What does the eagle symbolize? (Revelation 8:13)
As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!"
Revelation 8:13 - NIV
⚪ One of Pastor Russell's humble followers
Rev. 8 [...]
8:13. And I beheld, and heard an [angel] EAGLE. — One of Pastor Russell's humble followers (Matt. 24:28) apprehending correctly the significance of the three woes.
Flying through the midst of heaven. — Beginning with the papal heavens and then in their order of development, the Lutheran heavens, Anglican heavens, Calvinistic heavens and Baptist heavens (and others shortly.) Saying with a loud voice.—With considerable plainness
Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 154 + Cover
⚫ The servants of the Lord (with eaglevision)
John (the servant class) then beheld, and heard an "angel" flying in the midst of heaven. A number of versions render this word "eagle" instead of "angel". (Diag., Roth., A.R.V.) The eagle is far-visioned. (Job 39: 29) It symbolizes the servants of the Lord who are privileged to have some far vision of what the Lord is about to do. It was believed that Jehovah had provided the radio to proclaim his message of truth. Amidst much tribulation, which was to be expected, tho radio station WBBR was built and put in operation, and at least five other radio stations were then broadcasting the truth. The resolution known as the "Message of Hope", and the accompanying discourse, "A Standard for the People," was broad. cast throughout America and Canada on radio stations, as well as in other forms mentioned.
The vision says that the eagle is heard to say: "Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth, by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!" It was in that same year that God's people saw clearly that the battle of Armageddon would be the battle of God against Satan, and not a melee between contending forces of mankind. (See Watch Tower, January 1, 1925.) It was seen that there remained much work to be done to give the witness before the great and terrible day when Jehovah's forces shall completely triumph. This farsightedness of God's people is illustrated by the eagle. God's devoted people, therefore, with eaglevision, have gone forward with the work in proclaiming the vengeance of God against Satan's organization, which is a "woe" to those composing the organization.
Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, vol 1, page 134, page 135 + Cover