[QTVOTD] Am I a martyr everyday?

“Then I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those to whom authority to act as judges and to pass sentence was entrusted. Also I saw the souls of those who had been slain with axes [beheaded] for their witnessing to Jesus and [for preaching and testifying] for the Word of God, and who had refused to pay homage to the beast or his statue and had not accepted his mark or permitted it to be stamped on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived again and ruled with Christ (the Messiah) a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4 ->me: Well I am nearing the end of Revelation and this chapter (20) is one of the most contested.  Denominations have been split over pre-millennial, post-millennial, and Amillennial stands.  One thing is clear though -> that God is in control and that satan has no power that he is not given.  Another thing that I read was that John uses the word ‘throne’ 47 times and in all of them except satan’s throne and the beasts throne, all of the instances are in heaven.  So, that begs the question, is the 1000 reign in heaven?  Regardless, this whole verse talks about those reigning who were executed for their faith and stance with Jesus when faced with death.  There is a special place in God’s heart and Kingdom for those who gave all they could (their life) in His name.  What do I give up every day for the Lord?  Do I make the sacrifices I need to in recognition of His almighty power and love?

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