THE TWO LIONS
-The Bible teaches us that we are being pursued. Not only are we being pursued, but we are being pursued by
a lion. In fact, we are being pursued by TWO LIONS. There is obviously no way to escape. Let us look at these two lions and
try to pinpoint the purpose of each one.
-1st Peter 5:8 states, … Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: … Revelation 5:5 states, … And one of the elders said unto
me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose
the seven seals thereof … So … There you have it. There are two lions in pursuit of us. They are: THE ROARING
LION ( THE DEVIL ) AND THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH ( JESUS ).
-It is said of the roaring lion that he comes to devour. It is said of the Lion of the tribe of Judah that He
has prevailed. Matthew 13:3,4 states, … And He spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went
forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: …
Matthew 13:19 states, … When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked
one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side … John 10:10
states, … The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and
that they might have it more abundantly …
-So as we can see, the roaring lion comes to devour the life of God, and the Lion of the tribe of Judah comes
to bring us into the abundant life of God. So … GOD HAS TRAPPED US BETWEEN TWO LIONS! As we come to an understanding
of the purpose of evil, and that God created all things, we will see that the roaring lion is part of God’s purpose.
THE ROARING LION IS THE VERY THING THAT DRIVES US INTO THE HANDS OF THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH! No matter what man does
he will come face to face with one of these two lions. One devours life and the other gives life. That which the roaring lion
comes to devour is the carnality within man. That is his meat. When we learn not to depend on the carnal mind, we have passed
from death to life. Hence, IT IS THE ROARING LION THAT CAUSES US TO SEE OUR NEED FOR THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH.
-IN HIM ( JESUS ) WE PREVAIL!-