See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed.
I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.
Actors, models and talent for Christ, I am confident in your boldness. Because your time of overcoming was sealed in the victory of Christ. The devil may roar like a lion. The devil may prowl like a lion, but our Lord declawed and defanged him-- by the nails of His crucifixion.
Because when Christ was at His weakest, the Lord of Hosts was at His strongest, 'For it is He Who shall tread down our enemies' (Psalm 108:13, NKJV).
'Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them' (Colossians 2:15, NKJV). Only one true Lion reigns on earth: The Lion of the tribe of Judah.
The image of the ruling lion also shows up in entertainment. From MGM to Lionsgate Films, from noble Aslan in Narnia (clearly symbolic of King Jesus) to the cowardly lion in Oz (cleverly casting him a weakling), lions symbolize authority.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: The looming threat of Satan's paw prints are only vanishing indentions: scratch marks in shifting sand soon to go. The sad state of a church in hiding from the foe our Lord clearly vanquished... is a publicly shameful mistake.
When Satan staked a media claim, he lured countless millions to his cause. When Christians raised a flag of defeat, they acknowledged his sovereignty.
Then they raised crosses on big buildings, hunkered down and got comfortable. They ignored all the bewildered fans, who in chasing joy, became so lost.
Now you're called as witnesses of Christ: to enter into Satan's labor, that God will reap where He did not sow.
So be bold in the kingship of Christ. Be bold in love, joy, peace and kindness. Be bold in the talents you invest, multiply and magnify for Him.
Your boldness will encourage your kin and attract outsiders to God's cause: reunion and life everlasting.
## Proverbs For Performers: Bold As A Lion (Part 99)
* Previous Devotion, Soldier's Orders, Bold Vision: http://careylewisdevotions.com/soldiers-orders-part-31-bold-vision
* Previous Devotion, Deny Shy: http://careylewisdevotions.com/deny-shy-part-1-shes-just-shy
* Previous Devotion, Success Strategies, Boldness: http://careylewisdevotions.com/success-strategies-part-14-boldness
NOTE: This is a republished edit of a 2016 devotion series, 'Proverbs For Performers.' You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Every disciple in every field performs for Christ. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players.' Mostly true. But you're not 'merely players.' You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Proverbs For Performers series.