…Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory…”(Revelation 5:5)
John was weeping bitterly because no one in heaven or on earth was found to open the scroll to bring about God’s final plan of victory. John and other followers of Christ were facing severe persecution and they were hopeless that justice would ever come about for the Roman Empire.
Have you ever felt complete utter hopelessness or like there was no way out of a difficult situation? This is exactly where John is when he is told “stop weeping,” and to change his perspective and look in a new direction. Int he direction John now looked stood the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, which is one of the earliest titles for Christ (Gen. 49:8-12),this title represents His strength and His authority.
Let me be clear: Changing your perspective can change your life. Jesus Christ is the hope for the hopeless, and we need to pray, give, and go into all the world so that they might “stop weeping” and behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who has won the victory.