Most Relevant Verses
I know where you live—where Satan’s throne is! And you are holding on to My name and did not deny your faith in Me, even in the days of Antipas, My faithful witness who was killed among you, where Satan lives.
Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. Look, the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison to test you, and you will have affliction for 10 days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
And he was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. He was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed.”“Yes,” says the Spirit, “let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them!”
After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:Salvation belongs to our God,
who is seated on the throne,
and to the Lamb!
Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. I also saw the people who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of God’s word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were completed. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years.
So a white robe was given to each of them, and they were told to rest a little while longer until the number would be completed of their fellow slaves and their brothers, who were going to be killed just as they had been.
They cried out with a loud voice: “Lord, the One who is holy and true, how long until You judge and avenge our blood from those who live on the earth?”
When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the people slaughtered because of God’s word and the testimony they had.
When they finish their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, conquer them, and kill them.
- Tribulation (66 instances)
- Afflictions, Consolation During
- Death Of The Saints, Results In
- Faithfulness, Examples Of
- Heaven, Redeemed Community
- Injustice, Nature And Source Of
- Killing Disciples
- Martyrdom Of The Saints
- Martyrdom, Examples Of
- Persecution, Nature Of
- Spiritual Warfare, Causes Of