Therefore, there is a “fear” within the vulture that does not exist within the eagle. The eagle never looks over his shoulder. The eagle is not afraid.
Neither is the man of Grace. Those who fly on eagle’s wings of Grace and unconditional love are not afraid. To fly in the perfection of Jesus means to fly with no harmful agenda toward any person, and no fear of the enemy’s vulture-like criticism. Whom shall we fear when we have been set free to love by the Grace of God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord?
Religion’s vultures are always circling. From a great distance, vultures anticipate weakness and death, and often circle for days above a dying animal, waiting to pick the flesh from its fallen bones.
Eagles don’t have to circle the weak, and they certainly don’t look over their shoulders in fear of the criticism of circling vultures. Eagles fly high in the assurance of Jesus, the Eagle of Grace.
Vultures of Law circled Jesus with trick questions, false articles, and slanderous accusations, just hoping He would say something they could dig their religious beaks into and tear the flesh from His bones. Eagles of Grace fly on the strong wings of what Jesus has completed, and not what vultures of Law believe that we must complete to please God. Likewise, eagles never devour vultures – neither in nature, nor in spirit. Grace has triumphed over death, Hell, and the grave.