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    For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. (1 thess.4:14 NASB)

    Strong's G2837 - koimaō κοιμάω
    to cause to sleep, put to sleep

    Would this apply to those that are killed, Martryed for the witness of Christ? That they would come with Christ.

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    Yes. Paul uses "sleep" as a euphemism for death (just as Jesus does in John 11:11-14). The souls of all the believers who have ever died (whether they were martyred or not) will come from heaven with Jesus at his second coming and their bodies will be resurrected into immortality at that time (1 Thessalonians 4:14-16, 1 Corinthians 15:21-23,51-53, Revelation 20:4-6).