WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
Scripture: Revelation 5:5
When we read Revelation 5:5 we recognize that Jesus Himself had to make this very same transition from the Lamb to the Lion. Verse 5 says, “But 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.’“ Jesus was resurrected as a Lion and He prevailed to open the scroll and loose its seals of justice. In Revelation we meet the fully qualified Judicial Christ who invites us to walk with Him. Will we spend all our lives as lambs when Jesus died to make us lions? Once we accept and identify with the Lion of the tribe of Judah, we can now enter into the command of Luke 10:4-12 which says that when we are not received, we may declare judicial consequences. Though Jesus recommended it, I know few who do it. He commanded us to be a lion. But the church is so busy being Priestly because it engenders less warfare! We currently do not do what Jesus said when we are not received. If we did, perhaps we would see more of the Judicial Christ in action! God may be waiting on us.