Lion of Judah

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. Revelation 5: 5

Today I was in a church that had a large picture of a lion framed behind the pulpit. This prompted my memory of a phrase from a song that I like which refers to the lion of Judah. So with a few quick keystrokes I read some interesting things about the “lion of Judah”.

In Christianity, the Lion of Judah description is used to refer to Jesus Christ, but that’s not where the significance and meaning of this symbol ends. The Lion of Judah is an ancient symbol. The sign represents the Israelite tribe of Judah throughout the Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible. The symbol also is featured on the emblem of Jerusalem, recognizing the original tribe of the Biblical Yehuda or Judah. Traditionally, a lion represents the tribe.

In Genesis 49:8-9: Jesus is referred to as the Lion of Judah, a strong fighter against the enemy.

The Bible gives over 100 names for Jesus within the sacred texts. Below are some of those names and their associated scripture. And He shall be called…

Advocate (1 john 2:1), Alpha & Omega (revelation 22:13), Anchor (Hebrews 6:19), Author & Finisher of Our Faith (Hebrews 12:2), Branch (Isaiah 11:1), Bread of Life (John 6:35), Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15), Bright Morning Star (Revelation 22:16),Carpenter (Mark 6:3), Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20), Dayspring (Luke 1:78), Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6), Faithful & True Witness (Revelation 3:14), Good Shepherd (John 10:11), Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23), High Priest (Hebrews 6:20), Holy One (Mark 1:24), I Am (John 8:58), Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15), Immanuel (Matthew 1:23), Judge (Acts 10:42), King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15), King of the Jews (Mark 15:26), Lamb of God (John 1:29), Light of the World (John 8:12), Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5), Living Water (John 4:10), Lord of Lords (1 timothy 6:15), Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3), Master (Matthew 8:19), Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5), Messiah (Daniel 9:25), Only Begotten Son (John 3:16), Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), Prophet (Matthew 21:11), Redeemer (Job 19:25), Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4), Rose of Sharon (Song of Solomon 2:1), Savior (John 4:42), Servant (Matthew 12:18), Shepherd & Bishop of Souls (1 Peter 2:25), Shiloh (Genesis 49:10), Son of Man (Matthew 20:28), Teacher (John 3:2), The Almighty (Revelation 1:8), The Amen (Revelation 3:14), The Beloved (Ephesians 1:6),The Door (John 10:9), The Resurrection & the Life (John 11:25), The Way, the Truth, & the Life (John 14:6), The Word (John 1:1), True Vine (John 15:1), Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)

Wow! Praise God in Jesus Name! Thank You Holy Spirit!

God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.

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