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The Lion of the Tribe of Judah
by Rev. Ernest V. George
The Bible uses symbols extensively to convey a message. And one of the prominent symbols that God uses to associate his Son is the Lion (Rev.5:1-5). The apostolic ministry also is symbolized by the lion.
Let us examine four significant lessons from the Lion of Judah!
The Lion is recognised as the ‘King of the beasts’. Kingship signifies royalty. Jesus is called the king of kings and Lord of lords! (Rev.17:14). As children of God, Jesus has made us royalty too!
The Blood of the Lamb makes us royal members of God’s household! In order to develop a ‘royal mindset, we must develop the mind of Christ. There is certain behaviour pattern expected from royalty. To know what God expects of us, we must renew our mind with the Word of God. Read the Bible and transform our way of thinking and conform to the behaviour patterns that God expects of His royal children.
The roar of a lion is deafening and ferocious. The strength of the lion lies in its roar, not in its muscular strength. There are other animals bigger and stronger than the lion, but it’s the roar that catches the attention of all the animals in the forest. The Bible compares the roar of the lion to the Voice of God (Amos 3:8).
Judah means “Praise” (Gen.29:35). To a Christian, the roar signifies praise unto God. Jesus is descended from the Tribe of Judah, which means we are to praise him! He is your praise!
Just as the roar of the lion sends forth terror to other animals, your praise unto God, will strike fear to the enemy! Deur.10:21). The devil will flee when a child of God praises GOD! (Hos.11:10).
As Jacob blessed his 12 sons, he prophesied for Judah that the Messiah would be from his lineage (Gen.49:10). The Ruler would come from the tribe of Judah! Ruler-ship symbolizes authority. Jesus, the Son of God was given the authority because He humbled Himself as the Sacrificial Lamb for the sins of the world. Jesus was the Lamb that took away the sins of the world, but He is also the Lion who overcame!
When John the Baptist saw Jesus he said, ‘There is the Lamb of god, Who takes away the sin of the world! (Jn.1:29). The Sacrificial Lamb became the Lamb of God who was worthy to open the scrolls in the Book of revelation (Rev.5:12)
Because of Jesus we have power and authority over temptation and the evil forces that try to derail and destroy us.
Ruler-ship means we conquer and overcome the powers of the enemy (Lk.10:19). According to Rom.8:37, we are more than conquerors! As believers we can overcome the enemy by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony (Rev.12:11).
From an eternal perspective we understand that the Lion of Judah will return to rule and reign on this earth forever (Rev.11:15). When He comes again, He will not be a helpless babe on the manger, but He will be the conquering judge of the earth.
Jesus Christ will reign forever and ever. He is coming back to judge the living and the dead! The Consuming Fire that will purge mankind! He will separate.... the wheat and the chaff, the sheep and the goats, the good and the bad and the righteous and the wicked.
Because He is the Lion of Judah: We shall reign with him forever! (Rev.20:4) and be co-heirs with Christ though through eternity! (Rom.8:17). Let us have no more talks about hurts but about healing. No more fear but only freedom! The Lion of Judah – He roars, rules and reigns!
Copyright © Nov 2011. Ernest V. George