In Revelation 6:9, John saw souls under the alter that were slain for the word of God and the testimony which they held. They were given white robes and told to rest until the remainder of their fellow martyrs were killed. In 7:14-15, more white robed people who have come out of the Tribulation are seen by John. They will serve Him in His temple, and live with Christ. Then, in Revelation 19:8, the Bride of Christ are arrayed in fine linen entering the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
My question, in Revelation 20:4, I understand it to mean that only the martyrs of Christ will reign with Him one-thousand years. Will all saints reign and rule with Him, or only the martyred saints from the Tribulation period?
I am a daily reader of your site and I feel blessed every time I visit. My son accepted Jesus as his Savior after a very rough life of drugs, alcohol and an absent father. I have prayed for him for years that God would rescue him.
God sent some very close family members to talk to my son knowing that these people were the only ones he would listen to. After spending a weekend with them he gave his life over to Jesus and I had never seen him so happy in my life.
He and his wife had a miscarriage with their second child and I slowly watched the joy and the light go out in his eyes. He is returning to his old ways of drinking and drugs and I cannot reach him. He says he cannot pray and I believe Satan is getting a stronger hold on him as each day passes.
Are there any passages you could suggest to me that I could persuade him to read that would bring him back before he is gone completely? I have been praying for him so much and have tried to talk to him but with not much success. It is breaking my heart to see him becoming empty inside again.
Thank you for your fantastic knowledge that helps so many.
Today I was reading in Mark 15 and 16 and came across an interesting situation. In 15:46 it mentions the rigamaroll that Josepth of Arimathea went thru in preparation for the burial of Jesus, finishing off with the statement “…and rolled a large stone in front of the sepulchre”.
Okay. Then in 16:3 it mentions when the two Marys are on the way to the tomb and it is mentioned “who will move the stone for it was very great”
Question. How big was that stone?
Thank you for the advice on your site it has been a blessing to me and have helped me through a lot of difficult patches in my life.
I read Galatians 5:19 – 24 that states that if you do any of these things you will not see the Kingdom of God. That is frightening as I struggle to not to do these things. Even if it is only in the mind as Jesus has stated.
If we are saved by Grace thru Faith, why would the Holy Spirit through Paul make the statement In Galatians? It seems to contradict as I know of no honest person that does not struggle in one of these areas. I for one loose my temper from time to time. Help please. Please help.