The Lion of Judah  – that’s who!

THE FOLLOWING IS A TRUE STORY, BUT NOT NECESSARILY RECOMMENDED!  Keith was an 17-year-old bully who took special delight in threatening and intimidating my son,  14-year-old Carl.  I begged Keith to quit his torment.  Keith laughed and said he knew where Carl mowed lawns so Carl couldn’t stay “holed up” inside.  He would “get” him some day.  I reported the incident to Dad.

One day Keith encountered dad instead of me or Carl. Dad took Keith by the neck of the shirt, drew his fist back and said, “You’re looking for a fight and you’re just about to find one—but it ain’t gonna be with my son.” He turned Keith loose.  Keith left and didn’t come back.  The neighborhood news was that he had joined the army.  I don’t necessarily recommend that method of handling the “Keiths” of the world, but I get a laugh when I think about Jesus doing the devil that way.  Do you like a “Father” who fights for you?  Me, too!

JEHOVAH-NISSI  –   Jesus Christ is the banner, the “ensign of the people” (Is. 11:10).  Jesus said of Himself in John 16:33, “I have overcome the world.”  Is. 55:4 refers to the Messiah as the leader and commander.  And Romans 8:31, 37 says, “…If God be for us, who can be against us?…we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”  Intercession is something Jesus does for me now.  My Banner is seated at the right hand of the father, acting as my high priest and intercessor.  Even now he prays for me.  And I trust fully in the power and effectiveness of his prayers for me.  It doesn’t matter what your spiritual battle is  – it rests in the Lord’s hands.


Image:  Unsplash, Sander Wehkamp

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. Haha! That reminds me of the old cartoon I always picture when thinking of the Lord’s looking out for me – the cat chasing the mice, who run for shelter behind the big bulldog… 😉

  2. Faye says:

    Thank God for sending His Son. Our Intercessor and High Priest. Eternally. amen. Great story. Probably not recommended today but certainly effective.

  3. calensariel says:

    That’s a lovely post, Oneta. You think Jesus wanted to deck the devil? 😀

  4. I love this! An extremely impactful visual of God defending us! 😊

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