Genesis 49 – Behold Jesus, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah

As we approach the end of the book of Genesis, and the end of the life of Jacob, we see the blessings of Jacob upon his sons. Moses takes this opportunity to not only record history, but to record the words of God speaking through Jacob to point us to the hope of all nations, our coming Messiah, the lion of the tribe of Judah.

As you look at Genesis 49:8-12, what do you see of this descendant of Judah? He will be praised by all. He will be as a lion. He will be one who rules over all peoples. He will be one who crushes his enemies. He will be one to whom all his brothers bow down. He is one who is feared. His kingdom is an eternal kingdom. And there will be none capable or worthy to challenge his throne. One day all nations will bring tribute and worship before him. And he is one to whom all the nations owe obedience.

We begin to see in early in our trek through Genesis, in chapter 3 verse 15, the promise of the Messiah, and here at the end of the book, Moses points us more specifically to the Anointed One who rightly deserves the praise and obedience of all nations. This Anointed One, Jesus, will soon return, the lion of tribe of Judah, to bring to fulfillment all the promises of Scripture. And in that day Jesus will be praised by all. He will rule over all peoples. He will crush his enemies. All will bow down to him, and he will be feared by all. His kingdom will last forever and none shall overthrow him. All the nations will come to bring worship. And this they will bring to our Risen and Exalted Ruler, Jesus, King of All Nations.

Read Genesis 49.

Marvel in the glory of being on the backside of Scripture fulfilled. How does knowing how these prophecies were fulfilled, particularly through Judah, drive your heart to worship? How does this drive your daily life?


Hebrews 7:14-16
For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests. And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

Revelation 5:5
Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome.


All Glory Be To Christ by King’s Kaleidoscope

Posted on: June 9, 2016 - 10:00PM

Comments are closed.