“…Told to Rest a Little Longer…”

Matt. 5:10 ¶ “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

Matt. 5:11 ¶ “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 

Matt. 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 

As the horror show of the Revelation’s 7 seals worsens, the 5th seal brings us in contact with the human face of this “war” that is the spreading of the gospel.  It is one to approach as holy ground, yet we also find a bright glimmer of hope and encouragement for us today in our relatively safe and secure time in history.