Before tribulation comes to a close and God begins to pour out his wrath, there will be a period of great tribulation (Matthew 24:21) the like of which has never been seen, and during which many believers will be killed for their testimony of Christ. Satan and his minions, in both the spiritual (Ephesians 6:12) and the physical realm, will be working hard to rid the earth of all those who bear witness that Jesus is the Christ.
We must all be prepared to lay down our lives for our faith in Jesus as the day is fast approaching (Romans 13:12). We must not deny Christ, no matter how fearful we are because Jesus makes it very clear that if we do so, he will deny us before the Father. Whereas, if we confess him, he will do likewise (Matthew 10:32-33).
The manner of death for many will be beheading:
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4)
It’s no coincidence that the Noahide Laws — which have absolutely nothing to do with Noah but everything to do with the synagogue of Satan (Revelation 2:9; 3:9)— consider Christians to be idolators because of our belief in (I would say knowledge of) the divinity of Jesus. The punishment for idolatry is decapitation.
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)
We must be faithful unto death. Amen.
This is the seventeenth verse image in our ongoing series from the Book of Revelation. See here for all images in the series.
Revelation 6 Audio
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
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