Wolf & Lamb chillin' together- What does it mean?
Wolf & Lamb Chillin' together-What does it mean?
by Tuese Ahkiong
It means that The Gospel and The New Heavens and Earth have come. This is not to be taken literally but figuratively as the genre of the prophetic literature.
Jews were God’s sheep or lambs. The non-covenant world was referred to as wild animals or likened to unclean animals (see Leviticus 11) like wolves, lions, dogs, leopards, snakes, cobra, serpents…
The Gospel under The New Covenant or The New Heavens and Earth brings once former historical enemies to unity and peace. The Gospel changes one’s nature, mindset and heart to where one can live in fellowship, unity and harmony with his former enemy. The wolf and the lamb kick it together under one sheepfold because of Yeshua's Gospel.
Paul was once a viper and wolf who hunted and killed Christians. [He was also a branch grafted back in.– More on this in another article.]
Galatians 1:23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”
Notice below that Samaria, a once hated people are living in peace under The Gospel with Christian Jews.
Acts 9:31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.
Isaiah 11 is about Yeshua, the shoot from the stump of Jesse bringing The Gospel. It is NOT about literal wild animals living at peace. lol.
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, theSpirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, theSpirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyessee, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, 4 but with righteousness he shalljudge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and heshall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath ofhis lips he shall kill the wicked. 5 Righteousness shall be the belt ofhis waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie downwith the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calftogether; and a little child shall lead them. 7 The cow and the bear shallgraze; their young shall lie down together; and the lionshall eat straw like the ox.8 The nursing child shall play over the holeof the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of theknowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall standas a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his restingplace shall be glorious.
11 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet asecond time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria,from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, andfrom the coastlands of the sea.
*The lost remnant are brought back through the Gospel. Fulfilled by 70AD
17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever inthat which I create; for behold,I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people;no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.
20 No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days,or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vainor bearchildren for calamity,for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of theLord, and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent's food.They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,”says the Lord.
Noticedhow Scripture uses animals to describe more so the character of people.
Zephaniah 3:3 Her officials within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves thatleave nothing till the morning.
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep'sclothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
Matthew 10:16 [ Persecution Will Come ] “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
Matthew 15:26-27 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children'sbread and throw it to the DOGS.”27She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the DOGSeat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.”
Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, howare you to escape being sentenced to hell?
Luke 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
Romans 16:20 The God ofpeace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Gentile and Jew are one in Christ.
11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In himyou also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.