by Frank Hammond


As reported in the January, 1990 issue of the Maranatha Manna

EDITOR'S NOTE: Over the past several years, Frank Hammond, author of PIGS IN

THE PARLOR, has received prophetic messages from the Lord in the form of night

visions. On Feb. 5, 1985, he was given a vision of three attacking eagles.

Seven nights later, God revealed to him their significance. Below is an

excerpt from his booklet, "God Warns America: Arise, Oh, Church!" which gives

the vision and its interpretation.

The dream began with me sitting in a large stadium among a crowd of people.

It was night, and there was a layer of light clouds overhead. Suddenly there

was a very brilliant light that illuminated the clouds from above. (It)

attracted everyone's attention, and all eyes were upon the shining clouds.

People were wondering aloud what the source of the light might be. One person

speculated that the light might be coming from a comet.

Then the clouds directly overhead parted and an eagle descended through the

clouds. The eagle was brilliant green in color, and was very stocky and

strong in appearance. The eagle had many sharp teeth like those of a saw, and

its claws were extended in an attack position.

It amazed me that no one else in the stadium seemed the least impressed with

what we were seeing. I exclaimed, "This is like something that one would read

about in the Book of Revelation. It must be a judgment of God coming down

upon us!" The eagle descended swiftly to the earth. Its exact point of

attack was near the stadium but just out of my sight.

At this point everyone began to leave the stadium to go to their homes.

Suddenly, there was a second burst of brilliant, white light exactly like the

first. Within moments the clouds parted and a second eagle appeared in the

heavens. His appearance was like that of the first eagle; the only difference

was he was brilliant red. (It) descended swiftly to the earth a little

distance away. I did not witness the exact scene of his attack.

The people walking beside me took only a casual interest in this plunging red

eagle, but I was very intent in observing it. I was more convinced than ever

that these two eagles represented judgments from God coming upon our land.

Finally, everyone else had disappeared into their houses, and I remained out

of doors alone. Then, for a third time, the heavens above me were illuminated

by a burst of glowing, white light which originated above a thin layer of

white clouds.

At this very moment the Lord began to speak to me. He told me that a third

eagle would soon appear. I was instructed to lift my arm and point directly

toward the brightest spot of light in the heavens. The Lord said, "When the

next eagle appears you must command him to come directly to you. When he

comes to attack, then you must destroy him."

The moment the Lord finished speaking, the clouds parted and a third eagle

appeared in the heavens. He was like the two which preceded him ... only (he)

was blue.

Without a tinge of fear I pointed at this attacking eagle and commanded him to

come directly to me. He immediately obeyed and came swiftly toward me with

teeth bared and claws extended for attack. My right hand shot forth (and)

grasped the eagle by the neck .... his claws restrained my left hand.

Actually, his claws were only beneath the edges of my fingernails. After a

brief struggle, the tips of my fingernails split and my left hand was freed to

grasp the eagle's neck. With a quick, powerful stroke, I twisted off the

eagle's head and cast its lifeless form to the ground.

I entered a nearby house and asked the people if they had seen the third burst

of light. (It) was so bright that it would easily have shone through their

windows. To my surprise these people were totally unaware of the light and of

the descent of the third eagle. Furthermore, they took no interest in my

report, so I did not bother to share with them that I had destroyed the eagle.


As I pondered over the vision for the next couple of days, I was reminded of

the scripture which says, "Now we have received not the spirit of the world,

but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely

given to us of God....But the natural man receiveth not the things of the

Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them,

because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Corinthians 2:12, 14).

A spiritual dream cannot be deciphered by human reasoning, only by divine

revelation. I knew that I must wait prayerfully upon the Lord for the



The Lord explained to me that the stadium filled with people meant that normal

events will be going on when His judgments come. People will be pursuing

their pleasures rather than making preparations for the evil day. It will be

the same as it was in the days of Noah. People were doing all the things they

normally did right up til the time that the flood came. Therefore, they were

caught totally unprepared and with no way of escape.

