The Lion of the Tribe of Judah
He came to us as a Shepherd, a gentle and tender man.
We did not know He was carrying out His Father’s redemption plan.
He healed the blind and raise the dead
And for this his enemies put a crown of thorns upon His head.
He walked dusty roads talking to many along the way.
From His lips, Salvation was offered and is still offered today.
His miracles cannot be explained away.
His words are still preached providing His Light to show the way.
His was born as an earthly child and grew up into a man.
In His heart He knew He was to be the Sacrificial Lamb with nail prints in His hands.
He was tempted by Satan but He was too wise to play Satan’s game.
He was not to be tempted but to heal disease and His Father’s Word proclaim.
Yes He can to us first as a tender spotless lamb indeed
But the next time He comes He will be coming for me.
He will not come as a gentle lamb but as a roaring mightly lion.
He will come suddenly and without notice from Mount Zion.
This time when He comes He will not come like the humble lamb.
This time when He comes He will be the GrEAT I AM!
King of Kings and Lord of Lords this time will He be.
All the world will see Him from sea to everlasting sea.
He will be called the Lion of Judah and the Bright and Morning Star.
There will be no hiding for He knows just where you are.
He will seperate His children from those who do not accept Him as King.
Around the crystal river you and I will sing.
Judgement will be falling upon this earth like never before.
The sad thing is there will not be one single escape door.
Then in final judgement the wicked will stand.
What excuse can they give to the Creator of all man?
He has not missed a single deed done by you.
He has kept them all safely in a bottle of blue.
No words or pleas will change His mind for the husband and the wife.
All they can do is watch while He checks for their name in His book of life.
“It is not here!” They hear Him say.
“I never knew you so depart from me this day!”
They can hear the song Just As I Am ringing in their ears.
They remember being almost persuaded and feeling the salty tears.
Pride stood in the way of Salvation that fateful day.
Now they stand in Judgement as the Lion begins to say.
“Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and ye gave me nothing to eat.
I was thirsty and ye gave me no drink.
I was a stranger and you did not invite me in.
I was naked and you clothed me not.
I was sick and in prison and you visited me not!”
They stood there in silence knowing full well Jesus they forgot.
He was a Lamb, a Shepherd and He knocked at their hearts door many times.
Now for eternity they will still hear the church bells chime.
If only they had taken that first little step Jesus would have taken their hand.
Instead of a life in hell they would be entering the Promised Land.
Yes Jesus is the Lion of Judah and He is coming when you least expect it.
Keep your lamp filled and be sure your name is written in God’s Holy Writ!
Written by Sybil Shearin
Waiting for The Lion