By Dianne E. Butts:
In the booklet 101 Last Days Prophecies published by Eternal Productions, #58 says, “It is a little know fact that Israel is the bird migration capital of the world.” I didn’t know that! I find it fascinating that we might be finding God in prophecy about birds of prey.
According to the booklet, “During the spring and fall migrations, billions of birds fly over Israel. Many of these migratory birds are raptors—carrion (dead flesh) eating birds of prey. In fact, 34 species of raptors migrate over Israel.”
I’m not sure this fact alone is a prophecy of the End Times, but the booklet links it to Scripture verses that describe birds gorging themselves on the flesh of the enemies of God in the final battle(s) of the End Times.
Here are some examples:
“And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.”
“Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse [who is, in verse 16, the “King of Kings and Lord of Lords”] and his army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh” Revelation 19:17-21.
In that last sentence, “the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse” refers back to verse 15 which is describing the rider on the horse, who is Jesus Christ, and it says:
“Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.”
If you don’t know what that sharp sword is, here are two hints:
Revelation 19:13: “…his name is the Word of God.”
Ephesians 6:17: “…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Jesus is the Word of God personified. Everything God ever said or promised with His words has come to fulfillment in Jesus Christ.
Do you believe an entire army of all God’s enemies combined can be defeated with one Word? If you do, you might be finding God in prophecy about birds of prey.