Friday, August 7, 2015

The Roar of the Lion

When Satan sprawled the news of Cecil the lion all over the headlines, I about came undone.  I'm not here to talk about whether or not we should kill animals.  I'm here to say that Satan is always throwing diversions our way to get our eyes off of what really matters.

In these times, what really matters is THE lion.  His name is Jesus and He is the lion of the tribe of Judah.  This title is found in Revelation chapter 5. 

Can you hear His roar?

Because, I can assure you the Creator that dreamed up beautiful babies knit together in His own image, who now sees those babies ripped apart, to be sold off...THIS TRUE LION is roaring.

This lion, who clearly told us very clearly in the book of Genesis that anyone who curses Israel will be cursed, is on a rampage against all nations that don't stand with Israel.  As far as I can tell, that is every nation except Israel.  We, as the United States, no longer stand with the apple of God's eye.  We sold them down the river when we handed over billions of dollars to a nation that has promised they will use a nuclear bomb to wipe Israel off the face of the map. What we don't realize as a nation is that we really sold ourselves down the river.

Can you hear His roar?

The roar precedes the death to the lion's enemies.

I have never been more grateful to be His own than in this moment and season.  I can almost taste the wrath of God that must happen soon.  How long, O, soul is at the point where I am begging for matter what that looks like.  As the bride of Christ, I believe we are hidden from that wrath...but not necessarily from persecution and suffering.  Having the hope of heaven and the hope of the True Reigning King will get us through whatever lies ahead.

In the book of Revelation, Jesus is CALLED the lion (but John SEES a lamb because Jesus's glory will always be in his sacrificial love for us.) The context of him having the title of lion is that He alone is worthy to open the seals of judgment. Woe to all of those who have rejected His grace.  There is still time!  Pray for those who don't know Him.  Repent!

In 1st Peter, Satan is said to be like a roaring lion.  He is the counterfeit and can only pretend to be what God truly is.  "The roaring lion of hell is no match for the conquering lion of Judah."  {Come, Lord Jesus!}

"The King's wrath is as terrifying as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as refreshing as dew upon the grass."  Proverbs 19:12

Can you hear his roar?


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