Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 009

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Saying 7

(7) Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man."

Jesus is the Lion of Judah Lion is a pun to light (and skin). It represents the Holiness of God as the judge. Eat has multiple meanings: Learn, eat, and judge.

We consume Christ, the lion of Judah, when we eat the bread of communion, he abides in us. He is blessed to have the bride. We are his body, the church. We eat (learn) the lion (holiness). Cursed is the man who is eaten (judged) by Christ.

The holiness becomes human as the church is declared holy. The lion became human (Christ) and judged men in the flesh. His perfect obedience put man to shame and removed all excuses.

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