Ari’el, Lion of Judah
We are celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles this week. Maybe you are, too. In our studies, we are personally focusing on the Lion of Judah. This topic generates some questions.
What do we know about the lion? Well, Ari is one word for lion. And, Ari’el means Lion of God. Ari’el is actually the name of Jerusalem in Isaiah 29:1-2. Ari’el is also the name of the Temple altar in Ezekiel 43:15-16.
Let’s consider other facts about lions.
It is the monarch of beasts. This undisputed king of the animal kingdom has no fear. It is all-powerful. When a lion attacks, there is no natural way to escape its grip.
A shepherd attempting to rescue a sheep from the lion’s jaws can retrieve no more than two legs, or a piece of an ear, according to Amos 3:12.
The lion is dear to the God of Israel because the Messiah Yeshua returns as the Lion of Judah. He returns with lion-like kingly authority, strength, and sovereignty (Revelation 5:5).
Yeshua is Ari’el. He is the Lion of God. He will overpower all the kingdoms of the earth when He returns to rule and reign. Let us listen for the roar of the Lion of Judah, and pray for the Kingdom to come.
Published October 18, 2016