THE LION OF JUDAH – MEANING BEHIND THE SYMBOL

I LOVE USING THIS SYMBOL  AS IT’S INSTANTLY IDENTIFIABLE WITH POWER AND VICTORY

The lion is considered to be the “King” of all beasts, no doubt due to its great muscular power and agility, its strength and ability to dominate all other species. In its natural habitat it is indeed a magnificent creature. Many great monarchs and Kings have taken the Lion as a title.

But the greatest to ever bear this name, is Our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus was a descendant of the principal tribe of Israel, the tribe of Judah. Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. The word Judah means, praise. He is the one to Whom all praise and honor are due, He is the Lion enthroned upon the praises of Israel. Jesus is the ruler, the King to Whom rightly belongs the blessing of Jacob.

“Judah, a young lion! You return from the prey, my son ! Like a lion he stoops and crouches, and like a lioness, who dares to rouse him? The scepter shall not be taken from Judah, nor the rulers staff between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs, and who has the obedience of the nations” (Gen. 49.9-11 )

 

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