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Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 8:55pm On Sep 03, 2019
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 Nobody: 11:13pm On Sep 03, 2019
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 Nobody: 6:40pm On Sep 04, 2019
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 Nobody: 4:39pm On Sep 05, 2019
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 Nobody: 10:20pm On Sep 05, 2019
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 Nobody: 9:51am On Sep 06, 2019
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 Nobody: 7:19am On Sep 07, 2019
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 Nobody: 7:15am On Sep 08, 2019
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;

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 8:21am On Sep 09, 2019
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 Nobody: 7:01am On Sep 10, 2019
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.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 7:36am On Sep 11, 2019
Psalms 103:5

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

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 6:46am On Sep 12, 2019
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.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 8:02am On Sep 13, 2019
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.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 8:12am On Sep 14, 2019
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 Nobody: 8:19am On Sep 15, 2019
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.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 7:08am On Sep 16, 2019
Jeremiah 48:40 (KJV)

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

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 7:42am On Sep 17, 2019
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.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 7:29am On Sep 18, 2019
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.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 7:50am On Sep 19, 2019
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.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 10:32am On Sep 20, 2019
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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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 7:28am On Sep 21, 2019
Ezekiel 10:14

And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 7:58am On Sep 22, 2019
Ezekiel 17:3

And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 7:37am On Sep 23, 2019
Ezekiel 17:7

There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by MuttleyLaff: 8:06am On Sep 23, 2019
"You are to detest these birds.
They must not be eaten because they are detestable:
the eagle
, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,
"
- Leviticus 11:13

This unrepentant poor tormented false self-proclaimed fake sorry arse prophet that doesnt know and fear God, with his destestable wrongdoing acts wants to feed God's flock with his detestable eagle meat. What an abomination. Tufiakwa angry angry angry
Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by OkCornel(m): 8:52am On Sep 23, 2019
I just wonder when some people will start acting their age.

Gosh! Going by an old troll's warped logic, Prophet Isaiah must have been feeding people with "detestable eagle meat".

Isaiah 40:31
31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by MuttleyLaff: 10:00am On Sep 23, 2019
MuttleyLaff:
"You are to detest these birds.
They must not be eaten because they are detestable:
the eagle
, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,
"
- Leviticus 11:13

This unrepentant poor tormented false self-proclaimed fake sorry arse prophet that doesnt know and fear God, with his destestable wrongdoing acts wants to feed God's flock with his detestable eagle meat. What an abomination. Tufiakwa angry angry angry
jesusjnr, you will never fill the boots of the esteemed prophet of God, prophet Isaiah, you unrepentant poor tormented false self-proclaimed fake sorry arse prophet that doesnt know and fear God, with his destestable wrongdoing acts who wants to feed God's flock with his detestable eagle meat. You can fly or soar like an eagle as much as you feel like doing, but don't think anyone is going to gorge on your detestable eagle meat you offer out as food.
Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by OkCornel(m): 11:50am On Sep 23, 2019
Truly, some people's understanding depreciates as they age.
What a pity seeing a middle aged man acting like a juvenile. Terrible pity really.
Dragging threads with people half one's age sad
Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by MuttleyLaff: 12:32pm On Sep 23, 2019
MuttleyLaff:
jesusjnr, you will never fill the boots of the esteemed prophet of God, prophet Isaiah, you unrepentant poor tormented false self-proclaimed fake sorry arse prophet that doesnt know and fear God, with his destestable wrongdoing acts who wants to feed God's flock with his detestable eagle meat. You can fly or soar like an eagle as much as you feel like doing, but don't think anyone is going to gorge on your detestable eagle meat you offer out as food.
jesusjnr, you have no shame, you an accuser of the brethren, creating false images/pictures of Jesus Christ, thereby flouting the first and second commandments. No matter how high in the sky you wish to soar as if like an eagle, your sins will search and find you out.
Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by OkCornel(m): 12:56pm On Sep 23, 2019
Lol... Jesusjnr, see this elderly person spamming your mentions like it will give him a purpose in life.

Lemme sit and watch how this thread plays out.

Na today I dey hear say preaching about eagle automatically now means feeding people with "detestable eagle meat"

So much comedy here walahi... cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 3:56pm On Sep 23, 2019
OkCornel:
Lol... Jesusjnr, see this elderly person spamming your mentions like it will give him a purpose in life.

Lemme sit and watch how this thread plays out.

Na today I dey hear say preaching about eagle automatically now means feeding people with "detestable eagle meat"

So much comedy here walahi... cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

Lol! grin

The fear of the eagles is the beginning of extreme desperation.

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Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by MuttleyLaff: 8:34pm On Sep 23, 2019
jesusjnr:
Lol! grin

The fear of the eagles is the beginning of extreme desperation.
"Your pride has deceived you.
No one fears you as much as you think they do
.
You live on the rocky cliffs, high on top of the mountain;
but even though you live as high up as an eagle, the LORD will bring you down.
The LORD has spoken.
"
- Jeremiah 49:16

jesusjnr, you never were going to print Leviticus 11:13 (i.e. the first place in the Bible where eagle is mentioned) and other embrassing verses here on this thread, but never mind, just remember jesusjnr, that like I always tell you, I am watching you 24/7, and watching you closely like a hawk, you this bad bald eagle. You and I have put leg enter into the same trousers. If you dont repent, las, las, you're going down

jesusjnr, the unrepentant poor tormented false self-proclaimed fake sorry arse prophet, mark these words, pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Re: Eagles Fly Alone. Pigeons Flock Together. by Nobody: 8:27am On Sep 24, 2019
Hosea 8:1

1 Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.

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