Revealing The Lion Of Judah


“And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done." ‭‭Judges‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The account of the lion being killed by Samson speaks to the Lord as the Lion of the tribe of Judah...


Who died due to our sin.


The death of Jesus...


Was a work of the Spirit.


The young lion was reserved to die for our sin.


Just as this lion died as Samson sought to marry an idol worshipper...


We killed Jesus by our determination to live in sin.


Only His death could save us from ourselves, our unrighteous direction...


Our natural lust to follow after carnal and even unnatural desires.


We want only to serve ourselves.


The Lion of the Tribe of Judah died in service to us.


So he said to them: “Out of the eater came something to eat, And out of the strong came something sweet.” Now for three days they could not explain the riddle. Judges 14:14 NKJV

Out of the dead lion came sweetness...


Just as out of the death of Christ came sweet communion.


He is strong...


But He chooses to die for us.


We won’t see Him as a conqueror in the conventional sense until His return.


Until then...


He is the sweetest sacrifice.


And notice the bees that created the honey.


The bees represent the enemy.


He brings the sting of death to those who don’t know Christ.


But even in his evil work, the enemy plays into the hands of the Lord!


What the enemy means for bad, always turns out for the good of those who turn to the cross.


For those who see the sacrifice of Jesus, there is no sting. Samson was immune to the sting of the bees.


So even as Samson was responsible for the death of the lion, He returned to the sacrifice and ate of its goodness.


We can also return to the scene of our sins and receive salvation.


We can eat of the bread of life.


We can be satisfied by the table He sets for us in the presence of our enemies.


The Lion carcass is a place of communion.


It’s a place to feast on the body of Jesus.


But there is another revelation of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah for us to consider.


“Judah is a lion’s whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him?” Genesis‬ ‭49:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

This verse shows us the posture of the lion.


He has already won the victory over His prey.


He is on the mountain...


At rest.


The question is asked, who shall rouse Him?


We see this rousing only in Revelation 5:5:


But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5 NKJV

The Lion of the tribe of Judah - we see the language again here - He is roused in the last days to open the scroll that precedes the end of the world as we know it.


His rousing is a future event for us.


For now, He is at rest on the right hand of the Father in heaven.


Victorious.


Waiting for the moment only His Father knows... when He will come for His bride.


That is when we will see His roar.


He will come in a cloud...


With fire in His eyes to destroy the wicked who refused His mercy and salvation.


To rid the earth of wickedness and all darkness.


To destroy the works of the devil.


Once and for all.


Then we will truly see the lion of the tribe of Judah aroused from His rest.


Go in His peace.



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