Article Ten: The Lion of the Tribe of Judah

People don't think of Jesus Christ as being a warrior, but He is and will be.

When Jesus came the first time, it was as the humble and gentle Lamb of God to sacrifice Himself for the sins of the world;  but, Jesus is also called, "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" in Revelation 5:5 for good reason.

Jesus Christ, the King of kings, will one day put down all powers and authorities.  This will happen at the very end of time.

1 Corinthians 15:24 reads, "Then the end will come, when He hands over the kingdom to God, the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority, and power."  Jesus will destroy all of His enemies... the last enemy destroyed by Him will be death (Read 1 Corinthians 15: 25-26).

Read 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 and Jude 14.  Both of these passages describe what is going to happen to the enemies of Jesus when He returns.

Revelation 14:1-5 shows Jesus with His army on Mount Zion. They are 144,000 men (men, not angels) fit for the task and chosen to follow Jesus wherever He goes, even into battle. These 144.000 men are also described in Revelation 7:1-8.

In Revelation 19: 11-21, you see Jesus leading the armies of Heaven against the kings of the earth and their armies, and the Lord defeating them.

Many will say that the verses referred to above, especially those from the book of Revelation, are just symbolic or figurative talk, but they are deluding themselves.  Jesus will return, and His enemies will not find it pleasant.  Please take the time to look up and read the above scripture verses for yourself.

It's better to face the Lamb now,  than to face the Lion later.

Question:  After Israel crossed over into the Promised Land, Joshua was chosen by God to lead their army in many battles to take the land.   Who was the one really leading them in battles to victory?
Read Joshua 5:13-15 for the answer.

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