Judah is 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 shall the gathering of the people be. Genesis 49:9-10
While Jacob was blessing his sons, he also foretold a Messianic prophecy, that the “Sceptre shall not depart from Judah” The word Sceptre means rod/staff/tribe of royalty and kingship. This means the Messiah (The Christ) will come from the tribe of Judah. It’s amazing to think, Jacob is foretelling about Jesus Christ thousands of years before the Incarnation of Christ occurred
As we look at the genealogies of Christ in Matthew 1 and Luke 3, we see Jesus is from the line of Judah on both sides of his family. All the 300 prophecies foretelling of the coming of the Messiah were fulfilled at the manger. The birth of Jesus Christ, was a moment that Abraham , Isaac, and Jacob longed to see, the Christ has come to save us from our sins, and rule with a rod of iron
Jesus is the Lion of Judah, this is how he got this title from the Messianic prophecy foretold by Jacob. Notice the Lion of Judah is not prowling looking to devour people like Satan (1 Peter 5:8) The Lion of Judah is the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings, He couched , as a Lion lays down with authority and power. Christ is seated on the throne (scepter) all power and authority on Heaven and Earth have been given to him (Matthew 28:18)
But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5
Jesus Christ is confirmed as the Lion of Judah , also as the “root of David” meaning Christ has fulfilled the Kingship, Jesus is the Messiah, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. While the world today lives in chaos and anxiety, as the elder says “Do Not Weep”! Christ is born, Christ is Risen, and Christ will come again!
He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’— as I also have received from My Father; Revelation 2:27
Glory to our newborn King, Jesus Christ who rules with a rod of iron, as The Lion of Judah, the nations shall rest upon his shoulders, Amen!