Martyrs: End Times Choices

Martyrdom in the end times

“and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
–Revelation 20:4

ETERNAL JOY OR DAMNATION?

Contrary to popular belief and propaganda from the churches/media/education, Christians have always been very few. There are not millions of Christians sitting in church pews each Sunday across the land.

There are tares.

This will become obvious as the end times near their climax.

Those who refuse to preach the gospel and who deny Jesus when times are good will not likely change when times get bad.

Which is exactly why times will get bad: to separate the wheat from the pretending chaff.

“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:”
–Revelation 6:9

There will be martyrs, which is a good thing.

No doubt, there will be some who will surprise their friends, family and neighbors by losing their lives (by martyrdom) in order to save them (eternally).

When a choice has to be made, there will be a few who at last make the right choice. They will find that God strengthens those all who he calls for such glory.

They will not deny Jesus and will secure for themselves eternal life and joy.

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”
–2Corinthians 4:17

Oh, make no mistake: there are those who make it through the coming chaos.

“And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. “
–Mark 13:26-27

But who knows who will be asked to lose their lives and who will be asked to make other sacrifices?

The time for making those choices is approaching.

What choice will the reader make?

Will he stand up for Jesus Christ? Or will he decide to add a few months onto this present woe of a life and deny Him?

The pressure will be to choose a few months over eternal life; to cling to this fast-dissolving world, with its tears and sorrows, over an eternity of joy; to choose eternal torment in exchange for a few more months of this present world.

Will the reader choose Jesus Christ?

The time fast approaches.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
–Revelation 12:11

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
–2Corinthians 4:3

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 4, 2016.]

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