Then I saw
thrones, and the people sitting on them had
been given the authority to judge. And I saw
the souls of those who had been beheaded for
their testimony about Jesus and for
proclaiming the word of God. They had not
worshiped the beast or his statue, nor
accepted his mark on their forehead or
hands. They came to life again, and reigned
with Christ for a thousand years.
This is the first resurrection. (The rest of
the dead did not come back to life until the
thousand years had ended.)
Blessed and holy are those who share in the
first resurrection. For them the second
death holds no power, for they will be
priests of God and of Christ, the Messiah,
and will reign with Him a thousand years.
By Your Spiritís
grace enable us to play our part
in this first and greatest resurrection.
By Your Spiritís power be BOTH deposit and bridge
between these two worlds;
Reawaken our heart to
these unseen heavenly realms,
and draw us into Your courts
to reflect on what it means
to live and move in Your power and
for anything that we lose now
for the sake of the King
will be amply reaccredited then.