Meaning of Lion of Judah
First, we must understand Lion's significance in the Bible. A Lion is said to be“ the King of the jungle”. He is known for strength, beauty and fearlessness. The tribe of Judah was regarded as the Lion of Judah, which is well articulated while Jacob is blessing his fourth son Judah in Genesis 49:9. He is likened to a lion’s whelp or as a young lion for his courage, strength, and terror to his enemies. And he is righty compared first to a lion’s whelp, then to an old lion, to signify the growth of that tribe in strength and interest; and that from small beginnings. In Gen 29: 35, when Leah gave birth to her fourth son, she said: now I will praise the Lord, so God was praised for him; therefore his brethren shall praise him. Judah is likened to a strong and courageous tribe.
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One important lesson to understand is that there are more than three characteristics of Jesus Christ that we need to comprehend. First, Jesus is the creator of the Universe (John 1:1). Secondly, He came as Emanuel and saviour or the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29). The last perspective is that He is the Lion of Judah and the coming King (Revelation 1:7)
Who is the Lion of Judah?
and one of the elders *said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome to open the book and its seven seals." When we look closely at these verses, we can surely conclude that the Lion of the tribe of Judah points to the conquering, victorious King that would descend from Judah's lineage. (Matthew 1:1) shows the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, who was born in the lineage of Judah.
This Lion pointed to only one person, Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, who alone is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17 says the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Jesus has overcome death, and he alone is coming again. He is coming not as the lamb of God but as the King of the universe.
Revelation 19:1-20 John the revelator receives a revelation concerning the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We have hope in these prophecies, which are being fulfilled, for they give hope and surety that Jesus is coming again.
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