JESUS CHRIST – THE LAMB, THE LION
Main text: Revelation 5: 5-6
“… Do not weep, see the lion of the tribe of Judah…. Is able to open the scroll and the seven seals. Then I saw a lamb looking as if it had been slain standing in the centre of the throne”.
MATTHEW 21:12 – And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves.
Throughout the gospels, Jesus is pictured as both a lion (symbolizing authority and power) and a lamb (symbolizing his gentle submission to his father’s will). This characteristic of a lion is totally different from those of the lamb, yet He is recognized as having both qualities in the above scripture.
In Matthew 27:12-14, Jesus Christ the lamb, stood falsely accused without speaking in His own defense. He was the perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind hence only He can save us from the terrible event revealed in the scroll. He won the greatest battle of all and defeated all the forces of evil by dying on the cross, and saved everyone who believes in Him.
But one day that offer will be withdrawn and this lamb sacrificed for our sin will become the lion bringing judgment upon all who rejected Him. If we do not turn to Him in faith, he will one day stand before us as our righteous judge and say “depart from me to everlasting punishment”. Those who believe on the lamb will not have to face the lion in judgment
EXERCISE THE AUTHORITY AND HUMILITY OF JESUS CHRIST
Prayer: Heavenly father anoint us lionhearted lambs. Help us to know when to be as gentle as a lamb and when to be bold as a lion.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.