Lion in a cage

There is a lion in your life. Whether you know it or not, He wants you to give Him voice. He wants to roar. He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

The word Judah means praise.

There are two things that are essential to your own spiritual renewal or revival. One is prayer. No revival has ever occurred without it. The very first outpouring of the Holy Spirit came during a time of intense prayer on the day of Pentecost.

The other is a lifestyle of worship and praise. This was never meant to be about just singing a few songs on Sunday. This is about being in touch with, and intimately knowing and loving God daily, in all circumstances. This is the type of devotion that will bring real spiritual change to your life.

And personal change is a prerequisite to regional revival.

Each believer must bring the presence of God with them into corporate worship. The power of this type of praise will rend the heavens and change the atmosphere of whole cities. The power of God will manifest in miraculous ways. The Lion of Judah will roar.

While all of this is true, it is not a given. God does not force us into relationship with Him.

Sometimes we pray every day, go to church and ‘worship’, maybe several times a week.

But we keep the lion in a cage.

Other times, He may get out for a while, or we might even let Him out, only to think He’s getting a little ‘out of control’.

Back in the cage He goes!

Let’s get serious about this.

We have to open the door to the cage, and let the Lion out.

Then we need to throw away the key.

Let the Lion of Judah Roar!