Being a nature lover, and a bird watcher, I was thrilled to see my favorite bird fly over this morning, the Roseate Spoonbill. Just after watching it pass by, and after praising God for blessing me with the beautiful experience, Rudy decided to dart off across the field and chase after a huge Barred Owl that was sitting near the swamp. That owl was about double his size and might have tried to eat him for breakfast, except that he saw me running behind him, and flew off. I give spiritual meaning to physical things, and read them as if the words were in the air. My interpretation of this is: The Lord displays His majesty in beautiful ways, like the spoonbill, but the enemy blends into the background trying to go unseen, like the owl. Keep your nose in God’s word, and your heart prayerful, so you recognize evil when it’s lurking in the shadows. Remember that Jesus is right there with you, ready to fight for you, just as I was ready to defend Rudy if that owl had tried to grab him.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 1 John 4:1-2