“They shouted to the Lord and said, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?” (Revelation 6:10)
In chapter 6 of the book Revelation, we read about those who were put to death for their faith. They are in Heaven, aware of the injustice, aware of the fact there were fellow servants still on earth being mistreated. So they prayed this prayer to the Father: .”O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world to avenge our blood for what they have done to us?”. In other words, Hey, Lord, this isn’t right, How much longer? When are You going to do something about it?
Here was God’s response to their prayers:
Then a white robe was given to each of them. And they were told to rest a little longer until the full number of their brothers and sisters—their fellow servants of Jesus who were to be martyred—had joined them. (Revelation 6:11)
God’s timing is not always our timing. The Bible says that “He has made everything beautiful in His time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
It kind of reminds me of taking a trip when my children were young. You are driving along, about hour into the trip you hear “How Much Longer before we get there?”
What do you say? “We are almost there. A little bit longer, or we are almost there”
The martyred saints were asking when they would be avenged. And God was saying, Just a little bit longer.
We say things like, “Lord, when are You going to come back?” He says, Just a little bit longer. “When is my prayer going to be answered?” Just a little bit longer. Be patient, I am in control. I am doing everything according to My perfect will.
“God’s delays are not necessarily His denials. So keep praying.”
Heavenly Father, deliver us from anxiousness when we have been falsly accused or wronged. Continue to keep us quickened to deliver Your message of salvation to everyone who will listen, until that day we die or You return again. We thank you for Your love and presence, Lord protect us in this time so that we may continue share Your gosple until the very end. We praise You for the day when Jesus returns. Amen.
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