Let me begin this metaphorical declaration by acknowledging the valid truth that lions are the kings of the jungle. In the wild, God gave lions all rights to the domain in which it lives. They rule with nobility and honor. The lion’s dignity is majestic.
Fact number two, and according to God and conservationists’ study of the wild, the lion, although mighty in strength, is a consistent target by the jackals and hyenas. The jackals and hyenas unfailingly and with persistence harass the lion in its element. These gang-like predators encircle the lion as it stands alone, seeing it as defenseless because no other lions are in sight.
The hyenas intend to take down the lion to destroy it by killing it out of fear that these critters might come to ruin by the King of the jungle first, so they are persistent. Hyenas desire nothing more than to pounce on the impressive creature In a gang-like fashion. But why in a pack circling like a gang of wolves?
The answer is evident in that the hyena is weak on its own. It may look fierce when it grumbles and shows its teeth, but the fight in the hyena is tiny, like its size.
Another remarkable fact is a hyena is one of the smallest mammals in its class. Similarly, one of the least of the beasts in its size. So this is why hyenas hunt that which is mightier than them in packs. I find it interesting through my research that in some cultures, hyenas are thought to influence people’s spirits, and ironically, it comes as no surprise.
Therefore I conclude that the hocus pocus ideology is permanently attached to the lesser of the Spiritual species. Moving forward, let’s take a look at the jackal. Seemingly, Jackals are opportunistic predators. These animals commonly deny and don’t usually present themselves as dangerous. Nonetheless, they, too, hunt in packs.
Jackals are still known to attack a human. In saying that, hyenas and their fellow wildlife come in with a nasty and often vile disposition to encircle the lone lion. Their objective is to attempt to intimidate the lion, but they are never successful. The lion is a majestic creature, protective and gentle unless provoked. Fundamentally the lion’s central goal is to stand guard, a watchman who only fights off the predators when necessary. The lion loves life and enjoys the wild, the territory God created and assigned.
The watchman minds their business and is often set apart from the rest, so it appears to stand alone; with courage and bravery, a peaceful powerhouse, unless otherwise provoked, does what lions do honorably. The lion is only out to protect the terrain of its pride. It’s brothers and sisters who the lion loves—solitary lions of a pride are family units that may comprise one or more, yet often you can’t see them.
They stay tucked away but will reveal themselves the moment timing strikes. At the same time, the little yet loud hyenas keep sneaking up in an attempt to kill it. These hyenas taunt the lion by scurrying up behind it and cackling mercilessly; then, they run and hide.
They know that the lion can, and will, rip these tiny animals to shreds if need be, so they burn and complain in secret to cause a stir. However, the lion stands its ground with boldness and authority. The lion only fends off the attacks to protect itself and the far-off pride in the distance. This majestic creature never intends to hurt those out to attack it. However, the lion will do what needs to be done if they refuse to fall back.
It is easy for the Lion, the watchman, to intimidate these little guys. All they have to do is open their mouth, and the hyenas run and hide, taking shelter in unseen places. Yet later, reappearing to taunt some more in secret and dreadfully make more noise; little do these pack animals realize or admit, the watchman has a keen sense of smell that is underestimated and the reason they are aware of what lurks in the darkness.
The lion is not foolish. The King of the jungle sees what is unseen, yet the lion will only go after what it is hungry for, which is righteousness in the kingdom. Nevertheless, the lion is well-fed and continually feeds, so it’s nourished and doesn’t end up like hyenas hunting in packs without a genuine reason.
The lion lays back and enjoys the beauty of the wildlife and although known for the power and might of its Creator. The gentle giant is aware of its royal presence in the jungle. I believe the Lord’s message is unmistakable. Still, if it is not—allow me to broaden the Spiritual horizon to make the connection.
The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
The lion, which is mightiest among beasts and does not turn back before any.
Recall that Ezekiel was first commissioned and established as a watchman, and Ezekiel 3:17 says, “so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.”
Then in Ezekiel 3: 20-22, “Again, when a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before them, they will die. Since you did not warn them, they will die for their sin. The righteous things that person did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.”
21 But if you do warn the righteous person not to sin and they do not sin, they will surely live because they took warning, and you will have saved yourself.”
22 The hand of the Lord was on me there, and he said to me, “Get up and go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you.” 23 So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of the Lord was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown.
If you recall scripture, Ezekiel is commissioned to be a watchman over a city already destroyed and not aware. Let He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Lord is saying to the Church—we stand guard.
May the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be with you and your families and communities.
C. Brejcha ©️
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