Friday, January 6, 2012

Roar of the Lioness

Repost from October 12, 2011

"But one of the elders said to me, 'Do not weep.  Behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has prevailed to open the scrolls and to loose its seven seals.'"  Revelation 5:5

According to scripture, Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.  He is our Lion.  We, the bride of Christ, are His lioness.

Lisa Bevere, in her book Lioness Arising, describes a scene in a documentary.  Rangers had a tracking collar placed on a lion, the alpha male, in order to track the herd.  After two years, it was time to take the tracking collar off.  In order to take this collar off, they had to shoot him with a tranquilizer dart.  Once he was down and they were confident of their safety, they moved in to remove the collar.  As they carefully yet swiftly remove the collar, the lion, still conscious, was aware of the rangers yet could not move.  They would never have approached the lion had he been fully alert and capable of moving.  There is nothing more dangerous then being in the presence of a lion when it is fully awake.

Are you awake?  Are you alert?

We are the lioness of Christ.  When we are fully awake and equipped in Christ, then we truly frighten the enemy, Satan.  He may try to bother us but knows he cannot get close enough to capture us or chain us if we are fully awake in God.

Friends, are you fully awake and alert?  Or are you lying down in partial sedation just watching what goes on around you?

As Lisa says, "God did not save you to tame you."  My lioness friends, be ready.  Be alert.  Be fully awake in God.  In this new year when you set goals or focus on one word, satan will be on the attack.  Therefore we must be fully awake and alert.

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Sweet Blessings~

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  1. Great post! It makes me think of a song the Newsboys just put out. The chorus goes, "God's not dead, He's surely alive. Living on the inside, roaring like a lion." Between that song and your post today, I feel a little bit bolder. God Bless!

    Encouraging Thoughts for Life

  2. Derrick, so true! I may just have to go add that song to the post. ;)

  3. thanks for the encouragement. i was just thinking last night about what things in my life are serving to "sedate" me.

  4. Great Post, Jenifer! And that song is awesome. :)

  5. Great post! Love this song too

  6. Love this post and the idea I was not saved to be tamed. May the roar inside me unleash for HIM and HIS kingdom. May I also be aware I am being stalked and watched. The evil one wants to take me down and roar in victory. No way!!!

    Thank you, Jenifer!

  7. "fully awake" Love that - I need to be fully awake as His Lioness to face the roaring lion who seeks to devour me. Lord, strengthen me for the hunt!

  8. I love Stefanie's comment - I was not saved to be tamed. I want to live fully awake and alert.

    Many blessings, Jenifer!


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