This is the day of the Assyrian siege where Jerusalem would suffer a horrible fate without God’s intervention. However,God did intervene, as Isaiah said He would. The prophet was inspired by God to address Jerusalem as “Ariel.” Ariel literally means “lion of God.” It also became used by the prophets as “altar of God.” This duel meaning characterized God’s desire for Jerusalem, to be His city of heroism and sacrifice. The Divine King of Peace, Jesus Christ, is the very personification of heroism as the Lion of Judah, and sacrifice as the Lamb of God. He is the fulfillment of what Jerusalem was supposed to broadcast to the world.