Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones and they sat upon them and judgment was given unto them. 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 worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads nor in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” This passage glimpses the mind of Almighty YaHVeH. It appears to be speaking about martyrs in the seven year Great Tribulation and are apparently in that number mentioned in Revelation 6:9 when the fifth seal is opened. Isn’t it interesting, that in this alleged age of modern civilization the tactics of ancient brutes are once again practiced? Notice the attention the Almighty gives to these people in the Holy Bible. He wants everyone to know the value He places on these people, who refuse to place their trust in the beast. They prove their loyalty to Christ in willingly accepting decapitation. I don’t know of a more solid evidence of loyalty than this. They are given the honor of reigning with Christ for 10 long lifetimes.
Why does Almighty YaHVeH allow them to face such a harsh vicious act? Christ, the perfect Lamb of God, willingly endured crucifixion for the souls of men. Yahshua Jesus has already personally endured more for us, than even these beheaded souls endure; and besides all of that, YaHVeH will make all things right on the judgment day.
Just recently the religion of Islam has once again reared its ugly head in the martyring of 21 Christians from Egypt. Beautifully though, even wondrously, these 21 men were immediately ushered into the presence of Almighty YaHVeH. The Islamists meant it for evil, but “Precious in the sight of YaHVeH is the death of His saints.” (Psalms 116:15) The lives of these 21 are a total success. They have finished their race and have won, blessed be the name of YaHVeH. Could it be that the preferred method for martyring Christians in the tribulation is upon us? Could it be that the Great Tribulation is about to begin? Only Almighty YaHVeH knows the answer to this question, but it is fascinating, that all of a sudden here in the 21st century we are starting to see this phenomena.
Notice Exodus 20:14, “You shall do no murder.” The men of ISIS are practicing murder. They took the lives of these 21 Christian men, because they were following Christ. The spiritual blindness of the ISIS infidels is astonishing. Their god Allah is setting them up for eternal damnation, if they do not repent of these eternally foolish acts. Allah knows the words of Almighty YaHVeH in Proverbs chapter 26 and verse 27: Whoso digs a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolls a stone, it will return upon him. Allah apparently derives some kind of pleasure out of murdering Christians and Jews, and he selfishly places the souls of his followers in jeopardy.
By the way, I want to let you know, that it takes a real man to lay down his life for the cause of Christ. It does not take a real man to behead another man. The men of ISIS had better repent while there is still time. Almighty YaHVeH loves even these bloodthirsty evil men, and sacrificed His Son Yahshua Jesus so that they too could have eternal life. If the men of ISIS do not repent of their evil murders, then they will know the horrors of eternal damnation. The bottomless pit awaits them. They will scream in panic as they fall further and further into the depths. They will wonder why they are not seeing 72 virgins, but it will be too late. They will scream in agony as their skin burns with fire for a thousand years and this will only be the beginning of another thousand and another and another. Their is no escape from eternal damnation. The maggots will eat at them and the stench will penetrate their nostrils. There tongues will swell from the lack of water and cleave to the roof of their mouths; and yet, not a single drop will be found to soothe them. Oh, it looks like ISIS is tough now, but they are in for a rude awakening out in eternity, if they do not repent. “Be not deceived, God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7) Allah himself will have the look of terror on his face when he too is thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone to be tormented day and night forever, and then all the world will know who lives and reigns.