Recently I received a very unusual vision. I saw an eagle soaring over the ocean, then it turned into a large ship, and I heard the words, “aircraft carrier.” As I began to seek the Lord, I heard the word “audacious.” I don’t know anything about ships, so I know when I see something by the spirit that is outside my area of personal knowledge, there is something the Lord wants to tell me about it.

As I began to research these things, I was very surprised to learn that there was an aircraft carrier class known as Audacious, which was renamed Eagle. The Audacious class was originally designed as an expansion of an earlier class named Implacable. These had double storied hangars that had to be enlarged to accommodate the newer aircraft. The Implacable became Audacious, and the Audacious became the Eagle.

Implacable means unable to be placated; to be unstoppable or relentless. Audacious means bold, fearless, intrepid, daring, brave, courageous. I began to think about the eagle and what it represents – strength, great vision, using the winds to soar. I knew that they are incredible hunters. The Holy Spirit prompted me to do a little more research.

I learned that the eagle bears their young on their outer wings (as indicated in Exodus 19:4 and Deuteronomy 32:11). They fly higher than any other birds, using the wind thermals, even as high as some aircraft. Their vision is so keen that they can see two – three miles away. I was astonished to learn that they have two sets of eyelids. One is called a nicitating membrane – it is a clear eyelid that allows them to see when their eyes are closed and also to see during storms. They can use their eyes as both monocular and binocular vision – independent of each other or together. They can focus in two ways – forward or at a 45 degree angle. They can also see in UV range, so they can see a  urine trail of their prey.

As I was meditating on all of this, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me. An aircraft carrier carries and deploys airplanes ready for battle, but the carrier itself is also fully armored. I heard that there are three categories of warriors that are being advanced for new assignments – the Implacable, the Audacious, and the Eagles.

I heard Philippians 3:14 to describe the Implacables. “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14 KJV) I heard, “My Implacable ones  – you have been relentless in your pursuit of Me, you have disciplined and positioned yourselves well. I am opening doors for you to walk in great courage. Take those giant leaps of faith, it is now time to become audacious – be bold and advance for I am with you.”

For the Audacious, I heard “These are those with strong faith, staggering not at the promises through unbelief (Romans 4:20); My Audacious ones, you have taken bold steps of faith and I am enlarging your capacity for increase to your borders. It is time to rise up and spread your wings on the currents of My Spirit, and the more will be yours.  As you step forth in faith, many signs and wonders will be coming forth by your hands, and My territory will be expanded. Acts 14:3, “Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.”

For the Eagles, I heard, “You have carried many upon your wings, but there are many more that are coming forth. I am now giving you increase of spiritual sight, you will see in the midst of the storm and give direction to others that are caught in the thermals and unaccustomed to the heights. You will see more even as you sleep, as the eyes of your spirit will be alert to My leading and you will receive instruction in your dreams and remember more clearly what I have shown you in the night. You have exercised your gifts well and more acuity to your vision is coming so that you will see more clearly the plans of the enemy, for the signs of his territorial markings will be clear. I am filling you with a strength and power to uphold the many in intercession, greater wisdom and strategy is being given. You will have precision in your warfare. I am bringing you to an open door; you will see what was before, take from there and bring to the fore, intercept and win this war.”