The Lord is merciful to give warning before every judgment. Such warning is an

opportunity for sinners to repent and avoid the judgment. God's wrath is

reserved for the unrighteous who refuse to repent. He will make a way of

escape for those who repent unto obedience. That is why He says to all who

will hear, "Watch therefore ... be ye also ready" (Matthew 24:42, 44).


The clouds overhead were thin and white rather than heavy and dark. If the

clouds had been gathering for a storm, I would have immediately discerned that

they spoke of coming judgment, but (they) were not the least threatening in


The coming judgments (will) not be preceded by ominous clouds of forewarning.

(They will) seem to most people like natural circumstances not attributable to

God, recognized as judgments by only those with spiritually discerning eyes.

Clouds represent a concealing of what lies beyond. The natural man will not

discern, and therefore not anticipate the approaching judgments. They will

come suddenly and unexpectedly as represented by the sudden opening of the

clouds as each of the eagles were released.

The scene took place at night. This represents the operation of Satan and his

kingdom of darkness. The fact that the judgments are the works of Satan does

not contradict the fact that they are from God. The judgments will come as

satanically inflicted curses when God lifts His restraining hand upon the

powers of wickedness in the heavenlies.


The brilliant light was a heavenly, supernatural light. It represents the

light of God which shines upon the evil one. It exposes all of his ways and

doings. The judgments of God are never hidden. Before God moves in

chastening power, He always reveals His intentions through His prophets.

"Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall

there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? Surely the Lord God

will do nothing, but He reveal-eth His secret unto His servants the prophets"

(Amos 3:6-7).

Thus, Divine illumination precedes punishment. Nevertheless, there are many

who see the light who do not comprehend the light. Jesus said: "Therefore

speak I to them in parables: because they, seeing, see not; and hearing they

hear not, neither do they understand" (Matthew 13:13).

This explains why most of those who saw the light and what it revealed

remained unmoved while I, representing spiritual men, recognized its meaning.

They attributed the light to a comet and looked for a natural explanation and

perceived not that the light was supernatural.

May all who read this vision have "eyes to see and ears to hear."


The eagle is a bird of prey. He is strong and swift. His lodging is in the

high places of the earth, and his domain is in the heavenlies. Thus (it)

represents those spiritual powers spoken of in Ephesians 6:12 ("the rulers,

powers, world forces of darkness and spiritual forces of wickedness in the

heavenly places" NASB).

The eagle is also a symbol of the United States, and I was thus shown that the

judgments were upon our nation. Furthermore, the American eagle, which

normally speaks of our nation's power to defend herself and overcome enemies,

was now the aggressor against our nation. The approaching judgments will be

self-inflicted from within our own nation, and through our own government.

The lifestyle in our nation, long looked upon as a blessing, will become a


"If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto

My name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I

will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not

lay it to heart" (Malachi 2:2).


In the U.S. we call our currency "greenbacks." The green eagle represents an

attack upon our economy, in particular upon the dollar. Our prosperity and

per capita income has been one of the highest in the world. Money and

materialism have become America's gods.

Since our own nation will be the channel for this judgment, we might expect

that leaders will make decisions or pass legislation which will create

economic chaos. This does not mean that we should blame the President or the

Congress. The sin of materialism, the worship of money, has infected our

people. (Their) decisions merely reflect the greed, selfishness and lust

which are in our hearts.

God has been telling us repeatedly to make Him our source. His word is, "Seek

ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall

be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).

God's Word instructs us to give generously as an insurance against the day of

calamity. The world counsels us to store up, to covet and to look out for

ourselves. But God counsels us to "cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou

shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight;


emphasis added).

God will guide us in the handling of our finances if we will seek His counsel.

We must walk in determined obedience to the guidance given us.


The red eagle represents bloodshed. An estimated 1.5 million babies are

aborted annually in the U.S. God will no longer ignore this carnage.

