As we begin preparing our hearts this week for Easter Sunday, we hope that you take some time to listen to one of the songs we will be singing called “LION AND THE LAMB.”
As we look at the chorus lyrics we can see two promises we can hold to.
First, Jesus is Lion:
“Our God is a Lion
The Lion of Judah
He’s roaring with power
And fighting our Battles.”
These lyrics are packed full of amazing truth. Observe their reference to Revelation 5:5 where it says,
“And one of the elders said to me,
“Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has conquered,
so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Here, Jesus appears as our conquerer who has defeated death and who will one day return to finalize His victory over Satan (Gen 3:15). As we sing these lyrics we are reminded of the coming victory! We are reminded that Jesus is the powerful Lion of Judah who fights victoriously for His people. Moreover, we are reminded that the battles that Christ has fought on our behalf He will continue to fight for all eternity. Within this truth we are further reminded that He is our victory.
Second, Jesus as Lamb:
“Our God is a Lamb
The Lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world
His blood breaks the chains”
Here, these lyrics refer to Revelation 5:12 where it says,
“In a loud voice they were saying:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and
wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
Jesus is the spotless lamb who took our place upon the cross! He stood on our behalf to satisfy the justice of God!
Moreover, as John 1:29 says,
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
We have the promise of God that Christ has abolished our sin and redeemed us through the perfect lamb: Jesus!
- Do we live our lives knowing we have the power of the Lion of Judah on our side?
- Is our motivation for worshiping Christ found in our feelings or is it found in the truth and reality of the Joy we have knowing Christ has given His life for mine?