In Revelation chapter 5 verse 5 Christ is called the Lion of the tribe of Judah for a reason and that reason is because of his lineage. Join us on the understanding of the true nationality of the Christ. Let's start from the beginning . Genesis 29;35, And she conceived again,and bare a son: and she said Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing. This is the fourth born son of our forefather Jacob by Leah his very name mean; praise the Lord. And to understand future prophecies we go to Genesis 49 v1 And Jacob called unto his sons,and said ,Gather yourselves together,that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days, v2 Gather yourselves together ,and hear,ye sons of Jacob:And hearken unto Israel your father. v8 Judah ,thou art he whom thy Brethern shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thy enemies: thy fathers children shall bow down before thee .
Verse 9. Judah is a lion"s whelp: from the prey,my son ,thou art gone up:he stoop down ,he couched as a lion, ans as a old lion: who shall rouse him up? v10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah ,nor a law giver from between his feet,until Shiloh come: And unto him shall the gathering of the people be. v11 Binding his foal unto the vine ,and his ass's, unto the choice vine: he washed his garment in wine,and his cloths in the blood of grapes, v12 His eyes shall be red with wine and his teeth with milk.
And the scriptures to show how Christ came thru Judah. 2nd Samuel 7;8 Now therefore so shalt say unto my servant David, Thus saith of the Lord of host,I took thee from the sheep-cote,from following the sheep,to be ruler over my people,over Israel. v12 And when thy days be fulfilled,and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers,I will set up thy seed after thee, which shalt proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. v13 He shall build an house for my name,and I will establish the throne of his kingdom fore ever. v14 I will be his father,and he shall be my son.If he commit iniquity,I will chasten him with the rod of men,and with the stripes of the children of men; v15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him,as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. These scriptures show David was promised the everlasting kingdom thru his seed.
The next scriptures show the linenage of Christ continues thru Solomon. 1st Kings3;3 And Solomon loved the Lord,walking in the statutes of David his father;only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.v6 And Solomon said,Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy,according as he walked before thee in truth,and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee;and thou hast kept for him this great kindness,that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne,as it is this day. Psalm 132;10 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.v11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David;he will not turn from it;Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. This prophecy shows how Christ would come as sign thru the house of David. Isaiah 7;13 And he said,Hear ye now, O house of David;Is it a small thing for you to weary men,but will ye weary my God also.v14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign;Behold,a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,and shall call his name Immanuel.
Matthew 1;20 But while he thought on these things,behold,the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying,Joseph,thou son of David,fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife;for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.v21 And she shall bring forth a son,and thou shalt call his name Jesus;for he shall save his people from their sins. v22 Now all this was done,that it might be fullfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet,saying, v23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child,and,shall bring forth a son,and they shall call his name Emmanuel,which being interpreted is,God with us