“The Lion of Judah vs. The Lamb of God”

 

John the Baptist pointed and said, “Behold The Lamb of God,” – – -but in Hosea and Revelation, Jesus is called The Lion of Judah.

These symbols seem conflicting and difficult to comprehend, because a lamb is weak and passive, and a lion sounds powerful and aggressive; – – – and we’ve been taught that Satan “is the roaring lion, who seeks to devour.” (1 Peter 5;8)

This does NOT mean Jesus is bi-polar; that on His good days he’s gentle as a lamb, but on bad days, beware, He might bite your head off!

What it does mean is that  Jesus’ personality is always a perfect blend of these two extremes, similar to, “Wise as a serpent, but gentle as a dove.”

In Revelation 5:5-6, when John looks for The Lion of Judah, he sees The Slain Lamb, – – – and for my entire life, up until recently, whenever I looked at the Cross, I’ve always seen Jesus as the slain Lamb.

But  just below the surface, seen only with spiritual eyes, is The powerful Lion of Judah; the most powerful Being in the universe constrained by His Love. “God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself.” (2 Cor. 10:19)

After this realization you might begin to see glimpses of the Lion in the New Testament,

When Jesus rebukes Peter; “Get thee behind me Satan!”

In the temple Jesus wields the Sword of Truth, “IT IS WRITTEN, mine House shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves!”

When He whispers to Simon the leper, “Simon, I have somewhat to say to you.”

In the garden, “Judas, betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?”

All of the guards fell backwards when Jesus said; “I Am!”

“You have heard it said, – – – “But now I say.”

“LAZARUS COME FORTH!”

We tend to relate ‘meek’ with weakness, but meek means gentle, – – –  POWER under control,

 

Next; “Jesus of Nazareth vs. The Captain of the LORD’s Host”

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June 2, 2015

One thought on ““The Lion of Judah vs. The Lamb of God”

  1. dion

    Jesus was a freedom fighter, and his arsenal consisted of truth and weaponized love.
    Jesus was as peaceful, non-violent and unprovokeable as a lamb.
    Yet he stood up to injustice and oppression with the strength, courage and fieriness of a lion, never backing down, even when it meant death on a cross.

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