Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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:
Then another angel with a gold censer came and stood at the altar, and he was given a great quantity of incense so that he might mingle it with the prayers of all the saints on the altar of gold that stood before the throne.
Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the corners of the altar of gold that was before God
And another angel came forth from the altar, who presided over the fire, and he called in a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Use your sharp sickle and gather the bunches of grapes from the earth's vine, for the grapes on it are ripe."
They will exclude you from their synagogues; why, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing religious service to God.
2 Timothy 4:6
My life is already being poured out, and the time has come for my departure.
Then I saw thrones with beings seated on them, who were empowered to act as judges. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus and the message of God, who refused to worship the animal and its statue, and would not have its mark put on their foreheads or on their hands. They were restored to life and reigned with the Christ a thousand years.
I am undecided between the two, for I long to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better,
I, John, your brother and companion in the distress, the kingdom, and the endurance that Jesus brings, found myself on the island called Patmos, for uttering God's message and testifying to Jesus.
I know where you live; where Satan has his throne! Yet you cling to my name and did not renounce your faith in me even in the days when my faithful Antipas, my witness, was put to death among you??here Satan lives.
And I will permit my two witnesses, clothed in sackcloth, to prophesy for 1,260 days."
They have conquered him because of the Lamb's blood, and the message to which they bore testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.
I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You must not do that. I am only a fellow-slave of yours and of your brothers who have accepted the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is what inspires prophecy."
2 Timothy 1:8
So you must not be ashamed to testify to our Lord, nor be ashamed of me who am in prison for his sake, but join with me in suffering for the good news, through the power of God.