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Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 8:55pm On Sep 03
Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together.


Just saw the DP of one of my WhatsApp contacts which showed an eagle with this caption, and I thought it made a lot of sense.

Although I'm not against numbers, but for me individual quality is foremost, and comes first before anything else.

Hence I do not concur with the orientation and certain sayings which favor numbers and quantity over individual quality.

For instance there is a widely accepted saying that "two heads are better than one", but I beg to differ, because it depends on the quality of the two heads as opposed to the one, as I believe that on that basis, one head can be better than ten or even more heads.

Because one head can be a good one, while ten heads can be ten bad ones, so instead of choosing the ten bad heads because of the numbers, I would ten times over take the one good head over the ten bad ones because of quality.

And this was one thing I learnt from Jesus, for Jesus wasn't about numbers or quantity-oriented but all about quality. Hence His choosing the twelve disciples(though one was a devil) to stay, over the many that left at a point. {John 6:66}

And even in His prayer life, He was not about numbers, for He was usually praying alone. And even when He had people praying with Him, it was just with the top three disciples and not even the whole twelve. {Matthew 14:23, Luke 9:28}

The point is that Jesus knew the importance of quality concerning what He was about and wanted to achieve, because He knew that it was because of His quality that the devil could prevail nothing against Him regardless of what he devised against Him. So for Him to build a church that could be able to withstand the devil to the extent He was able to do, He knew He needed to build a church of His kind of quality. {Matthew 16:18}

That's why despite that many of His disciples had left Him and never walked with Him again, He wasn't bothered because He didn't seek to build a church of quantity but of quality. So when He was through with the church, the quality of the church He had built spoke for itself as that is yet the most powerful and resilient church in history.

Today the orientation of the church leaders and members as a whole is very different from that of Jesus, for they are all about numbers instead of quality. So they do or say just about anything they can just to get more people into the church building, perhaps thinking that it is the loudness of the amen that would determine the result.

But the result speaks for itself, as in spite the record numbers of people in the several gigantic structures they have constructed for this purpose, the church is only a shadow of the church that Jesus built in terms of power and resilience, despite that the numbers of that church so pales in comparison to this, because heaven doesn't respond to numbers (quantity) but to quality.

Hence for me, just like the Master, quality takes precedence over numbers and quantity. And it's only after quality has first been established, that I can start talking about numbers.

Therefore though I'm not against numbers, I would rather have an eagle that flies alone, than pigeons that flock together.

Because despite that it's just one eagle, I know what I get from one eagle, for in that respect, one is one.

And then if I can get another eagle to add to that one, it is better than having one eagle. And if I can get another one to add to the two It's even much better. And then if I get another one, I can start talking about numbers, because I know that even though I got numbers, I got quality.

God bless.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Michellekabod2: 11:13pm On Sep 03
jesusjnr:
Eagles Fly Alone But Pigeons Flock Together


Just saw the DP of one of my WhatsApp contacts which showed a picture of an eagle with this caption, and I thought it made a lot of sense.

Although I'm not against numbers but for me individual quality is foremost, and comes first before anything else.

Hence I do not concur with the orientation and certain sayings which favor numbers and quantity over individual quality.

For instance there is a widely accepted saying that two heads are better than one, but I beg to differ, because it depends on the quality of the two heads as opposed to the one, as I believe that on that basis, one head can be better than ten or even more heads.

Because one head can be a good one, while ten heads can be ten bad ones, so instead of choosing the ten bad heads because of the numbers, I would ten times over take the one good head over the ten bad ones because of quality.

And this was one thing I learnt from Jesus, for Jesus wasn't about numbers or quantity-oriented but all about quality. Hence His choosing the twelve disciples(though one was a devil) to stay, over the many that left at a point. {John 6:66}

And even in His prayer life, He was not about numbers, for He was usually praying alone, and even when He had people praying with Him, it was just with the top three disciples and not even the whole twelve. {Matthew 14:23, Luke 9:28}

The point is that Jesus knew the importance of quality concerning what He was about and wanted to achieve, because He knew that it was because of His quality that the devil could prevail nothing against Him regardless of what he devised against Him. So for Him to build a church that could be able to withstand the devil to the extent He was able to do, He knew He needed to build a church of His kind of quality. {Matthew 16:18}

That's why despite that many of His disciples had left Him and never walked with Him again, He wasn't bothered because He didn't seek to build a church of quantity but of quality. So when He was through with the church, the quality of the church He had built spoke for itself as that is yet the most powerful and resilient church in history.

Today the orientation of the church leaders and members as a whole is very different from that of Jesus, for they are all about numbers instead of quality. So they do or say just about anything they can just to get more people into the church building, perhaps thinking that it is the loudness of the amen that would determine the result.

But the result speaks for itself, as in spite the record numbers of people in the several gigantic structures they have constructed for this purpose, the church is only a shadow of the church that Jesus built in terms of power and resilience, despite that the numbers of that church so pales in comparison to this, because heaven doesn't respond to numbers but to quality.

Hence for me, just like the Master, quality takes preeminence over numbers and quantity. And it's only after quality has first been established, that I can start talking about numbers.

Therefore though I'm not against numbers, I would rather have an eagle that flies alone, than pigeons that flock together.

Because despite that it's just one eagle, I know what I get from one eagle, for in that respect, one is one.

And then if I can get another eagle to add to that one, it is better than having one eagle. And if I can get another one to add the two It's even much better. And then if I get another one, I can start talking about numbers, because I know that even though I got numbers, I got quality.

