|Jesus lion of Judah. The reason Jesus identifies Himself as the lion of the tribe of Judah is manifold:|
1. The Lion is first of all a symbol of God (Hosea 5:14; 11:10; 13:7-8). Of course, satan being an imitator of God, also is symbolized by the lion in 1 Peter 5:8, but first and foremost, the lion as the “king of animals” and strongest among beasts (Proverbs 30:30) remains God’s choice.
2. The Lion is also a symbol of Israel (Numbers 23:24; 24:9). Again, because of imitator-devil, the lion is used as a symbol of Babylon too (Daniel 7:4).
3. The Lion is a symbol of Judah (Genesis 49:9) and hereby, the famous Bible scripture from Revelation 5:5 Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."
4. The Lion is a symbol of the Kings of Israel (Ezekiel 19) and of course, Jesus is the King of kings. By the way, again the demonic imitation of this would be the lion as a symbol of the Pharaoh – King of Egypt and the world system (Ezekiel 32:2).