Revelation 6:11 ‘Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer…’
Each and every martyr is welcomed into the courts of heaven and given the robes of righteousness to wear.
We know, only too well, their impatience. How long must the injustices of fallen man plague this earth. But in all things there is the perfect timing of God.
The first advent was perfectly timed:
Galatian 4:4 ‘But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman…’
And so was the crucifixion:
John 17:1 ‘After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed: “Father, the time has come.”
And so will be the second advent:
Ephesians 1:9 ‘And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment – to bring all things in heaven and earth together under one head, even Christ.’
Some seek to bring things forward. They view the promises of the Millennium in scripture and believe they can make them happen today, before Christ Jesus returns. They envisage building a kingdom by themselves, but the kingdom that is to come will not be built by human hands.
Daniel 2:34 ‘While you were watching, a rock was cut out but not by human hands.’
No matter how impatient we become, and this is quite understandable, we must surrender to God’s perfect timing, praying that the day will hasten. When the time is perfectly right, Christ Jesus will return, establishing his righteous kingdom on this earth.
Praying this morning for all those marooned in desperation within refugee camps and those who languish in jails for their faith.
Hasten the day!