Murder has replaced childbearing. We have despised God's blessing and called

it a curse, for the widespread acceptance of abortion shows that children are

no longer considered "the heritage of the Lord" nor "the fruit of the womb,

His reward" (see Psalm 127:3).

One of the specific causes for a curse from God is murder of the innocent.

"Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person" (Deuteronomy

27:25). Who is more innocent than a baby yet in the mother's womb? Who is

more guilty of murder for hire than the doctors and their staffs who receive

pay for the murder of abortion? The nation that permits such bloodshed is

guilty before God.

When the prophet Daniel realized that the sins of his nation had brought on

God's judgment he was moved to prayer, fasting, deep repentance and the

confession of his nation's sins (see Daniel 9:3-19). Only such genuine and

deep repentance can save America. Where are our tears?

But, oh America, the bloodshed will not be limited to continued abortions.

There will be added to this, bloodshed that comes through terrorism and

violence in our land.

The fierce, blood-red eagle is vividly pictured in Scripture: "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; A NATION OF

FIERCE COUNTENANCE, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show

favor to young" (Deuteronomy 28:49-50; emphasis added).

The Lord warns that the disregard for human life expressed through abortion

will not be limited to innocent babies, but will expand to include the


In my spirit I clearly understood that the bloodshed of THIS judgment would

NOT be the result of war and foreign invasion. The "nation" that comes against

us is to be a demonic kingdom. The only thing that now withholds the invasion

of demonic hordes posed for destruction against the U.S. is God's restraining

hand of mercy. The only thing that will keep (it) in place is a sweeping,

spiritual revival which will turn America back to God in obedience,

righteousness and holiness.


The blue eagle represents persecution coming against the Church due to her

failure to keep God's truth through purity of doctrine and practice. In some

major denominations and churches today, over half of the pastors no longer

believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, the deity of Jesus, His resurrection,

and the inspiration of Scripture. Secular humanism and liberal theology have

eroded the true value of God's Word in the minds and hearts of many nominal


Again, the impending judgment will be channeled from within. It will come

principally through the federal and state governments and their agencies.

Already there are sinister forces at work, determined to destroy America's

religious liberties. This is but the tip of the iceburg.

(The Church) has not faithfully heralded an uncompromising Gospel. The result

has been the erosion of the spiritual and moral foundations of the nation.

Truth upheld and lived by becomes an individual's or a nation's bulwark.

Truth denied and abandoned becomes their downfall.

In the vision I represented a person demonstrating the overcoming power of

those who have and love the truth. It was the right hand which was extended

and which grasped the dreaded eagle by the throat. The right hand symbolizes

strength and ministry. The Lord has raised up His army in the earth and

anointed it with His Spirit. These soldiers know their authority over the

principalities and powers of Satan's kingdom. They also understand that

acceptance and confession of truth is a necessary condition for spiritual



As God instructed me to command the blue eagle to obey, likewise, God is

instructing His army of Spirit-anointed believers to exercise their boldness

of faith in spiritual warfare. Satan will make every effort to intimidate.

He will bare his sharp teeth and claws in menacing and threatening tactics.

Those who know not the truth of their spiritual authority will flee in fear;

they will abandon the battle.

God is saying that...all the judgments can be averted. There are enough

righteous ones in Sodom-America to make the difference, but these must not

remain passive. As they minister the truth in boldness and faith, many will

be turned to righteousness, and the powers of coming judgment will be turned


The momentary restraint on the fingernails of my left hand by this eagle

speaks of his ineffectiveness to resist. The fingernails are the armor of the

hands, and thus speak to us of our proper weaponry. We have the whole armor

of God, but all of the devil's armor has been taken from him.


