“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, ‘O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?’
Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.”
The hour-glass filled with martyrs’ blood is draining, and when it is emptied, Christ’s vengeance will break over the world like water through a splintered dam.
Until then – let us be praying for the endurance of our brothers and sisters and the salvation of their persecutors.