About a week ago I had another dream. There was an open field, it was daylight out, and in this field there were pieces of what looked to be scrap metal or large objects. All along the right side of the field there was a forest or a wilderness. In these woods, I saw the figure of one lion standing on its hind legs with the talons and head of an eagle - like the griffin seen in the picture above. There wasn’t just one of these creatures, there was seven. And I knew that these 7 were destroyers. I saw as people would be walking in the field and then get close to the wilderness and be snatched by these creatures, disappearing as though they didn’t exist.
While at a house of prayer I felt the Lord speak that the destroyers or the seven lions were in direct warfare against the seven pieces of the armor of God Ephesians 6 - prayer included (helmet of salvation, belt of truth, boots of peace, sword of the Spirit/Word of God, breastplate of righteousness, shield of faith). If I feel what the Lord was showing me correctly, then as there are a complete number of principalities that war against the very armor we are to possess, then they lay waiting in the forest or wilderness for those who would begin to doubt, be discouraged, deceived, or wander in a lost/directionless state. The field can be a place of spiritual nourishment and I feel most represents a field of believers, though I didn’t see people unless they were walking towards the wilderness. But this may be due to the fact that the Lord was drawing my attention to those who are being drawn away. You see, I think about the invisible cloak in Harry Potter when I envision this passage of scripture - that the FULL armor of God makes us impenetrable. But why were there scraps of metal/obstacles near the wilderness? Just to represent the waste that infiltrates our spirit as our soul invites the world in. And why in the world a lion with an eagle head and talons? There are a couple feelings I have. One is that this creature is known by myth as the griffin. This griffin represented the king of the beasts and the king of the birds, known for guarding priceless treasure and possession - may represent the Baals and Ashteroths (sex and money). This creature could also merely represent the dominions and principalities of this world - as Satan is described as roaming around like a roaring lion seeking to devour those whom he may destroy and the eagle is also pictured as swooping down to its prey, an unclean bird. A third option would just be us westerners in the united states - that the eagle represents the nation of the united states and the enemy is using her as nest to lay his head and swaying generations through her idolatry and seduction to immorality.