Last night Jesus ate the Passover with His disciples. He clearly revealed He was the “Zeroah” when He lifted the matzah and said, “Take eat, this is My body given for you”. He was saying I am the arm of the Lord, the “zeroah”. Today, on the Passover plate a lamb shank represents the strong arm of the Lord--the sacrificed Lamb.
The “arm (zeroah) of the Lord” is a Hebrew idiom for power and strength; military power. It pictures the Lord as a warrior who bares his arm. It is written the heavens and the earth were created by the “zeroah”, the arm of the Lord.
When God brought the Hebrews out of Egypt on Passover He redeemed them with His strong right arm, the “zeroah”. He did it with miracles, wonders, and the blood of the Lamb (Taleh). Taleh is Hebrew for Lamb and means covering.
Pesach, the Hebrew word for Passover is a borrowed word which means ‘spread the wings over’ to cover and protect. The “Zeroah” is the strong right arm of the Lord who like the might of a lion covers and protects us because of the blood of the Lamb.
The Great Convergence of the Lion and the Lamb
The Lion and the Lamb always work together. Satan saw a weak little lamb sacrificed on the Cross, but that Lamb ended up being the Lion from the tribe of Judah. Satan saw a weak man riding into Jerusalem on a lowly donkey, but in reality, it was the King of Kings riding in on a white steed to conquer and devour! Fear the Lamb, the Christ, the Lion of Judah, He has the last word and the Zeroah, the Lamb, now lives to cover us with His blood. Rom. 8:31-39
We see this convergence all through scriptures: in creation, the Exodus, the Crucifixion, and in the book of Revelation. The Lion conquers and the Lamb always satisfies the justice of God. Rev. 5:5
This convergence is also described in Eph. 1:9-10.
Eph 1:9 NIV He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, Eph 1:10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment--TO BRING TO UNITY to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
As the times reach their fulfillment, there will be more and more supernatural activity in heaven and on earth. There are scrolls yet to be opened. But the Lamb, who is the Lion of Judah, He alone is worthy to break the seals on the scrolls. Rev. 5:3-7
Right now, the Lion and the Lamb are opening another scroll in the heavenlies. We need to align ourselves and cooperate with what is written on that scroll. The purpose of the scroll is to bring unity. This is not the time to allow the opinions of others to get under our skin. There is only one opinion that matters and that opinion has already been written in those scrolls. Jesus prayed it in John 17 before He went to the Cross.
Who opens the scroll? Not satan, not his devils, nor any spirit of departed men. They can’t even look at it! This means satan is not privy to what the Lamb has planned.
Rev 5:3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.
Just before His crucifixion, the Greeks had asked to see Jesus and Jesus responded by identifying Himself as the Zeroah and the conquering Lion.
Joh 12:38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?
Read that passage again, "to whom does the arm of the Lord revealed"? Only to those who believe and trust. Fear will not allow us to be comforted with the strength of the “zeroah” nor will we see and hear the roar of the Lion of Judah. Instead, we will shrink back from the fight and feel frightened instead of emboldened to roar.
It didn’t cost God anything to create a beautiful perfect garden and plant us within it, but it costs Him everything to restore what was lost and defiled.
The Lion and the Lamb have opened another scroll this Passover! And it tells of our final redemption and restoration, our unity with each other, with God Himself and Jesus. He alone will have the preeminence. Woohoo! Let's roar with the Lion and offer ourselves in the likeness of the Lamb.