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Which Lion Do You Follow?

posted by Jael Ever @ 11:22 AM
July 7, 2010

As an example of the unnecessary destruction that a few evil people bring upon the earth, consider the status of lions.  While tigers thrive by the thousands in the United States, lions in every African country are swiftly falling into extinction.  Symbolically, the lion represents The Lord Jesus Christ, as the Biblical Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5: 5).  However, one Scripture identifies Satan, as the enemy of human beings, walking around as a roaring lion seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5: 8).   Thus, the evil one’s jealousy against a more revered lion may explain the slow death of the symbol on earth.

As CBS Television reported recently, “The lion, already down as much as 85 percent in numbers from just 20 years ago, is now in danger of becoming extinct because people are poisoning them with a pesticide to protect their cattle.” And a recent 60 Minutes telecast identifies the poison as “a cheap American chemical called Furadan.”  They report that Furadan, or carbofuran, “is marketed as a pesticide, to be used for protecting crops. But it’s bought by many to kill animals. And that’s one reason why, conservationists say, Africa’s lions are in trouble.”

Decades ago between 200,000 and a half million lions thrived in Africa.  It is now estimated that only 15,000 to 30,000 fight a losing battle to survive.  And out of some 40 poisons being used in Africa against lions, Furadan is the worse.  According to Rodger Schlickeisen, President of Wildlife Action Fund, it only takes a quarter teaspoon of this pesticide to kill one lion.  Isn’t it interesting that the Environmental Protection Agency banned Fruadan as too toxic to be used in the United States.  But now that same toxin is sold openly in stores across East Africa.

In addition to poisoning, the World Conservation Union cited over 100 complex problems facing lion survival.  Scientists in that group divide these problems into three main categories: 1) humans encroaching on lion habitats; 2) illegal hunting, snaring and poaching; and 3) disease outbreaks.  The situation is so dire that the Conservation Union advocates relocating the lions to “safe” 10,000 acre reserves in Africa, or even to areas such as the American west, so that they can repopulate.

As I said in the last blog.  One need not think that God will allow mankind to drive the symbol of His Son into extinction.  This is but another reason that the battle of Armageddon will come sooner than most people expect.  However,  Christians should expect it to be any day now.  Should we not follow Our Lord’s example to work for the night is coming when no man can work (John 9: 4).

Indeed The Lion of The Tribe of Judah will soon rapture believers into the air, and within seven years, we will return to earth with Him to defeat Satan,  the evil lion, with his angels, his demons, and his human followers.  If one is not ready for that battle, that person should study wholesale Christian Bibles, take on-line Bible courses, and read wholesale Christian books.    Get Ready! It’s almost over!

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