Revelation 5:5 Weep Not

Revelation 5:5 (KJV)
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Weep not

The passage is prophetic. 
It speaks of a literal time in the future of this earth, and of the men who dwell upon it. 

The passage is of judgment. 
It speaks of a literal time when the wickedness of mankind has reached a point when it is no longer tenable to allow them to go on. 

The passage is hopeful. 
Though it speaks of a man weeping because it does not appear there is anyone to worthy to bring upon the world the judgment that must take place, his tears are wiped away when he is introduced to the Lion of the tribe of Judah – Jesus. 

The passage is prophetic, but I can see a parallel lesson for today. Evil abounds today. In our world, in our communities, in our government.

  • It seems like there is no one capable of stopping this wickedness. 
  • It seems like it might go on forever. 
  • It seems like it can only get worse and worse. 

Weep not. 

This same Jesus who will open the seals in the time of the Tribulation, is listening to our prayers today. Look up. Look to Him. Look for Him. 

He is worthy and He is coming. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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