Rise and Rise Again Until Lambs Become Lions

I just saw the Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott movie Robin Hood, and this quote was a transforming saying that Robin Longstride, a.k.a. Robin of the Hood, learned as a boy and remembered as a man.

“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.” – Robin Hood the Movie, 2010

When asked by Little John and Will Scarlet what this saying meant, Robin Hood explained something akin to Winston Churchhill, and to our American founding fathers. It means never give up for the cause of liberty, never, ever give up. Rise, and rise again, until the docile lambs become conquering lions.

While this is not a quote from the Bible, there are some spriritual overtones about perseverance, and fighting the good fight. Get a little deeper and you could think about the cause of liberty and how it is worthy for one to lay down his life for it. In the movie, Robin Hood’s father died in defense of it. In the Bible, Jesus Christ lays down his life so that all mankind could be set free, i.e., set at liberty (Isaiah 61:1).

Go even deeper, and we can connect this to the salvation process of being born again, and how God remolds us and reshapes us over and over again until we become what he has intended us to be. This is especially true for those He has called into the ministry and positions of leadership within the Church. Consider the Apostles, starting out as fishermen, tax collectors, etc., little lambs following Christ for 3 years but after the infusion of the Holy Ghost, they become lions for the Gospel.

Go even deeper, yes we could go on and on, and consider Jesus Christ Himself. He was a Lamb led to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7), who laid down His life, only to rise on the 3rd day. One day he will come again, in essence, rising again out of Heaven to bring judgment upon the earth. And in this second coming He is coming as the Lion of Judah. Rise, and rise again until the Lamb becomes the Lion (Revelation 5:5, Revelation 19:11-16).

OK. Reality check. It’s just a quote from a movie. So what’s the point? The point is that within many inspirational quotes we can find, or be inspired to find,  truth from the Word of God. Even in the simplest of things, like a blade of grass, or ant walking across a sidewalk, or a line from a movie, we can find lessons out of the Word of God.

The Word of God is all around us, if we merely open our eyes to see it.


Rise and Rise Again Until Lambs Become Lions — 20 Comments

  1. Didn’t see the movie but think that God can take any lamb and by faith make them a Lion. And if you want to get really deep on it I found another article here.

  2. True, rise and rise again until lambs become a lion. sure it is ture for us who lived in the 3rd wrold countries like Ethiopia. good inspiration to work hard than before. thanks a lot . may God bless u and me and our world

  3. This is the full saying as spoken by Maitreya The Friend of all Souls:

    Rise and Rise
    again and again
    like the Phoenix
    from the Ashes
    until the Lambs
    become Lions and
    The Rule of Darkness
    is no more.

    – Maitreya The Friend of all Souls

  4. Thanks for sharing the original source of the rise and rise again until lambs become lions quote. I guess we should not expect Hollywood to be that original when putting such inspirational quotes in movies like Robin Hood. We appreciate your contribution – thanks!

  5. As I see someone has posted a quotation from me on your site, I would like to make a comment regarding it. Let it be known that I teach and Preach That God IS The Ultimate and Absolute TRUTH and that the persuit and practice of Truth and Universal Unconditional Love are two of the Highest Principles of Religion and Life for every Maitreyian (those who follow me and my teaching).
    In the interests of TRUTH, I say this – I do not know for certain that I am the first or only one to ever speak the words that have been rightly attributed to me. But I did, in Truth and in fact speak them – albeit in a larger context that that which has been presented. Therefore, I have given the full quote below and a link to the website that my Maitreyians have established where you will also find this quote. I hope this helps to clarifiy the matter and serves the intersets of God and Truth and Love.

    May God always Bless and Keep you and those you love.

    The full quote and link follows.
    “And God said:
    Take Every Stone
    The Bigots of This World
    Cast Against You,
    And Use Them
    To Build My Church
    In This World.
    And when they seek
    to oppress you
    And when they try
    to destroy you,
    Rise and Rise again
    and again
    Like The Phoenix
    from the ashes
    Until the Lambs
    have become Lions
    and the Rule of Darkness
    is no more ”

    ~ Maitreya The Friend of All Souls ~
    The Holy Book of Destiny

    Web Link is: http://www.thefriendsway.com
    (you may skip the rather lengthy introduction

  6. I love this quote, I really do. But………Dude………Maitreya is totally a cult leader lol…..Go to the website and look at it for about half a second and you can see that. YOU ARE CRAZY!
    Nut jobs like you pray on the weak minded and the loners, It makes me sick…..Psycho…..

    A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”
    — Albert Einstein

  7. Nope, thanks for pointing out that Maitreya is a cult leader – i should have vetted the contribution so that’s my bad. I guess in my desire to approve comments quickly I got duped.

    To our readers: Bible or Not is is no way endorsing, affiliated or approving of anything published on the friend of souls website. We apologize if by allowing comments that we are in any way doing so. We also advise our readers to be careful of what you accept as truth, alway be mindful and prayerful of what people put in front of you. That goes for this website as well.

    Nope, I assume you were calling Maitreya crazy, psycho and sickening, and not this blog. We at Bible or Not are commited to providing our readers with entertaining quotes, inspirational thoughts based upon the Bible, and are committed to finding original sources to the best of our ability. Thank you for pointing out that the purported source of “rise and rise again…” is not reliable and not worthy of any further mentions.

