Revelation 5:5 “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.”

One of the most majestic pictures of Jesus Christ in Scripture is found in Revelation 5, where He is portrayed as The Lion of the tribe of Judah. The Lamb Who was slain for our sin, is the reigning King and Lion in glory. C.S. Lewis uses this picture of The Lord Jesus as a lion in his Chronicles of Narnia with the name, Aslan. (A must see book and movie by the way).

In my daily readings today, I was in Numbers 24, where the mysterious prophet Balaam tells King Balak that he cannot curse Israel, because God has blessed them. Then in verse 9 I read, Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Jesus Christ is not only the victorious, redeeming lion. He is for His children the Great Lion of protection. Loved ones, know in your heart this morning that Jesus Christ, The Lion of the tribe of Judah is by your side. The awareness of the nearness of Jesus is a dismantler of fear. The fear of Jesus conquers all other fears. As you walk about today, Jesus lays down, He couches as a great lion. No foe dare stir Him up. Nor should I dare to engage is anything that would arouse His anger. There is safety in His presence. There is a holy fear in His presence.

Carry this picture of Jesus as the great lion with you today. A very present help. A strong defense. A lion Who loves righteousness and hates iniquity. If He be for you, who can be against you? Walk confidently. Walk circumspectly. Walk in holy fear and safety.