|Posted by Ebenezer Congregational Church on February 25, 2021 at 6:15 PM|
Behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah
This year, Palm Sunday falls in March. Resurrection Sunday, and the celebration of a risen King will be earlier than many years. As I think of Palm Sunday, I think of the crowds anticipation of a victorious Kings arrival. A jubilant celebration of crying “hosanna” and how they were looking for one who would save them from their enemies and rule the nation. Sadly, many of these same people would cry out for his crucifixion mere hours later.
There is a saying applied to the month of March, “in like a lion, out like a lamb”. Although the origin of this statement is uncertain, it is applied to typical weather patterns. The month often starts in harsh winter and ends in milder spring type weather. This is the opposite, when we meet with Jesus. First, he is the savior who dies to save. Then he lives as a king to reign. Many times we think, live then die, but Christ died in order to live. Make no mistake, a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit, John 12. 24.
John was weeping on the isle of Patmos because there was no one worthy to open the book that was sealed. He was told to look at the Lion of the tribe of Judah. The next verse tells us he looked and beheld, “the lamb who had been slain.”
This duplicity in Christ must be true for each of us. Our understanding of Him must be complete, you can’t have one without the other. And it must be in the right order. First, Jesus must be the Lamb of God, slain for you. Then, he is to reign in your heart as your King. He is the All in All!!
In Christ Alone, Pastor David