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Summary: A study of the Lion of Judah

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Read Text: Rev. 5:5, 12-13

One of the names of the Lord that has been fascinating to me is...

“Lion of the Tribe of Judah”...

Bible Encyclopedias and Dictionaries don’t seem to cover much on this name...

And yet, I feel that it is very significant...

The Lion of Judah in reference to Christ is only found in Revelation 5:5...

There is a passage in Genesis 49:9 where Jacob gives his blessing to Judah and refers to him as a lion...

He says,

“You are a lion’s cub, O Judah;

you return from the prey, my son.

Like a lion he crouches and lies down,

like a lioness--who dares to rouse him?

3. It is thought that C. S. Lewis wrote his series of books, “The Chronicles of Narnia” featuring the lion Aslan, who is a Christ-figure in the books...

is taken from Revelation 5:51...

4. After having just come through the Christmas season...

a great celebration of Christ’s first coming...

and we recognize that Christ coming as a baby is the fulfillment of Biblical prophesy...

There is every reason to believe that the prophesies about the 2nd coming of Christ will be fulfilled too.

5. There is coming a time when...according to the Bible...

The Lion will lie down with the lamb...

This is a reference to the millenium...

the 1,000 year reign of Christ...

1,000 years when satan is bound...

and evil is held back...

and peace and prosperity will flourish...

Someone described that scene like this:

“Try to imagine a world in which the wolf and lamb will share the same stall.

The leopard and the baby goat will sleep together,

a little child will put halters on a lion and a calf...

and lead them around.

a lion will eat grass and straw like the oxen...

and a little child will reach down into a cobra’s den and not be harmed...

That’s what the world will be like some day”!!

6. But for now, the world is certainly not a place of peace...

One magazine published that...

since the beginning of recorded history...

the entire world has been at peace less than 8% of the time...

of the 3,540 years of recorded history...

only 286 years saw peace over the entire earth...

There are been more than 8,000 peace treaties made AND BROKEN!!

It is fairly obvious that peace is unlikely to come through the efforts of mankind...

certainly, we should strive for that...

but, until Jesus comes, there will always be Hitlers, Saddam Husseins, and Usama bin Ladens.

Not until sin is dealt with, with there be peace....

And dealing with the sin problem began with a...

Body

1. Little Baby

A. We’ve just celebrated the Christmas season...

What a joy and delight it was to celebrate the birth of Jesus...

Most people love babies...

and the birth of babies show us that there is still hope...

B. During WW2, the sun was rising upon a new day on a battlefield in Norther France...

The fog was so thick, that no one could see more than a few yards behind the trenches...

During the night, the Germans had drawn back their lines a little...

and the French had edged forward...

Between the two positions, a lonely farmhouse was still standing.

As the sun rose, and the fog began to break...


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