The left hand is the supporting hand and symbolizes intercessory prayer as the

necessary companion to direct spiritual warfare. Intercessory prayer is

spiritual weaponry. Today, the Holy Spirit is raising up an army of prayer

intercessors. They support those who are in the forefront of the battle

(teachers and ministers of deliverance and spiritual warfare). These two

ministries are interdependent. One hand alone could not destroy the fierce

eagle of persecution, but when the two hands were joined in ministry, the

eagle's head was torn off.

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching

thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me,

that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make

known the mystery of the Gospel" (Ephesians 6:18-19).

I questioned the Lord about those who witnessed the eagles coming down and yet

remained so unmoved. He reminded me of the many times in the Bible when

people saw but did not understand. He said that likewise in this generation,

when men are warned of the impending judgments of God they will be like those

whom Peter described. When they were warned of judgment to come, they

retorted, "All things continue as they were from the beginning of creation"

(II Peter 3:4). As it was in the days of Noah, they will refuse to repent and

turn to God.


"Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?"

(Isaiah 53:1).

This prophetic vision is a serious matter. It brings us face to face with

God. We must admit that God has been patient with our nation for a long time.

We can be thankful for His warning. We know now that time is running out. If

you want America to be spared these judgments, then I urge you to do these



GOING TO BRING. Specifically repent of:

a) All sins related to money.

b) All sins related to abortion.

c) All sins related to Christ's Church and truth.

NOTE: God will forgive any sinner when he sincerely repents and asks for

forgiveness. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us

our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (I John 1:9).

2. CONFESS THE SINS OF THE NATION. Follow the example of Daniel.

a) Confess that "we have sinned, and have committed

iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled,

even by departing from thy precepts and from thy

judgments" (Daniel 9:5).

b) Confess that we have not hearkened to God's

ministers whom He sent to teach us (Daniel 9:6).

c) Pray and plead for God's mercies.

d) Pray that God will deliver us from judgment.

3. UNITE IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE. "For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood

-- contending only with physical opponents -- but against the despotisms,

against the powers, against (the master spirits who are) the world rulers of

this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly

(supernatural) sphere" (Ephesians 6:12, Amplified Bible).

a) There are ruler spirits which Satan has assigned

over our nation to bring us to destruction. Their

plan is to destroy our economy with greed, to destroy

God's favor with abortion, and to destroy our

spiritual liberties by compromise.

b) Jesus has given us power to bind Satan and his

demon spirits (see Matthew 12:29; 16:19).

c) Bind specifically the following demonic powers

assaulting our nation:

* Mammon (wealth personified), greed, covetousness,

avarice, selfishness, material lust, lust for money

and the idolatry of money.

* Abortion, murder, fornication, adultery, sexual

lust and child sacrifice. (Child sacrifice is the

spirit of Molech, the god to whom the Moabites and

Ammonites burned their babies in demonic worship.)

* Liberal theology: denial and unbelief concerning

the virgin birth, sinlessness, deity, blood

atonement, and resurrection of Jesus; denial and

unbelief concerning the inerrancy of Scripture;

secular humanism; traditions of men; spiritual

compromise and complacency.


Command them to be bound. "Wrestle" them in the power of the Holy Spirit.

That is, put pressure on them by using the spiritual weapons of the name of

Jesus, the blood of the Lamb, the word of testimony, the sword of the Spirit

(the Word of God) and praise. (See Mark 16:7; Revelation 12:11; Ephesians

6:17-18; Psalm 149).


"Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with

fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and

return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is He, slow to anger,

rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment. Perhaps He will again relent

and leave behind Him a blessing, Offerings and libations for the LORD, your


"Blow a trumpet Zion! proclaim a fast, call an assembly; Gather the people,

notify the congregation; Assemble the elders, gather the children and the

infants at the breast; Let the bridegroom quit his room, and the bride her

chamber. Between the porch and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the

LORD weep, And say, 'Spare, O LORD, your people, and make not your heritage a

reporach, with the nations ruling over them! Why should they say among the

peoples, "Where is their God?"'" (Joel 2:12-17, NAB).


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