The blood of the martyrs

Posted: May 16, 2010 in Persecuted

When we hear a name do we ever consider who they are?  Where do the live?  Do we even care who they are.  But before a holy God these martyrs of the faith are not just remembered but are held up as an example of the faithful.  They were not numbered among the mighty or the rich or the powerful as far as this world was concerned.  These were ordinary men and women who had children and families, husbands and wives who lived their lives just like many do today?  But then one day that was all changed.

Rev 12: 11”And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

Rev 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 worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

These are the true heroes of the faith

Martyrs List 2008/10 Nigeria by open doors

Pastor Sabo Yakubu Martyred   Rev.Sylvester Akpan Martyred

Rev. George Orji and nine other believers Martyred   Jibrin Garba Husband and 3 sons martyred

Helen Ani Husband and 3 sons martyred  Edet Okhouya Husband martyred

Jemima Bulus Setu Husband martyred  Kachollom Pam Dauda 2 family members martyred

Rifkatu Ephraim Masok Husband martyred   Plateau State Over 300 people martyred

May their faithfulness spur us on to run that race.  Do not forget those who have given the ultimate price and were ushered into eternity and into the presence of their heavenly father


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