"We can only have complete temporal safety in this life if we are unaccuseable of sin (see 1/8/2015 for more on this). The enemy not only takes away the Truth from us, but also works hard to accuse us of anything they can. I'm sure the Lord wants you to share what I teach with your mom and family. May you sow those seeds to bear good fruits through Christ Jesus. Amen."
"It's not about being superstitious. It looks to me that God is giving her guidance through signs. I'm certain He wants her to connect the dots with other spiritual guidance that notes how birds represent the enemy (Matthew 13:4,19; Mark 4:4,15; Luke 8:5,12) and how someone's home represents their beliefs. Together, God is saying that death comes from letting the enemy take away the Truth given to you so that it is taken out of your 'home' or beliefs, which I'm certain in this case is the life saving Truth about God's laws and covenants that I shared with her. Knowing how it all works helps to prevent curses and bring us out of curses caused by our sin."
"Dove's have traditionally symbolized the Holy Spirit, peace and love. To me, the dove symbolizes God's guidance through His Spirit and has a double meaning with the love theme in that God is noting how our worldly way of thinking about love often has us blind in seeing the fullness of God's character and the full truth of how things work in the world and His Kingdom. That is, we often think that God is only a super-doting parent when we also have to realize He is Judge and He does condemn/punish everyone for their sins. Not even the angels are immune to being punished (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 1:6). God is the same as He always was and has His ways and purpose in doing things, so it is just as important to know Him through the history of the Old Testament as it is through Christ and the New Testament. His laws and covenants are still in effect, of which the New Covenant of Grace in Christ is just one out of many we must understand.
I believe these birds are God's guidance and He wants her family to understand the full truth as well as keep peace (because of the dove symbolism). We aren't supposed to let fear and anxiety overwhelm us, but continue to joy in God and His Kingdom despite seeing so much hardship in the world and despite understanding the more difficult Truths, such as God does punish us for sins we do not know we do. He had the Jews atone for sins they did not know they committed in the Law of Moses (Leviticus 5:14-19).
Through Christ, though, we are atoned for all our sins whether we know we did them or not, but that is eternal atonement for the next life and not temporal for this life. We still need to pay for our sins in this life. You can see that happening everywhere when you see bad things happen to people who seem to be very good in following God's ways, but you still see them being cursed with bad things and dying before their time.
People just don't know what they do wrong, but God still judges them for it. Punishment for willful sin is more severe than for unwitting or unbelieving sin, but all sin is judged. Examples are homosexuals thinking they do not sin in their relationships or that much of popular culture believes that sexual intercourse before marriage is just fine. People think 'karma' just happens, but it is really the cause and effect of blessings and curses from breaking God's laws and covenants or walking in them correctly."
"Thank the Lord He led me to help you and not just in sending the money, but in sharing teaching and guidance. It's very interesting you speak to me just now, because I was looking at the Lord's Words from fellow servants I work with, and I feel some of them are directed towards you and what I said about the birds.
On November 23, 2014, the Lord gave guidance, which I believe He wants me to share with you because of your timely message just now, which answered my prayer if I should share with you.
The guidance noted moving forward and auspices. Auspices means: patronage; support; sponsorship; a favorable sign or propitious circumstance; a divination or prognostication, originally from observing birds.
Obviously, this is no coincidence and confirms what I said that the birds are guidance from the Lord and that He does want you to move forward in the things I teach. May you do so and the Lord bless you in your endeavors to follow Him, through Christ Jesus. Amen."
"It's interesting when my Mom called and was worried... Her words were... I want you to still "Move forward" with that you are doing... She said you are making good changes and don't stop at that... She said keep moving forward... and then you say those words."
"Praise God for how He weaves everything together. I think it is obvious what He wants you to do. Years ago when I did not believe, the Lord gave me amazing signs and things that lined up inexplicably so that I would recognize His Fingerprint to have me saved and follow on."
"In my dream I sit atop an eight-foot-tall anthill and watch over my father's flock. As I perch there, I make toy cows out of clay. Beside me lie my knife, my stick, and my spear. I am chewing a sorghum stem and looking at my clay cows, when all of a sudden I hear something running. The curtain of grass opens, and I see a goat of mine, followed by a lion. The lion chases the goat around and around my anthill, and I think that perhaps the goat has run to me to get my help. I get up, grab my spear, and point it at the lion. The lion bows down, afraid of me, and freezes. I seize the lion by the tail and swing it around in a circle. I am so, so powerful. Holding the lion's tail like the handle of a whip. I beat the animal's body against the anthill. Still the lion refuses to move. I switch to my stick and beat the lion's head, then return to swinging it by the tail and whacking it against the hill.
When I look up from beating the lion, I see a group of boys having fun. I drag the lion to where the boys are playing. The boys ask me, 'Why are you killing that lion?' I say, 'If I kill this lion, he will not be able to attack my goats again.'
We talk like that for a while. In my dream I stand like a Dinka boy on watch, with my right leg straight, my left leg bent at the knee, and the handle of my spear tucked under my shoulder, its point stuck in the ground like a third leg.
'What do you want to do with that lion?' one of the boys asks.
'I want to throw it away,' I reply. 'I will take it far away and get rid of it so it cannot harm anything in my village again.'
I take the lion to a place where I can cast it into a swift flowing river, where the current will make it disappear. Just as I start to toss it in, though, it comes alive and stands up. In the blink of an eye, it grows strong again. The lion chases me, intent on catching and eating me. I run very fast, until I trip over a bunch of grass and fall. The lion leaps toward me? and I wake up."
(Dau, John Bul. God Grew Tired Of Us. pg 235)