Revelation 6:9 Martyrs Under The Alter; Where is The Alter Today?
Then I looked and saw a pale horse. Its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed close behind. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill by sword, by famine, by plague, and by the beasts of the earth. 9And when the Lamb 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 upheld. 10And they cried out in a loud voice, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?”…Revelation 6:9
Given that heaven was not created as an abode for humans, I have long wondered about the saints being under the alter awaiting revenge. Recently I was made aware of Ron Wyatt.
Ron Wyatt Finds The Ark of The Covenant
Where is the Alter Mentioned In Revelation 6:9
This information in conjunction with 2 Baruch 6, where YHWH commands the earth to swallow up the things in the temple prior to it being invaded.
6:1 Now it happened on the following day that, behold, an army of the Chaldeans surrounded the city. And in the evening I, Baruch, left the people, went outside, and set myself by an oak.
6:2 And I was grieving over Zion and sighed because of the captivity which had come upon the people.
6:3 And behold, suddenly a strong ruach lifted me and carried me above the wall of Yerusalem.
6:4 And I saw, and behold, there were standing four malakim at the four comers of the city, each of them with a burning torch in his hands.
6:5 And another malak came down from heaven and said to them, “Hold your torches and do not light them before I say it to you.
6:6 Because I was sent first to speak a Word to the earth and then to deposit in it what YAHWEH, the Most High, has commanded me.”
This is Where We See Which Items Get Swallowed Up
6:7 And I saw that he descended in the Kodesh of HaKodesh and that he took from there the veil, the kodesh ephod, the mercy seat, the two tables, the kodesh raiment of the kohenim, the altar of incense, the forty-eight precious stones with which the kohenim were clothed, and all the kodesh vessels of the tabernacle.
6:8 And he said to the earth with a loud voice: Earth, earth, earth, hear the Word of the ALMIGHTY YAHWEH, and receive the things which I commit to you, and guard them until the last times, so that you may restore them when you are ordered, so that strangers may not get possession of them.
6:9 For the time has arrived when Yerusalem will also be delivered up for a time, until the moment that it will be said that it will be restored forever.
6:10 And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up.
Earth Made For Man
As the Earth was made for man, not heaven, then I am going to suspect that when we die we go to Sheol to await the resurrection. Either to Paradise or Hades. I suspect that the alter is above Paradise. That is how the martyrs can be under the alter. I also suspect that Yeshua is in Paradise sitting on the mercy seat. This would account for how Paul could say we will be face to face with the Lord when we die and still we would not be in heaven.
The Living Dead
If we went to heaven when we died then there would be a place for the souls of the Nephalim (demons). However apparently there is no place for them as they are part human part angelic. They are the living dead. Raphaim means the living dead!
At the first resurrection those in Paradise will be raised and the balance of those that made it through the tribulation who have the testimony of Yeshaua AND keep His commandments will be caught up with them to meet Yeshua in the air. Yesuah then defeats the armies gathered in Jerusalem.