Why are the eagle and the lion associated as national symbols for the USA and the U.K. respectively?
The use of the bald eagle to represent the USA was put forward in 1782, when a drawing of the eagle was presented to the new Congress. It was accepted. In 1787 it was adopted officially as the national symbol representing authority and statehood. The eagle also has the ability to soar high above its enemies and see them from great distance.
The UK’s association with the lion goes back to Norman times, associated with royalty, nobility and bravery. It has been posited that the royal family descend from the monarchic line of Judah from biblical times , with the lion being the symbol of Judah.
From a spiritual perspective, in times ahead there is a need for prophetic revelation to see and discern what God is saying to The Church, the courage to implement His mandates, and a divine favour and authority to extend His Kingdom. The USA and UK historically have sent more missionaries out into the world than most if not all nations.
Freed from the shackles of the EU the UK has an opportunity to support Israel in a greater way alongside USA, for the two nations to forge a greater alliance, and vitally join forces in the Great Commission. Many of the fires of revival have come from the USA to the UK in recent times. Reading in England is now experiencing revival similar to its namesake Redding California where there is an emphasis on all the Church, not just full time ministers sharing the gospel outside the four walls of the church with many getting saved.
God is giving a new authority to believers for Isaiah 60 and Isaiah 61 to be implemented and invade the enemy’s camp. Great Britain played a major role in defeating Hitler and his antisemitic Nazi regime, but they needed the USA. They came to the rescue of Jewish people. The special relationship between the USA and the U.K. can go to new levels but both countries support of Israel is vital to receiving God’s blessing on it.
The ultimate prize is that God will be glorified through a new co-operation and friendship between the two nations resulting in greater prosperity at every level, and His Kingdom extended as He brings in His harvest.