Summary: Today we’ll read verses 9-11, which is the 5th seal, here we find the N.T. martyr’s.
REV.# 22~6:9-11 THE N.T.MARTYRS 9-12-09
We have been talking about the 4 horses and their riders for the past couple of broadcast, which came under the 1st 4 seals here in chapter 6.
The Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ is the One opening these seals as He was the only One found worthy to do so back in chapter 5.
Today we’ll read verses 9-11, which is the 5th seal, here we find the N.T.martyr’s.
Ø Listen as I read verses 9-11 here in chapter 6.
9And 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:
10And 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?
11And 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.
Lets keep in mind that the rapture of the True Church took place back in chapter 4:1-2 where we read this--1After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. 2And immediately I was in the spirit:** and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
1After this*[after the church age is over and has run its coarse in chapters 2-3]
Ø And so this is speaking of the rapture of the church, all who are saved, all believers in Jesus Christ.
Listen—I’m sure that some where across the vast listening area that these broadcast go because of the internet, that there are some people that don’t understand what I’m talking about, maybe their hearing this for the 1st time, and that’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of, just thank God that your listening and being informed, but please understand, that because you are being informed, you are now responsible with what you are hearing, what I mean by that is;
--When the rapture takes place, all that have heard the truth will be held responsible as to what they heard and understood, once a lost sinner has heard that he or she must receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and then reject Him they can never be saved.
Listen—as I read from 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12
3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. -John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
11And for this cause-[because they received not Jesus] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:[the antichrist words]
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
I have said and read all that to tell and show us from the Word of God, that if a person has been exposed to the truth of the word, if people now know that they must be saved before the rapture takes place, and they refuse to receive Jesus as their Savior, they will be left behind at the rapture and can never be saved.
Listen as I read from our text verses again in Revelation chapter 6:9-11 to do with the O.T. Martyred saints.
9And 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: