This excerpts comes from Dr. James Hamilton’s recently published commentary on Revelation (Crossway):
Do you know how to prepare for martyrdom? Soak yourself in the Bible. Cling to its promises. Live in the world the Bible describes, not in line with the world that rebellious humans reinvent for themselves. Read the Bible like you might be martyred for it. Pray like you would if you knew they were going to kill you for it one day soon. Preach the gospel like you might be martyred for it. Cast your votes at church—for instance, when a congregation votes on whether or not to exclude the unrepentant from membership—like your life depends on it. Love your spouse like you would if you knew that they were coming for you. Hold your kids and teach them the faith like there is no tomorrow.
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