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Adorenament No. 7: A Lion

Adorenament No. 7: A Lion
Name for Jesus: The Lion from the tribe of Judah

“…behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah…” Revelation 5:5

When we think of Jesus at Christmastime, we remember Him as a gentle, sweet, and weak baby. We don’t think about Him being strong, do we? And yet the Bible teaches that a name for Jesus is the Lion from the tribe of Judah. Why a Lion?

Well, we know the Lion is one of the most royal or kingly animals in the world. His gold coat and long, thick mane make him look like he is the king of the animals. He is also the largest of cats. One swat of his paw can kill, and yet, he can show the most tender love for his little lion cubs.

But why does this verse say Jesus is from the tribe of Judah? The tribe of Judah is a royal tribe of God’s people, the Jews. (See Genesis 49:8-10). In the Bible we know it was foretold years before Jesus was ever born that He would come from this royal tribe. Matthew and Luke’s
Genealogies proclaim his lineage as rightful heir through the family of King David and the royal tribe of Judah.

Yes! Jesus is King over all things and He is the most powerful being of all, either human or spiritual! But his tender love for us, His children as shown on the cross, is the most wonderful thing to have because we don’t deserve it. And the good news is no power in heaven, on earth, or under the earth can ever separate God’s children from King Jesus! You can choose to receive God’s wonderful love for you by believing in Jesus—the Lion from the Tribe of Judah! Praise Him!
Pastor Louie