We are looking in-depth at the spiritual application of one of Satan's names, "roaring lion".
So far we have learned that:
-Lions are adversarial.
-Lions are nocturnal.
-Lions lie in wait for their prey. -Lions isolate their prey.
-Lions are territorial.
-Lions are set on total destruction.
Here are some additional analogies:
Lions attack if you turn and run. Do not retreat from your spiritual enemy or he will attack
with a vengeance. Face the enemy in the power of the Lord. David faced a giant and did not
A man named Benaiah killed two lion-like men and became known as a mighty man of God (2 Samuel 23:20-22 and 1 Chronicles 11:22). Gideon faced a massive army with only 300 soldiers and was victorious (Judges 7:7). These fearless men did not retreat. What could you do for God if you do not retreat? Fear is what causes retreat--which leads us to the next point.
Lions roar to instill fear in their prey. Faith energizes you to do great things for God. Fear
paralyzes you. Paul declared, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7). Fear is not of God, so rebuke it and reject
it in the name of the Lord.
Lions beget lions. If you do not deal with the lions in your life--the addictions, wrong attitudes and emotions, and sins--then they will give birth to additional spiritual lions that will prey upon you.
Joshua did not eliminate all of the giants in the Promised Land as God commanded. Had he done so, there never would have been a Goliath to rise up and challenge God's people. Goliath came from Gath where a "few giants" were allowed to remain (Joshua 11:22). Giants beget giants just as lions beget lions. Unresolved lust conceives sin, which--when finished--results in death (James 1:15).
Tomorrow you will learn strategies for dealing with the roaring lion.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.