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Day Seventeen | January 24th


…Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals. And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain.

Revelation 5:5-6

PRAYER FOCUS - The Lion of the Tribe of Judah and the Lamb

C.S. Lewis’ novel for children, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, is the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. In this classic story, four children visit the land of Narnia, which has been kept in a perpetual winter by the power of the White Witch. The true ruler of Narnia is the lion Aslan, who sacrifices himself in place of one of the children whose treason carried the penalty of death. Aslan is an allegory of Jesus, a lion that can be fierce against his enemies and yet can be gentle with friends.

John provides a similar picture in Revelation 5, in which Jesus is called both a Lion and a Lamb. Jesus came to be a servant to all, and yet He is not a doormat. Jesus can be fierce. When He cleared the temple of moneychangers, no one doubted His fierceness. A legion of demons recognized Jesus’ power and begged Him not to send them to the bottomless pit (Luke 8:31). When He hung upon the cross, He could have called a legion of angels to set Him free. However, He laid down His life for us.

The lion is often called the king of the jungle and historically has been a symbol of courage. In Lewis’ story of Aslan, one of the children ask if Aslan is safe. The answer?

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ’Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”


How do we respond to this Lion of Judah? We can bring all our requests to Him and know that He will accomplish all His purposes for us. What do you need the Lion of Judah to do for you today? Trust Him to be a powerful advocate for you.

The thing you’re stressing about, can’t stop being angry over, that you can’t let go of, all can be released to this King we serve. He will care for you and your heart as He fiercely protects your mind and your peace.

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