This message is part two of an earlier message. And guess what! There is a blog on part one HERE. If you haven’t already, I want to encourage you to go read the blog or listen to the message at the bottom of the page.
Now, here’s part two.
Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and He is the Lamb of God.
In Revelation 5:5, we have Jesus as the Lion. In the very next verse, He is the Lamb. The triumphant Lion is also the slain Lamb. We take on one characteristic of Jesus as we approach Him as a lamb. But we have to learn to fight the devil as a lion.
We go before the throne as a lamb, praising and worshipping God, humbling ourselves before Him. But we don’t walk out as a lamb. We don’t fight the enemy as a lamb. The only way to fight the devil is to take authority over him in the Name of Jesus.
The devil works by fear.
He doesn’t attack you when you’re strong and ready. When you are weak, sick, discouraged, and hurt, that’s when he will attack the most.
There are two types of attacks.
One is the offense where you go out after a lost soul. You go after somebody that’s sick and you pray until it turns around. You go out and you fight. But, there is the defense. That’s when the enemy is attacking you and you are trying to block him. You’re trying to keep him from taking over and trying to have faith when Heaven is silent. It’s easy to pray through when you’ve got support, but sometimes you stand alone, and you have to learn to pray when others don’t feel the burden or have given up.
We don’t go to fight the devil as a lamb. We have to be a lion. We have to have confidence. A confidence that we will come out of this, that God’s going to move and that He will bring us out. Get up in the devil’s face and let him know that he’s not going to win, that he’s not taking over, he’s not going to destroy what God has planned. Let him know that his attacks won’t work this time.
If you’ve been running from the devil, I want you to realize that you’ve got power over the enemy. He’s more afraid of you than you should be of him because he knows the One that lives in you. You’ve got that same Jesus that rose from the grave, that same Jesus that calmed the sea, living inside of you. The devil knows that the only way to destroy you is to get you away from Jesus. But you are a child of God, and He’s going to fight for you and make a way for you. He’s going to be your shield and He is going to keep you.
You’re not going under because of Who you have inside you!
Praise is the roar of the lion inside of you. When you roar, you’re marking your territory. You let the devil know that you have a worship that will call Jesus to stand up for you, that you have a worship bigger than suffering and pain. A worship that will call the King into your battle. And when you roar it will encourage the other lions around you. You can roar against the enemy and it will encourage others to get up and fight. When David roared against Goliath, it encouraged the army of Israel to go into battle.
A lion in a pride with the most scars is feared the most.
I’ve gotten more wounds that came from the body of Christ than I have from outside the body. But doing the study on this message, I realized that I don’t have wounds anymore from that stuff. It’s just scars. Some scars are touchy, but you can poke one of my scars and it does not bleed anymore because it’s healed. When the devil looks at the scars, he sees someone that an enemy has messed with but they are still here. We’ve been hurt so much, but that just gives the Lord someone to throw in the devil’s face and say, “You’ve tried so many times, but my hand is on them. I live inside them.” Your scars say, “I was attacked. I cried and hurt. Then, I got up and I got healed.”
Your scars prove you won and the enemy lost.
If we live, we are the Lord’s. If we die, we are the Lord’s. The devil needs to know that we won’t back down.
—Pastor Anthony Wynn
- Revelation 5:5-6
- Genesis 49:9
- Hebrews 7:14
- Luke 10:19
- Romans 16:20
- 1John 3:8
- Mark 1:23-27
- Matthew 8:24-32
- Isaiah 5:29
- Amos 3:8
- 2 Samuel 6:15
- 2 Chronicles 20:21-22
- 1 Samuel 17:47-48
- Psalm 27:1
- Revelation 20:10