beheaded for Christs sake
If only those who are literally beheaded
live and reign with Christ for the thousand years (Revelation 20:4)then there would
be many notable Christians who would be missing. Apostles Peter and John, for example.
Christ is the "head" of the
church (Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 5:23).
For a Christian to come into the body
of Christ, he or she must become "beheaded" of their own will and accept Christ
as his or her head.
This accepting of the headship of Christ might
even cost us our lives as a consequence of our faithful and fearless witnessing for
Jesus. Certainly being "beheaded for Christ" will mean a life of
surrendered will, which for some would mean being martyred.