The Lion and His Tribe
The ending of the what is called the Old Testament brings us to Malachi, this prophecy is and will be ongoing. It is vital for us to allow our Lord to open our hearts, so that we may hear His voice.
“Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he,like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
And he shall sit a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.”
The Messenger spoken of is the work of the Holy Spirit, opening our hearts to the Living Word.
We are living in a very dynamic day; our hearts must be open to hearing the Word. His Faith increases in us, as we hear The Word.
May our hearts be strengthened in His faith. We must become what currently we are not, pure, holy, and channels for our Lord to move through. The day of mixture will not stand, we are coming into a new day.
We have heard this Word before, yet it is vital to our walk to hear and keep hearing. The messenger mentioned in Malachi’s prophetic Word is here. The Living Word is accomplishing our Fathers will within the body.
“And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.” Leviticus 20:26
Our Lord is cleansing His temple, this is beyond what we have experienced thus far, He is making us truly a new creation, the day of mixture is to be replaced by a day of purity. This is so beyond our human reasoning, or comprehension. Our Lord will have His way with us. His grace is indeed a refining fire.
“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:18, 19
This new thing our Lord is doing is the establishment of a people that will be spiritual Judah. There are prophecies concerning this, that heretofore are unfulfilled, this is about to change.
As we see in Malachi this refining fire produces what our Father is looking for, what He has always had in mind, a people that are truly His, found not of Adam, but in Christ. Our Father Loves the Son, for us to abide in our Fathers Love, we must abide in His Son, Christ Jesus. This is the only unto or into Life, life that is Holy as He is Holy. This is our Fathers perfect will.
“Then shall the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, as in the former years” ~ Malachi 3:4
There are three prophecies that relate to the above verse, and our Lord is bringing them to fruition in this new day, all through His Son coming forward within us. This is the intent of His Lordship, to create in us His very nature, which is Love.
- “Judah, thou whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
Judah a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him the gathering of the people.
Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
His eyes red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.” Genesis 49:8~12
- “… but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.” Hosea 11;12b
- “For evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.” Hebrews 7:14
Our Lord is bringing about a spiritual tribe, a people that are His in Spirit and Truth, this is all through His grace, and once again we see the meaning of Paul’s statement;
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of good pleasure.” ~ Philippians 2:13
The Apostle John was able to see into the heart of our Lord, and in mystical language provide us with valuable insight into our Lords heart.
“And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5: 5~10
The Lion of the tribe of Judah is bringing about His perfect will. We must see this as happening now, and turn with intensity in our hearts to our Lord.
Seeking and knowing Him, and not resisting His perfect will for us. Our limited submission to our Lord is the only blockage to His perfect Love being fully expressed within and through us.
We must see His fervent desire for establishing the spiritual tribe, all of which is found in His nature, and expressed in Spirit and Truth.
“Behold, I come quickly: blessed he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” Revelation 22:7