The Lion And The Lamb

Last night Phil Rodin, RDC Leader and Salem-Keizer teacher,  talked about how worship encompasses all we do in life.   Love it.

The thing is . . . the way you and I think, speak, and act changes . . . when we see it all as worship.  In another words, it’s an intentional way to live.

It’s what we do as an intentional community of faith.  Joshua Lindley, RDC worship pastor and business entrepreneur (Joshua Lindley Consulting), has led us into a new place of worship.  For me, the song that best defines this new place is The Lion And The Lamb written by Leeland Mooring, Brenton Brown, and Brian Johnson.

Leeland Mooring tells the story of how this awesome song was written at News Release Today, explaining the song, written at a retreat, came from God’s message in the following scriptures.

 Hosea 11:10 (NIV): “They will follow the LORD; He will roar like a lion. When He roars, His children will come trembling from the west.”

John 1:29 (NKJV): “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

John 15:13 (NKJV): “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

Philippians 2:10-11 (NIV): “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Revelation 5:11-13 (NIV): “Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying: ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!’ Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: ‘To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!'”

Revelation 12:11 (NKJV): “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

These God-words gave birth to the song.  I knew RDC  had come to a new place when we sang the chorus:

Our God is a lion
The Lion of Judah
He’s roaring with power
And fighting our battles
Every knee will bow before Him
Our God is a lamb
The lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world
His blood breaks the chains
Every knee will bow before the lion and the lamb
Every knee will bow before Him

When we unite our life with Christ, the Lion and the Lamb, life in it’s purest form is an act of worship–Kerrie



Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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