Lion Laying Down With The Lamb

Picture 6Isaiah 11:6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.”

Isaiah 65:25 “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,” Says the Lord.

What a picture of peace, the lion and the lamb snuggled together. Could there be a better picture? Will it happen? I think that it could happen in God’s kingdom. Does the bible paint this picture that is very popular among Christians today? No, it does not. And yet most Christians will claim that it is scriptural.

The only place we find these two animals together is in Revelation 5 where the Lion of the tribe of Judah looks like a lamb that had been slain. This is a picture of Jesus.

Jesus was the sacrificial lamb who laid down his life for us and then rose to life three days later with the roar of a lion!

So, is it wrong to talk about the lion and the lamb laying down together? Probably not. Just do not claim it to be found in scripture.

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