Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God.I have been aware of this scripture for many many years. It makes more sense to me now than it ever has in the past. I had always thought of beheading as being something from the distant past (very distant) and that it doesn't happen in modern times. In recent weeks and months we have heard of many beheadings. Those who do it are doing it in the name of Allah. Evidently it will get worse as time goes on until the end. Just when that will be no one knows ― only God. It certainly makes one ponder the thought that our days on this earth are numbered and we need to concentrate more on the after life, and less on this present life. Christians are being severely persecuted in the middle east and it may be just a matter of time until it happens here in America, or wherever you live.
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