4 And [kai] I [ego] wept [klaio] much, [polus] because [hoti] no man [oudeis] was found [heurisko] worthy [axios] to open [anoigo] and [kai] to read [anaginosko] the book, [biblion] neither [oute] to look [blepo] thereon. [autos]KJV-Interlinear
4 And I began to weep greatly,
because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look into it; NASB
John wept, ‘klaio,’ to
cry loudly, bewail, sob, weep, wail aloud.This type of crying comes from deep, very
deep emotions of grief, anxiety, and an extreme sense of aloneness and
The same word is used for Jesus' weeping over
Jerusalem, Luke 19:41, and Peter's bitter weeping after betraying the Lord, Luke
22:62. It expresses strong, unrestrained
emotion, and in John’s case, it represents extreme unrestrained emotion.John was overwhelmed.
And again, no man, ‘oudeis,’
no one, no man, woman, child, no person or thing, no created being of any kind.
After the proclamation from the angel, no one was found
who could break the seals, unroll the scroll, thus releasing its contents into
history, and at last end history and redeem permanently all who have believed
in Gods promise.
This was the reaction of John at the destiny of the
human race, and the total obliteration of humanity.All would end, and all would be lost.
That is, if mans redemption and eternal life were
left up to man or angel, or anything else.
But as we all know, and will see soon, there is but
one person who is qualified, and possesses the power and authority and ability
to accomplish that which the scroll holds.
This book of Revelation,
is more than a book of dragons, and mysterious numbers.It is a book, an account, of that which is
going to be in our future.Not a
story.Not a fairy tale. Not some
science fiction invention of the imagination for entertainment, but the real
And as most folks receive it with impunity, ridicule,
mockery, and for most, indifference, the fact remains that the future of
humanity will end one day, just as your life and mine, will end in due course
after we have lived our designated decades.
Look around, and tell me how many folks are hundreds
of years old, or even a hundred years old?Few to none.And how long is your
life going to be?And what then?
Eternity is coming after us all, like a storm.Most just cannot see the clouds on the
And therefore most will not prepare for that which is
inevitable in their lives.
And, most will lose out on a phenomenal future,
which God has waiting for them in heaven.And heaven is our ultimate destiny, not this earth, and not this life.
You have a unique opportunity, now, to prepare for
the greatest adventure ever, to prepare for the greatest wealth ever, to
prepare for the greatest life ever, but it requires you to accept the
responsibility in life for your adherence to Gods plan for your life.Namely, the study of the scriptures, and your
advancement to spiritual maturity, which includes accepting your
responsibilities in life.
Occupying your life with senseless games or habits,
will not get you there, only focusing on that which is important in life, will accomplish
for you that which God has prepared for you for eternity, namely advancement in
your spiritual life, while simultaneously accepting responsibility for your
earthly role in life, while you grow up.
No cult, no religion, no philosophy, no social
life, will work.Only Bible doctrine has
the power and the wherewithal to accomplish Gods plan for you.
If you haven’t already decided that this is the
best course for you, then perhaps one day you will make that right decision, to
pursue the completeness of your life.Hopefully it will come in your life, before it is too late, or too
difficult to do.Pray that you do not
weep as John weeps here, with intense weeping because of your own stupidity.
For if you ignore your spiritual life, then extreme overwhelming weeping is going to be in your