God bless.
Nice one!
Also note that sub standard is also ousted out of a group of standards.
When a particular person is alone it could also be he is unfit to mingle with stable people. Many use your quote as an excuse to be a nuisance.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 6:40pm On Sep 04
Luke 17:37 (KJV)

37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

Yes, eagles also gather together, not just the pigeons, but what distinguishes the gathering of the eagles from that of the pigeons, is the quality of the gathering.

So it's no coincidence that Jesus, who was all about quality, would use the gathering of the eagles rather than that of the pigeons to describe those who would be caught up to be with Him on the last day.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 4:39pm On Sep 05
And speaking of the gathering of the eagles, something about quality, is that it is not common.

So what that means is that when one is quality-oriented as Jesus was, the chances are that the associated numbers are not going to be as much as those of the quantity-oriented, which explains why many disciples left Jesus but few stayed, as that was in consonance with these sayings of His:

Matthew 22:14 (KJV)

14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Therefore these sayings of Jesus illustrate how hard quality is to come by, and hence why Jesus called the chosen ones, eagles instead of pigeons, because many are the pigeons, but few are the eagles because of their quality.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Bodydialect57: 10:20pm On Sep 05
So on point!
Of what use is speed without accuracy?
Isn't it a waste of time writing a life story that's wrong from start to finish, nitpicking over commas and semicolons?
Its better to be alone with sound mind than to company with numbers to no profit.


jesusjnr:
Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together.


Just saw the DP of one of my WhatsApp contacts which showed an eagle with this caption, and I thought it made a lot of sense.

Although I'm not against numbers but for me individual quality is foremost, and comes first before anything else.

Hence I do not concur with the orientation and certain sayings which favor numbers and quantity over individual quality.

For instance there is a widely accepted saying that "two heads are better than one", but I beg to differ, because it depends on the quality of the two heads as opposed to the one, as I believe that on that basis, one head can be better than ten or even more heads.

Because one head can be a good one, while ten heads can be ten bad ones, so instead of choosing the ten bad heads because of the numbers, I would ten times over take the one good head over the ten bad ones because of quality.

And this was one thing I learnt from Jesus, for Jesus wasn't about numbers or quantity-oriented but all about quality. Hence His choosing the twelve disciples(though one was a devil) to stay, over the many that left at a point. {John 6:66}

And even in His prayer life, He was not about numbers, for He was usually praying alone, and even when He had people praying with Him, it was just with the top three disciples and not even the whole twelve. {Matthew 14:23, Luke 9:28}

The point is that Jesus knew the importance of quality concerning what He was about and wanted to achieve, because He knew that it was because of His quality that the devil could prevail nothing against Him regardless of what he devised against Him. So for Him to build a church that could be able to withstand the devil to the extent He was able to do, He knew He needed to build a church of His kind of quality. {Matthew 16:18}

That's why despite that many of His disciples had left Him and never walked with Him again, He wasn't bothered because He didn't seek to build a church of quantity but of quality. So when He was through with the church, the quality of the church He had built spoke for itself as that is yet the most powerful and resilient church in history.

Today the orientation of the church leaders and members as a whole is very different from that of Jesus, for they are all about numbers instead of quality. So they do or say just about anything they can just to get more people into the church building, perhaps thinking that it is the loudness of the amen that would determine the result.

But the result speaks for itself, as in spite the record numbers of people in the several gigantic structures they have constructed for this purpose, the church is only a shadow of the church that Jesus built in terms of power and resilience, despite that the numbers of that church so pales in comparison to this, because heaven doesn't respond to numbers but to quality.

Hence for me, just like the Master, quality takes precedence over numbers and quantity. And it's only after quality has first been established, that I can start talking about numbers.

Therefore though I'm not against numbers, I would rather have an eagle that flies alone, than pigeons that flock together.

Because despite that it's just one eagle, I know what I get from one eagle, for in that respect, one is one.

And then if I can get another eagle to add to that one, it is better than having one eagle. And if I can get another one to add to the two It's even much better. And then if I get another one, I can start talking about numbers, because I know that even though I got numbers, I got quality.

God bless.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 9:51am On Sep 06
Considering the quality of the eagle, it shouldn't come as a surprise that it was often used to illustrate the things that be of God, inclusive of His people, in the Bible.

One of which is this saying of Jesus:

"Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together." {Luke 17:37 (KJV)}

The others would be coming up in subsequent posts.

God bless.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 7:19am On Sep 07
Exodus 19:4 (KJV)

Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 7:15am On Sep 08
Deuteronomy 28:49 (KJV)

The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 8:21am On Sep 09
Deuteronomy 32:11-12 (KJV)

11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 7:01am On Sep 10
Job 39:27-30 (KJV)

27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.
30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 7:36am On Sep 11
Psalms 103:5

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 6:46am On Sep 12
Proverbs 23:5 (KJV)

5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 8:02am On Sep 13
Proverbs 30:19 (KJV)

19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 8:12am On Sep 14
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 8:19am On Sep 15
Jeremiah 4:13 (KJV)

Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 7:08am On Sep 16
Jeremiah 48:40 (KJV)

40 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 7:42am On Sep 17
Jeremiah 49:16

Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 7:29am On Sep 18
Jeremiah 49:22

22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 7:50am On Sep 19
Lamentations 4:19

19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.

Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by jesusjnr(m): 10:32am
Ezekiel 1:10

10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

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