Christ: A Lamb And A Lion
Shared by Patricia Backora, author of the book
Tough Love in Christ's Millennium
Which you can order online from: http://www.publishamerica.com
Psalms 7:11; 97:10; John 1:29; I Cor. 16:22; I John 3:8; Rev. 2:6, 5:5; 6:1; 15; 19: 11-18
Some Christian scholars make the mistake of trying to cram Me into a box of their own making, which doesn’t extend beyond the limits of their own understanding. This may seem contradictory, but Christ is portrayed in Scripture as both a Lamb and a Lion. It is a common misconception that I am so meek I never raise My voice and never get angry, even at the worst sinners. My love, it is thought, simply won’t permit that. I am expected to be a quiet mouse standing helplessly by on the sidelines watching satan do his dirty work unopposed.
For thousands of years I have dealt in restraint toward this wicked world, giving all men an opportunity to turn from their sins and choose life eternal. I came the first time as a sacrificial Lamb to atone for the sins of the world. But My lamblike nature doesn’t make Me hate sin any less. Why would I have come to this earth to destroy the works of the devil if My patience and tolerance knows no bounds? Why shouldn’t you and I hate what the devil is doing to condemn souls to an eternity in hell? You are called to be a spiritual warrior, not a nodding diplomat holding peace talks with the devil!
Soon I am returning to take My rightful place as King of kings, and it is then the Lionlike aspect of My nature will be fully manifest. I will uproot the wicked from this planet, and cast them into outer darkness, because they hated the Light and fought to snuff it out. Light cannot co-exist peacefully with darkness, anymore than a brothel can be consecrated to be used for My glory.
Hate the sin, but love the sinner. By all means, warn such a one. Many will continue to scoff and throw My gracious offer of salvation back into My face. Some consider the consecrated Christian a crank and a nuisance to civilized society. But when I shall appear to take My loved ones out of this decaying world, countless sinners will curse themselves for being so blind to the truth.
Don’t ever let some well-meaning “Bible expert” tell you it’s not okay to hate evil!