    God bless you,
    Bible or Not Webmaster

  8. I challenge SurySpark to name three true things that make Maitreya a cult leader. If he cannot, and he will not be able to, his comments and any remarks that Maitreya The Friend of all Souls is a cult leader is unbecoming a man of honor and integrity, and is bordering on slander. This kind of bigotry is shameful of people who are seeking truth and the original source of anything. If you knew The Friend of all Souls you would know that he preaches Freedom in all five of its aspects: Free Will, Free Choice, Self-Determinism, Individual Freedom and Ultimate and Inescapable Person Responsibility. Hardly the teachings of a cult leader. But then, bigots of all kinds are stupid people who hate anything that isn’t them. Sorry folks, this ain’t no cult and Maitreya ain’t no cult leader. Maitreya will lead you Home to God, if you choose to follow him. But he only accepts Free Pople, who choose to follow him of their own Free Will and Self-Determinism, without force, threat, coercion, intimidation, bribery or deception.

  9. Dear Bible or Not Webmaster;
    Many year ago, deluded and mean-spirited people used to point fingers and accuse (mostly) innocent men and women of “witchcraft.” At that time no real trial was held and no revidence needed to be presented. All that was required was for any person to accuse and the victim was summarily burned at the stake.

    The accusation of “SyrySpark” and your response, very sadly, smack of that terrible and dark time in our history; by the fact that you SEEM to be accepting this person’s baseless accusation as “fact.” The True Fact be known, I go around presenting lectures on Cults and Cult Leaders, in forming lay people as to how to recognize True Cults.

    One of the prinary principles that I teach, is that one of the highest qualities that God has put in every Soul is Freedom, in five aspects (1) Free Will; (2) Free Choice; (3) Self Determinism (4) Individual Freedom and (5) Absolute Personal Responsibility. I, further, prohibit those who “follow me” from spreading our Faith by Force, Threat, Coersion, Intimidation, Bribery, Violence or Deception. I wonder if “SurySpark” conducts his or her life or affairs as well and on as High Principles.

    There are REAL definitions of “cults” and “cult leaders…” They are copious and explicit. Nothing about our Faith fits the TRUE definition of either a “cult” nor do I fit the true definition of a “cult leader.” I defy my accuser to prove up his case.

    He may not like my brand of Religion. He may not like my web page. He may be filled with prejuddice and bigotry toward anyone who does not share his “apparently” agnostic views. And I would lay donw my life for his Right to do so. But unfounded slander and malicious libel without either sound reasoning or good cause is unfitting a blog as excellent as yours.

    Let me be CLEAR: I am no “cult leader” – those who choose (of their own free will and self-determinism) to follow me or my way are not “cult members” – and the Religious Way of Life that I preach and teach is NO “cult.”

    I hold a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Behavioral Science and have been licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist in my State for over 30 years. To declare that I am not “reliable” without proof is – I am sure – a simple oversight and mis-speaking on your part, given the sterling character of the blog that you run.

    It seems that “SurySpark” is engaged in simple slander and character assassinaton to a degree that would likely be actionable in a court of law.

    If “SurySpark” has sound evidence to the contrary, please let him bring it forth and present it. If not, please, in the name of Truth and Justice, let him or her apologize and would you please print this comment and correction of your own statements.

    God Bless and Keep you,
    Maitreya The Friend of All Souls

  10. ^^ wow, all that education and experience, only for you to lurk on a website and make others feel bad for what they feel….tsk tsk tsk…shame on you

  11. As the webmaster for Bible or Not I would like to remind everyone that this website promotes Christian ideas, lifestyles and behaviors. PLEASE be respectful of each other and do not use this site as a forum for attacking each other. A difference of opinion is healthy and entertaining, but personal attacks are not. Also, PLEASE do not use this site for self-serving promotion.

    Respectfully yours,
    Bible on Not Webmaster

  12. i was thinking of getting ‘rise and rise again until lambs become lions’ as a tattoo wrapping around my bicep…i wanted to research it a bit more and find out its origin. thanks everyone you have been very helpful

  13. Leave it
    the bigot christian attitude of accusing and killing others without any evidence is never going to change. The fundamentalist are hopeless people who think that only they are right by birth and all others wrong.

  14. Hi Ahir, this is a family-friendly blog and so moderation is a necessity. Your opinion expressed seems to be more about your overall life experience than what you have seen on this blog.

  15. Hi I just happened upon your blog & wanted to say, I love you all & pray for Gods spirit & revelation be in you all. may the power of his love mercy grace & truth fill you to overflowing. 1st John 4:2 says . By this you will know the spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist ( false christ ),which you have heard was coming and is now already in the world.

  16. Hello AStul,

    Thank you for visiting and reading our blog and your contibuting comment. I unfortunately had to disable comments on this particular post because the conversation became filled with attacks as you’ve observed, and in turn the message of perseverance, rebirth and triumph got lost. Perhaps we can have this quote rise and rise again in the future without such vitriol.

    Best regards,
    Steve, Bible or Not Webmaster