The Martyrs

“How long, O Lord, holy and true, will you refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Rev. 6:10

The church of Jesus Christ has always faced opposition from those who seek to annihilate the message by murdering the messengers of The Truth. When the first martyr of the church faced death at the hands of Saul’s death squad, he cried out to Heaven. Martyrs still do. Heaven still hears.

Scripture records that the Glorified Lord, Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of The Father in Heaven, and lives to make intercession for the saints. It also reveals when Jesus heard Stephen’s voice proclaiming the truth in the face of his enemies, He stood in his honor.

“And being filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into Heaven, and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” Acts 7:55

The passion and the prayers of the martyrs may land on deafened ears on earth, but they are heard in Heaven. With martyrs for the faith once delivered to the saints increasing with every passing day, it is not too hard to believe that Jesus still hears and still stands in their honor.

The prayers of the martyrs continue to ascend to the ears of God, and cry out for justice. They did not take out revenge on earth, but they expect to be avenged by Heaven. They trusted God’s word on earth and pray with an expectation of their patience being honored in Heaven.

No one should ever assume that in the light of God’s love, His passion for justice has become diminished. He made a promise, and He intends to keep it. Payday is coming. The forces of evil will get everything that is coming to them. They have earned it.

“Vengeance is mine. I will repay.” Romans 12:19

The martyrs’ prayers are not only heard in Heaven. They are answered. They receive a white robe and are told to wait. Justice delayed is not justice denied. There is a time limit on evil and it is quickly reaching the point in history when God will say, “Enough.”

“They were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been has been would be completed also.” Rev. 6:11

The arrogance of evil always causes the forces of darkness to boast with pride that they have overcome The Light. Their pride causes them to overplay their hand, and to double down on a bad bet they cannot possibly win. This only happens… EVERY TIME.

Pride never leads to repentance. Pride like a self-destructive, heat-seeking missile collides with God’s vengeance. There is a reckoning day coming for evil, and for all of those who were willing instruments in the hands of an ancient enemy who exists only to shed the blood of the messengers of The Light.

NOTE TO SELF: Jesus stood for the first martyr of the church. It should not be too difficult an assignment for you to kneel on the behalf of the martyrs who are still dying for their faith. There will be more, but there is a limit. Their deaths may be treated as footnote on earth, but they appear as screaming headlines in Heaven. God is preparing an invasion army. Never seek revenge, but pray for vengeance. God intends to deliver it. TALK LESS! PRAY MORE!