We know Christians will suffer in the last days, but we must pray for God to send great strength to those suffering around the world (Psalm 46), and ask Him to shorten the days of suffering with acceleration (Mark 13:20).
The Fifth Seal – Martyrs: Rev 6:9-11
- When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.
- They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?”
- Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been.
“For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” Matt 5:18
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Gal 6:7-8
Kurdish Christians in Iraq – “A Prayer Movement is Underway:” ( http://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=14054
Spiritually Speaking, What’s Really Happening in Iraq?: ( http://blogs.cbn.com/jerusalemdateline/archive/2014/06/16/spiritually-speaking-whats-really-happening-in-iraq.aspx