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Emanna for 01/08/2020

Christ the Lion

Bible Verses

Gen 49:8 Judah, your brothers will praise you; Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's sons will bow down before you. (9) Judah is a young lion; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He couches, he stretches out like a lion... Rev 5:5 ...behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome...

Words of Ministry

We need to see the picture portrayed here. A lion dwells on the mountain. When he goes after some prey, he descends from the mountain. As he is waiting to seize his prey, he crouches. But after he has taken his prey, he brings it up the mountain with him. Thus, the words, "From the prey, my son, you have gone up," mean that the lion has gone up the mountain to devour his prey. After eating it, the lion no longer crouches; instead, he couches, that is, he lies down. This indicates that, after swallowing up his prey, he is satisfied and lies down to rest. In your experience, do you have Christ as a young lion? Do you also have Him as the satisfied lion who lies down to rest? Years ago, when I was young, I was troubled by many kinds of enemies. But one day I saw that my enemies had already become a prey to my Christ. My temper, my problems, my weaknesses, and all my other enemies were Christ's prey. Now, in the heavens, He is no longer fighting; He is couching. He is lying down to rest, and I am experiencing Him as a resting lion. He is couching, and I also am resting. Why should I be troubled by anything? I simply need to enjoy this victorious, satisfied, and resting Christ.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 1263-1264. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/19/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.