From time to time, a consideration of whether some of the martyred saints have been vindicated already comes into the thoughts of many. However, it does not seem that they all have been vindicated as of yet, because (for one thing) we do not have the complete number of martyred saints as of yet. Of course, the appropriate VISION passage from Revelation has the martyred saints making a request to be avenged--as taught below:
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Genesis 37:23, 24, “Joseph’s brothers took him and cast him into a pit”
Hebrews 12:1, “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”
Can you remember the last time you ran in a race? Maybe it was in a high school or college track meet. If you have ever run a race can you remember what it was like? You had to run a certain distance. There was a course set out for you. There was a finish line and a prize for the one who finished first. Track
Isaiah 42:16, “And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them”
I would like to share with you another great hymn that isn’t sung very often in our churches today and one that I truly enjoy singing. The hymn was written by Fanny J. Crosby, probably the most prolific hymnist in
John 5:11, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full”
1 John 1:4, "These things we write to you that your joy may be full"
Do you remember those yellow round happy-face stickers that showed up frequently on stationery and postcards? They were often accompanied by the one-word message, "Smile." They implied that you could put a smile on your face as easily as you
Luke 8:39, “Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you”
Luke 14:23, “Compel them to come in, that my house may be filled”
Lyman Beecher was a man of powerful intellect; a brilliant scholar and preacher of his day. So great a preacher was he that his sermons were read in newspapers throughout the country. When he was on his deathbed someone said to him, "Dr. Beecher, you are a great intellect, a brilliant scholar.