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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Lion of the Tribe of Judah
    One of the elders said to me,
    "Do not weep.
    Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
    the Root of David,
    has prevailed to open the scroll
    and to loose its seven seals."
    Revelation 5:5
    Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He fulfilled the Old Testament prediction that the King-Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:8-9). Just as the lion is called the ruler of the jungle, so the lion symbol is used to describe earthly rulers. Jesus is pictured as a lion because He will rule all mankind. Let Him rule your heart and lead you to a better life.
    Lord, come rule my heart, because I cannot rule it. Sometimes I don’t do the things I want to do, and sometimes I do the things I don’t want to do
    (Romans 7:15).
    Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah who will prevail in the future to open the book and loose the seals (Revelation 5:5), so He can prevail against your unruly heart. He can rule your life and help you control your desires. He can keep you from excesses and lawlessness. But you must yield to Him so that He can control your life. Just as John was counseled not to weep because he couldn’t open the book, so you shouldn’t despair because of your weaknesses. Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah; He has strength to help control your life today.
    Lord, I surrender my rebellious spirit to You, but I also want You to give me the power to do the will of God. When I lack inner strength and fortitude, I look to Your great strength. I yield to Your rule for this day. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Revelation 5:1-5
    Jesus can give you strength to control your weaknesses.