Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Like or Is?

 One of my new favorite songs is Furious, by Bethel.  The chorus goes like this:
His love is deep, His love is wide
And it covers us
His love is fierce, His love is strong
It is furious
His love is sweet, His love is wild
And its waking hearts to life

As I was praying this morning, I had this song playing in the background.  The word fierce just really stands out to me.  God gave me the picture of a lion, then led me to a couple of scriptures.

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around 
like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8

Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! 
See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the
Root of David, has triumphed.
He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."
Revelation 5:5

God pointed out something to me with these scriptures. The first scripture says that our enemy is like a roaring lion.  Revelation says that Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.  The devil pretends to be a lion.  He acts like a lion, when he is just a counterfeit.

But Jesus . . .

Jesus IS!  He is The Lion!  And His love for me is fierce.

When Satan comes prowling around like a lion, he is met by The Lion  And this Lion is fiercely in love with me! 

Don't be afraid of the one who is like; he pretends to be.  Focus on the One Who Is! 

7 comments:

  1. LOVE this song! :)

    My God is The Lion. Satan, who pretends to be, can not stand up againts God!

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  2. Wow! I love your moment with God! Don't you just love when cool biblical truths click in your mind!? Satan will never measure up to the fierceness of God! Love it... "God is the lion!"

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  3. I love thinking of Him this way. As we went through the Chronicles of Narnia I couldn't help but begin to picture Jesus in this way... a fierce protector and fighter for my soul... a magnificent lion that no one could ever compare to. Matchless.

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  4. I love this Lisa. My God is THE Lion, all others are imitators. and THE Lion is fierce for ME.

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  5. Satan is the great imitator, and he will never be the real deal. I love that us Jesus girls we have the real thing whose love for us is fierce.

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  6. Amen Lisa! I haven't heard this song yet, but I love the lyrics so I'm going to have to check it out!

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  7. I love what you said here Lisa, Satan pretends and Jesus is. I will hang on to this one.
    Blessings,
    Ken

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