A Roaring Lion

Proverbs 20:2
“The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life.”
53D95106-2DF4-4D47-A8F1-1551150D5818
The Bible says that the devil goes around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  Here’s why.
Anger Of The King.
In the Old Testament, if the king was angry at you, you definitely had cause to fear because judgment was soon to follow.  His anger was referred to as “Roaring.”
Under the old covenant, “Teeth” were involved.  But there’s been a change!  Under the New Covenant, we have a better deal!
PhD:  Permanent Head Damage!
That old, roaring lion, the devil, no longer has any right to accuse us because Jesus satisfied ALL the claims of the Law on us.  You might say he was given a PhD by Jesus–PERMANENT HEAD DAMAGE, that is.
He goes about “AS” a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  This implies not everyone is devourable.  That’s why he’s “seeking.”  
Who can he devour and why?  Definitely, all unbelievers fall into that category, but believers can too.  Can you become “UNdevourable?”  Yes!
Follow the link below for more on that topic:
The Improtance Of Covenant.
Believers who KNOW their New Covenent, bought and paid for by the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Himself, leave a bad taste in his mouth…..if he is foolish enough to attack us.
Believers who don’t know who they are in Christ, however, can fall prey to his tactics, so it pays to KNOW your true identity.
For those outside of Christ, however, all bets are off.  They are completely subject to the devil’s whim.  No recourse.  No defense.  Why?  Because they have no covenant with God.  That’s why it is so important it is to be in covenant with Him.  It isn’t just a nice idea:  IT’S ABSOLUTELY VITAL!  We need Him to defend us.  Mere humans are no match for old slimy.
You see, because of the terms of our lease given to Adam in the garden, God cannot just intervene in the affairs of men unless we agree to allow Him in.  A Covenant with Him allows Him to help us.  It is even more binding than a mere agreement between two parties.  This one is sealed by the shedding of Jesus’ blood.
This subject is discussed in much greater detail in the article below.  It may come as a shock to some but God is not in complete control of this world.  The reason why is in the link below:
How Can You Covenant With God?
How can you have a Covenant with God?  Simply accept the free gift of Jesus’ sacrifice on your behalf.  Thank Him for paying for your sin debt for you, the one that all us owe him, especially since there isn’t any other way to repay Him.  But you have to ask Him for it.  It is not automatic.  Jesus takes care of the rest.
C2DD82C0-B7C0-4937-9D49-C2E84CC11966
God Is Not Angry With Us!
God says in Isaiah 54:9-10: “9 For as I have sworn that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, So have I sworn That I WOULD NOT BE ANGRY WITH YOU, NOR REBUKE YOU. For the mountains shall depart 10 And the hills be removed, But My kindness SHALL NOT depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.”

See?  He will NEVER AGAIN be angry with us…..EVER.  ALL His righteous wrath and judgment was exhausted in the body of our Lord Jesus 2,000 years ago until there was NONE LEFT! HALLELUIA!!!…..and never means NEVER!  

In fact, God is not angry with anyone anymore, yes even unbelievers.  Bet you never heard that in Church, have you?  The only barrier between us and God is the matter of “Have you accepted the payment on your behalf…..or not.  Have you accepted Jesus’ payment for you…..or not?  The door is still open!

A421A40E-6812-470A-BFB7-1C4D7A087FD8

Roaring Lions.
Young, strong, healthy lions that are agile enough to hunt creep about SILENTLY.  They stalk their prey and then strike without warning.  If they made any kind of sound, they would alert their quarry, giving it a chance to escape.

Only old, feeble, toothless lions…you know, USELESS ones…that can no longer move much, let alone hunt, are the ones that roar.  All they do is sit around and nap….a lot…..because, as I said, they are USELESS:  All roar, no bite.  They can’t harm anybody.
The devil’s roaring is nothing more than a vain attempt to scare people into thinking that King Jesus is angry at us. He isn’t. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!
91798DF9-21D2-4512-830B-8C66E546F8DE
And that, Church, is why the useless, pointless, UTTERLY DEFEATED, head-bashed-in-by-Jesus ol’ devil is depicted “AS” a roaring lion.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s