SERMON DATE AND TITLE: 2009-11-29 "Until Shiloh Comes" 

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         Shiloh was the name of a significant battle early in the War Between the States, but it originally came from the Old Testament. More than 24,000 men lost their lives in a single day. In that chaotic mayhem there was anything but peace. It was one of America's darkest days of the Civil War.
         Contrast that with the Biblical name from which Shiloh was derived, "Shalom." It is a greeting of peace.
There shall be no true peace in Jerusalem or in this world "until Shiloh comes," the Lion of the tribe of Judah to sit on His rightful Throne in Jerusalem.
         Shiloh means “the one who brings,” “the son who prospers,” or “the “giver of rest.”  Christian and Jewish scholars agree that this person is one who is sent by God on a mission of peace. We believe that this one who comes with authority is Jesus. Shiloh describes the inner peace, serenity and rest that come over a land or people or family when the owner or the highest authority comes to claim His rightful ownership. Our Messiah, the Rest-Giver, will accomplish this and we who long for His SECOND arrival hope it is soon.

Pastor Phil   <><<

December 25, 2011, Sheepfold Ministries
Pastor Phil Roland
Genesis 49:8-12 – Romans 8:19-22
“The world is trembling with anticipation for the revelation of the Son of the Living God on our planet. Jesus came as the innocent Bethlehem babe. When He comes again it with be with power and might."  Pastor Phil  <><<

“The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.”                     Romans 8:17

"Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's children shall bow down before you."
          A. Transfers the Valued Birthright from His Tribe to Judah's tribe
                    1. Deceived his father to obtain the Birthright
                    2. Now passes the Blessing to his 12 sons, esp. Judah
                    3. His family bowed to him, now Judah gets the Birthright
          B. Jacob's Blessing goes to Leah's 4th Son, Judah
                    1. Judah's descendants rose to great power after Jacob dies
                    2. Name "Jews" is from the descendants of the Tribe Judah

"Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him?"
          A. Prophetic Imagery - "Lion of the Tribe of Judah" - Rev. 5:5
          "But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of
           the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the
           scroll and to loose its seven seals."
1. Who else could begin the End time scenarios?
                    2. Bethlehem's babe
                    3. The Crucified Christ
                    3. The Risen Lion of the Tribe of Judah
                    4. The Root of David / Jesse - Isaiah 11:1-6
                        "There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch
                         shall grow out of his roots. 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon
                         Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel
                         and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
                        3 His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the
                         sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; 4 But with
                         righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for
                         the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His
                         mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
                        5 Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the
                         belt of His waist. 6 "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The
                         leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young
                         lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them."

          B. The Lion is Ferocious, but shall rule w/Righteousness
                    1. C. S. Lewis book, Chronicles of Narnia
                              a. Lewis portrays Jesus as a Fierce Lion
                              b. One of Narnia's inhabitants asks,
                                  "Is the Lion Safe?"
                              c. He's told, "Of course, he's not safe - He's a Lion;
                                  But He's good - He's the King, I tell you!"
                    2. The Lion is a Symbol of Majesty and Might

"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people."
          A. SCEPTER - A rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of                             regal or imperial power and authority.
                    1. Usually held in the King's Right Hand, the Hand of Power
                    2. The scepter held by the tribe of Judah is a symbol
                              a. Royal Authority, Kingdom Power, Dominion and Might
                              b. Scepter's were often used as a kind of Rod or Staff
          B. Until Shiloh Comes?
                    1. Jesus' Preaching was about His Kingdom Rule
                    2. He is the World's True Prince of Peace - Isaiah 9:6
                        "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the
                         government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called
                         Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of
          C. His Return is Promised at His Assention after His First Coming
            "And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold,
             two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, "Men of Galilee,
             why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was
             taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw
             Him go into heaven."  Acts 1:10-11
1. He Left with Clouds - Acts 1:9
                    "Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched,
                     He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight."
                    2. He Returns with Clouds - Rev. 1:7
                        "Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even
                         they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn
                         because of Him. Even so, Amen."

          A. This Present World longs for something more - Romans 8:22
           "For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs
             together until now."
1. Doing w/o Learning the world repeats it's own mantra:
                      "If I always do what I've always done,
                      I'll always get what I've always got!"


2. Ever learning but unable to learn - 2 Timothy 3:7
                    "always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of                         the truth."
                    4. To this present world:
                              a. He wasn't political enough
                              b. He wasn't attractive enough
                              c. He didn't compete with worldly power and might
                              d. He was too Humble and Meek
                              e. He offered mankind only Words of Hope and Comfort
                              f. He was armed only with Compassion and Love
          B. The only way to enter the Second Advent's Jesus is by the Cross
1. Have you Found Jesus as your King?
                    2. Have you invited this Shiloh into your heart?
                    3. He's coming soon!





Genesis 49:8-12
8  "Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's children shall bow down before you.
9  Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him?
10  The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
11  Binding his donkey to the vine, And his donkey's colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, And his clothes in the blood of grapes.
12  His eyes are darker than wine, And his teeth whiter than milk.

Romans 8:19-22
19  The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
20  For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope
21  that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
22  We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.




Commentary on Genesis 49:8-12
(Read Genesis 49:8-12)
Judah's name signifies praise. God was praised for him, Genesis 29:35, praised by him, and praised in him; therefore his brethren shall praise him. Judah should be a strong and courageous tribe. Judah is compared, not to a lion raging and ranging, but to a lion enjoying the satisfaction of his power and success, without creating vexation to others; this is to be truly great. Judah should be the royal tribe, the tribe from which Messiah the Prince should come. Shiloh, that promised Seed in whom the earth should be blessed, "that peaceable and prosperous One," or "Saviour," he shall come of Judah. Thus dying Jacob at a great distance saw Christ's day, and it was his comfort and support on his death-bed. Till Christ's coming, Judah possessed authority, but after his crucifixion this was shortened, and according to what Christ foretold, Jerusalem was destroyed, and all the poor harassed remnant of Jews were confounded together. Much which is here said concerning Judah, is to be applied to our Lord Jesus. In him there is plenty of all which is nourishing and refreshing to the soul, and which maintains and cheers the Divine life in it. He is the true Vine; wine is the appointed symbol of his blood, which is drink indeed, as shed for sinners, and applied in faith; and all the blessings of his gospel are wine and milk, without money and without price, to which every thirsty soul is welcome. Isaiah 55:1.