The Fifth Seal – Martyrdom

The Brew Is A Musing

FIFTH SEALWhen he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed. (Revelation 6:9-11)

Martyrs – When the Old Testament priest presented an animal sacrifice, the victim’s blood was poured out at the base of the brazen altar (Leviticus 4:7, 18, 25, and 30). In Old Testament imagery, blood represents life (Leviticus 17:11). So, here in Revelation, the souls of the martyrs “under…

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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