Roaring of a Lion meaning in Bible

The word “Roaring” shouldn’t frighten you

1 Peter 5:8
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Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

  • Don’t think that devil is powerful
  • Devil has no power in and himself
  • Lion’s when they attack their prey, they don’t roar. They will be silent and quite.
  • So Roaring doesn’t represent’s a fearful nature

Roaring means creating a doubt

  • Psalm 22 is the prophecy of Jesus at the cross
    • You could see the mention of the word “lion roaring
    • In the actual incident of Jesus at the cross,
      • what happened?,
      • how the devil roared?,
      • what is the roaring of the lion mentioned as?
      • What is the alternate verse for Psalm 22:13 in the actual incident?
        • Check Matthew 27 ( explained below )

Psalm 22:13
World English Bible (WEB)

13 They open their mouths wide against me,
    lions tearing prey and roaring.

  • Roaring is a cunning nature
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God’s goodness
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God’s blessings
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God’s tender mercy
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God’s loving kindness

Devil’s plan of creating doubt on who you are in Christ

  • You are the Righteousness of God in Christ
  • Stay strong on that.
  • Even when you fail, you the Righteousness of God in Christ
    • Because you have received Everlasting Righteousness
      • If the righteousness you have received doesn’t last forever, it is not everlasting in the first place.
    • Because you haven’t received the righteousness by your performance, but you have received the righteousness as a gift ( righteousness by Faith ).

Devil Creating doubt

Creating Doubt on being Son of God

Matthew 27:36-43
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36 and they sat and watched him there. 37 They set up over his head the accusation against him written, “THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

38 Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left. 39 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, 40 and saying, “You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!”

41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees,[a] and the elders, said, 42 “He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”

Prophesy of Creating the doubt

Psalm 22:1
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22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?

Psalm 22:6-8
World English Bible (WEB)

But I am a worm, and no man;
    a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
All those who see me mock me.
    They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,
    “He trusts in Yahweh;
    let him deliver him.
    Let him rescue him, since he delights in him.”

Psalm 22:12-13
World English Bible (WEB)

12 Many bulls have surrounded me.
    Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
13 They open their mouths wide against me,
    lions tearing prey and roaring.

During satan tempting Jesus

Matthew 4:3-4
World English Bible (WEB)

The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”[a]

Creating doubt for Eve

Genesis 3:1
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Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, “Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?’”

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