Congolese Refugees The procession seemed to be in the sky, in the clouds. I will continue to watch his series on Revelation and pray for discernment. Either way, the ferocious imagery employed in describing those creatures considered to be either literal or allegorical manifestations, is intimidating and a very clear warning not to attempt to approach the “Throne of Grace” by any other means except through the blood of Jesus. 180 Instances - Page 1 of 6 - Sort by Book Order Expand or Limit Your Search Results: All KJV books Old Testament only New Testament only Apocrypha only (?) Lv 4. I guess what I’m trying to get at is that what Paul was saying all along in these pages was really about doing what is loving and ethical. The area in which Jesus lived was apparently very heavily dependent upon the eating of fish and most of the people could hardly have survived without it. One example: 2 Timothy 2:17-18. For those who want to use the scripture as justification to eat meat (I agree with M85, some things are most likely “an extension of God’s gracious condescension to a fallen world”), visit a factory farm, tune into an animal welfare organization such as Farm Sanctuary, read one of Andrew Linzey’s books (theologian, founder and director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics), watch an undercover video of what is happening in our world to food animals and animals produced for clothing or fur. 16K likes. Directed by Robert Redford. A Little About Us The Lion’s Share. Weekly Highlights. There are those circles that believe Jesus was a vegetarian despite what we read in scripture; there are those that believe what was meant by “meat” in scripture was a word for “food” “or sustenance” not meaning animal flesh. As an animal welfarist, I’ve seen my fair share; I can no longer watch the videos, but I do stay informed as to what is happening in the world of animals through various sources like “Farm Sanctuary,” “Mercy For Animals” and others. But pretty much it means, that the lion should be eating the lamb instead of falling in love with it. Arts Group The almighty is the Lion of Judah just as aslan in the the Chronicle s of Narnia portrayed him the lamb is Christ the last sacrifice, the blood of the lamb. We would love your prayer, if you feel the Lord lead you to such for us, thanks. Many people see Jesus as coming back to this Earth as a roaring lion that will seek its vengeance upon our enemies. I believe more than ever, we are being called to wake up to what is happening all around us in our world today, to be aware of the origins of what we are buying, how it is made, produced, etc. On the contrary, the lamb replied that it was the lion who was mudding water for him (lamb) as he was drinking water from upstream. 9 It was about noon the next day. My father felt the same way. Do think that in The Resurrection i.e. * Paul McCartney said “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we would all be vegetarian.” CAFO’s should have glass walls, we’d be vegetarian before they made it to slaughter….. Paul tells us to “put on love above all else.” Col 3:14. Compare Masaccio’s “Expulsion from the Garden of Eden” fresco cira: 1425, with recent Cherubim paintings online. Worship Set Lists Symbolically, Jesus is the Lion from the tribe of Judah, the descendant of King David. Jesus is also the killed lamb because of his sacrifice. Search Sermons So the question of mudding water on his part did not arise. There are too many Christians that have been mislead on this subject and many more. In addition, in Christianity, according to a sermon by Augustine, the lion stands for Christ resurrected, the lamb for Christ's sacrifice ("He endured death as a lamb; he devoured it as a lion… “I have never eaten anything that is not pure and ‘clean.’” 15 The voice spoke to him a second time. Some years ago I had a very vivid techni-colour dream (?) I think that people who lean more toward justice are more likely to believe the “traditional” rapture and end times scenario, and people who lean more toward love are going to find this “modern” (for lack of better words to describe it, don’t take offense at my choice of wording) interpretation that Greg has presented here. All Rights Reserved. Get our Mobile App We do not believe it is possible to know the date when Jesus will return. 12 It had all kinds of four-footed animals in it. I think Greg’s interpretation that God will not actively punish unbelievers, but will more or less let the “natural consequences” of their choices catch up to them is interesting but raises red-flags in my gut. Killing is an act of violence. This way of reading Revelation freed me from a lot of fear; so I am grateful that you are sharing these insight, even if unpopular, with others. They say when the lion and lamb live together in harmony is when there will be peace. Furthermore, as a friendly rebuke, the apostle Paul wasn’t afraid to call out by name the false teachers of his day. 7 He went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne. But others eat only vegetables because their faith is weak. He is both the conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah and the Lamb who was slain. “Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.”, For me two sections of scripture come to mind whenever this subject pops up – Acts 10:9-16 and Romans 14:1-6. I scanned each person I saw for clothing that might hide a gun. The lion accused that the lamb was disturbing him by mudding water. Recent Services It’s all nonstop bare fisted brawl where often you get battered as badly as the guy you’re pummeling. Yes, there are numerous grotesque and horrific practices, like you say. It's because they draw a stark contrast to each other. I guess I’ve come to land on believing it really doesn’t matter if He was or wasn’t vegetarian (though I believe He very well could have been). Not a God who exacts vengeance with a sword. saints from every tribe and language and people and nation; 10 you have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God. Show Extended Summary I’m not sure though that anything our Lord did should be considered “irrelevant” regardless of the zeitgeist in that particular culture. God bless your day, may His hand be upon you; WHC, you and all the leadership are in my prayers daily. And people who don’t eat everything must not judge those who do. What can this mean, It is driving me crazy. We cannot further the kingdom this way! In order for God to be just and holy, He has to give punishment where punishment is due. Like a vampire and human. We do not believe it is possible to know the date when Jesus will return. I personally find eating something like a “Dolphin” for example, a pretty mean thing to do, but for many Japanese, it’s quite a normal delicacy. So many of my friends and colleagues are Vegans and they have my love and respect as well! How many lions does it take to kill a lamb? It turns out, God isn’t the lion and the lamb, he is the lamb vs. the lion. How many lions does it take to kill a lamb? After the flood things were obviously different; why else would God have told Noah to eat meat? 180 Instances - Page 3 of 6 - Sort by Book Order Expand or Limit Your Search Results: All KJV books Old Testament only New Testament only Apocrypha only (?) The Lion and the Lamb surely refer to Christ, with the Lamb referring to His first coming and His death and the Lion referring to His second coming and His sovereign judgment of the world. I do, however, believe that God will punish those who have chosen to reject Him at the time of His return. Peter went up on the roof to pray. It has given me hope, freedom and purpose I never could have imagined possible. “What Jesus actually did in that situation is irrelevant when we understand His divinity and purpose; when we realise what happened at the Fall and the dreadful effect this had upon the whole creation.”. It wasn’t really about food. Sermon Discussion Groups On a practical note: There is always going to be a debate in this area I think…as much as I wish it weren’t so at times and the peaceable kingdom were already here…for the sake of those who are tortured, not for mine. Chloe Lamb. While the meal was being prepared, Peter had a vision. The message is that we should, in all times, refuse to conform to our Babylon. Men's Bible Study But this doesn’t necessarily mean we should eat fish (or any other invertebrate given they are raised/treated in an un-biblical manner) in today’s world. Christ took that punishment for those who place their faith in Him, and those who chose not to trust Christ are without excuse (Romans 1). Prayer Though these are all reluctantly permitted and tolerated by God (an extension of God’s gracious condescension to a fallen world), none represents God’s ultimate desire for his creatures. "LION AND THE LAMB" in the KJV Bible. God has accepted them. Jesus paid the price in blood for us which no man could have ever done. Newcomer's Class, CONNECT BY AGE He wanted something to eat. 16 This happened three times. Lamb & Lion Ministries was established for the purpose of proclaiming the soon return of Jesus. The Lion Will Lie Down With The Lamb. Saying this, the lion attacked the lamb and killed him. And your take on John 21:1-14 where Jesus after the Resurrection makes breakfast for Peter & John and other disciples.
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