The Souls under the Alter
“9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”
(Rev 6:9-11 KJV)
The fifth seal is a great persecution and martyrdom of the tribulation saints. The souls under the alter are those that are martyred during the tribulation period. They turned to God during the tribulation period and were martyred for their faith. They were told that others would join them, which will soon take place as the rest of the seals are opened. It is the antichrist’s goal to persecute and kill all Christians unless they turn away from God.