Revolt of the saved


When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony they had held. They cried out with a loud voice, “How long, O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Revelation 6:9,10

Revolt is the fuel of faith that brings results. Without it there are no changes, no miracles, no manifestation of the power of God. Only when revolt exists does heaven move in our favor because it leads us to accept challenges, to an all or nothing, life or death mindset.

God does not manifest when we are passive, resigned, complacent. Faith without revolt can be likened to food without salt, a sun without light, a night without stars.

These souls beneath the throne have been saved, and yet they’re revolted, they’re tired of waiting, because those who are truly saved refuse to accept defeat and shame. Those who had been saved wanted to see God’s justice, and because of this not only did they cry out, they cried out with a loud voice. They wanted justice and refused to be kept waiting.

How long? This is the question that those of us who serve God have to make. After all, who is it that we serve? If it is the Most High God, then where are His wonders? Where are His glorious works? How long do we have to wait? How long will our blood and pain be left unjudged?

No one changes their life or situation by simply being good, or by simply being a pastor, assistant or church member. No. Change comes only when there is true revolt, the type that leads us to the the throne of the Almighty and which leads us to pour out our blood, to sacrifice, to insist on and demand change.

Bishop Edir Macedo
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