by Richard Laue

The Lion King
Richard Laue
Revelation 5:1-5

Our Lord Jesus has many names and titles. He Is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the first and the last. He is the fairest of ten thousand, the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star. He is the living Word, the judge of nations, and on and on we could go.

During these days of Advent (coming), our minds focus on those things which reveal and describe our Saviour In His coming and in His person.

Next week we shall consider THE LAMB IN GLORY, who appeared as if it had been slain.

Christmas Eve at 10:00 P.M. we consider JESUS, because He shall save His people from their sins.

Christmas morning at 10:00 A.M. we consider IMMANUEL, which when translated, is "God with us."

Today the Lion King. If you will notice the setting of this text Is in Heaven. John is on the Isle of Patmos writing The Revelation. There is great concern in glory because nobody was found worthy to open the scroll and lose the seven seals. When John saw what was happening, he wept because no one was worthy.

But one of the elders from Heaven said to John,

"Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and lose its seven seals."

Our Lord is here revealed the first and only time as the "Lion of the Tribe of Judah". This (s a great prophetic statement that ties the Old Testament with the New Testament, once and for all and forever.

Of all the images and roles of our coming Saviour, I like this one best. Our Lord is a roaring Lion. As the lion is king of the forest, so Jesus Is King of the earth and everything in it. Our God reigns!

This prophetic revelation was begun way back in the beginning at the end of the Book of Genesis. Turn back with me to Genesis 49. This is one of the greatest chapters in the Bible. (I know that I say that often, but this is one of the greatest chapters in the Bible.)

Jacob was old, ready to die, and this was his last m ...

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