Monday | 27 May 2019
Chasing away vultures

Vultures are identified in the Scriptures as unclean birds. The Lord said that they were to be regarded as an abomination. Lev 11:13-19. These unclean birds are often used to describe some kind of leader, or king, who endeavours to take the Lord’s people captive. For example, King Nebuchadnezzar was likened to a great eagle with great wings, long pinions, and full of feathers of many colours. Eze 17:3. Concerning this ruler, who had been likened to an eagle, the Lord said, ‘[He] came to Lebanon and took from the cedar the highest branch. He cropped off its topmost young twig and carried it to a land of trade; he set it in a city of merchants.’ Eze 17:3-4. The Lord was referring to the royalty of Judah, from the lineage of King David. The Lord continued, saying, ‘Then he took some of the seed of the land [i.e. the Jewish nation] and planted it in a fertile field; he placed it by abundant waters and set it like a willow tree [in Babylon].’ Eze 17:5.

In the church, vultures and other unclean birds represent people who presume leadership roles on the basis of self-defined ministry projections. They misappropriate the word of God to agendas other than God’s covenant purpose. Their works, while religious, are not according to the gospel of sonship. Rather, they are motivated by their own other law. The word of God is used to give credibility and energy to their self-generated religious activities.

Those who are like unclean birds, second, or engage, others to their self-defined agendas. Through trading, they use others, including sons of God, as resources to accomplish their ministry goals. The wayside person allows Satan to take the word from them, by giving their loyalty to the religious agendas and fleshly gospels of ‘vultures’, who are ministers of the synagogue of Satan in the church. They do this because they believe that understanding and certainty can be found through the ministry of those who are like vultures. 2Co 11:20.


Further Study:
2 Corinthians 11
Daily Proverb:

References:
Lev 11:13-19
And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard, the kite, and the falcon after its kind; every raven after its kind, the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the sea gull, and the hawk after its kind; the little owl, the fisher owl, and the screech owl; the white owl, the jackdaw, and the carrion vulture; the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.

Eze 17:3-4
And say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “A great eagle with large wings and long pinions, full of feathers of various colors, came to Lebanon and took from the cedar the highest branch. He cropped off its topmost young twig and carried it to a land of trade; He set it in a city of merchants”.’

Eze 17:5
Then he took some of the seed of the land and planted it in a fertile field; He placed it by abundant waters and set it like a willow tree.

2Co 11:20
For you put up with it if one brings you into bondage, if one devours you, if one takes from you, if one exalts himself, if one strikes you on the face.
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