John sees what happens as the sealed book is being opened, cont'd...
Contemporary prophecy teachers teach that these are the people that are saved after the rapture of the Church, however if you read on in Rev. there are still more people that are saved during the "wrath" of God which doesn't start until the trumpets begin to sound. See Rev. 15:2 where a totally different group of people appear in heaven on the previously empty "sea of glass" that John saw in heaven in Rev. 4:6. Rev. 15:2 says, "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God." Who else could this new group of people in heaven be but those that are saved after the rapture and go through part of the wrath of God that is released with the 4 winds and the first six trumpets? We won't go in depth on these here but you can read on and study for yourselves, just make sure you ask God's Holy Spirit to help you understand what His word is truly revealing here.
Remember what Peter tells us in 2 Pet. 1:20-21, "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost." Jesus said when He ascended to His Father God would send His Holy Spirit to dwell in us and teach us His word. This means anyone who has accepted Jesus as Saviour AND LORD and asked for God's Holy Spirit to come upon them and guide them will be taught by His Spirit the meaning of scripture and prophecy which are hidden from unbelievers or those professed "Christians" that do not have a personal relationship with Jesus and/or do not study His word and/or diligently seek His will.
I've often doubted myself and wondered why God would lay upon my heart not to feel comfortable with the contemporary teaching of the majority of today's prophecy scholars. After all they are obviously much smarter than me, most (if not all) of them have gone to seminary schools and bible colleges and have gotten degrees as bible and prophecy scholars. I'm just a normal Christian who studies the bible and tries to do God's will, and failing at that quite often. They must be right and surely I'm misreading it.
As a matter of fact I would love to be for their versions to be right since according to them someday soon without any real trials, I along with everyone else who has ever professed Jesus as Saviour will just disappear. And especially us Christians in the US, we will not see any hard times or real trials that are spoken of throughout the bible before we are raptured to be with Jesus. This would be awesome! But wait a minute, why are we so much more blessed than even the original apostles, most of which were martyred? Most of the professed Christians in the 20th & beginning of the 21st century US with all of our modern conveniences and luxuries have been comparatively living better than Kings throughout time. But as in the movie and book "Left Behind", we will all just disappear before we are ever TRULY tested to separate the chaf from the wheat.
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