The Fifth of Seven

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Revelation 6:1-17

The scroll with seven seals is now being opened by Jesus, the Lamb who was slain. This starts the first of three sets or cycles of judgments (seals, trumpets and bowls) that will be unleashed on the earth and its inhabitants. Six of the seven seals are opened in chapter 6 (the seventh will be opened in chapter 8).

But it's the fifth seal that caught my attention. When that fifth seal is opened, John sees under the altar "the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God and for the witness they had borne" (vs. 9). It's hard for us to imagine this as things are in the here and now in the U.S., but this is definitely something we need to think about and consider. These people (and it appears to be a large number because they cried out in a "loud voice") DIED because they chose to follow and proclaim Christ.

So what does this fifth seal show us about our witness? What are some things we can do to help us stand firm for Christ no matter what the circumstance? Tami W.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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This page contains a single entry by Tami W published on September 26, 2012 4:33 AM.

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