The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is Roaring (July 2022)
I was riding my bike in the park behind our house. I was around nine years of age. A boy that was somewhat older than me decided that he didn’t want me in the park. He ran towards me and pushed my bike over. I went tumbling to the ground taking the skin off my elbow and knee. I began to cry. I got up and limped home. Mother heard me sniffling, and she ran to me. She saw that I was bleeding and asked me what happened. I told her my story. She wanted to know which boy had done that. I pointed to him, and mother started after him. The boy saw her coming and took off running to his house. Mother chased him down and followed him into his house. The boy’s mom was sitting at their kitchen table. Of course, she was shocked that someone walked into her house. Mother looked at her and said if your son ever pushes my daughter off of her bike again, he will be sorry. The woman never opened her mouth. Mother was so angry. She became a lioness defending her cub.
Why would Mother go to such extremes to defend me? …Because someone had come against me, her little girl. I belonged to her and no one had better touch me. Besides all of that, she loved me. Well, how much more does our Lord feel towards us? He loved us so much that He became our sin, bore the punishment of that sin, and laid down His life for us. Now, the sin debt has been paid. Could He love us any more? Absolutely not.
We read in Revelation 5:5 Amp., “Then one of the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] said to me, Stop weeping! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root (Source) of David, has won (has overcome and conquered)! He can open the scroll and break its seven seals!” Our Lord is referred to as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Then the Scripture tells us to “See” Him. We have eyes to see, but we are instructed to focus in on the fact that He is a Lion.
John 1:29 says, “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold (Look and See) the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” We are instructed to look and see Jesus as God’s Lamb. Now, we are to focus on the fact that He is a Lamb. Jesus came as a lamb into the earth but now He is a lion. We are not talking about a literal animal. Lambs were offered as sacrifices for sin; but Jesus, the spotless Lamb was the final sin offering for all sin. Jesus is beginning to roar like never before. He is the One with all authority. He is the King of all Kings. He is mighty. There is none beside Him.
If you think that mother was upset over someone hurting me, Jesus really gets upset when the enemy comes against His children or the enemy uses someone to hurt us. Jesus is roaring. Should we be roaring, as well? The Lord desires that we roar His Word against the adversary, the devil. He desires us to roar in Jesus’ name against what the enemy is doing against us, His children, and in this world. Rise up, church, and roar with the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!