Christ Is Called the Lion of Judah (Rev. 5:5) (The Coming King)
1. Judah Was Designated as the Tribe of Kings.
"Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be." (Gen. 49:9-10)
2. Judah Was Symbolized by the Lion.
The image of "the lion" speaks of dignity, sovereignty, courage, and victory and it speaks of Christ's royalty in the family of David.
1 Kings 2:45,
3. The Lion and the Lamb surely refer to Christ. The Lion referring to His 2nd coming and His judgment of the world. As the lion he is the judge who will punish his enemies.
Christ Is Called the Lamb of God (Rev. 5:6)
(The Perfect Sacrifice)
1. The Lamb in The Revelation (this book).
Christ is called "the Lamb" at least twenty-eight times in the Book of Revelation.
- God's wrath is "the wrath of the Lamb"
- Cleansing is by "the blood of the Lamb" (Rev 7:14).
- The church is "the bride of the Lamb"
(Rev 19:7; 21:9).
2. The Lamb in Revelation (the Scriptures).
The theme of "the Lamb" is an important one throughout Scripture, for it presents the person and work of Christ, the Redeemer.
- The Passover Lamb
(Ex. 12:3, 12:6)
- The Slaughtered Lamb
- The Lamb of God
(Gen. 22:7, John. 1:29, Rev. 5:12)
3. The Lion & Lamb surely refer to Christ. The Lamb referring to His coming and His death